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  1. Low back pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder defined as pain and soreness, muscle tension, or stiffness in the lumbosacral area of the spine which does not have a specific cause. Low back pain results in...

    Authors: Amanda J P Hutchinson, Simon Ball, Jeremy C H Andrews and Gareth G Jones

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:36

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Interspinous distraction devices (IPDD) are indicated as stand-alone devices for the treatment of spinal stenosis. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the results of patients undergoing surgery for spinal...

    Authors: Avraam Ploumis, Pavlos Christodoulou, Dimitrios Kapoutsis, Ioannis Gelalis, Vasilios Vraggalas and Alexander Beris

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:35

    Content type: Research article

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  3. A recent study from our laboratory has demonstrated improved range of motion in the toes of broiler chickens afflicted with pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis when treated with local antibiotic and corticosteroid i...

    Authors: Blake R Turvey, Paul S Weinhold, Reid W Draeger, Donald K Bynum and Laurence E Dahners

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:34

    Content type: Research article

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  4. In a standard total knee replacement, tibial component alignment is a key factor for the long term success of the surgery. The purpose of this study is to compare the accuracy of extramedullary and intramedull...

    Authors: Vikas Karade, B Ravi and Manish Agarwal

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:33

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  5. Patients undergoing cementless total knee arthroplasty (TKA) sometimes suffer large blood loss. In a retrospective study, we explored whether postoperative intra-articular retrograde injection of tranexamic ac...

    Authors: Hirotaka Mutsuzaki and Kotaro Ikeda

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:32

    Content type: Research article

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  6. We have recently developed a subcutaneous anterior pelvic fixation technique (INFIX). This internal fixator permits patients to sit, roll over in bed and lie on their sides without the cumbersome external appl...

    Authors: Jonathan M Vigdorchik, Amanda O Esquivel, Xin Jin, King H Yang, Ndidi A Onwudiwe and Rahul Vaidya

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:31

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Fractures of the distal third of the leg are increasingly common and are often handled by open reduction and internal fixation. Exposure and infection of internal hardware could occur, especially after high en...

    Authors: Luca Vaienti, Adriano Di Matteo, Riccardo Gazzola, Luca Pierannunzii, Giovanni Palitta and Andrea Marchesi

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:30

    Content type: Technical Note

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  8. Basic Science. To investigate humeral head translations and glenohumeral ligament elongation with a dual fluoroscopic imaging system.

    Authors: Daniel F Massimini, Patrick J Boyer, Ramprasad Papannagari, Thomas J Gill, Jon P Warner and Guoan Li

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:29

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Patellofemoral joint replacement is a successful treatment option for isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis. However, results of later conversion to total knee replacement may be compromised by periprosthetic...

    Authors: Hans-Peter W van Jonbergen, Bernardo Innocenti, Gian Luca Gervasi, Luc Labey and Nico Verdonschot

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:28

    Content type: Research article

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  10. There is limited literature regarding the peri-operative and surgical management of patients with rheumatoid disease undergoing lower limb arthroplasty. This review article summarises factors involved in the p...

    Authors: Nicholas D Clement, Stephen J Breusch and Leela C Biant

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:27

    Content type: Review

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  11. Surgery for thumb polydactyly is a commonly performed orthopaedic procedure in Asia Pacific region. Despite extensive publications on topical dressing methods and dressing materials in paediatric wounds, there...

    Authors: Chi-Hung Yen, Pak-Cheong Ho and Leung-Kim Hung

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:26

    Content type: Technical Note

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  12. Aseptic loosening is one of the greatest problems in hip replacement surgery. The rotation center of the hip is believed to influence the longevity of fixation. The aim of this study was to compare the influen...

    Authors: Alexander Wegner, Max Daniel Kauther, Stefan Landgraeber and Marius von Knoch

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:25

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) stimulation for the treatment of bone nonunion or delayed union have been in use for several years, but on a limited basis. The aim of this study was to assess the overall ...

    Authors: Aggelos Assiotis, Nick P Sachinis and Byron E Chalidis

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:24

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The application of new techniques and materials in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) continue to be a primary focus in orthopedic surgery. The primary aim of the present study is to evaluate post TKA total range o...

    Authors: David R Lionberger, Mitchell D Eggers, Kathryn E Brewer and Li Fang

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:22

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  15. Acute traumatic patellar dislocation is a common injury in the active and young adult populations. MRI of the knee is recommended in all patients who present with acute patellar dislocation. Numerous operative...

    Authors: Chun-Hao Tsai, Chin-Jung Hsu, Chih-Hung Hung and Horng-Chaung Hsu

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:21

    Content type: Review

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  16. Non-union continues to be one of the orthopedist’s greatest challenges. Despite effective culture methods, the detection of low-grade infection in patients with non-union following tibial fracture still presen...

    Authors: Justus Gille, Steffen Wallstabe, Arndt-Peter Schulz, Andreas Paech and Ulf Gerlach

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:20

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Transscaphoid perilunate fracture dislocation is a rare injury and can be easily missed at the initial treatment. Once ignored, late reduction is not possible and needs extensive dissection. An alternative tre...

    Authors: Bhavuk Garg, Tarun Goyal and Prakash P Kotwal

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:19

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Major limb amputation is reported to be a major but preventable public health problem that is associated with profound economic, social and psychological effects on the patient and family especially in develop...

    Authors: Phillipo L Chalya, Joseph B Mabula, Ramesh M Dass, Isdori H Ngayomela, Alphonce B Chandika, Nkinda Mbelenge and Japhet M Gilyoma

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:18

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  19. Less invasive approaches for hip arthroplasty have been developed in order to decrease traumatisation of soft tissue and shorten hospital stay. However, the benefits with a new technique can be at the expense ...

    Authors: Ola Hallert, Yan Li, Harald Brismar and Urban Lindgren

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:17

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  20. Obesity rates continue to rise and more total hip arthroplasty procedures are being performed in progressively younger, obese patients. Hence, maintenance of long term physical function will become very import...

    Authors: Heather K Vincent, MaryBeth Horodyski, Peter Gearen, Richard Vlasak, Amanda N Seay, Bryan P Conrad and Kevin R Vincent

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:16

    Content type: Review

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  21. Osteoarthritis prevalence is increasing, placing greater demands on healthcare and future socioeconomic costing models. Exercise and non-pharmacological methods should be employed to manage this common and dis...

    Authors: Jonathan Daniel Stevenson and Richard Roach

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:15

    Content type: Review

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  22. Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) is the most common complication following major joint surgery. While attention has been focused upon the incidence of thromboembolic disease following total hip or knee arthroplast...

    Authors: David J Bryson, Chika E Uzoigwe and Jason Braybrooke

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:14

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  23. Not all patients gain the same degree of improvement from total hip replacement and the reasons for this are not clear. Many investigators have assessed predictors of general outcome after hip surgery. This st...

    Authors: George H Smith, Simon Johnson, James A Ballantyne, Edward Dunstan and Ivan J Brenkel

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:13

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  24. The aim of the present study was to compare the in vivo articulation of the healthy knee to the contralateral knee of subjects with acute and chronic PCL injuries.

    Authors: Sivashankar Chandrasekaran, Jennifer M Scarvell, Graham Buirski, Kevin R Woods and Paul N Smith

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:12

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  25. The sources of shockwave generation include electrohydraulic, electromagnetic and piezoelectric principles. Electrohydraulic shockwaves are high-energy acoustic waves generated under water explosion with high ...

    Authors: Ching-Jen Wang

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:11

    Content type: Review

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  26. Microfracture is a first-line treatment option for cartilage repair. In microfracture, subchondral mesenchymal cortico-spongious progenitor cells (CSP) enter the defect and form cartilage repair tissue. The ai...

    Authors: Jan Philipp Krüger, Michaela Endres, Katja Neumann, Bruno Stuhlmüller, Lars Morawietz, Thomas Häupl and Christian Kaps

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:10

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  27. Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a common form of treatment to relieve pain and improve function in cases of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Good clinical outcomes have been reported with a variety of TKA prosthese...

    Authors: Hajime Yamanaka, Ken-ichiro Goto and Munetaka Suzuki

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:9

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  28. Current surgical approaches to the distal radius include dorsal and palmar plate fixation. While palmar plates have gained widespread popularity, few reports have provided data on long term clinical outcomes i...

    Authors: Michael G Jakubietz, Joerg G Gruenert and Rafael G Jakubietz

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:8

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  29. One potential complication of retrograde femoral nailing in the treatment of femur fractures is the risk of septic knee. This risk theoretically increases in open fractures as a contaminated fracture site has ...

    Authors: Jason J Halvorson, Marc Barnett, Ben Jackson and John P Birkedal

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:7

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  30. To compare the efficacy of medial and lateral entry pinning with lateral entry pinning for percutaneous fixation of displaced (Gartland type II and type III) extension type supracondylar fractures of the humer...

    Authors: Abhijan Maity, Debasish Saha and Debasis Sinha Roy

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:6

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  31. Distal radius fracture is a common injury with a variety of operative and non-operative management options. There remains debate as to the optimal treatment for a given patient and fracture. Despite the popula...

    Authors: Joideep Phadnis, Alex Trompeter, Kieran Gallagher, Lucy Bradshaw, David S Elliott and Kevin J Newman

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:4

    Content type: Research article

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  32. This was a retrospective review of the nine open wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) done in a regional hospital in Hong Kong from 2006 to 2008. The mechanical hip-knee-ankle angle improved from average 169.5°(1...

    Authors: Jason CH Fan

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:3

    Content type: Technical Note

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  33. The clavicle hook plate achieves like most other operative techniques, a high percentage of union and a low percentage of complications however concerns about long term complications still exist, particularly ...

    Authors: Davut Tiren, Alexander JM van Bemmel, Dingeman J Swank and Frits M van der Linden

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:2

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  34. The importance of appropriately selecting patients based on factors such as bone mineral density, body mass index, age, gender, and femoral component size has been demonstrated in many studies as an aid in dec...

    Authors: Thomas P Gross and Fei Liu

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012 7:1

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  35. A discrepancy in leg length and femoral offset restoration is the leading cause of patient dissatisfaction in hip replacement surgery and has profound implications on patient quality of life. The aim of this s...

    Authors: Katie A Herman, Alan J Highcock, John D Moorehead and Simon J Scott

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2011 6:65

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Flexible intramedullary nailing has emerged as an accepted procedure for paediatric femoral fractures. Present indications include all patients with femoral shaft fractures and open physis. Despite its excelle...

    Authors: Ramprakash Lohiya, Vikas Bachhal, Usman Khan, Deepak Kumar, Vishwapriya Vijayvargiya, Sohan S Sankhala, Rakesh Bhargava and Nipun Jindal

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2011 6:64

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  37. The fractured neck of femur (NOF) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. The mortality attendant upon such fractures is 10% at 1 month and 30% at one year with a cost to the NHS of £1.4 billion annuall...

    Authors: David J Bryson, Scott Knapp, Rory G Middleton, Murtuza Faizi, Hardik Bhansali and Chika E Uzoigwe

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2011 6:63

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Glucocorticoid (GC)-induced osteonecrosis (ON) is an important complication of medical therapy. The exact pathomechanisms of ON has not been clearly elucidated. There is a need for a reproducible animal model ...

    Authors: Mohammad Amin Kerachian, Edward J Harvey, Denis Cournoyer, Terry Y Chow, Ayoub Nahal and Chantal Séguin

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2011 6:62

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  39. A weight-bearing platform applied at the distal end of an Ilizarov external frame allows patients with hindfoot transfixations, foot deformities or plantar skin lesions to bear weight. This leads to an indirec...

    Authors: Jan Gessmann, Mustafa Citak, Birger Jettkant, Thomas A Schildhauer and Dominik Seybold

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2011 6:61

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Bony ankylosis of elbow is challenging and difficult problem to treat. The options are excision arthroplasty and total elbow replacement. We report our midterm results on nine patients, who underwent inverted ...

    Authors: Chadrabose Rex, Rameshkumar Periyasamy, Subbachandra Balaji, Premanand C, Shreyas Alva and Shiva Reddy

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2011 6:60

    Content type: Research article

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  41. This study will seek to identify a measurable radiographic index, the Metaphyseal-Diaphyseal Index (MDI) score to determine whether intra-operative fracture in osteoporotic bone can be predicted.

    Authors: Rishi Chana, Reza Mansouri, Chris Jack, Max R Edwards, Ravi Singh, Carmel Keller and Farid Khan

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2011 6:59

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Mechanoreceptors have been extensively studied in different joints and distinct signals that convey proprioceptive information to the cortex. Several clinical reports have established a link between the number...

    Authors: Miguel RB Moraes, Maria LC Cavalcante, José AD Leite, José N Macedo, Marianna LB Sampaio, Vagnaldo F Jamacaru and Mariana G Santana

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2011 6:58

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Evaluating the safety and efficacy of the Ilizarov fine-wire compression/distraction technique in the treatment of scaphoid nonunion (SNU), without the use of bone graft.

    Authors: Marko Bumbaširević, Slavko Tomić, Aleksandar Lešić, Vesna Bumbaširević, Zoran Rakočević and Henry D Atkinson

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2011 6:57

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Uncemented fixation of components in joint arthroplasty is achieved primarily through de novo bone formation at the bone-implant interface and establishment of a biological and mechanical interlock. In order to e...

    Authors: Dong Chen, Nicky Bertollo, Abe Lau, Naoya Taki, Tomofumi Nishino, Hajime Mishima, Haruo Kawamura and William R Walsh

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2011 6:56

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Femoral head cysts have been identified as a risk factor for early femoral failures after metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) based on limited scientific data. However, we routinely performed HRA...

    Authors: Thomas P Gross and Fei Liu

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2011 6:55

    Content type: Research article

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  46. The strength of the cement-bone interface in hip arthroplasty is strongly related to cement penetration into the bone. A modified femoral pressuriser has been investigated, designed for closer fitting into the...

    Authors: Jian-Sheng Wang, Göran Garellick, Fred Kjellson, Elizabeth Tanner and Gunnar Flivik

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2011 6:54

    Content type: Research article

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  47. The purpose of this study was to identify graft osteoporosis post transplantation by micro-CT analysis, and the growth potential of growth plates in the transplanted limb.

    Authors: Hitesh N Modi, Seung Woo Suh, Boopalan Prjvc, Jae-Young Hong, Jae-Hyuk Yang, Young-Hwan Park, Jae-Moon Lee and Yong-Hyon Kwon

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2011 6:53

    Content type: Research article

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  48. In our experience results of the Oxford unicompartmental knee replacement have not been as good as had been expected. A common post operative complaint is of persistent medial knee discomfort, it is not clear ...

    Authors: Mark C Edmondson, David Isaac, Malin Wijeratna, Sean Brink, Paul Gibb and Paul Skinner

    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2011 6:52

    Content type: Research article

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