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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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2019 Impact Factor 1.409

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Past Issue
  • December 2012
  • Volume 35 · Issue 12
Radiologic Case Study

Radiologic Case Study

Wan X. Hong, MS; Laura Varich, MD; Laura W. Bancroft, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):993, 1072-1074 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-01

Reviewer Thanks
Guest Editorial

Early-onset Scoliosis

Patrick J. Cahill, MD; Amer F. Samdani, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):1001-1003 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-02

Tips & Techniques

Comparing the Accuracy of Radiographic Preoperative Digital Templating for a Second- Versus a First-generation THA Stem

Kimona Issa, MD; Robert Pivec, MD; Bradley Boyd, DO; Thies Wuestemann; Jim Nevelos, PhD; Michael A. Mont, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):1028-1034 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-03

Tendon Trap Technique for Rotator Cuff Repair

Nam-Soo Chung, MD; Jae-Ho Cho, MD; Kyeong-Jin Han, MD; Seung-Hwan Han, MD; Doo-Hyung Lee, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):1035-1038 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-04


Total Hip Arthroplasty

Paolo Cherubino, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):1039-1041 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-05

The Cutting Edge

Hemiarthroplasty for the Treatment of Distal Humerus Fractures: Short-term Clinical Results

Evan Argintar, MD; Micah Berry, MD; Steven J. Narvy, MD; Jonathan Kramer, BS; Reza Omid, MD; John M. Itamura, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):1042-1045 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-06

Trauma Update

Review of Distal Tibial Epiphyseal Transitional Fractures

Andrew J. Rosenbaum, MD; John A. DiPreta, MD; Richard L. Uhl, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):1046-1049 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-07

Evidence-based Medicine
CME Review Article

Bleeding Disorders in Orthopedic Surgery

John Mansour, DO; Kenneth Graf, MD; Paul Lafferty, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):1053-1062 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-09

Feature Article

Correlative Analysis of MRI-evident Abductor Hip Muscle Degeneration and Power After Minimally Invasive Versus Conventional Unilateral Cementless THA

Ioannis Vasilakis, MD; Ekaterini Solomou, MD, PhD; Vasilis Vitsas, MD; Peter Fennema, MSc; Panagiotis Korovessis, MD, PhD; Dimitrios K. Siamblis, MD, PhD, EBIR

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1684-e1691 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-10

New Minimally Invasive Option for the Treatment of Gluteal Muscle Contracture

Bin Ye, BS; Panyu Zhou, MS; Yan Xia, MS; Youyan Chen, BS; Jun Yu, MS; Shuogui Xu, PhD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1692-e1698 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-11

Posterior Cruciate–retaining, Rotating-platform Total Knee Arthroplasty: Minimum 4-year Follow-up Study

Justin J. Elwood, MS; John J. Callaghan, MD; Steve S. Liu, MD; Devon D. Goetz, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1699-e1704 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-12

Isolated Syndesmosis Ankle Injury

Kars P. Valkering, MD; Diederik A. Vergroesen, MD; Peter A. Nolte, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1705-e1710 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-13

Novel Image-matching Software for Postoperative Evaluation After TKA

Katsumasa Tei, MD, PhD; Kazunari Ishida, MD, PhD; Tomoyuki Matsumoto, MD, PhD; Seiji Kubo, MD, PhD; Hiroshi Sasaki, MD, PhD; Nao Shibanuma, MD, PhD; Toshihiro Akisue, MD, PhD; Kotaro Nishida, MD, PhD; Masahiro Kurosaka, MD, PhD; Ryosuke Kuroda, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1711-e1715 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-14

Subvastus Versus Medial Parapatellar Approach in Total Knee Arthroplasty: Meta-analysis

Yuanjun Teng, MM; Wenjia Du, MM; Jin Jiang, MM; Xuren Gao, MD; Shumei Pan, MM; Jing Wang, MD; Liping An, PhD; Jinglin Ma, MS; Yayi Xia, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1722-e1731 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-16

External Fixation for Displaced 2-part Proximal Humeral Fractures

Ioannis S. Benetos, MD; Panayiotis K. Karampinas, MD; Andreas F. Mavrogenis, MD; Pavlos Romoudis, MD; Spiros G. Pneumaticos, MD; John Vlamis, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1732-e1737 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-17

Soft Tissue Constraint Injuries in Complex Elbow Instability: Prevalence, Pathoanatomy, and Classification

Giuseppe Giannicola, MD; David Polimanti, MD; Federico M. Sacchetti, MD; Marco Scacchi, MD; Stefano Gumina, MD; Alessandro Greco, MD; Gianluca Cinotti, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1738-e1745 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-18

Soft Tissue Constraint Injuries in Complex Elbow Instability: Surgical Techniques and Clinical Outcomes

Giuseppe Giannicola, MD; David Polimanti, MD; Federico M. Sacchetti, MD; Marco Scacchi, MD; Gianluca Bullitta, MD; Erica Manauzzi, MD; Stefano Gumina, MD; Gianluca Cinotti, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1746-e1753 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-19

Effect of Local Corticosteroid Injection of the Hand and Wrist on Blood Glucose in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus

Louis W. Catalano, MD; Steven Z. Glickel, MD; O. Alton Barron, MD; Richard Harrison, MD; Astrid Marshall, BA; Marissa Purcelli-Lafer, BA

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1754-e1758 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-20

Intramedullary Nailing and Angulation Prevention in Distal Metaphyseal Tibial Fractures

Mustafa Isik, MD; Mehmet Subasi, MD; Burcin Karsli, MD; Vahap Saricicek, MD; Gulseren Karsli, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1765-e1768 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-22

Staged Protocol for the Treatment of Chronic Tibial Shaft Osteomyelitis With Ilizarov’s Technique Followed by the Application of Intramedullary Locked Nail

Chun-Cheng Lin, MD; Chuan-Mu Chen, MD; Fang-Yao Chiu, MD; Yu-Pin Su, MD; Chien-Lin Liu, MD; Tain-Hsiung Chen, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1769-e1774 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-23

Low Back Pain and Sciatica Prevalence and Intensity Reported in a Mediterranean Country: Ordinal Logistic Regression Analysis

Panagiotis Korovessis, MD, PhD; Thomas Repantis, MD, PhD; Spyros Zacharatos, MD, PhD; Andreas Baikousis, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1775-e1784 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-24

Design and Biomechanical Properties of a New Reconstruction Device for Treating Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures

Bowei Liang, PhD; Zhenqi Ding, MD; Tieqi Liu, MM; Liangqi Kang; Wenliang Zai, MD; Mo Sha, MD; Xigui Zhang, MM

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1785-e1791 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-25

Anterior Decompression in the Management of Unilateral Cervical Spondylotic Amyotrophy

Jing Tao Zhang, MD; Da Long Yang, MD; Yong Shen, MD; Ying Ze Zhang, MD; Lin Feng Wang, MD; Wen Yuan Ding, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1792-e1797 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-26

Disparity in Preoperative Patient Factors Between Insurance Types in Total Joint Arthroplasty

Christopher T. Martin, MD; John J. Callaghan, MD; Steve S. Liu, MD; Yubo Gao, PhD; Richard C. Johnston, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1798-e1803 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-27

Paying Surgeons Less Has Cost More

Joseph Bernstein, MD, MS; Peter Derman, MD, MBA

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1804-e1806 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-28

Case Report

Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty in Patients With Hereditary Multiple Exostoses

Addisu Mesfin, MD; Maria S. Goddard, MD; Yetsa A. Tuakli-Wosornu, MD, MPH; Harpal S. Khanuja, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1807-e1810 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-29

Metallosis-induced Iliopsoas Bursal Cyst Causing Venous Obstruction and Lower-limb Swelling After Metal-on-metal THA

Abdulrahman D. Algarni, MD, SSC(Ortho), ABOS; Olga L. Huk, MD, MSc, FRCS(C); Manuela Pelmus, MD, PhD, FRCP(C)

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1811-e1814 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-30

Unilateral Meniscomeniscal Ligament

Charles M. Chan, MD; John P. Goldblatt, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1815-e1817 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-31

Eosinophilic Granuloma of the Lumbar Spine in an Adult

Yasuhiro Ueda, MD, PhD; Hideki Murakami, MD, PhD; Satoru Demura, MD, PhD; Norio Kawahara, MD, PhD; Katsuro Tomita, MD, PhD; Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1818-e1821 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-32

Fusion After Interspinous Device Placement

Nai-Feng Tian, MD; Xiao-Lei Zhang, MD; Yao-Sen Wu, MD; Li-Bo Jiang, MD; Hua-Zi Xu, MD; Yong-Long Chi, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1822-e1825 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-33

Composite Treatment for Primary Long-bone Hydatidosis

Samik Banerjee, MS, MRCS; Kanchan Kumar Sabui, MS; Jayanta Mondal, MS; Chinmoy Nath, MS, MRCS; Dilip Kumar Pal, MS

Orthopedics. 2012;35(12):e1826-e1831 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20121120-34

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