Melissa S Dubois

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Avulsion injuries of the knee are common sequelae of significant trauma given the number of ligamentous and tendinous insertions around the joint. Commonly discussed avulsion fractures of the lateral knee include the Segond fracture of the lateral tibial plateau and the arcuate complex avulsion fracture of the fibular styloid process. A less common avulsion(More)
The "lean" approach is a quality improvement method that focuses on maximizing activities that are valued by the customer and eliminating waste that impedes efficiency in the workplace. The unique philosophy of the lean approach encourages all members of the team to be directly involved in identifying areas of waste and generating solutions to eliminate(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to examine a cohort of women sent for dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) screening to see whether they met the criteria for bone density testing. In addition, we sought to determine whether they were receiving appropriate interventions, based on published guidelines. METHODS Between January 1, 2007, and March(More)
Fracture of the fabella is rare, may be easily overlooked, and can be a clinically important cause of posterolateral knee pain following traumatic injury or total knee arthroplasty. To date, nine case reports of fabella fracture with radiographic documentation have been reported in the literature. This report documents a 55-year-old male pedestrian who was(More)
Shoulder dislocations are frequently seen in the general population and can be a cause of instability. Instability can lead to debilitating symptoms and morbidity as a result of progressive damage to the shoulder. Anterior shoulder dislocations are the most frequent type of dislocations and have been studied extensively with MRI. The soft tissue Bankart(More)
Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPP) crystal deposition in the articular cartilage can often be seen radiographically as chondrocalcinosis (CC). CPP crystals preferentially deposit in fibrocartilages such as the knee menisci and symphysis pubis (SP). We sought to determine the prevalence of CC in the SP on computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen and(More)
Musculoskeletal (MSK) intervention has proliferated in recent years among various subspecialties in medicine. Despite advancements in image guidance and percutaneous technique, the risk of complication has not been fully eliminated. Overall, complications in MSK interventions are rare, with bleeding and infection the most common encountered. Other(More)
Digital imaging combined with picture archiving and communication system (PACS) access allows detailed image retrieval and magnification. Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) crystals preferentially deposit in fibrocartilages, the cartilage of the acromioclavicular (AC) joint being one such structure. We sought to determine if examination of the AC joints(More)
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