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  1. We investigate the safety of the application of the Rigidfix cross-pin system via different tibial tunnels in the tibial fixation during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.

    Authors: Jian Wang, Hua-qiang Fan, Wenli Dai, Hong-Da Li, Yang-pan Fu, Zhenhuang Liu, Chang-ming Huang and Zhanjun Shi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:736

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The aim of this study is to introduce a new method of percutaneous endoscopic decompression under 3D real-time image-guided navigation for spinal stenosis in degenerative kyphoscoliosis patients without instab...

    Authors: Tsung-Yu Ho, Chung-Wei Lin, Chien-Chun Chang, Hsien-Te Chen, Yen-Jen Chen, Yuan-Shun Lo, Pan-Hsuan Hsiao, Po-Chen Chen, Chih-Sheng Lin and Hsi-Kai Tsou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:734

    Content type: Technical advance

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  3. Understanding of suprascapular notch (SSN) anatomy and relationship with scapular dimensions are vital in diagnosis, prevention, and assessment of suprascapular nerve entrapment syndrome. The study aimed to as...

    Authors: Adesanya Olamide Adewale, Okeniran Olatayo Segun, Ibe Michael Usman, Ann Lemuel Monima, Eric Simidi Kegoye, Keneth Iceland Kasozi, Halima Nalugo and Fred Ssempijja

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:733

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Fibroma of tendon sheath (FTS) is a rare benign soft tissue tumor that often occurs in the upper extremities. It manifests as a slow-growing mass, often without tenderness or spontaneous pain. FTS occurs most ...

    Authors: Hiroki Shibayama, Yuichiro Matsui, Daisuke Kawamura, Atsushi Urita, Chikako Ishii, Tamotsu Kamishima, Mutsumi Nishida, Ai Shimizu and Norimasa Iwasaki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:732

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Many motion studies have shown that the inner bearing of bipolar prostheses moves less than expected under non-weight-bearing and static weight-bearing positions, which are not routine functional movements per...

    Authors: Weizhou Jiang, Jun Xiao, Bin Chen, Ming Jia, Yang Zhang, Jian Wang and Zhanjun Shi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:731

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Muscle strength training is a common strategy for treating chronic ankle instability (CAI), but the effectiveness decreases for mechanical ankle instability (MAI) patients with initial severe ligament injuries...

    Authors: Zong-chen Hou, Xin Miao, Ying-fang Ao, Yue-lin Hu, Chen Jiao, Qin-wei Guo, Xing Xie, Feng Zhao, Yan-bin Pi, Nan Li, Zhi-yu Zhang and Dong Jiang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:730

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Intensity of resistance training history might be omitted or poorly ascertained in prescreening or data questionnaires involving musculoskeletal health. Failure to identify history of high-versus low-intensity...

    Authors: Todd C. Shoepe, Joseph W. LaBrie, Grant T. Mello, Allison G. Leggett and Hawley C. Almstedt

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:729

    Content type: Research article

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  8. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Umile Giuseppe Longo, Giuseppe Salvatore, Laura Risi Ambrogioni, Eleonora Cella, Vincenzo Candela, Arianna Carnevale, Emiliano Schena, Massimo Ciccozzi, Nicola Maffulli and Vincenzo Denaro

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:728

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:687

  9. Globally, osteoarthritis (OA) is the third condition associated with disability. There is still poor treatment in OA but science holds the key to finding better treatments and a cure. It is essential to learn ...

    Authors: Marianna Vitaloni, Angie Botto-van Bemden, Rosa Sciortino, Xavier Carné, Maritza Quintero, Pedro Santos-Moreno, Rolando Espinosa, Oscar Rillo, Jordi Monfort, Francisco de Abajo, Elizabeth Oswald, Marco Matucci, Patrick du Souich, Ingrid Möller, Montserrat Romera Baures, Arlene Vinci…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:727

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Musculoskeletal disorders are often observed in patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The aim of the study was to assess passive ranges of rotation in the cervical spine, chest deformity and pelvic obli...

    Authors: Agnieszka Stępień, Łucja Mazurkiewicz, Katarzyna Maślanko, Witold Rekowski and Maria Jędrzejowska

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:726

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  11. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common peripheral nerve compression disorder. However, there is no established opinion regarding the predictors of symptom improvement after surgery. This study aimed to identify th...

    Authors: Yuichi Sasaki, Tohru Terao, Emiko Saito, Keiichiro Ohara, Shotaro Michishita, Naoki Kato, Satoshi Tani and Yuichi Murayama

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:725

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Considerable attention has been paid to the role of kinesiophobia with respect to knee prosthesis but it has not yet been studied as a prognostic factor of short-term functional performance following total hip...

    Authors: M. Morri, E. Venturini, N. Franchini, R. Ruisi, A. Culcasi, A. Ruggiero, C. Govoni and M. G. Benedetti

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:724

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  13. Iliopsoas impingement is a complication of total hip arthroplasty that often manifests as groin pain during initial hip flexion. However, there are no reports of mechanical complications after iliopsoas tenoto...

    Authors: Sun-Jung Yoon, Jong-Hyun Ko and Dean K. Matsuda

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:723

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Muscle weakness is an important etiological factor in plantar fasciitis (PF), but available data on the role of the quadriceps, hamstring, and gastrocnemius (GCM) muscles are limited. The aim of this study was...

    Authors: Jin Hyuck Lee, Hae Woon Jung and Woo Young Jang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:722

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Encouraged by the widespread adoption of enhanced recovery protocols (ERPs) for elective total hip and knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA) in high-income countries, our nationwide multidisciplinary research group firs...

    Authors: Ulla Plenge, Romy Parker, Shamiela Davids, Gareth L. Davies, Zahnne Fullerton, Lindsay Gray, Penelope Groenewald, Refqah Isaacs, Ntambue Kauta, Frederik M. Louw, Andile Mazibuko, David M. North, Marc Nortje, Glen M. Nunes, Neo Pebane, Chantal Rajah…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:721

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  16. The reported prevalence of spondylolysis (SL) in the adult population is 6–7%. Data concerning adolescent-onset spondylolisthesis (SLS) and the impact of certain activities on it is scarce. We examined the ris...

    Authors: Oren Zack, Yair Barak, Aharon S. Finestone, Ayala Krakov, Dani Slodownik, Deborah Alperovitch-Najenson and Shlomo Moshe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:720

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Anteromedial cortex-to-cortex reduction is a key parameter for stable reconstruction of the fracture fragments during the intertrochanteric fracture fixation. This paper introduces the oblique fluoroscopic pro...

    Authors: Shi-Yi Chen, Shi-Min Chang, Rujan Tuladhar, Zhen Wei, Wen-Feng Xiong, Sun-Jun Hu and Shou-Chao Du

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:719

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Range of abduction often decreases during Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease (LCPD) disease. However, a good range of abduction is required during the course of LCPD, especially when containment surgery should be perf...

    Authors: Ahmad El-Harbiti and Yasmin D. Hailer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:718

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Percutaneous endoscopic decompression (PED) is considered a minimally invasive and safe procedure in lumbar degenerative disease. Few authors report the success of PED for thoracic spinal stenosis (TSS) with t...

    Authors: Xiao-Kang Cheng, Fu-Cheng Bian, Zhao-Yu Liu, Feng-Kai Yang and Bin Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:717

    Content type: Research article

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  20. We aimed to evaluate whether arthroscopic microfracture with atelocollagen augmentation could improve the clinical outcomes and quality of regenerated cartilage in patients with osteochondral lesion of the tal...

    Authors: Young Koo Lee, Ki Won Young, Jin Su Kim, Hong Seop Lee, Whi-Je Cho and Hyong Nyun Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:716

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are common among healthcare workers. Because frequent patient transfer has been associated with increased risk of MSDs, we aim to quantify the physical load associ...

    Authors: Jonas Vinstrup, Markus D. Jakobsen, Pascal Madeleine and Lars L. Andersen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:715

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  22. At present, few reports of percutaneous endoscopic transforaminal decompression surgery have been reported to solve central lumbar spinal stenosis (CLSS). Is endoscopic decompression through bilateral transfor...

    Authors: Bin Zhang, Qingquan Kong, Yuqing Yan and Pin Feng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:714

    Content type: Research article

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  23. There are few reports of cervical myelopathy caused by an attack of subaxial calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) deposition. Moreover, there has been no report on cervical myelopathy by subaxial CPPD deposi...

    Authors: Dong-Gune Chang, Jong-Beom Park, Ho-Young Jung and Kyung Jin Seo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:713

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Spinal accessory nerve (SAN) palsy is rare in clinical settings. Iatrogenicity is the most common cause, with cervical lymph node biopsy accounting for > 50% of cases. However, SAN palsy after lymph node needl...

    Authors: Hisataka Suzuki, Yuichiro Matsui, Takahito Iwai, Mutsumi Nishida and Norimasa Iwasaki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:712

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Epidemiological studies examining the association between β-carotene intake and risk of fracture have reported inconsistent findings. We conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the association between β-carot...

    Authors: Tesfaye Getachew Charkos, Yawen Liu, Kemal Sherefa Oumer, Ann M. Vuong and Shuman Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:711

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The incidence of intramedullary infection is increasing with increased use of intramedullary fixation for long bone fractures. However, appropriate treatment for infection after intramedullary nailing is uncle...

    Authors: Hong-An Zhang, Chun-Hao Zhou, Xiang-Qing Meng, Jia Fang and Cheng-He Qin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:710

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Clinical studies have found that manipulations have a good clinical effect on sacroiliac joint (SIJ) pain without specific causes. However, the specific mechanisms underlying the effect of manipulations are st...

    Authors: Zhun Xu, Yikai Li, Shaoqun Zhang, Liqing Liao, Kai Wu, Ziyu Feng and Dan Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:709

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The Pictorial Fear of Activity Scale-Cervical (PFActS-C) is a reliable and valid instrument to assess fear of movement in people with whiplash associated disorders. It is not available in Dutch and has not bee...

    Authors: Maaike Kragting, Lennard Voogt, Koen I. Neijenhuijs, Annelies L. Pool-Goudzwaard and Michel W. Coppieters

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:708

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Lateral condylar humerus fractures (LCHFs) are the second most common pediatric distal humerus fractures. Open reduction and internal fixation is recommended for fractures displaced by more than 2 mm. Few stud...

    Authors: Li-wei Xie, Juan Wang, Zhi-qiang Deng, Ren-huan Zhao, Wei Chen, Chi Kang, Jia-jun Ye, Xin Liu, Ying Zhou and Hai Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:707

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a catastrophic complication after total knee or hip arthroplasty. The diagnosis of PJI is very difficult, especially in the early postoperative period. The value of the ...

    Authors: Bao-Zhan Yu, Jun Fu, Wei Chai, Li-Bo Hao and Ji-Ying Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:706

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is the most prevalent orthopedic problem in active young adults. Due to its multifactorial etiology, a variety of therapeutic measures have been adopted to treat PFP, including exerci...

    Authors: Ebrahim Rasti, Zahra Rojhani-Shirazi, Naghmeh Ebrahimi and Mohammad Reza Sobhan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:705

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Retraction of transporting bone segment (TBS) may occur when the fixator of the TBS is removed prior to full consolidation of the distracted callus, which has adverse effect on the healing of the docking site....

    Authors: Yunhong Ma, Qudong Yin, Yongwei Wu, Zongnan Wang, Zhenzhong Sun, Sanjun Gu, Yongjun Rui and Xiaofei Han

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:704

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Among the paraspinal muscles, the structure and function of the lumbar multifidus (LM) has become of great interest to researchers and clinicians involved in lower back pain and muscle rehabilitation. Ultrasou...

    Authors: Clyde J. Belasso, Bahareh Behboodi, Habib Benali, Mathieu Boily, Hassan Rivaz and Maryse Fortin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:703

    Content type: Database

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  34. The 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) guidelines made strong recommendations against intraarticular hyaluronic acid (IAHA) for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), as evidence supporting ...

    Authors: Charles D. Hummer, Felix Angst, Wilson Ngai, Craig Whittington, Sophie S. Yoon, Lionel Duarte, Colleen Manitt and Emil Schemitsch

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:702

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Acromioclavicular (AC) separation can be treated with the use of a hook plate. Some studies have reported that coracoclavicular (CC) ligament augmentation is necessary to reduce the complications of hook plate...

    Authors: Chung-Ting Liu and Ten-Fang Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:701

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Femoral neck fracture (FNF) is among the commonest fractures affecting the geriatric population. Hemiarthroplasty (HA) is a standard treatment procedure and has been performed by hip surgeons for decades. Rece...

    Authors: Chi-Yung Yeung, Shang-Wen Tsai, Po-Kuei Wu, Cheng-Fong Chen, Ming-Chau Chang and Wei-Ming Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:700

    Content type: Research article

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  37. For improved outcomes in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) correct implant fitting and positioning are crucial. In order to facilitate a best possible implant fitting and positioning patient-specific systems have ...

    Authors: Jörg Arnholdt, Yama Kamawal, Konstantin Horas, Boris M. Holzapfel, Fabian Gilbert, Axel Ripp, Maximilian Rudert and Andre F. Steinert

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:699

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Low back pain is common and a significant number of patients experience chronic low back pain. Current treatment options offer small to moderate effects. Patients with vertebral bone marrow lesions visualized ...

    Authors: Elisabeth Gjefsen, Lars Christian Haugli Bråten, Guro Løvik Goll, Monica Wigemyr, Nils Bolstad, Morten Valberg, Elina Iordanova Schistad, Gunn Hege Marchand, Fredrik Granviken, Kaja Kristine Selmer, Anne Froholdt, Anne Julsrud Haugen, Magnhild Hammersland Dagestad, Nils Vetti, Gunnstein Bakland, Benedicte Alexandra Lie…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:698

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. Vascular injury is a very rare complication following arthroscopic knee surgery. This is the first report of pseudoaneurysm at the saphenous branch of the descending genicular artery complicating semitendinosu...

    Authors: Chung-Wei Ho, Shih-Han Lee, Shen-Han Wu, Chun-Yu Lin, Chian-Her Lee and Jia-Lin Wu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:697

    Content type: Case report

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  40. In this study, we aimed to compare the efficacy of corticosteroid trigger point injection (TPI) versus extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on inferior trigger points in the quadratus lumborum (QL) muscle.

    Authors: Bina Eftekharsadat, Negar Fasaie, Dina Golalizadeh, Arash Babaei-Ghazani, Fatemeh Jahanjou, Yashar Eslampoor and Neda Dolatkhah

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:695

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a severe complication in the field of arthroplasty. Despite the rising number of primary joint replacements, no unified therapeutic standard has been established for...

    Authors: Christina Rimke, Andreas Enz, Hermann Josef Bail, Peter Heppt, Bernd Kladny, Gabriela von Lewinski, Christoph H. Lohmann, Katrin Osmanski-Zenk, Holger Haas and Wolfram Mittelmeier

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:694

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  42. Osteoporosis affects elderly patients of both sexes. It is characterized by an increased fracture risk due to defective remodeling of the bone microarchitecture. It affects in particular postmenopausal women d...

    Authors: K. Jäckle, J. P. Kolb, A. F. Schilling, C. Schlickewei, M. Amling, J. M. Rueger and W. Lehmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:693

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Polyether-ether-ketone (PEEK) is increasingly being used for spinal applications. However, because of its biologically inactive nature, there are risks of false joint loosening and sinking. PEEK materials are ...

    Authors: Sachiko Kawasaki, Yusuke Inagaki, Manabu Akahane, Akira Furukawa, Hideki Shigematsu and Yasuhito Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:692

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  44. Subcutaneous adipose tissue represents an abundant source of multipotent adult stem cells named as Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs). With a cell sheet approach, ADSCs survive longer, and can be delivered in ...

    Authors: Tomoharu Takagi, Tamon Kabata, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Xiang Fang, Yoshitomo Kajino, Daisuke Inoue, Takaaki Ohmori, Takuro Ueno, Junya Yoshitani, Ken Ueoka, Yuki Yamamuro and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:691

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is mainly caused by annular fiber disruption with a discrete leakage of nucleus pulposus pressing on a nerve, resulting in back pain and radiating pain. Most patients with LDH can ...

    Authors: Feng Dai, Yu Xiang Dai, Hong Jiang, Peng Fei Yu and Jin Tao Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:690

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Scaffolds have considerably advanced in recent years. In orthopaedic surgery, scaffolds have been used as grafts in procedures involving tendon and ligament reconstruction. This paper aimed to produce and eval...

    Authors: Alex de Lima Santos, Camila Gonzaga da Silva, Leticia Siqueira de Sá Barreto, Katia Ramos Moreira Leite, Marcel Jun Sugawara Tamaoki, Lydia Massako Ferreira, Fernando Gonçalves de Almeida and Flavio Faloppa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:689

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  47. The impact of high dislocated dysplastic hips on spinal-pelvic alignment has not been well described. This study aims to evaluate compensatory spinal radiographic changes and presence of back pain in patients ...

    Authors: Peng Ren, Xiangpeng Kong, Wei Chai and Yan Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:688

    Content type: Research article

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  48. This study aims (1) to estimate the yearly number of Achilles tendon (AT) surgeries in Italy from 2001 to 2015 based on official hospitalization records; (2) to investigate the eventual presence of geographica...

    Authors: Umile Giuseppe Longo, Giuseppe Salvatore, Laura Risi Ambrogioni, Eleonora Cella, Vincenzo Candela, Arianna Carnevale, Emiliano Schena, Massimo Ciccozzi, Nicola Maffulli and Vincenzo Denaro

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:687

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:728

  49. Goldenhar syndrome sometimes displays progressive scoliosis and other spinal deformities that require treatment. However, few reports exist on scoliosis correction in Goldenhar syndrome. We described the rare ...

    Authors: Masashi Uehara, Shugo Kuraishi, Shota Ikegami, Hiroki Oba, Takashi Takizawa, Ryo Munakata, Terue Hatakenaka, Tetsuhiko Mimura and Jun Takahashi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:685

    Content type: Case report

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