1. Save the Meniscus, A Good Strategy to Preserve the Knee

Mohammad Razi; SM Javad Mortazavi

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 1-4

  With increasing life expectancy, the demand for preservation of native articular cartilage is increasing to delay joint arthroplasties. In the knee, there are many different strategies to preserve the articular cartilage including but not limited to corrective osteotomies, chondral injury restoration, ...  Read More

2. Available Findings Fail to Provide Strong Evidence of the Role of Bone Morphogenic Protein-2 in Femoral Head Osteonecrosis

Ali Parsa; Hamed Vahedi; Karan Goswami; Arash Aalirezaie

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 5-10

  Despite widespread research on non-traumatic femoral head osteonecrosis (FHON), there is no consensus about preventative treatment options. Insufficient blood supply and increased intra-osseous pressure are the initiating events in the majority of cases. BMPs are growth factors that belong to the transforming ...  Read More

3. The Use of Antibiotic Impregnated Cement Spacers in the Treatment of Infected Total Joint Replacement: Challenges and Achievements

Omid Shahpari; Alireza Mousavian; Nafiseh Elahpour; Michael-Alexander Malahias; Mohammad H. Ebrahimzadeh; Ali Moradi PhD

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 11-20

  Two stage total hip arthroplasty revision surgery includes foreign material debridment, insertion of antibiotic impregnatedcement spacer, and finally, reimplantation of the prosthesis. This review has aimed to evaluate the efficacy of antibioticimpregnated cement spacers in infection control and eradication ...  Read More

4. The Prevalence of Calcifications at the Origin of the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis Increases with Age

Matthew Tarabochia; Stein Janssen; Paul T. Ogink; David Ring; Neal C. Chen

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 21-26

  Background: Enthesopathy of the extensor carpi radialis brevis origin [eECRB] is a common idiopathic, noninflammatorydisease of middle age that is characterized by excess glycosaminoglycan production and frequentlyassociated with radiographic calcification of its origin. The purpose of our study was ...  Read More

Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty.
5. Radiographic Predictors for Short-term Functional Outcome after Radial Head Arthroplasty in Patients with Persistent Symptoms after Treatment for Radial Head

Femke M.A.P. claessen; Bexkens, Rens; I. F. Kodde; Job N. Doornberg; Michel P. J. V. Bekerom; Denise Eygendaal

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 27-32

  Background: Evaluation of the accurate position after radial head arthroplasty remains a challenge for surgeons.Standard radiographs are used to evaluate the position of the implant, however, results regarding radiographicdeficiencies on clinical outcome are not consistent. In this retrospective study ...  Read More

Sport Medicine
6. Misinformation in News Coverage of Professional and College Athlete Musculoskeletal Ailments

Layla A. Haidar; Joost T.P. Kortlever; David Ring

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 33-37

  Background: The general population’s understanding of musculoskeletal health is likely influenced by media reports of the ailments of prominent athletes. We assessed factors independently associated with debatable or potentially misleading medical statements in mainstream sports ...  Read More

7. Cost Effectiveness of Laminar Flow Systems for Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Filtering Money from the OR?

Daniel Davis E.; Benjamin Zmistowski; Joseph Abboud; Surena Namdari

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 38-43

  Background: Laminar flow ventilation systems were developed to reduce surgical contamination in joint arthroplastyto avoid periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). The goals of this study are to evaluate the cost-effectiveness and economicviability of installing and maintaining a laminar flow system in ...  Read More

General Orthopedics
8. A Preliminary Investigation of Cast Anxiety in General Orthopaedic Practice

Carlo Ross; Mohamad Alqubaisi; Anand Pillai

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 44-49

  Background: Anxiety following casting is an unrecognised complication that results in frequent visits to fracture clinic in the UK. There is a paucity of research regarding this complication. Failure to recognise Cast Anxiety (CA) leads to increased visits, frequent cast changes and possible ...  Read More

9. Humeral-sided Radiographic Changes Following Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Tyler J. Broiln; Ryan M. Cox; John G. Horneff; Surena Namdari; Joseph A. Abboud; Kristen Nicholson; Matthew L. Ramsey

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 50-57

  Background: We sought to characterize humeral-sided radiographic changes at a minimum of 2 years after reverseshoulder arthroplasty (RSA) to determine their association with specific implantation techniques.Methods: The immediate and most recent postoperative anteroposterior radiographs of 120 shoulders ...  Read More

10. Gorham-Stout Disease of the Shoulder: Clinical, Pathologic and Therapeutic Considerations

Mohamad Y. Fares; Jawad Fares; Youssef Fares; Joseph A Abboud

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 0-0

  Background: Gorham-Stout disease (GSD) is a rare skeletal disorder characterized by massive osteolysis of a bony area in the body. When it hits the shoulder, the patient is faced with a debilitating limitation in terms of motion, stability and quality of life. GSD etiology and pathology are unknown and, ...  Read More

11. Morphometric Assessment of the Residual Width of the Distal Hamate Articular Surface after Graft Harvest for Hemi-hamate Arthroplasty

Ludovico Lucenti; Kevin F. Lutsky; Lauren Banner; Zachary Lazev; Pedro K. Beredjiklian

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 70-74

  Background: The hemi-hamate arthroplasty (HHA) can restore joint congruity and stability in chronic fracturedislocationsof the proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ). Purpose of this study was to compare the width of the distalhamate articular surface (DHAS) to the width of the base of the middle phalanges ...  Read More

12. Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty is Superior to Hemiarthroplasty for Cuff Tear Arthropathy with Preserved Motion

Jonathan D. Barlow; Grant Jamgochian; Zachary Wells; Dexter Kenneth Bateman; Amber A. Schmerfeld; Joseph A. Abboud; Gerald R. Williams

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 75-82

  Background: It is unclear whether hemiarthroplasty (HA) or reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RS) are superior for patientswith cuff tear arthropathy (CTA) and preserved preoperative motion (elevation >90˚).Methods: This was a retrospective, single institution study. Patients who underwent RSA or HA ...  Read More

13. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Assessment of Hip Abductor after Total Hip Arthroplasty Using a Direct Lateral Approach

Alireza Manafi Rasi; Reza Zandi; Mohamad Qoreishi; Ali Habibollahzadeh

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 83-88

  Background: Surgical techniques and rehabilitations after total hip arthroplasty (THA) play a significant role in theimprovement of pain and limping. This study aimed to assess hip abductor muscle’s diameter and its strength after 6months postoperative THA performed by Hardinge approach.Methods: ...  Read More

Basic Sciences/Experimental
14. Experimental Study on Protective Role of NSAID on Articular Cartilage Destruction in Septic Arthritis

Seyed Mohammad Tahami; Amir Aminian; Negar Azarpira

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 89-93

  Background: Surgical drainage and antibiotic therapy are the cornerstones of treatment protocols in septic arthritis; however, in some circumstances, the diagnosis and initiation of treatment may be retarded by slow disease progression or the time when the patient’s condition precludes ...  Read More

15. Avascular Necrosis of the Scaphoid Preiser Disease

Femke M.A.P. Claessen; Ilse Schol; Gregory P. Kolovich; David Ring

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 94-98

  No consensus regarding optimal treatment or etiology of Preiser disease exists. We described the epidemiology,classification and treatment characteristics of 18 patients with Preiser disease. Patients with changes related to previoustrauma, and without radiographs were excluded. Based on the radiographs ...  Read More

Upper Extrimity
16. Implant Removal Matrix for the Upper Extremity Orthopedic Surgeon

Patrick K. Cronin; Ian T. Watkins; Matthew Riedel; Philip B. Kaiser; John Y. Kwon

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 99-111

  Orthopedic implant removal is a commonly performed procedure. While implant removal can be associated withimproved symptoms, risks of the surgery are notable. Stripped screws, broken and retained hardware, and morbidityassociated with soft tissue compromise during difficult removal are all common. Familiarity ...  Read More

17. Anterolateral Meniscofemoral Ligament Associated with Ring-shaped Lateral Meniscus and Congenital Absence of Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Managed with Ligament Reconstruction

Mohammad Razi; Hamed Mazoochy; Elaheh Ziaei Ziabari; Haleh Dadgostar; Alireza Askari; Peyman Arasteh

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 112-116

  A 24 year old otherwise healthy male was presented with a chief complaint of giving way in the left knee. MRI reportedcomplete anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tearing. Arthroscopy showed ACL agenesis, ring-shaped lateral meniscus,and an anomalous thick band extending from the anterior horn of the lateral ...  Read More

18. Glomus Tumor of Uncertain Malignant Potential in Thumb: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Keivan Rahbari; Mahmoud Farzan; Hana Saffar; Amir R. Farhoud

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 117-120

  Malignant transformation of glomus tumor is exceedingly rare and most common reported in lower extremity and abdominal viscera. We could find only 6 previous case report of malignant glomus tumor in the hand. Although large and deeply located glomus tumors are considered to be malignant, evidence ...  Read More