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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

    Tibial aperture fixation with a bioabsorbable interference screw is a popular fixation method in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). An interference screw containing β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP...

    Authors: Joon Ho Wang, Eun Su Lee and Byung Hoon Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:398

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    Burst fracture is a common thoracolumbar injury that is treated using posterior pedicle instrumentation and fusion combined with transpedicular intracorporeal grafting after reduction. In this study, we compar...

    Authors: Ping-Jui Tsai, Ming-Kai Hsieh, Kuo-Feng Fan, Lih-Huei Chen, Chia-Wei Yu, Po-Liang Lai, Chi-Chien Niu, Tsung-Ting Tsai and Wen-Jer Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:393

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    There is still no evidence in literature for damage control orthopaedics (DCO), early total care (ETC) or using external fixation solely in fractures of the long bones in multi-system-trauma. The aim of this s...

    Authors: Bernhard Gasser, Thomas M. Tiefenboeck, Sandra Boesmueller, Danijel Kivaranovic, Adam Bukaty and Patrick Platzer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:391

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Malalignment of the ankle joint has been found after trauma, by neurological disorders, genetic predisposition and other unidentified factors, and results in asymmetrical joint loading. For a medial open wedge...

    Authors: Hak Jun Kim, Eui Dong Yeo, Im Joo Rhyu, Soon-Hyuck Lee, Yeon Soo Lee and Young Koo Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:389

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  5. Content type: Research article

    High procedure volume and dedication to unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) has been suggested to improve revision rates. This study aimed to quantify the annual hospital volume effect on revision risk in...

    Authors: Mona Badawy, Anne M. Fenstad, Christoffer A. Bartz-Johannessen, Kari Indrekvam, Leif I. Havelin, Otto Robertsson, Annette W-Dahl, Antti Eskelinen, Keijo Mäkelä, Alma B. Pedersen, Henrik M. Schrøder and Ove Furnes

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:388

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate 10-year outcomes in cementless monobloc total hip arthroplasty (THA) in a group of hips with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCPD).

    Authors: Ze-Yu Luo, Hao-Yang Wang, Duan Wang, Hui Pan, Fu-Xing Pei and Zong-Ke Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:386

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    Total joint arthroplasty is associated with significant blood loss and often requires blood transfusion. However, allogeneic blood transfusion (ABT) may lead to severe problems, such as immunoreaction and infe...

    Authors: Weiping Ji, Xianfeng Lin, Ruoxia Zhang, Pan Tang, Jian Mo, Xinyi Teng, Qiuping Fan, Bo Wang, Shunwu Fan, Jianfeng Zhang, Shuai Chen and Kangmao Huang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:378

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal infections remain a major complication in orthopedic surgery. The local delivery of antibiotics provides the high levels required to treat an infection without systemic toxicity. However, the l...

    Authors: Tomas Kucera, Lenka Ryskova, Tomas Soukup, Jana Malakova, Eva Cermakova, Pavel Mericka, Jakub Suchanek and Pavel Sponer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:381

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The present study aimed to identify the risk factors associated with revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) failure using a Kerboull-type (KT) plate.

    Authors: Shinya Hayashi, Takayuki Nishiyama, Shingo Hashimoto, Tomoyuki Matsumoto, Koji Takayama, Kazunari Ishida, Kotaro Nishida and Ryosuke Kuroda

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:382

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Hip and knee replacements in patients with bone defects after infection correlates with high rates of reinfection. In this vulnerable patient population, the prevention of reinfection is to be considered super...

    Authors: Dirk Zajonz, Undine Birke, Mohamed Ghanem, Torsten Prietzel, Christoph Josten, Andreas Roth and Johannes K.M. Fakler

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:383

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Fibroma of tendon sheath (FTS) is a benign tumor arising from the synovium of the tendon sheath that occurs mostly around small joints such as the fingers, hands, and wrist. However, FTS rarely arises around a...

    Authors: Kayo Suzuki, Taketoshi Yasuda, Shun Suzawa, Kenta Watanabe, Masahiko Kanamori and Tomoatsu Kimura

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:376

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  12. Content type: Research article

    To determine the safety and efficacy of collagenase clostridium histolyticum (CCH) injection for the treatment of palmar Dupuytren disease nodules.

    Authors: Bronier Costas, Stephen Coleman, Greg Kaufman, Robert James, Brian Cohen and R. Glenn Gaston

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:374

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    Early detection of a high-risk patient following hip fracture surgery is of paramount clinical importance. American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) grading is an easy and efficient index in predicting a wor...

    Authors: Hyung-Min Ji, Jun Han, Hi-Won Bae and Ye-Yeon Won

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:375

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain (LBP) affects more than one third of the population at any given time, and chronic LBP is responsible for increased medical costs, functional limitations and decreased quality of life. A clear et...

    Authors: Katie Mitchell, Madeline Porter, Lauren Anderson, Carter Phillips, Grayson Arceo, Brian Montz, Susan Levy and Sara P. Gombatto

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:369

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Clinical and radiological outcomes including fixation stability of osteotomy site were compared in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who underwent modified Ludloff osteotomy to correct hallux valgus with oste...

    Authors: Young-Hoon Jo, Ki-Chul Park, Young-Sik Song and Il-Hoon Sung

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:371

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  16. Content type: Research article

    In treatment of unstable trochanteric fractures dynamic hip screw and Medoff sliding plate devices are designed to allow secondary fracture impaction, whereas intramedullary nails aim to maintain fracture alig...

    Authors: Johnny Paulsson, Josefine Corin Stig and Ola Olsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:364

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    Patients’ perceptions of care is an important factor in evaluation of health care, in quality assessment, and in improvement efforts. Expectations of assessments or procedures such as surgery have been found t...

    Authors: Karin S Samsson, Susanne Bernhardsson and Maria EH Larsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:367

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  18. Content type: Research article

    In our hospital a fast-track setting including a multimodal pain protocol is used for total hip arthroplasty (THA). Despite this multimodal pain protocol there is still a large range in reported postoperative ...

    Authors: Yvon M. den Hartog, Gerjon Hannink, Nick T. van Dasselaar, Nina M. Mathijssen and Stephan B. Vehmeijer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:363

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a well characterized spinal deformity that affects millions of children world-wide. The role of genetic factor in the development of AIS has been of great interest, sin...

    Authors: Leilei Xu, Chao Xia, Weiguo Zhu, Zhenhua Feng, Xiaodong Qin, Weixiang Sun, Yong Qiu and Zezhang Zhu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:368

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the recommended treatment for end-stage knee osteoarthritis. Considering the various risks associated with intra and postoperative blood transfusions, better understanding is r...

    Authors: Syed Hamza Mufarrih, Nada Qaisar Qureshi, Arif Ali, Azeem Tariq Malik, Huda Naim and Shahryar Noordin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:359

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