1. 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

Abstract
  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

General Orthopedics
2. 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

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

Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty.
3. Operative Time Directly Correlates with Blood Loss and Need for Blood Transfusion in Total Joint Arthroplasty

David Ross; Omer Erkocak; Mohammad R. Rasouli; Javad Parvizi

Volume 7, Issue 3 , May 2019, , Pages 229-234

Abstract
  Background: Allogeneic blood transfusion in patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty (TJA) has been shown tonegatively affect patient outcomes. This study aimed to examine if there is a correlation between operative time and theneed for allogeneic blood transfusions during TJA.Methods: We performed ...  Read More

Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty.
4. Increased Risk of Heterotopic Ossification Following Revision Hip Arthroplasty for Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Jorge Manrique; Pouya Alijanipour; Snir Heller; Michael Dove; Javad Parvizi

Volume 6, Issue 6 , November 2018, , Pages 486-491

Abstract
  Purpose: To investigate whether surgery for PJI of the hip, the number of procedures and their duration contribute to risk of HO formation. Methods: 56 patients with hip PJI undergoing one-stage (10) or two-stage (46) exchange arthroplasty were matched to 112 patients undergoing revision arthroplasty ...  Read More

Knee
5. Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients with Retention of Prior Hardware Material: What is the Outcome?

Jorge Manrique; Mohammad Rasouli; Camilo Restrepo; Mitchell G. Maltenfort; Jonathan Beri; Jeffrey Oliver; Raj Patel; Javad Parvizi

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 23-26

Abstract
  Background: There is an information gap in literature regarding postoperative outcome of total knee arthroplasty (TKA)in patients with hardware in-situ from the previous knee surgery. The present study aims to evaluate impact of retainedhardware on short-term outcome of TKA patients.Methods: Perioperative ...  Read More

6. Economic Effects of Anti-Depressant Usage on Elective Lumbar Fusion Surgery

Amirali Sayadipour; Chrisopher K. Kepler; Rajnish Mago; Kenneth M. Certa; Mohammad R. Rasouli; Alexander R. Vaccaro; Todd J. Albert; David G. Anderson

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2016, , Pages 231-235

Abstract
    Background: It has been suggested, although not proven, that presence of concomitant psychiatric disorders may increase the inpatient costs for patients undergoing elective surgery. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that elective lumbar fusion surgery is more costly in patients with ...  Read More

7. Hardware Removal Due to Infection after Open Reduction and Internal Fixation: Trends and Predictors

Mohammad Rasouli; Jessica Viola; Mitchell Maltenfort; Alisina Shahi; Javad Parvizi; James Krieg

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2015, , Pages 184-192

Abstract
  Background:  Little is known about trends and predictors of hardware related infection following open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of extremity fractures, one of the major causes of failure following ORIF. The present study was designed and conducted to determine trends and predictors ...  Read More

8. Reliability, Readability and Quality of Online Information about Femoracetabular Impingement

Fatih Küçükdurmaz; Miguel Gomez; Eric Secrist; Javad Parvizi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , July 2015, , Pages 163-168

Abstract
  Background: The Internet has become the most widely-used source for patients seeking information more about their health and many sites geared towards this audience have gained widespread use in recent years. Additionally, many healthcare institutions publish their own patient-education web sites with ...  Read More

9. Prevention of Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Alisina Shahi; Javad Parvizi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , April 2015, , Pages 72-81

Abstract
  Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a calamitous complication with high morbidity and substantial cost. The reported incidence is low but it is probably underestimated due to the difficulty in diagnosis. PJI has challenged the orthopaedic community for several years and despite all the advances in this ...  Read More

10. Tranexamic Acid in Total Joint Arthroplasty: Efficacy and Safety

Mohammad Reza Rasouli; Javad Parvizi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 1-2

Abstract
    Despite improvements in surgical and anesthetic techniques, total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is still associated with substantial blood loss and postoperative anemia (1). A considerable portion of patients with postoperative anemia require blood transfusion, which has been shown to negatively affect ...  Read More