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Christian Pean

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
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Selected Publications


Outcomes and complications of revision reverse shoulder arthroplasty following failed primary reverse shoulder arthroplasty: a systematic review

Journal Article Seminars in Arthroplasty JSES · March 1, 2024 Background: The purpose of this study is to systematically review the evidence in the literature to assess the functional outcomes, satisfaction scores, range of motion (ROM), and complication and reoperation rates following revision reverse shoulder arthr ... Full text Cite

The association of pre-existing mental health conditions and patient outcomes after lower extremity orthopaedic trauma: a scoping review.

Journal Article Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol · February 2024 INTRODUCTION: Existing research has established a correlation between post-traumatic mental health conditions, including anxiety and depression, and various aspects of recovery, such as pain exacerbations, reduced functional recovery, and lowered patient s ... Full text Link to item Cite

Management of Intraoperative Acetabular Fractures During Total Hip Arthroplasty.

Journal Article Orthop Clin North Am · January 2024 Intraoperative fractures of the acetabulum are a rare but serious complication during total hip arthroplasty. Acute fractures generally require attention with plating, whereas chronic acetabular fractures may be approached with distraction, a Burch-Schneid ... Full text Link to item Cite

Interfragmentary strain measurement post-fixation to guide intraoperative decision making: a narrative review.

Journal Article Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol · December 2023 PURPOSE: Interfragmentary strain influences whether a fracture will undergo direct and indirect fracture healing. Orthopedic trauma surgeons modulate strain and create optimal biomechanical environments for specific fracture patterns using fixation constru ... Full text Link to item Cite

Intramedullary nailing vs. open reduction-internal fixation for humeral shaft fractures: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Journal Article J Shoulder Elbow Surg · December 2023 BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to perform a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to compare outcomes following intramedullary nailing (IMN) vs. open reduction-internal fixation (ORIF) for humeral shaft fractures. METHODS: A liter ... Full text Link to item Cite

Updates on Residual Limb Management in Lower Extremity Amputation From Nerve to Bone.

Journal Article Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013) · December 2023 Traumatic extremity amputation can be devastating for patients' functional and psychological health. Challenges of initial management and considerations for limb salvage versus amputation for mangled lower extremities are well documented. However, literatu ... Link to item Cite

Association between radiographic soft-tissue thickness and increased length of stay, operative time, and infection rate after reverse shoulder arthroplasty.

Journal Article J Shoulder Elbow Surg · November 29, 2023 BACKGROUND: Reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) is a widely performed surgical procedure to address various shoulder pathologies. Several studies have suggested that radiographic soft-tissue thickness may play a role in predicting complications after ortho ... Full text Link to item Cite

Metabolic Syndrome Increases Risk of Readmission and Complications in Operative Fixation of Pilon Fractures.

Journal Article Cureus · July 2023 Background Studies demonstrate that metabolic syndrome (MetS) negatively impacts surgical outcomes. This study sought to identify how metabolic syndrome affects outcomes after open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of traumatic pilon fractures. Method ... Full text Link to item Cite

Shoulder arthroplasty device clearance: an ancestral network analysis.

Journal Article J Shoulder Elbow Surg · March 2023 BACKGROUND: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees medical device regulation and oversight in the United States, and the majority of shoulder arthroplasty devices are cleared via the 510(k) pathway, in which a device demonstrates "substantial e ... Full text Link to item Cite

NSQIP 30-day outcome measures for below-knee amputations by ICD-10 diagnoses

Journal Article Surgery in Practice and Science · March 1, 2023 Background: The indications for Below-Knee Amputation (BKA) are expansive and etiologic subgroups are not well defined. This analysis uses primary ICD-10 diagnosis codes to stratify patients undergoing BKA, and examines differences in subgroup characterist ... Full text Cite

Interfacility Transfer Patients With Pelvic, Acetabular, and Lower Extremity Fractures Are at Higher Risk for Major Complications and Readmissions.

Journal Article J Orthop Trauma · February 1, 2023 OBJECTIVE: To compare the adverse event profile and patient comorbidity profile of lower extremity orthopaedic trauma patients admitted via interfacility transfer (IT) to direct admission (DA) patients from home. METHODS: A total of 39,497 patients from 20 ... Full text Link to item Cite

Severe Obesity Worsens 30-Day Surgical Outcomes and Projected Costs in Operative Femoral Shaft and Tibial Shaft Fractures.

Journal Article J Orthop Trauma · January 1, 2023 OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of severe obesity on 30-day adverse event rates, hospital length of stay (LOS), readmissions, and projected costs after operative fixation of tibia and femur fractures. METHODS: An analysis of the American College of Surgeon ... Full text Link to item Cite

Use of a Six-Item Modified Frailty Index to Predict 30-day Adverse Events, Readmission, and Mortality in Older Patients Undergoing Surgical Fixation of Lower Extremity, Pelvic, and Acetabular Fractures.

Journal Article J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev · January 1, 2023 INTRODUCTION: This is a retrospective study evaluating the use of a new six-item modified frailty index (MF-6) to predict short-term outcomes of patients receiving surgery for lower extremity fractures. METHODS: Patients older than 65 years undergoing open ... Full text Link to item Cite

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Hip Fracture Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Journal Article HSS Journal · January 1, 2023 Background: Hip fractures are common injuries that result in substantial loss of quality of life to elderly patients. To date, no meta-analyses have been performed to consolidate findings related to racial and ethnic disparities in hip fracture care. Purpo ... Full text Cite

Haitian State Hospital Orthopedic Grand Rounds Series: A Virtual Curriculum to Address Global Surgery Needs.

Journal Article Ann Glob Health · 2023 BACKGROUND: Orthopedic Relief Services International (ORSI), in partnership with the Foundation for Orthopedic Trauma and the department of Orthopedic Surgery of La Paix University Hospital in Haiti, has developed a year-round Orthopedic Grand Round series ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Complex Process of Using the Interconnected Knee Arthroplasty Device Clearance Pathway.

Journal Article HSS J · November 2022 Background: The clearance of medical devices by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has remained largely unchanged since 1976, when the Medical Device Amendments Act established a system classifying devices into 3 categories based on safety risk to t ... Full text Link to item Cite

Clinical and Radiographic Comparison of Splinting Constructs for Distal Radius Fractures: An Effort to Free the Elbow.

Journal Article J Orthop Trauma · September 1, 2022 OBJECTIVES: To compare short-term functional outcomes, reduction loss, and rates of surgery for distal radius fractures initially immobilized with a traditional sugar-tong splint versus clamshell splint freeing the elbow. DESIGN: Prospective randomized tri ... Full text Link to item Cite

What Do Orthopedic Trauma Surgeons Want and Expect from Anesthesiologists?

Journal Article Anesthesiol Clin · September 2022 From the orthopedic trauma surgeon's perspective, successful injury management hinges on fracture fixation and restoration of patient mobility in a safe and expeditious manner. Management of critically injured polytrauma patients and shared decisions regar ... Full text Link to item Cite

Repair of a Femoral Head Fracture Dislocation With an Associated Posterior Wall Acetabular Fracture (Pipkin 4) via a Kocher-Langenbeck Approach.

Journal Article J Orthop Trauma · August 1, 2022 A case of a 27-year-old man with a right-sided largely infra-foveal femoral head fracture dislocation with posterior wall acetabular fracture repaired via a Kocher-Langenbeck approach is presented. This is an atypical approach for fixation of the femoral h ... Full text Link to item Cite

Outcomes and complications of revision reverse shoulder arthroplasty following failed primary reverse shoulder arthroplasty: a systematic review

Journal Article Seminars in Arthroplasty JSES · March 1, 2024 Background: The purpose of this study is to systematically review the evidence in the literature to assess the functional outcomes, satisfaction scores, range of motion (ROM), and complication and reoperation rates following revision reverse shoulder arthr ... Full text Cite

The association of pre-existing mental health conditions and patient outcomes after lower extremity orthopaedic trauma: a scoping review.

Journal Article Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol · February 2024 INTRODUCTION: Existing research has established a correlation between post-traumatic mental health conditions, including anxiety and depression, and various aspects of recovery, such as pain exacerbations, reduced functional recovery, and lowered patient s ... Full text Link to item Cite

Management of Intraoperative Acetabular Fractures During Total Hip Arthroplasty.

Journal Article Orthop Clin North Am · January 2024 Intraoperative fractures of the acetabulum are a rare but serious complication during total hip arthroplasty. Acute fractures generally require attention with plating, whereas chronic acetabular fractures may be approached with distraction, a Burch-Schneid ... Full text Link to item Cite

Interfragmentary strain measurement post-fixation to guide intraoperative decision making: a narrative review.

Journal Article Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol · December 2023 PURPOSE: Interfragmentary strain influences whether a fracture will undergo direct and indirect fracture healing. Orthopedic trauma surgeons modulate strain and create optimal biomechanical environments for specific fracture patterns using fixation constru ... Full text Link to item Cite

Intramedullary nailing vs. open reduction-internal fixation for humeral shaft fractures: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Journal Article J Shoulder Elbow Surg · December 2023 BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to perform a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to compare outcomes following intramedullary nailing (IMN) vs. open reduction-internal fixation (ORIF) for humeral shaft fractures. METHODS: A liter ... Full text Link to item Cite

Updates on Residual Limb Management in Lower Extremity Amputation From Nerve to Bone.

Journal Article Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013) · December 2023 Traumatic extremity amputation can be devastating for patients' functional and psychological health. Challenges of initial management and considerations for limb salvage versus amputation for mangled lower extremities are well documented. However, literatu ... Link to item Cite

Association between radiographic soft-tissue thickness and increased length of stay, operative time, and infection rate after reverse shoulder arthroplasty.

Journal Article J Shoulder Elbow Surg · November 29, 2023 BACKGROUND: Reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) is a widely performed surgical procedure to address various shoulder pathologies. Several studies have suggested that radiographic soft-tissue thickness may play a role in predicting complications after ortho ... Full text Link to item Cite

Metabolic Syndrome Increases Risk of Readmission and Complications in Operative Fixation of Pilon Fractures.

Journal Article Cureus · July 2023 Background Studies demonstrate that metabolic syndrome (MetS) negatively impacts surgical outcomes. This study sought to identify how metabolic syndrome affects outcomes after open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of traumatic pilon fractures. Method ... Full text Link to item Cite

Shoulder arthroplasty device clearance: an ancestral network analysis.

Journal Article J Shoulder Elbow Surg · March 2023 BACKGROUND: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees medical device regulation and oversight in the United States, and the majority of shoulder arthroplasty devices are cleared via the 510(k) pathway, in which a device demonstrates "substantial e ... Full text Link to item Cite

NSQIP 30-day outcome measures for below-knee amputations by ICD-10 diagnoses

Journal Article Surgery in Practice and Science · March 1, 2023 Background: The indications for Below-Knee Amputation (BKA) are expansive and etiologic subgroups are not well defined. This analysis uses primary ICD-10 diagnosis codes to stratify patients undergoing BKA, and examines differences in subgroup characterist ... Full text Cite

Interfacility Transfer Patients With Pelvic, Acetabular, and Lower Extremity Fractures Are at Higher Risk for Major Complications and Readmissions.

Journal Article J Orthop Trauma · February 1, 2023 OBJECTIVE: To compare the adverse event profile and patient comorbidity profile of lower extremity orthopaedic trauma patients admitted via interfacility transfer (IT) to direct admission (DA) patients from home. METHODS: A total of 39,497 patients from 20 ... Full text Link to item Cite

Severe Obesity Worsens 30-Day Surgical Outcomes and Projected Costs in Operative Femoral Shaft and Tibial Shaft Fractures.

Journal Article J Orthop Trauma · January 1, 2023 OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of severe obesity on 30-day adverse event rates, hospital length of stay (LOS), readmissions, and projected costs after operative fixation of tibia and femur fractures. METHODS: An analysis of the American College of Surgeon ... Full text Link to item Cite

Use of a Six-Item Modified Frailty Index to Predict 30-day Adverse Events, Readmission, and Mortality in Older Patients Undergoing Surgical Fixation of Lower Extremity, Pelvic, and Acetabular Fractures.

Journal Article J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev · January 1, 2023 INTRODUCTION: This is a retrospective study evaluating the use of a new six-item modified frailty index (MF-6) to predict short-term outcomes of patients receiving surgery for lower extremity fractures. METHODS: Patients older than 65 years undergoing open ... Full text Link to item Cite

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Hip Fracture Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Journal Article HSS Journal · January 1, 2023 Background: Hip fractures are common injuries that result in substantial loss of quality of life to elderly patients. To date, no meta-analyses have been performed to consolidate findings related to racial and ethnic disparities in hip fracture care. Purpo ... Full text Cite

Haitian State Hospital Orthopedic Grand Rounds Series: A Virtual Curriculum to Address Global Surgery Needs.

Journal Article Ann Glob Health · 2023 BACKGROUND: Orthopedic Relief Services International (ORSI), in partnership with the Foundation for Orthopedic Trauma and the department of Orthopedic Surgery of La Paix University Hospital in Haiti, has developed a year-round Orthopedic Grand Round series ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Complex Process of Using the Interconnected Knee Arthroplasty Device Clearance Pathway.

Journal Article HSS J · November 2022 Background: The clearance of medical devices by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has remained largely unchanged since 1976, when the Medical Device Amendments Act established a system classifying devices into 3 categories based on safety risk to t ... Full text Link to item Cite

Clinical and Radiographic Comparison of Splinting Constructs for Distal Radius Fractures: An Effort to Free the Elbow.

Journal Article J Orthop Trauma · September 1, 2022 OBJECTIVES: To compare short-term functional outcomes, reduction loss, and rates of surgery for distal radius fractures initially immobilized with a traditional sugar-tong splint versus clamshell splint freeing the elbow. DESIGN: Prospective randomized tri ... Full text Link to item Cite

What Do Orthopedic Trauma Surgeons Want and Expect from Anesthesiologists?

Journal Article Anesthesiol Clin · September 2022 From the orthopedic trauma surgeon's perspective, successful injury management hinges on fracture fixation and restoration of patient mobility in a safe and expeditious manner. Management of critically injured polytrauma patients and shared decisions regar ... Full text Link to item Cite

Repair of a Femoral Head Fracture Dislocation With an Associated Posterior Wall Acetabular Fracture (Pipkin 4) via a Kocher-Langenbeck Approach.

Journal Article J Orthop Trauma · August 1, 2022 A case of a 27-year-old man with a right-sided largely infra-foveal femoral head fracture dislocation with posterior wall acetabular fracture repaired via a Kocher-Langenbeck approach is presented. This is an atypical approach for fixation of the femoral h ... Full text Link to item Cite

Value-Based Care in Orthopedic Trauma.

Journal Article Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013) · March 2022 The advent of value-based care as a component of the United States health care system is part of a broader paradigm shifting away from fee-for-service payment models in favor of alternative reimbursement incentives tied to quality and outcome metrics. Bund ... Link to item Cite

Orthopaedic Urgent Care Versus the Emergency Department: Cost Implications for Low-energy Fracture Care.

Journal Article J Am Acad Orthop Surg · February 1, 2022 INTRODUCTION: This study compared costs, length of visit, and utilization trends for patients with fractures seen in an immediate care orthopaedic center (I-Care) versus the emergency department (ED) in a major metropolitan area. METHODS: A retrospective c ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Interconnected Ancestral Network of Hip Arthroplasty Device Approval.

Journal Article J Am Acad Orthop Surg · December 15, 2021 BACKGROUND: In the United States, the most overwhelming medical devices, including hip arthroplasty devices, are cleared for human use by demonstration of "substantial equivalence" to a predicate, previously approved marketed device. This study examined th ... Full text Link to item Cite

Staged Reconstruction of a Moore Type 4 Fracture Dislocation, Parts 1 and 2.

Journal Article J Orthop Trauma · August 1, 2021 High-energy tibial plateau fractures are associated with knee fracture dislocations and concomitant ligamentous injury. Both bony and ligamentous injuries can require surgical fixation, often requiring a multidisciplinary team and staged treatment. This ar ... Full text Link to item Cite

Treatment of a Chronic Elbow Dislocation With an Internal Fixator.

Journal Article J Orthop Trauma · August 1, 2021 There are a variety of ways to treat chronic elbow dislocations, including repeat closed reduction and immobilization, transarticular pinning, temporary bridge plating, hinged or rigid external fixation, and internal fixator application. Although each have ... Full text Link to item Cite

Volar plating of distal radius fractures

Chapter · June 29, 2021 We present our surgical planning and fixation technique for a volar displaced distal radius fracture. Achieving an anatomic reduction by restoring key alignment parameters and obtaining accurate intraoperative radiographs are critical for these fracture ty ... Full text Cite

Unusual presentation in Haiti of a recurrent giant cell tumor of bone affecting the distal radius: A case report.

Journal Article Int J Surg Case Rep · March 2021 INTRODUCTION: Giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB) is a benign-aggressive tumor that has a high-rate of recurrence with curettage resection alone. Patients with GCTB in underserved regions of the world can have progression of the tumor with significant disabili ... Full text Link to item Cite

Motivations and impact of international rotations in low- and middle-income countries for orthopaedic surgery residents: Are we on the same page?

Journal Article Am J Surg · February 2021 BACKGROUND: Despite interest among North American orthopaedic residents to pursue rotations in resource-limited settings, little is known regarding resident motivations and impact on host surgeons. METHODS: Surveys were distributed to North American orthop ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Quality of Online Resources Available to Patients Regarding Cannabidiol for Symptomatic Relief of Hip or Knee Arthritis is Poor.

Journal Article J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev · January 22, 2021 INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to assess the quality of online resources pertaining to cannabidiol (CBD) for the nonoperative management of hip and knee arthritis. METHODS: Websites were identified on the three most popular global search engines using term ... Full text Link to item Cite

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality-Translating Surgical Training into Surgical Technique.

Journal Article Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med · December 2020 PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As immersive learning outside of the operating room is increasingly recognized as a valuable method of surgical training, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are increasingly utilized in orthopedic surgical training. This art ... Full text Link to item Cite

Scoring of radiographic cortical healing with the radiographic humerus union measurement predicts union in humeral shaft fractures.

Journal Article Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol · July 2020 PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine if the radiographic humerus union measurement (RHUM) is predictive of union in humeral shaft fractures treated nonoperatively. METHODS: All patients with long bone fracture nonunion presenting to a single ... Full text Link to item Cite

Function and Knee Range of Motion Plateau Six Months following Lateral Tibial Plateau Fractures.

Journal Article J Knee Surg · May 2020 The purpose of this study is to determine when functional outcome no longer improves following tibial plateau fracture. A patient series of operatively treated tibial plateau fractures was reviewed. Patients were evaluated using the short musculoskeletal f ... Full text Link to item Cite

One Resident's Recommendations for Responding to Unjust Patient Bias.

Journal Article AMA J Ethics · June 1, 2019 All clinicians have the right to work in environments free of discrimination. Trends such as shared decision making and tying reimbursement to patient satisfaction metrics prompt us to ask how we should respond to patient preferences that express unjust bi ... Full text Link to item Cite

Rapid Complete Acetabular Destruction in Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty.

Journal Article J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev · April 2018 Adverse local tissue reaction, osteolysis, and subsequent increased incidence of failure have been associated with metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip arthroplasty (THA). We present the case of a 68-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis who has undergone lef ... Full text Link to item Cite

Risk factors for complications after primary repair of Achilles tendon ruptures.

Journal Article J Orthop · March 2018 PURPOSE: To identify patient characteristics associated with adverse events in Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) surgical repair cases. METHODS: A high risk (HR) cohort group of ATR patients were compared to healthy controls in the ACSNSQIP database with multi ... Full text Link to item Cite

Racial disparities in outcomes of operatively treated lower extremity fractures.

Journal Article Arch Orthop Trauma Surg · October 2017 PURPOSE: Whether racial differences are associated with function in the long term following surgical repair of lower extremity fractures has not been investigated. The purpose of this study is to compare how race affects function at 3, 6 and 12 months post ... Full text Link to item Cite

Race and Ethnicity Have a Mixed Effect on the Treatment of Tibial Plateau Fractures.

Journal Article J Orthop Trauma · October 2017 OBJECTIVES: To determine whether racial or economic disparities are associated with short-term complications and outcomes in tibial plateau fracture care. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: All New York State hospital admissions from 2000 to 2014 ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Use of Liposomal Bupivacaine Administered With Standard Bupivacaine in Ankle Fractures Requiring Open Reduction Internal Fixation: A Single-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial.

Conference J Orthop Trauma · August 2017 OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy of liposomal bupivacaine compared to placebo for postoperative pain control in patients undergoing operative fixation of ankle fractures. DESIGN: Prospective single-blinded randomized control trial. SETTING: Academic M ... Full text Link to item Cite

Functional and Clinical Outcomes of Nonsurgically Managed Tibial Plateau Fractures.

Journal Article J Am Acad Orthop Surg · May 2017 INTRODUCTION: This study sought to assess and compare long-term functional and clinical outcomes in patients with tibial plateau fractures that are treated nonsurgically. METHODS: Over a period of 8 years, 305 consecutive tibial plateau fractures were trea ... Full text Link to item Cite

Functional outcome after proximal humerus fracture fixation : understanding the risk factors.

Journal Article Acta Orthop Belg · March 2017 The purpose is to identify risk factors of functional outcome following proximal humerus open reduction and internal fixation. Patients treated for proximal humerus fractures with open reduction and internal fixation were enrolled in a prospective data reg ... Link to item Cite

The results of tension band rotator cuff suture fixation of locked plating of displaced proximal humerus fractures.

Journal Article Injury · February 2017 INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to assess 1-year outcomes of patients with displaced proximal humerus fractures who underwent treatment with locked plate fixation with rotator cuff suture augmentation. METHODS: A total of 86 patients who had su ... Full text Link to item Cite

Exploration of Global Health Careers Across the Medical Fields.

Journal Article Ann Glob Health · 2017 BACKGROUND: Despite expansion of interest among American medical students in global health (GH), academic medical centers face multiple obstacles to the development of structured GH curricula and career guidance. To meet these demands we sought to provide ... Full text Link to item Cite

Using Objective Structured Clinical Examinations to Assess Intern Orthopaedic Physical Examination Skills: A Multimodal Didactic Comparison.

Journal Article J Surg Educ · 2017 UNLABELLED: Patient care is 1 of the 6 core competencies defined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The physical examination (PE) is a fundamental skill to evaluate patients and make an accurate diagnosis. The purpose of t ... Full text Link to item Cite

Shoulder Arthroscopy in Adults 60 or Older: Risk Factors That Correlate With Postoperative Complications in the First 30 Days.

Journal Article Arthroscopy · January 2017 PURPOSE: To investigate the 30-day postoperative adverse event (AE) rates of adults 60 years or older after shoulder arthroscopy and identify risk factors for complications in this patient population. METHODS: Patients aged 60 or more who underwent shoulde ... Full text Link to item Cite

Functional Outcomes of Isolated Medial Tibial Plateau Fractures.

Journal Article J Knee Surg · July 2016 Isolated medial tibial plateau injuries are uncommon and underdescribed in the literature. As such, the range of fracture severity and outcomes in comparison to more frequently described tibial plateau fractures are lacking. To assess outcomes of this rare ... Full text Link to item Cite

Outcome after olecranon fracture repair: Does construct type matter?

Journal Article Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol · February 2016 PURPOSE: This study compares clinical and functional outcomes of patients with displaced olecranon fractures treated with either tension band wiring (TBW) or a hook plate construct. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of olecranon fractures operat ... Full text Link to item Cite

Predictors of Patient Reported Pain After Lower Extremity Nonunion Surgery: The Nicotine Effect.

Journal Article Iowa Orthop J · 2016 BACKGROUND: Nonunion of long bone fractures is a serious complication for many patients leading to considerable morbidity. The purpose of this study is to elucidate factors affecting continued pain following long bone nonunion surgery and offer better pain ... Link to item Cite

Perioperative adverse events in distal femur fractures treated with intramedullary nail versus plate and screw fixation.

Journal Article J Orthop · December 2015 BACKGROUND: To compare 30-day outcomes in patients treated for a distal femur (DF) fracture with plate fixation (PF) or intramedullary nail (IMN). METHODS: Differences in rates of any adverse events (AAE), serious adverse events (SAE), infectious complicat ... Full text Link to item Cite

The NYU Osteoporosis Model of Care Experience.

Journal Article Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil · December 2015 INTRODUCTION: Participants who sustain a fragility fracture are at increased risk for subsequent fractures. Despite the consequences of recurrent fractures, bone mineral density (BMD) testing and treatment rates for osteoporosis after a fracture remain low ... Full text Link to item Cite

Current Practices Regarding Perioperative Management of Patients With Fracture on Antiplatelet Therapy: A Survey of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Journal Article Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil · December 2015 OBJECTIVE: There continues to be controversy over whether operative delay is necessary for patients on antiplatelet therapy, particularly for elderly patients with hip fractures. This study sought to assess current clinical practices of orthopedic surgeons ... Full text Link to item Cite

Comparison of Short-Term Outcomes of Geriatric Distal Femur and Femoral Neck Fractures: Results From the NSQIP Database.

Journal Article Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil · December 2015 PURPOSE: To compare and contrast postoperative complications in the geriatric population following open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) for (DF) fractures relative to femoral neck (FN) fractures. METHODS: Patients aged 65 years and older in the Amer ... Full text Link to item Cite

Near-peer emergency medicine for medical students in Port-au-Prince, Haiti: an example of rethinking global health interventions in developing countries.

Journal Article Ann Glob Health · 2015 BACKGROUND: During a 3-year time frame, a partnership between medical trainees in Haiti and the United States was forged with the objective of implementing an emergency response skills curriculum at a medical school in Port-au-Prince. The effort sought to ... Full text Link to item Cite

Long-term results following surgical treatment of elbow deformity in patients with cerebral palsy.

Journal Article J Hand Surg Am · December 2013 PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term results of surgical intervention for elbow flexion deformity in cerebral palsy. We hypothesized that improvements in elbow extension and flexion posture angle at ambulation would be maintained over time with preservation ... Full text Link to item Cite