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  1. Case report

    Pure exercise intolerance and ophthalmoplegia associated with the m.12,294G > A mutation in the MT-TL2 gene: a case report

    Pure exercise intolerance associated with exclusive affection of skeletal muscle is a very rare phenotype of patients with mitochondrial myopathy. Moreover, the exercise intolerance in these rare patients is y...

    Patrick Soldath, Karen Lindhardt Madsen, Astrid Emilie Buch, Morten Duno, Flemming Wibrand and John Vissing

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:419

    Published on: 19 October 2017

  2. Research article

    Comparison of improved range of motion between cam-type femoroacetabular impingement and borderline developmental dysplasia of the hip -evaluation by virtual osteochondroplasty using computer simulation-

    While cam resection is essential to achieve a good clinical result with respect to femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), it is unclear whether it should also be performed in cases of borderline developmental dys...

    So Kubota, Yutaka Inaba, Naomi Kobayashi, Hyonmin Choe, Taro Tezuka and Tomoyuki Saito

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:417

    Published on: 16 October 2017

  3. Research article

    Low back pain and causative movements in pregnancy: a prospective cohort study

    Low back pain (LBP) during pregnancy might be strongly related to posture and movements of the body, and its management is a clinically important issue. The purpose of this study was to investigate the activit...

    Saori Morino, Mika Ishihara, Fumiko Umezaki, Hiroko Hatanaka, Hirotaka Iijima, Mamoru Yamashita, Tomoki Aoyama and Masaki Takahashi

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:416

    Published on: 16 October 2017

  4. Research article

    Comparison of serum markers for muscle damage, surgical blood loss, postoperative recovery, and surgical site pain after extreme lateral interbody fusion with percutaneous pedicle screws or traditional open posterior lumbar interbody fusion

    The benefits of extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) as a minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion treatment for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis have been unclear. We sought to evaluate the invasivenes...

    Tetsuro Ohba, Shigeto Ebata and Hirotaka Haro

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:415

    Published on: 16 October 2017

  5. Research article

    A qualitative study of patient education needs for hip and knee replacement

    Quality health information is key to patient engagement, self-management and an enhanced healthcare experience. There is strong evidence to support involving patients and their families in the development and ...

    Deborah Kennedy, Amy Wainwright, Lucy Pereira, Susan Robarts, Patricia Dickson, Jennifer Christian and Fiona Webster

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:413

    Published on: 12 October 2017

  6. Study protocol

    Manipulation under anesthesia versus physiotherapy treatment in stage two of a frozen shoulder: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    There is no consensus about the optimal treatment strategy for frozen shoulders (FS). Conservative treatment consisting of intra-articular corticosteroid infiltrations and physiotherapy are considered appropri...

    Tim Kraal, Bertram The, Ronald Boer, M. P. van den Borne, Koen Koenraadt, Pjotr Goossens and Denise Eygendaal

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:412

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  7. Research article

    The relationship between preoperative American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification scores and functional recovery following hip-fracture surgery

    Little is known about the relationship of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification scores (ASA scores) on patient outcomes following hip fracture surgery in Asian countries. The...

    Li-Huan Chen, Jersey Liang, Min-Chi Chen, Chi-Chuan Wu, Huey-Shinn Cheng, Hsiu-Ho Wang and Yea-Ing Lotus Shyu

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:410

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  8. Research article

    Reliability, validity and responsiveness of the German self-reported foot and ankle score (SEFAS) in patients with foot or ankle surgery

    Patient-reported outcome measures are a critical tool in evaluating the efficacy of orthopedic procedures and are increasingly used in clinical trials to assess outcomes of health care. The intention of this s...

    Dariusch Arbab, Katharina Kuhlmann, Christoph Schnurr, Bertil Bouillon, Christian Lüring and Dietmar König

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:409

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  9. Research article

    Treatment of thoracic or lumbar burst fractures with Balloon Assisted Endplate Reduction using Tricalcium Phosphate cement: histological and radiological evaluation

    Short-segment pedicle-screw instrumentation is frequently used to stabilize thoracolumbar burst fractures. A recognized disadvantage of this procedure is recurrent kyphosis from intervertebral disc creep into ...

    Joep Kitzen, Martijn G. M. Schotanus, Herbert S. W. Plasschaert, Frans-Jan H. Hulsmans and Pieter B. J. Tilman

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:411

    Published on: 10 October 2017

  10. Study protocol

    Protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial comparing arthroscopic hip surgery to physiotherapy-led care for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI): the Australian FASHIoN trial

    Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAI), a hip disorder affecting active young adults, is believed to be a leading cause of hip osteoarthritis (OA). Current management approaches for FAI include arthroscop...

    Nicholas J. Murphy, Jillian Eyles, Kim L. Bennell, Megan Bohensky, Alexander Burns, Fraser M. Callaghan, Edward Dickenson, Camdon Fary, Stuart M. Grieve, Damian R. Griffin, Michelle Hall, Rachel Hobson, Young Jo Kim, James M. Linklater, David G. Lloyd, Robert Molnar…

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:406

    Published on: 26 September 2017

  11. Research article

    A new clinical test for sensorimotor function of the hand – development and preliminary validation

    Sensorimotor disturbances of the hand such as altered neuromuscular control and reduced proprioception have been reported for various musculoskeletal disorders. This can have major impact on daily activities s...

    Ulrik Röijezon, Ragnar Faleij, Petros Karvelis, George Georgoulas and George Nikolakopoulos

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:407

    Published on: 26 September 2017

  12. Research article

    Locking compression plate distal ulna hook plate fixation versus intramedullary screw fixation for displaced avulsion fifth Metatarsal Base fractures: a comparative retrospective cohort study

    Intramedullary screw (IMS) fixation was wildly used in fifth metatarsal base fractures (FMBFs) and the results were satisfactory. However, in the comminuted osteoporosis or small displaced avulsion FMBFs, anat...

    Lin Xie, Xin Guo, Shu-Jun Zhang and Zhen-Hua Fang

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:405

    Published on: 26 September 2017

  13. Study protocol

    Knee pain and related health in the community study (KPIC): a cohort study protocol

    The incidence, progression and related risk factors for recent-onset knee pain (KP) remain uncertain. This study aims to examine the natural history of KP including incidence and progression and to identify po...

    G. S. Fernandes, A. Sarmanova, S. Warner, H. Harvey, K. Akin-Akinyosoye, H. Richardson, N. Frowd, L. Marshall, J. Stocks, M. Hall, A. M. Valdes, D. Walsh, W. Zhang and M. Doherty

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:404

    Published on: 21 September 2017

  14. Research article

    Treatment and outcomes of tumor-induced osteomalacia associated with phosphaturic mesenchymal tumors: retrospective review of 12 patients

    Tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO) is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome characterized by severe hypophosphatemia and osteomalacia. Nonspecific symptoms make the diagnosis elusive. In addition, locating the responsi...

    Qing-yao Zuo, Hong Wang, Wei Li, Xiao-hui Niu, Yan-hong Huang, Jia Chen, Yu-hua You, Bao-yue Liu, Ai-min Cui and Wei Deng

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:403

    Published on: 21 September 2017

  15. Research article

    Development of the “Treatment beliefs in knee and hip OsteoArthritis (TOA)” questionnaire

    Use of conservative treatment modalities in osteoarthritis (OA) is suboptimal, which appears to be partly due to patients’ beliefs about treatments. The aim of this study was to develop a research instrument a...

    Ellen M. H. Selten, Johanna E. Vriezekolk, Henk J. Schers, Marc W. Nijhof, Willemijn H. van der Laan, Roelien G. van der Meulen-Dilling, Rinie Geenen and Cornelia H. M. van den Ende

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:402

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  16. Study protocol

    Dry needling in a manual physiotherapy and therapeutic exercise protocol for patients with chronic mechanical shoulder pain of unspecific origin: a protocol for a randomized control trial

    Shoulder pain of musculoskeletal origin is the main cause of upper limb pain of non-traumatic origin. Despite being one of the most common reasons for consultation, there is no established protocol for treatme...

    Emma Tejera-Falcón, Nuria del Carmen Toledo-Martel, Francisco Manuel Sosa-Medina, Fátima Santana-González, Miriam del Pino Quintana-de la Fe, Tomás Gallego-Izquierdo and Daniel Pecos-Martín

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:400

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  17. Study protocol

    Comparison of volar-flexion, ulnar-deviation and functional position cast immobilization in the non-operative treatment of distal radius fracture in elderly patients: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial study protocol

    Distal radius fractures (DRFs) are the second most common fractures, after hip fractures, seen in clinical practice. The high incidence of low-energy trauma DRFs in elderly patients raises questions about the ...

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

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:401

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  18. Research article

    Prevalence and predictors of persistent pelvic girdle pain 12 years postpartum

    Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is not always a self-limiting condition. Women with more pronounced persistent PGP (PPGP) report poorer health status compared to women with less pronounced symptoms. The knowledge con...

    Cecilia Bergström, Margareta Persson, Kari-Anne Nergård and Ingrid Mogren

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:399

    Published on: 16 September 2017

  19. Research article

    Paradoxical tunnel enlargement after ACL reconstruction with hamstring autografts when using β-TCP containing interference screws for tibial aperture fixation- prospectively comparative study

    Tibial aperture fixation with a bioabsorbable interference screw is a popular fixation method in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). An interference screw containing β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP...

    Joon Ho Wang, Eun Su Lee and Byung Hoon Lee

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:398

    Published on: 16 September 2017

  20. Research article

    Systematic review of quantitative imaging biomarkers for neck and shoulder musculoskeletal disorders

    This study systematically summarizes quantitative imaging biomarker research in non-traumatic neck and shoulder musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). There were two research questions: 1) Are there quantitative im...

    Judith E. Gold, David M. Hallman, Fredrik Hellström, Martin Björklund, Albert G. Crenshaw, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Mary F. Barbe and Sayed Ali

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:395

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  21. Research article

    Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) analysis of anterior talofibular ligament in lateral chronic ankle instability ankles pre- and postoperatively

    The aim of this study was to quantitatively evaluate and characterize the dimension and signal intensity of anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) using 3.0 T MRI in the mechanical ankle instability group pre- a...

    Wei Liu, Hong Li and Yinghui Hua

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:397

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  22. Case report

    Improved clinical outcome measures of knee pain and function with concurrent resolution of subchondral Bone Marrow Edema Lesion and joint effusion in an osteoarthritic patient following Pentosan Polysulphate Sodium treatment: a case report

    At present, there are no registered products for the treatment of subchondral Bone Marrow Edema Lesion (BML) and associated knee pain. Patients who do not respond to current anti-inflammatory therapies are lef...

    Matthew J. Sampson, Margie Kabbani, Ravi Krishnan, Michael Nganga, Annika Theodoulou and Jeganath Krishnan

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:396

    Published on: 12 September 2017

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