Volume 12, Spring 1999

Orthopaedic Science/Tumor

Bone Morphogenetic Proteins in the Treatment of Non-unions and Bone Defects: Historical Perspective and Current Knowledge
Michael W. Wolfe, M.D., Samantha L. Salkeld, MSE, and Stephen D. Cook, Ph.D., New Orleans, LA

Aggressive Surgical Management of Chronic Osteomyelitis
Philip Z. Wirganowicz, M.D., Philadelphia, PA

Long Gamma Nail Stabilization of Pathologic and Impending Pathologic Femur Fractures
Timothy A. Damron, M.D., Kathryn Palomino, M.D., and Stephanie Roach, M.D., Syracuse, NY

Upper Extremity/Neurologic

Rupture of the Distal Tendon of the Biceps Brachii
William Hamilton, M.D. and Matthew L. Ramsey, M.D., Philadelphia, PA

Scapholunate Instability
David J. Bozentka, M.D., Philadelphia, PA

Intermediate-Term Outcomes of Patients Treated by Distal Radial Osteotomy
George L. Lucas, M.D. and Brett Crist, B.A., Wichita, KS

Isolated Peripheral Nerve Lesions of the Brachial Plexus Affecting the Shoulder Joint
Ernest J. Gentchos, M.D., F.A.C.S., Philadelphia, PA

Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography in the Evaluation of Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Dianna Quan, M.D. and Shawn J. Bird, M.D., Philadelphia, PA


Results of Treatment of 111 Patients With Nonunion of Femoral Shaft Fractures
P. K. Beredjiklian, M.D., R. J. Naranja, M.D., R. B. Heppenstall, M.D., C. T. Brighton, M.D., Ph.D., and J. L. Esterhai, M.D., Philadelphia, PA

Retrograde Femoral Rodding
J. C. Alvarez, M.D., William G. DeLong, Jr., M.D., Philip A. Caracciolo, M.P.T., and Christopher T. Born, M.D., Philadelphia, PA


Posterior Lateral Mass Screw Fixation: Anatomic and Radiographic Considerations
Nabil Ebraheim, M.D., Toledo, OH

Cauda Equina Syndrome: Is It a Surgical Emergency?
Jason W. Nascone, M.D., William C. Lauerman, M.D., and Sam W. Wiesel, M.D., Washington, DC

Alternatives to Autologous Bone Harvest in Spine Surgery
Eeric Truumees, M.D. and Harry N. Herkowitz, M.D., Royal Oak, MI

Health Policy/Economics

Physician Surplus and Its Remedies
Joseph Bernstein, M.S., M.D., Philadelphia, PA

Understanding the Impact of the Medicare Balanced Budget Act
David J. Shulkin, M.D. and Robert Curatola, Philadelphia, PA

Current Controversies in Orthopaedics

The Posterior Cruciate Ligament in Total Knee Arthroplasty

PCL Sparing
Charles Nelson, M.D., Philadelphia, PA

PCL Substituting
Jess H. Lonner, M.D., Philadelphia, PA

Editorial Comments
Paul A. Lotke, M.D., Philadelphia, PA