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  1. Research article

    The influence of L4–S1 Dynesys® dynamic stabilization versus fusion on lumbar motion and its relationship with lumbar degeneration: a retrospective study

    The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of Dynesys® posterior dynamic stabilization (PDS) in the treatment of L4–S1 degenerative diseases and to assess the influence of postoperative motion on lumbar...

    Chengmin Zhang, Liyuan Wang, Tianyong Hou, Lei Luo, Chen Zhao, Yibo Gan, Qiang Zhou and Pei Li

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:99

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  2. Research article

    An anatomical-like triangular-vector ligament reconstruction for the medial collateral ligament and the posterior oblique ligament injury with single femoral tunnel: a retrospective study

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of anatomical-like triangular-vector ligament reconstruction (TLR) in treating the combined injury of medial collateral ligament (MCL) and poster...

    Hongtao Xu, Kai Kang, Jian Zhang, Dongmei Xin, Wei Liu, Guorong Jin, Jiangtao Dong and Shijun Gao

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:96

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Relationship between knee osteoarthritis and meniscal shape in observation of Japanese patients by using magnetic resonance imaging

    The aims of this study were to reveal the characteristics of the meniscal shape at each knee osteoarthritis (OA) severity level and to predict trends or patterns of the meniscal shape change as associated with...

    Tsuneo Kawahara, Takahisa Sasho, Joe Katsuragi, Takashi Ohnishi and Hideaki Haneishi

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:97

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Iopromide- and gadopentetic acid-derived preparates used in MR arthrography may be harmful to chondrocytes

    Magnetic resonance arthrography, a procedure through which contrast agents containing gadolinium and/or iopromide are administered intra-articularly, has become a useful tool in musculoskeletal diagnosis. Neve...

    Kadir Oznam, Duygu Yasar Sirin, Ibrahim Yilmaz, Yasin Emre Kaya, Mehmet Isyar, Seyit Ali Gumustas, Hanefi Ozbek, Semih Akkaya, Arda Kayhan and Mahir Mahirogullari

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:98

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  5. Research article

    Evaluation of computed tomography post-processing images in postoperative assessment of Lisfranc injuries compared with plain radiographs

    The objective of this study is to evaluate the value of computed tomography (CT) post-processing images in postoperative assessment of Lisfranc injuries compared with plain radiographs.

    Haobo Li, Yanxi Chen, Minfei Qiang, Kun Zhang, Yuchen Jiang, Yijie Zhang and Xiaoyang Jia

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:91

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  6. Research article

    Analysis of factors that affect the precision of the radiographic lateral femoral bowing angle using a three-dimensional computed tomography-based modelling technique

    Precise measurement of lateral femoral bowing is important to achieve postoperative lower limb alignment. We aimed to investigate factors that affect the precision of the radiographic lateral femoral bowing (R...

    Ye-Ran Li, Yu-Hang Gao, Xin Qi, Jian-Guo Liu, Lu Ding, Chen Yang, Zheng Zhang and Shu-Qiang Li

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:92

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  7. Research article

    Immunohistochemical and immunocytochemical study of mechanoreceptors in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with the remnant-preserving technique using Achilles tendon allografts

    Attempts have been made to validate the significance of remnant preservation with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using immunohistochemical and immunocytochemical techniques. The purpose of thi...

    Keun Churl Chun, Sung Hyun Lee, Jeong Woo Kim, Eun Jung Jin, Kwang Mee Kim and Churl Hong Chun

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:93

    Published on: 14 June 2017

  8. Research article

    Open surgical implantation of a viable cryopreserved placental membrane after decompression and neurolysis of common peroneal nerve: a case series

    The purpose of this study is to report on the rehabilitative outcomes associated with common peroneal nerve (CPN) decompression and neurolysis revision when performed with open surgical implantation of a viabl...

    E. Rodriguez-Collazo and Y. Tamire

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:88

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  9. Research article

    Thresholds for Oxford Knee Score after total knee replacement surgery: a novel approach to post-operative evaluation

    In a prospective cohort study, we wanted to detect thresholds distinguishing between patients with a satisfactory and an unsatisfactory outcome after total knee replacement (TKR) based on Patient-Reported Outc...

    Christian Lund Petersen, Jonas Bruun Kjærsgaard, Nicolai Kjærgaard, Michael Ulrich Jensen and Mogens Berg Laursen

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:89

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  10. Technical note

    Investigation and management of osteoporosis in aged trauma patients: a treatment algorithm adapted to the German guidelines for osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis-associated fractures are of increasing importance in trauma surgery. Systematic diagnostics and treatment of osteoporosis during a hospital stay, however, remain inadequate. Therefore, a specific ...

    Carl Neuerburg, Lena Mittlmeier, Ralf Schmidmaier, Christian Kammerlander, Wolfgang Böcker, Wolf Mutschler and Ulla Stumpf

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:86

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  11. Research article

    Comparison of local infiltration analgesia and sciatic nerve block for pain control after total knee arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    This meta-analysis aimed to perform a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficiency and safety between local infiltration analgesia (LIA) and sciatic nerve block (SNB) when combined with femoral nerve block (FNB) a...

    Li-ping Ma, Ying-mei Qi and Dong-xu Zhao

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:85

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  12. Research article

    Modified pedicle screw–rod fixation as a minimally invasive treatment for anterior pelvic ring injuries: an initial case series

    Unstable pelvic ring injuries often involve high mortality and morbidity. This study was aimed to evaluate the modified minimally invasive pedicle screw–rod fixation for anterior pelvic ring injuries, in the r...

    Xiaotian Wu, Zuoqing Liu, Wenqin Fu, Shan Zhao and Juntao Feng

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:84

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  13. Research article

    Extramedullary versus intramedullary femoral alignment technique in total knee arthroplasty: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

    There is no consensus whether the use of the extramedullary femoral cutting guide takes advantage over the intramedullary one in total knee arthroplasty. The aim of this study was to compare the extramedullary...

    Qian Tang, Ping Shang, Gang Zheng, Hua-Zi Xu and Hai-Xiao Liu

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:82

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  14. Research article

    Differences in placement of calcium phosphate-hybridized tendon grafts within the femoral bone tunnel during ACL reconstruction do not influence tendon-to-bone healing

    Calcium phosphate (CaP)-hybridization of tendon grafts has been shown to improve tendon-to-bone healing. The purpose of this study was to clarify the influence of different tendon graft placement methods on te...

    Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Hiromi Nakajima, Shunsuke Nomura and Masataka Sakane

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:80

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  15. Research article

    Clinical outcomes of arthroscopic surgery for external snapping hip

    Studies have reported on the arthroscopic technique for release of external snapping hip syndrome. However, no study with large sample size has been reported for arthroscopic surgery.

    Amrit Shrestha, Peng Wu, Heng’an Ge and Biao Cheng

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:81

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  16. Research article

    Sustentacular screw placement with guidance during ORIF of calcaneal fracture: an anatomical specimen study

    The sustentacular screw is essential to maintain the stability of the subtalar joint during ORIF (open reduction with internal fixation) of calcaneal fractures. Currently, the screw is still inserted based on ...

    Chen Wang, Dichao Huang, Xin Ma, Xu Wang, Jiazhang Huang, Chao Zhang, Li Chen and Xiang Geng

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:78

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  17. Research article

    Do small changes in rotation affect measurements of lower extremity limb alignment?

    The alignment of the lower extremity has important implications in the development of knee arthritis. The effect of incremental rotations of the limb on common parameters of alignment has not been studied. The...

    Amir A. Jamali, John P. Meehan, Nathan M. Moroski, Matthew J. Anderson, Ramit Lamba and Carol Parise

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:77

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  18. Review

    Total ankle arthroplasty versus ankle arthrodesis—a comparison of outcomes over the last decade

    The surgical treatment of end-stage tibiotalar arthritis continues to be a controversial topic. Advances in surgical technique and implant design have lead to improved outcomes after both ankle arthrodesis (AA...

    Cort D. Lawton, Bennet A. Butler, Robert G. Dekker, Adam Prescott and Anish R. Kadakia

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:76

    Published on: 18 May 2017

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