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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Distal radius fractures (DRF) are very common in elderly patients, who present at the Emergency Department. Surgical treatment with open reduction and internal fixation using volar locking plates is widely pre...

    Authors: Jonas Pedersen, Simon Oksbjerre Mortensen, Jan Duedal Rölfing and Rikke Thorninger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:309

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The efficacy of postoperative pain management is an important factor that influences the final outcome of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Whether liposomal bupivacaine offers better efficacy compared with tradi...

    Authors: Yuan Liu, Yi Zeng, Junfeng Zeng, Mingyang Li, Wenxing Wei and Bin Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:306

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Transpedicular intracorporeal cement augmentation (TCA) with short segmental posterior instrumentation (SSPI), which provides an ideal immediate analgesic effect and long-term reconstructive stability, is thou...

    Authors: Hongli Deng, Yibing Li, Jinsong Zhou, Xiaodong Wang, Jinpeng Du, Wenjie Gao and Dingjun Hao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:305

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Geriatric hip fracture patients are particularly susceptible to blood loss and venous thromboembolism (VTE) during hemiarthroplasty, yet relatively few studies have examined the safety and efficacy of tranexam...

    Authors: Jinwei Xie, Qinsheng Hu, Qiang Huang, Guo Chen, Zongke Zhou and Fuxing Pei

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:304

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis (OA) leads to joint failure and total joint replacement (TJR, either hip (H) or knee (K)). Worsening of pain and joint space narrowing are believed to be surrogates for joint failure; however, w...

    Authors: Cecilie L. Bager, Morten Karsdal, Asger Bihlet, Christian Thudium, Inger Byrjalsen and Anne C. Bay-Jensen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:303

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  6. Content type: Research article

    For patients with painful knee osteoarthritis, long-term symptomatic relief may improve quality of life. Cooled radiofrequency ablation (CRFA) has demonstrated significant improvements in pain, physical functi...

    Authors: Mehul Desai, Anthony Bentley, William A. Keck, Thomas Haag, Rod S. Taylor and Helen Dakin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:302

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  7. Content type: Case report

    We report a case of prosthetic hip joint infection in a heart transplant recipient due to Anaerobiospirillum succiniciproducens, a genus of spiral-shaped curved anaerobic gram-negative rod which colonizes the gas...

    Authors: Gregory R. Madden, Melinda D. Poulter, Michael P. Crawford, Daniel S. Wilson and Gerald R. Donowitz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:301

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Residents of rural and regional areas, compared to those in urban regions, are more likely to experience geographical difficulties in accessing healthcare, particularly specialist services. We investigated ass...

    Authors: Sharon L. Brennan-Olsen, Sara Vogrin, Stephen Graves, Kara L. Holloway-Kew, Richard S. Page, M. Amber Sajjad, Mark A. Kotowicz, Patricia M. Livingston, Mustafa Khasraw, Sharon Hakkennes, Trisha L. Dunning, Susan Brumby, Alasdair G. Sutherland, Jason Talevski, Darci Green, Thu-Lan Kelly…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:300

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To compare the mid-long-term clinical and radiological outcomes between a combination of cortico-cancellous iliac bone graft with vascularized greater trochanter flap (Group A) and isolate iliac bone graft (Gr...

    Authors: Wenjun Feng, Jinlun Chen, Keliang Wu, Lu Lu, Peng Deng, Pengcheng Ye, Houran Cao, Jie Li, Jianchun Zeng, Ke Jie, Xinyu Qi and Yirong Zeng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:298

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Blood loss during hemivertebra resection may be substantial. Few studies have examined the risk factors of blood loss undergoing hemivertebra resection, especially those in patients under 10 years old.

    Authors: Lulu Ma, Jianguo Zhang, Jianxiong Shen, Yu Zhao, Shugang Li, Xuerong Yu and Yuguang Huang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:297

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Intraspinal gas pseudocyst is rare, especially following spinal surgery. Here we present a case of spinal epidural gas pseudocyst following lumbar decompression surgery, which caused dura sac compression.

    Authors: Jianwei Guo, Xuexiao Ma, Yong Liu, Guanghui Li, Dexun Wang, Zhongying Wang and Shuzhong Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:296

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  12. Content type: Technical advance

    Intramuscular fat infiltration is a critical factor in surgical decision-making and is the most important factor used to prognosticate surgical repair outcomes in patients with rotator cuff tears. Quantitative...

    Authors: Rajan Khanna, Matthew D. Saltzman, James M. Elliott, Mark A. Hoggarth, Guido M. Marra, Imran Omar, Todd Parrish and Amee L. Seitz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:295

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The elbow is the joint that most usually dislocates in children. In contrast to the widely known recent increase in the incidence of upper-extremity fractures and their operative treatment in children, potenti...

    Authors: Hanna Hyvönen, Linda Korhonen, Juuli Hannonen, Willy Serlo and Juha-Jaakko Sinikumpu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:294

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this pilot study was to identify biological, clinical or structural biomarkers of an intra-articular hyaluronic acid injection efficacy (HYMOVIS®) for the design of a larger placebo-controlled...

    Authors: Yves Henrotin, Raveendhara Bannuru, Michel Malaise, Hang-korng Ea, Cyrille Confavreux, Jacques Bentin, Didier Urbin-Choffray, Thierry Conrozier, Jean-Pierre Brasseur, Philippe Thomas, Anne-Christine Hick, Alessandro Marinello, Nicola Giordan and Pascal Richette

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:293

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Titanium instrumentations are widely used in orthopedics; the metal bonds with bone in a process called osseointegration. Over time, hydrocarbons adhere to the instrumentation, which weakens the bone-binding a...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Tominaga, Kanehiro Matsuyama, Yukihiro Morimoto, Takuya Yamamoto, Setsuro Komiya and Yasuhiro Ishidou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:292

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Clinical guidelines recommend exercise as a core treatment for individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, the best type of exercise for clinical benefits is not clear, particularly in different OA sub...

    Authors: Kim L. Bennell, Rachel K. Nelligan, Alexander J. Kimp, Tim V. Wrigley, Ben Metcalf, Jessica Kasza, Paul W. Hodges and Rana S. Hinman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:291

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Muscle atrophy and fatty infiltration of the lumbar extensors is associated with LBP. Exercise-based rehabilitation targets strengthening these muscles, but few studies show consistent changes in muscle qualit...

    Authors: David B. Berry, Jennifer Padwal, Seth Johnson, Erin K. Englund, Samuel R. Ward and Bahar Shahidi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:290

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  18. Content type: Correction

    It has been brought to our attention that the article [1] in reference [7] Smith MM, Sommer AJ, Starkoff BE, Devor ST. Crossfit-based high-intensity power training improves maximal aerobic fitness and body compos...

    Authors: Ivan R. B. Godoy, Eduardo A. Malavolta, Jan Stefan Lundberg, Jader J. da Silva and Abdalla Skaf

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:289

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    The original article was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:150

  19. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of wearable devices for objective gait measurement of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) patients, with a focus on relevant gait met...

    Authors: Ananya Chakravorty, Ralph J. Mobbs, David B. Anderson, Kaitlin Rooke, Kevin Phan, Nicole Yoong, Monish Maharaj and Wen Jie Choy

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:288

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  20. Content type: Case report

    A vitamin A derivative, 13-cis-retinoic acid (isotretinoin), has been administered to treat several types of pediatric cancer and has improved survival rates in patients despite being known to induce premature...

    Authors: Masatake Matsuoka, Tomohiro Onodera, Tokifumi Majima, Koji Iwasaki, Daisuke Takahashi, Eiji Kondo and Norimasa Iwasaki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:287

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  21. Content type: Research article

    McH-lpr/lpr-RA1 mice are a new strain of mice which spontaneously develop destructive arthritis and enthesitis in the ankle. There is no published data that drug treatment has been trialed on these mice. This ...

    Authors: Takuya Izumiyama, Yu Mori, Shiro Mori, Naoko Mori, Tetsuya Kodama and Eiji Itoi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:286

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Primary purpose of this study is to compare the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing arthroscopic arthrolysis in posttraumatic and non-traumatic elbow stiffness. Secondary aims are to compare the level of ...

    Authors: Saroj Rai, Qimin Zhang, Nira Tamang, Shengyang Jin, Hong Wang and Chunqing Meng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:285

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Intramedullary hyperintense lesions associated with spinal cord edema on T2-weighted MR images (T2WI) are rare findings in patients with cervical spondylosis and are poorly characterized. We investigated the c...

    Authors: Naohiro Tachibana, Takeshi Oichi, So Kato, Yusuke Sato, Hiroyuki Hasebe, Shima Hirai, Yuki Taniguchi, Yoshitaka Matsubayashi, Harushi Mori, Sakae Tanaka and Yasushi Oshima

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:284

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Reductions in lower extremity muscle strength, size and quality and increased fat content have been reported in advanced hip osteoarthritis (OA). Whether these differences are also evident at earlier stages of...

    Authors: Aderson Loureiro, Maria Constantinou, Belinda Beck, Rod S. Barrett and Laura E. Diamond

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:283

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  25. Content type: Study protocol

    Musculoskeletal injuries (MSKIs) are common in military trainees and present a considerable threat to occupational fitness, deployability, and overall military readiness. Despite the negative effects of MSKIs ...

    Authors: Julie M. Hughes, Stephen A. Foulis, Kathryn M. Taylor, Katelyn I. Guerriere, Leila A. Walker, Amy F. Hand, Kristin L. Popp, Erin Gaffney-Stomberg, Kristin J. Heaton, Marilyn A. Sharp, Tyson L. Grier, Keith G. Hauret, Bruce H. Jones, Mary L. Bouxsein, James P. McClung, Ronald W. Matheny Jr…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:282

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Functional shoulder instability (FSI) is defined as glenohumeral instability that is not caused by structural defects but rather by abnormal muscle activation patterns. Patients with FSI are able to dislocate ...

    Authors: Victor Danzinger, Eva Schulz and Philipp Moroder

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:281

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  27. Content type: Technical advance

    Compared to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), cervical motion segment and disc was retained through anterior transcorporeal herniotomy (ATH). But surgical field and manipulation in traditional AT...

    Authors: Qian Du, Lan-Qiong Lei, Guan-Ru Cao, Wei-Jun Kong, Jun Ao, Xin Wang, An-Su Wang and Wen-Bo Liao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:280

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal complaints of arm, neck, and shoulder (CANS) can lead to loss of work productivity. To assess the functional consequences of impairments in work, patient-reported outcomes can be important. The...

    Authors: Annemiek Muskee, Redmar J. Berduszek, Rienk Dekker, Michiel F. Reneman and Corry K. van der Sluis

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:279

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) often develop scoliosis that progresses rapidly after loss of ambulation. Management of scoliosis is crucial because it affects both life expectancy and quality ...

    Authors: Young-Ah Choi, Hyung-Ik Shin and Hyun Iee Shin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:277

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Understanding interactions between bone and muscle based on endocrine factors may help elucidate the relationship between osteoporosis and sarcopenia. However, whether the abundance or activity of these endocr...

    Authors: Kenta Moriwaki, Hiromi Matsumoto, Shinji Tanishima, Chika Tanimura, Mari Osaki, Hideki Nagashima and Hiroshi Hagino

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:276

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  31. Content type: Research article

    A considerable number of patients with whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) report variable and indefinite symptoms involving the whole body, despite there being no evidence of direct injuries to organs other t...

    Authors: Takayoshi Matsui, Makoto Iwata, Yuzo Endo, Nobuyuki Shitara, Shuntaro Hojo, Hideoki Fukuoka, Kazuhiro Hara and Hiroshi Kawaguchi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:251

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Higher tourniquet pressures may be associated with an increased risk of complications. We aimed to determine (1) whether a lower tourniquet pressure [systolic blood pressure (SBP) + 120 mmHg] is as effective a...

    Authors: Tae Kyun Kim, Ankur B. Bamne, Jae Ang Sim, Ji Hyeon Park and Young Gon Na

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:275

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Bone tunnel enlargement following primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with soft tissue graft might be a severe disadvantage for revision surgery. The postoperative rehabilitation protocol i...

    Authors: Takuya Tajima, Nami Yamaguchi, Makoto Nagasawa, Yudai Morita, Yoshihiro Nakamura and Etsuo Chosa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:274

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have indicated that trunk muscle strength decreases with chronic low back pain, and is associated with poor balance, poor functional performance, and falls in older adults. Strengthening exerc...

    Authors: Satoshi Kato, Hideki Murakami, Satoru Demura, Katsuhito Yoshioka, Kazuya Shinmura, Noriaki Yokogawa, Takashi Igarashi, Noritaka Yonezawa, Takaki Shimizu and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:273

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The treatment strategy for evolutive septic arthritis (SA) with coexistent degenerative joint disease is not well established. The purposes of this study were to 1) investigate treatment outcome and potential ...

    Authors: Chi Xu, Feng-Chih Kuo, Matthew Kheir, Xin Li, Wei Chai and Ji-Ying Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:272

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal (MSK) pain represents a considerable worldwide healthcare burden. This study aimed to gain consensus from practitioners who work with MSK pain patients, on the most appropriate primary care tre...

    Authors: Joanne Protheroe, Benjamin Saunders, Bernadette Bartlam, Kate M. Dunn, Vince Cooper, Paul Campbell, Jonathan C. Hill, Stephanie Tooth, Christian D. Mallen, Elaine M. Hay and Nadine E. Foster

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:271

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  37. Content type: Research article

    It is difficult to diagnose the pathology of the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT) clinically. This study aimed to determine the diagnostic value of standard non-enhancing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ...

    Authors: Jung Youn Kim, Sung-Min Rhee and Yong Girl Rhee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:270

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Periarticular injection (PAI) is a regional analgesia method performed in total hip arthroplasty (THA) for postoperative pain relief. However, its efficacy and safety is still inconclusive. Therefore, we condu...

    Authors: Hsuan-Hsiao Ma, Te-Feng Arthur Chou, Shang-Wen Tsai, Cheng-Fong Chen, Po-Kuei Wu and Wei-Ming Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:269

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  39. Content type: Research article

    About one fourth of patients with hip fracture have cognitive impairment. These patients are at higher risk of surgical and medical complications and are often excluded from participating in clinical research....

    Authors: Målfrid Holen Kristoffersen, Eva Dybvik, Ole Martin Steihaug, Christoffer Andreas Bartz-Johannesen, Mette Irene Martinsen, Anette Hylen Ranhoff, Lars Birger Engesæter and Jan-Erik Gjertsen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:268

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  40. Content type: Research article

    It is unclear whether postoperative outcomes are associated with the cartilage regeneration after open wedge high tibial osteotomy (OWHTO) combined with microfracture. The purpose of this study was to evaluate...

    Authors: O-Sung Lee, Seung Hoon Lee, Su Jung Mok and Yong Seuk Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:267

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  41. Content type: Research article

    One of the reported goals of hip preservation surgery is to prevent or delay the onset of osteoarthritis. This includes arthroscopic surgery to manage Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Syndrome. The purpose o...

    Authors: Daniel I. Rhon, Tina A. Greenlee, Charles Dennis Sissel and Michael P. Reiman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:266

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  42. Content type: Study protocol

    A research gap exists for optimal management of cervical radiculopathy in the first 12 weeks and short term natural history of the condition is somewhat unclear, although thought to be favourable. The primary ...

    Authors: Louise Keating, Caroline Treanor, Julie Sugrue, Dara Meldrum, Ciaran Bolger and Catherine Doody

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:265

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Foot orthoses are widely used to manage plantar heel pain (PHP). However, the evidence concerning the effect of foot orthoses on PHP is not conclusive. The study aims to identify the characteristics of patient...

    Authors: Fu-Lien Wu, Yi-Fen Shih, Si-Huei Lee, Hong-Ji Luo and Wendy Tzyy-Jiuan Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:264

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Using data from the Korean Hip Registry, we aimed to investigate mid-term clinical and radiographic outcomes, including the prevalence of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), osteolysis, and component looseni...

    Authors: Seung-Chan Kim, Young-Wook Lim, Woo-Lam Jo, Hyun-Woo Park, Sung-Bin Han, Soon-Yong Kwon and Yong-Sik Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:263

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Due to the high anatomical variability and limited visualization of the scapula, optimal screw placement for baseplate anchorage in reversed total shoulder arthroplasty (rTSA) is challenging. Image quality pla...

    Authors: Jan Theopold, Philipp Pieroh, Ralf Henkelmann, Georg Osterhoff and Pierre Hepp

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:262

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Thigh pain and cortical hypertrophies (CH) have been reported in the short term for specific short hip stem designs. The purpose of the study was to investigate 1) the differences in clinical outcome, thigh pa...

    Authors: Moritz M. Innmann, Johannes Weishorn, Thomas Bruckner, Marcus R. Streit, Tilman Walker, Tobias Gotterbarm, Christian Merle and Michael W. Maier

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:261

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  47. Content type: Research article

    There have been only a few reports of subsequent postoperative vertebral fracture following posterior spinal instrumentation fusion, especially in elderly female patients. This study attempted to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Masahiro Nakahashi, Hiroshi Uei, Yasuaki Tokuhashi, Masafumi Maseda, Hirokatsu Sawada, Hirotoki Soma and Hiroyuki Miyakata

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:259

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Periprosthetic fractures (PPF) present a common cause for revision surgery after arthroplasty. The choice of performing either an osteosynthesis or revision arthroplasty depends on the orthopedic implant ancho...

    Authors: Markus Rupp, Stefanie Kern, Abdullah Ismat, Thaqif El Khassawna, Gero Knapp, Gabor Szalay, Christian Heiss and Christoph Biehl

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:258

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