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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
  • June 2012
  • Volume 35 · Issue 6
Radiologic Case Study

Radiologic Case Study

Terrence C. Demos, MD; Joseph Schultz, MD; Laurie M. Lomasney, MD; S. Renee Woods, MD; Alpesh A. Patel, MD, FACS

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):441, 545-548 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-01

Guest Editorial
Tips & Techniques

Cervical Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy for Fixed Flexion Deformities

Safdar N. Khan, MD; Brian Braaksma, MD; Howard S. An, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):484-489 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-04

Technique to Prepare the Bed for Autologous Bone Grafting in Nonunion Surgery

Takahiro Niikura, MD, PhD; Masahiko Miwa, MD, PhD; Sang Yang Lee, MD, PhD; Keisuke Oe, MD, PhD; Takashi Iwakura, MD, PhD; Yoshitada Sakai, MD, PhD; Akihiro Koh, MD, PhD; Takaaki Koga, MD; Yoshihiro Dogaki, MD; Etsuko Okumachi, MD; Masahiro Kurosaka, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):491-495 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-03

Ask the Experts

Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability

Brett D. Owens, MD, LTC USA MC; John Tokish, MD, Col (sel), USAF MC

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):496-497 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-10

The Cutting Edge

Biologically Enhanced Healing of the Rotator Cuff

Nicole M. Gordon, MS; Scott Maxson, PhD; James K. Hoffman, MS, MD, FAAOS

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):498-504 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-06

Pharmacology Update

Pharmacologic Approaches to Smoking Cessation

Abby M. Bailey, PharmD; Tracy Macaulay, PharmD, BCPS (AQ Cardiology)

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):505-511 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-07

Trauma Update
Evidence-based Medicine
CME Review Article

Pediatric and Adolescent Applications of the Taylor Spatial Frame

Michael Paloski, DO, MBA; Benjamin C. Taylor, MD; Christopher Iobst, MD; Kevin J. Pugh, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):518-527 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-11

Feature Article

Etiology and Severity of Impingement Injuries of the Acetabular Labrum: What Is the Role of Femoral Morphology?

Christopher J. Dy, MD, MSPH; Steven J. Schroder, MD; Matthew T. Thompson, MS; Jerry W. Alexander, BS; Philip C. Noble, PhD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e778-e784 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-12

Comparison of Hemostatic Matrix and Standard Hemostasis in Patients Undergoing Primary TKA

James L. Comadoll, MD; Shea Comadoll; Audrey Hutchcraft, MS; Sangeeta Krishnan, PharmD; Kelly Farrell, MBA; Huub T.C. Kreuwel, PhD; Mark Bechter, BM

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e785-e793 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-14

Computer-navigated TKA for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis Associated With Extra-articular Femoral Deformity

Junjie Shao, MD; Wen Zhang, MD; Yao Jiang, MD; Qi Wang, MD; Yunsu Chen, MD; Hao Shen, MD; Xianlong Zhang, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e794-e799 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-15

Outcomes of Arthroscopic Double-bundle PCL Reconstruction Using the LARS Artificial Ligament

Chao-Ping Chen, MD; Yu-Min Lin, MD; Yung-Cheng Chiu, MD; Hong-Wen Wu, PhD; Cheng-Hung Lee, MD; Kwok-Man Tong, MD; Kui-Chou Huang, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e800-e806 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-16

Operative Treatment of Isolated Greater Tuberosity Fractures: Retrospective Review of Clinical and Functional Outcomes

Bob Yin, MD; Todd C. Moen, MD; Scott A. Thompson, MD; Louis U. Bigliani, MD; Christopher S. Ahmad, MD; William N. Levine, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e807-e814 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-17

Incidence and Risk Factors of Heterotopic Ossification Following Major Elbow Trauma

Keith Douglas, MD; Lisa K. Cannada, MD; Kristin R. Archer, PhD, DPT; D. Brian Dean, MD; Stella Lee, MA; William Obremskey, MD, MPH

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e815-e822 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-18

Remodeling After Lateral Closing-wedge Osteotomy in Children With Cubitus Varus

Soon Chul Lee, MD; Jong Sup Shim, MD; Eun Jin Sul, MD; Sung Wook Seo, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e823-e828 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-19

Is Antibiotic Prophylaxis Necessary in Elective Soft Tissue Hand Surgery?

Rick Tosti, MD; John Fowler, MD; Joe Dwyer, MD; Mitchell Maltenfort, PhD; Joseph J. Thoder, MD; Asif M. Ilyas, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e829-e833 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-20

Four Treatment Strategies for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1

Sang Ki Lee, MD; Dae Suk Yang, MD; Jae Won Lee, MD; Won Sik Choy, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e834-e842 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-21

Recombinant Human BMP-2 for the Treatment of Open Tibial Fractures

Shijun Wei, PhD; Xianhua Cai, PhD; Jifeng Huang, MD; Feng Xu, MD; Ximing Liu, PhD; Qing Wang, PhD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e847-e854 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-23

Retrograde Femoral Nailing in Elderly Patients: Outcome and Functional Results

Thomas Neubauer, MD; Manfred Krawany, MD; Lukas Leitner; Alois Karlbauer, MD; Michael Wagner, MD; Michael Plecko, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e855-e861 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-24

External Fixation Versus ORIF for Distal Intra-articular Tibia Fractures

Justin E. Richards, MD; Mark Magill, MD; Marc A. Tressler, DO; Franklin D. Shuler, MD, PhD; Philip J. Kregor, MD; William T. Obremskey, MD, MPH; Southeast Fracture Consortium

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e862-e867 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-25

Arthrodesis Versus ORIF for Lisfranc Fractures

Shahin Sheibani-Rad, MD, MS; J. Christiaan Coetzee, MD; M. Russell Giveans, PhD; Christopher DiGiovanni, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e868-e873 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-26

Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures in Children

Guang-rong Yu, PhD; Hong-mou Zhao, PhD; Yun-feng Yang, PhD; Jia-qian Zhou, MD; Hai-feng Li, PhD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e874-e879 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-27

Foot and Ankle Questions on the Orthopaedic In-Training Examination: Analysis of Content, Reference, and Performance

Cameron R. Barr, MD; Ivan Cheng, MD; Loretta B. Chou, MD; Kenneth J. Hunt, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e880-e888 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-28

Early Morbidity and Mortality Associated With Elderly Odontoid Fractures

John C. France, MD; Eddie N. Powell, MD; Sanford E. Emery, MD, MBA; Dina L. Jones, PT, PhD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e889-e894 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-29

Retrospective Study of Posterior Cervical Fusions With rhBMP-2

Scott D. Hodges, DO; Jason C. Eck, DO, MS; Danette Newton, MS

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e895-e898 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-30

MRI Study of the Position of the Conus Medullaris in Patients With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Zhaoyu Ba, MD; Weidong Zhao, MD; Desheng Wu, MD; Yufeng Huang, MD; Heng Kan

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e899-e902 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-31

Role of Hematologic Laboratory Studies in the Postoperative Management of Patients Undergoing Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Fusion

Eric W. Tan, MD; Amit Jain, BS; Hamid Hassanzadeh, MD; Johnathan A. Bernard, MD, MPH; Mesfin A. Lemma, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e917-e921 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-35

Diagnostic Performance of the Urinary Deoxypyridinoline in Spinal Tuberculosis

Jiandang Shi, MD; Zili Wang, MD; Haomin Li, MD; Haifeng Yuan, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e922-e926 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-36

Postoperative Incentive Spirometry Use

Hamid Hassanzadeh, MD; Amit Jain, BS; Eric W. Tan, MD; Benjamin E. Stein, MD; Megan L. Van Hoy, RN; Nadine N. Stewart, RN; Mesfin A. Lemma, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e927-e931 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-37

Greening of Orthopedic Surgery

Rushyuan J. Lee, MD; Simon C. Mears, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e940-e944 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-39

Does Bone Mineral Density Affect Hip Fracture Severity?

Simon J. Spencer, FRCS(Tr&Orth); Mark J.G. Blyth, FRCS(Tr&Orth); Frances Lovell, BSC(Hons); Graeme Holt, MBChB(comm), FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e945-e949 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-34

Case Report

Rapidly Destructive Arthropathy of the Hip Joint in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ho Hyun Yun, MD; Seung Yeop Song, MD; Sung Bum Park, MD; Jee Wun Lee, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e958-e962 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-42

Successful Treatment of Aggressive Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Pelvis With Serial Embolization

Giuseppe Rossi, MD; Andreas F. Mavrogenis, MD; Panayiotis J. Papagelopoulos, MD; Eugenio Rimondi, MD; Pietro Ruggieri, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e963-e968 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-43

TKA After Clamshell Osteotomy for Femoral Diaphyseal Malunion

Addison J. Wilson, MD; Sumon Nandi, MD; Claire E. Robbins, PT, DPT, MS; James V. Bono, MD; Paul Tornetta III, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e969-e972 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-44

Posttraumatic Focal Dystonia of the Shoulder

Georgios I. Vasileiadis, MD, PhD; Vasileios I. Sakellariou, MD, PhD; Panayiotis J. Papagelopoulos, MD, DSc; Aristeides B. Zoubos, MD, DSc

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e977-e980 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-47

Mirror-image Trigger Thumb in Dichorionic Identical Twins

Eric D. Wang, BS; Xiaoti Xu, MD; Alexander B. Dagum, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e981-e983 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-48

Distal Radioulnar Joint Volar Instability After Ligament Reconstruction Failure Treated with Sigmoid Notch Osteotomy

Byung-Sung Kim, MD, PhD; Hyun-Seok Song, MD; Koo-Hwang Jung, MD; Hyung-Tae Kim, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e984-e987 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-49

Three-part Head-splitting Proximal Humerus Fracture Through a Unicameral Bone Cyst

John A. Younghein, BA; Mark S. Eskander, MD; Nicola A. DeAngelis, MD; John J. Wixted, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e988-e990 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-50

Treatment of Femoral Fracture Nonunion After Long-term Bisphosphonate Use

Mary K. Grady, BA; J. Tracy Watson, MD; Lisa K. Cannada, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e991-e995 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-51

Enterobacter asburiae and Aeromonas hydrophila: Soft Tissue Infection Requiring Debridement

Kevin Koth, DO; James Boniface, MD; Elisha A. Chance, BSAS; Marina C. Hanes, BA

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e996-e999 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-52

Thoracic Vertebral Body Fracture After Total Hip Replacement in Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

Matthias Königshausen, MD; Marcel Dudda, MD; Christian Merle, MD; Thomas Armin Schildhauer, MD, PhD; Tobias Fehmer, MD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e1000-e1004 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-53

Vertebral Locking Lesion Following Cervical Spine Fracture in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Tomoyuki Kuroiwa, MD; Toshitaka Yoshii, MD, PhD; Kyohei Sakaki, MD; Hiroyuki Inose, MD, PhD; Shoji Tomizawa, MD, PhD; Tsuyoshi Kato, MD, PhD; Shigenori Kawabata, MD, PhD; Kenichi Shinomiya, MD, PhD; Atsushi Okawa, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2012;35(6):e1005-e1008 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20120525-54

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