Robert Smolinski

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For parallelism to become tractable for mass programmers, shared-memory languages and environments must evolve to enforce disciplined practices that ban "wild shared-memory behaviors;'' e.g., unstructured parallelism, arbitrary data races, and ubiquitous non-determinism. This software evolution is a rare opportunity for hardware designers to rethink(More)
Current technology scaling is leading to increasingly fragile components, making hardware reliability a primary design consideration. Recently researchers have proposed low-cost reliability solutions that detect hardware faults through software-level symptom monitoring. SWAT (SoftWare Anomaly Treatment), one such solution, demonstrated with(More)
Many different surgical techniques and rehabilitation protocols have evolved for the treatment of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, and there is a lack of agreement as to which approach results in the best outcome. Members of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) were surveyed to determine their current ACL reconstruction(More)
This study's purpose was to evaluate the reliability of knee injection sites with low-volume (2-3 cc) injection typical of viscosupplementation. This was a prospective study of 131 knees randomly assigned to 3 injection groups before to knee arthroscopy: SM-superomedial, superolateral, and lateral joint line (LJL). Needles were inserted to the hub, and(More)
Patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) have reduced functional capacity and muscle function that improves significantly after quantitative progressive exercise rehabilitation (QPER). The effects of these changes on the biomechanics of walking have not been quantified. Our goal was to quantify the effects of knee OA on gait before and after QPER. Bilateral(More)
In a sports medicine center, we prospectively evaluated the Ottawa Ankle Rules over 1 year for their ability to identify clinically significant ankle and midfoot fractures and to reduce the need for radiography. We also developed a modification to improve specificity for malleolar fracture identification. Patients with acute ankle injuries (< or = 10 days(More)
PURPOSE The Ottawa ankle rule (OAR) is a clinical decision rule used in emergency departments to identify which patients with acute ankle/midfoot injury require radiography. The purpose of this study was to implement the OAR, with a modification to improve the specificity for identifying malleolar fractures (the "Buffalo rule"), in a sports medicine center(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have examined whether chondral lesions encountered in patients undergoing meniscectomy should be surgically treated. The primary aim of the ChAMP (Chondral Lesions And Meniscus Procedures) Trial is to determine whether there is a difference in knee pain between patients undergoing debridement versus observation of chondral lesions(More)
BACKGROUND Looking up information regarding a medical condition is the third most popular activity online, and there are a variety of web-based symptom-checking programs available to the patient. However, the authors are not aware of any that have been scientifically evaluated as an accurate measure for the cause of one's knee pain. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS The(More)