E J Bachner

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Thirty-nine patients diagnosed with 40 acute complete ruptures of the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint were treated primarily with thumb spica splint immobilization. Duration of splinting ranged from 8 to 12 weeks. Thirty-four of these injuries (85%) followed for 1 to 5 years (average 2.4 years) healed without significant(More)
Salter-Harris type II fractures of the capital femoral epiphysis have not been previously documented. The authors have treated three patients who sustained four such fractures. One child had a recurrent fracture two years after the first had healed satisfactorily. Two fractures were treated by spica cast immobilization, one fracture by closed reduction and(More)
Experience with total knee arthroplasty in the extremely elderly population, which has not been previously reported, is reviewed. Sixty-two total knee prostheses were implanted in 43 patients aged 80 to 95 years (average, 82 years). Ninety percent of the patients had a preoperative diagnosis of osteoarthritis. The results were compared with those obtained(More)
Fractures of the adult ankle with disruption of the tibiofibular syndesmosis require adequate stabilization of the ankle mortise to ensure satisfactory healing of the syndesmotic ligaments. Numerous internal fixation techniques for stabilization of the syndesmosis have been used. However, most techniques require partial device removal before weight bearing(More)
A case of reversible vasospasm is reported in a 54-year-old man with a closed bimalleolar ankle fracture. On admission the patient had normal distal pulses and laboratory studies. He was a heavy smoker who continued to smoke in the hospital. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis included dihydroergotamine and heparin (DHE-H). In the early postoperative(More)
Knee arthroscopy has evolved over the years to a point where most orthopaedic surgeons feel comfortable with both diagnostic and operative arthroscopy. As a result of the more powerful and sophisticated instrumentation available today, the role of operative arthroscopy has far surpassed original expectations. Certain instrumentation carries with it(More)
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