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High Impact Articles
High impact papers are those to which special attention is paid by experts in the given field, with a large number of visitors, frequent downloads and higher citation rates. The research must be creative, with high academic standards and have a wide influence, if it is to become a high impact paper. They are ranked by the number of downloads.
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Posterior shoulder instability in the athletic population: Variations in assessment, clinical outcomes, and return to sport  
Jeffrey M DeLong, James P Bradley 
World J Orthop 6(11):927-934. Published online Dec 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i11.927
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Cystic lesion around the hip joint  
Kiminori Yukata, Sho Nakai, Tomohiro Goto, Yuichi Ikeda, Yasunori Shimaoka, Issei Yamanaka, Koichi Sairyo, Jun-ichi Hamawaki 
World J Orthop 6(9):688-704. Published online Oct 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i9.688
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Current strategies for the restoration of adequate lordosis during lumbar fusion  
Cédric Barrey, Alice Darnis 
World J Orthop 6(1):117-126. Published online Jan 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i1.117
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Developmental dysplasia of the hip: What has changed in the last 20 years?  
Pavel Kotlarsky, Reuben Haber, Victor Bialik, Mark Eidelman 
World J Orthop 6(11):886-901. Published online Dec 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i11.886
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Imaging of the anterior cruciate ligament  
Wing Hung Alex Ng, James Francis Griffith, Esther Hiu Yee Hung, Bhawan Paunipagar, Billy Kan Yip Law, Patrick Shu Hang Yung 
World J Orthop 2(8):75-84. Published online Aug 18, 2011. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v2.i8.75
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Rotator cuff tears: An evidence based approach  
Senthil Nathan Sambandam, Vishesh Khanna, Arif Gul, Varatharaj Mounasamy 
World J Orthop 6(11):902-918. Published online Dec 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i11.902
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Complications associated with prone positioning in elective spinal surgery  
J Mason DePasse, Mark A Palumbo, Maahir Haque, Craig P Eberson, Alan H Daniels 
World J Orthop 6(3):351-359. Published online Apr 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i3.351
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Treatment of meniscal tears: An evidence based approach  
Simon C Mordecai, Nawfal Al-Hadithy, Howard E Ware, Chinmay M Gupte 
World J Orthop 5(3):233-241. Published online Jul 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i3.233
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Football injuries of the ankle: A review of injury mechanisms, diagnosis and management  
Raymond J Walls, Keir A Ross, Ethan J Fraser, Christopher W Hodgkins, Niall A Smyth, Christopher J Egan, James Calder, John G Kennedy 
World J Orthop 7(1):8-19. Published online Jan 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i1.8
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Ultrasound in the diagnosis of clinical orthopedics: The orthopedic stethoscope  
Alexander Blankstein 
World J Orthop 2(2):13-24. Published online Feb 18, 2011. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v2.i2.13
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Current concepts on osteonecrosis of the femoral head  
Joaquin Moya-Angeler, Arianna L Gianakos, Jordan C Villa, Amelia Ni, Joseph M Lane 
World J Orthop 6(8):590-601. Published online Sep 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i8.590
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Management and prevention of acute and chronic lateral ankle instability in athletic patient populations  
Brendan J McCriskin, Kenneth L Cameron, Justin D Orr, Brian R Waterman 
World J Orthop 6(2):161-171. Published online Mar 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i2.161
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Use of clinical movement screening tests to predict injury in sport  
Nicole J Chimera, Meghan Warren 
World J Orthop 7(4):202-217. Published online Apr 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i4.202
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Superior labral anterior posterior lesions of the shoulder: Current diagnostic and therapeutic standards  
Dominik Popp, Volker Schöffl 
World J Orthop 6(9):660-671. Published online Oct 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i9.660
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Current concept in dysplastic hip arthroplasty: Techniques for acetabular and femoral reconstruction  
Goran Bicanic, Katarina Barbaric, Ivan Bohacek, Ana Aljinovic, Domagoj Delimar 
World J Orthop 5(4):412-424. Published online Sep 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i4.412
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Superior labrum anterior to posterior lesions of the shoulder: Diagnosis and arthroscopic management  
Nuri Aydin, Evrim Sirin, Alp Arya 
World J Orthop 5(3):344-350. Published online Jul 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i3.344
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Distally based perforator sural flaps for foot and ankle reconstruction  
Shi-Min Chang, Xiao-Hua Li, Yu-Dong Gu 
World J Orthop 6(3):322-330. Published online Apr 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i3.322
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Techniques and accuracy of thoracolumbar pedicle screw placement  
Varun Puvanesarajah, Jason A Liauw, Sheng-fu Lo, Ioan A Lina, Timothy F Witham 
World J Orthop 5(2):112-123. Published online Apr 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i2.112
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Current surgical strategies for total arthroplasty in valgus knee  
Dimitrios Nikolopoulos, Ioannis Michos, George Safos, Petros Safos 
World J Orthop 6(6):469-482. Published online Jul 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i6.469
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Positioning patients for spine surgery: Avoiding uncommon position-related complications  
Ihab Kamel, Rodger Barnette 
World J Orthop 5(4):425-443. Published online Sep 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i4.425
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Serial elongation-derotation-flexion casting for children with early-onset scoliosis  
Federico Canavese, Antoine Samba, Alain Dimeglio, Mounira Mansour, Marie Rousset 
World J Orthop 6(11):935-943. Published online Dec 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i11.935
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Biomechanics of the anterior cruciate ligament: Physiology, rupture and reconstruction techniques  
Christoph Domnick, Michael J Raschke, Mirco Herbort 
World J Orthop 7(2):82-93. Published online Feb 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i2.82
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Management of femoral neck fractures in the young patient: A critical analysis review  
Thierry Pauyo, Justin Drager, Anthony Albers, Edward J Harvey 
World J Orthop 5(3):204-217. Published online Jul 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i3.204
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Coronal shear fractures of distal humerus: Diagnostic and treatment protocols  
Ajay Pal Singh, Arun Pal Singh 
World J Orthop 6(11):867-876. Published online Dec 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i11.867
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Diagnosing, planning and evaluating osteochondral ankle defects with imaging modalities  
Christiaan JA van Bergen, Rogier M Gerards, Kim TM Opdam, Maaike P Terra, Gino MMJ Kerkhoffs 
World J Orthop 6(11):944-953. Published online Dec 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i11.944
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Complications of hip fractures: A review  
Pedro Carpintero, Jose Ramón Caeiro, Rocío Carpintero, Angela Morales, Samuel Silva, Manuel Mesa 
World J Orthop 5(4):402-411. Published online Sep 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i4.402
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Osteonecrosis of the femoral head: An update in year 2012  
Anjan P Kaushik, Anusuya Das, Quanjun Cui 
World J Orthop 3(5):49-57. Published online May 18, 2012. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v3.i5.49
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Feet injuries in rock climbers  
Volker Schöffl, Thomas Küpper 
World J Orthop 4(4):218-228. Published online Oct 18, 2013. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v4.i4.218
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Femoroacetabular impingement with chronic acetabular rim fracture - 3D computed tomography, 3D magnetic resonance imaging and arthroscopic correlation  
Avneesh Chhabra, Shaun Nordeck, Vibhor Wadhwa, Sai Madhavapeddi, William J Robertson 
World J Orthop 6(6):498-504. Published online Jul 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i6.498
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Mechanical and cellular processes driving cervical myelopathy  
Roisin T Dolan, Joseph S Butler, John M O’Byrne, Ashley R Poynton 
World J Orthop 7(1):20-29. Published online Jan 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i1.20
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Dual mobility cups in total hip arthroplasty  
Ivan De Martino, Georgios Konstantinos Triantafyllopoulos, Peter Keyes Sculco, Thomas Peter Sculco 
World J Orthop 5(3):180-187. Published online Jul 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i3.180
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Flap reconstruction of the knee: A review of current concepts and a proposed algorithm  
Andreas Gravvanis, Antonios Kyriakopoulos, Konstantinos Kateros, Dimosthenis Tsoutsos 
World J Orthop 5(5):603-613. Published online Nov 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i5.603
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Rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries  
Kemal Nas, Levent Yazmalar, Volkan Şah, Abdulkadir Aydın, Kadriye Öneş 
World J Orthop 6(1):8-16. Published online Jan 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i1.8
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Direct anterior total hip arthroplasty: Literature review of variations in surgical technique  
Keith P Connolly, Atul F Kamath 
World J Orthop 7(1):38-43. Published online Jan 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i1.38
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Osteitis pubis in elite athletes: Diagnostic and therapeutic approach  
Antonios G Angoules 
World J Orthop 6(9):672-679. Published online Oct 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i9.672
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Management of achilles tendon injury: A current concepts systematic review  
Vivek Gulati, Matthew Jaggard, Shafic Said Al-Nammari, Chika Uzoigwe, Pooja Gulati, Nizar Ismail, Charles Gibbons, Chinmay Gupte 
World J Orthop 6(4):380-386. Published online May 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i4.380
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Management of negative pressure wound therapy in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers  
Marco Meloni, Valentina Izzo, Erika Vainieri, Laura Giurato, Valeria Ruotolo, Luigi Uccioli 
World J Orthop 6(4):387-393. Published online May 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i4.387
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Frozen shoulder: A systematic review of therapeutic options  
Harpal Singh Uppal, Jonathan Peter Evans, Christopher Smith 
World J Orthop 6(2):263-268. Published online Mar 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i2.263
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Comminuted olecranon fracture fixation with pre-contoured plate: Comparison of composite and cadaver bones  
David A Hamilton Jr, Danielle Reilly, Felix Wipf, Srinath Kamineni 
World J Orthop 6(9):705-711. Published online Oct 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i9.705
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Anterior knee pain following primary total knee arthroplasty  
David Shervin, Katelyn Pratt, Travis Healey, Samantha Nguyen, William M Mihalko, Mouhanad M El-Othmani, Khaled J Saleh 
World J Orthop 6(10):795-803. Published online Nov 18, 2015. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i10.795
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Sternoclavicular joint dislocation and its management: A review of the literature  
Daniel J Morell, David S Thyagarajan 
World J Orthop 7(4):244-250. Published online Apr 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i4.244
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Developmental dysplasia of the hip in the newborn: A systematic review  
Vivek Gulati, Kelechi Eseonu, Junaid Sayani, Nizar Ismail, Chika Uzoigwe, Muhammed Zaki Choudhury, Pooja Gulati, Adeel Aqil, Saket Tibrewal 
World J Orthop 4(2):32-41. Published online Apr 18, 2013. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v4.i2.32
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Posterior interosseous nerve localization within the proximal forearm - a patient normalized parameter  
Srinath Kamineni, Crystal R Norgren, Evan M Davidson, Ellora P Kamineni, Andrew S Deane 
World J Orthop 8(4):310-316. Published online Apr 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i4.310
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Elbow ulnar collateral ligament injuries in athletes: Can we improve our outcomes?  
Lauren H Redler, Ryan M Degen, Lucas S McDonald, David W Altchek, Joshua S Dines 
World J Orthop 7(4):229-243. Published online Apr 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i4.229