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Foreward
James D. Heckman, MD
Introduction Chapter on Evidence Based Orthopaedics
James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC
Section I
Spinal Topics
1: Should acute spinal cord injured patients receive steroids?
Steven Casha, MD, PhD, FRCSC
John Hurlbert, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS
2: Should patients undergoing decompression for a Grade 1 degenerative 
spondylolisthesis also have an instrumented fusion?
Eric Francke, MD
Harry Herkowitz
3: Vertebral Augmentation, the Literature in Support of Vertebroplasty and 
kyphoplasty
Isador Lieberman, MD, MBA, FRCS
Krzysztof Siemionow, MD
4: What is the ideal surgical treatment for an adult patient with a lytic 
spondylolisthesis?
Joel Finkelstein, MD, FRCSC
5: What is the optimal treatment for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis?
Albert Yee, MD, MSc, FRCSC
6: What is the optimal treatment for thoracolumbar burst fractures?
Marcel Dvorak
Charles G. Fisher, MD, MHSc, FRCSC
7: Is neuromonitoring beneficial during spinal surgery?
Michael Fehlings
Julio Furlan, MD, MBA, PhD
Michael Kelleher
8: What is the optimal method of managing a patient with cervical myelopathy?
Masahiko Akiyama, MD, DMSC
Howard Ginsberg, BASc, MD, PhD, FRCSC
9: Do Bone Morphogenic Proteins Improve Spinal Fusion?
Sam Bederman, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Raja Rampersaud, MD, FRCSC
Section II
Upper Extremity Topics
10: What is the best surgical management for cubital tunnel syndrome?
Steven J. McCabe, MD, MSc
11: What is the best treatment for displaced fractures of the distal radius?
Neal Chen, MD
Jesse B. Jupiter, MD
12: What is the best surgical treatment for early degenerative osteoarthritis of the 
wrist?
Greg A. Merrell, MD
Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, MD
13: What is the best treatment for acute injuries of the scapholunate ligament?
Paul Binhammer, MSc, MD, FRCSC
14: What is the best method of rehabilitation after flexor tendon repair in zone II, 
passive mobilization or early active motion? What is the best suture configuration for 
repair of flexor tendon lacerations?
Kyle Mitsunaga
Robert M. Szabo
15: What is the best management of digital triggering?
Christine Cheng, MD, MPH
16: What is the evidence for a cause and effect linkage between occupational hand use 
and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?
Isam Atroshi, MD, PhD
17: What are the best diagnostic criteria for reflex sympathetic dystrophy?
Kevin Chung, MD, MS
Ahmer Ghori, BS
18: Optimal Treatement of Displaced Mid-Shaft Clavicle Fractures
Michael D. McKee, MD, FRCS(C)
19: What is the best surgical treatment for rotator cuff arthropathy?
Bob Hawkins, MD, FRCSC
20: What is the best treatment for proximal humeral fractures? What are the main 
determinants of outcome after arthroplasty?
Jason Hurd, MD
Joseph Zuckerman, MD
21: What are the best diagnostic criteria for lateral epicondylitis?
Connie Lebrun
22: What are the indications for surgery and what is the best surgical treatment for 
chronic lateral epicondylitis?
Philippe Grondin, MD, FRCSC
Bill Regan, MD, FRCSC
23: What is the optimal rehabilitative approach to post-traumatic elbow stiffness?
Joy MacDermid, PT, PhD
24: Paediatric Fracture Prevention
Andrew Howard, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Section III
Pediatric Topics
25: What is the best treatment for wrist Fractures?
Robert D. Galpin, MD, FRCSC
26: What is the best treatment for forearm fractures?
Rebecca Carl, MD
Kenneth Noonan, MD
27: Elbow Fractures in Children
Andrew Howard, MD, MSc, FRCSC
28: What is the best treatment for femoral fractures?
John M. Flynn, MD
Jennifer Goebel
29: What is the best treatment for growth plate injuries?
Tim Theologis, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCS
Andrew Wainwright, BSc (Hons), MB, ChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
30: How do you best diagnose septic arthritis of the hip?
Mininder Kocher, MD, MPH
31: What is the best treatment for ACL injuries in the skeletally immature?
R. Baxter Willis
32: What is the optimal treatment for slipped capital femoral epiphysis? 
Randall Loder
33: The Best Treatment for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: What do Current 
Systematic Reviews Tell Us?
Lori Dolan, PhD
Stuart Weinstein, MD
34: Interventions for Ambulatory Children with Cerebral Palsy
Unni Narayanan
35: What is the best treatment for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip?
Andreas Roposch, MD, MSc, FRCS
36: What is the best treatment for idiopathic club foot?
Frederick Dietz
37: What is the optimal treatment for spine and hip in myelomenigocele?
Luciano Dias, MD
Vineeta T. Swaroop, MD
38: The Treatment of Malignant Bone Tumors in Children
Abha A. Gupta, MD, MSC, FRCPC
Sevan Hopyan, MD, PhD, FRCSC
39: What is the best bone cyst treatment?
Suzanne Yandow-Shomaker, MD
40: Legg-Calve Perthes: The Evidence for Treatment
John Anthony Herring, MD
41: Hip Displacement in Cerebal Palsy
Tim Theologis, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCS
Andrew Wainwright, BSc (Hons), MB, ChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
42: Open Fractures: What is the Best Treatment?
Donald Weber, MD, BSc, FRCSC
43: Muscular Dystrophy
Ben Alman
Shahyar Noordin
Section IV
Trauma Topics
44: Mangled Extremity: Are Scoring Systems Useful for Deciding When to Salvage 
and When to Amputate?
David W. Sanders, MD, MSc, FRCSc
45: The Timing of Prophylactic Stabilization of Osseous Metastases
David John Garth Stephen, MD, FRCS(C)
46: Splinting For Comfort: Is it Useful or a Waste of Time?
Hans Kreder, MD, MPH, FRCSC
47A: How Does Healthcare Delivery Affect Outcome?
Iris Weller, PhD
47B: How Does Surgeon and Hospital Volume Affect Outcome?
Hans Kreder, MD, MPH, FRCSC
48A: Are Bone Substitutes Useful in the Treatment and Prevention of Nonunions of 
the Tibia and in the Management of Subchondral Voids?
Mohit Bhandari, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Ross K. Leighton, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Thomas A. Russell, MD
Kelly Trask, MSc
48B: Fracture Healing: How Strong is the Effect of Smoking on Bone Healing?
Michael D. McKee, MD, FRCS(C)
49A: Heterotopic Ossification Prevention & Treatment: What is the best way to 
prevent heterotopic ossification following acetabular fracture fixation?
Heidi Israel, PhD
Berton R. Moed, MD
49B: Heterotopic Ossification Prevention & Treatment: When is it Safe to Excise 
HO?
Terry S. Axelrod, MD, MSc, FRCSC
50: Damage Control Trauma Care: Does it Save lives or Make No Difference? 
Peter J. O'Brien, MD, FRCSC
51: Humerus Shaft Fractures: What is the Best Treatment?
Greg Berry, MD
52: Supracondylar Humerus Fractures: Is Open Reduction and External Fixation or 
Primary Total Elbow Arthroplasty Better in Poor Quality Bone?
Michael D. McKee, MD, FRCS(C)
53: How does delay to definitive fixation affect outcome for pelvic and acetabular 
fractures?
Hans Kreder, MD, MPH, FRCSC
David John Garth Stephen, MD, FRCS(C)
54: How Does Delay to Reduction Affect AVN Rate for a Hip Dislocation?
Paul Kuzyk, BSc, MD
Emil H. Schemitsch, MD, FRCSC
55A: Combined fractures of the hip and femoral shaft: What is the best treatment 
method?
Paul Kuzyk, BSc, MD
Emil H. Schemitsch, MD, FRCSC
55B: Femoral Neck Fractures: When Should a Displaced Subcapital fracture be 
replaced versus fixed?
Mohit Bhandari, MD, MSc, FRCSC
56: Intracapsular Femoral Neck Fracture: How does delay in surgery affect 
complication rate?
Paul Kuzyk, BSc, MD
Emil H. Schemitsch, MD, FRCSC
57: Is a Nail or Plate Better for Femoral Subtrochanteric Fractures?
Allan S. L. Liew, MD, FRCSC
58: Femoral Shaft Fractures: What is the Best Treatment?
Mohit Bhandari, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Rudolph Poolman, MD, PhD
59: Is Locking a Plate or Nail Better for Supracondylar Femur Fractures?
Ross K. Leighton, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Kelly Trask, MSc
60A: What is the relationship between malunion and function for lower extremity and 
diaphyseal Fractures?
Brad Petrisor
60B: Tibial Diaphyseal Fractures: What is the Best Treatment?
Piotr A. Blachut, MD, FRCSC
Nader Helmy, MD
61: What is the Best Treatment for Tibal Pilon Fractures?
P.V. Fearon B.Sc., MB, FRCS
Peter J. O'Brien, MD, FRCSC
Section V
Foot and Ankle Topics
62: What is the best treatment for plantar fasciitis?
Caleb Behrend, MS
Nelson Fong SooHoo, MD
63: What is the best treatment for posterior tibial tendonitis
Sheldon S. Lin, MD
Stephen Pinney, MD, FRCSC
Praveen Yalamanchili, MD
64: What is the best treatment for Achilles tendon rupture?
Mark Glazebrook
65: What is the best treatment for end stage ankle arthritis?
Tim Daniels, MD, FRCSC
Mohamed Maged Mokimer Mohamed, FRCS, Tr&Orth, MCh, Orth Liverpool
66: What is the best treatment for ankle osteochondral lesions?
Andre Leumann, MD
Victor Valderrabano, MD, PhD
67: What is the best treatment for end stage hallux rigidus?
Johnny Tak Choy Lau, MD, MSc, FRCSC
68: What is the best treatment for hallux valgus?
Mark E. Easley, MD
John S. Reach, MD, MSc
Hans-Joerg Trnka
69: What is the best treatment for a Charcot foot and ankle?
Lew Schon, MD
Meena Shatby, MD
70: What is the best treatment for displaced intra-articular calcaneus fractures?
Richard Buckley
71: What is the best treatment for displaced talar neck fractures?
Christopher P. Chiodo, MD
Nicole L. Fetter, MD
72: What is the best treatment for a Lisfranc fracture dislocation?
Dominic Carreira, MD
Mark S. Myerson, MD
73: What's the best treatment for recurrent ankle instability?
Alastair Younger, MB, ChB, ChM, MSc, FRCSC
Section VI
Arthroplasty Topics
74: Regional Anesthesia: Is it Worth the Effort?
Ricky Brull, MD, FRCPC
Vincent Chan, MD, FRCPC
Arun Prasad, MBBS, DA, FRCA
75: What Deep Vein Thrombosis Prophylaxis is Best in Joint Replacement Surgery?
Erik L. Yeo, MD, FACP, FRCPC
76: Blood Conservation for Total Joint Arthroplasty, That Works
Stuart Andrew McCluskey, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Atul Prabhu, FRCA
77: What is the Role of Antibiotic Cement in Total Joint Arthroplasty?
J. Roderick Davey, MD, FRCSC
Rajiv Gandhi, MD, FRCSC
78: THR: Hybrid vs. Uncemented THR; Which is Better
Thomas E. Brown, MD
Mark McCarthy, MSI
William Mihalko, MD, PhD
Quanjun Qui, MD, MS
Khaled Saleh, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
79: Which New Bearing Surface Should be Used- XLPE vs. Metal on Metal vs. 
Ceramic on Ceramic?
Richard Andrew Hocking, BSc(Med), MBBS(Hons), FRACS
Steve MacDonald, MD, FRCSC
80: Facts Vs. Fiction of Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Surgery
David Backstein, MD, Med, FRCSC
81: What is the Role for Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty?
Kursat Barin, M.Sc.
Peter Faris, Ph.D.
Jim Powell, MD, FRCSC
82: When to Consider Doing a Unicompartment TKR?
Michael J. Dunbar MD, FRCSC, PhD
83: Should you Save or Substitute the Posterior Cruciate Ligament in TKR?
Paul Kuzyk, BSc, MD
Emil Schemitsch, MO, FRCSC
84: Should the Patella be Resurfaced in TKR?
Don Garbuz
Raphael C. Y. Hau, MBBS, FRACS
Bassam Masri, MD, FRCSC
85: What is the Role of Computer Navigation in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty?
Rajiv Gandhi, MD, FRCSC
Nizar N. Mahomed, MD, ScD, FRCSC
86: How Do You Make a Diagnosis of an Infected Arthroplasty?
Don Garbuz
Bassam Masri, MD, FRCSC
Alexander Siegmeth, MD, FRCS (Tr&Ortho)
Section VII
Sports Medicine Topics
87: Are Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries Preventable?
Warren Dunn, MD, MPH
88: Autograft choice in ACL Reconstruction: Patellar tendon versus hamstring tendon
Nick Mohtadi
Daniel Whelan, MD, MSc, FRCSC
89: Is There a Role for Arthroscopy in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis?
Christopher C. Dodson, MD
Bob Marx, MD, MSc, FRCSC
90: Identifying effective therapies for anterior knee pain
Jenny McConnell
91: What is the Best Treatment for chondral Defects in the Knee?
Andreas Gomoll MD
Tom Minas, MD, MS
92: Multi-ligament Knee Injury: Acute versus Delayed Surgical Reconstruction
Dianne Bryant, MSc, PhD
Bob Giffin
Jacquelyn Marsh, BHSc
Lyndsay Somerville, MSc, PhD (cand.)
93: Should first time shoulder dislocators be surgically stabilized?
Daniel Whelan, MD, MSc, FRCSC
94: Open versus Arthroscopic Repair for Shoulder Instability: A Review of Outcomes
Robert Litchfield, MD, FRCSC
Fintan Shannon, MD
95: Is Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Superior?
Richard M. Holtby, MB, BS, FRCSC
Shashank Misra

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Orthopedics -- Miscellanea.
Evidence-based medicine.
Orthopedic Procedures -- methods.
Evidence-Based Medicine -- methods.