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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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  • July/August 2017
  • Volume 40 · Issue 4
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Letter to the Editor
Guest Editorial

The Conundrum of Digital Medicine

David A. Fisher , MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4): 200 - 202 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170627-02

Review Article

An Assessment of the Safety of an Orthopedic Specialty Hospital: A 5-Year Experience

Eric M. Padegimas, MD; Matthew L. Ramsey, MD; Matthew Austin, MD; Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS; Gerald R. Williams, MD; Kelly Doyle, MSN; Michael E. West, CPA, MBA; Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD; Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD; Surena Namdari, MD, MSc

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):223-229 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170503-05

Proximal Hamstring Tendinosis and Partial Ruptures

Ashley N. Startzman, DO; Oliver Fowler, BS; Dominic Carreira, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e574-e582 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170208-05

The Anatomy of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament

Thai Q. Trinh, MD; Jason R. Ferrel, MD; Jared C. Bentley, MD; Robert N. Steensen, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e583-e588 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170223-03

Feature Article

Inadequacy of Joint Aspiration for Detection of Persistent Periprosthetic Infection During Two-Stage Septic Revision Knee Surgery

Bernd Preininger, MD; Viktor Janz, MD; Philipp von Roth, MD; Andrej Trampuz, MD; Carsten F. Perka, MD; Tilman Pfitzner, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):231-234 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170411-04


The Implications of Inaccuracy: Comparison of Coding in Heterotopic Ossification and Associated Trauma

Matt Fury, BS; Mitchell John, BS; Stuart Schexnayder, BS; Harry Molligan, MD; Olivia Lee, MD; Peter Krause, MD; Vinod Dasa, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):237-241 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170208-02


Concordance of Patient and Physician Perceptions of Care in an Orthopedic Clinic

Kelly Zhang, BA; Charles Day, MD, MBA; Matthew L. Iorio, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):242-246 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170418-05


The Crush Index: Orthopedic Trauma as an Economic Indicator

Armin Arshi, MD; Justin H. Barad, MD; Riki K. Patel, MS; J. Ben Allis, MD; Nelson F. SooHoo, MD; Eric E. Johnson, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):248-255 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170308-04

Influence of Surgical Approach on Pelvic Lift in Hip Arthroplasty During Cup Insertion

Steffen Brodt, MD; Christoph Windisch, MD; Linda Krakow; Dimitri Nowack; Georg Matziolis, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e589-e593 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170404-03

Antibiotic Use and Kirschner Wire Fixation in Forefoot Surgery: A National Survey

Gregory Pace, MD; Samuel Dellenbaugh, MD; Brian Stapinski, MD; Umur Aydogan, MD; Jorge Bustillo, MD; Paul Juliano, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e594-e597 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170404-04

The “Safe Zone” Technique Improves Suture Placement and Accuracy During Arthroscopic Remplissage

Grant H. Garcia, MD; Ryan M. Degen, MD; Joseph N. Liu, MD; Cynthia A. Kahlenberg, MD; Daniel J. Hurwit, MD; Joshua S. Dines, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e598-e603 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170411-05

Union, Knee Alignment, and Clinical Outcomes of Patients Treated With Autologous Bone Grafting for Medial Tibial Defects in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty

Kunihiro Hosaka, MD; Shu Saito, MD; Teruyasu Oyama, MD; Hirohisa Fujimaki, MD; Eiji Cho, MD; Kanki Ishigaki, MD; Yasuaki Tokuhashi, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e604-e608 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170418-01

Effects of Previous Osteotomy on Outcome of Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty

Harlan Cabot Amstutz, MD; Michel Jean Le Duff, MA

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e609-e616 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170411-02

Poor Utility of Gonadal Shielding for Pediatric Pelvic Radiographs

Mark C. Lee, MD; Jessica Lloyd, BSBE; Matthew J. Solomito, PhD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e623-e627 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170418-03

Root Cause Analysis and Actions for the Prevention of Medical Errors: Quality Improvement and Resident Education

Ryan Charles, MD; Brandon Hood, MD; Joseph M. DeRosier, PE, CSP; John W. Gosbee, MD, MS; James P. Bagian, MD, PE; Ying Li, MD; Michelle S. Caird, MD; J. Sybil Biermann, MD; Mark E. Hake, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e628-e635 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170418-04

Prospective Assessment of Sleep Quality Before and After Primary Total Joint Replacement

Blaine T. Manning, BS; Sean M. Kearns, BS; Daniel D. Bohl, MD, MPH; Tori Edmiston, MD; Scott M. Sporer, MD; Brett R. Levine, MD, MS

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e636-e640 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170411-01

Trends in Surgical Management and Costs for Operative Treatment of Proximal Humerus Fractures in the Elderly

Eddie K. Hasty, MD; Edward W. Jernigan III, MD; Adrianne Soo, BS; Dax T. Varkey, MD, MPH; Ganesh V. Kamath, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e641-e647 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170411-03

Early Versus Late Weight-Bearing Protocols for Surgically Managed Posterior Wall Acetabular Fractures

Austin Heare, MD; Nicholas Kramer, BS; Christopher Salib, BA; Cyril Mauffrey, MD, FACS, FRCS

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e652-e657 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170503-02

Amount of Minutes Played Does Not Contribute to Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in National Basketball Association Athletes

Kelechi R. Okoroha, MD; Kojo Marfo, MD; Fabien Meta, BS; Robert Matar, BS; Ramsy Shehab, MD; Terry Thompson, MD; Vasilios Moutzouros, MD; Eric C. Makhni, MD, MBA

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e658-e662 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170503-04

Using a Structured Checklist to Improve the Orthopedic Ward Round: A Prospective Cohort Study

Adrian J. Talia, MD, BBiomed; James Drummond, MD; Cameron Muirhead, MD; Phong Tran, MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e663-e667 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170509-01

Effect of Lymphedema Treatment for Management of Acute Pilon Fractures

John M. Whatley, MD; James A. Lalonde, MD; Craig C. Greene, MD; Kevin B. Riche, MD; Danielle M. Tatum, PhD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e668-e674 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170509-02

Outcome of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for Patients With Parkinson's Disease: A Matched Cohort Study

Michael C. Cusick, MD; Randall J. Otto, MD; Rachel E. Clark, BA, CCRC; Mark A. Frankle, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e675-e680 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170509-03

Trapeziectomy With Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition Versus a Trapeziometacarpal Prosthesis for the Treatment of Thumb Basal Joint Osteoarthritis

María José Robles-Molina, MD; Francisco López-Caba, MD; Rafael C. Gómez-Sánchez, MD; Encarnación Cárdenas-Grande, MD; Miguel Pajares-López, MD, PhD; Pedro Hernández-Cortés, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e681-e686 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170503-03

Clinical Results of Minimally Invasive Spine Stabilization for Spinal Metastases

Hiroshi Uei, MD; Yasuaki Tokuhashi, MD; Masashi Oshima, MD; Masafumi Maseda, MD; Koji Matsumoto, MD; Hirotoki Soma, MD; Enshi Nakayama, MD; Yuichiro Tachikawa, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e693-e698 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170522-02

Mid-term Results of Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Brian P. Chalmers, MD; Matthew P. Abdel, MD; Michael J. Taunton, MD; Robert T. Trousdale, MD; Mark W. Pagnano, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e699-e702 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170522-03

Retrieval Analysis of Porous Titanium Glenoid Posts: An Evaluation of Osteointegration

Jacob G. Calcei, MD; Julien Berhouet, MD; Marcella Elpers, BS; Anthony Catanzano, MD; Timothy M. Wright, PhD; Edward V. Craig, MD; Russell F. Warren, MD; David M. Dines, MD; Lawrence V. Gulotta, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e703-e707 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170522-04

Three-Dimensional Templating for Acetabular Component Alignment During Total Hip Arthroplasty

Ameer M. Elbuluk, BA; Paul Wojack, BA; Nima Eftekhary, MD; Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e708-e713 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170522-05

Case Report

Quadrilateral Space Syndrome With Involvement of the Tendon of the Latissimus Dorsi

Ryuji Koga, MD; Kozo Furushima, PhD; Hiroshi Kusano, MD; Junichiro Hamada, PhD; Yoshiyasu Itoh, PhD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e714-e716 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170117-06

Epiphysiodesis Screw Bending

Brett M. Normandin, BS; David J. Tennent, MD; Todd H. Baldini, MS; Alesia M. Blanchard, BS; Jason T. Rhodes, MD, MS

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e717-e720 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170308-08

Short Stem Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Periprosthetic Type A Fracture

Bryan M. Saltzman, MD; Timothy Leroux, MD; Michael J. Collins, BS; Thomas A. Arns, BS; Brian Forsythe, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e721-e724 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170404-05

Arthroscopic Treatment of a Displaced Nonunion of the Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine Causing Extra-articular Impingement

Motoi Shibahara, MD, PhD; Yasuo Ohnishi, MD, PhD; Eisaburo Honda, MD; Dean K. Matsuda, MD; Soshi Uchida, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e725-e728 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170418-06

Tips & Techniques

Percutaneous Screw Fixation for Scaphoid Fractures

Mohamed E. Al-Ashhab, MD; Hossam El-Dein A. Elbegawi, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e729-e734 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170509-04


All-Arthroscopic Superior Shoulder Capsule Reconstruction With Partial Rotator Cuff Repair

E.Grant Sutter, MD, MS; Jonathan A. Godin, MD, MBA; Grant E. Garrigues, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e735-e738 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170615-01


Novel Anterior Plating Technique for Patella Fracture Fixation

Matthew P. Siljander, MD; Alexander D. Vara, MD; Denise M. Koueiter, MS; Brett P. Wiater, MD; Patrick J. Wiater, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e739-e743 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170615-02


A Single-Incision Technique for Distal Biceps Repair Using a Flexible Reamer

Todd P. Pierce, MD; Casey M. Pierce, MD; Kimona Issa, MD; Vincent K. McInerney, MD; Anthony Festa, MD; Anthony J. Scillia, MD

Orthopedics. 2017;40(4):e744-e748 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20170615-03

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