Elbow
1. The Prevalence of Calcifications at the Origin of the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis Increases with Age

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

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 21-26

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

Sport Medicine
2. Misinformation in News Coverage of Professional and College Athlete Musculoskeletal Ailments

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

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 33-37

Abstract
  Background: The general population’s understanding of musculoskeletal health is likely influenced by media reports of the ailments of prominent athletes. We assessed factors independently associated with debatable or potentially misleading medical statements in mainstream sports ...  Read More

Hand
3. Avascular Necrosis of the Scaphoid Preiser Disease

Femke M.A.P. Claessen; Ilse Schol; Gregory P. Kolovich; David Ring

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 94-98

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 previoustrauma, and without radiographs were excluded. Based on the radiographs ...  Read More

Tumor
4. Factors Associated with Requesting Magnetic Resonance Imaging during the Management of Glomus Tumors

Claudia Antoinette Bargon; Amin Mohamadi; Mojtaba Talaei-Khoei; David C. Ring; Chaitanya S. Mudgal

Volume 7, Issue 5 , September 2019, , Pages 422-428

Abstract
  Background: The characteristic clinical presentation of glomus tumors and the low negative predictive value of themagnetic resonance imaging (MRI) raise the question whether MRI improves their management. Therefore, this studyaimed to investigate whether MRI improved the management of glomus tumors.Methods: ...  Read More

Shoulder
5. Unplanned Operations and Adverse Events after Surgery for Diaphyseal Fracture of the Clavicle

Femke M.A.P. claessen; Ilse Schol BSc Schol; David Ring

Volume 7, Issue 5 , September 2019, , Pages 402-406

Abstract
  Background: We used a database of patients treated at three hospitals to study the primary null hypothesis that thereare no factors associated with unplanned reoperations or adverse events after surgical repair for diaphyseal claviclefracture. Additionally we addressed the following secondary study questions: ...  Read More

Sport Medicine
6. 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

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

General Orthopedics
7. Do Patient Preferences Influence Surgeon Recommendations for Treatment?

Lisanne J. H. Smits; Suzanne C. Wilkens; David Ring; Thierry G. Guitton; Neal C. Chen

Volume 7, Issue 2 , March and April 2019, , Pages 118-135

Abstract
  Background: When the best treatment option is uncertain, a patient’s preference based on personal values should bethe source of most variation in diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Unexplained surgeon-to-surgeon variation intreatment for hand and upper extremity conditions suggests that ...  Read More

Shoulder
8. Quantitative 3-dimensional Computerized Tomography Modeling of Isolated Greater Tuberosity Fractures with and without Shoulder Dislocation

Stein J. Janssen; Prakash Jayakumar; Dirk P. Ter Meulen; Derek F.P. Van Deurzen; David Ring

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January and February 2019, , Pages 24-32

Abstract
  Background: The aim of this study was to assess differences in fracture morphology and displacement betweenisolated greater tuberosity (GT) fractures (i.e. fractures of the greater tuberosity without other fractures of the proximalhumerus) with and without shoulder dislocation utilizing quantitative ...  Read More

Trauma
9. Longer Length of Stay Increases 1-year Readmission Rate in Patients Undergoing Hip Fracture Surgery

Tom J. Crijns; Tyler Caton; Teun Teunis; Jacob T. Davis; Kindra McWilliam-Ross; David Ring; Hugo B. Sanchez

Volume 6, Issue 6 , November 2018, , Pages 492-500

Abstract
  Background: Proximal femur fractures are prevalent among the elderly and associated with substantial morbidity,mortality, and early readmission. Early readmission is gaining popularity as a measure of quality of hospital care and canlower reimbursement. A better understanding of the patient and treatment ...  Read More

Upper Extrimity
10. It’s Not About The Biceps

Job N. Doornberg; Jetske Viveen; David Ring; Annechien Beumer; Denise Eygendaal; Bertram The

Volume 6, Issue 6 , November 2018, , Pages 570-576

Abstract
  In the biomedical paradigm all symptoms and limitations are ascribed to discrete pathophysiology. However, abiopsychosocial health model that accounts for the important influence of mind-set and circumstances on illness maybe preferable in the vast majority of cases. Some of the shortcomings of the biomedical ...  Read More

Hip
11. Lower Bone Mineral Density is Associated with Intertrochanteric Hip Fracture

David N. Bernstein; Jacob T. Davis; Carson Fairbanks; Kindra McWilliam-Ross; David Ring; Hugo B. Sanchez

Volume 6, Issue 6 , November 2018, , Pages 517-522

Abstract
  Background: A better understanding of how bone mineral density and vitamin D levels are associated with femoralneck and intertrochanteric hip fractures may help inform healthcare providers. We asked: 1) In patients age ≥ 55 years,is there a difference in quantitative ultrasound of the heel (QUS) t-score ...  Read More

Shoulder
12. The “July Effect” on Shoulder Arthroplasty: Are Complication Rates Higher at the Beginning of the Academic Year?

Daniel Tobert; Mariano Menendez; David C. Ring; Neal C. Chen

Volume 6, Issue 4 , July 2018, , Pages 277-281

Abstract
  Background: The ”July effect” is a colloquialism asserting an increased rate of errors at the start of the academicyear in teaching hospitals. This retrospective population-based study evaluated for the presence of the July effect inperforming shoulder arthroplasty.Methods: Using the Nationwide ...  Read More

General Orthopedics
13. First Use of a Brief 60-second Mindfulness Exercise in an Orthopedic Surgical Practice; Results from a Pilot Study

Emma Chad-Friedman; Mojtaba Talaei-Khoei; David Ring; Ana-Maria Vranceanu

Volume 5, Issue 6 , November 2017, , Pages 400-405

Abstract
  Background: Mindfulness based interventions may be useful for patients with musculoskeletal conditions in orthopedic surgical practices as adjuncts to medical procedures or alternatives to pain medications. However, typical mindfulness programs are lengthy and impractical in busy surgical practices. ...  Read More

Hand
14. Interobserver Variability of Radiographic Assessment using a Mobile Messaging Application as a Teleconsultation Tool

Sezai Ozkan; Jos J. Mellema; David Ring; Neal C. Chen

Volume 5, Issue 5 , September 2017, , Pages 308-314

Abstract
  Background: To examine whether interobserver reliability, decision-making, and confidence in decision-making in thetreatment of distal radius fractures changes if radiographs are viewed on a messenger application on a mobile phonecompared to a standard DICOM viewer.Methods: Radiographs of distal radius ...  Read More

Hand
15. Questionable Word Choice in Scientific Writing in Orthopedic Surgery

Casey M. O`Connor; Mariano E. Menendez; Kevin Hughes; David Ring

Volume 5, Issue 4 , July 2017, , Pages 231-234

Abstract
  Background: Given the strong influence of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors on musculoskeletal symptoms andlimitations it’s important that both scientific and lay writing use the most positive, hopeful, and adaptive words andconcepts consistent with medical evidence. The use of words that might ...  Read More

Hand
16. Persistent Medial Subluxation of the Ulna with Radiotrochlear Articulation

Amir R. Kachooei; David Ring

Volume 5, Issue 4 , July 2017, , Pages 264-269

Abstract
  Two patients-one with a terrible triad fracture dislocation and one with an anterior olecranon fracture dislocation—weretreated for maltracking of the elbow (medial subluxation). The radial head articulated with the lateral trochlea while theulnar trochlear notch was perched over the medial trochlea. ...  Read More

Hand
17. The Prevalence of Unanticipated Hamate Hook Abnormalities in Computed Tomography Scans: A Retrospective Study

Silke A. Spit; Stéphanie J.E. Becker; Michiel G.J.S. Hageman; David Ring

Volume 5, Issue 3 , May 2017, , Pages 133-138

Abstract
   Background:It is possible that some hamate hook fractures are not diagnosed or treated, thereby affecting the study of their natural history. Study of the prevalence of incidental hamate hook fractures, nonunions, and other abnormalities on computed tomography (CT) ordered for another reason could ...  Read More

General Orthopedics
18. Patient Complaints Emphasize Non-Technical Aspects of Care at a Tertiary Referral Hospital

John King; Pim Van Dijk; Celeste Overbeek; Michiel Hageman; David Ring

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2017, , Pages 74-81

Abstract
  Background:Patient concerns represent opportunities for improvement in orthopaedic care. Thisstudy’s objectiveis to identify the nature and prevalence of unsolicited patient complaints regarding orthopaedic care ata tertiary referral hospital. The primary null hypothesis that there are no demographic ...  Read More

19. Axillary Artery Injury Associated with Proximal Humerus Fracture: A Report of 6 Cases

Rinne M. Peters; Mariano E. Menendez; Jos J. Mellema; David Ring; R. Malcolm Smith

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 52-57

Abstract
   Proximal humerus fractures are common, but associated injury of the axillary artery is uncommon. The majority of published blunt traumatic axillary artery injuries are associated with anterior glenohumeral dislocation; a few are associated with isolated proximal humerus fractures or fracture-dislocation. ...  Read More

20. How do Orthopedic Surgeons Address Psychological Aspects of Illness?

Ana-Maria Vranceanu; Reinier B. Beks; Thierry G. Guitton; Stein J. Janssen; David Ring

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 2-9

Abstract
    Background: Orthopaedic surgeons have a pivotal role in transitioning the care of orthopedic patients from a biomedical to a biopsychosocial model. In an effort to foster this transition, we designed a study aimed to determine surgeons’ attitudes and practice of noticing, screening, discussing ...  Read More

21. Assessment of Decisional Conflict about the Treatment of Trigger Finger, Comparing Patients and Physicians

Michiel G.J.S. Hageman; Anne Caroline Döring; Silke A. Spit; Thierry G. Guitton; David Ring; Science Of Variation group

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2016, , Pages 353-358

Abstract
    Background: As an early step in the development of a decision aid for idiopathic trigger finger (TF) we were interested in the level of decisional conflict experienced by patients and hand surgeons. This study tested the null hypothesis that there is no difference in decisional conflict between ...  Read More

Shoulder
22. Proximity of Vital Structures to the Clavicle: Comparison of Fractured and Non-fractured Side

Frans Mulder; Jos Mellema; David Ring

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2016, , Pages 318-322

Abstract
    Background: Previous anatomic and radiological studies have described the relationship of the clavicle to major neurovascular structures in healthy subjects. We were curious about this relationship in patients with a clavicle fracture and if it is different from non-fractured clavicles.   ...  Read More

23. Predictors of Upper-Extremity Physical Function in Older Adults

Hugo H. Hermanussen; Mariano E. Menendez; Neal C. Chen; David Ring; Ana-Maria Vranceanu

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2016, , Pages 359-365

Abstract
    Background: Little is known about the influence of habitual participation in physical exercise and diet on upper-extremity physical function in older adults. To assess the relationship of general physical exercise and diet to upper-extremity physical function and pain intensity in older adults. ...  Read More

24. Discrete Pathophysiology is Uncommon in Patients with Nonspecific Arm Pain

Joost Kortlever; Stein Janssen; Jeroen Molleman; Michiel Hageman; David Ring

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2016, , Pages 213-219

Abstract
    Background: Nonspecific symptoms are common in all areas of medicine. Patients and caregivers can be frustrated when an illness cannot be reduced to a discrete pathophysiological process that corresponds with the symptoms. We therefore asked the following questions: 1) Which demographic factors ...  Read More

25. Sleep Disturbance and Upper-Extremity Disability

Rinne Peters; Mariano Menendez; Jos Mellema; David Ring; Ana-Maria Vranceanu

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 35-40

Abstract
    Background: Although upper-extremity disability correlates with psychosocial aspects of illness the association with sleep disturbance in upper extremity disability is less certain. To evaluate whether sleep disturbance is associated with upper-extremity disability among patients with upper extremity ...  Read More