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An analysis of outcomes of reconstruction or amputation after leg-threatening injuries.
BACKGROUND Limb salvage for severe trauma has replaced amputation as the primary treatment in many trauma centers. However, long-term outcomes after limb reconstruction or amputation have not beenExpand
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Short musculoskeletal function assessment questionnaire: validity, reliability, and responsiveness.
BACKGROUND A short questionnaire on functional status was designed for use in community-based outcome studies and in the management of individual patients who have musculoskeletal disease. As mostExpand
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Internal fixation compared with arthroplasty for displaced fractures of the femoral neck. A meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND The optimal choice for the stabilization of displaced femoral neck fractures remains controversial, with alternatives including arthroplasty and internal fixation. Our objective was toExpand
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An Observational Study of Orthopaedic Abstracts and Subsequent Full-Text Publications
Background: Research abstracts are frequently referenced in orthopaedic textbooks and influence orthopaedic care. However, little is known about the quality of information provided in the abstracts,Expand
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Introducing levels of evidence to the journal.
Orthopaedic surgeons have always based their clinical care on evidence. Surgeons use evidence to make decisions tailored to an individual patient's needs and circumstances. The primary sources ofExpand
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Return to work following injury: the role of economic, social, and job-related factors.
OBJECTIVES This study examined factors influencing return to work (RTW) following severe fracture to a lower extremity. METHODS This prospective cohort study followed 312 individuals treated for aExpand
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Early predictors of long-term work disability after major limb trauma.
BACKGROUND A better understanding of the factors influencing return to work (RTW) after major limb trauma is essential in reducing the high costs associated with these injuries. METHODS Patients (nExpand
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Long-term persistence of disability following severe lower-limb trauma. Results of a seven-year follow-up.
BACKGROUND A recent study demonstrated that patients treated with amputation and those treated with reconstruction had comparable functional outcomes at two years following limb-threatening trauma.Expand
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