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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Content type: Research article

    The intense ischemic pain of acute compartment syndrome can be difficult to discriminate from the pain related to an associated fracture. Lacking objective measures, the decision to perform fasciotomy is often...

    Authors: Abraham Nilsson, Björn Alkner, Patrick Wetterlöv, Stefan Wetterstad, Lars Palm and Jörg Schilcher

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:15

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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Case report

    In cases of avulsion fracture of the ischial tuberosity in which the bone fragments are substantially displaced, nonunion may cause pain in the ischial area. Various surgical procedures have been reported, but...

    Authors: Tomonori Tetsunaga, Hirosuke Endo, Tomoko Tetsunaga, Kazuki Yamada, Takayuki Furumatsu and Toshifumi Ozaki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:9

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Fusion in addition to decompression has become the standard treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis with degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). The evidence for performing fusion among these patients is conflicting...

    Authors: Ivar Magne Austevoll, Erland Hermansen, Morten Fagerland, Frode Rekeland, Tore Solberg, Kjersti Storheim, Jens Ivar Brox, Greger Lønne, Kari Indrekvam, Jørn Aaen, Oliver Grundnes and Christian Hellum

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:7

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Pre-contoured locking plates were recently introduced in the management of clavicular midshaft fractures. These plates may offer advantages such as no necessity for intraoperative bending and reduced plate irr...

    Authors: Tania Reisch, Roland S. Camenzind, Reto Fuhrer, Ulf Riede and Naeder Helmy

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:4

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The gluteus medius muscle plays a very important role in the stability of the gait, especially in patients with amputation of the lower limbs. Therefore, choosing the appropriate type of approach for hip arthr...

    Authors: Hong-Man Cho, Jae-Woong Seo, Hyun-Ju Lee, Sun-Do Kim, Kyu-Bok Kang, Jung-Ryul Kim and Ho-Wook Wee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:3

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  11. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the relationships between sagittal parameters and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores following anterior cervical hybrid decompression and fusion (ACHDF) of multilevel cervical spondyl...

    Authors: Yuming Huang, Zhibin Lan and Weihong Xu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:1

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Up to 40% of patients diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) show evidence of redundant nerve roots (RNR) of the cauda equina on their magnetic resonance images (MRI). The etiology of RNR is still unclear...

    Authors: Luca Papavero, Carlos J. Marques, Jens Lohmann and Thies Fitting

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:452

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Nonunions of the subtrochanteric region of the femur after previous intramedullary nailing can be difficult to address. Implant failure and bone defects around the implant significantly complicate the therapy,...

    Authors: Sebastian Lotzien, Valentin Rausch, Thomas Armin Schildhauer and Jan Gessmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:448

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Failure of isolated primary meniscal repair must be expected in approximately 10–25% of cases. Patients requiring revision surgery may benefit from revision meniscal repair, however, the results of this proced...

    Authors: Andreas Fuchs, Ferdinand Kloos, Gerrit Bode, Kaywan Izadpanah, Norbert P. Südkamp and Matthias J. Feucht

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:446

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The existence of latent low-virulence anaerobic bacteria in degenerated intervertebral discs (IVDs) remains controversial. In this study, the prevalence of low-virulence anaerobic bacteria in degenerated IVDs ...

    Authors: Guoqing Tang, Zhuo Wang, Ji Chen, Zhengshi Zhang, Hongbin Qian and Yong Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:445

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Tibia infected nonunion and chronic osteomyelitis are challenging clinical presentations. Bone transportation with external or hybrid fixators (combined external and internal fixators) is versatile to solve th...

    Authors: Zhen Zhang, W. Benton Swanson, Yan-Hong Wang, Wei Lin and Guanglin Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:442

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The primary objective was to investigate the clinical and radiological outcome in patients undergoing major hip surgery using a novel antibiotic containing bone substitute for local augmentation in trochanteri...

    Authors: Mindaugas Stravinskas, Sarunas Tarasevicius, Simonas Laukaitis, Malin Nilsson, Deepak Bushan Raina and Lars Lidgren

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:438

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    Tourniquet use during total knee replacement is common, yet uncertainty exists regarding its benefits and harms. The primary aim of the current study is to investigate whether tourniquet use during total knee ...

    Authors: Richard S. Page, Simon Williams, Avanthi Selvaratnam, Shaun Waring, Myles Conroy, Andrew Thomson, Sally Beattie, Rekha Ganeshalingam and Stephen D. Gill

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:435

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Elbow dislocation represents a common injury, especially in the younger population. If treated surgically, the reattached tendons require a high amount of primary stability to allow for an early rehabilitation...

    Authors: Andreas Lenich, Christian Pfeifer, Philipp Proier, Roman Fleer, Coen Wijdicks, Martina Roth, Frank Martetschläger and Jonas Pogorzelski

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:432

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Tranexamic acid (TXA) is an anti-fibrinolytic agent successfully preventing blood loss when using intravenously (IV) in total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). An oral administration, w...

    Authors: Xiaozhen Han, Guiqing Gong, Naili Han and Mei Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:430

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  21. Content type: Research article

    To study the impact of acetabular reaming depth on reconstruction of rotation center (RC) in unilateral primary total hip arthroplasty (UPTHA) and guide individualized preoperative design.

    Authors: Pu Shao, Zhizhou Li, Modi Yang, Yuzhuo Wang, Te Liu, Yuhui Yang, Lian Duan, Jinlan Jiang and Jianlin Zuo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:425

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of denosumab or zoledronic acid (ZA) using symptomatic skeletal events (SSEs) as the primary endpoint in Asian postmenopausal women with oestrogen-recepto...

    Authors: Chi Zhang, Fan Zhang, Guanzhao Liang, Xianshang Zeng, Weiguang Yu, Zhidao Jiang, Jie Ma, Mingdong Zhao, Min Xiong, Keke Gui, Fenglai Yuan and Weiping Ji

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:424

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the most common joint replacement surgery in Canada. Earlier Canadian work reported 1 in 5 TKA patients expressing dissatisfaction following surgery. A better understanding of ...

    Authors: Stirling Bryan, Laurie J. Goldsmith, Jennifer C. Davis, Samar Hejazi, Valerie MacDonald, Patrick McAllister, Ellen Randall, Nitya Suryaprakash, Amery D. Wu and Richard Sawatzky

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:423

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is widely used in rotator cuff repairs but its effect on the healing process is unclear. Several cell culture studies on the effect of allogenic PRP have reported promising results b...

    Authors: Stephan Pauly, Franka Klatte-Schulz, Katharina Stahnke, Markus Scheibel and Britt Wildemann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:422

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Although the proximal humeral fractures (PHFs) treated with locking plate have been well applied, there are few studies concerning on the serial HSA changes after locking plate placement. The purpose of this r...

    Authors: Ji-Qi Wang, Bing-Jie Jiang, Wei-Jun Guo and You-Ming Zhao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:420

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Minimally invasive treatment of complex tibial plateau fracture represents one of the most challenging problems in orthopedic surgery. We intended to describe the percutaneous surgery involving an originally d...

    Authors: Hengrui Chang, Zhanle Zheng, Yiyang Yu, Jiasheng Shao and Yingze Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:419

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Hip flexion contracture often occurs after femoral lengthening in patients with achondroplasia, but few studies have investigated its development in these patients. The purpose of this study was to analyze sus...

    Authors: Mi Hyun Song, Tae-Jin Lee, Jong Hyeop Song and Hae-Ryong Song

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:417

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a successful and common procedure. However, 6–28% of patients are dissatisfied postoperatively. The provision of preoperative patient information, inquiring about patients’ exp...

    Authors: Aamir Mahdi, Maria Hälleberg Nyman and Per Wretenberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:414

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Radio frequency ablation devices have found a widespread application in arthroscopic surgery. However, recent publications report about elevated temperatures, which may cause damage to the capsular tissue and ...

    Authors: Philipp Ahrens, Dirk Mueller, Sebastian Siebenlist, Andreas Lenich, Ulrich Stoeckle and Gunther H. Sandmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:413

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The primary objective of this systematic review is to examine the characteristics of pilot randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the orthopaedic surgery literature, including the proportion framed as feasibil...

    Authors: Bijal Desai, Veeral Desai, Shivani Shah, Archita Srinath, Amr Saleh, Nicole Simunovic, Andrew Duong, Sheila Sprague and Mohit Bhandari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:412

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Reasons for dissatisfaction with total knee arthroplasty (TKA) include unequal flexion or extension gap, soft tissue imbalance, and patella maltracking, which often occur with mismatch between femoral and tibi...

    Authors: Yu-Hsien Lin, Feng-Shuo Chang, Kun-Hui Chen, Kui-Chou Huang and Kuo-Chih Su

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:411

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Vascular damage in polytrauma patients is associated with high mortality and morbidity. Therefore, specific clinical implications of vascular damage with fractures in major trauma patients are reassessed.

    Authors: F. Gilbert, C. Schneemann, C. J. Scholz, R. Kickuth, R. H. Meffert, R. Wildenauer, U. Lorenz, R. Kellersmann and A. Busch

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:404

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal models are commonly used to quantify joint motions and loads during human motion. Constraining joint kinematics simplifies these models but the implications of the placement and quantity of mar...

    Authors: Annelise A. Slater, Todd J. Hullfish and Josh R. Baxter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:399

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Iliosacral screw fixation is a popular method for the management of posterior pelvic ring fractures or dislocations, providing adequate biomechanical stability. Our aim in this study was to describe the use of...

    Authors: Fan Yang, Sheng Yao, Kai-fang Chen, Feng-zhao Zhu, Ze-kang Xiong, Yan-hui Ji, Ting-fang Sun and Xiao-dong Guo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:397

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  35. Content type: Research article

    We hypothesized, that periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) accounts for the major proportion of first (primary) and repeated (secondary) Total Knee Arthroplasty revisions at our university referral arthroplast...

    Authors: S. P. Boelch, A. Jakuscheit, S. Doerries, L. Fraissler, M. Hoberg, J. Arnholdt and M. Rudert

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:395

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Elbow osteoarthritis (OA) is a common disabling condition because of pain and loss of motion. Open and arthroscopic debridement are the preferred treatment, however there is no consensus on which treatment mod...

    Authors: Keshav Poonit, Xijie Zhou, Bin Zhao, Chao Sun, Chenglun Yao, Feng Zhang, Jingwei Zheng and Hede Yan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:394

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Biomechanical testing using image-based deformation detection techniques such as digital image correlation (DIC) offer optical contactless methods for strain and displacement measurements of biological tissues...

    Authors: Aqeeda Singh, Mario Scholze and Niels Hammer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:387

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Changes in bone mineral density have been implicated with the onset of osteoarthritis, but its role in inducing failure of articular cartilage mechanically is unclear. This study aimed to determine the effect ...

    Authors: Humaira Mahmood, Duncan E. T. Shepherd and Daniel M. Espino

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:384

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study is (1) to compare joint line (JL) restoration and clinical outcomes in revision TKA based on the contemporary prosthesis type and (2) to determine the restoration of posterior condylar of...

    Authors: JuHong Lee, SungIl Wang and KiBum Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:382

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  40. Content type: Research article

    A double-leg landing with or without a subsequent jump is commonly used to evaluate the neuromuscular control of knee abduction. However, the differences in frontal plane knee biomechanics between landings wit...

    Authors: Tomoya Ishida, Yuta Koshino, Masanori Yamanaka, Ryo Ueno, Shohei Taniguchi, Mina Samukawa, Hiroshi Saito, Hisashi Matsumoto, Yoshimitsu Aoki and Harukazu Tohyama

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:379

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Dega pelvic osteotomy is commonly performed procedure in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) undergoing hip reconstructive surgery for hip displacement. However, there has been no study investigating the outcome...

    Authors: Ki Hyuk Sung, Soon-Sun Kwon, Chin Youb Chung, Kyoung Min Lee, Jaeyoung Kim and Moon Seok Park

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:375

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Opening-wedge osteotomies of the distal radius, performed with three-dimensional printed patient-specific instruments, are a promising technique for accurate correction of malunions. Nevertheless, reports of r...

    Authors: Simon Roner, Fabio Carrillo, Lazaros Vlachopoulos, Andreas Schweizer, Ladislav Nagy and Philipp Fuernstahl

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:374

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:403

  43. Content type: Research article

    Dislocation continues to be a common complication following total hip arthroplasty (THA). A larger intraoperative range of motion (ROM) is believed to minimize dislocation risk, and intraoperative stability te...

    Authors: Hiromasa Tanino, Tatsuya Sato, Yasuhiro Nishida, Ryo Mitsutake and Hiroshi Ito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:373

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  44. Content type: Research article

    A large critical shoulder angle (CSA) >35° is associated with the development of rotator cuff tearing. Lateral acromioplasty (AP) has the theoretical potential to prevent rotator cuff tearing and/ or to reduce...

    Authors: Dominik Kaiser, Elias Bachmann, Christian Gerber and Dominik C. Meyer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:371

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The use of a quadriceps tendon-patellar bone (QTPB) autograft provides an alternative procedure in primary reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Using the press-fit technique for femoral fixa...

    Authors: Alexander Barié, Michael Köpf, Ayham Jaber, Babak Moradi, Holger Schmitt, Jürgen Huber and Nikolaus Alexander Streich

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:368

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Distal biceps tendon rupture occurs more often in middle-aged male population, involving the dominant arm. In this retrospective study, it’s been described the occurrence of the most frequent adverse events an...

    Authors: L. Tarallo, M. Lombardi, F. Zambianchi, A. Giorgini and F. Catani

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:364

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  47. Content type: Technical advance

    Local antibiotic therapy has gained increasing attraction in the prevention and treatment of fracture infection. However, no reports have used local antibiotic therapy in the management of early infection afte...

    Authors: Xu-sheng Qiu, Bei Cheng, Yi-xin Chen, Xiao-yang Qi, Wei-ping Sha and Guo-zhao Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:360

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