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  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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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  26. 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

    Content type: Technical Note

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Case study

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  37. 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

    Content type: Technical Note

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  39. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research article

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