Orthopedics and biomechanics

Section edited by Umile Giuseppe Longo

This section concerns all aspects of orthopedic treatments for musculoskeletal disorders including but not limited to: orthopedic surgery and related biomechanics, non-surgical orthoses, and tissue engineering.

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  1. Research article

    Comparison of improved range of motion between cam-type femoroacetabular impingement and borderline developmental dysplasia of the hip -evaluation by virtual osteochondroplasty using computer simulation-

    While cam resection is essential to achieve a good clinical result with respect to femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), it is unclear whether it should also be performed in cases of borderline developmental dys...

    So Kubota, Yutaka Inaba, Naomi Kobayashi, Hyonmin Choe, Taro Tezuka and Tomoyuki Saito

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:417

    Published on: 16 October 2017

  2. Research article

    Comparison of serum markers for muscle damage, surgical blood loss, postoperative recovery, and surgical site pain after extreme lateral interbody fusion with percutaneous pedicle screws or traditional open posterior lumbar interbody fusion

    The benefits of extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) as a minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion treatment for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis have been unclear. We sought to evaluate the invasivenes...

    Tetsuro Ohba, Shigeto Ebata and Hirotaka Haro

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:415

    Published on: 16 October 2017

  3. Research article

    A qualitative study of patient education needs for hip and knee replacement

    Quality health information is key to patient engagement, self-management and an enhanced healthcare experience. There is strong evidence to support involving patients and their families in the development and ...

    Deborah Kennedy, Amy Wainwright, Lucy Pereira, Susan Robarts, Patricia Dickson, Jennifer Christian and Fiona Webster

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:413

    Published on: 12 October 2017

  4. Study protocol

    Manipulation under anesthesia versus physiotherapy treatment in stage two of a frozen shoulder: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    There is no consensus about the optimal treatment strategy for frozen shoulders (FS). Conservative treatment consisting of intra-articular corticosteroid infiltrations and physiotherapy are considered appropri...

    Tim Kraal, Bertram The, Ronald Boer, M. P. van den Borne, Koen Koenraadt, Pjotr Goossens and Denise Eygendaal

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:412

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  5. Research article

    The relationship between preoperative American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification scores and functional recovery following hip-fracture surgery

    Little is known about the relationship of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification scores (ASA scores) on patient outcomes following hip fracture surgery in Asian countries. The...

    Li-Huan Chen, Jersey Liang, Min-Chi Chen, Chi-Chuan Wu, Huey-Shinn Cheng, Hsiu-Ho Wang and Yea-Ing Lotus Shyu

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:410

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  6. Research article

    Reliability, validity and responsiveness of the German self-reported foot and ankle score (SEFAS) in patients with foot or ankle surgery

    Patient-reported outcome measures are a critical tool in evaluating the efficacy of orthopedic procedures and are increasingly used in clinical trials to assess outcomes of health care. The intention of this s...

    Dariusch Arbab, Katharina Kuhlmann, Christoph Schnurr, Bertil Bouillon, Christian Lüring and Dietmar König

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:409

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  7. Research article

    Treatment of thoracic or lumbar burst fractures with Balloon Assisted Endplate Reduction using Tricalcium Phosphate cement: histological and radiological evaluation

    Short-segment pedicle-screw instrumentation is frequently used to stabilize thoracolumbar burst fractures. A recognized disadvantage of this procedure is recurrent kyphosis from intervertebral disc creep into ...

    Joep Kitzen, Martijn G. M. Schotanus, Herbert S. W. Plasschaert, Frans-Jan H. Hulsmans and Pieter B. J. Tilman

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:411

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  8. Study protocol

    Protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial comparing arthroscopic hip surgery to physiotherapy-led care for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI): the Australian FASHIoN trial

    Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAI), a hip disorder affecting active young adults, is believed to be a leading cause of hip osteoarthritis (OA). Current management approaches for FAI include arthroscop...

    Nicholas J. Murphy, Jillian Eyles, Kim L. Bennell, Megan Bohensky, Alexander Burns, Fraser M. Callaghan, Edward Dickenson, Camdon Fary, Stuart M. Grieve, Damian R. Griffin, Michelle Hall, Rachel Hobson, Young Jo Kim, James M. Linklater, David G. Lloyd, Robert Molnar…

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:406

    Published on: 26 September 2017

  9. Research article

    Locking compression plate distal ulna hook plate fixation versus intramedullary screw fixation for displaced avulsion fifth Metatarsal Base fractures: a comparative retrospective cohort study

    Intramedullary screw (IMS) fixation was wildly used in fifth metatarsal base fractures (FMBFs) and the results were satisfactory. However, in the comminuted osteoporosis or small displaced avulsion FMBFs, anat...

    Lin Xie, Xin Guo, Shu-Jun Zhang and Zhen-Hua Fang

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:405

    Published on: 26 September 2017

  10. Study protocol

    Comparison of volar-flexion, ulnar-deviation and functional position cast immobilization in the non-operative treatment of distal radius fracture in elderly patients: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial study protocol

    Distal radius fractures (DRFs) are the second most common fractures, after hip fractures, seen in clinical practice. The high incidence of low-energy trauma DRFs in elderly patients raises questions about the ...

    Lauri Raittio, Antti Launonen, Teemu Hevonkorpi, Toni Luokkala, Juha Kukkonen, Aleksi Reito, Bakir Sumrein, Minna Laitinen and Ville M. Mattila

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:401

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  11. Research article

    Paradoxical tunnel enlargement after ACL reconstruction with hamstring autografts when using β-TCP containing interference screws for tibial aperture fixation- prospectively comparative study

    Tibial aperture fixation with a bioabsorbable interference screw is a popular fixation method in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). An interference screw containing β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP...

    Joon Ho Wang, Eun Su Lee and Byung Hoon Lee

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:398

    Published on: 16 September 2017

  12. Research article

    Is additional balloon Kyphoplasty safe and effective for acute thoracolumbar burst fracture?

    Burst fracture is a common thoracolumbar injury that is treated using posterior pedicle instrumentation and fusion combined with transpedicular intracorporeal grafting after reduction. In this study, we compar...

    Ping-Jui Tsai, Ming-Kai Hsieh, Kuo-Feng Fan, Lih-Huei Chen, Chia-Wei Yu, Po-Liang Lai, Chi-Chien Niu, Tsung-Ting Tsai and Wen-Jer Chen

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:393

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  13. Research article

    Damage control surgery – experiences from a level I trauma center

    There is still no evidence in literature for damage control orthopaedics (DCO), early total care (ETC) or using external fixation solely in fractures of the long bones in multi-system-trauma. The aim of this s...

    Bernhard Gasser, Thomas M. Tiefenboeck, Sandra Boesmueller, Danijel Kivaranovic, Adam Bukaty and Patrick Platzer

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:391

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  14. Research article

    Changes in ankle joint motion after Supramalleolar osteotomy: a cadaveric model

    Malalignment of the ankle joint has been found after trauma, by neurological disorders, genetic predisposition and other unidentified factors, and results in asymmetrical joint loading. For a medial open wedge...

    Hak Jun Kim, Eui Dong Yeo, Im Joo Rhyu, Soon-Hyuck Lee, Yeon Soo Lee and Young Koo Lee

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:389

    Published on: 9 September 2017

  15. Research article

    Hospital volume and the risk of revision in Oxford unicompartmental knee arthroplasty in the Nordic countries -an observational study of 14,496 cases

    High procedure volume and dedication to unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) has been suggested to improve revision rates. This study aimed to quantify the annual hospital volume effect on revision risk in...

    Mona Badawy, Anne M. Fenstad, Christoffer A. Bartz-Johannessen, Kari Indrekvam, Leif I. Havelin, Otto Robertsson, Annette W-Dahl, Antti Eskelinen, Keijo Mäkelä, Alma B. Pedersen, Henrik M. Schrøder and Ove Furnes

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:388

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  16. Research article

    Application of postoperative autotransfusion in total joint arthroplasty reduces allogeneic blood requirements: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

    Total joint arthroplasty is associated with significant blood loss and often requires blood transfusion. However, allogeneic blood transfusion (ABT) may lead to severe problems, such as immunoreaction and infe...

    Weiping Ji, Xianfeng Lin, Ruoxia Zhang, Pan Tang, Jian Mo, Xinyi Teng, Qiuping Fan, Bo Wang, Shunwu Fan, Jianfeng Zhang, Shuai Chen and Kangmao Huang

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:378

    Published on: 2 September 2017

  17. Research article

    Elution kinetics of vancomycin and gentamicin from carriers and their effects on mesenchymal stem cell proliferation: an in vitro study

    Musculoskeletal infections remain a major complication in orthopedic surgery. The local delivery of antibiotics provides the high levels required to treat an infection without systemic toxicity. However, the l...

    Tomas Kucera, Lenka Ryskova, Tomas Soukup, Jana Malakova, Eva Cermakova, Pavel Mericka, Jakub Suchanek and Pavel Sponer

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:381

    Published on: 2 September 2017

  18. Research article

    Risk factors for failure of revision total hip arthroplasty using a Kerboull-type acetabular reinforcement device

    The present study aimed to identify the risk factors associated with revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) failure using a Kerboull-type (KT) plate.

    Shinya Hayashi, Takayuki Nishiyama, Shingo Hashimoto, Tomoyuki Matsumoto, Koji Takayama, Kazunari Ishida, Kotaro Nishida and Ryosuke Kuroda

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:382

    Published on: 2 September 2017

  19. Research article

    Silver-coated modular Megaendoprostheses in salvage revision arthroplasty after periimplant infection with extensive bone loss – a pilot study of 34 patients

    Hip and knee replacements in patients with bone defects after infection correlates with high rates of reinfection. In this vulnerable patient population, the prevention of reinfection is to be considered super...

    Dirk Zajonz, Undine Birke, Mohamed Ghanem, Torsten Prietzel, Christoph Josten, Andreas Roth and Johannes K.M. Fakler

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:383

    Published on: 2 September 2017

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