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.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Sep;472(9):2878-86. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3686-7. Epub 2014 May 28. PubMed PMID: 24867450; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4117875.


Nighttime bracing versus observation for early adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Wiemann JM, Shah SA, Price CT.
J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Sep;34(6):603-6. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000221. PubMed PMID: 24840659; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4141910.


Interventions to reduce tourniquet-related ischaemic damage in orthopaedic surgery: a qualitative systematic review of randomised trials.
Halladin NL, Zahle FV, Rosenberg J, Gögenur I.
Anaesthesia. 2014 Sep;69(9):1033-50. doi: 10.1111/anae.12664. Epub 2014 May 7. Review. PubMed PMID: 24800642.


Association of sarcopenia with short- and long-term mortality in older adults admitted to acute care wards: results from the CRIME study.
Vetrano DL, Landi F, Volpato S, Corsonello A, Meloni E, Bernabei R, Onder G.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Sep;69(9):1154-61. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glu034. Epub 2014 Apr 17. PubMed PMID: 24744390.


What is the frequency of vascular injury after knee dislocation?
Natsuhara KM, Yeranosian MG, Cohen JR, Wang JC, McAllister DR, Petrigliano FA.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Sep;472(9):2615-20. PubMed PMID: 24658901; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4117920.


The changing demographics of knee dislocation: a retrospective database review.
Arom GA, Yeranosian MG, Petrigliano FA, Terrell RD, McAllister DR.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Sep;472(9):2609-14. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3373-0. PubMed PMID: 24214822; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4117912.


Ipsilateral proximal femur and shaft fractures treated with hip screws and a reamed retrograde intramedullary nail.
Ostrum RF, Tornetta P 3rd, Watson JT, Christiano A, Vafek E.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Sep;472(9):2751-8. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3271-5. PubMed PMID: 24014269; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4117883.