The Top 100 Cited Articles in Clinical Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Suresh K. Nayar, Eric J. Dein, Andrea M. Spiker, Johnathan A. Bernard, Bashir Zikria

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Abstract

Orthopedic sports medicine continues to evolve, owing much of its clinical management and practice to rigorous academic research. In this review, we identify and describe the top 100 cited articles in clinical sports medicine and recognize the authors and institutions driving the research. We collected articles (excluding basic science, animal, and cadaveric studies) from the 25 highest-impact sports medicine journals and analyzed them by number of citations, journal, publication date, institution, country, topic, and author. Mean number of citations was 408 (range, 229-1629). The articles were published in 7 journals, most in the 1980s to 2000s, and represented 15 countries. Thirty topics were addressed, with a heavy emphasis on anterior cruciate ligament injury and reconstruction, knee rating systems, rotator cuff reconstruction, and chondrocyte transplantation. The 3 most cited articles, by Insall and colleagues, Constant and Murley, and Tegner and Lysholm, addressed a knee, a shoulder, and another knee rating system, respectively. Several authors contributed multiple articles. The Hospital for Special Surgery and the University of Bern contributed the most articles (5 each). This study provides a comprehensive list of the past century's major academic contributions to sports medicine. Residents and fellows may use this list to guide their scholarly investigations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E252-E261
JournalAmerican journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Volume44
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Nayar, S. K., Dein, E. J., Spiker, A. M., Bernard, J. A., & Zikria, B. (2015). The Top 100 Cited Articles in Clinical Orthopedic Sports Medicine. American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.), 44(8), E252-E261.