Jerry Speight Grimes

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BACKGROUND The Weil osteotomy has been reported to be a clinically effective treatment of metatarsalgia and intractable plantar keratosis. The plantar inclination of the metatarsal influences the effect of the osteotomy but has never been studied in detail. METHODS This study examined five fresh or fresh-frozen cadaver specimens. The data obtained from(More)
BACKGROUND This prospective study compared radiographs and CT scans for the quantitative evaluation of healing of hindfoot arthrodeses. METHODS Patients undergoing subtalar or triple arthrodesis were prospectively evaluated. Serial radiographs and CT scans were obtained after surgery. The percent of fusion of the joints was sequentially measured on all(More)
BACKGROUND Coralline hydroxyapatite bone graft substitute material is created by the conversion of the calcium carbonate structure of coral into hydroxyapatite. The microstructure of the material resembles cancellous bone and provides an osteoconductive scaffold for bone ingrowth. The use of this material is reported in the orthopedic oncology and trauma(More)
BACKGROUND The results of first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint arthrodesis as a specific treatment for failed hallux valgus correction has not been previously reported. We evaluated the results of first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint arthrodesis as a treatment for failed hallux valgus surgery. METHODS The records of the senior author (MJC) were reviewed(More)
BACKGROUND In 2003, a limited survey regarding the number of dedicated foot and ankle faculty and foot and ankle rotations at orthopaedic surgery residency programs was published. The purpose of this paper was to update the results of that previous survey and provide additional, more in-depth information. MATERIALS AND METHODS A survey questionnaire was(More)
The cavity left by the removal of tumors represents a challenge for the orthopedic oncologic surgeon. This article takes a critical look at the use of a synthetic bone graft to fill the residual space. A combination of hydroxyapatite, tricalcium phosphate, and bovine collagen was used for intramedullary tumors. Thirty patients were followed for an average(More)
BACKGROUND Isolated distal fibular fractures most commonly result from a supination-external rotation injury of the ankle. Deltoid ligament ruptures can also be associated with these injuries, resulting in an unstable ankle fracture due to incompetent lateral and medial restraints. We hypothesized that a gravity stress radiograph is equivalent to a manual(More)
BACKGROUND Several fixation methods for a Weil metatarsal osteotomy have been proposed. Lag screw fixation has been described as the preferred fixation technique. The self-drilling screw has been introduced and can be used for fixation of the Weil osteotomy. The current study compared self-drilling screws with lag screw fixation. MATERIALS AND METHODS A(More)
INTRODUCTION External rotation and gravity stress radiographs have been described to distinguish stable supination-external rotation-II (SER-II) ankle fractures from unstable SER-IV fractures. It has been previously shown that both external rotation and gravity stress views are equivalent in their ability to diagnose deltoid ligament injury. It has also(More)
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