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Season's Greetings: A Good Year for Arthroscopy

      Abstract

      The Arthroscopy journal “Most Read” list evolves over time, and reflects the popularity of knee and shoulder and hip topics, original scientific articles, Letters to the Editor, and Level V Evidence (expert opinion). And, for the holiday season, we share a cruciverbalist challenge.
      As 2016 comes to a close, we reflect on what we feel was a good year for Arthroscopy.
      As of this writing, if one clicks on the “Most Read” tab on the Arthroscopy journal home page (www.arthroscopyjournal.org), the following articles and correspondence are highlighted:
      • “Regarding ‘Anterolateral Ligament of the Knee, Fact or Fiction?’” by Sonnery-Cottet et al.
        • Sonnery-Cottet B.
        • Saithna A.
        • Helito C.
        • Daggett M.
        • Thaunat M.
        Regarding “Anterolateral ligament of the knee, fact or fiction?”.
        (2016)
      • “Outcomes After Open Revision Repair of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears With Biologic Patch Augmentation” by Petri et al.
        • Petri M.
        • Warth R.J.
        • Horan M.P.
        • Greenspoon J.A.
        • Millett P.J.
        Outcomes after open revision repair of massive rotator cuff tears with biologic patch augmentation.
        (2016)
      • “The Endoscopic Treatment of Sciatic Nerve Entrapment/Deep Gluteal Syndrome” by Martin et al.
        • Martin H.D.
        • Shears S.A.
        • Johnson J.C.
        • Smathers A.M.
        • Palmer I.J.
        The endoscopic treatment of sciatic nerve entrapment/deep gluteal syndrome.
        (2011)
      • “Evolving Concept of Bipolar Bone Loss and the Hill-Sachs Lesion: From ‘Engaging/Non-Engaging’ Lesion to ‘On-Track/Off-Track’ Lesion” by Di Giacomo et al.
        • Di Giacomo G.
        • Itoi E.
        • Burkhart S.S.
        Evolving concept of bipolar bone loss and the Hill-Sachs lesion: From “engaging/non-engaging” lesion to “on-track/off-track” lesion.
        (2014)
      • “Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy or Conservative Treatment for Nonobstructive Meniscal Tears: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials” by van de Graaf et al.
        • van de Graaf V.A.
        • Wolterbeek N.
        • Mutsaerts E.L.
        • et al.
        Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy or conservative treatment for nonobstructive meniscal tears: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
        (2016)
      Obviously, the “Most Read” list will evolve over time, but as we reflect on this year for our journal, we are notably pleased that in addition to knee and shoulder topics, our journal is now a leading source of hip arthroscopic and related surgical content. We are also pleased that in addition to original scientific articles, Letters to the Editor
      • Sonnery-Cottet B.
      • Saithna A.
      • Helito C.
      • Daggett M.
      • Thaunat M.
      Regarding “Anterolateral ligament of the knee, fact or fiction?”.
      and Level V Evidence (expert opinion)
      • Di Giacomo G.
      • Itoi E.
      • Burkhart S.S.
      Evolving concept of bipolar bone loss and the Hill-Sachs lesion: From “engaging/non-engaging” lesion to “on-track/off-track” lesion.
      grab the attention of our readers. We congratulate the authors of our “Most Read” material for hitting the mark and compellingly grabbing our readers' interest, bearing in mind that the rankings here reflect our “electronic” readers—or, shall we say, our readers who use the electronic version of our journal. In addition, as supported by the letter,
      • Sonnery-Cottet B.
      • Saithna A.
      • Helito C.
      • Daggett M.
      • Thaunat M.
      Regarding “Anterolateral ligament of the knee, fact or fiction?”.
      it continues to be a “season” of great controversy with regard to the knee anterolateral ligament.
      • Lubowitz J.H.
      • Provencher M.T.
      • Rossi M.J.
      • Brand J.C.
      News you can use: The knee anterolateral ligament and the ISAKOS journal.
      • Musahl V.
      • Rahnemai-Azar A.A.
      • van Eck C.F.
      • Guenther D.
      • Fu F.H.
      Anterolateral ligament of the knee, fact or fiction?.
      • Spencer L.
      • Burkhart T.A.
      • Tran M.N.
      • et al.
      Biomechanical analysis of simulated clinical testing and reconstruction of the anterolateral ligament of the knee.
      • Coquart B.
      • Corroller T.L.
      • Laurent P.E.
      • et al.
      Anterolateral ligament of the knee: Myth or reality?.
      • Taneja A.K.
      • Miranda F.C.
      • Braga C.A.
      • et al.
      MRI features of the anterolateral ligament of the knee.
      • Helito C.P.
      • Helito P.V.
      • Costa H.P.
      • et al.
      MRI evaluation of the anterolateral ligament of the knee: Assessment in routine 1.5-T scans.
      • Daggett M.
      • Ockuly A.C.
      • Cullen M.
      • et al.
      Femoral origin of the anterolateral ligament: An anatomic analysis.
      • Kennedy M.I.
      • Claes S.
      • Fuso F.A.
      • et al.
      The anterolateral ligament: An anatomic, radiographic, and biomechanical analysis.
      • Imbert P.
      • Lutz C.
      • Daggett M.
      • et al.
      Isometric characteristics of the anterolateral ligament of the knee: A cadaveric navigation study.
      • Sonnery-Cottet B.
      • Thaunat M.
      • Freychet B.
      • et al.
      Outcome of a combined anterior cruciate ligament and anterolateral ligament reconstruction technique with a minimum 2-year follow-up.
      Another huge highlight for Arthroscopy in 2016 was the addition of Mark Cote, Associate Editor of Statistics.
      • Lubowitz J.
      Mark P. Cote, P.T., D.P.T., M.S.C.T.R., Associate Editor.
      As article statistical methods grow in complexity, we would be at a loss without the expertise of Dr. Cote and his fellow Associate Editor of Statistics, Ralph D'Agostino.
      Lastly, now that we have reached the end of the year, we recognize that this is a time and season for warm greetings, diverse holidays, retrospective reflection, gratitude, and generous sharing. Being your journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, it should be of no astonishment that our editorial priority, as we now prepare to share with our readers a seasonal gift, is that we be innovative and surprising. We thus express gratitude for the contribution of one of our most innovative authors, Derek Ochiai, M.D. Ochiai and Adib's humorous April Fool's Day 2015 Arthroscopy Techniques instant classic article and video, “The spin move: A reliable and cost-effective gowning technique for the 21st century”
      • Ochiai D.
      • Adib F.
      The spin move: A reliable and cost-effective gowning technique for the 21st century.
      • Lubowitz J.H.
      • Provencher M.T.
      • Brand J.C.
      • Rossi M.J.
      Editorial commentary revisited and the spin move refined.
      is definitely worth review during this holiday season and sure to bring smiles (www.arthroscopytechniques.org). Moreover, this month, we proudly present Nguyen and Ochiai's “Cruciverbalist Challenge for Arthroscopic and Related Surgeons.”

      Nguyen A, Ochiai D. Cruciverbalist challenge for arthroscopic and related surgeons. Arthroscopy 2016;32:2427-2429.

      For those who don't know the meaning of the term “cruciverbalist,” rest assured that neither did your Editor-in-Chief. As further context, your Editor-in-Chief completed the challenge in approximately 30 minutes but had to “cheat” by peeking at the titles of the references and reading two hip articles and one shoulder article. However, as Nguyen and Ochiai

      Nguyen A, Ochiai D. Cruciverbalist challenge for arthroscopic and related surgeons. Arthroscopy 2016;32:2427-2429.

      note in their comments, this was not so much cheating as learning, which is the ultimate goal. In addition, your Editor-in-Chief learned that he had no clue how to spell a certain word (withheld to avoid a spoiler) that he uses or abbreviates in the operating room on almost every case.
      To check your answers to the challenge, please visit our website for the key: www.arthroscopyjournal.org.
      Enjoy the challenge, good luck, and Season's Greetings.

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        • Petri M.
        • Warth R.J.
        • Horan M.P.
        • Greenspoon J.A.
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        • Martin H.D.
        • Shears S.A.
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        Evolving concept of bipolar bone loss and the Hill-Sachs lesion: From “engaging/non-engaging” lesion to “on-track/off-track” lesion.
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        News you can use: The knee anterolateral ligament and the ISAKOS journal.
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        Anterolateral ligament of the knee, fact or fiction?.
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        Biomechanical analysis of simulated clinical testing and reconstruction of the anterolateral ligament of the knee.
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        Femoral origin of the anterolateral ligament: An anatomic analysis.
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        The anterolateral ligament: An anatomic, radiographic, and biomechanical analysis.
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      • Cruciverbalist Challenge for Arthroscopic and Related Surgeons
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          Crosswords were first published in the United States more than 100 years ago. Crosswords offer a unique opportunity to reinforce passively acquired knowledge in an active learning capacity. This crossword puzzle was designed with the intention to appeal to and challenge arthroscopic surgeons. It tests their comprehension and retention of recent articles relating to arthroscopy. All clues and answers have references attached, citing either Arthroscopy or The American Journal of Sports Medicine.1-24 Our hope is that if some clues seem difficult, the player may be motivated to review the cited article.
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