Natasha T O'Malley

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By analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database, we identified factors associated with postoperative complications and increased hospital stay after total hip arthroplasty in 4281 patients. There was a minor complication rate of 2.7%, a major complication rate of 4.2%, and a mortality rate of 0.26%(More)
INTRODUCTION There has been a recent increase in interest in implementing organized geriatric fracture programs for care of older adults with fragility fractures in order to improve both the quality and costs of care. Because such programs are relatively new, there are no standardized methods for implementation and no published descriptions of barriers to(More)
INTRODUCTION The dynamic helical hip system (DHHS; Synthes, Paoli, Pennsylvania) differs from the standard dynamic sliding hip screw (SHS) in that in preparing for its insertion, reaming of the femoral head is not performed, thereby preserving bone stock. It also requires less torque for insertion of the helical screw. The associated plate has locking(More)
BACKGROUND Internet searches and social media utilization in health care has exploded over the past 5 years, and patients utilize it to gain information on their health conditions and physicians. Social media has the potential to serve as a means for education, communication, and marketing in all health care specialties. Physicians are sometimes reluctant(More)
With a worldwide aging population, the incidence and consequences of geriatric fractures are assuming an increasing importance to health care providers and institutions. Studies have shown that optimal efficient management ensures the best outcome for the patient, at the least cost to the institution. A review of the recent literature was performed to(More)
Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) osteomyelitis is a significant complication for orthopaedic patients undergoing surgery, particularly with fracture fixation and arthroplasty. Given the difficulty in studying S. aureus infections in human subjects, animal models serve an integral role in exploring the pathogenesis of osteomyelitis, and aid in determining(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical education is continually expanding to encompass new techniques and technologies. It is vital that educational activity is directed at gaps in knowledge and ability to improve the quality of learning. AIM The aim of this study is to describe a published learning assessment toolkit when applied to participants attending AOTrauma(More)
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