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BACKGROUND There has been a resurgence of interest in total ankle replacement (TAR) due to improved results with newer prostheses. However, long-term survivorship data has been limited. The STAR™ Ankle prosthesis is the first three-part prosthesis approved for use in the United States. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-four total ankle replacements were(More)
INTRODUCTION Antibiotic eradication therapy (AET) for initial Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa) infection is standard of care in children with cystic fibrosis (CF), but information is limited on treatment for patients who fail initial AET. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-step protocol for AET for new-onset Pa infections in(More)
To better study the effects of limb lengthening on skeletal muscle, the authors developed a rat model that uses a miniature external skeletal fixator applied to the tibia of an adult Sprague-Dawley rat. The mounting and lengthening protocols follow the principles developed by Ilizarov. With the initial version of the fixator, the rats had progressive(More)