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Orthopedics and biomechanics

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. Previously, many studies have evaluated quality of life (QoL) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), however, none of them specifically investigated the correlation between pain-related disability measu...

    Authors: Ji-chen Huang, Bang-ping Qian, Yong Qiu, Bin Wang, Yang Yu, Ze-Zhang Zhu, Jun Hu and Zhe Qu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:352

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  2. Braces are used to treat pain in patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis (PFJOA). In a trial, we previously reported pain improvement after 6-weeks brace use. The pain reduction did not correlate with changes in M...

    Authors: Vikram Swaminathan, Matthew J Parkes, Michael J Callaghan, Terence W O’Neill, Richard Hodgson, Andrew D Gait and David T Felson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:347

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  3. Leg-length inequality results in an altered position of the spine and pelvis. Previous studies on the influence of leg asymmetry on postural control have been inconclusive. The purpose of this paper was to inv...

    Authors: Małgorzata Eliks, Wioleta Ostiak-Tomaszewska, Przemysław Lisiński and Paweł Koczewski

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:346

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  4. The prevalence of patellar tendinopathy is elevated in elite soccer compared to less explosive sports. While the burden of training hours and load is comparably high in youth elite players (age < 23 years), li...

    Authors: Gerrit Bode, Thorsten Hammer, N. Karvouniaris, M. J. Feucht, L. Konstantinidis, N. P. Südkamp and A. Hirschmüller

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:344

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  5. The main objective of every new development in total hip arthroplasty (THA) is the longest possible survival of the implant. Periprosthetic stress shielding is a scientifically proven phenomenon which leads to...

    Authors: Rene Burchard, Sabrina Braas, Christian Soost, Jan Adriaan Graw and Jan Schmitt

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:343

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  6. Surgical revision concepts for the treatment of aseptic humeral, femoral, and tibial diaphyseal nonunion were evaluated. It was analyzed if the range of time to bone healing was shorter, and if clinical and ra...

    Authors: Simon Hackl, Christian Hierholzer, Jan Friederichs, Alexander Woltmann, Volker Bühren and Christian von Rüden

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:342

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  7. The acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocation is a major reason for shoulder instability. Different concepts of treatment and surgical methods are described in the literature. Thus, the purpose of this study wa...

    Authors: Thomas M. Tiefenboeck, Domenik Popp, Sandra Boesmueller, Stephan Payr, Julian Joestl, Micha Komjati, Harald Binder, Mark Schurz and Roman C. Ostermann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:339

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  8. The correlation between implant density and deformity correction has not yet led to a precise conclusion in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of low densi...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:336

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  9. The relevance of prosthetic component orientation to prevent dislocation and impingement following total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been widely accepted. We investigated the use of a non-computer-based surgery...

    Authors: Mattia Loppini, Umile Giuseppe Longo, Emanuele Caldarella, Antonello Della Rocca, Vincenzo Denaro and Guido Grappiolo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:331

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  10. Degenerative joint disease (DJD) in the lumbar spine is a common condition that is associated with chronic low back pain. Excessive loading of lumbar joints is a risk factor for DJD. Changes in lumbar lordosis...

    Authors: Kelvin J. Murray, Michael R. Le Grande, Arantxa Ortega de Mues and Michael F. Azari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:330

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  11. Although open lumbar discectomy is a gold standard surgical technique for lumbar disc herniation (LDH), surgery-induced tissue injury may actually become a source of postsurgical pain. Percutaneous endoscopic ...

    Authors: Kyung-Chul Choi, Jin-Sung Kim, Dong Chan Lee and Choon-Keun Park

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:329

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  12. Gait and balance deficits are reported in adults with HIV infection and are associated with reduced quality of life. Current research suggests an increased fall-incidence in this population, with fall rates am...

    Authors: Karina Berner, Linzette Morris, Jochen Baumeister and Quinette Louw

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:325

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  13. We compared the functional outcome between conventional and high-flexion total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using kneeling and sit-to-stand tests at 1 year post-operative. In addition, the patient’s daily functioni...

    Authors: Paul J. P. van der Ven, Sebastiaan van de Groes, Jorrit Zelle, Sander Koëter, Gerjon Hannink and Nico Verdonschot

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:324

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  14. Low haematocrit (Hct) is associated with a higher rate of post-operative complications, increased mortality, and additional medical costs following cardiac surgery. Predictors of post-operative Hct in lumbar f...

    Authors: Qingchun Cai, Sixiang Zeng, Liqiang Zhi, Junlong Wu and Wei Ma

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:323

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  15. Screw-rod constructs have been widely used to correct spinal deformities, but the effects of different screw-rod systems on anti-rotational torque have not been determined. This study aimed to analyze the biom...

    Authors: Zifang Huang, Chongwen Wang, Hengwei Fan, Wenyuan Sui, Xueshi Li, Qifei Wang and Junlin Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:322

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  16. Although tibial plateau fracture is an uncommon injury, its regulation is challenging and there are some influencing factors, including the effects of severe bone displacement, depression and cancellous bone c...

    Authors: Peng Chen, Wan-Li Gu, Ming-Zhi Gong, Jun Wang and Dong-Qing Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:320

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  17. Avascular necrosis of the femoral head causes significant morbidity and occurs in up to 20,000 people per year. A variety of nonoperative and operative measures have been trialled however a definitive treatmen...

    Authors: Talal Al-Jabri, Jessica Yan Qi Tan, Gabriel Yihan Tong, Ravikiran Shenoy, Babar Kayani, Timothy Parratt and Tahir Khan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:319

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  18. Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis is most common and effective surgical treatment for severe hindfoot pathology, but the fusion rate is often lower than the ordinary tibiotalar arthrodesis because of the more ser...

    Authors: Jian Fan, X. Zhang, Y. Luo, GW. You, WK. Ng and YF Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:317

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  19. Recent evidence suggests that impaired central sensorimotor integration may contribute to deficits in movement control experienced by people with chronic ankle instability (CAI). This study compared the effect...

    Authors: Shmuel Springer and Uri Gottlieb

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:316

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  20. Fatigue increases the likelihood of developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders and injury. Due to the physiological and neuromuscular changes that accompany obesity, it may alter the fatigue development...

    Authors: Mojdeh Pajoutan, Mahboobeh Ghesmaty Sangachin and Lora A. Cavuoto

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:314

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  21. Lumbar microdiscectomy is the most commonly performed spinal surgery procedure, with over 300,000 cases performed annually in the United States alone. Traditionally, patients were advised to restrict post-oper...

    Authors: Chris D. Daly, Kai Zheong Lim, Jennifer Lewis, Kelly Saber, Mohammed Molla, Naor Bar-Zeev and Tony Goldschlager

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:312

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  22. In the context of an increase number of primary and revision total hip and total knee arthroplasty performed yearly, an increased risk of complication is expected. Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) remains the ...

    Authors: Rares Mircea Birlutiu, Mihai Dan Roman, Razvan Silviu Cismasiu, Sorin Radu Fleaca, Crina Maria Popa, Manuela Mihalache and Victoria Birlutiu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:311

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Critically evaluation and summarization for the outcomes between autografts and artificial grafts using in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction have not been performed currently. The purpose of this...

    Authors: Zhen-Yu Jia, Chen Zhang, Shi-qi Cao, Chen-chen Xue, Tian-ze Liu, Xuan Huang and Wei-Dong Xu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:309

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  24. The aim of the study was to evaluate the relation between demographic, injury-related, clinical and radiological factors of patients with tibial plateau fractures and the development of acute compartment syndr...

    Authors: Axel Gamulin, Anne Lübbeke, Patrick Belinga, Pierre Hoffmeyer, Thomas V. Perneger, Matthieu Zingg and Gregory Cunningham

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:307

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  25. In young patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH), short-stem total hip arthroplasty (THA) could allow a potential advantage in preserving metaphyseal bone-stock, when revision surgery might beco...

    Authors: Antonio Capone, Fabrizio Bienati, Stefania Torchia, Daniele Podda and Giuseppe Marongiu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:301

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  26. Single-leg squat (SLS) is a functional test visually rated by clinicians for assessing lower limb function as a preventive injury strategy. SLS clinical rating is a qualitative evaluation and it does not count...

    Authors: Silvia Gianola, Greta Castellini, Elena Stucovitz, Alice Nardo and Giuseppe Banfi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:299

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  27. A prospective analysis of the effect of autologous adipose derived mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy in the treatment of an osteochondral defect of the knee with early progressive osteoarthritis following un...

    Authors: Julien Freitag, Kiran Shah, James Wickham, Richard Boyd and Abi Tenen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:298

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  28. To explore the association between the rupture of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and the radial displacement of medial meniscus under the conditions of different flexion and various axial loads.

    Authors: Can Zhang, Zhenhan Deng, Wei Luo, Wenfeng Xiao, Yihe Hu, Zhan Liao, Kanghua Li and Hongbo He

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:297

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  29. There is no universal hip implant suitably fills all femoral types, whether prostheses of porous short-stem suitable for Hip Arthroplasty is to be measured scientifically.

    Authors: Matthew Jian-Qiao Peng, Hai-Yan Chen, Yong Hu, XiangYang Ju and Bo Bai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:295

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  30. Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is an uncommon entity of proliferative lesion of the synovium, presenting with different clinical signs and symptoms. PVNS rarely forms an osteolytic lesion in a bone. H...

    Authors: Mingxuan Gao, Hong Li, Xiaoyan Liang, Xiaoyan Fu and Xusheng Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:293

    Content type: Case report

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  31. How a dentist works, such as the patterns of movements performed daily, is also largely affected by the workstation Dental tasks are often executed in awkward body positions, thereby causing a very high degree...

    Authors: Daniela Ohlendorf, Christina Erbe, Jennifer Nowak, Imke Hauck, Ingo Hermanns, Dirk Ditchen, Rolf Ellegast and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:291

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  32. The reconstruction of meta−/diaphyseal bone defects following bone tumour resection is challenging, and biological treatment options should be applied whenever possible, especially in benign lesions and early ...

    Authors: Ulrich Lenze, Stefanie Kasal, Fritz Hefti and Andreas Heinrich Krieg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:289

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  33. Now, using a suture-button device to treat distal tibiofibular syndesmotic injuries is overwhelming due to its advantages over screw fixation. Current systematic review was conducted to make a comparison betwe...

    Authors: Pei Zhang, Yuan Liang, Jinshan He, Yongchao Fang, Pengtao Chen and Jingcheng Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:286

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  34. Lateral talar process fractures (LTPF) are often missed on conventional radiographs. A positive V sign is an interruption of the contour of the LTP. It has been suggested, but not proven to be pathognomonic fo...

    Authors: Thorsten Jentzsch, Anita Hasler, Niklas Renner, Manuel Peterhans, Reto Sutter, Norman Espinosa and Stephan H. Wirth

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:284

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  35. Recent studies have suggested that the tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) pathway is a potential target for the management of osteoarthritis (OA). Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β-activated kinase 1 (TAK1) is e...

    Authors: Kentaro Uchida, Shotaro Takano, Toshihide Matsumoto, Naoshige Nagura, Gen Inoue, Makoto Itakura, Masayuki Miyagi, Jun Aikawa, Dai Iwase, Atsushi Minatani, Hisako Fujimaki and Masashi Takaso

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:283

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  36. This study was performed to evaluate the antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects of vitamin E on oxidative stress in the plasma, synovial fluid, and synovial tissue of patients with knee osteoarthritis.

    Authors: Saran Tantavisut, Aree Tanavalee, Sittisak Honsawek, Tanyawan Suantawee, Srihatach Ngarmukos, Sirichai Adisakwatana and John J. Callaghan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:281

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  37. Despite growing evidence in the literature, there is still a lack of consensus regarding the use of the mobile-bearing (MB) design total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

    Authors: P. Z. Feczko, L. M. Jutten, M. J. van Steyn, P. Deckers, P. J. Emans and J. J. Arts

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:279

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  38. The Swedish Fracture Register (SFR) currently contains information on more than 190,000 fractures. Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) are used for monitoring functional results after fracture treatment....

    Authors: Hans Juto, Mattis Gärtner Nilsson, Michael Möller, David Wennergren and Per Morberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:278

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  39. There is currently no consensus regarding the optimal surgical treatment method for patients with recurrent patella instability. Our goal was to evaluate the long-term results of combined arthroscopic medial r...

    Authors: Dominik Schorn, Sera Yang-Strathoff, Georg Gosheger, Tim Vogler, Sebastian Klingebiel, Carolin Rickert, Dimosthenis Andreou and Dennis Liem

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:277

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  40. Bone and joint infection involving Granulicatella adiacens is rare, and mainly involved in cases of bacteremia and infectious endocarditis. Here we report three cases of prosthetic joint infection involving G. ad...

    Authors: Fanny Quénard, Piseth Seng, Jean-Christophe Lagier, Florence Fenollar and Andreas Stein

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:276

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  41. This study aims at identifying orthodontic activities with the highest frequency of unfavorable/awkward and static postures held over a period of more than 4 s based on kinematic analysis. Moreover, a separate...

    Authors: Daniela Ohlendorf, Christina Erbe, Imke Hauck, Jennifer Nowak, Ingo Hermanns, Dirk Ditchen, Rolf Ellegast and David A. Groneberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:275

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  42. There is no consistent conclusion regarding the efficacy and safety of the intravenous administration of tranexamic acid (TXA) for reducing blood loss in revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We performed a ...

    Authors: Peng Tian, Wen-bin Liu, Zhi-jun Li, Gui-jun Xu, Yu-ting Huang and Xin-long Ma

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:273

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  43. To compare radiologic results of posterior release, internal distraction, and final pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) and spinal fusionwith one-stage posterior vertebral column resection (PVCR) in treating m...

    Authors: Shichang Liu, Nannan Zhang, Yueming Song, Zongrang Song, Liping Zhang, Jijun Liu, En Xie, Qining Wu and Dingjun Hao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:270

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  44. The optimal surgical option for patients requiring bilateral hip replacement remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to compare surgical accuracy; functional outcome and health-related quality of ...

    Authors: Seung-Chan Kim, Young-Wook Lim, Woo-Lam Jo, Dong-Chul Park, Jin-Woo Lee, Won-Woo Kang and Yong-Sik Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:266

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  45. Despite the success of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in reducing knee pain and improving functional disability, the management of acute postoperative pain is still unsatisfactory. This study was aimed to quant...

    Authors: Hai-bo Si, Ti-min Yang, Yi Zeng, Zong-ke Zhou, Fu-xing Pei, Yan-rong Lu, Jing-qiu Cheng and Bin Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:265

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  46. Traditional one-above and one-below four-screw posterior short-segment instrumentation is used for unstable thoracolumbar burst fractures. However, this method has a high rate of implant failure and early loss...

    Authors: Jen-Chung Liao, Weng-Pin Chen and Hao Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:262

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  47. Tethered spinal cord is frequently associated with scoliosis. It is still controversial whether a prophylactic untethering is necessary before correction procedure in scoliosis patients with tethered spinal co...

    Authors: Zhenhai Zhou, Hongqi Zhang, Chaofeng Guo, Honggui Yu, Longjie Wang and Qiang Guo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:261

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  48. Whole-body vibration(WBV) has been suggested for the prevention of subchondral bone loss of knee osteoarthritis (OA) . This study examined the effects of different frequency of whole-body vibration on subchond...

    Authors: Wang Junbo, Liu Sijia, Chen Hongying, Liu Lei and Wang Pu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:260

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