Matthew T. Owen

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Open-book pelvic fractures in the obese patient are accompanied by an increased risk of fixation failure. We report on the use of a recently described anterior subcutaneous pelvic internal fixator, the "INFIX" technique, in a morbidly obese patient. In this case, single and double rod constructs alone did not maintain adequate fixation due to the extreme(More)
UNLABELLED Acinetobacter baumannii is recognized as an emerging bacterial pathogen because of traits such as prolonged survival in a desiccated state, effective nosocomial transmission, and an inherent ability to acquire antibiotic resistance genes. A pressing need in the field of A. baumannii research is a suitable model strain that is representative of(More)
Concussion policies are increasingly being developed and adopted among professional sports organizations. We sought to compare the policies of the National Hockey League (NHL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Football League (NFL), and Major League Baseball (MLB). Our objective was to summarize each policy and evaluate the extent to(More)
OBJECTIVES Determine if topical vancomycin and tobramycin powder reduces the incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) following pelvic ring and acetabulum fracture surgery. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study SETTING:: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Academic Level I Trauma Center PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS:: 219 patients (140 meeting inclusion criteria)(More)
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