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  1. Content type: Research article

    Tibia infected nonunion and chronic osteomyelitis are challenging clinical presentations. Bone transportation with external or hybrid fixators (combined external and internal fixators) is versatile to solve th...

    Authors: Zhen Zhang, W. Benton Swanson, Yan-Hong Wang, Wei Lin and Guanglin Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:442

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    The ankle fracture is one of the most common fractures, increasing in an ageing population, but not generally seen as an osteoporotic fracture. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between dif...

    Authors: Hans Juto, Helena Nilsson and Per Morberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:441

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    Newly developed simultaneous multi-slice (SMS) scans are now being introduced as a clinical application in neuroimaging. We examined the feasibility of SMS scans for joint imaging. The purpose of the present s...

    Authors: Mayuko Haraikawa, Masashi Suzuki, Kaiji Inoue, Eito Kozawa, Junji Tanaka and Mamoru Niitsu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:440

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a clinical decision-making framework that supports quality improvement in healthcare. While osteopaths are key providers of musculoskeletal healthcare, the extent to which oste...

    Authors: Tobias Sundberg, Matthew J. Leach, Oliver P. Thomson, Philip Austin, Gary Fryer and Jon Adams

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:439

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  5. Content type: Research article

    A precise comparison of supine and standing whole spine alignment in both the coronal and sagittal planes, including the pelvic parameters, has not been reported. Furthermore, previous studies investigated pos...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Masashi Okamoto, Shun Hatsushikano, Gabriel Caseiro and Kei Watanabe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:437

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) of skeletal muscle has the potential to be a sensitive diagnostic and/or prognostic tool in complex, enigmatic neuromusculoskeletal conditions such as spi...

    Authors: Jacob G. McPherson, Andrew C. Smith, Daniel A. Duben, Katie L. McMahon, Marie Wasielewski, Todd B. Parrish and James M. Elliott

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:433

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is characterized by significant bone loss caused by dysregulation of physiological bone turnover, possibly resulting from intensified differentiation of osteoclasts. The aim of ...

    Authors: Mariusz Korkosz, Marcin Czepiel, Zofia Guła, Małgorzata Stec, Kazimierz Węglarczyk, Magdalena Rutkowska-Zapała, Anna Gruca, Marzena Lenart, Jarosław Baran, Jerzy Gąsowski, Przemysław Błyszczuk and Maciej Siedlar

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:434

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  8. Content type: Research article

    “Killer turn” effect is a critical explanation for the recurrent posterior laxity following transtibial posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction, which affected by the angle of the tibial tunnel. Meanw...

    Authors: Xiaohui Zhang, Yuanjun Teng, Xinxin Yang, Rui Li, Chongwen Ma, Hong Wang, Hua Han, Bin Geng and Yayi Xia

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:436

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Tourniquet use during total knee replacement is common, yet uncertainty exists regarding its benefits and harms. The primary aim of the current study is to investigate whether tourniquet use during total knee ...

    Authors: Richard S. Page, Simon Williams, Avanthi Selvaratnam, Shaun Waring, Myles Conroy, Andrew Thomson, Sally Beattie, Rekha Ganeshalingam and Stephen D. Gill

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:435

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    The primary objective was to investigate the clinical and radiological outcome in patients undergoing major hip surgery using a novel antibiotic containing bone substitute for local augmentation in trochanteri...

    Authors: Mindaugas Stravinskas, Sarunas Tarasevicius, Simonas Laukaitis, Malin Nilsson, Deepak Bushan Raina and Lars Lidgren

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:438

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    Subgrouping patients with chronic low back pain is recommended prior to selecting treatment strategy, and fear avoidance beliefs is a commonly addressed psychological factor used to help this subgrouping. The ...

    Authors: Jeanette Sora Trinderup, Annette Fisker, Carsten Bogh Juhl and Tom Petersen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:431

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Tranexamic acid (TXA) is an anti-fibrinolytic agent successfully preventing blood loss when using intravenously (IV) in total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). An oral administration, w...

    Authors: Xiaozhen Han, Guiqing Gong, Naili Han and Mei Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:430

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    Elbow dislocation represents a common injury, especially in the younger population. If treated surgically, the reattached tendons require a high amount of primary stability to allow for an early rehabilitation...

    Authors: Andreas Lenich, Christian Pfeifer, Philipp Proier, Roman Fleer, Coen Wijdicks, Martina Roth, Frank Martetschläger and Jonas Pogorzelski

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:432

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Meniscal tears often accompany knee osteoarthritis, a disabling condition affecting 14 million individuals in the United States. While several randomized controlled trials have compared physical therapy to sur...

    Authors: James K. Sullivan, James J. Irrgang, Elena Losina, Clare Safran-Norton, Jamie Collins, Swastina Shrestha, Faith Selzer, Kim Bennell, Leslie Bisson, Angela T. Chen, Courtney K. Dawson, Alexandra B. Gil, Morgan H. Jones, Melissa A. Kluczynski, Kathleen Lafferty, Jeffrey Lange…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:429

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    Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is widely used in rotator cuff repairs but its effect on the healing process is unclear. Several cell culture studies on the effect of allogenic PRP have reported promising results b...

    Authors: Stephan Pauly, Franka Klatte-Schulz, Katharina Stahnke, Markus Scheibel and Britt Wildemann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:422

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    The objective of this study is to analyze the influence of a 14-week periodized circuit training protocol on patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), in randomized intervention groups, on thigh intermuscular ad...

    Authors: Aline Castilho de Almeida, Maria Gabriela Pedroso, Jessica Bianca Aily, Glaucia Helena Gonçalves, Carlos Marcelo Pastre and Stela Marcia Mattiello

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:421

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Studies have shown that cytokines play a role in bone remodeling.

    Authors: Ana Maria Baptista Menezes, Paula Duarte Oliveira, Helen Gonçalves, Isabel O. Oliveira, Maria Cecilia F. Assunção, Luciana Tovo-Rodrigues, Gustavo Dias Ferreira and Fernando César Wehrmeister

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:427

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the most common joint replacement surgery in Canada. Earlier Canadian work reported 1 in 5 TKA patients expressing dissatisfaction following surgery. A better understanding of ...

    Authors: Stirling Bryan, Laurie J. Goldsmith, Jennifer C. Davis, Samar Hejazi, Valerie MacDonald, Patrick McAllister, Ellen Randall, Nitya Suryaprakash, Amery D. Wu and Richard Sawatzky

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:423

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  19. Content type: Research article

    To study the impact of acetabular reaming depth on reconstruction of rotation center (RC) in unilateral primary total hip arthroplasty (UPTHA) and guide individualized preoperative design.

    Authors: Pu Shao, Zhizhou Li, Modi Yang, Yuzhuo Wang, Te Liu, Yuhui Yang, Lian Duan, Jinlan Jiang and Jianlin Zuo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:425

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of denosumab or zoledronic acid (ZA) using symptomatic skeletal events (SSEs) as the primary endpoint in Asian postmenopausal women with oestrogen-recepto...

    Authors: Chi Zhang, Fan Zhang, Guanzhao Liang, Xianshang Zeng, Weiguang Yu, Zhidao Jiang, Jie Ma, Mingdong Zhao, Min Xiong, Keke Gui, Fenglai Yuan and Weiping Ji

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:424

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Although the proximal humeral fractures (PHFs) treated with locking plate have been well applied, there are few studies concerning on the serial HSA changes after locking plate placement. The purpose of this r...

    Authors: Ji-Qi Wang, Bing-Jie Jiang, Wei-Jun Guo and You-Ming Zhao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:420

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Tendon disorders are common and lead to significant disability and pain. Our knowledge of the ‘tennis elbow’, the ‘jumpers knee’, and Achilles tendinosis has increased over the years, but changes in denervated...

    Authors: Roine El-Habta, Jialin Chen, Jessica Pingel and Ludvig J. Backman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:426

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Proteomics is an emerging field in the study of joint disease. Our two aims with this pilot analysis were to compare healthy human knee articular cartilage with meniscus, two tissues both known to become affec...

    Authors: Elin Folkesson, Aleksandra Turkiewicz, Martin Englund and Patrik Önnerfjord

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:416

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Minimally invasive treatment of complex tibial plateau fracture represents one of the most challenging problems in orthopedic surgery. We intended to describe the percutaneous surgery involving an originally d...

    Authors: Hengrui Chang, Zhanle Zheng, Yiyang Yu, Jiasheng Shao and Yingze Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:419

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Clinical guidelines recommend that people with back pain be given information and education about their back pain, advice to remain active and at work, and exercises to improve mobility and physical activity. ...

    Authors: Per Kjaer, Alice Kongsted, Inge Ris, Allan Abbott, Charlotte Diana Nørregaard Rasmussen, Ewa M. Roos, Søren T. Skou, Tonny Elmose Andersen and Jan Hartvigsen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:418

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Hip flexion contracture often occurs after femoral lengthening in patients with achondroplasia, but few studies have investigated its development in these patients. The purpose of this study was to analyze sus...

    Authors: Mi Hyun Song, Tae-Jin Lee, Jong Hyeop Song and Hae-Ryong Song

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:417

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Neck pain is a major health issue with high rates of recurrence. It presents with a variety of altered sensorimotor functions. Exercise is a cornerstone of rehabilitation and many training methods are used. Ex...

    Authors: Johannes Blomgren, Erika Strandell, Gwendolen Jull, Irene Vikman and Ulrik Röijezon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:415

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a successful and common procedure. However, 6–28% of patients are dissatisfied postoperatively. The provision of preoperative patient information, inquiring about patients’ exp...

    Authors: Aamir Mahdi, Maria Hälleberg Nyman and Per Wretenberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:414

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Reasons for dissatisfaction with total knee arthroplasty (TKA) include unequal flexion or extension gap, soft tissue imbalance, and patella maltracking, which often occur with mismatch between femoral and tibi...

    Authors: Yu-Hsien Lin, Feng-Shuo Chang, Kun-Hui Chen, Kui-Chou Huang and Kuo-Chih Su

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:411

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Osteoporosis is a major health concern for both men and women, and associated fractures incur substantial economic burden. While there are a multitude of studies on bone mineral density (BMD) and liver disease...

    Authors: Ho Jeong Do, Joon-Shik Shin, Jinho Lee, Yoon Jae Lee, Me-riong Kim, Dongwoo Nam, Eun-Jung Kim, Yeoncheol Park, Kristin Suhr and In-Hyuk Ha

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:410

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The primary objective of this systematic review is to examine the characteristics of pilot randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the orthopaedic surgery literature, including the proportion framed as feasibil...

    Authors: Bijal Desai, Veeral Desai, Shivani Shah, Archita Srinath, Amr Saleh, Nicole Simunovic, Andrew Duong, Sheila Sprague and Mohit Bhandari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:412

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Radio frequency ablation devices have found a widespread application in arthroscopic surgery. However, recent publications report about elevated temperatures, which may cause damage to the capsular tissue and ...

    Authors: Philipp Ahrens, Dirk Mueller, Sebastian Siebenlist, Andreas Lenich, Ulrich Stoeckle and Gunther H. Sandmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:413

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Valid and reliable patient-reported outcome measures support health professionals in evaluating the results of clinical research and practice. The Copenhagen Neck Functional Disability Scale (CNFDS) has shown ...

    Authors: Domenico Angilecchia, Maura Mezzetti, Alessandro Chiarotto, Antonella Daugenti, Giuseppe Giovannico and Francesca Bonetti

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:409

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Hip fractures are a common problem in the ageing population. Hip arthroplasty is the common treatment option for displaced intracapsular neck of femur fractures. Even though hip replacements are successful in ...

    Authors: Szilard Nemes, Dennis Lind, Peter Cnudde, Erik Bülow, Ola Rolfson and Cecilia Rogmark

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:407

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Glenohumeral pain and rotator cuff tendinopathy (RCT) are common musculoskeletal complaints with high prevalence among working populations. The primary proposed pathophysiologic mechanisms are sub-acromial RC ...

    Authors: Lincoln A. Holdaway, Kurt T. Hegmann, Matthew S. Thiese and Jay Kapellusch

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:408

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The prevention and rehabilitation of multisite musculoskeletal pain would benefit from studies aiming to understand its underlying mechanism. Autonomic imbalance is a suggested mechanism for multisite pain, bu...

    Authors: Tatiana de Oliveira Sato, David M. Hallman, Jesper Kristiansen and Andreas Holtermann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:405

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Various types of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) findings are used to differentiate malignant vertebral fractures (MVFs) from osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVFs). The distingu...

    Authors: Zi Li, Ming Guan, Dong Sun, Yong Xu, Feng Li and Wei Xiong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:406

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Vascular damage in polytrauma patients is associated with high mortality and morbidity. Therefore, specific clinical implications of vascular damage with fractures in major trauma patients are reassessed.

    Authors: F. Gilbert, C. Schneemann, C. J. Scholz, R. Kickuth, R. H. Meffert, R. Wildenauer, U. Lorenz, R. Kellersmann and A. Busch

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:404

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  39. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the author pointed out that the references were numbered incorrectly. This error was introduced during the production process. The original article has been c...

    Authors: Simon Roner, Fabio Carrillo, Lazaros Vlachopoulos, Andreas Schweizer, Ladislav Nagy and Philipp Fuernstahl

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:403

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    The original article was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:374

  40. Content type: Research article

    To reduce ergonomic risk factors in terms of awkward and constrained postures and high velocities, it is important to perform adequate risk assessments. Technical methods provide objective measures of physical...

    Authors: Camilla Dahlqvist, Catarina Nordander, Mikael Forsman and Henrik Enquist

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:402

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  41. Content type: Study protocol

    Diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) negatively affects foot and ankle function (strength and flexibility), which itself affects the daily physical activity and quality of life of patients. A physical therapy protoco...

    Authors: Renan L. Monteiro, Cristina D. Sartor, Jane S. S. P. Ferreira, Milla G. B. Dantas, Sicco A. Bus and Isabel C. N. Sacco

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:400

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  42. Content type: Case report

    Negative pressure pulmonary edema (NPPE) is a rare complication that is more prevalent in young patients. NPPE usually results from acute upper airway obstruction, which is most commonly caused by laryngospasm...

    Authors: Guo Chen, Xian-di Wang, Hong-fei Nie, Zhi-qiang Yang, Kang Chen, Zhu-hai Li, Yue-ming Song, Fu-xing Pei and Jian-cheng Zeng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:401

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal models are commonly used to quantify joint motions and loads during human motion. Constraining joint kinematics simplifies these models but the implications of the placement and quantity of mar...

    Authors: Annelise A. Slater, Todd J. Hullfish and Josh R. Baxter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:399

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Iliosacral screw fixation is a popular method for the management of posterior pelvic ring fractures or dislocations, providing adequate biomechanical stability. Our aim in this study was to describe the use of...

    Authors: Fan Yang, Sheng Yao, Kai-fang Chen, Feng-zhao Zhu, Ze-kang Xiong, Yan-hui Ji, Ting-fang Sun and Xiao-dong Guo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:397

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  45. Content type: Research article

    There is a growing interest concerning the understanding of and rehabilitation of the sagittal configuration of the cervical spine as a clinical outcome. However, the literature on the topic specific to conser...

    Authors: Ibrahim M. Moustafa, Aliaa A. Diab, Fatma Hegazy and Deed E. Harrison

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:396

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is associated with worsening physical function and a high prevalence of comorbid health conditions. In particular, cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk is higher in individuals with OA than th...

    Authors: Michela Corsi, Carolina Alvarez, Leigh F. Callahan, Rebecca J. Cleveland, Yvonne M. Golightly, Joanne M. Jordan, Amanda E. Nelson, Jordan Renner, Allen Tsai and Kelli D. Allen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:393

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Elbow osteoarthritis (OA) is a common disabling condition because of pain and loss of motion. Open and arthroscopic debridement are the preferred treatment, however there is no consensus on which treatment mod...

    Authors: Keshav Poonit, Xijie Zhou, Bin Zhao, Chao Sun, Chenglun Yao, Feng Zhang, Jingwei Zheng and Hede Yan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:394

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  48. Content type: Research article

    We hypothesized, that periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) accounts for the major proportion of first (primary) and repeated (secondary) Total Knee Arthroplasty revisions at our university referral arthroplast...

    Authors: S. P. Boelch, A. Jakuscheit, S. Doerries, L. Fraissler, M. Hoberg, J. Arnholdt and M. Rudert

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:395

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