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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

    The aim of this study was to develop a child-specific classification system for long bone fractures and to examine its reliability and validity on the basis of a prospective multicentre study.

    Authors: Dorien Schneidmüller, Christoph Röder, Ralf Kraus, Ingo Marzi, Martin Kaiser, Daniel Dietrich and Lutz von Laer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:89

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    Since cut-out still remains one of the major clinical challenges in the field of osteoporotic proximal femur fractures, remarkable developments have been made in improving treatment concepts. However, the mech...

    Authors: Andreas Lenich, Samuel Bachmeier, Lukas Prantl, Michael Nerlich, Jochen Hammer, Edgar Mayr, Amir Andreas Al-Munajjed and Bernd Füchtmeier

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:79

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The clinimetric properties of knee goniometry are essential to appreciate in light of its extensive use in the orthopaedic and rehabilitative communities. Intra-observer reliability is thought to be satisfacto...

    Authors: Justine M Naylor, Victoria Ko, Sam Adie, Clive Gaskin, Richard Walker, Ian A Harris and Rajat Mittal

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:77

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Exposure of the anterior or lateral lumbar via the retroperitoneal approach easily causes injuries to the lumbar plexus. Lumbar plexus injuries which occur during anterior or transpsoas lumbar spine exposure a...

    Authors: Sheng Lu, Shan Chang, Yuan-zhi Zhang, Zi-hai Ding, Xin Ming Xu and Yong-qing Xu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:76

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Comparatively little is known about the relation between the sagittal vertical axis and clinical outcome in cases of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. The objective of this study was to determine whether ...

    Authors: Mi Kyung Kim, Sun-Ho Lee, Eun-Sang Kim, Whan Eoh, Sung-Soo Chung and Chong-Suh Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:69

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Functional repair of articular osteochondral defects remains a major challenge not only in the field of knee surgery but also in tissue regeneration medicine. The purpose is to clarify whether the spontaneous ...

    Authors: Masashi Yokota, Kazunori Yasuda, Nobuto Kitamura, Kazunobu Arakaki, Shin Onodera, Takayuki Kurokawa and Jian-Ping Gong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:49

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Closing-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) is successful for the treatment of medial osteoarthritis with varus malalignment. Preoperative risk factors for HTO failure are still controversial. The aim of this st...

    Authors: Turgay Efe, Gafar Ahmed, Thomas J Heyse, Ulrich Boudriot, Nina Timmesfeld, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann, Bernd Ishaque, Stefan Lakemeier and Markus D Schofer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:46

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The different treatment strategies for bone cysts in children are often associated with persistence and high recurrence rates of the lesions. The safety and clinical outcomes of a combined mechanical and biolo...

    Authors: Marion Rapp, Daniel Svoboda, Lucas M Wessel and Martin M Kaiser

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:45

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Many (artificial) bone substitute materials are currently available for use in orthopaedic trauma surgery. Objective data on their biological and biomechanical characteristics, which determine their clinical a...

    Authors: Esther MM Van Lieshout, Gerdine H Van Kralingen, Youssef El-Massoudi, Harrie Weinans and Peter Patka

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:34

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Pedicle screws with PMMA cement augmentation have been shown to significantly improve the fixation strength in a severely osteoporotic spine. However, the efficacy of screw fixation for different cement augmen...

    Authors: Lih-Huei Chen, Ching-Lung Tai, De-Mei Lee, Po-Liang Lai, Yen-Chen Lee, Chi-Chien Niu and Wen-Jer Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:33

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Bone grafts are required to repair large bone defects after tumour resection or large trauma. The availability of patients' own bone tissue that can be used for these procedures is limited. Thus far bone tissu...

    Authors: Eric Farrell, Sanne K Both, Kathrin I Odörfer, Wendy Koevoet, Nicole Kops, Fergal J O'Brien, Robert J Baatenburg de Jong, Jan A Verhaar, Vincent Cuijpers, John Jansen, Reinhold G Erben and Gerjo JVM van Osch

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:31

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a thromboembolic complication that can occur with unfractionated heparin (UFH) or low molecular weight heparin (LMWH). Our objective was to determine and compare the i...

    Authors: Satoru Motokawa, Takafumi Torigoshi, Yumi Maeda, Kazushige Maeda, Yuka Jiuchi, Takayuki Yamaguchi, Shinsuke Someya, Hiroyuki Shindo and Kiyoshi Migita

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:22

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Navigation was introduced into total knee arthroplasty (TKA) to improve accuracy of component position, function and survival of implants. This study was designed to assess the outcome of navigated TKA in comp...

    Authors: Jan Schmitt, Carsten Hauk, Heino Kienapfel, Michael Pfeiffer, Turgay Efe, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann and Thomas J Heyse

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:16

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Distal radius fracture is a common injury and may result in substantial dysfunction and pain. The purpose was to investigate the relationship between distal radius fracture malunion and arm-related disability.

    Authors: Elisabeth Brogren, Manfred Hofer, Michael Petranek, Philippe Wagner, Lars B Dahlin and Isam Atroshi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:9

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Different bone cements and various cementation techniques can lead to different bone loss in revision surgery. We investigated the degree of tibial bone loss depending on different cements and techniques.

    Authors: Turgay Efe, Jens Figiel, David Sibbert, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann, Carsten O Tibesku, Nina Timmesfeld, Jürgen RJR Paletta and Adrian Skwara

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:6

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Primary stability of cartilage repair constructs is of the utmost importance in the clinical setting but few continuous passive motion (CPM) models are available. Our study aimed to establish a novel ex vivo C...

    Authors: Turgay Efe, Markus D Schofer, Alexander Füglein, Nina Timmesfeld, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann, Thomas Stein, Bilal Farouk El-Zayat, Jürgen RJ Paletta and Thomas J Heyse

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:283

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Muscle function may influence the risk of knee injury and outcomes following injury. Clinical tests, such as a single-limb mini squat, resemble conditions of daily life and are easy to administer. Fewer squats...

    Authors: Eva Ageberg, Kim L Bennell, Michael A Hunt, Milena Simic, Ewa M Roos and Mark W Creaby

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:265

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Around about 1970, a gentamicin-loaded poly (methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) bone cement brand (Refobacin Palacos R) was introduced to control infection in joint arthroplasties. In 2005, this brand was replaced by ...

    Authors: Daniëlle Neut, Otto S Kluin, Jonathan Thompson, Henny C van der Mei and Henk J Busscher

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:258

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  19. Content type: Research article

    We studied which factor could predict aseptic loosening in ABG I hip prosthesis with hydroxyapatite coating. Aseptic loosening and periprosthetic osteolysis are believed to be caused, at least in part, by incr...

    Authors: Jiri Gallo, Vitezslav Havranek, Jana Zapletalova and Jiri Lostak

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:243

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The effects of intervention programs on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of patients with hip fracture have not been well studied. We hypothesized that older patients with hip fracture who received our i...

    Authors: Yea-Ing L Shyu, Jersey Liang, Chi-Chuan Wu, Huey-Shinn Cheng and Min-Chi Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:225

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The effectiveness of bracing on preventing curve progression in coronal plane for mild and moderate adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients has been confirmed by previous radiographic researches. Howeve...

    Authors: Jun Jiang, Yong Qiu, Saihu Mao, Qinghua Zhao, Bangping Qian and Feng Zhu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:219

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  22. Content type: Research article

    High tibial osteotomy (HTO) is a well established technique for the treatment of medial osteoarthritis of the knee with varus malalignment. Results of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) after previous HTO are still...

    Authors: Turgay Efe, Thomas J Heyse, Christoph Boese, Nina Timmesfeld, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann, Jan Schmitt, Christina Theisen and Markus D Schofer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:207

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