2015 Highlight Paper Winners


Long Acting Local Anesthetic in Ankle Fractures Requiring ORIF Reduces Postoperative Narcotic Use: A Randomized Trial
Roy Davidovitch, MD; Abraham Goch, BS; Sanjit Konda, MD; Christian Pean, MS; Kenneth Egol, MD


A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial Comparing the Fibular Nail versus Standard ORIF for Fixation of Ankle Fractures in Patients Under 65 Years of Age
Timothy White, MD, FRCS; Kate Bugler, Mb ChB, MRCS; Margaret McQueen, MD FRCS; Charles Court-Brown, MD


Femoral Neck Shortening Is Associated with Worse Functional Outcome: Analysis of The Prospective Multi-Center Study of Hip Fracture Outcomes in China (SHOC)
Gerard Slobogean, MD, MPH, FRCSC; David Stockton, MD; Bingfang Zeng, MD; Dong Wang, MD; Andrew Pollak, MD; Baotong Ma, MD


The Suprapatellar Variant of the Semi-Extended Surgical Approach Improves Intramedullary Nail Position Compared with the Conventional Medial Parapatellar Surgical Approach
Alan Johnstone, MD; Christopher Munro, MD; Pedro Caba, MD; Ismael Escriba, MD; Daren Forward, MD; Markus Graf, MD


Topical Vancomycin Powder Decreases the Incidence of Staphylococcus aureus Infections in Operatively Treated Fractures
Rabah Qadir, MD; Timothy Costales, BS; Max Coale, BA; Timothy Zerhusen, BS; Manjari Joshi, MD; Robert O’Toole, MD


A Randomized, Prospective Comparison of Bioabsorbable and Steel Screw Fixation of Lisfranc Injuries
Jamal Ahmad, MD


Increasing Severity of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Open Fracture Classification (OTA-OFC) Correlates with Increasing Amputation Rate: A Prospective Multicenter Study
Joseph Johnson, MD; Julie Agel, ATC; Matthew Karam, MD


Topical Antibiotics for Infection Prophylaxis in Pelvic and Acetabular Surgery
Matthew Owen, MD; Jason Lowe, MD; Emily Keener, DO; Zane Hyde, MD; Reaves Crabtree, BS


Surgery for Unilateral Sacral Fractures: Are the Indications Clear?
Paul Tornetta, MD; Julie Agel, ATC; Sean Nork, MD; Clifford Jones, MD, FACS; Heather Vallier, MD; Brian Mullis, MD; Zachary Roberts, MD; James Goulet, MD; Anna Miller, MD, FACS; Andrew Schmidt, MD

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