Patrick M . O ' Connor

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Twenty-five shoulders with recurrent instability and associated anterior glenoid rim lesions were reviewed to 1) develop a classification system of the lesions, 2) evaluate radiographic techniques in detecting the lesions, and 3) analyze the outcome of surgery. Lesions were classified into three types: Type I, a displaced avulsion fracture with attached(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome after subcoracoid pectoralis major transfer for anterior-superior shoulder instability in massive rotator cuff insufficiency. Fourteen patients underwent subcoracoid pectoralis major transfer for this debilitating surgical complication. At a mean 17.5-month follow-up, there were 11 satisfactory and 3(More)
Injuries to the acromioclavicular joint and the sternoclavicular joint and fractures of the clavicle, glenoid, and scapula vary widely in incidence, treatment, and prognosis. The treatment for acromioclavicular joint and clavicle injuries, which are relatively common, has significantly evolved. Controversy exists regarding the ideal treatment of type III(More)
We studied 148 professional baseball players with no history of shoulder problems to assess range of motion and laxity of their dominant and nondominant shoulders. There were 72 pitchers and 76 position players. Average external rotation with the arm in 90 degrees of abduction was statistically greater and average internal rotation was statistically less in(More)
To determine the incidence and magnitude of complications of cervical discography as well as to assess the clinical results of operative treatment based on discographic findings, a series of 31 patients who underwent cervical discography was reviewed. Twenty-six patients (84%) experienced provocative concordant symptomatology and were considered positive.(More)
BACKGROUND Although several studies have described magnetic resonance imaging findings in shoulders of asymptomatic volunteers, no such investigation has been performed on asymptomatic dominant and nondominant shoulders of elite overhead athletes. HYPOTHESIS Asymptomatic dominant shoulders of elite overhead athletes may have a higher incidence of magnetic(More)
BACKGROUND Displaced ipsilateral fractures of the clavicle and the glenoid neck are a complex injury pattern that is usually the result of high-energy trauma. The treatment of these injuries is controversial, as good results have been reported with both operative and nonoperative treatment. METHODS Nineteen patients who had sustained a displaced fracture(More)
Patients who have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis often are seen at a very young age because of severe stiffness and pain in several joints. While total elbow replacement may be indicated in these patients, this procedure is difficult to perform because of contracture of the soft tissues and the extremely small bones and intramedullary cavities in these(More)
BACKGROUND Thermal shrinkage of capsular tissue has recently been proposed as a means to address the capsular redundancy associated with shoulder instability. Although this procedure has become very popular, minimal peer-reviewed literature is available to justify its widespread use. PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate the efficacy of arthroscopic(More)
Anteroposterior and lateral plain radiographs of 116 osteonecrotic femoral heads were reviewed to assess the interobserver reliability and intraobserver reproducibility of the modified Ficat classification system. The radiographs were reviewed initially and then again six months later by three adult reconstructive surgeons, two general orthopaedic surgeons,(More)