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European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology

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14.02.2020 | General Review

Is platelet-rich plasma effective for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis? A systematic review and meta-analysis of level 1 and 2 randomized controlled trials

Knee osteoarthritis is common and estimated to affect more than 250 million people worldwide [ 1 , 2 ]. There is a significant burden on society in terms of work loss and sick days, early retirement, and treatment costs [ 1 , 2 ]. Currently, there …

11.02.2020 | General Review

Surgical versus conservative treatment for first patellofemoral dislocations: a meta-analysis of clinical trials

Patellofemoral instability is a multifactorial disorder with an estimated incidence of 2–3% worldwide [ 1 ]. Most patients simultaneously present multiple anatomical risk factors that interact with coactively, predisposing to disorder [ 2 – 4 ].

07.02.2020 | Original Article

Scoring of radiographic cortical healing with the radiographic humerus union measurement predicts union in humeral shaft fractures

Despite accounting for only 1% of all fractures, humeral shaft fractures are a common orthopedic trauma resulting in 57,400 emergency department visits per year in the USA [ 1 , 2 ]. The majority of these fractures are treated without surgery.

05.02.2020 | Original Article Open Access

Variation in ligamentous laxity in well-functioning total knee arthroplasty is not associated with clinical outcomes or functional ability

Over 100,000 total knee arthroplasty procedures are carried out in the UK annually [ 17 ]. There has been a large increase in surgical volume over time [ 5 ], and this trend shows little sign of slowing, with the demand for primary TKA projected to …

04.02.2020 | Original Article

Uniplanar versus biplanar monolateral external fixator knee arthrodesis after end-stage failed infected total knee arthroplasty: a comparative study

In this era of total joint replacement, knee fusion is seldom indicated as a primary reconstructive procedure, though it is still a useful salvage tool in failed total knee replacement (TKR) cases. At present, the most common indication for knee …

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