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.