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  1. Spinal deformities constitute one of the most common types of manifestations of neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF-1), which can lead to either dystrophic or non-dystrophic early-onset scoliosis (EOS). Surgical trea...

    Authors: Siyi Cai, Liqiang Cui, Guixing Qiu, Jianxiong Shen and Jianguo Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:455

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  2. Open reduction and internal fixation is often used for the treatment of distal radius fracture. Opening the pronator quadratus muscle during the process of open reduction and internal fixation is necessary to ...

    Authors: Kaibin Fang, Xiaocong Lin, Xiaolin Liu, Qingfeng Ke, Shaoojian Shi and Zhangsheng Dai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:453

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  3. Complicated acetabular fractures comprise the most challenging field for orthopedists. The purpose of this study was to develop three-dimensional printed patient-specific (3DPPS) Ti-6Al-4 V plates to treat com...

    Authors: Canbin Wang, Yuhui Chen, Liping Wang, Di Wang, Cheng Gu, Xuezhi Lin, Han Liu, Jiahui Chen, Xiangyuan Wen, Yuancheng Liu, Fuming Huang, Lufeng Yao, Shicai Fan, Wenhua Huang and Jianghui Dong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:451

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  4. Multiple knee ligament injuries combined with extensor apparatus rupture are serious and complex knee injuries that are rare in clinical practice. The management is extremely challenging and controversial.

    Authors: Daohong Zhao, Zhongde Yang, Changsha Wu, Jia Zhong, Xizong Zhou, Jinghua Li, Yan Li, Yongsheng Lu and Duo Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:450

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  5. Clinically, skeletal muscle ischemia/reperfusion injury is a life-threatening syndrome that is often caused by skeletal muscle damage and is characterized by oxidative stress and inflammatory responses. Biloba...

    Authors: Ying Li, Jiliang Jiang, Liangcheng Tong, Tingting Gao, Lei Bai, Qing Xue, Jianxin Xing, Qin Wang, Haoran Lyu, Min Cai and Zhongyang Sun

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:449

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  6. There is an ongoing debate regarding optimal fixation of total knee arthroplasty (TKA), however cost has not been addressed as profoundly. Therefore, the current study primarily aimed to compare costs and cost...

    Authors: R. Rassir, P. A. Nolte, J. C. T. van der Lugt, R. G. H. H. Nelissen, I. N. Sierevelt and W. C. Verra

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:448

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  7. The impact of comorbidity on the risk of revision in patients undergoing Total Knee arthroplasty (TKA) and Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) is not currently well known. The aim of this study was to analyze the imp...

    Authors: Jorge Arias-de la Torre, Kayla Smith, Alexandru Dregan, Jose M. Valderas, Jonathan P. Evans, Daniel Prieto-Alhambra, Luis Lozano, Antonio J. Molina, Vicente Martín, Laia Domingo, Laura Muñoz and Mireia Espallargues

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:447

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  8. The use of Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (UKA) has increased rapidly in both Western and Asian populations, with excellent functional outcomes and high patient satisfaction. While previous evidence...

    Authors: Jingbo Cheng, Mingli Feng, Guanglei Cao, Zheng Li, Shuai An and Shibao Lu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:446

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  9. To compare the clinical results of all-inside anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) using suspensory cortical button fixation and full tibial tunnel drilling.

    Authors: Chun-Wei Fu, Wei-Cheng Chen and Yung-Chang Lu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:445

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  10. Through the comparison of three-dimensional CT reconstruction between the supine position and the prone position, the relative position of thoracolumbar great vessels and vertebral body was studied, and the sh...

    Authors: Chao Xu, Qingxian Hou, Yanchen CHU, Xiuling Huang, Wenjiu Yang, Jinglong Ma and Zhijie Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:444

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  11. Making decisions in alignment techniques in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) remains controversial. This study aims to identify the potential patients who were suitable for the kinematic (KA) or mechanical alignm...

    Authors: Chong Luan, Dong-Tan Xu, Ning-Jie Chen, Fei-Fei Wang, Kang-Song Tian, Chao Wei and Xian-Bin Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:443

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  12. The development of developmental dysplasia of the hip can be attributed to several risk factors and often in combination with each other. When predicting the likelihood of developing this condition, clinicians...

    Authors: Andreas Roposch, Evangelia Protopapa, Olivia Malaga-Shaw, Yael Gelfer, Paul Humphries, Deborah Ridout and John H. Wedge

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:442

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  13. American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classification system and its association with postoperative outcomes has been studied in different diseases. However, there is a paucity of studies...

    Authors: Fitsum Sebsibe Teni, Kristina Burström, Jenny Berg, Reiner Leidl and Ola Rolfson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:441

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  14. Many patients with cervical radiculopathy experience stenosis of the neural foramens due to cumulative osteophyte or uncovertebral joint hypertrophy. For cervical foraminal stenosis, complete uncinate process ...

    Authors: Sung Hyun Noh, Jeong Yoon Park, Sung Uk Kuh, Dong Kyu Chin, Keun Su Kim, Yong Eun Cho and Kyung Hyun Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:439

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  15. This study compares the use of radiographic K-Rod dynamic stabilization to the rigid system for the treatment of multisegmental degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (MDLSS).

    Authors: Chaohua Fu, Tianjun Chen, Yuhao Yang, Hua Yang, Maohui Diao, Guowei Zhang, Zhisheng Ji and Hongsheng Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:437

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  16. Many patients report postoperative pain, limited improvement in physical function and poor quality of life (QOL) after knee replacement surgery. Our study uses baseline predictors of change to investigate the ...

    Authors: Paola Siviero, Anna Marseglia, Carlo Biz, Augusto Rovini, Pietro Ruggieri, Roberto Nardacchione and Stefania Maggi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:436

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  17. To aid design of exercise trials for people with pelvic and lower limb fragility fractures a systematic review was conducted to identify what types of exercise interventions and mobility outcomes have been ass...

    Authors: David J. Keene, Colin Forde, Thavapriya Sugavanam, Mark A. Williams and Sarah E. Lamb

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:435

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  18. Design modifications in prostheses may cause alterations in gait kinematics, thus influencing functional restoration of knees after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The aim of the study was to investigate the di...

    Authors: Mengyuan Li, Guangtao Fu, Wenhan Huang, Bofu Lin, Ruiying Zhang, Yu Zhang, Yuanchen Ma and Qiujian Zheng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:434

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  19. Lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) is a condition associated with recurrent low back pain (LBP). Knowledge regarding effective management is limited. As a step towards the identification of risk, prognostic or pot...

    Authors: Janet A. Deane, Anastasia V. Pavlova, Adrian K. P. Lim, Jennifer S. Gregory, Richard M. Aspden and Alison H. McGregor

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:433

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  20. Locomotive syndrome (LoS) is defined as the loss of mobility due to age-related impairment of motor organs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and severity of LoS, muscular strength and b...

    Authors: Ryosuke Tokida, Shota Ikegami, Jun Takahashi, Yoshikazu Ido, Ayaka Sato, Noriko Sakai, Hiroshi Horiuchi and Hiroyuki Kato

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:431

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  21. congenital posteromedial bowing of tibia (CPMBT) is a very rare birth defect, characterized by shortened bowed leg and ankle deformity. We described a single institution experience in the management of CPMBT.

    Authors: Giovanni Luigi Di Gennaro, Giovanni Gallone, Edgar Alejandro Martinez Vazquez, Leonardo Marchesini Reggiani, Costantina Racano, Eleonora Olivotto, Stefano Stilli and Giovanni Trisolino

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:430

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  22. Symptomatic adjacent segment disease (ASDis) is a major complication following spinal fusion. Sagittal spinopelvic imbalance may contribute to the development of ASDis. However, the exact ideal correction of l...

    Authors: Shan-Jin Wang, Shu-Bao Zhang, Yu-Yang Yi, Hao-Wei Xu and De-Sheng Wu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:429

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  23. Although MRI is the gold-standard imaging method in the diagnosis of spondylodiscitis, role of follow-up imaging is debated and there can be discrepancies with regard to the significance of bony or soft tissue...

    Authors: Kyung-Sik Ahn, Chang Ho Kang, Suk-Joo Hong, Baek Hyun Kim and Euddeum Shim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:428

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  24. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common form of spinal deformity in children and adolescents which presents as complex three-dimensional (3D) deformity of the spine and rib cage. This study ai...

    Authors: Long Chen, Zeyu Sun, Jingming He, Yunwen Xu, Zhuhai Li, Qian Zou and Bo Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:427

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  25. The prevalence of osteoporosis and risk of fractures is elevated in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but we have limited information about the bone mineral density (BMD) and fracture risk in patients with inflammato...

    Authors: Anett Vincze, Levente Bodoki, Katalin Szabó, Melinda Nagy-Vincze, Orsolya Szalmás, József Varga, Katalin Dankó, János Gaál and Zoltán Griger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:426

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  26. Articular cartilage has a high-weight-bearing area and a low-weight-bearing area, the macroscopic elastic moduli of the two regions are different. Chondrocytes are affected by the applied force at the microsco...

    Authors: Jiang-Bo Guo, Ting Liang, Yan-Jun Che, Hui-Lin Yang and Zong-Ping Luo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:425

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  27. The role of altered joint mechanics on cartilage degeneration in in vivo models has not been studied successfully due to a lack of pre-injury information. We aimed 1) to develop an accurate in vivo canine mode...

    Authors: Dokwan Lee, Ki-Taek Hong, Tae Seong Lim, Eugene Lee, Ye Hyun Lee, Ji Soon Park, Woo Kim, Joo Han Oh, Jung-Ah Choi and Yongnam Song

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:424

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  28. This study aimed to compare the clinical outcomes and complications between laminectomy and fusion (LF) and laminoplasty (LP) for multi-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy (MCSM) with increased signal intens...

    Authors: Xin He, Jia Nan Zhang, Tuan Jiang Liu and Ding Jun Hao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:423

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  29. Age-related height loss is a normal physical change that occurs in all individuals over 50 years of age. Although many epidemiological studies on height loss have been conducted worldwide, none have been long-...

    Authors: Mutsuya Shimizu, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Hisashi Chiba, Issei Senoo, Hiroshi Ito, Keisuke Matsukura and Senri Saito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:422

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  30. Although double-plate fixation (DP), i.e., fixation with a combination of a main lateral plate (LP) and a support medial plate (MP), is a relatively mature method for treating femoral shaft non-union with bone...

    Authors: Jian Lu, Qi-Yang Wang, Jia-Gen Sheng, Shang-Chun Guo and Shi-Cong Tao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:421

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  31. The optimal treatment of osteoporosis after reconstruction surgery for osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVF) remains unclear. In this multicentre retrospective study, we investigated the effects of typically ...

    Authors: Atsuyuki Kawabata, Toshitaka Yoshii, Takashi Hirai, Shuta Ushio, Takashi Kaito, Tomoya Yamashita, Hiroyasu Fujiwara, Yukitaka Nagamoto, Yuji Matsuoka, Hidekazu Suzuki, Hirosuke Nishimura, Hidetomi Terai, Koji Tamai, Atsushi Tagami, Syuta Yamada, Shinji Adachi…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:420

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  32. Regular exercise is vital for overall health, and key to the maintenance of joint health. However, whilst people are encouraged to participate in sport and exercise, many are unaware that they could be at risk...

    Authors: Ross Watkins, Georgina Young, Max Western, Keith Stokes and Carly McKay

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:419

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  33. Deformity assessment and preoperative planning of realignment surgery are conventionally based on weight-bearing (WB) radiographs. However, newer technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) preoperative planni...

    Authors: Lukas Jud, Tabitha Roth, Philipp Fürnstahl, Lazaros Vlachopoulos, Reto Sutter and Sandro F. Fucentese

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:418

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  34. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a commonly used health outcome. For many acute conditions (e.g. fractures), retrospective measurement of HRQoL is necessary to establish pre-morbid health status. Howe...

    Authors: Andrew Lawson, Aidan C. Tan, Justine Naylor and Ian A. Harris

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:415

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  35. It is still controversial whether the combination of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and extra-articular reconstruction (EAR) have good clinical efficacy. This meta-analysis aims systematically...

    Authors: Xiangyun Cheng, Fanxiao Liu, Dongsheng Zhou and Alexander C. Paulus

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:414

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  36. Plate fixation is frequently used to treat displaced midshaft clavicular fractures, however the ideal plate choice remains subject to discussion; reconstruction locking compression plates (RLCPs) are cheaper a...

    Authors: Christian X. Fang, Ruiping Liu, Dennis K. H. Yee, Jackie Chau, Tak-Wing Lau, Rebecca Chan, Siu-Bon Woo, Tak-Man Wong, Evan Fang and Frankie Leung

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:413

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  37. Charcot spinal arthropathy, also known as Charcot spine and neuropathic spinal arthropathy, is a progressive and destructive condition that affects an intervertebral disc and the adjacent vertebral bodies foll...

    Authors: Ji Hyun Ryu, Jun-Seok Lee, Chang-Rack Lim, Wan Jae Cho and Ki-Won Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:412

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  38. Both cylindrical and tapered stems are commonly used in revision total hip arthroplasty. However, whether the geometry of prosthesis stem has an effect on patient prognosis is unclear. We assume that the taper...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Ye Zhang, Jian-Ning Sun, Zi-Jian Hua, Xiang-Yang Chen and Shuo Feng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:411

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  39. Surgical site infections are more frequent among patients with rheumatic disease. To what extent this is related to immunosuppressive antirheumatic drugs is unclear, as is the value of discontinuing medication...

    Authors: Ylva Borgas, Anders Gülfe, Mikael Kindt and Anna Stefánsdóttir

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:410

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  40. Whether using the scalpel can provide better and faster recovery after the primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is still controversial. The aim of this research was to compare the clinical outcomes of using t...

    Authors: Wei Lin, Yike Dai, Jinghui Niu, Guangmin Yang, Ming Li and Fei Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:409

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  41. Fixing a tibial eminence fracture with a tri-pulley is a new technique. The purpose of this study was to present the early clinical outcome of arthroscopic tri-pulley suture fixation for tibial eminence fractu...

    Authors: Liang Zhang, Li Zhang, Jiang Zheng, Bo Ren, Xin Kang, Xian Zhang and Xiaoqian Dang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:408

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  42. Traditional methods for minimally invasive internal fixation (MIIF) of calcaneal fractures require extensive intraoperative fluoroscopy, and fracture recovery is usually not ideal. We developed a new surgical ...

    Authors: Chenggong Wang, Can Xu, Mingqing Li, Hui Li, Han Xiao, Da Zhong and Hua Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:407

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  43. With the rapid aging of the population, the incidence of proximal humeral fracture (PHF) has increased. However, the optimal method for open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) remains controversial.

    Authors: Ji-Qi Wang, Chui-cong Lin, You-Ming Zhao, Bing-Jie Jiang and Xiao-Jing Huang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:406

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  44. In the current diagnostic procedure, generally, both plain radiographs and 3D-CT scans are used for the diagnosis of acetabular fractures. There is no consensus regarding the value of a three-dimensional compu...

    Authors: Sepideh Abdi Tazeabadi, Shima Ghafourian Noroozi, Meysam Salehzadeh, Mansour Bahardoust, Hossein Farahini, Mikaiel Hajializade and Ali Yeganeh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:405

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