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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

    A double-leg landing with or without a subsequent jump is commonly used to evaluate the neuromuscular control of knee abduction. However, the differences in frontal plane knee biomechanics between landings wit...

    Authors: Tomoya Ishida, Yuta Koshino, Masanori Yamanaka, Ryo Ueno, Shohei Taniguchi, Mina Samukawa, Hiroshi Saito, Hisashi Matsumoto, Yoshimitsu Aoki and Harukazu Tohyama

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:379

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study is (1) to compare joint line (JL) restoration and clinical outcomes in revision TKA based on the contemporary prosthesis type and (2) to determine the restoration of posterior condylar of...

    Authors: JuHong Lee, SungIl Wang and KiBum Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:382

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Dega pelvic osteotomy is commonly performed procedure in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) undergoing hip reconstructive surgery for hip displacement. However, there has been no study investigating the outcome...

    Authors: Ki Hyuk Sung, Soon-Sun Kwon, Chin Youb Chung, Kyoung Min Lee, Jaeyoung Kim and Moon Seok Park

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:375

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Dislocation continues to be a common complication following total hip arthroplasty (THA). A larger intraoperative range of motion (ROM) is believed to minimize dislocation risk, and intraoperative stability te...

    Authors: Hiromasa Tanino, Tatsuya Sato, Yasuhiro Nishida, Ryo Mitsutake and Hiroshi Ito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:373

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Opening-wedge osteotomies of the distal radius, performed with three-dimensional printed patient-specific instruments, are a promising technique for accurate correction of malunions. Nevertheless, reports of r...

    Authors: Simon Roner, Fabio Carrillo, Lazaros Vlachopoulos, Andreas Schweizer, Ladislav Nagy and Philipp Fuernstahl

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:374

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  6. Content type: Research article

    A large critical shoulder angle (CSA) >35° is associated with the development of rotator cuff tearing. Lateral acromioplasty (AP) has the theoretical potential to prevent rotator cuff tearing and/ or to reduce...

    Authors: Dominik Kaiser, Elias Bachmann, Christian Gerber and Dominik C. Meyer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:371

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The use of a quadriceps tendon-patellar bone (QTPB) autograft provides an alternative procedure in primary reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Using the press-fit technique for femoral fixa...

    Authors: Alexander Barié, Michael Köpf, Ayham Jaber, Babak Moradi, Holger Schmitt, Jürgen Huber and Nikolaus Alexander Streich

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:368

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Knee arthrodesis with intramedullary (IM) nail or external fixator (EF) is the most reliable therapeutic option to achieve definitive infection control in patients with septic failure of total knee arthroplast...

    Authors: Giovanni Balato, Maria Rizzo, Tiziana Ascione, Francesco Smeraglia and Massimo Mariconda

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:361

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Distal biceps tendon rupture occurs more often in middle-aged male population, involving the dominant arm. In this retrospective study, it’s been described the occurrence of the most frequent adverse events an...

    Authors: L. Tarallo, M. Lombardi, F. Zambianchi, A. Giorgini and F. Catani

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:364

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  10. Content type: Technical advance

    Local antibiotic therapy has gained increasing attraction in the prevention and treatment of fracture infection. However, no reports have used local antibiotic therapy in the management of early infection afte...

    Authors: Xu-sheng Qiu, Bei Cheng, Yi-xin Chen, Xiao-yang Qi, Wei-ping Sha and Guo-zhao Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:360

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  11. Content type: Technical advance

    Intertrochanteric femoral fractures (IFFs) in young adults, generally due to severe trauma, are increasingly presented. Different from IFFs in the geriatric population, these fractures in young adults are alwa...

    Authors: You-Shui Gao, Yan-Jie Guo, Xin-Gang Yu, Yang Chen, Chen Chen and Nan-Ji Lu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:359

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Approximately 340,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the USA and UK. Around 1% of patients who have had knee replacement develop deep infection around the prosthesis: periprosthetic knee infectio...

    Authors: Charlotte M Mallon, Rachael Gooberman-Hill and Andrew J Moore

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:352

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In this paper we investigate patients seeking care for a new diagnosis of shoulder osteoarthritis (OA) and the association between a patient’s initial physician specialty choice and one-year surgical and conse...

    Authors: Sarah B Floyd, Cole G Chapman, Ellen Shanley, Lauren Ruffrage, Eldon Matthia, Peter Cooper and John M Brooks

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:349

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Evaluation of muscle strength as performed routinely with a dynamometer may be limited by important factors such as pain during muscle contraction. Few studies have compared formal strength testing with ultras...

    Authors: Alfred C. Gellhorn, Jordan M. Stumph, Hashem E. Zikry, Carly A. Creelman and Rachel Welbel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:350

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The Lapidus procedure has been used for hallux valgus deformity correction since 1931. In some cases, the arthrodesis results in an unfavourable lateral inclination of first metatarsal head articular surface. ...

    Authors: Jan Klouda, Rastislav Hromádka, Simona Šoffová, Stanislav Popelka Jr, Stanislav Popelka and Ivan Landor

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:347

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  16. Content type: Technical advance

    To assess the clinical availability of an adjustable-length loop device for use in the double-bundle technique with aperture fixation at the patella and femur during anatomic double-bundle medial patellofemora...

    Authors: Jae-Ang Sim, Jin-Kyu Lim and Byung Hoon Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:346

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Treatment of patients with knee osteoarthritis is challenging. Unloader braces have been developed with various success. Unloader One® Knee Brace is light, easily-fitted and shown to be effective by the unload...

    Authors: Hjörtur F. Hjartarson and Sören Toksvig-Larsen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:341

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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