Kent A Strohecker

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BACKGROUND Hip fracture patients experience high morbidity and mortality rates in the first post-operative year after discharge. We compared mortality, utilization, costs, pain and function between two prospective cohorts of hip fracture patients, both managed with identical perioperative protocols and one group subsequently managed via a "Patient-Centered(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of interprosthetic femoral fractures is challenging because of several factors. Poor bone stock, advanced age, potential prosthetic instability, and limited fracture fixation options both proximally and distally can complicate standard femur fracture treatment procedures. The purpose of this report was to describe our experience(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to compare differences in energy expenditure using the newly developed SenseWear Armband body monitor to indirect calorimetry in cardiac rehabilitation patients. METHODS Twenty-four (62+/-8.1 years) patients completed steady state exercise for 8 minutes on 4 modes of exercise (arm ergometry, treadmill walking, recumbent(More)
BACKGROUND Fractures of the femur above a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are becoming increasingly common in the osteoporotic, aging populations of developed countries. Treatment of these fractures is complicated by the presence of a knee prosthesis, frequently limiting the bone available for distal fracture fixation. The recent application of minimally(More)
OBJECTIVE Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy has been shown to be effective at reducing bacterial counts in wounds until definitive bony coverage. However, there is continued debate over timing and type of definitive wound coverage even with VAC therapy application. METHODS From 2004 to 2009, 32 patients with Gustilo type IIIB open tibia fractures were(More)
BACKGROUND Stemmed femoral implants are not universally used in revision total knee arthroplasty. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the re-revision rate would be greater for revision total knees performed without stemmed femoral implants compared with revision total knees performed with stemmed femoral implants. METHODS All revision cases(More)
AIM Stroke volume (SV) is the major cardiovascular discriminator between those that are exercise trained versus untrained individuals and healthy individuals versus those with pathologic left ventricular dysfunction. Furthermore, since the increase in oxygen pulse (O(2)P) (O(2)P=VO(2)/HR?oxygen uptake/heart rate) that occurs with exercise is a function of(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the acute outcomes and mortality rates of an Advanced Trauma Life Support guideline approach for managing hemodynamically unstable pelvic ring injuries. We retrospectively reviewed the acute outcomes of 48 consecutive patients with hemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures. Patients underwent treatment via the(More)
BACKGROUND Coracoclavicular (CC) ligament reconstruction with semitendinosus tendon (ST) grafts has become more popular and has achieved relatively good results; however optimal reconstruction technique, single-tunnel or two-tunnel, still remains controversial. This paper is to compare the clinical and radiographic data of allogenous ST grafting with(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluate cost of care of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) related injuries sustained by riders 16 years and younger in Pennsylvania. METHODS Population-based retrospective cohort design reviewing costs of care of 78 patients (≤16 years), admitted (01/01/2007-12/31/2009) to our institution for injuries sustained during an ATV accident. RESULTS Cost of(More)