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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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  • March/April 2017
  • Volume 40 · Issue 2
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Letter to the Editor

Knee Bracing After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Zhuoyuan Chen, MD; Liyan Liu, MD; Tao Xiao, PhD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):70 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170302-01

Guest Editorial

Outpatient Lower Extremity Total Joint Arthroplasty: Where Are We Heading?

Samik Banerjee, MBBS, MS (Orth), MRCS (Glasg); William G. Hamilton, MD; Harpal S. Khanuja, MD; Jared T. Roberts, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):72-75 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170302-02

Feature Article

Short Versus Long Cephalomedullary Nails for Pertrochanteric Hip Fracture

Nicholas B. Frisch, MD, MBA; Nickolas J. Nahm, MD; Jad G. Khalil, MD; Clifford M. Les, DVM, PhD; Stuart T. Guthrie, MD; Michael A. Charters, MD, MS

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):83-88 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161116-01


Thermal Conductivity of Human Bone in Cryoprobe Freezing as Related to Density

Kyle E. Walker, MD; Todd Baldini, MSc; Bennie G. Lindeque, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):90-94 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161208-01


Accuracy of Ultrasound-Guided Intra-articular Hip Injections Performed in the Orthopedic Clinic

Todd P. Balog, MD; Blair B. Rhodehouse, DO; Eric K. Turner, MD; John M. Slevin, PA; Lisabeth A. Bush, MD; Jason A. Grassbaugh, MD; Bryant G. Marchant, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):96-100 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161213-03


Variation in Optimal Sagittal Alignment of the Femoral Component in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Brandon Hood, MD; Laura Blum, MD; Sven A. Holcombe, BEng; Stewart C. Wang, MD, PhD; Andrew G. Urquhart, MD; James A. Goulet, MD; Joseph D. Maratt, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):102-106 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161108-04


Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis After Nonelective Orthopedic Trauma Surgery in Switzerland

Pierre Hoffmeyer, MD; Hanspeter Simmen, MD; Marcel Jakob, MD; Christoph Sommer, MD; Andreas Platz, MD; Thomas Ilchmann, MD, PhD; Erik Grossen, MD; Christian Ryf, MD; Panayiotis Christofilopoulos, MD; Michael Schueler, MD; Michael Rud Lassen, MD; Markus Rimle, PhD; Urs E. Gasser, PhD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):109-116 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161116-05


Diagnosis and Management of Distal Clavicle Osteolysis

Steven F. DeFroda, MD, MEng; Christopher Nacca, MD; Gregory R. Waryasz, MD; Brett D. Owens, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):119-124 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161128-03

Biomechanical and Cost Comparisons of Near-Far and Pin-Bar Constructs

Augusta Whitney Kluk, MD; Tina Zhang, BS; Joseph P. Russell; Hyunchul Kim, MS; Adam H. Hsieh, PhD; Robert V. O'Toole, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e238-e241 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161006-03

Aggressive Chordomas: Clinical Outcome of 13 Patients

Andreas F. Mavrogenis, MD; Andrea Angelini, MD; Georgios N. Panagopoulos, MD; Elisa Pala, MD; Teresa Calabrò, MD; Vasilios G. Igoumenou, MD; Galatia Katzouraki, MD; Panayiotis D. Megaloikonomos, MD; Spyros G. Pneumaticos, MD; Panayiotis J. Papagelopoulos, MD, DSc; Pietro Ruggieri, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e248-e254 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161108-02

Long-term Outcome of Unconstrained Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty in Ipsilateral Residual Poliomyelitis

Martín A. Buttaro, MD; Pablo A. Slullitel, MD; Agustín M. García Mansilla, MD; Sofía Carlucci, MD; Fernando M. Comba, MD; Gerardo Zanotti, MD; Francisco Piccaluga, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e255-e261 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161108-03

Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty: Quality of Online Patient Information

Geoff Crozier-Shaw, MB, BCh, BAO; Joseph M. Queally, MD, FRCS (Tr & Orth); John F. Quinlan, MCh, FFSEM, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e262-e268 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161116-02

Surgical Cost Disclosure May Reduce Operating Room Expenditures

Luke S. Austin, MD; Fotios P. Tjoumakaris, MD; Alvin C. Ong, MD; Nicholas J. Lombardi, BS; Charles D. Wowkanech, BS; Michael J. Mehnert, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e269-e274 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161116-03

Outcomes of ACL Reconstruction With Fixed Versus Variable Loop Button Fixation

Brent T. Wise, MD; Nick N. Patel, MD; Garrison Wier, MD; Sameh A. Labib, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e275-e280 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161116-04

Risk Factors for Intraoperative Proximal Femoral Fracture During Primary Cementless THA

Ran Zhao, MD; Hong Cai, MD; Yanqing Liu, MD; Hua Tian, MD; Ke Zhang, MD; Zhongjun Liu, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e281-e287 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161116-06

Simvastatin Exposure and Rotator Cuff Repair in a Rat Model

Matthew E. Deren, MD; John R. Ehteshami, MD; Joshua S. Dines, MD; Mark C. Drakos, MD; Steve B. Behrens, MD; Stephen Doty, MD; Struan H. Coleman, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e288-e292 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161128-02

High Complication Rate in Young Patients With High-Energy Intertrochanteric Femoral Fractures

Michael H. Amini, MD; John J. Feldman, MD; John C. Weinlein IV, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e293-e299 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161128-04

Biomechanical Analysis of Intervertebral Cement Extravasation in Vertebral Motion Segments

Trevor C. Wahlquist, MD; John J. Lee, MD, MS; Alexander Brunfeldt, MS; Geoffrey T. Burns, MS; Rakesh D. Patel, MD; Gregory P. Graziano, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e300-e304 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161128-05

Outcomes Following Arthroscopic Repair of Posterior Labral Tears in Patients Older Than 35 Years

Dexter K. Bateman, MD; Eric M. Black, MD; Mark D. Lazarus, MD; Joseph A. Abboud, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e305-e311 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161128-06

Evaluation of Orthopedic Trauma Surgery Follow-up and Impact of a Routine Callback Program

Aaron J. Casp, MD; Jodi Wells, PA-C; Russell Holzgrefe, BA; David Weiss, MD; David Kahler, MD; Seth R. Yarboro, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e312-e316 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161229-01

Spinal Anesthesia in Elderly Patients Undergoing Lumbar Spine Surgery

Noah L. Lessing, BS; Charles C. Edwards II, MD; Charles H. Brown IV, MD; Emily C. Ledford, BA; Clayton L. Dean, MD; Charles Lin, MD; Charles C. Edwards, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e317-e322 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161219-01

Impact of Smoking Cessation Counseling Prior to Total Joint Arthroplasty

Sina Akhavan, MD; Long-Co Nguyen, BA; Vanessa Chan, MPH; Jamal Saleh, BS; Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e323-e328 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161219-02

An Anatomical Study on the Safe Placement of Orthopedic Hardware for Syndesmosis Fixation

Franklin D. Shuler, MD, PhD; Daniel Woods, MD; Zach Tankersley, DPM; Clint McDaniel, MD; Jacob Hamm, MD; Justin Jones, MD; James Denvir, PhD; Brian Czarkowski, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e329-e333 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161219-03

Anterior Cervical Corpectomy and Fusion Using a Synthetic Hydroxyapatite Graft for Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament

Toshitaka Yoshii, MD, PhD; Takashi Hirai, MD, PhD; Kenichiro Sakai, MD, PhD; Shinichi Sotome, MD, PhD; Mitsuhiro Enomoto, MD, PhD; Tsuyoshi Yamada, MD, PhD; Hiroyuki Inose, MD, PhD; Tsuyoshi Kato, MD, PhD; Shigenori Kawabata, MD, PhD; Atsushi Okawa, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e334-e339 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161208-02

Recall of the ASR XL Head and Hip Resurfacing Systems

Werner Maurer-Ertl, MD; Joerg Friesenbichler, MD, PhD; Lukas A. Holzer, MD, PhD; Lukas Leitner, MD, PhD; Kathrin Ogris, MD; Michael Maier; Andreas Leithner, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e340-e347 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161213-04

Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty Using the Cement-in-Cement Technique

Derek F. Amanatullah, MD, PhD; Graham D. Pallante, MD; Lorena V. Floccari, MD; George I. Vasileiadis, MD, PhD; Robert T. Trousdale, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e348-e351 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161213-05

A Novel Screening Technique for Ulnar-Sided Carpometacarpal Dislocations

Vishnu C. Potini, MD; Peter D. Gibson, MD; Kaicheng Wu, MS; Kang Li, PhD; Virak Tan, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e352-e356 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161219-04

Review Article

Corticosteroid Injections: A Review of Sex-Related Side Effects

Emily M. Brook, BA; Caroline H. Hu, BA; Kiera A. Kingston, BS; Elizabeth G. Matzkin, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e211-e215 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161116-07

Medial Malleolar Fractures and Associated Deltoid Ligament Disruptions: Current Management Controversies

Nicholas A. Kusnezov, MD; Emmanuel D. Eisenstein, MD; Nabih Diab, BS; Ahmed M. Thabet, MD; Amr Abdelgawad, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e216-e222 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161213-02

Complications Associated With Bone Morphogenetic Protein in the Lumbar Spine

Daniel G. Kang, MD; Wellington K. Hsu, MD; Ronald A. Lehman Jr, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e229-e237 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161213-06

Case Report

Patellar Sleeve Fracture With Ossification of the Patellar Tendon

Derek S. Damrow, BS; Scott E. Van Valin, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e357-e359 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161026-02

Completed Ulnar Shaft Stress Fracture in a Fast-Pitch Softball Pitcher

Roger E. Wiltfong, MD; Katherine H. Carruthers, MD, MS; James E. Popp, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e360-e362 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161108-01

Total Humeral Endoprosthesis Replacement to Salvage Periprosthetic Fractures in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Andy Tanagho, FRCS (Tr & Orth); Barnes Morgan, FRCS (Tr & Orth); Matt Ravenscroft, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e363-e366 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161202-01

Prothrombin Complex Concentrates: An Alternative to Fresh Frozen Plasma

David R. Burk, MD; Jordan L. Smith, MD; Jason R. Wild, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e367-e369 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161202-02

Tips & Techniques

Clinical Differences Between Monomicrobial and Polymicrobial Vertebral Osteomyelitis

Kimona Issa, MD; Sina Pourtaheri, MD; Tyler Stewart, MD; Michael Faloon, MD; Nikhil Sahai, MD, MPH; Samuel Mease, MD; Kumar Sinha, MD; Ki Hwang, MD; Arash Emami, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e370-e373 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161108-05

A Patient-Specific Instrument for Femoral Stem Placement During Total Hip Arthroplasty

Hideya Ito, MD; Shigeyuki Tanaka, MD; Takeyuki Tanaka, MD; Hirofumi Oshima, MD; Sakae Tanaka, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e374-e377 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161108-06

The Doubled-Suture Nice Knot

Pascal Boileau, MD; Ghassan Alami, MD, FRCS(C); Adam Rumian, MD, FRCS; Daniel G. Schwartz, MD; Christophe Trojani, MD, PhD; Adam J. Seidl, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(2):e382-e386 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20161202-05

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