Edward L Capla

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to confirm the prevalence of medial ankle widening among patients with an isolated fibular fracture and to determine the functional outcome of nonoperative treatment despite a diagnosis of a supination-external rotation stage-IV injury based on stress radiography. METHODS One hundred and one patients with evidence(More)
This study examined the effect of weather and seasonality on hipfracture incidence in older adults residing in New York City. A total off 66,346 patients aged > or = 65 years who sustained a fracture of the femoralneck or intertrochanteric region from 1985 to 1996 comprised the study population. Hip fractures were more likely to occur in the winter than in(More)
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the use of a staged protocol involving temporary spanning external fixation and delayed formal definitive fixation in the management of high-energy proximal tibia fractures (OTA types 41) with regard to soft-tissue management, development of complications, and functional outcomes. SETTING Two level-one trauma centers and a(More)
BACKGROUND Ankle fractures are among the most common injuries treated by orthopaedic surgeons. However, very few investigators have examined the functional recovery following ankle fracture surgery and, to our knowledge, none have analyzed factors that may predict functional recovery. In this study, we evaluated predictors of short-term functional outcome(More)
Nine-hundred twenty-one community-dwelling patients 65 years of age or older, who sustained an operatively treated hip fracture from July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1998 were followed up for the development of postoperative delirium. The outcomes examined in the current study were postoperative complication rates, in-hospital mortality, hospital length of stay,(More)
BACKGROUND This prospective study was done to evaluate functional outcomes after acute avulsion fractures of the fifth metatarsal base. METHODS Fifty-two patients who sustained an avulsion fracture of the fifth metatarsal base and presented to the outpatient clinic of our hospital system were treated according to a standardized protocol. A total of 49(More)
A prospective study was conducted to determine the efficacy of using recombinant BMP-7 (rhOP-1) as an adjuvant in the treatment of diaphyseal humeral nonunions. Twenty-three consecutive patients with atrophic humeral diaphyseal nonunions were treated at seven separate institutions. All nonunions were fixed with either a compression plate or an(More)
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a prevalent endocrine disorder, which is the most common cause of anovulatory infertility and hirsutism. It is caused by an overproduction of androgens in theca cells. In the ovary, androgen synthesis is regulated by 17 alpha-hydroxylase/17,20-lyase enzyme complex containing P450c17 (CYP17). In some individuals, the(More)
We describe temporal and regional variation in hip fracture rates for people aged 65 or older in New York state (NYS) from 1985 to 1996. Our descriptive study was of all hip fracture cases admitted to NYS hospitals during that period. Case data were obtained from the Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) of the NYS Department of(More)
The accuracy of measuring angulation of stable proximal humerus fractures using the axillary lateral projection was investigated. A closing wedge osteotomy with apex anterior angulation was performed on two cadaveric humeri to simulate a stable surgical neck fracture. One specimen was fixed at 30 degrees angulation and the other at 55 degrees. Axillary(More)
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