Kerry Loveland

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BACKGROUND Denervation atrophy is one factor contributing to suboptimal motor recovery following major nerve repair. The hypertrophic effects of anabolic steroids may have a potential role in improving reinnervated muscle strength after delayed repair. METHODS Forty-five immature female Sprague-Dawley rats underwent three surgeries and final testing. The(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective radiographical review by 5 independent observers. OBJECTIVE To validate the intra- and interobserver reliability of the simplified skeletal maturity scoring (SSMS) system in a large cohort for each stage and for the overall cohort. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The SSMS has been used to successfully predict curve progression in(More)
PURPOSE Graft choice is one of the few variables over which the surgeon has control when reconstructing nerve gaps. Because repair of chronically denervated nerves generally yields inferior recovery, we hypothesized that the use of chronically denervated nerve tissue as a graft source may compromise axonal regeneration and clinical results. METHODS A(More)
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