Keith O. Monchik

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PURPOSE Previous studies have addressed post-operative pain management after ACL reconstruction by examining the use of intra-articular analgesia and/or modification of anesthesia techniques. To our knowledge, however, no previous studies have evaluated the effect of zolpidem on post-operative narcotic requirements, pain, and fatigue in patients undergoing(More)
CONTEXT Stress fractures are common injuries in athletes, often difficult to diagnose. A stress fracture is a fatigue-induced fracture of bone caused by repeated applications of stress over time. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION PubMed articles published from 1974 to January 2012. RESULTS Intrinsic and extrinsic factors may predict the risk of stress fractures in(More)
The incidence of congenital absence of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is extremely low. Congenital ACL absence has most often been found in association with conditions such as knee dislocation, knee dysplasia, proximal focal femoral deficiency, and fibular hemimelia. We report on the incidental finding of ACL aplasia in a patient with a medial(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether the use of knotless lateral anchors in a suture bridge construct produces better contact area and pressure parameters than a suture bridge construct with standard lateral anchors that require knots or a double-row repair. The hypothesis was that knotless lateral anchors would produce better contact area and pressure parameters(More)
Disaster preparedness and management education is essential for allowing orthopaedic surgeons to play a valuable, constructive role in responding to disasters. The National Incident Management System, as part of the National Response Framework, provides coordination between all levels of government and uses the Incident Command System as its unified command(More)
Adjustable cortical fixation has gained popularity recently for ACL reconstruction; however, one concern with these types of devices is the potential for laxity occurring post-operatively. An indicator of clinical laxity is cyclic displacement during bench-top mechanical testing. The hypothesis was that the cyclic displacement and maximum strength of(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare tibiofemoral (TF) kinematics and TF compressive stresses between single bundle- (SB-) and double bundle-ACL reconstruction (DB-ACLR) during simulated squatting. Twelve matched pairs of fresh frozen cadaver knees were utilized. A simulated squat through 100° of knee flexion was performed in the ACL-intact joint. The(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the mechanical properties of soft-tissue grafts following a single interference screw insertion of 4 different commercially available bioabsorbable interference screws. Twenty-four bovine proximal tibiae (12 matched pairs) were prepared and sagittally split to make 48 bone samples for testing. Tibiae were prepared(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the mechanical properties of a revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction after redrilling the original tibial bone tunnel through a retained composite screw compared with initial soft tissue graft fixation. A total of 24 porcine tendons were fixed to porcine tibial tunnels with a 10 × 35 mm composite(More)