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The authors have been disturbed by a number of reports appearing in the past 5 years condemning the Bristow procedure because of difficulties with screw failure and misplacement, nerve damage, and tethering of the subscapularis. A retrospective study was performed comparing the Bankart and Bristow procedures as performed by the authors during a 10-year(More)
This study examines and compares three treatment options for patellofemoral arthritis resulting from patellofemoral malalignment: longitudinal semipatellectomy, total patellectomy, and a modified Trillat procedure. Patients returned for examination in a 3- to 12-year follow-up period. Results from longitudinal semipatellectomy were unsatisfactory, with a(More)
  • Jeff Weaver
  • Clinical orthopaedics and related research
  • 1987
An analysis of 135 consecutive shoulder injuries seen in one clinic during a single ski season revealed anterior dislocation to be the most common ailment, constituting 52% of the total. Rotator cuff tears accounted for 20% of the total, followed by acromioclavicular (AC) separations (18%) and a miscellaneous group of contusions and isolated fractures(More)
In 1980, the low contact stress, or New Jersey, system was introduced with movable high-density polyethylene bearings between the metallic femoral and tibial components. This system was developed to deal with two principal concerns of conventional knee replacement systems: loosening and wear. A federal Drug Administration review was required, and the study(More)
Carpal tunnel release is usually performed in a hospital setting with regional anesthesia. The cost for use of the hospital operating room, anesthesia, and surgeon's fee is quite excessive. Over the past 5 years we have performed carpal tunnel releases in the office setting using wrist block anesthesia and a wrist tourniquet. There have been no(More)
There were 4710 knee sprains resulting from skiing in the four Aspen ski areas between 1976 and 1979. Twenty percent of the patients (942) had complete tears. Of these, 302 elected to remain in Aspen for treatment. All were treated by primary ligament repair without augmentation. These cases were evaluated an average of 42 months after injury. Patients with(More)