George Huffman

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BACKGROUND Acute idiopathic chondrolysis in young adults is rare. The etiology often is unknown and outcomes can be devastating owing to rapid development of painful secondary osteoarthritis. There have been some recent reports of chondrolysis after arthroscopic shoulder procedures. Animal and laboratory data suggest chondrolysis is related to the use of(More)
OBJECTIVE Injuries to the avascular regions of the meniscus fail to heal and so are treated by resection of the damaged tissue. This alleviates symptoms but fails to restore normal load transmission in the knee. Tissue engineering functional meniscus constructs for re-implantation may improve tissue repair. While numerous studies have developed scaffolds(More)
BACKGROUND The number of times an article has been cited has been used as a marker of its influence in a medical specialty. The purpose of this study was to determine the 50 most cited articles in shoulder surgery and their characteristics. METHODS Science Citation Index Expanded was searched for citations of articles published in any of the 61 journals(More)
Mobility of the glenohumeral joint is facilitated through the complex interplay of soft tissue and osseous anatomy. Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization is commonly used in the surgical management of shoulder instability. However, the management of the unstable shoulder associated with bony defects (glenoid, humeral, or combined) can be challenging. Adequate(More)
BACKGROUND The use of an extended trochanteric osteotomy facilitates exposure and aids in the removal of a well-fixed femoral implant and cement during revision total hip arthroplasty. Occasionally, nonunion, fracture, and trochanteric migration have been reported following osteotomy. We evaluated the rate of healing of the osteotomy site and of implant(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this report is to present a systematic review of the literature to compare surgical success of lateral retinacular release (LRR) or LRR with medial soft-tissue realignment (MR) for recurrent lateral patellar instability. METHODS We searched MEDLINE and PubMed databases for all English-language studies reporting surgical management(More)
BACKGROUND Microfracture technique is commonly used to treat symptomatic chondral lesions of the knee. Performance outcomes and attrition rates associated with this injury/surgery in National Basketball Association athletes are unclear. HYPOTHESIS National Basketball Association players undergoing microfracture for symptomatic chondral lesions of the knee(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument (PODCI) measures differences in function between children with brachial plexus birth palsy (BPBP) who are candidates for shoulder tendon surgery and age-matched controls. The PODCI was administered prospectively to 23 children with BPBP who were candidates(More)
BACKGROUND Ankle injuries account for the highest percentage of injuries among female collegiate volleyball players. Since 1998, all female volleyball players at the authors' institution have worn bilateral double-upright padded ankle braces at all times. PURPOSE To review the authors' experience with this brace in preventing ankle injuries that result in(More)