Intraoperative Radiofrequency Ablation for Osteoid Osteoma
Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been increasingly used in the treatment of osteoid osteoma (OO), as this... More
Unstable Dorsal Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Fracture-Dislocations Treated With Extension-Block Pinning
Unstable proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint fracture-dislocations, which can cause significant disability, can be... More
Use of Cross-Leg Flap for Wound Complications Resulting From Open Pilon Fracture
Pilon fractures and associated soft-tissue complications present treatment challenges for orthopedic surgeons. Open... More
A Novel Treatment for Refractory Plantar Fasciitis
Chronic plantar fasciitis is a major health care problem worldwide and affects nearly 10% of the US population.... 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

Review Paper

Lonner JH, Scuderi GR, Lieberman JR
Management of postsurgical analgesia is an important consideration in orthopedic procedures, including joint arthroplasty. Inadequate postsurgical analgesia is associated with increased hospital length of stay, delayed ambulation, and reduced exercis... More »


Tomaino MM
As orthopedic surgeons, we typically equate a quality outcome with the patient’s end result—resolved or diminished functional disability, fracture union, and/or pain relief, to name a few metrics. Although research has not identified a clear link... More »

Letter to the Editor, Online Exclusive

Letter to the Editor Is Hemolysis a Clinical Marker of Propionibacterium acnes Orthopedic Infection or a Phylogenetic Marker? We read with great interest the study by Nodzo and colleagues in the May 2014 issue of The American Journal of Orthopedics... More »

Online Exclusive, From the Resident Advisory Board

Nodzo SR, Hohman DW, Chakravarthy K
The orthopedic community is increasingly deluged with advancements in the basic sciences. With each step, we must evaluate the necessity of new information and the relevance of these topics for clinical practice. Since the late 1990s, the promise of ... More »

Online Exclusive, Case Report and Literature Review

Greco N, Goyal K, Tarkin I
Open tibial shaft fracture occurring below an ipsilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a unique injury pattern that presents an additional degree of complexity to an already challenging treatment algorithm. Tibial shaft fracture is a surgical eme... More »

Online Exclusive, Case Report and Literature Review

Kim YS, Ok JH, Garzon-Muvdi J, McFarland EG
Arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears has been shown to be effective and safe. The use of suture anchors has increased the ability to perform rotator cuff repairs arthroscopically. However, the use of suture anchors for any surgery around the sho... More »

Online Exclusive, Case Report and Literature Review

Ross PR, Kolovich GP, Mayerson JL
We report the case of a 61-year-old woman who was referred to our service after she received a total hip implant at another institution and was found to have a large acetabular defect from pulmonary metastasis. The patient elected to undergo palliati... More »

Online Exclusive, Case Report and Literature Review

Kralovec ME, Houdek MT, Martin JR, Morrey ME, Cross WW III
A 42-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the foot, which caused multiple fractures of the tarsal bones. Over the course of 6 hours, he became obtunded and began to experience respiratory compromise and neurologic symptoms. On magnetic resonance... More »

Online Exclusive, Case Report and Literature Review

Song KS, Lee SW, Bae KC, Sohn ES
Aneurysmal bone cysts associated with tubular bones of the hand occur rarely and require particular diagnostic and therapeutic management techniques. While optimal treatment has not been established, accepted treatments range from aggressive radical ... More »

Online Exclusive, Original Study

Weiss K, Curry E, Matzkin E,
Most medical fields require a basic knowledge of musculoskeletal medicine. Although many nonorthopedic clinicians treat musculoskeletal problems, this area of medicine is often given little time in medical school curricula. In the study reported her... 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 »

Online Exclusive

Philippon MJ, and McCann PD
Peter D. McCann, MD, Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Orthopedics, and Mark J. Philippon, Program Chair of the Hip Program at the 2nd annual Emerging Techniques in Orthopedics in Las Vegas, discuss hip arthroscopy and the recent development... More »

Conference News

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