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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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  • November/December 2017
  • Volume 40 · Issue 6
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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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):334-336 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20171019-02

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):355-366 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170606-01

Displaced Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures: Classification and Treatment

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e921-e929 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170907-02

Adult Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e930-e939 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170606-02

Hemophilic Arthropathy

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e940-e946 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170619-05

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):368-374 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170925-04


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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):377-380 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20171019-03

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e947-e951 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170918-01

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e952-e958 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170918-03

Complications Associated With Pelvic External Fixation

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e959-e963 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170918-02

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e964-e970 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170918-04

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e971-e974 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170918-05

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e975-e981 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170918-06

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e982-e989 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170925-01

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e990-e995 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170925-02

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e996-e1003 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20171012-01

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e1004-e1008 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20171012-04

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e1009-e1016 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170925-03

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e1017-e1023 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20171012-03

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e1024-e1029 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20171012-05

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e1030-e1035 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20171012-02


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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e1036-e1043 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170925-05

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e1044-e1049 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170925-07

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e1050-e1054 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170925-06

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e1055-e1061 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170925-08

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e1062-e1068 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20171012-06

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e1069-e1073 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20171020-01

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e1081-e1085 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20171020-03

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e1086-e1091 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20171020-04

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e1092-e1095 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20171020-05

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e1096-e1098 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170602-05


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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e1103-e1106 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170619-04

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

Orthopedics. 2017;40(6):e1107-e1111 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170719-05

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