The top 50 most cited articles in both-bone forearm open reduction internal fixation in the skeletally mature patient

Hanbin Wang, Joey S. Kurtzman, William R. Aibinder, Steven M. Koehler

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Purpose: Both-bone forearm fractures in the adult population frequently and usually necessitate an operative reduction. The purpose of this study was to identify the 50 most cited publications regarding both-bone ORIF and evaluates their level of evidence to help guide the best treatment and management practices, as well as gauge the current level of inquiry into this topic. Methods: The Clarivate Analytics Web of Knowledge Database was queried. The top 50 most cited articles identified as relevant were analyzed. Aggregate citation counts, citation density, type of study, and level of evidence were documented for each of the 50 articles. Abstracts from the last decade of prominent orthopaedic meetings were analyzed to determine the current level of inquiry into this area. Results: The initial search yielded 408 results. There were 27 articles published before 2000 and 23 after. The total summation of citations for the top 50 articles totaled 2062. Each study was classified according to its study design and level of evidence. The most common was case series (34). Level IV studies were most numerous (34). Since 2010, the subject of both-bone forearm fracture ORIF was presented 8 times at prominent orthopaedic conferences. Conclusion: Our work demonstrated 54% of top-50 studies are pre-2000 and the majority are Level IV evidence. Additionally, despite the established treatment, there is active inquiry into this topic. Higher quality research can be helpful to validify treatment and management options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-300
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Adult ORIF
  • Both-bone forearm fracture
  • Diaphyseal forearm fracture
  • Forearm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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