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Distal femoral medial closing wedge osteotomy is useful for mechanical axis realignment to unload the lateral compartment of the valgus knee. The primary indication for unloading the lateral compartment is lateral unicompartmental osteoarthritis. Alternative treatment options include lateral unicompartment or total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Prerequisites for(More)
Hip osteoarthritis is a common cause of musculoskeletal pain in older adults and may result in decreased mobility and quality of life. Although the presentation of hip osteoarthritis varies, surgical management is required when the disease is severe, longstanding, and unresponsive to nonoperative treatments. For stakeholders to plan for the expected(More)
BACKGROUND We examined retention rates for basic surgical skills taught through a 1-month intensive laboratory boot camp-style course at the onset of residency. METHODS We present data from 3 groups, each composed of 6 residents. The first group consisted of residents from a new competency-based curriculum (CBC). They started residency training with the(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have presented compelling data that a 1-month "boot-camp"-style course can be a highly effective mechanism for teaching and developing targeted technical skills. In the current study, we examine whether performance of these targeted skills is improved when residents are trained using directed, student-led (SL) learning methods(More)
Bone loss around the knee in the setting of total knee arthroplasty remains a difficult and challenging problem for orthopaedic surgeons. There are a number of options for dealing with smaller and contained bone loss; however, massive segmental bone loss has fewer options. Small, contained defects can be treated with cement, morselized autograft/allograft(More)
Preoperative planning is essential to define anatomy, clarify the operative approach and exposure, and ensure that suitable implants are available.Concerns exist regarding the long-term effectiveness and safety of hip resurfacing arthroplasty for the young dysplastic hip.In light of current evidence, concerns exist regarding the use of metal-on-metal(More)
BACKGROUND Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) can improve fasciotomy wound closure, but its effects on skeletal muscle are largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate NPWT effects on skeletal muscle after fasciotomy for compartment syndrome in an animal model and to assess regional variability in muscle fiber regeneration. METHODS(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review of 34 patients with juvenile idiopathic scoliosis (JIS) treated with a nighttime bending brace. OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of part-time bracing in JIS. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Although previous bracing studies have focused on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, no authors have dealt specifically with(More)
It is important to avoid underestimating the significance of wound complications following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Expedient and aggressive care is recommended. Understanding the blood supply to the skin around the knee and measures to prevent wound complications are fundamental to preventing wound problems. A detailed patient history and physical(More)
Antibiotic-loaded cement spacers in first-stage revision hip arthroplasty for infection are associated with a high dislocation and fracture rate. This technical note describes a novel surgical technique, utilizing screws and cement, improving acetabular coverage and reducing the risk of mechanical failure. Fifteen infected hip prostheses underwent removal,(More)
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