Orthopaedic Update – July 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 July 2014.



Use of placebo controls in the evaluation of surgery: systematic review.
Wartolowska K, Judge A, Hopewell S, Collins GS, Dean BJ, Rombach I, Brindley D, Savulescu J, Beard DJ, Carr AJ.
BMJ. 2014 May 21;348:g3253. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g3253. Review. PubMed PMID: 24850821; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4029190.


A randomized comparison between double-injection and targeted intracluster-injection ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block.
Techasuk W, González AP, Bernucci F, Cupido T, Finlayson RJ, Tran de Q.
Anesth Analg. 2014 Jun;118(6):1363-9. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000224. PubMed PMID: 24842181.


A novel use of amniotic membrane for fingertip injuries.
Fijan A, Hashemi A, Namazi H.
J Wound Care. 2014 May;23(5):255-8. PubMed PMID: 24810309.


MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) ablation for the treatment of nonspinal osteoid osteoma: a prospective multicenter evaluation.
Geiger D, Napoli A, Conchiglia A, Gregori LM, Arrigoni F, Bazzocchi A, Busacca M, Moreschini O, Mastantuono M, Albisinni U, Masciocchi C, Catalano C.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 May
7;96(9):743-51. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.00903. PubMed PMID: 24806011.


Association between advanced degenerative changes of the atlanto-dens joint and presence of dens fracture.
Shinseki MS, Zusman NL, Hiratzka J, Marshall LM, Yoo JU.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 May 7;96(9):712-7. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.00814. PubMed PMID: 24806007.


Use of a novel high-resolution magnetic resonance neurography protocol to detect abnormal dorsal root Ganglia in Sjögren patients with neuropathic pain: case series of 10 patients and review of the literature.
Birnbaum J, Duncan T, Owoyemi K, Wang KC, Carrino J, Chhabra A.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2014 May;93(3):121-34. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000000024. Review. PubMed PMID: 24797167.


Is limb salvage surgery safe for bone sarcomas identified after a previous surgical procedure?
Gaston CL, Nakamura T, Reddy K, Abudu A, Carter S, Jeys L, Tillman R, Grimer R.
Bone Joint J. 2014 May;96-B(5):665-72. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.96B5.33140. PubMed PMID: 24788503.


The Targon femoral neck hip screw versus cannulated screws for internal fixation of intracapsular fractures of the hip: a randomised controlled trial.
Griffin XL, Parsons N, Achten J, Costa ML.
Bone Joint J. 2014 May;96-B(5):652-7. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.96B5.33391. PubMed PMID: 24788501.


Patient-reported outcome is influenced by surgical approach in total hip replacement: a study of the Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register including 42,233 patients.
Lindgren JV, Wretenberg P, Kärrholm J, Garellick G, Rolfson O.
Bone Joint J. 2014 May;96-B(5):590-6. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.96B5.32341. PubMed PMID: 24788491.


Sedation depth during spinal anesthesia and survival in elderly patients undergoing hip fracture repair.
Brown CH 4th, Azman AS, Gottschalk A, Mears SC, Sieber FE.
Anesth Analg. 2014 May;118(5):977-80. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000157. PubMed PMID: 24781567; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4090014.


Intrawound application of vancomycin reduces wound infection after open release of post-traumatic stiff elbows: a retrospective comparative study.
Yan H, He J, Chen S, Yu S, Fan C.
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 May;23(5):686-92. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2014.01.049. PubMed PMID: 24745317.


Assessment of postural balance among individuals with Parkinson disease with and without effects from dopaminergic medications.
D’Andréa Greve JM, Luna NM, de Siqueira JP, Prota C, Alonso AC.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 May;93(5):365-71. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0b013e3182a92aa9. PubMed PMID: 24739944.


Endoscopic-assisted achilles tendon reconstruction with free hamstring tendon autograft for chronic rupture of achilles tendon: clinical and isokinetic evaluation.
El Shazly O, Abou El Soud MM, El Mikkawy DM, El Ganzoury I, Ibrahim AM.
Arthroscopy. 2014 May;30(5):622-8. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2014.02.019. PubMed PMID: 24725316.


Arthroscopic debridement for acutely infected prosthetic knee: any role for infection control and prosthesis salvage?
Chung JY, Ha CW, Park YB, Song YJ, Yu KS.
Arthroscopy. 2014 May;30(5):599-606. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2014.02.008. Epub 2014 Mar 18. PubMed PMID: 24650834.


Adverse events associated with biodegradable lactide-containing suture anchors.
Cobaleda Aristizabal AF, Sanders EJ, Barber FA.
Arthroscopy. 2014 May;30(5):555-60. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2014.02.011. Epub 2014 Mar 18. PubMed PMID: 24650833.


Does arthroscopic knee surgery work?
Krych AJ, Carey JL, Marx RG, Dahm DL, Sennett BJ, Stuart MJ, Levy BA.
Arthroscopy. 2014 May;30(5):544-5. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2014.02.012. Epub 2014 Mar 15. PubMed PMID: 24642108.


Bilateral hypersensitivity to capsaicin, thermal, and mechanical stimuli in unilateral complex regional pain syndrome.
Terkelsen AJ, Gierthmühlen J, Finnerup NB, Højlund AP, Jensen TS.
Anesthesiology. 2014 May;120(5):1225-36. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000000220. PubMed PMID: 24621686.


Strong association between smoking and the risk of revision in a cohort study of patients with metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty.
Lübbeke A, Rothman KJ, Garavaglia G, Barea C, Christofilopoulos P, Stern R, Hoffmeyer P.
J Orthop Res. 2014 Jun;32(6):762-8. doi: 10.1002/jor.22603. Epub 2014 Feb 24. PubMed PMID: 24615914.


An efficient strategy allowed English-speaking reviewers to identify foreign-language articles eligible for a systematic review.
Busse JW, Bruno P, Malik K, Connell G, Torrance D, Ngo T, Kirmayr K, Avrahami D, Riva JJ, Ebrahim S, Struijs PA, Brunarski D, Burnie SJ, LeBlanc F, Coomes EA, Steenstra IA, Slack T, Rodine R, Jim J, Montori VM, Guyatt GH.
J Clin Epidemiol. 2014 May;67(5):547-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.07.022. Epub 2014 Mar 5. PubMed PMID: 24613496.


Shockwave therapy improves anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Wang CJ, Ko JY, Chou WY, Hsu SL, Ko SF, Huang CC, Chang HW.
J Surg Res. 2014 May 1;188(1):110-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2014.01.050. Epub 2014 Jan 31. PubMed PMID: 24560350.


Health state utility of patients with single-level cervical degenerative disc disease: comparison of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with cervical disc arthroplasty.
Qureshi S, Goz V, McAnany S, Cho SK, Hecht AC, Delamarter RB, Fehlings MG.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 May;20(5):475-9. doi: 10.3171/2014.1.SPINE13718. Epub 2014 Feb 21. PubMed PMID: 24559462.


High-grade spondylolisthesis treated using a modified Bohlman technique: results among multiple surgeons.
Hart RA, Domes CM, Goodwin B, D’Amato CR, Yoo JU, Turker RJ, Halsey MF.
J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 May;20(5):523-30. doi: 10.3171/2014.1.SPINE12904. Epub 2014 Feb 21. PubMed PMID: 24559460.


The Patient-Specific Functional Scale was valid for group-level change comparisons and between-group discrimination.
Abbott JH, Schmitt JS.
J Clin Epidemiol. 2014 Jun;67(6):681-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.11.002. Epub 2014 Feb 17. PubMed PMID: 24556219.


Does dual-mobility cup geometry affect posterior horizontal dislocation distance?
Heffernan C, Banerjee S, Nevelos J, Macintyre J, Issa K, Markel DC, Mont MA.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 May;472(5):1535-44. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3469-1. Epub 2014 Jan 24. PubMed PMID: 24464508; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3971207.


Upper limb physical function and adverse effects after breast cancer surgery: a prospective 2.5-year follow-up study and preoperative measures.
Sagen A, Kaaresen R, Sandvik L, Thune I, Risberg MA.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 May;95(5):875-81. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.12.015. Epub 2014 Jan 2. PubMed PMID: 24389401.


Preoperative enoxaparin versus postoperative semuloparin thromboprophylaxis in major abdominal surgery: a randomized controlled trial.
Kakkar AK, Agnelli G, Fisher W, George D, Lassen MR, Mismetti P, Mouret P, Murphy J, Lawson F, Turpie AG; SAVE-ABDO Investigators.
Ann Surg. 2014 Jun;259(6):1073-9. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000430. PubMed PMID: 24374549.


Are bilateral total joint arthroplasty patients at a higher risk of developing pulmonary embolism following total hip and knee surgery?
Yeager AM, Ruel AV, Westrich GH.
J Arthroplasty. 2014 May;29(5):900-2. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2013.11.001. Epub 2013 Nov 8. PubMed PMID: 24360492.


Can Internet information on vertebroplasty be a reliable means of patient self-education?
Sullivan TB, Anderson JT, Ahn UM, Ahn NU.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 May;472(5):1597-604. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3425-5. Epub 2013 Dec 12. PubMed PMID: 24338042; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3971214.


Developing a pathway for high-value, patient-centered total joint arthroplasty.
Van Citters AD, Fahlman C, Goldmann DA, Lieberman JR, Koenig KM, DiGioia AM 3rd, O’Donnell B, Martin J, Federico FA, Bankowitz RA, Nelson EC, Bozic KJ.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 May;472(5):1619-35. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3398-4. Epub 2013 Dec 3. PubMed PMID: 24297106; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3971244.


Patella denervation in primary total knee arthroplasty – a randomized controlled trial with 2 years of follow-up.
Pulavarti RS, Raut VV, McLauchlan GJ.
J Arthroplasty. 2014 May;29(5):977-81. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2013.10.017. Epub 2013 Oct 24. PubMed PMID: 24291230.


Imageless computer-assisted versus conventional total hip arthroplasty: one surgeon’s initial experience.
Brown ML, Reed JD, Drinkwater CJ.
J Arthroplasty. 2014 May;29(5):1015-20. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2013.10.007. Epub 2013 Oct 16. PubMed PMID: 24287127.


Is range of motion after cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty influenced by prosthesis design? A prospective randomized trial.
Lützner J, Hartmann A, Lützner C, Kirschner S.
J Arthroplasty. 2014 May;29(5):961-5. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2013.09.046. Epub 2013 Oct 1. PubMed PMID: 24269096.


Safety of intranasal fentanyl in the out-of-hospital setting: a prospective observational study.
Karlsen AP, Pedersen DM, Trautner S, Dahl JB, Hansen MS.
Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Jun;63(6):699-703. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.10.025. Epub 2013 Nov 22. PubMed PMID: 24268523.


Does intensity of surveillance affect survival after surgery for sarcomas? Results of a randomized noninferiority trial.
Puri A, Gulia A, Hawaldar R, Ranganathan P, Badwe RA.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 May;472(5):1568-75. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3385-9. Epub 2013 Nov 19. PubMed PMID: 24249538; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3971232.


Radiographic classification of coronal plane femoral deformities in polyostotic fibrous dysplasia.
Ippolito E, Farsetti P, Boyce AM, Corsi A, De Maio F, Collins MT.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 May;472(5):1558-67. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3380-1. Epub 2013 Nov 19. PubMed PMID: 24249535; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3971252.


Topical administration of tranexamic acid in primary total hip and total knee arthroplasty.
Martin JG, Cassatt KB, Kincaid-Cinnamon KA, Westendorf DS, Garton AS, Lemke JH.
J Arthroplasty. 2014 May;29(5):889-94. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2013.10.005. Epub 2013 Oct 16. PubMed PMID: 24238825.


Navigated versus conventional total knee arthroplasty.
Moskal JT, Capps SG, Mann JW, Scanelli JA.
J Knee Surg. 2014 Jun;27(3):235-48. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1360659. Epub 2013 Nov 14. Review. PubMed PMID: 24234551.


Comparison of acetabular shell position using patient specific instruments vs. standard surgical instruments: a randomized clinical trial.
Small T, Krebs V, Molloy R, Bryan J, Klika AK, Barsoum WK.
J Arthroplasty. 2014 May;29(5):1030-7. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2013.10.006. Epub 2013 Oct 16. PubMed PMID: 24231437.


The influence of anesthesia and pain management on cognitive dysfunction after joint arthroplasty: a systematic review.
Zywiel MG, Prabhu A, Perruccio AV, Gandhi R.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 May;472(5):1453-66. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3363-2. Review. PubMed PMID: 24186470; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3971229.


Gap balancing sacrifices joint-line maintenance to improve gap symmetry: a randomized controlled trial comparing gap balancing and measured resection.
Babazadeh S, Dowsey MM, Stoney JD, Choong PF.
J Arthroplasty. 2014 May;29(5):950-4. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2013.09.036. Epub 2013 Oct 1. PubMed PMID: 24183325.


Imageless computer navigation in total knee arthroplasty provides superior short term functional outcomes: a meta-analysis.
Rebal BA, Babatunde OM, Lee JH, Geller JA, Patrick DA Jr, Macaulay W.
J Arthroplasty. 2014 May;29(5):938-44. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2013.09.018. Epub 2013 Oct 18. PubMed PMID: 24140274.


Fibrinogen as a therapeutic target for bleeding: a review of critical levels and replacement therapy.
Levy JH, Welsby I, Goodnough LT.
Transfusion. 2014 May;54(5):1389-405; quiz 1388. doi: 10.1111/trf.12431. Epub 2013 Oct 9. Review. PubMed PMID: 24117955.


Can regional anesthesia and analgesia prolong cancer survival after orthopaedic oncologic surgery?
Cata JP, Hernandez M, Lewis VO, Kurz A.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 May;472(5):1434-41. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3306-y. Review. PubMed PMID: 24081665; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3971239.


Functional outcomes associated with adaptive seating interventions in children and youth with wheeled mobility needs.
Ryan SE, Sawatzky B, Campbell KA, Rigby PJ, Montpetit K, Roxborough L, McKeever PD.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 May;95(5):825-31. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.09.001. Epub 2013 Sep 11. PubMed PMID: 24035768.


Burden incurred by patients and their caregivers after outpatient surgery: a prospective observational study.
Manohar A, Cheung K, Wu CL, Stierer TS.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 May;472(5):1416-26. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3270-6. PubMed PMID: 24005979; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3971218.


Development of healthcare quality indicators for rheumatoid arthritis in Europe: the eumusc.net project.
Petersson IF, Strömbeck B, Andersen L, Cimmino M, Greiff R, Loza E, Sciré C,
Stamm T, Stoffer M, Uhlig T, Woolf AD, Vliet Vlieland TP; eumusc.net-working group.

Ann Rheum Dis. 2014 May;73(5):906-8. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2013-203765. Epub 2013 Aug 19. PubMed PMID: 23960093.