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This article analyzes meniscal injuries seen in 10,117 knee arthroscopies. The information was compiled by a centralized data base at Surgical Data Management. The study suggests two patterns of meniscal injuries, degenerative and traumatic. Injuries to the menisci occurring with an associated anterior cruciate injury, radial tears, and tears within 3 mm of(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical treatment for terrible triad injuries of the elbow (defined as elbow dislocations with concomitant fractures of the radial head and coronoid) remains a challenging clinical problem. Specifically, the question of whether to repair or replace the radial head remains controversial. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We compared patients with terrible(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the results of resection of the scaphoid distal pole for symptomatic scaphoid nonunion after failed prior surgical treatment. METHODS Thirteen patients who were treated with resection of the scaphoid distal pole for persistent nonunion after previous surgical treatment were included in this study. The mean follow-up period was 5 years.(More)
BACKGROUND Longitudinal instability of the forearm (the Essex-Lopresti lesion) following radial head excision may be difficult to detect. This cadaveric study examines a stress test that can be performed in the operating room to identify injury to the ligamentous structures of the forearm. METHODS Twelve cadaveric upper extremities were randomized into(More)
The volar approach to the distal radius fracture is an important exposure in the treatment of these fractures, particularly with the growing enthusiasm for fixed-angle volar plating. With reports in the literature documenting complications associated with external fixation and dorsal plating, the volar approach has become ever more popular. Moreover,(More)
Seventeen patients with absent elbow flexion secondary to brachial plexus avulsion injury underwent intercostal neurotization of the biceps muscle. Followup was performed at an average of 5 years. The average age in this series was 21.8 years; the mean time interval from injury to the surgical procedure was 6 months. Eight of the 17 patients (47%) obtained(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of an articulated external fixator of the elbow in the management of instability after fracture dislocation. We retrospectively reviewed results of eight patients treated with an articulated external fixator between 1998 and 1999. Study inclusion criteria included recurrent/chronic dislocation following(More)
PURPOSE To compare the complications and functional and radiographic outcomes of volar and dorsal plating of intra-articular distal radius fractures. METHODS This retrospective review included 34 patients found by searching a database of 350 patients treated for distal radius fractures. Inclusion criteria were (1) at least 1 year of follow-up data and (2)(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether there was a difference in complication rates in our patients treated with external fixation versus volar plating of distal radius fractures. We also looked for a difference in radiographic results; in the clinical outcomes of flexion, extension, supination, pronation, and grip strength; and in scores on the visual analog scale(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to biomechanically compare the repair strength of peripheral triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) repairs to the distal ulna using transosseous sutures (group I) versus TFCC repairs to the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon subsheath and surrounding dorsal capsule (group II). TYPE OF STUDY Cadaveric biomechanical(More)