Parke William Hudson

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Distal fibula fractures represent a common problem in orthopaedics. When fibula fractures require operative fixation, implants are typically made from stainless steel or titanium alloys. Carbon fiber implants have been used elsewhere in orthopaedics for years, and their advantages include a modulus of elasticity similar to that of bone, biocompatibility,(More)
Ankle sprains are the most common athletic injury. One of five chronic lateral ankle instability patients will require surgery, making operative outcomes crucial. The purpose of this study is to determine if operative method influences failure and complication rates in chronic lateral ankle ligament repair surgery. We retrospectively reviewed 119 cases (118(More)
PURPOSE To provide a comparative 30-day postoperative analysis of complications and unplanned readmission rates, using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database, after open or arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (RCR). METHODS The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was reviewed for(More)
OBJECTIVES Determine if topical vancomycin and tobramycin powder reduces the incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) following pelvic ring and acetabulum fracture surgery. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study SETTING:: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Academic Level I Trauma Center PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS:: 219 patients (140 meeting inclusion criteria)(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the risk of iatrogenic injury to plantar neurovascular structures of the foot during insertion of a curved retrograde tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) fusion nail. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ten below-knee thawed fresh-frozen cadaveric specimens underwent curved retrograde nailing of the ankle. The shortest distance(More)
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