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BACKGROUND The treatment of interprosthetic femoral fractures is challenging because of several factors. Poor bone stock, advanced age, potential prosthetic instability, and limited fracture fixation options both proximally and distally can complicate standard femur fracture treatment procedures. The purpose of this report was to describe our experience(More)
BACKGROUND Fractures of the femur above a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are becoming increasingly common in the osteoporotic, aging populations of developed countries. Treatment of these fractures is complicated by the presence of a knee prosthesis, frequently limiting the bone available for distal fracture fixation. The recent application of minimally(More)
PURPOSE It is known that tibial diaphyseal fractures are often associated with the posterior malleolar fracture (PMF). There are a few studies on tibial shaft fractures with respect to posterior malleolus fracture. However, we found that the incidence of PMF was higher than the previously reported. METHODS A total of 288 tibial shaft fractures were(More)
OBJECTIVES To retrospectively compare the clinical outcomes in patients with pertrochanteric femur fractures without subtrochanteric extension (OTA 31-A1 and A2) after treatment with short or long cephalomedullary nails. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Academic level I trauma center. PATIENTS Two hundred eighty three adult patients presenting with(More)
OBJECTIVE Iliosacral (IS) screw fixation and posterior tension band plate (TBP) technique are two treatment alternatives for posterior pelvic ring injuries. However, IS screw fixation requires continuous fluoroscopic guidance for appropriate screw insertion and carries a risk of neurovascular injuries. TBP technique also has some disadvantages, including(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the acute outcomes and mortality rates of an Advanced Trauma Life Support guideline approach for managing hemodynamically unstable pelvic ring injuries. We retrospectively reviewed the acute outcomes of 48 consecutive patients with hemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures. Patients underwent treatment via the(More)
Intertrochanteric fracture is the most common hip fractures in elderly population. Cephalomedullary fixation, including proximal femoral nail antirotation (PFNA) and gamma nail, is commonly used in the treatment of intertrochanteric fractures. One of difficulties encountered in operation is insertion of the guide wire to femoral head. The guide wire would(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to position the iliosacral screws speedily, easily, and safely, we sought to delineate readily reproducible radiographic anatomic clues of the pedicel of S1 for the iliosacral screw placement. METHODS We used eight normal adult pelvic specimens lying on the operation table in the prone position. First, the C-arm(More)
BACKGROUND Coracoclavicular (CC) ligament reconstruction with semitendinosus tendon (ST) grafts has become more popular and has achieved relatively good results; however optimal reconstruction technique, single-tunnel or two-tunnel, still remains controversial. This paper is to compare the clinical and radiographic data of allogenous ST grafting with(More)
OBJECTIVE Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy has been shown to be effective at reducing bacterial counts in wounds until definitive bony coverage. However, there is continued debate over timing and type of definitive wound coverage even with VAC therapy application. METHODS From 2004 to 2009, 32 patients with Gustilo type IIIB open tibia fractures were(More)