Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Current Concepts, Imaging Features, and Therapeutic Strategies
Thoracic outlet syndrome describes a set of disorders resulting from compression of the brachial plexus and/or... More
Shoulder Examination of the Overhead Athlete
The overhead athlete’s shoulder is exposed to extremes of stress and range of motion (ROM), predisposing this joint to... More
Closed Rupture of the Flexor Profundus Tendon of Ring Finger: Case Report and Treatment Recommendations
Zone III midsubstance flexor tendon rupture without underlying pathology is rare. The most common mechanism of injury... More
Cadaveric Study of Appropriate Screw Length for Distal Radius Stabilization Using Volar Plate Fixation
We conducted a study to highlight areas of risk with distal radius fixation to prevent occurrence of extensor tendon... 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

Burkhart SS
The rather turbulent history of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair went through stages of innovation, conflict, disruption, assimilation, and transformation that might be anticipated when a new and advanced technology (arthroscopic cuff repair) displac... More »
 

Editorial

Diao E
This issue of The American Journal of Orthopedics has several very interesting articles for the upper extremity surgeon. The first one that I would like to talk about is “Trends in Thumb Carpometacarpal Interposition Arthroplasty in the United Stat... More »
 

Online Exclusive, From the Resident Advisory Board

Hsu AR, Davis WH
At the end of a journey 3,650 days long, there is a path leading into the wilderness. From the first day of medical school until the last day of fellowship, we safely follow the well-paved and often-traveled road of medical education with its preset ... More »
 

Online Exclusive, Case Report and Literature Review

Bagsby D, Gantsoudes G, Klitzman R
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an important ligamentous stabilizer of the knee. The natural primary healing potential of the ACL has been shown to be extremely poor. We report the case of a 12-year-old boy who was involved in a motor vehic... More »
 

Online Exclusive, Case Report and Literature Review

Halawi MJ
Fracture blisters are tense vesicles that arise on markedly swollen skin overlying traumatized soft tissue. While this relatively uncommon complication has been well described in the trauma literature, this article reports for the first time a case o... More »
 

Online Exclusive, Case Report and Literature Review

Jamshidi K, Barbuto R, Shirazi MR, Abolghasemian M
Synovial chondromatosis is a benign lesion of the synovium, and giant solitary synovial chondromatosis (GSSCM) is a rare presentation of it. In this article, we describe clinical, imaging, and pathologic features of a hip GSSCM with an unusual histol... More »
 

Online Exclusive, Case Report and Literature Review

Murali J, Monchik K, Fadale P
The incidence of congenital absence of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is extremely low. Congenital ACL absence has most often been found in association with conditions such as knee dislocation, knee dysplasia, proximal focal femoral deficiency,... More »
 

Online Exclusive, Case Report and Literature Review

Mansour A, Sridhar MS, Jamieson S, Moore TJ
This is a case report detailing an iatrogenic femoral neck fracture (FNF) after closed reduction of an anterior hip dislocation. While iatrogenic FNF is a known complication of closed reduction, there are few published reports of the circumstances su... More »
 

Online Exclusive, Case Report and Literature Review

Morris D, Guettler J, Morris S
There have been several descriptions of variant anatomy of the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT). A recent literature review identified 8 cases of anomalous intracapsular attachment of the LHBT. In this report, we discuss a distinctive case of ... More »
 

Online Exclusive, Case Report and Literature Review

Singh S, Batra S, Maini L, Gautam VK
We describe a case of xanthogranulomatous osteomyelitis (XO) of the proximal femur in a 65-year-old woman who presented with pain of 6 months’ duration in the right hip. Plain radiographs showed a lytic well-defined lesion in the right peritrochant... More »
 

Topic Collection

Khurana S, Nobel TB, Merkow JS, Walsh M, Egol KA
We conducted a study to evaluate differences between patients who had total hip arthroplasty (THA) for posttraumatic osteoarthritis (OA) and patients who had THA for primary OA. Using a prospective database, we followed 3844 patients who had THA for... More »
 

Topic Collection

Hart A, Cota A, Makhdom A, Harvey EJ
Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient with an adult daily recommended intake of 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men. Smokers should consume an additional 35 mg per day because of the increased oxidative stresses from cigarette smoke. Observational d... More »
 

Topic Collection

Boe C, Vangsness CT
According to the 2005 US census, osteoarthritis (OA) was the leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting more than 50 million people. Current treatments are targeted at reducing symptoms of the inflammatory reaction that occurs after ... 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 »
 
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 »