Eric Berkson

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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to identify outcomes and outcome predictors of arthroscopic debridement with osteochondral bone stimulation (microfracture) for osteochondral lesions of the ankle. METHODS One hundred five consecutive patients with osteochondral lesions of the ankle who underwent ankle arthroscopy with microfracture were prospectively(More)
The anatomy of the distal biceps tendon and bicipital tuberosity (BT) is important in the pathophysiology of tendon rupture, as well as surgical repair. Understanding the dimensions of the BT and its angular relationship to the radial head and radial styloid will facilitate surgical procedures such as reconstruction of the distal biceps tendon, radial head(More)
The severity of a tibial plateau fracture and the complexity of its treatment depend on the energy imparted to the limb. Low-energy injuries typically cause unilateral depression-type fractures, whereas high-energy injuries can lead to comminuted fractures with significant osseous, soft-tissue, and neurovascular injury. Evaluation includes appropriate(More)
UNLABELLED Plantar fasciitis can be a chronic and disabling cause of foot pain in the adult population. For refractory cases, extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has been proposed as therapeutic option to avoid the morbidity of surgery. We hypothesized that the success of extracorporeal shock wave therapy in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis is(More)
One hundred two patients with 131 consecutive cementless total knee arthroplasties that retained the posterior cruciate ligament were followed up prospectively. The average age of the patients was 58 years (range, 32-75 years). The mean followup on the surviving knee arthroplasties was 11 years (range, 7-16 years). The patellar component was metal-backed in(More)
An electrophysiologic mapping technique which enables identification of the central sulcus and pathologic cortical regions is described. Electrocorticographic recordings of 1 min duration were recorded from 25 patients who were undergoing resection of tumors in the sensory-motor region or being evaluated for temporal lobectomy for epilepsy. Analysis of the(More)
BACKGROUND The accurate determination of acetabular polyethylene wear in vivo is necessary to assess the clinical performance of the bearing surfaces of total hip replacements. Our objective in this study was to determine the clinical performance of two and three-dimensional computerized wear analysis and to assess the implications of this performance on(More)
Chondral defects of the articular surface pose a challenging problem to the orthopedic surgeon. The goal of surgery is to alleviate pain, maximize function, and prevent degenerative changes in the future. A number of techniques have been described to treat these lesions. When considering the treatment options for chondral defects, the surgeon must consider(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the biomechanical effects of bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) grafts subject to repeat freeze-thaw cycles in a cyclic loading model. We hypothesized that repeat freeze-thaw cycles have deleterious effects on the tensile properties of BPTB grafts. Thirty BPTB composite grafts were harvested from porcine knee(More)