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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. There is no study concerning safety and accuracy of pedicle screw placement in Marfan syndrome. The objective of this study is to investigate accuracy and safety of pedicle screw placement in scoliosis associa...

    Authors: Jun Qiao, Feng Zhu, Leilei Xu, Zhen Liu, Xu Sun, Bangping Qian, Qing Jiang, Zezhang Zhu and Yong Qiu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:123

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  2. It is not well understood why one in five patients report poor outcomes following knee arthroplasty. This study evaluated changes in knee biomechanics, and perceived pain among patients reporting either a good...

    Authors: Josefine E. Naili, Per Wretenberg, Viktor Lindgren, Maura D. Iversen, Margareta Hedström and Eva W. Broström

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:122

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  3. There are several posterior decompression techniques for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). There is a trend towards performing less invasive surgical procedures, but no multicentre randomized controlled trials hav...

    Authors: Erland Hermansen, Ivar Magne Austevoll, Ulla Kristina Romild, Frode Rekeland, Tore Solberg, Kjersti Storheim, Oliver Grundnes, Jørn Aaen, Jens Ivar Brox, Christian Hellum and Kari Indrekvam

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:121

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  4. Although a model for shared decision-making is important for patient-centered care, decisional conflict can emerge when patients participate in the decision-making. A decision aid is proposed to provide inform...

    Authors: Hyun Sik Gong, Jin Woo Park, Young Ho Shin, Kahyun Kim, Kwan Jae Cho and Goo Hyun Baek

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:118

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  5. Gluteal muscle contracture (GMC), a debilitating disease, usually starts in early childhood after variable dose of injections around the buttock, if left untreated it worsens gradually and persists throughout ...

    Authors: Saroj Rai, Shengyang Jin, Chunqing Meng, Nabin Chaudhary, Nira Tamang, Xiaohong Wang, Xianzhe Liu, Hong Wang and Shuhua Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:113

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:187

  6. The use of forearm crutches has been associated with pain and neuropraxia along the ulnar bone. Whilst anatomic grips have improved comfort of crutch walking, to date anatomic forearm cuffs have not been clini...

    Authors: Thomas Hügle, Ansgar Arnieri, Margerita Bünter, Stefan Schären and Annegret Mündermann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:110

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  7. The optimal method for the reduction and fixation of posterior malleolar fracture (PMF) remains inconclusive. Currently, both of the indirect and direct reduction techniques are widely used. We aimed to compar...

    Authors: Hong-fei Shi, Jin Xiong, Yi-xin Chen, Jun-fei Wang, Xu-Sheng Qiu, Jie Huang, Xue-yang Gui, Si-yuan Wen and Yin-he Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:109

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  8. The Proximal Femoral Nail Antirotation (PFNA) system for treatment of intertrochanteric fractures is currently widely applied worldwide. However, even though the PFNA has produced good clinical outcomes, a poo...

    Authors: Shuo Pan, Xiao-Hui Liu, Tao Feng, Hui-Jun Kang, Zhi-Guang Tian and Chun-Guang Lou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:107

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  9. Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) measurement is a method for measuring perceptions of patients on their health and quality of life. The aim of this paper is to present the results of PRO measurements in total hi...

    Authors: Philip J. van der Wees, Joost J. G. Wammes, Reinier P. Akkermans, Jan Koetsenruijter, Gert P. Westert, Albert van Kampen, Gerjon Hannink, Maarten de Waal-Malefijt and B. Willem Schreurs

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:97

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  10. Ankle distraction arthroplasty is one option for the treatment of severe ankle arthritis in young patients. The outcomes and factors predicting success in distraction arthroplasty are poorly understood.

    Authors: Yang Xu, Yuan Zhu and Xiang-yang Xu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:96

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  11. Guidelines for treatment of the posterior fracture fragment in trimalleolar fractures are scarce and show varying advices. Did the increasing size of the posterior fragment seem to relate to worse outcome in t...

    Authors: Sander Verhage, Peer van der Zwaal, Maarten Bronkhorst, Huub van der Meulen, Sanne Kleinveld, Sven Meylaerts, Steven Rhemrev, Pieta Krijnen, Inger Schipper and Jochem Hoogendoorn

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:94

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  12. The use of intravenous (IV) or topical tranexamic acid (TXA) in total hip arthroplasty has been proven to be effective and safe in total hip arthroplasty. However, which of these two administration routes is b...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:90

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  13. Misplaced screw during the internal fixation of acetabular fractures may penetrate the hip joint which might cause chondrolysis and traumatic osteoarthritis in the future. This study aims to acquire the safe p...

    Authors: Chun Bi, Jiandong Wang, Xiaoxi Ji, Zhijian Ma, Fang Wang, Xiangsen Zeng, Dongmei Wang and Qiugen Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:88

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  14. Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is widely used in the treatment of cervical degenerative disease; however, the variation of cervical sagittal alignment changes after ACDF has been rarely explore...

    Authors: Dong-Ning Huang, Miao Yu, Nan-Fang Xu, Mai Li, Shao-Bo Wang, Yu Sun, Liang Jiang, Feng Wei, Xiao-Guang Liu and Zhong-Jun Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:87

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  15. The most common site of fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is the cervical spine, especially the lower cervical spine and cervicothoracic junction. The optimal treatment for cervical spine ...

    Authors: Liang Yan, Zhenguo Luo, Baorong He, Jijun Liu and Dingjun Hao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:81

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  16. Amputations in general and amputations of upper extremities, in particular, have a major impact on patients’ lives. There are only a few long-term follow-up reports of patients after macro-replantation. We pre...

    Authors: G. Mattiassich, F. Rittenschober, L. Dorninger, J. Rois, R. Mittermayr, R. Ortmaier, M. Ponschab, K. Katzensteiner and L. Larcher

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:77

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  17. A subgroup of patients continue to report pain with walking 12 months after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The association between walking pain and self-rated health (SRH) after TKA is not known. This prospect...

    Authors: Maren Falch Lindberg, Tone Rustøen, Christine Miaskowski, Leiv Arne Rosseland and Anners Lerdal

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:75

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  18. The focus in the reporting of results after total knee replacement (TKR) has changed from surgeon/radiologist-based scores to patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). The questionnaires used in subjective ou...

    Authors: Aleksi Reito, Anni Järvistö, Esa Jämsen, Eerik Skyttä, Ville Remes, Heini Huhtala, Mika Niemeläinen and Antti Eskelinen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:74

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  19. Habitual patellar dislocation is not common in clinical practice, but it has a deep impact on the patient's lifestyle and movement. There has been no large case-control study on habitual patellar dislocation, ...

    Authors: Hong Chen, Daohong Zhao, Jingming Xie, Qihui Duan, Jun Zhang, Zhidan Wu and Jia Jiang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:73

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  20. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in female athletes lead to a variety of short- and long-term physical, financial, and psychosocial ramifications. While dedicated injury prevention training programs h...

    Authors: Jeffrey B. Taylor, Anh-Dung Nguyen, Mark V. Paterno, Bin Huang and Kevin R. Ford

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:71

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  21. The symptoms in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can be ameliorated by open and endoscopic release of the transverse carpal ligament. It is unknown whether a mini-incision or endoscopic carpal tunnel release more ...

    Authors: Won-Taek Oh, Ho-Jung Kang, Il-Hyun Koh, Jin-Young Jang and Yun-Rak Choi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:65

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  22. Proximal humeral fractures treated with locking plate can fail due to varus collapse, especially in osteoporotic bone with medial cortex comminution. The use of an intramedullary strut together with locking pl...

    Authors: Chih-Kun Hsiao, Yi-Jung Tsai, Cheng-Yo Yen, Cheng-Hung Lee, Teng-Yao Yang and Yuan-Kun Tu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:64

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  23. Lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) is a popular, minimally invasive technique that is used to address challenging multilevel degenerative spinal diseases. It remains controversial whether supplemental inst...

    Authors: Xilin Liu, Jun Ma, Paul Park, Xiaodong Huang, Ning Xie and Xiaojian Ye

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:63

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  24. Wnt signaling plays an important role in development and maintenance of many organs and tissues. The most-studied secreted Wnt inhibitors are sclerostin (SOST), Dickkopf-related protein 1 (DKK-1), and secreted...

    Authors: Chi-Chien Niu, Song-Shu Lin, Li-Jen Yuan, Lih-Huei Chen, Chuen-Yung Yang, An-Ni Chung, Meng-Ling Lu, Tsung-Ting Tsai, Po-Liang Lai and Wen-Jer Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:61

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  25. The treatment of articular cartilage defects is a therapeutic challenge for orthopaedic surgeons. Furthermore, large osteochondral defects needs restoration of the underlying bone for sufficient biomechanical ...

    Authors: Yong-Beom Park, Chul-Won Ha, Choong-Hee Lee and Yong-Geun Park

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:59

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Scapholunate dissociation is the most common form of carpal instability. However, there is no gold standard for operative treatment. In this prospective observational study on 54 patients, a modified minimally...

    Authors: Alexander Kaltenborn, Sebastian Hoffmann, Andreas Settje, Peter M. Vogt, André Gutcke and Mike Rüttermann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:54

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  27. The purpose of this prospective cohort study was to clarify the safety and efficacy of total hip arthroplasty via the direct anterior approach in the supine position with a novel mobile traction table.

    Authors: Junichi Nakamura, Shigeo Hagiwara, Sumihisa Orita, Ryuichiro Akagi, Takane Suzuki, Masahiko Suzuki, Kazuhisa Takahashi and Seiji Ohtori

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:49

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  28. There are no core outcome domain or measurement sets for Total Joint Replacement (TJR) clinical trials. Our objective was to achieve an International consensus by orthopaedic surgeons on the OMERACT core domai...

    Authors: Jasvinder A. Singh, Michael Dohm and Peter F. Choong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:45

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  29. The purpose of this study was to determine whether additional tension band wiring in the plate for traumatic disruption of symphysis pubis has clinical benefits. Therefore, outcomes and complications were comp...

    Authors: Myung-sik Park, Sun-Jung Yoon, Seung-min Choi and Kwanghun Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:40

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  30. Conversion to total hip arthroplasty (CTHA) is a relatively common procedure after a failed dynamic hip screw (DHS) or proximal femoral nail anti-rotation (PFNA) fixation of intertrochanteric fractures, but th...

    Authors: Xianshang Zeng, Ke Zhan, Lili Zhang, Dan Zeng, Weiguang Yu, Xinchao Zhang and Mingdong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:38

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  31. It is still debated whether strenuous running in the inflammatory phase produces beneficial or harmful effect in rat knees. We examined (1) the dropout rate of rats during a 30-km running protocol, (2) influen...

    Authors: Ryusuke Saito, Takeshi Muneta, Nobutake Ozeki, Yusuke Nakagawa, Mio Udo, Katsuaki Yanagisawa, Kunikazu Tsuji, Makoto Tomita, Hideyuki Koga and Ichiro Sekiya

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:36

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  32. Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma (AFH) is a rare soft tissue tumor of intermediate biologic potential. Because of its rarity and nonspecific radiological and diverse pathological findings, AFH is often clinica...

    Authors: Kenichi Saito, Eisuke Kobayashi, Akihiko Yoshida, Yoshihiro Araki, Daisuke Kubota, Yoshikazu Tanzawa, Akira Kawai, Takashi Yanagawa, Kenji Takagishi and Hirokazu Chuman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:31

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  33. Unstable Neer Type IIB fractures require meticulous surgical treatment. Thus, the aim of this study was to present long-term outcomes after plate fixation and minimally invasive coracoclavicular (CC) stabiliza...

    Authors: Thomas M. Tiefenboeck, Sandra Boesmueller, Harald Binder, Adam Bukaty, Michael M. Tiefenboeck, Julian Joestl, Marcus Hofbauer and Roman C. Ostermann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:30

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  34. Atypical femoral fractures (AFFs) are rare events associated with increased duration of bisphosphonate exposure. Recommended management of AFFs include cessation of bisphosphonates and imaging of the contralat...

    Authors: Neil Eisenstein, Ganesh Kasavkar, Dhruva Bhavsar, Faisal Shehzaad Khan and Zoe Paskins

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:29

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  35. Heterotopic ossification (HO) is a well-known complication after total hip arthroplasty (THA).

    Authors: Maya Hürlimann, Filippo-Franco Schiapparelli, Niccolo Rotigliano, Enrique Testa, Felix Amsler and Michael T. Hirschmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:27

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  36. Locking compress plate, as external fixator, is an attractive technique for distal tibial fracture treatment. But it still remains unclear whether the external LCP has sufficient stiffness. Thus, the present s...

    Authors: Wei Liu, Lihui Yang, Xiaochuan Kong, Likun An, Gang Hong, Zicheng Guo and Lei Zang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:26

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  37. Collapse of the femoral head associated with nontraumatic osteonecrosis (NOFH) is one of the most common causes of disability in young adult patients. Excessive bone resorption by osteoclast coincident with th...

    Authors: Ryuta Arai, Daisuke Takahashi, Masahiro Inoue, Tohru Irie, Tsuyoshi Asano, Takuya Konno, Mohamad Alaa Terkawi, Tomohiro Onodera, Eiji Kondo and Norimasa Iwasaki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:24

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  38. Osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLTs) are amongst the most common foot and ankle disorders. Varus ankle malalignment causes stress concentration on medial side of the joint, resulting in OLTs and osteoarth...

    Authors: Xingchen Li, Yuan Zhu, Yang Xu, Bibo Wang, Jinhao Liu and Xiangyang Xu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:23

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  39. Preoperative planning with the aid of imaging methods is a principal factor in successful surgery on the shoulder. This work aims to evaluate the variability of glenoid version, spiralling twist and scapular i...

    Authors: Petr Fulin, Martin Kysilko, David Pokorny, Radek Padr, Nikola Kasprikova, Ivan Landor and Antonin Sosna

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:16

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  40. Outcomes after total knee (TKA) and hip (THA) arthroplasty are often generalized internationally. Patient-dependent factors and preoperative symptom levels may differ across countries. We compared preoperative...

    Authors: Patricia D. Franklin, Hermes Miozzari, Panayiotis Christofilopoulos, Pierre Hoffmeyer, David C. Ayers and Anne Lübbeke

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:14

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  41. Placement of the glenoid baseplate is of paramount importance for the outcome of anatomical and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. However, the database around glenoid size is poor, particularly regarding sm...

    Authors: Sandra Mathews, Marco Burkhard, Nabil Serrano, Karl Link, Martin Häusler, Nakita Frater, Ingeborg Franke, Helena Bischofberger, Florian M. Buck, Dominic Gascho, Michael Thali, Steffen Serowy, Magdalena Müller-Gerbl, Gareth Harper, Ford Qureshi, Thomas Böni…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:9

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  42. Charcot neuropathic arthropathy (CN) is a chronic, progressive, destructive, non-infectious process that most frequently affects the bone architecture of the foot in patients with sensory neuropathy. We evalua...

    Authors: Niklas Renner, Stephan Hermann Wirth, Georg Osterhoff, Thomas Böni and Martin Berli

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:504

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  43. Chronic post-traumatic and postoperative osteomyelitis is a refractory disease which results in significant morbidity and mortality. The effect of combination therapy with vancomycin-loaded calcium sulfate and...

    Authors: Shanchao Luo, Tongmeng Jiang, Yingnian Yang, Xiaoping Yang and Jinmin Zhao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:502

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  44. Adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD) have resulted in the high short-term failure rates observed with metal-on-metal hip replacements. ARMD has recently been reported in non-metal-on-metal total hip replac...

    Authors: Gulraj S. Matharu, Hemant G. Pandit, David W. Murray and Andrew Judge

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:495

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  45. Prolonged static sitting in a wheelchair is associated with an increased risk of lower back pain. The wheelchair seating system is a key factor of this risk because it affects spinal loading in the sitting pos...

    Authors: Chun-Ting Li, Yao-Te Peng, Yen-Ting Tseng, Yen-Nien Chen and Kuen-Horng Tsai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:496

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  46. All implant compounds undergo an electrochemical process when in contact with biological fluids, as well as mechanical corrosion due to abrasive wear, with production of metal debris that may inhibit repair pr...

    Authors: Anna Maria Carossino, Christian Carulli, Simone Ciuffi, Roberto Carossino, Giorgia Donata Zappoli Thyrion, Roberto Zonefrati, Massimo Innocenti and Maria Luisa Brandi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:486

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  47. In severe injuries with loss of tendon substance a tendon graft or a synthetic substitute is usually used to restore functional length. This is usually associated with donor site morbidity, host tissue reactio...

    Authors: Sherif Elnikety, Catherine J. Pendegrass, Roberta Ferro de Godoy, Charles Holden and Gordon W. Blunn

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:483

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  48. Changes to the integrity of the acromioclavicular (AC) joint impact scapulothoracic and clavicular kinematics. AC ligaments provide anterior-posterior stability, while the coracoclavicular (CC) ligaments provi...

    Authors: Kempland C. Walley, Babak Haghpanah, Andreas Hingsammer, Ethan R. Harlow, Ashkan Vaziri, Joseph P. DeAngelis, Ara Nazarian and Arun J. Ramappa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:480

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  49. Following hip or knee arthroplasty, it is clinically warranted to get patients functional as quickly as possible. However, valid tools to assess function shortly after knee or hip arthroplasty are lacking. The...

    Authors: Stéphane Poitras, Kristi S. Wood, Jacinthe Savard, Geoffrey F. Dervin and Paul E. Beaulé

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:478

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