David R. Marker

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Core decompression procedures have been used in osteonecrosis of the femoral head to attempt to delay the joint destruction that may necessitate hip arthroplasty. The efficacy of core decompressions has been variable with many variations of technique described. To determine whether the efficacy of this procedure has improved during the last 15 years using(More)
Recently, patellofemoral arthroplasty has attracted increased interest as a salvage treatment for isolated patellofemoral arthritis. However, there are very few reports of the experience with modern generation patellofemoral arthroplasties. This investigation describes a collective experience of four centres reporting on the outcome in patients of the use(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, with the advent of improved metal-on-metal prostheses, total hip resurfacing has emerged as a viable arthroplasty option. However, it remains controversial whether this procedure should be used in patients with osteonecrosis when the femoral resurfacing component is cemented onto dead bone. The purpose of this study was to analyze the(More)
Recently, improved metal-on-metal bearing technology has led to the reemergence of resurfacing as a reasonable option for total hip arthroplasty. During the course of a prospective multicenter FDA-IDE evaluation of metal-on-metal total hip resurfacings, we modified our indications and emphasized surgical technique where the femoral surface area was small(More)
The primary goals of this critical literature review were to determine whether revision rates of primary total hip arthroplasty in patients with osteonecrosis differ based on the underlying associated risk factors and diagnoses, whether the outcomes of this procedure have improved over the past two decades, and to compare outcomes based on study level of(More)
UNLABELLED Metal-on-metal total hip resurfacing arthroplasty has had excellent reported results at early to midterm followup, and some studies suggest that outcomes are comparable to conventional THA. We compared the clinical and radiographic outcomes of two closely matched groups of 54 patients who underwent resurfacing and conventional THA, respectively.(More)
Core decompression of the humeral head has previously been used as a joint-preserving procedure for treatment of symptomatic osteonecrosis of the shoulder. In this article, we describe a new decompression technique, which involves multiple small-diameter (3-mm) percutaneous perforations. In our study population (early-stage disease), shoulder arthroplasty(More)