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 The Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery (ABJS) is an international, English language, peer-reviewed and free access which is currently published bimonthly. The journal is covering all fields of orthopedic surgery and sport medicine.

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1. Prevention of Periprosthetic Joint Infection in Total Knee Arthroplasty: Main Studies Reported Between November 2017 and January 2020

E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN; Alexander D. Liddle

Volume 8, Issue 4 , July 2020, Pages 465-469

  EDITORIAL Table 1 summarizes recommendations based on the presented papers. To prevent infection, it is critical to identify high-risk patients and control those risks prior to surgery. Action must be taken at every step of the surgical process, from preoperative to postoperative protocols, including ...  Read More

2. Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients with Hemophilia: What Do We Know?

SM Javad Mortazavi; Nima Bagheri; Amirreza Farhoud; Saeid Hadi Kalantar; Ehsan Ghadimi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , July 2020, Pages 470-478

  Total knee arthroplasty is considered as the treatment of choice for those with end stage hemophilic arthropathy.Compared to other patients undergoing TKA, these patients have specific features such as bleeding tendency, youngerage, pre-operative restricted range of motion (ROM), altered anatomy, and ...  Read More

3. Effectiveness of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation on Pain Intensity and Functional Disability in Patients with Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Mohammadreza Pourahmadi; Mohamad Sahebalam; Rasool Bagheri

Volume 8, Issue 4 , July 2020, Pages 479-501

  Background: This systematic review aimed to investigate the effectiveness of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation(PNF) training on back pain intensity and functional disability in people with low back pain (LBP).Methods: Totally, five electronic databases, including PubMed/Medline (NLM), Scopus, ...  Read More

4. Do Antibiotic Beads Need to be Removed?

Navin Fernando; Shawn Werner; Moamen Elhaddad; Jonah Davies; Reza Firoozabadi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , July 2020, Pages 502-505

  Background: Polymethylmethacrylate antibiotic impregnated beads can be an effective treatment for chronicosteomyelitis or an adjuvant in the treatment of open fractures. It remains unclear however whether the beads causelong-term adverse events if not removed. The purpose of this study was to determine ...  Read More

5. Cutibacterium Acnes is Isolated from Air Swabs: Time to Doubt the Value of Traditional Cultures in Shoulder Surgery?

Surena Namdari; Thema Nicholson; Javad Parvizi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , July 2020, Pages 506-510

  Background: Given high rates of positive Cutibacterium acnes (C. acnes) cultures in cases of both primary and revisionshoulder surgery, the ramifications of positive C. acnes cultures remain uncertain. Next generation sequencing (NGS)is a molecular tool that sequences the whole bacterial genome and is ...  Read More

6. Isolated Buttress Plating of Posterior Wall Acetabular Fractures: Is it Sufficient?

Reza Firoozabadi; Eric Yu Chen; Moamen Elhaddad; Paul Tornetta III

Volume 8, Issue 4 , July 2020, Pages 511-518

  Background: Conventional fixation methods of posterior wall acetabular fractures feature the use of plating and lagscrews. However, fixation of posterior wall fractures with buttress plating alone offers potential advantages by avoidingthe hardware complications related to hardware placement through ...  Read More

7. Accuracy Assessment of Freehand Pedicular Screw Placement

Afshin Ahmadzadeh Heshmati; Shahab Ilka

Volume 8, Issue 4 , July 2020, Pages 519-523

  Background: The purpose of this prospective study was to determine the accuracy of pedicular screw insertion withoutthe use of fluoroscopy.Methods: This study was conducted on patients with spinal diseases in need of pedicular screw fixation and fusion.The included patients suffered from such conditions ...  Read More

8. Two-stage Total Knee Arthroplasty for Treatment of Surgical Failure of Septic Arthritis in Degenerative Knee Joints

Mohammad Naghi Tahmasebi; Arash Sharafat Vaziri; Seyed Hossein Miresmaeili; Mohammad Reza Bozorgmanesh; Shahin Mirkarimi; Mohammad Javad Zehtab; Mohammad Tahami

Volume 8, Issue 4 , July 2020, Pages 524-530

  Background: The ultimate goal of the treatment of infectious knee arthritis is to protect the articular cartilage fromadverse effects of infection. Treatment, however, is not always hundred percent successful and has a 12% failurerate. Persistent infection is more likely to happen in elderly patients ...  Read More

9. Reliability of Ultrasound Imaging of the Trunk Musculature in Athletes with and without Hamstring Injuries

Mahnaz Emami; Nahid Rahmani; Mohammad Ali Mohseni Bandpei; Akbar Biglarian

Volume 8, Issue 4 , July 2020, Pages 531-536

  Background: Trunk muscles play an important role in providing both mobility and stability during dynamic tasks in athletes.The purpose of this study was to evaluate the within-day and between-day reliability of ultrasound (US) in measuringabdominal and lumbar multifidus muscle (MF) thickness in athletes ...  Read More

10. The Clinical Outcome of Simultaneous Lateral Closed- Wedge Distal Femoral Osteotomy and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in the ACL-deficient Knees with Symptomatic Femoral Varus Deformity

Amin Moradi; Alireza Sadegpour; Akbar Khalilpour

Volume 8, Issue 4 , July 2020, Pages 537-544

  Background: Nowadays combined high tibial osteotomy and ACL reconstruction is accepted as a safe and effectivesurgery for patients with symptomatic varus osteoarthritis and anterior knee instability; however, the source of varusdeformity is sometimes the femoral bone. No studies have reported concomitant ...  Read More

11. Loop-Post Construct, A Novel Technique for Medial Meniscus Root Repair

Mohammad Tahami; Arash Sharafat Vaziri; Mohammad Naghi Tahmasebi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , July 2020, Pages 544-548

  Surgical reattachment of medial meniscus posterior root tear (MMPRT) with transtibial sutures can delay the presenceof medial knee joint compartment osteoarthritis. Most suture configurations are placed five mm away from the tornmargin in the meniscal substance which is already degenerated and may decrease ...  Read More

12. Higher Rates of Achilles Tenotomy after a Didactic Session on Ponseti Method

Gunjar Jain; Sandeep Lenka; Manas Chandra; Tanmoy Mohanty

Volume 8, Issue 4 , July 2020, Pages 549-551

  We have conducted a retrospective study to know the impact of a didactic sitting on the Ponseti method of clubfoot management. We have compared the outcome of patients managed by orthopaedic residents who attended such a session with that of patients treated by residents who didn’t get this additional ...  Read More

13. Strengthening with Blood Flow Restriction: Can it be a Useful Option in the Rehabilitation of Patients with Coronavirus?

Juan M. Roman-Belmonte; Hortensia De la Corte-Rodriguez; E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN; Elena Muñoz-De la Torre; Aranzazu Vazquez-Sasot

Volume 8, Issue 4 , July 2020, Pages 553-556

  It is necessary to have a greater understanding of COVID-19, and studies with an adequate design must be performed to be able to make treatment and rehabilitation recommendations with a sufficient degree of evidence. However, for patients discharged from the hospital who have been cured of the infection ...  Read More

1. Prevalence of Comorbidities in COVID-19 Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Ashkan Baradaran; Mohammad H. Ebrahimzadeh; Aslan Baradaran; Amir R. Kachooei

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 247-255

  Background: In this study, we aimed to assess the prevalence of comorbidities in the confirmed COVID-19 patients. Thismight help showing which comorbidity might pose the patients at risk of more severe symptoms.Methods: We searched all relevant databases on April 7th, 2020 using the keywords (“novel ...  Read More

2. Transverse Anterior Approach to the Elbow for Pediatric Displaced Lateral Humeral Condyle Fractures

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

Volume 8, Issue 2 , March 2020, , Pages 142-146

  Background: The anterior approach to the elbow for pediatric lateral condyle fractures (LCF) would provide a bettervisualization of the articular fracture resulting in better functional results, less complications and a more cosmeticallyappealingscar than usually seen with the lateral approach.Methods: ...  Read More

3. How to Boost Your Immune System Against Corona-virus Infection?

Nasrin Moazzen; Bahareh Imani; Mohammadhassan Aelami; Nasrin Sadat Motevali Haghi; Hamidreza kianifar; Maryam Khoushkhui; Hamid Ahanchian

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 220-225

  New emerging viruses like coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) infections are always frightening. We know little about theirtransmission, behaviors, clinical manifestations, and outcomes. There is no vaccine or therapeutic strategies to dealwith these infections yet. In this situation, preventive measures may ...  Read More

4. Orthopedic Trauma Surgeries in COVID-19 Pandemic; A Trauma Management Algorithm

Mohammad Khak; Alireza Manafi-Rasi; Leila Oryadi Zanjani; Mohammad Hossein Nabian

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 286-290

  After the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide, we will sooner or later encounter trauma patients with COVID-19 in thedeveloping countries. It is a challenging decision-making process for an orthopedic surgeon to provide the patients withthe best practice in the crisis. Here we discuss the issue in terms of clinical ...  Read More

5. A Review of the Strategies and Studies on the Prevention and Control of the New Coronavirus in Workplaces

Ehsan Rafeemanesh; Fatemeh Ahmadi; Maryam Memarzadeh

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 242-246

  Workplaces are susceptible places for exposure to the new coronavirus (Covid-19) infection due to gathering of manypeople. Hence, different instructions have been promoted by international organizations regarding high-risk employeesand the necessity of implementing health policies to prevent exposure ...  Read More

1. What does the "Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews" tell us about the surgical treatment of knee osteoarthritis?


Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 02 August 2020

  Introduction: The Cochrane Library makes the outcomes of well-conducted controlled trials quickly accessible and is an essential resource for evidence-based medicine. Purpose: The purpose of this article is to review the data on the surgical treatment of knee osteoarthritis currently provided by the ...  Read More

2. Characteristics of Rotator Cuff Repairs Revised to Shoulder Arthroplasty

Allison Michelle Apfel; Ronald A. Navarro; William E. Burfeind; Charles Lin; Mark T. Dillon

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 August 2020

  The purpose of this study was to determine the patient characteristics and rate at which patients who underwent rotator cuff repair(RCR) progressed to shoulder arthroplasty. Methods This was a retrospective study of patients who underwent RCR in a large, closed healthcare system in 2008. The EMR was ...  Read More

3. Factors Associated with Patient Willingness to Conduct a Remote Video Musculoskeletal Consultation

Anne-Britt Dekker; David Bandell; Joost T.P. Kortlever; Inger Schipper; David Ring

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 August 2020

  Background. Remote video consultations on musculoskeletal illness are relatively convenient and accessible, and use fewer resources. However, there are concerns about technological and privacy issues, the possibility of missing something important, and equal access to all patients. We measured patient ...  Read More

4. Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia Short Form and Lower Extremity Specific Limitations

Joost T.P. Kortlever; Shashwat Tripathi; David Ring; John McDonald; Brannan Smoot; David Laverty

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 August 2020

  Objectives We compared the amount of variation in Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Physical Function (PROMIS PF) accounted for by The Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia (TSK) and its short form (TSK-4) independent of other factors. Questionnaire coverage, reliability, and validity ...  Read More

5. Prevalence of lower extremity injuries in Mashhad: a 5-year study

Khalil Kimiafar; Majid Khadem Rezaiyan; Mohsen Saberifar; Mahdi Mohammadi; Mohammadsadegh Zarei; Alireza Omranzadeh; masoumeh sarbaz; Ali Moradi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 August 2020

  Introduction: Injury is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Lower extremity injuries put a heavy burden on communities. The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of lower extremity injuries in Mashhad, Iran. Method: The data from 57430 patients with lower extremity injuries ...  Read More

6. Differences Between Patient and Surgeon Interests in Musculoskeletal Research

David Ring; Tom Joris Crijns; Joost T.P. Kortlever; Teun Teunis

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 August 2020

  Background: There is a growing interest in engaging patients in research priorities and project design. This study compared topics patients and surgeons would like to address in upper extremity musculoskeletal research. Methods: We invited patients on social media-based support groups for specific musculoskeletal ...  Read More

7. Spinopelvic Parameters among Healthy Volunteers in Iran

Hamid Rezaee; Gholamreza Bahadorkhan; Mohammadreza Ehsaei; Babak Ganjeifar; Ehsan Keykhosravi; Masoud Pishjoo

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 August 2020

  Objective: Recently, in approach to spinal pathologies, the whole spine should be considered as a biomechanical unit. Studies showed great importance of sagittal and coronal balance and relationship between the various parts of spine together and pelvis. Also former studies have shown that there is a ...  Read More

8. Comparison of Clinical, Functional, and Radiological Outcomes of Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) Using Conventional and Patient Specific Instrumentation

soheil mehdipour; Mohamad Qoreishi; Mohammadreza Abbasian; Ali Keipourfard

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 August 2020

  Background: Recently, patient-specific instrumentation (PSI) systems have been developed in order to increase the accuracy of component positioning during total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, the findings of previous studies are controversial. In current randomized clinical study, the outcomes of ...  Read More

9. Factors that influence soft-tissue injury in fractures of the distal tibia

Monica Rubio-Yanchuck; Juan C. RUBIO-SUAREZ; E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 August 2020

  Background: Soft tissue injury associated with fractures of the distal tibia is a predictive factor for a poor prognosis. Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate factors associated with the need for a flap coverage after distal tibial fracture, and whether there was a difference in functional ...  Read More

10. Patient and clinician perceptions about remote video visits for musculoskeletal problems: A qualitative study.

Anne-Britt Dekker; Iris Kleiss; David Ring; Kasey Claborn

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 August 2020

  Background. An understanding of patient and clinician opinions about remote video musculoskeletal consultations might help determine how to increase appeal and utilization. Questions The purpose of this study was to evaluate perceptions of remote video musculoskeletal consultations. Our research questions ...  Read More

11. Do carpal tunnel hands have different shape compare to normal hands?

Mohammad Sahebalam; Ali Moradi; Golnaz Ghayyem Hassankhani; amin Azhari; Ehsan Vahedi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 August 2020

  INTRODUCTION: Given the fact that the carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) happens as a consequence of the entrapment of the median nerve, besides other known factors, the shape and anthropometric characteristic of carpal tunnel, wrist and hand could be considered as a predisposing risk factor for idiopathic ...  Read More