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A review of the medical records of 239 patients with 243 autogenous bone grafts was undertaken to document the morbidity at the donor sites. The overall major complication rate was 8.6%. Major complications included infection (2.5%), prolonged wound drainage (0.8%), large hematomas (3.3%), reoperation (3.8%), pain greater than 6 months (2.5%), sensory loss(More)
There have been conflicting reports regarding treatment of femoral diaphyseal nonunions using reamed intramedullary nailing. Although high union rates have been reported using this technique, not all orthopaedic surgeons have experienced the same success. A retrospective review of charts and radiographs of 39 adult patients with nonunions of the femoral(More)
Collagraft (Zimmer and Collagen Corporation) consists of a mixture of porous beads composed of 60% hydroxyapatite and 40% tricalcium phosphate ceramic and fibrillar collagen. When mixed with autogenous bone marrow, it serves as an effective bone graft substitute. Since September 1986, this material has been used in a multiclinic prospective trial,(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a porous biphasic hydroxyapatite-calcium phosphate ceramic as a modifier and extender of an autogeneic marrow graft for filling a 2.5-cm segmental bony defect. Twenty adult mongrel dogs were surgically treated to create diaphyseal defects in the left ulnae. The defects were (1) filled with autogeneic bone marrow(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to review the results of single and double-plate fixation combined with grafting with bone from the iliac crest performed by one surgeon as treatment for supracondylar nonunion of the femur. METHODS We performed a retrospective study of eighteen adult patients in whom a nonunion of the supracondylar region of the(More)
A previous study of coralline hydroxyapatite as a bone-graft substitute was extended from 4 to 12 months to determine better the relationships between implantation time, bone ingrowth and mechanical properties. The model consisted of a 10 x 30 mm window defect in the shaft of the canine radius (a cortical site), and a 10 mm diameter cylindrical defect in(More)
(ABSTRACT) In this modern age of information, the demands on data transmission networks for greater capacity, and mobile accessibility are increasing drastically. The increasing demand for mobile access is evidenced by the proliferation of wireless systems such as mobile phone networks and wireless local area networks (WLANs). The frequency range over which(More)
The excellent biocompatibility of titanium and its alloys may result in osseointegration. In order to determine if this presents an obstacle to removal of intramedullary nails, we retrospectively reviewed a series of 45 cases of isolated removal of a femoral nail. Indications for removal were persistent pain and discomfort, request of an asymptomatic(More)
Immediate external fixation has been proposed as a means of stabilizing severe pelvic fractures to reduce the chance of organ failure and death. Sixty-six patients were admitted from January 1980 through December 1983 with double fractures of the pelvic ring that involved the posterior elements. Twenty-six patients (39 percent) underwent immediate external(More)