Drew A. Peterson

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The traditional method of treating slipped capital femoral epiphysis by in situ pinning is being challenged. The complication of chondrolysis has been correlated with unrecognized pin penetration into the hip joint. Several studies have shown that black children may be more susceptible to developing chondrolysis. Fifty-five children (89% black) with 80(More)
A total of 136 lower limbs from 68 human cadavers were dissected to determine the incidence of the long accessory flexor muscle and its origins and insertions. The muscle was present in 11 of 136 lower extremities (8%) and 9 of 68 cadavers (13%). Five long accessory flexor muscles originated from the tibia and fascia of the deep posterior compartment and(More)
Five patients sustained fractures of the os peroneum after supination and plantarflexion injuries. Two of the injuries involved the knee in hyperflexion and the foot under the buttock. Four of the five were treated with immobilization for 6 weeks. All five required operative excision of the fractured sesamoid 8 months to 8 years after the initial injury.(More)
Four young adults (average age 24 years) presented with complaints of posterior ankle pain after running. Bilateral accessory soleus muscles were diagnosed using magnetic resonance imaging or CT scan. Symptoms were present an average of 3 years before diagnosis. Two patients had previous surgery (ankle arthroscopy, tarsal tunnel release, and leg compartment(More)
The acromioclavicular (AC) joint enjoys the dubious distinction of being one of the few joints in the body whose total dislocation is routinely treated by simply leaving the joint dislocated. Adherents of both conservative and operative treatment have presented reasons for their viewpoints. Residual shoulder weakness has been offered as a sequela of(More)
The incidence of avascular necrosis of the metatarsal head following distal first metatarsal osteotomy combined with adductor tendon release has not been documented in a large series of patients. Of 82 consecutive procedures in 64 patients performed between 1986 and 1988, 42 patients (58 procedures) were available for clinical and radiographic examination.(More)
To evaluate the efficacy of a commercially available acetabular positioning device, we performed a prospective evaluation of 40 consecutive patients undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty. All surgery was performed by the same surgeon, in the same operating room, and on the same operating table. The acetabular positioning device was designed to place the(More)