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  1. Research article

    Trajectory of instantaneous axis of rotation in fixed lumbar spine with instrumentation

    Several studies showed instantaneous axis of rotation (IAR) in the intact spine. However, there has been no report on the trajectory of the IAR of a damaged spine or that of a fixed spine with instrumentation....

    Masataka Inoue, Tetsutaro Mizuno, Toshihiko Sakakibara, Takaya Kato, Takamasa Yoshikawa, Tadashi Inaba and Yuichi Kasai

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:177

    Published on: 16 November 2017

  2. Research article

    Comparison of three different fixation constructs for radial neck fractures: a biomechanical study

    Fixation of radial neck fractures can be achieved with a plate and screw construct or with two screws. This study evaluated the biomechanical properties of three different fixation methods following radial nec...

    Hongwei Chen, Dengying Wu, Tianlong Pan, Jun Pan, Rui Zhang and Xuchao Shi

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:175

    Published on: 14 November 2017

  3. Research article

    Selective medial soft tissue release combined with tibial reduction osteotomy in total knee arthroplasty

    To obtain the correct coronal alignment and balancing in flexion and extension, we established a selective medial release technique and investigated the effectiveness and safety of the technique during primary...

    Qian Tang, Hua-chen Yu, Ping Shang, Shang-kun Tang, Hua-zi Xu, Hai-xiao Liu and Yu Zhang

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:174

    Published on: 14 November 2017

  4. Research article

    Primary single suture anchor re-fixation of anterior cruciate ligament proximal avulsion tears leads to good functional mid-term results: a preliminary study in 12 patients

    Current studies demonstrate encouraging short-term results after primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) suture anchor repair. However, earlier studies reported deterioration of knee function at 5-year follow...

    Christof Hoffmann, Jan Friederichs, Christian von Rüden, Christian Schaller, Volker Bühren and Christoph Moessmer

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:171

    Published on: 13 November 2017

  5. Research article

    Transcriptomic analyses reveal the underlying pro-malignant functions of PTHR1 for osteosarcoma via activation of Wnt and angiogenesis pathways

    Increasing evidence has indicated parathyroid hormone type 1 receptor (PTHR1) plays important roles for the development and progression of osteosarcoma (OS). However, its function mechanisms remain unclear. Th...

    Shenglong Li, Yujin Dong, Ke Wang, Zhe Wang and Xiaojing Zhang

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:168

    Published on: 9 November 2017

  6. Research article

    Non-invasive quantification of age-related changes in the vertebral endplate in rats using in vivo DCE-MRI

    Small animal models that can mimic degenerative disc disease (DDD) are commonly used to examine DDD progression. However, assessments such as histological studies and macroscopic measurements do not allow for ...

    Hui Li, Jia-zhi Yan, Yong-jie Chen, Wei-bo Kang and Jia-xi Huang

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:169

    Published on: 9 November 2017

  7. Review

    Anteromedial versus transtibial technique in single-bundle autologous hamstring ACL reconstruction: a meta-analysis of prospective randomized controlled trials

    The aim of this study was to compare the clinical outcome and postoperative complication between single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with an anteromedial (AM) technique and a transtib...

    Haitao Chen, Kai Tie, Yongjian Qi, Bin Li, Biao Chen and Liaobin Chen

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:167

    Published on: 7 November 2017

  8. Research article

    Radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy is efficient and safe in the treatment of fracture nonunions of superficial bones: a retrospective case series

    A substantial body of evidence supports the use of focused extracorporeal shock wave therapy (fESWT) in the non-invasive treatment of fracture nonunions. On the other hand, virtually no studies exist on the us...

    Paulo Kertzman, Nikolaus B. M. Császár, John P. Furia and Christoph Schmitz

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:164

    Published on: 6 November 2017

  9. Research article

    Tendon split lengthening technique for flexor hallucis longus tendon rupture

    Flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon rupture is a challenging injury to lead with clawing of the great toe when the FHL tendon is repaired too tight. When the diagnosis is delayed, the tendon ends may not be op...

    Jae Yong Park, Chenyu Wang, Hee Dong Kim and Hyong Nyun Kim

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:165

    Published on: 6 November 2017

  10. Research article

    A randomized controlled trial on the effects of collagen sponge and topical tranexamic acid in posterior spinal fusion surgeries

    This is a randomized controlled trial research to assess the hemostatic efficacy of gelatin sponge, collagen sponge, and topical use of tranexamic acid (TXA) on postoperative blood loss in posterior spinal fus...

    Derong Xu, Qianyu Zhuang, Zheng Li, Zhinan Ren, Xin Chen and Shugang Li

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:166

    Published on: 6 November 2017

  11. Research article

    Fixation in slipped capital femoral epiphysis avoiding femoral-acetabular impingement

    The appropriate treatment in mild slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) should not only prevent further slipping of the epiphysis but also address potential femoroacetabular impingement by restoring the ana...

    Francesco Falciglia, Angelo G. Aulisa, Marco Giordano and Vincenzo Guzzanti

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:163

    Published on: 30 October 2017

  12. Research article

    Percutaneous endoscopic interlaminar discectomy of L5–S1 disc herniation: a comparison between intermittent endoscopy technique and full endoscopy technique

    Percutaneous endoscopic laminar discectomy is a typical minimally invasive discectomy operation that is classified into the percutaneous endoscopic transforaminal discectomy and the percutaneous endoscopic int...

    Hongyu Song, Wenhao Hu, Zhongguo Liu, Yongyu Hao and Xuesong Zhang

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:162

    Published on: 30 October 2017

  13. Research article

    The efficacy of tranexamic acid using oral administration in total knee arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is gradually regarded as an effective choice for end-stage osteoarthritis or rheumatic arthritis. In the past, the management of tranexamic acid (TXA) using intravenous injection ...

    Lu-kai Zhang, Jian-xiong Ma, Ming-jie Kuang, Jie Zhao, Bin Lu, Ying Wang, Xin-long Ma and Zheng-rui Fan

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:159

    Published on: 27 October 2017

  14. Research article

    Open versus minimally invasive fixation of a simulated syndesmotic injury in a cadaver model

    Malreduction of unstable syndesmotic ankle fractures is common. This study compared the reduction quality of an anterolateral open technique (OT) versus a conventional minimally invasive technique (MIT).

    Adam C. Shaner, Norachart Sirisreetreerux, Babar Shafiq, Lynne C. Jones and Erik A. Hasenboehler

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:160

    Published on: 27 October 2017

  15. Research article

    Circuit training enhances function in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty: a retrospective cohort study

    The number of patients receiving total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has been rising every year due to the aging population and the obesity epidemic. Post-operative rehabilitation is important for the outcome of TKA.

    Wei-Hsiu Hsu, Wei-Bin Hsu, Wun-Jer Shen, Zin-Rong Lin, Shr-Hsin Chang and Robert Wen-Wei Hsu

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:156

    Published on: 19 October 2017

  16. Research article

    Double calcaneal osteotomy for severe adolescent flexible flatfoot reconstruction

    The timing and strategy of treatment for flatfoot still remain controversial. It is a difficult problem when facing severe adolescent flexible flatfoot because a single procedure cannot realign flatfoot deform...

    Yang Xu, Yong-xing Cao, Xing-chen Li, Yuan Zhu and Xiang-yang Xu

    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2017 12:153

    Published on: 17 October 2017

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