1999 Highlight Paper Winners


Moderator: John H. Wilber, MD


Open Reduction and Plating vs. Intramedullary Nailing for Diaphyseal Forearm Fractures: A Prospective Randomized Study
Cory A. Collinge, MD, and Dolfi Herscovici, Jr., MD; Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, FL


Fluoroscopic Evaluation of the Cervical Spine in the Polytrauma Patient
Mitchel B. Harris, MD, Steven C. Kronlage, MD, Phyllis Carboni, RN, and Norman B. Chutkan, MD;  Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans


The Effect of Femoral Nailing on the Inflammatory System: Is There a Second Hit?
Peter V. Giannoudis, MD, R. Malcolm Smith, MD, Mark C. Bellamy, MA, Robert A. Dickson, MA, and Pierre J. Guillou, MD; St. James’ University Hospital, Leeds, United Kingdom


Feasibility of a Gene Therapy Approach for the Treatment of an Atrophic Non-Union: An Experimental Study in Rabbits
Christian Lattermann, MD, Janey D. Whalen, PhD, Axel Baltzer, MD, Kurt R. Weiss, Christopher H. Evans, PhD, DSc, Paul D. Robbins, PhD, and Gary S. Gruen, MD;  University of Pittsburgh, Orthopaedic Department, Pittsburgh, PA


A Prospective Randomized Trial Comparing Reamed and Unreamed Intramedullary Nailing: An Analysis of Rates of Union
James N. Powell, MDRussell DeGroote, Hans J. Kreder, MD, Ross K. Leighton, MD, Michael D. McKee, MD, and Robert G. McCormack, MD; Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Robert J. Feibel, MD


Prospective Clinical Trial of the Less Invasive Stabilization (L. I. S. S.) for Supracondylar Femur Fractures
Philip J. Kregor, MD, Jorge A. Alonzo, MD, Peter A. Cole, MD, James P. Stannard, MD, Michael Zlowodski, MD; University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS


Crush Syndrome after Proximal Femoral Fracture
Ashima Garg, MD, Carol Hajducka, RGN, Margaret M. McQueen, MD, O. Quaba, MA; Edinburgh Orthopaedic Trauma Unit, Edinburgh, Scotland


Overtightening of the Syndesmosis: Is It Really Possible?
Paul Tornetta, III, MD, Cassandra Lee, MD, Fletcher Reynolds, MD, Jeffrey Spoo, MD, Cassandra Lee, MD; Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA


The Effect of Sacral Malreduction on the Safe Placement of Iliosacral Screws
Mark Cameron Reilly, MD, Christopher M. Bono, MD, Behrang Litouhi, BS, Michael S. Sirkin, MD, Fred F. Behrens, MD; Orthopaedic Trauma Service, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ


Perioperative External Fixator Management During Secondary Surgical Procedures
J. Tracy Watson, MD, Michael J. Occhietti, MD, Berton R. Moed, MD, David E. Karges, DO, Kathryn E. Cramer, MD, Vikram S. Parmar, MD; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI


Muscle Recovery After Tibial Diaphyseal Fracture
Charles M. Court-Brown, MD, FRCS Ed (Ortho), Paul Gaston, MD, FRCS, Margaret M. McQueen, MD, FRCS Ed (Ortho); Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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