Steven N Shah

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Chronic exertional compartment syndrome is an overuse condition affecting primarily active, athletic people. Its etiology is unclear, but several theories have been proposed. The syndrome is characterized by recurrent, often severe muscle compartment pain that occurs with vigorous exercise and subsides with rest. Physical examination usually provides little(More)
The few reports in the orthopedic literature that discuss outcomes after total knee arthroplasty in patients with Parkinson's disease cite mixed results. These patients are at increased risk for the development of flexion contracture, which has been shown to significantly worsen functional scores. The present report describes the development of a flexion(More)
Dual plating of complex, bicondylar tibial plateau fractures through an anterolateral and posteromedial approach is often performed to treat fractures complicated by a significantly displaced posteromedial fragment or a depression of the medial articular surface. The purpose of the present study was to (1) determine the deep infection rate of such fractures(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity, a growing public health concern, is often thought to be an important risk factor for postoperative complications. We hypothesized that body mass index is predictive of complications after operative treatment of acetabular fractures. METHODS A retrospective chart review identified 169 consecutive patients in whom an acetabular fracture(More)
Complications in total knee arthroplasty directly related to hardware failure other than polyethylene wear are rare. We report 2 cases of symptomatic screw migration into the joint space from total knee prostheses. In the first case, a screw disengaged from a constrained condylar knee prosthesis. Arthroscopy using standard arthroscopy portals and a small(More)
The elderly patient with a displaced femoral neck fracture is commonly treated via hemiarthroplasty. The objectives of this study were to: 1) determine the rates of in-hospital mortality, complications, and prolonged length of stay (LOS) in such patients; 2) elucidate the patient characteristics that predict these occurrences; and 3) investigate the(More)
We present a case of complete traumatic extrusion of the distal 40% of the ulna through the hypothenar eminence in the context of an open, both-bone forearm fracture and spinal cord transection. To the best of our knowledge, this specific trauma is unique to the literature, and, therefore, there is no standard treatment approach. Our patient was managed(More)
Despite the large loads placed upon constrained acetabular liners, little is known of their mechanical performance. We analyzed retrieved liners to determine wear and other damage modes and assess associations between types and severity of damage and clinical, radiographic, and implant variables. Outer rim impingement frequency and severity were higher than(More)
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