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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

    Arthroscopic patellar release (APR) is utilized for minimally invasive surgical treatment of patellar tendinopathy. Evidence regarding long-term success following the procedure is limited. Also, the influence ...

    Authors: Gernot Lang, Jan M. Pestka, Dirk Maier, Kaywan Izadpanah, Norbert Südkamp and Peter Ogon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:486

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Content type: Research article

    To systematically review all available studies of operatively treated proximal tibia fractures and to report the incidence of superficial or deep infection and subsequent outcomes.

    Authors: Ralf Henkelmann, Karl-Heinz Frosch, Richard Glaab, Helmut Lill, Christian Schoepp, Dominik Seybold, Christoph Josten and Pierre Hepp

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:481

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Glenohumeral exploration is routinely performed during arthroscopic removal of rotator cuff calcifications in patients with calcific tendinitis of the shoulder (CTS). However, evidence on the prevalence of int...

    Authors: Gernot Lang, Kaywan Izadpanah, Eva Johanna Kubosch, Dirk Maier, Norbert Südkamp and Peter Ogon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:476

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The proper choice of anesthesia for kyphoplasty remains controversy. There are only a few clinical studies specially focusing on and giving detailed information about this treatment under local anesthesia with...

    Authors: Guangzhou Li, Hao Liu, Qing Wang and Dejun Zhong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:472

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Isolated radial head dislocation is a rare injury with an unclear pathomechanism, and the treatment is controversial. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the biomechanical contributions of the ...

    Authors: Naoki Hayami, Shohei Omokawa, Akio Iida, Jirachart Kraisarin, Hisao Moritomo, Pasuk Mahakkanukrauh, Takamasa Shimizu, Kenji Kawamura and Yasuhito Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:470

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  8. Content type: Research article

    One- and two-level lumbar interbody fusion with unilateral instrumentation is as effective as that with bilateral instrumentation. The height of the interbody cage influences the operated segment stability and...

    Authors: Lin Du, Xiao-jiang Sun, Tang-jun Zhou, Yuan-chao Li, Chen Chen, Chang-qing Zhao, Kai Zhang and Jie Zhao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:474

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study is to compare the functional midterm outcome of stemless shoulder prostheses with standard anatomical stemmed shoulder prostheses and to show that the STEMLESS results are comparable to t...

    Authors: David M. Spranz, Hendrik Bruttel, Sebastian I. Wolf, Felix Zeifang and Michael W. Maier

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:478

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  10. Content type: Technical advance

    “Advanced Core Decompression” (ACD) is a new technique for treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) that includes removal of the necrotic tissue using a percutaneous expandable reamer followed by ...

    Authors: Stefan Landgraeber, Sebastian Warwas, Tim Claßen and Marcus Jäger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:479

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Although it is well known that quadriceps force generates anterior tibial force, it has been unclear whether quadriceps force causes great anterior tibial force during the early phase of a landing task. The pu...

    Authors: Ryo Ueno, Tomoya Ishida, Masanori Yamanaka, Shohei Taniguchi, Ryohei Ikuta, Mina Samukawa, Hiroshi Saito and Harukazu Tohyama

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:467

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Malleolar fracture, which is present in 37–53% of human ankle osteoarthritis (OA), is the most common type of fracture in the ankle joint. In spite of this, no rat animal model has been developed for this type...

    Authors: Dawei Liang, Jian Sun, Fangyuan Wei, Jianzhong Zhang, Pengcui Li, Yingke Xu, Xianwen Shang, Jin Deng, Ting Zhao and Lei Wei

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:464

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The presence of a positive pivot shift after surgical repair of the ACL is considered an important indicator of a failed reconstruction. The ability to predict the result of a pivot shift test after an ACL rec...

    Authors: Thomas Branch, Shaun Stinton, Adrija Sharma, Frederic Lavoie, Christian Guier and Philippe Neyret

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:463

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Short-term studies have demonstrated good surgical outcomes after pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients, but there is a paucity of literature focused on middle-term result...

    Authors: Mu Qiao, Bang-ping Qian, Sai-hu Mao, Yong Qiu and Bin Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:465

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  15. Content type: Research article

    We evaluated treatment of osteomyelitis in the foot in the presence of Charcot neuroarthropathy, a devastating condition with progressive degeneration and joint destruction. We hypothesized that there was a di...

    Authors: Martin Berli, Lazaros Vlachopoulos, Sabra Leupi, Thomas Böni and Charlotte Baltin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:460

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Clinical observation of aberrant movement patterns during active forward bending is one criterion used to identify patients with non-specific low back pain suspected to have movement coordination impairment. T...

    Authors: Peemongkon Wattananon, David Ebaugh, Scott A. Biely, Susan S. Smith, Gregory E. Hicks and Sheri P. Silfies

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:455

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Clubfoot is one of the most common congenital deformities affecting mobility. It leads to pain and disability if untreated. The Ponseti method is widely used for the correction of clubfoot. There is variation ...

    Authors: Tracey Smythe, Debra Mudariki, Hannah Kuper, Christopher Lavy and Allen Foster

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:453

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Idiopathic genu valgum is a frequently diagnosed growth disorder in adolescence. Whenever the possibilities of conservative therapy have been exhausted, leg straightening by means of hemiepiphysiodesis has bec...

    Authors: Dirk Zajonz, Eckehard Schumann, Magdalena Wojan, Fabian B. Kübler, Christoph Josten, Ulf Bühligen and Christoph E. Heyde

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:456

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The gluteus medius (GMED) affects hip function as an abductor. We evaluated muscle volume and degeneration of the GMED by using CT-based analysis and assessed factors that affect hip abductor strength in patie...

    Authors: Takako Momose, Yutaka Inaba, Hyonmin Choe, Naomi Kobayashi, Taro Tezuka and Tomoyuki Saito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:457

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