Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research ®

A Publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons ®

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Articles

Is Dual Semitendinosus Allograft Stronger Than Turndown for Achilles Tendon Reconstruction? An In Vitro Analysis

Michael C. Aynardi MD, Lara C. Atwater MD, Roshan Melvani MD, Brent G. Parks MD, Adrian G. Paez BS, Stuart D. Miller MD
14th June 2017, Basic Research

Large Achilles tendon defects pose a treatment challenge. The standard treatment with a turndown flap requires a large extensile incision, puts the sural nerve at risk, and demands slow, careful rehabilitation. Dual allograft semitendinosus reconstruction is a new clinical alternative that has the theoretical advantages of a smaller incision, less dissection, and a stronger construct that may allow for faster rehabilitation.

Patients Older Than 40 Years With Unilateral Occupational Claims for New Shoulder and Knee Symptoms Have Bilateral MRI Changes

Tiffany C. Liu BA, Nina Leung PhD, Leonard Edwards BS, David Ring MD, PhD, Edward Bernacki MD, MPH, Melissa D. Tonn MD, MBA, MPH
9th June 2017, Clinical Research

Minor events that occur in the workplace sometimes are evaluated with MRI, which may reveal age-related changes in the symptomatic body part. These age-related changes are often ascribed to the event. However, evidence of similar or worse pathophysiology in the contralateral joint would suggest that the symptoms might be new, but the pathophysiology is not.

Preoperative Assessment and Global Optimization (PASS-GO): Improving Value in Total Joint Replacement Care

Thomas R. Vetter MD, MPH, Lauren M. Uhler MPH, Kevin J. Bozic MD, MBA
9th June 2017, Value-based Healthcare

Resident Physician Liability

Wendy Z. W. Teo BA(Cantab), BM BCh (Oxon), LLM, Lawrence H. Brenner JD, B. Sonny Bal MD, JD, MBA, PhD
8th June 2017, Medicolegal Sidebar

Are There Differences in Gait Mechanics in Patients With A Fixed Versus Mobile Bearing Total Ankle Arthroplasty? A Randomized Trial

Robin M. Queen PhD, Christopher T. Franck PhD, Daniel Schmitt PhD, Samuel B. Adams PhD
6th June 2017, Clinical Research

Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is an alternative to arthrodesis, but no randomized trial has examined whether a fixed bearing or mobile bearing implant provides improved gait mechanics.