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Shapiro, Lauren M. MD, MS1,a; Graham, Laura A. PhD, MPH2; Hawn, Mary T. MD2; Kamal, Robin N. MD, MBA3

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The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: July 20, 2022 - Volume 104 - Issue 14 - p 1281-1291
doi: 10.2106/JBJS.21.01278
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