Tables showing surgical characteristics, Penn Shoulder Scores, Constant-Murley Shoulder Scores, and VAS pain scores by outcome as well as the MRI protocol parameters and figures demonstrating MRI findings in a patient with an intact repair and one with a retear
Tables showing immunohistochemical staining protocols and the sequences and gene access number of the primers
A table showing the frequency of descriptive data for the 138 readmission events
A table showing the failure modes of the suture loops, a figure illustrating the strength testing procedures, and videos demonstrating techniques for tying the first knot throw
Video 1: Making the first throw of the two-strand overhand loop by using a needle holder without the help of an assistant. The overhand loop is slid down with forceps within the loop. After withdrawing the forceps, the two strands of suture are separated and pulled in different directions, bringing the overhand loop down to approximate the tissues being closed.
Video 2: Making the first throw of the two-strand overhand loop by hand without the help of an assistant.
Video 3: Making the first throw of the two-strand overhand loop by using a needle holder with the help of an assistant. This may be particularly helpful if the tissue to be sutured is under tension. After the tissue ends are approximated by sliding down the overhand loop with a forceps, an assistant can hold the knot in position, then the forceps is withdrawn and the loop is tied with the securing square knot.
Video 4: Making the first throw of the two-strand overhand loop by using a specially designed instrument without the help of an assistant. In the prototype in this video, a sliding knot holder has been added to regular forceps. With this instrument, the first overhand loop can be secured even under tension.
A table showing ICD-9-CM codes for procedures, preoperative diagnoses, and complications and a table showing an abbreviated list of Elixhauser comorbidity categories
Figures showing line graphs of the evolution of dual x-ray absorptiometry values of calcaneum bone mineral density, total hip bone mineral density, femoral neck bone mineral density, and entire lower limb at follow-ups of six and eighteen months comparing injured limbs with contralateral limbs in adolescents following lower-limb fracture and comparing injured adolescents with healthy controls
A table showing a summary of the data on the cases and figures demonstrating a cannulated drill bit inserted along the guidewire and used as reamer for widening the medullary canal under fluoroscopic guidance as well as a morselized impaction bone graft packed into the area of the bone defect after a repeat revision
Details of the methods for wear particle isolation, imaging, wear particle analysis, particle validation, inflammatory response evaluation, penetration analysis, and oxidation analysis; tables showing implant oxidation values, linear penetration values, equations and definitions of wear particle characteristics and biological activity indices, and values for particle size, shape, and number; and a figure demonstrating a comparison of the Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy findings with previous spectra