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BACKGROUND The immature spine has anatomic and biomechanical properties that differ from the adult spine and result in unique characteristics of pediatric spinal trauma. Although distinct patterns of spinal injury have been identified in children younger than 10 years of age, little research has explored the differing characteristics of spinal trauma within(More)
BACKGROUND Surfer's myelopathy is a rare, acute, atraumatic myelopathy that occurs in novice surfers. OBJECTIVE To review the literature and to present an illustrative case. METHODS Medical literature was queried for all reports of this condition, systematically abstracted, and analyzed. An illustrative case that provides the most definitive support for(More)
BACKGROUND Complications with high-dose steroid administration for spinal cord injury are documented in adult patients. Our purpose was to determine the incidence of early complications of this therapy in pediatric patients with spinal cord injuries. METHODS An IRB-approved retrospective review was performed for patients treated for spinal cord injury at(More)
PURPOSE The reasons for variation in the reported incidence rates between thumb metacarpophalangeal joint radial collateral ligament (RCL) and ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries are unclear. Delay in diagnosis of injury to the RCL leads to greater time of patient disability. The purpose of this study was to define the demographics and presentation of(More)
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which permits the noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction of the article in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this article without the permission of the Author(s). For reprints and permission queries, please visit SAGE's Web site at Objectives: Acromioclavicular (AC) joint(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple techniques for flexible intramedullary nailing (FIMN) of pediatric femur fractures have been described. To our knowledge, no study has compared combined medial-lateral (ML) entry versus all-lateral (AL) entry retrograde nailing. This study compares surgical outcomes, radiographic outcomes, and complication rates between these 2(More)
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