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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. Non-traumatic hip dislocation in children is most often observed in the course of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and infantile cerebral palsy. The risk of pain sensations from dislocated hip joint di...

    Authors: Andrzej Grzegorzewski, Marek Jóźwiak, Maciej Pawlak, Tadeusz Modrzewski, Piotr Buchcic and Adrian Masłoń

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:96

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  2. Despite good results of primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA), the number of revision total knee arthroplasties (rTKAs) is rising. Proper implant position is essential, since malposition leads to worse clinica...

    Authors: Marrigje F Meijer, Martin Stevens, Alexander L Boerboom, Sjoerd K Bulstra and Inge HF Reininga

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:94

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  3. Fractures of the distal radius are common and account for an estimated 17% of all fractures diagnosed. Two-thirds of these fractures are displaced and require reduction. Although distal radius fractures, espec...

    Authors: Monique MJ Walenkamp, J Carel Goslings, Annechien Beumer, Robert Haverlag, Peter A Leenhouts, Egbert JMM Verleisdonk, Ronald SL Liem, Jan Bernard Sintenie, Maarten WGA Bronkhorst, Jasper Winkelhagen and Niels WL Schep

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:90

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  4. Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is predominant in young male athletes, but not much is known about gait differences in cases of increased hip alpha angles. In our study, the hip alpha angle of Nötzli of soc...

    Authors: Matthias Lahner, Christoph von Schulze Pellengahr, Philipp Alexander Walter, Carsten Lukas, Andreas Falarzik, Kiriakos Daniilidis, Lars Victor von Engelhardt, Christoph Abraham, Ewald M Hennig and Marco Hagen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:88

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  5. Osteoarthritis affecting the first metatarsophalangeal joint of the foot is a common condition which results in pain, stiffness and impaired ambulation. Footwear modifications and foot orthoses are widely used...

    Authors: Hylton B Menz, Pazit Levinger, Jade M Tan, Maria Auhl, Edward Roddy and Shannon E Munteanu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:86

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  6. The fusion of the pelvic joints in patients with severe pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is a controversial and insufficiently studied procedure. The aims of this study were to evaluate physical function and pain afte...

    Authors: Thomas J Kibsgård, Olav Røise and Britt Stuge

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:85

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  7. There have been increasing numbers of publications in recent years on minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for total hip arthroplasty (THA), reporting results with the use of different head sizes, tribologic and f...

    Authors: Steffen Hoell, Marius Sander, Georg Gosheger, Helmut Ahrens, Ralf Dieckmann and Gregor Hauschild

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:80

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  8. Ankle fractures account for 9% of all fractures with a quarter of these occurring in adults over 60 years. The short term disability and long-term consequences of this injury can be considerable. Current opini...

    Authors: Keith Willett, David J Keene, Lesley Morgan, Bridget Gray, Robert Handley, Tim Chesser, Ian Pallister, Elizabeth Tutton, Christopher Knox, Ranjit Lall, Andrew Briggs and Sarah E Lamb

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:79

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  9. Distal radius fractures are among the most common fractures seen in the hospital emergency department. Of these, over 40% are considered unstable and require some form of fixation. In recent years with the adv...

    Authors: Gregory B Couzens, Susan E Peters, Kenneth Cutbush, Benjamin Hope, Fraser Taylor, Christopher D James, Carly R Rankin and Mark Ross

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:74

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  10. Several authors reported encouraging results of total hip arthroplasty (THA) for Crowe IV hips performed using shortening osteotomy. However, few papers have documanted the results of THA for Crowe IV hips wit...

    Authors: Toshiyuki Kawai, Chiaki Tanaka and Hiroshi Kanoe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:72

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  11. The purpose of this study was to compare the outcome, complications and survival of the commonly used surgical reconstructions of the proximal humerus after intrarticular tumour resection in our hospital.

    Authors: Tang Liu, Qing Zhang, Xiaoning Guo, Xiangsheng Zhang, Zhihong Li and Xiaoyang Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:69

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  12. Various treatments are available for reducible unstable fractures of the distal radius, such as closed reduction combined with fixation by external fixator (EF), and rigid internal fixation using a locked vola...

    Authors: Jorge Raduan Neto, Vinicius Ynoe de Moraes, João B Gomes dos Santos, Flávio Faloppa and João Carlos Belloti

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:65

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  13. The current research is a retrospective study that involves the description of a new trochleocapitellar index (TCI), on basis of anteroposterior (AP) radiographs of normal and fractured paediatric elbows. This...

    Authors: Lauren Gorelick, Dror Robinson, Norman Loberant, Ayala Rozano-Gorelick, Mustafa Yassin, Avraham Garti and Edward Ram

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:60

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  14. Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cages have been widely used in the treatment of lumbar degenerative disc disorders, and show good clinical results. Still, complications such as subsidence and migration of the cage...

    Authors: Roel FMR Kersten, Steven M van Gaalen, Mark P Arts, Kit CB Roes, Arthur de Gast, Terry P Corbin and F Cumhur Öner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:57

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  15. Hyperbaric oxygenation was shown to increase bone healing in a rabbit model. However, little is known about the regulatory factors and molecular mechanism involved.We hypothesized that the effect of hyperbaric...

    Authors: Song-Shu Lin, Steve WN Ueng, Chi-Chien Niu, Li-Jen Yuan, Chuen-Yung Yang, Wen-Jer Chen, Mel S Lee and Jan-Kan Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:56

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  16. To evaluate feasibility and potential effectiveness of a patient decision aid (PtDA) for patients and a preference report for surgeons to reduce wait times and improve decision quality in patients with osteoar...

    Authors: Dawn Stacey, Gillian Hawker, Geoffrey Dervin, Peter Tugwell, Laura Boland, Marie-Pascale Pomey, Annette M O’Connor and Monica Taljaard

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:54

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  17. Between 7% and 15% of patients are dissatisfied after total hip arthroplasty (THA). To assess predictors and postoperative determinants of satisfaction and expectation fulfilment one year after (THA).

    Authors: Clémence Palazzo, Claire Jourdan, Stéphane Descamps, Rémi Nizard, Moussa Hamadouche, Philippe Anract, Stéphane Boisgard, Myriam Galvin, Philippe Ravaud and Serge Poiraudeau

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:53

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  18. Rotational acetabular osteotomy (RAO), Chiari osteotomy and shelf procedure are important treatments to delay the progression of osteoarthritis in developmental dysplasia of hip (DDH) patients, but their biome...

    Authors: Ming Fu, Shanshan Xiang, Zhiqi Zhang, Guangxin Huang, Jin Liu, Xin Duan, Zibo Yang, Peihui Wu and Weiming Liao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:47

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  19. Post-traumatic anterior shoulder instability patients may present histopathologic lesions within the subscapularis muscle compatible with a scarring process associated with disuse atrophy. We hypothesized that...

    Authors: Axel Gamulin, Romain Dayer, Anne Lübbeke, Hermes Miozzari and Pierre Hoffmeyer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:45

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  20. Currently, Posterior Short Segment Pedicle Screw Fixation is a popular procedure for treating unstable thoracolumbar/lumbar burst fracture. But progressive kyphosis and a high rate of hardware failure because ...

    Authors: Ling Wang, Jianjun Li, Hong Wang, Qun Yang, Decheng Lv, Weiguo Zhang, Kai Tang, Limin Shang, Changming Jiang, Chunming Wu, Kai Ma, Bo Wang, Yang Liu, Rui Zhang, Xianping Shang, Depeng Kou…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:40

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  21. Fractures of the humeral shaft are associated with a profound temporary (and in the elderly sometimes even permanent) impairment of independence and quality of life. These fractures can be treated operatively ...

    Authors: Kiran C Mahabier, Esther MM Van Lieshout, Hugo W Bolhuis, P Koen Bos, Maarten WGA Bronkhorst, Milko MM Bruijninckx, Jeroen De Haan, Axel R Deenik, Boudewijn J Dwars, Martin G Eversdijk, J Carel Goslings, Robert Haverlag, Martin J Heetveld, Albert JH Kerver, Karel A Kolkman, Peter A Leenhouts…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:39

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  22. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) regiment has been used to treat fractures with non-union and to promote bone union in general. The effect of LIPUS on articular cartilage metabolism has been characteriz...

    Authors: Shan-Wei Yang, Chien-Lin Kuo, Shwu Jen Chang, Po-Chou Chen, Yen Ting Lin, Ioannis Manousakas and Shyh Ming Kuo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:36

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  23. Although many studies on reliability and reproducibility of measurement have been performed on coronal Cobb angle, few results about reliability and reproducibility are reported on sagittal alignment measureme...

    Authors: Weifei Wu, Jie Liang, Yuanli Du, Xiaoyi Tan, Xuanping Xiang, Wanhong Wang, Neng Ru and Jinbo Le

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:33

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  24. Minimal available information concerning hip morphology is the motivation for several researchers to study the difference between Asian and Western populations. Current use of a universal hip stem of variable ...

    Authors: Mohd Yusof Baharuddin, Sh-Hussain Salleh, Ahmad Hafiz Zulkifly, Muhammad Hisyam Lee, Alias Mohd Noor, Arief Ruhullah A Harris, Norazman Abdul Majid and Ab Saman Abd Kader

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:30

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  25. Up to 30% of patients suffer from long-term functional restrictions following conservative treatment of distal radius fractures. Whether duration of cast immobilisation influences functional outcome remains un...

    Authors: Abdelali Bentohami, Niels de Korte, Nico Sosef, Johan Carel Goslings, Taco Bijlsma and Niels Schep

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:24

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  26. The prevalence of hyperkyphosis is increased in older men; however, risk factors other than age and vertebral fractures are not well established. We previously reported that poor paraspinal muscle composition ...

    Authors: Wendy B Katzman, Dana Miller-Martinez, Lynn M Marshall, Nancy E Lane and Deborah M Kado

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:19

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  27. Intra-articular anesthetic drug injections are claimed to confirm the localization of the pain in order to treat the pain. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether a positive effect of injection co...

    Authors: Mark Stegeman, Berbke To Josephine van Ginneken, Bastiaan Boetes, Mirjam Tuinhout, Jan Willem Karel Louwerens and Bartele Alexander Swierstra

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:11

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  28. Fractures of the odontoid process of the axis are the most common fractures of the geriatric cervical spine. As the population ages, their incidence is expected to increase progressively, as is the number of v...

    Authors: Jeroen GJ Huybregts, Wilco CH Jacobs, Wilco C Peul and Carmen LA Vleggeert-Lankamp

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:7

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  29. Elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) is the standard treatment for displaced diaphyseal femoral fractures in children. However, high complication rates (10-50%) are reported in complex fractures. This ...

    Authors: Martin M Kaiser, Christine Stratmann, Gregor Zachert, Maaike Schulze-Hessing, Nina Gros, Rebecca Eggert and Marion Rapp

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:3

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  30. Heterotopic ossification is a common postoperative complication of acetabular fracture. However, functionally significant heterotopic ossification with associated late bone defects in the posterior wall of the...

    Authors: Yuntong Zhang, Yang Xie, Shuogui Xu and Chuncai Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:368

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  31. Research studies on the influence of radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation on implants in vitro have failed to investigate temperature changes in the tissues adjacent to the implants under microwave therapy...

    Authors: Dongmei Ye, Yiming Xu, Tengfei Fu, Han Zhang, Xianxuan Feng, Gang Wang, Lan Jiang and Yuehong Bai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:364

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  32. The WORC is a quality of life questionnaire designed for patients with disorders of the rotator cuff, originally developed in English. The purpose of this study was to cross-culturally adapt the WORC for use i...

    Authors: Ronald N Wessel, Nienke Wolterbeek, Anouk JM Fermont, Henk van Mameren, Heleen Sonneveld, Sharon Griffin and Rob A de Bie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:362

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  33. Treating traumatic fractures in osteoporosis is challenging. Multiple clinical treatment options are found in literature. Augmentation techniques are promising to reduce treatment-related morbidity. In recent ...

    Authors: René Hartensuer, Dominic Gehweiler, Martin Schulze, Lars Matuszewski, Michael J Raschke and Thomas Vordemvenne

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:360

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  34. Mortality following hip hemiarthroplasty is in the range of 10-40% in the first year, with much attributed to post-operative complications. One such complication is surgical site infection (SSI), which at the ...

    Authors: Andrew P Sprowson, Cyrus D Jensen, Sanjay Gupta, Nick Parsons, Aradhyula N Murty, Simon MG Jones, Dominic Inman and Mike R Reed

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:356

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  35. Our preliminary retrospective study assessed outcomes after the use of Ni-Ti arched shape-memory connector (ASC) combined with partially threaded cancellous screws (PTCS) to repair coronal plane supracondylar-...

    Authors: Yuntong Zhang, Xue Zhao, Yang Tang, Chuncai Zhang, Shuogui Xu and Yang Xie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:355

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  36. Limited intrinsic healing potential of the meniscus and a strong correlation between meniscal injury and osteoarthritis have prompted investigation of surgical repair options, including the implantation of fun...

    Authors: Roger Croutze, Nadr Jomha, Hasan Uludag and Adetola Adesida

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:353

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  37. Persons with low back pain fail to show the same transition as healthy individuals from in-phase to anti-phase rotation of the thorax and pelvis as walking speed increases. The purpose of this study was to det...

    Authors: Jean Wessel, Michael R Pierrynowski, Kelly Pennell and Linda J Woodhouse

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:345

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  38. To study differences in gait patterns in 10-year-old children with Generalized Joint Hypermobility (GJH) and with no GJH (NGJH).

    Authors: Helene Nikolajsen, Peter Kastmand Larsen, Erik Bruun Simonsen, Tine Alkjær, Simon Falkerslev, Jens Halkjær Kristensen, Bente Rona Jensen, Lars Remvig and Birgit Juul-Kristensen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:341

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  39. Recently, a number of studies using intra-articular application of tranexamic acid (IA-TXA), with different dosage and techniques, successfully reduced postoperative blood loss in total knee replacement (TKR)....

    Authors: Paphon Sa-ngasoongsong, Siwadol Wongsak, Pongsthorn Chanplakorn, Patarawan Woratanarat, Supaporn Wechmongkolgorn, Bussanee Wibulpolprasert, Pornchai Mulpruek and Viroj Kawinwonggowit

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:340

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  40. Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 (DM1) is the most common form of hereditary myopathy presenting in adults. This autosomal-dominant systemic disorder is caused by a CTG repeat, demonstrating various symptoms. A mild,...

    Authors: Lisa Schilling, Raimund Forst, Jürgen Forst and Albert Fujak

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:338

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  41. Adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSCs), a type of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), have great potential as therapeutic agents in regenerative medicine. Numerous animal studies have documented the multipotency...

    Authors: Jaewoo Pak, Jae-Jin Chang, Jung Hun Lee and Sang Hee Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:337

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  42. Several bone implants are applied in clinical practice, but none meets the requirements of an ideal implant. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an easy and inexpensive way to obtain growth factors in physiologic pr...

    Authors: Alice Roffi, Giuseppe Filardo, Elizaveta Kon and Maurilio Marcacci

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:330

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  43. Self-reported knee joint instability compromises function in individuals with medial knee osteoarthritis and may be related to impaired joint mechanics. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationsh...

    Authors: Mark W Creaby, Tim V Wrigley, Boon-Whatt Lim, Rana S Hinman, Adam L Bryant and Kim L Bennell

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:326

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  44. Loss of meniscal tissue is correlated with early osteoarthritis but few data exist regarding detailed biomechanical properties (e.g. viscoelastic behavior) of menisci in different species commonly used as anim...

    Authors: Gunther H Sandmann, Christopher Adamczyk, Eduardo Grande Garcia, Stefan Doebele, Andreas Buettner, Stefan Milz, Andreas B Imhoff, Stefan Vogt, Rainer Burgkart and Thomas Tischer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:324

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  45. There are few Scandinavian studies on the effect of computer assisted orthopedic surgery (CAOS) in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), compared to conventional technique (CON), and there is little information on ef...

    Authors: Gro Sævik Dyrhovden, Øystein Gøthesen, Stein Håkon Låstad Lygre, Anne Marie Fenstad, Tor Egil Sørås, Svein Halvorsen, Truls Jellestad and Ove Furnes

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:321

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  46. Giant cell tumors (GCT) around the knee are common and pose a special problem of reconstruction after tumor excision, especially for grade III GCT. We questioned whether en bloc resection and reconstruction wi...

    Authors: SongFeng Xu, XiuChun Yu, Ming Xu and ZhiHou Fu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:319

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  47. Development of a pre-vascularized tissue-engineered construct with intrinsic vascular system for cell growth and tissue formation still faces many difficulties due to the complexity of the vascular network of ...

    Authors: Pei Yang, Xin Huang, Jacson Shen, Chunsheng Wang, Xiaoqian Dang, Henry Mankin, Zhenfeng Duan and Kunzheng Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:318

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  48. Conversion of a knee arthrodesis to a Total Knee Arthroplasty is an uncommon procedure. Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty in this setting presents the surgeon with a number of challenges including the managemen...

    Authors: Alfonso Manzotti, Simone Aldè, Chris Pullen, Pietro Cerveri and Norberto Confalonieri

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:317

    Content type: Case report

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  49. Standard plate fixation can be used to treat intraarticular olecranon fractures with satisfactory functional recovery, but its use is accompanied by implant related complications. This retrospective study repo...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Qi Zhang, Zhiyong Hou and Yingze Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:308

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