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  1. Studies on osteoporosis awareness among the general population in China are still limited. We examined the level of osteoporosis awareness among residents in China, determined the risk factors associated with ...

    Authors: Kemal Sherefa Oumer, Yawen Liu, Qiong Yu, Fan Wu and Shuman Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:197

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  2. To introduce an unreported intraoperative complication in intramedullary nailing (IN) of an anatomically reduced trochanteric fracture variant characterized by a basicervical fracture line and coronally disrup...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Jun Hu, Xiang Li and Xiaodong Qin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:195

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  3. Rotator cuff tendon tears are typically degenerative and usually affect the region of tendon insertion on bone. The remnant torn tendon is degenerative and may not be an ideal source for progenitor cells for c...

    Authors: Mandeep S. Virk, Wei Luo, Katie J. Sikes, Jun Li, Anna Plaas and Brian J. Cole

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:194

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  4. Individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) are less physically active, spend more time sedentary and have lower cardiorespiratory endurance as compared to typically developed individuals. RaceRunning enables high-in...

    Authors: Emma Hjalmarsson, Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalo, Cecilia Lidbeck, Alexandra Palmcrantz, Angel Jia, Ola Kvist, Eva Pontén and Ferdinand von Walden

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:193

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  5. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients with kyphosis have an abnormal spinopelvic alignment and pelvic morphology. Most studies focus on the relationship of pelvic tilt (PT) or sacral slope (SS) and deformity, a...

    Authors: Diyu Song, Guoquan Zheng, Tianhao Wang, Dengbin Qi and Yan Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:192

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  6. The arthroscopic method offers a less invasive technique of Bankart repair for traumatic anterior shoulder instability. The aim of the study is to determine the mid−/long-term functional outcome, failure rates...

    Authors: Benjamin Panzram, Yasser Kentar, Michael Maier, Thomas Bruckner, Pit Hetto and Felix Zeifang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:191

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  7. Meniscal cysts are not uncommon in clinical practice, with reported incidence rates varying from 1 to 22%. Most meniscal cysts are parameniscal cysts, which are created by extravasation of synovial fluid throu...

    Authors: Young-mo Kim, Darryl D. D’Lima, Yong-bum Joo and Il-young Park

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:190

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Several questionnaires have been used to assess the health status of patients with Kashin-Beck disease (KBD) in clinical trials, but the evidence regarding the responsiveness of these instruments in KBD patien...

    Authors: Lei Yang, Dimiao Wang, Xiuxia Li, Hangjing Yuan, Hua Fang and Xiong Guo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:188

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  9. Approximately 80% of adolescent scoliosis cases are idiopathic, and some non-idiopathic scoliosis cases caused by spinal cord abnormalities are misdiagnosed as idiopathic scoliosis. This study examined the ris...

    Authors: Wei Xu, Xiangyang Zhang, Ying Zhu, Xiaodong Zhu, Zhikun Li, Dachuan Li, Jianjun Jia, Liwei Chen, Silian Wang, Yushu Bai and Ming Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:187

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  10. The treatment of first choice for lateral epicondylalgia humeri is conservative therapy. Recent findings indicate that spinal manual therapy is effective in the treatment of lateral epicondylalgia. We hypothes...

    Authors: Philipp Zunke, Alexander Auffarth, Wolfgang Hitzl and Mohamed Moursy

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:186

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  11. The management of painful rigid flatfoot (RFF) with talocalcaneal coalition (TCC) is controversial. We aimed to compare operative and nonoperative treatment in children with RFF and TCC.

    Authors: Giovanni Luigi Di Gennaro, Stefano Stallone, Eleonora Olivotto, Paola Zarantonello, Marina Magnani, Tullia Tavernini, Stefano Stilli and Giovanni Trisolino

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:185

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  12. To compare standalone oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) vs. OLIF combined with posterior bilateral percutaneous pedicle screw fixation (OLIF combined) for the treatment of lumbar spondylolisthesis.

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:184

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  13. The Western Ontario Meniscal Evaluation Tool (WOMET) is the only questionnaire available to assess quality of life in patients with isolated meniscal injuries. The aims of this study were to prepare the Persia...

    Authors: Naghmeh Ebrahimi, Soofia Naghdi, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Shohreh Jalaie and Nasser Salsabili

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:183

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  14. In an ageing population, pain, frailty and disability frequently coexist across a wide range of musculoskeletal diagnoses, but their associations remain incompletely understood. The Investigating Musculoskelet...

    Authors: Bonnie Millar, Daniel F. McWilliams, Abhishek Abhishek, Kehinde Akin-Akinyosoye, Dorothee P. Auer, Victoria Chapman, Michael Doherty, Eamonn Ferguson, John R. F. Gladman, Paul Greenhaff, Joanne Stocks, Ana M. Valdes and David A. Walsh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:182

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  15. The association between fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome is well-established. Alterations in the composition and diversity of the gut microbiome in irritable bowel syndrome have been reported, however...

    Authors: Sharon Erdrich, Jason A. Hawrelak, Stephen P. Myers and Joanna E. Harnett

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:181

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  16. Multiple approaches for fixation of distal radius fractures exist; nonetheless, there is no consensus on the optimal treatment for these injuries. Although using volar locking plates has become increasingly co...

    Authors: Feng-Shuo Chang, Chih-Hui Chen, Cheng-Hung Lee, Kun-Tsan Lee and Yi-Cheng Cho

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:180

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  17. The incidence of rupture of the quadriceps or patellar tendon s is low, especially that of bilateral quadriceps tendon rupture, and it is generally considered a complication secondary to chronic systemic disor...

    Authors: Zhengbo Tao, Wenbo Liu, Weifeng Ma, Peng Luo, Shengpeng Zhi and Renyi Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:179

    Content type: Case report

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  18. We aimed to present our experience of adopting tissue adhesive as adjunct to standard wound closure in total hip arthroplasty (THA) and evaluate its performance.

    Authors: Xiangpeng Kong, Minzhi Yang, Zheng Cao, Jiying Chen, Wei Chai and Yan Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:178

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  19. The objective of our study was to compare clinical outcome and postoperative complications between patients with thoracic myelopathy caused by ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) treated with and witho...

    Authors: Xiaoyang Huo, Jiaming Zhou, Shiwei Liu, Xing Guo and Yuan Xue

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:177

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  20. Poor prognosis was reported for complex Pilon fractures involving severe soft tissue damage. It is therefore useful to explore the evolution of different treatment strategies in an effort to reconstruct the ax...

    Authors: Dankai Wu, Chuangang Peng, Guangkai Ren, Baoming Yuan and He Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:176

    Content type: Technical advance

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  21. This is a case of lateral recess stenosis secondary occurred the discal fungus infection treated with percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy (PTED). There has been no relevant reports before.

    Authors: Yunpeng Fan, Tao Xie, Yao Pang, Liulong Zhu and Shaobo Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:175

    Content type: Case report

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  22. The conventional way to identify generalised joint hypermobility is by a physical examination according to the Beighton Score. However, a physical examination is time-consuming in clinical practise and may be ...

    Authors: Martin Glans, Mats B. Humble, Marie Elwin and Susanne Bejerot

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:174

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  23. Hand osteoarthritis (OA) has a wide spectrum of clinical presentations and physical function is one of the core domains where patients suffer. The Functional Index for Hand Osteoarthritis (FIHOA) is a leading ...

    Authors: Yasunobu Nakagawa, Shigeru Kurimoto, Emmanuel Maheu, Yuichiro Matsui, Yuri Kanno, Kunitaka Menuki, Masanori Hayashi, Tetsuya Nemoto, Takanobu Nishizuka, Masahiro Tatebe, Michiro Yamamoto, Katsuyuki Iwatsuki, Renée Liliane Dreiser and Hitoshi Hirata

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:173

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  24. A retrospective and comparative study of transverse process strut (TPS, Group A) compared with titanium mesh cages (TMCs, Group B) in the reconstruction of thoracic stability through the one-stage posterior ap...

    Authors: Weiyang Zhong, Xinjie Liang, Ke Tang, Xiaoji Luo and Zhengxue Quan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:172

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  25. Cervical radiculopathy is usually caused by disc herniation or spondylosis. The prognosis is expected to be good in most patients, but there is limited scientific evidence on the indications for nonsurgical an...

    Authors: Mirad Taso, Jon Håvard Sommernes, Frode Kolstad, Jarle Sundseth, Siri Bjorland, Are Hugo Pripp, John Anker Zwart and Jens Ivar Brox

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:171

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  26. The Dutch-Flemish PROMIS® Upper Extremity (DF-PROMIS-UE) V2.0 item bank was recently developed using Item Response Theory (IRT). Unknown for this bank are: (1) if it is legitimate to calculate IRT-based scores...

    Authors: C. M. Lameijer, S. G. J. van Bruggen, E. J. A. Haan, D. F. P. Van Deurzen, K. Van der Elst, V. Stouten, A. J. Kaat, L. D. Roorda and C. B. Terwee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:170

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  27. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a specific threshold per lifting movement, the accumulation above which best predicts lumbar disk protrusion, exists or the total lifting load should be consi...

    Authors: Isabella Y.-J. Hung, Tiffany T.-F. Shih, Bang-Bin Chen, Saou-Hsing Liou, Ing-Kang Ho and Yue Leon Guo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:169

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  28. The aim of the study was to compare the accuracy of percutaneous pedicle screw (PPS) insertion (P-side) with that of conventional open screw insertion (O-side) during unilateral open transforaminal lumbar inte...

    Authors: Satoshi Sumiya, Fujiki Numano, Takahisa Ogawa, Toshitaka Yoshii, Atsushi Okawa and Hiromichi Komori

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:168

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  29. Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica (DEH), also known as Trevor’s disease, is a rare skeletal developmental disorder affecting the epiphyses in pediatric patients. DEH is characterized by an asymmetric osteochon...

    Authors: Fei Gao, Guo Chen, Ruoyu Wang, Pan Huang, Jing Wang and Weihua Xu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:167

    Content type: Case report

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  30. Musculoskeletal pain is common in the working population and may affect the work ability, especially among those with high physical work demands. This study investigated the association between physical work d...

    Authors: Sebastian Venge Skovlund, Rúni Bláfoss, Emil Sundstrup and Lars L. Andersen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:166

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  31. Individualized and accurate implantation of a tibial prosthesis during total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can assist in uniformly distributing the load and reducing the polyethylene wear to obtain a long-term prost...

    Authors: Yuefu Dong, Zhen Zhang, Wanpeng Dong, Guanghong Hu, Bing Wang and Zhifang Mou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:165

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  32. Vitamin D deficiency has long been studied as a risk factor for osteoporosis. However, the association between serum vitamin D status, bone mineral density (BMD) and the incidence of vertebral fractures (OVFs)...

    Authors: Kishor chhantyal, Lei He, Jian Mo, Mingyu Yin, Tianwei He, Yuyong Chen, Yang Yang, Liangming Zhang and Limin Rong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:164

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  33. Currently used performance measures for discrimination were not informative to determine the clinical benefit of predictor variables. The purpose was to evaluate if a former relevant predictor, kinesiophobia, ...

    Authors: A. M. Panken, J. B. Staal and M. W. Heymans

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:163

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  34. A combination of conventional computed tomography and single photon emitted computed tomography (SPECT/CT) provides simultaneous data on the intensity and location of osteoblastic activity. Currently, since SP...

    Authors: Félix Dandois, Stijn De Buck, Lucas Beckers, Darshan Shah, Laura Slane, Hilde Vandenneucker and Lennart Scheys

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:162

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  35. Bizarre parosteal osteochondromatous proliferation (BPOP) is a relatively rare benign extraperiosteal osteochondroma-like proliferative lesion that shares similarities with malignant tumours in terms of morpho...

    Authors: Ruoyu Yao, En Lin Goh, Zhaoxiang Fan, Xuequn Wu and Yanqi Feng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:161

    Content type: Case report

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  36. Although education, exercise, and weight loss are recommended for management of knee osteoarthritis, the additional benefits of incorporating weight loss strategies into exercise interventions have not been we...

    Authors: Kim L. Bennell, Catherine Keating, Belinda J. Lawford, Alexander J. Kimp, Thorlene Egerton, Courtney Brown, Jessica Kasza, Libby Spiers, Joseph Proietto, Priya Sumithran, Jonathan G. Quicke, Rana S. Hinman, Anthony Harris, Andrew M. Briggs, Carolyn Page, Peter F. Choong…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:160

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  37. MRI scanning has revolutionized the clinical diagnosis of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). However, there is currently no consensus as to how best to classify MRI findings which has hampered the development of ro...

    Authors: Yuyu Ishimoto, Amir Jamaludin, Cyrus Cooper, Karen Walker-Bone, Hiroshi Yamada, Hiroshi Hashizume, Hiroyuki Oka, Sakae Tanaka, Noriko Yoshimura, Munehito Yoshida, Jill Urban, Timor Kadir and Jeremy Fairbank

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:158

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  38. Objective: White cord syndrome is extremely rare and search of the literature has revealed very few cases. Postoperative MR scan revealed hyperintense intrinsic cord signal changes within cord ischemia and ede...

    Authors: Deuk Soo Jun, Jong-Min Baik and Seung-Kwan Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:157

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Sonographers have reported a high occurrence of musculoskeletal pain for more than 25 years. Assessments of occupational risk factors have previously been based on cross-sectional surveys. The aim of this long...

    Authors: Jenny Gremark Simonsen, Anna Axmon, Catarina Nordander and Inger Arvidsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:156

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  40. Hajdu-Cheney syndrome (HCS) is a rare inherited skeletal disorder caused by pathogenic mutations in exon 34 of NOTCH2. Its highly variable phenotypes make early diagnosis challenging. In this paper, we report a c...

    Authors: Chunhua Zeng, Yunting Lin, Zhikun Lu, Zhen Chen, Xiaoling Jiang, Xiaojian Mao, Zongcai Liu, Xinshuo Lu, Kangdi Zhang, Qiaoli Yu, Xiaoya Wang, Yonglan Huang and Li Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:154

    Content type: Case report

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  41. High tibial osteotomy is commonly performed in young patients with high activity demand. Several studies have reported outcome of HTO. The reported 10-year survival ranged from 79 to 97.6%. The reported 15-yea...

    Authors: Xi Chen, Zhen Yang, Hairui Li, Shibai Zhu, Yiou Wang and Wenwei Qian

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:153

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  42. Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is an ultra-rare genetic disorder characterized by extraskeletal heterotopic ossification. It is well recognized that FOP can lead to a devastating condition of disa...

    Authors: Dunmin She, Ran Li, Ping Fang, Guannan Zong, Ying Xue and Keqin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:152

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  43. In osteoporotic bone, the quality of the bone-to-implant interface is decreased, which may lead to early implant failure. Screw anchorage can be improved by augmentation. This effect is mainly investigated wit...

    Authors: Martin Schulze, Oliver Riesenbeck, Thomas Vordemvenne, Michael J. Raschke, Julia Evers, René Hartensuer and Dominic Gehweiler

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:151

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  44. Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term, progressive autoimmune disease. It is characterized by synovial hyperplasia leading to swelling, stiffness, and joint deformity in more than one joint. Fibroblast-like syno...

    Authors: Hong-Yan Meng, Li-Qing Chen and Li-Hui Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:150

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  45. It is known that Fas ligand (FasL) is involved in the development of intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD). A recent study reported that lncRNA MAGI2-AS3 up-regulated the expression of FasL to promote breast ...

    Authors: Shuting Cui, Zizhen Liu, Bin Tang, Zhizhen Wang and Baojian Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:149

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  46. Pelvic fractures are rare in toddlers but are often associated with other injuries that make treatment difficult. Conservative treatment has been used with moderate success, but it is unclear if surgical corre...

    Authors: Yuancheng Liu, Xiaorui Zhan, Fuming Huang, Xiangyuan Wen, Yuhui Chen, Cheng Yang and Shicai Fan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:147

    Content type: Research article

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