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  1. Research article

    Benefits of resistance exercise in lean women with fibromyalgia: involvement of IGF-1 and leptin

    Chronic pain and fatigue improves by exercise in fibromyalgia (FM) but underlying mechanisms are not known. Obesity is increased among FM patients and associates with higher levels of pain. Symptom improvement...

    Jan L. Bjersing, Anette Larsson, Annie Palstam, Malin Ernberg, Indre Bileviciute-Ljungar, Monika Löfgren, Björn Gerdle, Eva Kosek and Kaisa Mannerkorpi

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:106

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Cervical spine reposition errors after cervical flexion and extension

    Upright head and neck position has been frequently applied as baseline for diagnosis of neck problems. However, the variance of the position after cervical motions has never been demonstrated. Thus, it is uncl...

    Xu Wang, René Lindstroem, Niels Peter Bak Carstens and Thomas Graven-Nielsen

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:102

    Published on: 13 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Birmingham Behçet’s service: classification of disease and application of the 2014 International Criteria for Behçet’s Disease (ICBD) to a UK cohort

    This study reports on the analysis of the application and diagnostic predictability of the revised 2014 ICBD criteria in an unselected cohort of UK patients, and the ensuing organ associations and patterns of ...

    Tim Blake, Luke Pickup, David Carruthers, Erika Marie Damato, Alastair Denniston, John Hamburger, Claire Maxton, Debbie Mitton, Philip I. Murray, Peter Nightingale, Ana Poveda-Gallego, Andrea Richards, Andrew Whallett and Deva Situnayake

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:101

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  4. Research article

    Hepatocytes express the antimicrobial peptide HBD-2 after multiple trauma: an experimental study in human and mice

    Human-beta defensins (HBD) belong to the family of acute phase peptides and hold a broad antimicrobial spectrum that includes gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. HBD are up-regulated after severe injurie...

    Stefanie Fitschen-Oestern, Matthias Weuster, Sebastian Lippross, Peter Behrendt, Sabine Fuchs, Thomas Pufe, Mersedeh Tohidnezhad, Andreas Bayer, Andreas Seekamp, Deike Varoga and Tim Klüter

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:100

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  5. Research article

    Does rheumatoid synovitis activity vary during the day? Evaluation with color doppler sonography

    Clinical symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) improve in the course of the day, as can synovitis activity, reported via doppler ultrasound (US). The aim of the study was to establish whether the Color Doppler...

    Hakim Lazaar, Agnes Lhoste-Trouilloud, Bruno Pereira, Marion Couderc, Sylvain Mathieu and Martin Soubrier

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:98

    Published on: 4 March 2017

  6. Research article

    Joint-specific assessment of swelling and power Doppler in obese rheumatoid arthritis patients

    Clinical swollen joint examination of the obese rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient can be difficult. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSUS) has higher sensitivity than physical examination for swollen joints (SJ). T...

    Erin M. Bauer, Ami Ben-Artzi, Erin L. Duffy, David A. Elashoff, Sitaram S. Vangala, John Fitzgerald and Veena K. Ranganath

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:99

    Published on: 4 March 2017

  7. Research article

    Patient-reported health outcomes after total hip and knee surgery in a Dutch University Hospital Setting: results of twenty years clinical registry

    Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) measurement is a method for measuring perceptions of patients on their health and quality of life. The aim of this paper is to present the results of PRO measurements in total hi...

    Philip J. van der Wees, Joost J. G. Wammes, Reinier P. Akkermans, Jan Koetsenruijter, Gert P. Westert, Albert van Kampen, Gerjon Hannink, Maarten de Waal-Malefijt and B. Willem Schreurs

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:97

    Published on: 3 March 2017

  8. Research article

    Ankle joint distraction arthroplasty for severe ankle arthritis

    Ankle distraction arthroplasty is one option for the treatment of severe ankle arthritis in young patients. The outcomes and factors predicting success in distraction arthroplasty are poorly understood.

    Yang Xu, Yuan Zhu and Xiang-yang Xu

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:96

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  9. Research article

    Is tea consumption associated with the serum uric acid level, hyperuricemia or the risk of gout? A systematic review and meta-analysis

    The aim of this study was to examine the associations of tea consumption with the serum uric acid (SUA) level, hyperuricemia (HU) and the risk of gout.

    Yi Zhang, Yang Cui, Xuan-an Li, Liang-jun Li, Xi Xie, Yu-zhao Huang, Yu-hao Deng, Chao Zeng and Guang-hua Lei

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:95

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  10. Study protocol

    Medium-sized posterior fragments in AO Weber-B fractures, does open reduction and fixation improve outcome? the POSTFIX-trial protocol, a multicenter randomized clinical trial

    Guidelines for treatment of the posterior fracture fragment in trimalleolar fractures are scarce and show varying advices. Did the increasing size of the posterior fragment seem to relate to worse outcome in t...

    Sander Verhage, Peer van der Zwaal, Maarten Bronkhorst, Huub van der Meulen, Sanne Kleinveld, Sven Meylaerts, Steven Rhemrev, Pieta Krijnen, Inger Schipper and Jochem Hoogendoorn

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:94

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  11. Study protocol

    Weight-loss and exercise for communities with arthritis in North Carolina (we-can): design and rationale of a pragmatic, assessor-blinded, randomized controlled trial

    Recently, we determined that in a rigorously monitored environment an intensive diet-induced weight loss of 10% combined with exercise was significantly more effective at reducing pain in men and women with sy...

    Stephen P. Messier, Leigh F. Callahan, Daniel P. Beavers, Kate Queen, Shannon L. Mihalko, Gary D. Miller, Elena Losina, Jeffrey N. Katz, Richard F. Loeser, Sara A. Quandt, Paul DeVita, David J. Hunter, Mary F. Lyles, Jovita Newman, Betsy Hackney and Joanne M. Jordan

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:91

    Published on: 22 February 2017

  12. Research article

    Combined application versus topical and intravenous application of tranexamic acid following primary total hip arthroplasty: a meta-analysis

    The use of intravenous (IV) or topical tranexamic acid (TXA) in total hip arthroplasty has been proven to be effective and safe in total hip arthroplasty. However, which of these two administration routes is b...

    Pei Zhang, Yuan Liang, Pengtao Chen, Yongchao Fang, Jinshan He and Jingcheng Wang

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:90

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  13. Research article

    Comparison of the Swedish STarT Back Screening Tool and the Short Form of the Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire in patients with acute or subacute back and neck pain

    Patients with back and neck pain are often seen in primary care and it is important to provide them with tailored interventions based on risk stratification/triage. The STarT Back Screening Tool (SBT) is a wid...

    Malin Forsbrand, Birgitta Grahn, Jonathan C. Hill, Ingemar F. Petersson, Charlotte Post Sennehed and Kjerstin Stigmar

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:89

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  14. Research article

    Interobserver and intraobserver agreement of ligamentous injuries on conventional MRI after simple elbow dislocation

    The primary objective of this study was to assess the interobserver and intraobserver agreement on ligamentous injuries on conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in acute simple elbow dislocation. The s...

    Marc Schnetzke, Svenja Schüler, Johannes Hoffend, Rainer Simon, Holger Keil, Felix Porschke, Stefan Studier-Fischer, Paul-Alfred Grützner and Thorsten Guehring

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:85

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  15. Research article

    The relationship between changes of cervical sagittal alignment after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion and spino-pelvic sagittal alignment under roussouly classification: a four-year follow-up study

    Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is widely used in the treatment of cervical degenerative disease; however, the variation of cervical sagittal alignment changes after ACDF has been rarely explore...

    Dong-Ning Huang, Miao Yu, Nan-Fang Xu, Mai Li, Shao-Bo Wang, Yu Sun, Liang Jiang, Feng Wei, Xiao-Guang Liu and Zhong-Jun Liu

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:87

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  16. Research article

    The safe screw path along inferior border of the arcuate line at acetabular area: an anatomical study based on CT scans

    Misplaced screw during the internal fixation of acetabular fractures may penetrate the hip joint which might cause chondrolysis and traumatic osteoarthritis in the future. This study aims to acquire the safe p...

    Chun Bi, Jiandong Wang, Xiaoxi Ji, Zhijian Ma, Fang Wang, Xiangsen Zeng, Dongmei Wang and Qiugen Wang

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:88

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  17. Research article

    What support is needed to self-manage a rheumatic disorder: a qualitative study

    Today, patients are expected to take an active role in the form of self-management. Given the burden of a rheumatic disorder, the patients cannot be expected to self-manage on their own. In order to develop se...

    Janet M.J. Been-Dahmen, Margot J. Walter, Jolanda Dwarswaard, Johanna M.W. Hazes, AnneLoes van Staa and Erwin Ista

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:84

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  18. Research article

    Accuracy of magnetic resonance studies in the detection of chondral and labral lesions in femoroacetabular impingement: systematic review and meta-analysis

    Several types of Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are commonly used in imaging of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), however till now there are no clear protocols and recommendations for each type. The aim of...

    A. M. Saied, C. Redant, M. El-Batouty, M. R. El-Lakkany, W. A. El-Adl, J. Anthonissen, R. Verdonk and E. A. Audenaert

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:83

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  19. Research article

    Clavicle fractures: epidemiology, classification and treatment of 2 422 fractures in the Swedish Fracture Register; an observational study

    Large multi-centre studies of clavicle fractures have so far been missing. The aim of this observational study was to describe the epidemiology, classification and treatment of clavicle fractures in the The Sw...

    Caroline Kihlström, Michael Möller, Katarina Lönn and Olof Wolf

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:82

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  20. Research article

    Posterior pedicle screw fixation to treat lower cervical fractures associated with ankylosing spondylitis: a retrospective study of 35 cases

    The most common site of fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is the cervical spine, especially the lower cervical spine and cervicothoracic junction. The optimal treatment for cervical spine ...

    Liang Yan, Zhenguo Luo, Baorong He, Jijun Liu and Dingjun Hao

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:81

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  21. Research article

    Significant pain variability in persons with, or at high risk of, knee osteoarthritis: preliminary investigation based on secondary analysis of cohort data

    While knee osteoarthritis (OA) is characterised as a slowly progressive disease, acute flares, episodes of severe pain, and substantial fluctuations in pain intensity appear to be part of the natural history f...

    Emma Parry, Reuben Ogollah and George Peat

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:80

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  22. Case report

    A rare case of multiple phosphaturic mesenchymal tumors along a tendon sheath inducing osteomalacia

    Tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO) is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome characterized by renal phosphate wasting, hypophosphatemia, reduction of 1,25-dihydroxyl vitamin D, and bone calcification disorders. Tumors a...

    Ryuta Arai, Tomohiro Onodera, Mohamad Alaa Terkawi, Tomoko Mitsuhashi, Eiji Kondo and Norimasa Iwasaki

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:79

    Published on: 13 February 2017

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