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Successful Outcomes and Return to Sport After Arthroscopic Bankart Repair in National Collegiate Athletic Association and National Football League Football Players.

Clin J Sport Med 2021 Jul 27. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Seattle Children's, Seattle, Washington; Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia; Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group, Woodbury, New York; and The Andrews Research and Education Foundation, Gulf Breeze, Florida.

Objective: To characterize recurrent instability, return to sport (RTS), and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) after arthroscopic Bankart repair for acute traumatic anterior shoulder instability in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Football League (NFL) football players.

Design: Case series.

Setting: Orthopaedic and sports medicine clinic. Read More

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Are orthopaedic providers willing to work overtime to address COVID-19-related patient backlogs and financial deficits?

Bone Jt Open 2021 Jul;2(7):562-568

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Aims: COVID-19-related patient care delays have resulted in an unprecedented patient care backlog in the field of orthopaedics. The objective of this study is to examine orthopaedic provider preferences regarding the patient care backlog and financial recovery initiatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Methods: An orthopaedic research consortium at a multi-hospital tertiary care academic medical system developed a three-part survey examining provider perspectives on strategies to expand orthopaedic patient care and financial recovery. Read More

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Comparing Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty in Renal Transplant Recipients to Patients on Dialysis for End-Stage Renal Disease: A Nationally Matched Analysis.

J Bone Joint Surg Am 2021 Jul 27. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Department of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, Maryland.

Background: Renal transplants are the most commonly performed solid-organ transplants worldwide. It is unclear whether a kidney transplant is associated with reduced postoperative complications in comparison with patients on dialysis for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The purpose of this study was to utilize a national database to compare readmissions, complications, and costs associated with primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) between matched renal transplant recipients (RTRs) and patients on dialysis for ESRD. Read More

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Treatment options for massive rotator cuff tears: a narrative review.

Acta Biomed 2021 Jul 26;92(S3):e2021026. Epub 2021 Jul 26.

Clinica Ortopedica - ASUFC - Udine, Italy DAME - University of Udine, Italy.

The treatment of massive rotator cuff tears poses a challenge to orthopedic surgeons. The prevalence of massive rotator cuff tears is 40% of all rotator cuff tears. Compared with smaller tears, massive rotator cuff tears are often complicated by structural failure and poor outcomes and present a higher rate of recurrent tearing after surgical repair. Read More

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Medial Tibial Plateau Stress Fracture Following Navigated Total Knee Arthroplasty: Two Case Reports.

Am J Case Rep 2021 Jul 27;22:e933005. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Department of Surgery, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon, IL, USA.

BACKGROUND Computer navigation in total knee arthroplasty has been gaining worldwide interest among orthopedic surgeons. While there is controversial data regarding its potential better clinical outcomes compared to conventional total knee arthroplasty, it has been shown to improve component and limb alignment reliability at a potential cost of increased complications. We present 2 case reports of medial tibial stress fracture through navigated tibial cutting block pinhole sites. Read More

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Downhill skiing following total knee arthroplasty: a survey of Alberta orthopedic surgeons.

Can J Surg 2021 Jul 23;64(4):E414-E418. Epub 2021 Jul 23.

From the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta.

Background: In older adults facing knee arthroplasty, the ability to resume downhill skiing postoperatively is unclear. This study aimed to determine the perspectives of Alberta orthopedic surgeons and senior residents regarding downhill skiing after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA).

Methods: In May 2019, a Web-based survey was sent through the Alberta Orthopaedic Society to poll orthopedic surgeons performing arthroplasty and senior orthopedic residents (postgraduate year 4 or 5) in Alberta regarding the permissibility of downhill skiing after TKA or UKA. Read More

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Unplanned Office Visits Following Outpatient Hand Surgery.

Hand (N Y) 2021 Jul 26:15589447211028932. Epub 2021 Jul 26.

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Background: Returning to the office for an unplanned visit postoperatively can be burdensome to both the patient and provider. The purpose of this study was to quantify the rate of unplanned office visits after common soft tissue hand surgeries and assess the reasons for these unplanned visits.

Methods: Patients who underwent common soft tissue hand surgeries over a 6-month time period were queried from an electronic medical record database. Read More

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The Perioperative Deep Vein Thrombosis in Lower Extremities in Patients With Pelvic Fracture: A Case-Control Study.

Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 2021 Jan-Dec;27:10760296211033024

Department of Orthopedic Trauma, Honghui Hospital, 12480Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, People's Republic of China.

This study was to investigate the incidences of DVT in lower extremities after pelvic fracture before and after operation, and explore the risk factors. The records of patients with pelvic fractures receiving operation were collected. The patients were examined by preoperative and postoperative ultrasonography, and divided into thrombosis group and non-thrombosis group according to the preoperative and postoperative ultrasonographic results. Read More

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[Survey about the impact of COVID-19 on the traumatology and orthopedic surgery departments in Spain].

J Healthc Qual Res 2021 Jun 24. Epub 2021 Jun 24.

Servicio de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología, Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, España.

Introduction: We designed and conducted a survey to analyze the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the operation and performance of the orthopedic departments of the National Health System and private entities.

Material And Methods: Descriptive study of a survey is distributed to Spanish Ortohopedic surgeons via Internet.

Results: 401 valid responses were obtained, out of these 85. Read More

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The current clinical practice of general orthopaedic surgeons in the treatment of lateral ankle sprain: a questionnaire survey in Miyazaki, Japan.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2021 Jul 24;22(1):636. Epub 2021 Jul 24.

Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Medicine of Sensory and Motor Organs, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, 5200 Kihara, Miyazaki, Kiyotake, 889-1692, Japan.

Background: Lateral ankle sprain (LAS) is one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries. Numerous studies regarding LAS have been performed. However, there are few studies evaluating the current clinical practice of orthopaedic surgeons regarding LAS. Read More

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Factors associated with surgeon recommendation for additional cast immobilization of a CT-verified nondisplaced scaphoid waist fracture.

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2021 Jul 24. Epub 2021 Jul 24.

Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders University, Flinders Drive, Bedford Park, Adelaide, South Australia, 5042, Australia.

Introduction: Data from clinical trials suggest that CT-confirmed nondisplaced scaphoid waist fractures heal with less than the conventional 8-12 weeks of immobilization. Barriers to adopting shorter immobilization times in clinical practice may include a strong influence of fracture tenderness and radiographic appearance on decision-making. This study aimed to investigate (1) the degree to which surgeons use fracture tenderness and radiographic appearance of union, among other factors, to decide whether or not to recommend additional cast immobilization after 8 or 12 weeks of immobilization; (2) identify surgeon factors associated with the decision to continue cast immobilization after 8 or 12 weeks. Read More

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The Orthopaedic Interview Spreadsheet: Classification and Comparison to the National Resident Matching Program.

J Surg Educ 2021 Jul 20. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Electronic address:

Introduction: The Orthopaedic Interview Spreadsheet (OIS) is an annual, open-source Google sheet used by prospective orthopaedic surgery applicants to share applicant statistics, interview data, and program information. The purpose of the current study was to determine whether self-reported applicant statistics within the OIS were representative of the official orthopaedic applicant pool, as reported by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Methods: A total of 243 self-reported applicants from the 2017-2018 (n=136) and 2019-20 (n=107) orthopaedic surgery residency application cycles who used the OIS were identified. Read More

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Bridge Plate Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures: Indications, Techniques, and Outcomes.

Orthopedics 2021 Jul-Aug;44(4):e620-e625. Epub 2021 Jul 1.

Distal radius fractures are among the most commonly encountered injuries treated by orthopedic surgeons. The incidence of distal radius fractures appears to be on the rise. Although this injury is usually treated nonoperatively, surgical management is often indicated and involves several options, including percutaneous pinning, fragment-specific fixation, volar/dorsal/radial locked plating, intramedullary fixation, and external fixation. Read More

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Orthopedic Surgical Helmet Systems Significantly Impair Speech Intelligibility.

Orthopedics 2021 Jul-Aug;44(4):208-214. Epub 2021 Jul 1.

Surgical suits provide protection to orthopedic surgeons, but the suits and fan noise may interfere with communication between operative team members. The goal of this study was to quantify the fan sound and effect of the suit, fan, and N95 mask. Sound levels were measured using a specialized manikin and evaluated using preferred speech interference levels (PSILs), noise criterion (NC) ratings, and comparison with speech sound levels from the literature. Read More

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Treatment of Kyphosis Arising Secondary to Laminectomy and Irradiation in the Pediatric Population.

Orthopedics 2021 Jul-Aug;44(4):e563-e569. Epub 2021 Jul 1.

The effects of radiation therapy and laminectomy on the growing spine have been well documented. Due to compromised bone quality after irradiation, spinal fusion has a high failure rate. The aim of this study was to evaluate treatment of post-laminectomy and post-irradiation kyphosis in children using a vascularized rib graft (VRG) to augment anterior spinal fusion and posterior spinal fusion. Read More

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Differences in Patient and Physician Perceptions of Urgency for Musculoskeletal Conditions During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Orthopedics 2021 Jul-Aug;44(4):e534-e538. Epub 2021 Jul 1.

In 2020, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic limited musculoskeletal care to urgent or "nonelective" office visits and procedures. No guidelines exist to inform patients or physicians what meets these criteria. The purpose of this multi-institutional study was to describe the differences in perceptions of urgency for musculoskeletal complaints between patients and providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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Inter- and intra-rater reliability and accuracy of Sanders Skeletal Maturity Staging System when used by surgeons performing vertebral body tethering.

Spine Deform 2021 Jul 22. Epub 2021 Jul 22.

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Purpose: Pediatric orthopedic surgeons must accurately assess the skeletal stage of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients for selection and timing of optimal treatment. Successful treatment using vertebral growth modulation is highly dependent on skeletal growth remaining. We sought to evaluate the current-state use of the Sanders Skeletal Maturity System (SSMS) in regard to precision and accuracy. Read More

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Equal bony resection of distal and posterior femur will lead to flexion/extension gap inequality in robot-assisted cruciate-retaining TKA.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2021 Jul 21. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, AZ Delta, 8800, Roeselare, Belgium.

Purpose: Joint imbalance has become one of the main reasons for early revision after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and it is directly related to the surgical technique. Therefore, a better understanding of how much bone has to be removed to obtain a balanced flexion/extension gap could improve current practice. The primary objective of this study was to analyse the amount of bone that needed to be removed from the distal and posterior femoral joint surfaces to obtain an equal flexion/extension gap in robot-assisted TKA. Read More

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Intraoperative Scrub Nurse Handoffs Are Associated With Increased Operative Times for Total Joint Arthroplasty Patients.

Arthroplast Today 2021 Aug 7;10:35-40. Epub 2021 Jul 7.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.

Background: Surgeons typically remain scrubbed in for the duration of a surgical case, while scrub nurses are shift-workers who handoff mid-operation. These handoffs can intuitively create inefficiencies, but currently, no orthopedic research has studied the impact of these handoffs. This study analyzed the effect of intraoperative scrub nurse handoffs on operative times for total joint arthroplasties (TJAs). Read More

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Development and Validation of a Predictive Model for Outcomes in Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Multicenter Analysis of over 2000 Patients.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2021 Jul 17. Epub 2021 Jul 17.

University of Tennessee-Campbell Foundation Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Biomedical Engineering, Memphis, TN, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Guiding expectations following shoulder arthroplasty is important in improving patient satisfaction. The purpose of this study was to develop a predictive model to calculate 2-year American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) scores in shoulder arthroplasty patients from a comprehensive set of preoperative patient factors and types of arthroplasty performed.

Methods: This retrospective multicenter study included 1947 shoulder arthroplasties performed from 2010 to 2015 at three high-volume centers. Read More

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The assessment of muscle fatigue in orthopedic surgeons, by comparing manual versus automated broaching in simulated total hip arthroplasty.

Proc Inst Mech Eng H 2021 Jul 20:9544119211034386. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

DePuy International Limited, Beeston, Leeds, UK.

Total hip arthroplasty procedures are physically demanding for surgeons. Repetitive mallet swings to impact a surgical handle (impactions), can lead to muscle fatigue, discomfort, and injuries. The use of an automated surgical hammer may reduce fatigue and increase surgical efficiency. Read More

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Assessment of acetabular chondral damage and labral pathologies via direct MR arthrography: specialization matters.

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2021 Jul 19. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

ARCUS Sportklinik, Rastatter str, 17-19, 75179, Pforzheim, Germany.

Aims: To compare the diagnostic accuracy of investigators from different specialities (radiologists and orthopaedic surgeons) with varying levels of experience of 1.5 T direct magnetic resonance arthrography (dMRA) against intraoperative findings in patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS).

Methods: A total of 272 patients were evaluated with dMRA and subsequent hip arthroscopy. Read More

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[Orthodontic surgical treatment of a patient treated with bisphosphonates : a case].

Orthod Fr 2021 Jun;92(2):257-267

17 rue Esprit des Lois, 33000 Bordeaux, France.

In last decades, the number of adult patients requesting orthodontic treatments has increased. Orthognathic surgery allows correction of skeletal dysmorphoses in adults. The management of osteoporotic patients treated with bisphosphonates is a major challenge for orthodontists and maxillofacial surgeons. Read More

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Closure of Complex Wounds by a Simple Skin Stretching System Associated With Vacuum Sealing Drainage-Clinical Outcome of 34 Patients.

Int J Low Extrem Wounds 2021 Jul 19:15347346211032046. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

Hwa Mei Hospital, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China.

Management of complex wounds with large skin defects presents a real challenge for orthopedic or reconstructive surgeons. We developed a simple skin stretching system associated with vacuum sealing drainage to examine the efficiency and complication. A total of 34 patients with different types of complex wounds were retrospectively included from January 2015 to March 2021. Read More

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Methods to address metal artifacts in post-processed CT images - A guide for orthopedic surgeons.

J Clin Orthop Trauma 2021 Sep 1;20:101493. Epub 2021 Jul 1.

Department of Orthopedics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Computed tomography (CT) scans are often used for postoperative imaging in orthopedics. In the presence of metallic hardware, artifacts are generated, which can hamper visualization of the CT images, and also render the study ineffective for 3-D printing. Various solutions are available to minimize metal artifacts, and radiologists can employ these before or after processing the CT study. Read More

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September 2021

The Outcomes of the Patients Undergoing Harmonic Scalpel Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.

Cureus 2021 Jun 13;13(6):e15622. Epub 2021 Jun 13.

Psychiatry, California Institute of Behavioral Neurosciences & Psychology, Fairfield, USA.

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has replaced conventional open cholecystectomy and has become the gold standard surgery for gall bladder pathologies. The harmonic scalpel is one of the instruments used to dissect and coagulate. Most surgeons accept the usage of the harmonic scalpel in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Read More

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Nonsurgical Providers Provide the Majority of Postoperative Opioid Prescriptions After Hand Surgery.

Cureus 2021 Jun 10;13(6):e15564. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Division of Hand Surgery, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Philadelphia, USA.

Introduction The increased use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) websites has helped physicians to limit overlapping controlled substance prescriptions and help prevent opioid abuse. Many studies have investigated risk factors for prolonged opioid use after orthopedic surgery, but few studies have investigated who is prescribing opioids to postoperative patients. The purpose of this study is to investigate the types of medical providers prescribing opioids to hand surgery patients postoperatively. Read More

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Presence of Orthopedic Residency Decreases Emergency Physician's Confidence in Orthopedic Procedures.

Cureus 2021 Jun 9;13(6):e15551. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Emergency Medicine, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, Columbus, USA.

Introduction: At present, there exists no standard orthopedic training for emergency medicine (EM) residency programs. Varying residency environments including but not limited to volume, acuity, and competing residency programs will dictate the number of orthopedic procedures a resident is exposed to, ultimately dictating a graduate's comfort level with orthopedic procedures. Our study set out to investigate further whether training alongside an orthopedic residency affects an attending physician's perceived procedural comfort. Read More

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Treatment of Recurrent Peroneal Tendon Dislocation by Peroneal Retinaculum Reattachment Without Fibular Groove Deepening.

J Foot Ankle Surg 2021 Jun 18. Epub 2021 Jun 18.

Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

There are numerous studies recommending fibular groove deepening in the surgical treatment of peroneal tendon dislocation; however, there are some disadvantages to fibular groove deepening procedures. In this study, we evaluated the results of anatomic reattachment of the peroneal retinaculum without fibular groove deepening as a treatment for traumatic peroneal tendon dislocation. Thirty-six patients with recurrent peroneal tendon dislocation, who underwent retinaculum repair without a fibular groove deepening procedure performed by 2 surgeons between March 2004 and March 2017, were enrolled in this study. Read More

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