Tom Eickmann

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Bidirectional barbed sutures, which do not require the tying of knots, have the potential to reduce closure times of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) wounds without adverse effect to wound security, cosmesis, or infection risk. In this retrospective study, data were reviewed from TKAs performed between January 2007 and September 2008. For 88 of these(More)
OBJECTIVE Meningospinal and cranial dural adhesions were compared in a canine model, after duraplasty using nonpenetrating clips or penetrating needles and sutures. METHODS Fourteen dogs underwent bilateral craniotomies and duraplasties, with implantation of dural prostheses (DuraGuard; Biovascular Corp., Minneapolis, MN), using either 6-0 silk sutures or(More)
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