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Long-term outcomes were reported for 10 (77%) of 13 cases of revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using the lateral third of the ipsilateral patellar tendon as a graft. All primary ACL reconstructions were ipsilateral central-third bone-patellar tendon-bone graft procedures. Mean age at follow-up was 30.7 years, and mean time from(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of consecutive case series. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the early surgical results and complications of thoracic transdiscal osteotomies and vertebral shortening for the treatment of thoracic discitis/osteomyelitis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Thoracic discitis/osteomyelitis leads to collapse of the disc space and/or vertebral(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective comparative study. OBJECTIVE To investigate the risk factors associated with upper instrumented vertebral (UIV) fractures in adult lumbar deformity. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Long segment lumbar fusions may lead to junctional failures. The purpose of this study was to determine factors associated with junctional failures.(More)
Violence, including its occurrence among youth, results in considerable physical, emotional, social, and economic consequences in the U.S. Youth violence prevention work at the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasizes preventing youth violence-related behaviors, injuries, and deaths by(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of consecutive case series. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of using autologous rib graft for fusion across long posterior column defects. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Achieving fusion across large posterior column defects after en bloc tumor resection can be difficult. Rib graft can be harvested from the local wound,(More)
BACKGROUND Teen dating violence (TDV) negatively impacts health, mental and physical well-being, and school performance. METHODS Data from a nationally representative sample of high school students participating in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) are used to demonstrate associations of physical(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case report. OBJECTIVE To describe a novel technique to remove anterior instrumentation from a posterior approach while performing posterior-based osteotomies for spinal deformities. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Posterior-based osteotomies such as pedicle subtraction osteotomies (PSOs) and vertebral column resections are performed to restore(More)
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