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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. Although there are many studies discussing the etiological and pathological factors leading to both, acute and chronic tendon injuries, the pathophysiology of tendon injuries is still not clearly understood. A...

    Authors: Esra Arslan, Thomas Nellesen, Andreas Bayer, Andreas Prescher, Sebastian Lippross, Sven Nebelung, Holger Jahr, Christine Jaeger, Wolf Dietrich Huebner, Horst Fischer, Marcus Stoffel, Mehdi Shakibaei, Thomas Pufe and Mersedeh Tohidnezhad

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:307

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  2. There is approximately a 17 % dissatisfaction rate with knee replacements. Calls for tools that can pre-operatively identify patients at risk of being dissatisfied have been widespread. However, it is not know...

    Authors: Timothy Barlow, Patricia Scott, Damian Griffin and Alba Realpe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:304

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  3. Cartilage tissue engineering is a promising approach for repairing and regenerating cartilage tissue. To date, attempts have been made to construct zonal cartilage that mimics the cartilaginous matrix in diffe...

    Authors: Xiang Ren, Fuyou Wang, Cheng Chen, Xiaoyuan Gong, Li Yin and Liu Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:301

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  4. For osteoporotic femoral neck fractures, suitable bone-implant stability is critical for pain relief, early return to daily activities and reduction of complications. Teriparatide (parathyroid hormone [PTH1-34...

    Authors: Tsan-Wen Huang, Kuo-Chin Huang, Shih-Jie Lin, Po-Yao Chuang, Hsin-Nung Shih, Mel S. Lee, Robert Wen-Wei Hsu and Wun-Jer Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:300

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  5. Patient participation is an important indicator of quality care. Currently, there is little evidence to support the belief that participation in care is possible for patients during the acute postoperative per...

    Authors: Jo McDonall, Richard de Steiger, John Reynolds, Bernice Redley, Patricia Livingston and Mari Botti

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:294

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. Focal lesions to the articular cartilage in the knee might have demolishing consequences to the knee. There exists a wide range of possible surgical procedures targeting these injuries, however no significant ...

    Authors: Tommy Frøseth Aae, Per-Henrik Randsborg, Anne Berg Breen, Håvard Visnes, Søren Vindfeld, Einar Andreas Sivertsen, Sverre Løken, Jan Brinchmann, Heidi Andreassen Hanvold and Asbjørn Årøen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:292

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  7. The treatment of elderly patients with Kashin-Beck disease (KBD) remains clinically challenging, and clinical data are very lacking. The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate pain and functional ou...

    Authors: Xin Tang, Jing Zhu, Zongke Zhou, Bin Shen, Pengde Kang, Fuxing Pei and Jian Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:289

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  8. The management of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures (DIACFs) remains challenging and controversial. A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted to compare percutaneous reduction, cannul...

    Authors: Yongzeng Feng, Xiaolong Shui, Jianshun Wang, Leyi Cai, Yang Yu, Xiaozhou Ying, Jianzhong Kong and Jianjun Hong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:288

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  9. Tibial head depression fractures demand a high level of fracture stabilization to prevent a secondary loss of reduction after surgery. Elderly individuals are at an increased risk of developing these fractures...

    Authors: Martin C. Jordan, Christina Zimmermann, Sheridan A. Gho, Soenke P. Frey, Torsten Blunk, Rainer H. Meffert and Stefanie Hoelscher-Doht

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:287

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  10. Reconstruction of a segmental fracture with massive bone loss is still a challenge for orthopaedic surgeons. The aim of our study was to develop a suitable biodegradable thermosensitive hydrogel system as a ca...

    Authors: Kuo-Ti Peng, Meng-Yow Hsieh, Carl T. Lin, Chin-Fu Chen, Mel S. Lee, Yi-You Huang and Pey-Jium Chang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:286

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  11. Calcification of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the knee is a very rare disease. We report on a case of a patient with a calcifying lesion within the MCL and simultaneous calcifying tendinitis of the ...

    Authors: Yama Kamawal, Andre F. Steinert, Boris M. Holzapfel, Maximilian Rudert and Thomas Barthel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:283

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  12. Physical activity levels are decreased and sedentary behaviour levels are increased in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, previous studies have shown that following total knee arthroplasty (TKA),...

    Authors: Rebecca M. Meiring, Emmanuel Frimpong, Lipalo Mokete, Jurek Pietrzak, Dick Van Der Jagt, Mohammed Tikly and Joanne A. McVeigh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:281

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  13. In total hip arthroplasty (THA), tilting of the pelvis alters the cup placement angles. Thus, the cup angles need to be planned with consideration of the effects of pelvic tilt. In the present study, we evalua...

    Authors: Yutaka Inaba, Naomi Kobayashi, Haruka Suzuki, Hiroyuki Ike, So Kubota and Tomoyuki Saito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:280

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  14. Identifying patients who will benefit from spine surgery is still a challenge. This is especially the case when patients’ complaints and medical history, together with clinical observations, do not correspond ...

    Authors: Ulf Krister Hofmann, Marco Gesicki and Falk Mittag

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:275

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  15. Having observed a tendency towards femoral overgrowth (FO) of the affected limb in children with atrophic-type congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia (CPT), we aimed to identify the incidence of, contributors ...

    Authors: Mi Hyun Song, Moon Seok Park, Won Joon Yoo, Tae-Joon Cho and In Ho Choi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:274

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  16. Many physical examination (PE) maneuvers exist to assess knee function, none of which are specific to knee osteoarthritis (KOA). The Osteoarthritis Research Society International also recommends the use of six...

    Authors: Maura D. Iversen, Lori Lyn Price, Johan von Heideken, William F. Harvey and Chenchen Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:273

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  17. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether PFNA-II (Asia proximal femoral nail anti-rotation) and DHS (dynamic hip screw) carry substantial post-operative hidden blood loss and to compare PFNA-II with D...

    Authors: Weiguang Yu, Xinchao Zhang, Rongbo Wu, Xingfei Zhu, Jun Hu, Yinfeng Xu, Jianhua Yi and Yunjiang Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:269

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  18. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical results between osteosynthesis and endoprosthesis for femoral neck fractures in asian elderly patients, and to analysis the factors that may affect the fai...

    Authors: Joon Soon Kang, Yoon Sang Jeon, Chi Hoon Ahn and Tae Hoon Roh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:264

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  19. Bisphosphonates are a main component in the therapy of osteoporosis and other bone resorptive diseases. Previous studies have shown a positive effect of systemically applied bisphosphonates on fracture healing...

    Authors: Leif Menzdorf, Matthias Weuster, Tim Klüter, Stefan Brüggemann, Peter Behrendt, Stefanie Fitchen-Oestern, Deike Varoga, Andreas Seekamp, Nicolai Purcz, Claus C Glueer, Thomas Pufe and Sebastian Lippross

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:255

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  20. Our purpose was to evaluate outcome following arthroscopic treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) in middle-aged patients and to define risk factors for conversion to total hip arthroplasty (THA).

    Authors: Simon Jakob Herrmann, Manuel Bernauer, Benjamin Erdle, Norbert Paul Südkamp, Peter Helwig and Oliver Hauschild

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:253

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  21. A scaphoid fracture is the most common type of carpal fracture affecting young active people. The optimal management of this fracture is uncertain. When treated with a cast, 88 to 90 % of these fractures unite...

    Authors: Joseph Dias, Stephen Brealey, Surabhi Choudhary, Liz Cook, Matthew Costa, Caroline Fairhurst, Catherine Hewitt, Stephen Hodgson, Laura Jefferson, Kanagaratnam Jeyapalan, Ada Keding, Paul Leighton, Amar Rangan, Gerry Richardson, Claire Rothery, Nicholas Taub…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:248

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  22. Injuries to the human native cartilage tissue are particularly problematic because cartilage has little to no ability to heal or regenerate itself. Employing a tissue engineering strategy that combines suitabl...

    Authors: Xing Zhao, Anestis Papadopoulos, Shinichi Ibusuki, David A. Bichara, Daniel B. Saris, Jos Malda, Kristi S. Anseth, Thomas J. Gill and Mark A. Randolph

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:245

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  23. Tennis elbow is a common elbow pathology typically affecting middle-aged individuals that can lead to significant disability. Most cases resolve within 2 years of symptom onset, but a subset of patients will d...

    Authors: Bogdan A. Matache, Randa Berdusco, Franco Momoli, Peter L. C. Lapner and J. W. Pollock

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:239

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  24. Approximately 17 % of all fractures involve the distal radius. Two-thirds require reduction due to displacement. High redislocation rates and functional disability remain a significant problem after non-operat...

    Authors: Tjebbe Hagenaars, Guido W. Van Oijen, W. Herbert Roerdink, Paul A. Vegt, Jos P. A. M. Vroemen, Michael H. J. Verhofstad and Esther M. M. Van Lieshout

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:235

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  25. Displaced femoral neck fractures are common in the elderly patient. The surgical treatment options consist of a hemiarthroplasty (HA) or total hip arthroplasty (THA). However, the best surgical choice is still...

    Authors: Robert Döring, Thorsten Jentzsch, Max J. Scheyerer, William Pfäffli and Clément M. L. Werner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:223

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  26. Dynamic hip screws (DHSs) and proximal femoral nails anti-rotation (PFNAs) are well-documented implants for stable intertrochanteric femur fractures(IFFs); however, there is no consensus regarding which type o...

    Authors: Weiguang Yu, Xinchao Zhang, Xingfei Zhu, Zuochong Yu, Yinfeng Xu, Guoqing Zha, Jun Hu, Jianhua Yi and Yunjiang Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:222

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  27. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether T cell-mediated type IV hypersensitivity reactions could be a major cause of adverse reaction to metal debris (ARMD) after metal-on-metal total hip art...

    Authors: Masahiro Hasegawa, Takahiro Iino and Akihiro Sudo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:221

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  28. The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of endoscopic sciatic nerve decompression and evaluated the differences of clinical results between atraumatic and traumatic groups.

    Authors: Myung-sik Park, Sun-Jung Yoon, Sung-yeop Jung and Seung-Ho Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:218

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  29. We utilized in vivo 3- dimensional (D) computed tomography (CT) to determine whether the preoperatively planned anterior and posterior opening gap heights correlated with the real gaps following opening wedge ...

    Authors: Seung-Beom Han, Hyung-Jun Park and Dae-Hee Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:216

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  30. Open wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) is an established method for the treatment of patients with varus malalignment and medial compartment osteoarthritis. In these patients, health-related quality of life (H...

    Authors: Christoph Ihle, Atesch Ateschrang, Leonard Grünwald, Ulrich Stöckle, Tim Saier and Steffen Schröter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:215

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  31. Pain relief is likely to be the most important long-term outcome for patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, research indicates that persistent pain (> 3 months) is a considerable problem, ...

    Authors: Lise Husby Høvik, Siri Bjørgen Winther, Olav A. Foss and Kari Hanne Gjeilo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:214

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  32. This systematic review examines which patient related factors influence functional and clinical outcomes after total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients with hip osteoarthritis (OA).

    Authors: Stefanie N. Hofstede, Maaike G. J. Gademan, Thea P. M. Vliet Vlieland, Rob G. H. H. Nelissen and Perla J. Marang-van de Mheen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:212

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  33. An anatomical reconstruction of the ankle congruity is the important prerequisite in the operative treatment of acute ankle fractures. Despite anatomic restoration patients regularly suffer from residual sympt...

    Authors: Mareen Braunstein, Sebastian F. Baumbach, Markus Regauer, Wolfgang Böcker and Hans Polzer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:210

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  34. Seligman’s theory of causal attribution predicts that patients with a pessimistic explanatory style will have less favorable health outcomes. We investigated this hypothesis using self-reported hip pain and hi...

    Authors: Jasvinder A. Singh, Robert C. Colligan, Megan M. O’Byrne and David G. Lewallen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:203

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  35. The neuropeptide calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) has been described to have an inhibitory effect on endotoxin- and wear particle-induced inflammation in the early stages of periprosthetic osteolysis. In...

    Authors: Heidrun Jablonski, Heike Rekasi and Marcus Jäger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:199

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  36. Total Hip Replacement (THR) is an effective treatment for end-stage hip osteoarthritis. Since the introduction of total joint replacement, the effect on the Sexual Quality of Life (SQoL) following THR has been...

    Authors: Rita Th. E. Harmsen, Tsjitske M. Haanstra, Inger N. Sierevelt, Elise P. Jansma, Peter A. Nolte, Melianthe P. J. Nicolai, Peter D. H. Wall and Barend J. Van Royen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:198

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  37. Recent studies clearly characterize the anatomical parameters of the knee anterolateral ligament (ALL). The potential clinical importance of this ligament is exemplified by some patients with possible combined...

    Authors: Camilo Partezani Helito, Marcelo Batista Bonadio, João Stefan Rozas, João Marcelo Pedroso Wey, Cesar Augusto Martins Pereira, Tulio Pereira Cardoso, José Ricardo Pécora, Gilberto Luis Camanho and Marco Kawamura Demange

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:193

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  38. Herniated discs may exhibit calcification, and calcified discs may complicate surgical treatment. However, the osteogenic potential and expression of osteogenic markers in degenerative discs of different degen...

    Authors: Jia Shao, Miao Yu, Liang Jiang, Feng Wei, Fengliang Wu, Zhongjun Liu and Xiaoguang Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:191

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  39. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) surgery usually require prolonged operative times with extensive soft tissue dissection and significant perioperative blood loss, and allogeneic blood products are frequen...

    Authors: Wen-yuan Sui, Fang Ye and Jun-lin Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:187

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  40. Arthroplasty is a proven treatment option for glenohumeral osteoarthritis. Common indications include primary or posttraumatic osteoarthritis, avascular necrosis of the humeral head, rotator cuff tear arthropa...

    Authors: Tobias Peter Merkle, Nicholas Beckmann, Tom Bruckner and Felix Zeifang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:185

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  41. Closed drainage after primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has been used routinely for many decades, but controversies have arisen in recent years. The purposes of this study were to compare the clinical outc...

    Authors: Hai-bo Si, Ti-min Yang, Yi Zeng and Bin Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:183

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  42. There is limited evidence to guide treatment for pediatric cervical spinal tuberculosis with kyphosis (PCSTK). This study retrospectively evaluates the safety, feasibility and efficacy of 360-degree arthrodesi...

    Authors: Hao Zeng, Xiongjie Shen, Chengke Luo, Zhengquan Xu, Yupeng Zhang, Zheng Liu, Xiyang Wang and Yong Cao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:175

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  43. Wear-induced osteolysis is the main factor in reducing the longevity of total hip arthroplasty (THA). The transmembrane Receptor Activator of Nuclear Factor κ B (RANK) and its corresponding ligand RANKL is an ...

    Authors: Olof Sköldenberg, Agata Rysinska, Thomas Eisler, Mats Salemyr, Henrik Bodén and Olle Muren

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:174

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  44. Incidental durotomy is a well-known complication during surgery for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS). In this prospective multicenter cohort study including eight medical centers our aim was to asses...

    Authors: Nils H. Ulrich, Jakob M. Burgstaller, Florian Brunner, François Porchet, Mazda Farshad, Giuseppe Pichierri, Johann Steurer and Ulrike Held

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:170

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  45. Although self-assessment questionnaires for the wrist joint are numerous, most validation studies focus on a specific pathology and patient collectives. In addition the available questionnaires focus on subjec...

    Authors: Marc Beirer, Julian Serly, Helen Vester, Dominik Pförringer, Moritz Crönlein, Stephan Deiler, Peter Biberthaler and Chlodwig Kirchhoff

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:167

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  46. The Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index (WORC) is a widely used instrument to measure quality of life in patients with subacromial pain or rotator cuff syndrome.

    Authors: Soheila Zhaeentan, Markus Legeby, Susanne Ahlström, André Stark and Björn Salomonsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:165

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  47. C1 posterior arch screw placement is one of the most effective treatments for atlantoaxial instability (AAI), which can be performed by either pedicle or lateral mass screw fixation. This study attempted to co...

    Authors: Liang Yan, Baorong He, Tuanjiang Liu, Lixue Yang and Dingjun Hao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:164

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  48. Solitary bone cysts (SBC) are benign, tumor-like lesions, which most frequently occur in the proximal metaphyseal-diaphyseal region of the humerus and femur of children and adolescents. The lack of a clear pat...

    Authors: Frank Traub, Oliver Eberhardt, Fransico F. Fernandez and Thomas Wirth

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:162

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