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.