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We have reviewed the early complications of 121 surgically treated closed ankle fractures; the complication rate was 30%, with 14 major and 22 minor complications. Fractures with skin blisters or abrasions had more than double the overall complication rate. Fracture-dislocations had three times as many major complications as simple fractures, and those not(More)
In October 1976 a randomized, paired, prospective study comparing the compression sliding hip screw with Ender's pins in the treatment of extracapsular hip fractures was begun on the orthopaedic service at San Francisco General Hospital. The results in 100 patients with a minimum follow-up of six months showed that Ender's procedure required less operative(More)
In this study we report the results of a retrospective examination of 401 patients who had 459 plates removed from the forearm after successful union. Data were assembled from seven studies that have appeared in the literature. The authors of these seven studies were contacted and asked to complete a detailed questionnaire concerning refracture and the(More)
Transverse fractures at the distal tip of a well-fixed femoral prosthesis are difficult to stabilize using plates and screws due to the presence of the underlying intramedullary stem. The attachment of plates using cerclage wires obviates the need for screws, but the stability provided by cerclage plating is a clinical concern. In this study we compared the(More)
In 1980 the legislature of the state of California mandated that school screening programs for scoliosis be implemented. This law resulted in variations in methods and efficacy of the programs. One such program using clinical examination and moiré photography was administered to adolescent girls in two secondary schools in Santa Clara County. The findings(More)
Telemetered gait electromyography was used to investigate gait patterns and the phasic behavior of the quadriceps femoris and medial hamstring muscles in 26 normal children and 32 children with spastic cerebral palsy. The average child with spastic cerebral palsy was found to have a shorter stance phase than the normal, but the cadence, while more variable,(More)
The use of a "prone push" posteroanterior radiograph of the spine was reviewed in 58 patients with scoliosis (82 curves) who underwent Harrington instrumentation and spinal fusion. The technique is previously undescribed and is accomplished by applying manual pressure to the apices of each curve with the patient prone on the X-ray table. The average(More)
A retrospective review of 80 consecutive patients treated at a county hospital for ankle fracture/dislocations (initial displacement > 10 mm) was undertaken. Seventy-seven patients fulfilled the requirements for documentation and follow-up. Eighteen patients were transferred from another facility and 59 patients were seen at our institution primarily. The(More)
Nonunion is a fairly common complication of fracture management, with an overall rate of about 3% for the skeleton as a whole and 9% for the tibia. High-energy injury fractures have a nonunion rate as high as 75%. Other factors that may lead to nonunion are inappropriate treatment, infection, and preexisting disease. The diagnosis of nonunion is based(More)
Plate fixation is considered by many clinicians to be the treatment of choice for displaced diaphyseal fractures of the forearm. One possible complication associated with plate fixation is refracture with the plate in situ or after plate removal. With the plate in situ, refracture typically occurs through the last screw hole near the end of the plate. Some(More)