Marie-Eve LeBel

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BACKGROUND Previously reported complications in medial opening wedge (MOW) high tibial osteotomy (HTO) vary considerably in both rate and severity. PURPOSE (1) To determine the rates of adverse events in MOW HTO classified into different grades of severity based on the treatments required and (2) to compare patient-reported outcomes between the different(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery is an environment in which being an expert requires the ability to manage the unexpected. This feature has necessitated a shift in surgical decision-making research. The present study explores the processes by which surgeons assess and respond to nonroutine challenges in the operating room. METHODS We used a grounded theory methodology(More)
BACKGROUND Shoulder pain and disability pose a diagnostic challenge for clinicians owing to the numerous causes that exist. Unfortunately, the evidence in support of most clinical tests is weak or absent. PURPOSE To determine the diagnostic validity of physical examination maneuvers for rotator cuff lesions. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study (diagnosis); Level(More)
The complexity of knee arthroscopy makes it difficult to teach and assess skill level during real surgery. Simulator-based training is ideal for this complex procedure. To address the limitations of existing systems, a physical simulator, capable of providing skills assessment and feedback has been developed. The simulator measures the forces applied on the(More)
Many challenges exist when teaching and learning arthroscopic surgery, carrying a high risk of damaging the joint during the learning process. To minimize risk, the use of arthroscopy simulators allows trainees to learn basic skills in a risk-free environment before entering the operating room. A high-fidelity physical knee arthroscopy simulator is proposed(More)
Minimally-invasive surgery has revolutionized many medical procedures; however, it also impedes the ability to feel the interaction between the surgical tool and the anatomical part being operated on. In order to address this problem, it is necessary to obtain accurate measurements of the interaction forces exerted on the surgical tools during surgery.(More)
Septic arthritis is an orthopedic emergency that can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Polyarticular involvement is a relatively rare phenomenon occurring primarily in high-risk patients. In this article, we report the rare case of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis presenting with an acute episode of septic arthritis involving most of the(More)
The need for skilled arthroscopic surgeons is increasing due to the large number of arthroscopic interventions performed annually. Surgical simulators are beneficial training platforms for practicing those difficult to learn surgical tasks. In this study, a sensorized physical shoulder simulator was developed. This simulator incorporates switch sensors for(More)
The growing popularity of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) can be attributed to its advantages, which include reduced post-operative pain, a shorter hospital stay, and faster recovery. However, MIS requires extensive training for surgeons to become experts in their field of practice. Different assessment methods have been proposed for evaluating the(More)
OBJECTIVE The complexity of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) requires that trainees practice MIS skills in numerous training sessions. The goal of these training sessions is to learn how to move the instruments smoothly without damaging the surrounding tissue and achieving operative tasks with accuracy. In order to enhance the efficiency of these training(More)