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Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction Using The Novel Docking Plus Technique In 324 Athletes, Benjamin F. Donohue, Marc G. Lubitz, Timothy E. Kremchek Jan 2019

Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction Using The Novel Docking Plus Technique In 324 Athletes, Benjamin F. Donohue, Marc G. Lubitz, Timothy E. Kremchek

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BACKGROUND: This retrospective case series examined 324 athletes who received elbow ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction by a single surgeon in a private practice over a 9-year period. The novel Docking Plus technique for elbow UCL reconstruction in 324 athletes provided good or excellent Conway score results in 88% of patients. The preponderance of previous studies examining UCL reconstruction outcomes were performed by surgeons at one of only three institutions (Andrews Institute, Hospital for Special Surgery, Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic).

METHODS: Patients undergoing UCL reconstruction from November 2005 to December 2014 were identified and contacted with a mailed survey and ...


Inhibiting Axon Degeneration In A Mouse Model Of Acute Brain Injury Through Deletion Of Sarm1, Nils Henninger May 2017

Inhibiting Axon Degeneration In A Mouse Model Of Acute Brain Injury Through Deletion Of Sarm1, Nils Henninger

GSBS Dissertations and Theses

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Annually, 150 to 200/1,000,000 people become disabled as a result of brain trauma. Axonal degeneration is a critical, early event following TBI of all severities but whether axon degeneration is a driver of TBI remains unclear. Molecular pathways underlying the pathology of TBI have not been defined and there is no efficacious treatment for TBI.

Despite this significant societal impact, surprisingly little is known about the molecular mechanisms that actively drive axon degeneration in any context and particularly following TBI. Although severe brain injury may cause ...


High-Grade Partial And Retracted (Less Than 2 Cm) Proximal Hamstring Ruptures: Nonsurgical Treatment Revisited, Jonathan R. Piposar, Amrit V. Vinod, Joshua R. Olsen, Edward Lacerte, Suzanne L. Miller Feb 2017

High-Grade Partial And Retracted (Less Than 2 Cm) Proximal Hamstring Ruptures: Nonsurgical Treatment Revisited, Jonathan R. Piposar, Amrit V. Vinod, Joshua R. Olsen, Edward Lacerte, Suzanne L. Miller

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BACKGROUND: High-grade partial proximal hamstring tears and complete tears with retraction less than 2 cm are a subset of proximal hamstring injuries where, historically, treatment has been nonoperative. It is unknown how nonoperative treatment compares with operative treatment.

HYPOTHESIS: The clinical and functional outcomes of nonoperative and operative treatment of partial/complete proximal hamstring tears were compared. We hypothesize that operative treatment of these tears leads to better clinical and functional results.

STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4.

METHODS: A retrospective review identified patients with a high-grade partial or complete proximal hamstring rupture with retraction less than 2 ...


An Effective Approach To Diagnosis And Surgical Repair Of Refractory Medial Epicondylitis, Amrit V. Vinod, Glen Ross Aug 2015

An Effective Approach To Diagnosis And Surgical Repair Of Refractory Medial Epicondylitis, Amrit V. Vinod, Glen Ross

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BACKGROUND: Medial epicondylitis of the elbow, an overuse injury characterized by angiofibroblastic tendinosis of the common flexor-pronator origin, generally responds to nonoperative treatment. Refractory cases may require surgical debridement and repair. This study discusses physical examination and imaging findings and an updated surgical technique used in patients with recalcitrant medial epicondylitis.

METHODS: The surgical records of 60 patients with refractory medial epicondylitis were reviewed. All received a course of nonoperative care. After 3 to 6 months of failed therapy, imaging was obtained, and surgical intervention was offered when indicated. This open procedure consisted of thorough debridement with repair and restoration ...