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PURPOSE The goal of this study is to compare the characteristics, clinical course, and mortality rates of acetabular fractures in the elderly population with respect to two types of injury. METHODS We reviewed 183 consecutive patients with acetabular fractures aged 60 years old and older. One hundred eighty-three patients (129 men and 54 women) were(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the outcomes of patients with proximal humeral malunions treated with reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA). MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen patients were treated with RSA for sequelae of a proximal humeral fracture with a malunion. Clinical outcomes (American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons [ASES] score,(More)
OBJECTIVES This study compared the acute treatment effects of systemic analgesics with (celecoxib) and without anti-inflammatory activity (acetaminophen) on bone fracture healing. STUDY DESIGN Longitudinal time study of fracture healing in rats. METHODS Closed, mid diaphyseal femur fractures were produced in female Sprague-Dawley rats. The rats were(More)
Fractures of the distal humerus can be difficult to treat due to the periarticular nature of these injuries and the complexity of the elbow joint. Although anatomic and timely repair of the distal humerus with meticulous handling of soft tissues and appropriate postoperative therapy all help to optimize results, an open fracture presents other challenges(More)
The recent increase in life expectancy is expected to bring about a concurrent rise in the number of proximal humerus fractures. Those presenting with significant displacement, osteoporosis, and comminution present distinct clinical challenges, and the optimal treatment of these injuries remains controversial. As implant technologies and treatment(More)
The goals of this study were to find associations between anterior and posterior ring injuries, provide a descriptive comparison of pelvic ring disruptions as assessed by plain radiography, and compare the value of computed tomography (CT) over plain radiography in evaluating anterior and posterior structures. A retrospective review of radiographic reports(More)
BACKGROUND Patient tracking helps improve workflow, decrease wait times, optimize costs, and enhance medical treatment in the outpatient setting. In that regard, real-time patient tracking may serve as a potential way to perform efficient patient care. In recent years, the increasing popularity of wireless local area networks (WLANs) has led to a growing(More)
Stress radiographs are useful in determining the amount of ligamentous laxity present following trauma. The results may be helpful in determining diagnosis, surgical indications, and the type and timing of rehabilitation. Some techniques for obtaining stress radiographs involve specific patient positioning or manually applied force; others require use of a(More)
BACKGROUND Pre-existing wireless local area network (WLAN) infrastructures enable the implementation of a real-time location system (RTLS) in the clinical setting. RTLS enable clinics to capture and process patient position data and link it with clinical data. The improvements in workflow and treatment brought about by RTLS may improve patient satisfaction.(More)