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BACKGROUND Open reduction and internal fixation is the treatment of choice for displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures at many orthopaedic trauma centers. The purpose of this study was to determine whether open reduction and internal fixation of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures results in better general and disease-specific health(More)
We conducted a prospective, randomized, controlled trial to compare functional outcomes, complications, and reoperation rates in elderly patients with displaced intra-articular, distal humeral fractures treated with open reduction-internal fixation (ORIF) or primary semiconstrained total elbow arthroplasty (TEA). Forty-two patients were randomized by sealed(More)
The purpose of this study is to determine whether arthroscopic acromioplasty is equivalent or superior to open acromioplasty, in a prospective, randomized, controlled, blinded clinical trial. Seventy-one patients with a clinical diagnosis of impingement syndrome were randomized to arthroscopic or open acromioplasty. Nine were excluded because of(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the hypothesis that circulating tumor cells as determined using the CellSearch System would correlate with tumor volume, pathological stage and Gleason score in men with localized prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Samples of blood (30 ml) were drawn from 97 men with localized prostate cancer before radical prostatectomy, on(More)
BACKGROUND Microfracture, the standard of care, is recognized to be an incomplete solution for cartilage damage. BST-CarGel, a chitosan-based medical device, is mixed with autologous whole blood and is applied to a microfractured cartilage lesion in which it physically stabilizes the clot and guides and enhances marrow-derived repair. An international,(More)
OBJECTIVE Serial circulating tumor cell (CTC) counts have demonstrated predictive and prognostic value in patients with metastatic breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer. In a phase III study of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) with trabectedin vs. PLD for relapsed ovarian cancer, we evaluated the correlation, if any, between numbers of CTCs and(More)
We randomised prospectively 44 patients with fractures of the shaft of the humerus to open reduction and internal fixation by either an intramedullary nail (IMN) or a dynamic compression plate (DCP). Patients were followed up for a minimum of six months. There were no significant differences in the function of the shoulder and elbow, as determined by the(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the treatment preferences of orthopaedic surgeons for displaced three- and four-part proximal humerus fractures. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING Academic and nonacademic institutions across Canada. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS Members of the Canadian Orthopedic Trauma Society and the Joint Orthopedic Initiative for National Trials(More)
To determine the relative risk of complications in treating ankle fractures in patients with diabetes, we compared the results of the management of displaced malleolar fractures in 26 patients with those of a matched group of non-diabetic patients, using a case-controlled study. The groups were matched for patient age, fracture type and treating surgeon.(More)