Gail S Chorney

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Mid-cervical kyphosis in diastrophic dysplasia (DD) with cord compression and weakness has been recognized for the last three decades. A strikingly similar situation exists in Larsen's syndrome (LS), an otherwise unrelated problem of weakness with lay joints and dislocations with typical facies. Forty patients with DD were studied of whom seven had cervical(More)
The tensile properties of distal femoral growth plates from 12-month-old cows were determined on uniformly prepared straight bone-growth plate-bone specimens (7 x 7 mm2 in cross-section) from predetermined anatomical sites on the physis. Each specimen was distracted to failure using a computer-controlled servo-hydraulic testing machine at a strain rate of(More)
The compressive behavior of the bovine distal femoral growth plate was studied in vitro. Strain-rate controlled, compression stress-relaxation experiments were performed on cylindrical bone-growth plate-bone specimens from the interior and periphery of the growth plate. The questions addressed in this study were (a) Can the nonlinear biphasic theory, one(More)
Sixty-three patients with cerebral palsy underwent proximal femoral varus derotation osteotomy for 86 subluxing or dislocating hips. Eleven hips underwent concomitant pelvic osteotomy. Adductor tenotomy was performed in all patients. The average preoperative femoral neck shaft angle was 158.2 degrees, with a center edge angle of -2 degrees. Femoral(More)
We present a case of a type I Monteggia equivalent lesion in a 7-year-old child consisting of anterior dislocation of the radial head, radial neck fracture, and a fracture of the olecranon without an associated fracture of the ulnar diaphysis or metaphysis. After a review of the literature, we report this fracture pattern as a rare type I Monteggia(More)
Routine removal of nonspinal, orthopedic implants from pediatric patients is a debated practice. The purpose of this study was to compare preremoval and postremoval outcome measures in children. Twenty-five patients, mean age 11.6 years, completed a pain scale and the Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument (PODCI). Many patients scored in the normal(More)
The clubfoot deformity associated with Weber type I tibial hemimelia, a rare congenital disorder, is rigid and difficult to correct. Surgeons have utilized a variety of treatment methods. Since the 1960s, some adopted the Syme amputation to produce a weightbearing lower limb. Others began to explore alternatives such as the Ilizarov technique, ankle(More)
Patients with slipped capital femoral epiphysis(SCFE)are often instructed to use crutches and restrict their activities after surgery. In the retrospective study reported here, we determined actual duration of crutch use and activity restriction in patients with SCFE treated with in situ pinning. Forty-three patients (mean age, 14.1 years) responded to a(More)
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