General Orthopedics
1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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