Journal of Orthopaedic Research

The Journal of Orthopaedic Research (JOR) is the premier source for advanced orthopaedic research in the world today. Fully searchable, the JOR research articles on musculoskeletal subjects range from microbiology to engineering to clinical work, and the archive is searchable all the way back to 1983. Members may also submit research articles of interest to the JOR editors for consideration in future publications.

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This study addresses the hypothesis that adjacent segment intervertebral joint loads are sensitive to the degree of lordosis that is surgically imposed during vertebral fusion. Adjacent segment degeneration is often observed after lumbar fusion, but a causative mechanism is not yet clearly eviden…
Author: Marco Senteler, Bernhard Weisse, Dominique A. Rothenfluh, Mazda T. Farshad, Jess G. Snedeker
Posted: July 1, 2016, 11:40 am
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common and lead to posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) in a high percentage of patients. Research has been ineffective in identifying successful treatment options for people suffering from symptomatic PTOA resulting in a shift of focus toward the youn…
Author: Christian Lattermann, Cale A. Jacobs, Mary Proffitt Bunnell, Kate N. Jochimsen, John P. Abt, Emily K. Reinke, Lee G. Gammon, Janet L. Huebner, Virginia B. Kraus, Kurt P. Spindler
Posted: July 1, 2016, 4:05 am
A number of different software programs are used to investigate the in vivo wear of polyethylene bearings in total hip arthroplasty. With wear rates below 0.1mm/year now commonly being reported for highly cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) components, it is important to identify the accuracy of the…
Author: Stuart A. Callary, Lucian B. Solomon, Oksana T. Holubowycz, David G. Campbell, Donald W. Howie
Posted: June 30, 2016, 11:35 am
We investigated the reliability and accuracy of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) ballottement test using five fresh-frozen cadaver specimens in triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC)-intact and TFCC-sectioned wrists. The humerus and proximal ulna were fixed. The ulna was allowed to translate …
Author: Tadanobu Onishi, Shohei Omokawa, Akio Iida, Yasuaki Nakanishi, Tsutomu Kira, Hisao Moritomo, Sompob Ruxasagluwang, Jirchart Kraisarin, Takamasa Shimizu, Yasuhito Tanaka
Posted: June 29, 2016, 11:05 pm
Osteoblastoma is a benign bone tumor that can often be difficult to distinguish from malignant osteosarcoma. Because misdiagnosis can result in unfavorable clinical outcomes, we have investigated microRNAs as potential diagnostic biomarkers for distinguishing between these two tumor types. Next g…
Author: Scott M. Riester, Jorge Torres-Mora, Amel Dudakovic, Emily T. Camilleri, Wei Wang, Fuhua Xu, Roman R. Thaler, Jared M. Evans, René Zwartbol, Inge H. Briaire-de Bruijn, Avudaiappan Maran, Andrew L. Folpe, Carrie Y. Inwards, Peter S. Rose, Thomas C. Shives, Michael J. Yaszemski, Franklin H. Sim, David R. Deyle, Annalise N. Larson, Mario A. Galindo, Arjen G. H. Cleven, Andre M. Oliveira, Anne-Marie Cleton-Jansen, Judith V. M. G. Bovée, Andre J. van Wijnen
Posted: June 28, 2016, 5:35 am
Orthopedic trauma, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) disruption, is a common source of osteoarthritis in the knee. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive multi-planar imaging modality commonly used to evaluate hard and soft tissues of diarthrodial joints following traumatic inj…
Author: Sonja Eagle, Hollis G. Potter, Matthew F. Koff
Posted: June 28, 2016, 5:25 am
Post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) is defined by its development after joint injury. Factors contributing to the risk of PTOA occurring, the rate of progression, and degree of associated disability in any individual, remain incompletely understood. What constitutes an “OA-inducing injury” is no…
Author: Carina L. Blaker, Elizabeth C. Clarke, Christopher B. Little
Posted: June 28, 2016, 5:25 am
While the effects of disc degeneration on compression and rotation motions have been studied, there is no data for shear loading. Clinical research has shown that those with low back pain (a potential consequence of degeneration) experience a 75% greater lateral shear force than those without it….
Author: Dhara B. Amin, Dana Sommerfeld, Isaac M. Lawless, Richard M. Stanley, Boyin Ding, John J. Costi
Posted: June 28, 2016, 5:20 am
We have developed a laser-textured superhydrophilic Ti-6Al-4V surface with unique surface chemistry and topography that substantially promotes osteoblast adhesion in culture. Here we investigate the osteointegration of laser-textured implants in an ovine model. Our hypothesis was that laser-textu…
Author: Melanie J. Coathup, Gordon W. Blunn, Nazanin Mirhosseini, Karen Erskine, Zhu Liu, David R. Garrod, Lin Li
Posted: June 28, 2016, 5:20 am
One of the most prevalent phenomena associated with reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (rTSA) is scapular notching. Current methods examine only the damage to the scapula and no methods are available for quantifying the total wear volume of the polyethylene humeral bearing. Quantifying the polye…
Author: Kathleen A. Lewicki, John-Erik Bell, Douglas W. Van Citters
Posted: June 27, 2016, 11:50 am
Accurate determination of vertebral endplate surface area and diameters plays an important role in surgical procedures, spinal implant design and sizing. The objective of this study was to contribute with baseline information on the endplate geometrical parameters using subject-based 3D whole-spi…
Author: Maho Kishimoto, Koji Akeda, Akihiro Sudo, Alejandro A. Espinoza Orías, Nozomu Inoue
Posted: June 27, 2016, 11:50 am
The objective of this study was to determine if surface analysis techniques could be used to detect endotoxin on stainless steel malleolus screws. New malleolus screws were compared to ones that had been coated in purified lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or Artificial Test Soil (ATS) containing lipopoly…
Author: Rodrigo França, Michelle Alfa, Nancy Olson, L’Hocine Yahia, Edward Sacher
Posted: June 25, 2016, 4:26 am
Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration is the leading trigger of low back pain, which causes disability and leads to enormous healthcare toll worldwide. Biological treatment with growth factors has evolved as potential therapy for IVD regeneration. Bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) and BMP-7 h…
Author: Zhen Li, Gernot Lang, Lindsay S Karfeld-Sulzer, Kerstin T Mader, R. Geoff Richards, Franz E Weber, Chris Sammon, Hagit Sacks, Avner Yayon, Mauro Alini, Sibylle Grad
Posted: June 24, 2016, 1:05 pm
Osseointegrated transfemoral amputation prostheses have proven successful as an alternative method to the conventional socket-type prostheses. The method improves prosthetic use and thus increases the demands imposed on the bone-implant system. The hypothesis of the present study was that the loa…
Author: Patrik Stenlund, Margarita Trobos, Jukka Lausmaa, Rickard Brånemark, Peter Thomsen, Anders Palmquist
Posted: June 24, 2016, 1:05 pm
The purposes of this case-control study (N = 20) were to examine the effects of insertional Achilles tendinopathy (IAT) and tendon region on tendon strain in patients with IAT compared to a control group without tendinopathy. An ultrasound transducer was positioned over the Achilles tendon insert…
Author: Ruth L. Chimenti, Mary Bucklin, Meghan Kelly, John Ketz, Adolph Samuel Flemister, Michael S. Richards, Mark R. Buckley
Posted: June 24, 2016, 3:55 am