Paul J Duwelius

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Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF), the currently preferred method for treatment of unstable posterior pelvic and sacral fractures, has two significant disadvantages: the need for blind placement of the fixation screws and the occurrence of high complication rates. Advantages of computed tomographic (CT)-guided sacral fixation include direct(More)
Twelve of 14 proximal third tibial shaft fractures were successfully treated with a new technique for intramedullary nailing of these fractures. The average anterior displacement was 3.0 mm (range 0-17). The average coronal plane alignment was 2.0 degrees valgus (range 2 degrees varus to 12 degrees valgus). There was one nonunion. The technique's success is(More)
Seventy-five adults who sustained 76 tibial plateau fractures were treated according to a prospective protocol using instability in extension as the principal indication for operative fixation. Patients showing instability underwent closed manipulative reduction under fluoroscopic guidance. If significant joint depression persisted after reduction,(More)
We used a previously reported experimental method to measure patellofemoral contact areas and pressures in four pairs of human cadaveric knees before and after a partial patellectomy. The knee joints were loaded by application of a flexion moment, which was resisted by the extension moment of the quadriceps mechanism. Patellofemoral contact was measured(More)
Minimally invasive surgery has the potential for minimizing surgical trauma, pain, and recovery time in patients having THA. This minimally invasive two-incision total hip technique was found to be safe and facilitated a rapid patient recovery. Further-more, unique instruments and fluoroscopic assistance ensure accurate component position and alignment.(More)
We compared the outcomes of the mini-posterior and 2-incision total hip arthroplasty approaches by analyzing 43 matched pairs of patients. The following outcomes were evaluated: (1) Harris Hip Score, (2) Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey, (3) the Medical Outcomes Study Sleep Scale, and (4) the Western Ontario and McMaster(More)
Small-incision total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been shown to be safe and effective in achieving early postoperative improvements in pain and function. The comparative published reports of the two-incision, anterior, and mini-posterior techniques have defined indications for small-incision THAs. The mini-posterior approach appears to be better than the(More)
Two methods of intramedullary fixation of fractures of the middle of the femoral shaft were evaluated in a sheep model to determine the effect of femoral reaming on pulmonary function. The effect of a modified reamer was also studied. A second experiment with the same model was performed to evaluate the relationship between embolization and pulmonary(More)