General Orthopedics
1. What´s New in Orthopedic Surgery for People with Hemophilia


Volume 6, Issue 3 , May 2018, Pages 157-160

  Modern orthopedic surgery can improve the musculoskeletal problems of people with hemophilia. The most commonly affected joints are the knees, the ankles and the elbows. The most common orthopedic procedures that PWH undergo are the following: RS, arthroscopic synovectomy, arthroscopic joint debridement, ...  Read More

2. Hip Surgery in Quiescent or Active Tubercular Hip Arthritis; Is Reactivation Risk Really a Matter

Ali Parsa; Maryam Mirzaie; Mohammad H. Ebrahimzadeh; Ali Birjandinejad; Abdolreza Malek; Alireza Mousavian

Volume 6, Issue 3 , May 2018, Pages 169-175

    About 15 % of all musculoskeletal tuberculosis (TB) have hip involvement. Early anti-tubercular drug therapy and other conservative treatment including short-term traction and mobilization programs could prevent hip joint destruction. Reactivation of TB accounts for a significant of active TB ...  Read More

3. The clinical Outcome of One-stage High Tibial Osteotomy and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. A Current Concept Systematic and Comprehensive Review

Michael Alexander Malahias; Omid Shahpari; Maria Kyriaki Kaseta

Volume 6, Issue 3 , May 2018, Pages 161-168

    Background: Patients with an anterior cruciate ligament-deficient varus-angulated knee may need not only an isolated high tibial osteotomy (HTO), but also an additional anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). A number of prospective clinical trials have been published considering the ...  Read More

4. Titanium Elastic Nails Versus Spica Cast in Pediatric Femoral Shaft Fractures: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of 1012 Patients

Mohamed A. Imam; Ahmed S. Negida; Ahmed Elgebaly; Amr Hussein; Lukas Ernstbrunner; Saqib Javed; Joshua Jacob; Mark Churchill; Paul Trikha; Kevin Newman; David Elliott; Arshad Khaleel

Volume 6, Issue 3 , May 2018, Pages 176-188

    Background: There is a general consensus on the management of femoral fractures in children younger than two years and adolescents older than sixteen years. The best treatment for patients younger than sixteen years of age is still debatable. Titanium Elastic Nails (TEN), is widely used with some ...  Read More

5. A Novel Suture Button Construct for Acute Ankle Syndesmotic Injuries; A Prospective Clinical and Radiological Analysis.

Mohamed A. Imam; James Holton; Abdel Hassan; Ahmed Matthana

Volume 6, Issue 3 , May 2018, Pages 189-195

    Background: The importance of the syndesmosis in ankle stability is well recognized. Numerous means of fixation have been described for syndesmotic injuries including the suture button technique. Significant cost limits the use the commercially available options. We, therefore, designed a cheap ...  Read More

6. Multimodal Pain Management Protocol Versus Patient Controlled Narcotic Analgesia for Postoperative Pain Control after Shoulder Arthroplasty

Thema Nicholson; Mitchell Maltenfort; Charles Getz; Mark Lazarus; Gerald Williams; Surena Namdari

Volume 6, Issue 3 , May 2018, Pages 196-202

    Background: Our institution’s traditional pain management strategy after shoulder arthroplasty has involved the utilization of postoperative patient-controlled narcotic analgesia. More recently, we have implemented a protocol (TLC) that utilizes a multimodal approach. The purpose of this ...  Read More

7. Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy for Painful Degenerative Meniscal Tears in the Presence of Knee Osteoarthritis in Patients Older than 50 Years of Age: Predictors of an Early (1 to 5 Years) Total Knee Replacement

E. Carlos Rodriquez-Merchan; Jose Garcia-Ramos; Norma G. Padilla-Eguiluz; Enrique Gomez-Barrena

Volume 6, Issue 3 , May 2018, Pages 203-211

    Background: The role of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) for painful degenerative meniscal tears (PDMT) is currently controversial. To define the rate of early (1 to 5 years) conversion to total knee replacement (TKR) and their predictors after APM for PDMT in patients with knee osteoarthritis ...  Read More

8. Results of Open Bankart Surgery for Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Dislocation with Glenoid Bone Defect and Concomitant Hill-Sachs Lesion

Morteza Nakhaie Amroodi; Davod Jafari; Ali Asghar Kousari

Volume 6, Issue 3 , May 2018, Pages 212-218

    Background: Open Bankart surgery is the main treatment procedure in patients with recurrent anterior shoulder dislocation, especially in cases with glenoid bone defect. The goal of this study was to determine the outcomes after open Bankart surgery in cases of recurrent anterior shoulder dislocation ...  Read More

9. High Serum Alpha-2-Macroglobulin Level in Patients with Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head

Zari Naderi Ghale-Noie; Mohammad Hassani; Amir R. Kachooei; Mohammad A. Kerachian

Volume 6, Issue 3 , May 2018, Pages 219-224

    Background: Diagnosis of osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is complicated due to the lack of reliable serum biomarkers. Up-regulation of alpha-2-macroglobulin (A2M) gene has been reported in glucocorticoid-induced ANFH rat model. This study aimed to investigate whether the serum level of ...  Read More

10. Bilateral Arm-Abduction Shoulder Radiography to Determine the Involvement of the Scapulothoracic Motion in Frozen Shoulder

Fei Wu; Amir R. Kachooei; Mohammad H. Ebrahimzadeh; Farshid Bagheri; Ehsan Hakimi; Babak Shojaie; Ara Nazarian

Volume 6, Issue 3 , May 2018, Pages 225-232

    Background: We hypothesize that there is no difference in the motion of the scapula with respect to the thoracic wall (scapulothoracic interface) between the affected versus non-affected shoulder on 0° and 90° standard arm abduction radiography. Methods: We enrolled 30 patients with the ...  Read More

11. Validation of the Persian Version of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society Score (AOFAS) Questionnaire

Sayyed-Hadi Sayyed-Hosseinian; Golnaz Ghayyem Hassankhani; Farshid Bagheri; Farshid Bagheri; Niloofar Alavi; Babak Shojaie; Alireza Mousavian

Volume 6, Issue 3 , May 2018, Pages 233-239

    Background: American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society Score (AOFAS) is a reliable and reproducible measurement tool which is commonly used for the assessment of foot and ankle conditions. In this study we aimed to translate and assess the psychometric properties of the Persian version of AOFAS ...  Read More

12. Ilizarov Stump Lenthening Can Aggravate Phantom Limb Pain – a Case Report

Konstantin Igorevich Novikov; Koushik Subramanyam; Sergey V. Kolesnikov; Oleg K. Chegurov; Elina S. Kolesnikova; Abhishek V. Mundargi

Volume 6, Issue 3 , May 2018, Pages 240-242

  Ilizarov is an accepted technique for lengthening short amputation stumps to improve prosthetic function andrehabilitation. The relation of stump lengthening and phantom limb pain (PLP) has not been reported in literature.We present here a case report of a transfemoral amputee who had a flare up of PLP ...  Read More

Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty.
13. Simultaneous Quadruple Joint Replacement (QJR) in Disabling Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis – a Case Report with Review of Literature

Rajesh Malhotra; Deepak Gautam; Bhavuk Garg; Anjan Trikha

Volume 6, Issue 3 , May 2018, Pages 243-247

  We wish to present a case of 47-year-old patient with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and ankylosis of both hips and bothknees treated by bilateral hip and knee arthroplasty in a single anaesthesia i.e. Quadruple joint replacement in singlesitting. He was back on his feet from his bed-ridden state within ...  Read More