M Bhandari

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Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi A minimally invasive percutaneous technique of intramedullary nail insertion in an animal model of fracture healing
    M Bhandari
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 121:591-3. 2001
  2. ncbi Effect of continuous versus dichotomous outcome variables on study power when sample sizes of orthopaedic randomized trials are small
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Medical Centre, 1200 Main Street West, Room 2C12, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 122:96-8. 2002
  3. ncbi An observational study of orthopaedic abstracts and subsequent full-text publications
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Heath Health Sciences Center, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 84:615-21. 2002
  4. ncbi Three-dimensional assessment of tibial malunion after intramedullary nailing: a preliminary study
    Michael Boucher
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and the School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 16:473-83. 2002
  5. ncbi A lack of consensus in the assessment of fracture healing among orthopaedic surgeons
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 16:562-6. 2002
  6. pmc Internet versus mailed questionnaires: a controlled comparison (2)
    Pam Leece
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 6:e39. 2004
  7. pmc Internet versus mailed questionnaires: a randomized comparison (2)
    Pam Leece
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 6:e30. 2004
  8. ncbi Application of the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) in the Fracture Care Literature
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Health Sciences Centre, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 84:485-9. 2002
  9. ncbi Bone formation following intramedullary femoral reaming is decreased by indomethacin and antibodies to insulin-like growth factors
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostastics, McMaster University Medical Center, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 16:717-22. 2002
  10. pmc Users' guide to the surgical literature: how to use a systematic literature review and meta-analysis
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont
    Can J Surg 47:60-7. 2004

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Publications97

  1. ncbi A minimally invasive percutaneous technique of intramedullary nail insertion in an animal model of fracture healing
    M Bhandari
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 121:591-3. 2001
    ..2 s (standard deviation 1.2 s). No patellar tendon ruptures or bleeding complications were seen in the postoperative period. The course of fracture healing was not altered by this new percutaneous technique of pin insertion...
  2. ncbi Effect of continuous versus dichotomous outcome variables on study power when sample sizes of orthopaedic randomized trials are small
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Medical Centre, 1200 Main Street West, Room 2C12, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 122:96-8. 2002
    ..6%, p=0.04). When orthopaedic surgeons anticipate small sample sizes for their study, they can optimize their study's statistical power by choosing a continuous outcome variable...
  3. ncbi An observational study of orthopaedic abstracts and subsequent full-text publications
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Heath Health Sciences Center, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 84:615-21. 2002
    ....
  4. ncbi Three-dimensional assessment of tibial malunion after intramedullary nailing: a preliminary study
    Michael Boucher
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and the School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 16:473-83. 2002
    ....
  5. ncbi A lack of consensus in the assessment of fracture healing among orthopaedic surgeons
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 16:562-6. 2002
    ..Variability in the assessment of healing may have important implications in surgeons' decisions to intervene when they perceive fracture healing is slow to progress...
  6. pmc Internet versus mailed questionnaires: a controlled comparison (2)
    Pam Leece
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 6:e39. 2004
    ..Low response rates among surgeons can threaten the validity of surveys. Internet technologies may reduce the time, effort, and financial resources needed to conduct surveys...
  7. pmc Internet versus mailed questionnaires: a randomized comparison (2)
    Pam Leece
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 6:e30. 2004
    ..Low response rates among surgeons can threaten the validity of surveys. Internet technologies may reduce the time, effort, and financial resources needed to conduct surveys...
  8. ncbi Application of the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) in the Fracture Care Literature
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Health Sciences Centre, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 84:485-9. 2002
  9. ncbi Bone formation following intramedullary femoral reaming is decreased by indomethacin and antibodies to insulin-like growth factors
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostastics, McMaster University Medical Center, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 16:717-22. 2002
    ..examine whether antibodies to insulin-like growth factor (IGF) I, IGF II, or indomethacin (an inhibitor of the inflammatory process) affect bone formation following intramedullary reaming...
  10. pmc Users' guide to the surgical literature: how to use a systematic literature review and meta-analysis
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont
    Can J Surg 47:60-7. 2004
  11. ncbi Ipsilateral femoral neck and shaft fractures
    Mohit Bhandari
    Evidence Based Trauma Working Group, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Medical Center, 1200 Main Street West, Room 2C3, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 17:138-40. 2003
  12. pmc Association between industry funding and statistically significant pro-industry findings in medical and surgical randomized trials
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont
    CMAJ 170:477-80. 2004
    ..In this study, we examine the association between industry funding and the statistical significance of results in recently published medical and surgical trials...
  13. ncbi Displaced lateral condyle fractures of the distal humerus
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, McMaster University Medical Center, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 17:306-8. 2003
  14. ncbi Predictors of reoperation following operative management of fractures of the tibial shaft
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 17:353-61. 2003
    ..Accurate prediction of likelihood of reoperation in patients with tibial shaft fractures would facilitate optimal management. Previous studies were limited by small sample sizes and noncomprehensive examination of possible risk factors...
  15. ncbi Four part fractures of the proximal humerus
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 18:126-7. 2004
    ..Treatment options for these displaced fractures include nonoperative treatment, open reduction and internal fixation, and arthroplasty. Presently, there is a lack of consensus on the optimal management strategy for this complex injury...
  16. ncbi User's guide to the surgical literature: how to use an article about a diagnostic test
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Health Sciences Center, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 85:1133-40. 2003
  17. ncbi A randomized trial of opinion leader endorsement in a survey of orthopaedic surgeons: effect on primary response rates
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Epidemiol 32:634-6. 2003
    ..Opinion leaders have been shown to have significant influence on the practice of health professionals and patient outcomes...
  18. ncbi Who did what? (Mis)perceptions about authors' contributions to scientific articles based on order of authorship
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Medical Center, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 85:1605-9. 2003
  19. ncbi Internal fixation compared with arthroplasty for displaced fractures of the femoral neck. A meta-analysis
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health Sciences Centre, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 85:1673-81. 2003
    ....
  20. ncbi Operative treatment of extra-articular proximal tibial fractures
    Mohit Bhandari
    Depasrtment of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Room 2C9, Hamilton, Ontatio L8N 3Z5, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 17:591-5. 2003
    ..1-17) OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of alternative operative techniques in the management of extra-articular proximal third tibial fractures on rates of nonunion, malunion, infection, compartment syndrome, and implant failure...
  21. ncbi Hierarchy of evidence: differences in results between non-randomized studies and randomized trials in patients with femoral neck fractures
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Medical Center, 1200 Main Street West, Room 2C3, L8N 3Z5, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 124:10-6. 2004
    ....
  22. ncbi A prospective cost analysis following operative treatment of unstable ankle fractures: 30 patients followed for 1 year
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, McMaster University Medical Centre, 1200 Main Street West, Room 2C3, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Acta Orthop Scand 75:100-5. 2004
    ..We did a pilot study to determine the cost of treating patients operatively with unstable ankle fractures and to measure the patients' quality of life (utility scores) over time...
  23. ncbi Acute nondisplaced fractures of the scaphoid
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Room 2C9, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 18:253-5. 2004
    ..Investigators have advocated internal fixation of these fractures; however, whether surgery improves clinically relevant patient outcomes compared with casting remains unknown...
  24. ncbi The undue influence of significant p-values on the perceived importance of study results
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Orthop 76:291-5. 2005
    ....
  25. ncbi How to appraise the effectiveness of treatment
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, McMaster University Health Sciences Center, Room 2C10b, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    World J Surg 29:570-5. 2005
    ..Making this process explicit with guidelines to assess the strength of the available evidence can serve to improve patient care. It also allow us to defend therapeutic interventions based on available evidence and not anecdote...
  26. ncbi Fractures of the shaft of the ulna
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 18:473-5. 2004
    ..The optimal management for ulnar shaft fractures remains debatable. Investigators have advocated nonoperative management as well as internal fixation of these fractures...
  27. ncbi Interobserver agreement in the application of levels of evidence to scientific papers in the American volume of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Medical Centre, 1200 Main Street West, Room 2C9, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 86:1717-20. 2004
    ..The aim of the current study was to evaluate the interobserver agreement among reviewers, with varying levels of epidemiology training, in categorizing the levels of evidence of these clinical studies...
  28. ncbi The quality of reporting of randomized trials in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery from 1988 through 2000
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Health Sciences Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 84:388-96. 2002
    ....
  29. ncbi Challenges to the practice of evidence-based medicine during residents' surgical training: a qualitative study using grounded theory
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Acad Med 78:1183-90. 2003
    ..To examine surgical trainees' barriers to implementing and adopting evidence-based medicine (EBM) in the day-to-day care of surgical patients...
  30. ncbi User's guide to the orthopaedic literature: how to use a systematic literature review
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 84:1672-82. 2002
  31. ncbi Health-related quality of life following operative treatment of unstable ankle fractures: a prospective observational study
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 18:338-45. 2004
    ..Although the explanation for variability in outcomes remains unclear, previous studies of other surgical procedures have suggested nonsurgery-related causes account for much of the variability in outcomes...
  32. ncbi Physician interpretations and textbook definitions of blinding terminology in randomized controlled trials
    P J Devereaux
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, 1200 Main St W, Room 2C12, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3Z5
    JAMA 285:2000-3. 2001
    ..The terminology authors often use to convey blinding status (single, double, and triple blinding) may be open to various interpretations...
  33. ncbi Treatment of open fractures of the shaft of the tibia
    M Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 83:62-8. 2001
    ..The relative merits of reamed versus unreamed nails in the treatment of open tibial fractures remain uncertain...
  34. ncbi An economic analysis of management strategies for closed and open grade I tibial shaft fractures
    Jason W Busse
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Orthop 76:705-12. 2005
    ..Closed and open grade I (low-energy) tibial shaft fractures are a common and costly event, and the optimal management for such injuries remains uncertain...
  35. ncbi Conducting industry-partnered trials in orthopaedic surgery
    Mohit Bhandari
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Canada
    Injury 37:361-6. 2006
    ....
  36. pmc Study to prospectively evaluate reamed intramedually nails in patients with tibial fractures (S.P.R.I.N.T.): study rationale and design
    Mohit Bhandari
    SPRINT Methods Center, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 1200 Main Street West, Room 2C9 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:91. 2008
    ....
  37. ncbi Predictors of early and late instability following conservative treatment of extra-articular distal radius fractures
    James Leone
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 124:38-41. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify radiological predictors of early and late instability following conservative treatment of extra-articular distal radius fractures...
  38. ncbi Current practice in the intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures: an international survey
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Trauma 53:725-32. 2002
    ....
  39. doi Surgical management of labral tears during femoroacetabular impingement surgery: a systematic review
    O R Ayeni
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 22:756-62. 2014
    ..In addition, the quality of the evidence was evaluated for the purposes of making treatment recommendations...
  40. pmc Use of both Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment questionnaire and Short Form-36 among tibial-fracture patients was redundant
    Jason W Busse
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:1210-7. 2009
    ..To compare the Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment Dysfunction Index (SMFA DI) and the Short Form-36 Physical Component Summary (SF-36 PCS) scores among patients undergoing operative management of tibial fractures...
  41. ncbi Displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures
    Sohail Bajammal
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Hamilton Health Sciences General Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 19:360-4. 2005
    ..OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to determine the effect of operative treatment compared with nonoperative treatment on the rate of union, complications, and functional outcome after intra-articular calcaneal fracture in adults...
  42. doi Development of the radiographic union score for tibial fractures for the assessment of tibial fracture healing after intramedullary fixation
    Daniel B Whelan
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Trauma 68:629-32. 2010
    ..Because there is no "gold standard," it was hypothesized that the RUST score would provide substantial improvements compared with previous scores presented in the literature...
  43. ncbi The efficacy of low-pressure lavage with different irrigating solutions to remove adherent bacteria from bone
    M Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 83:412-9. 2001
    ..In this study, we compared the effects of various irrigating solutions on the number and function of osteoblasts and osteoclasts and we examined the effectiveness of these solutions in removing adherent bacteria from bone...
  44. ncbi Double blind, you are the weakest link--goodbye!
    P J Devereaux
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Equine Vet J 37:557-8. 2005
  45. ncbi How to interpret a meta-analysis and judge its value as a guide for clinical practice
    Michael Zlowodzki
    Division of Orthopedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Orthop 78:598-609. 2007
  46. ncbi Compression plating versus intramedullary nailing of humeral shaft fractures--a meta-analysis
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, McMaster Univerisity, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Orthop 77:279-84. 2006
    ..A meta-analysis of existing trials would improve inferences regarding the treatment effect...
  47. ncbi Shortening after femoral neck fracture fixation: is there a solution?
    Michael Zlowodzki
    Division of Orthopedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 461:213-8. 2007
    ..A plate with multiple nonparallel lag screws that can be locked into the plate might be a solution. However, the findings of this study are surgeons' opinions, which may or may not be confirmed by scientific evidence...
  48. ncbi Evidence-based medicine: what it is and what it is not
    Mohit Bhandari
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton General Hospital, ON, Canada
    Injury 37:302-6. 2006
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  49. pmc Does a "Level I Evidence" rating imply high quality of reporting in orthopaedic randomised controlled trials?
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Department Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton General Hospital, 7 North, Room 727, 237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2X2, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:44. 2006
    ..We aimed to determine the reporting quality of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) published in the most frequently cited general orthopaedic journals...
  50. pmc Can orthopedic trials change practice?
    Bernadette G Dijkman
    Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Orthop 81:122-5. 2010
    ..We surveyed surgeons to assess whether they would change practice based upon results of a large, multicenter randomized controlled hip fracture trial...
  51. ncbi Arthroplasty versus internal fixation of femoral neck fractures: a clinical decision analysis
    Ilyas S Aleem
    Departments of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 11:233-41. 2009
    ..We sought to compare arthroplasty and internal fixation alternatives and determine the key factors influencing final outcomes using a clinical decision analysis...
  52. doi Complications following hip arthroscopy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    M Kowalczuk
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 21:1669-75. 2013
    ..The primary goal of this study is to determine the complication rate associated with hip arthroscopy in the literature...
  53. ncbi Interobserver and intraobserver variation in the assessment of the healing of tibial fractures after intramedullary fixation
    D B Whelan
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 84:15-8. 2002
    ..Among those examined, the number of cortices bridged by bone appears to be a reliable, and easily measured radiological variable to assess the healing of fractures after intramedullary fixation...
  54. ncbi Predictors of in-hospital mortality following operative management of hip fractures
    M Bhandari
    Hamilton Civic Hospitals Research Center, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, 711 Concession Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8V 1C3
    Int J Surg Investig 1:319-26. 1999
    ..To identify predictors of in-hospital mortality and hospital stay following hip fractures...
  55. ncbi High and low pressure irrigation in contaminated wounds with exposed bone
    M Bhandari
    Hamilton Civic Hospitals Research Centre, McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Surg Investig 2:179-82. 2000
    ..Irrigation and debridement are essential in the initial management of traumatic wounds. The relative efficicacy of low pressure irrigation compared with high pressure irrigation remains unclear...
  56. ncbi Barriers to breaking bad news among medical and surgical residents
    S Dosanjh
    Department of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Med Educ 35:197-205. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Although most residents realize important guidelines in the delivery of bad news, their own fears, a general lack of supervisory support and time constraints form barriers to their effective interaction with patients...
  57. pmc Fluid lavage in patients with open fracture wounds (FLOW): an international survey of 984 surgeons
    Brad Petrisor
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:7. 2008
    ..Our objective was to clarify current opinion with regard to the irrigation of open fracture wounds...
  58. ncbi The quality of reporting of orthopaedic randomized trials with use of a checklist for nonpharmacological therapies
    Simon Chan
    Hamilton Health Sciences General Hospital, 237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:1970-8. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that lack of reporting of a methodological safeguard did not necessarily mean it had not been conducted...
  59. doi The influence of the number of cortices of screw purchase and ankle position in Weber C ankle fracture fixation
    Markku T Nousiainen
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 22:473-8. 2008
    ..This study sought to determine the effect of the number of cortices of screw purchase and ankle position on syndesmosis width and tibiotalar rotation in Weber C ankle fracture fixation...
  60. doi Current management of tibial shaft fractures: a survey of 450 Canadian orthopedic trauma surgeons
    Jason W Busse
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Orthop 79:689-94. 2008
    ..It is not known what forms of management for tibial fractures predominate among Canadian orthopedic surgeons. We therefore asked a representative sample of orthopedic trauma surgeons about their management of tibial fracture patients...
  61. ncbi Intramedullary versus extramedullary fixation for subtrochanteric femur fractures
    Paul R T Kuzyk
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 23:465-70. 2009
    ..Both intramedullary and extramedullary internal fixation has been advocated for the treatment of subtrochanteric femur fractures. Is there clinical evidence to recommend one method of internal fixation over the other?..
  62. pmc Randomized trial of reamed and unreamed intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 90:2567-78. 2008
    ..Previous small trials have left the evidence for either approach inconclusive. We compared reamed and unreamed intramedullary nailing with regard to the rates of reoperations and complications in patients with tibial shaft fractures...
  63. pmc Use of alternative medicines by patients with OA that adversely interact with commonly prescribed medications
    Jacquelyn Marsh
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Elborn College, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 467:2705-22. 2009
    ..Orthopaedic surgeons should make it part of their consultation to inquire about CAM use. Level of Evidence: Level III, therapeutic study. See the Guidelines for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence...
  64. doi Hierarchy of evidence: where observational studies fit in and why we need them
    Daniel J Hoppe
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 91:2-9. 2009
    ..In this paper, we use examples from the literature to explain the importance of observational studies in furthering the boundaries of orthopaedic surgery and knowledge of musculoskeletal disorders...
  65. pmc Effect of early surgery after hip fracture on mortality and complications: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Nicole Simunovic
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMasterUniversity, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    CMAJ 182:1609-16. 2010
    ..We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the effect of early surgery on the risk of death and common postoperative complications among elderly patients with hip fracture...
  66. doi How to design a good case series
    Bauke Kooistra
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 91:21-6. 2009
    ..This article will provide principles for the design, analysis, and reporting of case series, illustrated by examples from the orthopaedic surgical literature...
  67. ncbi Complex limb salvage or early amputation for severe lower-limb injury: a meta-analysis of observational studies
    Jason W Busse
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 21:70-6. 2007
    ..Leg threatening injuries present patients and clinicians with a difficult decision: whether to pursue primary amputation or limb salvage? The purpose of our study was to review the literature in an effort to inform this management decision...
  68. ncbi Perceptions and competence in evidence-based medicine: Are surgeons getting better? A questionnaire survey of members of the Dutch Orthopaedic Association
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton General Hospital, 7 North, Room 727, 237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:206-15. 2007
    ..Therefore, we examined perceptions and competence in evidence-based medicine among Dutch orthopaedic surgeons...
  69. ncbi Barriers to full-text publication following presentation of abstracts at annual orthopaedic meetings
    Sheila Sprague
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Heatlh Sciences Centre, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 85:158-63. 2003
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  70. ncbi Therapeutic ultrasound and fracture healing: a survey of beliefs and practices
    Jason W Busse
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biiostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:1653-6. 2004
    ..To explore current beliefs among senior physiotherapy (PT) students and orthopedic surgeons on the clinical utility of therapeutic ultrasound for assisting fracture healing...
  71. ncbi Predictors of functional outcome following transsyndesmotic screw fixation of ankle fractures
    Brad Weening
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 19:102-8. 2005
    ....
  72. ncbi Misuse of baseline comparison tests and subgroup analyses in surgical trials
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 447:247-51. 2006
    ..Investigators reported differences between subgroups in 31 (57%) of the analyses, all of which were featured in the summary or conclusion. These inferences may be misleading, making their application to clinical practice unwarranted...
  73. ncbi Operative management of displaced femoral neck fractures in elderly patients. An international survey
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Surgery, Hamilton Health Sciences General Hospital, 237 Barton Street East, 7 North, Suite 727, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 87:2122-30. 2005
    ..Our objective was to clarify current opinion with regard to the operative treatment of displaced fractures of the femoral neck...
  74. ncbi Surgical management of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee in the paediatric population: a systematic review addressing surgical techniques
    M Abouassaly
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University Medical Center, 1200 Main St West, Room 4E17, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 22:1216-24. 2014
    ..This systemic review identifies the various surgical techniques reported in the literature for treating OCD and assesses the effectiveness of these treatments based on functional outcomes and radiographic healing...
  75. doi Results of the PeRception of femOroaCetabular impingEment by Surgeons Survey (PROCESS)
    O R Ayeni
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, 1200 Main St West, Room 4E17, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 22:906-10. 2014
    ..The objective was to determine the current state of practice for FAI in Canada...
  76. doi Radiographic prevalence of CAM-type femoroacetabular impingement after open reduction and internal fixation of femoral neck fractures
    G Mathew
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, 4E15, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 22:793-800. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the radiographic prevalence of CAM-type femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) in elderly patients (≥ 50 years) who have undergone internal fixation for femoral neck fracture...
  77. doi Evidence-based practice to improve outcomes of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
    O R Ayeni
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University Medical Center, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Sports Med 32:71-80. 2013
    ..Best practice rehabilitation protocols can guide postoperative care while minimizing heterogeneity within studies. Functional outcome scores should be sensitive, responsive, and able to reliably detect small changes...
  78. doi Outcome assessment in hip fracture: evaluation of the practicality of commonly-used outcomes in hip fracture studies
    Amy Hoang-Kim
    Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, M5B 1W8 Toronto, ON, Canada
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 131:1687-95. 2011
    ..The purpose of our study was to evaluate the practicality of functional outcome instruments found in the current literature in the elderly following postoperative hip fracture...
  79. ncbi Predictors of clinical and radiological outcome in patients with fractures of the acetabulum and concomitant posterior dislocation of the hip
    M Bhandari
    Hamilton Health Sciences General Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 88:1618-24. 2006
    ..The interval to reduction of the dislocation of the hip may be less important than previously described...
  80. ncbi Health-related quality of life after short segment instrumentation of lumbar burst fractures
    M Boucher
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Spinal Disord 14:417-26. 2001
    ..In cases of severe initial deformity and neurologic compromise, intrabody bone grafting is most certainly indicated; the additional support provided by a posterolateral graft may also prove beneficial as an adjunct...
  81. ncbi Reviewer agreement in scoring 419 abstracts for scientific orthopedics meetings
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Orthopaedic Research Unit, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences General Hospital, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Acta Orthop 78:278-84. 2007
    ....
  82. ncbi Gamma nails revisited: gamma nails versus compression hip screws in the management of intertrochanteric fractures of the hip: a meta-analysis
    Mohit Bhandari
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 23:460-4. 2009
    ..The current meta-analysis aimed to explore the effects of time and Gamma Nail design on the risks of femoral shaft fracture after treatment of extracapsular hip fractures...
  83. ncbi Treatment preferences of patients with early knee osteoarthritis: a decision board analysis assessing high tibial osteotomy versus the KineSpring® Knee Implant System
    Chuan Silvia Li
    Global Research Solutions, Inc, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 23:175-88. 2013
    ..The primary objective of this study was to determine patient preferences between these two treatments using a decision board...
  84. ncbi Sequential bilateral total knee arthroplasty under 1 anesthetic in patients > or = 75 years old: complications and functional outcomes
    A Adili
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, and the Hamilton Arthroplasty Group, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, Henderson General Campus, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Arthroplasty 16:271-8. 2001
    ....
  85. ncbi Effect of altered physical loading on bone and muscle in the forearm
    N J MacIntyre
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, ON, Canada
    Can J Physiol Pharmacol 79:1015-22. 2001
    ..Given that radial bone mass tended to decrease while bone density was unchanged, we conclude that the effect of casting was modulated by changes in gross bone morphology rather than in material characteristics...
  86. ncbi Meta-analyses in orthopaedic surgery. A systematic review of their methodologies
    M Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 83:15-24. 2001
    ..The number and quality of well-designed scientific studies in the orthopaedic literature are limited. The purpose of this review was to determine the methodological qualities of published meta-analyses on orthopaedic-surgery-related topics...
  87. ncbi Internal fixation versus arthroplasty of comminuted fractures of the distal humerus
    William T Obremskey
    Orthopedic Trauma Division Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 17:463-5. 2003
    ..Arthroplasty carries the risks of loosening, infection, and periprosthetic fracture. Both procedures are technically challenging, and complications following these procedures are frequent...
  88. doi Money matters: what to look for in an economic analysis
    Lea M Dijksman
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Orthop 79:1-11. 2008
  89. ncbi Level of evidence in orthopaedic journals
    William T Obremskey
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Vanderbilt University, 131 Medical Center South, 2100 Pierce Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 87:2632-8. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the type and level of evidence found in nine different orthopaedic journals by applying this level-of-evidence rating system...
  90. ncbi Treatment of intertrochanteric hip fractures with the AO trochanteric fixation nail
    Michael J Gardner
    Orthopedic Trauma Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Orthopedics 28:117-22. 2005
    ..Further biomechanical and clinical studies are necessary to validate the efficacy of the Trochanteric Fixation Nail, but in our experience this is an improvement over the currently available devices...
  91. ncbi Path analysis of factors for delayed healing and nonunion in 416 operatively treated tibial shaft fractures
    Laurent Audige
    AO Clinical Investigation and Documentation, AO Center, Davos Platz, Switzerland
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 438:221-32. 2005
    ..A model for predicting delayed healing or nonunion is proposed. We encourage the use of path analysis in orthopaedics as a powerful visual technique to interpret data from observational studies...
  92. ncbi What's new in orthopaedic trauma
    Peter A Cole
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Regions Hospital, 640 Jackson Street, St Paul, MN 55101, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 88:2545-61. 2006
  93. ncbi Intramedullary nailing following external fixation in femoral and tibial shaft fractures
    Mohit Bhandari
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hamilton Health Sciences General Hospital, 237 Barton Street East Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 19:140-4. 2005
    ..Several recent studies have provided further insight into this issue...
  94. ncbi Don't be misled by the orthopedic literature : tips for critical appraisal
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Orthop 78:162-71. 2007
  95. ncbi Limiting loss to follow-up in a multicenter randomized trial in orthopedic surgery
    Sheila Sprague
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Control Clin Trials 24:719-25. 2003
    ..Through planning, organization, and committing time and resources to minimizing loss to follow-up, other orthopedic trauma trials can hope to achieve the same high rates of follow-up...
  96. ncbi Conflict of interest in orthopaedic research. An association between findings and funding in scientific presentations
    Kanu Okike
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Children s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:608-13. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between types of declared conflict of interest and reported study outcomes in orthopaedic research...
  97. ncbi Principles and practice of evidence-based orthopaedics. Editorial comment
    Mohit Bhandari
    Injury 37:301. 2006