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We investigated the effects of implementation of an institution-wide screening and decolonization protocol on the rates of deep surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients undergoing primary knee and hip arthroplasties. 2058 patients were enrolled in this study: 1644 patients in the treatment group and 414 in the control group. The treatment group attended(More)
BACKGROUND Non-invasive imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provide the ability to evaluate the complex anatomy of bone and soft tissues of the wrist without the use of ionizing radiation. Dynamic instability of wrist--occurring during joint motion--is a complex condition that has assumed increased importance in musculoskeletal(More)
In the literature, different methods have been used to describe the motion of the anatomic knee and total knee replacements (TKR). The major goal of this study was to identify the most suitable methods for comparing TKR motion with that of the anatomic knee, whether for the purpose of developing new TKR designs, or evaluating existing ones. A further goal(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the radiographic parameters that may predict distal radial ulnar joint (DRUJ) instability in surgically treated radial shaft fractures. In our clinical experience, there are no previously reported radiographic parameters that are universally predictive of DRUJ instability following radial shaft fracture. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
The posteromedial fragment in tibial plateau fractures is considered unstable and requires specific fixation. However, if not loaded by the femur, it may remain stable and not require additional fixation. Our purpose was to determine the size of the posteromedial fragment that would remain unloaded by the femoral-tibial contact area, as a function of(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate hand function in children with Erb upper brachial plexus palsy. METHOD Hand function was evaluated in 25 children (eight males; 17 females) with a diagnosed upper (C5/C6) brachial plexus birth injury. Of these children, 22 had undergone primary nerve reconstruction and 13 of the 25 had undergone simultaneous(More)
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