Robert Henry Brophy

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BACKGROUND Patellofemoral instability affects activities of daily living and hinders athletic participation. Over the past 2 decades, more attention has been paid to medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction for the treatment of recurrent patellar dislocations/subluxations. Numerous techniques have been reported; however, there is no consensus(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of osteoporosis following a hip fracture has been notoriously poor. Many efforts have been made to improve treatment rates. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a perioperative inpatient intervention program, involving patient education and providing a list of questions for the primary care physician, increased the(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this investigation was to compare reoperation rates and clinical outcomes after meniscal repair and partial meniscectomy. METHODS A systematic literature review was performed to identify outcome studies of arthroscopic meniscal repair (inside-out, outside-in, and all-inside techniques) or partial meniscectomy in patients with traumatic(More)
BACKGROUND Avulsion of the rectus femoris origin is a rare injury. The only previous report of this injury in professional American football has been limited to the kicking athlete. PURPOSE To describe the incidence and treatment of proximal rectus femoris avulsion in the National Football League (NFL). STUDY DESIGN Case series; Level of evidence, 4. (More)
BACKGROUND Conventional endoscopic single-bundle transtibial anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction from the posterolateral tibial footprint to the anteromedial femoral footprint results in a vertical graft. A more oblique horizontal graft from the anteromedial tibial footprint to the posterolateral femoral footprint may offer a better alternative(More)
OBJECTIVE This study intends to look at the role of leg dominance in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury risk among soccer (football) athletes. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that soccer players rupture the ACL of their preferred support leg more frequently than the ACL in their preferred kicking leg, particularly in non-contact(More)
BACKGROUND The menisci are integral to normal knee function. The purpose of this study was to measure the contact pressures transmitted to the medial tibial plateau under physiological loads as a function of the percentage of the meniscus involved by the radial tear or repair. Our hypotheses were that (1) there is a threshold size of radial tears above(More)
BACKGROUND The meniscus plays critical roles in the knee, contributing to load transmission, shock absorption, and joint stability. Little is known about gene expression in meniscal tears, particularly in relation to injury pattern and patient age and sex. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that gene expression in meniscal tears varies(More)
A variety of factors contribute to the failure of primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction; most commonly, it is technical error related to tunnel placement. Recently, the increasing popularity of the all-endoscopic ACL reconstruction and concern about graft impingement may have led to more posterior placement of the tibial tunnel by(More)