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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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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