Pamela A. Pulido

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BACKGROUND Fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation is an increasingly common treatment option for chondral and osteochondral lesions in the knee, but the long-term outcome is unknown. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We determined (1) pain and function, (2) frequency and types of reoperations, (3) survivorship at a median of 13.5 years, and (4) predictors of(More)
This study examined long-term survivorship of primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) using cementless Harris-Galante porous femoral and Harris-Galante porous I or II acetabular components. Of 113 hips (101 patients) studied, 60 hips (53 patients) were available for follow-up at a mean of 17.2 years after surgery. A total of 10 hips had documented revision,(More)
Median 14-year follow-up (mean 11.8 years) of a cemented primary posterior cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty (TKA) utilizing the Press-Fit Condylar (PFC) Sigma design was evaluated in 77 patients (79 TKA). Follow-up assessment included implant survivorship, x-rays, Knee Society rating system, and clinical evaluation. Radiographic analysis(More)
Two important questions remain in simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Is bilateral TKA significantly more painful and is physical recovery significantly more difficult compared with unilateral TKA? A retrospective matched-pair analysis compared 59 bilateral and 59 unilateral TKA patients based on age, sex, diagnosis, surgeon, and surgery(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine whether continuous infiltration of a local anesthetic into the surgical wound for 48 hours will diminish the need for narcotics and improve the postoperative pain experience for patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using a patellar tendon autograft. TYPE OF STUDY(More)
BACKGROUND Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the knee can be difficult to treat. Cartilage restoration techniques are often indicated when the lesion or fragment cannot be salvaged and the patient remains symptomatic. Fresh osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation can restore both bone and cartilage defects characteristic of OCD. HYPOTHESIS We(More)
BACKGROUND The Press-Fit Condylar total knee arthroplasty implant design has been used by many orthopaedic surgeons over the last twenty years. The design has survived with relatively minor modifications and remains a popular implant system today. The present study represents the fourteen to seventeen-year results for our patients who were described in our(More)
The need for prophylaxis against venous thromboembolic disease following lower-extremity joint replacement is well documented and accepted. Although low molecular weight heparin is approved for inpatient and extended prophylaxis beyond the hospital environment, orthopedic surgeons must determine the duration of injectable low molecular weight heparin based(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the outcome of osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation as the primary treatment for cartilage injury in patients with no previous surgical treatment. STUDY DESIGN Case series. Patients were identified in our outcomes database. Patients undergoing primary OCA transplantation with no prior surgical treatment and a minimum of 2(More)
BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolic events, either deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, are important complications in patients undergoing knee or hip arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a mobile compression device (ActiveCare+S.F.T.) with or without aspirin compared with current pharmacological protocols for(More)