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  1. Content type: Research article

    Halo-femoral traction could gradually improve the coronal and sagittal deformity and restore the trunk balance through the elongation of the spine. The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess the eff...

    Authors: Yong Qiu, Zhen Liu, Feng Zhu, Bin Wang, Yang Yu, Zezhang Zhu, Bangping Qian and Weiwei Ma

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:23

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Acromioclavicular injuries are common in sports medicine. Surgical intervention is generally advocated for chronic instability of Rockwood grade III and more severe injuries. Various methods of coracoclavicula...

    Authors: Guntur E Luis, Chee-Khuen Yong, Deepak A Singh, S Sengupta and David SK Choon

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:22

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  3. Content type: Technical Note

    The purpose of this investigation was to design and verify the capabilities of an in vitro loading-measurement system that mimics in vivo unconstrained three dimensional (3D) relative motion between long bone ...

    Authors: John C Janicek, William L Carson and David A Wilson

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:21

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Restrictive impairment is the commonest reported pulmonary deficit in AIS, which improves following surgical operation. However, exact mechanism of how improvement is brought about is unknown. Dynamic fast bre...

    Authors: Winnie C W Chu, Bobby K W Ng, Albert M Li, Tsz-ping Lam, Wynnie W M Lam and Jack C Y Cheng

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:20

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Asymmetrical growth of the vertebrae has been implicated as one possible etiologic factor in the pathogenesis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The longitudinal vertebral growth derives from the endochondral...

    Authors: Shoufeng Wang, Yong Qiu, Zezhang Zhu, Zhaolong Ma, Caiwei Xia and Feng Zhu

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:19

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  6. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the feasibility of the method that unilateral pedicle screws asymmetric tethering in concave side in combination with convex rib resection for creating idiopathic deformity.

    Authors: Yonggang Zhang, Yan Wang, Guoquan Zheng, Xuesong Zhang, Ruyi Zhang and Wei Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:18

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  7. Content type: Case study

    In idiopathic scoliosis patients, after anterior spinal fusion and instrumentation, the discs (interspace angle) between the lowest instrumented vertebra (LIV) and the next caudal vertebra became more wedged. ...

    Authors: Yipeng Wang, Guixing Qiu, Bin Yu, Jianguo Zhang, Jiayi Li, Xisheng Weng, Jianxiong Shen, Qi Fei and Qiyi Li

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:17

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Increased bone marrow lipid deposition in steroid-associated osteonecrosis (ON) implies that abnormalities in fat metabolism play an important role in ON development. The increase in lipid deposition might be ...

    Authors: Hui Sheng, Ge Zhang, Wing Cheung, Chun Chan, Yi Wang, Kwong Lee, Hong Wang, Kwok Leung and Ling Qin

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:15

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Thoracoscopic anterior release has been shown that it can effectively improve spinal flexibility in animal and human cadaveric studies, and has been advocated for use in patients with scoliosis. This prospecti...

    Authors: Kenneth MC Cheung, Jing-ping Wu, Qing-he Cheng, Bonnie SC Ma, Ji-chang Gao and Keith DK Luk

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:16

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Evidence has strongly indicated that surface-active phospholipid (SAPL), or surfactant, lines the surface of cartilage and serves as a lubricating agent. Previous clinical study showed that a saturated phospha...

    Authors: Yi Chen, Ross W Crawford and Adekunle Oloyede

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:14

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Intensive eccentric exercise can cause muscle damage. We simulated an animal model of isokinetic eccentric exercise by repetitively stretching stimulated triceps surae muscle-tendon units to determine if such ...

    Authors: Yang-Hwei Tsuang, Shui-Ling Lam, Lien-Chen Wu, Chang-Jung Chiang, Li-Ting Chen, Pei-Yu Chen, Jui-Sheng Sun and Chien-Che Wang

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:13

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  12. Content type: Research article

    To assess the gender related impact of osteoarthritis (OA) on quality of life (QoL) and health service utilization (HSU) of primary care patients in Germany.

    Authors: Thomas Rosemann, Gunter Laux and Joachim Szecsenyi

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:12

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Football is officially the most popular sport in the world. In the UK, 10% of the adult population play football at least once a year. Despite this, there are few papers in the literature on tibial diaphyseal ...

    Authors: Winston R Chang, Zain Kapasi, Susan Daisley and William J Leach

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:11

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  14. Content type: Research article

    To identify high-risk patients and provide pharmacological treatment is one of the effective approaches in prevention of osteoporotic fractures. This study investigated the effect of 12-month Alendronate treat...

    Authors: Ling Qin, Wingyee Choy, Szeki Au, Musei Fan and Pingchung Leung

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:9

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  15. Content type: Technical Note

    Endoscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction can be performed through one-incision or two-incision technique. The current one-incision endoscopic ACL single bundle reconstruction techniques attem...

    Authors: Raffaele Garofalo, Biagio Moretti, Cyril Kombot, Lorenzo Moretti and Elyazid Mouhsine

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:10

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  16. Content type: Short report

    The human femur is the subsystem of the locomotor apparatus and has got four levels of its organization. This phenomenon is the result of the evolution of the locomotor apparatus, encompassing both constitutio...

    Authors: Ali A Samaha, Alexander V Ivanov, John J Haddad, Alexander I Kolesnik, Safaa Baydoun, Irena N Yashina, Rana A Samaha and Dimetry A Ivanov

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:8

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  17. Content type: Research article

    A finite element model has been developed to predict in vivo micro motion between a modular acetabular cup and liner after cement less total hip arthroplasty. The purpose of this study is to experimentally val...

    Authors: Francisco Romero, Farid Amirouche, Luke Aram and Mark H Gonzalez

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:7

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Outcomes of surgical intervention for lumbar synovial cysts have been evaluated in the short and intermediate term. Concerns regarding cyst recurrence, the development of late instability at the involved level...

    Authors: Bradley K Weiner, Joel Torretti and Michael Stauff

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:5

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  19. Content type: Case report

    We present a case report of a free thenar flap surgery done for a volar right hand middle finger, distal and middle phalanx degloving injury. A free thenar flap is a fasciocutaneous sensate flap supplied by a ...

    Authors: Rajesh Garg, Boris KK Fung, Shew Ping Chow and Wing yuk Ip

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:4

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  20. Content type: Review

    The ability to combine physiology and engineering analyses with computer sciences has opened the door to the possibility of creating the "Virtual Human" reality. This paper presents a broad foundation for a fu...

    Authors: Edmund YS Chao, Robert S. Armiger, Hiroaki Yoshida, Jonathan Lim and Naoki Haraguchi

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:2

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between severity of preoperative radiographic findings and surgical outcomes following decompression for lumbar degenerative spinal canal stenosis is unclear. Our aim in this paper was to gain...

    Authors: Bradley K Weiner, Nilesh M Patel and Matthew A Walker

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:3

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  22. Content type: Review

    Fixed and mobile-bearing in total knee arthroplasty are still discussed controversially. In this article, biomechanical and clinical aspects in both fixed and mobile-bearing designs were reviewed. In biomechan...

    Authors: Chun-Hsiung Huang, Jiann-Jong Liau and Cheng-Kung Cheng

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:1

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Metastatic diseases and infections frequently involve the spine. This is the result of seeding of the vertebral body by tumor cells or bacteria delivered by venous blood from Batson's plexus, which is hypothes...

    Authors: Ming-Long Yeh, Michael H. Heggeness, Hsiang-Ho Chen, Jennifer Jassawalla and Zong-Ping Luo

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2006 1:18

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this prospective randomised study is to evaluate the efficacy, safety and the appropriate dose of the ropivacaine in the control of post-knee arthroscopy pain.

    Authors: Efthimios P Samoladas, Byron Chalidis, Hlias Fotiadis, Ioanis Terzidis, Thomas Ntobas and Miltos Koimtzis

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2006 1:17

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Treatment options for comminuted tibial shaft fractures include plating, intramedullary nailing, and external fixation. No biomechanical comparison between an interlocking tibia nail with external fixation by ...

    Authors: Erik Hasenboehler, Wade R. Smith, Laurence Laudicina, Giby C. Philips, Philip F. Stahel and Steven J. Morgan

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2006 1:16

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Mechanical loading of cartilage influences chondrocyte metabolism and gene expression. The gene encoding type X collagen is expressed specifically by hypertrophic chondrocytes and up regulated during osteoarth...

    Authors: Xu Yang, Peter S Vezeridis, Brian Nicholas, Joseph J Crisco, Douglas C Moore and Qian Chen

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2006 1:15

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  27. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the accuracy of Osteoporosis Self-assessment Tool for Asians (OSTA) in identifying the risk of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. To validate use of OSTA risk index by comparing it with the b...

    Authors: ChunYan Lu, DeCai Chen, YunHua Cai and SongQuan Wei

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2006 1:14

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  28. Content type: Case study

    High-energy trauma may result in uncommon open injuries around the elbow joint. The management of these injuries can be difficult.

    Authors: Constantinos J Kazakos, Vasilios G Galanis, Dennis-Alexander J Verettas, Alexandra Dimitrakopoulou, Alexandros Polychronidis and Constantinos Simopoulos

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2006 1:12

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  29. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the clinical feature, operative method and prognosis of thoracic ossification of ligamentum flavum caused by skeletal fluorosis.

    Authors: Wenbao Wang, Linghua Kong, Heyuan Zhao, Ronghua Dong, Jing Zhou and Yun Lu

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2006 1:10

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:6

  30. Content type: Research article

    The low proliferative viability of human nucleus pulposus(NP) cells is considered as a cause of intervertebral discs degeneration. Growth factors, such as TGF-β1 and IGF-1, have been implicated in cell prolife...

    Authors: Rongfeng Zhang, Dike Ruan and Chao Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2006 1:9

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive and debilitating disease that often develops from a focal lesion and may take years to clinically manifest to a complete loss of joint structure and function. Currently, th...

    Authors: Aaron M Stoker, James L Cook, Keiichi Kuroki and Derek B Fox

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2006 1:8

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Caffeine consumption has been reported to decrease bone mineral density (BMD), increase the risk of hip fracture, and negatively influence calcium retention. In this study, we investigated the influence of caf...

    Authors: Yang-Hwei Tsuang, Jui-Sheng Sun, Li-Ting Chen, Samuel Chung-Kai Sun and San-Chi Chen

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2006 1:7

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a condition in which bone growth irregularities subject articular cartilage to higher mechanical stresses, increase susceptibility to subluxation, and elevate the ri...

    Authors: Mary E Russell, Kiran H Shivanna, Nicole M Grosland and Douglas R Pedersen

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2006 1:6

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Proximal femoral bone loss during revision hip arthroplasty often requires bypassing the deficient metaphyseal bone to obtain distal fixation. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of stem diam...

    Authors: R Michael Meneghini, Nadim J Hallab, Richard A Berger, Joshua J Jacobs, Wayne G Paprosky and Aaron G Rosenberg

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2006 1:5

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  35. Content type: Review

    For years, bioengineers and orthopaedic surgeons have applied the principles of mechanics to gain valuable information about the complex function of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The results of these i...

    Authors: Savio L-Y Woo, Changfu Wu, Ozgur Dede, Fabio Vercillo and Sabrina Noorani

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2006 1:2

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of hip fracture is expected to increase during the coming years, demanding greater resources and improved effectiveness on this group of patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the...

    Authors: Lars-Eric Olsson, Jón Karlsson and Inger Ekman

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2006 1:3

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  37. Content type: Editorial

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research is an open access, online journal that aims to expeditiously publish clinical and basic research studies related to musculoskeletal issues in different cultural communi...

    Authors: Cheng-Kung Cheng and Kai-Ming Chan

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2006 1:1

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