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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

    Volar locking plating through the flexor carpi radialis is a well-established technique for treating unstable distal radial fractures, with few reported complications. In certain circumstances, including metap...

    Authors: Jae-Man Kwak and Gu-Hee Jung

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:117

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  2. Content type: Research article

    To explore the relationship between the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) and the efficacy of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP).

    Authors: Wei Xu, Silian Wang, Chao Chen, Yifan Li, Yunhan Ji, Xiaodong Zhu and Zhikun Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:114

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Due to the intraarticular and complex nature of the coronal shear fracture of the humeral capitellum and its rarity, it has been difficult to formulate a universally accepted method of surgical management. The...

    Authors: Tengbo Yu, Hao Tao, Fenglei Xu, Yanling Hu, Chengdong Zhang and Guangjie Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:108

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    In the literature, there are numerous studies that compare different surgical procedures in the treatment of distal radius fractures (DRF). It is, however, unknown whether operative treatment and better restor...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:106

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  5. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the mid- to long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of anterior cervical discectomy and dynamic cervical implant (DCI) arthroplasty for degenerative cervical disc disease.

    Authors: Lin-nan Wang, Bo-wen Hu, Lei Wang, Yue-ming Song, Xi Yang, Li-min Liu and Hao Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:101

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  6. Content type: Technical advance

    The design and application of assisted instrumentation for internal fixation of femoral neck fractures with multiple screws are still evolving. A novel guide based on a femoral neck section was designed to imp...

    Authors: Qiuliang Zhu, Bin Xu, Jinzhu Lv and Maohua Yan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:104

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Whether reconstruction is more beneficial after iliosacral bone tumor resection remains controversial. Because of high rates of complications and recurrence, few patients benefit from reconstruction. The aim o...

    Authors: Tao JIN, Weifeng LIU, Hairong XU, Yuan LI, Lin HAO and Xiaohui NIU

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:102

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Magnesium (Mg) released from Mg-based implants degradation is believed to be effective in improving osteogenesis, however, studies focusing on Mg-based interbody cages are limited and fusion success was never ...

    Authors: Fan Zhang, Haocheng Xu, Hongli Wang, Fang Geng, Xiaosheng Ma, Minghao Shao, Shun Xu, Feizhou Lu and Jianyuan Jiang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:105

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  9. Content type: Research article

    A progressive deformity associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) negatively affects a patient’s health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Although the Scoliosis Research Society-22 (SRS-22) is the s...

    Authors: Toru Doi, Hirokazu Inoue, Yasuhisa Arai, Osamu Shirado, Tokuhide Doi, Ken Yamazaki, Koki Uno, Haruhisa Yanagida and Katsushi Takeshita

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:99

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The presence of bridging syndesmophytes (BS) in spinal osteotomy region serves traditionally as one critical determinant for selection of osteotomy techniques. While nowadays the proportion of kyphotic ankylos...

    Authors: Sai-hu Mao, Zong-xian Feng, Bang-ping Qian and Yong Qiu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:97

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Spondylolytic (or lytic) spondylolisthesis is often associated with disc degeneration at the index-level; however, it is not clear if disc degeneration is the cause or the consequence of lytic spondylolisthesi...

    Authors: Vivek A. S. Ramakrishna, Uphar Chamoli, Luke L. Viglione, Naomi Tsafnat and Ashish D. Diwan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:98

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Pre-pubertal idiopathic scoliosis (IS) is associated with high risk of bracing ineffectiveness. Integrated multidimensional maturity assessments are useful but complex to predict the high-risk occurrence of cu...

    Authors: Sai-hu Mao, Xu Sun, Ben-long Shi, Yong Qiu, Bang-ping Qian and Jack C. Y. Cheng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:88

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    A variety of cast options are available for the non-surgical treatment of distal radius fractures (DRF) in adults. However, the literature is inconclusive regarding the need to immobilize the elbow joint after...

    Authors: Aldo Okamura, Gabriel Maciel de Mendonça, Jorge Raduan Neto, Vinicius Ynoe de Moraes, Flavio Faloppa and João Carlos Belloti

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:92

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The number of hip and knee arthroplasties completed is expected to double over the next decade. In public hospitals, regular post-arthroplasty orthopaedic review has commonly occurred for the duration of a pat...

    Authors: Bill Reynolds, Nick Maister, Stephen D. Gill, Shaun Waring, Peter Schoch, Sally Beattie, Andrew Thomson and Richard S. Page

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:91

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The treatment of comminuted radial head fractures can include prosthetic replacement or open reduction and internal fixation. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the results of two different internal fixa...

    Authors: Luigi Tarallo, Raffaele Mugnai, Martina Rocchi, Francesco Capra and Fabio Catani

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:94

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Although randomized controlled trials have confirmed oral tranexamic acid (TXA) can provide similar blood-sparing efficacy compared with intravenous (IV) TXA in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), some concerns do ...

    Authors: Duan Wang, Hui Zhu, Wei-Kun Meng, Hao-Yang Wang, Ze-Yu Luo, Fu-Xing Pei, Qi Li and Zong-Ke Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:85

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Simultaneous motion of the knee and ankle joints is required for many activities including gait. We aimed to evaluate the influence of surgery involving tendons around the knee on ankle motion during gait in t...

    Authors: Seung Yeol Lee, Soon-Sun Kwon, Chin Youb Chung, Kyoung Min Lee, Ki Hyuk Sung, Sangwoo Kim and Moon Seok Park

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:82

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The ideal treatment for comminuted intraarticular calcaneal fractures is still debated. Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is the most popular surgical procedure; however, wound complications, implant...

    Authors: Jen-Ta Shih, Chun-Lin Kuo, Tsu-Te Yeh, Hsain-Chung Shen, Ru-Yu Pan and Chia-Chun Wu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:77

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  19. Content type: Research article

    A proper restoration of sagittal alignment is essential in AIS patients, but few studies provided a formula to predict an optimal surgical thoracic kyphosis (TK) gain in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) p...

    Authors: Shunan Liu, Yuancheng Zhang, Hongda Bao, Peng Yan, Zezhang Zhu, Zhen Liu, Bangping Qian and Yong Qiu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:74

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