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  1. Content type: Research article

    Being at risk for malnutrition can be observed among hospitalized patients of all medical specialties. There are only few studies in arthroplasty dealing with defining and assessing malnutrition as such a pote...

    Authors: Christoph Ihle, Christoph Weiß, Gunnar Blumenstock, Ulrich Stöckle, Björn Gunnar Ochs, Christian Bahrs, Andreas Nüssler and Anna Janine Schreiner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:83

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    Although randomized controlled trials have confirmed oral tranexamic acid (TXA) can provide similar blood-sparing efficacy compared with intravenous (IV) TXA in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), some concerns do ...

    Authors: Duan Wang, Hui Zhu, Wei-Kun Meng, Hao-Yang Wang, Ze-Yu Luo, Fu-Xing Pei, Qi Li and Zong-Ke Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:85

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Depletion of ovarian hormone in postmenopausal women has been associated with changes in the locomotor apparatus that may compromise walking function including muscle atrophy/weakness, weight gain, and bone de...

    Authors: S. C. Ibeneme, C. Ekanem, A. Ezuma, N. Iloanusi, N. N. Lasebikan, O. A. Lasebikan and O. E. Oboh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:84

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Simultaneous motion of the knee and ankle joints is required for many activities including gait. We aimed to evaluate the influence of surgery involving tendons around the knee on ankle motion during gait in t...

    Authors: Seung Yeol Lee, Soon-Sun Kwon, Chin Youb Chung, Kyoung Min Lee, Ki Hyuk Sung, Sangwoo Kim and Moon Seok Park

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:82

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Articular cartilage degeneration has been evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, this method has several problems, including its time-consuming nature and the requirement of a high magnetic fi...

    Authors: Okihiro Onishi, Kazuya Ikoma, Masamitsu Kido, Yukichi Kabuto, Keiichiro Ueshima, Ken-ichi Matsuda, Masaki Tanaka and Toshikazu Kubo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:81

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis affecting the elderly. Understanding the risk factors for knee OA has been derived from cross sectional studies. There have been few longitudinal s...

    Authors: Jong Jin Yoo, Dong Hyun Kim and Hyun Ah Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:80

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have examined patterns of specific sleep problems among individuals with osteoarthritis (OA). The primary objective of this study was to examine prevalence of symptoms of insomnia and obstructive s...

    Authors: Shannon Stark Taylor, Jaime M. Hughes, Cynthia J. Coffman, Amy S. Jeffreys, Christi S. Ulmer, Eugene Z. Oddone, Hayden B. Bosworth, William S. Yancy Jr and Kelli D. Allen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:79

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Mobilization of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from the synovium was revealed using a “suspended synovium culture model” of osteoarthritis (OA). The pathology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) differs from that of O...

    Authors: Yuji Kohno, Mitsuru Mizuno, Nobutake Ozeki, Hisako Katano, Koji Otabe, Hideyuki Koga, Mikio Matsumoto, Haruka Kaneko, Yuji Takazawa and Ichiro Sekiya

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:78

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The ideal treatment for comminuted intraarticular calcaneal fractures is still debated. Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is the most popular surgical procedure; however, wound complications, implant...

    Authors: Jen-Ta Shih, Chun-Lin Kuo, Tsu-Te Yeh, Hsain-Chung Shen, Ru-Yu Pan and Chia-Chun Wu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:77

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Self-care is often the first choice for people with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Self-care includes the use of non-prescription medications with no doctor’s supervision, as well as the use of other modern and...

    Authors: Irena Kovačević, Višnja Majerić Kogler, Tihana Magdić Turković, Lidija Fumić Dunkić, Željko Ivanec and Davorina Petek

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:76

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Minimally invasive pedicle screw fixation has less approach-related morbidity than open screw placement and is allegedly less traumatizing on paravertebral muscles, as there is no requirement to mobilize and r...

    Authors: F. Gilbert, T. M. Heintel, M. G. Jakubietz, H. Köstler, C. Sebald, R. H. Meffert and A. M. Weng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:75

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  12. Content type: Research article

    A proper restoration of sagittal alignment is essential in AIS patients, but few studies provided a formula to predict an optimal surgical thoracic kyphosis (TK) gain in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) p...

    Authors: Shunan Liu, Yuancheng Zhang, Hongda Bao, Peng Yan, Zezhang Zhu, Zhen Liu, Bangping Qian and Yong Qiu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:74

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Clinically there are different fixation methods used for fixation of the posterior malleolar fractures (PMF), but the best treatment modality is still not clear. Few studies have concentrated on this issue, le...

    Authors: Adeel Anwar, Zhen Zhang, Decheng Lv, Gang Lv, Zhi Zhao, Yanfeng Wang, Yue Cai, Wasim Qasim, Muhammad Umar Nazir and Ming Lu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:73

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The patient-rated Core Outcome Measures Index (COMI) assesses the multidimensional impact of back problems on the sufferer. The brevity and comprehensibility of the tool make it practical for use in clinical a...

    Authors: Ko Matsudaira, Hiroyuki Oka, Yasushi Oshima, Hirotaka Chikuda, Yuki Taniguchi, Yoshitaka Matsubayashi, Mika Kawaguchi, Emiko Sato, Haruka Murano, Thomas Laurent, Sakae Tanaka and Anne F. Mannion

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:71

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  15. Content type: Review

    The utility of nanotechnology in medicine, specifically within the field of orthopedics, is a topic of extensive research. Our review provides a unique comprehensive overview of the current and potential futur...

    Authors: Walter Ryan Smith, Parke William Hudson, Brent Andrew Ponce and Sakthivel Rajan Rajaram Manoharan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:67

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Previous research has identified preoperative determinants that predict health related quality of life (HRQoL), functioning and pain after total knee or hip arthroplasty (TKA/THA), but these differed between s...

    Authors: Stefanie N. Hofstede, Maaike G. J. Gademan, Theo Stijnen, Rob G. H. H. Nelissen and Perla J. Marang- van de Mheen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:68

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  17. Content type: Case report

    We report the successful use of allograft–prosthesis composite (APC) and structural femoral head allografting in the bilateral reconstruction of large femoral and tibial uncontained defects during revision tot...

    Authors: Sung-Hyun Lee, Sung-Hyun Noh, Keun-Churl Chun, Joung-Kyue Han and Churl-Hong Chun

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:69

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Although optimal treatment of distal radius fractures is controversial, surgery has gained popularity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate recent trends in the surgical treatment of distal radius fractur...

    Authors: Teemu P. Hevonkorpi, Antti P. Launonen, Tuomas T. Huttunen, Pekka Kannus, Seppo Niemi and Ville M. Mattila

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:70

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Around 100,000 children are born annually with clubfoot worldwide and 80% live in low and middle-income counties (LMICs). Clubfoot is a condition in which children are born with one or both feet twisted inward...

    Authors: Sarah Drew, Rachael Gooberman-Hill and Christopher Lavy

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:72

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Lumbar epidural lipomatosis (LEL) is characterized by abnormal accumulation of unencapsulated adipose tissue in the spinal epidural space. Such accumulation compresses the dural sac and nerve roots, and result...

    Authors: Taketoshi Yasuda, Kayo Suzuki, Yoshiharu Kawaguchi, Shoji Seki, Hiroto Makino, Kenta Watanabe, Takeshi Hori, Tohru Yamagami, Masahiko Kanamori and Tomoatsu Kimura

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:66

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma (LGFMS) is a distinctive slow growing soft tissue neoplasm, mostly affecting young individuals with no gender difference. It usually arises in deep soft tissue of the lower limbs ...

    Authors: Yali Yue, Yongkang Liu, Lina Song, Xiao Chen, Yaohui Wang and Zhongqiu Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:65

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  22. 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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  23. Content type: Research article

    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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  24. 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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