Mark A. Gallagher

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Twenty-six hemiarthroplasties were performed for acute three- and four-part proximal humerus fractures between March 1986 and December 1991. Postoperative pain, active range of motion, and function were evaluated in 22 patients at a mean follow-up period of 30 months (range 12 to 66 months) with the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons evaluation form.(More)
One hundred and four patients who had a minimally displaced fracture of the proximal part of the humerus (a so-called one-part fracture) were managed with a standardized therapy regimen and followed for more than one year. The clinical outcome was assessed on the basis of pain, function, and the range of motion of the shoulder. The duration of follow-up(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the functional outcome of a cohort of elderly patients after open reduction and internal plate and screw fixation of distal humerus fractures. DESIGN Retrospective review of a consecutive series of patients older than 60 years of age who underwent plate and screw fixation of a distal humerus fracture. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighteen(More)
Twenty-six patients with Grade III acromioclavicular joint separations were evaluated to determine the outcomes of nonoperative and operative management. Evaluation consisted of a detailed functional questionnaire, physical examination, and comprehensive isokinetic strength assessment. The patients were divided into two groups: operative (n = 16) and(More)
The culture results of 4,167 donor eyes received over a two-year period are evaluated. Irrigation of the cornea and conjunctiva with 20 mL of sterile saline prior to enucleation decreased the incidence of bacterial contamination to 12.4%. The major contaminant is Staphylococcus epidermidis (66.4%). The incidence of endophthalmitis in the 1,880 corneal(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of age, dominance, joint position, and lidocaine injection on proprioception of the normal shoulder. Position sense and the detection of passive shoulder motion were investigated in 40 young (20 to 30 years) and old (50 to 70 years) subjects. An additional 20 young subjects were tested before and after(More)
Anterior glenohumeral instability is an undesirable result of trauma to the shoulder. Several surgical treatments for this condition have been developed, beginning in the early years of the twentieth century. Although these procedures were usually popular at their inception, many of them have fallen out of favor as more information has been acquired(More)
BACKGROUND There have been conflicting reports regarding the effect of the size of a tear of the rotator cuff on the ultimate functional outcome after repair of the rotator cuff. While some authors have reported that the size of the tear does not adversely affect the overall result of repair, others have reported that the outcome is less predictable after(More)
A retrospective review was conducted on 15 cases of shoulder hemiarthroplasty performed for cuff tear arthropathy. All cases had advanced glenohumeral arthritis with complete supraspinatus and infraspinatus rupture and substantial involvement of the teres minor and subscapularis. The mean patient age was 73 years; the mean follow-up was 28.2 months. Range(More)
Forty-two consecutive patients (20 men and 22 women, age range 39 to 78 years) with full-thickness rotator cuff tears underwent a comprehensive isokinetic strength assessment before and at 3-month intervals for 1 year after surgery. All patients underwent acromioplasty and rotator cuff repair and were treated with a standardized postoperative rehabilitation(More)