2006 Highlight Paper Winners


The Effect on Infection Resistance of a Local Antiseptic and Antibiotic Coating on Osteosynthesis Implants: An In Vitro and In Vivo Study 
Thomas Kälicke, MD (*);
Thomas Manfred Frangen, MD (*); Jörg Schierholz, MD (*);  Gert Muhr, MD (*); Manfred Köller, MD (*); Dominik Seybold, MD (*);  Stephan Arens, MD (*);  Berufsgenossenschaftliche Kliniken Bergmannsheil, Department of Surgery, Trauma Center, University of Bochum, Bochum, Germany


Molecular Mechanisms of Parathyroid Hormone-Mediated Enhancement of Fracture Repair 
Sanjeev Kakar, MD (*); George L. Barnes, PhD (*); Maisa Al-Sebaei (*);  Louis C. Gerstenfeld, PhD (*); Paul Tornetta III, MD (*); Thomas A. Einhorn, MD (*); Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Comparison of Pulse Lavage versus Bulb Syringe Irrigation in a Chronic Contaminated Wound Model
Brett D. Owens, MD (n); Daniel W. White, MD (n); Joseph C. Wenke, PhD (n); US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA


“Statistical Difference” Does NOT Mean Clinically Important! An Evaluation of Orthopaedic Trauma Randomized Trials
Jinsil Sung, MD1 (n); Judith Siegel, MD1 (n); Paul Tornetta, MD1 (n); Mohit Bhandari, MD2 (n); 1Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; 2McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


Transfer Patterns to a Level I Trauma Center:  Reasons for Transfer and Risk Factors for Dumping
Charles A. Goldfarb, MD (*); Michael Lu, BS (*); Joseph Borrelli, MD (a-AONA); William Ricci, MD (a,e-Smith+Nephew);
Washington University School of Medicine at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, USA


A Prospective, Randomized Functional Evaluation of Hip Function after Piriformis versus Trochanteric Femoral Nailing
Michael Archdeacon, MD, MSE (a,e-Stryker); Timothy Hewett, PhD (n); John Wyrick, MD (n); Shelley Hampton (n); Mary Beth Ludwig, RN (n); Mark Paterno (n); Kevin Ford (n); University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


Subtalar Fusion after Displaced Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures (DIACFs): Does Initial Operative Treatment (ORIF) Really Matter?  
Craig S. Radnay, MD, MPH (n); Michael P. Clare, MD (n); H. Claude Sagi, MD (n); Roy W. Sanders, MD (n); Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA


Diastolic Blood Pressure in Patients with Tibia Fractures Under Anesthesia: Implications for the Diagnosis of Compartment Syndrome
Paul Tornetta III, MD (n); Reza Firoozabadi, MD (n); Jason McKeon, MD (n); Sanjeev Kakar, MD (n); Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


The Effect of Timing of Definitive Fixation for Tibial Plateau Fractures with Associated Compartment Syndrome on Infection Rates 
Robert D. Zura, MD (a-Synthes); Vani Sabesan, MD (*); Lois Ann Nichols, MD (*); Barnaby Dedmond, MD (*); Patrick Leach, MD (*); Kyle Jeray, MD (*); William Obremskey, MD (*); Brian Mata (*); Ricardo Pietrobon, MD, PhD, MBA (*);  Steven A. Olson, MD for the Southeastern Fracture Consortium (*); Duke University Medical Center, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Durham, North Carolina, USA


Timing of Operative Management in the Treatment of Open Fractures: Does Delay to OR Increase the Risk of Complications?
Sonja Mathes, MD (n); Pierre Guy, MD, MBA (n); Penny Brasher, PhD (n); Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, 
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


A Multicenter Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of Open Reduction and Internal Fixation versus Total Elbow Arthroplasty for Displaced Intra-articular Distal Humeral Fractures in Elderly Patients
Christian J. H. Veillette, MD, FRCS(C), MSc; Michael D. McKee, MD, FRCS(C); Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society; (all authors - a-OTA/Zimmer Grant) St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Volar Locked Plating Versus Bridging External Fixation for Unstable Distal Radial Fractures (OTA 23):  A Randomized Prospective Trial 
Kenneth A. Egol, MD (n); Michael Walsh, PhD (n); Toni McLaurin, MD (n); Nirmal C. Tejwani, MD (e-Zimmer, EBI); Katherine Rosenblatt (n); Nader Paksima, DO (n); NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York, USA

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