Wesley G Cook

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The prognosis for ankle arthrodeses performed in the presence of chronic joint sepsis is addressed. The described methods afford reliable and highly successful results, even in cases with massive hard- and soft-tissue deficits. An ankle fusion can be reliably accomplished in the presence of wound contamination, inadequate bone stock, and an ischemic(More)
On 26 patients, 28 ankle fusions were performed and followed 2 or more years. A functional limb salvage was gained in 25 limbs (96%) with an overall arrest rate of 92%. There was one amputation (4%). The major complication rate was 38% for the series and 86% for patients with uncorrected wound-healing deficiencies (B-hosts). All of the first and second(More)
In the United States, there is currently an increase in admissions to psychiatric hospitals, diagnostic heterogeneity, briefer stays, and a lack of inpatient research. Most traditional group therapy models are constructed for longer-term homogeneous patients. Diagnostically homogeneous groups even outperform heterogeneous groups. However, changes in health(More)
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