The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine has recently published an article titled “The Top 100 Most Cited Articles on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, a Bibliometric Analysis,” by Ning Tang et al from the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University in Changsha, China. In this study, the authors identified over 17,000 original research articles and registry studies on the anterior cruciate ligament that have been published since 1950. From these thousands of studies, the authors identified the top 100 most cited articles for further analysis. The institution that was the most commonly found in the top 100 articles was none other than the University of Pittsburgh, representing 14 out of the 100 studies. Furthermore, the single most frequent author within the top 100 articles is Dr. Freddie H. Fu, Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery here at the University of Pittsburgh, who authored 13 of the top 100 articles.
Dr. Fu’s prolific works have helped shape the field of modern anterior cruciate ligament treatment, and the present study demonstrates that even when only considering the most influential articles, Dr. Fu and the University of Pittsburgh are ranked first.
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