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STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of clinical cases. OBJECTIVE This study describes the success rate of closed suction irrigation system (CSIS) in the treatment of post operative spinal infections. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Given the widening use of spinal instrumentation, the management of related postoperative deep wound infections has become… (More)
Patellofemoral instability can be a disabling problem. Numerous techniques are employed for its treatment. Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction in combination with other procedures has been explored by many orthopedic surgeons. The purpose of the study was to determine the effectiveness of isolated MPFL reconstruction in treating the… (More)
BACKGROUND Subcutaneous emphysema is an uncommon clinical finding associated both with benign sources and potentially deadly necrotizing infections. Wide ranges of causes exist including trauma, iatrogenic injuries, factitious disorders and necrotizing infections. CASE PRESENTATION A 49-year old male presented to the emergency room with extensive… (More)
We present two patients with pathologically proven intraosseous lipoma of the os calcis. A review of the literature, the radiologic criteria, and the differential diagnosis are provided.
Anterior hip dislocations and posterior hip dislocations are injuries that commonly result from high-energy trauma. Different mechanisms of injury and forces are typically required for anterior and posterior hip dislocations. We present the case of a patient who sustained an injury that initially resulted in an anterior hip dislocation. After reduction and… (More)