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BACKGROUND Revision rotator cuff repair is a surgical challenge, and the results have generally been inferior to those of primary repair. We examined the results of revision rotator cuff repair in a large series of patients and assessed which subgroups of patients had the greatest chance for a satisfactory functional outcome. METHODS A revision rotator(More)
Fifty patients (average age, 27 years) who underwent revision anterior stabilization surgery for failed anterior glenohumeral instability procedures were retrospectively reviewed. Failure of the original procedure occurred subsequent to significant trauma in only 17 of 50 shoulders. At revision, 49 shoulders underwent an anteroinferior capsular shift(More)
We took a collection of 100 drum beats from popular music tracks and estimated the measure length and downbeat position of each one. Using these values, we normalized each pattern to form an ensemble of aligned drum patterns. Principal Component Analysis on this data set results in a set of basis ‘patterns’ that can be combined to give approximations and(More)
This paper proposes a systematic analysis and design procedure for simultaneously determining the best locations and input signals of flexible AC transmission system (FACTS) devices in order to damp out inter-area oscillations. First, a modified modal power flow oscillation flow method is developed to determine the nature of the energy exchange over the(More)
Overhead athletes are susceptible to a number of shoulder problems due to the repetitive nature and force needed to perform at a competitive level. Frequently, the rotator cuff becomes injured due to primary or secondary impingement. In young athletes, subtle instability is often the cause of rotator cuff tendinitis, but will frequently respond to a(More)
Fat embolization syndrome is a well-known complication associated with total hip arthroplasty. It is believed to be caused by high intramedullary pressures that occur during cement pressurization and femoral stem placement. Fat embolization syndrome has also been reported with intramedullary reaming and placement of an intramedullary alignment guide during(More)
Trauma has become the most expensive health care problem in the United States. It is the leading cause of death in persons younger than 44 years old. In 1990, there were approximately 92,000 deaths from trauma, 50% of which were caused by automobile accidents. Before 1976, there was no systemized approach for care of the traumatized patient. The American(More)
We performed a chart and radiograph review of 173 patients (183 shoulders) who underwent arthroscopic subacromial decompression between 1991 and 1994 and had preoperative and postoperative radiographs. The study focused on the presence of preoperative acromioclavicular joint pathology, intraoperative violation of the acromioclavicular joint, extent of(More)