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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity and regular participation in recreational sports gain importance in patients’ lifestyle after knee arthroplasty. Cementless unicompartimental Knee replacement with the Oxford System has been ...

    Authors: Benjamin Panzram, Ines Bertlich, Tobias Reiner, Tilman Walker, Sébastien Hagmann and Tobias Gotterbarm

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:18

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF) has been employed in increasing cases compared with open TLIF (Open-TLIF). However, it is uncertain whether the advantages of MI-TLIF can als...

    Authors: Qingsong Xie, Jing Zhang, Feng Lu, Hao Wu, Zan Chen and Fengzeng Jian

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:15

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Although thrombosis complication is rare after arthroscopic meniscus surgery, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism can be fatal. The associated risk factors and whether anticoagulant prevention after ar...

    Authors: Chao-Hua Fang, Hua Liu, Jun-Hui Zhang and Shi-Gui Yan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:19

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In the late stage of Spinal tuberculosis, the bony destruction and vertebral collapse often leads to significant kyphosis, presenting clinically as a painful gibbus deformity, with increased instability, verte...

    Authors: Wenhao Hu, Xuesong Zhang, Jiayi Yu, Fanqi Hu, Hao Zhang and Yan Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:13

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  16. Content type: Technical advance

    Metastases to the upper cervical spine were rarely reported in the literature. However, metastases to this area may cause spinal instability and cord compression, which in turn can result in respiratory failur...

    Authors: Xinjie Wu, Mingsheng Tan, Yingna Qi, Ping Yi, Feng Yang, Xiangsheng Tang and Qingying Hao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:11

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Degenerative adult de novo (DAD) scoliosis appears characteristically in the sixth or seventh decade with symptoms of severe back pain and radiculopathy or spinal claudication. The aim of this study was to enh...

    Authors: Maciej J. K. Simon, Henry F. H. Halm and Markus Quante

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:10

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Ankle tape is widely used by athletes to prevent ankle sprain. Although there is growing evidence that ankle tape improve joint position sense, but yet it is not clear even if tape improve joint position sense...

    Authors: Akram Jahjah, Dietmar Seidenspinner, Karl Schüttler, Antonio Klasan, Thomas J. Heyse, Dominik Malcherczyk and Bilal Farouk El-Zayat

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:8

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Traumatic sternoclavicular joint dislocations are rare; closed reduction is the primary treatment. The failure of closed reduction or a prominent insult to the skin may require surgery to ensure the best possi...

    Authors: Rongguang Ao, Yalong Zhu, Jianhua Zhou, Zhen Jian, Jifei Shi, Cheng Li, Wankun Hu and Baoqing Yu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:7

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Desmoid-type fibromatosis (DF) is a aggressive (myo)fibroblastic neoplasm with an infiltrative growth and a tendency to local recurrence. Resection of the tumour and/or radiation were proposed as principal tre...

    Authors: Laura Wirth, Alexander Klein, Andrea Baur-Melnyk, Thomas Knösel, Lars H. Lindner, Falk Roeder, Volkmar Jansson and Hans Roland Dürr

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:2

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Defining the optimal cutting plane for derotational osteotomy at the distal femur for correction of torsion in cases of patellofemoral instability is still challenging. This preliminary study investigates chan...

    Authors: Florian B. Imhoff, Bastian Scheiderer, Philip Zakko, Elifho Obopilwe, Franz Liska, Andreas B. Imhoff, Augustus D. Mazzocca, Robert A. Arciero and Knut Beitzel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:553

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Even though internal fixation has expanded the indications for cervical spine surgery, it carries the risks of fracture or migration, with associated potential life threatening complications. Removal of metal ...

    Authors: Luca Denaro, Umile Giuseppe Longo, Alberto Corrado Di Martino, Nicola Maffulli and Vincenzo Denaro

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:552

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Tears of the Ligamentum Teres are a common cause of groin pain. Tears of the ligament frequently co-exist alongside other bony or labral intra-articular hip lesions, which are also treated at the time of arthr...

    Authors: Nicholas Pergaminelis, Jesse Renouf, Camdon Fary, Oren Tirosh and Phong Tran

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:554

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Management of distal humeral fractures remains to be one of the most challenging aspects in trauma surgery. Low profile plating systems with variable angle screw fixation represent a crucial advancement to the...

    Authors: Moritz Crönlein, Martin Lucke, Marc Beirer, Dominik Pförringer, Chlodwig Kirchhoff, Peter Biberthaler, Karl F. Braun and Sebastian Siebenlist

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:547

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to assess which patient and procedure factors affected both the risk of infection as well as procedure duration. Additionally, to assess if procedure duration affected the revision ri...

    Authors: Mona Badawy, Birgitte Espehaug, Anne Marie Fenstad, Kari Indrekvam, Håvard Dale, Leif I. Havelin and Ove Furnes

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:544

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Deltoid ligament (DL) rupture is commonly seen in clinical practice; however the need to explore and surgically repair it is still in debate. The objective of the current study is to compare the outcomes of su...

    Authors: Hong-Mou Zhao, Jun Lu, Feng Zhang, Xiao-Dong Wen, Yi Li, Ding-Jun Hao and Xiao-Jun Liang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:543

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  27. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the differences in the perioperative serum cortisol, C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels between aged and middle-aged patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA).

    Authors: Jian Zhong, Hai-bo Si, Yi Zeng, Jing Yang, Zong-ke Zhou, Peng-de Kang, Fu-xing Pei and Bin Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:541

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The palmaris longus (PL) muscle is characterised by high morphological diversity, and its tendon crosses the median nerve (MN) at different levels. Due to the fact that the palmaris longus tendon is routinely ...

    Authors: Łukasz Olewnik, Grzegorz Wysiadecki, Michał Polguj, Michał Podgórski, Hubert Jezierski and Mirosław Topol

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:539

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  29. Content type: Case report

    Osteoblastoma is a rare and benign tumor which requires early diagnosis and surgical excision. Scoliosis is a common presentation following osteoblastoma. It is considered due to pain-provoked muscle spasm on ...

    Authors: Lin-nan Wang, Bo-wen Hu, Lei Wang, Xi Yang, Li-min Liu and Yue-ming Song

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:538

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Fractures to the base of the fifth metatarsal are common, but their treatment remains controversial. Especially for Lawrence and Botte (L&B) type II fractures, there is conflicting evidence and consequently no...

    Authors: Sebastian Felix Baumbach, Wolf Christian Prall, Michael Kramer, Mareen Braunstein, Wolfgang Böcker and Hans Polzer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:534

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Finite element analysis (FEA) of the proximal femur has been previously validated with large mesh size, but these were insufficient to simulate the model with small implants in recent studies. This study aimed...

    Authors: Michiaki Miura, Junichi Nakamura, Yusuke Matsuura, Yasushi Wako, Takane Suzuki, Shigeo Hagiwara, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuhide Inage, Yuya Kawarai, Masahiko Sugano, Kento Nawata and Seiji Ohtori

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:536

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have reported that rod composition and diameter, as well as the correction technique are key factors associated with thoracic kyphosis (TK) restoration. However, few study has analyzed the cor...

    Authors: Ming Luo, Honghui Jiang, Wengang Wang, Ning Li, Mingkui Shen, Peng Li, Genzhong Xu and Lei Xia

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:526

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  33. Content type: Technical advance

    Malunion of phalangeal and metacarpal bones are often associated with impairment of hand function and pose a challenging task for treating surgeons in most cases. When applicable, corrective osteotomy is the t...

    Authors: T. Haider, D. Geisler, G. Thalhammer and J. Erhart

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:529

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Atypical subtrochanteric fracture and femoral fracture have been considered to be rare complications related to long-term bisphosphonates use. A reduced bone turnover rate may lead to delayed bone healing. Lim...

    Authors: Wen-Ling Yeh, Chun-Yi Su, Chia-Wei Chang, Chien-Hao Chen, Tsai-Sheng Fu, Lih-Huei Chen and Tung-Yi Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:527

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain and neck-shoulder pain are the most reported types of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, and performing heavy lifting at work and working with trunk rotation increase the risk of developing ...

    Authors: Mikkel Brandt, Lars Louis Andersen, Afshin Samani, Markus Due Jakobsen and Pascal Madeleine

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:519

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Adverse Reaction to Metal Debris (ARMD) is still a major reason for revision surgeries in patients with metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements. ARMD consists of a wide range of alterations in periprosthetic tis...

    Authors: Lari Lehtovirta, Aleksi Reito, Jyrki Parkkinen, Harry Hothi, Johann Henckel, Alister Hart and Antti Eskelinen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:523

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Treatment of displaced and angulated radial neck fractures in children is controversial and challenging. Numerous studies have been conducted regarding treatment algorithms and surgical techniques that use flu...

    Authors: Jung Eun Lee, Jung Bong Kim and Eun Seok Choi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:516

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  38. Content type: Research article

    A retrospective single centre cohort analysis was performed to evaluate an individualised radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) protocol for treatment of symptomatic calcific shoulder tendinopathy.

    Authors: Nikolaos Malliaropoulos, Dawn Thompson, Maria Meke, Debasish Pyne, Dimosthenis Alaseirlis, Henry Atkinson, Vasileios Korakakis and Heinz Lohrer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:513

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Although a loss of rotator cuff integrity leads to the superior migration of the humeral head, the parameters that characterize the anterolateral migration of the humeral head have not been established. The pu...

    Authors: Noboru Taniguchi, Darryl D. D’Lima, Naoki Suenaga, Yasuyuki Ishida, Deokcheol Lee, Isoya Goya and Etsuo Chosa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:511

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Fractures of the humeral greater tuberosity (GT) are a frequent injury progressively treated with arthroscopic suture anchor repair. Yet, no biomechanical study has been performed comparing fixation strength o...

    Authors: Gernot Seppel, Tim Saier, Frank Martetschläger, Johannes E. Plath, Alberto Guevara-Alvarez, Julia Henschel, Martin Winkler, Peter Augat, Andreas B. Imhoff and Stefan Buchmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:506

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The use of autogenous bone graft is a well–known technique for reconstruction of tibial bone defects in primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). In cases where the size of the bone graft is inappropriate, the st...

    Authors: Jung-Ro Yoon, In-Wook Seo and Young-Soo Shin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:502

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:31

  42. Content type: Research article

    Within traumatology a common indication for acute surgery of fractured clavicles is bone shortening over 2 cm. This indication is among but a few indications; which are recommended to be treated operatively wi...

    Authors: A. H. Thorsmark, O. M. Christensen, S. Torp-Pedersen, S. Overgaard and L. H. Frich

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:503

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The flexion relaxation phenomenon (FRP) has been widely investigated. Nevertheless, no study has been reported on the FRP as well as spasm response to large lifting load. The aim of this study was to evaluate ...

    Authors: Yanjun Ma and Xinhai Shan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:505

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Sacroiliac joint tuberculosis(SJT) is relatively uncommon, but it may cause severe sacroiliac joint destruction and functional disorder. Few studies in the literature have been presented on SJT, reports of sur...

    Authors: Guo Zhu, Li-Yuan Jiang, Zhang Yi, Li Ping, Chun-Yue Duan, Cao Yong, Jin-Yang Liu and Jian-Zhong Hu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:504

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The deltoid splitting approach has recently been widely adopted to facilitate less invasive procedures for proximal humerus fractures. However, there are still concerns regarding its effectiveness in aging peo...

    Authors: Alvin Chao-Yu Chen, Chih-Hao Chiu, Kuo-Yau Hsu and Yi-Sheng Chan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:495

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Mobile-bearing ankle implants with good clinical results continued to increase the popularity of total ankle arthroplasty to address endstage ankle osteoarthritis preserving joint movement. Alternative solutio...

    Authors: Nicolo Martinelli, Silvia Baretta, Jenny Pagano, Alberto Bianchi, Tomaso Villa, Gloria Casaroli and Fabio Galbusera

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:493

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