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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 optimal treatment for multi-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) remains controversial. Posterior approach is most commonly used, but complicated with insufficient decompression and postoperative ax...

    Authors: Bing Wang, Guohua Lü and Lei Kuang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:216

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    The purpose of this study was to perform a derotational osteotomy at the distal femur, as is done in cases of patellofemoral instability, and demonstrate the predictability of three-dimensional (3D) changes on...

    Authors: Florian B. Imhoff, Joscha Schnell, Alejandro Magaña, Theresa Diermeier, Bastian Scheiderer, Sepp Braun, Andreas B. Imhoff, Robert A. Arciero and Knut Beitzel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:215

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Lenke 5 AIS is a kind of three-dimensional deformity and literature reported it usually accompany with coronal or/and sagittal imbalance. However, the postoperative coronal and sagittal balance in these patien...

    Authors: Xi Yang, Bowen Hu, Yueming Song, Limin Liu, Chunguang Zhou, Zhongjie Zhou and Ganjun Feng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:212

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) is the first-line treatment for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) that can immediately relieve pain and allow the quick recovery of lost mobility. However, som...

    Authors: Lei Feng, Chun Feng, Jie Chen, Yu Wu and Jin-Ming Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:195

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was to improve physical activity (PA), well-being and clinical outcome after total knee and hip arthroplasty through tailored activity counselling during inpatient rehabilitation.

    Authors: Mirko Brandes, Norman Wirsik, Hanna Niehoff, Jörg Heimsoth and Bernd Möhring

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:209

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The theoretical benefits of a mobile bearing design in Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) include increased articular surface conformity with a reduction in both polyethylene wear and implant interface shear. Howev...

    Authors: Richard J. Napier, Christopher O’Neill, Seamus O’Brien, Emer Doran, Brian Mockford, Jens Boldt and David E. Beverland

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:205

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to assess the radiological and clinical outcome parameters following lumbar hybrid dynamic instrumentation with the focus on the adjacent segment degeneration (ASD) and adjacent s...

    Authors: Christian Herren, Rolf Sobottke, Miguel Pishnamaz, Max Joseph Scheyerer, Jan Bredow, Leonard Westermann, Eva Maria Berger, Stavros Oikonomidis, Peer Eysel and Jan Siewe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:199

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Lateral epicondylitis is frequently seen in racquet sport players and the treatments are usually symptomatic rather than curative. Taping therapy is cheap and easy to apply in the sport field. In this study we...

    Authors: Yen-Ting Cho, Wen-Yen Hsu, Li-Fong Lin and Yen-Nung Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:193

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Ulna coronoid fracture is a complicated injury and occurred in the coronal plane. Undeniably, there is no universally accepted approach for treating ulna coronoid fractures. Therefore, this study aimed at expl...

    Authors: Hong-Wei Chen, Hong-Hui He and Bin-Li Gao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:194

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  10. Content type: Research article

    A postoperative change in femoral rotation following total hip arthroplasty (THA) might be the cause of dislocation due to the change in combined anteversion. However, very few studies have evaluated the femor...

    Authors: Taro Tezuka, Yutaka Inaba, Naomi Kobayashi, Hyonmin Choe, Syota Higashihira and Tomoyuki Saito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:189

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  11. Content type: Research article

    There have been many studies regarding nongeriatric femoral neck fractures (FNFs), which included patients of a wide age range (between 20 and 60 years old). We aimed to determine whether internal fixation pro...

    Authors: Cheng-Tzu Wang, Jia-Wan Chen, Karl Wu, Chiang-Sang Chen, Wen-Chih Chen, Jwo-Luen Pao, Chih-Hung Chang and Tsung-Yu Lan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:190

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is considered a successful surgical procedure. It can be performed by several surgical approaches. Although the posterior and anterolateral approaches are the most common, there ha...

    Authors: Ronen Debi, Evyatar Slamowicz, Ornit Cohen, Avi Elbaz, Omri Lubovsky, Dror Lakstein, Zachary Tan and Ehud Atoun

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:188

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Epiphyseal-preservation surgery for osteosarcoma is an alternative method which has been indicated carefully to selected patients. The tumor-devitalised autograft treated with liquid nitrogen procedure is one ...

    Authors: Akihiko Takeuchi, Norio Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Hidenori Matsubara, Hiroaki Kimura, Shinji Miwa, Takashi Higuchi, Kensaku Abe, Yuta Taniguchi and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:185

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have been done on robot-assisted sacral surgery. This study aims to evaluate the outcomes of seven patients with benign sacral or presacral tumors treated with a robotic surgical system at a single...

    Authors: Junqiang Yin, Hui Wu, Jian Tu, Changye Zou, Gang Huang, Xianbiao Xie, Yulong He and Jingnan Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:186

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Sciatic nerve injuries following total hip arthroplasty are disabling complications. Although degrees of injury are variable from neuropraxia to neurotmesis, mechanical irritation of sciatic nerve might be occ...

    Authors: Sun-jung Yoon, Myung-sik Park, Dean K. Matsuda and Yun Ho Choi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:184

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Knee arthroscopy is one of the most common surgical procedures worldwide and the number of arthroscopies has substantially increased in the last 30 years. Thus, our aim was to provide updated estimates on the ...

    Authors: Katarina Friberger Pajalic, Aleksandra Turkiewicz and Martin Englund

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:179

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The social impact of degenerative diseases is steadily increasing, because of the continued rise in the mean age of the active population. Articular cartilage lesions are generally associated with disability a...

    Authors: G. Cattaneo, A. De Caro, F. Napoli, D. Chiapale, P. Trada and A. Camera

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:176

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Aseptic loosening and osteolysis are the most common indications after TKA for revision surgery. This meta-analysis which included high-quality randomized controlled trials (RCTs) aimed to analyze the effect o...

    Authors: Mingmin Shi, Lei Chen, Haobo Wu, Yangxin Wang, Wei Wang, Yujie Zhang and Shigui Yan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:177

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  19. Content type: Research article

    This prospective study evaluates outcomes and reoperation rates for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) from a single non-designer surgeon using relatively extended criteria of degenerative changes of gra...

    Authors: Jonathan R. B. Hutt, Avtar Sur, Hartej Sur, Aine Ringrose and Mark S. Rickman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:172

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