Joseph A O'Daniel

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BACKGROUND Popular emergency room wisdom touts higher temperatures, snowfall, weekends, and evenings as variables that increase trauma admissions. This study analyzed the possible correlation between trauma admissions and specific weather variables, and between trauma admissions and time of day or season. METHODS Trauma admission data from a Level I(More)
Bipartite patella is an uncommon finding, with the majority of cases discovered incidentally on radiographs. Occasionally, bipartite patella can become painful through sports activities, overuse, or following an injury, and the large majority of these cases resolve with nonoperative treatment. However, for patients who do not respond to a prolonged course(More)
Injuries involving the sternoclavicular region resulting in posterior displacement of the medial clavicle are rare, and those that occur prior to fusion of the medial epiphyseal growth plate are more often a result of physis fracture, rather than sternoclavicular joint dislocation. Medial clavicular physis fractures initially are treated by closed reduction(More)
High-energy blasts can lead to complex intra-articular distal humerus fractures with extensive soft tissue loss, and treatment is fraught with complications. We describe 2 patients with such injuries treated successfully with the use of aggressive wound management followed by distal humerus fracture stabilization with a circular external fixator. We chose(More)
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