Kerri Browne is a staff physician assistant in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bone and Joint/Sports Medicine Institute, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Virginia. Christopher Kurtz is assistant professor of surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and vice chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bone and Joint/Sports Medicine Institute, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. They have indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.
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