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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) negatively affects foot and ankle function (strength and flexibility), which itself affects the daily physical activity and quality of life of patients. A physical therapy protoco...

    Authors: Renan L. Monteiro, Cristina D. Sartor, Jane S. S. P. Ferreira, Milla G. B. Dantas, Sicco A. Bus and Isabel C. N. Sacco

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:400

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Negative pressure pulmonary edema (NPPE) is a rare complication that is more prevalent in young patients. NPPE usually results from acute upper airway obstruction, which is most commonly caused by laryngospasm...

    Authors: Guo Chen, Xian-di Wang, Hong-fei Nie, Zhi-qiang Yang, Kang Chen, Zhu-hai Li, Yue-ming Song, Fu-xing Pei and Jian-cheng Zeng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:401

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal models are commonly used to quantify joint motions and loads during human motion. Constraining joint kinematics simplifies these models but the implications of the placement and quantity of mar...

    Authors: Annelise A. Slater, Todd J. Hullfish and Josh R. Baxter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:399

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Iliosacral screw fixation is a popular method for the management of posterior pelvic ring fractures or dislocations, providing adequate biomechanical stability. Our aim in this study was to describe the use of...

    Authors: Fan Yang, Sheng Yao, Kai-fang Chen, Feng-zhao Zhu, Ze-kang Xiong, Yan-hui Ji, Ting-fang Sun and Xiao-dong Guo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:397

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  5. Content type: Research article

    There is a growing interest concerning the understanding of and rehabilitation of the sagittal configuration of the cervical spine as a clinical outcome. However, the literature on the topic specific to conser...

    Authors: Ibrahim M. Moustafa, Aliaa A. Diab, Fatma Hegazy and Deed E. Harrison

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:396

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is associated with worsening physical function and a high prevalence of comorbid health conditions. In particular, cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk is higher in individuals with OA than th...

    Authors: Michela Corsi, Carolina Alvarez, Leigh F. Callahan, Rebecca J. Cleveland, Yvonne M. Golightly, Joanne M. Jordan, Amanda E. Nelson, Jordan Renner, Allen Tsai and Kelli D. Allen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:393

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Elbow osteoarthritis (OA) is a common disabling condition because of pain and loss of motion. Open and arthroscopic debridement are the preferred treatment, however there is no consensus on which treatment mod...

    Authors: Keshav Poonit, Xijie Zhou, Bin Zhao, Chao Sun, Chenglun Yao, Feng Zhang, Jingwei Zheng and Hede Yan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:394

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  8. Content type: Research article

    We hypothesized, that periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) accounts for the major proportion of first (primary) and repeated (secondary) Total Knee Arthroplasty revisions at our university referral arthroplast...

    Authors: S. P. Boelch, A. Jakuscheit, S. Doerries, L. Fraissler, M. Hoberg, J. Arnholdt and M. Rudert

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:395

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Although “non-specific” in 90% of cases, low back pain (LBP) is often treated as an independent entity, even though comorbidities are commonly associated with it. There is evidence that some LBP may be related...

    Authors: Shanthi Ramanathan, Peter Hibbert, Louise Wiles, Christopher G. Maher and William Runciman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:391

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  10. Content type: Research article

    It is generally believed that Thai people do not suffer from hypovitaminosis D because there is abundant sunlight throughout the year, and that taking vitamin D supplements could result in abnormally high leve...

    Authors: Thawee Songpatanasilp, Sattaya Rojanasthien, Pansak Sugkraroek, Boonsong Ongphiphadhanakul, Lamar Robert, Chongchit Sripun Robert, Sirichai Luevitoonvechkij and Arthur C. Santora

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:392

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Previous research suggests that sleep problems may be an important predictor for chronic widespread pain (CWP). With this study we investigated both sleep problems and fatigue as predictors for the onset of CW...

    Authors: Katarina Aili, Maria Andersson, Ann Bremander, Emma Haglund, Ingrid Larsson and Stefan Bergman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:390

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) are hyperirritable areas in the fascia of the affected muscle, possibly related to mitochondrial impairment. They can result in pain and hypoxic areas within the muscle. This ...

    Authors: Michael J. Fischer, Gergo Horvath, Martin Krismer, Erich Gnaiger, Georg Goebel and Dominik H. Pesta

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:388

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Biomechanical testing using image-based deformation detection techniques such as digital image correlation (DIC) offer optical contactless methods for strain and displacement measurements of biological tissues...

    Authors: Aqeeda Singh, Mario Scholze and Niels Hammer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:387

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Chronic spinal pain affects many in the United States and is associated with rising healthcare costs - but not improved outcomes. Education and self-care promotion are hallmarks of the recommended approach for...

    Authors: Elizabeth Lane, Julie M. Fritz, Tom Greene and Daniel Maddox

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:386

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Three dimensional (3D) markerless asymmetry analysis was developed to assess and monitor the scoliotic curve. While the developed surface topography (ST) indices demonstrated a strong correlation with the Cobb an...

    Authors: Maliheh Ghaneei, Amin Komeili, Yong Li, Eric C. Parent and Samer Adeeb

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:385

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is a highly debilitating joint disease that causes progressive, irreversible damage to articular cartilage. OA takes a massive toll on society that has grown in recent decades, but no thera...

    Authors: Ian A. Jones, Melissa Wilson, Ryan Togashi, Bo Han, Austin K. Mircheff and C. Thomas Vangsness JR

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:383

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Changes in bone mineral density have been implicated with the onset of osteoarthritis, but its role in inducing failure of articular cartilage mechanically is unclear. This study aimed to determine the effect ...

    Authors: Humaira Mahmood, Duncan E. T. Shepherd and Daniel M. Espino

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:384

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Few reports have explored the extent to which physical activity is affected by pain severity in knee osteoarthritis (KOA) patients. We used national representative data to investigate the physical activity of ...

    Authors: Hye-Young Shim, Mira Park, Hee-June Kim, Hee-Soo Kyung and Ji-Yeon Shin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:380

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Reconstructive joint surgery is an indicator of poor prognosis in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Objectives of this study were to describe the incidence rate of orthopedic and hand surgery indication (OHSI) in an ...

    Authors: Irazú Contreras-Yáñez, G. Guaracha-Basáñez, E. Díaz-Borjón, M. Iglesias and V. Pascual-Ramos

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:378

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Intervertebral disk degeneration (IDD) is a common musculoskeletal disease associated with genetic factors. COL9A3 gene encodes the α3 (IX) chain of type IX collagen that is part of the interior structure of the ...

    Authors: Donghua Huang, Xiangyu Deng, Kaige Ma, Fashuai Wu, Deyao Shi, Hang Liang, Sheng Chen and Zengwu Shao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:381

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  21. Content type: Research article

    A double-leg landing with or without a subsequent jump is commonly used to evaluate the neuromuscular control of knee abduction. However, the differences in frontal plane knee biomechanics between landings wit...

    Authors: Tomoya Ishida, Yuta Koshino, Masanori Yamanaka, Ryo Ueno, Shohei Taniguchi, Mina Samukawa, Hiroshi Saito, Hisashi Matsumoto, Yoshimitsu Aoki and Harukazu Tohyama

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:379

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study is (1) to compare joint line (JL) restoration and clinical outcomes in revision TKA based on the contemporary prosthesis type and (2) to determine the restoration of posterior condylar of...

    Authors: JuHong Lee, SungIl Wang and KiBum Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:382

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Comparisons across studies of generalized joint hypermobility are often difficult since there are several classification methods and methodological differences in the performance exist. The Beighton score is m...

    Authors: Angela Schlager, Kerstin Ahlqvist, Eva Rasmussen-Barr, Elisabeth Krefting Bjelland, Ronnie Pingel, Christina Olsson, Lena Nilsson-Wikmar and Per Kristiansson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:376

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal injuries are the main cause of premature discharge from military service and can sometimes lead to permanent disabilities. Some intrinsic risk factors are well discussed in the literature. Howe...

    Authors: Mauro A. S. Melloni, Josiel De Almeida Ávila, Mauro Alexandre Páscoa, Camila Justino De Oliveira Barbeta, Vagner Xavier Cirolini, Ezequiel M. Gonçalves and Gil Guerra-Júnior

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:377

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Dega pelvic osteotomy is commonly performed procedure in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) undergoing hip reconstructive surgery for hip displacement. However, there has been no study investigating the outcome...

    Authors: Ki Hyuk Sung, Soon-Sun Kwon, Chin Youb Chung, Kyoung Min Lee, Jaeyoung Kim and Moon Seok Park

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:375

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Dislocation continues to be a common complication following total hip arthroplasty (THA). A larger intraoperative range of motion (ROM) is believed to minimize dislocation risk, and intraoperative stability te...

    Authors: Hiromasa Tanino, Tatsuya Sato, Yasuhiro Nishida, Ryo Mitsutake and Hiroshi Ito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:373

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Opening-wedge osteotomies of the distal radius, performed with three-dimensional printed patient-specific instruments, are a promising technique for accurate correction of malunions. Nevertheless, reports of r...

    Authors: Simon Roner, Fabio Carrillo, Lazaros Vlachopoulos, Andreas Schweizer, Ladislav Nagy and Philipp Fuernstahl

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:374

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  28. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the author reported that the tagging of their name had been done incorrectly during production process.

    Authors: Alison Rushton, Konstantinos Zoulas, Andrew Powell and J B Staal

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:372

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    The original article was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:326

  29. Content type: Study protocol

    Overuse injuries (OI) are common in elite athletics. Previous studies have had athletes self-report injuries rather than having a medical professional provide a clear diagnosis. This might be a major reason fo...

    Authors: Andreas Lundberg Zachrisson, Pia Desai, Jon Karlsson, Elias Johanesson and Stefan Grau

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:370

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  30. Content type: Research article

    A large critical shoulder angle (CSA) >35° is associated with the development of rotator cuff tearing. Lateral acromioplasty (AP) has the theoretical potential to prevent rotator cuff tearing and/ or to reduce...

    Authors: Dominik Kaiser, Elias Bachmann, Christian Gerber and Dominik C. Meyer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:371

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  31. Content type: Research article

    There is a lack of evidence-based quantitative clinical methods to adequately assess posture. Our team developed a clinical photographic posture assessment tool (CPPAT) and implemented this tool in clinical pr...

    Authors: Carole Fortin, Paul van Schaik, Jean-François Aubin-Fournier, Josette Bettany-Saltikov, Jean-Claude Bernard and Debbie Ehrmann Feldman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:366

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The use of a quadriceps tendon-patellar bone (QTPB) autograft provides an alternative procedure in primary reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Using the press-fit technique for femoral fixa...

    Authors: Alexander Barié, Michael Köpf, Ayham Jaber, Babak Moradi, Holger Schmitt, Jürgen Huber and Nikolaus Alexander Streich

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:368

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Cyclops nodule formation is a serious complication after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The purpose of our study was to investigate whether an increase in thymol turbidity test (TTT) values i...

    Authors: Yuya Kodama, Takayuki Furumatsu, Tomohito Hino, Yusuke Kamatsuki, Yoshiki Okazaki, Shin Masuda, Yuki Okazaki and Toshifumi Ozaki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:367

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Hip fractures are a major worldwide public health problem and includes two main types of fractures: the intracapsular (cervical) and the extracapsular (trochanteric and subtrochanteric) fractures. The aim of t...

    Authors: Leif Mattisson, Alicja Bojan and Anders Enocson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:369

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  35. Content type: Research article

    People with severe low back pain are at higher risk of poor health. Patients scheduled for lumbar fusion surgery are assumed to have low levels of physical activity, but few data exist. The aim of the study wa...

    Authors: Hanna Lotzke, Max Jakobsson, Annelie Gutke, Maria Hagströmer, Helena Brisby, Olle Hägg, Rob Smeets and Mari Lundberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:365

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Poor general health predicts the transition to chronic back pain (CBP), but the role of specific medical conditions in the development of CBP is unclear. The study aim was to examine the association of medical...

    Authors: Pradeep Suri, Edward J. Boyko, Sean D. Rundell, Nicholas L. Smith and Jack Goldberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:362

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Knee arthrodesis with intramedullary (IM) nail or external fixator (EF) is the most reliable therapeutic option to achieve definitive infection control in patients with septic failure of total knee arthroplast...

    Authors: Giovanni Balato, Maria Rizzo, Tiziana Ascione, Francesco Smeraglia and Massimo Mariconda

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:361

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Distal biceps tendon rupture occurs more often in middle-aged male population, involving the dominant arm. In this retrospective study, it’s been described the occurrence of the most frequent adverse events an...

    Authors: L. Tarallo, M. Lombardi, F. Zambianchi, A. Giorgini and F. Catani

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:364

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Increased body mass index (BMI) has been associated with poorer function in patients who have undergone anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. However, the effect of high BMI on muscle strength in th...

    Authors: Wei-Hsiu Hsu, Chun-Hao Fan, Pei-An Yu, Chi-Lung Chen, Liang-Tseng Kuo and Robert Wen-Wei Hsu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:363

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  40. Content type: Technical advance

    Local antibiotic therapy has gained increasing attraction in the prevention and treatment of fracture infection. However, no reports have used local antibiotic therapy in the management of early infection afte...

    Authors: Xu-sheng Qiu, Bei Cheng, Yi-xin Chen, Xiao-yang Qi, Wei-ping Sha and Guo-zhao Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:360

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  41. Content type: Technical advance

    Intertrochanteric femoral fractures (IFFs) in young adults, generally due to severe trauma, are increasingly presented. Different from IFFs in the geriatric population, these fractures in young adults are alwa...

    Authors: You-Shui Gao, Yan-Jie Guo, Xin-Gang Yu, Yang Chen, Chen Chen and Nan-Ji Lu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:359

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The phenotypes of osteoarthritis (OA) consist of cartilage extracellular matrix (ECM) metabolism disorder and the breakdown of cartilage homeostasis, which are induced by pro-inflammatory factors and oxidative...

    Authors: Jianli Xue, Zixin Min, Zhuqing Xia, Bin Cheng, Binshang Lan, Fujun Zhang, Yan Han, Kunzheng Wang and Jian Sun

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:355

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  43. Content type: Research article

    An increased Head Shaft Angle (HSA) has been reported as a risk factor for hip displacement in children with cerebral palsy (CP) but opinions differ in the literature. The purpose of this study was to re-evalu...

    Authors: L Finlayson, T Czuba, M S Gaston, G Hägglund and J E Robb

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:356

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Pattern tracing tasks can be used to assess cervical spine movement sense (CMS). A simple clinical measure of CMS (tracing fixed figure-of-eight (F8) and zigzag (ZZ) patterns with a head mounted laser) has bee...

    Authors: Isabelle M Werner, Markus J Ernst, Julia Treleaven and Rebecca J Crawford

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:358

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Compression therapy is commonly used to reduce lower limb swelling and blood loss after knee surgery. This study was performed to investigate whether modified Robert Jones bandage (MRJB) as a postoperative com...

    Authors: Haoda Yu, Haoyang Wang, Kai Zhou, Xiao Rong, Shunyu Yao, Fuxing Pei and Zongke Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:357

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Approximately one in five patients undergoing knee replacement surgery experience chronic pain after their operation, which can negatively impact on their quality of life. In order to develop and evaluate inte...

    Authors: Rafael Pinedo-Villanueva, Sara Khalid, Vikki Wylde, Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Anushka Soni and Andrew Judge

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:354

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Approximately 340,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the USA and UK. Around 1% of patients who have had knee replacement develop deep infection around the prosthesis: periprosthetic knee infectio...

    Authors: Charlotte M Mallon, Rachael Gooberman-Hill and Andrew J Moore

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:352

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  48. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study is to describe the rehabilitative pathway of patients undergoing endoprosthetic knee replacement surgery, build reference values ​​of the functional results achieved, and identify p...

    Authors: Mattia Morri, Cristiana Forni, Riccardo Ruisi, Tiziana Giamboi, Fabrizio Giacomella, Davide Maria Donati and Maria Grazia Benedetti

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:353

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