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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 are still many questions related to aseptic femoral stem loosening. Systemic and local immune responses to the implanted “foreign body” is one of the reasons for loosening. The purpose of the study was t...

    Authors: Krzysztof Kmieć, Marek Synder, Piotr Kozłowski, Marek Drobniewski and Marcin Sibiński

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:267

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Recently an RCT confirmed brace efficacy in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients. Previously, a Cochrane review suggested also producing studies according to the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) crit...

    Authors: Stefano Negrini, Sabrina Donzelli, Monia Lusini, Salvatore Minnella and Fabio Zaina

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:263

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Due to the advantages of its bone-conserving nature, hip resurface arthroplasty (HRA) has recently gained the interest of orthopedic surgeons for the treatment of young and active patients who have osteonerosi...

    Authors: Ching-Lung Tai, Yung-Chou Chen and Pang-Hsin Hsieh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:262

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  4. Percutaneous vertebroplasy (PVP) might lead to significant radiation exposure to patients, operators, and operating room personnel. Therefore, radiaton exposure is a concern. The aim of this study was to prese...

    Authors: Guang-Quan Zhang, Yan-Zheng Gao, Shu-Lian Chen, Shuai Ding and Kun Gao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:260

    Content type: Technical advance

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  5. Although arthroscopy of upper extremity joints was initially a diagnostic tool, it is increasingly used for therapeutic interventions. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are considered the gold standard for a...

    Authors: Kamelia Tadjerbashi, Roberto S Rosales and Isam Atroshi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:252

    Content type: Research article

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  6. This study aimed to present functional results and patient’s health related quality of life (HRQOL) data ten years after volar locked plate fixation (VPF) of unstable intra-articular distal radial fractures (D...

    Authors: Paul Ruckenstuhl, Gerwin A Bernhardt, Patrick Sadoghi, Mathias Glehr, Lukas A Holzer, Andreas Leithner, Matthias Wolf and Gerald Gruber

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:250

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  7. Biomechanical testing is an essential component of bone research. In order to test the metaphyseal region of long bones, a typical location for the nowadays increasing field of osteoporotic bone changes, three...

    Authors: Gina Alicia Mackert, Christoph Hirche, Helmut Harhaus, Dimitra Kotsougiani, Bernd Hoener, Ulrich Kneser and Leila Harhaus

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:245

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  8. Total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) can improve function in osteoarthritic shoulders, but the ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) can still remain impaired. Routinely, shoulder surgeons measure ...

    Authors: Michael W Maier, Mirjam Niklasch, Thomas Dreher, Felix Zeifang, Oliver Rettig, Matthias C Klotz, Sebastian I Wolf and Philip Kasten

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:244

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  9. The objectives of this study were to describe changes in physical activity profiles of Korean patients after TKA and to determine whether the postoperative physical activity level is influenced by patient soci...

    Authors: Moon Jong Chang, Sung Hee Kim, Yeon Gwi Kang, Chong Bum Chang and Tae Kyun Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:240

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  10. 187,000 hip and knee joint replacements are performed every year in the National Health Service (NHS). One of the commonest complications is surgical site infection (SSI), and this represents a significant bur...

    Authors: Andrew P Sprowson, Cyrus D Jensen, Nick Parsons, Paul Partington, Kevin Emmerson, Ian Carluke, Seif Asaad, Roland Pratt, Scott Muller and Mike R Reed

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:237

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. It has not been shown whether accelerated rehabilitation following periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) is effective for early recovery. The purpose of this retrospective study was to compare complication rates in p...

    Authors: Hiroshi Ito, Hiromasa Tanino, Tatsuya Sato, Yasuhiro Nishida and Takeo Matsuno

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:234

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) was one of the preferred treatments for degenerative cervical spondylosis. However, the motion of adjacent segment was significantly increased after operation. So...

    Authors: RuoFu Zhu, HuiLin Yang, ZhiDong Wang, GenLin Wang, MinJie Shen and Quan Yuan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:233

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  13. Medial open wedge high tibial osteotomy is a well-established procedure for the treatment of unicompartmental osteoarthritis and symptomatic varus malalignment. We hypothesized that different fixation devices ...

    Authors: Мaxim L Golovakhа, Weniamin Orljanski, Karl-Peter Benedetto, Sergey Panchenko, Philippe Büchler, Philipp Henle and Emin Aghayev

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:230

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  14. Rotator cuff tears are a common cause of shoulder pain. There is an absence of information about symptomatic rotator cuffs from the patients’ perspective; this limits the information clinicians can share with ...

    Authors: Catherine J Minns Lowe, Jane Moser and Karen Barker

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:228

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  15. Alagille syndrome is a multisystem disorder, which is characterized by hypoplasia of the intrahepatic bile ducts, malformations of the cardiovascular system, eyes, and vertebral column, and abnormal facies. Se...

    Authors: Koji Nozaka, Yoichi Shimada, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Shin Yamada, Yuji Kasukawa and Atsuko Noguchi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:225

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Interspinous spacers are a minimally invasive surgical alternative for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) unresponsive to conservative care. The purpose of this prospective, multicenter, randomized, co...

    Authors: Vikas V Patel, Peter G Whang, Thomas R Haley, W Daniel Bradley, Pierce D Nunley, Larry E Miller, Jon E Block and Fred H Geisler

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:221

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  17. Surgical pain is managed with multi-modal anaesthesia in total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR). It is unclear whether including local anaesthetic infiltration before wound closure provid...

    Authors: Elsa MR Marques, Hayley E Jones, Karen T Elvers, Mark Pyke, Ashley W Blom and Andrew D Beswick

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:220

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  18. Hip fractures are a common type of fragility fracture that afflict 293,000 Americans (over 5,000 per week) and 35,000 Canadians (over 670 per week) annually. Despite the large population impact the optimal fix...

    Authors: Thes FAITH Investigators

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:219

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  19. Jaffe-Campanacci is a rare syndrome characterised by the association of café-au-lait spots, axillary freckles, multiple non-ossifying fibromas of the long bones and jaw, as well as some features of type 1 neur...

    Authors: Stéphane Cherix, Yann Bildé, Fabio Becce, Igor Letovanec and Hannes A Rüdiger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:218

    Content type: Case report

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  20. It is assumed that good postural alignment is associated with the less likelihood of musculoskeletal pain symptoms. Encouraging good sitting postures have not reported consequent musculoskeletal pain reduction...

    Authors: Yolandi Brink, Quinette Louw, Karen Grimmer and Esmè Jordaan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:212

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The Western Ontario Shoulder Instability index (WOSI) is a patient-reported outcome measure for patients with shoulder instability. The purpose of this study was to validate the WOSI in a Dutch population by e...

    Authors: Just A van der Linde, W Jaap Willems, Derk A van Kampen, Loes W A H van Beers, Derek FP van Deurzen and Caroline B Terwee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:211

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  22. The use of minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) via anterolateral deltoid splitting has good outcomes in the management of proximal humerus fractures. While using this approach has several advantages...

    Authors: Tao Lin, Baojun Xiao, Xiucai Ma, Dehao Fu and Shuhua Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:206

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  23. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a frequent cause of anterior knee pain predominantly affecting young female patients who do not have significant chondral damage. Development of PFPS is probably multifac...

    Authors: Wolf Petersen, Andree Ellermann, Ingo Volker Rembitzki, Sven Scheffler, Mirco Herbort, Frederike Sophie Sprenker, Andrea Achtnich, Gert Peter Brüggemann, Raymond Best, Frank Hoffmann, Andreas Gösele Koppenburg and Christian Liebau

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:200

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  24. This study hopes to establish the timeframe for a safe return to driving under different speed conditions for patients after minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty and further explores how well various kin...

    Authors: Hsuan-Ti Huang, Jing-Min Liang, Wei-Tso Hung, Ying-Yi Chen, Lan-Yuen Guo and Wen-Lan Wu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:198

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  25. The biomechanical performance of the hooks and screws in spinal posterior instrumentation is not well-characterized. Screw-bone interface failure at the uppermost and lowermost vertebrae is not uncommon. Some ...

    Authors: Ching-Lung Tai, Li-Huei Chen, De-Mei Lee, Mu-Yi Liu and Po-Liang Lai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:197

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  26. Loss of reduction and screw perforation causes high failure rates in the treatment of proximal humerus fractures. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the early postoperative complications using moder...

    Authors: Thomas Freude, Steffen Schroeter, Michael Plecko, Christian Bahrs, Frank Martetschlaeger, Tobias M Kraus, Ulrich Stoeckle and Stefan Doebele

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:194

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  27. Tumors of the distal femur and diaphysis with proximal metaphyseal extension into the femur present a challenge for limb salvage. The conventional treatment consists of limb salvage with total femur replacemen...

    Authors: Ralf Dieckmann, Marcel-Philipp Henrichs, Georg Gosheger, Steffen Höll, Jendrik Hardes and Arne Streitbürger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:190

    Content type: Technical advance

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  28. The importance of the tip-apex distance (TAD) to predict the cut-out risk of fixed angle hip implants has been widely discussed in the scientific literature. Intra-operative determination of TAD is difficult a...

    Authors: Matthias Regling, Arno Blau, Robert A Probe, James W Maxey and Brian D Solberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:189

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  29. Involutional changes to the body in elderly patients affect the shape of the spine and the activity of postural muscles. The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of age-related changes in spinal c...

    Authors: Justyna Drzał-Grabiec, Maciej Rachwał, Justyna Podgórska-Bednarz, Justyna Rykała, Sławomir Snela, Aleksandra Truszczyńska and Zbigniew Trzaskoma

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:186

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  30. The literature has shown good results with partial repairs of large and massive tears of rotator cuff but the role of factors that affect reparability is less clear. The purpose of this study was twofold, 1) t...

    Authors: Richard Holtby and Helen Razmjou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:180

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  31. Codman’s paradox reveals a misunderstanding of geometry in orthopedic practice. Physicians often encounter situations that cannot be understood intuitively during orthopedic interventions such as corrective os...

    Authors: Seung Yeol Lee, Jiwon Jeong, Kyungho Lee, Chin Youb Chung, Kyoung Min Lee, Soon-Sun Kwon, Young Choi, Tae Gyun Kim, Jeong Ik Lee, Jehee Lee and Moon Seok Park

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:175

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  32. This paper describes a novel method in treatment of scapholunate dissociation accompanied with rotatory subluxation of the scaphoid. The idea of this method is to create a kind of axial lever that can fully re...

    Authors: Ahmed Elsaftawy, Jerzy Jabłecki, Tomasz Jurek, Adam Domanasiewicz and Bohdan Gworys

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:172

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  33. The growing utilization of total joint replacement will increase the frequency of its complications, including periprosthetic fracture. The prevalence and risk factors of periprosthetic fracture require furthe...

    Authors: Jeffrey N Katz, Elizabeth A Wright, Julian JZ Polaris, Mitchel B Harris and Elena Losina

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:168

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  34. A meta-analysis was performed to assess the association between healing rate, avascular necrosis (AVN) of femoral head and two reductions-open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) and closed reduction internal f...

    Authors: Weiguo Wang, Junjie Wei, Zhanwang Xu, Wenkun Zhuo, Yuan Zhang, Hui Rong, Xuecheng Cao and Pingshan Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:167

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:70

  35. Unicameral bone cyst (UBC) is the most common benign lytic bone lesion seen in children. The aim of this study is to investigate clinical factors affecting pathological fracture and healing of UBC.

    Authors: Hiroshi Urakawa, Satoshi Tsukushi, Kozo Hosono, Hideshi Sugiura, Kenji Yamada, Yoshihisa Yamada, Eiji Kozawa, Eisuke Arai, Naohisa Futamura, Naoki Ishiguro and Yoshihiro Nishida

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:159

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  36. Hip fracture has a high mortality rate, but the actual level of long-term excess mortality and its impact on population-wide mortality remains controversial. The present prospective study investigated short- a...

    Authors: Li-Wei Hung, Wo-Jan Tseng, Guey-Shiun Huang and Jinn Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:151

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  37. The choice between operative or nonoperative treatment is questioned for partial articular fractures of the radial head that have at least 2 millimeters of articular step-off on at least one radiograph (define...

    Authors: Wendy E Bruinsma, Izaäk F Kodde, Robert-Jan O de Muinck Keizer, Peter Kloen, Anneluuk LC Lindenhovius, Jos PAM Vroemen, Robert Haverlag, Michel PJ van den Bekerom, Hugo W Bolhuis, Pieter HJ Bullens, Sven AG Meylaerts, Peer van der Zwaal, E Philip Steller, Michiel Hageman, David C Ring, Dennis den Hartog…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:147

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  38. No clinical data for the relationship of pronator quadratus (PQ) muscle to distal radius had been reported. The aim of this study was to investigate the anatomical features of the PQ muscle related to plate os...

    Authors: Hsien-Yi Lo and Hong-Yi Cheng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:136

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  39. High tibial osteotomy is a common procedure to treat symptomatic osteoarthritis of the medial compartment of the knee with varus alignment. This is achieved by overcorrecting the varus alignment to 2-6° of val...

    Authors: Maarten R Huizinga, Reinoud W Brouwer and Tom M van Raaij

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:124

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  40. The aim of the present study was to analyse the influence of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) on electromyographic activity in the masseter and temporal muscles of adolescents and investigate a possible associ...

    Authors: Leandro Lauriti, Lara Jansiski Motta, Camila Haddad Leal de Godoy, Daniela Aparecida Biasotto-Gonzalez, Fabiano Politti, Raquel Agnelli Mesquita-Ferrari, Kristianne Porta Santos Fernandes and Sandra Kalil Bussadori

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:123

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  41. The conventional treatment for Dupuytren’s disease is surgery. The introduction of alternative treatment strategies creates a need to track outcomes and costs relating to surgical treatment and risk factors, s...

    Authors: David Eckerdal, Axel Nivestam and Lars B Dahlin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:117

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  42. Porous biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) ceramics exhibit good biocompatibility and bone conduction but are not inherently osteoinductive. To overcome this disadvantage, we coated conventional porous BCP cerami...

    Authors: Jianzhong Hu, Yongchun Zhou, Lihua Huang, Jun Liu and Hongbin Lu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:114

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