Eric D Farrell

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We report a pseudoaneurysm of the medial plantar artery that developed after percutaneous pinning for a Lisfranc fracture-dislocation in a 68-year-old male. Postembolization ultrasound and arteriography demonstrated successful ablation of the pseudoaneurysm following intra-arterial thrombin injection. Postoperative pulse volume recording and(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of retrograde intramedullary nailing of femoral diaphyseal fractures caused by low-velocity gunshots. Seventy-three patients (68 men and 5 women) with 74 femoral diaphyseal fractures caused by gunshots were treated with reamed, retrograde, statically locked intramedullary nailing. The main outcome(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of Plavix on patients requiring nonelective orthopaedic surgery. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING University-affiliated teaching institutions. PATIENTS AND PARTICIPANTS The orthopaedic trauma registry was used to retrospectively identify all patients taking clopidogrel (Plavix; Bristol-Myers Squibb/Sanofi(More)
BACKGROUND Iliosacral screws are commonly used for fixation of pelvic ring injuries. Previous reports using different screw insertion techniques have reported high neurologic complication rates, leading to recommendations for intraoperative neurodiagnostic monitoring. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the neurologic complications after percutaneous(More)
A new approach to hip disarticulation is described. This technique uses a laterally based racquet incision. The advantage of this incision is that it uses a lateral approach to the hip, which is familiar to orthopaedic surgeons. This approach is combined with a circumferential incision to facilitate exposure of neurovascular structures. By basing the(More)
This article describes a technique of ankle arthrodesis using a triangular external fixation frame and presents the results of biomechanical analysis and clinical experience with the frame. Clinical evaluation of 23 ankle arthrodeses performed using a triangular external fixation frame yielded a 91.3% fusion rate at an average of 11 weeks postfusion. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To radiographically demonstrate the upper sacral nerve root tunnel (USNRT) in both cadaveric specimens and a clinical cohort and to quantify its clinical relevance. SETTING Level 1 trauma center and anatomy laboratory. PATIENTS AND PARTICIPANTS Eleven cadaveric pelves and 23 consecutive patients who underwent fluoroscopically assisted(More)
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