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  1. Musculoskeletal pain is common in the general population and constitutes a major public health problem. A large proportion of these conditions may be work related. The aim of this study was to explore the relativ...

    Authors: Inger Arvidsson, Jenny Gremark Simonsen, Agneta Lindegård-Andersson, Jonas Björk and Catarina Nordander

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:621

    Content type: Research article

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  2. In an enhanced recovery after surgery program, a growing number of orthopedists are reconsidering the necessity of tourniquet use in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, the impact of tourniquet use on tran...

    Authors: Hong Xu, Jingli Yang, Jinwei Xie, Zeyu Huang, Qiang Huang, Guorui Cao and Fuxing Pei

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:620

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  3. Among common findings in osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs), the intravertebral cleft (IVC) is usually considered a benign lesion. The current study was aimed to present a rare case of verteb...

    Authors: Liang Dong, Chunke Dong, Yuting Zhu and Hongyu Wei

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:619

    Content type: Case report

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  4. There has been no gold standard of the initial treatment strategy for acute patellar dislocation (APD) with osteochondral fracture (OCF). Hence the study aim is firstly, to review and compare clinical outcomes...

    Authors: Si Young Song, Tae-Soung Kim and Young-Jin Seo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:617

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Comminuted proximal ulna fractures are severe injuries with a high degree of instability. These injuries require surgical treatment, usually angular stable plating or double plating is performed. Nailing of pr...

    Authors: Johannes Christof Hopf, Tobias Eckhard Nowak, Dorothea Mehler, Charlotte Arand, Dominik Gruszka, Ruben Westphal and Pol Maria Rommens

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:616

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Recovery trajectories support early identification of delayed recovery and can inform personalized management or phenotyping of risk profiles in patients. The objective of this study was to investigate the tra...

    Authors: Joshua Y. Lee, David M. Walton, Paul Tremblay, Curtis May, Wanda Millard, James M. Elliott and Joy C. MacDermid

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:615

    Content type: Research article

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  7. In the Netherlands most patients are currently seen in an outpatient clinic after an anterior cervical discectomy, which is an effective neurosurgical procedure with relatively low rate of severe complications...

    Authors: Karel de Bree, Femke Atsma, Erik J. van Lindert, Gert P. Westert and Ronald M. H. A. Bartels

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:614

    Content type: Review

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  8. It remains controversial whether the older age to perform closed reduction (CR) procedure for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), the higher incidence of complications. The aim of this study is to evalua...

    Authors: Zhiqiang Zhang, Hao Li, Hai Li and Ziming Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:613

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Although stroke is a rare complication among spinal surgery patients, the recognition of this adverse event is critical given the aging population undergoing surgical procedures. The objective of this study wa...

    Authors: Patrick J. Arena, Jingping Mo, Charu Sabharwal, Elizabeth Begier, Xiaofeng Zhou, Alejandra Gurtman, Qing Liu, Rongjun Shen, Charles Wentworth and Kui Huang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:612

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) has been regarded as the “gold standard” treatment of cervical spondylosis. Though it has good outcomes, many complications still exist, such as loss of fixation,...

    Authors: Xiucheng Li, Lei He, Wei He, Zuo Lv and Xuerong Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:611

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Modern metal-on-metal (MOM) arthroplasties were performed for over a decade before alarming reports of adverse metal reactions dramatically reduced their use. Failures are seen more often with high-wearing imp...

    Authors: Tomi Nousiainen, Sanna Palosaari, Sirpa Peräniemi, Arja Tervahauta, Jaakko Niinimäki, Juhana Leppilahti and Petri Lehenkari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:610

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire (BCTQ) and its shorter version, the Six-Item Carpal Tunnel Symptoms Scale (CTS-6), are widely used for assessing function and/or symptoms in patients with carpal tunnel s...

    Authors: Juhani Multanen, Jari Ylinen, Teemu Karjalainen, Joona Ikonen, Arja Häkkinen and Jussi P. Repo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:609

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Tendon adhesion is one of the most common clinical problems, which poses a considerable challenge to orthopedics doctors. Quercetin (QUE) as a popular drug at present, it has various biological functions, incl...

    Authors: Yuan Liang, Keteng Xu, Pei Zhang, Jiale Zhang, Pengtao Chen, Jinshan He, Yongchao Fang, Yuelai Zhou, Jingcheng Wang and Jianzhong Bai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:608

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  14. Work problems are common in people with inflammatory arthritis. Up to 50% stop work within 10 years due to their condition and up to 67% report presenteeism (i.e. reduced work productivity), even amongst those...

    Authors: Alison Hammond, Chris Sutton, Sarah Cotterill, Sarah Woodbridge, Rachel O’Brien, Kate Radford, Denise Forshaw, Suzanne Verstappen, Cheryl Jones, Antonia Marsden, Martin Eden, Yeliz Prior, June Culley, Paula Holland, Karen Walker-Bone, Yvonne Hough…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:607

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. Patients with continuous multi-vertebral lumbar spine tuberculosis (CMLSTB) were subjected to single posterior debridement, interbody fusion, and fixation to explore their clinical outcomes.

    Authors: Weihong Long, Liqun Gong, Yaqing Cui, Jie Qi, Dapeng Duan and Weiwei Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:606

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The conventional pedicle-screw-based dynamic stabilization process involves dissection of the Wiltse plane to cannulate the pedicles, which cannot be undertaken with minimal surgical invasion. Despite some rep...

    Authors: Chih-Chang Chang, Chao-Hung Kuo, Hsuan-Kan Chang, Tsung-Hsi Tu, Li-Yu Fay, Jau-Ching Wu, Henrich Cheng and Wen-Cheng Huang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:605

    Content type: Research article

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  17. A recently published paper by te Molder and colleagues in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders confirmed prior reports indicating that definitions of good versus poor outcome cutoff scores for relevant knee arthropla...

    Authors: Daniel L. Riddle and Levent Dumenci

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:604

    Content type: Correspondence

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  18. Bone turnover and metabolic indicators are related to age and gender. Age and gender should be matched in subjects in disease control research of bone turnover and metabolism, but strict matching of gender and...

    Authors: Ju Shao, Shao-Song Zhou, Yuan Qu, Bi-Bo Liang, Qing-Hong Yu and Jing Wu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:603

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Total hip and total knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA) are increasing in incidence annually. While these procedures are effective in improving pain and function, there is a risk of complications.

    Authors: Sung Mu Heo, Ian Harris, Justine Naylor and Adriane M. Lewin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:602

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Neuropathic pain (NP) is common in patients presenting with low back related leg pain. Accurate diagnosis of NP is fundamental to ensure appropriate intervention. In the absence of a clear gold standard, exper...

    Authors: Jai Mistry, Deborah Falla, Tim Noblet, Nicola R. Heneghan and Alison Rushton

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:601

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is the most common deformity of the lower extremity in children. The biomechanical change during closed reduction (CR) focused on cartilage contact pressure (CCP) has n...

    Authors: Zhiqiang Zhang, Dashan Sui, Haiyi Qin, Hai Li and Ziming Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:600

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Concerns have been raised that implants used in total hip replacements (THR) could lead to increased cancer risk. Several different materials, metals and fixation techniques are used in joint prostheses and di...

    Authors: Eva Dybvik, Ove Furnes, Leif I. Havelin, Sophie D. Fosså, Clement Trovik and Stein Atle Lie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:599

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Chronic low back pain (cLBP) results in significant physical, psycho-social and socioeconomic burden. Identifying efficient and reliable patient reported outcome measures is critical for research and clinical pur...

    Authors: Rabih Nayfe, Matthieu Chansard, Linda S. Hynan, Eric M. Mortensen, Thiru Annaswamy, Liana Fraenkel and Una E. Makris

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:598

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  24. The presence of muscular deficiency seems to be a major cause of back pain that requires counteractions. Considering that the autochthonous back muscles, responsible for straightening and stabilizing the spine...

    Authors: Christian Pfeifle, Melanie Edel, Stefan Schleifenbaum, Andreas Kühnapfel and Christoph-Eckhard Heyde

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:597

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  25. Empirical evidence that demonstrates the relationship between pelvic asymmetry and non-specific chronic low back pain (NCLBP) is currently lacking.

    Authors: Qiuhua Yu, Huanjie Huang, Zhou Zhang, Xiaoqian Hu, Wenfeng Li, Le Li, Min Chen, Zhenwen Liang, Wai Leung Ambrose Lo and Chuhuai Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:596

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Patients with persistent pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) complain of multiple symptoms that cannot be explained solely by structural changes. A poor correlation exists between structural and inflammatory chang...

    Authors: Yoshihisa Ohashi, Kensuke Fukushima, Gen Inoue, Kentaro Uchida, Tomohisa Koyama, Maho Tsuchiya, Katsufumi Uchiyama, Naonobu Takahira and Masashi Takaso

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:595

    Content type: Research article

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  27. To compare the mechanical characteristics of a percutaneous superior pubic intramedullary screw, percutaneous bridging plate and percutaneous screw-rod system of the anterior ring for the treatment of unilater...

    Authors: Yong Zhao, Yupeng Ma, Dexin Zou, Xiujiang Sun, Gong Cheng, Wei Lian, Shengjie Dong, Yuchi Zhao, Wenqing Qu and Hao Wu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:594

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  28. Symptomatic horizontal instability is clinically relevant following acute acromioclavicular joint dislocations. However, the intrinsic healing response is poorly understood. The present study sought to investi...

    Authors: Dirk Maier, Lars-Rene Tuecking, Anke Bernstein, Gernot Lang, Ferdinand Christian Wagner, Martin Jaeger, Peter Ogon, Norbert Paul Südkamp and Kaywan Izadpanah

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:593

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  29. Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of global disability resulting in significant morbidity and cost to the healthcare system. Current guidelines recommend lifestyle changes such exercises and weight loss as fir...

    Authors: Bryan Yijia Tan, Benjamin Tze Keong Ding, Michelle Jessica Pereira, Soren Thorgaard Skou, Julian Thumboo and Josip Car

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:592

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  30. There have been several reports of instrumentation failure after three-column resections such as total en bloc spondylectomy (TES) for spinal tumors; however, clinical outcomes of revision surgery for instrume...

    Authors: Kazuya Shinmura, Satoshi Kato, Satoru Demura, Noriaki Yokogawa, Noritaka Yonezawa, Takaki Shimizu, Norihiro Oku, Ryo Kitagawa, Makoto Handa, Ryohei Annen, Hideki Murakami and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:591

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  31. Distal Phalanx (DP) fractures are the most common hand injuries. Bone fixation associated with soft tissue reconstruction, is often required to ensure more effective outcomes. The aim of the present study is t...

    Authors: Letizia Senesi, Andrea Marchesini, Pier Paolo Pangrazi, Marialuisa De Francesco, Antonio Gigante, Michele Riccio and Francesco De Francesco

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:590

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  32. Bone cement leakage causes severe complication following percutaneous vertebroplasty. This study probed the diffusion and leakage status of bone cement injected within diverged time duration, so as to find the...

    Authors: Meiyong Wang and Qunhua Jin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:589

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  33. Limb girdle muscular dystrophy type 2Y (LGMD2Y) is a rare subgroup of limb girdle muscular dystrophy featuring limb-girdle weakness, tendon contracture and cardiac involvement. It is caused by the mutation of ...

    Authors: Xuelin Feng, Jinlang Wu, Wenbiao Xian, Bing Liao, Songjie Liao, Xiaoli Yao and Weixi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:588

    Content type: Case report

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  34. The impact of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms (WMSS) permeates various occupations.

    Authors: Chinenye Doris Oluka, Esther Obidike, Antoninus Obinna Ezeukwu, Ogochukwu Kelechi Onyeso and Echezona Nelson Dominic Ekechukwu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:587

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Melanocortin receptor (MCR) agonists have anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties mediated by receptors expressed on cells relevant to arthritis. Repository corticotropin injection (RCI; Acthar® Gel)...

    Authors: Dima A. Decker, Paul Higgins, Kyle Hayes, Chris Bollinger, Patrice Becker and Dale Wright

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:586

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  36. Secondary osteonecrosis of the knee is a rare event. There are few reports regarding management of this condition. The aim of the present study is to report treatment outcomes for secondary osteonecrosis of th...

    Authors: Tao Yang, Huaming Xue, Tong Ma, Tao Wen, Long Xue, Mengyin Guan and Yihui Tu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:585

    Content type: Case report

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  37. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Ying Li, Jiliang Jiang, Liangcheng Tong, Tingting Gao, Lei Bai, Qing Xue, Jianxin Xing, Qin Wang, Haoran Lyu, Min Cai and Zhongyang Sun

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:584

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    The original article was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:449

  38. The prepsoas lateral approach for spinal fusion, oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF), is considered one of the minimally invasive spinal fusion methods and is gaining popularity due to improved outc...

    Authors: Vit Kotheeranurak, Weerasak Singhatanadgige, Chindarat Ratanakornphan, Wicharn Yingsakmongkol, Richard A. Hynes and Worawat Limthongkul

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:583

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  39. Patellofemoral pain is a prevalent condition in the general population, especially in women, and produces functional impairment in patients. Therapeutic exercise is considered an essential part of the conserva...

    Authors: Angel Yañez-Álvarez, Beatriz Bermúdez-Pulgarín, Sergio Hernández-Sánchez and Manuel Albornoz-Cabello

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:582

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  40. Acetabular reconstruction with bone impaction grafting in large defects has yielded conflicting results.

    Authors: Basilio De la Torre-Escuredo, Eva Gómez-García, Salvador Álvarez-Villar, Julia Bujan and Miguel A. Ortega

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:581

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  41. This study aimed to compare the operative outcome of percutaneous repair (modified Bunnell suture technique) versus open repair (bundle-to-bundle suture technique) of acute Achilles tendon rupture.

    Authors: Xiaomeng Wang, Huixin Liu, Dengke Li, Zixuan Luo, Yansen Li and Fengqi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:580

    Content type: Research article

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  42. With the global determination to eliminate tuberculosis (TB), the treatment for end-stage TB of the knee joint is still a great clinical challenge. This study aims to retrospectively determine the clinical and...

    Authors: Jiachen Sun, Qiang Li, Feng Gao, Zhou Xiang, Qi Huang and Lang Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:579

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  43. Reducing tourniquet inflation time is important because of the complications of tourniquet extensively used for the control of hemorrhage in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Bleeding management is critical to ac...

    Authors: Hongzhi Liu, Zhaohui Liu, Qidong Zhang and Wanshou Guo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:578

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Gorham-Stout disease (GSD) is a rare disease characterized by bone lesions and osteolysis. Therapy usually involves surgical resection. Sirolimus (Rapamycin) is used in some patients with GSD but the efficacy ...

    Authors: Yu Liang, Ruicheng Tian, Jing Wang, Yuhua Shan, Hongxiang Gao, Chenjie Xie, Jingjing Li, Min Xu and Song Gu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:577

    Content type: Case report

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  45. Evaluate the effect of bacteria drug resistance profile on the success rates of debridement, antibiotics and implant retention.

    Authors: Bruno Alves Rudelli, Pedro Nogueira Giglio, Vladimir Cordeiro de Carvalho, José Ricardo Pécora, Henrique Melo Campos Gurgel, Ricardo Gomes Gobbi, José Riccardo Negreiros Vicente, Ana Lucia Lei Munhoz Lima and Camilo Partezani Helito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:574

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Spinal fungal infections, especially spinal Aspergillus infections, are rare in the clinic. Here, we introduce the clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and prognoses of 6 cases of Aspergillus spondylitis.

    Authors: Guohua Dai, Ting Wang, Chuqiang Yin, Yuanliang Sun, Derong Xu, Zhongying Wang, Liangrui Luan, Jianwen Hou and Shuzhong Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:572

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  47. Different fixation methods have been used to treat posterior malleolar fractures (PMFs), but the clinical efficacy of different fixation methods in the treatment of PMF with different fragmentation has rarely ...

    Authors: Zheng Wang, Jianbin Sun, Jun Yan, Pengcheng Gao, Hao Zhang, Yong Yang and Qunhua Jin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:570

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