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21.05.2018 | Original Paper

Association of reduced sclerostin expression with collapse process in patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head

Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is a common refractory disease of the locomotor system accompanied with progressive osteocyte apoptosis giving rise to the changes in the internal structure of the femoral head and subsequent collapses [ 1 …2

21.05.2018 | Original Paper

Clinical application of a minimally invasive cement-augmentable Schanz screw rod system to treat pelvic ring fractures

In case of displaced or considered unstable pelvic ring fracture, an operative treatment is inevitable. The following methods for stabilization of dorsal pelvic ring fractures are established so far: sacro-iliac (SI) and trans-sacral-transiliac …

19.05.2018 | Original Paper

Socioeconomic factors and individual lifestyles influencing the incidence of patella fractures: a national population-based survey in China

Patella fracture is uncommon in department of emergency or orthopaedics and was reported to account for approximately 1% of fractures in children and adolescents [ 1 , 2 ] and 1–2.6% in adults [ 3 – 5 ]. Generally, there was obvious bimodal …

19.05.2018 | Original Paper

Knee motion symmetry was not restored in patients with unilateral bi-cruciate retaining total knee arthroplasty—in vivo three-dimensional kinematic analysis

Knee osteoarthritis is characterized by joint pain, stiffness, and functional impairments that affect walking and other activities of daily living [ 1 ]. Although a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) effectively reduces pain and improves self-reported …

18.05.2018 | Original Paper

Characteristics and outcomes of obstetric brachial plexus palsy in a single Saudi centre King Faisal Specialists Hospital and Research Centre: an experience of ten years

Obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OBPP) is considered a rare, unpredictable, and unavoidable injury of the upper limb [ 1 , 2 ]. Although the particular cause of OBPP is a matter of debate, the injury is thought for many years to be due to traction …

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