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For over 40 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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Current Issue
  • January/February 2021
  • Volume 44 · Issue 1
Reviewer Thanks
Letter to the Editor

Proximal Fibular Osteotomy: Mechanisms and Approach

Saseendar Shanmugasundaram, MS(Ortho), DNB(Ortho), Dip SICOT(Belgium), MNAMS; Luis Antonio Goytia Alfaro, MD, MCh

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):8 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201023-02

Review Article
Supplemental Data

Heterotopic Ossification After Elbow Fractures

Zachary J. Herman, BS; David G. Edelman, MD; Asif M. Ilyas, MD, MBA

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):10-16 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201119-03

Biomechanical and Clinical Evaluation of the Optimal Arm Position After Rotator Cuff Surgery With an Adjustable Abduction Brace

Pascal Schenk, MD; Elias Bachmann, MSc; Alexander Aichmair, MD; Tobias Götschi, MSc; Christian Gerber, MD; Dominik C. Meyer, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e1-e6 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201210-01

Feature Article

Increase in Operative Time Is Associated With Postoperative Complications in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty

Aaron Z. Chen, BA; Alex Gu, MD; Chapman Wei, BS; Kenneth T. Nguyen, BS; Safa C. Fassihi, MD; Michael-Alexander Malahias, MD, PhD; Jiabin Liu, MD; Matthew P. Abdel, MD; Thomas P. Sculco, MD; Peter K. Sculco, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):18-22 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201119-01


Patient-Reported Outcomes Are Equivalent in Patients Who Receive Vertebral Body Tethering Versus Posterior Spinal Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Catherine Qiu, MS; Divya Talwar, PhD; James Gordon, BS; Anthony Capraro, MBS; Carina Lott, MS; Patrick J. Cahill, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):24-28 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201119-02

Supplemental Data

The Influence of “Loss of Attachment” on the Outcome of Anterior Cervical Fusion Procedures in Patients With Hirayama Disease

Qifeng Yu, MD; Susu Tang, MS; Jianyuan Jiang, MD; Xiang Jin, MD; Feizhou Lyu, MD; Xiaosheng Ma, MD; Xinlei Xia, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):30-37 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201202-01

Supplemental Data

Evaluating the Readability of Online Patient Education Materials Related to Orthopedic Oncology

Ashok Para, BA; Franklin Thelmo, BS; Nicole D. Rynecki, BA; Brandon Zelman, BA; Raghav Gupta, BS; Daniel Coban, BA; Varun Ayyaswami, BS; Arpan V. Prabhu, MD; Joseph A. Ippolito, MD; Nitin Agarwal, MD; Justin M. Moore, MD, PhD; Kathleen S. Beebe, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):38-42 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201012-04

Short-term Outcomes of 3D-Printed Titanium Metaphyseal Cones in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty

Ethan A. Remily, DO; Iciar M. Dávila Castrodad, MD; Nequesha S. Mohamed, MD; Wayne A. Wilkie, DO; Margaret N. Kelemen; Ronald E. Delanois, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):43-47 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201202-04

Supplemental Data

Amputation Rates in More Than 175,000 Open Tibia Fractures in the United States

Lily R. Mundy, MD; Tracy Truong, MS; Ronnie L. Shammas, MD; Daniel Cunningham, MD, MHSc; Scott T. Hollenbeck, MD; Gina-Maria Pomann, PhD; Mark J. Gage, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):48-53 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201202-03

Use of Navigation-Enhanced Instrumentation to Mitigate Surgical Outliers During Total Knee Arthroplasty

Jake A. Mooney, BS; Abiram Bala, MD; Sahitya K. Denduluri, MD; Paul M. Lichstein, MD; John P. Kleimeyer, MD; William G. Lundergan, MD; Benjamin M. Snyder, MD; James I. Huddleston III, MD; Derek F. Amanatullah, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):54-57 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201012-01

Supplemental Data

Predictors of Long-term Opioid Use After Elective Primary Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Matthew J. Best, MD; Andrew B. Harris, MD; Ankit Bansal, MD; Eric Huish, DO; Uma Srikumaran, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):58-63 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201007-06

Characteristics of Osteoporotic Low Lumbar Vertebral Fracture and Related Lumbosacral Sagittal Imbalance

Junjie Niu, MD; Tao Feng, MD; Cheng Huang, MD, PhD; Qi Yan, MD; Dawei Song, MD; Minfeng Gan, MD, PhD; Huilin Yang, MD, PhD; Jun Zou, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e7-e12 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201028-05

Return to Play After Biceps Tenodesis and Transfer in a Young, Athletic Population

Brian J. Lin, BS; Daphne I. Ling, PhD, MPH; Jacob G. Calcei, MD; David W. Altchek, MD; Stephen J. O'Brien, MD; Joshua S. Dines, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e13-e18 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201009-03

Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Correlates With Modified Harris Hip Score in Total Hip Arthroplasty

Ryan E. Harold, MD; Bennet A. Butler, MD; Dimitri Delagrammaticas, MD; Ryan Sullivan, MD; Michael Stover, MD; David W. Manning, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e19-e25 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201202-02

The Utility of the Energy Subtraction Method for Thoracic Spine Radiography in Clinical Practice: An Analysis of 25 Patients With Multiple Myeloma

Takaki Shimizu, MD; Takeshi Sasagawa, MD, PhD; Naohiro Kawamura, MD, PhD; Shigeru Masuyama, MD; Naohiro Tachibana, MD; Haruka Emori, MD, PhD; Masaaki Iizuka, MD; Hisatoshi Ishikura, MD; Kenshi Suzuki, MD, PhD; Takeshi Kuwabara, MS; Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, MD, PhD; Junichi Kunogi, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e31-e35 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201202-05

Plunging Dangerously: A Quantitative Assessment of Drilling the Clavicle

Stephanie A. Russo, MD, PhD; James A. DeLullo, MD; Z Liu, MD; Joseph Radley, MD; Daniel S. Gloekler, MD; Ryan M. Vellinga, MD; Zubair Chaudry, MD; Mary K. Mulcahey, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e36-e42 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201202-07

Time to Surgery Affects Return to Work Rates for Workers' Compensation Patients With Single-Level Lumbar Disk Herniation

Bryan O. Ren, BS; Jeffrey A. O'Donnell, MD; Joshua T. Anderson, MD; Arnold R. Haas, BS, BA; Rick Percy, PhD; Stephen T. Woods, MD; Uri M. Ahn, MD; Nicholas U. Ahn, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e43-e49 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201202-06

Preoperative Sedative Use and Other Risk Factors for Continued Narcotic Use After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Comprehensive Analysis of a Mandatory Database

Zachary T. Wilt, MD; Timothy L. Tan, MD; Alexander J. Rondon, MD, MBA; William L. Wang, MD; Carol Foltz, PhD; Pedro K. Beredjiklian, MD; William V. Arnold, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e50-e54 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201026-01

Systematic Biomechanical Analysis of Prerequisites for Reliable Intraoperative Bonding of Polymethylmethacrylate Bone Cement in Preexisting Cement in Revision Arthroplasty

Dominik Kaiser, MD; Nora Zimmerli, MSc; Rebecca Hartmann, MD; Elias Bachmann, MSc; Klaus-Dieter Kühn, PhD; Dominik C. Meyer, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e55-e60 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201007-05

The Effect of Knee Flexion on Length Changes and Stress Distribution of Ligaments: A Displacement Controlled Finite Element Analysis

Yang Xiao, MD; Xiaoreng Feng, MD; Yang Song, MD; Guo Chen, MD; Fei Liu, MD; Frankie K. L. Leung, FRCS, FHKAM; Bin Chen, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e61-e67 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201028-01

Risk of Iatrogenic Axillary Nerve Injury During Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstruction

Nata Parnes, MD; Mario J. Ciani, DC; Michael J. DeFranco, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e68-e72 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200925-04

Hospital Resource Utilization Associated With Endoprosthetic Reconstruction Versus Primary Arthroplasty

Christopher W. Hoedt, MD; Alec S. Kellish, BS; Justin C. Frisby, BS; Christopher Rivera-Pintado, MD; Tae Won Kim, MD; Christina J. Gutowski, MD, MPH

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e73-e79 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201012-02

The Effect of State Legislation on Opioid Prescriptions Following Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Christopher M. McDowell, DO; Alexandria K. Bradian, MS; Quincy T. Cheesman, DO; Sundeep S. Saini, DO; Kristen J. Nicholson, PhD; Fotios P. Tjoumakaris, MD; Luke S. Austin, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e80-e84 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200928-01

Anatomic Landmark-Guided Hip Aspiration in the Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Rui Li, MD; Xiang Li, MD; Ming Ni, MD; Qing-Yuan Zheng, MD; Guo-Qiang Zhang, MD; Ji-Ying Chen, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e85-e90 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201007-04

Complications of Low-Profile Plate Fixation in Metacarpal Fractures

Rita E. Baumgartner, MD; Andrew E. Federer, MD; Evan M. Guerrero, MD; Suhail K. Mithani, MD; David S. Ruch, MD; Marc J. Richard, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e91-e94 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200925-02

The Correlation Between the Diffusion Coefficient of Bone Cement and Efficacy in Percutaneous Vertebroplasty

Zhikun Li, MD; Youjia Xu, MD, PhD; Wei Xu, MD; Xiaodong Zhu, MD, PhD; Yu Chen, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e95-e100 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201009-02

Cannabinoid and Opioid Use Among Total Joint Arthroplasty Patients: A 6-Year, Single-Institution Study

Sahitya K. Denduluri, MD; Steven T. Woolson, MD; Pier F. Indelli, MD; Edward R. Mariano, MD, MAS; Alex H. S. Harris, PhD; Nicholas J. Giori, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e101-e106 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200928-02

Olecranon Osteotomy Fixation Following Distal Humerus Open Reduction and Internal Fixation: Clinical Results of Plate and Screws Versus Tension Band Wiring

Jack M. Haglin, BS; Ariana Lott, MD; David N. Kugelman, MD; Mackenzie Bird, BS; Sanjit R. Konda, MD; Nirmal C. Tejwani, MD; Kenneth A. Egol, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e107-e113 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201007-03

All-Polyethylene Tibia: An Opportunity for Value-Based Care in Bundled Reimbursement Initiatives

Sean P. Ryan, MD; John R. Steele, MD; Johannes F. Plate, MD, PhD; David E. Attarian, MD; Thorsten M. Seyler, MD, PhD; Michael P. Bolognesi, MD; Samuel S. Wellman, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e114-e118 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201009-01

Short-term Efficacy of the Percutaneous Vertebroplasty Using a Curved Versus Straight Vertebroplasty Needle in Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures

Zhihua Geng, MM; Quanfa Zhou, MM; Guowei Shang, PhD; Yanhui Ji, PhD; Hongwei Kou, MM; Hongjian Liu, PhD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e131-e138 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201012-03

Case Report

Ring-Shaped Lateral Meniscus Without a Bony Anterior Root Attachment

Daniel B. Luckenbill, MD; Christopher W. Peer, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e146-e147 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200923-06

Tips & Techniques

Distraction Arthroplasty as Acute and Definitive Treatment for Open Ankle Fracture Dislocation

Jimmy J. Chan, MD; Evan Garden, BS; Andrea Nordio, MD; Javier Z. Guzman, MD; Ettore Vulcano, MD

Orthopedics. 2021;44(1):e148-e150 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200923-07

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