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    Patient compliance with touchdown weight bearing after microfracture treatment of talar osteochondral lesions

    The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the compliance of our patients with a touchdown weight bearing (without supporting any weight on the affected side by only touching the plantar aspect of the...

    Gökhan Polat, Gökhan Karademir, Ekin Akalan, Mehmet Aşık and Mehmet Erdil

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:46

    Published on: 20 March 2017

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    Comparison of distraction arthroplasty alone versus combined with arthroscopic microfracture in treatment of post-traumatic ankle arthritis

    This study aims to compare clinical outcomes of distraction arthroplasty alone versus combined with arthroscopic microfracture in treating post-traumatic ankle arthritis.

    Kaibin Zhang, Yiqiu Jiang, Jing Du, Tianqi Tao, Wang Li, Yang Li and Jianchao Gui

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:45

    Published on: 17 March 2017

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    Long-term results and comparison of the three different high tibial osteotomy and fixation techniques in medial compartment arthrosis

    The purpose of this study is to report and analyze the long-term outcomes of the patients who underwent high tibial osteotomy (HTO) with three different techniques for the treatment of medial compartment arthr...

    Gökhan Polat, Halil İbrahim Balcı, Mehmet Fevzi Çakmak, Mehmet Demirel, Cengiz Şen and Mehmet Aşık

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:44

    Published on: 16 March 2017

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    Sinus tarsi approach versus extensile lateral approach for displaced intra-articular calcaneal fracture: a meta-analysis of current evidence base

    The extensile lateral approach (ELA) has been widely performed for displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures (DIACFs), and wound complications remain a significant problem. As a minimal incision technique,...

    Hui Yao, Tangzhao Liang, Yichun Xu, Gang Hou, Lulu Lv and Junbin Zhang

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:43

    Published on: 14 March 2017

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    A study to compare the efficacy of polyether ether ketone rod device with titanium devices in posterior spinal fusion in a canine model

    The benefits of posterior lumbar fusion surgery with orthotopic paraspinal muscle-pediculated bone flaps are well established. However, the problem of non-union due to mechanical support is not completely reso...

    Nanxiang Wang, Huanxin Xie, Chunyang Xi, Han Zhang and Jinglong Yan

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:40

    Published on: 9 March 2017

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    Effect of a standardized treatment regime for infection after osteosynthesis

    Infection after osteosynthesis is an important complication with significant morbidity and even mortality. These infections are often caused by biofilm-producing bacteria. Treatment algorithms dictate an aggre...

    Pien Hellebrekers, Luke P. H. Leenen, Meriam Hoekstra and Falco Hietbrink

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:41

    Published on: 9 March 2017

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    Evaluation of Singh Index and Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Tool for Asians as risk assessment tools of hip fracture in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), an epidemic disease around world, has recently been identified as a risk factor for osteoporosis-associated fracture. However, there is no consensus on the best method of asses...

    Zhenyu Liu, Hua Gao, Xiaodong Bai, Liang Zhao, Yadong Li and Baojun Wang

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:37

    Published on: 3 March 2017

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    Simvastatin protects ischemic spinal cord injury from cell death and cytotoxicity through decreasing oxidative stress: in vitro primary cultured rat spinal cord model under oxygen and glucose deprivation-reoxygenation conditions

    Ischemia and the following reperfusion damage are critical mechanisms of spinal cord injury. Statins have been reported to decrease ischemia–reperfusion injury in many organs including the spinal cord. Anti-ox...

    Hye-Min Sohn, Jin-Young Hwang, Jung-Hee Ryu, Jinhee Kim, Seongjoo Park, Jin-woo Park and Sung-Hee Han

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:36

    Published on: 27 February 2017

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    Newly designed anterolateral and posterolateral locking anatomic plates for lateral tibial plateau fractures: a finite element study

    Lateral column tibial plateau fracture fixation with a locking screw plate has higher mechanical stability than other fixation methods. The objectives of the present study were to introduce two newly designed ...

    Pengbo Chen, Hua Lu, Hao Shen, Wei Wang, Binbin Ni and Jishizhan Chen

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:35

    Published on: 23 February 2017

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    Influence of hooks and a lag screw on internal fixation plates for lateral malleolar fracture: a biomechanical and ergonomic study

    For internal fixation of AO classification Type B lateral malleolar fracture, insertion of lag screws into the fracture plane and fixation with a one-third tubular plate as a neutralization plate are the stand...

    Rina Sakai, Masataka Uchino, Terumasa Yoneo, Yasuaki Ohtaki, Hiroaki Minehara, Terumasa Matsuura, Tsutomu Gomi and Masanobu Ujihira

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:34

    Published on: 23 February 2017

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    Prognostic value of the sliding length of cephalocervical screws to predict the risk of non-union after osteosynthesis: a retrospective analysis of 86 patients with intracapsular femoral neck fractures

    Here, we assessed the prognostic value of the early sliding length (ESL) for predicting the risk of non-union after internal fixation of femoral neck fractures (FNFs) by Dual SC Screws (DSCS).

    Yohei Hirakawa, Hidehiro Nakamura, Kazuhito Minamitani, Ryuki Hashida, Masafumi Gotoh and Naoto Shiba

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:33

    Published on: 22 February 2017

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    The impact of high total cholesterol and high low-density lipoprotein on avascular necrosis of the femoral head in low-energy femoral neck fractures

    Avascular necrosis of the femoral head (AVNFH) typically constitutes 5 to 15% of all complications of low-energy femoral neck fractures, and due to an increasingly ageing population and a rising prevalence of ...

    Xianshang Zeng, Ke Zhan, Lili Zhang, Dan Zeng, Weiguang Yu, Xinchao Zhang, Mingdong Zhao, Zhicheng Lai and Runzhen Chen

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:30

    Published on: 17 February 2017

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    A systematic review of undisplaced femoral neck fracture treatments for patients over 65 years of age, with a focus on union rates and avascular necrosis

    It remains unclear whether conservative treatment should be used to treat the common undisplaced femoral neck fractures that develop in the elderly. Herein, we systematically review the rates of union and avas...

    Dan-Feng Xu, Fang-Gang Bi, Chi-Yuan Ma, Zheng-Fa Wen and Xun-Zi Cai

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:28

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  14. Research article

    Percutaneous internal fixation with Y-STRUT® device to prevent both osteoporotic and pathological hip fractures: a prospective pilot study

    We studied Y-STRUT® (Hyprevention, France), a new percutaneous internal fixation device, in combination with bone cementoplasty to prevent hip fracture.

    François H. Cornelis, Lambros Tselikas, Thibault Carteret, Bruno Lapuyade, Thierry De Baere, Jean Charles Le Huec and Frédéric Deschamps

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:27

    Published on: 9 February 2017

  15. Research article

    Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic surgery (PTES) for symptomatic lumbar disc herniation: a surgical technique, outcome, and complications in 209 consecutive cases

    We designed an easy posterolateral transforaminal endoscopic decompression technique, termed PTES, for radiculopathy secondary to lumbar disc herniation. The purpose of the study is to describe the technique o...

    Yu-tong Gu, Zhan Cui, Hong-wei Shao, Yun Ye and Ai-qun Gu

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:25

    Published on: 8 February 2017

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