Cadillac /ˈkædɨlæk/, formally the Cadillac Motor Car Division, is a division of U.S.-based General Motors Company that markets luxury vehicles worldwide. Cadillac's primary markets are the United States, Canada, and China, but Cadillac-branded vehicles are distributed in 34 additional markets worldwide. Historically, Cadillac automobiles have always been the luxury icon within the United States of America. In 2012, Cadillac's U.S. sales were 149,782 vehicles.Cadillac is currently the second oldest American automobile brand following fellow GM marque Buick and is among the oldest automobile brands in the world. Cadillac was founded from the remnants of the Henry Ford Company in 1902, almost 9 years before Chevrolet was founded. The company was named after Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, who founded Detroit, Michigan. The Cadillac crest is based on his coat of arms.General Motors purchased the company in 1909. Cadillac had laid the foundation for the modern mass production of automobiles by demonstrating the complete interchangeability of its precision parts while simultaneously establishing itself as one of America's premier luxury cars. Cadillac introduced technological advances, including full electrical systems, the clashless manual transmission and the steel roof. The brand developed three engines, with the V8 engine setting the standard for the American automotive industry.Cadillac is the first American car to win the Dewar Trophy from the Royal Automobile Club of England, having successfully demonstrated the interchangeability of its component parts during a reliability test in 1908; this spawned the firm's slogan "Standard of the World". It won that trophy a second time in 1912 for incorporating electric starting and lighting in a production automobile. Wikipedia.
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Burchette R.J.,Kaiser Permanente
American Journal of Sports Medicine | Year: 2013
Background: There is high interest but very little evidence to support labral reconstruction of the hip. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical effectiveness of arthroscopic hip labral reconstruction using gracilis autograft in the multistep surgeries for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). The hypothesis was that patients undergoing arthroscopic hip labral reconstruction with gracilis autograft would have improvement in symptoms and function attributable to this procedure. Study Design: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. Methods: A comparative retrospective review at a large medical facility was performed of patients who underwent labral reconstruction with a gracilis autograft (RECON group) and those who underwent labral refixation (REFIX group) between October 2008 and November 2009. Inclusion criteria were adult patients having undergone arthroscopic surgery for symptomatic cam-pincer FAI without advanced radiographic osteoarthritis, who had both acetabular and femoral osteoplasties with a minimum 2-year follow-up. Patient satisfaction and preoperative and postoperative nonarthritic hip scores (NAHS) were obtained. Predictive modeling, linear regression, and a nested case-control study were performed. Results: A total of 54 patients met the inclusion criteria. The RECON group (n = 8; mean age, 34.6 years; range, 18-58 years) with an average 30-month follow-up (range, 24-37 months) and 100% participation reported a high level of patient satisfaction (7 high, 1 moderate). The mean NAHS improved by 50.5 points (P = .008) in the RECON group and 22.5 points (P < .0001) in the REFIX group; however, the preoperative NAHS was lower (P < .05) in the RECON group than in the REFIX group. Only the surgery group (RECON vs REFIX) and the preoperative NAHS were significantly associated with the NAHS at follow-up. The predictive model and linear regression revealed a 15.0- and 14.6-point increase, respectively, in the postoperative NAHS in the RECON group compared with the REFIX group. There were no major complications, revision surgeries, or conversion arthroplasties after labral reconstruction. Conclusion: Arthroscopic hip labral reconstruction with gracilis tendon autograft is a safe and effective procedure. Patients undergoing labral reconstruction may not necessarily have outcomes inferior to those of patients undergoing labral refixation despite more severe initial labral insufficiency. © 2013 The Author(s). Source
Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery | Year: 2011
Classification of femoroacetabular impingement is typically determined by preoperative imaging. Despite measurements such as the alpha angle and anterior offset ratio, cam dysmorphisms may be missed. We present 2 cases of femoroacetabular impingement classified as pincer subtypes where significant cam lesions were not detected until surgery. Arthroscopic cam surveillance includes the intentional visualization of the anterior and lateral proximal head-neck junctional region from the peripheral compartment performed with capsular retraction and/or partial capsulectomy. Static and dynamic cam surveillance of the proximal femur is recommended before the termination of surgery for hip chondrolabral dysfunction and has even greater significance in the arthroscopic management of these patients. © 2011 Arthroscopy Association of North America. Source
Cadillac | Date: 2015-06-24
Examples disclosed herein relate to systems and methods, which may receive wagers on one or more paylines. The systems and methods may utilize one or more auto-play game functionality. The systems and methods may determine one or more payouts based on the one or more auto-play game functionality. The systems and methods may display one or more presentations based on the one or more auto-play game functionality.
Cadillac | Date: 2015-12-18
Examples disclosed herein relate to systems and methods, which may receive wagers on one or more paylines. The systems and methods may initiate one or more persistent expanding wild reel structures. The systems and methods may generate one or more persistent wilds. The systems and methods may hold for one or more subsequent spins the one or more persistent wilds in one or more locations based on one or more persistent wild counter numbers. The systems and methods may determine one or more payouts based on the additional gaming functionality. The systems and methods may display one or more presentations based on the additional gaming functionality.
Cadillac | Date: 2015-07-28
A removable brake cover apparatus is disclosed including a sidewall presenting frontal and posterior surfaces and a circumferential wall extending transversely from the sidewall to define a brake rotor receiving cavity adjacent the posterior surface of the sidewall. A brake caliper pocket having a limited circumferential extent is disposed along the sidewall and the circumferential wall to define a brake caliper receiving cavity adjacent the brake rotor receiving cavity. Engagement fingers extend radially into the brake caliper receiving cavity to engage a brake caliper received therein with an audible and/or tactile indicator defining a fully installed position of the brake cover apparatus. Locking recesses extend radially into the brake rotor receiving cavity to engage a brake dust shield received therein. Multiple ones of the brake cover apparatus disclosed are nestable with one another in a stacked arrangement wherein the engagement fingers and locking recesses perform locating and anti-rotation functions.