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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

    The reason why the osteotomy line in the sagittal view should be parallel to the medial tibial posterior slope in open wedge high tibial osteotomy (OWHTO) remains unclear. In addition, previous study reported ...

    Authors: Y. Akamatsu, H. Kobayashi, M. Tsuji, S. Nejima, K. Kumagai and T. Saito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:338

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Metronidazole is an antimicrobial agent commonly used in the treatment of several protozoal and anaerobic infections. Neurotoxicity associated with metronidazole has been rarely reported, and the incidence of ...

    Authors: Kazutaka Mizuta, Motoki Sonohata, Osamu Nozaki, Tomoki Kobatake, Daisuke Nakayama, Tadatsugu Morimoto and Masaaki Mawatari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:336

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  3. Content type: Technical advance

    To place the magic screw more simply, we established a set of reproducible fluoroscopic views and a standardized procedure of magic screw insertion.

    Authors: Jiantao Li, Zhirui Li, Xiang Wang, Gongzi Zhang, Ye Peng, Shuwei Zhang, Peifu Tang and Lihai Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:332

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Periprosthetic fractures after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are an increasing problem and challenging to treat. The tibial side is commonly less affected than the femoral side wherefore few studies and case r...

    Authors: Anna Janine Schreiner, Florian Schmidutz, Atesch Ateschrang, Christoph Ihle, Ulrich Stöckle, Björn Gunnar Ochs and Christoph Gonser

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:323

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Diffuse pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) of the knee is a rare proliferative joint disease associated with high recurrence rates following surgical treatment. Intra-articular joint instability in conjun...

    Authors: Cliodhna Farthing, Gernot Lang, Matthias J. Feucht, Norbert P. Südkamp and Kaywan Izadpanah

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:330

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The suture-bridge (SB) method has recently become the mainstream means of repairing full-thickness rotator cuff tears. However, in some patients the deep and superficial layers have moved in different directio...

    Authors: Hironori Kakoi, Toshihiko Izumi, Yasunari Fujii, Satoshi Nagano, Takao Setoguchi, Yasuhiro Ishidou and Setsuro Komiya

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:324

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is an important complication following total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries. Aim of this study was to comprehensively compare the clinical outcome...

    Authors: Xin Lu and Jin Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:322

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The combined administration of intravenous (IV) and topical tranexamic acid (TXA) in primary total knee (TKA) knee remains controversial. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to assess the efficacy and safety...

    Authors: Huazhang Xiong, Yi Liu, Yi Zeng, Yuangang Wu and Bin Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:321

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Treatment for osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) in young individuals remains controversial. We developed a lantern-shaped screw, which was designed to provide mechanical support for the femoral head to ...

    Authors: Dasheng Lin, Lei Wang, Zhaoliang Yu, Deqing Luo, Xigui Zhang and Kejian Lian

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:318

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Survival and reconstruction constitute important challenges in multimodal treatment of osteosarcoma of the proximal tibia. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and prognosis of neoadjuvant chem...

    Authors: Junqi Huang, Wenzhi Bi, Gang Han, Jinpeng Jia, Meng Xu and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:315

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  11. Content type: Technical advance

    Posterolateral tibial plateau fractures have become more common, and their treatment is of great importance to knee function. Additionally, there is no available literature detailing specialized anatomic locki...

    Authors: Zhen Jian, Rongguang Ao, Jianhua Zhou, Xinhua Jiang, Dianying Zhang and Baoqing Yu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:319

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Dislocation following total hip arthroplasty has to date not been resolved satisfactorily. Previous work has shown that using a less-invasive adaption of Bauer’s lateral transgluteal approach with capsular rep...

    Authors: Julia Jurkutat, Dirk Zajonz, Gerald Sommer, Stefan Schleifenbaum, Robert Möbius, Ronny Grunert, Niels Hammer and Torsten Prietzel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:314

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Fractures of the greater tuberosity may result from a variety of mechanisms. Missed injury remains a persistent problem, both from a clinical and medico-legal point-of-view. Few studies on this topic are avail...

    Authors: Umile Giuseppe Longo, Steven Corbett and Philip Michael Ahrens

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:313

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to assess the inter observer and intra observer reliability of acute scaphoid fracture classification methods including a novel ‘long axis’ measurement, a simple method which we have ...

    Authors: Benjamin J. F. Dean, Nicholas D. Riley, Earl Robert McCulloch, Jennifer C. E. Lane, Amy Beth Touzell and Alastair J. Graham

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:310

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Acute Essex-Lopresti injury is a rare and disabling condition of longitudinal instability of the forearm. When early diagnosed, patients report better outcomes with higher functional recovery. Aim of this stud...

    Authors: Maurizio Fontana, Marco Cavallo, Graziano Bettelli and Roberto Rotini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:312

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Cervical spine fixation or immobilization has become a routine treatment for spinal fracture, dislocation, subluxation injuries, or spondylosis. The effects of immobilization of intervertebral discs of the cer...

    Authors: Yan-Jun Che, Hai-Tao Li, Ting Liang, Xi Chen, Jiang-Bo Guo, Hua-Ye Jiang, Zong-Ping Luo and Hui-Lin Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:308

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Individuals with advanced hip osteoarthritis (OA) exhibit generalized muscle weakness of the affected limb and so clinical practice guidelines recommend strength training for the management of hip OA. However,...

    Authors: Aderson Loureiro, Maria Constantinou, Laura E. Diamond, Belinda Beck and Rod Barrett

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:303

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    Lisfranc injuries are known to be rare and often overlooked injuries that can cause long-term disability and pain when missed or treated incorrectly. The wide variety of Lisfranc injuries ranges from subtle li...

    Authors: Ville T. Ponkilainen, Ville M. Mattila, Heikki-Jussi Laine, Antti Paakkala, Heikki M. Mäenpää and Heidi H. Haapasalo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:301

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Proximal humerus fractures are the third most common fracture in the elderly population and are expected to increase due to the aging population. Surgical fixation with locking plate technology has increased o...

    Authors: Lisa Howard, Randa Berdusco, Franco Momoli, J. Pollock, Allan Liew, Steve Papp, Karl-Andre Lalonde, Wade Gofton, Sara Ruggiero and Peter Lapner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:299

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Nutrient foramina are often encountered around the entry point of pedicle screws. Further, while probing the pedicle for pedicle screw insertion around the nutrient foramen, bleeding from the probe insertion h...

    Authors: Masahito Oshina, Yasushi Oshima, Yoshitaka Matsubayashi, Yuki Taniguchi, Hirotaka Chikuda, Kiehyun Daniel Riew and Sakae Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:293

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Total hip arthroplasty (THA) with failure of tantalum rod implant for osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) will be the only choice for patients. However,it remains unknown whether tantalum rod implantation...

    Authors: Qi Cheng, Jin-long Tang, Jiang-jiang Gu, Kai-jin Guo, Wang-shou Guo, Bai-liang Wang and Feng-chao Zhao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:289

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  22. Content type: Technical advance

    The use of bone graft for the radial head fractures has been previously described and occasionally used by other authors.This is the first paper, to my knowledge, dealing with the relevant issue about the impo...

    Authors: Guanyi Liu, Erman Chen, Dingli Xu, Weihu Ma, Leijie Zhou, Jianming Chen and Zhijun Pan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:288

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Theoretically, potential errors in femoral component (FC) sizing can affect postoperative functional outcomes after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), including range of motion (ROM), anterior knee pain, and flexi...

    Authors: Piya Pinsornsak, Adisai Chaiwuttisak and Krit Boontanapibul

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:294

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Lumbar intervertebral disc herniation is a common cause of lower back and leg pain, with surgical intervention (e.g. discectomy to remove the herniated disc) recommended after an appropriate period of conserva...

    Authors: Wen Jie Choy, Kevin Phan, Ashish D. Diwan, Chon Sum Ong and Ralph J. Mobbs

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:290

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate distal resection interposition arthroplasty of the wrist as a tool to restore mobility as well as to restore stability in severely destroyed wrist joints.

    Authors: Christoph Biehl, Thomas Braun, Ulrich Thormann, Amir Oda, Gabor Szalay and Stefan Rehart

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:286

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  26. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the clinical efficacy of minimally invasive direct lateral approach debridement, interbody bone grafting, and interbody fusion in the treatment of the thoracic and lumbar spinal tuberculosis.

    Authors: Fengping Gan, Jianzhong Jiang, Zhaolin Xie, Shengbin Huang, Ying Li, Guoping Chen and Haitao Tan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:283

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Tibial plateau fractures requiring surgery are severe injuries of the lower extremity. Tibial plateau fractures have an impact not only on physically demanding jobs but notably on general professional life too...

    Authors: Tobias M. Kraus, Charlotte Abele, Thomas Freude, Atesch Ateschrang, Ulrich Stöckle, Fabian M. Stuby and Steffen Schröter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:281

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) has been considered as an alternative to cervical arthrodesis in the treatment of cervical degenerative disc diseases (CDDD). The aim of this study was to assess the long-term ...

    Authors: Junfeng Zeng, Hao Liu, Xin Rong, Beiyu Wang, Yi Yang, Xinlin Gao, Tingkui Wu and Ying Hong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:285

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Management of metastatic bone disease of the extremities (MBD-E) is challenging, and surgical directions pose significant implications for overall patient morbidity and mortality. Recent literature reviews on ...

    Authors: Joseph K. Kendal, Annalise Abbott, Sahil Kooner, Herman Johal, Shannon K. T. Puloski and Michael J. Monument

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:279

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  30. Content type: Research article

    It is a great challenge for spine surgeons to correct severe rigid scoliosis. We developed a three- staged correction (one stage posterior release and screw placement, two stage skull-femoral traction and thre...

    Authors: Jun Qiao, Lingyan Xiao, Leilei Xu, Zhen Liu, Xu Sun, Bangping Qian, Zezhang Zhu and Yong Qiu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:277

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  31. Content type: Research article

    To investigate (1) the association of specific biomechanical factors with knee osteoarthritis and knee osteoarthritis development, and (2) the impact of other relevant risk factors on this association.

    Authors: Joyce A. C. van Tunen, Andrea Dell’Isola, Carsten Juhl, Joost Dekker, Martijn Steultjens, Jonas B. Thorlund and Hans Lund

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:273

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The progressive, debilitating nature of knee and hip osteoarthritis can result in severe, persistent pain and disability, potentially leading to a need for total joint arthroplasty (TJA) in end-stage osteoarth...

    Authors: Kristine Godziuk, Carla M. Prado, Linda J. Woodhouse and Mary Forhan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:271

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Soft tissue balancing which is above all most important factor of total knee arthroplasty, has been performed by subjective methods. Recently objective orthosensor has been developed for compartment pressure m...

    Authors: Kyu-Jin Cho, Jong-Keun Seon, Won-Young Jang, Chun-Gon Park and Eun-Kyoo Song

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:266

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Bone infections due to trauma and subsequent delayed or impaired fracture healing represent a great challenge in orthopedics and trauma surgery. The prevalence of such bacterial infection-related types of dela...

    Authors: Lars Helbig, Georg W. Omlor, Adriana Ivanova, Thorsten Guehring, Robert Sonntag, J. Philippe Kretzer, Susann Minkwitz, Britt Wildemann and Gerhard Schmidmaier

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:261

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Minimally invasive techniques for lumbar discectomy have been recommended as superior to open techniques due to lower blood loss, lower rates of infection and shorter recovery. There are, however, concerns tha...

    Authors: Frederic Martens, Geoffrey Lesage, Jeffrey M. Muir and Jonathan R. Stieber

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:269

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Orthopaedic implant infections are difficult to eradicate because bacteria adhering to implant surfaces inhibit the ability of the immune system and antibiotics to combat these infections. Thermal cycling is a...

    Authors: Margarete K. Akens, Claudia Chien, Ryan N. Katchky, Hans J. Kreder, Joel Finkelstein and Cari M. Whyne

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:260

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Unstable osteolytic lesions of the occipitocervical junction are rare and may occur in hematological malignancy or vertebral hemangioma, among others. Different case reports have been published about vertebrop...

    Authors: Anna Voelker, Nicolas H. von der Hoeh and Christoph-Eckhard Heyde

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:259

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  38. Content type: Research article

    In end-stage knee osteoarthritis total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an effective intervention to reduce pain and improve functioning in the majority of patients. However, after TKA some patients still experience...

    Authors: Danielle D. P. Berghmans, Antoine F. Lenssen, Pieter J. Emans and Rob A. de Bie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:250

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Treponema Pallidum (TP), the pathogen of syphilis, commonly infects bones in cases of congenital and tertiary syphilis, but it is rare in the primary and secondary stages. With its mild symptoms and rare clinical...

    Authors: Xiao Liang, Tang Liu, Chuang Yuan, Wanchun Wang and Peixiong Liang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:251

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The arthroscopic and open Latarjet procedures are both known to successfully treat shoulder instability with high success rates. The objective of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes and positioning...

    Authors: Nolan S. Horner, Paul A. Moroz, Raman Bhullar, Anthony Habib, Nicole Simunovic, Ivan Wong, Asheesh Bedi and Olufemi R. Ayeni

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:255

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was to analyze the effect of local infiltration analgesia (LIA), peripheral nerve blocks, general and spinal anesthesia on early functional recovery and pain control in primary unicompartm...

    Authors: M. T. Berninger, J. Friederichs, W. Leidinger, P. Augat, V. Bühren, C. Fulghum and W. Reng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:249

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  42. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to report the radiographic findings and surgical outcomes of anteromedial facet (AMF) fracture of the ulnar coronoid process and to suggest an optimal approach.

    Authors: Alvin Chao-Yu Chen, Chun-Jui Weng, Ying-Chao Chou and Chun-Ying Cheng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:248

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of shoulder arthroplasties is reportedly increasing and the types of arthroplasty are changing. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of primary shoulder arthroplasty in Finl...

    Authors: Jenni N. E. Harjula, Juha Paloneva, Jaason Haapakoski, Juha Kukkonen and Ville Äärimaa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:245

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Current literature is lacking of data regarding functional outcomes in patients following bone tunnel grafting with or without revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Therefore, the aim of th...

    Authors: Theresa Diermeier, Elmar Herbst, Sepp Braun, Emine Saracuz, Andreas Voss, Andreas B. Imhoff and Andrea Achtnich

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:246

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Rare study has been conducted to detect risk factors of perioperative complications, which are closely related to preoperative status of the patients and surgical stress. The aim of this study is to detect the...

    Authors: Hai Wang, Zheping Zhang, Guixing Qiu, Jianguo Zhang and Jianxiong Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:242

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  46. Content type: Research article

    The iliac crest is the most common autogenous bone graft donor site, although associated with postoperative pain, functional disability, cosmesis, morphology and surgical satisfaction. We assessed each aspect ...

    Authors: Jing Zhang, Yuxuan Wei, Yue Gong, Yang Dong and Zhichang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:237

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