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OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of smoking on postoperative complications following elective primary total hip replacement (THR) or primary total knee replacement (TKR). METHODS We used data from the national Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program to examine the association of smoking status at surgery with 30-day postoperative complication(More)
INTRODUCTION Osteochondromas of the cervical spine are rare. We report an 8-year-old girl presenting with neck pain and a known familial predisposition for osteochondromas. CASE REPORT Imaging revealed a presumed osteochondroma of the cervical spine located at C3. A cervical hemilaminectomy of the lesion was performed. Histopathology confirmed the lesion(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcomes of patients with occipital condyle fractures (OCFs) treated nonoperatively and establish factors associated with neck disability. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The majority of OCFs are treated nonoperatively; however, few studies have reported long-term functional outcomes of(More)
PURPOSE To compare and analyze biomechanical properties and histological characteristics of flexor tendons either repaired by a 4-strand modified Kessler technique or using barbed suture with a knotless repair technique in an in vivo model. METHODS A total of 25 chickens underwent surgical transection of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon followed by(More)
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