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Distal radius fractures in children: Risk factors for redisplacement following closed reduction

Background 21-39% of pediatric distal radius fractures are reported to re-displace after closed reduction Few prospective studies have examined risk factors for redisplacement Purpose of study: Determine rate of redisplacement and identify those risk factors Methods Prospective study from 2/2011-10/2012. Inclusion criteria- CR of displaced distal radius fx under sedation. Exclusion criteria- previous fx at same site or pathologic fx.…

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Journal Club: JBJS 2015 – Operative compared with non-operative treatment of a thoracolumbar burst fracture without neurologic deficit

Wood KB, Buttermann GR, Phukan R, Harrod CC, Mehbod A, Shannon B, Bono CM,Harris MB. Operative compared with nonoperative treatment of a thoracolumbar burst fracture without neurological deficit: a prospective randomized study with follow-up at sixteen to twenty-two years. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Jan7;97(1):3-9. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00226. PubMed PMID: 25568388. Background: Is some controversy over optimal management of neurologically…

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Journal Club: Post-traumatic avascular necrosis in talar neck fractures with extension into the talar body

AAOS 2015 Presentation; Kevin Murr MD, Zack Unger MD, Jeremy Burnham MD, Raymond Wright MD, Eric Moghadamian MD Background: AVN is a well known complication of talar neck fractures and can be correlated with the Hawkins classification. Talar neck and body fractures do not commonly occur together Purpose of study: (1) Determine effect on AVN rates of proximal extension of…

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