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Editors: Deana Mercer MD, The University of New Mexico
Dustin Richter MD, The University of New Mexico
Christina Salas PhD, The University of New Mexico

Western Journal of Orthopaedics (WJO), formerly known as The University of New Mexico Orthopaedics Research Journal, is a peer-reviewed publication of UNM Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation. The Journal highlights original research relevant to orthopaedic-focused surgery and engineering, with the goal of MEDLINE indexing.

WJO 2023 Submission Deadline: October 1, 2022, at midnight MST.

Recent Content

Front Matter

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UNM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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UNM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Back Matter

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Alumni Map 2021
UNM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Alumni Map 2020
UNM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Full Issue

Research Articles

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Pediatric Supracondylar Humeral Fractures: Epidemiology and Mechanisms of Injury During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dan Cohen, Jeffrey Kay, Mohammed Shehab, Darren de SA, Devin C. Peterson, and Waleed Kishta

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Arianna Medina

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Arianna Medina

 

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Arianna Medina

 

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Arianna Medina

Case Reports

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Chronic Complex Volar Dislocation of the Middle and Ring Finger Metacarpophalangeal Joint: A Case Report
Fernando Moreno, Jordan T. Carter, John J. Pisquiy, and Michael M. Polmear

New Technology

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3D Printing of Face Masks and Face Shields to Address the Coronavirus Public Health Crisis in New Mexico
Natalia D. Mclver, Laura Kief Shaffer, Craig Kief, and Christina Salas

Technical Notes

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A Novel High Tibial Biplanar Osteotomy Technique for Simultaneous Coronal and Sagittal Correction: A Case Example
Ryan C. Price, Kathryn C. Helmig, Dustin L. Richter, and Robert C. Schenck Jr

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Mesh Plate Fixation for Complex Patella Fractures: A Surgical Technique
Rami Khalifia, Eric Potter, Sherif Dabash, and Richard S. Yoon

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Hallus Rigidus: A Technique for Reliable, Safe, and Reproducible Cheilectomy Excision
Jory Wasserburger, Amber Price, Matthew Wharton, and Richard Miller

Education Articles

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Prevalence of Prolonged Sitting Among Orthoapedic Residents
Benjamin D. Packard and Richard A. Miller

Reflections

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History of External Fixation
Thomas A. DeCoster

 

History of External Fixation
Thomas A. DeCoster

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Orthopaedic Residency and the COVID Kid
Finley Kemp and Deana Mercer

Review Articles

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Reaming Errors in Intramedullary Nailing
Kathryn C. Helmig, Samer Kakish, and Thomas A. DeCoster

 

Reaming Errors in Intramedullary Nailing
Kathryn C. Helmig, Samer Kakish, and Thomas A. DeCoster

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Seven Deadly Sins of Volar Distal Radius Fracture Fixation
Allicia O. Imada, Jorge Orbay, and Deana Mercer

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Considerations in Surgical Timing for Femoral Shaft Fractures
Trevor Crean, William Curtis, and Thomas A. DeCoster

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Malreductions Following Intramedullary Nail Fixation of Femur Shaft Fractures
Jory Wasserburger, Christopher Kurnik, and Thomas A. DeCoster

Scientific Articles

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Risk Factors for Reoperation Following Operative Fixation of Distal Femur Fractures: A Report of 73 Consecutive Cases
Aditya Desai, Victoria Oakes, John Pisquiy, Christopher Dodo, Ahmed A. Toreih, Wael Azzam, Amr Abdelgawad, and Ahmed M. Thabet

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Trampoline Associated Non-Contact Fractures of the Proximal Tibial Metaphysis in Children: A Systematic Review
Brad Bergin, Taylor Woolnough, Gwendolyn Lovsted Barch, and Devin Peterson

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Ex Vivo Human Chondrocyte Toxicity After Exposure to Tranexamic AcidExposure Acid
Erika Garbrecht, Benjamin Packard, Nafisa Elghazali, and Phuong A.H. Nguyen

 

Improving Accuracy of Total Hip ArthroplastyTemplating Considering Difffferences inMagnifification of Preoperative X-rays
Ryan J. Lubbe, Robert Mercer, Apostolos Dimitroulias, and Benjamin J. Hansen