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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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: Study protocol

    Syndesmotic injuries are common and their incidence is rising. In case of surgical fixation of the syndesmosis a metal syndesmotic screw is used most often. It is however unclear whether this screw needs to be...

    Authors: S. A. Dingemans, M. F. N. Birnie, F. R. K. Sanders, M. P. J. van den Bekerom, M. Backes, E. van Beeck, F. W. Bloemers, B. van Dijkman, E. Flikweert, D. Haverkamp, H. R. Holtslag, J. M. Hoogendoorn, P. Joosse, M. Parkkinen, G. Roukema, N. Sosef…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:35

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have reported that radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) reduces pain and improves function in patients with mild to moderately severe carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) compared to a place...

    Authors: Pichitchai Atthakomol, Worapaka Manosroi, Areerak Phanphaisarn, Sureeporn Phrompaet, Sawan Iammatavee and Siam Tongprasert

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:32

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Stemless shoulder arthroplasty is a fairly new concept. Clinical and radiological follow-up is essential to prove implant safety and concept. This prospective single-centre study was performed to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Philipp R. Heuberer, Georg Brandl, Leo Pauzenberger, Brenda Laky, Bernhard Kriegleder and Werner Anderl

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:28

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity and regular participation in recreational sports gain importance in patients’ lifestyle after knee arthroplasty. Cementless unicompartimental Knee replacement with the Oxford System has been ...

    Authors: Benjamin Panzram, Ines Bertlich, Tobias Reiner, Tilman Walker, Sébastien Hagmann and Tobias Gotterbarm

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:18

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF) has been employed in increasing cases compared with open TLIF (Open-TLIF). However, it is uncertain whether the advantages of MI-TLIF can als...

    Authors: Qingsong Xie, Jing Zhang, Feng Lu, Hao Wu, Zan Chen and Fengzeng Jian

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:15

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Although thrombosis complication is rare after arthroscopic meniscus surgery, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism can be fatal. The associated risk factors and whether anticoagulant prevention after ar...

    Authors: Chao-Hua Fang, Hua Liu, Jun-Hui Zhang and Shi-Gui Yan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:19

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  7. Content type: Research article

    In the late stage of Spinal tuberculosis, the bony destruction and vertebral collapse often leads to significant kyphosis, presenting clinically as a painful gibbus deformity, with increased instability, verte...

    Authors: Wenhao Hu, Xuesong Zhang, Jiayi Yu, Fanqi Hu, Hao Zhang and Yan Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:13

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  8. Content type: Technical advance

    Metastases to the upper cervical spine were rarely reported in the literature. However, metastases to this area may cause spinal instability and cord compression, which in turn can result in respiratory failur...

    Authors: Xinjie Wu, Mingsheng Tan, Yingna Qi, Ping Yi, Feng Yang, Xiangsheng Tang and Qingying Hao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:11

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Degenerative adult de novo (DAD) scoliosis appears characteristically in the sixth or seventh decade with symptoms of severe back pain and radiculopathy or spinal claudication. The aim of this study was to enh...

    Authors: Maciej J. K. Simon, Henry F. H. Halm and Markus Quante

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:10

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Ankle tape is widely used by athletes to prevent ankle sprain. Although there is growing evidence that ankle tape improve joint position sense, but yet it is not clear even if tape improve joint position sense...

    Authors: Akram Jahjah, Dietmar Seidenspinner, Karl Schüttler, Antonio Klasan, Thomas J. Heyse, Dominik Malcherczyk and Bilal Farouk El-Zayat

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:8

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Traumatic sternoclavicular joint dislocations are rare; closed reduction is the primary treatment. The failure of closed reduction or a prominent insult to the skin may require surgery to ensure the best possi...

    Authors: Rongguang Ao, Yalong Zhu, Jianhua Zhou, Zhen Jian, Jifei Shi, Cheng Li, Wankun Hu and Baoqing Yu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:7

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Desmoid-type fibromatosis (DF) is a aggressive (myo)fibroblastic neoplasm with an infiltrative growth and a tendency to local recurrence. Resection of the tumour and/or radiation were proposed as principal tre...

    Authors: Laura Wirth, Alexander Klein, Andrea Baur-Melnyk, Thomas Knösel, Lars H. Lindner, Falk Roeder, Volkmar Jansson and Hans Roland Dürr

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:2

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Defining the optimal cutting plane for derotational osteotomy at the distal femur for correction of torsion in cases of patellofemoral instability is still challenging. This preliminary study investigates chan...

    Authors: Florian B. Imhoff, Bastian Scheiderer, Philip Zakko, Elifho Obopilwe, Franz Liska, Andreas B. Imhoff, Augustus D. Mazzocca, Robert A. Arciero and Knut Beitzel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:553

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Even though internal fixation has expanded the indications for cervical spine surgery, it carries the risks of fracture or migration, with associated potential life threatening complications. Removal of metal ...

    Authors: Luca Denaro, Umile Giuseppe Longo, Alberto Corrado Di Martino, Nicola Maffulli and Vincenzo Denaro

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:552

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Tears of the Ligamentum Teres are a common cause of groin pain. Tears of the ligament frequently co-exist alongside other bony or labral intra-articular hip lesions, which are also treated at the time of arthr...

    Authors: Nicholas Pergaminelis, Jesse Renouf, Camdon Fary, Oren Tirosh and Phong Tran

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:554

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Management of distal humeral fractures remains to be one of the most challenging aspects in trauma surgery. Low profile plating systems with variable angle screw fixation represent a crucial advancement to the...

    Authors: Moritz Crönlein, Martin Lucke, Marc Beirer, Dominik Pförringer, Chlodwig Kirchhoff, Peter Biberthaler, Karl F. Braun and Sebastian Siebenlist

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:547

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to assess which patient and procedure factors affected both the risk of infection as well as procedure duration. Additionally, to assess if procedure duration affected the revision ri...

    Authors: Mona Badawy, Birgitte Espehaug, Anne Marie Fenstad, Kari Indrekvam, Håvard Dale, Leif I. Havelin and Ove Furnes

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:544

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Deltoid ligament (DL) rupture is commonly seen in clinical practice; however the need to explore and surgically repair it is still in debate. The objective of the current study is to compare the outcomes of su...

    Authors: Hong-Mou Zhao, Jun Lu, Feng Zhang, Xiao-Dong Wen, Yi Li, Ding-Jun Hao and Xiao-Jun Liang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:543

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