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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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

    To investigate the differences in the perioperative serum cortisol, C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels between aged and middle-aged patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA).

    Authors: Jian Zhong, Hai-bo Si, Yi Zeng, Jing Yang, Zong-ke Zhou, Peng-de Kang, Fu-xing Pei and Bin Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:541

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The palmaris longus (PL) muscle is characterised by high morphological diversity, and its tendon crosses the median nerve (MN) at different levels. Due to the fact that the palmaris longus tendon is routinely ...

    Authors: Łukasz Olewnik, Grzegorz Wysiadecki, Michał Polguj, Michał Podgórski, Hubert Jezierski and Mirosław Topol

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:539

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Osteoblastoma is a rare and benign tumor which requires early diagnosis and surgical excision. Scoliosis is a common presentation following osteoblastoma. It is considered due to pain-provoked muscle spasm on ...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:538

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Fractures to the base of the fifth metatarsal are common, but their treatment remains controversial. Especially for Lawrence and Botte (L&B) type II fractures, there is conflicting evidence and consequently no...

    Authors: Sebastian Felix Baumbach, Wolf Christian Prall, Michael Kramer, Mareen Braunstein, Wolfgang Böcker and Hans Polzer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:534

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Finite element analysis (FEA) of the proximal femur has been previously validated with large mesh size, but these were insufficient to simulate the model with small implants in recent studies. This study aimed...

    Authors: Michiaki Miura, Junichi Nakamura, Yusuke Matsuura, Yasushi Wako, Takane Suzuki, Shigeo Hagiwara, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuhide Inage, Yuya Kawarai, Masahiko Sugano, Kento Nawata and Seiji Ohtori

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:536

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have reported that rod composition and diameter, as well as the correction technique are key factors associated with thoracic kyphosis (TK) restoration. However, few study has analyzed the cor...

    Authors: Ming Luo, Honghui Jiang, Wengang Wang, Ning Li, Mingkui Shen, Peng Li, Genzhong Xu and Lei Xia

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:526

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  7. Content type: Technical advance

    Malunion of phalangeal and metacarpal bones are often associated with impairment of hand function and pose a challenging task for treating surgeons in most cases. When applicable, corrective osteotomy is the t...

    Authors: T. Haider, D. Geisler, G. Thalhammer and J. Erhart

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:529

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Atypical subtrochanteric fracture and femoral fracture have been considered to be rare complications related to long-term bisphosphonates use. A reduced bone turnover rate may lead to delayed bone healing. Lim...

    Authors: Wen-Ling Yeh, Chun-Yi Su, Chia-Wei Chang, Chien-Hao Chen, Tsai-Sheng Fu, Lih-Huei Chen and Tung-Yi Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:527

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain and neck-shoulder pain are the most reported types of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, and performing heavy lifting at work and working with trunk rotation increase the risk of developing ...

    Authors: Mikkel Brandt, Lars Louis Andersen, Afshin Samani, Markus Due Jakobsen and Pascal Madeleine

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:519

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Adverse Reaction to Metal Debris (ARMD) is still a major reason for revision surgeries in patients with metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements. ARMD consists of a wide range of alterations in periprosthetic tis...

    Authors: Lari Lehtovirta, Aleksi Reito, Jyrki Parkkinen, Harry Hothi, Johann Henckel, Alister Hart and Antti Eskelinen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:523

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Treatment of displaced and angulated radial neck fractures in children is controversial and challenging. Numerous studies have been conducted regarding treatment algorithms and surgical techniques that use flu...

    Authors: Jung Eun Lee, Jung Bong Kim and Eun Seok Choi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:516

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  12. Content type: Research article

    A retrospective single centre cohort analysis was performed to evaluate an individualised radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) protocol for treatment of symptomatic calcific shoulder tendinopathy.

    Authors: Nikolaos Malliaropoulos, Dawn Thompson, Maria Meke, Debasish Pyne, Dimosthenis Alaseirlis, Henry Atkinson, Vasileios Korakakis and Heinz Lohrer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:513

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Although a loss of rotator cuff integrity leads to the superior migration of the humeral head, the parameters that characterize the anterolateral migration of the humeral head have not been established. The pu...

    Authors: Noboru Taniguchi, Darryl D. D’Lima, Naoki Suenaga, Yasuyuki Ishida, Deokcheol Lee, Isoya Goya and Etsuo Chosa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:511

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Fractures of the humeral greater tuberosity (GT) are a frequent injury progressively treated with arthroscopic suture anchor repair. Yet, no biomechanical study has been performed comparing fixation strength o...

    Authors: Gernot Seppel, Tim Saier, Frank Martetschläger, Johannes E. Plath, Alberto Guevara-Alvarez, Julia Henschel, Martin Winkler, Peter Augat, Andreas B. Imhoff and Stefan Buchmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:506

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The use of autogenous bone graft is a well–known technique for reconstruction of tibial bone defects in primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). In cases where the size of the bone graft is inappropriate, the st...

    Authors: Jung-Ro Yoon, In-Wook Seo and Young-Soo Shin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:502

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:31

  16. Content type: Research article

    Within traumatology a common indication for acute surgery of fractured clavicles is bone shortening over 2 cm. This indication is among but a few indications; which are recommended to be treated operatively wi...

    Authors: A. H. Thorsmark, O. M. Christensen, S. Torp-Pedersen, S. Overgaard and L. H. Frich

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:503

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The flexion relaxation phenomenon (FRP) has been widely investigated. Nevertheless, no study has been reported on the FRP as well as spasm response to large lifting load. The aim of this study was to evaluate ...

    Authors: Yanjun Ma and Xinhai Shan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:505

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Sacroiliac joint tuberculosis(SJT) is relatively uncommon, but it may cause severe sacroiliac joint destruction and functional disorder. Few studies in the literature have been presented on SJT, reports of sur...

    Authors: Guo Zhu, Li-Yuan Jiang, Zhang Yi, Li Ping, Chun-Yue Duan, Cao Yong, Jin-Yang Liu and Jian-Zhong Hu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:504

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The deltoid splitting approach has recently been widely adopted to facilitate less invasive procedures for proximal humerus fractures. However, there are still concerns regarding its effectiveness in aging peo...

    Authors: Alvin Chao-Yu Chen, Chih-Hao Chiu, Kuo-Yau Hsu and Yi-Sheng Chan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:495

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Mobile-bearing ankle implants with good clinical results continued to increase the popularity of total ankle arthroplasty to address endstage ankle osteoarthritis preserving joint movement. Alternative solutio...

    Authors: Nicolo Martinelli, Silvia Baretta, Jenny Pagano, Alberto Bianchi, Tomaso Villa, Gloria Casaroli and Fabio Galbusera

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:493

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