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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)
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)
BACKGROUND Despite extensive knowledge regarding the effect of pulmonary exacerbations treated with intravenous antibiotics on clinical outcomes in cystic fibrosis (CF), there is little known about the role of milder pulmonary exacerbations treated with oral antibiotics (oPEx). METHODS This was a retrospective cohort study of patients with CF followed at(More)
The daemon death effect for The Golden Compass called for an elaborate daemon decomposition when a person met their demise. The effect had to consist of natural and directable flow of layers of galactic matter which tied together the dust concept, central to the plot. The solution we developed advected layers of particles through fluid simulations driven by(More)