Lawrence D. Dorr

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A new total knee rating system has been developed by The Knee Society to provide an up-to-date more stringent evaluation form. The system is subdivided into a knee score that rates only the knee joint itself and a functional score that rates the patient's ability to walk and climb stairs. The dual rating system eliminates the problem of declining knee(More)
BACKGROUND Few prospective randomized studies have demonstrated benefits of minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty when compared with conventional total hip arthroplasty. We hypothesized that patients treated with a posterior mini-incision would have better results than those treated with a posterior long incision with regard to the achievement of(More)
UNLABELLED Combined cup and stem anteversion in THA based on femoral anteversion has been suggested as a method to compensate for abnormal femoral anteversion. We investigated the combined anteversion technique using computer navigation. In 47 THAs, the surgeon first estimated the femoral broach anteversion and validated the position by computer navigation.(More)
In summary, if TKRs are to be performed in patients who are younger and more active than those who had the initial procedures in the 1970s and 1980s, better wear performance is imperative for long-term durability, especially if surgeons continue to consider the versatility associated with modular knee-replacement systems to be a necessity. At least with(More)
Thirty-five total hip arthroplasties done in twenty-five patients with protrusio acetabuli secondary to rheumatoid arthritis were reviewed. There was an average follow-up of 4.3 years, with a range of three to seven years. The results were rated as excellent or good in 66 per cent, fair in 26 per cent, and poor in 8 per cent. Although 100 per cent(More)
Gait of 11 patients with bilateral paired posterior cruciate-retaining and cruciate-sacrificing total knee arthroplasties (TKA) was studied preoperatively and two years postoperatively on walking and stair climbing. Five-year clinical and roentgenographic examinations were included in the study. Differences between the two prostheses were noted both in(More)
A prospective study of displaced femoral neck fractures was conducted with patients randomized into three groups: cemented total hip replacement (THR), cemented hemiarthroplasty (UHR-C), and noncemented hemiarthroplasty (UHR-NC). Eighty-nine patients were treated for displaced (Garden type 3 or 4) fracture with a prosthesis; 39 patients had THR, 37 had(More)
Spinal fusion for deformity of the cervical spine was done in thirty-three patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The average follow-up was three years. The deformities present were atlano-axial subluxation, superior migration of the odontoid process into the foramen magnum, and subaxial subluxation of the vertebral bodies. We devised a classification of the(More)