Michael A. Maceroli

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Benign aggressive distal femur tumors are treated with curettage, adjuvant phenol or argon, and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) packing. For large defects, an internal fixation device is added to reduce the fracture risk. The purpose of this study is to compare the strength of locking plates to other fixation devices for stabilization of these defects.(More)
STUDY QUESTION Can the length of hospital stay for hip fracture affect a patient's risk of death 30 days after discharge? METHODS In a retrospective cohort study, population based registry data from the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) were used to investigate 188,208 patients admitted to hospital for hip fracture in(More)
Fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum in osteoporotic bone represent an important subset of fragility fractures. Pelvic fractures in the elderly patient carry a significant 1-year mortality risk, comparable to that of hip fractures. Patients often lose their ability to function independently in the community. In this group, treatment of their bone density(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the prevalence of peroneal tendon instability as determined by intraoperative evaluation versus preoperative computed tomography (CT) scans, and to identify specific risk factors that correlate with tendon instability. DESIGN Retrospective comparative study. SETTING Level 1 trauma hospital. PATIENTS Patients with operatively(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine if hospital arthroplasty volume affects patient outcomes after undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) for displaced femoral neck fractures. METHODS The Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database from the New York State Department of Health was used to group hospitals into quartiles based on overall THA volume from(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine patient variables that are independent predictors of validated functional outcome scores after humeral diaphyseal fractures. METHODS Adult patients with humeral shaft fractures were retrospectively recruited from a level 1 trauma centre over an 8-year period. Basic demographic information was obtained along(More)
PURPOSE To determine if residual angular deformity following non-operative treatment of humeral diaphyseal fractures correlates with patient reported outcomes. METHODS Skeletally mature patients treated by one of three orthopaedic trauma surgeons at a level 1 trauma centre with humeral shaft fractures treated without surgery were retrospectively(More)
OBJECTIVES Medial talar body pins may be inserted to provide points of fixation in the hindfoot when applying external fixators. Because of the proximity to the ankle joint, there is a risk of intracapsular pin placement. We hypothesized that intracapsular placement is common when inserting medial talar body pins. METHODS Medial talar body pins were(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a clinically useful prediction model of success at the time of surgery to promote bone healing for established tibial nonunion or traumatic bone defects. DESIGN Retrospective case controlled. SETTING Level 1 trauma center. PATIENTS Adult patients treated with surgery for established tibia fracture nonunion or traumatic bone(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study is to use a statewide, population-based data set to identify mortality rates at 30-day and 1-year postoperatively following total hip arthroplasty (THA) and hemiarthroplasty (HA) for displaced femoral neck fractures. The secondary aim of the study is to determine whether arthroplasty volume confers a protective(More)