Total Hip Arthroplasty After Contralateral Hip Disarticulation: A Challenging “Simple Primary”
Patients with lower limb amputation have a high incidence of hip and knee osteoarthritis in both the residual limb and... More
Arthroscopic Posterior-Inferior Capsular Release in the Treatment of Overhead Athletes
In this article, we present our technique for arthroscopic posterior-inferior capsular release and report the results... More
Percutaneous Fixation of Hypertrophic Nonunion of the Inferior Pubic Ramus: A Report of Two Cases and Surgical Technique
Symptomatic hypertrophic nonunions of the inferior pubic ramus are amenable to percutaneous screw fixation in patients... More
Retrograde Reamer/Irrigator/Aspirator Technique for Autologous Bone Graft Harvesting With the Patient in the Prone Position
In recent years, the Reamer/Irrigator/Aspirator (RIA) system (Synthes, West Chester, Pennsylvania) has emerged as an... More
Integrating New Pain Management Options into Your Practice
Dr. Steven Sampson will share ways to integrate alternative pain medicine into your practice, recent studies in... More

Original Study

Melamed E, Beutel BG, Robinson D
Structural failure of rotator cuff repairs has been attributed to multiple factors, including poor repair tissue quality and poor tendon–bone integration. Chitosan gel has been shown to facilitate scarless healing of soft tissues. In the study rep... More »
 

Editorial

Khair MM, Tilton AK, Cole BJ
The discipline of orthopedic medicine and surgery has dramatically advanced over the last several decades. Improved understanding of biomechanics, tissue healing, and the pathogenesis of musculoskeletal diseases has allowed us to make significant pro... More »
 

Practice Management

Toth CL
An 8-surgeon group in the Southeast had a history of high patient receivables, the result of a long-held culture of “We’ll submit to your insurance and bill you after insurance pays.” The billing and collections staff worked in the basement—... More »
 

Case Report and Literature Review

Murphy CG, Bonnin MP, AŃ—t Si Selmi T
Patients with lower limb amputation have a high incidence of hip and knee osteoarthritis in both the residual limb and the contralateral limb. Hip disarticulation is a radical surgery usually performed in younger patients after malignancy or trauma. ... More »
 

Original Study

Thakore RV, Foxx AM, Lang MF, et al
Hip fractures are the most costly fall-related fractures. Differences in hospital length of stay (LOS) based on type of surgery could have major financial implications in a potential bundled payment system in which all hip fractures are reimbursed a ... More »
 

Original Study

Codding J, Dahm DL, McCarty LP III, May JH, Tucker LH, Buss DD
In this article, we present our technique for arthroscopic posterior-inferior capsular release and report the results of applying this technique in a population of athletes with symptomatic glenohumeral internal rotation deficit (GIRD) that was unres... More »
 

Orthopedic Technologies and Techniques

Scolaro JA, Routt ML Jr
Symptomatic hypertrophic nonunions of the inferior pubic ramus are amenable to percutaneous screw fixation in patients with suitable osseous anatomy. Preoperative planning, knowledge of bony and surrounding soft-tissue anatomy, and understanding of i... More »
 

Original Study

Lenehan EA, Payne WB, Askam BM, Grana WA, Farrow LD
Recent studies have found higher rates of failed reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) with use of allograft when compared with autograft reconstruction. To evaluate the long-term outcomes of allograft ACL reconstruction, we retrospe... More »
 

Original Study

Melamed E, Beutel BG, Robinson D
Structural failure of rotator cuff repairs has been attributed to multiple factors, including poor repair tissue quality and poor tendon–bone integration. Chitosan gel has been shown to facilitate scarless healing of soft tissues. In the study rep... More »
 

Orthopedic Technologies and Techniques

Mansour J, Conway JD
In recent years, the Reamer/Irrigator/Aspirator (RIA) system (Synthes, West Chester, Pennsylvania) has emerged as an extremely effective alternative in harvesting large volumes of autologous bone graft through reaming of the femoral intramedullary ca... More »
 

Topic Collection

Song KS, Lee SW
Displaced femoral neck fractures are rare in children and are associated with a high rate of complications. Subtrochanteric fractures after cannulated screw fixation of femoral neck fractures in adults are well recognized, and there are several repor... More »
 

Topic Collection

Momaya A, Ray P, Khoury J
Tension band plating is a commonly performed procedure to address angular deformities about the knee in children. We present a case of a synovial fistula formation after tension band plate removal, an unreported complication in the literature. An 11-... More »
 

Topic Collection

Spanyer JM, Crawford CH III, Canan CE, Burke LO, Heintzman SE, Carreon LY
The goal of surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is to prevent disability associated with curve progression. Few investigators have considered whether the function of patients with AIS becomes adversely affected by major spine ... More »
 

October 2014

This useful resource for the orthopedic surgeon addresses key issues in postsurgical pain management and multimodal care pathways. Among the topics discussed are recent advances in incorporation of local analgesics in postsurgical pain pathways, tran... More »
 
Makhni EC, Jobin CM, Levine WN, Ahmad CS
Distal biceps repair performed by Dr. Makhni and Dr. Jobin, filmed by Dr. Makhni using Google Glass.  To read the authors' full article "5 Points on Using Wearable Technology to Record Surgical Videos," click here. LimelightPlayer... More »
 

Conference News

Highlights of the 3rd Annual Emerging Techniques in Orthopedics... More »