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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 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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    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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  3. Content type: Research article

    Animal fracture models, primarily performed in rats, are crucial to investigate normal and pathological bone healing. However, results of biomechanical testing representing a major outcome measure show high st...

    Authors: Peter Michael Prodinger, Dominik Bürklein, Peter Foehr, Kilian Kreutzer, Hakan Pilge, Andreas Schmitt, Rüdiger v. Eisenhart-Rothe, Rainer Burgkart, Oliver Bissinger and Thomas Tischer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:243

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The presented prospective randomized controlled single-centre study compares the clinical outcome up to 12 months after total hip arthroplasty using a minimally invasive single-incision direct anterior (DAA) a...

    Authors: Johannes C. Reichert, Eberhard von Rottkay, Franz Roth, Tim Renz, Johannes Hausmann, Julius Kranz, Lars Rackwitz, Ulrich Nöth and Maximilian Rudert

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:241

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The number of revision rotator cuff cases is increasing. The literature is lacking guidance or biomechanical evaluation for fixation strength in a revision case scenario. Therefore, the aim of the study was to...

    Authors: Felix Dyrna, Andreas Voss, Leo Pauzenberger, Elifho Obopilwe, Augustus D. Mazzocca, Alessandro Castagna and Cory Edgar

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:240

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Content type: Research article

    Foot orthoses are routinely used to treat plantar fasciopathy in clinical practice. However, minimal evidence exists as to the effect of both truly custom designed foot orthoses, as well as that of the shoe th...

    Authors: Chris Bishop, Dominic Thewlis and Susan Hillier

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:222

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Chronic ankle instability (CAI) is a common result of an ankle sprain. Even though early surgical treatment yields the best results, overall only professional athletes are eligible for acute surgical stabiliza...

    Authors: Gwendolyn Vuurberg, Lauren M. Wink, Leendert Blankevoort, Daniel Haverkamp, Robert Hemke, Sjoerd Jens, Inger N. Sierevelt, Mario Maas and Gino M. M. J. Kerkhoffs

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:225

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  10. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to evaluate clinical and radiological results after simultaneous open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in patients with ACL deficiency combined wit...

    Authors: Cheng Jin, Eun-Kyoo Song, Quan-He Jin, Nam-Hun Lee and Jong-Keun Seon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:228

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Blood loss and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are important complications after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Topical tranexamic acid (TXA) effectively reduces wound bleeding but may elevate the risk of DVT. In c...

    Authors: Yong Tae Kim, Min Wook Kang, Joon Kyu Lee, Young Min Lee and Joong Il Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:227

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of musculoskeletal pain and disability globally, and abnormal knee loading is central to disease pathogenesis. Clinical guidelines recommend clinicians provide advic...

    Authors: Kade L. Paterson, Kim L. Bennell, Tim V. Wrigley, Ben R. Metcalf, Penny K. Campbell, Jessica Kazsa and Rana S. Hinman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:219

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In the Ponseti treatment of idiopathic clubfoot, children are generally provided with a standard foot abduction orthosis (FAO). A significant proportion of these patients experience irresolvable problems with ...

    Authors: N. Berger, D. Lewens, M. Salzmann, A. Hapfelmeier, L. Döderlein and P. M. Prodinger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:229

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Vertebral fracture is the most common fragility fracture but it remains frequently unrecognized and is underdiagnosed worldwide. In this retrospective study, we examined the prevalence of moderate and severe v...

    Authors: Yizhong Li, Lisheng Yan, Siqing Cai, Peiwen Wang, Huafeng Zhuang and Haiming Yu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:235

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The shoulder is the least constrained of all joints of the body and is more susceptible to injury including dislocation. The rate of recurrent instability following primary stabilization procedure at 10 years ...

    Authors: John Edwin, Daniel Morris, Shahbaz Ahmed, Paul Townsley, Paul Manning and Benjamin Gooding

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:226

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Component design is one of the contributory factors affecting the postoperative flexion angle. The purpose of this study was to compare short-term outcomes of flat surface and medial pivot designs in posterior...

    Authors: Junichi Nakamura, Takaki Inoue, Toru Suguro, Masahiko Suzuki, Takahisa Sasho, Shigeo Hagiwara, Ryuichiro Akagi, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuhide Inage, Tsutomu Akazawa and Seiji Ohtori

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:234

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The gait pattern varies within the population and between patient groups with different musculoskeletal diseases. It also varies over time due to various reasons. Three-dimensional gait analysis (3DGA) is freq...

    Authors: Roland Zügner, Roy Tranberg, Vera Lisovskaja and Johan Kärrholm

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:224

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative pain control and enhanced mobilization, muscle strength and range of motion following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are pivotal requisites to optimize rehabilitation and early recovery. The aim o...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:232

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