The top 50 most cited articles on olecranon fractures: a bibliometric analysis

Ryan S. Marder, Steven M. Koehler, William R. Aibinder

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Abstract

Purpose: Citation analysis has been used to determine the impact of an article in a medical specialty. The purpose of this study was to identify the 50 most cited articles on olecranon fracture outcomes, indications, techniques, procedural descriptions, and complications and analyse their characteristics. Methods: The Web of Science database was used to search for publications related to olecranon fractures. The top 50 most cited articles that met the inclusion criteria were recorded and reviewed in terms of journal and year of publication, country of origin, type of study, and level of evidence. Results: The top 50 articles were cited a total of 2165 times and the year of publication ranged from 1957 to 2014. Of the 50 articles identified, 43 were case series correlating with a Level IV evidence designation. The top 50 articles were published in 20 different medical journals and originated from 18 different countries. Conclusion: The majority of the articles analysed were uncontrolled case series that reported outcomes and complications surrounding the operative treatment of olecranon fractures. The top 50 most influential articles pertaining to olecranon fractures provides physicians and residency programs with a high-yield list of publications to reference on the topic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-106
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bibliometric analysis
  • Olecranon fractures
  • Tension band wiring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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