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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 objective of this analysis is to evaluate the necessity of large clinical trials using FLOW trial data.

    Authors: Sheila Sprague, Paul Tornetta III, Gerard P. Slobogean, Nathan N. O’Hara, Paula McKay, Brad Petrisor, Kyle J. Jeray, Emil H. Schemitsch, David Sanders and Mohit Bhandari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:124

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is today’s surgical gold standard for ACL rupture. Although it provides satisfactory results, not all patients return to their previous activity level and moreov...

    Authors: Barbara C. Boer, Roy A. G. Hoogeslag, Reinoud W. Brouwer, Anna Demmer and Rianne M. H. A. Huis in ‘t Veld

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:127

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare knee kinematics and stability following either triangular or anatomical reconstruction of the superficial medial collateral ligament (sMCL) and posterior o...

    Authors: Xiaomeng Wang, Huixin Liu, Guman Duan, Yingzhen Niu, Chang Liu and Fei Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:125

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have suggested that distinct and homogenous sub-groups of gait patterns exist among runners with patellofemoral pain (PFP), based on gait analysis. However, acquisition of 3D kinematic data us...

    Authors: Ricky Watari, Sean T. Osis, Angkoon Phinyomark and Reed Ferber

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:120

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  5. Content type: Research article

    For a distal tibial spiral fracture combined with a non-displaced posterior malleolar fragment (PMF), we proposed a hypothesis that the treating surgeon could assess the size of the PMF to determine the need f...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Xiaodong Qin, Lijun Song and Xiang Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:123

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Hip arthroscopic treatment is not equally beneficial for every patient undergoing this procedure. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop a clinical prediction model for functional outcome after su...

    Authors: Patrick Stephan, Maarten A. Röling, Nina M. C. Mathijssen, Gerjon Hannink and Rolf M. Bloem

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:122

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is the classic surgical treatment for symptomatic cervical degenerative disc disease (CDDD). However, there is controversy over the best surgical management in pa...

    Authors: Zongyu Zhang, Yawei Li and Weimin Jiang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:119

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Volar locking plating through the flexor carpi radialis is a well-established technique for treating unstable distal radial fractures, with few reported complications. In certain circumstances, including metap...

    Authors: Jae-Man Kwak and Gu-Hee Jung

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:117

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To explore the relationship between the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) and the efficacy of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP).

    Authors: Wei Xu, Silian Wang, Chao Chen, Yifan Li, Yunhan Ji, Xiaodong Zhu and Zhikun Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:114

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Due to the intraarticular and complex nature of the coronal shear fracture of the humeral capitellum and its rarity, it has been difficult to formulate a universally accepted method of surgical management. The...

    Authors: Tengbo Yu, Hao Tao, Fenglei Xu, Yanling Hu, Chengdong Zhang and Guangjie Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:108

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    In the literature, there are numerous studies that compare different surgical procedures in the treatment of distal radius fractures (DRF). It is, however, unknown whether operative treatment and better restor...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:106

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  12. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the mid- to long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of anterior cervical discectomy and dynamic cervical implant (DCI) arthroplasty for degenerative cervical disc disease.

    Authors: Lin-nan Wang, Bo-wen Hu, Lei Wang, Yue-ming Song, Xi Yang, Li-min Liu and Hao Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:101

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  13. Content type: Technical advance

    The design and application of assisted instrumentation for internal fixation of femoral neck fractures with multiple screws are still evolving. A novel guide based on a femoral neck section was designed to imp...

    Authors: Qiuliang Zhu, Bin Xu, Jinzhu Lv and Maohua Yan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:104

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Whether reconstruction is more beneficial after iliosacral bone tumor resection remains controversial. Because of high rates of complications and recurrence, few patients benefit from reconstruction. The aim o...

    Authors: Tao JIN, Weifeng LIU, Hairong XU, Yuan LI, Lin HAO and Xiaohui NIU

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:102

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Magnesium (Mg) released from Mg-based implants degradation is believed to be effective in improving osteogenesis, however, studies focusing on Mg-based interbody cages are limited and fusion success was never ...

    Authors: Fan Zhang, Haocheng Xu, Hongli Wang, Fang Geng, Xiaosheng Ma, Minghao Shao, Shun Xu, Feizhou Lu and Jianyuan Jiang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:105

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  16. Content type: Research article

    A progressive deformity associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) negatively affects a patient’s health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Although the Scoliosis Research Society-22 (SRS-22) is the s...

    Authors: Toru Doi, Hirokazu Inoue, Yasuhisa Arai, Osamu Shirado, Tokuhide Doi, Ken Yamazaki, Koki Uno, Haruhisa Yanagida and Katsushi Takeshita

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:99

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The presence of bridging syndesmophytes (BS) in spinal osteotomy region serves traditionally as one critical determinant for selection of osteotomy techniques. While nowadays the proportion of kyphotic ankylos...

    Authors: Sai-hu Mao, Zong-xian Feng, Bang-ping Qian and Yong Qiu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:97

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Spondylolytic (or lytic) spondylolisthesis is often associated with disc degeneration at the index-level; however, it is not clear if disc degeneration is the cause or the consequence of lytic spondylolisthesi...

    Authors: Vivek A. S. Ramakrishna, Uphar Chamoli, Luke L. Viglione, Naomi Tsafnat and Ashish D. Diwan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:98

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The treatment of comminuted radial head fractures can include prosthetic replacement or open reduction and internal fixation. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the results of two different internal fixa...

    Authors: Luigi Tarallo, Raffaele Mugnai, Martina Rocchi, Francesco Capra and Fabio Catani

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:94

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