Donald R Carr

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BACKGROUND Repair of meniscal tears is generally preferred over meniscectomy. HYPOTHESIS Repair of unstable bucket-handle tears of the medial meniscus leads to better outcomes than partial meniscectomy. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of prospectively collected data. METHODS We reviewed the records of 155 patients who had isolated bucket-handle(More)
Suture repair of the ruptured patellar tendon is the treatment of choice for patients requiring operative management. This standard technique includes fixation through transosseous tunnels in the patella. The use of suture anchor fixation has several advantages over the standard approach, including less dissection, decreased surgical time, more accurate(More)
Pectoralis major muscle tears are relatively rare injuries that primarily occur while lifting weights, particularly when doing a bench press. Complete ruptures are most commonly avulsions at or near the humeral insertion. Ruptures at the musculo-tendinous junction and intramuscular tears usually are caused by a direct blow. The patient may hear a snap at(More)
Abstract The treatment of posterior cruciate ligament injuries is difficult and controversial. Reconstructive technique and graft design are 2 of the unsolved issues in posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. We present a technique using a bifid bone-patellar tendon-bone allograft for reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament. This graft more(More)
A detailed history, thorough examination, and a high index of suspicion for associated injuries together are the cornerstone for diagnosing and treating a knee with multiple ligament injuries. Acute surgery in patients with combined ligament injuries of the knee can lead to stiffness, primarily with medial-side injuries. Knee dislocations with lateral-side(More)
Acute traumatic compartment syndrome of the foot is a serious potential complication after fractures, crush injuries, or reperfusion injury after vascular repair. Foot compartment syndrome in association with injuries to the ankle is rare. This article presents a case of acute compartment syndrome of the foot following open reduction and internal fixation(More)
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