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  1. Content type: Research article

    MRI has proven to be an extremely valuable tool in the assessment of normal and pathological spinal anatomy. Accordingly, it is commonly used to assess containment of discal material by the outer fibers of the...

    Authors: Bradley K Weiner and Rikin Patel

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:46

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    The effectiveness of thermal shrinkage on the medial parapatellar capsule for treating recurrent patellar dislocation is controversial. One of reasons why it is still controversial is that the effectiveness is...

    Authors: Naiquan Zheng, Brent R Davis and James R Andrews

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:45

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Sufficient primary stability is a prerequisite for the clinical success of cementless implants. Therefore, it is important to have an estimation of the primary stability that can be achieved with new stem desi...

    Authors: Maria E Zeman, Nicolas Sauwen, Luc Labey, Michiel Mulier, Georges Van der Perre and Siegfried V N Jaecques

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:44

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  4. Content type: Research article

    An evaluation of safety and efficacy of high molecular weight hyaluronan (HA) delivered at the time of arthroscopic debridement of the osteoarthritic knee.

    Authors: Xinning Li, Agam Shah, Patricia Franklin, Renee Merolli, Jill Bradley and Brian Busconi

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:43

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  5. Content type: Research article

    There is no national joint replacement registry in the country of Asia and reports of national outcomes of joint replacement in Asia as yet. Therefore, this study was then to report a national data of the numb...

    Authors: Yu-Shu Lai, Hung-Wen Wei and Cheng-Kung Cheng

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:42

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  6. Content type: Technical Note

    There have been reports of serious complications associated with pedicle screw fixation, including nerve root injuries caused by accidental screw insertion. We have developed a new system of lumbar spinal inst...

    Authors: Yuichi Kasai, Tadashi Inaba, Koji Akeda and Atsumasa Uchida

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:41

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDs, have become an important part of the pain management in day surgery. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of Coxib premedication on the intra-operative anaes...

    Authors: Ibrahim Turan, Anette Hein, Eva Jacobson and Jan G Jakobsson

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:40

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Varying surgical techniques, patient groups and results have been described regards the surgical treatment of post traumatic flexion contracture of the elbow. We present our experience using the limited latera...

    Authors: Mark D Brinsden, Andrew J Carr and Jonathan L Rees

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:39

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  9. Content type: Technical Note

    Accurately measuring in-vivo motion of the knee's patellofemoral (PF) joint is challenging. Conventional measurement techniques have largely been unable to accurately measure three-dimensional, in-vivo motion of ...

    Authors: Michael J Bey, Stephanie K Kline, Scott Tashman and Roger Zauel

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:38

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Surgical treatment of metastatic spinal cord compression with or without neural deficit is controversial. Karnofsky and Tokuhashi scores have been proposed for prognosis of spinal metastasis. Here, we conducte...

    Authors: Selcuk Yilmazlar, Seref Dogan, Basak Caner, Alper Turkkan, Ahmet Bekar and Ender Korfali

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:37

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Preserved blood flow to bone and soft tissue is essential for their normal function. To date only numerous methods are suitable for direct bone blood flow (BBF) measurement. Here, we introduce a novel quantita...

    Authors: Lior Dayan, Zohar Keidar, Ora Israel, Victor Milloul, Johnathan Sachs and Giris Jacob

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:36

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Many kind of hydroxyapatite-coated cups were used, with favorable results in short term studies; it was supposed that its use could improve osteointegration of the cup, enhancing thus stability and survivorshi...

    Authors: Fabio D'Angelo, Mauro Molina, Giacomo Riva, Giovanni Zatti and Paolo Cherubino

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:35

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Over the past years, there has been a growing number of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) patients who are not willing to comply with long-term non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) treatment and wish to use h...

    Authors: Olayinka O Adegbehingbe, Saburi A Adesanya, Thomas O Idowu, Oluwakemi C Okimi, Oyesiku A Oyelami and Ezekiel O Iwalewa

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:34

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  14. Content type: Review

    There is an increasing number of rheumatoid patients who get septic arthritis. Chronic use of steroids is one of the important predisposing factors. The clinical picture of septic arthritis is different in imm...

    Authors: Abdulaziz Al-Ahaideb

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:33

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The correct diagnosis of a prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is crucial for adequate surgical treatment. The detection may be a challenge since presentation and preoperative tests are not always obvious and pre...

    Authors: Michael Müller, Lars Morawietz, Olaf Hasart, Patrick Strube, Carsten Perka and Stephan Tohtz

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:31

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of undetected radiographically iatrogenic longitudinal splitting in the anterior cortex during intramedullary nailing of the femur has not been well documented.

    Authors: Stamatios A Papadakis, Charalampos Zalavras, Raffy Mirzayan and Lane Shepherd

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:30

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The collagen structure in the superficial zone of articular cartilage is critical to the tissue's durability. Early osteoarthritis is often characterized with fissures on the articular surface. This is closely...

    Authors: Jian P Wu, Thomas B Kirk and Ming H Zheng

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:29

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Non-operative management of midshaft clavicle fractures is standard; however, surgical management is increasing. The purpose of this study is to compare the biomechanical performance of plate versus intramedul...

    Authors: S. Raymond Golish, Jason A. Oliviero, Eric I. Francke and Mark D. Miller

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:28

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  19. Content type: Research article

    A retrospective study of staged surgery for severe rigid scoliosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the result of staged surgery in treatment of severe rigid scoliosis and to discuss the indications.

    Authors: Shi Yamin, Li Li, Wei Xing, Gao Tianjun and Zhang Yupeng

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:26

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence of radiographic osteoarthritis in the operated knee in comparison with the contralateral knee ten years after a bone-tendon bone patellar autograft ACL...

    Authors: Cor P van der Hart, Michel PJ van den Bekerom and Thomas W Patt

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:24

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  21. Content type: Research article

    To determine whether posterior-only approach using pedicle screws in neuromuscular scoliosis population adequately addresses the correction of scoliosis and maintains the correction over time.

    Authors: Hitesh N Modi, Seung-Woo Suh, Hae-Ryong Song, Harry M Fernandez and Jae-Hyuk Yang

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:23

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The von Willebrand Factor A (vWF A) domain is one of the most widely distributed structural modules in cell-matrix adhesive molecules such as intergrins and extracellular matrix proteins. Mutations in the vWF ...

    Authors: Yue Zhang, Zheng-ke Wang, Jun-ming Luo, Katsuaki Kanbe and Qian Chen

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:21

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Though used for over a century, structural bone allografts suffer from a high rate of mechanical failure due to limited graft revitalization even after extended periods in vivo. Novel strategies that aim to impro...

    Authors: Brandon G Santoni, Nicole Ehrhart, A Simon Turner and Donna L Wheeler

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:20

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Data from 565 knee arthroscopies performed by two experienced knee surgeons between 2002 and 2005 for degenerative joint disorders, ligament injuries, loose body removals, lateral release of the patellar retin...

    Authors: TR Madhusudhan, TM Kumar, SS Bastawrous and A Sinha

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:19

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Synthetic- and naturally derived- biodegradable polymers have been widely used to construct scaffolds for cartilage tissue engineering. Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) are bioresorbable and biocompatible,...

    Authors: Munirah Sha'ban, Soon Hee Kim, Ruszymah BH Idrus and Gilson Khang

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:17

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of the study is to retrospectively review the clinical outcome of our study population of middle-aged RA patients who had suffered extensor-tendon rupture. We reported the outcome of autogenous pal...

    Authors: Po-Jung Chu, Hung-Maan Lee, Yao-Tung Hou, Sheng-Tsai Hung, Jung-Kuei Chen and Jui-Tien Shih

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:16

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Reverse flow sural neurocutaneous flap has been utilized more frequently during the past decade to cover vital structures around the foot and ankle area. The potential advantages are the relatively constant bl...

    Authors: Syed Kamran Ahmed, Boris Kwok Keung Fung, Wing Yuk Ip, Margaret Fok and Shew Ping Chow

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:15

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The severity of associated soft tissue trauma in complex injuries of the extremities guides fracture treatment and decisively determines patient's prognosis. Trauma-induced microvascular dysfunction and increa...

    Authors: Michael Müller, Aleaxander C Disch, Nicole Zabel, Norbert P Haas and Klaus D Schaser

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:14

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Soy protein, a rich source of phytoestrogens, exhibit estrogen-type bioactivity. The purpose of this study was to determine if ingestion of isoflavones before ovariectomy can prevent bone loss following ovarie...

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

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:12

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The human femur is commonly considered as a subsystem of the locomotor apparatus with four conspicuous levels of organization. This phenomenon is the result of the evolution of the locomotor apparatus, which e...

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

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:11

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Tension band wiring (TBW) remains the most common operative technique for the internal fixation of olecranon fractures despite the potential occurrence of subjective complaints due to subcutaneous position of ...

    Authors: Byron E. Chalidis, Nick C. Sachinis, Efthimios P. Samoladas, Christos G. Dimitriou and John D. Pournaras

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:9

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Polyethylene wear is an important factor for longevity of total knee arthroplasty. Proven and suspicious factors causing wear can be grouped as material, patient and surgery related. There are more studies cor...

    Authors: Markus Rohrbach, Martin Lüem and Peter E. Ochsner

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:8

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Excessive pronation (or eversion) at ankle joint in heel-toe running correlated with lower extremity overuse injuries. Orthotics and inserts are often prescribed to limit the pronation range to tackle the prob...

    Authors: Daniel TP Fong, Mak-Ham Lam, Miko LM Lao, Chad WN Chan, Patrick SH Yung, Kwai-Yau Fung, Pauline PY Lui and Kai-Ming Chan

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:7

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  34. Content type: Research article

    All prostheses with metallic components release metal debris that can potentially activate the immune system. However, implant-related metal hyper-reactivity has not been well characterized. In this study, we ...

    Authors: Nadim James Hallab, Marco Caicedo, Alison Finnegan and Joshua J Jacobs

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:6

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The various measurements of patellar tilting failed to isolate patellar tilting from the confounding effect of its neighboring bone rotation (femoral and tibial rotation) in people sustaining patellofemoral pa...

    Authors: Yeong-Fwu Lin, Mei-Hwa Jan, Da-Hon Lin and Cheng-Kung Cheng

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:5

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Animal models of fracture consolidation are fundamental for the understanding of the biological process of bone repair in humans, but histological studies are rare and provide only qualitative results. The obj...

    Authors: Marcos A Matos, Francisco P Araújo and Fabio B Paixão

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:4

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  37. Content type: Research article

    It has been proposed that high-heeled shoes may contribute to the development and progression of knee pain. However, surprisingly little research has been carried out on how shoe heel height affects muscle act...

    Authors: Lindsay Edwards, John Dixon, Jillian R Kent, David Hodgson and Vicki J Whittaker

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:2

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  38. Content type: Research article

    A bloodless operative field is considered mandatory for most surgical procedures on the upper and lower extremity. This is accomplished by using either an Esmarch bandage or a pneumatic tourniquet, but a numbe...

    Authors: Parul Mittal, Shweta Shenoy and Jaspal S Sandhu

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2008 3:1

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Growth factors are in clinical use to stimulate bone growth and regeneration. BMP-2 is used in long bone and spinal surgery, PDGFbb for the treatment of periodontal defects and children with growth hormone rec...

    Authors: Britt Wildemann, Nicole Burkhardt, Marc Luebberstedt, Thomas Vordemvenne and Gerhard Schmidmaier

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:27

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Pain and emesis are the two major complaints after day case surgery. Local anaesthesia has become an important part of optimizing intra and post-operative pain treatment, but is sometimes not entirely sufficie...

    Authors: Ibrahim Turan, Hamid Assareh, Christer Rolf and Jan Jakobsson

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:26

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Despite the numerous outcomes measures described it remains unclear what aspects of patient outcome are important in determining actual improvement following total knee arthroplasty revisions (TKAR). We perfor...

    Authors: Kevin J Mulhall, Hassan M Ghomrawi, Boris Bershadsky and Khaled J Saleh

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2007 2:25

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