International Archives of Orthopaedic Surgery is an international, open access, peer review journal focusing on the keen areas of surgery concerned with injuries and conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system. The journal publishes selective publications after a stringent peer review process scrutinized by editorial and review experts. The journal covers with most of the common orthopedic procedures such as musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, infections, tumors, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, and congenital disorders.
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Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaos-2017/1710007
Ibeanusi SEB and Obalum DC
Article Type: An Observational Study | First Published: April 19, 2019
Open fractures present a significant challenge to the patient and his family and the managing surgeons. Open fracture often results from high energy injuries such as road traffic crashes, gunshot injuries, falls from heights and high-speed sports. Open fractures are associated with life-threatening and limb threatening injuries and are often associated with complications such as infection, malunion, and non-union. Controversies abound in the patt...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaos-2017/1710006
Ibeanusi SE and J Chioma
Article Type: AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY | First Published: February 28, 2019
The size, structure, and role of the femur make it a major load bearing bone in the body. Fractures of the femur present with varied patterns in aetiology, treatment modality and outcome. Fracture of the femur usually follows significant trauma which often can be life-threatening particularly in young persons. Even in the elderly, the consequence of fractured femur can be life-threatening. This study aims to evaluate the pattern of presentation o...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/IAOS-2017/1710005
Srinath Kamineni, Satya Alluri, Hamza Ashfaq and Yoshida Ruriko
Article Type: RESEARCH ARTICLE | First Published: February 21, 2019
The aim of our study was to examine both age and gender-related alterations in collagen expression of the transverse carpal ligament (TCL) in patients with idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Resected TCLs were collected from 10 patients undergoing open carpal tunnel decompression. These were randomly divided equally into two groups of five patients, with equal numbers of men (average age 49.6) and women (average age 57.4). Histological stai...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaos-2017/1710004
J Diranzo Garcia, L Hernandez Ferrando, V Estrems Diaz, V Zarzuela Sanchez, L Castillo Ruiperez, A Vilatela Gomez and A Bru Pomer
Article Type: Technical | First Published: November 12, 2018
In spite of the large variety of different techniques available for their treatment, acetabular fractures still pose a formidable challenge to the orthopedic surgeon, with a close relationship having been observed between degree of reduction, radiological findings and clinical results. The purpose of this manuscript is to introduce a technical enhancement that can be resorted to following exposure of the acetabular dome when using a modified Stop...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaos-2017/1710003
Kosei Fukuoka and Mitsugu Todo
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: September 20, 2018
The research demonstrates a novel three-dimensional finite element analysis to analyze biomechanical changes in a femur with implant. The method uses principal stress projections to determine trabeculae trajectories in the femur. Visual comparisons of the projections of the femurs show areas of cortical and cancellous changes due to changes in tensile and compressive stresses, revealing areas of stress shielding. The method also includes a bone r...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaos-2017/1710002
Mitsufumi Nakawaki, Kentaro Uchida, Kenji Onuma, Koji Sukegawa, Toshihide Matsumoto, Gen Inoue, Hiroyuki Sekiguchi and Masashi Takaso
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 19, 2018
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common neuropathy encountered in orthopedics. It results from compression of the distal median nerve (MN) within the carpal tunnel. Characteristic complaints of CTS are numbness, paresthesia, and pain in the hand and fingers, often exacerbated at night. This characteristic MN compression results in various degrees of disability. In recent years, elucidation of the pathological condition has progressed; however, t...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaos-2017/1710001
Wei REN, Masumi MARUO HOLLEDGE, Yong Cheng HU and Jike LU
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 01, 2017
To evaluate the importance of ankle deltoid ligament and antero-medial capsule repair in Lauge-Hansen Supination-External Rotation Stage IV (SER IV) ankle fractures....
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