Walton W. Curl

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Although articular cartilage injuries of the knee are common, injured cartilage has a limited ability to heal. Recent data suggest that articular cartilage grafting may provide treatment for these injuries. To define the patient population that might benefit from cartilage grafting, 31,516 knee arthroscopies were reviewed. Between June 1991 and October(More)
The purpose of this study was to extend our knowledge of running related injuries by determining whether relationships exist between selected anthropometric, biomechanical, muscular strength and endurance, and training variables and runners afflicted with patellofemoral pain (PFP). Specifically, the objectives of this study were to examine differences in(More)
Ankle arthroscopy has become an accepted procedure for the treatment of various intraarticular disorders. More than 100 ankle arthroscopies have been performed at our institution since 1983. To better define the role of arthroscopic surgery in the treatment of ankle disorders, we evaluated the preoperative examination and indications, operative data, and(More)
The objectives of our study were: 1) to examine differences between a noninjured cohort of runners (N = 70) and runners afflicted with iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS) (N = 56) according to selected anthropometric, biomechanical, muscular strength, and training measures; 2) to explore multivariate relationships among these measures in both the well(More)
Glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide (GIP) is an incretin hormone that rises rapidly in response to nutrient ingestion. The GIP receptor is widely expressed in the brain including the brain stem, telencephalon, diencephalon, olfactory bulb, pituitary, and cerebellum. Until recently it was not clear what the endogenous ligand for this receptor was(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine whether relationships exist between selected training, anthropometric, isokinetic muscular strength, and endurance, ground reaction force, and rearfoot movement variables in runners afflicted with Achilles tendinitis. METHODS Specifically, we examined differences in selected measures between a noninjured(More)
This preliminary report describes the use of a rat model developed to study in vivo the effect of anesthesia, contusion, and cryotherapy on skeletal muscle microcirculation by use of an implanted chamber. The diameters of arterioles and venules within the chamber were determined by photomicroscopy in the contusion study and by compound videomicroscopy in(More)
OBJECTIVE The most common treatment of soft tissue contusions is ice application (cryotherapy). The physiological basis for this therapy is assumed to be cold-mediated vasoconstriction resulting in decreased edema formation and a reduction in overall morbidity. This proposed mechanism has not been tested. The present research examined the hypothesis that(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively compare outcomes of primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with either Achilles tendon allograft with soft-tissue fixation or standard bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft with interference screw fixation. TYPE OF STUDY Prospective comparative case series. METHODS A group of 41 patients who underwent soft-tissue(More)
Seven cases of iliotibial band syndrome and the pathoanatomic findings of each, as demonstrated by magnetic resonance imaging, are presented. These findings were compared with magnetic resonance imaging scans of 10 age- and sex-matched control knees without evidence of lateral knee pain. Magnetic resonance imaging signal consistent with fluid was seen deep(More)