Robert Flavin

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Clinical and pedobarograph evaluation was performed on 16 patients following flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon transfers to determine the resulting morbidity due to the loss of FHL function. All patients underwent FHL tendon transfer for either chronic tendon Achilles rupture or chronic Achilles tendinosis. Clinical evaluation of hallux function was(More)
The management of the patella in total knee arthroplasty still causes controversy. Whether or not to resurface the patella in primary total knee arthroplasty remains unclear. In this study we examined 220 consecutive total knee replacements, by a single surgeon, where the patella was routinely resurfaced using the inset technique. All patellae were suitable(More)
Percutaneous repairs of Achilles tendon ruptures has gained popularity due the reduced incidence of wound complications, however its use is still limited by the high incidence of sural nerve injuries associated with these repairs. The only technique described to avoid this adverse event is to surgically expose the nerve peri-operatively. In our study, we(More)
PURPOSE To determine the coronal marrow ablation length and detect cortical thinning after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of bone in a pig model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twelve pigs underwent RFA with a 1- or 2-cm single internally cooled electrode placed at the mid-diaphyseal point of their long bones at 1, 7, or 28 days before euthanasia. Twelve minutes of(More)
Despite the implication that the clavicle acts as an osseus strut to maintain the width of the shoulder and therefore provide power and stability to the arm-trunk mechanism, there have been inconsistent findings on whether shortening or malunion after clavicle fractures has an effect on shoulder function. We used the Biodex isokinetic assessment and the(More)
BACKGROUND Prior studies reported improved gait after total ankle arthroplasty and better parameters of gait than those reported in earlier studies of patients after ankle arthrodesis. However, there are very limited data prospectively evaluating the effects on gait after ankle arthroplasty compared with ankle arthrodesis. Controversy remains regarding the(More)
Hallux rigidus was first described in 1887. Many aetiological factors have been postulated, but none has been supported by scientific evidence. We have examined the static and dynamic imbalances in the first metatarsophalangeal joint which we postulated could be the cause of this condition. We performed a finite-element analysis study on a male subject and(More)
Quality of life outcome and patient satisfaction after total hip arthroplasty are complex phenomena and many confounding determinants have been identified. Degenerative disease of the hip joint may present with variable patterns of pain referral in the lower limb. However the effect of varied preoperative pain referral patterns on patient outcome and(More)
BACKGROUND Arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) is used to treat a variety of foot pathologies. Numerous methods of internal fixation and bone end preparation have been reported. In an effort to bring together the best features of the various internal fixation devices, a low-profile contoured titanium plate (LPCT) using a compression(More)