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JBJS JOPA Image Quiz: A Teenager with Thumb Pain After Hand-First Slide

JOPA IQ ThumbThis month’s Image Quiz from the JBJS Journal of Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants (JOPA) describes the case of a 14-year-old boy with a history of a bifid first metacarpal who injured his thumb while sliding hand-first into a base during a baseball game. Anteroposterior and lateral radiographs of the thumb are shown, and findings from the physical exam are detailed in words and photos.

The Image Quiz reviews the function of and injuries to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), including the injury classically described as “skier’s thumb.” Pick the best among four possible next steps in diagnosing and treating this injury.

JBJS JOPA Image Quiz: Golf-Related Wrist Injury

hamate wrist.jpgThis month’s Image Quiz from the JBJS Journal of Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants (JOPA) highlights the case of a 34-year-old man who presented with a 1-month history of hand and wrist pain after driving his golf club into the ground during a swing. Anteroposterior (AP) and lateral radiographs of the wrist are shown, and findings from the physical exam are described.

The Image Quiz reviews the anatomy of the wrist, focusing on the symptoms and mechanisms of hamate injuries. The quiz question is: After standard AP and lateral radiographs, which imaging modality or view would be most helpful in arriving at a definitive diagnosis? Options for treating a fracture of the hook of the hamate are also discussed.

JOPA Image Quiz: In-Toeing in an 8-Year-Old Boy

clouIQ1_NEW_6-14-16.jpgThis month’s Image Quiz from the JBJS Journal of Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants (JOPA) highlights the case of an 8-year-old boy who presents with a 3-month history of in-toeing. Anteroposterior pelvic and bilateral frog-leg radiographs are included, along with measurements of the foot progression angle, medial rotation of the hip, and the thigh-foot axis.

The Image Quiz reviews the natural history of lower-extremity rotational deformities in children, and describes in detail how to make the physical-examination measurements that helped answer the clinical question of whether this patient’s in-toeing was benign or a sign of a more serious deformity.

JOPA 2016 Writing Awards

Spring 2016 cover page.jpgTo help welcome the JBJS Journal of Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants (JOPA) into the JBJS family of peer-reviewed journals (see related OrthoBuzz post), JBJS is offering five $1000 awards, as follows:

  • 3 for the three best review articles authored by a certified, practicing PA or NP
  • 2 for the two best review articles authored by a PA student (student authors are strongly encouraged to partner with a supervising PA, MD, or DO)

Eligible articles (≥ 1200 words, excluding references and figure legends, plus a 100-word abstract) are academic reviews on a broad orthopaedic topic OR concise overviews of a single clinical condition or orthopaedic procedure. For details about authoring JOPA articles, read the JOPA Instructions for Authors.

Deadline for submission is December 31, 2016.

Enter the contest by submitting your article via the JOPA Editorial Manager site.

Please address questions regarding the contest to jopaeditorial@jbjs.org.

JBJS Inc. Acquires Journal of Orthopedics for Physician Assistants (JOPA)

The JouWinter 2016 cover page for JBJS.jpgrnal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) Inc. announced that, effective today, the Journal of Orthopedics for Physician Assistants (JOPA) will be added to the JBJS family of publications and products focused on meeting the information needs of musculoskeletal health professionals.

“We at JBJS have long recognized the expertise and support PAs provide to today’s multi-professional medical team,” said JBJS Inc. CEO Paul Sandford. “This acquisition will enable us to build the largest community of PAs in the orthopaedic domain, specifically targeting the needs of PA readers, researchers, and authors.”

Dagan Cloutier, PA-C, Founder and Editor of JOPA, will remain in JOPA’s editorial leadership role. “As the publisher of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery—the gold-standard source of information in orthopaedics—JBJS, Inc. is well-positioned to maximize the quality and dissemination of JOPA content,” said Cloutier.

To introduce the entire orthopaedic community to the publishing of JOPA under the aegis of JBJS, Inc., JBJS will offer access to JOPA at no cost to all PAs, nurse practitioners, and other orthopaedic providers who register at the JBJS booth (#1831) during the upcoming AAOS Annual Meeting, March 1 – 5 in Orlando.