Tyler M. Kreitz

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BACKGROUND Previous knee injury requiring surgical intervention increases the rate of future arthroplasty. Coding modifiers for removal of previous hardware or increased complexity offer inconsistent results. A Current Procedural Terminology code for knee conversion does not currently exist as it does for conversion hip arthroplasty. We investigate the(More)
Routine preoperative stress radiographs have been advocated, in part, to determine "full correctability" of deformities before proceeding with unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) despite limited data supporting their utility. Fifty consecutive patients undergoing medial UKA with robotic navigation were studied. In 20° of flexion, significantly greater(More)
Optimal postoperative pain control allows for faster recovery, reduced complications, and improved patient satisfaction. Historically, pain management after spine surgery relied heavily on opioid medications. Multimodal regimens were developed to reduce opioid consumption and associated adverse effects. Multimodal approaches used in orthopaedic surgery of(More)
INTRODUCTION Patient satisfaction is of increasing importance in the delivery of quality healthcare and may influence provider reimbursement. The purpose of this study is to examine how patient wait time relates to their level of satisfaction and likelihood to recommend an orthopedic clinic to others. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed on(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to compare perioperative outcomes for total hip arthroplasty (THA) at an orthopedic specialty hospital (OSH) and a general hospital (GH). METHODS A retrospective study of all primary THAs was performed at an OSH and GH in 2014. A cohort of GH patients was manually matched to the OSH by clinical and demographic(More)
The premise for using intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) during anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), or any other spinal operation, is to permit early detection of impending neurological injury, so that interventions may be instituted to prevent permanent neurological deficit. Although sound in theory, practically speaking, IONM(More)
The free vascularized fibular graft (FVFG) to the tibia was first described by Taylor et al in 1975.1 Since then, the operation has evolved to include transfer of adjacentmuscle, and in 1983 Chen andYandescribedanosteocutaneousflap.2These advancements have provided a limb-sparing option to those patients once destined for amputation. Indications for these(More)
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