Kenneth A Heida

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INTRODUCTION Structural fresh osteochondral allograft transfer is an appropriate treatment option for large osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLTs), specifically lesions involving the shoulder of the talus. Sparse literature exists regarding functional outcome following this surgery in high-demand populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS Over a 2-year period,(More)
BACKGROUND Injuries to the superior glenoid labrum represent a significant cause of shoulder pain among active patients. The physical requirements of military service may contribute to an increased risk of injury. Limited data are available regarding the success of superior labral anterior posterior (SLAP) repairs in an active military population. PURPOSE(More)
Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is a relatively new and popular spinal fusion technique that has proven very useful since its introduction. To date, fusion rates for different combinations of modalities and materials have not been thoroughly compared and assessed. In this review of published reports, 29 papers met criteria for assessing fusion(More)
INTRODUCTION Historically, Achilles tendon repairs and other surgeries about the hindfoot have demonstrated a significantly higher rate of wound healing complications and surgical site morbidity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the comprehensive complication profile and risk factors for adverse short-term, clinical outcomes after primary repair of(More)
This study sought to identify patient and operative demographics associated with 30-day perioperative complications in patients undergoing total ankle arthroplasty as recorded in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Project database. Complications were divided into local and systemic and further subcategorized as major and minor. A total of 404(More)
Posteriorly based osteochondral lesions of the talus (OCLTs) are relatively rare, and when they are symptomatic and not amenable to traditional arthroscopic treatment techniques, they may require osteochondral graft transfer procedures, such as the osteochondral autograft transfer system (OATS) procedure. Historically described osteotomies to gain(More)
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