General Orthopedics
1. Level of Evidence in the Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery Journal

Ali Parsa; Ebrahimzadeh Mohammad H.

Volume 5, Issue 6 , November 2017, Pages 347-350

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2017.25893.1687

Abstract
  Introduction: In the field of orthopedic surgery, highly impact journals like Journal of Bone and Surgery (JBJS-Am) and Clinical orthopedics and Related Research (CORR) publishing the LOE for their manuscript. JBJS-Am started to publish the level of evidence (LOE) for all manuscript since 2013. Results:310 ...  Read More

Knee
2. Association of ESRα Gene Pvu II T>C, XbaI A>G and BtgI G>A Polymorphisms with Knee Osteoarthritis Susceptibility: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Based on 22 Case-Control Studies

Masoud Mehdinejad Yazdi; Mohamad H. Jamalaldini; Mohammad R. Sobhan; Mohammadali Jafari; Mahta Mazaheri; Masoud Zare-Shehneh; Hossein Neamatzadeh

Volume 5, Issue 6 , November 2017, Pages 351-362

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2017.22391.1578

Abstract
  Background: Many studies have reported the association of estrogen receptor α gene (ESRα) ESRα PvuII T>C, XbaI A>G and BtgI G>A polymorphisms with Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) risk, but the results remained controversial. In order to drive a more precise estimation, the present ...  Read More

Spine
3. Osteoporosis and the Management of Spinal Degenerative Disease (II)

Felix Tome-Bermejo; Angel R. Piñera; Luis Alvarez

Volume 5, Issue 6 , November 2017, Pages 363-374

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2017.19349.1498

Abstract
  Osteoporosis has become a major medical problem as the aged population of the world rapidly grows. Osteoporosis predisposes patients to fracture, progressive spinal deformities, and stenosis, and is subject to be a major concern before performing spine surgery, especially with bone fusions and instrumentation. ...  Read More

Elbow
4. Evaluation of Radiocapitellar Arthritis in Patients with a Second Radiograph at Least 2 Years after Nonoperative Treatment of an Isolated Radial Head Fracture

Amir R. Kachooei; David Ring

Volume 5, Issue 6 , November 2017, Pages 375-379

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2017.22952.1608

Abstract
  Background: To study if patients that have a second radiograph 2 or more years after nonoperative treatment of an isolated radial head fracture have radiocapitellar osteoarthritis (RC OA). Methods: We used the database of 3 academic hospitals in one health system from 1988 to 2013 to find patients with ...  Read More

Hand
5. Economic Analysis of Bisphosphonate Use after Distal Radius Fracture for Prevention of Hip Fracture

Suneel B. Bhat; Asif M. Ilyas

Volume 5, Issue 6 , November 2017, Pages 380-383

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2017.20386.1527

Abstract
  Background: Osteoporosis is a common condition among the elderly population, and is associated with an increased risk of fracture. One of the most common fragility fractures involve the distal radius, and are associated with risk of subsequent fragility fracture. Early treatment with bisphosphonates ...  Read More

Hand
6. Dupuytren’s Disease: Predicting Factors and Associated Conditions. A Single Center Questionnaire-Based CaseControl Study

Ilaria Morelli; Gianfranco Fraschini; Arianna E. Banfi

Volume 5, Issue 6 , November 2017, Pages 384-393

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2017.21022.1542

Abstract
  Background: Conflicting studies link several conditions and risk factors to Dupuytren’s disease (DD). A questionnaire-based case-control study was set to investigate associated conditions and clinical features of DD in a sample of Italian patients. The main purpose was the identification of predicting ...  Read More

Upper Extrimity
7. Functional Results of Unstable (Type 2) Distal Clavicle Fractures Treated with Superior Anterior Locking Plate

Rajesh Govindasamy; Saravanan Kasirajan; Tushar Doke

Volume 5, Issue 6 , November 2017, Pages 394-399

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2017.8434

Abstract
  Background: The treatment of distal clavicle fracture is always a challenge, as it is mostly unstable and has higherrate of delayed union, malunion, non-union and associated acromioclavicular arthritis. So the management of thesefractures remains controversial. The purpose of this study is to evaluate ...  Read More

General Orthopedics
8. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2017.22447.1581

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

General Orthopedics
9. Effects of Human Adipose-derived Stem Cells and Platelet-rich Plasma on Healing Response of Canine Alveolar Surgical Bone Defects

Reyhaneh Shafieian; Maryam Moghadam Matin; Amin Rahpeyma; Alireza Fazel; Hamideh Salari Sedigh; Ariane Sadr-Nabavi; Halimeh Hassanzadeh; Alireza Ebrahimzadeh-Bideskan

Volume 5, Issue 6 , November 2017, Pages 406-418

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2017.23121.1612

Abstract
  Background: Due to the known disadvantages of autologous bone grafting, tissue engineering approaches have become an attractive method for ridge augmentation in dentistry. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study conducted to evaluate the potential therapeutic capacity of PRP-assisted hADSCs ...  Read More

Knee
10. Comparison of Clinical Outcomes between Different Femoral Tunnel Positions after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery

Seyed M. Kazemi; Mohammad R. Abbasian; Ali A. Esmailijah; Ali Zafari; Zahra Salehi Shahrbabaki; Amir H. Keshavarz; Nina Esmaeilijah; Farshad Safdari

Volume 5, Issue 6 , November 2017, Pages 419-425

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2017.17676.1454

Abstract
  Background: It has been shown that the proper placement of ACL graft during the ACL reconstruction surgery significantly improves the clinical outcomes. This study investigated whether a change in the femoral tunnel position in both axial and coronal planes can significantly alter the postoperative functional ...  Read More

General Orthopedics
11. Epidemiology of Joint Dislocations and Ligamentous/ Tendinous Injuries among 2,700 Patients: Five-year Trend of a Tertiary Center in Iran

Mohammad H. Nabian; Shayan Abdollah Zadegan; Leila Oryadi Zanjani; Saeed R. Mehrpour

Volume 5, Issue 6 , November 2017, Pages 426-434

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2017.18370.1470

Abstract
  Background: The epidemiology of traumatic dislocations and ligamentous/tendinous injuries is poorly understood. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the prevalence and distribution of various dislocations and ligamentous/tendinous injuries in a tertiary orthopedic hospital in Iran. Methods: Musculoskeletal ...  Read More

Knee
12. Measurement of Posterior Tibial Slope Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Elham karimi; Mohsen Norouzian; Ali Birjandinejad; Reza Zandi; Hadi Makhmalbaf

Volume 5, Issue 6 , November 2017, Pages 435-439

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2017.20411.1534

Abstract
  Background: Posterior tibial slope (PTS) is an important factor in the knee joint biomechanics and one of the bone features, which leads to knee joint stability. Posterior tibial slope affects flexion gap, knee joint stability and posterior femoral rollback that are related to wide range of knee motion. ...  Read More

Hip
13. DDH Epidemiology Revisited: Do We Need New Strategies?

Amir R. Vafaee; Taghi Baghdadi; Azarakhsh Baghdadi; Reza Khalili Jamnani

Volume 5, Issue 6 , November 2017, Pages 440-442

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2017.20925.1562

Abstract
  Background: Although the developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is well known to pediatric orthopedists, its etiology has still remained unknown and despite dedication of a vast majority of research, the results are still inadequate and confusing. The exact incidence of DDH and its relationship with ...  Read More

Tumor
14. Giant Cell Tumor of the Sacrum: Series of 19 Patients and Review of the Literature

khodamorad Jamshidi; Abolfazl Bagherifard; Alireza Mirzaei; Mehrdad Bahrabadi

Volume 5, Issue 6 , November 2017, Pages 443-450

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2017.19899.1548

Abstract
  There are still some debates regarding the best treatment of Giant Cell Tumor (GCT) of the sacrum. Since GCT of this location is rare, therapeutic strategies are mainly based on the treatment of GCT in other anatomic locations. The objective of this study was to evaluate the oncologic and clinical results ...  Read More

15. Evaluation of Normal Ranges of Wrist Radiologic Indexes in Mashhad Population

Tohid Vaezi; Golnaz Ghayyem Hassankhani; Ebrahimzadeh Mohammad H.; Ali Moradi

Volume 5, Issue 6 , November 2017, Pages 451-458

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2017.22865.1604

Abstract
  Hand and wrist radiographic indexes such as radial inclination, ulnar variance, carpal height ratio, and radial tilt play an important role in the diagnosis and management of medical disorders, so they should be modified regarding the population and race difference. This study aims to compare the normal ...  Read More

Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty.
16. Massive Emphysema and Pneumothorax Following Shoulder Arthroscopy under General Anaesthesia: A Case Report

Mohammad J. Shariati; Amir R. Kachooei; Mohammad H. Ebrahimzadeh

Volume 5, Issue 6 , November 2017, Pages 459-463

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2017.23435.1620

Abstract
  The patient was a 61-year-old female with massive rotator cuff tear who had no history of smoking, COPD, asthma, or other pulmonary diseases. Four hours following shoulder arthroscopy, the patient developed progressive dyspnea, which was diagnosed as pneumothorax with subcutaneous emphysema extending ...  Read More

17. First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis: A Retrospective Comparison of Crossed-screws, Locking and Non-Locking Plate Fixation with Lag Screw

Leif Claassen; Christian Plaass; Marc-Frederic Pastor; Sarah Ettinger; Mathias Wellmann; Christina Stukenborg-Colsman; Sayyed-Hadi Sayyed-Hosseinian; Hazibullah Waizy

Volume 5, Issue 6 , November 2017, Pages 464-464

http://dx.doi.org/10.22038/abjs.2017.9600

Abstract
  Background:Locking plate fixation is increasingly used for first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP-I) arthrodesis. Still there is few comparable clinical data regarding this procedure. Methods:We retrospectively evaluated 60 patients who received an arthrodesis of the MTP-I between January 2008 and June ...  Read More