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A study was undertaken to evaluate the strength and ease of application of four different forms of patellar fracture fixation. Modified tension band, screw fixation, Lotke longitudinal anterior band (LAB), and Magnusson wiring were examined using a Materials Testing System. Using cadaver lower extremities, the tibia was mounted in a fixed base and the(More)
Coccidioides immitis infections of bones and joints pose difficult problems in diagnosis and treatment. To evaluate further the diagnosis and treatment of this disease, a retrospective review was conducted of 24 patients with 44 separate skeletal lesions of C. immitis infection, as determined by positive culture. Patients treated with combined medical and(More)
A retrospective study was conducted on all patients injured in a motorcycle accident who were admitted to the authors' institution during a one-year period. The 71 patients evaluated averaged 26 years of age; 79% were men, 75% were not wearing a helmet, and 24% were legally intoxicated. Sixty-six percent required surgical intervention and 36% a second(More)
The case of a 12-month-old Mexican-American boy with Coccidioides immitis osteomyelitis of the little finger metacarpal and os calcis is presented in which a "cure" was obtained. The child received treatment with high doses of amphotericin B in conjunction with debridement and packing the lesions with calcium sulfate pellets. Recommended treatment for C.(More)
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