Sanjeev J Suratwala

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BACKGROUND Implant loosening is associated with inflammatory bone loss induced by ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene wear debris. We hypothesized that a hydroxyapatite-bisphosphonate composite improves periprosthetic bone quality and osseous integration of an intramedullary implant even in the presence of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene(More)
Giant cell tumor of bone is an aggressive tumor characterized by extensive bone destruction and high recurrence rates. This tumor consists of stromal cells and hematopoietic cells that interact in an autocrine manner to produce tumoral osteoclastogenesis and bone resorption. This autocrine regulation may be disrupted by novel therapeutic agents. Nonspecific(More)
Unicameral bone cyst (UBC) is a benign cystic lesion in children which is prone to fracture. Various treatments are available, but recurrence after different types of percutaneous injection therapy can cause bone destruction and pathologic fracture. The potential therapeutic effects of anti-resorptive agents, such as bisphosphonates, have not been(More)
We reviewed the impact of multiple donor characteristics on recipient mortality by univariate and multivariate analyses in a cohort of heart donors from 1995 to 1999. A sub-cohort of donors was also selected who met "marginal" criteria, and the early and late survival of these patients was then compared. Surrogates of donor size (donor weight, donor body(More)
Fractures and nonunions are the main complications associated with bone allografts. Although the osteogenic role of recombinant human bone morphogenetic proteins (rhBMPs) has been demonstrated in experimental models and human tibial nonunions, the results are unknown for allograft nonunions. In this study, the efficacy of rhBMPs was evaluated in nonunions(More)
STUDY DESIGN This is a single-center, multisurgeon, retrospective study of radiologic and functional outcome measures at a minimum 2-year follow-up. OBJECTIVE We studied the radiologic and functional outcomes following 3 or more motion segment fusions of the lumbar spine for low back pain due to multilevel degenerative disc disease. SUMMARY OF(More)
STUDY DESIGN Biomechanical cadaveric study. OBJECTIVE To determine the torque required to remove pedicle screws augmented with polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) or calcium phosphate cement (CPC); thus, proving the safety of back out of augmented screws in the osteopotoric model, which would be a more dangerous setting than the nonosteoporotic model. (More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine long-term survival (>10 years) after cardiac transplantation in the cyclosporine era and identify risk factors influencing long-term survival. BACKGROUND Despite the availability of newer modalities for heart failure, cardiac transplantation remains the treatment of choice for end-stage heart disease. (More)
STUDY DESIGN Case report. OBJECTIVES Case report of acute renal infarction following lateral interbody fusion with posterior instrumentation for adult lumbar kyphoscoliosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA This is the first reported renal infarction following minimally invasive lateral interbody fusion and posterior spinal instrumentation. METHODS We(More)
We conducted a retrospective cohort study (N = 477) to determine if use of intravenous tranexamic acid (TXA) improves early ambulation and reduces blood loss after total knee arthroplasty and anterior and posterior total hip arthroplasty. Mean (SD) patient age was 66.5 (10.1) years. For all 3 procedures, early ambulation was significantly better in the TXA(More)
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