1. Case Reports: Stories Worth Telling in Today`s Bone and Joint Literature

Ali Moradi; Mohammad Hossein Ebrahimzadeh

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2017, Pages 72-73


  Case reports are considered as the lowest level of evidence while at the same time they are frontiers of evidence collection. case reports are professional stories about novel medical events and will worth publication only if they possess complexity, proper data collection, justified diagnosis, and legitimate ...  Read More

General Orthopedics
2. 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


  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

Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty.
3. A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study of Educational Techniques in Teaching Basic Arthroscopic Skills in a Low-Income Country

Abhiram R. Bhashyam; Catherine Logan; Heather J. Roberts; Rameez A. Qudsi; Jacky Fils; George S.M. Dyer

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2017, Pages 82-88


  Background: Little is known about how to introduce complex technologies like arthroscopy into low-income countries. Thus, we compared low- versus high-resource intensive methods of teaching basic arthroscopic skills in a randomized controlled trial in Haiti. Methods: Forty-eight Haitian orthopaedic surgeons ...  Read More

4. Gravity Reduction View: A Radiographic Technique for the Evaluation and Management of Weber B Fibula Fractures

Lauren k Ehrlichman; Tyler A Gonzalez; Alec A. Macaulay; Mohammad Ghorbanhoseini; John Y Kwon

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2017, Pages 89-95


  Background: While various radiographic parameters and application of manual/gravity stress have been proposed to elucidate instability for Weber B fibula fractures, the prognostic capability of these modalities remains unclear. Determination of anatomic positioning of the mortise is paramount. We propose ...  Read More

5. Acetabular Fractures in the Senior Population– Epidemiology, Mortality and Treatments

Reza Firoozabadi; William W. Cross III; James C. Krieg; Milton L. “Chip” Routt, Jr.

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2017, Pages 96-102


  Background:Management of acetabular fractures in the senior population can be one of the most challenging injuries tomanage. Furthermore, treating surgeons have a paucity of information to guide the treatment in this patient population.The purpose of this study was to determine: (1) demographic and epidemiologic ...  Read More

6. Does Tranexamic Acid Reduce Bleeding during Femoral Fracture Operation?

Mohammad Haghighi; Hossein Ettehad; Mohsen Mardani-kivi; Ahmadreza Mirbolook; Bahram Naderi Nabi; Roya Moghaddam; Abbas Sedighinejad; Gita KHanjanian

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2017, Pages 103-108


  Background:Proximal Femoral shaft fractures are commonly associated with marked blood loss which can lead topostoperative acute anemia and some other complications.Tranexamic acid (TA) is an antifibrinolytic medication that reduces intra-and postoperative blood loss and transfusionrequirements during ...  Read More

7. Prognostic Factors Affecting the Results of Modified Thompson Quadricepsplasty for the Treatment of Extension Contracture of the Knee

Ali Birjandinejad; Mohammad H. Ebrahimzadeh; Sayyed-Hadi Sayyed-Hosseinian; Saman Tabesh; Maryam Ghanbarifard

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2017, Pages 109-113


  Background: Knee extension contracture is a disabling complication after fractures around the knee. In this study we aimed to study factors influencing the outcomes of quadricepsplasty for the treatment of traumatic knee extension contracture. We hypothesized that there is no factor influencing ...  Read More

General Orthopedics
8. Use of Hardware Battery Drill in Orthopedic Surgery

Bhava R.J. Satish; Masood Shahdi; Duddupudi Ramarao; Atmakuri V. Ranganadham; Sundaresan Kalamegam

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2017, Pages 114-116


  Among the power drills ( Electrical/ Pneumatic/Battery ) used in Orthopedic surgery, battery drill has got several advantages. Surgeons in low resource settings could not routinely use Orthopedic battery drills (OBD) due to the prohibitive cost of good drills or poor quality of other drills. “Hardware” ...  Read More

9. Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for the Treatment Of Synovial Chondromatosis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Alexander Kreines; Sean McMillan; Elizabeth Ford; Abigail Dingle

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2017, Pages 117-120


  Synovial chondromatosis affecting the glenohumeral joint is rare. Treatment primarily consists of arthroscopic loose body removal and synovectomy. Shoulder arthroplasty has been mentioned in the literature as a treatment option for patients with coexisting arthritis, although the results have been underreported. ...  Read More

Upper Extrimity
10. Recurrent Dislocation of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint of the Finger: A Rare Issue in Hand Surgery

Hossein Saremi; Ali Karbalaeikhani

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2017, Pages 121-124


  Recurrent dislocation is not common in small joints. This report presents a new case of chronic recurrent dislocation of proximal interphalangeal joint of the finger in which soft tissue injuries have a role in the dislocation. The patient was a 23 years old man who had referred to our center because ...  Read More

Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty.
11. Stress Fracture of the Lateral Femoral Condyle afterTotal Knee Arthroplasty

Mohammad M. Sarzaeem; Mahmood Jabalameli

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2017, Pages 125-128


  Background: This is to assess one of the rare complications after total knee replacement and to assess risk factors of failure.Methods: 11 patients with varus knee and an average age of 67 years underwent TKA between 2005 and 2013. All patients returned with a sudden sharp knee pain, disability to walk ...  Read More

Upper Extrimity
12. Challenges in Evaluating Sleep Disturbances in Patients with Hand and Upper Extremity Disease

Michael P. Gaspar; Patrick M. Kane; Sidney M. Jacoby; A. Lee Osterman

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2017, Pages 129-130


  Challenges in Evaluating Sleep Disturbances in Patients with Hand and Upper Extremity Disease  Read More