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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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2019 Impact Factor 1.409

Cited in MEDLINE/PubMed

Past Issue
  • November/December 2020
  • Volume 43 · Issue 6
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Review Article
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Comparison of Surgical Techniques for Fixation of Terrible Triad Injuries of the Elbow: A Meta-Analysis

Lili E. Schindelar, MD, MPH; Matthew Sherman, BS; Asif M. Ilyas, MD, MBA

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):328-332 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200923-04

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Following Total Knee Arthroplasty

Matthew Duenes, MD; Lauren Schoof, MD; Ran Schwarzkopf, MD, MSc; Morteza Meftah, MD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e486-e491 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200923-05

Feature Article

Commercially Available Polymerase Chain Reaction Has Minimal Utility in the Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Beau J. Kildow, MD; Sean P. Ryan, MD; Richard Danilkowicz, MD; Alexander L. Lazarides, MD; Tyler J. Vovos, MD; Michael P. Bolognesi, MD; William A. Jiranek, MD; Thorsten M. Seyler, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):333-338 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200923-01


Delay to Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Is Associated With Increased Risk of Revision Rotator Cuff Surgery

Michael C. Fu, MD, MHS; Evan A. O'Donnell, MD; Samuel A. Taylor, MD; Oluwatobi M. Aladesuru, AB; Ryan C. Rauck, MD; Joshua S. Dines, MD; David M. Dines, MD; Russell F. Warren, MD; Lawrence V. Gulotta, MD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):340-344 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200923-02

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Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Staphylococcus lugdunensis Prosthetic Joint Infections: A Multicenter Retrospective Analysis

Komal Masood, MD; Roberta E. Redfern, PhD; Joan M. Duggan, MD, AAHIVS; Gregory M. Georgiadis, MD; Geehan Suleyman, MD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):345-350 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200923-03

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The Effect of COVID-19 on Orthopedic Practices and Surgeons in Louisiana

Nisha N. Kale, BA; Akshar H. Patel, MD; Michael J. Leddy III, MD; Felix H. Savoie III, MD; William F. Sherman, MD, MBA

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):351-355 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20201023-01

Risk Factors for Preoperative Opioid Use in Patients Undergoing Primary Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Brent J. Morris, MD; Mihir M. Sheth, MD; Mitzi S. Laughlin, PhD; Hussein A. Elkousy, MD; T. Bradley Edwards, MD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):356-360 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200721-12

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The Effect of Total Hip Arthroplasty Surgical Technique on Postoperative Muscle Atrophy

Edward M. Vasarhelyi, MD, MSc; Harley A. Williams, BSc; James L. Howard, MD, MSc; Stephen Petis, MD, MSc; Joseph Barfett, MD, MSc; Brent A. Lanting, MD, MSc

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):361-366 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200910-01

Locking Plate Combined With Endosteal Fibular Allograft Augmentation for Medial Column Comminuted Proximal Humeral Fracture

Maimaitiaili Tuerxun, MD; Aikebaier Tuxun, MD; Langqing Zeng, MD; Qiuke Wang, MD; Yunfeng Chen, MD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):367-372 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200827-06

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Coding Education in Residency and in Practice Improves Accuracy of Coding in Orthopedic Surgery

Max R. Greenky, MD; Brian S. Winters, MD; Meghan E. Bishop, MD; Elizabeth L. McDonald, BA; Ryan G. Rogero, BS; Rachel J. Shakked, MD; Steven M. Raikin, MD; Joseph N. Daniel, DO; David I. Pedowitz, MD, MS

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):380-383 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200827-10

Patient Satisfaction After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Richard N. Puzzitiello, MD; Benedict U. Nwachukwu, MD, MBA; Avinesh Agarwalla, MD; Gregory L. Cvetanovich, MD; Jorge Chahla, MD; Anthony A. Romeo, MD; Nikhil N. Verma, MD; Brian Forsythe, MD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e492-e497 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200812-03

Bone Scans Have Little Utility in the Evaluation of Well-Differentiated Cartilaginous Lesions of the Humerus

Andre M. Samuel, MD; Alana M. Munger, MD; Francis Y. Lee, MD, PhD; Gary E. Friedlaender, MD; Izuchukwu K. Ibe, MD; Dieter M. Lindskog, MD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e498-e502 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200827-05

Posterior Tibial Tendon Integrity Can Be Screened With Plain Anteroposterior Foot Radiography

Ki Bum Kwon, MD; Seung Yeol Lee, MD; Chin Youb Chung, MD; Moon Seok Park, MD, PhD; Ji Hye Choi, MD; Seungbum Koo, PhD; Kyoung Min Lee, MD, PhD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e503-e507 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200827-04

Comparison Between the Attune and PFC Sigma in Total Knee Arthroplasty: No Difference in Patellar Clunk and Crepitus or Anterior Knee Pain

Dexter K. Bateman, MD; Jared S. Preston, MD, MBA; Steven Mennona, MD; Evan Gui, BA; Stephen Kayiaros, MD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e508-e514 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200812-05

Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Dermabond Prineo After Elective Orthopedic Surgery

Bernadette M. Ricciardo, FACD; Rosemary L. Nixon, FACD; Mei Mui Tam, FACD; Ross R. Radic, FRACS (Orth); Brendan J. Ricciardo, FRACS (Orth)

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e515-e522 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200827-01

Effect of Insurance Status on Clinical Outcomes After Shoulder Arthroplasty

Patrick Strotman, MD; Michael Perry, MD; Ryan LeDuc, MD; Cara Joyce, PhD; Nickolas Garbis, MD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e523-e528 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200827-02

Wide-Awake Surgery With Local Anesthesia and Epinephrine Is Safe

Asif M. Ilyas, MD, MBA; John D. Jennings, MD; Lauren Banner, BS; Jonas L. Matzon, MD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e529-e532 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200827-03

Clinical Outcome of Transtendon Repair of Partial Articular Supraspinatus Tendon Avulsion Tear

Daoud Makki, MD, FRCS (Tr&Orth); Robert A. Cooke, MBChB, MRCS; Quen O. Tang, MBChB, FRCS (Tr&Orth); Chris A. Peach, MBBS, MD, FRCS (Tr&Orth); Barnes W. Morgan, MBBS, MSc, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e533-e537 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200812-04

Use of a Modified Rep Model in Primary Joint Arthroplasty: Lessons Learned

Morteza Meftah, MD; Vinay Hosuru Siddappa, MD; Nathan Johnson, MD; Peter B. White, DO, MS; Arthur Mack; Michael Skoller; Ira H. Kirschenbaum, MD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e538-e542 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200827-07

The July Effect for Total Joint Arthroplasty Procedures

Zachary A. Rockov, MD; David A. Etzioni, MD; Adam J. Schwartz, MD, MBA

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e543-e548 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200812-08

Improvement in Postoperative Pain Control and Length of Stay With Peripheral Nerve Block Prior to Distal Radius Repair

Pierce Johnson, MD; Joshua Hustedt, MD; Thomas Matiski, MD; Robert Childers, BSE, MS; Evan Lederman, MD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e549-e552 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200721-14

Nonoperative Treatment of Periprosthetic Humeral Shaft Fractures After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Paul S. Ragusa, DO; Amar Vadhera, BS; Jessica M. Jang, BS; Iman Ali, BS; Edward G. McFarland, MD; Uma Srikumaran, MD, MBA, MPH

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e553-e560 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200910-06

In-Hospital Morbidity and Mortality of Traumatic Lower-Extremity Amputations

Samuel F. Thompson, MD; Kristopher B. McCall, MD; Dil V. Patel, MD; Wade A. Schwerdtfeger, MD; Julie Stoner, PhD; Kimberly Hollabaugh, MS; David C. Teague, MD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e561-e566 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200721-15

The Role of High School Football Coverage in Resident Education

Matthew J. Salzler, MD; Geoffrey E. Stoker, MD; David J. Lunardini, MD; Christopher D. Harner, MD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e574-e578 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200827-08

Arthroscopic Treatment of Labral Tears in Patients 65 Years and Older

David E. Hartigan, MD; Natalia Wojnowski, BS; Aaron J. Krych, MD; Bruce A. Levy, MD; Benjamin G. Domb, MD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e579-e584 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200827-09

Effect of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Lateralization Design on Scapular Notching: A Single-Surgeon Experience

Bradley S. Schoch, MD; Houtan Taba, MD; William Aibinder, MD; Joseph J. King, MD; Thomas W. Wright, MD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e585-e591 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200812-10

Safety and Efficacy of Same-Day Hip Resurfacing

Lidia Ani, MD; Afshin A. Anoushiravani, MD; James E. Feng, MD; Michael Collins, BSc; Ran Schwarzkopf, MD, MSc; James Slover, MD, MSc; William Macaulay, MD; Scott Marwin, MD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e595-e600 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200812-07

Early-Onset Scoliosis Treated With Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods

Cosma Calderaro, MD; Luca Labianca, MD; Lori A. Dolan, PhD; Kazuta Yamashita, MD; Stuart L. Weinstein, MD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e601-e608 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200910-04

Association Between Delays in Radiography and Surgery With Hip Fracture Outcomes in Elderly Patients

Brendan Y. Shi, MD; Casey V. Hannan, BS; Jessica M. Jang, BS; Iman Ali, BS; Uma Srikumaran, MD, MBA, MPH

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e609-e615 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200812-06

An Analysis of Trends in National Residency Matching Program Match Data for Orthopedic Surgery

Nicole Rynecki, BA; Ashok Para, BA; Owen Gantz, BA; Daniel Coban, BA; Zachary Gala, BS; Raghav Gupta, BS; Nimer Adeeb, MD; Joseph A. Ippolito, MD; Jeremy Ruskin, MD; Kathleen S. Beebe, MD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e616-e622 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200910-03

Case Report

Talectomy by Medial Surgical Approach for Congenital Vertical Talus in Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita

Edward Abraham, MD; Camille H. Quan Soon, MD; Angela Murphy, MCSP; David Toby, MD

Orthopedics. 2020;43(6):e623-e626 https://doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20200812-01

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