Gene Shaffer

Gene Shaffer
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network · Orthopaedics

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Background End-stage ankle arthritis is a debilitating condition that negatively impacts patient quality of life. Tibiotalar fusion and total ankle replacement are treatment options for managing ankle arthritis. Few studies have examined short term readmission rates of these two procedures. The objective of this study was compare all-cause 30-day r...
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Having multiple external fixation pin designs and insertion techniques has led to debate as to which combination creates the stiffest construct. This study sought to biomechanically evaluate construct strength using self-drilling (SD) and self-tapping (ST) pins inserted with either bicortical or unicortical fixation. SD and ST 5.0 mm stainless stee...
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Category Other Introduction/Purpose Patients are frequently required to maintain a non-weight bearing (NWB) status after foot and ankle surgery in order to prevent post op complications. Adherence to these instructions is of paramount importance and lack of compliance may lead to wound breakdown, loss of fracture fixation, or hardware failure. Unf...
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Case: This case involved a sixty-two-year-old male patient with bilateral femoral neck fractures that occurred six months apart in the setting of bilateral lower-extremity amputation. Hemiarthroplasty was performed at each presentation, with the use of a standard femoral stem on the right side and a short stem on the left. At the time of follow-up...
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High energy fractures of the distal tibial plafond and calcaneus have been associated with high functional morbidity and wound complications. Although both of these fractures result from a similar mechanism, they have rarely been reported to occur on an ipsilateral extremity. The combination of these 2 injuries on the same extremity would increase...
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Individual aspects of heparin or protamine dosing have been better controlled than previously as useful tests have become available. Although many variables including drug potency, drug source, and individual patient response have been separately identified, there has not been an attempt to integrate them into a single management strategy. This stu...

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