J F Kragh

Summary

Affiliation: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Surgical repair of acute traumatic closed transection of the biceps brachii
    John F Kragh
    Orthopaedic Service, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 84:992-8. 2002
  2. ncbi Faculty turnover and resident in-training examination and board scores
    John F Kragh
    Bone and Soft Tissue Trauma Research Program, US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 36:E180-4. 2007
  3. ncbi Extended (16-hour) tourniquet application after combat wounds: a case report and review of the current literature
    John F Kragh
    Bone and Soft Tissue Trauma Research Program, US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 6315, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 21:274-8. 2007
  4. doi Use of tourniquets and their effects on limb function in the modern combat environment
    John F Kragh
    Department of Damage Control Resuscitation, US Army Institute of Surgical Research USAISR, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 6315, USA
    Foot Ankle Clin 15:23-40. 2010
  5. ncbi Radiographic indicators of ankle instability: changes with plantarflexion
    John F Kragh
    Orthopaedic Service, Brooke Army Medical Center, U S Army Institute of Surgical Research, Extremity Trauma Study Branch, 3600 Chambers Avenue, Room 292 1, Bldg 3611, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
    Foot Ankle Int 27:23-8. 2006
  6. ncbi Suturing of lacerations of skeletal muscle
    J F Kragh
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234 6200, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 87:1303-5. 2005
  7. ncbi Epimysium and perimysium in suturing in skeletal muscle lacerations
    John F Kragh
    Orthopaedic Service, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234 6200, USA
    J Trauma 59:209-12. 2005
  8. ncbi Measuring medical education and curriculum during orthopedic surgical residency
    John F Kragh
    Orthopaedic Service Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA
    J Surg Res 123:268-74. 2005
  9. ncbi Passive biomechanical properties of sutured mammalian muscle lacerations
    John F Kragh
    Orthopaedic Service, Brooke Army Medical Center and U S Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234 6315, USA
    J Invest Surg 18:19-23. 2005
  10. ncbi Suture holes in anterior cruciate ligament bone-patellar tendon-bone grafts
    John F Kragh
    United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234 6315, USA
    Arthroscopy 21:1011. 2005

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. ncbi Surgical repair of acute traumatic closed transection of the biceps brachii
    John F Kragh
    Orthopaedic Service, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 84:992-8. 2002
    ..Effective techniques to repair transected muscles are not well described. We determined the outcome of surgically repaired closed transections of the biceps muscle with regard to strength, appearance, and patient satisfaction...
  2. ncbi Faculty turnover and resident in-training examination and board scores
    John F Kragh
    Bone and Soft Tissue Trauma Research Program, US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 36:E180-4. 2007
    ..008). Turnover was not associated with board scores. Educators and policymakers should know that faculty turnover appears negatively associated with resident OITE performance...
  3. ncbi Extended (16-hour) tourniquet application after combat wounds: a case report and review of the current literature
    John F Kragh
    Bone and Soft Tissue Trauma Research Program, US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 6315, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 21:274-8. 2007
    ..Thus it is important for physicians to understand tourniquet injury and appreciate that even extended tourniquet application times does not necessarily doom the affected limb...
  4. doi Use of tourniquets and their effects on limb function in the modern combat environment
    John F Kragh
    Department of Damage Control Resuscitation, US Army Institute of Surgical Research USAISR, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 6315, USA
    Foot Ankle Clin 15:23-40. 2010
    ..Tourniquets may save lives if the right device is used in the right way at the right time for the right patient...
  5. ncbi Radiographic indicators of ankle instability: changes with plantarflexion
    John F Kragh
    Orthopaedic Service, Brooke Army Medical Center, U S Army Institute of Surgical Research, Extremity Trauma Study Branch, 3600 Chambers Avenue, Room 292 1, Bldg 3611, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
    Foot Ankle Int 27:23-8. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether plantarflexion increases radiographic indicators of ankle fracture instability...
  6. ncbi Suturing of lacerations of skeletal muscle
    J F Kragh
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234 6200, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 87:1303-5. 2005
    ..All five combination stitches did not fail but successfully elongated. Our study has shown that the better method of repair for suturing muscle is the use of combination stitches...
  7. ncbi Epimysium and perimysium in suturing in skeletal muscle lacerations
    John F Kragh
    Orthopaedic Service, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234 6200, USA
    J Trauma 59:209-12. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare biomechanical properties of repaired muscle in transected muscle bellies with epimysium and perimysium...
  8. ncbi Measuring medical education and curriculum during orthopedic surgical residency
    John F Kragh
    Orthopaedic Service Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA
    J Surg Res 123:268-74. 2005
    ..Evaluating residency programs requires objective assessment tools, but few are readily available. The purpose of this study was to measure education by correlating resident test scores with several measurements of educator performance...
  9. ncbi Passive biomechanical properties of sutured mammalian muscle lacerations
    John F Kragh
    Orthopaedic Service, Brooke Army Medical Center and U S Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234 6315, USA
    J Invest Surg 18:19-23. 2005
    ..The stitch load magnitudes in this study approximate those required to successfully repair transected muscle. Knowledge introduced by this study fills a gap concerning muscle stitching relevant to clinical care...
  10. ncbi Suture holes in anterior cruciate ligament bone-patellar tendon-bone grafts
    John F Kragh
    United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234 6315, USA
    Arthroscopy 21:1011. 2005
    ..The new technique was then surgically implemented with straighter and faster graft passage...
  11. doi Practical use of emergency tourniquets to stop bleeding in major limb trauma
    John F Kragh
    US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 6315, USA
    J Trauma 64:S38-49; discussion S49-50. 2008
    ..Previously we showed that tourniquets were lifesaving devices in the current war. Few studies, however, describe their actual morbidity in combat casualties. The purpose of this study was to measure tourniquet use and complications...
  12. doi Survival with emergency tourniquet use to stop bleeding in major limb trauma
    John F Kragh
    US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Surg 249:1-7. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if emergency tourniquet use saved lives...
  13. ncbi The role of epimysium in suturing skeletal muscle lacerations
    John F Kragh
    Orthopaedic Service, Brooke Army Medical Center, and US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Extremity Trauma Study Branch, 3600 Rawley E Chambers Avenue, Rm 292 1, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 200:38-44. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the biomechanical properties of epimysium, the collagenous tissue sheath that surrounds muscles in the body...
  14. doi Effect of recombinant factor VIIa as an adjunctive therapy in damage control for wartime vascular injuries: a case control study
    Charles J Fox
    Department of Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    J Trauma 66:S112-9. 2009
    ..The primary aim of this study was to assess the effect of rFVIIa use during DCR for vascular trauma and the impact on vessel repair...
  15. doi Popliteal artery repair in massively transfused military trauma casualties: a pursuit to save life and limb
    Charles J Fox
    Vascular Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia 20307, USA
    J Trauma 69:S123-34. 2010
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  16. doi The effectiveness of a damage control resuscitation strategy for vascular injury in a combat support hospital: results of a case control study
    Charles J Fox
    Department of Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    J Trauma 64:S99-106; discussion S106-7. 2008
    ..The objective of this report is to establish the use and effectiveness of a damage control resuscitation (DCR) strategy in the setting of wartime vascular injury...
  17. doi Influence of fiber-type composition on recovery from tourniquet-induced skeletal muscle ischemia-reperfusion injury
    Thomas J Walters
    United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 6315, USA
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 33:272-81. 2008
    ..These results demonstrate that vulnerability to tourniquet-induced ischemia-reperfusion injury is dramatically different with respect to muscle fiber-type composition...
  18. doi Combat wounds in operation Iraqi Freedom and operation Enduring Freedom
    Brett D Owens
    U S Army Institute of Surgical Research, Ft Sam Houston, Texas, USA
    J Trauma 64:295-9. 2008
    ..There have been no large cohort reports detailing the wounding patterns and mechanisms in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan...
  19. doi The combined influence of hemorrhage and tourniquet application on the recovery of muscle function in rats
    Thomas J Walters
    United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 22:47-51. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the effect of tourniquet-induced ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury on the recovery of muscle function with and without prior hemorrhage...
  20. ncbi Survey of the indications for use of emergency tourniquets
    John F Kragh
    U S Army Institute of Surgical Research, Damage Control Resuscitation, 3400 Rawley E Chambers Ave, Bldg 3611, Room 282 4, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 6315, USA
    J Spec Oper Med 11:30-8. 2011
    ..Challenges remain in estimation of blood loss volumes, lesion lethality, and casualty propensity to survive hemorrhage...
  21. ncbi Characterization of extremity wounds in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
    Brett D Owens
    US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 21:254-7. 2007
    ..The intent of this study was to describe the distribution of extremity fractures during this current conflict...
  22. ncbi Waterproof versus cotton cast liners: a randomized, prospective comparison
    Chad A Haley
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Womack Army Medical Center, 2817 Reilly Road, Fort Bragg, NC 28310, USA
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 35:137-40. 2006
    ..The waterproof-liner group had better scores for itch (P = .008), discomfort (P < .001), irritation (P = .002), overall patient score (P = .012), and overall physician score (P = .049)...
  23. ncbi Pullout forces of sutures in muscle lacerations
    John R Chance
    Orthopaedic Service, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam, Houston, USA
    Orthopedics 28:1187-90. 2005
    ..The complex combination of perimeter and Mason-Allen stitches had superior pullout resistance compared to conventional stitches...
  24. doi Damage control resuscitation for vascular surgery in a combat support hospital
    Charles J Fox
    Department of Surgery, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    J Trauma 65:1-9. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that limb preservation could be successful when the damage control approach combines advanced resuscitative strategies and modern vascular techniques...
  25. ncbi Gender differences in anterior cruciate ligament injury vary with activity: epidemiology of anterior cruciate ligament injuries in a young, athletic population
    Sally B Mountcastle
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Keller Army Community Hospital, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, USA
    Am J Sports Med 35:1635-42. 2007
    ..Previous studies have shown that women involved in similar activities as men are at increased risk for anterior cruciate ligament injuries...