Pediatric Orthopaedic Observerships in North America for International Surgeons: Perceived Barriers and Opportunities for Visitors and Hosts.

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Despite recommendations for high-income countries to partner with low-income and middle-income countries to expand surgical access, little is known about the barriers that are faced by international surgeons (ISs) who […]

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Limited Evidence for Biological Adjuvants in Hindfoot Arthrodesis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Clinical Comparative Studies.

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The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of biological adjuvants in patients managed with hindfoot arthrodesis.A systematic review of the PubMed and Embase databases was performed […]

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Trends of Femoral Neck Fracture Treatment Using Total Hip Arthroplasty: Reported From the American Joint Replacement Registry.

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Total hip arthroplasty (THA) rather than hemiarthroplasty for displaced femoral neck fracture (FNF) is often chosen for younger patients who are more active and/or have underlying hip osteoarthritis. However, instability […]

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Pain-related fear phenotypes are associated with function of the upper limbs in individuals with shoulder pain.

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To identify and describe phenotypes related to kinesiophobia, fear-avoidance, and pain catastrophizing, and determine clinical and demographic characteristics related to each phenotype as a function of self-reported function of the […]

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A novel retractor-assisted closed reduction combined with percutaneous pinning fixation for the treatment of elderly distal radius fractures: a retrospective cohort study.

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Percutaneous pinning fixation (PCP) has been used for the treatment of distal radius fractures for decades, especially in the elderly with fragile soft tissue. However, achieving and maintaining a sound […]

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A comparison of thrombosis in total knee arthroplasty with and without a tourniquet: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

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Tourniquets are widely used in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), but the issue of their safety remains controversial. Previous studies have focused on TKA blood loss, duration of surgery, and hemostatic […]

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Is the international physical activity questionnaire (IPAQ) a valid assessment tool for measuring physical activity of patients with axial spondyloartritis?

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Determining the level of physical activity (PA) is an essential part of patient evaluation in axial spondylarthritis (axSpA). Subjective and objective methods are both frequently used methods for evaluating PA. […]

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A Comparison of Fibula Pro-Tibia Fixation Versus Hindfoot Nailing for Unstable Fractures of the Ankle in Those Older Than 60 Years.

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Ankle fractures in the elderly are an increasing problem, with poor outcomes reported. Operative options for patients with suspected osteoporosis and needing to bear weight to ambulate can include hindfoot […]

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Correlation Between Patient-Reported Outcome Measures and Health Insurance Provider Types in Patients with Hip Osteoarthritis.

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Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are frequently utilized to assess patient perceptions of health and function. Numerous factors influence self-reported physical and mental health outcome scores. The purpose of this study […]

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Demographic, Surgical, and Radiographic Risk Factors for Symptomatic Adjacent Segment Disease After Lumbar Fusion: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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Although multiple studies have investigated risk factors for symptomatic adjacent segment disease (ASD) after lumbar fusion, their findings were diverse and inconsistent. This review aimed to summarize risk factors for […]

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Elbow Overuse Injuries in Pediatric Female Gymnastic Athletes: Comparative Findings and Outcomes in Radial Head Stress Fractures and Capitellar Osteochondritis Dissecans.

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Radial head stress fractures (RHSFs) and capitellar osteochondritis dissecans (COCD) are rare but may be seen in gymnasts. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and radiographic […]

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Enhanced Recovery After Primary Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review.

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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) has become increasingly implemented to reduce costs, to increase efficiency, and to optimize patient outcomes after a surgical procedure. This study aimed to systematically review […]

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Is Immobilization Necessary for Early Return to Work Following Distal Biceps Repair Using a Cortical Button Technique?: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

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Improvements in surgical fixation to repair distal biceps tendon ruptures have not fully translated to earlier postoperative mobilization; it is unknown whether earlier mobilization affords earlier functional return to work. […]

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Lower-Extremity Segment-Length Prediction Accuracy of the Sanders Multiplier, Paley Multiplier, and White-Menelaus Formula.

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Several methods are available to estimate leg lengths at maturity to facilitate the determination of timing of epiphysiodesis. We compared the Paley multiplier, Sanders multiplier, and White-Menelaus methods in an […]

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Preoperative risk factors for postoperative blood transfusion after hip fracture surgery: establishment of a nomogram.

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This study aimed to explore the preoperative risk factors related to blood transfusion after hip fracture operations and to establish a nomogram prediction model. The application of this model will […]

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Prevalence and risk factors of preoperative deep venous thrombosis in closed patella fracture: a prospective cohort study.

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The preoperative prevalence of deep venous thromboembolism (DVT) of patella fracture is not well established. The study aimed to investigate the preoperative prevalence, the associated risk factors, and the locations […]

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Surgical treatment of proximal humeral fractures with the transosseous suture fixation.

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The surgical treatment of displaced proximal humeral fractures is commonly affected by implant-related complications. We evaluated the functional and radiographic results of transosseous suture fixation in a series of displaced […]

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Treatment of posterolateral tibial plateau fractures with a rotational support plate and special pressurizer: technical note and retrospective case series.

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In tibial plateau fractures, the posterolateral segment of the tibia plateau is frequently affected and challenging to treat. Although there are many surgical approaches and fixation methods for the treatment […]

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Tranexamic acid given into wound reduces postoperative drainage, blood loss, and hospital stay in spinal surgeries: a meta-analysis.

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Although intravenous tranexamic acid administration (ivTXA) has prevailed in clinical antifibrinolytic treatment, whether it increases thromboembolic risks has remained controversial. As a potent alternative to ivTXA, topical use of TXA […]

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Application of a targeted and quantificational foraminoplasty device in percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy for L5-S1 disc herniation: preliminary clinical outcomes.

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Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy (PTED) is minimally invasive and has been widely used to treat patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH) due to its safety and efficiency. However, due to […]

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Comparison of denosumab and zoledronic acid for the treatment of solid tumors and multiple myeloma with bone metastasis: a systematic review and meta-analysis based on randomized controlled trials.

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To compare the efficacy and safety between denosumab and zoledronic acid for advanced cancer with bone metastasis.MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane library databases were searched for randomized controlled trials up […]

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LncRNA CASC19 accelerates chondrocytes apoptosis and proinflammatory cytokine production to exacerbate osteoarthritis development through regulating the miR-152-3p/DDX6 axis.

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is one kind of degenerative joint disease that happens in articular cartilage and other joint tissues. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been reported to serve as pivotal regulators […]

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The Interconnected Ancestral Network of Hip Arthroplasty Device Approval.

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In the United States, the most overwhelming medical devices, including hip arthroplasty devices, are cleared for human use by demonstration of “substantial equivalence” to a predicate, previously approved marketed device. […]

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ACL Reconstruction Delay in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients Is Associated with a Progressive Increased Risk of Medial Meniscal Tears.

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We sought to investigate the relationship between the time from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear to the surgical procedure and meniscal tears in the pediatric and adolescent population.Patients who […]

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CircMAPK9 promotes the progression of fibroblast-like synoviocytes in rheumatoid arthritis via the miR-140-3p/PPM1A axis.

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory joint disease, and fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLSs) are key effector cells in RA development. Mounting evidence indicates that circular RNAs (circRNAs) participate in the […]

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