2019 Highlight Paper Winners


-Deltopectoral versus Deltoid Split Approach for Proximal Humerus Fracture Fixation with Locking Plate: A Prospective Randomized Study (HURA Study)

Dominique Rouleau, MD; George Yves Laflamme, MD; Frederic Balg, MD; Benoit Benoit, MD; Michel Malo, MD; Francois Vezina, MD; Stephane Leduc, MD

-Intravenous Ibuprofen Reduces Opioid Consumption in Acute Pain Management for Orthopaedic Trauma Patients

Russell Weisz, MD; Alexander Fokin, MD, PhD; Amy Flynt, PhD; Ines Macias-Perez, PhD; Leo Pavliv, RPH; Maggie Crawford; Ivan Puente

-A Prospective Clinical Trial Comparing Operative versus Nonoperative Fixation of Minimally Displaced Lateral Compression Pelvic Fractures

Gerard Slobogean, MD; Greg E. Gaski, MD; Jason W. Nascone, MD; Marcus F. Sciadini, MD; Roman Natoli, MD; Theodore T. Manson, MD; Christopher T. LeBrun, MD; Todd O. McKinley, MD; Walter W. Virkus, MD; Anthony T. Sorkin, MD; Krista M. Brown, MS; Andrea Lynn Howe, BS; Joshua Rudnicki, BS; Blessing Enobun; Nathan N. O’Hara; Jeff Gill, PhD; Robert V. O’Toole, MD

-Impact of Fascia Iliaca Block on Pain Outcomes and Opioid Consumption for Hip Fracture Patients – A Prospective, Randomized Study 

Spencer Schulte, MD; Mai P. Nguyen, MD; Michael Reich, MD; Adam Adler, MD; Richard Van Tienderen, DO; Isaac Fernandez, MD

-Does Topical Vancomycin Powder Use in Fracture Surgery Change Bacteriology and Antibiotic Susceptibilities? An Analysis of the VANCO Trial

Robert V. O’Toole, MD; Manjari Joshi; Anthony R. Carlini, MS; Joshua L. Gary, MD; William T. Obremskey, MD, MPH; Clinton K. Murray, MD; Greg E. Gaski, MD; J. Spence Reid, MD; Yasmin Degani, MPH; Tara J. Taylor, MPH; Susan Catherine Jane Collins, MSc; Yanjie Huang; Daniel Oscar Scharfstein; Renan C. Castillo MD; METRC Vanco Investigators


-Preoperative Nerve Blocks for Hip Fracture Patients: A Pilot Randomized Trial

Matthew Ramesh Menon, MD; Lauren Alison Beaupre, PhD; Khalid Al-Maazmi, MD; Ban Tsui, MD


-Should Urinary Catheter be Retained Preoperatively in Osteosynthesis of Pertrochanteric Fractures? A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial

Direk Tantigate, MD; Thippatai Chaichompoo, MD; Yuwarat Monteerarat, MD; Theerawoot Tharmviboonsri, MD; Kongkhet Riansuwan, MD


-The Impact of Skin Suture Pattern on Incision Perfusion Using Intraoperative Laser Angiography: A Randomized-Clinical Trial of Ankle Fracture Patients

Peter Shorten, MD; Robert David Nesbit; Craig Scott Bartlett, MD; Patrick Christopher Schottel, MD