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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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Advances in Computer-Aided Technology for Total Knee Arthroplasty

Ahmed Siddiqi, DO; W. Mack Hardaker, MS; Krishna Kiran Eachempati, MBBS; Neil P. Sheth, MD

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Bone Loss and Fracture Risk Among Patients Who Have Had Bariatric Surgery

Basem Attum, MD, MS; Ricardo Ruiz, MD; Robert Boyce, MD

Review Article

Modularity in Total Hip Arthroplasty: Benefits, Risks, Mechanisms, Diagnosis, and Management

Ben M. Vierra, BS; Sarah R. Blumenthal, BS; Derek F. Amanatullah, MD, PhD

Feature Article

Fracture Severity Based on Classification Does Not Predict Outcome Following Proximal Humerus Fracture

Nina D. Fisher, BS; James M. Barger, MD; Adam S. Driesman, MD; Rebekah Belayneh, BS; Sanjit R. Konda, MD; Kenneth A. Egol, MD

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Factors Influencing Patients' Hospital Rating After Total Joint Arthroplasty

Jaydev B. Mistry, MD; Chukwuweike U. Gwam, MD; Morad Chughtai, MD; Anton Khlopas, MD; Prem Ramkumar, MD; Nicolas S. Piuzzi, MD; George Muschler, MD; Steven F. Harwin, MD; Michael A. Mont, MD; Ronald E. Delanois, MD

Review Article

Displaced Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures: Classification and Treatment

Ning Wei, MD; Yabin Zhou, MD; Wenli Chang, MD; Yingze Zhang, MD; Wei Chen, MD

Review Article

Adult Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis

Eugene Wong, MBBS, MMed; Farhaan Altaf, MBBS, FRCS; Lawrence J. Oh, MD; Randolph J. Gray, MBBS, FRACS

Review Article

Hemophilic Arthropathy

Christopher R. Nacca, MD; Andrew P. Harris, MD; John R. Tuttle, MD

Feature Article

Effect of Retroperitoneal Pelvic Packing on Pelvic Cavity Pressure: A Cadaveric Study

Yukio Sato, MD; Kazuhiko Sekine, MD, PhD; Takayuki Shibusawa, MD; Kosuke Tajima, MD, PhD; Junichi Sasaki, MD, PhD; Nobuaki Imanishi, MD, PhD; Sadakazu Aiso, MD, PhD; Shingo Hori, MD, PhD

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Quantification of Imaging Error in the Measurement of Cup Position: A Cadaveric Comparison of Radiographic and Computed Tomography Imaging

Ran Schwarzkopf, MD, MSc; Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD; Theodore T. Miller, MD; Eric A. Bogner, MD; Jeffrey M. Muir, MSc, DC, MSc (Clin Epi); Michael B. Cross, MD

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Complications Associated With Pelvic External Fixation

Christopher McDonald, BS; Reza Firoozabadi, MD; M. L. Routt Jr, MD; Conor Kleweno, MD

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Long-term Results of Intercalary Endoprosthetic Short Segment Fixation Following Extended Diaphysectomy

Nicholas S. Tedesco, DO; Alexandra L. Van Horn, BA; Robert M. Henshaw, MD

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Conjoint Tendon Release in Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty: No Impact on Patient Outcomes

Reina Yao, MD, FRCSC; James L. Howard, MD, MS, FRCSC; Brent A. Lanting, MD, FRCSC

Feature Article

Predictability of Early Postoperative Ultrasonography After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Joo Han Oh, MD, PhD; Joon Yub Kim, MD, PhD; Sae Hoon Kim, MD, PhD; Nam Yun Chung, MD

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Increasing Use of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Proximal Humerus Fractures in Elderly Patients

Sean S. Rajaee, MD; Dheeraj Yalamanchili, MD; Naudereh Noori, MD; Eytan Debbi, MD; James Mirocha, MS; Carol A. Lin, MD; Charles N. Moon, MD

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Effect of Pedicle Fill on Axial Pullout Strength in Spinal Fixation After Rod Reduction

Kevin Albanese, MD; Nathaniel R. Ordway, MS, PE; Stephen A. Albanese, MD; William F. Lavelle, MD

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Partial Resurfacing for Humeral Head Defects Associated With Recurrent Shoulder Instability

Matthew C. Bessette, MD; Nicholas C. Frisch, MD; Pradeep Kodali, MD; Morgan H. Jones, MD; Anthony Miniaci, MD, FRCSC

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Low Incidence of Neurovascular Complications After Placement of Proximal Tibial Traction Pins

Garret Sobol, MD; Peter Gibson, MD; Param Patel, BA; Kenneth Koury, MD; Michael Sirkin, MD; Mark Reilly, MD; Mark Adams, MD

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Biceps Tenodesis: Biomechanical Assessment of 3 Arthroscopic Suprapectoral Techniques

George Vestermark, MD; David Hartigan, MD; Dana Piasecki, MD; James Fleischli, MD; Susan M. Odum, PhD; Nigel Zheng, PhD; Donald F. D'Alessandro, MD

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Features of 921 Patients With Spinal Tuberculosis: A 16-Year Investigation of a General Hospital in Southwest China

Yuan Yao, PhD; Weilin Song, MM; Kuiyou Wang, MB; Bingtao Ma, MB; Huan Liu, PhD; Wenjie Zheng, MD; Yu Tang, MD; Yue Zhou, MD

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Implant Failure Rates and Cost Analysis of Contoured Locking Versus Conventional Plate Fixation of Distal Fibula Fractures

Lewis K. Moss, MD; Michael H. Kim-Orden, MD; Robert Ravinsky, MDCM, MPH; Christopher M. Hoshino, MD; Daniel M. Zinar, MD; Stuart M. Gold, MD

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Functional Outcomes for Nonoperatively Treated Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Fractures

Hannah A. Dineen, MD; Timothy D. Murphy, MD; Sabrina Mangat, BS; Eric Z. Lukosius, MD; Feng-Chang Lin, PhD; Brett J. Pettett, MD; Stephen J. Peoples, DVM; Shepard R. Hurwitz, MD

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Retrospective Analysis of 20 Patients With Schwannomas: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Characteristics, Pain, and Outcomes Following Excision

Jette Hooper, BS; Ian T. O'Connor, BS; Ivan J. Golub, BS; Alexander P. Decilveo, BA; James C. Wittig, MD

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Topically Applied Epsilon-Aminocaproic Acid Reduces Blood Loss and Length of Hospital Stay After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Robert A. Harper, MD; Mark G. Sucher, MD; Mauro Giordani, MD; Alexander J. Nedopil, MD

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Arthroscopic Cortical Button Stabilization of Isolated Acute Neer Type II Fractures of the Distal Clavicle

Matthew H. Blake, MD; Michael T. Lu, MD; Brandon S. Shulman, MD; David L. Glaser, MD; G. Russell Huffman, MD

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The Direct Anterior Approach Does Not Increase Return to Function Following Hemiarthroplasty for Femoral Neck Fracture

Victor R. Carlson, BS; Alvin C. Ong, MD; Fabio R. Orozco, MD; Rex W. Lutz, BS; Andres F. Duque, MD, MSc; Zachary D. Post, MD

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Outcomes and Predictors of Success for Arthroscopic Lysis of Adhesions for the Stiff Total Knee Arthroplasty

Blake M. Bodendorfer, MD; Joshua A. Kotler, MD; William D. Zelenty, MD; Kareem Termanini, BS; Rafael Sanchez, MD; Evan H. Argintar, MD

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Age and Early Revision After Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty for Osteoarthritis

Zachary Meyer, MD; Geneva Baca, BA; Richard Rames, MD; Robert Barrack, MD; John Clohisy, MD; Denis Nam, MD, MSc

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The Effect of a Door Alarm on Operating Room Traffic During Total Joint Arthroplasty

Scott M. Eskildsen, MD; Peter T. Moskal, MD; Jeffrey Laux, PhD; Daniel J. Del Gaizo, MD

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Correlation Between Femoroacetabular Impingement and Hamstring Tendon Pathology on Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Arthrography

Nakul Talathi, BS; Scott LaValva, BS; Angel Lopez-Garib, MD; John D. Kelly IV, MD; Viviane Khoury, MD

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Digital Tomography for Detection of Acute Occult Scaphoid Fractures

Anthony M. Barcia, MD; Liang Zhou, MD, MS; Jay B. Cook, MD; Kenneth K. Lindell, MD; Rey D. Gumboc, MD; Aaron D. Dykstra, MD; Robert J. Lachky, MD; Steven H. Shaha, PhD, DBA; Kenneth F. Taylor, MD

Case Report

Treatment of a Pediatric T-type Intercondylar Humerus Fracture With Hybrid Percutaneous Pinning and External Fixation

D. Alex Stroh, MD; Brian T. Sullivan, BS; Brett A. Shannon, MD; Paul D. Sponseller, MD, MBA

Case Report
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Chronic Expanding Hematoma After Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty

Wataru Ando, MD, PhD; Kengo Yamamoto, MD; Tsuyoshi Koyama, MD, PhD; Yoshichika Hashimoto, MD; Hirohiko Yasui, MD, PhD; Takashi Tsujimoto, MD; Masaharu Aihara, MD; Kenji Ohzono, MD, PhD

Case Report

Bilateral, Atraumatic Proximal Tibiofibular Joint Instability Treated With Suspensory Button Fixation

Olivia C. O'Reilly, BS; Katherine H. Carruthers, MD, MS; Patrick N. Siparsky, MD