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  1. Research article

    Is coracohumeral distance associated with pain-function, and shoulder range of movement, in chronic anterior shoulder pain?

    The aim of this study was twofold: (i) to assess the intrarater reliability of coracohumeral distance; (ii) to investigate the level of association between coracohumeral distance measured by ultrasonography, a...

    S. Navarro-Ledesma, F. Struyf, M. T. Labajos-Manzanares, M. Fernandez-Sanchez and A. Luque-Suarez

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:136

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  2. Research article

    Goldman score, but not Detsky or Lee indices, predicts mortality 6 months after hip fracture

    Over the past years, several cardiac risk indices were evaluated and modified, including Goldman, Detsky, and Lee scores. The predictive capacity of these scores in hip fracture patients is lacking. Thus, our ...

    Paula Schmidt Azevedo, David Nicoletti Gumieiro, Bertha Furlan Polegato, Gilberto José Cação Pereira, Igor Almonfrey Silva, Stephan Milhorini Pio, Cacionor Pereira Cunha Junior, Edson Luiz Favero Junior, Sergio Alberto Rupp de Paiva, Marcos Ferreira Minicucci and Leonardo Antonio Mamede Zornoff

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:134

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  3. Research article

    The value of applying a melatonin antagonist (Luzindole) in improving the success rate of the bipedal rat scoliosis model

    An ideal animal model has always been the key to research the pathogenesis and treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), while available methods have obvious disadvantages. The deficiency of melatoni...

    Shuo Yang, Chaojun Zheng, Jianyuan Jiang, Feizhou Lu, Xinlei Xia, Wei Zhu, Xiang Jin and Xiaosheng Ma

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:137

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  4. Research article

    Kinematic characteristics of lumbar spinous processes during axial rotation in patients with lumbar degenerative disc disease lateral lumbar interbody fusion and intervention

    Data about minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD) has been reported. However, no quantitative knowledge about the biomechanical characteristics of the spi...

    BaoLiang Zhang, Wenhan Huang, Hong Xia and Xinglong Feng

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:141

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  5. Research article

    Fat in the lumbar multifidus muscles - predictive value and change following disc prosthesis surgery and multidisciplinary rehabilitation in patients with chronic low back pain and degenerative disc: 2-year follow-up of a randomized trial

    Evidence is lacking on whether fat infiltration in the multifidus muscles affects outcomes after total disc replacement (TDR) surgery and if it develops after surgery. The aims of this study were 1) to investi...

    Kjersti Storheim, Linda Berg, Christian Hellum, Øivind Gjertsen, Gesche Neckelmann, Ansgar Espeland and Anne Keller

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:145

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  6. Research article

    Prognostic value of MRI in arthroscopic treatment of chronic patellar tendinopathy: a prospective cohort study

    To date, prognostic outcome factors for patients undergoing arthroscopic treatment due to chronic patellar tendinopathy (PT) are lacking. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether preoperatively ass...

    Peter Ogon, Kaywan Izadpanah, Helge Eberbach, Gernot Lang, Norbert P. Südkamp and Dirk Maier

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:146

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  7. Study protocol

    KALK study: ultrasound guided needling and lavage (barbotage) with steroid injection versus sham barbotage with and without steroid injection - protocol for a randomized, double-blinded, controlled, multicenter study

    For the treatment of calcific tendinitis of the shoulder a variety of treatment regimes exist. Commonly used treatment measures include medication with oral analgesics, corticosteroid injections, extracorporea...

    Stefan Moosmayer, Ole Marius Ekeberg, Hanna Bjørnsson Hallgren, Ingar Heier, Synnøve Kvalheim, Jesper Blomquist, Are Hugo Pripp, Nils Gunnar Juel, Stein Harald Kjellevold and Jens Ivar Brox

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:138

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  8. Research article

    Associations between multimorbidity and additional burden for working-age adults with specific forms of musculoskeletal conditions: a cross-sectional study

    Multiple health conditions are increasingly a problem for adults with musculoskeletal conditions. However, multimorbidity research has focused primarily on the elderly and those with a limited subset of muscul...

    Dianne B. Lowe, Michael J. Taylor and Sophie J. Hill

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:135

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Brief pain re-assessment provided more accurate prognosis than baseline information for low-back or shoulder pain

    Research investigating prognosis in musculoskeletal pain conditions has only been moderately successful in predicting which patients are unlikely to recover. Clinical decision making could potentially be impro...

    G. Mansell, K. P. Jordan, G. M. Peat, K. M. Dunn, D. Lasserson, T. Kuijpers, I. Swinkels-Meewisse and D. A. W. M. van der Windt

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:139

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  10. Research article

    Leg pain location and neurological signs relate to outcomes in primary care patients with low back pain

    Low back pain (LBP) patients with related leg pain and signs of nerve root involvement are considered to have a worse prognosis than patients with LBP alone. However, it is unclear whether leg pain location ab...

    Lisbeth Hartvigsen, Lise Hestbaek, Charlotte Lebouef-Yde, Werner Vach and Alice Kongsted

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:133

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  11. Research article

    Mid-term outcome following revision surgery of clavicular non- and malunion using anatomic locking compression plate and iliac crest bone graft

    Treatment of clavicular non- and malunion is still challenging. Current surgical procedures often result in frustrating functional outcome along with high-grade subjective impairment and increased rates of rev...

    Marc Beirer, Ingo J. Banke, Norbert Harrasser, Moritz Crönlein, Dominik Pförringer, Stefan Huber-Wagner, Peter Biberthaler and Chlodwig Kirchhoff

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:129

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  12. Research article

    Do the disc degeneration and osteophyte contribute to the curve rigidity of degenerative scoliosis?

    The factors associated with lateral curve flexibility in degenerative scoliosis have not been well documented. Disc degeneration could result in significant change in stiffness and range of motion in lateral b...

    Feng Zhu, Hongda Bao, Peng Yan, Shunan Liu, Mike Bao, Zezhang Zhu, Zhen Liu and Yong Qiu

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:128

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  13. Research article

    Sedentary behaviour is associated with increased long-term cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis independently of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity

    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The physical dysfunction symptomatic of RA means people living with this disease spend large periods of the day s...

    Sally A. M. Fenton, Jet J. C. S. Veldhuijzen van Zanten, George D. Kitas, Joan L. Duda, Peter C. Rouse, Chen-an Yu and George S. Metsios

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:131

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  14. Research article

    Clinical course and prognosis of musculoskeletal pain in patients referred for physiotherapy: does pain site matter?

    Danish patients with musculoskeletal disorders are commonly referred for primary care physiotherapy treatment but little is known about their general health status, pain diagnoses, clinical course and prognosis.

    Nils-Bo de Vos Andersen, Peter Kent, Jakob Hjort and David Høyrup Christiansen

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:130

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  15. Research article

    Spinal pain in Danish school children – how often and how long? The CHAMPS Study-DK

    Spinal pain in children and adolescents is a common condition, usually transitory, but the picture of spinal pain still needs elucidation, mainly due to variation in measurement methods. The aim of this study ...

    Kristina Boe Dissing, Lise Hestbæk, Jan Hartvigsen, Christopher Williams, Steven Kamper, Eleanor Boyle and Niels Wedderkopp

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:67

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  16. Research article

    Changes in clinical symptoms and functional disability in patients with coexisting patellofemoral and tibiofemoral osteoarthritis: a 1-year prospective cohort study

    This 1-year prospective cohort study aimed to compare the changes in clinical symptoms and functional disability between patients with coexisting patellofemoral (PF) and tibiofemoral (TF) osteoarthritis (OA) a...

    Hirotaka Iijima, Naoto Fukutani, Takuya Isho, Yuko Yamamoto, Masakazu Hiraoka, Kazuyuki Miyanobu, Masashi Jinnouchi, Eishi Kaneda, Tomoki Aoyama, Hiroshi Kuroki and Shuichi Matsuda

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:126

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  17. Research article

    The importance of informational, clinical and personal support in patient experience with total knee replacement: a qualitative investigation

    Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the most frequently performed joint replacement surgery in North America. Patient perspectives on TKA have been investigated in various ways, including finding as many as 20% o...

    Laurie J. Goldsmith, Nitya Suryaprakash, Ellen Randall, Jessica Shum, Valerie MacDonald, Richard Sawatzky, Samar Hejazi, Jennifer C. Davis, Patrick McAllister and Stirling Bryan

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:127

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  18. Research article

    A cross-sectional study of the effects of load carriage on running characteristics and tibial mechanical stress: implications for stress-fracture injuries in women

    Load carriage is associated with musculoskeletal injuries, such as stress fractures, during military basic combat training. By investigating the influence of load carriage during exercises on the kinematics an...

    Chun Xu, Amy Silder, Ju Zhang, Jaques Reifman and Ginu Unnikrishnan

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:125

    Published on: 23 March 2017

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