2013 Highlight Papers

Highlight Papers are recognized annually as the top scoring papers at the OTA Annual Meeting. 

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Polytrauma / Pelvis / Post-Traumatic Reconstruction

Paper #28 

Time to Definitive Operative Treatment Following Open Fracture Does Not Impact Development of Deep Infection: A Prospective Cohort Study of 736 Subjects

Donald Weber, MD 1; Sukhdeep K. Dulai, MD, MSc, FRCS(C) 1; Joseph Bergman, MD 1;
Richard E. Buckley, MD 2; Lauren A. Beaupre 1;

1 University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; 2 University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Paper #33

The Effect of Surgical Treatment on Mortality After Acetabular Fracture in the Elderly:
A Multicenter Study of 454 Patients

Joshua L. Gary, MD 1; Ebrahim Paryavi, MD, MPH 2; Steven D. Gibbons 3; Michael J. Weaver, MD 4; Jordan H. Morgan, BS 4; Scott P. Ryan, MD 5, Adam J. Starr, MD 3; Robert V. O’Toole, MD2;

1 University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA; 2 University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; 3 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA; 4 Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; 5 Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Paper #43

Can an Evidence-Based Treatment Algorithm for Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures Maintain Quality at a Reduced Cost?

Kenneth A. Egol, MD; Alejandro I. Marcano, MD; Lambert Lewis, BS; Nirmal C. Tejwani, MD;
Toni M. McLaurin, MD; Roy I. Davidovitch, MD;

NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York, USA


Paper #44

Intramedullary Versus Extramedullary Fixation of Unstable Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures: A Prospective Randomized Control Study

Rudolf Reindl, MD, FRCSC; Edward J. Harvey, MD, FRCSC; Gregory K. Berry, MD, FRCSC; Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society (COTS);

McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada


Paper #45

Is Immediate Weight Bearing Safe for Periprosthetic Distal Femur Fractures Treated
With Locked Plating?

Wade R. Smith, MD; Jason W. Stoneback, MD; Steven J. Morgan, MD;

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, USA

Hip / Femur

Paper #49

Locked Plating Versus Retrograde Nailing for Distal Femur Fractures: A Multicenter Randomized Trial

Paul Tornetta, III, MD 1; Kenneth A. Egol, MD 2; Clifford B. Jones, MD 3; Janos P. Ertl, MD 4;
Brian Mullis, MD 4; Edward Perez, MD 5; Cory A. Collinge, MD 6; Robert Ostrum, MD 7;
Catherine Humphrey, MD 8; Sean Nork, MD 9; Michael J. Gardner, MD 10;
William M. Ricci, MD 10; Laura S. Phieffer, MD 11; David Teague, MD 12; William Ertl, MD 12; Christopher T. Born, MD 13; Alan Zonno, MD 13; Judith Siegel, MD 14; H. Claude Sagi, MD 15;
Andrew Pollak, MD 16; Andrew H. Schmidt, MD 17; David Templeman, MD 17;
Andrew Sems, MD 18; Darin M. Freiss, MD 19; Hans-Christoph Pape, MD 20;

1 Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; 2 NYU – Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York, USA; 3 Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA; 4 Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA;
5 Campbell Clinic, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; 6 Orthopedic Specialty Associates, Fort Worth, Texas, USA; 7 Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey, USA; 8 University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA; 9 Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA; 10 Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, USA; 11 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA;
12 University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; 13 Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA; 14 UMass Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA; 15 Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA; 16 University of Maryland – Shock Trauma, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; 17 Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; 18 St. Mary’s Hospital - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA; 19 Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA; 20 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Knee / Tibial Plateau

Paper #68

Acute Compartment Syndrome: Where Pressure Fails, pH Succeeds

Kirsten G.B. Elliott, FRCS (Ortho), MD; Alan J. Johnstone, FRCS;

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Foot / Ankle

Paper #75

Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Compared With Primary Subtalar Fusion for Treatment of Sanders Type IV Calcaneal Fractures: A Randomized Multicenter Clinical Trial

Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society; Richard E. Buckley, MD;

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Paper #81

A Prospective Randomized Multicentric Trial Comparing a Static Implant to a
Dynamic Implant in the Surgical Treatment of Acute Ankle Syndesmosis Rupture

Mélissa Laflamme, MD 1; Etienne L. Belzile, MD 1; Luc Bédard, MD 1;
Michel van den Bekerom, MD 2; Mark Glazebrook, MD 3; Stéphane Pelet, MD, PhD 1;

1 CHU de Québec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; 2 Spaarne Ziekenhuis - Locatie Hoofddorp, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands; 3 Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Topics of General Interest

Paper #94

Stress Hyperglycemia Is Associated With Surgical Site Infection: A Prospective Observational Study of Nondiabetic, Noncritically Ill Orthopaedic Trauma Patients

Justin E. Richards, MD; Julie Hutchinson, ACNP; Kaushik Mukherjee, MD, MSCI;
A. Alex Jahangir, MD; Hassan R. Mir, MD; Jason M. Evans, MD; Aaron M. Perdue, MD;
William T. Obremskey, MD, MPH; Manish K. Sethi, MD; Addison K. May, MD;

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA