Matthew H. Griffith

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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to review the operative results of children and young adults treated arthroscopically for symptomatic discoid lateral menisci. METHODS The medical records and radiographic studies of 27 consecutive patients (30 knees) who underwent arthroscopic treatment for symptomatic discoid meniscus between 1998 and 2002 were(More)
Lateral approaches to the proximal humerus have been limited by the position of the axillary nerve. Extensive surgical dissection through a deltopectoral approach may further damage the remaining tenuous blood supply in comminuted fractures. The purpose of our study was to explore a direct anterolateral, less invasive approach to the proximal humerus.(More)
BACKGROUND Locked plating techniques recently have gained popularity and offer a different biomechanical approach for fracture fixation compared with traditional compression plating. In certain clinical situations, it may be preferable to employ a "hybrid" construct, in which an unlocked screw is used to assist with reduction and locked screws are(More)
Plate fixation for unstable fractures of the proximal humerus has seen mixed results as evidenced by the trials of new methods of fixation. The deltopectoral surgical approach is most frequently used and requires significant muscle retraction and soft tissue stripping to expose the lateral humeral neck. This may contribute to avascular necrosis and fixation(More)
The ideal treatment for fractures of the proximal humerus has not been definitively agreed upon. Several recent reports have described a technique of helical plating for proximal humeral fractures, in which the proximal plate is placed laterally on the greater tuberosity, and spirals 90 degrees distally to lie on the anterior surface of the humeral shaft.(More)
BACKGROUND While few comparative studies exist, it has been suggested that open distal clavicle excisions (DCEs) provide inferior results when compared with the all-arthroscopic technique. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the intermediate-term (5-year follow-up) results of patients undergoing arthroscopic versus open DCE for the treatment(More)
Staphylococcus aureus infection is a serious complication in patients receiving orthopaedic implants. Treatment with antibiotic-loaded cements can deliver high local concentrations and reduce toxic side effects associated with systemic antibiotic administration, but polymethylmethacrylate cement is nondegradable and may necessitate additional surgery for(More)
Throughout the field of orthopedic surgery, there has been a trend toward using smaller incisions and implants that preserve as much normal anatomy as possible. The use of bone sparing technology, such as partial and full surface replacements of the humeral head, while attractive in younger patients, does not allow the best exposure for proper glenoid(More)
Anterior tension band fixation constructs are among the mainstay of treatment of patella fractures and lead to reliable results with simple transverse fracture patterns. However, comminuted fractures of the patella require much more extensive articular reconstruction than interdigitating two large fragments to achieve a good result. In this report, we(More)
BACKGROUND Reports of glenohumeral chondrolysis following arthroscopy have raised concern about the deleterious effects that thermal devices may have on articular cartilage. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of flow and duration of treatment with a thermal device on temperatures within cadaveric glenohumeral joint specimens. It was(More)