Sue D. Barber-Westin

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In a consecutive series, we treated 41 young patients who had anterior cruciate ligament deficiency, lower limb varus angulation, and varying amounts of posterolateral ligament deficiency. Seventy-three percent of the patients (N = 30) had lost the medial meniscus and 63% (N = 26) had marked articular cartilage damage in the medial compartment. All patients(More)
PURPOSE Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is commonly performed in athletes, with the goal of return to sports activities. Unfortunately, this operation may fail, and the rates of either reinjuring an ACL-reconstructed knee or sustaining an ACL rupture to the contralateral knee range from 3% to 49%. One problem that exists is a lack of(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate the results of meniscal transplantation in a consecutive series of younger patients treated for pain in the tibiofemoral compartment following a previous meniscectomy. METHODS Forty cryopreserved menisci were implanted into thirty-eight patients. Sixteen knees also had an osteochondral(More)
Although many instruments are used to assess outcome after knee ligament reconstruction, their reliability, validity, and responsiveness have not been adequately proven. Our purpose was to assess these statistical measures in a commonly used instrument, the Cincinnati Knee Rating System. Reliability was determined from the responses of 100 subjects who(More)
We report a critical rating of results for 11 patients with bicruciate ligament reconstructions and immediate protected knee motion after knee dislocations (seven acute and four chronic). Six patients had concurrent repair or reconstruction of medial ligamentous structures, and six had reconstruction of the lateral and posterolateral ligaments. All patients(More)
BACKGROUND Posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions have not shown uniformly predictable results in restoration of normal posterior tibial translation. The authors are unaware of any study that has assessed the causes of failure of these operations, and they investigated 52 prior unsuccessful posterior cruciate ligament procedures to determine the(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate anterior cruciate ligament allograft reconstruction in skeletally immature athletes. Eight patients (mean age, 13 years, 6 months; range, 10 to 15 years) with radiographic documentation of open growth plates had anterior cruciate ligament repair and reconstruction with fascia lata or Achilles tendon allograft(More)
BACKGROUND Although many reports have described clinical outcome of meniscus transplants, their size and motion patterns are not well understood. This study assessed postoperative in vivo size and motion patterns of meniscus transplants under full weightbearing conditions. HYPOTHESIS The human meniscus transplant has size and motion characteristics(More)
BACKGROUND High tibial osteotomy has been associated with significant complications, including delayed union or nonunion, loss of correction, arthrofibrosis, and patella infera. HYPOTHESES A technique for opening wedge osteotomy that incorporates an autogenous iliac crest bone graft will prevent delayed union or nonunion, allow early rehabilitation and(More)