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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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  • September/October 2016
  • Volume 39 · Issue 5
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Letter to the Editor
Guest Editorial

New Paradigms in Orthopedic Education

James W. Bogener, MD; Mark Bernhardt, MD; Akin Cil, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):269-271 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160823-02

Feature Article

Effects of Cobalt and Chromium Levels Following Modular Hip Stem Total Hip Arthroplasty

Christopher R. Koziara, MD, MS; Daniel J. Lombardo, MD; Graysen R. Petersen-Fitts, MD; Toufic R. Jildeh, BS; Lawrence Morawa, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):288-292 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160616-04


The “Fish Hook” Technique for Bony Mallet Finger

Dong Hee Kim, MD; Hong Je Kang, MD; Ji Woong Choi, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):295-298 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160526-01


Frequency of Recidivism in Patients With Orthopedic Trauma

Juliann C. Koleszar, BS; Benjamin R. Childs, BS; Heather A. Vallier, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):300-306 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160623-05


Effect of Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity on Complications After Shoulder Arthroplasty

Grant H. Garcia, MD; Michael C. Fu, MD, MHS; Matthew L. Webb, BA; David M. Dines, MD; Edward V. Craig, MD, MPH; Lawrence V. Gulotta, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):309-316 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160517-03

Cancellous Screws Are Biomechanically Superior to Cortical Screws in Metaphyseal Bone

Tim Wang, MD; Christopher Boone, MD; Anthony W. Behn, MS; Justin B. Ledesma, MD; Julius A. Bishop, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e828-e832 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160509-01

Midterm Results of the Vanguard SSK Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty System

Wesley G. Lackey, MD; Merrill A. Ritter, MD; Michael E. Berend, MD; Robert A. Malinzak, MD; Philip M. Faris, MD; John B. Meding, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e833-e837 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160509-02

Retrospective Study of 967 Patients With Spinal Tuberculosis

Tao Shi, MD; Zehua Zhang, MD; Fei Dai, MD; Qiang Zhou, MD; Qingyi He, MD; Fei Luo, MD; Tianyong Hou, MD; Jianzhong Xu, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e838-e843 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160509-03

Effect of Body Mass Index on Blood Transfusion in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

Nicholas Frisch, MD, MBA; Nolan M. Wessell, MD; Michael Charters, MD, MS; Ed Peterson, PhD; Brett Cann, BS; Alex Greenstein, BS; Craig D. Silverton, DO

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e844-e849 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160509-04

Patient Satisfaction and Functional Outcomes Following Secondary Patellar Resurfacing

Hans-Peter W. van Jonbergen, MD, PhD; Ashvin V. Boeddha, MD; Jos J. A. M van Raaij, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e850-e856 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160509-05

Navigation Makes Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Less Invasive

Yu Wang, MD, PhD; Yongkai Hu, MD; Hong Liu, MD; Chunde Li, MD; Hong Li, MD; Xiaodong Yi, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e857-e862 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160517-01

Clinical Outcomes of Spinal Surgery for Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis

Tsuyoshi Yamada, MD, PhD; Toshitaka Yoshii, MD, PhD; Takashi Hirai, MD, PhD; Hiroyuki Inose, MD, PhD; Tsuyoshi Kato, MD, PhD; Shigenori Kawabata, MD, PhD; Atsushi Okawa, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e863-e868 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160509-06

Simple Moving Average: A Method of Reporting Evolving Complication Rates

Samuel M. Harmsen, MD; Yu-Hui H. Chang, PhD; Steven J. Hattrup, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e869-e876 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160517-02

Operative Cost Comparison: Plating Versus Intramedullary Fixation for Clavicle Fractures

Andrew E. Hanselman, MD; Timothy R. Murphy, MD; George K. Bal, MD, FACS; E. Barry McDonough, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e877-e882 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160517-04


Complications of Distal Radius Fractures Treated by Volar Locking Plate Fixation

Hiroshi Satake, MD, PhD; Naomi Hanaka, MD; Ryusuke Honma, MD; Tadayoshi Watanabe, MD; Shigeru Inoue, MD; Yumiko Kanauchi, MD, PhD; Yoshihiro Kato, MD; Taku Nakajima, MD; Daisuke Sato, MD, PhD; Jun Eto, MD; Masahiro Maruyama, MD; Yasushi Naganuma, MD, PhD; Junya Sasaki, MD; Shuji Toyono, MD; Mikio Harada, MD, PhD; Daisuke Ishigaki, MD; Masatoshi Takahara, MD, PhD; Michiaki Takagi, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e893-e896 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160517-05

Surface Aneurysmal Bone Cyst: Clinical and Imaging Features in 10 New Cases

Merter Yalcinkaya, MD, FEBOT; Osman Lapcin, MD; Yavuz Arikan, MD; Osman Emre Aycan, MD; Devrim Ozer, MD; Yavuz Selim Kabukcuoglu, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e897-e903 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160623-02

Patient Perceptions of Reimbursement for Arthroscopic Meniscectomy and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Kelechi R. Okoroha, MD; Robert A. Keller, MD; Nathan E. Marshall, MD; Jonathan R. Lynch, MD; John-Michael Guest, BS; Terrance Lock, MD; Brian Rill, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e904-e910 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160623-03

Risk Adjustment for Medicare Total Knee Arthroplasty Bundled Payments

R. Carter Clement, MD, MBA; Peter B. Derman, MD, MBA; Michael M. Kheir, MD; Adrianne E. Soo, BS; David N. Flynn, MD, MBA; L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS; Lee Fleisher, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e911-e916 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160623-04

Factors Associated With Narcotic Use After Clavicle Fractures

Douglas S. Weinberg, MD; Joshua K. Napora, MD; William H. West, BA; Dominic C. Grimberg, BS; Heather A. Vallier, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e917-e923 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160623-06

Definitive Treatment of Infected Shoulder Arthroplasty With a Cement Spacer

Siddharth A. Mahure, MD, MBA; Brent Mollon, MD, FRCSC; Stephen Yu, MD; Young W. Kwon, MD, PhD; Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e924-e930 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160623-07

Intramedullary Nailing of Open Tibial Fractures: Provisional Plate Fixation

Meryl Ludwig, MD; Robert A. Hymes, MD; Jeff Schulman, MD; Michael Pitta, MD; Lolita Ramsey, PhD, RN

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e931-e936 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160623-08

Biomechanical Study of a Subscapularis Repair Technique for Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Evan Lederman, MD; John Idoine, DO; Jonathan Streit, MD; Yousef Shishani, MD; Reuben Gobezie, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e937-e943 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160623-09

Accuracy of Athletic Trainer and Physician Diagnoses in Sports Medicine

Nicholas J. Lombardi, BS; Bradford Tucker, MD; Kevin B. Freedman, MD, MSCE; Luke S. Austin, MD; Brandon Eck, DO; Matthew Pepe, MD; Fotios P. Tjoumakaris, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e944-e949 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160623-10

Lumbar Spinous Process–Splitting Laminoplasty: A Novel Technique for Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression

Yaser M. K. Baghdadi, MD; Charbel D. Moussallem, MD; Mohammed A. Shuaib, MBBS; Michelle J. Clarke, MD; Mark B. Dekutoski, MD; Ahmad N. Nassr, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e950-e956 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160616-03

Early Outcomes Following Metal-on-Metal Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in Patients Younger Than 50 Years

Clay Riley, MD; John Idoine, DO; Yousef Shishani, MD; Reuben Gobezie, MD; Bradley Edwards, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e957-e961 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160616-05

Preoperative Pelvic Tilt Analysis Reduces Fluoroscopy Time in Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty

Colleen A. Weeks, MD, FRCSC, BASc; Stephen Preston, MD, FRCSC; James L. Howard, MD, FRCSC, MSc; Edward M. Vasarhelyi, MD, FRCSC, MSc; Jacob Matz, MD; Brent A. Lanting, MD, FRCSC, BEng

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e962-e966 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160616-06

Case Report

Acute Tibialis Posterior Tendon Rupture With Pronation-Type Ankle Fractures

Derek T. Bernstein, MD; Joshua D. Harris, MD; Pedro E. Cosculluela, MD; Kevin E. Varner, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e970-e975 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160526-04

Acute Disassembly and Dissociation of a Dual-Mobility Next-Generation Prosthesis

Jason Samona, DO; Brian Flanagan, MD; Norman Walter, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e980-e983 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160526-06

Taper Failure After Large-Diameter Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty

Zachary H. Goldstein, BA; Kenneth Estrera, MD; Brett R. Levine, MD, MS

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e984-e987 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160526-07

Transolecranon Surgical Approach for Radial Head Arthroplasty

Hithem Rahmi, DO; Steven D. Kozusko, MD, MEd; David Fuller, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e992-e996 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160616-07

Calcific Tendinitis of the Gluteus Maximus in a Golfer

Ariel A. Williams, MD; Thomas S. Stang, BS; Jan Fritz, MD, PD, DABR; Derek F. Papp, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e997-e1000 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160616-08

Trauma-Induced Resolution of Solitary Osteochondroma of the Distal Femur

Adam K. Lee, MD; Abbigail K. Woll, BS; W. James J. Malone, DO; William M. Mirenda, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e1001-e1004 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160616-09

Review Article

Midshaft Clavicle Fractures: A Critical Review

Jeremy M. Burnham, MD; Daniel C. Kim, MD; Srinath Kamineni, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e814-e821 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160517-06

Robotic Total Knee Arthroplasty: Surgical Assistant for a Customized Normal Kinematic Knee

Kenneth L. Urish, MD, PhD; Michael Conditt, PhD; Martin Roche, MD; Harry E. Rubash, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e822-e827 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160623-13

Tips & Techniques

Intraoperative 3-Dimensional Computed Tomography and Navigation in Foot and Ankle Surgery

Ashwin Chowdhary, MS; Lisca Drittenbass, MD; Victor Dubois-Ferrière, MD; Richard Stern, MD; Mathieu Assal, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e1005-e1010 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160616-01

Radiographic Evaluation of Hip Dislocations Necessitating Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty

Julio J. Jauregui, MD; Samik Banerjee, MD; Randa K. Elmallah, MD; Todd P. Pierce, MD; Jeffrey J. Cherian, DO; Steven F. Harwin, MD; Michael A. Mont, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e1011-e1018 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160616-02

Patellar Resurfacing Versus Circumferential Denervation of the Patella in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Brian A. Spencer, DO; Jeffrey J. Cherian, DO; George Margetas, DO; Morad Chughtai, MD; Steven F. Harwin, MD; Randa K. Elmallah, MD; Michael A. Mont, MD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e1019-e1023 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160623-14

Posteromedial Versus Direct Posterior Approach for Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reinsertion

Luiz Felipe M. Ambra, MD; Carlos Eduardo S. Franciozi, MD, PhD; Luiz Guilherme M. Werneck, MD; Antonio A. B. de Queiroz, MD, PhD; Ricardo K. Yamada, MD; Geraldo Sergio M. Granata Jr, MD; Pedro Debieux, MD, PhD; Marcus Vinicius M. Luzo, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2016;39(5):e1024-e1027 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160623-15

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