Esmond E. Fogarty

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STUDY DESIGN Preliminary analysis of the clinical value of surface topography in a spinal deformity clinic. OBJECTIVES The Cobb angle is the gold standard for the monitoring of scoliosis. This study was designed to determine whether surface topography would reflect Cobb angle status with sufficient reliability to permit its safe use as an alternative(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of patient records, clinical and radiographic, and patient recall for full pulmonary function studies and surface topography. OBJECTIVES Assessment of outcome of treatment policy after age 15 during the previous 30 years to establish the efficacy of management protocols in a group that is too small and too varied for more(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of outcome in terms of incidence of surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis during a period when bracing was not practiced. OBJECTIVES To determine whether centers with an active bracing policy have lower numbers undergoing surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis than a center where nonintervention is the(More)
Twenty-four children with myelomeningocele and a kyphotic deformity treated by surgical correction between 1980 and 1994 were reviewed. Different techniques of instrumentation and spinal fusion were used. The mean age at surgery was 9.5 years. The mean kyphotic angle was 121 degrees preoperatively, 50 degrees postoperatively, and 57 degrees at final(More)
A 12 year retrospective review provides a group of 68 children with pelvic fractures. The distribution and type of fractures are similar to those of adults. The most common aetiology is an automobile-pedestrian accident. The average age is 8 years; male patients are nearly twice as common. Over 73 per cent are stable injuries. The fractures rarely occurred(More)
Hurler syndrome is an autosomal recessive metabolic storage disease. Hematopoietic stem cell transplant increases life expectancy, but the effects on associated musculoskeletal abnormalities remains unclear, and long-term data are limited. We detail the follow-up of 23 patients at a mean of 8.5 years after successful hematopoietic stem cell transplant. All(More)
BACKGROUND The Ponseti method has revolutionized the management of idiopathic congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV). However, nonidiopathic CTEV is still often primarily treated by extensive surgical soft tissue release. We believe that nonoperative treatment of these patients using the Ponseti method may give very satisfactory results. METHODS We(More)
Hurler's syndrome is an autosomal recessive metabolic storage disease with distinct skeletal manifestations, which include progressive hip dislocation. Enzyme-replacement therapy by bone marrow transplantation improves life expectancy but does not prevent hip dislocation. We describe the features of hip dysplasia in a series of eight successfully engrafted(More)
Retrospective review of the scoliosis database showed adolescent idiopathic scoliosis to be the most common but least significant variety of spinal deformity. Data from 112 girls diagnosed on repeat screening showed the importance of menarche as a date in the natural history. In the whole database, there were 514 aged at least 15 years at last review, 45(More)
Osteoid osteomas involving the phalanges of the toes are a rare occurrence. We report a case of an osteoid osteoma of the distal phalanx of the second toe which was treated successfully with surgical excision. Although soft-tissue swelling with a typical clinical history is suggestive of the diagnosis, differentiation from subacute infection is subtle and(More)