Orthopaedic Update – January 2015

CEROS Lab curates a monthly listing of articles highlighting the latest news and research in Orthopaedic Surgery. Below please find our Orthopaedic update for January 2015.



Student-led learning: a new teaching paradigm for surgical skills.
Hoogenes J, Mironova P, Safir O, McQueen SA, Abdelbary H, Drexler M, Nousiainen M, Ferguson P, Kraemer W, Alman B, Reznick RK, Sonnadara RR.
Am J Surg. 2015 Jan;209(1):107-14. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2014.08.037. Epub 2014 Oct 22. PubMed PMID: 25454965.


Variations in the trunnion surface topography between different commercially available hip replacement stems.
Munir S, Walter WL, Walsh WR.
J Orthop Res. 2015 Jan;33(1):98-105. doi: 10.1002/jor.22741. Epub 2014 Oct 15. PubMed PMID: 25319315.


Prognostic value of pathologic fracture in patients with high grade localized osteosarcoma: a systemic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies.
Sun L, Li Y, Zhang J, Li H, Li B, Ye Z.
J Orthop Res. 2015 Jan;33(1):131-9. doi: 10.1002/jor.22734. Epub 2014 Sep 18. Review. PubMed PMID: 25231396.


Orthopaedic Update – December 2014

CEROS Lab curates a monthly listing of articles highlighting the latest news and research in Orthopaedic Surgery. Below please find our Orthopaedic update for December 2014.



[Evaluation and socio-economic relevance of an integrated osteoporosis health care network].
Pfeifer M, Hinz Ch, Lazarescu AD, Minne HW.
Versicherungsmedizin. 2014 Dec 1;66(4):198-201. German. PubMed PMID: 25558509.


Herbal medicine for low-back pain.
Oltean H, Robbins C, van Tulder MW, Berman BM, Bombardier C, Gagnier JJ.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Dec 23;12:CD004504. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004504.pub4. Review. PubMed PMID: 25536022.


Different types of intermittent pneumatic compression devices for preventing venous thromboembolism in patients after total hip replacement.
Zhao JM, He ML, Xiao ZM, Li TS, Wu H, Jiang H.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Dec 22;12:CD009543. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009543.pub3. Review. PubMed PMID: 25528992.


Graduated compression stockings for prevention of deep vein thrombosis.
Sachdeva A, Dalton M, Amaragiri SV, Lees T.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Dec 17;12:CD001484. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD001484.pub3. Review. PubMed PMID: 25517473.


Osteotomy for treating knee osteoarthritis.
Brouwer RW, Huizinga MR, Duivenvoorden T, van Raaij TM, Verhagen AP, Bierma-Zeinstra SM, Verhaar JA.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Dec 13;12:CD004019. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004019.pub4. Review. PubMed PMID: 25503775.


Association of the 2011 ACGME resident duty hour reforms with mortality and readmissions among hospitalized Medicare patients.
Patel MS, Volpp KG, Small DS, Hill AS, Even-Shoshan O, Rosenbaum L, Ross RN, Bellini L, Zhu J, Silber JH.
JAMA. 2014 Dec 10;312(22):2364-73. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.15273. PubMed PMID: 25490327.


Complications associated with the periacetabular osteotomy: a prospective multicenter study.
Zaltz I, Baca G, Kim YJ, Schoenecker P, Trousdale R, Sierra R, Sucato D, Sink E, Beaulé P, Millis MB, Podeszwa D, Clohisy JC.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Dec 3;96(23):1967-74. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00113. PubMed PMID: 25471911.


Comparative study of the treatment outcomes of osteoporotic compression fractures without neurologic injury using a rigid brace, a soft brace, and no brace: a prospective randomized controlled non-inferiority trial.
Kim HJ, Yi JM, Cho HG, Chang BS, Lee CK, Kim JH, Yeom JS.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Dec 3;96(23):1959-66. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00187. PubMed PMID: 25471910.


Topical intra-articular compared with intravenous tranexamic acid to reduce blood loss in primary total knee replacement: a double-blind, randomized, controlled, noninferiority clinical trial.
Gomez-Barrena E, Ortega-Andreu M, Padilla-Eguiluz NG, Pérez-Chrzanowska H, Figueredo-Zalve R.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Dec 3;96(23):1937-44. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00060. PubMed PMID: 25471907.


Effectiveness of computerized decision support systems linked to electronic health records: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Moja L, Kwag KH, Lytras T, Bertizzolo L, Brandt L, Pecoraro V, Rigon G, Vaona A, Ruggiero F, Mangia M, Iorio A, Kunnamo I, Bonovas S.
Am J Public Health. 2014 Dec;104(12):e12-22. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302164. Epub 2014 Oct 16. Review. PubMed PMID: 25322302; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4232126.


Ozone-augmented percutaneous discectomy: a novel treatment option for refractory discogenic sciatica.
Crockett MT, Moynagh M, Long N, Kilcoyne A, Dicker P, Synnott K, Eustace SJ.
Clin Radiol. 2014 Dec;69(12):1280-6. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2014.08.008. Epub 2014 Sep 17. PubMed PMID: 25240564.


Immediate efficacy of laterally wedged insoles with arch support on walking in persons with bilateral medial knee osteoarthritis.
Yeh HC, Chen LF, Hsu WC, Lu TW, Hsieh LF, Chen HL.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Dec;95(12):2420-7. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.06.014. Epub 2014 Jul 4. PubMed PMID: 25007708.


A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies novel variants associated with osteoarthritis of the hip.
Evangelou E, Kerkhof HJ, Styrkarsdottir U, Ntzani EE, Bos SD, Esko T, Evans DS, Metrustry S, Panoutsopoulou K, Ramos YF, Thorleifsson G, Tsilidis KK; arcOGEN Consortium, Arden N, Aslam N, Bellamy N, Birrell F, Blanco FJ, Carr A, Chapman K, Day-Williams AG, Deloukas P, Doherty M, Engström G, Helgadottir HT, Hofman A, Ingvarsson T, Jonsson H, Keis A, Keurentjes JC, Kloppenburg M, Lind PA, McCaskie A, Martin NG, Milani L, Montgomery GW, Nelissen RG, Nevitt MC, Nilsson PM, Ollier WE, Parimi N, Rai A, Ralston SH, Reed MR, Riancho JA, Rivadeneira F, Rodriguez-Fontenla C, Southam L, Thorsteinsdottir U, Tsezou A, Wallis GA, Wilkinson JM, Gonzalez A, Lane NE, Lohmander LS, Loughlin J, Metspalu A, Uitterlinden AG, Jonsdottir I, Stefansson K, Slagboom PE, Zeggini E, Meulenbelt I, Ioannidis JP, Spector TD, van Meurs JB, Valdes AM.
Ann Rheum Dis. 2014 Dec;73(12):2130-6. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2012-203114. Epub 2013 Aug 29. Review. PubMed PMID: 23989986; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4251181.


Orthopaedic Update – November 2014

CEROS Lab curates a monthly listing of articles highlighting the latest news and research in Orthopaedic Surgery. Below please find our Orthopaedic update for November 2014.



Surgical interventions for treating fractures of the olecranon in adults.
Matar HE, Ali AA, Buckley S, Garlick NI, Atkinson HD.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Nov 26;11:CD010144. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010144.pub2. Review. PubMed PMID: 25426876.


Aspiration of the elbow joint for treating radial head fractures.
Foocharoen T, Foocharoen C, Laopaiboon M, Tiamklang T.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Nov 22;11:CD009949. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009949.pub2. Review. PubMed PMID: 25416525.


The rotator cuff quality-of-life index predicts the outcome of nonoperative treatment of patients with a chronic rotator cuff tear.
Boorman RS, More KD, Hollinshead RM, Wiley JP, Brett K, Mohtadi NG, Nelson AA, Lo IK, Bryant D.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Nov 19;96(22):1883-8. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.01457. PubMed PMID: 25410506.


Extramedullary compared with intramedullary implants for intertrochanteric hip fractures: thirty-day outcomes of 4432 procedures from the ACS NSQIP database.
Bohl DD, Basques BA, Golinvaux NS, Miller CP, Baumgaertner MR, Grauer JN.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Nov 19;96(22):1871-7. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00041. PubMed PMID: 25410504.


Improvement in gait following combined ankle and subtalar arthrodesis.
Tenenbaum S, Coleman SC, Brodsky JW.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Nov 19;96(22):1863-9. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.01448. PubMed PMID: 25410503.


Stability assessment of the ankle mortise in supination-external rotation-type ankle fractures: lack of additional diagnostic value of MRI.
Nortunen S, Lepojärvi S, Savola O, Niinimäki J, Ohtonen P, Flinkkilä T, Lantto I, Kortekangas T, Pakarinen H.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Nov 19;96(22):1855-62. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.01533. PubMed PMID: 25410502.


An easy tool to predict survival in patients receiving radiation therapy for painful bone metastases.
Westhoff PG, de Graeff A, Monninkhof EM, Bollen L, Dijkstra SP, van der Steen-Banasik EM, van Vulpen M, Leer JW, Marijnen CA, van der Linden YM; Dutch Bone Metastasis Study Group.
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Nov 15;90(4):739-47. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2014.07.051. Epub 2014 Sep 24. PubMed PMID: 25260489.


Deep transverse friction massage for treating lateral elbow or lateral knee tendinitis.
Loew LM, Brosseau L, Tugwell P, Wells GA, Welch V, Shea B, Poitras S, De Angelis G, Rahman P.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Nov 8;11:CD003528. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003528.pub2. Review. PubMed PMID: 25380079.


Outcomes for patients with the same disease treated inside and outside of randomized trials: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Fernandes N, Bryant D, Griffith L, El-Rabbany M, Fernandes NM, Kean C, Marsh J, Mathur S, Moyer R, Reade CJ, Riva JJ, Somerville L, Bhatnagar N.
CMAJ. 2014 Nov 4;186(16):E596-609. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.131693. Epub 2014 Sep 29. Review. PubMed PMID: 25267774; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4216275.


Effects of vibration on spasticity in individuals with spinal cord injury: a scoping systematic review.
Sadeghi M, Sawatzky B.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Nov;93(11):995-1007. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000098. Review. PubMed PMID: 24743464.


Lack of nephrotoxicity by 6% hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 during hip arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial.
Kancir AS, Pleckaitiene L, Hansen TB, Ekeløf NP, Pedersen EB.
Anesthesiology. 2014 Nov;121(5):948-58. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000000413. PubMed PMID: 25127210.


Comparison between autologous blood transfusion drainage and no drainage/closed-suction drainage in primary total hip arthroplasty: a meta-analysis.
Li N, Li P, Liu M, Wang D, Xia L.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Nov;134(11):1623-31. doi: 10.1007/s00402-014-2090-9. Epub 2014 Oct 7. PubMed PMID: 25288027.


Treatment of olecranon bursitis: a systematic review.
Sayegh ET, Strauch RJ.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Nov;134(11):1517-36. doi: 10.1007/s00402-014-2088-3. Epub 2014 Sep 19. Review. PubMed PMID: 25234151.


Functional outcomes and quality of life in patients with osteosarcoma treated with amputation versus limb-salvage surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Mei J, Zhu XZ, Wang ZY, Cai XS.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Nov;134(11):1507-16. doi: 10.1007/s00402-014-2086-5. Epub 2014 Sep 19. Review. PubMed PMID: 25234150.


Operative versus nonoperative treatment for displaced midshaft clavicular fractures: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.
Kong L, Zhang Y, Shen Y.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Nov;134(11):1493-500. doi: 10.1007/s00402-014-2077-6. Epub 2014 Aug 29. PubMed PMID: 25168786.


Treatment of fracture sequelae of the proximal humerus: comparison of hemiarthroplasty and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.
Alentorn-Geli E, Guirro P, Santana F, Torrens C.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Nov;134(11):1545-50. doi: 10.1007/s00402-014-2074-9. Epub 2014 Aug 20. PubMed PMID: 25138037.


Suspensory fixation versus novel transverse crosspin for femoral fixation in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Zehir S, Zehir R.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Nov;134(11):1579-85. doi: 10.1007/s00402-014-2062-0. Epub 2014 Jul 22. PubMed PMID: 25047162.


Whole body and local muscle vibration reduce artificially induced quadriceps arthrogenic inhibition.
Blackburn JT, Pamukoff DN, Sakr M, Vaughan AJ, Berkoff DJ.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Nov;95(11):2021-8. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.07.393. Epub 2014 Jul 30. PubMed PMID: 25083559.


Patient dissatisfaction following total knee replacement: a growing concern?
Nam D, Nunley RM, Barrack RL.
Bone Joint J. 2014 Nov;96-B(11 Supple A):96-100. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.96B11.34152. PubMed PMID: 25381418.


Use of broth cultures peri-operatively to optimise the microbiological diagnosis of musculoskeletal implant infections.
Blackmur JP, Tang EY, Dave J, Simpson AH.
Bone Joint J. 2014 Nov;96-B(11):1566-70. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.96B11.33852. PubMed PMID: 25371476.


Is congenital talipes equinovarus a risk factor for pathological dysplasia of the hip? : a 21-year prospective, longitudinal observational study.
Paton RW, Choudry QA, Jugdey R, Hughes S.
Bone Joint J. 2014 Nov;96-B(11):1553-5. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.96B11.34130. PubMed PMID: 25371473.


Prevention of dislocation of the hip in children with cerebral palsy: 20-year results of a population-based prevention programme.
Hägglund G, Alriksson-Schmidt A, Lauge-Pedersen H, Rodby-Bousquet E, Wagner P, Westbom L.
Bone Joint J. 2014 Nov;96-B(11):1546-52. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.96B11.34385. PubMed PMID: 25371472.


Necrotising soft-tissue infections of the upper limb: risk factors for amputation and death.
Uehara K, Yasunaga H, Morizaki Y, Horiguchi H, Fushimi K, Tanaka S.
Bone Joint J. 2014 Nov;96-B(11):1530-4. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.96B11.34888. PubMed PMID: 25371469.


Early morbidity after aseptic revision hip arthroplasty in Denmark: a two-year nationwide study.
Lindberg-Larsen M, Jørgensen CC, Hansen TB, Solgaard S, Kehlet H.
Bone Joint J. 2014 Nov;96-B(11):1464-71. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.96B11.33949. PubMed PMID: 25371458.


Comparison between 28 mm and 32 mm ceramic-on-ceramic bearings in total hip replacement.
Lee YK, Ha YC, Koo KH.
Bone Joint J. 2014 Nov;96-B(11):1459-63. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.96B11.34358. PubMed PMID: 25371457.


A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial of alendronate treatment for fibrous dysplasia of bone.
Boyce AM, Kelly MH, Brillante BA, Kushner H, Wientroub S, Riminucci M, Bianco P, Robey PG, Collins MT.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Nov;99(11):4133-40. doi: 10.1210/jc.2014-1371. Epub 2014 Jul 17. PubMed PMID: 25033066; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4223439.


An evidence-based medicine model for rare and often neglected neoplastic conditions.
Fisher CG, Goldschlager T, Boriani S, Varga PP, Rhines LD, Fehlings MG, Luzzati A, Dekutoski MB, Reynolds JJ, Chou D, Berven SH, Williams RP, Quraishi NA, Bettegowda C, Gokaslan ZL.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Nov;21(5):704-10. doi: 10.3171/2014.7.SPINE13954. Epub 2014 Sep 5. PubMed PMID: 25192373.


Adverse events in emergency oncological spine surgery: a prospective analysis.
Dea N, Versteeg A, Fisher C, Kelly A, Hartig D, Boyd M, Paquette S, Kwon BK, Dvorak M, Street J.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Nov;21(5):698-703. doi: 10.3171/2014.7.SPINE131007. Epub 2014 Aug 22. PubMed PMID: 25147976.


Which method is more effective in treatment of calcific tendinitis in the shoulder? Prospective randomized comparison between ultrasound-guided needling and extracorporeal shock wave therapy.
Kim YS, Lee HJ, Kim YV, Kong CG.
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Nov;23(11):1640-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2014.06.036. Epub 2014 Sep 12. PubMed PMID: 25219475.


Delayed versus early motion after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: a meta-analysis.
Chan K, MacDermid JC, Hoppe DJ, Ayeni OR, Bhandari M, Foote CJ, Athwal GS.
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Nov;23(11):1631-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2014.05.021. Epub 2014 Aug 13. PubMed PMID: 25127908.


Complication rates comparing primary with revision reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.
Saltzman BM, Chalmers PN, Gupta AK, Romeo AA, Nicholson GP.
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Nov;23(11):1647-54. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2014.04.015. Epub 2014 Jun 28. PubMed PMID: 24986694.


Forearm soft tissue sarcoma: tumors characteristics and oncologic outcomes following limb salvage surgery.
Baroudi MR, Ferguson PC, Wunder JS, Isler MH, Mottard S, Werier JA, Turcotte RE.
J Surg Oncol. 2014 Nov;110(6):676-81. doi: 10.1002/jso.23686. Epub 2014 Jun 9. PubMed PMID: 24910319.


Post-operative blood loss in total knee arthroplasty: knee flexion versus pharmacological techniques.
Antinolfi P, Innocenti B, Caraffa A, Peretti G, Cerulli G.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Nov;22(11):2756-62. doi: 10.1007/s00167-013-2674-x. Epub 2013 Sep 29. PubMed PMID: 24077690.


Periprosthetic supracondylar femoral fractures above total knee arthroplasty: comparison of the locking and non-locking plating methods.
Bae DK, Song SJ, Yoon KH, Kim TY.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Nov;22(11):2690-7. doi: 10.1007/s00167-013-2572-2. Epub 2013 Jun 22. PubMed PMID: 23794003.


Patellar denervation with electrocautery in total knee arthroplasty without patellar resurfacing: a meta-analysis.
Cheng T, Zhu C, Guo Y, Shi S, Chen D, Zhang X.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Nov;22(11):2648-54. doi: 10.1007/s00167-013-2533-9. Epub 2013 Jun 7. Review. PubMed PMID: 23743580.


Implant augmentation: adding bone cement to improve the treatment of osteoporotic distal femur fractures: a biomechanical study using human cadaver bones.
Wähnert D, Hofmann-Fliri L, Richards RG, Gueorguiev B, Raschke MJ, Windolf M.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2014 Nov;93(23):e166. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000000166. PubMed PMID: 25415673.


A comparison study of KOOS-PS and KOOS function and sport scores.
Stratford PW, Kennedy DM.
Phys Ther. 2014 Nov;94(11):1614-21. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20140086. Epub 2014 Jul 17. PubMed PMID: 25035265.


[Case-control study on tibetan Baimai ointment (see symbol in text) for the treatment of wrist-dysfunction after distal radius fracture].
Zhang XP, Xu GR, Xu SQ, Lu ZM, Huang L.
Zhongguo Gu Shang. 2014 Nov;27(11):920-4. Chinese. PubMed PMID: 25577914.


[Case-control study on comprehensive traditional Chinese medicine therapy for preventing postsurgery stiffness after operation for terrible triad of the elbow].
Lin GM, Liu LL, Ye LJ, Li Q, Liu MF.
Zhongguo Gu Shang. 2014 Nov;27(11):900-3. Chinese. PubMed PMID: 25577909.

Orthopaedic Update – October 2014

CEROS Lab curates a monthly listing of articles highlighting the latest news and research in Orthopaedic Surgery. Below please find our Orthopaedic update for October 2014.



The use of pneumatic tourniquet in total knee arthroplasty: a meta-analysis.
Yi S, Tan J, Chen C, Chen H, Huang W.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Oct;134(10):1469-76. doi: 10.1007/s00402-014-2056-y. Epub 2014 Aug 17. Review. PubMed PMID: 25128975.


Can physical examination predict the intraarticular tear pattern of the anterior cruciate ligament?
Yoon KH, Lee SH, Park SY, Kang DG, Chung KY.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Oct;134(10):1451-7. doi: 10.1007/s00402-014-2048-y. Epub 2014 Jul 27. Erratum in: Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Oct;134(10):1459. PubMed PMID: 25064508.


Small improvements in mechanical axis alignment achieved with MRI versus CT-based patient-specific instruments in TKA: a randomized clinical trial.
Pfitzner T, Abdel MP, von Roth P, Perka C, Hommel H.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):2913-22. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3784-6. Epub 2014 Jul 15. PubMed PMID: 25024031; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4160476.


Muscle pre-activation strategies play a role in modulating Kvert for change of direction manoeuvres: an observational study.
Serpell BG, Ball NB, Scarvell JM, Buttfield A, Smith PN.
J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2014 Oct;24(5):704-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2014.06.008. Epub 2014 Jun 24. PubMed PMID: 25022199.


Fluoroscopy and imageless navigation enable an equivalent reconstruction of leg length and global and femoral offset in THA.
Weber M, Woerner M, Springorum R, Sendtner E, Hapfelmeier A, Grifka J, Renkawitz T.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):3150-8. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3740-5. Epub 2014 Jun 26. PubMed PMID: 24964886; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4160474.


Fibrinogen but not factor XIII deficiency is associated with bleeding after craniotomy.
Adelmann D, Klaus DA, Illievich UM, Krenn CG, Krall C, Kozek-Langenecker S, Schaden E.
Br J Anaesth. 2014 Oct;113(4):628-33. doi: 10.1093/bja/aeu133. Epub 2014 May 28. PubMed PMID: 24871873.


Does imageless computer-assisted TKA lead to improved rotational alignment or fewer outliers? A systematic review.
Meijer MF, Reininga IH, Boerboom AL, Bulstra SK, Stevens M.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):3124-33. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3688-5. Epub 2014 May 28. Review. PubMed PMID: 24867451; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4160487.


Task-specific fall prevention training is effective for warfighters with transtibial amputations.
Kaufman KR, Wyatt MP, Sessoms PH, Grabiner MD.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):3076-84. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3664-0. PubMed PMID: 24811543; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4160499.


Can an integrated orthotic and rehabilitation program decrease pain and improve function after lower extremity trauma?
Bedigrew KM, Patzkowski JC, Wilken JM, Owens JG, Blanck RV, Stinner DJ, Kirk KL, Hsu JR; Skeletal Trauma Research Consortium (STReC).
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):3017-25. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3609-7. PubMed PMID: 24744130; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4160498.


Does a microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee affect stair ascent strategies in persons with transfemoral amputation?
Aldridge Whitehead JM, Wolf EJ, Scoville CR, Wilken JM.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct;472(10):3093-101. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3484-2. PubMed PMID: 24515402; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4160488.

Orthopaedic Update – September 2014

CEROS Lab curates a monthly listing of articles highlighting the latest news and research in Orthopaedic Surgery. Below please find our Orthopaedic update for September 2014.



Trochlear groove osteochondritis dissecans of the knee patellofemoral joint.
Wall EJ, Heyworth BE, Shea KG, Edmonds EW, Wright RW, Anderson AF, Eismann EA, Myer GD.
J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Sep;34(6):625-30. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000212. PubMed PMID: 25126843.


The influence of race and ethnicity on complications and mortality after orthopedic surgery: a systematic review of the literature.
Schoenfeld AJ, Tipirneni R, Nelson JH, Carpenter JE, Iwashyna TJ.
Med Care. 2014 Sep;52(9):842-51. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000177. Review. PubMed PMID: 25100230.


Uni- and bipolar hemiarthroplasty with a modern cemented femoral component provides elderly patients with displaced femoral neck fractures with equal functional outcome and survivorship at medium-term follow-up.
Kanto K, Sihvonen R, Eskelinen A, Laitinen M.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Sep;134(9):1251-9. doi: 10.1007/s00402-014-2053-1. Epub 2014 Jul 24. PubMed PMID: 25055754.


Analgesic efficacy of pre-operative stellate ganglion block on postoperative pain relief: a randomised controlled trial.
Kumar N, Thapa D, Gombar S, Ahuja V, Gupta R.
Anaesthesia. 2014 Sep;69(9):954-660. doi: 10.1111/anae.12774. Epub 2014 Jul 7. PubMed PMID: 25040168.


Does immobilization after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair increase tendon healing? A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Shen C, Tang ZH, Hu JZ, Zou GY, Xiao RC, Yan DX.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Sep;134(9):1279-85. doi: 10.1007/s00402-014-2028-2. Epub 2014 Jun 11. Review. PubMed PMID: 25027677.


Percutaneous cerclage wiring followed by intramedullary nailing for subtrochanteric femoral fractures: a technical note with clinical results.
Kim JW, Park KC, Oh JK, Oh CW, Yoon YC, Chang HW.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Sep;134(9):1227-35. doi: 10.1007/s00402-014-2023-7. Epub 2014 Jun 11. PubMed PMID: 25027675.


Is unilateral kyphoplasty as effective and safe as bilateral kyphoplasties for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures? A meta-analysis.
Huang Z, Wan S, Ning L, Han S.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Sep;472(9):2833-42. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3745-0. Epub 2014 Jun 26. Review. PubMed PMID: 24964889; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4117896.


Arthroscopic assessment of medial malleolar reduction.
Swart EF, Vosseller JT.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Sep;134(9):1287-92. doi: 10.1007/s00402-014-2031-7. Epub 2014 Jun 14. PubMed PMID: 24927674.


The Elixhauser comorbidity method outperforms the Charlson index in predicting inpatient death after orthopaedic surgery.
Menendez ME, Neuhaus V, van Dijk CN, Ring D.
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Nighttime bracing versus observation for early adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
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Interventions to reduce tourniquet-related ischaemic damage in orthopaedic surgery: a qualitative systematic review of randomised trials.
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Association of sarcopenia with short- and long-term mortality in older adults admitted to acute care wards: results from the CRIME study.
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What is the frequency of vascular injury after knee dislocation?
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The changing demographics of knee dislocation: a retrospective database review.
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Ipsilateral proximal femur and shaft fractures treated with hip screws and a reamed retrograde intramedullary nail.
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