Dean C. Perfetti

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BACKGROUND With recent advances in the treatment of infection with hepatitis C increasing lifespan and quality of life, the need for total joint arthroplasty in this patient population is expected to grow. Presently, there are limited and conflicting data on the perioperative outcomes of lower-extremity total joint arthroplasty among patients with hepatitis(More)
CONTEXT Reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common surgical procedure; however, there is no consensus to what the best graft option is to replace the injured ACL. The main options available consist of allografts and autografts, which include patellar tendon, hamstring tendon, and quadriceps tendon autografts. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic corticosteroids are commonly used to treat autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, but they can be associated with various musculoskeletal problems and disorders. There currently is a limited amount of data describing the postoperative complications of THA associated specifically with chronic corticosteroid use. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES For(More)
BACKGROUND Although resident physicians play a vital role in the US health care system, they are believed to create inefficiencies in the delivery of care. Under the regional component of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model, teaching hospitals are forced to compete on efficiency and outcomes with nonteaching hospitals. METHODS We identified(More)
Indications for open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of tibia and/or fibula fractures vary; however, some patients require removal of hardware (ROH) due to various complications. Currently, data evaluating the epidemiology of and risk factors for ROH of the tibia/fibula are limited. We examined the associations between tibia/fibula fractures and (1)(More)
BACKGROUND As orthopedics transition to value-based purchasing, hospitals and providers are incentivized to identify inefficiencies of care delivery. In our experience, weekends are characterized by decreased staffing of ancillary services to coordinate patient discharges, which can lead to prolonged hospital stays for many of our primary total knee(More)
BACKGROUND Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a serious complication of total hip arthroplasty (THA). Although the number of revision cases is increasing, the prevalence of PJI as an indication for revision surgery, and the variability of this indication among surgeons and hospitals, is unclear. METHODS The New York Statewide Planning and Research(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO) are 2 of the most common congenital heart diseases in adults and pose important risks of perioperative acute ischemic stroke (AIS) from paradoxical emboli. We evaluated the following: (1) the prevalence of ASD/PFO in the total hip arthroplasty (THA) population; (2) the rate of(More)
BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolic disease (VTED) is a serious complication of primary and revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, the incidence and risk of VTED for revision compared with primary TKA cases have not been well-described. METHODS We identified 225,584 TKAs (208,954 primaries, 16,630 revisions) in the 2003-2012 Statewide Planning and(More)
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is associated with impaired vascular function and progressive vaso-occlusive injury to bones. We used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample to identify all THA and TKA admissions between 1998 and 2010. After controlling for patient age, gender, insurance, race, and comorbidities, the risk of complication among admissions with SCD was(More)