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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

    Rockwood type IV acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) dislocation is a trauma usually needs surgical treatment. Paired EndoButton technique (PET) is used in treating such condition. However, the effect of using diffe...

    Authors: Jian Xu, Haifeng Liu, Wei Lu, Dingfu Li, Weimin Zhu, Kan Ouyang, Bing Wu, Liangquan Peng and Daping Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:170

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    As findings regarding predictors for good outcome after total joint arthroplasty are highly inconsistent, aim of this study was to investigate the influence of the psychosocial variables sense of coherence and...

    Authors: Marion Lindner, Olaf Nosseir, Anett Keller-Pliessnig, Per Teigelack, Martin Teufel and Sefik Tagay

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:159

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of our study was to evaluate safety, feasibility and clinical results of bone marrow mononuclear cell (BMC) implantation for early-stage osteonecrosis of the knee (OK) secondary to sickle cell dise...

    Authors: Gildasio Daltro, Bruno Adelmo Franco, Thiago Batista Faleiro, Davi Araujo Veiga Rosário, Paula Braga Daltro, Roberto Meyer and Vitor Fortuna

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:158

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Outcomes of total knee replacement in cases of hemophilic patients are worse than in patients who undergo operations due to osteoarthritis. Previous publications have reported varying rates of complications in...

    Authors: Radovan Kubeš, Peter Salaj, Rastislav Hromádka, Josef Včelák, Aleš Antonín Kuběna, Monika Frydrychová, Štěpán Magerský, Michal Burian, Martin Ošťádal and Jan Vaculik

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:162

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Atypical lipomatous tumours (ALT) are common adipocytic tumours. Due to their large size and deep-seated location, wide resection might result in severe functional deficits. The question which margins should b...

    Authors: Jessica Rauh, Alexander Klein, Andrea Baur-Melnyk, Thomas Knösel, Lars Lindner, Falk Roeder, Volkmar Jansson and Hans Roland Dürr

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:152

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Pain and disability associated with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis (DLS) results in significant burden on both the patients’ quality of life and healthcare costs. Currently, there is controversy regardi...

    Authors: Qi Lai, Tian Gao, Xin Lv, Xuqiang Liu, Zongmiao Wan, Min Dai, Bin Zhang and Tao Nie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:151

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Most studies demonstrated, that training on a virtual reality based arthroscopy simulator leads to an improvement of technical skills in orthopaedic surgery. However, how long and what kind of training is opti...

    Authors: Stefan Rahm, Karl Wieser, David E. Bauer, Felix WA Waibel, Dominik C. Meyer, Christian Gerber and Sandro F. Fucentese

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:150

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  8. Content type: Research article

    A structured approach to perioperative patient management based on an enhanced recovery pathway protocol facilitates early recovery and reduces morbidity in high income countries. However, in low- and middle-i...

    Authors: U. Plenge, M. B. Nortje, L. C. Marais, J. D. Jordaan, R. Parker, N. van der Westhuizen, J. F. van der Merwe, J. Marais, W. V. September, G. L. Davies, T. Pretorius, C. Solomon, P. Ryan, A. M. Torborg, Z. Farina, R. Smit…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:140

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The gene of pituitary homeobox 1 (PITX1) has been reported to be down-regulated in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), of which the cause has not been well addressed. The abnormal DNA methylation was recent...

    Authors: Benlong Shi, Liang Xu, Saihu Mao, Leilei Xu, Zhen Liu, Xu Sun, Zezhang Zhu and Yong Qiu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:138

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In lateral epicondylitis, even in the absence of apparent instability, subtle instability can be found under anesthesia. We wanted to ascertain the following: (1) how many elbows surgically treated with latera...

    Authors: Sang Ho Kwak, Seung-Jun Lee, Hee Seok Jeong, Min Uk Do and Kuen Tak Suh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:136

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Several patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) are available for assessing the outcomes of ankle fracture but few have been compared for recommended measurement properties. This study compares the measureme...

    Authors: Andrew M. Garratt, Markus G. Naumann, Ulf Sigurdsen, Stein Erik Utvåg and Knut Stavem

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:134

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Distal radial fractures are one of the most common orthopaedic cases that present to the A&E department. Surgical intervention is warranted in displaced intraarticular fractures and fractures with more than th...

    Authors: V. D. Varghese, Peter Smitham, Stuart Howell, Suzanne Edwards and Mark Rickman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:131

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Concurrent prophylactic femoral varization osteotomy (FVO) for stable hips has been performed in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) undergoing hip reconstructive surgery for the contralateral displaced hip. How...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:130

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this analysis is to evaluate the necessity of large clinical trials using FLOW trial data.

    Authors: Sheila Sprague, Paul Tornetta III, Gerard P. Slobogean, Nathan N. O’Hara, Paula McKay, Brad Petrisor, Kyle J. Jeray, Emil H. Schemitsch, David Sanders and Mohit Bhandari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:124

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is today’s surgical gold standard for ACL rupture. Although it provides satisfactory results, not all patients return to their previous activity level and moreov...

    Authors: Barbara C. Boer, Roy A. G. Hoogeslag, Reinoud W. Brouwer, Anna Demmer and Rianne M. H. A. Huis in ‘t Veld

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:127

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare knee kinematics and stability following either triangular or anatomical reconstruction of the superficial medial collateral ligament (sMCL) and posterior o...

    Authors: Xiaomeng Wang, Huixin Liu, Guman Duan, Yingzhen Niu, Chang Liu and Fei Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:125

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have suggested that distinct and homogenous sub-groups of gait patterns exist among runners with patellofemoral pain (PFP), based on gait analysis. However, acquisition of 3D kinematic data us...

    Authors: Ricky Watari, Sean T. Osis, Angkoon Phinyomark and Reed Ferber

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:120

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  18. Content type: Research article

    For a distal tibial spiral fracture combined with a non-displaced posterior malleolar fragment (PMF), we proposed a hypothesis that the treating surgeon could assess the size of the PMF to determine the need f...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Xiaodong Qin, Lijun Song and Xiang Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:123

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Hip arthroscopic treatment is not equally beneficial for every patient undergoing this procedure. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop a clinical prediction model for functional outcome after su...

    Authors: Patrick Stephan, Maarten A. Röling, Nina M. C. Mathijssen, Gerjon Hannink and Rolf M. Bloem

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:122

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is the classic surgical treatment for symptomatic cervical degenerative disc disease (CDDD). However, there is controversy over the best surgical management in pa...

    Authors: Zongyu Zhang, Yawei Li and Weimin Jiang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:119

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