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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: Study protocol

    In treatment of isolated medial unicondylar osteoarthritis of the knee, it is possible to choose between medial unicondylar knee arthroplasty (mUKA), or a total knee prosthesis (TKA). The demand for a blinded ...

    Authors: Jacob Fyhring Mortensen, Lasse Enkebølle Rasmussen, Svend Erik Østgaard, Andreas Kappel, Frank Madsen, Henrik Morville Schrøder and Anders Odgaard

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:119

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  2. Content type: Research article

    There is still controversy regarding whether Quadriceps-sparing (QS) approach for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) lead to better earlier recovery as well as compromising low limb alignment and prosthesis positio...

    Authors: Fu-Zhen Yuan, Ji-Ying Zhang, Dong Jiang and Jia-Kuo Yu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:117

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  3. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to investigate whether cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) would be equally effective in elderly patients as in the young. The inclusion criteria of published clinical trials for CDA-enrolled pat...

    Authors: Jau-Ching Wu, Hsuan-Kan Chang, Wen-Cheng Huang, Tsung-Hsi Tu, Li-Yu Fay, Chao-Hung Kuo, Chih-Chang Chang, Ching-Lan Wu, Huang-Chou Chang and Henrich Cheng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:115

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Distally fixed cylindrical femoral stems extensively coated with porous materials are widely used in revision and total hip arthroplasty surgeries. Stem fracture is an uncommon complication; few case reports h...

    Authors: Leibo Zhu and Rongxin He

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:112

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Intra-articular lipomas are rare and very few cases have been reported in the knee. To the best of our knowledge, here we report the largest lipoma to have ever been observed in the knee. It is crucial to avoi...

    Authors: Jaime Dalla Rosa and José Juan Nogales Zafra

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:110

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The objective of the study was to compare the results of a primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) using the press-fit fixation technique for a quadriceps tendon (QT) graft to a standard quadr...

    Authors: Ralph Akoto, Malte Albers, Maurice Balke, Bertil Bouillon and Jürgen Höher

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:109

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) has been widely accepted in promoting the fracture healing process. However, there have been limited clinical trials focused on the efficacy of LIPUS during distraction ...

    Authors: Mi Hyun Song, Tae-Jin Kim, Sung Hyun Kang and Hae-Ryong Song

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:108

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Compared to patients without Parkinson’s disease (PD), patients with PD who underwent spinal surgeries were reported to have a relatively high complication rate. However, studies that analyze surgical risk fac...

    Authors: Huan Sheu, Jen-Chung Liao and Yu-Chih Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:106

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  9. Content type: Research article

    This meta-analysis was designed to quantify adduction moment loss, to evaluate the relationship between changes in mechanical axis alignment and adduction moment, and to assess whether sagittal plane moment is...

    Authors: Jun-Ho Kim, Hyun-Jung Kim, Haluk Celik, Joo-Hwan Kim and Dae-Hee Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:102

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Unilateral laminectomy for bilateral decompression (ULBD) for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a less invasive technique compared to conventional laminectomy. Recently, several authors have reported favorable r...

    Authors: Hiroshi Takahashi, Yasuchika Aoki, Junya Saito, Arata Nakajima, Masato Sonobe, Yorikazu Akatsu, Masahiro Inoue, Shinji Taniguchi, Manabu Yamada, Keita Koyama, Keiichiro Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Shiga, Kazuhide Inage, Sumihisa Orita, Satoshi Maki, Takeo Furuya…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:100

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Cannulated screws with an anterior wire are currently used for managing transverse patellar fracture. However, the addition of anterior wiring with various types of screws via open surgery to increase the mech...

    Authors: Chih-Hsien Chen, Yen-Nien Chen, Chun-Ting Li, Chih-Wei Chang, Chih-Han Chang and Yao-Te Peng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:99

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  12. Content type: Research article

    More personalized implant designs for total knee arthroplasty might optimize the clinical outcome after surgery. One of these personalized implant designs is the Persona knee implant system (Zimmer Biomet, War...

    Authors: N. M. C. Mathijssen, H. Verburg, N. J. London, M. Landsiedl and M. Dominkus

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:97

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  13. Content type: Research article

    A multicentre retrospective study was conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of single-stage posterior debridement, decompression and transpedicular screw fixation for the treatment of thoracolumbar jun...

    Authors: Yanping Zeng, Wenjie Wu, Jingtong Lyu, Xun Liu, Jiulin Tan, Zhilin Li, Yuan Chen, Litao Li, Yonghong Zheng, Gaoju Wang, Jianzhong Xu and Zehua Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:95

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Gnathodiaphyseal dysplasia (GDD) is an extremely rare autosomal dominant disease characterized by cemento-osseous lesions in the jawbones, bone fragility, and diaphyseal sclerosis of the tubular bones. Patient...

    Authors: Takuma Kuroda, Ichiro Okano, Takatoshi Sawada, Satoshi Okamoto, Yuki Midorikawa, Tetsuya Tachibana, Toshio Yagi and Katsunori Inagaki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:92

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  15. Content type: Research article

    A majority of proximal humeral fractures can be managed without surgery. Recent randomized clinical trials and meta-analyses even question the benefit of surgical treatment for displaced 3-, and 4-part fractur...

    Authors: Stig Brorson, Nikola Alispahic, Christian Bahrs, Alexander Joeris, Amir Steinitz and Laurent Audigé

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:91

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    While the rates of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) continue to rise worldwide, there are concerns about whether all surgeries are appropriate. Guidelines for appropriateness suggest that patients should have rea...

    Authors: Nick Bansback, Logan Trenaman, Karen V. MacDonald, Gillian Hawker, Jeffrey A. Johnson, Dawn Stacey and Deborah A. Marshall

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:89

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  17. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to clarify the characteristics associated with postoperative floating of the lesser toes, especially focusing on the medial and lateral lessor toes, after arthrodesis of the first metatarsopha...

    Authors: Tomohiro Onodera, Hiroaki Nakano, Kentaro Homan, Eiji Kondo and Norimasa Iwasaki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:87

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  18. Content type: Research article

    It is very important to dynamically evaluate the functional outcome in the knee after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction under physiological weight bearing. The objective of the current study is t...

    Authors: Zhiping Lin, Yangyang Tang, Hongchang Tan and Daozhang Cai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:82

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  19. Content type: Research article

    A fracture in the isolated greater trochanter is an infrequent type of femoral intertrochanteric fracture. The gluteus medius and gluteus minimus are abducent muscle groups with attachments located on the grea...

    Authors: Hanru Ren, Qikai Huang, Jiawen He, Yongan Wang, Lianghao Wu, Baoqing Yu and Dianying Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:79

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The direct anterior approach (DAA) has gained popularity in total hip arthroplasty (THA) over the past decade. A large number of studies have compared the DAA to other approaches with inclusion of a learning c...

    Authors: Antonio Klasan, Thomas Neri, Ludwig Oberkircher, Dominik Malcherczyk, Thomas Jan Heyse and Christopher Bliemel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:77

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    A tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TGCT) is a locally aggressive benign neoplasm arising from intra- or extra-articular tissue. Diffuse TGCT (D-TGCT) most commonly develops in the knee, followed by the hip, ankl...

    Authors: Akihiko Takeuchi, Akihiro Nomura, Norio Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Kentaro Igarashi, Susumu Tandai, Akira Kawai, Akihiko Matsumine, Shinji Miwa, Yoshihiro Nishida, Tomoki Nakamura, Ryu Terauchi, Manabu Hoshi, Toshiyuki Kunisada, Makoto Endo, Kenichi Yoshimura…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:68

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  22. Content type: Case report

    We evaluated our results of lengthening of free vascularized fibular grafts using a unilateral external fixator in patients with residual leg length discrepancy after free vascularized fibular graft for lower ...

    Authors: Xianghong Zhang, Tingting Zhang, Tang Liu, Zhihong Li and Xiangsheng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:66

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Comparative studies of total hip arthroplasty using the direct anterior approach (DAA) compared with the anterolateral approach (ALA) by gait analysis compared the results of the two groups, the damage to the ...

    Authors: Jun-Il Yoo, Yong-Han Cha, Kap-Jung Kim, Ha-Yong Kim, Won-Sik Choy and Sun-Chul Hwang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:63

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Hip pain is prevalent in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Hip displacement is a known risk factor for hip pain. However, many children do not have displaced hips but still have hip pain and the aetiologies a...

    Authors: Alexander Marcström, Gunnar Hägglund and Ann I. Alriksson-Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:62

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Although intraoperative periarticular multi-drug injection has been used for postoperative pain control after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), the injection has the inherent shortcoming of limited acting time. T...

    Authors: Takuya Iseki, Sachiyuki Tsukada, Motohiro Wakui, Kenji Kurosaka and Shinichi Yoshiya

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:61

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to compare the biomechanical behaviour of two bioabsorbable interference screws with different geometries.

    Authors: Gerardo L. Garcés, Oscar Martel, Alejandro Yánez and Alberto Cuadrado

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:60

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Patients with non-operated traumatic primary anterior shoulder dislocation (PASD) are assumed to have less shoulder impairment than patients with recurrent anterior shoulder dislocations (RASD). This may impac...

    Authors: Henrik Eshoj, Sten Rasmussen, Lars Henrik Frich, Steen Lund Jensen, Karen Søgaard and Birgit Juul-Kristensen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:59

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Despite very good prosthesis retention times, the growing numbers of primary implantations of hip endoprostheses are leading to increasing numbers of revision operations. Periprosthetic infection, particularly...

    Authors: Ralf Dieckmann, Tom Schmidt-Braekling, Georg Gosheger, Christoph Theil, Jendrik Hardes and Burkhard Moellenbeck

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:58

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  29. Content type: Research article

    It is generally accepted that all arthroplasty patients should receive venous thromboembolism (VTE) and bleeding risk assessments, and that postoperative thromboprophylaxis be routinely prescribed where approp...

    Authors: Corinne Mirkazemi, Luke R. Bereznicki and Gregory M. Peterson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:57

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Wearables consist of numerous technologies that are worn on the body and measure parameters such as step count, distance travelled, heart rate and sleep quantity. Recently, various wearable systems have been d...

    Authors: Lauren Simpson, Monish M. Maharaj and Ralph J Mobbs

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:55

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  31. Content type: Research article

    In anatomic medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction, malpositioning of the MPFL femoral tunnel is common. A palpable sulcus reportedly exists at the anatomic femoral attachment of the MPFL. The pr...

    Authors: Xuancheng Zhang, Guoming Xie, Chengyuan Zhang, Zhaoyi Fang, Jinzhong Zhao and Xiaoqiao Huangfu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:53

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Patient reported outcome measurement (PROMs) will not capture in detail the functional joint motion before and after total hip arthroplasty (THA). Therefore, methods more specifically aimed to analyse joint mo...

    Authors: Roland Zügner, Roy Tranberg, John Timperley, Diana Hodgins, Maziar Mohaddes and Johan Kärrholm

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:52

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Moderately increased motion at the intermediate segment (IS) after skip-level fusion may accelerate disc degeneration. However, limited biomechanical data are available that examine the effects on the IS follo...

    Authors: Ting-kui Wu, Yang Meng, Bei-yu Wang, Xin Rong, Ying Hong, Chen Ding, Hua Chen and Hao Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:49

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Knee movements performed in open (OKC) and closed (CKC) kinetic chains generate various patterns of muscle activities and especially distinct contact stresses in the patellofemoral joint (PFJ). In contrast to ...

    Authors: Dawid Bączkowicz, Krzysztof Kręcisz and Zbigniew Borysiuk

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:48

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Substantial bone loss following failed total knee arthroplasty (TKA) represents a major challenge in revision arthroplasty, that can require distal femoral reconstruction (DFR). In this study, we aimed to asse...

    Authors: Klemens Vertesich, Stephan E. Puchner, Kevin Staats, Markus Schreiner, Christian Hipfl, Bernd Kubista, Johannes Holinka and Reinhard Windhager

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:47

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  36. Content type: Research article

    We hypothesized that calcaneal reconstruction can relieve chronic pain due to calcaneal malunion. We report the mid-term follow-up results of calcaneal reconstruction for calcaneal malunion.

    Authors: Hong Seop Lee, Woo Jong Kim, Eun Seok Park, Jun Young Kim, Young Hwan Kim and Young Koo Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:43

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Geriatric acetabular fractures require fixation with sufficient primary stability to allow for immediate full-weight bearing. Minimally-invasive procedures would be desirable in order to keep perioperative mor...

    Authors: Tatjana Busuttil, Michel Teuben, Roman Pfeifer, Paolo Cinelli, Hans-Christoph Pape and Georg Osterhoff

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:39

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Spinal stenosis is a clinical diagnosis in which the main symptom is pain radiating to the lower extremities, or neurogenic claudication. Radiological spinal stenosis is commonly observed in the population and...

    Authors: Erland Hermansen, Tor Åge Myklebust, Ivar Magne Austevoll, Frode Rekeland, Tore Solberg, Kjersti Storheim, Oliver Grundnes, Jørn Aaen, Jens Ivar Brox, Christian Hellum and Kari Indrekvam

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:36

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  39. Content type: Research article

    During total knee arthroplasty(TKA), tourniquet is widely used by most surgeons whereas the optimal application is still controversial. With this prospective randomized controlled study, we intend to investiga...

    Authors: Meng Zhang, Gang Liu, Zexue Zhao, Pengfei Wu and Weidong Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:35

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  40. Content type: Research article

    In the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, a correlation between meniscal posterior segment injuries and medial meniscal extrusion has been reported, but there have been few reports on the relation...

    Authors: Tsuneo Kawahara, Takahisa Sasho, Takashi Ohnishi and Hideaki Haneishi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:33

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Assessment of outcomes for spinal surgeries is challenging, and an ideal measurement that reflects all aspects of importance for the patients does not exist. Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), EuroQol (EQ-5D) an...

    Authors: Ivar Magne Austevoll, Rolf Gjestad, Margreth Grotle, Tore Solberg, Jens Ivar Brox, Erland Hermansen, Frode Rekeland, Kari Indrekvam, Kjersti Storheim and Christian Hellum

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:31

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Suture anchor-based fixations of humeral greater tuberosity (GT) fractures have yielded good outcomes in both clinical and biomechanical studies. Be that as it may, the interface contact properties of these fi...

    Authors: Cheng-Li Lin, Ming-Long Yeh, Fong-Chin Su, Yu-Chih Wang, Chen-Hao Chiang, Chih-Kai Hong and Wei-Ren Su

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:26

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Rare variants of HSPG2 have recently been reported to function as a potential contributor to the susceptibility of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) in the Caucasians. A replication study in the different pop...

    Authors: Chao Xia, Leilei Xu, Bingchuan Xue, Fei Sheng, Yong Qiu and Zezhang Zhu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:24

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  44. Content type: Research article

    As one of the classical total hip arthroplasty (THA) approaches, the posterior approach is widely used. However, there is a lack of in-depth quantitative researches on the surgical-related injury to the hip ex...

    Authors: Ting Wang, Long Shao, Wei Xu, Feilong Li and Wei Huang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:22

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Proximal humeral fractures (PHFs) are the third most common fracture in older patients. The purpose of the study was to prospectively evaluate the outcomes of PHF fixation with a locking blade nail (LBN) or lo...

    Authors: Johannes E. Plath, Christian Kerschbaum, Tobias Seebauer, Rainer Holz, Daniel J. H. Henderson, Stefan Förch and Edgar Mayr

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:20

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) has been used over the last two decades to treat focal cartilage lesions aiming to delay or prevent the onset of osteoarthritis; however, some patients do not respond ...

    Authors: Ashraful Islam, Vegard Fossum, Ann Kristin Hansen, Ilona Urbarova, Gunnar Knutsen and Inigo Martinez-Zubiaurre

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:19

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  47. Content type: Case report

    Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) is a rare congenital syndrome characterized by the triad of venous varicosities, capillary malformations and limb hypertrophy. However, KTS may rarely occur in combination with...

    Authors: Jiliang Zhai, Min-Er Zhong, Jianxiong Shen, Haining Tan and Zheng Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:10

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