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An analysis of outcomes of reconstruction or amputation after leg-threatening injuries.
TLDR
Patients with limbs at high risk for amputation can be advised that reconstruction typically results in two-year outcomes equivalent to those of amputation.
Introducing levels of evidence to the journal.
TLDR
This section introduces orthopaedic surgeons to recent randomized trials relevant to the practice of orthopairedic surgery published in forty-two journals other than The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Internal fixation compared with arthroplasty for displaced fractures of the femoral neck. A meta-analysis.
TLDR
In comparison with internal fixation, arthroplasty for the treatment of a displaced femoral neck fracture significantly reduces the risk of revision surgery, at the cost of greater infection rates, blood loss, and operative time and possibly an increase in early mortality rates.
Short musculoskeletal function assessment questionnaire: validity, reliability, and responsiveness.
TLDR
The SMFA questionnaire was evaluated for reliability, validity, and responsiveness in a population of 420 patients who had a musculoskeletal disease or injury and may be used in clinical settings to provide reliable and valid assessments of the health status of an individual patient.
An Observational Study of Orthopaedic Abstracts and Subsequent Full-Text Publications
TLDR
The overall quality of reporting in abstracts proved inadequate, and inconsistencies between the final published paper and the original abstract occurred frequently, meaning the routine use of abstracts as a guide to orthopaedic practice needs to be reconsidered.
Return to work following injury: the role of economic, social, and job-related factors.
TLDR
Characteristics of the patient that correlated with higher rates of RTW included younger age, higher education, higher income, the presence of strong social support, and employment in a white-collar job that was not physically demanding.
Early predictors of long-term work disability after major limb trauma.
TLDR
Although the causal pathway from injury to impairment and work disability is complex, this study points to several factors that influence RTW that suggest strategies for intervention.
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