2018 Highlight Paper Award Winners


Results of Operative Fixation for Femoral Neck Fractures in Patients Aged 18 to 59 Years: A Study of 16 Centers and 596 Cases
Cory Collinge, MD;
Andres Rodriguez-Buitrago, MD; H. Mir, MD; Andrew Sems, MD; John Scolaro, MD; Brett Crist, MD; 
Patrick Bergin, MD; Jaimo Ahn, MD, PhD; Joseph Hsu, MD; Andrew Schmidt, MD; Nirmal Tejwani, MD; Walter Virkus, MD;  Timothy Weber, MD; Brian Mullis, MD; Michael Gardner, MD; Frank Liporace, MD; Frank Avilucea, MD; Daniel Horwitz, MD;   Robert Hymes, MD; Chad Coles, MD


A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing rhBMP-2 Versus Autograft for the Treatment of Tibia Fractures With Critical Size Defects
Lisa Cannada, MD;
Paul Tornetta III, MD; William Obremskey, MD, MPH; Lisa Reider, PhD; Jason Luly, MS; University of Maryland at Baltimore School Medicine; Ellen MacKenzie, PhD; The METRC


Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment of Isolated Humeral Shaft Fractures: A Prospective Cohort Study
Lisa Cannada, MD; Lauren Germany, BS; Paul Tornetta III, MD; Robert Hymes, MD; Clifford B. Jones, MD; William Obremskey, MD, MPH; Eben Carroll, MD; Brian Mullis, MD; Michael Tucker, MD; David Teague, MD;  Andrew Marcantonio, DO; Robert Ostrum, MD; Michael Del Core, MD; Sarah Dawson, BS; Heidi Israel, PhD 


A Randomized Controlled Trial Using Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation With Pelvic Fracture Rehabilitation.  A Randomized, Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial
Jessica Rich, MSc; Peter Bates, FRCS; Karen Hoffman, PhD; Shihfan Jack T  u, MSc; Dylan Morrissey, PhD; Paul Culpan, FRCS


Operative Treatment of Intra-Articular Distal Radius Fractures With Versus Without Arthroscopy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Caroline Selles, MD; Marjolein Mulders, MD, PhD; Joost Colaris, MD, PhD; Mark van Heijl, MD, PhD; Niels Schep, MD, PhD 


Effectiveness of Various Vitamin D Protocols on Raising and Maintaining Blood Serum 25(OH)D3 Levels Over a 3-Month Period: A Randomized, Prospective Study
Cesar Cereijo, DO; Perry Hooper, DO; Rikesh Patel, DO; Timothy Wagner  , MD; Damien Billow, MD 


Systemic Absorption and Nephrotoxicity Associated With Topical Vancomycin Powder for Fracture Surgery
Robert O’Toole, MD; Yasmin Degani, MPH; Anthony Carlini, MS; Renan Castil  lo, PhD; Manjari Joshi, MD; The METRC 


Case-Match Controlled Comparison of Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis and Open Reduction and Internal Fixation for the Stabilization of Humeral Shaft Fractures
Kevin Tetsworth, MD; Matthew Randell, MBBS; Vaida Glatt, PhD


Operative and Nonoperative Treatment of Traumatic Arthrotomies: A Prospective Observational Study
R. Randall McKnight, MD; Meghan Wally, MPH; Rachel Seymour, PhD; Kyle Jeray, MD; Paul Matuszewski, MD; John W  einlein, MD; Joseph Hsu, MD; Arthrotomy Study Group'


Are All Nonunions Infected? Comparison of Culture Versus Bacterial DNA Presence 
Roman Natoli, MD; D. Marinos, BS; R. Montalvo, BS; G. Ochenjele, MD; C. Griffith, MD; A. Ding, MD; I. Leah Gitajn, MD; Ted Manson, MD; Manjari Joshi, MD; Mark Shirtliff, PhD; Robert O’Toole, MD


A Prospective, Longitudinal, Multicenter Cohort Study to Determine the Factors Affecting the Functional Prognosis of Radial Head Fractures
Stephane Pelet, MD, PhD; Benoit Lechasseur, MD


Prevalence, Recovery Patterns and Quality of Life After Pelvic Ring Fractures: The Brabant Injury Outcome Surveillance 
(BIOS) Study

Lars Brouwers, PhD, Student; Mariska de Jongh, PhD; Leonie de Munter  , MSc;Koen Lansink, MD, PhD 


RIA Versus Conventional Reaming Combined With Antibiotic-Loaded Cement Spacer: A Randomized Controlled Study of Femur and Tibia Intramedullary Nail Infection Treatment 
Carlos Finelli, MD; Cyril Mauffrey, MD; Fernando Baldy dos Reis, MD, PhD; Helio Alvachian Fernandes, MD, PhD; Adriana Dell’Aquila, MD, PhD; Rogério Carvalho, MD; Natalia Miki; Carlos Franciozi, MD, PhD; Rene Abdalla, MD, PhD; Mauro Sal les, PhD, MSc 


Preoperative Nasal Providone-Iodine Solution Effectively Reduces the Rate of Surgical Site Infection in Orthopaedic Trauma Cases
Brian Tonne, MD;
April Humphrey, RN, MSN; Scott Smit  h, MD; Robert Heidel, PhD; James Goodin, MD 


Prospective Randomized Trial on Smoking Cessation in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients: Could the “Hawthorne Effect” of Carbon Monoxide Monitoring Be the Best Treatment?
Paul Matuszewski, MD;
Katherine Ordonio, BA; Nathan O’Hara, MPH; Robert O’Toole, MD


Ketotifen Fumarate Does Not Impair Fracture Healing When Used for Reduction of Posttraumatic Elbow Joint Contracture
Prism Schneider, MD, PhD;
Alexandra Garven, BSc; Stephanie Yee, BSc; T  anja Harrison, MPA; Kevin Hildebrand, MD