Background: Shoulder instability is a common cause of pain and dysfunction in young, active patients. While studies have analyzed risk factors for recurrent instability and failure after instability surgery, few have examined which variables are associated with initial surgery in this patient population.
BACKGROUND Although rare, infection can be devastating after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The purpose of this study was to test the association between infection after ACL reconstruction and potential risk factors such as age, body mass index (BMI), smoking, diabetes, and graft choice. METHODS We reviewed the Multicenter Orthopaedic… (More)
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OBJECTIVES To identify vulnerable cardiovascular patients in the hospital using a self-reported function-based screening tool. PARTICIPANTS Prospective observational cohort study of 445 individuals aged ≥ 65 years admitted to a university medical centre hospital within the USA with acute coronary syndrome and/or decompensated heart failure. METHODS… (More)
As our healthcare system moves towards bundling payments, it is vital to understand the potential financial implications associated with treatment of surgical complications. Considering that surgical treatment of ankle fractures is common, there remains minimal data relating costs to postsurgical intervention. We aimed to identify costs associated with… (More)
OBJECTIVE The examination that determines if a veteran has service-connected posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects veterans' lives for years. This study examined factors potentially associated with veterans' perception of their examination's quality. METHODS Veterans (N=384) being evaluated for an initial PTSD service-connection claim were randomly… (More)