Deren T Bagsby

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Excision of the fat pad is common in total knee arthroplasty to enhance surgical exposure. However, the effect of this has not been clearly established. A retrospective review of 1055 primary total knee arthroplasties was preformed in 720 patients from 1997 to 1998. Regression analysis was performed to determine the effect of excising the fat pad on(More)
Postoperative anemia is a significant risk factor in total hip arthroplasty, leading to increased length of hospital stay and delayed mobility and rehabilitation, and is poorly tolerated by patients with peripheral vascular and cardiovascular disease. Intravenous tranexamic acid, an antifibrinolytic drug, has been shown to reduce postoperative anemia in(More)
BACKGROUND Primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in morbidly obese patients has been associated with greater postoperative complications. Cementless TKA has the potential for biologic fixation which may provide more durable long-term stability. METHODS This was a multicenter review of 298 TKAs in 292 morbidly obese patients (body mass index, >40)(More)
Clinical evidence is lacking to support the functional benefit of high flexion after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). A retrospective review of 511 TKAs in 370 patients was performed. The mean follow-up was 3.7 years (range, 2-8 years). Regression analysis determined the effect of obtaining high flexion (>125 degrees ) on Knee Society, stair, function, and(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare a novel liposomal bupivacaine to traditional peri-articular injection (PAI) in a multi-modal pain protocol for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). A retrospective cohort study compared 85 consecutive patients undergoing TKA with a traditional PAI of ropivacaine, epinephrine and morphine to 65 patients with a liposomal(More)
Liposomal bupivacaine has gained popularity for pain control after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), yet its true efficacy remains unproven. We compared the efficacy of two different periarticular injection (PAI) techniques for liposomal bupivacaine with a conventional PAI control group. This retrospective cohort study compared consecutive patients undergoing(More)
BACKGROUND The "July Effect" involves the influx of new interns and residents early in the academic year (July and August), which may have greater potential for poorer patient outcomes. Current orthopaedic literature does not demonstrate the validity of this concept in arthroplasty, spine, hand, and arthroscopy. No study has investigated the possibility of(More)
Many patients in need of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have bilateral symptoms and require surgery to both extremities. Performance of a bilateral procedure under a single anesthetic provides a reduced hospitalization time, an isolated anesthesia risk, a single rehabilitation, and substantial cost savings. While most current research examines postoperative(More)
Blood management for simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients is more challenging than in unilateral arthroplasty. We examined if administration of tranexamic acid (TXA) to patients undergoing simultaneous bilateral TKA would reduce blood loss and decrease allogeneic blood transfusion requirements. A retrospective review of 103(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with destructive acetabular lesions are at high risk for morbidity. Harrington described reinforcing acetabular diseased bone with methylmethacrylate, supplemented by metal fixation, to allow total hip reconstruction. However, all published studies using this technique report dislocations. We believe that initial use of constrained(More)