2003 Highlight Paper Winners

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Moderator: David C. Templeman, MD

Estimation of the Risk of Nonunion after a Fracture of the Clavicle
Christopher M. Robinson; Charles M. Court-Brown, MD; Margaret M. McQueen, MD; Edinburgh Orthopaedic Trauma Unit, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom (a-Scottish Orthopaedic Research Trust into Trauma)

Previously Unrecognized Deficits after Nonoperative Treatment of Displaced, Mid-Shaft Fracture of the Clavicle Detected by Patient-Based Outcome Measures and Objective Muscle Strength Testing
Michael D. McKee, MD, FRCS(C)1; Elizabeth M. Pedersen, MD1; Lisa Wild, RN, BScN1; Emil H. Schemitsch, MD, FRCS(C)1; Hans J. Kreder, MD1; David J. Stephen, MD, FRCS(C)2, 1St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Science Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (a-University of Toronto Scholarship Fund)

Antibiotic Resistance in Staphylococcal Osteomyelitis
J. Kent Ellington, MS; Mitchel B. Harris, MD; Lawrence X. Webb, MD; Beth P. Smith, PhD; Tom Smith, PhD; Michael D. Hudson, PhD, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; USA

Time to Definitive Treatment Significantly Influences Incidence of Infection after Open High-Energy Lower-Extremity Trauma
Andrew N. Pollak, MD1; Renan C. Castillo, PhD2; Alan L. Jones, MD1; Michael J. Bosse, MD3; Ellen J. MacKenzie, PhD2; and The LEAP Study Group, 1University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; 2Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; 3Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina; USA

The Effect of Sacral Fracture Malreduction on the Initial Strength of Iliosacral Screw Fixation for Transforaminal Sacral Fractures
Kathleen S. Beebe, MD1; Mark C. Reilly, MD1; Regis L. Renard1; Chris T. Sabitino1; Michael S. Sirkin, MD1; Michael D. Stover, MD2; Fred F. Behrens, MD1; 1UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey; USA; 2Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois; USA (a-AO Grant)

Deep Vein Thrombosis in Polytrauma: Anatomic Location of Clots and the Role of Magnetic Resonance Venography
James P. Stannard, MD1; Aloke K. Singhania, MD2; Robert R. Ben-Lopez, MD1; Edward R. Anderson, MD1; Rory C. Farris, BS1; David A. Volgas, MD1; Gerald McGwin, Jr., PhD1; Jorge E. Alonso, MD1; 1University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA 2Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, United Kingdom

A Prospective Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial of the Efficacy of Indomethacin as Prophylaxis for Heterotopic Ossification after Operative Treatment of Acetabular Fractures
Madhav A. Karunakar, MD1; Michael J. Bosse, MD2; Janette M. Hall, MS1; Stephen H. Sims, MD2; Theodore T. Le, MD1; James F. Kellam, MD2; James A. Goulet, MD1; Mark A. Freeborn, MD1; 1University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; 2Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (a-Charlotte Mecklenburg Health Science Foundation)

Allograft Struts are Not Required for the Treatment of Periprosthetic Femoral Shaft Fractures
William M. Ricci, MD; Joseph Borrelli, Jr., MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

The Impact of Fracture Fixation on the Systemic Cytokine Response in Stable Polytrauma Patients - A Prospective Randomized Analysis of Intramedullary Instrumentation versus Damage Control for Femoral Fractures
Hans-Christoph Pape, MD1; Kai M. Grimme, MD1; Peter V. Giannoudis, MD, FRCS1; Andrea L. Sott, MD2; Frank Hildebrand, MD1; Christian Krettek, MD, FRACS1, 1Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany; 2St. George’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom (a-AO/ASIF International)

Syndesmotic Instability in Weber B Ankle Fractures: A Clinical Evaluation
Paul Tornetta, III, MD; Eric Stark, MD; William R Creevy, MD, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (a-Stryker Howmedica Osteonics)

Intraarticular Calcaneal Fractures Observed Sequentially for Two Decades
David Allmacher, MD; Kyle Galles, MD; J. Lawrence Marsh, MD, University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

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