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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. One of the currently used surgical techniques in isolated type II SLAP lesions is arthroscopic SLAP repair. Postoperatively, patients tend to suffer from a prolonged period of pain and are restricted in their ...

    Authors: Sandra Boesmueller, Thomas M. Tiefenboeck, Marcus Hofbauer, Adam Bukaty, Gerhard Oberleitner, Wolfgang Huf and Christian Fialka

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:257

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  33. Cement spacers (Masquelet technique) have traditionally been used for the treatment of segmental bone defects. However, no reports have used cement spacers for the treatment of small/partial segmental bone def...

    Authors: Xu-sheng Qiu, Yi-xin Chen, Xiao-yang Qi, Hong-fei Shi, Jun-fei Wang and Jin Xiong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:256

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  34. Two-stage reimplantation arthroplasty is one of the standard treatments for chronic periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). Scanty data exist regarding the risk factors for failure after two-stage reimplantation...

    Authors: Shun-Wun Jhan, Yu-Der Lu, Mel S. Lee, Chen-Hsiang Lee, Jun-Wen Wang and Feng-Chih Kuo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:255

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  35. Heightened local inflammation due to muscle trauma or disease is associated with impaired bone regeneration.

    Authors: Brady J. Hurtgen, Beth E. P. Henderson, Catherine L. Ward, Stephen M. Goldman, Koyal Garg, Todd O. McKinley, Sarah M. Greising, Joseph C. Wenke and Benjamin T. Corona

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:253

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  36. Rotational alignment of the tibial component is important for long-term success of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study aimed to compare five axes in normal and osteoarthritic (OA) knees to determine a re...

    Authors: Joong Il Kim, Jak Jang, Ki Woong Lee, Hyuk Soo Han, Sahnghoon Lee and Myung Chul Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:252

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  37. The ability to correctly classify fractures is of importance for choosing the appropriate treatment and for providing appropriate data for research and quality registers. In the Swedish Fracture Register (SFR)...

    Authors: David Wennergren, Stina Stjernström, Michael Möller, Mikael Sundfeldt and Carl Ekholm

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:251

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  38. To prevent bone loss in hip arthroplasty, several short stem systems have been developed, including the Mayo conservative hip system. While there is a plethora of data confirming inherent advantages of these s...

    Authors: Jörg Arnholdt, Fabian Gilbert, Marc Blank, Jannis Papazoglou, Maximilian Rudert, Ulrich Nöth and Andre F. Steinert

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:250

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  39. Eliminating the symptoms during treatment of intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD) is only a temporary solution that does not cure the underlying cause. A biological method to treat this disorder may be poss...

    Authors: Xiao-Chuan Li, Yong Tang, Jian-Hong Wu, Pu-Shan Yang, De-Li Wang and Di-Ke Ruan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:242

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  40. The application of laminar screws is an alternative fixation for the first thoracic vertebra (T1). This paper is to determine the anatomical characteristics for adequate laminar screw fixation, and present a m...

    Authors: Xiao-Bo Wang, Xin Zheng, Hou-Qing Long, Wen-Li Chen, Xing Cheng, Yang-Liang Huang and Jing-Hui Xu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:241

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  41. Commercially available flexible reamer and curved guide systems allow a certain degree of control over intra-articular tunnel orientation, therefore allows a wide range of intra-osseous femoral tunnel orientat...

    Authors: Joon Ho Wang, Do Kyung Lee, Sung Taek Chung and Byung Hoon Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:237

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  42. The foremost concern of a surgeon during pedicle screw fixation is safety. Assistive modalities, especially intraoperative electromyographic monitoring (EMG) can function as an essential tool to recognize scre...

    Authors: Arun-Kumar Kaliya-Perumal, Jiun-Ran Charng, Chi-Chien Niu, Tsung-Ting Tsai, Po-Liang Lai, Lih-Huei Chen and Wen-Jer Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:229

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  43. This randomized, double-blind, multi-center, non-inferiority trial was conducted to assess the efficacy and safety of a cross-linked hyaluronate (XLHA, single injection form) compared with a linear high molecu...

    Authors: Chul-Won Ha, Yong-Beom Park, Chong-Hyuk Choi, Hee-Soo Kyung, Ju-Hong Lee, Jae Doo Yoo, Ju-Hyung Yoo, Choong-Hyeok Choi, Chang-Wan Kim, Hee-Chun Kim, Kwang-Jun Oh, Seong-Il Bin and Myung Chul Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:223

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  44. Femoral component rotation (FCR) is one of the most important factors in total knee arthroplasty. In this prospective study, we used three different techniques for FCR and analyzed their accuracy with postoper...

    Authors: Joon Kyu Lee, Sahnghoon Lee, Sae Hyung Chun, Ki Tae Kim and Myung Chul Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:217

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  45. Low back pain (LBP) is a common problem that can contribute to motor dysfunction. Previous studies reporting the changes in kinematic characteristics caused by LBP present conflicting results. This study aimed...

    Authors: Shengzheng Kuai, Wenyu Zhou, Zhenhua Liao, Run Ji, Daiqi Guo, Rui Zhang and Weiqiang Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:216

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  46. Transforaminal epidural injections with steroids (TESI) are used increasingly for patients with sciatica. However there is much debate about their safety and effectiveness. It is important to identify patients...

    Authors: Bastiaan C. ter Meulen, Esther T. Maas, Amrita Vyas, Marinus van der Vegt, Koo de Priester, Michiel R. de Boer, Maurits W. van Tulder, Henry C. Weinstein and Raymond W. J. G. Ostelo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:215

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  47. The purpose of this study was to examine biomechanical properties and the degree of radiolucency of two cemented basic glenoid designs for total shoulder arthroplasty. Our hypothesis was that a component with ...

    Authors: Andreas Voss, Knut Beitzel, Elifho Obopilwe, Stefan Buchmann, John Apostolakos, Jessica Di Venere, Michael Nowak, Mark P. Cote, Anthony A. Romeo and Augustus D. Mazzocca

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:213

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  48. Many patients who undergo anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery develop post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA). ACL reconstructive surgery may not fully restore pre-injury joint biomechanics, t...

    Authors: B. J. Heard, J. E. Beveridge, M. Atarod, E. J. O’Brien, C. Rolian, C. B. Frank, D. A. Hart and N. G. Shrive

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:212

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