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Knee
1. Important Topics on Contemporary Total knee Arthroplasty: What Does Recent Literature Say?

E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN

Volume 7, Issue 6 , November 2019, Pages 476-477

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.43497.2190

Abstract
  In the present editorial, I would like to comment oneleven recent articles that broaden our understandingof the controversial issues pertinent to total kneearthroplasty (TKA).  Read More

General Orthopedics
2. What Predicts Outstanding Orthopedic Residents among the Program?

Femke M.A.P. Claessen; Reinier B. Beks; Ilse Schol; George S. Dyer

Volume 7, Issue 6 , November 2019, Pages 478-483

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.23221.1615

Abstract
  Background: An oversupply of qualified applicants leads to intense competition for the limited number offirst year orthopedic residency positions. Therefore, program directors can be more selective in choosingtheir future residents. However, it is unclear if there are resident characteristics that correspond ...  Read More

Shoulder
3. Shoulder Arthroplasty Utilization Based on Race - Are Black Patients Underrepresented?

Jeffrey D. Tompson; Usman A. Syed; Eric M. Padegimas; Joseph A. Abboud

Volume 7, Issue 6 , November 2019, Pages 484-492

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.37103.1979

Abstract
  Background: This study aimed to analyze national and institutional trends in shoulder arthroplasty utilization basedon patient race.Methods: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) was employed to determine racial trends in shoulder arthroplastyutilization at a national level. An institutional database ...  Read More

Shoulder
4. Chronic Long Head Biceps Tendinitis Secondary to Anomalous Origins in Young Patients: A Case Series

Soheil Sabzevari; Mostafa Khalilipour Roudi; Jay Kalawadia; Albert Lin

Volume 7, Issue 6 , November 2019, Pages 493-497

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.40476.2091

Abstract
  Background: To describe a case series of young adult patients with isolated chronic proximal biceps tendinitisrefractory to conservative care found to have anatomic long head biceps tendon (LHBT) origin variations who underwentarthroscopic-assisted subpectoral biceps tenodesis.Methods: Patients were ...  Read More

Tissue Engineering
5. Various Dosages of BMP-2 for Management of Massive Bone Defect in Sprague Dawley Rat

Achmad Kamal; Othdeh Samuel Halomoan Siahaan; Jessica Fiolin

Volume 7, Issue 6 , November 2019, Pages 498-505

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2018.27916.1723

Abstract
  Background: BMP-2 has a crucial role in the treatment of extensive bone defect. However, data about the optimaldosage of BMP-2 in the massive bone defect casesis rare.Methods: Twenty-five SD rats were randomly allocated into a control group of hydroxyapatite (HA) alone (Group I),HA+BMP-2 1μg/mL (Group ...  Read More

Joint Replacement
6. Total Hip Arthroplasty with Modular Stem for Dysplastic Hips in South Asian Population

Deepak Gautam; Rajesh Malhotra

Volume 7, Issue 6 , November 2019, Pages 506-513

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2018.33166.1876

Abstract
  Background: Optimum component positioning and orientation is required to optimize the functional result during totalhip arthroplasty for dysplastic hips.Methods: Sixty-two patients (66 hips) including 33 males and 29 females underwent total hip arthroplasty usingmodular stem prosthesis at an average ...  Read More

General Orthopedics
7. Various Surgical Treatment of Hemophilic Pseudotumor : A Case Series

Achmad Fauzi Kamal; Agus Waryudi; Aryadi Kurniawan; Anna Mira Lubis; Djayadiman Gatot

Volume 7, Issue 6 , November 2019, Pages 514-522

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2018.34401.1899

Abstract
  Background: Bleeding episodes in severe hemophilia may occur more frequently and spontaneously after mildtrauma or daily activities. An inadequate treatment of that bleeding in hemophilia may result in pseudotumor,usually in the muscle adjacent to the bone. We reported haemophilic pseudotumor treated ...  Read More

Knee
8. Relationship between Femoral Intercondylar Notch Narrowing in Radiography and Anatomical and Histopathologic Integrity of Anterior Cruciate Ligament in Patients Undergoing Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Hosseinali Hadi; Ali Rahbari; Mahmood Jabalameli; Abolfazl BagheriFard; Ahmadreza Behrouzi; Fatemeh Safi; Zahra Rezaei; Gholamreza Azarnia Samarin; Amir Azimi

Volume 7, Issue 6 , November 2019, Pages 523-530

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2018.33702.1881

Abstract
  Background: The presence of cruciate ligaments is very important for normal knee kinematics. Knee arthroplastyprostheses, in which these ligaments are maintained, have better kinematics. The aim of the present study was toinvestigate the association between femoral intercondylar notch (FIN) narrowing ...  Read More

Biomaterials
9. Creep behavior of Biodegradable Triple-component Nanocomposites Based on PLA/PCL/bioactive Glass for ACL Interference Screws

Javad Esmaeilzadeh; Saeed Hesaraki; Mohammad H. Ebrahimzadeh; Golam Hosein Asghari; Amir R. Kachoei

Volume 7, Issue 6 , November 2019, Pages 531-537

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.30582.1796

Abstract
  Background: Short-time creep behaviorfor aseries of biodegradable nanocomposites, which areused as implantabledevices inthe body, is a crucial factor.The present study aimed to investigate the effect of bioactive glass nanoparticles(BGn) on creep and creep-recovery behaviors of polylactic acid/polycaprolactone ...  Read More

Tumor
10. Epidemiologic Characteristics, Clinical Behavior, and Outcome of the Giant Cell Tumor of the Bone: A Retrospective Single-center Study

Khodamorad Jamshidi; Amin Karimi; Alireza Mirzaei

Volume 7, Issue 6 , November 2019, Pages 538-544

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2018.35070.1924

Abstract
  Background: Giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB) is a locally aggressive lesion with an unpredictable behavior. Herein,the aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiological characteristics, as well as clinical and functional outcomes ofGCTB in a relatively large series of patients.Methods: Patients with ...  Read More

Upper Extrimity
11. Comparison of Short-Term Clinical Outcomes of Hook Plate and Continuous Loop Double Endobutton Fixations in Acute Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation

Hassan Taleb; Ahmadreza Afshar; mohammad j. shariati; Ali tabrizi

Volume 7, Issue 6 , November 2019, Pages 545-550

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.35707.1943

Abstract
  Background: This study was conducted to evaluate the clinical outcomes of the acromioclavicular joint (ACJ)fixation with hook plate (HP) and continuous loop double endobutton fixation (CLDE) in the treatment of acute ACJdislocation.Methods: This retrospective study was conducted on eight patients with ...  Read More

Hand
12. Effect of Kinesio Taping on Pain, Range of Motion, Hand Strength, and Functional Abilities in Patients with Hand Osteoarthritis: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial

Majid Farhadian; Zahra Morovati; Alireza Shamsoddini

Volume 7, Issue 6 , November 2019, Pages 551-560

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.27770.1720

Abstract
  Background: Osteoarthritis is one of the most prevalent joint diseases in older adults. Since hands play a key role indaily activities, their impairment causes disability and reduction of independency. The present study aimed to investigatethe effect of using Kinesio tape on pain, range of motion (ROM), ...  Read More

General Orthopedics
13. Unapproved Weight Gain Supplement as a Cause of Avascular Necrosis: A Cautionary Report

S. M. Javad Mortazavi; Alireza Moharrami; Hosein Shafiei; Mohammad H. Ebrahimzadeh; Mehdi Karimi

Volume 7, Issue 6 , November 2019, Pages 561-565

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.14132

Abstract
  Avascular necrosis of the femoral head (AVNFH) is a leading cause of end-stage joint disease in the young populationthat can lead to total hip replacement in early life. There are various risk factors, including trauma, corticosteroids,thrombosis, hypertension, and alcohol. There is a growing number ...  Read More

Spine
14. Osteoid Osteoma of Odontoid: Case Report and Literature Review

Ebrahim Ameri; Farshad Nikouei; Hassan Ghandhari; Saeed Sabbaghan; Behrooz Givehchian

Volume 7, Issue 6 , November 2019, Pages 566-570

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2018.31037.1807

Abstract
  Osteoid osteoma (OO) is a small tumor of bone that affects the spine in 10% of the cases. The tumor has a tendency toneural arc, and the lumbar spine is the most common site of presentation. Lesions of the odontoid process are very rare.We presented the case of a 20-year-old man who had cervical pain ...  Read More

Hip
15. Challenges of Plate Fixation for Vancouver Type-C fractures after a Well-fixed Hip Arthroplasty Femoral Stem

Reza Ganji

Volume 7, Issue 6 , November 2019, Pages 571-572

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.36575.1963

Abstract
  The fixation of distal femoral fractures (Vancouver type-C fractures) following a well-fixed hip arthroplasty femoral stem has become a challenging issue for orthopedic surgeons due to the inter-prosthetic biomechanical effects such as negative, positive, and torsional strain. Surgeons have applied a ...  Read More

Sport Medicine
1. Correlation of Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation (SANE) with other Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)

Casey M. O’Connor; David Ring

Volume 7, Issue 4 , July 2019, , Pages 303-306

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2018.33884.1888

Abstract
  Background: The Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation (SANE) is a simple, one-question patient-reported outcomemeasure (PROM). We systematically reviewed correlations between SANE and more extensive PROMs.Methods: We identified studies with correlation coefficients between SANE and other shoulder, knee, ...  Read More

Knee
2. Effectiveness of Platelet-Rich Plasma Based on Gene Expression in Knee Osteoarthritis

Mohammad Mousaei Ghasroldasht; Amir Moayednia; Mostafa Shahrezaee

Volume 7, Issue 5 , September 2019, , Pages 435-440

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.25613.1680

Abstract
  Background: Intra-articular injection of Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an effective method for the treatment of patientswith knee osteoarthritis (OA). This study aimed to assess the effects of PRP injection on OA, based on gene expressionanalysis.Methods: A sample of 30 subjects with knee OA was asked ...  Read More

Knee
3. Short to Mid-term Outcomes of Single-stage Reconstruction of Multiligament Knee Injury

Abolfazl BagheriFard; Mahmoud Jabalameli; Salman Ghaffari; Jafar Rezazadeh; Majid Abedi; Masoud Mirkazemi; Javad Aghamohamadi; Afshin Hesabi; Mehdi Mohammadpour

Volume 7, Issue 4 , July 2019, , Pages 346-353

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2018.32447.1858

Abstract
  Background: Multiligament knee injury (MLKI) is a complex orthopedic injury leading to the tear of at least two ofthe major knee ligaments. However, there is no consensus on the optimal management of this debilitating condition.Regarding this, the present study was performed to evaluate the outcomes ...  Read More

Biomechanics
4. A Critical Review of Proximal Fibular Osteotomy for Knee Osteoarthritis

Abhishek Vaish; Yogesh Kumar Kathiriya; Raju Vaishya

Volume 7, Issue 5 , September 2019, , Pages 453-462

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.36974.1977

Abstract
  The surgical management of Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA), so far, mainly revolved around arthroscopic procedures,arthroplasty (total: TKA and unicompartmental: UKA) or high tibial osteotomy (HTO). Recently, another minimallyinvasive surgical treatment of proximal fibular osteotomy (PFO) has been proposed ...  Read More

General Orthopedics
5. Improvement of Orthopedic Residency Programs and Diversity: Dilemmas and Challenges, an International Perspective

Hangama C. Fayaz; Raymond M. Smith; Mohammad H. Ebrahimzadeh; Hans-Christoph Pape; Javad Parvizi; Khaled J. Saleh; Jens-Peter Stahl; Johannes Zeichen; James F. Kellam; SM Javad Mortazavi; Ashok Rajgopal; Vivek Dahiya; Wolfgang Zinser; Leonid Reznik; Igor Shubnyakov; Marco Pecina; Jupiter B. Jesse

Volume 7, Issue 4 , July 2019, , Pages 384-396

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2018.29430.1852

Abstract
  Background: To date, little has been published comparing the structure and requirements of orthopedic training programsacross multiple countries. The goal of this study was to summarize and compare the characteristics of orthopedic trainingprograms in the U.S.A., U.K., Canada, Australia, Germany, India, ...  Read More

Spine
1. Assessment of insertion of the pedicular screw in the spine without fluoroscopy

Afshin Ahmadzadeh Heshmati; Shahab Ilka

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 October 2018

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2018.31503.1819

Abstract
  Background: The purpose of this prospective study was to determine accuracy of insertion of the pedicular screw without use of the fluoroscopy. Methods: 760 pedicular screws were inserted from C7 to S1 vertebrae without use of fluoroscopy and locations of screws were assessed with CT scan after surgery ...  Read More

Shoulder
2. Humeral-sided radiographic changes following reverse total shoulder arthroplasty

Tyler J. Broiln; Ryan M Cox; John Gabriel Horneff; Surena Namdari; Joseph A Abboud; Kristen Nicholson; Matthew L Ramsey

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 January 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.36065.1951

Abstract
  Background: We sought to characterize humeral-sided radiographic changes at a minimum of 2 years after reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) to determine their association with specific implantation techniques. Methods: The immediate and most recent postoperative anteroposterior radiographs of 120 shoulders ...  Read More

Pediatric
3. Transverse anterior approach to the elbow for pediatric displaced lateral humeral condyle fractures

Francisco Soldado; Pedro Domenech-Fernandez; Sergi Barrera-Ochoa; Josep Maria Bergua-Domingo; Paula Diaz-gallardo; Felipe Hodgson; Jorge Knorr

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 March 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.30756.1797

Abstract
  Purpose: The anterior approach to the elbow for pediatric lateral condyle fractures (LCF) would provide a better visualization of the articular fracture resulting in better functional results, less complications and a more cosmetically-appealing scar than usually seen with the lateral approach. Methods: ...  Read More

Elbow
4. The prevalence of calcifications at the origin of the extensor carpi radialis brevis increases with age

Matthew Tarabochia; Stein J Janssen; Paul T Ogink; David Ring; Neal Chen

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 March 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.31558.1823

Abstract
  Background: Enthesopathy of the extensor carpi radialis brevis origin [eECRB] is a common idiopathic, non-inflammatory disease of middle age that is characterized by excess glycosaminoglycan production and frequently associated with radiographic calcification of its origin. The purpose of our study was ...  Read More

Knee
5. Anthropometric measurements of distal femur to design the femoral component of total knee arthroplasty for the Iranian population

Ali Birjandinejad; Reza Zandi; elham karimi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 March 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2018.32420.1861

Abstract
  Background and objectives: Acquiring knowledge about anatomic and geometric quantities of bones is among the most vital parameters in orthopedic surgery, which has a significant effect on the treatment of various disorders and subsequent outcomes. The aim of this study was to obtain anthropometric information ...  Read More

Shoulder
6. Revision of Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty to Hemiarthroplasty: Does it Work?

Surena Namdari; Mihir Sheth; Daniel Sholder; Joseph A Abboud; Mark Lazarus; Gerald R Williams Jr

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 March 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.34244.1897

Abstract
  Introduction: The impending burden of revision shoulder arthroplasty has increased interest in outcomes of revision procedures. Glenoid component removal and conversion to a hemiarthroplasty (HA) is an option for aseptic glenoid loosening after anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty (aTSA). Methods: Patients ...  Read More

Spine
7. Does Diabetes Mellitus Affect Lumbar Paraspinal Muscle Morphometry?

John Mangan; James McKenzie; Scott Wagner; Arjun Sebastian; David Casper; Christopher Kepler

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 March 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2018.34818.1914

Abstract
  Background: Changes in paraspinal muscle cross-sectional surface area (CSA) have been shown to occur in patients with chronic and acute low back pain. Numerous factors can affect muscle density; however, the relationship between metabolic disease, such as type II diabetes mellitus (DM) and lumbar paraspinal ...  Read More

Shoulder
8. Laminar Flow Systems During Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Filtering Money from the OR?

Daniel E Davis; Benjamin Zmistowski; Surena Namdari; Joseph Abboud

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 March 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2018.34938.1918

Abstract
  Background Laminar flow ventilation systems were developed to reduce surgical contamination in joint arthroplasty to avoid periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). The goals of this study are to evaluate the cost-effectiveness and economic viability of installing and maintaining a laminar flow system in ...  Read More

Hand
9. Glomus tumor of uncertain malignant potential in thumb: A case report and review of iterature.

Keivan Rahbari; Mahmoud Farzan; Amir Reza Farhoud; Hana Saffar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 March 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.35225.1928

Abstract
  Malignant transformation of glomus tumor is exceedingly rare and most common reported in lower extremity and abdominal viscera. We could find only 6 previous case report of malignant glomus tumor in the hand. Although large and deeply located glomus tumors are considered to be malignant, evidence has ...  Read More

General Orthopedics
10. A Preliminary Investigation of Cast Anxiety in General Orthopaedic Practice

Carlo Ross; Mohamad Alqubaisi; Anand Pillai

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 March 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.35375.1931

Abstract
  Cast Anxiety (CA) is an unrecognised complication that results in frequent visits to fracture clinic in the UK. Failure to recognise CA leads to increased visits, frequent cast changes and possible failure of treatment despite no objective problems with the cast. Prior research has suggested a possible ...  Read More

Upper Extrimity
11. Implant removal matrix for the upper extremity orthopedic surgeon

Patrick K Cronin; Ian T. Watkins; Matthew Riedel; Philip B Kaiser; John Kwon

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 March 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.36525.1962

Abstract
  Purpose: Orthopedic implant removal is a commonly performed procedure. While implant removal can be associated with improved symptoms, risks of the surgery are notable. Stripped screws, broken and retained hardware, and morbidity associated with soft tissue compromise during difficult removal are all ...  Read More

Trauma
12. Intrathoracic displacement of fractured right humeral head

Ali Sadighi; Touraj Asvadi Kermani; Parham Maroufi; Kowsar Tarvirdizade; Atabak A.Kermani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 March 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.36754.1971

Abstract
  Introduction: Intrathoracic displacement of head of humerus is very uncommon condition that can be life threatening by lung or heart injuries. There is a report of this condition that intrathoracic bone fragment was missed. Because of rare incidence there is no guideline for approach and treatment of ...  Read More

Trauma
13. Union following biologic versus rigid fixation of distal tibia extra-articular fractures

Abdallah Abboud; Karim Z. Masrouha; Tammam Hanna; Said Saghieh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 March 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.36760.1972

Abstract
  Background: Distal tibia fractures are one of the most common bony injuries and have a significant rate of nonunion and delayed union. Multiple methods for the management of distal tibia fractures exist. Among the plating methods, there is bridge plating and compression plating. The evidence is still ...  Read More

Sport Medicine
14. Short Communication: Misinformation in News Coverage of Professional and College Athlete Musculoskeletal Ailments

Layla A. Haidar; Joost T.P. Kortlever; David Ring

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 April 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.34844.1916

Abstract
  The general population’s understanding of musculoskeletal health is likely influenced by media reports of the ailments of prominent athletes. We identified and assessed 200 Internet media reports of musculoskeletal ailments of prominent athletes. Mechanism, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis were ...  Read More

Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty.
15. Radiographic Predictors for Short-term Functional Outcome after Radial Head Arthroplasty in patients with persistent symptoms after treatment for radial head fracture

femke claessen; Bexkens, Rens; i Kodde; Job Doornberg; Michel PJ van den Bekerom; Denise Eygendaal

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 August 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.31727.1832

Abstract
  Purpose: Evaluation of the accurate position after radial head arthroplasty remains a challenge for surgeons. Standard radiographs are used to evaluate the position of the implant, however, results regarding radiographic deficiencies on clinical outcome are not consistent. In this retrospective study ...  Read More

Hip
16. Efficacy and safety of intramedullary and extramedullary fixation in unstable intertrochanteric fractures: A randomized clinical trial

Ali Andalib; Mohammadreza etemadifar; Pedram Yavari; Ghasem Mohammadsharifi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 August 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.34942.1919

Abstract
  Introduction: The best method for repairing intertrochanteric fractures is still controversial. These include extramedullary (EM) and intramedullary (IM) fixation. Studies that compare IM and EM fixations for unstable hip fractures are rare. In this study, our goal was to compare efficacy of EM and IM ...  Read More

Shoulder
17. Gorham-Stout Disease of the Shoulder: Clinical, Pathologic and Therapeutic Considerations

Mohamad Y. Fares; Jawad Fares; Youssef Fares; Joseph A Abboud

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 March 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.37156.1990

Abstract
  Background: Gorham-Stout disease (GSD) is a rare skeletal disorder characterized by massive osteolysis of a bony area in the body. When it hits the shoulder, the patient is faced with a debilitating limitation in terms of motion, stability and quality of life. GSD etiology and pathology are unknown and, ...  Read More

Elbow
18. Ultrasound measurements of the ECRB tendon shows remarkable variations in patients with lateral epicondylitis.

Renée Keijsers; Koen Koenraadt; Jeroen Turkenburg; Annechien Beumer; Bertram The; Denise Eygendaal

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 August 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.37767.1999

Abstract
  Introduction Lateral epicondylitis (LE) most commonly affects the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis (ECRB) tendon and patients are generally treated with injection therapy. For optimal positioning of the injection, as well as an estimation of the surface area and content of the ECRB tendon to determine ...  Read More

Shoulder
19. Reverse shoulder arthroplasty is superior to hemiarthroplasty for cuff tear arthropathy with preserved motion

Jonathan Barlow; Grant Jamgochian; Zachary Wells; Joseph A Abboud; Dexter Bateman; Gerald R Williams

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 May 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.38427.2016

Abstract
  It is unclear whether hemiarthroplasty (HA) or reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RS) are superior for patients with cuff tear arthropathy (CTA) and preserved preoperative motion (elevation >90˚). Patients who underwent RSA or HA for CTA at one institution were included if they had preserved preoperative ...  Read More

Hip
20. MRI Assessment of Hip Abductor AfterTotal Hip Arthroplasty with Direct Lateral Approach

Alireza Manafi Rasi; Reza Zandi; Mohamad Qoreishi; Ali Habibollahzadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 August 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.38549.2020

Abstract
  Background and objectives: Increase in the degenerative joint diseases has resulted in a high prevalence of total hip arthroplasties (THA) so surgical techniques used and rehabilitations after surgery play a significant role in improvement of pain and limping. We aimed to assess hip abductor muscle’s ...  Read More

Hand
21. Morphometric assessment of the residual width of the distal hamate articular surface after graft harvest for hemi-hamate arthroplasty

Ludovico Lucenti; Kevin Lutsky; Lauren Banner; Zachary Lazev; Pedro K. Beredjiklian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 August 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.38351.2014

Abstract
  ABSTRACT Background The hemi-hamate arthroplasty (HHA) can restore joint congruity and stability in chronic fracture-dislocations of the proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ). Purpose of this study was to compare the width of the distal hamate articular surface (DHAS) to the width of the base of the ...  Read More

General Orthopedics
22. Hemophilic pseudotumors: diagnosis and management

E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 August 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.40547.2090

Abstract
  Prevention is essential for avoiding the complications of muscle hematomas (pseudotumous, compartment syndrome and peripheral nerve lesions) in hemophilic patients. This is achieved through early diagnosis of muscle hematomas and proper long-term hematological treatment until they have resolved (confirmed ...  Read More

23. Available findings fail to provide strong evidence of the role of Bone morphogenic protein-2 in femoral head osteonecrosis

Ali Parsa; Hamed Vahedi; Karan Goswami; Arash Aalirezaie

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 September 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.30467.1785

Abstract
  Introduction; Despite widespread research on non-traumatic femoral head osteonecrosis (FHON), there is no consensus about preventative treatment options. Insufficient blood supply and increased intra-osseous pressure are the initiating events in the majority of cases. BMPs are growth factors that belong ...  Read More

24. The Continued Utility and Viability of Dakin’s Solution in Both High- and Low-resource Settings

Taylor D Ottesen; Rameez A Qudsi; Alexis K Kahanu; Belychagard Jean Baptiste; Pierre Marie Woolley; George S.M. Dyer

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 September 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.34372.1906

Abstract
  Healthcare is expensive and often inaccessible to many. As a result, surgeons must consider simple, less expensive interventions when possible. For wound care, an older but quite effective cleaning agent is Dakin’s solution (0.5% sodium hypochlorite), an easily made mixture of 100 milliliters (ml) ...  Read More

25. Experimental study on protective role of NSAID on articular cartilage destruction in septic arthritis

Seyed Mohammad Tahami; amir aminian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 September 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.37045.2001

Abstract
  Abstract Background: Surgical drainage and antibiotic therapy are the cornerstones of treatment protocols in septic arthritis, but in some circumstances the diagnosis and initiation of treatment may be retarded by slow onset disease course or when the patient’s condition precludes early surgery. ...  Read More

26. The Treatment of knee Osteochondritis Dissecans by using the Autogenous Osteochondral Grafting technique. A case series

Sohrab Keyhani; Mehran Soleymanha; Rene Verdonk; Mohammadreza Abbasian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 September 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.39026.2038

Abstract
  Purpose: Although some surgical techniques have been described for the operative treatment of unstable Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the knee, outcomes are variable and aren’t satisfying totally. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the outcomes of autogenous osteochondral grafting ...  Read More

27. Avascular Necrosis of the Scaphoid

David Ring; Femke Claessen; Gregory Kolovich; Ilse Schol

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 September 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.39187.2047

Abstract
  No consensus regarding optimal treatment or etiology of Preiser disease exists. We described the epidemiology, classification and treatment characteristics of 18 patients with Preiser disease. Patients with changes related to previous trauma, and without radiographs were excluded. Based on the radiographs ...  Read More

28. Medicare Compensation Rates for Hand and Shoulder/Elbow Surgery by Operative Time: A Comparative Analysis

Suresh K Nayar; Samir Sabharwal; Keith Aziz; Uma Srikumaran; Aviram Giladi; Dawn M LaPorte

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 September 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.39965.2072

Abstract
  Background: There is a high demand for shoulder/elbow experience among hand-fellowship trainees due to the perception that this exposure will improve their professional “marketability” in a subspecialty they perceive as having higher compensation. Methods: Using Medicare data, we investigated ...  Read More

29. Outcomes of Arthroscopic Biceps Tenodesis for the Treatment of Failed Type II SLAP Repair: A Minimum 2-Year Follow-Up

sean mcmillan; Elizabeth Ford; Brian Busconi; Alexander b kreines; Jeff Murray; Kristen Herbst; Manuel Pontes

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 September 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.40449.2087

Abstract
  Abstract: Purpose: To retrospectively review surgical outcomes of prospectively collected data on a series of patients who underwent revision of a type II SLAP repair to arthroscopic biceps tenodesis due to an unsuccessful outcome. Methods: A retrospective review was performed on a cohort of patients ...  Read More

30. Surgical excision as the first therapeutic choice in single-muscle hemangiomas: a case series

Khodamorad Jamshidi; Milad Haji Agha Bozorgi; Hassan Assad Kassir; Alireza Mirzaei

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 September 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.40674.2098

Abstract
  Object: Conservative management is generally the primary treatment for intramuscular ‎hemangimas. However, many patients will require surgery later in their life, after suffering a long ‎period of pain. We aimed to evaluate the oncologic and functional outcomes of surgery as the ‎initial ...  Read More

31. Reoperation Rate and Indication for Reoperation after Free Functional Muscle Transfers in Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury

Pichitchai Atthakomol; Sezai Ozkan; Kyle Eberlin; Neal Chen; Jonathan Winograd; Sang-Gil Lee

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 September 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.41123.2113

Abstract
  Object: Free functional gracilis muscle transfers (FFGT) are an option for reconstruction after traumatic brachial plexus injury. Few studies report the rate of revision surgeries following free functional muscle transfers. We examined the reoperation rate and indication for reoperation after primary ...  Read More

32. Equivalent PROMIS Scores after Nonoperative or Operative Treatment of Trapeziometacarpal Osteoarthritis

Suresh K Nayar; Rebecca Glasser; Eugene Deune; John Ingari; Dawn M LaPorte

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 30 September 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.41772.2128

Abstract
  Background: Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) scores can quantify symptoms and limitations after upper extremity surgery. Our objective was to determine how these scores compare amongst patients with trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis treated either nonoperatively or operatively. ...  Read More

33. The current place of patellofemoral arthroplasty in the treatment of isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis

E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 November 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.14125

Abstract
  Patellofemoral (PF) osteoarthritis (OA) is a relatively prevalent disease, afflicting up to 24% of women and 11% of men over the age of 55 years who have symptomatic knee OA.The aims of this narrative overview is to help to determine the place of patellofemoral arthroplasty (PFA) in the management of ...  Read More

34. Application of oscillating saw for lumbar en-bloc laminectomy: a case series

Farshad Nikouei; Naveed Nabizadeh; Elham Mirzamohammadi; Maryam Ameri; Saeed Sabbaghan; Behrooz Givehchian; Farshad Safdari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 November 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.14126

Abstract
  Objects: An oscillating bone saw has been used rarely to perform laminectomy. The purpose of ‎this study is to describe a relatively quick and harmless technique for multilevel laminectomy in ‎patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) by means of an oscillating bone saw in addition to ‎reporting ...  Read More

35. Modified Camitz versus BRAND Procedures for Treatment of Severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Comparative Trial Study

Mohammad Dehghani; Behrooz Fadaei; Shirvan Rastegar; Abolghasem Zarezadeh; Keyvan Ghadimi; Roham Nik Khah

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 November 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.14127

Abstract
  Background: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome(CTS) is characterized by complications such as pain, paresthesia, and numbness in the fingers. There are some surgical therapies for management of severe carpal tunnel, but differences exist between the treatments available for creating the opposition. Therefore, the ...  Read More

36. Anterior lateral meniscofemoral ligament associated with ring lateral meniscus and congenital absence of anterior cruciate ligament managed with ligament reconstruction

Mohammad Razi; hamed Mazouchi; Elaheh Ziaei Ziabari; Haleh Dadgostar; Alireza Askari; Peyman Arasteh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 November 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.14128

Abstract
  A 24 year old otherwise healthy male presented with a chief complaint of giving way in the left knee. MRI reported complete anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tearing. Arthroscopy showed ACL agenesis, ring-shaped lateral meniscus and an anomalous thick band extending from the anterior horn of the lateral ...  Read More

37. Angioleiomyoma of the Hand: A Case Series and Review of the Literature

Caleb Yeung; Laura Moore; Jonathan Lans; Santiago Lozano-Calderón

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 November 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.14129

Abstract
  Background/Purpose: Angioleiomyomas are rare tumors arising from vascular tissue that can occasionally present in the hand. Reports of angioleiomyomas in this location are highly limited. Here, we describe the presentation and outcomes of a series of cases of angioleiomyomas. Methods: A retrospective ...  Read More

38. Mediastinal primary synovial sarcoma presenting with huge mass : a report of a rare case and review of literature

Seyed Hosein Fattahi Masoum; Amir H jafarian; Fatemeh Sadat Abtahi Mehrjardi; Mehrdad Fakhlaei; Leila Sargordan Fard Arani; Sharifeh Kamalimotlagh; Asieh sadat fattahi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 November 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.14130

Abstract
  Primary synovial sarcoma of mediastinum is very rare between soft tissue sarcomas with only a few reported cases in the world literature,its optimal therapy is still unclear, but surgical resection is the main treatment.Herein, we report a case of a 20*20 cm (2000gr) primary mediastinal giant synovial ...  Read More

39. The effect of total knee arthroplasty on hindfoot alignment in patients with severe genu varum and genu valgum

Hosseinali Hadi; mahmood jabalamoli; Abolfazl Bagheri Fard; ahmadreza behrouzi; Fatemeh Safi; amir azimi; Mahtab Ghanbari; Gholamreza Azarnia Samarin

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 November 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.33735.1883

Abstract
  Introduction: The maintenance of deformity in the ankle and hindfoot after correction of knee deformity following knee arthroplasty may cause abnormal tension in the knee and patient dissatisfaction Materials and methods: A total of 84 patients with primary osteoarthritis, were enrolled in the study. ...  Read More

40. The incidence, zone, and type of the meniscus tear in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury; Does delayed ACL reconstruction affects the meniscal injury?

Sohrab Keyhani; Mohamad Sajad Mirhoseini; Ali Akbar Esmailiejah; Seyyed-Mohsen Hosseininejad; Naser Ghanbari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 November 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.39084.2076

Abstract
  Introduction: Meniscus tear is a common finding in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and may affect the natural history of the injury and the outcomes of treatment. In the current study, the characteristics of meniscus tears in patients underwent arthroscopic ACL reconstruction were ...  Read More

41. The use of antibiotic impregnated cement spacers in the treatment of infected total joint replacement: challenges and achievements

Omid Shahpari; nafiseh Elahpour; Alireza Mousavian; Michael-Alexander Malahias; Mohammad Hosein Ebrahimzadeh; Ali Moradi PhD

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 November 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2019.42018.2141

Abstract
  Two stage total hip arthroplasty revision surgery includes foreign material debridment, insertion of antibiotic impregnated cemet spacer, and finally, reimplantation of the prosthesis. This review has aimed to evaluate the efficacy of antibiotic impregnated cemet spacers in infection control and eradication ...  Read More