Duncan B Ackerman

Mayo Clinic - Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota, United States

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Publications (4)8.73 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: We are not aware of any data looking specifically at inpatient falls in an orthopedic ward. We reviewed all postoperative orthopedic patients who fell during 2003 and 2005 on a single postoperative orthopedic unit. Seventy patients (1%) fell, resulting in 2.5 falls per 1000 musculoskeletal inpatient days. Most (n = 45, 64%) were bathroom related, were unassisted (n = 54, 77%), and occurred during the evening or night shift (n = 46, 66%). Thirteen (19%) patients acquired an injury as a consequence. Female sex (odds ratio [OR] = 1.9), patient age greater than 65 years (OR = 1.7), prolonged admission (OR = 1.7), and admission for primary or revision knee arthroplasty (OR = 5.0) were all significant risk factors for a postoperative inpatient fall. This information has provided us with some insight to direct the development of a fall prevention program specific to postoperative orthopedic patients.
    The Journal of arthroplasty 01/2009; 25(1):10-4. · 2.37 Impact Factor
  • Duncan B Ackerman, Robert T Trousdale
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    ABSTRACT: Current methods of trochanteric sliding osteotomy typically preserve the lateral aspect of the greater trochanter, the vastus lateralis, the abductors, posterior capsule, and the external rotators. Our modification to this technique includes leaving an anterior vertical ridge of bone that resists the anterior-directed forces acting on the osteotomy. Furthermore, a chevron-shaped osteotomy provides some additional stabilization to the proximally directed pull of the abductors. We believe these modifications improve the intrinsic stability of the osteotomy, theoretically decreasing the rate of nonunion.
    The Journal of Arthroplasty 05/2008; 23(3):459-61. · 2.37 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: This retrospective analysis examines the outcome of total joint arthroplasty for severe arthritis in patients with synovial chondromatosis. All 11 patients treated with total hip arthroplasty (n = 7) or total knee arthroplasty (n = 4) returned for follow-up at a mean of 10.8 years after surgery. Pain and functional scores improved significantly in all patients. Knee range of motion improved in all patients. Synovial chondromatosis recurred in 1 knee (25%) and 1 hip (14%). Total joint arthroplasty is a valuable treatment option for these patients with predictable improvement in pain and function. Knee range of motion is likely to improve but may be less than expected for primary total knee arthroplasty. Patients remain at risk for recurrence.
    The Journal of Arthroplasty 05/2008; 23(3):395-400. · 2.37 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Synovial chondromatosis (SC) is a benign condition where the synovial lining of joints, bursae, or tendon sheaths undergoes metaplasia and ultimately forms cartilaginous loose bodies. Synovial chondromatosis of the foot and ankle is exceedingly rare, and outcomes following surgical excision are largely unknown. An Institutional Review Board-approved retrospective review of our institution's surgical database from 1970 to 2006 revealed 8 patients with SC of the foot and/or ankle confirmed by pathology. Eight patients (4 female and 4 male) presented with pain, locking, or stiffness. Average age at presentation was 37 (range, 19 to 60) years. Average followup was 9.5 (range, 1 to 31) years. Six patients had involvement of the ankle, and two, the midfoot. Four patients underwent ankle synovectomy with loose body removal, and were pain-free at last followup. One patient underwent excision and midfoot arthrodesis for severe midfoot destruction. Three patients ultimately underwent below knee amputation, one for multiple recurrences and two for malignant transformation to low-grade chondrosarcoma. To our knowledge, this is the largest reported series of patients with SC of the foot and ankle. In half the patients, synovectomy with excision of loose bodies resulted in pain free return to normal function, without recurrence, at last followup. However, recurrence occurred in 3 (37.5%) of 8 patients with subsequent malignant transformation to low-grade chondrosarcoma occurring in 2 patients.
    Foot & Ankle International 04/2008; 29(3):312-7. · 1.63 Impact Factor