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Pelvic external fixators allow two locations of pin purchase: anterosuperior (into the iliac crest) and anteroinferior (into the supraacetabular dense bone, between the anterior superior and anterior inferior iliac spine). The purpose of this study was to compare the stability of these two methods of fixation on Tile Type B1 (open book) and C (unstable)(More)
Fifty-eight patients with 60 talar fractures were retrospectively reviewed. There were 39 men and 19 women. The age average was 32 (range, 14-74). Eighty six percent of the patients had multiple injuries. The most common mechanism of injury was a motor vehicle accident. Twenty-seven (45%) of the fractures were neck, 22 (36.7%) process, and 11 (18.3%) body.(More)
INTRODUCTION It has been reported that early intramedullary nailing (IMN) of a femur fracture in the presence of thoracic injury increases morbidity and mortality. The purpose of the present study was to determine if IMN < or = 24 hours after multisystem injury (Injury Severity Score (ISS) > 16) is associated with a poor hospital outcome in the presence of(More)
BACKGROUND Information on the comparative efficacy of single deep breathing versus tidal breathing for inhaled asthma medications is limited, although such information can be of much use for the treatment of patients suffering from asthma. The objective of the present study was to compare the relative difference in improvement in peak expiratory flow (PEF)(More)
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