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Closed internal degloving is a significant soft-tissue injury associated with a pelvic trauma in which the subcutaneous tissue is torn away from the underlying fascia, creating a cavity filled with hematoma and liquefied fat. It commonly occurs over the greater trochanter but may also occur in the flank and lumbodorsal region. When this closed internal(More)
Benign giant cell tumor of bone, despite being classified as benign, has the unusual ability to metastasize. Metastasis of such a tumor has been thought to be rare, with only approximately 50 such cases having been reported. However, as awareness of the metastatic potential of these tumors has increased, and methods of detection have improved, metastasis of(More)
Fractures of the olecranon process of the ulna typically occur as a result of a motor-vehicle or motorcycle accident, a fall, or assault. Nondisplaced fractures can be treated with a short period of immobilization followed by gradually increasing range of motion. Open reduction and internal fixation is the standard treatment for displaced intra-articular(More)
The management of post-traumatic long bone osteomyelitis remains challenging [1]. While significant progress has been made over the past 10–20 years, many simple questions such as optimal duration or route of antibiotics administration remain unanswered [2]. General principles of early aggressive management, optimization of host factors and wide debridement(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the success of exchange reamed femoral nailing in the treatment of femoral nonunion after intramedullary (IM) nailing, and to analyze factors that may contribute to failure of exchange reamed femoral nailing. DESIGN Retrospective consecutive clinical series. SETTING Level I trauma center and tertiary university hospital. (More)
Patients sustaining traumatic injuries are at high risk for the development of venous thromboembolism. The reported incidence of deep venous thrombosis in trauma patients ranges from 20 to 90%. The reported incidence of pulmonary embolism in trauma patients varies between 2.3 and 22%. The aging population and the survival of more severely injured patients(More)
Fracture healing is a critically important clinical event for fracture patients and for clinicians who take care of them. The clinical evaluation of fracture healing is based on both radiographic findings and clinical findings. Risk factors for delayed union and nonunion include patient dependent factors such as advanced age, medical comorbidities, smoking,(More)
Although most fractures heal, some fail to heal and become nonunions. Many animal models have been developed to study problems of fracture healing. The majority of nonunion models have involved segmental bone defects, but this may not adequately represent the biologic condition in which nonunions clinically develop. The objective of the present study is to(More)