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  • Mark D Porter
  • 2003
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that there is an association between amateur boxing and chronic traumatic encephalopathy using neuropsychologic assessments. DESIGN A prospective, controlled, blinded, observational, neuropsychologic study. SETTING Amateur boxing clubs in Dublin, Ireland, March 1992 to April 2001. PARTICIPANTS Twenty randomly selected,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of low-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and intralesional corticosteroid injection (CSI) for the treatment of plantar fasciopathy present for at least 6 weeks. DESIGN A prospective, randomized, controlled, observer-blinded study over a period of 12 months. SETTING Primary care and hospital setting. (More)
BACKGROUND There is no consensus regarding the optimal management of the acutely ruptured Achilles tendon (TA). Functional bracing alone achieves outcomes similar to those of surgical repair. Surgical repair combined with immediate mobilization may improve the clinical outcome further. The purpose of our study was to determine if an accelerated(More)
BACKGROUND The ability of single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction to restore rotational control has been questioned by proponents of the double-bundle technique. The term anatomic positioning has become popularized in recognition of the incorrect positioning sometimes used in the past, which may have contributed to the lack of rotation(More)
Biodegradable rods of self-reinforcing polylevolactic acid were used for fixation in 51 consecutive distal chevron osteotomies correcting for mild to moderate hallux valgus. Charts were retrospectively reviewed specifically for sterile sinus formation, wound complications, infection, and symptom recurrence. Radiographs obtained at most recent follow-up were(More)
Penetrating injury with retained foreign body is a common problem. Location of the foreign body and surgical excision may be difficult. Ultrasound can be a sensitive and cost-effective tool in both the detection and surgical removal of retained foreign bodies in soft tissue. We report a case in which ultrasound-guided needle localization was used for(More)
BACKGROUND Recommendations for bone tunnel placement during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction have become more precise. However, these recommendations differ neither with the choice of graft nor with the method of fixation used. The influence of the method of femoral fixation used on the biomechanical function of a soft tissue ACL graft(More)
BACKGROUND More than 20% of patients develop chronic instability following appropriate management of an 'ankle sprain'. There is little research comparing surgical techniques. 'Anatomical' procedures, such as the modified Brostrom-Gould (MBG), are generally preferred. However, not all patients are suitable for this procedure. Augmentation of a primary(More)
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