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The purpose of this study is to describe the clinical and radiographic presentation of cuboid fractures in children and to produce a guide for appropriate evaluation and treatment.Twenty-eight consecutive patients with cuboid fracture treated at the same institution between 1998 and 2004 were retrospectively analyzed. The mean age at presentation was 38.7(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective radiographic and medical chart review with matched control group. OBJECTIVE To identify the effect of intrathecal baclofen on the incidence of scoliosis, rate of curve progression, and pelvic obliquity compared with a matched cohort. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Although intrathecal baclofen therapy (ITB) has been shown to be(More)
Traumatic rupture of the deep flexor tendon is a well-recognized entity known as "jersey finger". However, simultaneous traumatic rupture or avulsion of both flexor tendons in a finger without pre-existing disease is extremely rare. Such an injury is presented and discussed here, with regards to the mechanism, location, and treatment in comparison with(More)
Ochronotic arthropathy is a manifestation of longstanding alkaptonuria. With increasing age, an accumulation of pigment deposits of homogentisic acid in the joint cartilage results in ochronotic osteoarthritis. We present a case of a 62-year-old female who underwent staged left uncemented total hip and right cemented total knee arthroplasty for(More)
BACKGROUND Large platelets are shown to be hemostatically more active. It has been suggested that mean platelet volume (MPV) is increased during acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and unstable angina pectoris (USAP). However, the underlying mechanism of the phenomenon remains unclear. HYPOTHESIS In this study, platelets, MPV, and thrombopoietin (TP) levels(More)
Our hypothesis is that hips with developmental dysplasia (DDH), which fail Pavlik harness treatment and are reduced within 3 months of age, have a low rate of avascular necrosis (AVN). Inclusion criteria are as follows: diagnosis of DDH within 2 months of birth, failure of reduction or stabilization by Pavlik harness treatment, surgical reduction of the hip(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective radiographic and clinical consecutive case series. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to identify patients treated with posterior spinal fusion and pedicle screw instrumentation for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) in whom it was not possible to place a planned pedicle screw, and describe the possible difficulties in(More)
This study investigated the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on articular surfaces on which the mosaicplasty technique was performed. Our hypothesis was that PRP can accelerate the osseointegration process and enhance the quality of articular integrity after the mosaicplasty procedure. Standard defects were created in the femoral groove of both(More)