1. Tranexamic Acid in Total Joint Arthroplasty: Efficacy and Safety

Mohammad Reza Rasouli; Javad Parvizi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 1-2

    Despite improvements in surgical and anesthetic techniques, total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is still associated with substantial blood loss and postoperative anemia (1). A considerable portion of patients with postoperative anemia require blood transfusion, which has been shown to negatively affect ...  Read More

2. Doctor Shoja-ad-Din Sheikholeslamzadeh and his Achievements

Ahmadreza Afshar; Majid Eyvaz Ziaei; Aziz Ahmdi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 3-8

  Doctor Shoja-ad-Din Sheikholeslamzadeh (also known as Dr. Sheikh) (1931-2014) was an outstanding orthopedic surgeon. He is credited for the establishment of the Iranian Association of Rehabilitation, Shafa Yahyaian Hospital as an Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Center, the Social Welfare Organization, ...  Read More

3. Evidence-Based ACL Reconstruction


Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 9-12

  There is controversy in the literature regarding a number of topics related to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)reconstruction. The purpose of this article is to answer the following questions: 1) Bone patellar tendon bone (BPTB) reconstruction or hamstring reconstruction (HR); 2) Double bundle or single ...  Read More

4. Surgical Procedures of the Elbow: A Nationwide Cross-Sectional Observational Study in the United States

Ahmet Kinaci; Valentin Neuhaus; David Ring

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 13-18

  Background:  Elbow surgery is shared by several subspecialties. We were curious about the most common elbow surgeries and their corresponding diagnoses in the United States.   Methods:  We used the National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS) and the National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery ...  Read More

5. Giant Cell Tumor of Tendon Sheath

Jan Paul Briët; Stéphanie J.E. Becker; Thijs C.H. Oosterhoff; David Ring

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 19-21

  Background:  Giant cell tumor of tendon sheath (GCTTS) is often thought of as a volar finger mass. We hypothesized that GCTTS are equally common on the dorsal and volar aspects of the hand. In addition, we hypothesized that there are no factors associated with the location (volar versus dorsal) ...  Read More

6. Better Survival of Total Knee Replacement in Patients Older Than 70 Years: A Prospective Study with 8 To 12 Years Follow-Up

Ricardo Fernandez-Fernandez; E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 22-28

   Background: Modern knee designs have popularized its use in younger patients due to its better performance. There remains uncertainty whether higher demands of these patients can affect implant survivorship.    Purpose: To assess whether modern knee designs have provided similar ...  Read More

7. Biomechanical Comparison Between Bashti Bone Plug Technique and Biodegradable Screw for Fixation of Grafts in Ligament surgery

Kaveh Bashti; Mohammad Naghi Tahmasebi; Hasan Kaseb; Farzam Farahmand; Mohammad Akbar; Amir Mobini

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 29-34

    Background: Ligament reconstruction is a common procedure in orthopedic surgery. Although several popular techniques are currently in use, new methods are proposed for secure fixation of the tendon graft into the bone tunnel. Purposes: We sought to introduce our new technique of Bashti bone plug ...  Read More

8. The Results of Biplanar Distal Femoral Osteotomy; A Case Series Study

Abolfazl Bagherifard; Mahmoud Jabalameli; Hosein Ali Hadi; Mohammad Rahbar; Tahmineh Mokhtari; Hooman Yahyazadeh; Mahdi Abbaszadeh; ali jahansouz

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 35-38

  Background:  Distal femur wedge osteotomies for varus or valgus alignment of the lower extremity could be done in either uniplanar or biplanar fashion.Union time and stability of the osteotomy site has been considered important in this anatomic region. In this study, clinical and radiographic ...  Read More

9. Stage IE Primary Bone Lymphoma:Limb Salvage for Local Recurrence

Khodamorad Jamshidi; Mahmoud Jabalameli; Mohammad Ghorban Hoseini; Abolfazl Bagherifard

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 39-44

  Background:   Primary bone lymphoma or non-Hodgkin lymphoma of bone is a rare disease. There are only a few case series of stage IE of this condition in medical literature. The aim of this study is to determine the rate of survival   for stage IE after combined modality treatment, the rate ...  Read More

10. Short Form-McGill Pain Questionnaire-2 (SF-MPQ-2): A Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Validation Study of the Persian Version in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

Amir Reza Kachooei; Mohammad H. Ebrahimzadeh; Reza Erfani-Sayar; Maryam Salehi; Ehsan Salimi; Shiva Razi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 45-50

    Background: We aimed to develop and validate the Persian version of Short Form McGill Pain Questionnaire-2 (SF-MPQ-2) in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Methods: Translation and back translation was performed using Beaton’s guideline. After a consensus has achieved on the Persian version ...  Read More

11. Prediction of Mortality in Hip Fracture Patients:Role of Routine Blood Tests

Hamid Reza Seyedi; Mehrdad Mahdian; Gholamreza Khosravi; Mohammad Sabahi Bidgoli; Seyed Gholamabbas Mousavi; Mohammad Reza Razavizadeh; Soroush Mahdian; Mahdi Mohammadzadeh

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 51-55

   Methods: In a retrospective descriptive study, medical records of 204 hip fractured patients with the age of 60 or older who were admitted to the Department of Orthopedics was considered regarding routine laboratory tests. Predictive values of these tests were assessed using receiver operating ...  Read More

12. The Zarit Caregiver Burden Interview Short Form (ZBI-12) in spouses of Veterans with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury, Validity and Reliability of the Persian Version

Mohammad T. Rajabi Mashhadi; Hosein Mashhadinejad; Mohammad H Ebrahimzadeh; Farideh Golhasani-Keshtan; Hanieh Ebrahimi; Zahra Zarei

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 56-63

  Background:  To test the psychometric properties of the Persian version of Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI-12) in the Iranian opulation.  Methods: After translating and cultural adaptation of the questionnaire into Persian, 100 caregiver spouses of Iran-Iraq war (1980-88) veterans with chronic ...  Read More

13. Motor Aphasia as a Rare Presentation of Fat Embolism Syndrome; A Case Report

Seyed Houssein Saeed-Banadaky; Sima Valizadeh; Marzieh Ghilian

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 64-66

    Fat embolism syndrome is a clinical diagnosis, and diagnostic procedures are not specific. In every trauma patient, Fat embolism syndrome has to be considered as a possibility and supportive treatment should begin as soon as possible. The authors reported a rare case of Fat embolism syndrome whose ...  Read More

14. Chronic Osteomyelitis in the Femoral Midshaft Following Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction

Ebrahimzadeh Mohammad Hosein; Ali Moradi; Mohammad Kazem Khalesi; Maysam Fathi Choghadeh

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, Pages 67-70

    A 25 year-old man presented with pain, swelling, and intermittent drainage from distal lateral aspect of his left knee three months after undergoing isolated ACL reconstruction with arthroscopic hamstring autograft and endobottom technique. His surgeon at that time tried to eliminate the pathology ...  Read More