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Background: The Musculoskeletal Function Assessment (MFA) is a validated, reliable, self-administered questionnaire that is useful for determining functional status. The Merle d'Aubigné score is a clinical measure of hip function. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the outcome...
Background: Two-stage reimplantation is the most accepted mode of treatment for patients with a periprosthetic infection following total knee arthroplasty. Most studies, however, do not stratify their results on the basis of the type of infecting organism. The purpose of this study was to...
Background: Few prospective randomized studies have demonstrated benefits of minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty when compared with conventional total hip arthroplasty. We hypothesized that patients treated with a posterior mini-incision would have better results than those treated with a...
Background: Children with Blount disease tend to be heavier than their peers; however, the relationship between the magnitude of obesity and the severity of limb deformities in Blount disease has not been well studied. Methods: A retrospective review of the preoperative medical records and...
Background: Wear of the polyethylene tibial bearing is a leading cause of failure of knee replacements done prior to the current decade. The objective of this study was to determine how patient-related factors, implant-related factors, and limb or tibial component alignment influenced the amount...
Background: There have been conflicting descriptions of brachialis muscle anatomy in the literature. The purpose of the present study was to clarify brachialis muscle anatomy in order to refine surgical techniques around the elbow. Methods: Eleven cadaveric upper limbs were dissected under loupe...
Background: Preoperative psychological distress has been reported to be an important risk factor for poor outcome following lower-extremity arthroplasty. We determined the independent impact of preoperative psychological distress on three, twelve, and twenty-four-month WOMAC (Western Ontario and...
Background: The safety of simultaneous bilateral total knee replacement remains controversial. Some studies have demonstrated a higher rate of serious complications, including death, following bilateral procedures, whereas others have suggested no increase in the complication rate. The objective...
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