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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. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common upper-limb nerve compression disease. Carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to several symptoms such as tingling or numbness, pain in the hand or wrist, and reduced grip strength. ...

    Authors: Sebastian Breddam Mosegaard, Maiken Stilling and Torben Bæk Hansen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:42

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  2. Studies on characteristic spinal deformities in Japanese patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and data demonstrating a relationship between health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and spinopelvic alignment...

    Authors: Tatsuya Sato, Ikuho Yonezawa, Hisashi Inoue, Kurisu Tada, Shigeto Kobayashi, Eri Hayashi, Naoto Tamura and Kazuo Kaneko

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:41

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  3. The purpose of this study was to investigate residual rotation of patients with forearm amputation and the contribution of involved muscle to residual rotation.

    Authors: Geon Lee, Sung-Jae Kim, Joo Hyung Ha, Chang-Hun Lee, Young Jin Choi and Kwang-Hyun Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:40

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  4. Limitations in the lumbar spine movement reduce lumbar vertebral motion and affect spinopelvic kinematics. We studied the influence of lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration on spinofemoral movement, from sta...

    Authors: Jianming Gu, Huixiong Feng, Xiao Feng and Yixin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:39

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  5. Cam and pincer-type morphologies can cause femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAI) and can be measured on plain radiographs using the alpha angle and the center edge angle. As an addition to plain radiogra...

    Authors: Maarten A. Röling, Nina M. C. Mathijssen and Rolf M. Bloem

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:37

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  6. Reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) is a common treatment for proximal humeral fractures. (PHF) in the elderly. This study evaluates the functional outcome and the influence of. tuberosity healing (TH) followi...

    Authors: Jonas Schmalzl, Malik Jessen, Nadine Sadler, Lars-Johannes Lehmann and Christian Gerhardt

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:35

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  7. Intertrochanteric femoral fractures are prevalent among the elderly, and usually demands surgical treatments. Proximal femoral nail antirotation Asian version (PFNA-II) is widely used for intertrochanteric fra...

    Authors: Dongdong Wang, Kun Zhang, Minfei Qiang, Xiaoyang Jia and Yanxi Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:34

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  8. Human adipose-derived Mesenchymal stem cells (HADMSCs) have proven their efficacy in treating osteoarthritis (OA), in earlier preclinical and clinical studies. As the tissue repairers are under the control of ...

    Authors: Mohammad Nasb, Huang Liangjiang, Chenzi Gong and Chen Hong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:33

    Content type: Study protocol

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  9. To clarify the risk factors for subsidence of titanium mesh cage (TMC) following single-level anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) to reduce subsidence.

    Authors: Chengyue Ji, Shunzhi Yu, Ning Yan, Jiaxing Wang, Fang Hou, Tiesheng Hou and Weihua Cai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:32

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  10. In highly active older individuals, end-stage ankle osteoarthritis has traditionally been treated using tibiotalar arthrodesis, which provides considerable pain relief. However, there is a loss of ankle joint ...

    Authors: Koji Nozaka, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Takeshi Kashiwagura, Yuji Kasukawa, Hidetomo Saito, Hiroaki Kijima, Shuichi Chida, Hiroyuki Tsuchie and Yoichi Shimada

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:31

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  11. There is no available literature for comparison on muscle atrophy between the “stand-alone” oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) and regular OLIF (i.e., combined with percutaneous pedicle screws fixation (P...

    Authors: Wei He, Da He, Yuqing Sun, Yonggang Xing, Mingming Liu, Jiankun Wen, Weiheng Wang, Yanhai Xi, Wei Tian and Xiaojian Ye

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:30

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  12. Total knee arthroplasty is a common procedure with generally good results. However, there are still patients who are dissatisfied without known explanation. Satisfaction and dissatisfaction have previously bee...

    Authors: Aamir Mahdi, Mia Svantesson, Per Wretenberg and Maria Hälleberg-Nyman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:29

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  13. Subacromial decompression, that consists of the release of the coracoid-acromial ligament, subacromial bursectomy and anterior-inferior acromioplasty, has traditionally been performed in the management of this...

    Authors: Umile Giuseppe Longo, Stefano Petrillo, Vincenzo Candela, Giacomo Rizzello, Mattia Loppini, Nicola Maffulli and Vincenzo Denaro

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:24

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  14. With ever-increasing numbers of patients undergoing elective total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and as TKA is performed in increasingly younger patients, patient demands and expectations have also increased. With i...

    Authors: Valerio Sansone, Peter Fennema, Rachel C. Applefield, Stefano Marchina, Raffaella Ronco, Walter Pascale and Valerio Pascale

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:23

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  15. The direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty (THA) has specific advantages, but injury to the tensor fasciae lata muscle (TFLM) remains a concern. This injury in part negates some of the advantages ...

    Authors: Gongyin Zhao, Ruixia Zhu, Shijie Jiang, Nanwei Xu, Hongwei Bao and Yuji Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:21

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  16. Lateral tibial split fractures (LTSF) usually require surgical therapy with screw or plate osteosynthesis. Excellent anatomical reduction of the fracture is thereby essential to avoid post-traumatic osteoarthr...

    Authors: Christian Walter, Alexander Beck, Christopher Jacob, Ulf Krister Hofmann, Ulrich Stöckle and Fabian Stuby

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:20

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  17. The management of thoracolumbar burst fractures traditionally involves posterior pedicle screw fixation, but it has some drawbacks. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes o...

    Authors: Xuhong Xue and Sheng Zhao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:17

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  18. Extension stems provide stability to revision total knee arthroplasty (RTKA). Little is known regarding the relationship between stem characteristics and RTKA stability. We aimed to identify the relationship b...

    Authors: Sheng-Hsun Lee, Hsin-Nung Shih, Chih-Hsiang Chang, Tung-Wu Lu, Yu-Han Chang and Yu-Chih Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:15

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  19. Proper reduction method for Lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (LDS) is still controversial. The aim of this study was to determine the safety and effectiveness of lever reduction combined with traditional ...

    Authors: Chao Kong, Wei Wang, Xiangyu Li, Xiangyao Sun, Junzhe Ding and Shibao Lu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:11

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  20. Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the major surgical treatment for end-stage osteoarthritis (OA). Despite its effectiveness, there are about 20% of patients who are dissatisfied with the outcome. Predicting the...

    Authors: Kaoru Toguchi, Arata Nakajima, Yorikazu Akatsu, Masato Sonobe, Manabu Yamada, Hiroshi Takahashi, Junya Saito, Yasuchika Aoki, Toru Suguro and Koichi Nakagawa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:9

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  21. A larger daily cumulative hip loading, which is the product of the external hip adduction moment (HAM) impulse during gait and the number of steps per day has been identified as a factor associated with the pr...

    Authors: Hiroshige Tateuchi, Haruhiko Akiyama, Koji Goto, Kazutaka So, Yutaka Kuroda and Noriaki Ichihashi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:8

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  22. The International Hip Outcome Tool 12 (iHOT-12) is a shorter version of the iHOT-33 which measures health related quality of life following treatment of hip disorders in young, active patients. The purpose of ...

    Authors: Patrick G. Robinson, Julian F. Maempel, Conor S. Rankin, Paul Gaston and David F. Hamilton

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:5

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  23. The present study is to highlight the challenges in managing cervical spine injuries in toddlers (less than 4 years of age) without neurological deficit. Cases of unilateral cervical C4–C5 facet dislocation in...

    Authors: Wongthawat Liawrungrueang, Rattanaporn Chamnan, Weera Chaiyamongkol and Piyawat Bintachitt

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:4

    Content type: Case report

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  24. The supercapsular percutaneously-assisted total hip arthroplasty (SuperPath) was proposed to be minimally invasive and tissue sparing with possible superior postoperative outcomes to traditional approaches of ...

    Authors: Weikun Meng, Zhong Huang, Haoyang Wang, Duan Wang, Zeyu Luo, Yang Bai, Liang Gao, Guanglin Wang and Zongke Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 21:2

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  25. The surgical indication and treatment of sacral meningeal cyst have not been well established and current methods are usually accompanied by complications and recurrence. The aim of this study is to discuss th...

    Authors: Kai Yang, Huiren Tao, Chaoshuai Feng, Jiawei Xu, Chunguang Duan, Weizhou Yang, Wei Su, Huan Li and Haopeng Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:635

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  26. Suture anchor placement for subscapularis repair is challenging. Determining the exact location and optimum angle relative to the subscapularis tendon direction is difficult because of the mismatch between a d...

    Authors: Ivan Micic, Erica Kholinne, Hanpyo Hong, Hyunseok Choi, Jae-Man Kwak, Yucheng Sun, Jaesung Hong, Kyoung-Hwan Koh and In-Ho Jeon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:633

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  27. Although the risk factors associated with osteonecrosis of femoral head (ONFH) after internal fixation of femoral neck fracture (IFFNF) have been frequently reported, the results remain controversial. Therefor...

    Authors: Jing-Li Xu, Zheng-Rong Liang, Bing-Lang Xiong, Qi-Zhao Zou, Tian-Ye Lin, Peng Yang, Da Chen and Qing-Wen Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:632

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  28. Nowadays, Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) is considered a routine procedure. However, unexpected difficulties do occasionally arise, especially when anterior neck pathologies or anatomical varia...

    Authors: Konstantinos M. Themistoklis, Stefanos I. Korfias, Themistoklis I. Papasilekas, Konstantinos A. Boviatsis, Agis G. Kokkoros, Eleftherios D. Spartalis, Georgios P. Mimidis and Damianos E. Sakas

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:629

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  29. Hip hemiarthroplasty (HHA) is a common treatment for hip fractures in the elderly population. Because of the fatal effects of bone cement implantation syndrome, the safety of cement utilization to enhance impl...

    Authors: Ming-Che Tsai, Yee-Yung Ng, Wei-Ming Chen, Shang-Wen Tsai and Shiao-Chi Wu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:628

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  30. There has long been a consensus that shortening of the first metatarsal during hallux valgus reconstruction could lead to postoperative transfer metatarsalgia. However, appropriate shortening is sometimes bene...

    Authors: Xiang Geng, Jiaqi Shi, Wenming Chen, Xin Ma, Xu Wang, Chao Zhang and Li Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:625

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  31. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a new method for treating neglected hip dislocation with limb length discrepancy by using external fixation-assisted pre-reduction.

    Authors: Pengyu Li, Fulin Tao, Wenhao Song, Jinlei Dong, Daodi Qiu and Dongsheng Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:621

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  32. Despite potential for improving patient outcomes, studies using three-dimensional measurements to quantify proximal tibial sclerotic bone and its effects on prosthesis stability after total knee arthroplasty (...

    Authors: Ye-Ran Li, Yu-Hang Gao, Chen Yang, Lu Ding, Xuebo Zhang, Hanzhe Chen, Jianguo Liu and Xin Qi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:617

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  33. At present, most repair techniques for meniscal tears fix the meniscus directly over the capsule. This changes the normal anatomy and biomechanics and limits the activity of the meniscus during motion. We intr...

    Authors: Zhiqiang Wang, Yan Xiong, Xin Tang, Qi Li, Zhong Zhang, Jian Li and Gang Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:614

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  34. An atypical case of a traumatic posterior C1-C2 dislocation with an anterior arch fracture of C1 is reported. A novel conservative treatment for this rare lesion is described.

    Authors: Soufiane Ghailane, Mohammad A. Alsofyani, Vincent Pointillart, Houssam Bouloussa and Olivier Gille

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:612

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Muscle architecture, or the arrangement of sarcomeres and fibers within muscles, defines functional capacity. There are limited data that provide an understanding of hip short external rotator muscle architect...

    Authors: Kevin C. Parvaresh, Charles Chang, Ankur Patel, Richard L. Lieber, Scott T. Ball and Samuel R. Ward

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:611

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  36. Although it has been known that medial open wedge high tibial osteotomy (MOWHTO) would adversely affect the patellofemoral joint, no previous study examined the surgical outcome of MOWHTO according to the pree...

    Authors: Hyun-Soo Moon, Chong-Hyuk Choi, Min Jung, Sang-Hoon Park, Dae-Young Lee, Jong-Kwan Shin and Sung-Hwan Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:607

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  37. Early femoral stem subsidence following a cementless THA is correlated with aseptic loosening of the femoral component. The short femoral stems allow bone sparing and implantation through a minimally invasive ...

    Authors: Michael O. Schaer, Michael Finsterwald, Iris Holweg, Dimitris Dimitriou, Alexander Antoniadis and Naeder Helmy

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:604

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  38. There have been few comparisons between dual positions, which require a position change, and a single position, which does not require position change, and it is not clear whether there is a difference in indi...

    Authors: Akihiko Hiyama, Hiroyuki Katoh, Daisuke Sakai, Masato Sato, Masahiro Tanaka and Masahiko Watanabe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:601

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  39. Reduced range of motion in the shoulder can be a source of functional limitation. The use of inertial sensors to quantify movement in addition to more common clinical assessments of the shoulder may allow clin...

    Authors: Cristina Roldán-Jiménez, Miguel Cuadros-Romero, Paul Bennett, Steven McPhail, Graham K. Kerr, Antonio I. Cuesta-Vargas and Jaime Martin-Martin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:597

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  40. Progressive Early-Onset Scoliosis (EOS) in children may lead to surgical interventions with growth-friendly implants, which require repeated lengthening procedures in order to allow adequate growth. Quality of...

    Authors: Anna K. Hell, Lena Braunschweig, Jennifer Behrend, Heiko M. Lorenz, Konstantinos Tsaknakis, Urs von Deimling and Kiril Mladenov

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:588

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  41. Little is known about the strains at the glenoid near the bone-implant interface in reverse shoulder arthroplasty. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the strains on the glenoid bone under a compr...

    Authors: Leo Pauzenberger, Cory Dwyer, Elifho Obopilwe, Michael D. Nowak, Mark Cote, Anthony A. Romeo, Augustus D. Mazzocca and Felix Dyrna

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:587

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  42. Several methods using simple anteroposterior (AP) radiographs have been suggested for the measurement of anteversion of the cup component after total hip arthroplasty. Herein, we compared six widely used antev...

    Authors: Gwang Chul Lee, Sang Hong Lee, Sin Wook Kang, Hyung Seok Park and Suenghwan Jo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:586

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  43. There is a concern regarding the use of a closed-suction drain (CSD) in two-stage exchange arthroplasty for periprosthetic joint infection as it may decrease the antibiotic concentrations in the joint fluids. ...

    Authors: Chi Xu, Cheng-Qi Jia, Feng-Chih Kuo, Wei Chai, Ming-Hua Zhang and Ji-Ying Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:583

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  44. In the current surgical therapeutic regimen for the degenerative lumbar disease, both oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) and lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) are gradually accepted. Thus, the object...

    Authors: Hui-Min Li, Ren-Jie Zhang and Cai-Liang Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:582

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  45. Surgery is usually recommended for thoracolumbar fracture with neurologic deficit. However, traditional open posterior approach requires massive paraspinal muscles stripping, and the canal decompression may be...

    Authors: Bangke Zhang, Fengjin Zhou, Liang Wang, Haibin Wang, Jiayao Jiang, Qunfeng Guo and Xuhua Lu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:580

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  46. Osteoid osteomas are benign bone neoplasms that may cause severe pain and limit function. They are commonly treated by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) through a needle inserted into the nidus of the lesion under...

    Authors: Ran Ankory, Assaf Kadar, Doron Netzer, Haggai Schermann, Yair Gortzak, Shlomo Dadia, Yehuda Kollander and Ortal Segal

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:579

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  47. Despite it being known that subchondral bone affects the viscoelasticity of cartilage, there has been little research into the mechanical properties of osteochondral tissue as a whole system. This study aims t...

    Authors: Sophie E. Mountcastle, Piers Allen, Ben O. L. Mellors, Bernard M. Lawless, Megan E. Cooke, Carolina E. Lavecchia, Natasha L. A. Fell, Daniel M. Espino, Simon W. Jones and Sophie C. Cox

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:575

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  48. Tibial shaft fractures are routinely managed with intramedullary nailing (IMN). An increasingly accepted technique is the suprapatellar (SP) approach. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and ...

    Authors: Yiliang Cui, Xingyi Hua, Florian Schmidutz, Jian Zhou, Zongsheng Yin and Shuang G. Yan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:573

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