Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery (ARCH ORTHOP TRAUM SU)

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Journal description

The journal will serve as a source of instruction and information for physicians in clinical practice and research in the extensive field of orthopaedics and traumatology. Papers dealing with diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system from all fields and aspects of medicine will be considered particularly if they satisfy the information needs of orthopaedic clinicians and practitioners.

Current impact factor: 1.60

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.597
2013 Impact Factor 1.31
2012 Impact Factor 1.358
2011 Impact Factor 1.369
2010 Impact Factor 1.196
2009 Impact Factor 1.117
2008 Impact Factor 0.965
2007 Impact Factor 0.913
2006 Impact Factor 0.793
2005 Impact Factor 0.678
2004 Impact Factor 0.579
2003 Impact Factor 0.502
2002 Impact Factor 0.508
2001 Impact Factor 0.502
2000 Impact Factor 0.507
1999 Impact Factor 0.362
1998 Impact Factor 0.353
1997 Impact Factor 0.429
1996 Impact Factor 0.297
1995 Impact Factor 0.16
1994 Impact Factor 0.208
1993 Impact Factor 0.242
1992 Impact Factor 0.24

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 1.57
Cited half-life 6.60
Immediacy index 0.15
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.52
Website Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery website
Other titles Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery (Online), Archives of orthopedic and trauma surgery
ISSN 0936-8051
OCLC 42787413
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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  • T. Histing · K. Heerschop · M. Klein · C. Scheuer · D. Stenger · J. H. Holstein · T. Pohlemann · M. D. Menger ·
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Although a variety of suitable fracture models for mice exist, in many studies bone healing was still analyzed without fracture stabilization. Because there is little information whether the healing of non-stabilized fractures differs from that of stabilized fractures, we herein studied the healing process of non-stabilized compared to stabilized femur fractures. Materials and methods: Twenty-one CD-1 mice were stabilized after midshaft fracture of the femur with an intramedullary screw allowing micromovements and endochondral healing. In another 22 mice the femur fractures were left unstabilized. Bone healing was studied by radiological, biomechanical, histomorphometric and protein expression analyses. Results: Non-stabilized femur fractures revealed a significantly lower biomechanical stiffness compared to stabilized fractures. During the early phase of fracture healing non-stabilized fractures demonstrated a significantly lower amount of osseous tissue and a higher amount of cartilage tissue. During the late phase of fracture healing both non-stabilized and stabilized fractures showed almost 100 % osseous callus tissue. However, in stabilized fractures remodeling was almost completed with lamellar bone while non-stabilized fractures still showed large callus with great amounts of woven bone, indicating a delay in bone remodeling. Of interest, western blot analyses of callus tissue demonstrated in non-stabilized fractures a significantly reduced expression of vascular endothelial growth factor and a slightly lowered expression of bone morphogenetic protein-2 and collagen-10. Conclusion: Non-stabilized femur fractures in mice show a marked delay in bone healing compared to stabilized fractures. Therefore, non-stabilized fracture models may not be used to analyze the mechanisms of normal bone healing.
    Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00402-015-2367-7
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction: The decompression of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) is performed by ulnar translation of the radial shaft proximal to the sigmoid notch, i.e. detensioning of the distal part of the interosseous membrane (DIOM) while containment of the DRUJ is achieved by closed wedge osteotomy of the radius. The osteotomy shortens the radius which entails detensioning of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC). Surgical technique: Facilitating the modified Henry approach to the distal palmar radius a radial based wedge osteotomy is applied. The proximal osteotomy is proximal to the ulnar head and distal osteotomy is proximal to the sigmoid notch to prevent iatrogenic impingement. Ulnar translation of the radial shaft is performed to loosen the DIOM. The closed wedge osteotomy reduces radial inclination which will foster containment of the DRUJ. Conclusion: Distal radial decompression osteotomy of the DRUJ preserves DRUJ function while relieving painful impingement. Further surgical interventions are not compromised in case of failure.
    Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00402-015-2363-y
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction: The Tönnis classification is widely accepted for grading hip arthritis, but its usefulness as a reference in hip-preserving surgery is yet to be demonstrated. We aimed to evaluate reproducibility of the Tönnis classification in early stages of hip osteoarthritis, and thus determine whether it is a reliable reference for hip-preserving surgery. Materials and methods: Three orthopaedic surgeons with different levels of experience examined 117 hip X-rays that were randomly mixed of two groups: a group of 31 candidates for hip-preserving surgery and a control group of 30 patients that were asymptomatic with respect to the hip joint. The surgeons were asked to rate an eventual osteoarthritis according to the Tönnis classification. After 2 months, the surgeons were asked to re-evaluate the X-rays in a random order. Intra- and interobserver reliabilities were calculated by comparing the observers' two estimations using Kappa statistics. Results: Kappa values for interobserver reliability were slight or fair (range 0.173-0.397). Kappa values for intraobserver reproducibility were fair (range 0.364-0.397). Variance in grading no and slight osteoarthritis was the most frequent cause for intra- and interobserver disagreements (76.3 and 73.01 % of the non-concordant observations, respectively). The confidence interval analysis showed that the observers' experience did not affect reproducibility. Conclusions: The Tönnis classification is a poor method to assess early stages of hip osteoarthritis. These findings suggest that its routine use in therapeutic decision-making for conservative hip surgery should be reconsidered.
    Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00402-015-2356-x
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction: Double mobility cup systems (DMCS) have gained increasing acceptance, especially in patients at high risk for dislocation. The aim of this investigation was to analyze the frequency and indications of the DMCS use in our praxis and to evaluate dislocation and cup revision rates after a minimum follow-up of 2 years. Materials and methods: All patients implanted with a DMCS from May 2008 to August 2011 were identified from our institutional database of primary and revision THA procedures. Patient demographics, including ASA score, were recorded, along with details of the surgical procedures, indications for DMCS use, and post-operative clinical course and any complications. Radiographs were analyzed for implant positioning and radiological signs of loosening. Results: 1046 primary THA were implanted, of these 39 (4 %) primary DMCS. Indications were severe neuromuscular disease (SND) (14), hip abductor degeneration (HAD) (9), cognitive dysfunction (CD) (8) and others. 345 revision THA were performed, of these 50 (14 %) revision DMCS. Indications were recurrent dislocations (27), multiple prior hip surgeries (13), HAD (5), CD (3) and others. Overall dislocation rate was 2/89 (2 %); both in revision THA. Overall cup revision rate was 5/89 (6 %): 3 septic, 1 periprosthetic acetabular fracture, 1 "intraprosthetic dissociation". 67 patients were available for the standardized questionnaire at a median follow-up of 43 months (range 25-78). 19 patients were not available for two-year follow-up: 17 died and two were lost to follow-up. Conclusions: This study supports the use of DMCS constructs in primary and revision hip arthroplasty for specific high-risk patients. We continue to indicate DMCS in this patient group. We do caution against extending indications for DMCS to lower risk patient groups due to unknown issues surrounding wear and component longevity.
    Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 09/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00402-015-2316-5
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: The evaluation of the subjective health-related quality of life is especially for young, active patients with hip joint disorders important. The MAHORN study group has recently developed the "International Hip Outcome Tool" (iHOT33), a self-administered patient-reported outcome tool, which includes questions on the patient's symptoms, functional and sports limitations as well as social, emotional, and occupational limitations. The purpose of this study was to adapt and validate a German version of the iHOT33 according to the COSMIN checklist. Methods: To validate the G-iHOT33, we conducted a prospective multicenter cohort study on patients with hip disorders and a score ≥4 on the modified Tegner Activity Scale. The patients completed the G-iHOT33 questionnaire twice at intervals of at least 2 weeks. In addition, we recorded the Hip Outcome Score (HOS), a modified Tegner Activity Scale (TAS), the EuroQol-5D (EQ5-D), and a subjective assessment of the limitations. Evaluation of psychometric properties was conducted following the COSMIN checklist for validation of health status measurement instruments. The methodical testing for reliability included internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and measurement error. For testing of validity, we analyzed construct validity, hypotheses testing, interpretability, and responsiveness. Results: Between December 2013 and December 2014, eighty-three consecutive patients completed both questionnaires and were available for data analysis. Cronbach's α was 0.97 (95 % CI 0.96, 0.99) confirming internal consistency and test-retest reliability of the G-iHOT-33 was high with an ICC = 0.88 (95 % CI 0.80, 0.99). All a priori hypotheses were confirmed, further, no floor- or ceiling-effects occurred. The G-iHOT33 showed good responsiveness with a minimal important change (MIC) of 10 points. Conclusions: The German translation of the iHOT-33 (G-iHOT-33) is a viable tool for the evaluation of active patients with a hip disorder. Following the complete COSMIN checklist, we could prove that G-iHOT33 is a reliable, valid, and responsive PRO measurement tool. We could show that the minimal important change, a change of health condition the patient discerns is 10 points in the G-iHOT33 scale. This is the first study providing results on psychometric properties of the iHOT33 subscales. Level of evidence 1b validating cohort study.
    Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 09/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00402-015-2336-1

  • Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 09/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00402-015-2311-x

  • Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 09/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00402-015-2321-8
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    ABSTRACT: This prospective randomized pilot study sought to determine whether fixation with Sonoma CRx intramedullary pin is a comparable alternative to minimally invasive plating fixation in patients with displaced clavicle fractures. A total of 45 consecutive patients (Robinson class B1 or B2) were randomly allocated into two groups; intramedullary pin (IMP) group (n = 24, mean age; 33.17 ± 8.60 years, 14 males 58.3 %) received Sonoma CRx Collarbone pin (Sonoma, USA) whereas locking midshaft superior plating (MIPPO) group (n = 21, 32.38 ± 8.41 years, 12 males) patients received minimally invasive locking midshaft superior plating (Acumed, USA). Patients were followed up with a mean time of 11.82 ± 4.22 and 14.45 ± 6.43 months, respectively. Functional status, as the primary outcome measure, was assessed using quick disability of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) scores. Mean time of operation and mean time of fluoroscopy were significantly shorter in the IMP group than those in MIPPO group (p < 0.001 and p = 0.03, respectively). Time of hospital stay was significantly shorter in IMP group (p < 0.001). Complications were rare in the early postoperative period. Time until bony union was significantly shorter in IMP group. Mean quick DASH scores were not significantly different between two groups. Implant failure occurred in one patient from each group. Cosmetic dissatisfaction was more common in MIPPO group. Given the shorter operative times and better cosmetic appearance, Sonoma CRx intramedullary pin may be an alternative to minimally invasive plating. Further safety studies are warranted.
    Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 03/2015; 135(3). DOI:10.1007/s00402-014-2142-1
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, we present a prospective series of medial triceps free flaps for ankle and foot complex defects coverage and discuss its numerous advantages. Between January 2011 and December 2012, eight patients, two women and six men underwent medial triceps brachii (MTB) free flap procedure to cover defects localized at the ankle and foot in our department. Patient mean age was 37.3 ± 15.2 years at the time of surgery (range of 13-53 years). Mean defect size to be covered was 21.8 ± 9.9 cm(2). The bone was exposed at the level of the calcaneum in six cases, at the level of the forefoot in one case, and at the level of the lateral malleolus in one case. Special attention was accorded to intra-operative findings. Flap survival and complications on both the donor and recipient site were prospectively evaluated. Mean MTB flap raising time was 51.3 ± 6.0 min. All the flaps survived and there was no partial flap necrosis. A skin graft was performed after a mean time of 11.8 ± 2.1 days post-operative. The mean follow-up was 18.1 ± 3.8 months. Complications at the donor site level included one hematoma and a case of hypertrophic scar. Complete healing of both the donor and recipient sites was achieved in all cases. MTB free flap appears to be a useful option for covering small to medium defects in lower limb extremities. Due to the constant anatomy of the MTB nerve, we suggest that the flap could also be used as an innervated free flap for small or medium muscular reanimation such as sequelae of forearm and hand muscle impairment, or facial palsy.
    Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 02/2015; 135(2). DOI:10.1007/s00402-014-2102-9
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    ABSTRACT: The authors present clinical and radiographic results of minimal invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) for three- or four-part fractures of the proximal humerus. Twenty-six patients with three- or four-part proximal humeral fractures treated with the MIPO technique through the deltoid splitting approach were clinically and radiographically evaluated at a minimum of 12 months with an average of 20.1 months. The valgus-impacted type of three-part fracture was excluded to verify the results of the MIPO with unstable multifragmentary fractures of the proximal humerus. Twenty female patients and six male patients were included (mean age 67 years; range 18-90 years). No cases of nonunion were seen. The mean forward flexion, abduction, and external rotation were 145°, 119°, and 48°, respectively. The mean visual analog scale (VAS) for pain was 1.47 points. The mean Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) score was 14.5 points, and the mean UCLA score was 29.6 points. The mean neck-shaft angle was 134°. Twenty-three patients had adequate medial support, and three patients did not have adequate medial support on initial postoperative radiographs. Five shoulders (19 %) developed complicated results. Two cases of proximal malposition of the plate (7.7 %) and two intra-articular screw penetrations (7.7 %) were observed. One case of osteonecrosis of the humeral head was identified at the final follow-up (3.8 %). The MIPO technique provides reliable radiologic and functional outcomes for three- and four-part proximal humeral fractures. Our results might support the use of MIPO for treating unstable multi fragmentary fractures of proximal humerus such as three- or four-part fractures to decrease osteonecrosis of humeral head.
    Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 02/2015; 135(2). DOI:10.1007/s00402-014-2138-x
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction: We evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of atlantoaxial screw and rod fixation for revision operations in the treatment of re-dislocation after atlantoaxial operations in children. Methods: Eight consecutive children with atlantoaxial instability required a revision operation due to atlantoaxial re-dislocation caused by the failure of the initial posterior wire fixation. The children were 5-11 years of age with an average age of 8.5 years. The posterior atlantoaxial screw and rod fixation and fusion operation was then performed. Autograft bones harvested from rib (in 3 patients), local bone (2 patients), and the iliac crest bone (3 patients) were used. Results: There were no complications such as vertebral artery or spinal cord injury during the operations or loosening or fracture of the fixations after the operations. Stability and reduction of the atlantoaxial segments were achieved in all patients postoperatively. Follow-up time was 24-55 months, with an average of 35 months. All patients achieved solid osseous fusion demonstrated on plain radiographs or CT scanning. Atlantoaxial screw and rod fixation is feasible in children and may be considered for use during the initial operation in the treatment of atlantoaxial dislocation in children to minimize the need for a revision operation. Conclusion: If a revision operation is required, atlantoaxial screw-rod fixation is a safe and effective method. Because the anatomical structure is complicated in revision operation patients, CAD-RP technology could guide the the procedures of exposure and screw placement.
    Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 01/2015; 135(3). DOI:10.1007/s00402-014-2150-1
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Shoulder proprioception in patients with glenohumeral osteoarthritis and the effect of total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) on proprioception have been evaluated previously. Measuring proprioception with an active angle reproduction (AAR) test, proprioception remained unchanged or deteriorated in a short follow-up period after shoulder replacement. Therefore, the purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the influence of the preoperative Constant score (CS) on postoperative proprioceptive outcome after TSA in patients with primary osteoarthritis to address the question of whether the preoperative state of shoulder function influences postoperative proprioceptive outcome. Methods: Twenty-four patients who received total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) (n = 24) for primary osteoarthritis of the shoulder were enrolled. After retrospectively analyzing the preoperative CS for 120 patients with primary osteoarthritis of the shoulder who received TSA, the patient group was divided into three subgroups according to preoperative functional assessment of the shoulder using the CS. Group one consisted of patients with CS < 20, group two patients with CS 20-30, and group three patients with the best preoperative CS (>30). In all patients proprioception was examined 1 day before the operation and 3 months after surgery by 3D motion analysis with an AAR test and also CS. Results: Postoperatively, proprioception in group one (CS < 20) deteriorated significantly from 5.2° (SD 2.2) to 8.1° (SD 1.8); p = 0.018. In group two, there were no significant changes from preoperative to postoperative status [8.7° (SD 2.1) vs. 9.3° (SD 2.7) (p = 0.554)], likewise in group three [6.3° (SD 2.3) preoperatively vs. 6.9° (SD 3.3) postoperatively (p = 0.617)]. Comparing the postoperative results, the best proprioception [6.9° (SD 3.3)] was found in the group that had the best preoperative CS (group three, CS > 30). Conclusion: In conclusion, a low preoperative CS is a negative predictive factor for postoperative proprioception after TSA. We should keep that in mind when determining the best timepoint for shoulder replacement in patients with glenohumeral osteoarthritis.
    Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 01/2015; 135(2). DOI:10.1007/s00402-014-2148-8
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose The purpose of this retrospective trial was to compare the role of the Bryan with ProDisc-C total disk replacement (TDR). Materials and methods Data were collected before surgery and 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24 months after surgery. Disability and pain were assessed using the Neck Disability Index (NDI) and the Visual Analog Scale of the neck and of the arm pain. SF-36 outcome measures were obtained including the physical component score as well as the mental component score. Functional spinal unit (FSU) was examined on lateral radiographs at 24-month follow-up. Occurrences of heterotopic ossification (HO) were detected from 24-month follow-up X-rays. Results The mean NDI, mean VAS, and mean SF-36 scores were not statistically different between groups before surgery and at 24-month follow-up. At 24 months: Bryan 49 and ProDisc-C 53 (P > 0.05). The FSU angle increased slightly for the Bryan group (from 0.7 to 0.8°, P > 0.05), while for the ProDisc-C group, it increased significantly (from 0.5 to 2.3°, P
    Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 01/2015; 135(3). DOI:10.1007/s00402-014-2149-7