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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Research article

    Strontium ranelate causes osteophytes overgrowth in a model of early phase osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis (OA) involves cartilage changes as well as modifications of subchondral bone and synovial tissues. Strontium ranelate (SR), an anti-osteoporosis compound, which is currently in phase III clinica...

    Jian-Guo Chu, Mu-Wei Dai, Yu Wang, Fa-Ming Tian, Hui-Ping Song, Ya-Ping Xiao, Li-Tao Shao, Ying-Ze Zhang and Liu Zhang

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:78

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  14. Research article

    Towards an optimal therapy strategy for myogenous TMD, physiotherapy compared with occlusal splint therapy in an RCT with therapy-and-patient-specific treatment durations

    Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) may be characterized by pain and restricted jaw movements. In the absence of somatic factors in the temporomandibular joint, mainly myogenous, psychobiological, and psychosoci...

    Robert J. van Grootel, Rob Buchner, Daniël Wismeijer and Hilbert W. van der Glas

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:76

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  15. Research article

    Long-term outcome following upper extremity replantation after major traumatic amputation

    Amputations in general and amputations of upper extremities, in particular, have a major impact on patients’ lives. There are only a few long-term follow-up reports of patients after macro-replantation. We pre...

    G. Mattiassich, F. Rittenschober, L. Dorninger, J. Rois, R. Mittermayr, R. Ortmaier, M. Ponschab, K. Katzensteiner and L. Larcher

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:77

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  16. Research article

    The relationship between pain with walking and self-rated health 12 months following total knee arthroplasty: a longitudinal study

    A subgroup of patients continue to report pain with walking 12 months after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The association between walking pain and self-rated health (SRH) after TKA is not known. This prospect...

    Maren Falch Lindberg, Tone Rustøen, Christine Miaskowski, Leiv Arne Rosseland and Anners Lerdal

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:75

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  17. Research article

    The outcomes of the modified Fulkerson osteotomy procedure to treat habitual patellar dislocation associated with high-grade trochlear dysplasia

    Habitual patellar dislocation is not common in clinical practice, but it has a deep impact on the patient's lifestyle and movement. There has been no large case-control study on habitual patellar dislocation, ...

    Hong Chen, Daohong Zhao, Jingming Xie, Qihui Duan, Jun Zhang, Zhidan Wu and Jia Jiang

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:73

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  18. Research article

    Translation and validation of the 12-item Oxford knee score for use in Finland

    The focus in the reporting of results after total knee replacement (TKR) has changed from surgeon/radiologist-based scores to patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). The questionnaires used in subjective ou...

    Aleksi Reito, Anni Järvistö, Esa Jämsen, Eerik Skyttä, Ville Remes, Heini Huhtala, Mika Niemeläinen and Antti Eskelinen

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:74

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  19. Research article

    Polymorphism and protein expression of MUTYH gene for risk of rheumatoid arthritis

    We have previously described the association between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) prevalence and the two mutY Homolog (E. coli) (MUTYH) SNPs (rs3219463 and rs3219476) among the Taiwanese population. This present ...

    Shih-Yin Chen, Hsin-Han Chen, Yu-Chuen Huang, Shih-Ping Liu, Ying-Ju Lin, Sui-Foon Lo, Yuan-Yen Chang, Hui-Wen Lin, Chung-Ming Huang and Fuu-Jen Tsai

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:69

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  20. Study protocol

    A protocol for a new methodological model for work-related shoulder complex injuries: From diagnosis to rehabilitation

    Work-related injuries of the shoulder complex represent a challenge for clinicians because of the large variety of clinical entities involved and the broad anatomic structures that can be affected. Furthermore...

    Igor Setuain, Miriam Gonzalez-Izal, Ainara Paularena, Jose Luis Luque, Lars L. Andersen and Mikel Izquierdo

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:70

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  21. Study protocol

    Real-time optimized biofeedback utilizing sport techniques (ROBUST): a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in female athletes lead to a variety of short- and long-term physical, financial, and psychosocial ramifications. While dedicated injury prevention training programs h...

    Jeffrey B. Taylor, Anh-Dung Nguyen, Mark V. Paterno, Bin Huang and Kevin R. Ford

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:71

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  22. Research article

    Good Life with osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D™): evidence-based education and supervised neuromuscular exercise delivered by certified physiotherapists nationwide

    The uptake of evidence-based guidelines in clinical practice is suboptimal in osteoarthritis (OA) and other chronic diseases. Good Life with osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D) was launched in 2013 with the aim ...

    Søren T. Skou and Ewa M. Roos

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:72

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  23. Research article

    Morphologic change of nerve and symptom relief are similar after mini-incision and endoscopic carpal tunnel release: a randomized trial

    The symptoms in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) can be ameliorated by open and endoscopic release of the transverse carpal ligament. It is unknown whether a mini-incision or endoscopic carpal tunnel release more ...

    Won-Taek Oh, Ho-Jung Kang, Il-Hyun Koh, Jin-Young Jang and Yun-Rak Choi

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:65

    Published on: 3 February 2017

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