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BACKGROUND While open reduction of displaced ankle fractures generally is accepted as the standard of care, relatively little is known about the health related quality of life after treatment. It is generally accepted that clinical results of treatment for supination-external rotation stage IV ankle fractures are favorable. The goal of this investigation… (More)
HYPOTHESIS Specifically located humeral head biopsies from three-part proximal humerus fractures taken at the time of hemiarthroplasty will show greater tetracycline labeling under fluorescent microscopy than those biopsies taken from four-part fractures. Additionally, biopsies from younger patients would show greater fluorescence than older patients. … (More)
OBJECTIVES The mechanical behavior of cadaveric femurs after intramedullary reaming using the Reamer-Irrigator-Aspirator (RIA) for autogenous bone graft harvest has not been fully described. We hypothesized that reamed femurs, regardless of starting point, would adequately withstand cyclic loading simulating postoperative single-leg stance. METHODS… (More)
Anterior pelvic ring disruptions are often associated with injuries to the genitourinary structures with the potential for considerable resultant morbidity. Herniation of the bladder into the symphyseal region after injury with subsequent entrapment upon reduction of the symphyseal diastasis has seldom been reported in the literature. We report such a case… (More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the relationship between injury severity surrogates and other patient factors with the development and severity of heterotopic ossification (HO) following open reduction internal fixation of acetabular fractures treated with a posterior approach. DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING Academic level 1 trauma center. PARTICIPANTS… (More)
Lateral-to-medial proximal interlocking screw insertion for retrograde femoral nails avoids potential neurovascular injury while maintaining stable interlocking mechanics.
Superomedial impaction of the anterior dome of the acetabulum is a known risk factor for poor outcomes after open reduction and internal fixation of acetabular fractures. The authors, using the anterior intrapelvic (modified Stoppa) approach to the acetabulum, describe a novel technique to help reduce and stabilize marginal impaction of the acetabular dome.… (More)