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  1. Subtrochanteric or supracondylar femoral rotational osteotomies are established surgical treatments for femoral rotational deformities. Unintended change of the mechanical leg axis is an identified problem. Di...

    Authors: Lukas Jud, Lazaros Vlachopoulos, Thomas V. Häller, Sandro F. Fucentese, Stefan Rahm and Patrick O. Zingg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:50

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  2. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of whole-body CT for diagnosis of hand and forearm fractures in intubated patients with suspected polytrauma.

    Authors: F. Münn, R. A. Laun, A. Asmus, R. Bülow, S. Bakir, L. Haralambiev, A. Eisenschenk and S. Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:49

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  3. Malignant fibrous neoplasms (MFN) of long bones are rare lesions. Moreover, the prognostic determinants of MFN of long bones have not been reported. This study aimed to present epidemiological data and analyse...

    Authors: Yiting Huang, Jianqiao Hong, Jiahong Meng, Haobo Wu, Mingmin Shi, Shigui Yan and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:48

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  4. According to clinical guidelines, advice to stay active despite experiencing pain is recommended to patients with non-specific low back pain (LBP). However, not all patients receive guideline-concordant inform...

    Authors: Allan Riis, Emma Louise Karran, Janus Laust Thomsen, Anette Jørgensen, Søren Holst and Nanna Rolving

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:47

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  5. Calf muscle strain and Achilles tendon injuries are common in many sports. For the treatment of muscular and tendinous injuries, one of the newer approaches in sports medicine is capacitive-resistive electric ...

    Authors: Carlos López-de-Celis, César Hidalgo-García, Albert Pérez-Bellmunt, Pablo Fanlo-Mazas, Vanessa González-Rueda, José Miguel Tricás-Moreno, Sara Ortiz and Jacobo Rodríguez-Sanz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:46

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  6. To describe the frequency and the distribution of degenerative disc disease (DDD) detected in athletes who underwent spine MRI in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

    Authors: Mohamad Abdalkader, Ali Guermazi, Lars Engebretsen, Frank W. Roemer, Mohamed Jarraya, Daichi Hayashi, Michel D. Crema and Asim Z. Mian

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:45

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  7. Peripheral nerve injury causes limb muscle/bone atrophy, leading to chronic pain. However, the mechanisms underlying muscle/bone atrophy after peripheral nerve injury remain unknown. It was recently reported t...

    Authors: Nobuhiro Shimada, Asuka Sakata, Takashi Igarashi, Mamoru Takeuchi and Satoshi Nishimura

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:44

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  8. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common upper-limb nerve compression disease. Carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to several symptoms such as tingling or numbness, pain in the hand or wrist, and reduced grip strength. ...

    Authors: Sebastian Breddam Mosegaard, Maiken Stilling and Torben Bæk Hansen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:42

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  9. Studies on characteristic spinal deformities in Japanese patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and data demonstrating a relationship between health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and spinopelvic alignment...

    Authors: Tatsuya Sato, Ikuho Yonezawa, Hisashi Inoue, Kurisu Tada, Shigeto Kobayashi, Eri Hayashi, Naoto Tamura and Kazuo Kaneko

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:41

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  10. The purpose of this study was to investigate residual rotation of patients with forearm amputation and the contribution of involved muscle to residual rotation.

    Authors: Geon Lee, Sung-Jae Kim, Joo Hyung Ha, Chang-Hun Lee, Young Jin Choi and Kwang-Hyun Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:40

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  11. Limitations in the lumbar spine movement reduce lumbar vertebral motion and affect spinopelvic kinematics. We studied the influence of lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration on spinofemoral movement, from sta...

    Authors: Jianming Gu, Huixiong Feng, Xiao Feng and Yixin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:39

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  12. Septic arthritis of the elbow joint is a rare condition. Limited data is available on infections of the elbow joint following trauma or prior surgery on this joint. The aim of this study was to describe the et...

    Authors: Valentin Rausch, Alexander von Glinski, Thomas Rosteius, Matthias Königshausen, Thomas A. Schildhauer, Dominik Seybold and Jan Gessmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:38

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  13. Cam and pincer-type morphologies can cause femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAI) and can be measured on plain radiographs using the alpha angle and the center edge angle. As an addition to plain radiogra...

    Authors: Maarten A. Röling, Nina M. C. Mathijssen and Rolf M. Bloem

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:37

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  14. Chronic widespread pain (CWP) has a negative impact on health status, but results have varied regarding gender-related differences and reported health status. The aim was to study the impact of CWP on health s...

    Authors: Charlotte Sylwander, Ingrid Larsson, Maria Andersson and Stefan Bergman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:36

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  15. Reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) is a common treatment for proximal humeral fractures. (PHF) in the elderly. This study evaluates the functional outcome and the influence of. tuberosity healing (TH) followi...

    Authors: Jonas Schmalzl, Malik Jessen, Nadine Sadler, Lars-Johannes Lehmann and Christian Gerhardt

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:35

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  16. Intertrochanteric femoral fractures are prevalent among the elderly, and usually demands surgical treatments. Proximal femoral nail antirotation Asian version (PFNA-II) is widely used for intertrochanteric fra...

    Authors: Dongdong Wang, Kun Zhang, Minfei Qiang, Xiaoyang Jia and Yanxi Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:34

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  17. Human adipose-derived Mesenchymal stem cells (HADMSCs) have proven their efficacy in treating osteoarthritis (OA), in earlier preclinical and clinical studies. As the tissue repairers are under the control of ...

    Authors: Mohammad Nasb, Huang Liangjiang, Chenzi Gong and Chen Hong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:33

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. To clarify the risk factors for subsidence of titanium mesh cage (TMC) following single-level anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) to reduce subsidence.

    Authors: Chengyue Ji, Shunzhi Yu, Ning Yan, Jiaxing Wang, Fang Hou, Tiesheng Hou and Weihua Cai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:32

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  19. In highly active older individuals, end-stage ankle osteoarthritis has traditionally been treated using tibiotalar arthrodesis, which provides considerable pain relief. However, there is a loss of ankle joint ...

    Authors: Koji Nozaka, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Takeshi Kashiwagura, Yuji Kasukawa, Hidetomo Saito, Hiroaki Kijima, Shuichi Chida, Hiroyuki Tsuchie and Yoichi Shimada

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:31

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  20. There is no available literature for comparison on muscle atrophy between the “stand-alone” oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) and regular OLIF (i.e., combined with percutaneous pedicle screws fixation (P...

    Authors: Wei He, Da He, Yuqing Sun, Yonggang Xing, Mingming Liu, Jiankun Wen, Weiheng Wang, Yanhai Xi, Wei Tian and Xiaojian Ye

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:30

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  21. Total knee arthroplasty is a common procedure with generally good results. However, there are still patients who are dissatisfied without known explanation. Satisfaction and dissatisfaction have previously bee...

    Authors: Aamir Mahdi, Mia Svantesson, Per Wretenberg and Maria Hälleberg-Nyman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:29

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  22. Osteotomies in the cervical spine are technically challenging. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of the modified pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) technique at C7 to be used for the t...

    Authors: Yichen Meng, Jun Ma, Lun Shu, Jia Yin, Rui Gao, Ce Wang and Xuhui Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:28

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  23. There is some limited evidence for the presence of viruses in herniated disc material including a previous case series that claimed to provide “unequivocal evidence of the presence of herpes virus DNA in inter...

    Authors: B. F. Walker, A. J. Armson, M. A. O’Dea, J. R. White, C. R. P. Lind and P. R. Woodland

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:27

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  24. It has been reported that miR-93-5p and long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) Cancer Susceptibility 2 (CASC2) play opposite roles in regulating chondrocyte apoptosis, indicating the possible interaction between them. T...

    Authors: Yun Sun, Simiao Kang, Shuyan Pei, Changmin Sang and Yijun Huang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:26

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  25. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between epidemiological, clinical and radiographic factors of patients with tibial shaft fractures and the occurrence of acute compartment syndrome.

    Authors: Lydia Wuarin, Amanda I. Gonzalez, Matthieu Zingg, Patrick Belinga, Pierre Hoffmeyer, Robin Peter, Anne Lübbeke and Axel Gamulin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:25

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  26. Subacromial decompression, that consists of the release of the coracoid-acromial ligament, subacromial bursectomy and anterior-inferior acromioplasty, has traditionally been performed in the management of this...

    Authors: Umile Giuseppe Longo, Stefano Petrillo, Vincenzo Candela, Giacomo Rizzello, Mattia Loppini, Nicola Maffulli and Vincenzo Denaro

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:24

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  27. With ever-increasing numbers of patients undergoing elective total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and as TKA is performed in increasingly younger patients, patient demands and expectations have also increased. With i...

    Authors: Valerio Sansone, Peter Fennema, Rachel C. Applefield, Stefano Marchina, Raffaella Ronco, Walter Pascale and Valerio Pascale

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:23

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  28. The objective of this study is to investigate the prognostic values of median nerve strain and applied pressure measurement for the assessment of clinical recovery after carpal tunnel release.

    Authors: Yuichi Yoshii, Wen-lin Tung, Hiroshi Yuine and Tomoo Ishii

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:22

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  29. The direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty (THA) has specific advantages, but injury to the tensor fasciae lata muscle (TFLM) remains a concern. This injury in part negates some of the advantages ...

    Authors: Gongyin Zhao, Ruixia Zhu, Shijie Jiang, Nanwei Xu, Hongwei Bao and Yuji Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:21

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  30. Lateral tibial split fractures (LTSF) usually require surgical therapy with screw or plate osteosynthesis. Excellent anatomical reduction of the fracture is thereby essential to avoid post-traumatic osteoarthr...

    Authors: Christian Walter, Alexander Beck, Christopher Jacob, Ulf Krister Hofmann, Ulrich Stöckle and Fabian Stuby

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:20

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  31. Bone mineral density of the humeral head is an independent determining factor for postoperative rotator cuff tendon healing. Bisphosphonates, which are commonly used to treat osteoporosis, have raised concerns...

    Authors: Chang-Meen Sung, Ra Jeong Kim, Young-Sool Hah, Ji-Yong Gwark and Hyung Bin Park

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:19

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  32. The CHD7 (chromosome domain helicase DNA binding protein 7) gene has been associated with familial idiopathic scoliosis (IS) in families of European descent. The CHD7 single-nucleotide polymorphisms have never be...

    Authors: Karolina Borysiak, Piotr Janusz, Mirosław Andrusiewicz, Małgorzata Chmielewska, Mateusz Kozinoga, Tomasz Kotwicki and Małgorzata Kotwicka

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:18

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  33. The management of thoracolumbar burst fractures traditionally involves posterior pedicle screw fixation, but it has some drawbacks. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes o...

    Authors: Xuhong Xue and Sheng Zhao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:17

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  34. Elastofibroma is a benign soft tissue tumor characterized by the presence of elastic fibers in a stroma of collagen and mature adipose tissue. It is reported to have a prevalence of 2.73%, as shown by a study ...

    Authors: Omran Al Dandan, Ali Hassan, Mona Al Muhaish, Jumanah AlMatrouk, Haidar Almuhanna and Tarek Hegazi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:16

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Extension stems provide stability to revision total knee arthroplasty (RTKA). Little is known regarding the relationship between stem characteristics and RTKA stability. We aimed to identify the relationship b...

    Authors: Sheng-Hsun Lee, Hsin-Nung Shih, Chih-Hsiang Chang, Tung-Wu Lu, Yu-Han Chang and Yu-Chih Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:15

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  36. Neck pain is the major cause of morbidity and absenteeism from university lessons among medical students worldwide. Medical students are more exposed and appear to have neck pain because of their length of stu...

    Authors: Gidey Gomera Weleslassie, Hagazi Gebre Meles, Tsiwaye Gebreyesus Haile and Gebreslassie Kahsay Hagos

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:14

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  37. Mucosal melanomas are rare and have a high potential for metastasizing. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice for single distant metastases. Malignant melanoma usually shows the highest uptake of fluor...

    Authors: Yu-An Yen, Li-Chun Wu, Na-Mi Lu and Chiang Hsuan Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:13

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  38. The standard diagnostic work-up for hand and wrist fractures consists of history taking, physical examination and imaging if needed, but the supporting evidence for this work-up is limited. The purpose of this...

    Authors: Patrick Krastman, Nina M. Mathijssen, Sita M. A. Bierma-Zeinstra, Gerald Kraan and Jos Runhaar

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:12

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  39. Proper reduction method for Lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (LDS) is still controversial. The aim of this study was to determine the safety and effectiveness of lever reduction combined with traditional ...

    Authors: Chao Kong, Wei Wang, Xiangyu Li, Xiangyao Sun, Junzhe Ding and Shibao Lu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:11

    Content type: Technical advance

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  40. First-line treatment for hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) including education and supervised exercises, delivered as a self-management program, is considered one of the mainstays in OA treatment. However, the ...

    Authors: Kristin Gustafsson, Joanna Kvist, Marit Eriksson, Leif E. Dahlberg and Ola Rolfson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:10

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  41. Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the major surgical treatment for end-stage osteoarthritis (OA). Despite its effectiveness, there are about 20% of patients who are dissatisfied with the outcome. Predicting the...

    Authors: Kaoru Toguchi, Arata Nakajima, Yorikazu Akatsu, Masato Sonobe, Manabu Yamada, Hiroshi Takahashi, Junya Saito, Yasuchika Aoki, Toru Suguro and Koichi Nakagawa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:9

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  42. A larger daily cumulative hip loading, which is the product of the external hip adduction moment (HAM) impulse during gait and the number of steps per day has been identified as a factor associated with the pr...

    Authors: Hiroshige Tateuchi, Haruhiko Akiyama, Koji Goto, Kazutaka So, Yutaka Kuroda and Noriaki Ichihashi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:8

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  43. Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) is a complication that occurs after radiotherapy for head or neck malignancies. ORN of the spine is rare, with only few cases affecting the cervical spine reported to date. To our know...

    Authors: Cong Jin, Minghua Xie, Wengqing Liang and Yu Qian

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:7

    Content type: Case report

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  44. Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is characterized by bone fragility, and features such as blue sclerae, dentinogenesis imperfecta, hearing loss, ligamentous laxity and short stature can be present. It has long bee...

    Authors: Arjan G. J. Harsevoort, Koert Gooijer, Fleur S. van Dijk, Daniëlle A. F. M. van der Grijn, Anton A. M. Franken, Anne Marieke V. Dommisse and Guus J. M. Janus

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:6

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  45. The International Hip Outcome Tool 12 (iHOT-12) is a shorter version of the iHOT-33 which measures health related quality of life following treatment of hip disorders in young, active patients. The purpose of ...

    Authors: Patrick G. Robinson, Julian F. Maempel, Conor S. Rankin, Paul Gaston and David F. Hamilton

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:5

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  46. The present study is to highlight the challenges in managing cervical spine injuries in toddlers (less than 4 years of age) without neurological deficit. Cases of unilateral cervical C4–C5 facet dislocation in...

    Authors: Wongthawat Liawrungrueang, Rattanaporn Chamnan, Weera Chaiyamongkol and Piyawat Bintachitt

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:4

    Content type: Case report

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  47. Gorham-Stout disease, also known as vanishing bone disease, idiopathic massive osteolysis, is a rare entity of unknown etiopathology. This disease is characterized by destruction of osseous matrix and prolifer...

    Authors: Chuanxi Zheng, Fan Tang, Li Min, Yong Zhou, Yi Luo, Chongqi Tu and Shiquan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 21:3

    Content type: Case report

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  48. The supercapsular percutaneously-assisted total hip arthroplasty (SuperPath) was proposed to be minimally invasive and tissue sparing with possible superior postoperative outcomes to traditional approaches of ...

    Authors: Weikun Meng, Zhong Huang, Haoyang Wang, Duan Wang, Zeyu Luo, Yang Bai, Liang Gao, Guanglin Wang and Zongke Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 21:2

    Content type: Research article

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