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BACKGROUND The purposes of this study were to define the clinical, demographic, and radiographic patterns of atraumatic osteonecrosis of the distal part of the femur and the proximal part of the tibia at presentation and to report the outcome of treatment of this condition. METHODS Two hundred and forty-eight knees in 136 patients who were younger than(More)
The amount of axial rotation in the tibia caused by high tibial osteotomy is relatively unknown. The authors hypothesize that the coronal plane high tibial osteotomy, a novel technique used to treat varus malalignment, alters the axial rotation of the tibia less than the opening wedge high tibial osteotomy. Eight, embalmed, stripped cadaveric tibia-fibula(More)
BACKGROUND For many orthopaedic disorders, symptoms correlate with disease severity. The objective of this study was to determine if pain level is related to the severity of rotator cuff disorders. METHODS A cohort of 393 subjects with an atraumatic symptomatic full-thickness rotator-cuff tear treated with physical therapy was studied. Baseline(More)
General health as well as disease- or condition-specific outcome measures have long been used to assess patients with shoulder conditions. Currently, a variety of validated measures is available. Shoulder outcomes measures may be general (eg, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons; Constant; Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand), disease-specific (eg,(More)
Outcome measures may consist of simple questions or they may be more complex instruments that evaluate multiple interrelated domains that influence patient function. Outcome measures should be relevant to patients, easy to use, reliable, valid, and responsive to clinical changes. The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand score can be used to measure(More)
PURPOSE To assess the effectiveness of a specific nonoperative physical therapy program in treating atraumatic full-thickness rotator cuff tears using a multicenter prospective cohort study design. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with atraumatic full-thickness rotator cuff tears who consented to enroll provided data via questionnaire on demographics,(More)
BACKGROUND Although the reliability of determining acromial morphology has been examined, to date, there has not been an analysis of interobserver and intraobserver reliability on determining the presence and measuring the size of an acromial enthesophyte. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES The hypothesis of this study was that there will be poor intraobserver and(More)
BACKGROUND It is generally accepted that the initial treatment for trigger finger is injection of corticosteroid into the flexor tendon sheath. In this study, the efficacy of corticosteroid injections for the treatment of trigger finger in patients with diabetes mellitus was evaluated in a prospective, randomized, controlled, double-blinded fashion and the(More)
HYPOTHESIS The purpose of this cross-sectional study is to determine whether the duration of symptoms influences the features seen in patients with atraumatic, full-thickness rotator cuff tears. Our hypothesis is that an increasing duration of symptoms will correlate with more advanced findings of rotator cuff tear severity on magnetic resonance imaging,(More)
BACKGROUND There is no consensus for the optimal postoperative rehabilitation protocol after rotator cuff repairs. OBJECTIVE To determine if there is sufficient level I or II evidence available in the literature for establishment of a uniform, optimal rotator cuff rehabilitation protocol. DATA SOURCES A systematic review of level I and II(More)