2005 Highlight Papers


Moderator: Ross K. Leighton, MD

A Prospective Comparison of Helical CT Alone versus Plain Films with Adjunct CT for Radiographic Evaluation of the Cervical Spine in Trauma Patients
Patrick T. McCulloch, MD (a-Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center, West Virginia University Grant); John C. France, MD (n); Dina L. Jones, PhD (n); W. Krantz (n); T. Nguyen (n); C. Chambers (n); Joe Dorchak (n); P. Mucha (n); West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA


A Multicenter Randomized Control Trial of Non-Operative and Operative Treatment of Displaced Clavicle Shaft Fractures
Michael D. McKee, MD, FRCS(C); Jeremy A. Hall, MD, FRCS(C); and the Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Association;(all authors a-OTA/DePuy Grant; Zimmer, Inc. Grant) St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Distal Third Diaphyseal Humerus Fractures:  Operative versus Non-operative Treatment
David C. Ring, MD1 (a-AO Foundation); Andrew Jawa, MD2 (n); L. Pearce McCarty, MD2 (n); Mitchel B. Harris, MD2 (n); 1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; 2Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


A Four-year Follow-up of a Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Internal Fixation with Total Hip Replacement in Elderly Patients with Displaced Femoral Neck Fractures
Richard Blomfeldt, MD; Sari Ponzer, MD; Hans Törnkvist, MD; Jan Tidermark, MD;(all authors a-Trygg-Hansa Insurance Company, Swedish Orthopaedic Association, Stockhold County Council) Stockholm Soder Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics, Stockholm, Sweden


Stabilization of Knee Dislocations Using a Hinged External Fixator - A Prospective Randomized Study
James P. Stannard, MD (a-Smith+Nephew, Inc.); Stephen L. Brown, MD (n); James T. Robinson, BS (n); Robert R. Lopez-Ben, MD (n); Gerald McGwin, Jr., PhD (n); David A. Volgas, MD (n); University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA


Immediate versus Delayed Closure of Grade II and IIIA Tibial Fractures: A Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter Study
George V. Russell, MD; Sherry Laurent, PhD; Howell Sasser, PhD; and the OTA Open Fracture Study-Group (all authors a-OTA Grant)


Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) following Severe Open Fractures: A Prospective Randomized Study
James P. Stannard, MD (a-Kinetic Concepts, Inc.); Robert C. Baird, MD (n); David A. Volgas, MD (n); Gerald McGwin, Jr., PhD (n); Jorge E. Alonso, MD (n); University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA


Safety of Primary Closure of Soft Tissue Wounds in Open Fractures
Farhad O. Moola, MD (n); Duncan Jacks, MD (n); Rudolph Reindl, MD, FRCSC (n); Greg K. Berry, MD, FRCSC (n); Edward J. Harvey, MD, MSc, FRCSC (a-Synthes); McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Treatment of Lisfranc Injuries: Primary Arthrodesis Compared with Open Reduction and Internal Fixation
Thuan V. Ly, MD (n); J. Chris Coetzee, MD (n); University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


Reuse of External Fixation Components:  A Prospective Randomized Trial
Paul Tornetta, III, MD; Thomas A. Einhorn, MD; William R. Creevy, MD; Rafael Levin, MD; Jodi Siegel, MD; Jinsil Sung, MD; (n-all authors)
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Anabolic Supplementation in Fracture and Muscle Repair
Peter Kazmier, MD1; Michael S. Hughes, BS1; Jeffrey O. Anglen, MD2; Aaron A. Stoker, PhD1; Keiichi Kuroki, DVM, PhD1; Timothy A. Burd, MD1; James L. Cook, DVM, PhD1; (all authors–a-OTA/EBI-Biomet Grant) 1University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, USA; 2Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA


Evaluation of INFUSE Bone Graft in a Canine Critical Size Defect: Effect of Sponge Placement on Healing
Stephen D. Cook, PhD (a-Medtronic Sofamor Danek); Laura P. Patron, BSE (a-Medtronic Sofamor Danek); Scott Brown, MD (n); Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisianna, USA


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