Fifty Most-Cited Articles in the Orthopaedic Treatment of the Hip

Peter M. Formby, Scott C. Wagner, Andrew W. Mack

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Abstract

This study sought to identify the 50 most-cited articles in the literature pertaining to the surgical treatment of the hip, which has not yet been done to the authors' knowledge. In December 2014, an all-years search of the Thompson Institute for Scientific Information Web of Science was conducted for the term ``hip.'' Articles were sorted from most to least cited. Citations per article ranged from 3176 to 372. The majority of the articles were clinical in nature (64%) and hip arthroplasty was the predominant focus (70%). Eight different journals were included. The majority of the articles were published since the 1990s. Sixty-two percent of the articles originated from U.S. institutions. Only 12% of the articles were level I or II evidence with the majority being level IV evidence (44%). This study highlights the paucity of high-quality evidence, and further well-designed studies are needed to guide the future direction of hip surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-171
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of surgical orthopaedic advances
Volume25
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2016

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