1. Validated Measures of Publication Quality: Guide for Novice Researchers to Choose an Appropriate Journal for Paper Submission

Mohammad H. Ebrahimzadeh

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 94-96

    There is always a concern regarding the "quality" of publications as an index for promotion and career advancement. There are some ways to measure this "quality" including impact factor and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) as a measure of journals’ level of impact, h-index as a measure of researchers’ ...  Read More

2. Posterolateral Corner of the Knee:Current Concepts

Jorge Chahla; Gilbert Moatshe; Chase Dean; Robert LaPrade

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 97-103

         Injuries to the posterolateral corner (PLC) comprise a significant portion of knee ligament injuries. A high index of suspicion is necessary when evaluating the injured knee to detect these sometimes occult injuries. Moreover, a thorough physical examination and a comprehensive ...  Read More

3. Traumatic First Time Shoulder Dislocation: Surgery vs Non-Operative Treatment

Ioannis Polyzois; Rupen Dattani; Rohit Gupta; Ofer Levy; A Ali Narvani

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 104-108

     Management of first shoulder dislocation following reduction remains controversial. The two main options are immobilisation and arthroscopic stabilisation. The aim of this article is to highlight some of the issues that influence decision making when discussing management options with these ...  Read More

4. A Chick Embryo in-Vitro Model of Knee Morphogenesis

Edward K. Rodriguez; Jeeva Munasinghe

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 109-115

     Background: In this feasibility study, a mechanically loaded in-vitro tissue culture model of joint morphogenesis using the isolated lower extremity of the 8 day old chick embryo was developed to assess the effects of mechanical loading on joint morphogenesis. Methods: The developed in-vitro ...  Read More

5. Analysis of the Geometry of the Distal Femur and Proximal Tibia in the Osteoarthritic Knee: A 3D Reconstruction CT Scan Based Study of 449 Cases

Dimitrios Lyras; Craig Loucks; Robert Greenhow

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 116-121

      Background: The aim of this study is to evaluate the geometry of the distal femur and the proximal tibia in the osteoarthritic knee using 3D reconstructive CT scan imaging. Methods: 449 patients with knee osteoarthritis were treated surgically in our center with patient-specific technology ...  Read More

6. Evaluation of Distal Femoral Rotational Alignment with Spiral CT Scan before Total Knee Arthroplasty (A Study in Iranian Population)

Mahmoud Jabalameli; Amin Moradi; Abolfazl Bagherifard; Mehran Radi; Tahmineh Mokhtari

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 122-127

      Background: Evaluating the landmarks for rotation of the distal femur is a challenge for orthopedic surgeons. Although the posterior femoral condyle axis is a good landmark for surgeons, the surgical transepicondylar axis may be a better option with the help of preoperative CT scanning. ...  Read More

7. Malnutrition in Joint Arthroplasty: Prospective Study Indicates Risk of Unplanned ICU Admission

Atul Kamath; Caitlin McAuliffe; Laura Kosseim; Finnah Pio; Eric Hume

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 128-131

      Background: Malnutrition has been linked to poor outcomes after elective joint arthroplasty, but the risk of unplanned postoperative intensive care unit (ICU) admission in malnourished arthroplasty patients is unknown. Methods: 1098 patients were followed as part of a prospective risk stratification ...  Read More

8. Pelvic Incidence in Patients with Hip Osteoarthritis

Ibrahim Raphael; Mohammad Rasouli; Christopher Kepler; Santiago Restrepo; Todd Albert; Kris Radcliff

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 132-136

      Background: Hip osteoarthritis (OA) is a major cause of pain and disability that results in considerable social and medical costs. Mechanics such as posture, alignment and orientation of the hips and the spinal column and the relationship between these factors have been implicated in the ...  Read More

9. Position of the Patella among Emirati Adult Knees. Is Insall-Salvati Ratio Applicable to Middle-Easterners?

Saeed Althani; Alisina Shahi; Timothy Tan; Ali Al-Belooshi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 137-140

      Background: Abnormal patellar height is associated with anterior knee pain and several conditions that affect the patellofemoral joint. The aim of this study was to 1) report the incidence of patella alta and patella baja and 2) investigate whether the normal limits of the Insall-Salvati ...  Read More

10. MRI-Arthroscopic Correlation in Rotator Cuff Tendon Pathologies; A Comparison between Various Centers

Sepideh Sefidbakht; Omid Reza Momenzadeh; Sakineh Dehghani; Hadi Gerami

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 141-144

      Background: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has long been considered a perfect imaging study for evaluation of shoulder pathologies despite occasional discrepancies between MR reports and arthroscopic findings. In this study we aim to evaluate impact of imaging center as an indicator of ...  Read More

11. A Comparison of Hand Pain and Hand Function after Z-plasty Reconstruction of the Transverse Carpal Ligament with Traditional Median Neurolysis in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Majid Sajjadi Saravi; Mohammad Hossein Kariminasab; Mehdi Bari; Salman Ghaffari; Mehran Razavi Pur; Seyed Mohammad Mehdi Daneshpoor; Mahsa Vojodi Yazdi; Mehrnaz Mohammad Davodi; Masoud Shayesteh Azar,

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 145-149

         Background: Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common focal mono-neuropathy. A study was designed to compare the effects of traditional open carpal tunnel release with median neurolysis and Z-plasty reconstruction of the transverse carpal ligament on post-operative hand pain ...  Read More

12. Assessing Practitioners’ and Patients’ Needs Regarding Shared Decision-Making and Decision Aids

Michiel Hageman; Jeroen Bossen; Valentin Neuhaus; Chaitanya Mudgal; David Ring; Science Variation Group

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 150-155

         Background: As part of the process of developing a decision aid for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) according to the Ottawa Decision Support Framework, we were interested in the level of ‘decisional conflict’ of hand surgeons and patients with CTS. This study addresses ...  Read More

13. Temporal and Spatial Expression of TGF-b1 in the Early Phase of Patellar Tendon Healing after Application of Platelet Rich Plasma

Dimitrios N Lyras; Konstantinos Kazakos; Konstantinos Tilkeridis; Anna Kokka; Athanasios Ververidis; Sotirios Botaitis; George Agrogiannis

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 156-160

     Background:The aim of this study is to find out the spatial and temporal expression of TGF-b1 during the tendon healing, after application of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Methods: A patellar tendon defect model in rabbits was used for this purpose. 48 skeletally mature New Zealand White rabbits, ...  Read More

14. Corrective Osteotomy for Intra-Articular Distal Humerus Malunion

Ahmet Kinaci; Geert Buijze; Diederik van Leeuwen; Jesse B. Jupiter; Rene K. Marti; Peter Kloen

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 161-165

         Background: An intra-articular distal humerus malunion can be disabling. To improve function, reduce pain and/ or prevent further secondary osteoarthritis an intra-articular corrective osteotomy can be considered. Herein we present the indications, practical guidelines for ...  Read More

15. Aneurysmal Bone Cyst: An Analysis of 38 Cases and Report of Four Unusual Surface Ones

Tina Shooshtarizadeh; Sajjadeh Movahedinia; Hassan Mostafavi; Khodamorad Jamshidi; Sam Sami

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 166-172

     Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) is a benign expansile bone tumor, most commonly involving the medulla of long bones. ABC rarely arises within the cortex or in the subperiosteal region, radiographically mimicking other conditions, in particular surface osteosarcomathat is low-grade in nature and ...  Read More

16. Treatment of Displaced Sacroiliac Fracture Using the Lateral Window for Short Plate Buttress Reduction and Percutaneous Sacroiliac Screw Fixation.

Colin Murphy; James Gill; Andrew Carrothers; Peter Hull

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 173-176

         Fractures through the sacroiliac joint are very challenging to treat, technically difficult to reduce through closed methods on account of the multiaxial displacement of fractures fragments, frequently occur in very unwell patients, and have poor outcomes if malreduction is ...  Read More

Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty.
17. Interstitial Tear of the Subscapularis Tendon, Arthroscopic Findings and Technique of Repair

Hossein Saremi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 177-180

    Tears of the subscapularis tendon have been significantly recognized as a source of shoulder pain and dysfunction in the past decade, thanks to arthroscopic evaluation of the shoulder and biomechanical and anatomical studies of the tendon. Current classification of subscapularis tendon tear is ...  Read More

18. Tailoring Tendon Transfer Surgery and Rehabilitation for a Musician: A Case Study

Cynthia Watkins; Michael Rivlin; Pedro Beredjiklian

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 181-184

     Tendon transfers in hand patients are a commonly performed procedure after extensor tendon rupture. However, the standard side to side technique is not applicable in every patient. We present a case of a musician with unique demands to demonstrate the option to customize surgical technique ...  Read More

19. Fanconi Anemia Concurrent with an Unusual Thumb Polydactyly: A Case Report

Ahmadreza Afshar

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 185-187

    This case report presents a case of Fanconi’s Anemia with an unusual thumb polydactyly in a 2-year old boy. The extra thumb had no nail, nail bed and distal phalanx. The extra thumb had no active motion.The duplication of the thumb occurred at the carpometacarpal joint but its morphology ...  Read More

20. Neglected Alkaptonuric Patient Presenting with Steppage Gait

Babak Mirzashahi; Abbas Tafakhori; Arvin Najafi; Mahmoud Farzan

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 188-191

    Even though intervertebral disc degeneration can be found in the natural course of alkaptonuria, detection of the disease by black disc color change in a patient without any other presentation of alkaptonuria is an exceptionally rare condition. We have reported a very rare case of alkaptonuria ...  Read More

21. Iranian Joint Registry(Iranian National Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Registry)

Hamidreza Aslani; Seyed Taghi Nourbakhsh; Farivar A Lahiji; Keykavoos Heydarian; Mahmood Jabalameli; Mohammad Taghi Ghazavi; Mahmoud Reza Fayyaz; Mohammad Ali Sazegari; Maziar Mohaddes; Mojtaba Rajabpour; Mohammad Emami; Seyyed Mohammad Jazayeri; Firooz Madadi; Hossein Farahini; Fardin Mirzatoloee; Mohammad Gharahdaghi; Mohammad Hossein Ebrahimzadeh; Mohammadreza Ebrahimian; Hossein Mirvakili; Kaveh Bashti; Mohtasham Almasizadeh; Mansour Abolghasemian; Afshin Taheriazam; Mehdi Motififard; Hamidreza Yazdi; Mahmood Karimi Mobarakeh; Masoud Shayestehazar; Mehdi Moghtadae; Babak Siavashi; Mohammadreza M Sajjadi; Alireza Manafi Rasi; Seyyed Kazem Chabok; Zohreh Zafarani; Shahin Salehi; Monireh Ahmadi; Amin Mohammadi; Mohammad Ebrahim Shahsavand

Volume 4, Issue 2 , April 2016, Pages 192-196

     Periodic evaluation and monitoring the health and economic outcome of joint replacement surgery is a common and popular process under the territory of joint registries in many countries. In this article we introduce the methodology used for the foundation of the National Iranian Joint Registry ...  Read More