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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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. Content type: Research article

    Knee osteoarthritis patients may become physically inactive due to pain and functional limitations. Whether physical activity exerts a protective or harmful effect depends on the frequency, intensity, time and...

    Authors: Maik Sliepen, Elsa Mauricio, Matthijs Lipperts, Bernd Grimm and Dieter Rosenbaum

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:64

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    The effects of tranexamic acid (TXA) in the setting of shoulder arthroplasty are unclear. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of TXA in reducing the need for blood transfusions and blood los...

    Authors: Liang-Tseng Kuo, Wei-Hsiu Hsu, Ching-Chi Chi and Jae Chul Yoo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:60

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Spinous processes and posterior ligaments, such as inter- and supraspinous ligaments are often sacrificed either deliberately to harvest osseous material for final spondylodesis e.g. in deformity corrective su...

    Authors: Tobias Lange, Tobias L. Schulte, Georg Gosheger, Albert Schulze Boevingloh, Raul Mayr and Werner Schmoelz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:57

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Quadriceps tendon-patellar bone (QTPB) autograft is an excellent graft option with good clinical outcome. Use of QTPB autografts have increased because they minimize donor-site morbidity including anterior kne...

    Authors: Yoon-Ho Kwak, Sahnghoon Lee, Myung Chul Lee and Hyuk-Soo Han

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:45

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy and complications of arthroscopically assisted reduction and fixation with cannulated screws for tibial eminence fracture in skeletally immature patients.

    Authors: Chang Ho Shin, Doo Jae Lee, In Ho Choi, Tae-Joon Cho and Won Joon Yoo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:41

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Cancer patients are likely to undergo osteoporosis as consequence of hormone manipulation and/or chemotherapy. Little is known about possible increased risk of fracture in this population. The aim of this stud...

    Authors: Giuseppe Salvatore, Alessandra Berton, Hugo Giambini, Mauro Ciuffreda, Pino Florio, Umile Giuseppe Longo, Vincenzo Denaro, Andrew Thoreson and Kai-Nan An

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:38

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Previously, the sagittal spinal balance in both asymptomatic and scoliotic Caucasian people has been characterized and compared. Very recently, the sagittal spino-pelvic parameters among asymptomatic Chinese a...

    Authors: Pan-pan Hu, Miao Yu, Xiao-guang Liu, Zhong-qiang Chen and Zhong-jun Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:36

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The cervical sagittal parameters of the normal population and the impact of disc degeneration on cervical sagittal alignment have not been clearly defined yet. This study is applied to investigate the characte...

    Authors: Rong Xing, Wangmi Liu, Xilei Li, Libo Jiang, Mumingjiang Yishakea and Jian Dong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:37

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Syndesmotic injuries are common and their incidence is rising. In case of surgical fixation of the syndesmosis a metal syndesmotic screw is used most often. It is however unclear whether this screw needs to be...

    Authors: S. A. Dingemans, M. F. N. Birnie, F. R. K. Sanders, M. P. J. van den Bekerom, M. Backes, E. van Beeck, F. W. Bloemers, B. van Dijkman, E. Flikweert, D. Haverkamp, H. R. Holtslag, J. M. Hoogendoorn, P. Joosse, M. Parkkinen, G. Roukema, N. Sosef…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:35

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have reported that radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) reduces pain and improves function in patients with mild to moderately severe carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) compared to a place...

    Authors: Pichitchai Atthakomol, Worapaka Manosroi, Areerak Phanphaisarn, Sureeporn Phrompaet, Sawan Iammatavee and Siam Tongprasert

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:32

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Stemless shoulder arthroplasty is a fairly new concept. Clinical and radiological follow-up is essential to prove implant safety and concept. This prospective single-centre study was performed to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Philipp R. Heuberer, Georg Brandl, Leo Pauzenberger, Brenda Laky, Bernhard Kriegleder and Werner Anderl

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:28

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity and regular participation in recreational sports gain importance in patients’ lifestyle after knee arthroplasty. Cementless unicompartimental Knee replacement with the Oxford System has been ...

    Authors: Benjamin Panzram, Ines Bertlich, Tobias Reiner, Tilman Walker, Sébastien Hagmann and Tobias Gotterbarm

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:18

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF) has been employed in increasing cases compared with open TLIF (Open-TLIF). However, it is uncertain whether the advantages of MI-TLIF can als...

    Authors: Qingsong Xie, Jing Zhang, Feng Lu, Hao Wu, Zan Chen and Fengzeng Jian

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:15

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Although thrombosis complication is rare after arthroscopic meniscus surgery, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism can be fatal. The associated risk factors and whether anticoagulant prevention after ar...

    Authors: Chao-Hua Fang, Hua Liu, Jun-Hui Zhang and Shi-Gui Yan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:19

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In the late stage of Spinal tuberculosis, the bony destruction and vertebral collapse often leads to significant kyphosis, presenting clinically as a painful gibbus deformity, with increased instability, verte...

    Authors: Wenhao Hu, Xuesong Zhang, Jiayi Yu, Fanqi Hu, Hao Zhang and Yan Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:13

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  16. Content type: Technical advance

    Metastases to the upper cervical spine were rarely reported in the literature. However, metastases to this area may cause spinal instability and cord compression, which in turn can result in respiratory failur...

    Authors: Xinjie Wu, Mingsheng Tan, Yingna Qi, Ping Yi, Feng Yang, Xiangsheng Tang and Qingying Hao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:11

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