William B. Geissler

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Sixty patients who had a displaced intra-articular fracture of the distal end of the radius were managed with manipulative reduction and internal fixation performed under both fluoroscopic and arthroscopic guidance. According to the AO/ASIF classification system, seven fractures were type B1, two were type B2, three were type B3, thirteen were type C1,(More)
BACKGROUND Preliminary reports have indicated that selected scaphoid nonunions-i.e., those that are well aligned and without extensive sclerosis or bone resorption at the nonunion site-can be treated effectively with internal fixation alone. We examined the feasibility of percutaneous fixation in a series of such nonunions. METHODS A consecutive series of(More)
Forty patients with articular fractures of the distal radius in which anatomic reduction of the joint surface could not be obtained by closed manipulation or by ligamentotaxis with external fixators had a combination of percutaneous and/or open reduction techniques to restore articular congruity. X-ray films taken after treatment with an average follow-up(More)
The most common cause of residual wrist disability after fractures of the distal radius is the distal radioulnar joint. The 3 basic conditions that produce radioulnar pain and limitation of forearm rotation are instability, joint incongruency, and ulnocarpal abutment. The last 2 entities initiate irreversible cartilage damage that eventually leads to(More)
A multicenter study to assess arthroscopic reconstruction of the peripheral attachment of the triangular fibrocartilage complex was undertaken. A total of 44 patients (45 wrists) from three institutions were reviewed. Twenty-seven of the 45 wrists had associated injuries, including distal radius fracture (4), partial or complete rupture of the scapholunate(More)
A review of the literature shows that 3% to 9% of all athletic injuries occur to the hand or wrist. Also, hand and wrist injuries are more common in pubescent and adolescent athletes than adults. Although knee and shoulder injuries are more common athletic injuries, an injury to the hand or wrist significantly can impair the athlete's ability to throw or(More)
The purpose of this article is to describe a technique for arthroscopic reduction and suture fixation of avulsion fractures of the tibial eminence involving the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Six patients (five type III, one type II) with tibial eminence fractures underwent arthroscopic evaluation when closed reduction after aspiration failed to yield an(More)
Intra-articular distal radius fractures are a heterogeneous group of injuries with different fracture patterns. The existing classification systems are helpful for describing the fractures but not for assessing their stability or for deciding which surgical approach to use. Patients who have a fracture with at least 1.0 mm of displacement of the articular(More)