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Cincy Magazine–May 2017
Article includes comments from Brian Grawe, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and UC Health physician
For kids, summer means no school and more free time and a lot more activity. From summer camps to summer sports leagues, kids are constantly running around. But with this heightened amount of activity it only heightens the chance of injury https://issuu.com/cincyflip/docs/sportsmedicine2017
Cartilage Regeneration in Full-Thickness Patellar Chondral Defects Treated with Particulated Juvenile Articular Allograft Cartilage: An MRI Analysis.
Background Full-thickness cartilage lesions of the patella represent a common source of pain and dysfunction. Previously reported surgical treatment options include marrow stimulation, cell-based treatments, and osteochondral transfer. Minced juvenile allograft cartilage is a novel treatment option that allows for a single stage approach for these lesions.
A teenager named Benjamin Pachev may have finished in the top 20 of a popular half-marathon in Indianapolis on Saturday, but it’s his footwear that’s getting the most attention: Pachev, 18, ran the race in a pair of Crocs.
Pachev’s father, software engineer Sasha Pachev, also ran the race in Crocs — $20 classics, the same style his son wore — and tells the Indianapolis Star that he accidentally discovered Crocs worked well as running shoes.
Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Complex 3- and 4-Part Fractures of the Proximal Humerus: Does Age Really Matter?
A retrospective review was completed to identify patients whom had sustained a 3- or 4-part fracture of the proximal humerus (Neer classification), treated surgically with locked compression plating. Patients were recruited for a final follow-up, with clinical (Constant and Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, Hand [DASH] scores) and radiographic outcome analysis. Results were compared (t test and Wilcoxon test) with fracture type (3- vs 4-part) and patient age at time of fracture (<65 years vs >65years) as the primary outcome measure. The presence or absence of a complication and presence or absence of a concomitant osseous injury at the time of presentation were evaluated as secondary outcome measures, in regard to overall functional results of the treatment in question. Complications were defined as posttraumatic osteoarthritis, avascular necrosis of the humeral head, and screw cutout with chondrolysis. The null hypothesis being that age of the patient at the time of injury would not greatly affect functional outcome measurements.
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