2010 Highlight Paper Winners


Functional and Cardiac Outcomes Comparing Symptomatic versus 10 g/dL Transfusion Threshold: A Randomized Trial in over 2000 Patients with Hip Fracture
David W. Sanders, MD
; Jeffrey L. Carson, MD; Michael L. Terrin, MD; Jay L. Magaziner, MD; Courtland G. Lewis, MD; Lauren Beaupre, MD; William McAuley, MD; Kevin Hildebrand, MD; FOCUS Investigators

Operative versus Nonoperative Treatment of Unstable Lateral Malleolar Fractures: A Randomized, Multicenter Trial
David W. Sanders, MD
; Christina A. Tieszer


Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty Compared with Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients with Displaced Femoral Neck Fractures: A Four-Year Follow-Up of a Randomized Controlled Trial
Carl Johan Hedbeck, MD
; Anders Enocson, MD, PhD; Gunilla Lapidus, MD; Richard Blomfeldt, MD, PhD; Hans Törnkvist, MD, PhD; Sari Ponzer, PhD; Jan Tidermark, MD, PhD


Functional Status, Morbidity and Mortality in Cemented versus Press-Fit Hemiarthroplasty for Displaced Femoral Neck Fractures: A Prospective Randomized Trial
Joseph P. DeAngelis, MD
; Arben Ademi, BA; Courtland G. Lewis, MD


Isolated Pediatric Tibial Shaft Fractures Do Not Need to be Treated in Above-Knee Cast
Joshua W.B. Klatt, MD; Alan K. Stotts, MD; John T. Smith, MD


Surgical Stabilization of Flail Chest with Locked Plate Fixation
Peter L. Althausen, MD; Daniel Coll, PAC; Timothy O’Mara, MD; Timothy J. Bray, MD


The Military Extremity Trauma Amputation/Limb Salvage (METALS) Study: Comparing Outcomes for Amputation versus Limb Salvage following Major Lower Extremity Trauma
Ellen J. MacKenzie, PhD; William C. Doukas COL(Ret.), MD; Romney C. Andersen, LTC, MD;
James R. Ficke, COL, MD; Roman Hayda, COL(Ret), MD; John J. Keeling, CDR, MD; Anthony Carlini


Spica Casting in Pediatric Femur Fractures: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study of 1-Leg versus 1.5-Leg Spica Casts
Dirk Leu, MD
; Erkula Gurkan, MD; M. Catherine Sargent, MD; Michael C. Ain, MD; Arabella I. Leet, MD; John E. Tis, MD; Gregory M. Osgood, MD; Paul D. Sponseller, MD


Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) Reduces Effectiveness of Antibiotic Beads
CPT Daniel J. Stinner, MD
; MAJ(P) Joseph R. Hsu, MD; Joseph C. Wenke, MD


Unfocused Extracorporeal Shock Waves Induce Anabolic Responses in Osteoporotic Bone
Olav P. van der Jagt, MD
; J.H. Waarsing, PhD; Nicole Kops, BS; Wolfgang Schaden, MD; Victor A. De Ridder, MD; Jan Verhaar, MD; Harrie Weinans, PhD


The Effect of Intramedullary Nailing on Cognitive Impairment following Multiple Trauma without Intracranial Hemorrhage
Justin E. Richards, MD
; Oscar D. Guillamondegui, MD; E. Wesley Ely, MD; James C. Jackson, PsyD;
Kristin Archer-Swygert, PhD; William T. Obremskey, MD, MPH


Is Septicemia a Contraindication to Internal Fixation in the Multiply Traumatized Patient?
Robert F. Ostrum, MD
; Julieanne P. Sees, DO; Patrick Kane, MD; Robert Marburger, RN


The Critical-Sized Defect in the Tibia: Is It Critical? Results from the SPRINT Trial
David W. Sanders, MD
, on behalf of the SPRINT (Study to Prospectively Evaluate Reamed Intramedullary Nails in Tibial Fractures) Investigators


A Prospective Functional Analysis of Proximal Tibia Fractures Using a Calcium Sulfate/Calcium Phosphate Composite Graft with an Early Weight Bearing Protocol
J. Tracy Watson, MD
; Joseph Borrelli, Jr., MD; Timothy G. Weber, MD; Robert H. Choplin, MD, FACR; Scott A. Persohn, RT; Rena White, BS; Emily M. Haglund, MD


Factors Influencing Functional Outcomes after Distal Tibia Shaft Fractures
Heather A. Vallier, MD
; Beth Ann Cureton, BS; Brendan M. Patterson, MD

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