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  1. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this analysis is to evaluate the necessity of large clinical trials using FLOW trial data.

    Authors: Sheila Sprague, Paul Tornetta III, Gerard P. Slobogean, Nathan N. O’Hara, Paula McKay, Brad Petrisor, Kyle J. Jeray, Emil H. Schemitsch, David Sanders and Mohit Bhandari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:124

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is today’s surgical gold standard for ACL rupture. Although it provides satisfactory results, not all patients return to their previous activity level and moreov...

    Authors: Barbara C. Boer, Roy A. G. Hoogeslag, Reinoud W. Brouwer, Anna Demmer and Rianne M. H. A. Huis in ‘t Veld

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:127

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Inflammatory back pain is a condition characterized by inflammation of the sacroiliac joints and lower spine. It is frequently seen in patients with spondyloarthropathies like ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic...

    Authors: Safi Alqatari, Roberta Visevic, Nina Marshall, John Ryan and Grainne Murphy

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:126

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare knee kinematics and stability following either triangular or anatomical reconstruction of the superficial medial collateral ligament (sMCL) and posterior o...

    Authors: Xiaomeng Wang, Huixin Liu, Guman Duan, Yingzhen Niu, Chang Liu and Fei Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:125

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have suggested that distinct and homogenous sub-groups of gait patterns exist among runners with patellofemoral pain (PFP), based on gait analysis. However, acquisition of 3D kinematic data us...

    Authors: Ricky Watari, Sean T. Osis, Angkoon Phinyomark and Reed Ferber

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:120

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Health and physical capacity are commonly associated with disease, age, and socioeconomic factors. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the degree to which physical capacity, defined as muscl...

    Authors: Anette Larsson, Annie Palstam, Jan Bjersing, Monika Löfgren, Malin Ernberg, Eva Kosek, Björn Gerdle and Kaisa Mannerkorpi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:121

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  7. Content type: Research article

    For a distal tibial spiral fracture combined with a non-displaced posterior malleolar fragment (PMF), we proposed a hypothesis that the treating surgeon could assess the size of the PMF to determine the need f...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Xiaodong Qin, Lijun Song and Xiang Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:123

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Hip arthroscopic treatment is not equally beneficial for every patient undergoing this procedure. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop a clinical prediction model for functional outcome after su...

    Authors: Patrick Stephan, Maarten A. Röling, Nina M. C. Mathijssen, Gerjon Hannink and Rolf M. Bloem

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:122

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is the classic surgical treatment for symptomatic cervical degenerative disc disease (CDDD). However, there is controversy over the best surgical management in pa...

    Authors: Zongyu Zhang, Yawei Li and Weimin Jiang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:119

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Although the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire is widely used in the UK, no British English version is available. The aim of this study was to linguistically validate the DASH int...

    Authors: Alison Hammond, Yeliz Prior and Sarah Tyson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:118

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Volar locking plating through the flexor carpi radialis is a well-established technique for treating unstable distal radial fractures, with few reported complications. In certain circumstances, including metap...

    Authors: Jae-Man Kwak and Gu-Hee Jung

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:117

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain is a common health complaint resulting in substantial economic burden. Each year, upwards of 20 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating interventions for non-specific low back pain are pub...

    Authors: Pål André Amundsen, David W. Evans, Dévan Rajendran, Philip Bright, Tom Bjørkli, Sandra Eldridge, Rachelle Buchbinder, Martin Underwood and Robert Froud

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:113

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of two diagnostic tests routinely used for diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)—ultrasonography (US) and nerve conduction studies (NCS)—by comparing t...

    Authors: Benedito Felipe Rabay Pimentel, Flávio Faloppa, Marcel Jun Sugawara Tamaoki and João Carlos Belloti

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:115

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  14. Content type: Research article

    To explore the relationship between the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) and the efficacy of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP).

    Authors: Wei Xu, Silian Wang, Chao Chen, Yifan Li, Yunhan Ji, Xiaodong Zhu and Zhikun Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:114

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Tendon is a commonly injured soft musculoskeletal tissue, however, poor healing potential and ineffective treatment strategies result in persistent injuries and tissue that is unable to perform its normal phys...

    Authors: Katie Joanna Lee, Peter David Clegg, Eithne Josephine Comerford and Elizabeth Gail Canty-Laird

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:116

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Most people suffering chronic pain are plagued by sleeping difficulties. Cognitive behaviour therapy has produced promising results for insomnia comorbid with chronic pain, but the access to such treatment is ...

    Authors: Tobias Wiklund, Steven J. Linton, Peter Alföldi and Björn Gerdle

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:111

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Episodes of low back pain (LBP) are very common among workers. A number of occupational risk factors have been shown to increase the risk for LBP. One of these risk factors is exposure to whole body vibration,...

    Authors: Oren Zack, Regina Levin, Ayala Krakov, Aharon S. Finestone and Shlomo Moshe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:110

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Habitual postural patterns are associated with musculoskeletal pain, and improving a maladaptive posture requires postural awareness in order to lead to clinical improvements. This study aimed to develop and e...

    Authors: Holger Cramer, Wolf E. Mehling, Felix J. Saha, Gustav Dobos and Romy Lauche

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:109

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Due to the intraarticular and complex nature of the coronal shear fracture of the humeral capitellum and its rarity, it has been difficult to formulate a universally accepted method of surgical management. The...

    Authors: Tengbo Yu, Hao Tao, Fenglei Xu, Yanling Hu, Chengdong Zhang and Guangjie Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:108

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    In the literature, there are numerous studies that compare different surgical procedures in the treatment of distal radius fractures (DRF). It is, however, unknown whether operative treatment and better restor...

    Authors: Teemu P. Hevonkorpi, Antti P. Launonen, Lauri Raittio, Toni Luokkala, Juha Kukkonen, Aleksi Reito, Bakir O. Sumrein, Minna K. Laitinen and Ville M. Mattila

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:106

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  21. Content type: Research article

    In patients with ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) in the cervical spine, it is well known that the thoracic ossified lesions often coexist with the cervical lesions and can cause seve...

    Authors: Takashi Hirai, Toshitaka Yoshii, Narihito Nagoshi, Kazuhiro Takeuchi, Kanji Mori, Shuta Ushio, Akio Iwanami, Tsuyoshi Yamada, Shoji Seki, Takashi Tsuji, Kanehiro Fujiyoshi, Mitsuru Furukawa, Soraya Nishimura, Kanichiro Wada, Takeo Furuya, Yukihiro Matsuyama…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:107

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Whether reconstruction is more beneficial after iliosacral bone tumor resection remains controversial. Because of high rates of complications and recurrence, few patients benefit from reconstruction. The aim o...

    Authors: Tao JIN, Weifeng LIU, Hairong XU, Yuan LI, Lin HAO and Xiaohui NIU

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:102

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  23. Content type: Research article

    We studied anteromedial varus angulation (VA) in the proximal third of the ulna. The importance of restoration of the anatomical orientation of the ulnar after a proximal fracture is unclear. The purpose of th...

    Authors: Xuchao Shi, Tianlong Pan, Dengying Wu, Rong Chen, Zeng Lin and Jun Pan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:103

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Magnesium (Mg) released from Mg-based implants degradation is believed to be effective in improving osteogenesis, however, studies focusing on Mg-based interbody cages are limited and fusion success was never ...

    Authors: Fan Zhang, Haocheng Xu, Hongli Wang, Fang Geng, Xiaosheng Ma, Minghao Shao, Shun Xu, Feizhou Lu and Jianyuan Jiang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:105

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