Stephen John Becher

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this article was to evaluate the relationship of radiographic features of tibial plateau fractures to the development of compartment syndrome. We hypothesized that the direction and degree of initial displacement of the femur on the tibia, and the amount of tibial widening (TW), were correlated with the development of compartment(More)
OBJECTIVES This study prospectively followed a cohort of orthopaedic trauma patients to identify risk factors that contribute to depression in patients with skeletal injuries. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Level I trauma center. PATIENTS One hundred ten orthopaedic trauma patients admitted as inpatients. INTERVENTION None. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
PET imaging has been evaluated in five areas of sarcoma diagnosis and treatment: biopsy guidance, therapeutic monitoring, tumor detection and grading, tumor staging, and prognostication. Current evidence does not include any cost-benefit analysis showing a decreased number of invasive procedures from false-positive results. There is overlap from more(More)
BACKGROUND Nailing of open femur fractures has been described, but the literature on this subject often used antegrade nailing techniques. A retrograde nailing technique carries the risk of contamination and infection of the knee, infection, and nonunion. The purpose of this study was to have a case series examining the intermediate term outcome of(More)
Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by a spirochete of the Borrelia sensu lato group. Its incidence has greatly increased in recent years. The main vector is a tick of the Ixodes family. Clinical manifestations are multiple and show the multi-organ character of the disease. In terms of frequency, joint and neurological presentations, respectively(More)
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