Robert J. Meislin

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A painful condition known as snapping hip may prevent athletes from attaining peak performance, and it presents diagnostic and treatment challenges to the sports medicine physician as well. Three types of snapping hip (external, internal, and intra-articular) are known, and each has a distinct pathomechanic cause, specific symptoms, and classic clinical(More)
Twenty-nine cases of operative arthroscopy of the ankle were done between 1985 and 1989 for synovial impingement of the ankle. The average age of the patients was 37 years. All patients (17 men, 12 women) reported an earlier history of injury, with 24 of the patients (83%) noting chronic ankle pain after an inversion injury and 5 of the patients (17%)(More)
Persistent shoulder pain is a very common condition that often has a multifactorial underlying pathology and is associated with high societal cost and patient burden. In 2000, the direct costs for the treatment of shoulder dysfunction in the United States totaled $7 billion. Persistent shoulder pain can result from bursitis, tendinitis, rotator cuff tear,(More)
Platelet-rich plasma is defined as autologous blood with a concentration of platelets above baseline values. Platelet-rich plasma has been used in maxillofacial and plastic surgery since the 1990s; its use in sports medicine is growing given its potential to enhance muscle and tendon healing. In vitro studies suggest that growth factors released by(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively assess magnetic resonance (MR) imaging features of radial tunnel syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval was obtained, and informed consent was waived for the retrospective HIPAA-compliant study. MR images of 10 asymptomatic volunteers (six men, four women; mean age, 30 years) and 25 patients (11 men,(More)
To assess the ability of 3D MR shoulder reconstructions to accurately quantify glenoid bone loss in the clinical setting using findings at the time of arthroscopy as the gold standard. Retrospective review of patients with MR shoulder studies that included 3D MR reconstructions (3D MR) produced using an axial Dixon 3D-T1W-FLASH sequence at our institution(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed at identifying the optimal threshold value to detect cartilage lesions with Standardized delayed Gadolinium-Enhanced MRI of Cartilage (dGEMRIC) at 3 T and evaluate intra- and inter-observer repeatability. DESIGN We retrospectively reviewed 20 hips in 20 patients. dGEMRIC maps were acquired at 3 T along radial imaging planes of(More)
The posterolateral region of the knee is an anatomically complex area that plays an important role in the stabilization of the knee relative to specific force vectors at low angles of knee flexion. A renewed interest in this region and advanced biomechanical studies have brought additional understanding of both the anatomy and the function of posterolateral(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic ruptures of the distal biceps are often complicated by tendon retraction and fibrosis, precluding primary repair. Reconstruction with allograft augmentation has been proposed as an alternative for cases not amenable to primary repair. PURPOSE To investigate the clinical outcomes of late distal biceps reconstruction using allograft(More)