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Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common form of structural spinal deformities that have a radiological lateral Cobb angle — a measure of spinal curvature — of ≥10°. AIS affectsExpand
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Determination and comparison of the smallest detectable change (SDC) and the minimal important change (MIC) of four-shoulder patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs)
BackgroundThere is a need for better interpretation of orthopedic treatment effects. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are already commonly used for patient evaluation. PROMs can be used toExpand
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Treatment of unstable trochanteric fractures. Randomised comparison of the gamma nail and the proximal femoral nail.
The proximal femoral nail (PFN) is a recently introduced intramedullary system, designed to improve treatment of unstable trochanteric fractures of the hip. In a multicentre prospective clinicalExpand
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Complications of pedicle screws in lumbar and lumbosacral fusions in 105 consecutive primary operations
Abstract. Pedicle screw fixation is technically demanding and associated with high complication rates. The aim of this study was to identify and quantify the pedicle screw-related complications inExpand
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Increased MMP‐2 activity during intervertebral disc degeneration is correlated to MMP‐14 levels
Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration is associated with the increased expression of several matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), in particular MMP‐2. However, little is known about the actual activityExpand
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A review of methods for evaluating the quantitative parameters of sagittal pelvic alignment.
BACKGROUND CONTEXT The sagittal alignment of the pelvis represents the basic mechanism for maintaining postural equilibrium, and a number of methods were developed to assess normal and pathologicExpand
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Antimicrobial activity of platelet‐leukocyte gel against Staphylococcus aureus
Platelet‐leukocyte gel (PLG) contains high concentrations of platelets and leukocytes. As leukocytes play an important role in the innate host‐defense, we hypothesized that PLG might haveExpand
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Tissue structure modification in knee osteoarthritis by use of joint distraction: an open 1-year pilot study
Background Modification of joint tissue damage is challenging in late-stage osteoarthritis (OA). Few options are available for treating end-stage knee OA other than joint replacement. Objectives ToExpand
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Analysis of Preexistent Vertebral Rotation in the Normal Spine
Study Design. A newly developed CT measurement method was used to investigate axial rotation from T2 to L5 in the normal, nonscoliotic spine. Objectives. To identify a preexistent rotational patternExpand
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Minimally Invasive versus Classic Procedures in Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Double-blind Randomized Controlled Trial
BackgroundFor total hip arthroplasty (THA), minimally invasive surgery (MIS) uses a smaller incision and less muscle dissection than the classic approach (CLASS), and may lead to fasterExpand
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