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Although olecranon osteotomy provides excellent exposure of the distal humerus, enthusiasm for this approach has been limited by reports suggesting numerous complications. It has been suggested that specific techniques for creating and repairing an olecranon osteotomy may help limit complications. This paper describes a technique for olecranon osteotomy(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective case controlled. OBJECTIVE To determine the outcome after microdiscectomy in patients with disc herniation, concordant sciatica, and low-back pain with Modic I and II degenerative changes compared with similar patients without Modic changes. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The decision to perform a microdiscectomy versus a fusion or(More)
Natural history studies have focused on risk for progression in lumbar curves of more than 30 degrees, while smaller curves have little data for guiding treatment. We studied curve progression in de novo degenerative scoliotic curves of no more than 30 degrees. Radiographs of 24 patients (17 women, 7 men; mean age, 68.2 years) followed for up to 14.3 years(More)
Giant cell tumors are hypervascular tumors that represent approximately 5% of all primary bone neoplasms. Vertebral tumors often require surgery to maintain spinal stability or to relieve spinal cord and nerve root compression. However, surgical resection of hypervascular tumors like giant cell tumors can be hazardous because of the risk of excessive(More)
There is a need to improve postoperative analgesia to support the trend to shorter hospitalization after minimally invasive spine surgeries. Ketorolac Tromethamine has proven efficacy in decreasing postoperative pain but there is concern with postoperative epidural bleeding after spine procedures. We prospectively assessed the incidence of bleeding(More)
We report the morphology and treatment of 2 cases of a triplane intra-articular bicondylar fracture of the head of the proximal phalanx. Fracture lines in the coronal, sagittal, and transverse planes characterize this fracture, making it highly unstable. Open reduction and internal fixation using two 1.5-mm interfragmentary screws oriented in a dorsal to(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective radiographic analysis with clinical correlates. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether patients with cervical plates protruding off the vertebral body more prominently than pre-existing osteophytes had higher rates of dysphagia, suggesting a mechanical role. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Plate prominence due(More)
BACKGROUND Diffuse pigmented villonodular synovitis of the knee is a difficult tumor to eradicate. We report our experience with a combined open posterior and anterior synovectomy with and without adjuvant postoperative radiation therapy in patients with advanced extracapsular disease. METHODS A single surgeon operated on forty patients, with an average(More)
The anteroposterior (AP) and medial-lateral (ML) dimensions of 200 consecutive osteoarthritic knees (100 males and 100 females) undergoing unilateral primary total knee arthroplasty were compared. For all patients, the mean AP dimension was 57.3 mm (range: 49-66 mm) and the dimension was 10.5% taller in height in men than women. The mean ML dimension was(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Although the prevalence of indications and contraindications to lumbar total disc replacement (TDR) has been evaluated, no study to date has quantified the potential candidacy for cervical disc replacement in practice. PURPOSE To report the potential candidacy rate for cervical TDR from both an academic and private practice spine(More)