1. 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


  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

2. An Evaluation of Digital Imaging Studies in an Outpatient Orthopedic Setting

Kevin Lutsky; Charles Leinberry; Greg Gallant; Robert Takei; Moody Kwok; Pedro Beredjiklian

Volume 7, Issue 3 , May 2019, , Pages 235-238


  Background: Distribution of radiographic images in the outpatient setting on compact discs-recordable (CD-R) iscommonplace. Opening, manipulating and interpreting these can be challenging. This study evaluated the availabilityand ease of use of CD-R to evaluate digital images in an outpatient orthopedic ...  Read More

3. Physician Rating Websites: an Analysis of Physician Evaluation and Physician Perception

Usman A. Syed; Daniel Acevedo; Alexa C. Narzikul; Wade Coomer; Pedro K. Beredjiklian; Joseph A. Abboud

Volume 7, Issue 2 , March and April 2019, , Pages 136-142


  Background: The goal of this study was to evaluate current physician ratings websites (PRWs) to determine whichfactors correlated to higher physician scores and evaluate physician perspective of PRWs.Methods: This study evaluated two popular websites, Healthgrades.com and Vitals.com, to gather information ...  Read More

4. Comparison of Custom-made Versus Prefabricated Thumb Splinting for Carpometacarpal Arthrosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Aslan Baradaran; Ashkan Baradaran; Mohammad H. Ebrahimzadeh; Amir R. Kachooei; Michael Rivlin; Pedro Beredjiklian

Volume 6, Issue 6 , November 2018, , Pages 478-485


  Background: The goal of this study was to compare the two types of orthoses, prefabricated soft splints versus shortthermoplastic custom-made splints, that are the most commonly used for the management of first carpometacarpal(CMC) osteoarthritis (OA).Methods: We conducted a meta-analysis and systematic ...  Read More

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5. Economic Analysis of the Cost of Implants Used for Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures

Suneel Bhat; Frederick Liss; Pedro K. Beredjiklian

Volume 6, Issue 5 , September 2018, , Pages 371-375


  Background: There are a number of different implant choices for surgical treatment of distal radius fractures, oftendetermined by surgeon preference or availability. Although no one volar plate demonstrates superior outcomes, thereare significant cost differences absorbed by hospitals and surgical centers. ...  Read More

6. Preoperative Sterilization Preparation of the Shoulder: A Comparative Study Evaluating Gauze Sponge and Commercially Available Applicator Prep Stick

Usman Syed; Adam J. Seidl; Ryan A. Hoffman; Justin Bianchini; Pedro Beredjiklian; Joseph A. Abboud

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 34-38


  Background: Surgical site infection (SSI) remains a concern in shoulder surgery, especially during arthroplasty. Whilemany studies have explored the characteristics and efficacy of different sterilizing solutions, no study has evaluated themethod of application. The purpose of this study was to compare ...  Read More

7. Blood Glucose Levels in Diabetic Patients Following Corticosteroid Injections into the Subacromial Space of the Shoulder

Alexander w. Aleem; Usman Ali M. Syed; Thema Nicholson; Charles L. Getz; Surena Namdari; Pedro K. Beredjiklian; Joseph A. Abboud

Volume 5, Issue 5 , September 2017, , Pages 315-321


  Background: Corticosteroid injections are used to treat a variety of orthopedic conditions with the goal of decreasingpain and inflammation. Administration of systemic or local corticosteroids risks temporarily increasing blood glucoselevels, especially diabetic patients. The purpose of this study is ...  Read More

8. An Assessment of Online Reviews of Hand Surgeons

William Kirpatrick; Jack Abboudi; Nayoung Kim; Juana Medina; Mitchell Maltenfort; Daniel Seigerman; Kevin Lutksy; Pedro K. Beredjiklian

Volume 5, Issue 3 , May 2017, , Pages 139-144


   Background: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the number of reviews and scores for active members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) in popular physician rating websites (Healthgrades.com and Vitals.com). Methods: A total of 433 ASSH active members were searched in two ...  Read More

9. Qualitative Evaluation of Digital Hand X-rays is Not a Reliable Method to Assess Bone Mineral Density

AndrewJ. Miller; Christopher Jones; Frederick Liss; Jack Abboudi; William Kirkpatrick; Pedro Beredjiklian

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 10-13


  Object: The gold standard for evaluating bone mineral density is dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA).  Prior studies have shown poor reliability using analog wrist X-rays in diagnosing osteoporosis. Our goal was to investigate if there was improved diagnostic value to visual assessment of digital ...  Read More

10. Ossified Dorsal Wrist Ganglion Cyst: A Case Report

Juana Medina; Michael Rivlin; Joanna Chan; Pedro Beredjiklian

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2016, , Pages 399-401


    Ganglion cysts are the most common wrist tumors, and 60 -70% originate dorsally from the scapholunate interval.  Ossification of these lesions is exceedingly rare, with only one such lesion located in the finger reported in the literature. We present a case of an ossified dorsal wrist ganglion ...  Read More