Patrick J. Schimoler

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PURPOSE This study sought to compare the strength of quadrupled hamstring tendon (QHT) grafts of 6 to 9.5 mm in clinical diameter with that of 10-mm bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) grafts. METHODS Twenty cadaveric semitendinosus and gracilis tendons were combined into QHT grafts. These were sized using a standard graft-sizing device and an area(More)
A new composite bioceramic consisting of calcium aluminum oxide (CaAlO) and hydroxyapatite (HA) was functionalized with the synthetic antimicrobial peptide Inverso-CysHHC10. CaAlO is a bioceramic that can be mold cast easily and quickly at room temperature. Improved functionality was previously achieved through surface reactions. Here, composites containing(More)
BACKGROUND The radial tuberosity contributes to the biceps supination moment arm and the elbow flexion moment. The purpose of our study was to compare the impact of a cortical bone trough versus an anatomic repair on measurements of the forearm supination moment arm and elbow flexion force efficiency. Our hypothesis was that a trough repair would decrease(More)
When using optical motion capture systems, increasing the number of cameras improves the visibility. However, the software used to deal with the information fusion from multiple cameras may compromise the accuracy of the system due to camera dropout, which can vary with time. In cadaver studies of radial head motion, increasing the number of cameras used by(More)
This open‐access article is published and distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution ‐ NonCommercial ‐ No Derivatives License (‐nc‐nd/3.0/), which permits the noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction of the article in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. You may not alter,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to compare biomechanical strength, repair times, and repair values for zone II core flexor tendon repairs. METHODS A total of 75 fresh-frozen human cadaveric flexor tendons were harvested from the index through small finger and randomized into one of 5 repair groups: 4-stranded cross-stitch cruciate (4-0 polyester and(More)
BACKGROUND This study sought to determine whether several metatarsophalangeal (MTP) fusion techniques require complete immobilization or if some level of weight-bearing could be recommended after surgery. A comparison of synthetic composite to actual bone was included in order to examine the validity of the testing conditions. METHODS Four MTP fusion(More)
BACKGROUND An ideal peripheral nerve repair construct does not currently exist. Our primary goal was to determine whether fibrin glue adds to the tensile strength of conduit-assisted primary digital nerve repairs. Our secondary goal was to evaluate the impact of varying suture number and location on the tensile strength. METHODS Ninety cadaveric digital(More)
OBJECTIVE To biomechanically assess the angular stability provided by three techniques for reconstruction of the LUCL. METHODS Eight cadaveric elbows were tested with the LCL-C intact, disrupted from the origin at the lateral epicondyle, and reconstructed with three different techniques utilizing ulnar bone tunnels: a suture "lasso" or palmaris longus(More)
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