2002 Highlight Paper Awards

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Moderator: Paul Tornetta, III, MD

Early Mortality after Hip Fracture: Is Delay to Surgery Important?
Christopher G. Moran, MD; Andrew M. Taylor, MD; University Hospital, Nottingham, United Kingdom

How to Prevent Fixation Failure in Patients with an Osteoporotic Trochanteric Fracture Treated with Dynamic Hip Screw:  A Prospective Randomized Study
Antonio Moroni, MD; Cesare Faldini, MD; Francesco Pegreffi, MD; Sandro Giannini, MD; Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Randomized Trial of Reduction and Fixation versus Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty versus Total Hip Arthroplasty for Displaced Subcapital Fractures in the Fit Older Patient
John F. Keating, FRCSEd (Orth); Moyra A. Masson, RGN; John F. Forbes, PhD; Neil W. Scott, PhD; Adrian Grant, PhD; Multicentre trial coordinated by Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Intracellular Staphylococcus Aureus: A Proposed Mechanism for the Indolence of Osteomyelitis
J. Kent Ellington, MS; Mitchel B. Harris, MD; Lawrence X. Webb, MD; Beth P. Smith, PhD; Thomas Smith, PhD; Kim Tan, PhD; Michael C. Hudson, PhD; Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

The Effect of Muscle Contusion on Cortical Bone and Muscle Perfusion after Reamed Intramedullary Nailing: A Novel Canine Tibia Fracture Model
Henry Koo, MD; Alex Tov, MD; Emil H. Schemitsch, MD, FRCS(C); St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Heterotopic Ossification Prophylaxis with Indomethacin Increases the Risk of Long Bone Nonunion
Timothy A. Burd, MD; Michael S Hughes, BS; Jeffrey O. Anglen, MD; University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA

Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after Orthopaedic Trauma
Adam J. Starr, MD; Drake S. Borer, MD; Charles M. Reinert, MD; Maxine Mendoza-Welch, PA-C; William H. Frawley, PhD University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA

Percutaneous Management of Morel-Lavallee Lesions
Paul Tornetta, III, MD; Anne N. Normand, MD; Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Operative Management of Talar Neck Fractures:  Results and Outcomes and the Effect of Timing
Heather A. Vallier, MD; Sean E. Nork, MD; David P. Barei, MD; Stephen K. Benirschke, MD; Bruce J. Sangeorzan, MD; Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA

The Effect of Human Recombinant Bone Morphogenic Protein (RHBMP-7) on the Healing of Open Tibial Shaft Fractures:  Results of a Multi-Center, Prospective, Randomized Clinical Trial
Michael D. McKee, MD, FRCS(C); Emil H. Schemitsch, MD, FRCS(C); James P. Waddell, MD, FRCS(C); Hans J. Kreder, MD, FRCS(C); David J. G. Stephen, MD, FRCS(C); Ross K. Leighton, MD, FRCS(C); Richard E. Buckley, MD, FRCS(C); James N. Powell, MD, FRCS(C); Lisa M. Wild, BScN; Piotr A. Blachut, MD, FRCS(C); Peter J. O’Brien, MD, FRCS(C); S. Pirani, MD, FRCS(C); Robert G. McCormack, MD; and the Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (a-Stryker Biotech, Inc.)

The Value of the Ankle-Brachial Pressure Index in the Diagnosis of Arterial Injury after Knee Dislocation
William J. Mills, MD; Patrick McNair, MD; Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Indirect Reduction and Percutaneous Fixation versus Open Reduction and Internal Fixation for Displaced Intraarticular Distal Radius Fractures
Hans J. Kreder, MD, FRCS(C); Douglas P. Hanel, MD; Julie Agel, MA, ATC; Michael D. McKee, MD, FRCS(C); Thomas E. Trumble, MD; University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (†-OREF Grant)

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