In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in athletic training. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

In the Journals

Trimed dynamic compression plate shows improvements in radiographic ulnar variance

March 6, 2015
Patients who underwent ulnar shortening with the Trimed dynamic compression plate experienced consistent objective improvements in radiographic ulnar…
In the Journals

Study shows similar outcome measures between ORIF, partial patellectomy

March 6, 2015
Patients with isolated displace patella fractures who underwent either open reduction and internal fixation or partial patellectomy experienced…
In the Journals

No adverse clinical outcomes found in patients with severe varus deformity after mini-midvastus TKA

March 5, 2015
In patients with severe varus deformity of the knee, mini-midvastus total knee arthroplasty had no adverse clinical outcomes as a result of poor…
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Ulnar-shortening osteotomy effective for treatment of ulnar impaction syndrome

March 5, 2015
Researchers found performing ulnar-shortening osteotomy with a single oblique cut and stacked saw blades was a cost-effective and clinically useful…
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Incidence, prevalence of Dupuytren’s disease significantly lower in ethnic Chinese groups

March 4, 2015
Compared with Western ethnic groups, the incidence and prevalence of Dupuytren’s disease and the male/female ratio were significantly lower in…
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Inferior offset glenosphere reduces scapular notching in RSA

March 3, 2015
Researchers found the incidence of scapular notching in reverse shoulder arthroplasty was reduced as a result of the inferior offset glenosphere…
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No evidence of progressive permanent deformation found in distal tibia fracture fixation methods

March 3, 2015
Although the use of three distal bicortical screws in the distal tibial fragment had the greatest acute biomechanical stability compared with two…
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Reconstruction for pelvic tumors achieves satisfactory survival, increases complication rates

February 27, 2015
Newer reconstruction techniques enabled surgeons to achieve local control and satisfactory long-term survival in patients with pelvic tumors, but the…
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Floseal Hemostatic Matrix may improve blood-loss control in TKA

February 26, 2015
Use of Floseal Hemostatic Matrix in total knee arthroplasty safely provided improved control of blood loss and reduced the predicted probability of…
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Distal femoral skeletal traction may offer less pain during and after immobilization

February 26, 2015
Compared with long-leg splinting, distal femoral skeletal traction did not result in detectable knee dysfunction after insertion and resulted in less…
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