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Daniel L Riddle, Hassan Ghomrawi, William A Jiranek, Levent Dumenci, Robert A Perera, Antonio Escobar
Appropriateness classification for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has received substantial attention recently, and Katz and colleagues published an Orthopaedic Forum on the topic in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery in February 2017. Classifications of appropriateness are particularly important given the rapid rise in use of TKA and a variety of third-party payer approaches designed to control health-care costs. We respond to some of the concerns addressed by Katz and colleagues, and elaborate on what we believe are some important issues related to both older and newer appropriateness criteria for TKA...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Adam S Martin, M Craig McMains, Andrew G Shacklett, Hisham M Awan
PURPOSE: To provide an updated analysis of the hand surgery section of the Orthopaedic In-Training Examination (OITE) from 2009 to 2015. The goal was to contribute to the existing literature on the analysis of OITE questions, to aid both residents and residency programs in preparation for the OITE and board examination. METHODS: The authors analyzed all OITE questions pertaining to hand surgery between 2009 and 2015. Hand questions were analyzed for category and subcategory of content, cited reference, treatment intervention, and imaging modality used...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
Danielle E Kostrubiak, Renee F Cattell, Franco Momoli, Mark E Schweitzer
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine if both evidence level (EL) as well as clinical efficacy (CE) of imaging manuscripts have changed over the last 20 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With our review of medical literature, Institutional Review Board approval was waived, and no informed consent was required. Using Web of Science, we determined the 10 highest impact factor imaging journals. For each journal the 10 most cited and 10 average cited papers were compared for the following years: 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014...
January 26, 2018: Academic Radiology
Jessica Bryant, Paul Yi, Liane Miller, Kacy Peek, Daniel Lee
BACKGROUND: Potential sex bias has been shown in general surgery basic science and translational research, with unequal representation of male and female specimens. Because basic science research forms the foundation for clinical studies on which patient care is based, it is important that this research equally consider both sexes. The purpose of this study was to determine if potential sex bias exists in the basic science and translational orthopaedic literature. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted of all articles published in 2014 in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, The Bone & Joint Journal, and the Journal of Orthopaedic Research (JOR)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Youichi Yasui, Laura Ramponi, Dexter Seow, Eoghan T Hurley, Wataru Miyamoto, Yoshiharu Shimozono, John G Kennedy
AIM: To clarify the quality of the studies indicating lesion size and/or containment as prognostic indicators of bone marrow stimulation (BMS) for osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT). METHODS: Two reviewers searched the PubMed/MEDLINE and EMBASE databases using specific terms on March 2015 in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systemic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. Predetermined variables were extracted for all the included studies. Level of evidence (LOE) was determined using previously published criteria by the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and methodological quality of evidence (MQOE) was evaluated using the Modified Coleman Methodology Score...
December 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
Ali Parsa, Mohammad H Ebrahimzadeh
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November 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
Saowarat Snidvongs, Rod S Taylor, Alia Ahmad, Simon Thomson, Manohar Sharma, Angela Farr, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Stephanie Poulton, Vivek Mehta, Richard Langford
BACKGROUND: Pain of lumbar facet-joint origin is a common cause of low back pain in adults and may lead to chronic pain and disability, with associated health and socioeconomic implications. The socioeconomic burden includes an inability to return to work resulting in loss of productivity in addition to direct and indirect health-care utilisation costs. Lumbar facet-joints are paired synovial joints between the superior and inferior articular processes of consecutive lumbar vertebrae and between the fifth lumbar vertebra and the sacrum...
December 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
Aaron M Bowers, Jarryd G Horn, Jared T Scott, Matt J Vassar
BACKGROUND: Subspecialty conferences are an important forum for disseminating the latest research relevant to clinical practice. The purpose of this study was to identify publication rates in podium and poster abstracts for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Annual Meeting and to identify the most common journals of publication and the reasons for nonpublication. METHODS: Six hundred ten accepted abstracts (182 podium presentations, 428 posters) from the 2012-2014 AAHKS meetings were searched using Google, Google Scholar, and PubMed...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
Benjamin R Williams, Lauren M MacCormick, Dylan L McCreary, Anthonly J Dugarte, Brian P Cunningham
OBJECTIVE: To determine journal publication rates of podium presentations from the OTA Annual Meetings between 2008 and 2012. METHODS: Podium presentations from the 2008 to 2012 OTA annual meeting were compiled from the Annual Meeting archives. During December 2016, PubMed searches were performed using individual keywords in the abstract title and content. The results were reviewed for matches to the meeting abstracts with regards to title, authors, and abstract content...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Zhenhua Feng, Xiaobin Li, Qian Tang, Chenggui Wang, Wenhao Zheng, Hui Zhang, Ai-Min Wu, Naifeng Tian, Yaosen Wu, Wenfei Ni
INTRODUCTION: Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) has been widely used in the treatment of lumbar degenerative disc disorders and shows favourable clinical results. Recently, cortical bone trajectory (CBT) has become a new trajectory for screw insertion in the lumbar spine. Several biomechanical studies have demonstrated that the CBT technique achieves screw purchase and strength greater than the traditional method. Currently, the available data on the clinical effectiveness of the two performed surgeries, TLIF with CBT screws (CBT-TLIF) and TLIF with traditional pedicle screws (PS-TLIF), are insufficient...
October 22, 2017: BMJ Open
X Zhi, Z Zhang, J Cui, X Zhai, X Chen, J Su
BACKGROUND: Meta-Analyses are the basis of professional and healthcare agencies recommendations and have a growing importance. Quality of meta-analyses has been investigated in some medical fields but to our best knowledge this issue remains under investigated in orthopedics. Therefore, we performed a systematic analysis to: 1) after the introduction of PRISMA statement as a comprehensive guideline and the use of the AMSTAR tool as the standard for sufficient review methodology, has the quality of MAs improved because of that? 2) have some general characteristics influenced the quality of MAs (country, funding source, number of authors)? MATERIAL AND METHODS: We systematically searched the meta-analyses in the top four journals with the impact factor (2015) as following: JBJS, Osteoarthritis Cartilage Arthroscopy and Clin Orthop Relat Res from 2005 to 2008 and from 2012 to 2015...
December 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
David M Levy, Timothy J Luchetti, Brett R Levine
BACKGROUND: This study hypothesizes that resident involvement in research has increased since institution of the maximum 80-hour workweek in 2002. METHODS: All 571 papers published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) in 1997 and 2007 (five years before and after the start of the 80-hour workweek) were reviewed. To identify resident authors, a search was performed in the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) database for any U.S. author with a medical doctorate (MD)...
2017: Iowa Orthopaedic Journal
Yu Chao Lee, Francis Brooks, Simon Sandler, Yun-Hom Yau, Michael Selby, Brian Freeman
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to perform a citation analysis on the most frequently cited articles in the topic of cervical spine surgery and report on the top 100 most cited publication in this topic. METHODS: We used the Thomson Reuters Web of Science to search citations of all articles from 1945 to 2015 relevant to cervical spine surgery and ranked them according to the number of citations. The 100 most cited articles that matched the search criteria were further analyzed by number of citations, first author, journal, year of publication, country and institution of origin...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
Ruta M Kulkarni, Nitish Arora, Sagar Saxena, Sujay M Kulkarni, Yadwinder Saini, Rajiv Negandhi
BACKGROUND: Fibular hemimelia is the most common deficiency involving the long bones. Paley classification is based on the ankle joint morphology, identifies the basic pathology, and helps in planning the surgical management. Reconstruction surgery encompasses foot deformity correction and limb length equalization. The SUPERankle procedure is a combination of bone and soft tissue procedures that stabilizes the foot and addresses all deformities. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 29 consecutive patients (29 limb segments), surgically treated between December 2000 and December 2014...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Antonia F Chen, Heinz Winkler
The purpose of this special issue of Journal of Bone and Joint Infection is to provide orthopaedic surgeons with basic science explanations as to how these local antimicrobials work, clinical evidence that supports these local treatments, and the role of these local treatments against biofilm.
2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Infection
Kishore Mulpuri, Emily K Schaeffer, H Kerr Graham, Mininder S Kocher, James Sanders, Ira Zaltz
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based medicine has become the cornerstone to guide clinical practice decision-making. Evidence-based medicine integrates the strongest available evidence with clinical expertise to make decisions about clinical care. The quality of the evidence depends upon the soundness of the study methodology to allow for meaningful interpretation of the clinical results. The purpose of this review is to analyze the methodological design and clinical findings of published pediatric orthopaedic studies to determine their ability to change or influence clinical practice...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Louis C Grandizio, James C Huston, Stephanie S Shim, Jove Graham, Joel C Klena
Background: Although analyses of the Orthopaedic In-Training Examination (OITE) subspecialty content domains have been performed, few studies have analyzed the levels of evidence (LoEs) for journal articles used as references to create OITE questions. We present an analysis of reference characteristics and question taxonomy for the hand surgery content domain on the OITE. We aim to determine whether level of evidence (LoE) for hand surgery questions have increased over a 15-year period. Methods: All questions and references in the hand surgery content domain on the OITE from 1995-1997 and 2010-2012 were reviewed...
December 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
Jason D Lehman, Benedict U Nwachukwu, Richard Ferraro, Brian J Rebolledo, Eric C Makhni, Nikhil N Verma, Lawrence V Gulotta
PURPOSE: To determine the publication rates of podium presentation abstracts at the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) annual scientific meetings from 2004 to 2012. METHODS: A database of podium presentation abstracts at the annual meetings of the AANA was compiled. Abstract presentations that reached manuscript publication were determined by a PubMed search of the MEDLINE database and Google Scholar. The journal and publication date were then recorded for all identified published abstracts...
January 24, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
J M Kim, R M Zimmerman, C M Jones, A Al Muhit, J P Higgins, K R Means
AIMS: Our purpose was to determine the quality of current randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in hand surgery using standardised metrics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Based on five-year mean impact factors, we selected the six journals that routinely publish studies of upper extremity surgery. Using a journal-specific search query, 62 RCTs met our inclusion criteria. Then three blinded reviewers used the Jadad and revised Coleman Methodology Score (RCMS) to assess the quality of the manuscripts...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
Patrick A DeHeer, William Adams, Faye-Rose Grebenyuk, Eric Meshulam, Kory Miskin, Tiffany Truong Koch, Corey Groh
BACKGROUND: Article citations are a well-accepted method of evaluating the influence or impact of a particular article. Other medical specialties have published the top cited articles in their specialty. To date, an analysis of the foot and ankle podiatric medicine-related article citation method has not been published. METHODS: Three citation indices were used on October 10, 2014, February 20, 2015, and May 1, 2015, to determine the top 100 cited foot and ankle-related articles...
November 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
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