Stefano A. Bini

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A retrospective review was conducted of all consecutive giant cell tumors treated by the senior author (JOJ) between 1975 and 1990 using the technique of aggressive curettage through a large bone window followed by acrylic cement reconstruction. Steinmann pins were used as reinforcement bars within the methacrylate in large lesions. Thirty-eight patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There are limited population-based data on utilization, outcomes, and trends in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The purpose of this study was to examine TKA utilization and short-term outcomes in a pre-paid health maintenance organization (HMO), and to determine whether rates and revision burden changed over time. We also studied(More)
We reviewed 90-day readmission rates for 9150 patients with a primary total hip or knee arthroplasty performed between April 2001 and December 2004. Patients with an American Society of Anesthesiologists score of 3 or greater or with perioperative complications were excluded. We correlated the readmission rate with discharge disposition to either skilled(More)
From 1989 through 1996, 10 children affected by high grade bone tumors of the proximal tibia underwent an intraepiphyseal intercalary resection. The residual epiphyseal bone segment measured less than 2 cm in thickness in all cases and reconstruction always was performed using the combination of a vascularized fibular autograft and a massive bone allograft.(More)
Accurate projections of future demand require constant updates of current data. This article reviews the most recent usage data for primary total joint arthroplasty (TJA) in a community-based hospital system with 3.2 million members. We used administrative databases to determine plan membership, surgical volume, and age-adjusted incidence rates for TJA from(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal method of prophylaxis for the prevention of pulmonary embolism in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty remains controversial. Guidelines appear to be contradictory. The purpose of the present study was to examine whether a best prophylactic agent exists for the prevention of postoperative pulmonary embolism and whether the type(More)
BACKGROUND The survivorship of implants after revision total hip arthroplasty and risk factors associated with re-revision are not well defined. We evaluated the re-revision rate with use of the institutional total joint replacement registry. The purpose of this study was to determine patient, implant, and surgeon factors associated with re-revision total(More)
BACKGROUND Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is often performed in patients who are older and may take bisphosphonates to treat a variety of conditions, most commonly osteoporosis. However, the clinical effects of bisphosphonate use on patients who have undergone THA are not well described. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES (1) Is bisphosphonate use in patients with(More)
Introduction Successful post-operative telerehabilitation following total knee replacement (TKR) has been documented using synchronous (real-time) video. Bandwidth and the need for expensive hardware are cited as barriers to implementation. Web-based asynchronous visual platforms promise to address these problems but have not been evaluated. We performed a(More)