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  1. Relatively few studies have focused on the major medical complications that are more common in older adults. Furthermore, these studies have generally not reported how accurately a risk factor, or combination ...

    Authors: Honghui Tang, Jianfei Zhu, Feng Ji, Shouguo Wang, Yue Xie and Haodong Fei
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2014 9:15
  2. In vivo studies showing the effects of biologic healing-promoting factors on tendon-to-bone healing after rotator cuff repair have focused only on biologic healing-promoting factors and have not taken into consid...

    Authors: Soung-Yon Kim, Soo-Won Chae and Juneyoung Lee
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2014 9:12
  3. The sagittal alignment of the spine changes depending on body posture and degenerative changes. This study aimed to observe changes in sagittal alignment of the lumbar spine with different positions (standing,...

    Authors: Eui Seok Lee, Cheol Woong Ko, Seung Woo Suh, Suresh Kumar, Il Kuy Kang and Jae Hyuk Yang
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2014 9:11
  4. The aim of our study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of posterior vs. anterior instrumentation for the treatment of spinal tuberculosis in adults.

    Authors: Pinglin Yang, Xijing He, Haopeng Li, Quanjin Zang and Baohui Yang
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2014 9:10

    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2015 10:40

  5. This study aims to observe the impact of the temperature of blood transfusion and infusion toward the perioperative cerebral oxygen metabolism and the postoperative cognitive recovery.

    Authors: Changwei Wei, Yijin Yu, Yi Chen, Yuexia Wei and Xinli Ni
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2014 9:8
  6. Long-term results of the 'classic’ low contact stress (LCS) total knee replacement (TKR) have been satisfactory; nonetheless, design changes have been made which resulted in the 'complete’ LCS TKR. The aim of ...

    Authors: Marieke J Piepers, Ruud P van Hove, Michel PJ van den Bekerom and Peter A Nolte
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2014 9:7
  7. Clavicular hook plates are effective fixation devices for distal clavicle fractures and severe acromioclavicular joint dislocations. However, increasing number of studies has revealed that subacromial portion ...

    Authors: Hsin-Yu Lin, Poo-Kuang Wong, Wei-Pin Ho, Tai-Yuan Chuang, Yi-Shyan Liao and Chin-Chean Wong
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2014 9:6
  8. The Editors of Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 7 (2013).

    Authors: Anish Raj Kadakia and Nicola Maffulli
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2014 9:4
  9. Although the individual effects of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) and low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on osteoarthritic (OA) chondrocytes have been reported, the effects of HBO combined with LIPUS treatment a...

    Authors: Li-Jen Yuan, Chi-Chien Niu, Song-Shu Lin, Chuen-Yung Yang, Yi-Sheng Chan, Wen-Jer Chen and Steve WN Ueng
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2014 9:5
  10. The purpose of the study was twofold: first, to determine whether there is a statistically significant difference in the metal ion levels among three different large-head metal-on-metal (MOM) total hip systems...

    Authors: James Smith, David Lee, Kamal Bali, Pam Railton, David Kinniburgh, Peter Faris, Deborah Marshall, Brian Burkart and James Powell
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2014 9:3
  11. The purpose of this study was to describe the radiological outcomes in patients with unilateral instrumented fixation for cervical dumbbell tumors.

    Authors: Kei Ando, Shiro Imagama, Zenya Ito, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Junichi Ukai, Akio Muramoto, Ryuichi Shinjo, Tomohiro Matsumoto, Hiroaki Nakashima, Yoshihiro Nishida and Naoki Ishiguro
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2014 9:2
  12. Previous studies have shown the effect of a unique therapy with a non-invasive biomechanical foot-worn device (AposTherapy) on Caucasian western population suffering from knee osteoarthritis. The purpose of th...

    Authors: Avi Elbaz, Amit Mor, Ganit Segal, Yoav Aloni, Yee Hong Teo, Yee Sze Teo, Shamal Das-De and Seng Jin Yeo
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2014 9:1
  13. Since the introduction of rhBMP-2 (Infuse®) in 2002, surgeons have had an alternative substitute to autograft and its related donor site morbidity. Recently, the prevalence of reported adverse events and compl...

    Authors: Jeffrey S Roh, Christopher A Yeung, Justin S Field and R Trigg McClellan
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:49
  14. This study aims to compare the perioperative parameters and clinical results between microendoscopy laminoforaminotomy (MELF) and cervical arthroplasty (CA) in the treatment of one-level cervical spondylotic r...

    Authors: Guo Min Liu, Ya Jun Wang, Dong Sheng Wang and Qin-Yi Liu
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:48
  15. Single photon emission computerized tomography and conventional computerized tomography (SPECT/CT) tracer uptake has been shown to reflect the loading history of the tibiofemoral knee joint and correlate with ...

    Authors: Armin Mucha, Milos Dordevic, Enrique A Testa, Helmut Rasch and Michael T Hirschmann
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:46
  16. There is considerable controversy as to which posterior technique is best for the treatment of multi-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical and radiographic re...

    Authors: Lifeng Lao, Guibin Zhong, Xinfeng Li, Lie Qian and Zude Liu
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:45
  17. Osteoporosis is one of the commonest bone diseases in which bone fragility is increased. Over 300,000 patients present to hospitals in the UK with fragility fractures each year, with medical and social care co...

    Authors: Tamer Mettyas and Clare Carpenter
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:44
  18. Locked plating (LP) of distal femoral fractures has become very popular. Despite technique suggestions from anecdotal and some early reports, knowledge about risk factors for failure, nonunion (NU), and revisi...

    Authors: Martin F Hoffmann, Clifford B Jones, Debra L Sietsema, Paul Tornetta III and Scott J Koenig
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:43
  19. Current literature has shown the mechanism of how indirect fractures occur but has not determined what factors increase the risks of such fractures. The objective of this study is thus to determine the effect ...

    Authors: David C Kieser, Debra J Carr, Sandra CJ Leclair, Ian Horsfall, Jean-Claude Theis, Michael V Swain and Jules A Kieser
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:42
  20. This study aims to explore the technique of soft tissue balance and joint tension maintenance in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with flexion contracture of the knee.

    Authors: Denglu Yan, Jing Yang and Fuxing Pei
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:41
  21. There is a need for better interpretation of orthopedic treatment effects. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are already commonly used for patient evaluation. PROMs can be used to determine treatment e...

    Authors: Derk A van Kampen, W Jaap Willems, Loes W A H van Beers, Rene M Castelein, Vanessa A B Scholtes and Caroline B Terwee
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:40
  22. Implant infection is one of the most severe complications within the field of orthopaedic surgery, associated with an enormous burden for the healthcare system. During the last decades, attempts have been made...

    Authors: Jim CE Odekerken, Jacobus JC Arts, Don AM Surtel, Geert HIM Walenkamp and Tim JM Welting
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:38
  23. A combination of two emerging technologies, computer-assisted navigation and minimally invasive surgery, in total knee arthroplasty has gained increasing interests from orthopedic surgeons around the world. To...

    Authors: Satit Thiengwittayaporn, Auttakorn Kanjanapiboonwong and Detchart Junsee
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:37
  24. Stable and well-aligned placement of tibial components during primary total knee arthroplasty is challenging in patients with bone defects. Although rectangular block-shaped augmentations are widely used to re...

    Authors: Sachiyuki Tsukada, Motohiro Wakui and Munenori Matsueda
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:36
  25. Unstable proximal femoral fractures are common and challenging for the orthopaedic surgeon. Often, these are treated with intramedullary nails. The most common mode of failure of any device to treat these frac...

    Authors: Andrej N Nikoloski, Anthony L Osbrough and Piers J Yates
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:35
  26. Different surgical techniques for lumbar discectomy are in vogue. This study compares the outcomes of two techniques for lumbar discectomy, viz. micro lumbar discectomy (LD) and conventional fenestration discecto...

    Authors: Shiju A Majeed, C S Vikraman, Vivek Mathew and Anish T S
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:34
  27. Novel bone substitutes have challenged the notion of autologous bone grafting as the ‘gold standard’ for the surgical treatment of fracture nonunions. The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that...

    Authors: Michael A Flierl, Wade R Smith, Cyril Mauffrey, Kaan Irgit, Allison E Williams, Erin Ross, Gabrielle Peacher, David J Hak and Philip F Stahel
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:33
  28. The patients with extremely severe spinal deformity are commonly considered high-risk candidates for surgical treatment because of their underlying lung disease. Currently, little has been reported about the p...

    Authors: Lifeng Lao, Xisheng Weng, Guixing Qiu and Jianxiong Shen
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:32
  29. There is an increasing interest by doctors and patients in extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for chronic plantar fasciopathy (PF), particularly in second generation radial extracorporeal shock wave ther...

    Authors: Christoph Schmitz, Nikolaus BM Császár, Jan-Dirk Rompe, Humberto Chaves and John P Furia
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:31
  30. Tendinopathies are often empirically treated with oral/topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and corticosteroid injections despite their unclear effects on tendon regeneration. Recent studies indi...

    Authors: Maritha Fredriksson, Yan Li, Anders Stålman, Lars-Arne Haldosén and Li Felländer-Tsai
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:30
  31. Internal fixation of femoral fractures requires drilling holes through the cortical bone of the shaft of the femur. Intramedullary suction reduces the fat emboli produced by reaming and nailing femoral fractur...

    Authors: Melanie J Fox, Jennie M Scarvell, Paul N Smith, Shankar Kalyanasundaram and Zbigniew H Stachurski
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:29
  32. Despite extensive literature supporting the use of computerized tomography (CT) scans in evaluating scaphoid fractures, there has not been a consensus on the methodology for defining and quantifying union. The...

    Authors: Ruby Grewal, Uri Frakash, Said Osman and Robert Y McMurtry
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:28
  33. Various methods regarding allograft knee replacements have been described. The animal models, which are generally used for this purpose include sheep, dogs, goats, and pigs, and accrue significant costs for st...

    Authors: Manon Bachy, Ines Sherifi, Fréderic Zadegan, David Petrover, Hervé Petite and Didier Hannouche
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:27
  34. The massive cuff stitch (MCS) is known to be a strong suture, suitable for rotator cuff repair. We modified this technique for massive cuff tears by employing a horizontal medial mattress suture from an anchor...

    Authors: Masafumi Gotoh, Yasuhiro Mitsui, Kazuhiro Yoshimitsu, Kenjiro Nakama, Takahiro Okawa, Fujio Higuchi and Kensei Nagata
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:26
  35. In joint prosthetic surgery, various methods are used to provide implant stability. We used an injectable bone substitute, composed of calcium sulfate/hydroxyapatite, as bone defect filler to stabilize a tibia...

    Authors: Vasilis Zampelis, Magnus Tägil, Lars Lidgren, Hanna Isaksson, Isam Atroshi and Jian-Sheng Wang
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:25
  36. The shoulder has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the human body. This is due, in part, to the complex interplay between the glenohumeral (GH) joint and the scapulothoracic (ST) articulation. Curre...

    Authors: Claudio Rosso, Andreas M Müller, Vahid Entezari, William A Dow, Brett McKenzie, Stacey K Stanton, Daniel Li, Andrea Cereatti, Arun J Ramappa, Joseph P DeAngelis, Ara Nazarian and Ugo Della Croce
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:24
  37. The objective of this study was to analyze our experience in treating femoral shaft fractures with different strategies, focusing on the first year after injury when the choice of method would have the greates...

    Authors: Yaron Sela, Oded Hershkovich, Nir Sher-Lurie, Amos Schindler and Uri Givon
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:23
  38. Submuscular and minimally invasive plate insertion is gaining popularity reducing the need for large open approaches and resulting in a smaller operative ‘footprint.’ With pediatric fractures and titanium impl...

    Authors: Martin F Hoffmann, John Gburek and Clifford B Jones
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:21
  39. Early diagnosis of Acute Osteomyelitis (OM) and Septic Arthritis (SA) is of vital importance to avoid devastating complications. There is no single laboratory marker which is sensitive and specific in diagnosi...

    Authors: Karthikeyan Maharajan, Dilip Kumar Patro, Jagdish Menon, Ananthanarayanan Palghat Hariharan, Sabhash Chandra Parija, Murali Poduval and Sreenivas Thimmaiah
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:19
  40. Tendon tears produce pain and decrease joint stability; each year, over 1.1 million rotator cuff tendon surgical procedures are performed worldwide. However, surgical success is highly variable, and the inabil...

    Authors: Darryl A Dickerson, Tarik N Misk, David C Van Sickle, Gert J Breur and Eric A Nauman
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:18
  41. Calcium phosphate cements are used frequently in orthopedic and dental surgeries. Strontium-containing drugs serve as systemic osteoblast-activating medication in various clinical settings promoting mechanical...

    Authors: Martin Baier, Patric Staudt, Roman Klein, Ulrike Sommer, Robert Wenz, Ingo Grafe, Peter Jürgen Meeder, Peter P Nawroth and Christian Kasperk
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:16
  42. Remote ballistic femoral fractures are rare fractures reported in the literature but still debated as to their existence and, indeed, their treatment. This study aimed to prove their existence, understand how ...

    Authors: David C Kieser, Debra J Carr, Sandra CJ Leclair, Ian Horsfall, Jean-Claude Theis, Mike V Swain and Jules A Kieser
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:15
  43. Although percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) has shown favorable outcomes in the majority of lumbar discectomy cases, there were also some failures. The most common cause of failure is the incompl...

    Authors: Gun Choi, Hitesh N Modi, Nicolas Prada, Tae-Joon Ahn, Sung Hee Myung, Mi Sun Gang and Sang-Ho Lee
    Citation: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2013 8:14

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