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For over 35 years, Orthopedics has been the preferred choice of orthopedic surgeons for clinically relevant information. A bimonthly, peer-reviewed journal, Orthopedics offers clinically valuable, original articles covering all aspects of adult and pediatric orthopedic surgery and treatment. Edited by Robert D'Ambrosia, MD, and an Editorial Board of over 100 orthopedists, Orthopedics is the source to turn to for guidance in your practice. Begin to explore the Journal and all of its great benefits such as:

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Table of Contents
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Denosumab: Current Use in the Treatment of Primary Bone Tumors

Olga D. Savvidou, MD; Ioanna K. Bolia, MD, MSc; George D. Chloros, MD; John Papanastasiou, MD; Panagiotis Koutsouradis, MD; Panayiotis J. Papagelopoulos, MD, DSc

Letter to the Editor
Guest Editorial

The Conundrum of Digital Medicine

David A. Fisher , MD

Review Article
Review Article

An Assessment of the Safety of an Orthopedic Specialty Hospital: A 5-Year Experience

Eric M. Padegimas, MD; Matthew L. Ramsey, MD; Matthew Austin, MD; Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS; Gerald R. Williams, MD; Kelly Doyle, MSN; Michael E. West, CPA, MBA; Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD; Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD; Surena Namdari, MD, MSc

Feature Article

Inadequacy of Joint Aspiration for Detection of Persistent Periprosthetic Infection During Two-Stage Septic Revision Knee Surgery

Bernd Preininger, MD; Viktor Janz, MD; Philipp von Roth, MD; Andrej Trampuz, MD; Carsten F. Perka, MD; Tilman Pfitzner, MD

Feature Article

The Implications of Inaccuracy: Comparison of Coding in Heterotopic Ossification and Associated Trauma

Matt Fury, BS; Mitchell John, BS; Stuart Schexnayder, BS; Harry Molligan, MD; Olivia Lee, MD; Peter Krause, MD; Vinod Dasa, MD

Feature Article

Concordance of Patient and Physician Perceptions of Care in an Orthopedic Clinic

Kelly Zhang, BA; Charles Day, MD, MBA; Matthew L. Iorio, MD

Feature Article

The Crush Index: Orthopedic Trauma as an Economic Indicator

Armin Arshi, MD; Justin H. Barad, MD; Riki K. Patel, MS; J. Ben Allis, MD; Nelson F. SooHoo, MD; Eric E. Johnson, MD

Review Article

Proximal Hamstring Tendinosis and Partial Ruptures

Ashley N. Startzman, DO; Oliver Fowler, BS; Dominic Carreira, MD

Review Article

The Anatomy of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament

Thai Q. Trinh, MD; Jason R. Ferrel, MD; Jared C. Bentley, MD; Robert N. Steensen, MD

Feature Article

Influence of Surgical Approach on Pelvic Lift in Hip Arthroplasty During Cup Insertion

Steffen Brodt, MD; Christoph Windisch, MD; Linda Krakow; Dimitri Nowack; Georg Matziolis, MD, PhD

Feature Article

Antibiotic Use and Kirschner Wire Fixation in Forefoot Surgery: A National Survey

Gregory Pace, MD; Samuel Dellenbaugh, MD; Brian Stapinski, MD; Umur Aydogan, MD; Jorge Bustillo, MD; Paul Juliano, MD

Feature Article

The “Safe Zone” Technique Improves Suture Placement and Accuracy During Arthroscopic Remplissage

Grant H. Garcia, MD; Ryan M. Degen, MD; Joseph N. Liu, MD; Cynthia A. Kahlenberg, MD; Daniel J. Hurwit, MD; Joshua S. Dines, MD

Feature Article

Union, Knee Alignment, and Clinical Outcomes of Patients Treated With Autologous Bone Grafting for Medial Tibial Defects in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty

Kunihiro Hosaka, MD; Shu Saito, MD; Teruyasu Oyama, MD; Hirohisa Fujimaki, MD; Eiji Cho, MD; Kanki Ishigaki, MD; Yasuaki Tokuhashi, MD

Feature Article

Effects of Previous Osteotomy on Outcome of Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty

Harlan Cabot Amstutz, MD; Michel Jean Le Duff, MA

Feature Article
Feature Article

Poor Utility of Gonadal Shielding for Pediatric Pelvic Radiographs

Mark C. Lee, MD; Jessica Lloyd, BSBE; Matthew J. Solomito, PhD

Feature Article

Root Cause Analysis and Actions for the Prevention of Medical Errors: Quality Improvement and Resident Education

Ryan Charles, MD; Brandon Hood, MD; Joseph M. DeRosier, PE, CSP; John W. Gosbee, MD, MS; James P. Bagian, MD, PE; Ying Li, MD; Michelle S. Caird, MD; J. Sybil Biermann, MD; Mark E. Hake, MD

Feature Article

Prospective Assessment of Sleep Quality Before and After Primary Total Joint Replacement

Blaine T. Manning, BS; Sean M. Kearns, BS; Daniel D. Bohl, MD, MPH; Tori Edmiston, MD; Scott M. Sporer, MD; Brett R. Levine, MD, MS

Feature Article

Trends in Surgical Management and Costs for Operative Treatment of Proximal Humerus Fractures in the Elderly

Eddie K. Hasty, MD; Edward W. Jernigan III, MD; Adrianne Soo, BS; Dax T. Varkey, MD, MPH; Ganesh V. Kamath, MD

Feature Article
Feature Article

Early Versus Late Weight-Bearing Protocols for Surgically Managed Posterior Wall Acetabular Fractures

Austin Heare, MD; Nicholas Kramer, BS; Christopher Salib, BA; Cyril Mauffrey, MD, FACS, FRCS

Feature Article

Amount of Minutes Played Does Not Contribute to Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in National Basketball Association Athletes

Kelechi R. Okoroha, MD; Kojo Marfo, MD; Fabien Meta, BS; Robert Matar, BS; Ramsy Shehab, MD; Terry Thompson, MD; Vasilios Moutzouros, MD; Eric C. Makhni, MD, MBA

Feature Article

Using a Structured Checklist to Improve the Orthopedic Ward Round: A Prospective Cohort Study

Adrian J. Talia, MD, BBiomed; James Drummond, MD; Cameron Muirhead, MD; Phong Tran, MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA

Feature Article

Effect of Lymphedema Treatment for Management of Acute Pilon Fractures

John M. Whatley, MD; James A. Lalonde, MD; Craig C. Greene, MD; Kevin B. Riche, MD; Danielle M. Tatum, PhD

Feature Article

Outcome of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for Patients With Parkinson's Disease: A Matched Cohort Study

Michael C. Cusick, MD; Randall J. Otto, MD; Rachel E. Clark, BA, CCRC; Mark A. Frankle, MD

Feature Article

Trapeziectomy With Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition Versus a Trapeziometacarpal Prosthesis for the Treatment of Thumb Basal Joint Osteoarthritis

María José Robles-Molina, MD; Francisco López-Caba, MD; Rafael C. Gómez-Sánchez, MD; Encarnación Cárdenas-Grande, MD; Miguel Pajares-López, MD, PhD; Pedro Hernández-Cortés, MD, PhD

Feature Article
Feature Article

Clinical Results of Minimally Invasive Spine Stabilization for Spinal Metastases

Hiroshi Uei, MD; Yasuaki Tokuhashi, MD; Masashi Oshima, MD; Masafumi Maseda, MD; Koji Matsumoto, MD; Hirotoki Soma, MD; Enshi Nakayama, MD; Yuichiro Tachikawa, MD

Feature Article

Mid-term Results of Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Brian P. Chalmers, MD; Matthew P. Abdel, MD; Michael J. Taunton, MD; Robert T. Trousdale, MD; Mark W. Pagnano, MD

Feature Article

Retrieval Analysis of Porous Titanium Glenoid Posts: An Evaluation of Osteointegration

Jacob G. Calcei, MD; Julien Berhouet, MD; Marcella Elpers, BS; Anthony Catanzano, MD; Timothy M. Wright, PhD; Edward V. Craig, MD; Russell F. Warren, MD; David M. Dines, MD; Lawrence V. Gulotta, MD

Feature Article

Three-Dimensional Templating for Acetabular Component Alignment During Total Hip Arthroplasty

Ameer M. Elbuluk, BA; Paul Wojack, BA; Nima Eftekhary, MD; Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD

Case Report

Quadrilateral Space Syndrome With Involvement of the Tendon of the Latissimus Dorsi

Ryuji Koga, MD; Kozo Furushima, PhD; Hiroshi Kusano, MD; Junichiro Hamada, PhD; Yoshiyasu Itoh, PhD

Case Report

Epiphysiodesis Screw Bending

Brett M. Normandin, BS; David J. Tennent, MD; Todd H. Baldini, MS; Alesia M. Blanchard, BS; Jason T. Rhodes, MD, MS

Case Report

Short Stem Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Periprosthetic Type A Fracture

Bryan M. Saltzman, MD; Timothy Leroux, MD; Michael J. Collins, BS; Thomas A. Arns, BS; Brian Forsythe, MD

Case Report

Arthroscopic Treatment of a Displaced Nonunion of the Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine Causing Extra-articular Impingement

Motoi Shibahara, MD, PhD; Yasuo Ohnishi, MD, PhD; Eisaburo Honda, MD; Dean K. Matsuda, MD; Soshi Uchida, MD, PhD

Tips & Techniques

Percutaneous Screw Fixation for Scaphoid Fractures

Mohamed E. Al-Ashhab, MD; Hossam El-Dein A. Elbegawi, MD

Tips & Techniques Video

All-Arthroscopic Superior Shoulder Capsule Reconstruction With Partial Rotator Cuff Repair

E.Grant Sutter, MD, MS; Jonathan A. Godin, MD, MBA; Grant E. Garrigues, MD

Tips & Techniques Video

Novel Anterior Plating Technique for Patella Fracture Fixation

Matthew P. Siljander, MD; Alexander D. Vara, MD; Denise M. Koueiter, MS; Brett P. Wiater, MD; Patrick J. Wiater, MD

Tips & Techniques Video

A Single-Incision Technique for Distal Biceps Repair Using a Flexible Reamer

Todd P. Pierce, MD; Casey M. Pierce, MD; Kimona Issa, MD; Vincent K. McInerney, MD; Anthony Festa, MD; Anthony J. Scillia, MD