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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. Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) assisted ventral discectomy has been criticized for high rates of graft migration and pseudarthrosis when compared with various other fusion procedures for the treatment of cervic...

    Authors: Mario Cabraja, Daniel Koeppen, Wolfgang R Lanksch, Klaus Maier-Hauff and Stefan Kroppenstedt

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:140

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  2. Although no prospective studies have compared functional results of trochanteric osteotomy and a non-trochanteric approach, most surgeons feel that trochanteric osteotomy is outdated in simple hip arthroplasty...

    Authors: Margot van der Grinten, Max Reijman, Frans C van Biezen and Jan AN Verhaar

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:138

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  3. Dupuytren's disease is a progressive fibroproliferative disorder which can result in fixed flexion contractures of digits and impaired hand function. Standard treatment involves surgical release or excision fo...

    Authors: Christina Jerosch-Herold, Lee Shepstone, Adrian J Chojnowski, Debbie Larson, Elisabeth Barrett and Susan P Vaughan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:136

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  4. Amputation impairs the ability to balance. We examined adaptation strategies in balance following dysvascularity-induced unilateral tibial amputation in skilled prosthetic users (SPU) and first fitted amputees...

    Authors: Ágnes Mayer, József Tihanyi, Károly Bretz, Zsolt Csende, Éva Bretz and Mónika Horváth

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:118

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  5. Hip arthroscopies are often used in the treatment of intra-articular hip injuries. Patient-reported outcomes (PRO) are an important parameter in evaluating treatment. It is unclear which PRO questionnaires are...

    Authors: Marsha Tijssen, Robert van Cingel, Nicky van Melick and Enrico de Visser

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:117

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  6. Percutaneous vertebroplasty by injecting PMMA bone cement into the fractured vertebrae has been widely accepted in treatment of spinal compression fracture. However, the exothermic polymerization of bone cemen...

    Authors: Po-Liang Lai, Ching-Lung Tai, Lih-Huei Chen and Nai-Yuan Nien

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:116

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  7. The impact of infraglenoidal scapular notching in reversed total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) is still controversially discussed. Our goal was to evaluate its potential influence on subjective shoulder stabili...

    Authors: Patrick Sadoghi, Andreas Leithner, Patrick Vavken, Andreas Hölzer, Josef Hochreiter, Georg Weber, Matthias F Pietschmann and Peter E Müller

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:101

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  8. Hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) is considered a bone-preserving procedure and may eliminate proximal femoral stress shielding and osteolysis. However, in addition to implant-related stress-shielding factors...

    Authors: Arja Häkkinen, Håkan Borg, Mikko Hakulinen, Jukka Jurvelin, Esa Anttila, Tapani Parviainen and Ilkka Kiviranta

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:100

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  9. The aim of this study was to develop a child-specific classification system for long bone fractures and to examine its reliability and validity on the basis of a prospective multicentre study.

    Authors: Dorien Schneidmüller, Christoph Röder, Ralf Kraus, Ingo Marzi, Martin Kaiser, Daniel Dietrich and Lutz von Laer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:89

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  10. Since cut-out still remains one of the major clinical challenges in the field of osteoporotic proximal femur fractures, remarkable developments have been made in improving treatment concepts. However, the mech...

    Authors: Andreas Lenich, Samuel Bachmeier, Lukas Prantl, Michael Nerlich, Jochen Hammer, Edgar Mayr, Amir Andreas Al-Munajjed and Bernd Füchtmeier

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:79

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  11. The clinimetric properties of knee goniometry are essential to appreciate in light of its extensive use in the orthopaedic and rehabilitative communities. Intra-observer reliability is thought to be satisfacto...

    Authors: Justine M Naylor, Victoria Ko, Sam Adie, Clive Gaskin, Richard Walker, Ian A Harris and Rajat Mittal

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:77

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  12. Exposure of the anterior or lateral lumbar via the retroperitoneal approach easily causes injuries to the lumbar plexus. Lumbar plexus injuries which occur during anterior or transpsoas lumbar spine exposure a...

    Authors: Sheng Lu, Shan Chang, Yuan-zhi Zhang, Zi-hai Ding, Xin Ming Xu and Yong-qing Xu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:76

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  13. Comparatively little is known about the relation between the sagittal vertical axis and clinical outcome in cases of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. The objective of this study was to determine whether ...

    Authors: Mi Kyung Kim, Sun-Ho Lee, Eun-Sang Kim, Whan Eoh, Sung-Soo Chung and Chong-Suh Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:69

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  14. Functional repair of articular osteochondral defects remains a major challenge not only in the field of knee surgery but also in tissue regeneration medicine. The purpose is to clarify whether the spontaneous ...

    Authors: Masashi Yokota, Kazunori Yasuda, Nobuto Kitamura, Kazunobu Arakaki, Shin Onodera, Takayuki Kurokawa and Jian-Ping Gong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:49

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  15. Closing-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) is successful for the treatment of medial osteoarthritis with varus malalignment. Preoperative risk factors for HTO failure are still controversial. The aim of this st...

    Authors: Turgay Efe, Gafar Ahmed, Thomas J Heyse, Ulrich Boudriot, Nina Timmesfeld, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann, Bernd Ishaque, Stefan Lakemeier and Markus D Schofer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:46

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  16. The different treatment strategies for bone cysts in children are often associated with persistence and high recurrence rates of the lesions. The safety and clinical outcomes of a combined mechanical and biolo...

    Authors: Marion Rapp, Daniel Svoboda, Lucas M Wessel and Martin M Kaiser

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:45

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  17. Many (artificial) bone substitute materials are currently available for use in orthopaedic trauma surgery. Objective data on their biological and biomechanical characteristics, which determine their clinical a...

    Authors: Esther MM Van Lieshout, Gerdine H Van Kralingen, Youssef El-Massoudi, Harrie Weinans and Peter Patka

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:34

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  18. Pedicle screws with PMMA cement augmentation have been shown to significantly improve the fixation strength in a severely osteoporotic spine. However, the efficacy of screw fixation for different cement augmen...

    Authors: Lih-Huei Chen, Ching-Lung Tai, De-Mei Lee, Po-Liang Lai, Yen-Chen Lee, Chi-Chien Niu and Wen-Jer Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:33

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  19. Bone grafts are required to repair large bone defects after tumour resection or large trauma. The availability of patients' own bone tissue that can be used for these procedures is limited. Thus far bone tissu...

    Authors: Eric Farrell, Sanne K Both, Kathrin I Odörfer, Wendy Koevoet, Nicole Kops, Fergal J O'Brien, Robert J Baatenburg de Jong, Jan A Verhaar, Vincent Cuijpers, John Jansen, Reinhold G Erben and Gerjo JVM van Osch

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:31

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  20. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a thromboembolic complication that can occur with unfractionated heparin (UFH) or low molecular weight heparin (LMWH). Our objective was to determine and compare the i...

    Authors: Satoru Motokawa, Takafumi Torigoshi, Yumi Maeda, Kazushige Maeda, Yuka Jiuchi, Takayuki Yamaguchi, Shinsuke Someya, Hiroyuki Shindo and Kiyoshi Migita

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:22

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  21. Navigation was introduced into total knee arthroplasty (TKA) to improve accuracy of component position, function and survival of implants. This study was designed to assess the outcome of navigated TKA in comp...

    Authors: Jan Schmitt, Carsten Hauk, Heino Kienapfel, Michael Pfeiffer, Turgay Efe, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann and Thomas J Heyse

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:16

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  22. Distal radius fracture is a common injury and may result in substantial dysfunction and pain. The purpose was to investigate the relationship between distal radius fracture malunion and arm-related disability.

    Authors: Elisabeth Brogren, Manfred Hofer, Michael Petranek, Philippe Wagner, Lars B Dahlin and Isam Atroshi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:9

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  23. Different bone cements and various cementation techniques can lead to different bone loss in revision surgery. We investigated the degree of tibial bone loss depending on different cements and techniques.

    Authors: Turgay Efe, Jens Figiel, David Sibbert, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann, Carsten O Tibesku, Nina Timmesfeld, Jürgen RJR Paletta and Adrian Skwara

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:6

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  24. Primary stability of cartilage repair constructs is of the utmost importance in the clinical setting but few continuous passive motion (CPM) models are available. Our study aimed to establish a novel ex vivo C...

    Authors: Turgay Efe, Markus D Schofer, Alexander Füglein, Nina Timmesfeld, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann, Thomas Stein, Bilal Farouk El-Zayat, Jürgen RJ Paletta and Thomas J Heyse

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:283

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  25. Muscle function may influence the risk of knee injury and outcomes following injury. Clinical tests, such as a single-limb mini squat, resemble conditions of daily life and are easy to administer. Fewer squats...

    Authors: Eva Ageberg, Kim L Bennell, Michael A Hunt, Milena Simic, Ewa M Roos and Mark W Creaby

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:265

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  26. Around about 1970, a gentamicin-loaded poly (methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) bone cement brand (Refobacin Palacos R) was introduced to control infection in joint arthroplasties. In 2005, this brand was replaced by ...

    Authors: Daniëlle Neut, Otto S Kluin, Jonathan Thompson, Henny C van der Mei and Henk J Busscher

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:258

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  27. We studied which factor could predict aseptic loosening in ABG I hip prosthesis with hydroxyapatite coating. Aseptic loosening and periprosthetic osteolysis are believed to be caused, at least in part, by incr...

    Authors: Jiri Gallo, Vitezslav Havranek, Jana Zapletalova and Jiri Lostak

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:243

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  28. The effects of intervention programs on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of patients with hip fracture have not been well studied. We hypothesized that older patients with hip fracture who received our i...

    Authors: Yea-Ing L Shyu, Jersey Liang, Chi-Chuan Wu, Huey-Shinn Cheng and Min-Chi Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:225

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  29. The effectiveness of bracing on preventing curve progression in coronal plane for mild and moderate adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients has been confirmed by previous radiographic researches. Howeve...

    Authors: Jun Jiang, Yong Qiu, Saihu Mao, Qinghua Zhao, Bangping Qian and Feng Zhu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:219

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  30. High tibial osteotomy (HTO) is a well established technique for the treatment of medial osteoarthritis of the knee with varus malalignment. Results of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) after previous HTO are still...

    Authors: Turgay Efe, Thomas J Heyse, Christoph Boese, Nina Timmesfeld, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann, Jan Schmitt, Christina Theisen and Markus D Schofer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:207

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