International Archives of Orthopaedic Surgery is an international, open access, peer review journal focusing on the keen areas of surgery concerned with injuries and conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system. The journal publishes selective publications after a stringent peer review process scrutinized by editorial and review experts. The journal covers with most of the common orthopedic procedures such as musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, infections, tumors, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, and congenital disorders.

Journal Information

Title: International Archives of Orthopaedic Surgery

ISSN: 2643-4016

NLM title abbreviation: Int Arch Orthop Surg

ISO abbreviation: Int Arch Orthop Surg

Other titles: IAOS

Category: Orthopedic/trauma

DOI: 10.23937/2643-4016

Peer review: Double blind

Review speed: 3 weeks

Fast-track review: 10 days

Publication format (s): Electronic and print

Publication policy: Open Access; COPE guide

Publication type(s): Periodicals

Publisher: ClinMed International Library

Country of publication: USA

Language: English

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4016/1710016

Accuracy of Orthopedic Shoulder Test in Detecting Rotator Cuff Tears and Retears: A Narrative Review

Brian H Goldman, DO, Alejandro Carmona-Casillas, BS, Greg Galvin, DO, Jorge Benito, DO, Phong Truong, DO and Pedro J Tort-Saade, MD

Article Type: Narrative Review Article | First Published: January 23, 2020

The purpose of this review is to discuss the accuracy of orthopedic tests in detecting rotator cuff tears and retears, while developing new, more sensitive and specific clinical exam tools. With the ever-increasing population and consequent increased incidence of shoulder pathology, there is a vertical trend in medical cost as physical diagnosis is evermore substituted by imaging diagnosis. Unfortunately, clinical examination maneuvers have demonstrated variable specificity and sensitivity for p...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4016/1710015

How Long Do We Need to Restrict Weight Bearing after Fixation of Pediatric Femur Fractures?

Amy N Ford, MD, Elizabeth A Harkin, MD, Joseph Romano, MD, William D Lack, MD, Hobie D Summers, MD and Joseph B Cohen, MD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: January 06, 2020

Surgical management of pediatric femur fractures is accomplished with intramedullary nailing or plate fixation. These fractures heal quickly with a low incidence of complications, although there is a paucity of evidence on how long postoperative weight bearing restrictions need to be in place or whether they are even necessary at all. The objectives of this study are to compare methods of fixation of pediatric femur fractures and postoperative weight bearing protocols and to correlate these with...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4016/1710014

Femur Stress - Can You Take It?

Saagar Patel, MD, Areeb Masood, MD, Girija Rajakumar, MD, Pritish Bawa, MD, Haitham Awdeh, MD and Manickam Kumaravel, MD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 07, 2019

Outline the biomechanics and pathophysiology of stress-induced injuries to the femur. Provide various imaging presentations of stress injuries of the femur including radiographs, computed tomography (CT), and Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Understand treatment modalities, recognize complications and become proficient in avoiding pitfalls. This paper will discuss detailed macro and microanatomical features of the femur and associated soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, and cartilage. A revi...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4016/1710013

Clinical Outcomes after Fixation, Arthroplasty and Resection for Treatment of Comminuted Fracture Radial Head: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis

Kornkit Chaijenkij, MD, Alisara Arirachakaran, MD and Jatupon Kongtharvonskul, MD, PhD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 07, 2019

Radial head fractures make up approximately 3% of all fractures and they are the most common elbow fracture in adults. The treatment for comminuted radial head fracture remains controversial. This systematic review was conducted with the aim to compare the post-operative outcomes among surgical treatment and identify which method is the best for comminuted radial head fractures. Relevant studies were identified from Medline and Scopus from inception to August 18th, 2018 that reported Mayo elbow ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4016/1710012

Management Protocol of Infected Non-Union of Diaphyseal Forearm Fractures by Using External Fixation Over Intramedullary Nailing

Mohamed Ahmed AL Kersh, MD, Ahmed Said Ali, MD, Mahmoud A Mahran, MD, (MRCS UK) and Mostafa Ashoub, MD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 31, 2019

The study cohort included fourteen male and seven female patients who presented to our hospital setting with an infected nonunion of the diaphysis of the radius or ulna. Every patient had a minimum of 2-year follow-up. The average patient age was 35.3 years (range 21-45). Thirteen patients had initially fractured both the radius and ulna. six patients had an isolated radius fractures, and two patients had fracture ulna alone. All patients underwent a protocol that combines aggressive surgical de...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4016/1710011

A Dedicated Orthopaedic Trauma Admission Document Significantly Improves Recording of Patient Information

Jefferies JG, Brown CD and Shields D

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 24, 2019

Meticulous documentation in clinical records has been shown to improve patient care and clinician performance. Conversely, poor documentation is associated with an increased risk of adverse events. The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) issues guidance on the contents of surgical admissions documentation. Audit highlighted frequent omission of key criteria set out by RCS with freehand documentation. We set out to design, implement, and evaluate an orthopaedic admission proforma for our trauma patie...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4016/1710010

Age Decrease in Brain Rate and Duration of Life

Schurov VA

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 24, 2019

Work done for the purpose of analysis of the dependence of the pace of age-related decline in speed of cerebral blood flow and functional status of the musculoskeletal system of different groups of patients. Investigated the blood flow velocity (FV) in middle cerebral arteries (MCA) during the function of the muscle samples from subjects of different age 12 groups (214 people): Healthy individuals, patients with fractures of the extremities and congenital shortening of the tibia in the treatment...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4016/1710009

Pseudoaneurysm of the Deep Femoral Artery Following Internal Fixation for Pertrochanteric Fracture: A Report of 2 Cases

Kedous MA, Miladi M, Msakni A, Rkhami M, Chebbi W, Zaraa M and Mbarek M

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 01, 2019

Pertrochanteric fractures count among the most frequent fractures in elderly persons but their vascular complications are rare. We present two cases of pseudoaneurysm following internal fixation for pertrochanteric fractures in relatively young patients aged 67 and 68-years-old. The post-operative follow up was marked by the onset of a pulsatile swelling in the inner thigh. The diagnosis of pseudoaneurysm of the deep femoral artery was made by arterio-venous Doppler-ultrasound and CT-angiography...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4016/1710008

Stress Fractures in Loeys-Dietz Syndrome

Christian Heng

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 31, 2019

Loeys-Dietz Syndrome (LDS) is a rare autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder. Patients with this disorder have mutations in several genes which encode for Transforming Growth Factor-Beta Receptor. This genetic mutation causes patients to have low bone mineral density, usually resulting in osteoporotic-like fractures. Stress fractures are rarely reported in patients with LDS. We report a case of stress fracture in a patient with LDS, discuss the management of this patient and provide a brie...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaos-2017/1710007

Open Fractures Treated in a Regional Trauma Centre in Nigeria: Presentation and Outcome - A Prospective Observational Study

Ibeanusi SEB and Obalum DC

Article Type: An Observational Study | First Published: April 19, 2019

Open fractures present a significant challenge to the patient and his family and the managing surgeons. Open fracture often results from high energy injuries such as road traffic crashes, gunshot injuries, falls from heights and high-speed sports. Open fractures are associated with life-threatening and limb threatening injuries and are often associated with complications such as infection, malunion, and non-union. Controversies abound in the pattern of presentation, management, and outcome of op...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaos-2017/1710006

Pattern and Outcome of Femoral Fractures Treated in a Regional Trauma Centre in South South, Nigeria

Ibeanusi SE and J Chioma

Article Type: AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY | First Published: February 28, 2019

The size, structure, and role of the femur make it a major load bearing bone in the body. Fractures of the femur present with varied patterns in aetiology, treatment modality and outcome. Fracture of the femur usually follows significant trauma which often can be life-threatening particularly in young persons. Even in the elderly, the consequence of fractured femur can be life-threatening. This study aims to evaluate the pattern of presentation of fractures of the femur treated in a regional tra...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/IAOS-2017/1710005

Age and Gender-Related Collagen Alterations in the Transverse Carpal Ligament of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Srinath Kamineni, Satya Alluri, Hamza Ashfaq and Yoshida Ruriko

Article Type: RESEARCH ARTICLE | First Published: February 21, 2019

The aim of our study was to examine both age and gender-related alterations in collagen expression of the transverse carpal ligament (TCL) in patients with idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Resected TCLs were collected from 10 patients undergoing open carpal tunnel decompression. These were randomly divided equally into two groups of five patients, with equal numbers of men (average age 49.6) and women (average age 57.4). Histological staining [Hematoxylin & eosin and Picrosirius red (PSR...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaos-2017/1710004

Optimizing the Anatomic Reduction of Complex Acetabular Fractures: A Technical Enhancement to the Modified Stoppa Approach

J Diranzo Garcia, L Hernandez Ferrando, V Estrems Diaz, V Zarzuela Sanchez, L Castillo Ruiperez, A Vilatela Gomez and A Bru Pomer

Article Type: Technical | First Published: November 12, 2018

In spite of the large variety of different techniques available for their treatment, acetabular fractures still pose a formidable challenge to the orthopedic surgeon, with a close relationship having been observed between degree of reduction, radiological findings and clinical results. The purpose of this manuscript is to introduce a technical enhancement that can be resorted to following exposure of the acetabular dome when using a modified Stoppa approach to facilitate reduction of bone fragme...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaos-2017/1710003

Analysis of Principal Stress Projection in Femur with Total Hip Arthroplasty using CT-image Based Finite Element Method

Kosei Fukuoka and Mitsugu Todo

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: September 20, 2018

The research demonstrates a novel three-dimensional finite element analysis to analyze biomechanical changes in a femur with implant. The method uses principal stress projections to determine trabeculae trajectories in the femur. Visual comparisons of the projections of the femurs show areas of cortical and cancellous changes due to changes in tensile and compressive stresses, revealing areas of stress shielding. The method also includes a bone remodeling algorithm to simulate bone adaptation. I...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaos-2017/1710002

Transforming Growth Factor-Beta (TGF-B) Regulates Nerve Growth Factor and Cyclooxygenase-2 Expression in Subsynovial Connective Tissue in Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Mitsufumi Nakawaki, Kentaro Uchida, Kenji Onuma, Koji Sukegawa, Toshihide Matsumoto, Gen Inoue, Hiroyuki Sekiguchi and Masashi Takaso

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 19, 2018

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common neuropathy encountered in orthopedics. It results from compression of the distal median nerve (MN) within the carpal tunnel. Characteristic complaints of CTS are numbness, paresthesia, and pain in the hand and fingers, often exacerbated at night. This characteristic MN compression results in various degrees of disability. In recent years, elucidation of the pathological condition has progressed; however, the mechanism is still unknown....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaos-2017/1710001

Discussion Concerning Deltoid Ligament and Antero-Medial Capsule Repair in the Surgical Management of Supination External Rotation Ankle Fractures

Wei REN, Masumi MARUO HOLLEDGE, Yong Cheng HU and Jike LU

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 01, 2017

To evaluate the importance of ankle deltoid ligament and antero-medial capsule repair in Lauge-Hansen Supination-External Rotation Stage IV (SER IV) ankle fractures....

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