SCIENCE OF VARIATION GROUP NEWSLETTER
Volume 5, Issue #01
March 18th, 2014

Dear Member of the Science of Variation Group,

We are happy to send you a new newsletter with updates from the Science of Variation Group! Again it was a very fruitful period with many new projects with exciting results! Twenty-three studies are now completed from which already many are accepted and even published all in highly respected peer reviewed Journals! Additionally, new colleagues keep joining our group! 

We are incredibly thankful for the great support we are receiving from you! It is our goal to keep continuing this endeavor to further investigate the science of variation! Several new interesting studies are coming up which will further develop knowledge in thisfield. Hopefully we can continue to count on your support; that is what makes this collaboration such a success!

The SOVG collaborative now includes the Amsterdam Foot and Ankle platform led by Prof. C. Niek van Dijk from the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with capabilities of using standard radiology viewers for some studies.  

We would like to emphasize that the You can USE the collaborative for YOUR first author study. All you need to do is the work setting a study up, analyzing it, and writing it up. Of course we will help you. You might be surprised that the situation could be sogreat. But it is!

If you know a colleague that might like to join the Science of Variation Group, please forward this message or send them to the link below to join!

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Thank you for your help!

Thierry Guitton
guitton@gmail.com 

David  Ring
dring@mgh.harvard.edu

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Quick Updates: 

1.    Interobserver Reliability of Radial Head Fracture Classification: Two-Dimensional Compared with Three-Dimensional CT. Status: Published JBJS-Am (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22048097)

2.    Diagnosis of Elbow Fracture Patterns on Radiographs: Inter-observer Reliability. Status: Published at CORR (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23247817)

3.    Training Improves Inter-Observer Reliability for the Diagnosis of Scaphoid Fracture Displacement. Status: Published at CORR (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22290132)

4.    Inter-observer variation in the diagnosis of coronal articular fracture lines in the lunate facet of the distal radius. Status: Published at HAND (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23997731)

5.    Inter-Observer Reliability of Computed Tomography to Diagnose Scaphoid Waist Fracture Union. Status: Published at the JHS-Am (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22281168)

6.    Diagnosis of Union of Distal Tibia Fractures; Accuracy and Interobserver Reliability. Status: Published at Injury (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23200031)

7.    Agreement on Radiographic Characteristics of Radial Head Fracture Stability. Status: Accepted at CORR

8.    Interobserver Reliability of Proximal Humerus Fracture Classification: Two-Dimensional vs. Three-Dimensional Compute Tomography. Status: Published at JBJS-Am (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24005201)

9.    How surgeons decide when the evidence is inconclusive. Status: Published at JHS-Am (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23647639)

10.    Variation in recommendation for surgical treatment for compressive neuropathy. Published at JHS-Am (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23561726)

11.    Surgeons Attitudes in Orthopaedic Surgery. Status: Accepted at CORR

12.    Interobserver Variaton In the classification and treatment of scapular fractures; Status: Publisched at JOT (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23629469)

13.    Radiographic diagnosis of scapholunate ligament disruption (SLD) in the setting of an intraarticular fracture of the distal radius; Status: Publisched at JHS-Am (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23910379)

14.    The factors influencing the decision making of operative treatment for proximal humeral fractures; Status: Writing draft

15.    Shared decision- making program Carpal Tunnel Release 1; the Assessment of needs: Status: submitted

16.    Shared decision- making program Carpal Tunnel Release 2; Decisional Conflict Scale; Status: submitted

17.    Shared decision- making program Trigger Finger Release; Status: writing draft.

18.    Biomechanical Studies: Science (f)or Common Sense?; status: submitted.

19.    Fifth metacarpal fractures; Status: submitted.

20.    Distal Radius Fractures X vs X+clinical info

21.    Radiographs vs. Radiographic Measurements in Distal Radius Fractures; Status: Submitted

22.    Proximal Humerus Valgus impacted Study; status: submitted

23.    Six week reference scaphoid fracture study; status: analyzing data.

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