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  1. Content type: Research article

    Knee osteoarthritis patients may become physically inactive due to pain and functional limitations. Whether physical activity exerts a protective or harmful effect depends on the frequency, intensity, time and...

    Authors: Maik Sliepen, Elsa Mauricio, Matthijs Lipperts, Bernd Grimm and Dieter Rosenbaum

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:64

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    Research into the clinical importance of spinal MRI findings in patients with low back pain (LBP) has primarily focused on single imaging findings, such as Modic changes or disc degeneration, and found only we...

    Authors: Rikke K. Jensen, Peter Kent, Tue S. Jensen and Per Kjaer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:62

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The present study investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying the 4A > C and -349C > T single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in bone morphogenetic protein receptor type IA (BMPR-IA) gene, which significantl...

    Authors: Hao Wang, Weitao Jin and Haibin Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:61

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Exercise interventions improve clinical outcomes of pain and function in adults with knee pain due to osteoarthritis and higher levels of physical activity are associated with lower severity of pain and higher...

    Authors: Jonathan G. Quicke, Nadine E. Foster, Peter R. Croft, Reuben O. Ogollah and Melanie A. Holden

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:59

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The effects of tranexamic acid (TXA) in the setting of shoulder arthroplasty are unclear. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of TXA in reducing the need for blood transfusions and blood los...

    Authors: Liang-Tseng Kuo, Wei-Hsiu Hsu, Ching-Chi Chi and Jae Chul Yoo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:60

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of adolescent physical activity-related injuries in sports club activities, leisure time physical activity and school-based physical activity. The se...

    Authors: Anu M. Räisänen, Sami Kokko, Kati Pasanen, Mari Leppänen, Arja Rimpelä, Jari Villberg and Jari Parkkari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:58

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    The prevalence of hand osteoarthritis (HOA) has been reported to be higher amongst women over 50 years old (66%) compared to men of the same age (34%). Although exercise therapy has been shown effective in red...

    Authors: Paulette Guitard, Lucie Brosseau, George A. Wells, Nicole Paquet, Gail Paterson, Karine Toupin-April, Sabrina Cavallo, Sibel Z. Aydin, Guillaume Léonard and Gino De Angelis

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:56

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  8. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to determine whether sex, hand length and the individual training status affect hand strength and whether these measurements differ if they are recorded using the Jamar dynamometer or a new cy...

    Authors: Alice Wichelhaus, Christoph Harms, Julia Neumann, Steffen Ziegler, Günther Kundt, Karl Josef Prommersberger, Thomas Mittlmeier and Marion Mühldorfer-Fodor

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:54

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Spinous processes and posterior ligaments, such as inter- and supraspinous ligaments are often sacrificed either deliberately to harvest osseous material for final spondylodesis e.g. in deformity corrective su...

    Authors: Tobias Lange, Tobias L. Schulte, Georg Gosheger, Albert Schulze Boevingloh, Raul Mayr and Werner Schmoelz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:57

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The number of revision Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) is rising in many countries. The aim of this study was the prospective assessment of the underlying causes leading to revision TKA in a tertiary care hospit...

    Authors: Anne Postler, Cornelia Lützner, Franziska Beyer, Eric Tille and Jörg Lützner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:55

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Impaired cervical joint position sense and balance are associated with neck pain. Specific therapeutic exercise and manual therapy are effective for improving neck pain and functional ability but their effects...

    Authors: Munlika Sremakaew, Gwendolen Jull, Julia Treleaven, Marco Barbero, Deborah Falla and Sureeporn Uthaikhup

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:48

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Impaired bone quality is associated with poor outcome of spinal surgery. The aim of the study was to assess the bone mineral status of patients scheduled to undergo spinal surgery and to report frequencies of ...

    Authors: Tobias Schmidt, Katharina Ebert, Tim Rolvien, Nicola Oehler, Jens Lohmann, Luca Papavero, Ralph Kothe, Michael Amling, Florian Barvencik and Haider Mussawy

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:53

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Work disability involves large costs to the society as well as to the individual. Work disability is common among people with chronic pain conditions, yet few effective interventions exist. Individual Placemen...

    Authors: Lene Therese B. Linnemørken, Vigdis Sveinsdottir, Thomas Knutzen, Linn Rødevand, Kjersti Helene Hernæs and Silje Endresen Reme

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:47

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The posterior malleolar fragment (PMF) of an ankle fracture can have various shapes depending on the injury mechanism. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the morphological characteristics of the PMF acc...

    Authors: Young Yi, Dong-Il Chun, Sung Hun Won, Suyeon Park, Sanghyeon Lee and Jaeho Cho

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:51

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In people with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, high self-efficacy facilitates recovery, indicated by improved muscle function, reduced knee symptoms and increased physical activity. Impact of treatmen...

    Authors: Vala Flosadottir, Richard Frobell, Ewa M. Roos and Eva Ageberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:50

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common peripheral entrapment neuropathy, for which conservative treatments are the first measures taken. However, these measures are not usually sufficient. Recently major at...

    Authors: Seyed Ahmad Raeissadat, Afshin Karimzadeh, Masoud Hashemi and Leila Bagherzadeh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:49

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Scaphoidectomy and midcarpal fusion can be performed using traditional fixation methods like K-wires, staples, screws or different dorsal (non)locking arthrodesis systems. The aim of this study is to test the ...

    Authors: Rebecca Woehl, Johannes Maier, Sebastian Gehmert, Christoph Palm, Birgit Riebschlaeger, Michael Nerlich and Michaela Huber

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:52

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Vertebral Fracture Assessment (VFA) is a useful tool to detect the vertebral fracture (VF) with low cost and radiation exposure. We aimed to compare screening strategies including VFA and spine radiography (X-...

    Authors: Sung-Hee Oh, Dam Kim, Young Eun Lee, Deog-Yoon Kim, Yu Kyung Lee, Joo-Hyun Lee, Sang-Cheol Bae, Yun Young Choi, Junhee Pyo, Jeonghoon Ahn and Yoon-Kyoung Sung

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:46

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  19. Content type: Research article

    No previous research has been performed into neck pain among forklift operators. This is a common complaint among these workers, who number around 150,000 in Sweden and six million in Europe. The aim of the study...

    Authors: U. Flodin, B. Rolander, H. Löfgren, B. Krapi, F. Nyqvist and C. Wåhlin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:44

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Quadriceps tendon-patellar bone (QTPB) autograft is an excellent graft option with good clinical outcome. Use of QTPB autografts have increased because they minimize donor-site morbidity including anterior kne...

    Authors: Yoon-Ho Kwak, Sahnghoon Lee, Myung Chul Lee and Hyuk-Soo Han

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:45

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Osteoporosis is a potential metabolic complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). Therefore, patients with DM should have adequate osteoporosis knowledge and beliefs in order to get engaged in osteoporosis prevent...

    Authors: Ghaith A. Ishtaya, Yazan M. Anabtawi, Sa’ed H. Zyoud and Waleed M. Sweileh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:43

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy and complications of arthroscopically assisted reduction and fixation with cannulated screws for tibial eminence fracture in skeletally immature patients.

    Authors: Chang Ho Shin, Doo Jae Lee, In Ho Choi, Tae-Joon Cho and Won Joon Yoo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:41

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal disease is a common cause of morbidity, but there is a paucity of musculoskeletal research focusing on paediatric populations, particularly in primary care settings. In particular, there is lim...

    Authors: Albert Tan, Victoria Y. Strauss, Joanne Protheroe and Kate M. Dunn

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:40

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