John R Fowler

Summary

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A Comparison of Three Diagnostic Tests for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Using Latent Class Analysis
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 97:1958-61. 2015
  2. doi request reprint The Reliability of Ultrasound Measurements of the Median Nerve at the Carpal Tunnel Inlet
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Electronic address
    J Hand Surg Am 40:1992-5. 2015
  3. doi request reprint Prospective evaluation of distal radius fractures treated with variable-angle volar locking plates
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA Electronic address
    J Hand Surg Am 38:2198-203. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Evolving incidence of MRSA in urban hand infections
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopedics, University of Pittsburgh, Ste 911, Kaufmann Bldg, 3471 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Orthopedics 36:796-800. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Radial head fractures: indications and outcomes for radial head arthroplasty
    John R Fowler
    Division of Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Orthop Clin North Am 44:425-31, x. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Epidemiology of adult acute hand infections at an urban medical center
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA and the Rothman Institute Philadelphia, PA 15213, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 38:1189-93. 2013
  7. pmc Bacteria adhere less to barbed monofilament than braided sutures in a contaminated wound model
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 1010, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 471:665-71. 2013
  8. pmc Ultrasound as a first-line test in the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 1010, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15123, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 471:932-7. 2013
  9. pmc The sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome: a meta-analysis
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedics, Temple University Hospital, 3401 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 469:1089-94. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Povidone-iodine soaks for hand abscesses: a prospective randomized trial
    Rick Tosti
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, and the Biostatistics Consulting Center, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Electronic address
    J Hand Surg Am 39:962-5. 2014

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Publications22

  1. doi request reprint A Comparison of Three Diagnostic Tests for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Using Latent Class Analysis
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 97:1958-61. 2015
    ..The purpose of the present study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound, nerve conduction studies, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 6 (CTS-6) for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome using latent class analysis...
  2. doi request reprint The Reliability of Ultrasound Measurements of the Median Nerve at the Carpal Tunnel Inlet
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Electronic address
    J Hand Surg Am 40:1992-5. 2015
    ..To determine the interrater and intra-rater reliability of ultrasound (US) measurement of the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel inlet...
  3. doi request reprint Prospective evaluation of distal radius fractures treated with variable-angle volar locking plates
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA Electronic address
    J Hand Surg Am 38:2198-203. 2013
    ..To evaluate the radiographic, objective (range of motion and grip strength), and subjective outcomes of variable-angle volar locking plate (VAVLP) fixation for unstable distal radius fractures...
  4. doi request reprint Evolving incidence of MRSA in urban hand infections
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopedics, University of Pittsburgh, Ste 911, Kaufmann Bldg, 3471 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Orthopedics 36:796-800. 2013
    ..Although incidences of polymicrobial infections increased over the study period in this series, clinical judgment should be exercised before initiating broad-spectrum antibiotic coverage...
  5. doi request reprint Radial head fractures: indications and outcomes for radial head arthroplasty
    John R Fowler
    Division of Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Orthop Clin North Am 44:425-31, x. 2013
    ..The purpose of this article was to summarize the indications for radial head arthroplasty and discuss the reported outcomes. ..
  6. doi request reprint Epidemiology of adult acute hand infections at an urban medical center
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA and the Rothman Institute Philadelphia, PA 15213, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 38:1189-93. 2013
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  7. pmc Bacteria adhere less to barbed monofilament than braided sutures in a contaminated wound model
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 1010, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 471:665-71. 2013
    ..However, the adherence of bacteria to barbed monofilament sutures and other commonly used suture materials is unclear...
  8. pmc Ultrasound as a first-line test in the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 1010, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15123, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 471:932-7. 2013
    ..The AAOS, however, does not specify a preferred test. Ultrasound reportedly causes less patient discomfort and takes less time to perform, while maintaining comparable sensitivity and specificity to electrodiagnostic testing (EDX)...
  9. pmc The sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome: a meta-analysis
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedics, Temple University Hospital, 3401 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 469:1089-94. 2011
    ..Ultrasound has emerged as an alternative confirmatory test for CTS; however, its potential role is limited by lack of adequate data for sensitivity and specificity relative to electrodiagnostic testing...
  10. doi request reprint Povidone-iodine soaks for hand abscesses: a prospective randomized trial
    Rick Tosti
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, and the Biostatistics Consulting Center, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Electronic address
    J Hand Surg Am 39:962-5. 2014
    ..To determine the effect of povidone-iodine soaks on outcomes of hand infections after operative drainage...
  11. doi request reprint The incidence of and clinical approach to positive allograft cultures in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    Clin J Sport Med 21:402-4. 2011
    ..To define the incidence of positive allograft cultures in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and to determine a clinical approach to a positive test...
  12. pmc Race may not affect [correct] outcomes in operatively treated tibia fractures
    Jonathan Piposar
    Department of Orthopaedics, Temple University Hospital, 6th Floor Outpatient Building, 3401 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19149, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 470:1513-7. 2012
    ..A recent review of the literature found worse outcomes and longer length of stay for minorities undergoing TKAs and THAs when compared with whites. It is unclear if this association exists for the operative treatment of tibia fractures...
  13. doi request reprint Prophylactic intramedullary fixation for bisphosphonate-related subtrochanteric stress fracture
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedics, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA john
    Orthopedics 35:e954-7. 2012
    ..A dialogue with the primary care physician should be initiated to determine the necessity of bisphosphonate therapy, and, if deemed necessary, an alternative class of medications should be considered...
  14. pmc The accuracy of digital radiography in orthopaedic applications
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedics, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 469:1781-4. 2011
    ..The level of accuracy of digital radiography in measuring distances for orthopaedic applications is unclear...
  15. doi request reprint A Comparison of Plain Radiographs and Computed Tomography for Determining Canal Diameter of the Distal Phalanx
    William L Wang
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
    J Hand Surg Am 40:1404-1409.e1. 2015
    ..To compare plain radiographs and computed tomography (CT) when determining the narrowest diameter of the medullary canal of the distal phalanx...
  16. doi request reprint Scapholunate Advanced Collapse: Motion-Sparing Reconstructive Options
    Kevin Kruse
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh, Suite 1010, Kaufmann Building, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Orthop Clin North Am 47:227-33. 2016
    ..The purpose of this article is to review outcomes for the various motion-sparing surgical treatments for SLAC wrist. ..
  17. doi request reprint Comparison of ultrasound and electrodiagnostic testing for diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome: study using a validated clinical tool as the reference standard
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Suite 911, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 E mail address
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 96:e148. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound and electrodiagnostic testing by using a validated clinical diagnostic tool as the reference standard...
  18. doi request reprint Biologic strategies to improve nerve regeneration after peripheral nerve repair
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J Reconstr Microsurg 31:243-8. 2015
    ..However, the use of nerve autograft has associated donor site morbidity and limited availability...
  19. doi request reprint Anatomy of the flexor digitorum profundus insertion
    Kyle J Chepla
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
    J Hand Surg Am 40:240-4. 2015
    ..To describe the anatomical insertion of the flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) on the distal phalanx...
  20. doi request reprint The non-surgical and surgical treatment of tarsal navicular stress fractures
    John R Fowler
    Temple University Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Sports Med 41:613-9. 2011
    ..Conservative NWB management is the standard of care for initial treatment of both partial and complete stress fractures of the tarsal navicular. WB conservative treatment and surgical intervention are not recommended...
  21. doi request reprint Headless compression screw fixation of scaphoid fractures
    John R Fowler
    Temple University Hospital, 3401 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Hand Clin 26:351-61, vi. 2010
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Association of low-energy femoral shaft fractures and bisphosphonate use
    John R Fowler
    Department of Orthopaedics, Temple University Hospital, 6th Floor Outpatient Bldg, Zone B, 3401 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Orthopedics 35:e38-40. 2012
    ..Further research is needed to determine if specific medications and length of treatment are important risk factors...