George S. El Rassi

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BACKGROUND Several tests for making the diagnosis of rotator cuff disease have been described, but their utility for diagnosing bursitis alone, partial-thickness rotator cuff tears, and full-thickness rotator cuff tears has not been studied. The hypothesis of this study was that the degree of severity of rotator cuff disease affects the diagnostic values of(More)
The pathology of congenital pseudoarthrosis of tibia is an enigma and the treatment is challenging. Despite achieving union of the pseudoarthrosis, these patients may have compromised function secondary to residual deformities. The purpose of this study is to analyze the prevalence of these deformities, the morbidity caused by them, and the methods to(More)
The authors review their experience with four patients with congenital deficiency of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) who underwent surgical treatment of symptomatic knee instability at a mean age of 15.8 years (range 14-17 years). Associated syndromes included fibular hemimelia, congenital short femur, and an unspecified skeletal dysplasia. All(More)
We describe a new surgical technique for the treatment of de Quervain tenosynovitis, which consists of lengthening the first dorsal compartment without disruption of continuity and without using a suture. Our results in 12 wrists operated on in 10 patients indicated complete relief of symptoms. The advantages of the technique include: simplicity,(More)
BACKGROUND The accuracy of the physical examination for tears of the long head of the biceps remains controversial. PURPOSE The goals were 1) to characterize the occurrence of partial tears of the long head of the biceps tendon in a group of consecutive patients, and 2) to analyze the diagnostic value of various clinical tests for pathologic lesions of(More)
BACKGROUND Pain over the anterolateral aspect of the ankle in a patient with a history of repeated ankle sprains and with restricted subtalar movement may be associated with a tarsal coalition. Nineteen patients presented with such a history, but conventional imaging did not reveal a cartilaginous or osseous coalition. Since symptoms persisted despite(More)
We describe a case of dynamic scapholunate dissociation in a skeletally immature ten-year-old girl. The patient presented for pain in the anatomical snuffbox and swelling over the dorsum of the wrist and hand. Standard static and dynamic radiographs of the wrist did not reveal any pathology. Magnetic resonance imaging was inconclusive. The scapholunate(More)
The purpose of this study is to investigate the clinical outcome of arthroscopic treatment for patients with non-homogeneous infiltrated calcifying tendinitis of the rotator cuff (type III), and to assess the optimal method for this arthroscopic treatment. We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 81 patients who underwent arthroscopic treatment for(More)
Monteggia fracture-dislocation, a common injury sustained by pediatric population, is a rare entity in adults. It was first observed by Giovanni Battista Monteggia and later classified by Bado into 4 groups. The term "Monteggia equivalent or variant" was introduced to describe certain injuries with similar radiographic pattern and biomechanism of injury.(More)