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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)
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)
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 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)
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)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The study objective is to examine the analgesic effect of 3 doses of dexamethasone in combination with low concentration local anesthetics to determine the lowest effective dose of dexamethasone for use as an adjuvant in supraclavicular brachial plexus nerve block. DESIGN The design is a prospective randomized double-blinded clinical(More)
UNLABELLED Open exposure of the posterolateral corner of the knee is challenged by limitations of posterolateral ligamentous tissues and posterior neurovascular structures. We have used a modification of a lateral femoral epicondyle osteotomy, described historically for surgical management of posterolateral rotatory instability, as an approach to the(More)
BACKGROUND Overhead-throwing athletes have increased external and diminished internal glenohumeral rotation that may alter glenohumeral kinematics. PURPOSE To quantify the kinematic changes present in a cadaveric model of a thrower's shoulder. STUDY DESIGN Controlled laboratory study. METHODS In 8 fresh-frozen cadaveric shoulders, the rotator cuff and(More)