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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

    Clinically there are different fixation methods used for fixation of the posterior malleolar fractures (PMF), but the best treatment modality is still not clear. Few studies have concentrated on this issue, le...

    Authors: Adeel Anwar, Zhen Zhang, Decheng Lv, Gang Lv, Zhi Zhao, Yanfeng Wang, Yue Cai, Wasim Qasim, Muhammad Umar Nazir and Ming Lu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:73

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The patient-rated Core Outcome Measures Index (COMI) assesses the multidimensional impact of back problems on the sufferer. The brevity and comprehensibility of the tool make it practical for use in clinical a...

    Authors: Ko Matsudaira, Hiroyuki Oka, Yasushi Oshima, Hirotaka Chikuda, Yuki Taniguchi, Yoshitaka Matsubayashi, Mika Kawaguchi, Emiko Sato, Haruka Murano, Thomas Laurent, Sakae Tanaka and Anne F. Mannion

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:71

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  3. Content type: Review

    The utility of nanotechnology in medicine, specifically within the field of orthopedics, is a topic of extensive research. Our review provides a unique comprehensive overview of the current and potential futur...

    Authors: Walter Ryan Smith, Parke William Hudson, Brent Andrew Ponce and Sakthivel Rajan Rajaram Manoharan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:67

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Previous research has identified preoperative determinants that predict health related quality of life (HRQoL), functioning and pain after total knee or hip arthroplasty (TKA/THA), but these differed between s...

    Authors: Stefanie N. Hofstede, Maaike G. J. Gademan, Theo Stijnen, Rob G. H. H. Nelissen and Perla J. Marang- van de Mheen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:68

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  5. Content type: Case report

    We report the successful use of allograft–prosthesis composite (APC) and structural femoral head allografting in the bilateral reconstruction of large femoral and tibial uncontained defects during revision tot...

    Authors: Sung-Hyun Lee, Sung-Hyun Noh, Keun-Churl Chun, Joung-Kyue Han and Churl-Hong Chun

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:69

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Around 100,000 children are born annually with clubfoot worldwide and 80% live in low and middle-income counties (LMICs). Clubfoot is a condition in which children are born with one or both feet twisted inward...

    Authors: Sarah Drew, Rachael Gooberman-Hill and Christopher Lavy

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:72

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Knee osteoarthritis patients may become physically inactive due to pain and functional limitations. Whether physical activity exerts a protective or harmful effect depends on the frequency, intensity, time and...

    Authors: Maik Sliepen, Elsa Mauricio, Matthijs Lipperts, Bernd Grimm and Dieter Rosenbaum

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:64

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The effects of tranexamic acid (TXA) in the setting of shoulder arthroplasty are unclear. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of TXA in reducing the need for blood transfusions and blood los...

    Authors: Liang-Tseng Kuo, Wei-Hsiu Hsu, Ching-Chi Chi and Jae Chul Yoo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:60

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Spinous processes and posterior ligaments, such as inter- and supraspinous ligaments are often sacrificed either deliberately to harvest osseous material for final spondylodesis e.g. in deformity corrective su...

    Authors: Tobias Lange, Tobias L. Schulte, Georg Gosheger, Albert Schulze Boevingloh, Raul Mayr and Werner Schmoelz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:57

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Quadriceps tendon-patellar bone (QTPB) autograft is an excellent graft option with good clinical outcome. Use of QTPB autografts have increased because they minimize donor-site morbidity including anterior kne...

    Authors: Yoon-Ho Kwak, Sahnghoon Lee, Myung Chul Lee and Hyuk-Soo Han

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:45

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy and complications of arthroscopically assisted reduction and fixation with cannulated screws for tibial eminence fracture in skeletally immature patients.

    Authors: Chang Ho Shin, Doo Jae Lee, In Ho Choi, Tae-Joon Cho and Won Joon Yoo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:41

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Cancer patients are likely to undergo osteoporosis as consequence of hormone manipulation and/or chemotherapy. Little is known about possible increased risk of fracture in this population. The aim of this stud...

    Authors: Giuseppe Salvatore, Alessandra Berton, Hugo Giambini, Mauro Ciuffreda, Pino Florio, Umile Giuseppe Longo, Vincenzo Denaro, Andrew Thoreson and Kai-Nan An

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:38

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Previously, the sagittal spinal balance in both asymptomatic and scoliotic Caucasian people has been characterized and compared. Very recently, the sagittal spino-pelvic parameters among asymptomatic Chinese a...

    Authors: Pan-pan Hu, Miao Yu, Xiao-guang Liu, Zhong-qiang Chen and Zhong-jun Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:36

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The cervical sagittal parameters of the normal population and the impact of disc degeneration on cervical sagittal alignment have not been clearly defined yet. This study is applied to investigate the characte...

    Authors: Rong Xing, Wangmi Liu, Xilei Li, Libo Jiang, Mumingjiang Yishakea and Jian Dong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:37

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Syndesmotic injuries are common and their incidence is rising. In case of surgical fixation of the syndesmosis a metal syndesmotic screw is used most often. It is however unclear whether this screw needs to be...

    Authors: S. A. Dingemans, M. F. N. Birnie, F. R. K. Sanders, M. P. J. van den Bekerom, M. Backes, E. van Beeck, F. W. Bloemers, B. van Dijkman, E. Flikweert, D. Haverkamp, H. R. Holtslag, J. M. Hoogendoorn, P. Joosse, M. Parkkinen, G. Roukema, N. Sosef…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:35

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have reported that radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) reduces pain and improves function in patients with mild to moderately severe carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) compared to a place...

    Authors: Pichitchai Atthakomol, Worapaka Manosroi, Areerak Phanphaisarn, Sureeporn Phrompaet, Sawan Iammatavee and Siam Tongprasert

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:32

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Stemless shoulder arthroplasty is a fairly new concept. Clinical and radiological follow-up is essential to prove implant safety and concept. This prospective single-centre study was performed to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Philipp R. Heuberer, Georg Brandl, Leo Pauzenberger, Brenda Laky, Bernhard Kriegleder and Werner Anderl

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:28

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