Glenn S Russo

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BACKGROUND CONTEXT Lumbar pathology is often associated with axial pain or neurologic complaints. It is often presumed that such pain is associated with decreased lumbar motion; however, this correlation is not well established. The utility of various outcome measures that are used in both research and clinical practice have been studied, but the connection(More)
It is established that patients and surgeons share different perceptions regarding total knee replacement (TKA). This study's objective was to determine patient perceptions regarding TKA as well as the influence of the various information sources in shaping these perceptions. All patients presenting with knee pain for evaluation of TKA were offered a(More)
BACKGROUND There has been an increasing use of national databases to conduct orthopaedic research. Questions regarding the validity and consistency of these studies have not been fully addressed. The purpose of this study was to test for similarity in reported measures between two national databases commonly used for orthopaedic research. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Baastrup's Syndrome is a condition that occurs when there is abnormal contact between two adjacent spinous processes resulting in back pain. An alteration in lumbar spinal alignment and/or adjacent segment compensatory motion is thought to be potential causative factors. The objective of this study was to present a case series of what appears to(More)
BACKGROUND Industry payments made to physicians by drug and device manufacturers or group purchasing organizations are now reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a part of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. Initial reports from the program show that orthopaedic surgeons lead all physician specialties in total and average(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine (1) the incidence of delayed surgical treatment, (2) risk factors associated with delayed surgical intervention, (3) inpatient adverse events and discharge disposition, and (4) the association of delayed surgery with inpatient adverse events. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING 2011 and 2012 National Trauma Data Bank. (More)
Our hands are a uniquely human characteristic. They have helped us throughout our evolution and even today they help us to live, work, and play. While osteoarthritis can cause great pain wherever it presents, it is a particularly crippling disease when it affects the wrist and the hands. Unfortunately, osteoarthritis of the wrist can result from a multitude(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Lumbar spinal stenosis has historically been treated with open decompressive surgery which is associated with significant morbidity and may give rise to various complications. Interspinous spacers (ISS) have been developed as a less invasive strategy which may serve to avoid many of these risks. The two current spacers that are FDA(More)
Decreasing reimbursement, increasing surgical volumes, and prohibitive institutional review board polices potentially deter residents from entering the subspecialty of joint replacement, while also inhibiting research production by existing surgeons. Our hypothesis is that there has been a decline in total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty(More)