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Congratulations to the 2019 Blue Ribbon Article Award Winners

All Feature, Review, and Case Report articles submitted to ORTHOPEDICS are judged according to the following criteria: importance to clinical orthopedic care, quality of the written report, and broad interest to the orthopedic surgeon or a groundbreaking article with a narrower topic. During the peer review process, members of the Journal's Editorial Board and Review Panel rate articles according to these criteria, identifying those worthy of Blue Ribbon status. The Editors make the final decisions. Blue Ribbon Articles are published in the print edition of ORTHOPEDICS, as well as online. The articles listed below received Blue Ribbon designation in 2019. For more information on the Blue Ribbon selection process, see http://www.healio.com/orthopedics/journals/ortho/submit-an-article.

January/February 2019

  • Total Elbow Arthroplasty Versus Open Reduction and Internal Fixation for the Management of Distal Humerus Fractures in the Elderly by Lili E. Schindelar, MD, MPH; Alexander J. Rondon, MD, MBA; Asif M. Ilyas, MD

  • Sonication Improves the Diagnosis of Megaprosthetic Infections by Andrea Sambri, MD; Alessandra Maso, BSc; Elisa Storni, BSc; Panayiotis D. Megaloikonomos, MD; Vasilios G. Igoumenou, MD; Costantino Errani, MD; Andreas F. Mavrogenis, MD; Giuseppe Bianchi, MD

  • Classic Markers for Infection Perform Poorly in Predicting Residual Infection Prior to Reimplantation by Amir Herman, PhD, MD; Anthony Albers, MD; Donald S. Garbuz, MD, MPH; Clive P. Duncan, MD, MPH; Bassam A. Masri, MD

  • A Prospective, Randomized Study of Surgical Positioning Software Shows Improved Cup Placement in Total Hip Arthroplasty by William G. Hamilton, MD; Nancy L. Parks, MS; James F. McDonald III, BS; Kiel J. Pfefferle, MD

  • Aspirin Alone Is Not Enough to Prevent Deep Venous Thrombosis After Total Joint Arthroplasty by Colin Y. L. Woon, MD; Ritesh R. Shah, MD; Brandon M. Pardi, MD; Brian E. Schwartz, MD; Jeffrey M. Goldstein, MD; Nancy E. Cipparrone, MA; Wayne M. Goldstein, MD

March/April 2019

  • Surgical Management for Olecranon Fractures in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis by Alex Koziarz, MSc; Taylor Woolnough, BSc; Colby Oitment, MD; Siddharth Nath, BSc; Herman Johal, MD, MPH, FRCSC

  • Comparison of Modified Transtibial and Anteromedial Portal Techniques in Anatomic Single-Bundle ACL Reconstruction by Joung Kyue Han, PhD; Keun Churl Chun, MD; Seong In Lee, MD; Saintpee Kim, MD; Churl Hong Chun, MD, PhD

  • Incidence of Patella Baja Before and After Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Based on Body Mass Index by Elvis L. Francois, MD; Matthew P. Abdel, MD; Paul L. Sousa, MD; Danielle M. Chapman, BS; Mike J. Miller, PA-C; David F. Dalury, MD; Daniel J. Berry, MD

  • The Effect of Race on Early Perioperative Outcomes After Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis by Clark Yin, MS; David C. Sing, MD; Emily J. Curry, BA; Hussein Abdul-Rassoul, BS; Joseph W. Galvin, DO; Josef K. Eichinger, MD; Xinning Li, MD

  • Preoperative Hemoglobin Predicts Postoperative Transfusion Despite Antifibrinolytics During Total Knee Arthroplasty by Sean P. Ryan, MD; Mitchell R. Klement, MD; Cynthia L. Green, PhD; Daniel J. Blizzard, MD; Samuel S. Wellman, MD; Thorsten M. Seyler, MD, PhD

  • A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blinded Trial Comparing Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, and Oxycodone for Pain Management After Hand Surgery by Asif M. Ilyas, MD; Andrew J. Miller, MD; Jack G. Graham, BS; Jonas L. Matzon, MD

May/June 2019

  • Industry Consulting Payments to Orthopedic Surgeons Are Associated With Increased Publications by Alexander M. Lieber, BA; Gregory J. Kirchner, MPH; Athan G. Zavras, BA; Yehuda E. Kerbel, MD; Amrit S. Khalsa, MD

  • Association Between Nonmodifiable Demographic Factors and Patient Satisfaction Scores in Spine Surgery Clinics by Bradley C. Johnson, MD; Dennis Vasquez-Montes, MS; Leah Steinmetz, BA; Aaron J. Buckland, MBBS, FRACS; John A. Bendo, MD; Jeffrey A. Goldstein, MD, FACS; Thomas J. Errico, MD; Charla R. Fischer, MD

  • Analysis of Retrieved Unicompartmental Knee Implants and Tissue: Third-Body Wear as a Potential Contributor to Progression of Arthritis to Adjacent Compartments by Lige M. Kaplan, MD; Matthew P. Siljander, MD; James J. Verner, MD; Kevin C. Baker, PhD; Corinn K. Gehrke, BS; Meagan R. Salisbury, MS; Erin A. Baker, PhD

  • Impact of Race Subgroups on the Assessment of Vitamin D Status in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis by Gary M. Kiebzak, PhD; Kevin M. Neal, MD

  • Arthroscopic Lysis of Adhesions With Manipulation Under Anesthesia Versus Manipulation Alone in the Treatment of Arthrofibrosis After TKA: A Matched Cohort Study by Elan Volchenko, BS; Garrett Schwarzman, MD; Matthew Robinson, MD; Samuel J. Chmell, MD; Mark H. Gonzalez, MD, PhD

  • Mechanisms of Suture Integration in Living Tissue: Biomechanical and Histological In Vivo Analysis in Sheep by Dominik C. Meyer, MD; Anita Hasler, MD; Seraina Wyss, M Med; Katja Nuss, DMV; Mario C. Benn, M Vet; Christian Gerber, MD, FRCS; Karl Wieser, MD

July/August 2019

  • Rates of Perioperative Complications Among Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Trauma Surgery Despite Having Positive Results for Methamphetamine by Thomas Githens, DO; Malcolm R. DeBaun, MD; Sean T. Campbell, MD; Edward J. Wu, MD; L. Henry Goodnough, MD; Paul Lichstein, MD; Christopher Painter, MD; Jeffrey E. Krygier, MD; Julius Bishop, MD; Michael J. Gardner, MD

  • The Dimension of the Press Ganey Survey Most Important in Evaluating Patient Satisfaction in the Academic Outpatient Orthopedic Surgery Setting by J. Riley Martinez, BS; Paul A. Nakonezny, PhD; Miles Batty, BS; Joel Wells, MD, MPH

  • Figure-of-eight Reconstruction of the Sternoclavicular Joint: Outcomes of Sport and Work by Anirudh K. Gowd, MD; Joseph N. Liu, MD; Grant H. Garcia, MD; Brandon C. Cabarcas, MD; Avinesh Agarwalla, MD; Gregory P. Nicholson, MD; Anthony A. Romeo, MD

  • An Anatomic Intraoperatively Prepared Antibiotic Spacer in Two-Stage Shoulder Reimplantation for Deep Infection: The Potential for Early Rehabilitation by William R. Aibinder, MD; Julia Lee, MD; Dave R. Shukla, MD; Robert H. Cofield, MD; Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, MD; John W. Sperling, MD

  • Timing of Treatment of Open Fractures of the Distal Radius in Patients Younger Than 65 Years by Jarid Tareen, MD; Adam M. Kaufman, MD; Raymond A. Pensy, MD; Robert V. O'Toole, MD; W. Andrew Eglseder, MD

  • Acute Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Inpatients With Operative Distal Radius Fracture by Kalpit N. Shah, MD; Avi D. Goodman, MD; Wesley Durand, BSc; Alan H. Daniels, MD; Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, MD

  • Secondary Surgery Rates After Primary Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis by Joseph H. Dannenbaum, MD; Bryan J. Tompkins, MD; William B. Bronson, MD; Mark L. McMulkin, PhD; Paul M. Caskey, MD

September/October 2019

  • Femoral Head Vascularity: Implications Following Trauma and Surgery About the Hip by Naomi E. Gadinsky, MD; Craig E. Klinger, BA; Peter K. Sculco, MD; David L. Helfet, MD; Dean G. Lorich, MD; Lionel E. Lazaro, MD

  • The Effects of Timing of Soft Tissue Coverage on Outcomes After Reconstruction of Type IIIB Open Tibia Fractures by Devin J. Clegg, MD; Paula F. Rosenbaum, PhD; Brian J. Harley, MD

  • The Safety of Continuing Antiplatelet Medication Among Elderly Patients Undergoing Urgent Hip Fracture Surgery by Sung-Yen Lin, MD; Hsuan-Ti Huang, MD; Shih-Hsiang Chou, MD; Cheng-Jung Ho, MD; Zi-Miao Liu, PhD; Chung-Hwan Chen, PhD; Cheng-Chang Lu, MD

  • Return to Sport Following Hemiarthroplasty With Concentric Reaming Versus Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Matched Pair Analysis by Grant H. Garcia, MD; Anirudh K. Gowd, MD; Joseph N. Liu, MD; Marissa R. Malaret, BS; Brandon C. Cabarcas, MD; Anthony A. Romeo, MD

  • Effect of Acetylsalicylic Acid Dose and Time Discontinued Preoperatively on Outcomes After Total Knee and Hip Arthroplasty by Jonathan H. Shaw, MD; Omar M. Kadri, MD; Clifford M. Les, DVM, PhD; Michael Charters, MD

November/December 2019

  • The Effect of Femoral Cutting Jig Design on Restoration of Femoral Offset in Posterior-Referenced Total Knee Arthroplasty by Ryan M. Coyle, MD; Marcel A. Bas, MD; Jose A. Rodriguez, MD; Matthew S. Hepinstall, MD

  • Anticoagulation in Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Review of 1917 Cases by Gregory C. Manista, MD, MS; Brian D. Batko, BS; Andrew C. Sexton, BS; Tori A. Edmiston, MD; P. Maxwell Courtney, MD; Charles P. Hannon, MD; Brett R. Levine, MD, MS

  • Self-Reported Metal Allergy and Early Outcomes After Total Knee Arthroplasty by Kenneth J. Schmidt, MD; Philip S. Huang, DO; Clifford W. Colwell Jr, MD; Julie C. McCauley, MPHc; Pamela A. Pulido, BSN; William D. Bugbee, MD

  • Frailty Index Is Associated With Periprosthetic Fracture and Mortality After Total Knee Arthroplasty by Rebecca L. Johnson, MD; Matthew P. Abdel, MD; Ryan D. Frank, MS; Alanna M. Chamberlain, PhD; Elizabeth B. Habermann, PhD; Carlos B. Mantilla, MD, PhD



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