Eric W. Edmonds

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BACKGROUND When conservative management fails to heal femoral condyle osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions in a child, then drilling of the subchondral plate below the lesion to stimulate healing may be beneficial. This study reviews the outcomes of extra-articular, intraepiphyseal drilling of OCD lesions of the knee with intact articular cartilage. (More)
PURPOSE To develop a classification system for all proximal tibial fractures in children that accounts for force of injury and fracture patterns. METHODS At our institution, 135 pediatric proximal tibia fractures were treated from 1997 to 2005. Fractures were classified into four groups according to the direction of force of injury: valgus, varus,(More)
BACKGROUND Shoulder instability is not uncommon in the adolescent athlete, and yet the ability for either clinical examination or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with arthrogram to accurately detect pathology in this younger population has not been elucidated yet. This study was performed to characterize the ability of physical examination and MRI to(More)
BACKGROUND Adolescent tibial tubercle fractures are uncommon, complex, high-energy injuries. The use of lateral radiographs in isolation to diagnose and treat these injuries is the standard of practice. However, with a single 2-dimensional (2D) view, there may be a risk that the degree of injury can be underestimated. This study was performed to report on(More)
BACKGROUND Obese children reportedly have an increased risk of sustaining musculoskeletal injuries compared with their normal-weight peers. Obese children are at greater risk for sustaining fractures of the forearm, particularly from low-energy mechanisms. Furthermore, obesity is a risk factor for sustaining an extremity fracture requiring surgery. However,(More)
PURPOSE Recent literature comparing the effectiveness of above-elbow and below-elbow plaster casts appears to suggest that either cast type offers adequate immobilization for distal radius and ulna fractures. The idea that an appropriate mold placed on the cast is the most significant determinant of successful immobilization and, thereby, patient outcome(More)
BACKGROUND Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) was first described to provide an explanation for the nontraumatic development of loose bodies within a joint. Despite many reports on the subject, there remains no clear understanding of the etiology, natural history, or treatment. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES This review was undertaken to delineate (1) the etiology of(More)
This article evaluates the spectrum of epidemiology and treatment of children presenting with shoulder pain. These injuries are discussed to further understand the mechanism of injury, the variation of these injuries with age, treatment options, and outcomes and complications that may arise. A retrospective clinical review was performed to compliment the(More)
BACKGROUND Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the capitellum occurs in skeletally immature athletes, and most likely results from repetitive trauma during overhead activities. Treatment may consist of activity modifications, internal fixation, abrasion chondroplasty, microfracture, antegrade drilling, retrograde drilling, osteochondral autograft or(More)
To validate femoral version measurements made from biplanar radiography (BR), three-dimensional (3D) reconstructions (EOS imaging, France) were made in differing rotational positions against the gold standard of computed tomography (CT). Two cadaveric femurs were scanned with CT and BR in five different femoral versions creating ten total phantoms. The(More)