Research and Scholarly Papers

  1. Adams, A.L., et al., Statins and hip fracture risk in men: a population-based case-control study. Ann Epidemiol, 2015. 25(11): p. 844-8.
  2. Latt, L., et al., A validated cadaveric model of trochlear dysplasia. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 2014. 22(10): p. 2357-2363.
  3. Inacio, M.C.S., et al., The risk of surgical site infection and re-admission in obese patients undergoing total joint replacement who lose weight before surgery and keep it off post-operatively. Bone & Joint Journal, 2014. 96-B(5): p. 629-635.
  4. Inacio, M.C., et al., Weight patterns before and after total joint arthroplasty and characteristics associated with weight change. Perm J, 2014. 18(1): p. 25-31.
  5. Inacio, M.C., et al., The impact of pre-operative weight loss on incidence of surgical site infection and readmission rates after total joint arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty, 2014. 29(3): p. 458-464 e1.
  6. Inacio, M.C., et al., Injury Pathology at the Time of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Associations With Self-assessment of Knee Function. Clin J Sport Med, 2014.
  7. Inacio, M., et al., The risk of surgical site infection and re-admission in obese patients undergoing total joint replacement who lose weight before surgery and keep it off post-operatively. Bone & Joint Journal, 2014. 96(5): p. 629-635.
  8. Fithian, D.C., To Operate or Not to Operate? That Is (Still) the Question: Commentary on an article by Hege Grindem, PT, PhD, et al.: “Nonsurgical or Surgical Treatment of ACL Injuries: Knee Function, Sports Participation, and Knee Reinjury. The Delaware-Oslo ACL Cohort Study”. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2014. 96(15): p. e133.
  9. Csintalan, R.P., et al., Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction for the Treatment of Patellofemoral Instability. J Knee Surg, 2014. 27(2): p. 139-46.
  10. Arendt, E.A., et al., Patellofemoral joint: from instability to arthritis. Instr Course Lect, 2014. 63: p. 355-68.
  11. Inacio, M.C., et al., Do patients lose weight after joint arthroplasty surgery? A systematic review. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2013. 471(1): p. 291-8.
  12. Charles, M.D., et al., Magnetic resonance imaging-based topographical differences between control and recurrent patellofemoral instability patients. Am J Sports Med, 2013. 41(2): p. 374-84.
  13. Inacio, M.C., et al., Patient and surgeon characteristics associated with primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction graft selection. Am J Sports Med, 2012. 40(2): p. 339-45.
  14. Jain, N.P., N. Khan, and D.C. Fithian, A treatment algorithm for primary patellar dislocations. Sports Health, 2011. 3(2): p. 170-4.
  15. Fithian, D.C., C.M. Powers, and N. Khan, Rehabilitation of the knee after medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction. Clin Sports Med, 2010. 29(2): p. 283-90, ix.
  16. Bini, S.A., et al., Does discharge disposition after primary total joint arthroplasty affect readmission rates? J Arthroplasty, 2010. 25(1): p. 114-7.
  17. Namba, R.S., et al., Outcomes of routine use of antibiotic-loaded cement in primary total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty, 2009. 24(6 Suppl): p. 44-7.
  18. Mehta, V.M., E.W. Paxton, and D.C. Fithian, Does the use of fluoroscopy and isometry during anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction affect surgical decision making? Clin J Sport Med, 2009. 19(1): p. 46-8.
  19. Pujol, N., et al., Meniscal healing after meniscal repair: a CT arthrography assessment. Am J Sports Med, 2008. 36(8): p. 1489-95.
  20. Paxton, E.W., et al., The kaiser permanente national total joint replacement registry. Perm J, 2008. 12(3): p. 12-6.
  21. Mehta, V.M., et al., The effect of ketorolac on anteroposterior knee laxity after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Orthopedics, 2008. 31(6): p. 538-40.
  22. Khatod, M., et al., Knee replacement: epidemiology, outcomes, and trends in Southern California: 17,080 replacements from 1995 through 2004. Acta Orthop, 2008. 79(6): p. 812-9.
  23. Khatod, M., et al., 17,080 Knee Replacements from 1995 to 2004: Epidemiology, Outcomes, and Trends. Acta Orthop Scand, 2008. in press.
  24. Fornalski, S., et al., Biomechanical and anatomical assessment after knee hyperextension injury. Am J Sports Med, 2008. 36(1): p. 80-4.
  25. Namba, R.S., et al. Epidemiology of total hip replacement in 74th annual meeting American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2007. San Diego.
  26. Mehta, V.M., et al., Reliability of the international knee documentation committee radiographic grading system. Am J Sports Med, 2007. 35(6): p. 933-5.
  27. Mehta, V.M., et al., An algorithm guiding the evaluation and treatment of acute primary patellar dislocations. Sports Med Arthrosc, 2007. 15(2): p. 78-81.
  28. Fithian, D., P. Neyret, and E. Servien, Patellar Instability: The Lyon Experience. Techniques in Knee Surgery, 2007. 6(2): p. 112-123.
  29. Ward, S.R., et al., Rotator cuff muscle architecture: implications for glenohumeral stability. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2006. 448: p. 157-63.
  30. Phelan, D.T., A.B. Cohen, and D.C. Fithian, Complications of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Instr Course Lect, 2006. 55: p. 465-74.
  31. Khatod, M., et al., An analysis of the risk of hip dislocation with a contemporary total joint registry. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2006. 447: p. 19-23.
  32. Fithian, D. and N. Gupta, Patellar Instability: Principles of Soft Tissue Repair and Reconstruction. Techniques in Knee Surgery, 2006. 5(1): p. 19-26.
  33. Davis, D.K., et al., Anatomical posterior cruciate ligament transplantation: a biomechanical analysis. Am J Sports Med, 2006. 34(7): p. 1126-33.
  34. Csintalan, R.P., et al., Biomechanical and anatomical effects of an external rotational torque applied to the knee: a cadaveric study. Am J Sports Med, 2006. 34(10): p. 1623-9.
  35. Barnes, S., et al., An enhanced benchmark for prosthetic joint replacement infection rates. Am J Infect Control, 2006. 34(10): p. 669-72.
  36. Ait Si Selmi, T., D. Fithian, and P. Neyret, The evolution of osteoarthritis in 103 patients with ACL reconstruction at 17 years follow-up. Knee, 2006. 13(5): p. 353-8.
  37. Theodorou, D.J., et al., Posterolateral complex knee injuries: magnetic resonance imaging with surgical correlation. Acta Radiol, 2005. 46(3): p. 297-305.
  38. Paxton, E.W. and D.C. Fithian, Outcome instruments for patellofemoral arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2005(436): p. 66-70.
  39. Panni, A.S., et al., Long-term results of lateral retinacular release. Arthroscopy, 2005. 21(5): p. 526-31.
  40. Namba, R.S., et al., Obesity and perioperative morbidity in total hip and total knee arthroplasty patients. J Arthroplasty, 2005. 20(7 Suppl 3): p. 46-50.
  41. Fithian, D.C., et al., Prospective trial of a treatment algorithm for the management of the anterior cruciate ligament-injured knee. Am J Sports Med, 2005. 33(3): p. 335-46.
  42. Crain, E.H., et al., Variation in anterior cruciate ligament scar pattern: does the scar pattern affect anterior laxity in anterior cruciate ligament-deficient knees? Arthroscopy, 2005. 21(1): p. 19-24.
  43. Namba, R.S., et al. Obesity and perioperative morbidity in total hip and total knee replacement patients. in 71st annual meeting American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2004. San Francisco.
  44. Fithian, D.C., et al., Epidemiology and natural history of acute patellar dislocation. Am J Sports Med, 2004. 32(5): p. 1114-21.
  45. Fithian, D.C., et al., Lateral retinacular release: a survey of the International Patellofemoral Study Group. Arthroscopy, 2004. 20(5): p. 463-8.
  46. Fithian, D.C., E.W. Paxton, and A.B. Cohen, Indications in the treatment of patellar instability. J Knee Surg, 2004. 17(1): p. 47-56.
  47. Fithian, D., et al. Kaiser Permanente National Total Joint Replacement Registry. 2004; Available from:
  48. Paxton, E.W., et al., The reliability and validity of knee-specific and general health instruments in assessing acute patellar dislocation outcomes. Am J Sports Med, 2003. 31(4): p. 487-92.
  49. Green, L.B., et al., Sources of variation in readmission rates, length of stay, and operative time associated with rotator cuff surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2003. 85-A(9): p. 1784-9.
  50. Garelick, D., et al. MRI in lateral ligament injuries to the knee: pathoanatomy and surgical correlation. in Amer Acad Ortho Surg. 2002. Dallas: (submitted).
  51. Fithian, D.C., L.W. Paxton, and D.H. Goltz, Fate of the anterior cruciate ligament-injured knee. Orthop Clin North Am, 2002. 33(4): p. 621-36, v.
  52. Elias, D.A., L.M. White, and D.C. Fithian, Acute Lateral Patellar Dislocation at MR Imaging: Injury Patterns of Medial Patellar Soft-Tissue Restraints and Osteochondral Injuries of the Inferomedial Patella. Radiology, 2002. 225(3): p. 736-43.
  53. Davis, D.K. and D.C. Fithian, Techniques of medial retinacular repair and reconstruction. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2002(402): p. 38-52.
  54. Arendt, E.A., D.C. Fithian, and E. Cohen, Current concepts of lateral patella dislocation. Clin Sports Med, 2002. 21(3): p. 499-519.
  55. Ohara, W., L. Paxton, and D. Fithian, Epidemiology of knee injuries, in Knee Ligaments: Structure, Function, Injury and Repair, W.H. Akeson, O’Connor, J., Pedowitz, R.A., Editor. 2001.
  56. Fithian, D.C., E. Nomura, and E. Arendt, Anatomy of Patellar Dislocation. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, 2001.
  57. Fithian, D.C., An Historical Perspective of Anterior Knee Pain. Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy Review, 2001. 9(4): p. 273-281.
  58. Fithian, D., et al., Report of the 1998 AOSSM/ESSKA Traveling Fellows. Am J Sports Med, 2000. 1.
  59. Atkin, D.M., et al., Characteristics of patients with primary acute lateral patellar dislocation and their recovery within the first 6 months of injury. Am J Sports Med, 2000. 28(4): p. 472-9.
  60. Fithian, D.C. and A.E. Page, Osteoporosis prevention and the orthopaedic surgeon: when fracture care is not enough. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1999. 81(11): p. 1653-4.
  61. Fithian, D.C. and S.W. Meier, The case for advancement and repair of the medial patellofemoral ligament in patients with recurrent patellar instability. Op Tech Sports Med, 1999. 7(2): p. 81-9.
  62. Dye, S.F., et al., Factors contributing to function of the knee joint after injury or reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. Instr Course Lect, 1999. 48: p. 185-98.
  63. Hautamaa, P.V., et al., Medial soft tissue restraints in lateral patellar instability and repair. Clin Orthop, 1998. 349: p. 174-82.
  64. Fithian, D.C., Not all ACL Injuries Require Surgery. Biomechanics, 1998. Special Report: Anterior Cruciate Ligament(May).
  65. Fithian, D. and W. Luetzow, Outcomes Following ACL Surgery. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review, 1997. 5: p. 68-76.
  66. Marangi, K.S., et al. MR Imaging of the Knee Following Acute Lateral Patellar Dislocation. in Amer Acad Ortho Surg. 1996. Atlanta.
  67. Hillard-Sembell, D., et al., Combined injuries of the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments of the knee. Effect of treatment on stability and function of the joint. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1996. 78(2): p. 169-76.
  68. Fithian, D. and W. Luetzow, Natural History of the ACL Deficient Patient. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review, 1996. 4: p. 319-327.
  69. Daniel, D.M., et al. A ten-year prospective outcome study of the ACL-injured patient. in Orthopaedic Research Society. 1996. Atlanta, GA: J Bone Jt Surg.
  70. Crain, E.C., et al. The change in anterlaxity ior of combined ACL/MCL injured knees after MCl healing. in American Academy of Ortho. Surg. 1996. Atlanta.
  71. Fithian, D.C., et al., Instrumented measurement of patellar mobility. Am J Sports Med, 1995. 23(5): p. 607-15.
  72. Fithian, D.C., et al. Quadriceps angle revisited: effect of quadriceps angle on tibial rotation and patellofemoral joint contact. in Ortho. Res. Soc. 1994. New Orleans.
  73. Daniel, D.M., et al., Fate of the ACL-injured patient. A prospective outcome study [see comments]. Am J Sports Med, 1994. 22(5): p. 632-44.
  74. Daniel, D.M. and D.C. Fithian, Indications for ACL surgery. Arthroscopy, 1994. 10(4): p. 434-41.
  75. Fithian, D., D. Daniel, and A. Casanave, Fixation in knee ligament repair and reconstruction. Oper Tech Orthop, 1992. 2: p. 63-70.
  76. Fithian, D.C., M.A. Kelly, and V.C. Mow, Material properties and structure-function relationships in the menisci. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 1990(252): p. 19-31.
  77. McClelland, S.J. and D.C. Fithian, Ipsilateral carpal, metacarpal, and ankle fractures resulting from an attempted basketball slam-dunk. A case report. Am J Sports Med, 1988. 16(5): p. 544-6.