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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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  • January/February 2017
  • Volume 40 · Issue 1
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Feature Article

Neck Pain, Preoperative Opioids, and Functionality After Cervical Fusion

Mhamad Faour, MD; Joshua T. Anderson, BS; Arnold R. Haas, BS, BA; Rick Percy, PhD; Stephen T. Woods, MD; Uri M. Ahn, MD; Nicholas U. Ahn, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):25-32 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161013-02


Serum Cartilage Biomarkers and Shoulder Instability

Brett D. Owens, MD; Kenneth L. Cameron, PhD, MPH, ATC; Steven L. Bokshan, MD; Kari B. Clifton, PhD; Steven J. Svoboda, MD; Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):34-36 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160926-04


Chronic Quadriceps Tendon Rupture After Total Knee Arthroplasty Augmented With Synthetic Mesh

Amaia Ormaza, MD; Jesús Moreta, MD, FEBOT; Javier Mosquera, MD; Oskar Sáez de Ugarte, MD; José Luis Martinez-de los Mozos, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):38-42 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160915-02


Patient Satisfaction Is Associated With Time With Provider But Not Clinic Wait Time Among Orthopedic Patients

Brendan M. Patterson, MD, MPH; Scott M. Eskildsen, MD; R. Carter Clement, MD, MBA; Feng-Chang Lin, PhD; Christopher W. Olcott, MD; Daniel J. Del Gaizo, MD; Joshua N. Tennant, MD, MPH

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):43-48 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161013-05


Effects of Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitor on Stress-Shielded Tendons

Kang Chen, MD; Ping Li, MD; Huakun Zhao, MD; Xiaoyan Yan, MD; Yanhong Ma, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):49-55 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160926-03


Intraoperative Hypothermia in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

Nicholas B. Frisch, MD, MBA; Andrew M. Pepper, MD; Edward Rooney, BS; Craig Silverton, DO

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):56-63 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161017-04

BiPOD Arthroscopic Acromioclavicular Repair Restores Bidirectional Stability

Joe De Beer, MD; Michael Schaer, MD; Kim Latendresse, MD, FRCSC, FRACS; Sumit Raniga, MBChB, FRACS; Beat K. Moor, MD; Matthias A. Zumstein, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e35-e43 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160915-01

Visibility of Tinted Chlorhexidine Gluconate Skin Preparation on Varied Skin Pigmentations

Claire M. McDaniel, BS, BA; Ryan W. Churchill, MD; Evan Argintar, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e44-e48 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160926-01

Preliminary Trial of Intra-articular LMWF-5A for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

John Schwappach, MD; Sara M. Dryden, BS; Kristin M. Salottolo, MPH

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e49-e53 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160926-02

Intraobserver Reliability and Interobserver Agreement in Radiographic Classification of Heterotopic Ossification

Georgios I. Vasileiadis, MD, PhD; Yodhiaki Itoigawa, MD, PhD; Derek F. Amanatullah, MD, PhD; Luis Pulido-Sierra, MD; Jeremy R. Crenshaw, PhD; Christine Huyber; Michael J. Taunton, MD; Kenton R. Kaufman, PhD, PE

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e54-e58 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160926-05

Spondylolysis and End Plate Arthrosis at L5-S1: A Cadaveric Study

Peter T. McCunniff, MD; HoJun Yoo, BS; Charles Yu, MD; Navkirat S. Bajwa, MD; Jason O. Toy, MD; Uri M. Ahn, MD; Nicholas Ahn, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e59-e64 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160915-03

Treatment of Massive Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears: A Cost-effectiveness Analysis

Jason R. Kang, MD; Aaron T. Sin, MD; Emilie V. Cheung, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e65-e76 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160926-06

Comparison of Median Nerve Cross-sectional Area on 3-T MRI in Patients With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Mikinori Ikeda, PhD; Mitsuhiro Okada, PhD; Masahiko Toyama, MD; Takuya Uemura, PhD; Kiyohito Takamatsu, PhD; Hiroaki Nakamura, PhD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e77-e81 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160915-04

Radiographic Hip or Knee Osteoarthritis and the Ability to Drive

Maximilian von Bernstorff; Martina Feierabend; Maurice Jordan, MD; Christopher Glatzel, MD; Ingmar Ipach, MD; Ulf Krister Hofmann, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e82-e89 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160915-05

Orthopedic Surgeons' Management of Elective Surgery for Patients Who Use Nicotine

Matthew Lilley, MD; Michael Krosin, MD; Tennyson L. Lynch, MD; Jeremi Leasure, MS

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e90-e94 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160901-02

Acquired Upper Extremity Growth Arrest

Erich M. Gauger, MD; Lauren L. Casnovsky, MD; Erica J. Gauger, MD; Deborah C. Bohn, MD; Ann E. Van Heest, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e95-e103 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160926-07

Ultrasonographic Assessment of the Flexor Pollicis Longus Tendon After Plate Fixation

Chieko Kadoma, MD; Masatoshi Takahara, MD, PhD; Masahiro Maruyama, MD; Hiroshi Satake, MD, PhD; Michiaki Takagi, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e104-e108 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161017-01

Incidence and Complications of Open Hip Preservation Surgery: An ABOS Database Review

Jon Hedgecock, MD; P. Christopher Cook, MD, FRCS(C); John Harrast, PhD; Judith F. Baumhauer, MD; Brian D. Giordano, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e109-e116 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161013-01

Radiologic and Clinical Features of Misdiagnosed Idiopathic Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e117-e123 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161013-03

Characterization of Rotator Cuff Tears: Ultrasound Versus Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Kelechi R. Okoroha, MD; Nima Mehran, MD; Jonathan Duncan, MD; Travis Washington, MD; Tyler Spiering, MD; Michael J. Bey, PhD; Marnix Van Holsbeeck, MD; Vasilios Moutzouros, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e124-e130 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161013-04

Short-term Versus Long-term Outcomes After Open or Percutaneous Release for Trigger Thumb

Hui-Kuang Huang, MD; Jung-Pan Wang, MD, PhD; Chin-Jung Lin, MD; Yi-Chao Huang, MD; Tung-Fu Huang, MD; Ming-Chau Chang, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e131-e135 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161017-06

Relationship Between Posterior-Inferior Tibial Slope and Bilateral Noncontact ACL Injury

Steven T. Hendrix, MD; Austin M. Barrett, MD; Bopha Chrea, MD; William H. Replogle, PhD; Josie M. Hydrick, BS; Gene R. Barrett, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e136-e140 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161013-06

The Present and Future for Peripheral Nerve Regeneration

Georgios N. Panagopoulos, MD; Panayiotis D. Megaloikonomos, MD; Andreas F. Mavrogenis, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e141-e156 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161019-01

Reconstruction Using Expandable Endoprostheses for Skeletally Immature Patients With Sarcoma

Alexander P. Decilveo, BA; Bartlomiej W. Szczech, MD; Jacob Topfer, BS; James C. Wittig, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e157-e163 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161017-02

Comparison of Complications Following Revision of Metal-on-Metal Versus Metal-on-Polyethylene Total Hip Arthroplasty

Shoji Nishio, MD; Shigeo Fukunishi, MD; Shinichi Yoshiya, MD; David C. Sing, BS; Erik N. Hansen, MD; Thomas P. Vail, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e164-e169 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161017-03

Percutaneous Acetabuloplasty for Metastatic Lesions to the Pelvis

Ryan A. Durfee, MD; Scott A. Sabo, MD; G. Douglas Letson, MD; Odion Binitie, MD; David Cheong, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e170-e175 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161017-05

Review Article

Predictors of Hospital Readmission After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Philip J. Belmont Jr, MD; Nicholas A. Kusnezov, MD; John C. Dunn, MD; Julia O. Bader, PhD; Kelly Kilcoyne, MD; Brian R. Waterman, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e1-e10 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160915-06

Risk Factors for Perimegaprosthetic Infections After Tumor Resection

Marco De Gori, MD; Giorgio Gasparini, MD; Rodolfo Capanna, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e11-e16 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161128-01

Challenges of Fracture Management for Adults With Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Joseph A. Gil, MD; Steven F. DeFroda, MD; Kunal Sindhu, BS; Aristides I. Cruz Jr, MD; Alan H. Daniels, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e17-e22 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161006-04

Treatment of Single-Level Cervical Spondylosis: Cervical Disk Arthroplasty Versus Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion

Wei Tan, MM; Chusong Zhou, MD; Dongying Guo, MM; Jin Sun, MM; Wei Cao, MM; Liu-Zhu Yang, MM; Mingxin Wu, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e23-e34 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161213-01

Case Report

Treatment of Atypical Compartment Syndrome Due to Proteus Infection

Justin Stull, BA; Suneel Bhat, MD; Andrew J. Miller, MD; Ryan Hoffman, MD; Mark L. Wang, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e176-e178 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160926-08

Descending Geniculate Artery Pseudoaneurysm Following Tibial Plateau Fracture

Charles A. Cefalu, MD; Thomas P. Royals, MD; Peter C. Krause, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e188-e191 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161026-01

Tips & Techniques

A Custom-made Acetabular Implant for Paprosky Type 3 Defects

Marieke Baauw, MD; Gijs Gerard van Hellemondt, MD; Maarten Spruit, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e195-e198 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20160902-01

Glenoid Reconstruction With Distal Tibia Allograft for Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability

Rachel M. Frank, MD; Anthony A. Romeo, MD; Matthew T. Provencher, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e199-e205 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161006-06


Semitendinosus Graft for Interspinous Ligament Reinforcement in Adult Spinal Deformity

Martin H. Pham, MD; Alexander Tuchman, MD; Lance Smith, MD; Andre M. Jakoi, MD; Neil N. Patel, MD; Vivek A. Mehta, MD; Frank L. Acosta, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(1):e206-e210 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161006-05

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