John Lorne Leahey

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Ten years' clinical experience with below-elbow plaster cast treatment of distal one third pediatric forearm fractures was subjected to an independent retrospective radiographic review. In the study population of 761 fractures, no significant displacement occurred while the forearm remained in plaster. The average angulation change was 4.5 degrees (SD +/-(More)
A method of partial epiphysiodesis is described for correction of idiopathic genu valgum or varum in the adolescent patient. A standard curve is used to determine the proper timing for partial epiphysiodesis, including allowance for the remaining growth to correct the deformity before skeletal maturity is reached. The surgical technique is designed to(More)
While a wide range of techniques for gait analysis is available, there is still no standard, readily available , portable clinical technique. Experts in the field of clinical gait analysis are scarce. Currently, about 80% of all gait cases referred to a specialist by a general practitioner (GP) require little intervention. In this paper, we propose a(More)
A new technique for measuring intraosseous pressures involves inserting a miniature transducer directly into the intraosseous space. A high-performance, high-fidelity pressure transducer is easy to assemble and insert. The transducer permits dynamic studies of intraosseous pressure during gait, and constitutes a promising tool for detecting changes in(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of Gartland type II pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures remains controversial. Some argue that closed reduction and cast immobilization is sufficient to treat these fractures, whereas others advocate closed reduction and percutaneous pinning. The purpose of this radiographic outcomes study was to determine whether closed(More)
For better understanding of the etiology of "post-supracondylar fracture cubitus varus," an in vitro anatomic experiment was performed. Elbow models were precisely photographed in 256 combinations of 10 degrees increments of varus angulation, posterior angulation, internal rotation, and/or flexion contracture. Varus angulation was the most important single(More)
In this case report, a patient with bilateral congenital absence of the elbow flexors is described, which has not been described previously. The usual methods of tendon transfers after brachial plexus injury were not possible in this case because there were no biceps muscle tendons to which to attach. The method of moving the origin of the common extensor(More)
BACKGROUND Kyphosis in myelomeningocele is a rare and difficult problem. Many strategies have been used with no single procedure universally agreed on. Techniques involving anterior and posterior fixation may provide better fusion. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We describe a novel procedure for anteroposterior kyphectomy in patients with myelomeningocele. Apical(More)
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