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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

    Diffused-type giant cell tumor(Dt-GCT) is a rare, aggressive disorder of the joint synovium, bursa and tendon sheaths. Osseous erosions and subchondral cysts may develop as the result of synovium infiltration ...

    Authors: Xingchen Li, Yang Xu, Yuan Zhu and Xiangyang Xu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:450

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    After septic failure of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and multiple revision operations resulting in impaired function, bone and/or soft-tissue damage a reconstruction with a revision arthroplasty might be impo...

    Authors: Sven Hungerer, Martin Kiechle, Christian von Rüden, Matthias Militz, Knut Beitzel and Mario Morgenstern

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:443

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Initial micromotion of a total hip replacement is associated with aseptic loosening. The use of bisphosphonates could be one way to reduce peri-implant bone resorption induced by micromotion. Bisphosphonates c...

    Authors: Thomas Jakobsen, Søren Kold, Juan Shiguetomi-Medina, Jorgen Baas, Kjeld Soballe and Ole Rahbek

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:441

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The current study describes several surgical techniques for the treatment of the reverse Hill - Sachs lesion after posterior shoulder dislocation; we also aimed to present long term results followed for a mini...

    Authors: Markus Guehring, Simon Lambert, Ulrich Stoeckle and Patrick Ziegler

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:442

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Avascular necrosis of the femoral head (AVNFH) occurs infrequently following femoral neck fracture. The association between AVNFH and dyslipidaemia remains controversial. Although major risk factors for AVNFH ...

    Authors: Chi Zhang, Xiaoxiao Zhu, Genwang Pei, Ping Xu, Xianshang Zeng, Lili Zhang, Nan Zhang, Dan Zeng, Lei Cao, Weiguang Yu and Xinchao Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:440

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) dislocations are common injuries of the shoulder associated with physical activity. The diagnosis of concomitant injuries proves complicated due to the prominent clinical symptoms...

    Authors: Jochen Markel, Tim Schwarting, Dominik Malcherczyk, Christian-Dominik Peterlein, Steffen Ruchholtz and Bilal Farouk El-Zayat

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:439

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Long head biceps tendon pathology is a common cause of anterior shoulder pain and is often associated with other shoulder conditions, such as rotator cuff tears and osteoarthritis. It is well accepted that old...

    Authors: Andreas Voss, Simone Cerciello, Jessica DiVenere, Olga Solovyova, Felix Dyrna, John Apostolakos, David Lam, Mark P. Cote, Knut Beitzel and Augustus D. Mazzocca

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:430

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Vertebrae, ribs, and spinal cord are anatomically adjacent structures, and their close relationships are clinically important for planning better corrective surgical approach. The objective is to identify the ...

    Authors: Fan Feng, Haining Tan, Xingye Li, Chong Chen, Zheng Li, Jianguo Zhang and Jianxiong Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:420

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  9. Content type: Research article

    While cam resection is essential to achieve a good clinical result with respect to femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), it is unclear whether it should also be performed in cases of borderline developmental dys...

    Authors: So Kubota, Yutaka Inaba, Naomi Kobayashi, Hyonmin Choe, Taro Tezuka and Tomoyuki Saito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:417

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The benefits of extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) as a minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion treatment for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis have been unclear. We sought to evaluate the invasivenes...

    Authors: Tetsuro Ohba, Shigeto Ebata and Hirotaka Haro

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:415

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Quality health information is key to patient engagement, self-management and an enhanced healthcare experience. There is strong evidence to support involving patients and their families in the development and ...

    Authors: Deborah Kennedy, Amy Wainwright, Lucy Pereira, Susan Robarts, Patricia Dickson, Jennifer Christian and Fiona Webster

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:413

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    There is no consensus about the optimal treatment strategy for frozen shoulders (FS). Conservative treatment consisting of intra-articular corticosteroid infiltrations and physiotherapy are considered appropri...

    Authors: Tim Kraal, Bertram The, Ronald Boer, M. P. van den Borne, Koen Koenraadt, Pjotr Goossens and Denise Eygendaal

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:412

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the relationship of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification scores (ASA scores) on patient outcomes following hip fracture surgery in Asian countries. The...

    Authors: Li-Huan Chen, Jersey Liang, Min-Chi Chen, Chi-Chuan Wu, Huey-Shinn Cheng, Hsiu-Ho Wang and Yea-Ing Lotus Shyu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:410

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Patient-reported outcome measures are a critical tool in evaluating the efficacy of orthopedic procedures and are increasingly used in clinical trials to assess outcomes of health care. The intention of this s...

    Authors: Dariusch Arbab, Katharina Kuhlmann, Christoph Schnurr, Bertil Bouillon, Christian Lüring and Dietmar König

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:409

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Short-segment pedicle-screw instrumentation is frequently used to stabilize thoracolumbar burst fractures. A recognized disadvantage of this procedure is recurrent kyphosis from intervertebral disc creep into ...

    Authors: Joep Kitzen, Martijn G. M. Schotanus, Herbert S. W. Plasschaert, Frans-Jan H. Hulsmans and Pieter B. J. Tilman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:411

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAI), a hip disorder affecting active young adults, is believed to be a leading cause of hip osteoarthritis (OA). Current management approaches for FAI include arthroscop...

    Authors: Nicholas J. Murphy, Jillian Eyles, Kim L. Bennell, Megan Bohensky, Alexander Burns, Fraser M. Callaghan, Edward Dickenson, Camdon Fary, Stuart M. Grieve, Damian R. Griffin, Michelle Hall, Rachel Hobson, Young Jo Kim, James M. Linklater, David G. Lloyd, Robert Molnar…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:406

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Intramedullary screw (IMS) fixation was wildly used in fifth metatarsal base fractures (FMBFs) and the results were satisfactory. However, in the comminuted osteoporosis or small displaced avulsion FMBFs, anat...

    Authors: Lin Xie, Xin Guo, Shu-Jun Zhang and Zhen-Hua Fang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:405

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    Distal radius fractures (DRFs) are the second most common fractures, after hip fractures, seen in clinical practice. The high incidence of low-energy trauma DRFs in elderly patients raises questions about the ...

    Authors: Lauri Raittio, Antti Launonen, Teemu Hevonkorpi, Toni Luokkala, Juha Kukkonen, Aleksi Reito, Bakir Sumrein, Minna Laitinen and Ville M. Mattila

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:401

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