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December 26, 2012

Top Ten Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) Articles in 2012: A Year in Review

Below are the top ten JAAOS articles* of 2012, which can make for future articles in your medical or trade publication. Interviews with study authors can be arranged:
  1. Surgical Management of Healed Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
    (published in November 2011)
  2. AAOS Clinical Practice Guideline Summary: Preventing Venous Thromboembolic Disease in Patients Undergoing Elective Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
    (published in December 2011)
  3. Hemiarthroplasty for Three- and Four-part Proximal Humerus Fractures
    (published in January 2012)
  4. Contributing Factors to Surgical Site Infections
    (published in February 2012)
  5. Factitious Disorders of the Upper Extremity
    (published in February 2012)
  6. Management of Scapular Fractures
    (published in March 2012)
  7. The Hill-Sachs Lesion: Diagnosis, Classification, and Management
    (published in April 2012)
  8. Surgical Management of Hallux Rigidus
    (published in June 2012)
  9. Displaced Clavicle Fractures in Adolescents: Facts, Controversies, and Current Trends
    (published in August 2012)
  10. Pulmonary Embolism in Orthopaedic Patients: Diagnosis and Management
    (published in September 2012)
* This list was compiled based on several criteria: most-accessed online articles; quality of writing; presentation; and importance to readers.
Hot Topics for 2013
According to Jeffrey S. Fischgrund, MD, JAAOS editor-in-chief, the upcoming year will be one of advancements in orthopaedics. Hot bone and joint health topics to look for in 2013:
  1. Advancements of technology to surgically treat complex fractures;
  2. Surgical site infections; and
  3. Post-surgical blood clots/Deep vein thrombosis (DVT).


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