Paul Tornetta

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Myth busters: an AOA symposium: AOA critical issues
    Paul Tornetta
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, 850 Harrison Avenue, D2N, Boston, MA 02118 E mail address for P Tornetta III
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 96:e170. 2014
  2. pmc Clinical outcomes of locked plating of distal femoral fractures in a retrospective cohort
    Martin F Hoffmann
    Michigan State University Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, 230 Michigan St, NE, Grand Rapids MI 49503, USA
    J Orthop Surg Res 8:43. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Pain dominates summed scores for hindfoot and ankle trauma
    Paul Tornetta
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 27:477-82. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Participating in multicenter randomized controlled trials: what's the relative value?
    Paul Tornetta
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Dowling 2 North, 850 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 94:107-11. 2012
  5. doi request reprint The posterolateral approach to the tibia for displaced posterior malleolar injuries
    Paul Tornetta
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 25:123-6. 2011
  6. pmc Injury patterns and outcomes of open fractures of the proximal ulna do not differ from closed fractures
    Paul H Yi
    Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 472:2100-4. 2014
  7. pmc (Sample) size matters! An examination of sample size from the SPRINT trial study to prospectively evaluate reamed intramedullary nails in patients with tibial fractures
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 27:183-8. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Extra-articular proximal tibial fractures: nail or plate?
    John C Kurylo
    Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Instr Course Lect 62:61-77. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Authorship and ethical considerations in the conduct of observational studies
    Paul Tornetta
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, 850 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 91:61-7. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Pulmonary embolism in orthopaedic patients: diagnosis and management
    Paul Tornetta
    Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 20:586-95. 2012

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Publications33

  1. doi request reprint Myth busters: an AOA symposium: AOA critical issues
    Paul Tornetta
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, 850 Harrison Avenue, D2N, Boston, MA 02118 E mail address for P Tornetta III
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 96:e170. 2014
    ..The panel's careful examination of the available data along with their expertise in the management of these problems is presented in this thought-provoking JBJS Critical Issues article. ..
  2. pmc Clinical outcomes of locked plating of distal femoral fractures in a retrospective cohort
    Martin F Hoffmann
    Michigan State University Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, 230 Michigan St, NE, Grand Rapids MI 49503, USA
    J Orthop Surg Res 8:43. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyze the complications and clinical outcomes of LP treatment for distal femoral fractures...
  3. doi request reprint Pain dominates summed scores for hindfoot and ankle trauma
    Paul Tornetta
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 27:477-82. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine which subscores were most responsible for the overall variation in summed scores and to evaluate the correlation of multiple scoring systems after foot and ankle fractures or reconstruction...
  4. doi request reprint Participating in multicenter randomized controlled trials: what's the relative value?
    Paul Tornetta
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Dowling 2 North, 850 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 94:107-11. 2012
    ..The culture of academic promotion needs to evolve to ensure that participation in large multicenter RCTs is appropriately valued by these committees...
  5. doi request reprint The posterolateral approach to the tibia for displaced posterior malleolar injuries
    Paul Tornetta
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 25:123-6. 2011
    ..Surgeons should be aware of the effectiveness of this technique for managing displaced fractures of the posterior malleolus...
  6. pmc Injury patterns and outcomes of open fractures of the proximal ulna do not differ from closed fractures
    Paul H Yi
    Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 472:2100-4. 2014
    ..The incidence and injury patterns of open fractures of the proximal ulna are poorly elucidated and little evidence exists to guide management...
  7. pmc (Sample) size matters! An examination of sample size from the SPRINT trial study to prospectively evaluate reamed intramedullary nails in patients with tibial fractures
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 27:183-8. 2013
    ..This study demonstrates the effect of sample size in a large clinical trial by evaluating the results of the Study to Prospectively evaluate Reamed Intramedullary Nails in Patients with Tibial fractures (SPRINT) trial as it progressed...
  8. ncbi request reprint Extra-articular proximal tibial fractures: nail or plate?
    John C Kurylo
    Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Instr Course Lect 62:61-77. 2013
    ..A prospective, randomized, multicenter study is currently in progress to further clarify and advance the treatment of proximal tibial fractures...
  9. doi request reprint Authorship and ethical considerations in the conduct of observational studies
    Paul Tornetta
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, 850 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 91:61-7. 2009
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  10. doi request reprint Pulmonary embolism in orthopaedic patients: diagnosis and management
    Paul Tornetta
    Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 20:586-95. 2012
    ..The size and location of a clot or clots may matter when deciding on management. A risk-benefit evaluation can assist in deciding treatment...
  11. doi request reprint Preoperative diagnosis of infection in patients with nonunions
    Charlton Stucken
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, 850 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 95:1409-12. 2013
    ..The purpose of the present study is to report on the utility of a standardized protocol to rule out infection in high-risk patients and to evaluate the efficacy of each component of the protocol...
  12. doi request reprint Treatment of the stress positive ligamentous SE4 ankle fracture: incidence of syndesmotic injury and clinical decision making
    Paul Tornetta
    Department of Orthopaedics, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 26:659-61. 2012
    ..The objective of the study was to review our experience with the treatment of stress positive (+) supination and external pattern injuries using shared decision making with the patients...
  13. doi request reprint Compartment syndrome in Schatzker type VI plateau fractures and medial condylar fracture-dislocations treated with temporary external fixation
    Erik Stark
    Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 23:502-6. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to review the incidence of compartment syndrome (CS) in these injuries and the timing of their occurrence in relation to placement of the external fixator...
  14. doi request reprint Open fractures of the distal radius: the effects of delayed debridement and immediate internal fixation on infection rates and the need for secondary procedures
    John C Kurylo
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 36:1131-4. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of early versus delayed debridement and the choice of initial external versus internal fixation on infection rates and the need for secondary procedures...
  15. ncbi request reprint Lag screw fixation of medial malleolar fractures: a biomechanical, radiographic, and clinical comparison of unicortical partially threaded lag screws and bicortical fully threaded lag screws
    William M Ricci
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 26:602-6. 2012
    ..The null hypotheses were that unicortical PT lag screws and bicortical FT lag screws had similar biomechanical and clinical outcomes...
  16. doi request reprint Treatment and complications in orthopaedic trauma patients with symptomatic pulmonary embolism
    Yelena Bogdan
    Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL London Health Science Center, Ontario, Canada University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA Indiana University Purdue, Indianapolis, IN MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH HCMC, Minneapolis, MN NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center, Stony Brook, NY and Texas Health Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
    J Orthop Trauma 28:S6-9. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study is to characterize the presentation, size, treatment, and complications of pulmonary embolism (PE) in a large series of orthopaedic trauma patients who developed PE after injury...
  17. doi request reprint Semi-extended nailing of metaphyseal tibia fractures: alignment and incidence of postoperative knee pain
    Scott P Ryan
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
    J Orthop Trauma 28:263-9. 2014
    ..To report on the quality and maintenance of reduction. To compare knee pain at final follow-up with a group nailed in hyperflexion (>90 degrees) with a standard inferior incision and parapatellar approach...
  18. doi request reprint Single-leg-stance radiographs in the diagnosis of pelvic instability
    Jodi Siegel
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, G2, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN 55415, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 90:2119-25. 2008
    ..The purpose of the present study was to report the effectiveness of single-leg-stance radiographs in the diagnosis of pelvic instability in a consecutive series of patients presenting with pelvic pain...
  19. doi request reprint Reuse of external fixation components: a randomized trial
    Jinsil K Sung
    Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 22:126-30; discussion 130-1. 2008
    ..Approved processes for refurbishment of nonimplantable components are available. We evaluated one such program for safety, efficacy, and fiscal ramifications...
  20. doi request reprint Extraperiosteal plating of pronation-abduction ankle fractures. Surgical technique
    Jodi Siegel
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, 850 Harrison Avenue, D2N, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 90:135-44. 2008
    ..The purpose of the present study was to report the technique for and outcomes of extraperiosteal plating in a series of patients with pronation-abduction ankle fractures...
  21. doi request reprint Predicting alignment after closed reduction and casting of distal radius fractures
    Joey LaMartina
    Department of Orthopedics, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA Department of Orthopedics, New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
    J Hand Surg Am 40:934-9. 2015
    ..In addition, we hypothesized that restoring the volar cortical integrity (ie, volar hook) would be another factor that would independently predict the maintenance of a closed reduction in a cast...
  22. doi request reprint The darker side of randomized trials: recruitment challenges
    Tarek Sibai
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, 850 Harrison Avenue, D2N, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 94:49-55. 2012
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Correlation of angulation on initial and healed radiographic views of surgical humerus neck fractures
    Anthony DeLuise
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Boston Medical Center, 850 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Orthopedics 31:548. 2008
    ..Initial axillary radiographs of surgical neck fractures treated nonoperatively overestimated final angulation, with the Y view being more predictive of angulation at union...
  24. doi request reprint Knee pain correlates with union after tibial nailing
    Scott P Ryan
    Boston University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 25:731-5. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate the change in quantitatively scored knee pain during union...
  25. ncbi request reprint Initial management and classification of pelvic fractures
    John C Kurylo
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Instr Course Lect 61:3-18. 2012
    ..Appropriately identifying associated abdominal, urologic, or neurologic injuries will provide important opportunities to reduce patient morbidity and improve long-term outcomes...
  26. ncbi request reprint Nonoperative immediate weightbearing of minimally displaced lateral compression sacral fractures does not result in displacement
    Gillian L Sembler Soles
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 26:563-7. 2012
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  27. pmc How effective is a saline arthrogram for wounds around the knee?
    Paul Tornetta
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 466:432-5. 2008
    ..Eight additional knees had a positive test with subsequent passive motion (dynamic sensitivity, 43%). Our data suggest a saline arthrogram has low sensitivity for detecting known small traumatic arthrotomy wounds of the knee...
  28. pmc Definitive plates overlapping provisional external fixator pin sites: is the infection risk increased?
    Chirag M Shah
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
    J Orthop Trauma 28:518-22. 2014
    ....
  29. pmc A surgical approach algorithm for transverse posterior wall fractures aids in reduction quality
    Yelena Bogdan
    Boston Medical Center, 850 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, 02118, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 472:3338-44. 2014
    ..The latter approach has substantially more risks. No data to our knowledge exist on the use of sequential anterior and posterior approaches for this pattern...
  30. doi request reprint Analysis of observational studies: a guide to understanding statistical methods
    Saam Morshed
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California San Francisco, Orthopaedic Trauma Institute at San Francisco General Hospital, 1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 91:50-60. 2009
    ..The goal of this review is to empower the reader to take a practical approach to and validly interpret the statistical analysis of these study types...
  31. doi request reprint Emergent management of APC-2 pelvic ring injuries with an anteriorly placed C-clamp
    Marc J Richard
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 23:322-6. 2009
    ..Can anteriorly placed pelvic C-clamps be used successfully in the emergent management of APC-2 pelvic fractures?..
  32. ncbi request reprint Prevention of symptomatic pulmonary embolism in patients undergoing total hip or knee arthroplasty
    Norman A Johanson
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicinbne, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 17:183-96. 2009
    ..0, or none. Patients at elevated (above standard) risk of both PE and major bleeding should be considered for aspirin, warfarin with an INR goal of < or =2.0, or none...
  33. ncbi request reprint Syndesmotic instability in Weber B ankle fractures: a clinical evaluation
    Erik Stark
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118 2393, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 21:643-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate syndesmotic stability with respect to the current recommendations for syndesmotic fixation in Weber B SE pattern lateral malleolar fractures...