Trauma care and orthopedic surgery

Section edited by Mark Hammerberg

This section publishes articles covering all aspects of trauma surgery and general orthopedic surgery including traumatic brain injury, submissions can cover training, practice and basic research. Randomized controlled trials are particularly encouraged.

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  1. Research article

    Prognostic factors in endovascular treated pelvic haemorrhage after blunt trauma

    Angioembolization is the method of choice for treating haemorrhage after blunt pelvic trauma. The aim of this study was to determine technical factors related to endovascular procedures which might be related ...

    Rafael Rehwald, Elisabeth Schönherr, Johannes Petersen, Hans-Christian Jeske, Anna Fialkovska, Anna Katharina Luger, Astrid Ellen Grams, Alexander Loizides, Werner Jaschke and Bernhard Glodny

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:89

    Published on: 9 August 2017

  2. Research article

    Single-stage transforaminal decompression, debridement, interbody fusion, and posterior instrumentation for lumbosacral brucellosis

    Spinal brucellosis is a less commonly reported infectious spinal pathology. There are few reports regarding the surgical treatment of spinal brucellosis in existing literature. This retrospective study was con...

    Yakefu Abulizi, Wei-Dong Liang, Aikeremujiang Muheremu, Maierdan Maimaiti and Wei-Bin Sheng

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:82

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  3. Research article

    Factors contributing to airborne particle dispersal in the operating room

    Surgical-site infections due to intraoperative contamination are chiefly ascribable to airborne particles carrying microorganisms. The purpose of this study is to identify the actions that increase the number ...

    Chieko Noguchi, Hironobu Koseki, Hidehiko Horiuchi, Akihiko Yonekura, Masato Tomita, Takashi Higuchi, Shinya Sunagawa and Makoto Osaki

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:78

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  4. Research article

    The new trauma score (NTS): a modification of the revised trauma score for better trauma mortality prediction

    Since its introduction, the Revised Trauma Score (RTS) has been widely used to determine the prognosis of trauma patients. Recent studies have revealed a need to change the parameters of the RTS. We have desig...

    Jin Hee Jeong, Yong Joo Park, Dong Hoon Kim, Tae Yun Kim, Changwoo Kang, Soo Hoon Lee, Sang Bong Lee, Seong Chun Kim and Daesung Lim

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:77

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  5. Technical advance

    Application of intraoperative limb-length measurement by a new osteotomy device in hemiarthroplasty for treating femoral neck fracture

    Limb length discrepancy is one of the most common complications after hip arthroplasty. We developed a device - intraoperative limb-length measurement and osteotomy device (ILMOD), and applied it to patients w...

    Zhanle Zheng, Lei Yang, Yanling Su, Xian Yu, Zhiyong Hou and Yingze Zhang

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:57

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  6. Research article

    Are there too many screw holes in plates for fracture fixation?

    Implant breakage after the fixation of traumatic fractures is rare; however, when it occurs, it is debilitating for the patients and a challenge for surgeons. The purpose of this study was to analyze and ident...

    Hongzhi Lv, Wenli Chang, Peizhi Yuwen, Na Yang, Xiaoli Yan and Yingze Zhang

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:46

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  7. Research article

    Albumin and surgical site infection risk in orthopaedics: a meta-analysis

    Surigical site infection has been a challenge for surgeons for many years, the prevalence of serum albumin <3.5g/dL has been reported to be associated with increased orthopaedic complications. However, the pro...

    Peizhi Yuwen, Wei Chen, Hongzhi Lv, Chen Feng, Yansen Li, Tao Zhang, Pan Hu, Jialiang Guo, Ye Tian, Lei Liu, Jiayuan Sun and Yingze Zhang

    BMC Surgery 2017 17:7

    Published on: 16 January 2017

  8. Research article

    Spine surgery outcome in patients who sought compensation after a motor vehicle accident: a retrospective cohort study

    Back and neck pain are common after road traffic injury and are treated by spine surgery in some cases. This study aimed to describe the outcomes of spine surgery in people who made an insurance claim after ro...

    Pooria Sarrami, Rafael Ekmejian, Justine M. Naylor, Joseph Descallar, Robindro Chatterji and Ian A. Harris

    BMC Surgery 2016 16:76

    Published on: 21 November 2016

  9. Research article

    Complications and long-term outcomes after open surgery for traumatic subaxial cervical spine fractures: a consecutive series of 303 patients

    Patient selection for surgical treatment of subaxial cervical spine fractures (S-CS-fx) may be challenging and is dependent on fracture morphology, the integrity of the discoligamentous complex, neurological s...

    Hege Linnerud Fredø, Syed Ali Mujtaba Rizvi, Mehran Rezai, Pål Rønning, Bjarne Lied and Eirik Helseth

    BMC Surgery 2016 16:56

    Published on: 15 August 2016

  10. Research article

    Total knee arthroplasty using trochlear groove as guide for position of femoral component in severe knee osteoarthritis

    Apart from transepicondylar axis, the native femoral sulcus was also reported to be used as a guide for the femoral component position in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, it was not shown in patients wi...

    Gangyong Huang, Jun Xia, Siqun Wang, Yibing Wei, Jianguo Wu, Feiyan Chen, Jie Chen and Jingsheng Shi

    BMC Surgery 2016 16:33

    Published on: 23 May 2016

  11. Research article

    Prevention of heterotopic ossification: an experimental study using a plasma expander in a murine model

    Heterotopic ossification (HO) is a frequent complication following orthopedic and trauma surgery. It often leads to substantial morbidity as many affected patients suffer from pain and joint contractures. Curr...

    Stefan M. Zimmermann, Lukas W. Schwitter, Max J. Scheyerer, Thorsten Jentzsch, Hans-Peter Simmen and Clément M. L. Werner

    BMC Surgery 2016 16:29

    Published on: 4 May 2016

  12. Research article

    A survey on beliefs and attitudes of trainee surgeons towards placebo

    The aim of this study was to investigate the beliefs and attitudes of trainee surgeons regarding placebo interventions, in surgical practice and in research, and to compare them to those of senior orthopaedic ...

    Mathew J. Baldwin, Karolina Wartolowska and Andrew J. Carr

    BMC Surgery 2016 16:27

    Published on: 27 April 2016

  13. Research article

    Performance of medical students on a virtual reality simulator for knee arthroscopy: an analysis of learning curves and predictors of performance

    Ethical concerns for surgical training on patients, limited working hours with fewer cases per trainee and the potential to better select talented persons for arthroscopic surgery raise the interest in simulat...

    Stefan Rahm, Karl Wieser, Ilhui Wicki, Livia Holenstein, Sandro F. Fucentese and Christian Gerber

    BMC Surgery 2016 16:14

    Published on: 25 March 2016

  14. Research article

    The bicipital groove as a landmark for reconstruction of complex proximal humeral fractures with hybrid double plate osteosynthesis

    Complex proximal humerus fractures with metaphyseal comminution remain challenging regarding reduction and stability. In most fracture patterns the hard bone of the bicipital groove remains intact. In this cas...

    Jan Theopold, Bastian Marquaß, Johannes Fakler, Hanno Steinke, Christoph Josten and Pierre Hepp

    BMC Surgery 2016 16:10

    Published on: 12 March 2016

  15. Research article

    Safety of bioabsorbable implants in vitro

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the safety of bioabsorbable plates and screws in humans.

    Mehmet Isyar, Ibrahim Yilmaz, Gurdal Nusran, Olcay Guler, Sercan Yalcin and Mahir Mahirogullari

    BMC Surgery 2015 15:127

    Published on: 12 December 2015

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