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We carried out an experiment to measure the relationship between tensile force in the tendoachilles and plantar fascia strain, and how this relationship is affected by the metatarsophalangeal joint dorsiflexion angle. Eight cadaver lower extremity specimens underwent biomechanical testing. Using a servo-hydraulic testing machine, a tensile force up to 500 N(More)
Thirty-one postoperative fractures around the femoral component of previous total hip arthroplasties were reviewed retrospectively until healing occurred. This type of injury seemed to be associated with either high-velocity trauma or weakening of bony stock secondary to stress risers from prior surgery or loosening. These fractures were classified as Type(More)
Patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy, who received transient pain relief from stellate ganglion blocks or lumbar sympathetic blocks and had abnormal isolated cold stress tests, were enrolled in a study to determine the efficacy of intravenous regional bretylium. Each patient received two control treatments (0.5% lidocaine) and two treatments with 0.5%(More)
This study evaluates the validity of the AOFAS Clinical Rating Systems by examining their level of correlation to the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36) in patients with foot and ankle complaints. The SF-36 is an extensively validated outcomes tool that has been used as a benchmark in examining the validity of outcomes instruments designed for the(More)
Forty-four patients who had had a total of forty-seven amputations of an upper extremity and who had had a myoelectric prosthesis for more than two years were evaluated retrospectively for the amount of use of the prosthesis, the use of any other prosthesis, and the demographic factors that might be related to use of the prosthesis. The average duration of(More)
One hundred fifty patients were enrolled in a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, prospective, double-blind study to assess the clinical safety and effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) using the Dornier Epos Ultra for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. The Active Group was treated with electromagnetically generated shocks(More)
This series is composed of 47 patients who underwent immediate, early, or late postoperative prosthetic fitting after upper-limb amputation. The purpose of this review was to analyze the impact of rapid postoperative fitting on upper-limb amputation, and to assess general prosthetic prescription and guidelines for upper-limb amputees. It would appear that(More)
Eleven patients who had a form of sickle-cell hemoglobinopathy had a total hip arthroplasty for avascular necrosis of the hip. Four patients had a revision and three had a resection arthroplasty. Four had a serious infection postoperatively. Both acute and late complications were numerous. We concluded that patients who have a sickle-cell hemoglobinopathy(More)
Traumatic dislocation of the peroneal tendons is an often unrecognized injury which has been reported to occur most commonly during snow skiing. The strength of the peroneal retinaculum is exceeded during resistance to violent passive dorsiflexion or to inversion stress. Pain, swelling, and ecchymosis may hinder early diagnosis; however, intense(More)
We have found percutaneous repair of the Achilles tendon to be a straightforward operation that can be performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Our experience leaves us with no doubt that the results in terms of wound complications and cosmesis are superior to those obtained with open operative treatment. Repeat rupture rates are comparable(More)