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  1. Research article

    Analysis of change in gait in the ovine stifle: normal, injured, and anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed

    Many patients who undergo anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery develop post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA). ACL reconstructive surgery may not fully restore pre-injury joint biomechanics, t...

    B. J. Heard, J. E. Beveridge, M. Atarod, E. J. O’Brien, C. Rolian, C. B. Frank, D. A. Hart and N. G. Shrive

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:212

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  2. Research article

    Usefulness of clinical predictors for preoperative screening of deep vein thrombosis in hip fractures

    Recent studies showed that preoperative deep vein thrombosis (DVT) was common after hip fracture (HF), and preoperative DVT screening has been recommended for preventing the fatal DVT-related complications, es...

    Kitchai Luksameearunothai, Paphon Sa-ngasoongsong, Noratep Kulachote, Sorawut Thamyongkit, Praman Fuangfa, Pongsthorn Chanplakorn, Patarawan Woratanarat and Chanyut Suphachatwong

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:208

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  3. Research article

    Distal femoral replacement with the MML system: a single center experience with an average follow-up of 86 months

    The aim of this study was to compare the functional outcomes and complication rates after distal femoral replacement (DFR) performed with the modular Munich-Luebeck (MML) modular prosthesis (ESKA/Orthodynamics...

    Andreas Toepfer, Norbert Harrasser, Paul-Ruben Schwarz, Florian Pohlig, Ulrich Lenze, Heinrich M. L. Mühlhofer, Ludger Gerdesmeyer, Ruediger von Eisenhart-Rothe and Christian Suren

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:206

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  4. Research article

    Variation in Prosthetic Joint Infection and treatment strategies during 4.5 years of follow-up after primary joint arthroplasty using administrative data of 41397 patients across Australian, European and United States hospitals

    To identify best practices and quality improvement initiatives, we aimed to assess whether the incidence of Periprosthetic Joint Infection (PJI) and treatment strategies differed across patients treated in Aus...

    Perla J. Marang-van de Mheen, Ellie Bragan Turner, Susan Liew, Nora Mutalima, Ton Tran, Sten Rasmussen, Rob G. H. H. Nelissen and Andrew Gordon

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:207

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  5. Research article

    Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Spanish version of the Oxford Hip Score in patients with hip osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip is a disease that entails a major burden for patients and the society as a whole. One way of measuring this burden for the patient is through impact on Health-related Quality of ...

    Jesús Martín-Fernández, Pedro Gray-Laymón, Antonio Molina-Siguero, Javier Martínez-Martín, Roberto García-Maroto, Isidoro García-Sánchez, Lidia García-Pérez, Vanesa Ramos-García, Olga Castro-Casas and Amaia Bilbao

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:205

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  6. Research article

    Effects of osteochondral defect size on cartilage regeneration using a double-network hydrogel

    There has been increased interest in one-step cell-free procedures to avoid the problems related to cell manipulation and its inherent disadvantages. We have studied the chondrogenic induction ability of a PAM...

    Kotaro Higa, Nobuto Kitamura, Keiko Goto, Takayuki Kurokawa, Jian Ping Gong, Fuminori Kanaya and Kazunori Yasuda

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:210

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  7. Study protocol

    Study protocol: a double blind randomised control trial of high volume image guided injections in Achilles and patellar tendinopathy in a young active population

    Chronic tendinopathy is a significant problem particularly in active populations limiting sporting and occupational performance. The prevalence of patellar tendinopathy in some sports is near 50% and the incid...

    Robert M. Barker-Davies, Alastair Nicol, I. McCurdie, James Watson, Polly Baker, Patrick Wheeler, Daniel Fong, Mark Lewis and Alexander N. Bennett

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:204

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  8. Research article

    Factors associated with hand joint destruction in Chinese patients with rheumatoid arthritis

    There have been no previous report of hand joint destruction prevalence in Chinese rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and potential factors o...

    Lijuan Zhang, Jing wang, Qiuxiang Zhang, Ting Fu, Rulan Yin, Ze Wang, Liren Li, Xianhua Wu and Zhifeng Gu

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:211

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  9. Research article

    Bone turnover and periprosthetic bone loss after cementless total hip arthroplasty can be restored by zoledronic acid: a prospective, randomized, open-label, controlled trial

    Although the loss of bone mineral density (BMD) after total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a known problem, it remains unresolved. This study prospectively examined the effect of zoledronic acid (ZA) on bone turnov...

    Tsan-Wen Huang, Chao-Jan Wang, Hsin-Nung Shih, Yuhan Chang, Kuo-Chin Huang, Kuo-Ti Peng and Mel S. Lee

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:209

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  10. Research article

    High incidence of periprosthetic joint infection with propionibacterium acnes after the use of a stemless shoulder prosthesis with metaphyseal screw fixation - a retrospective cohort study of 241 patients propionibacter infections after eclipse TSA

    A stemless shoulder prosthesis with humeral metaphyseal screw fixation was introduced in order to save bone-stock and to facilitate reconstruction of biomechanics (Eclipse®). The aim of this study was to analy...

    Lisa Johansson, Nils P Hailer and Hans Rahme

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:203

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  11. Research article

    T1rho and T2 relaxation times of the normal adult knee meniscus at 3T: analysis of zonal differences

    Prior studies describe histological and immunohistochemical differences in collagen and proteoglycan content in different meniscal zones. The aim of this study is to evaluate horizontal and vertical zonal diff...

    Shoichiro Takao, Tan B. Nguyen, Hon J. Yu, Shigeo Hagiwara, Yasuhito Kaneko, Taiki Nozaki, Seiji Iwamoto, Maki Otomo, Ran Schwarzkopf and Hiroshi Yoshioka

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:202

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  12. Research article

    Immunogenicity and immunomodulatory effects of the human chondrocytes, hChonJ

    Invossa™ (TissueGene-C) is a cell and gene therapy for osteoarthritis. It is composed of primary human chondrocytes (hChonJ cells) and irradiated human chondrocytes modified to express TGF-β1 (hChonJb#7 cells)...

    Chae-Lyul Lim, Yeon-Ju Lee, Jong-Ho Cho, Heonsik Choi, Bumsup Lee, Myung Chul Lee and Sujeong Kim

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:199

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  13. Research article

    A multimedia campaign to improve back beliefs in patients with non-specific low back pain: a process evaluation

    Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most prevalent and costly disorders worldwide. To reduce its burden in the Netherlands, implementation of a multidisciplinary guideline for LBP was supported by a multifaceted...

    Arnela Suman, Frederieke G. Schaafsma, Jiman Bamarni, Maurits W. van Tulder and Johannes R. Anema

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:200

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  14. Research article

    Multidimensional daily diary of fatigue-fibromyalgia-17 items (MDF-fibro-17): part 2 psychometric evaluation in fibromyalgia patients

    The Multidimensional Daily Diary of Fatigue-Fibromyalgia-17 instrument (MDF-Fibro-17) has been developed for use in fibromyalgia (FM) clinical studies and includes 5 domains: Global Fatigue Experience, Cogniti...

    Y. Li, S. Morris, J. Cole, S. Dube’, J. A. M. Smith, C. Burbridge, T. Symonds, S. Hudgens and W. Wang

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:198

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  15. Research article

    Incidence of total hip or knee replacement due to osteoarthritis in relation to thyroid function: a prospective cohort study (The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study)

    To study whether thyroid function was associated with risk of hip or knee replacement due to primary osteoarthritis.

    Alf Inge Hellevik, Marianne Bakke Johnsen, Arnulf Langhammer, Anne Marie Fenstad, Ove Furnes, Kjersti Storheim, John Anker Zwart, Gunnar Flugsrud and Lars Nordsletten

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:201

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  16. Research article

    Pain, pain intensity and pain disability in high school students are differently associated with physical activity, screening hours and sleep

    Studies exploring the association between physical activity, screen time and sleep and pain usually focus on a limited number of painful body sites. Nevertheless, pain at different body sites is likely to be o...

    Anabela G. Silva, Pedro Sa-Couto, Alexandra Queirós, Maritza Neto and Nelson P. Rocha

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:194

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  17. Research article

    Multidimensional daily diary of fatigue–fibromyalgia–17 items (MDF-fibro-17). part 1: development and content validity

    Fibromyalgia (FM), a disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain and tenderness, affects greater than five million individuals in the United States alone. Patients experience multiple symptoms in additio...

    S. Morris, Y. Li, J.A.M. Smith, S. Dube’, C. Burbridge and T. Symonds

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:195

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  18. Research article

    Physical therapists and importance of work participation in patients with musculoskeletal disorders: a focus group study

    Musculoskeletal disorders are a major health problem resulting in negative effects on wellbeing and substantial costs to society. Work participation is associated with positive benefits for both mental and phy...

    Nathan Hutting, Wiebke Oswald, J Bart Staal, Josephine A Engels, Elvira Nouwens, Maria WG Nijhuis van-der Sanden and Yvonne F Heerkens

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:196

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  19. Research article

    Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric analysis of the Arabic version of the oxford knee score in adult male with knee osteoarthritis

    There are varieties of self-assessment questionnaire used for the evaluation of pain, functional disability, and health related quality of life in individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA). The present study i...

    Ahmad H. Alghadir, Einas S. Al-Eisa and Shahnawaz Anwer

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:190

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  20. Research article

    Ten-year survival rate after rotational acetabular osteotomy in adulthood hip dysplasia

    Rotational acetabular osteotomy (RAO) is an effective joint-preserving surgical treatment for adulthood hip dysplasia (AHD). Despite sufficient correction of acetabular dysplasia, some patients still experienc...

    Masamitsu Tomioka, Yutaka Inaba, Naomi Kobayashi, Taro Tezuka, Hyonmin Choe, Hiroyuki Ike and Tomoyuki Saito

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:191

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  21. Research article

    Developmental hip dysplasia treated by total hip arthroplasty using a cementless Wagner cone stem in young adult patients with a small physique

    Developmental hip dysplasia (DDH) may lead to severe acetabular and femoral abnormalities that can render total hip arthroplasty (THA) challenging, especially in DDH patients with a small physique. Most conven...

    Ping Zhen, Jun Liu, Hao Lu, Hui Chen, Xusheng Li and Shenghu Zhou

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:192

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  22. Research article

    Associations between disc space narrowing, anterior osteophytes and disability in chronic mechanical low back pain: a cross sectional study

    Radiographic features of lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) are common findings in patients with chronic mechanical low back pain; however, its role in disability and intensity of pain is debatable. This study aim...

    Romain Shanil Perera, Poruwalage Harsha Dissanayake, Upul Senarath, Lalith Sirimevan Wijayaratne, Aranjan Lional Karunanayake and Vajira Harshadeva Weerabaddana Dissanayake

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:193

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  23. Research article

    Minimal invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis (MIPPO) through deltoid-pectoralis approach for the treatment of elderly proximal humeral fractures

    Current treatments for proximal humeral fractures include conservative treatment, conventional open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) and MIPPO through deltoid-splitting approach. The aim of this study was to...

    Li Zhao, Peng Yang, Lei Zhu and Ai-min Chen

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:187

    Published on: 12 May 2017

  24. Research article

    Predictors of response to prefabricated foot orthoses or rocker-sole footwear in individuals with first metatarsophalangeal joint osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (1st MTPJ OA) is a common and disabling condition commonly managed with footwear and orthotic interventions. The objective of this study was to identify fa...

    Hylton B. Menz, Maria Auhl, Jade M. Tan, Pazit Levinger, Edward Roddy and Shannon E. Munteanu

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:185

    Published on: 12 May 2017

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