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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

    Previous studies have reported that rod composition and diameter, as well as the correction technique are key factors associated with thoracic kyphosis (TK) restoration. However, few study has analyzed the cor...

    Authors: Ming Luo, Honghui Jiang, Wengang Wang, Ning Li, Mingkui Shen, Peng Li, Genzhong Xu and Lei Xia

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:526

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  2. Content type: Technical advance

    Malunion of phalangeal and metacarpal bones are often associated with impairment of hand function and pose a challenging task for treating surgeons in most cases. When applicable, corrective osteotomy is the t...

    Authors: T. Haider, D. Geisler, G. Thalhammer and J. Erhart

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:529

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Atypical subtrochanteric fracture and femoral fracture have been considered to be rare complications related to long-term bisphosphonates use. A reduced bone turnover rate may lead to delayed bone healing. Lim...

    Authors: Wen-Ling Yeh, Chun-Yi Su, Chia-Wei Chang, Chien-Hao Chen, Tsai-Sheng Fu, Lih-Huei Chen and Tung-Yi Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:527

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain and neck-shoulder pain are the most reported types of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, and performing heavy lifting at work and working with trunk rotation increase the risk of developing ...

    Authors: Mikkel Brandt, Lars Louis Andersen, Afshin Samani, Markus Due Jakobsen and Pascal Madeleine

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:519

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Adverse Reaction to Metal Debris (ARMD) is still a major reason for revision surgeries in patients with metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements. ARMD consists of a wide range of alterations in periprosthetic tis...

    Authors: Lari Lehtovirta, Aleksi Reito, Jyrki Parkkinen, Harry Hothi, Johann Henckel, Alister Hart and Antti Eskelinen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:523

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Treatment of displaced and angulated radial neck fractures in children is controversial and challenging. Numerous studies have been conducted regarding treatment algorithms and surgical techniques that use flu...

    Authors: Jung Eun Lee, Jung Bong Kim and Eun Seok Choi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:516

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  7. Content type: Research article

    A retrospective single centre cohort analysis was performed to evaluate an individualised radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) protocol for treatment of symptomatic calcific shoulder tendinopathy.

    Authors: Nikolaos Malliaropoulos, Dawn Thompson, Maria Meke, Debasish Pyne, Dimosthenis Alaseirlis, Henry Atkinson, Vasileios Korakakis and Heinz Lohrer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:513

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Although a loss of rotator cuff integrity leads to the superior migration of the humeral head, the parameters that characterize the anterolateral migration of the humeral head have not been established. The pu...

    Authors: Noboru Taniguchi, Darryl D. D’Lima, Naoki Suenaga, Yasuyuki Ishida, Deokcheol Lee, Isoya Goya and Etsuo Chosa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:511

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Fractures of the humeral greater tuberosity (GT) are a frequent injury progressively treated with arthroscopic suture anchor repair. Yet, no biomechanical study has been performed comparing fixation strength o...

    Authors: Gernot Seppel, Tim Saier, Frank Martetschläger, Johannes E. Plath, Alberto Guevara-Alvarez, Julia Henschel, Martin Winkler, Peter Augat, Andreas B. Imhoff and Stefan Buchmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:506

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The use of autogenous bone graft is a well–known technique for reconstruction of tibial bone defects in primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). In cases where the size of the bone graft is inappropriate, the st...

    Authors: Jung-Ro Yoon, In-Wook Seo and Young-Soo Shin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:502

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Within traumatology a common indication for acute surgery of fractured clavicles is bone shortening over 2 cm. This indication is among but a few indications; which are recommended to be treated operatively wi...

    Authors: A. H. Thorsmark, O. M. Christensen, S. Torp-Pedersen, S. Overgaard and L. H. Frich

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:503

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The flexion relaxation phenomenon (FRP) has been widely investigated. Nevertheless, no study has been reported on the FRP as well as spasm response to large lifting load. The aim of this study was to evaluate ...

    Authors: Yanjun Ma and Xinhai Shan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:505

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Sacroiliac joint tuberculosis(SJT) is relatively uncommon, but it may cause severe sacroiliac joint destruction and functional disorder. Few studies in the literature have been presented on SJT, reports of sur...

    Authors: Guo Zhu, Li-Yuan Jiang, Zhang Yi, Li Ping, Chun-Yue Duan, Cao Yong, Jin-Yang Liu and Jian-Zhong Hu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:504

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The deltoid splitting approach has recently been widely adopted to facilitate less invasive procedures for proximal humerus fractures. However, there are still concerns regarding its effectiveness in aging peo...

    Authors: Alvin Chao-Yu Chen, Chih-Hao Chiu, Kuo-Yau Hsu and Yi-Sheng Chan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:495

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  15. Content type: Research article

    This retrospective study was designed to determine complications, functional and radiographic results of transverse subtrochanteric osteotomy during cementless, modular total hip arthroplasty (THA) in a series...

    Authors: Duan Wang, De-Hua Li, Qi Li, Hao-Yang Wang, Ze-Yu Luo, Yang Yang, Fu-Xing Pei and Zong-Ke Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:491

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Elderly patients have more special medical needs when compared with young ones; thus, the results of open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) for acetabular fractures should be stratified by age in these pa...

    Authors: Guo-Chun Zha, Xue-Mei Yang, Shuo Feng, Xiang-Yang Chen, Kai-Jin Guo and Jun-Ying Sun

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:489

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The treatment aims of periprosthetic fractures (PPF) of the distal femur are a gentle stabilization, an early load-bearing capacity and a rapid postoperative mobilization of the affected patients. For the ther...

    Authors: Johannes K. M. Fakler, Cathleen Pönick, Melanie Edel, Robert Möbius, Alexander Giselher Brand, Andreas Roth, Christoph Josten and Dirk Zajonz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:490

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Mobile-bearing ankle implants with good clinical results continued to increase the popularity of total ankle arthroplasty to address endstage ankle osteoarthritis preserving joint movement. Alternative solutio...

    Authors: Nicolo Martinelli, Silvia Baretta, Jenny Pagano, Alberto Bianchi, Tomaso Villa, Gloria Casaroli and Fabio Galbusera

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:493

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    The elbow is prone to stiffness after trauma. To regain functional elbow motion several conservative- and surgical treatment options are available. Conservative treatment includes physical therapy, intra-artic...

    Authors: Jetske Viveen, Job N. Doornberg, Izaak F. Kodde, Pjotr Goossens, Koen L. M. Koenraadt, Bertram The and Denise Eygendaal

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:484

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between facet tropism and spinal degenerative diseases, such as degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis, degenerative lumbar scoliosis, and lumbar disc he...

    Authors: Tian Gao, Qi Lai, Song Zhou, Xuqiang Liu, Yuan Liu, Ping Zhan, Xiaolong Yu, Jun Xiao, Min Dai and Bin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:483

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