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  1. Content type: Research article

    Meniscal lesions are among the most common injuries of the knee, yet limited epidemiologic data is available on their risk factors. We investigated the association of lifestyle factors and physical strenuousne...

    Authors: Tea Kontio, Markku Heliövaara, Harri Rissanen, Paul Knekt, Arpo Aromaa and Svetlana Solovieva

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:528

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    Previous studies have reported that rod composition and diameter, as well as the correction technique are key factors associated with thoracic kyphosis (TK) restoration. However, few study has analyzed the cor...

    Authors: Ming Luo, Honghui Jiang, Wengang Wang, Ning Li, Mingkui Shen, Peng Li, Genzhong Xu and Lei Xia

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:526

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  3. Content type: Technical advance

    Malunion of phalangeal and metacarpal bones are often associated with impairment of hand function and pose a challenging task for treating surgeons in most cases. When applicable, corrective osteotomy is the t...

    Authors: T. Haider, D. Geisler, G. Thalhammer and J. Erhart

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:529

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Atypical subtrochanteric fracture and femoral fracture have been considered to be rare complications related to long-term bisphosphonates use. A reduced bone turnover rate may lead to delayed bone healing. Lim...

    Authors: Wen-Ling Yeh, Chun-Yi Su, Chia-Wei Chang, Chien-Hao Chen, Tsai-Sheng Fu, Lih-Huei Chen and Tung-Yi Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:527

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Although upper cervical and upper thoracic spine mobilization plus therapeutic exercises are common interventions for the management of forward head posture (FHP), no study has directly compared the effectiven...

    Authors: Juchul Cho, Eunsang Lee and Seungwon Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:525

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Globally, neck pain is the fourth most common condition associated with longer periods of living with disability. Annually, approximately 0.3% of the population of Western countries undergo whiplash trauma, an...

    Authors: Anneli Peolsson, Maria Landén Ludvigsson and Gunnel Peterson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:524

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  7. Content type: Research article

    We used High Resolution – peripheral Quantitative CT (HR-pQCT) imaging to examine peri-articular bone quality in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and explore whether bone quality improved over 12-months in indi...

    Authors: Lynne M. Feehan, Linda L. Li and Heather A. McKay

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:521

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have reported that diabetic persons have an increased risk for fractures than non-diabetes patients. The association between proximal humerus fractures and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is unclear and...

    Authors: Maria Angeles Martinez-Huedo, Rodrigo Jiménez-García, Eduardo Mora-Zamorano, Valentín Hernández-Barrera, Manuel Villanueva-Martinez and Ana Lopez-de-Andres

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:522

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain and neck-shoulder pain are the most reported types of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, and performing heavy lifting at work and working with trunk rotation increase the risk of developing ...

    Authors: Mikkel Brandt, Lars Louis Andersen, Afshin Samani, Markus Due Jakobsen and Pascal Madeleine

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:519

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Adverse Reaction to Metal Debris (ARMD) is still a major reason for revision surgeries in patients with metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements. ARMD consists of a wide range of alterations in periprosthetic tis...

    Authors: Lari Lehtovirta, Aleksi Reito, Jyrki Parkkinen, Harry Hothi, Johann Henckel, Alister Hart and Antti Eskelinen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:523

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) has been used to reduce spasticity in children with cerebral palsy (CP) for decades. The purpose of this study was to analyze to what extent BTX-A treatment was used to treat spastici...

    Authors: Maria Franzén, Gunnar Hägglund and Ann Alriksson-Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:520

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The management of acute acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries depends on the degree of injury diagnosed by the Rockwood classification. Inadequate imaging and not selecting the most helpful imaging protocols c...

    Authors: Jonas Pogorzelski, Knut Beitzel, Francesco Ranuccio, Klaus Wörtler, Andreas B. Imhoff, Peter J. Millett and Sepp Braun

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:515

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Severe knee osteoarthritis, as well as the surgical procedure of total knee replacement that aims to reduce its symptoms, cause great deterioration on the proprioceptive system. Taking this fact into account, ...

    Authors: José-María Blasco, Celedonia Igual-Camacho and Sergio Roig-Casasús

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:518

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Treatment of displaced and angulated radial neck fractures in children is controversial and challenging. Numerous studies have been conducted regarding treatment algorithms and surgical techniques that use flu...

    Authors: Jung Eun Lee, Jung Bong Kim and Eun Seok Choi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:516

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Cartilage changes are an important early finding of osteoarthritis (OA), which can exist even before symptoms. Our objective was to determine the prevalence of knee cartilage damage on magnetic resonance imagi...

    Authors: Alvin Keng, Eric C. Sayre, Ali Guermazi, Savvakis Nicolaou, John M. Esdaile, Anona Thorne, Joel Singer, Jacek A. Kopec and Jolanda Cibere

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:517

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  16. Content type: Research article

    A retrospective single centre cohort analysis was performed to evaluate an individualised radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) protocol for treatment of symptomatic calcific shoulder tendinopathy.

    Authors: Nikolaos Malliaropoulos, Dawn Thompson, Maria Meke, Debasish Pyne, Dimosthenis Alaseirlis, Henry Atkinson, Vasileios Korakakis and Heinz Lohrer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:513

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Various health care professionals apply Spinal Manipulative Treatment (SMT) in daily practice. While the characteristics of chiropractors and manual therapists and the characteristics of their patient populati...

    Authors: Wouter Schuller, Raymond W. J. G. Ostelo, Daphne C. Rohrich, Adri T. Apeldoorn and Henrica C. W. de Vet

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:512

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The Lower Limb Assessment Score (LLAS) has only been validated in a paediatric population. The aim of this study was to validate the use of the LLAS in an adult population by: i) evaluating its ability to disc...

    Authors: Kaitlin J. Meyer, Cliffton Chan, Luke Hopper and Leslie L. Nicholson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:514

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Hyperkyphosis, an excessive anterior curvature in the thoracic spine, is associated with reduced health status in older adults. Hyperkyphosis is highly prevalent, more common in older women than men. There is ...

    Authors: Wendy B. Katzman, Neeta Parimi, Amy Gladin, Eduard A. Poltavskiy, Anne L. Schafer, Roger K. Long, Bo Fan, Shirley S. Wong and Nancy E. Lane

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:509

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Although a loss of rotator cuff integrity leads to the superior migration of the humeral head, the parameters that characterize the anterolateral migration of the humeral head have not been established. The pu...

    Authors: Noboru Taniguchi, Darryl D. D’Lima, Naoki Suenaga, Yasuyuki Ishida, Deokcheol Lee, Isoya Goya and Etsuo Chosa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:511

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The COMT (Catechol-O-Methyl Transferase) gene may influence a person’s vulnerability to develop long-term pain and some COMT single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may associate with patterns of acute or chronic ...

    Authors: Eric Rydman, Erika Comasco, H. Pettersson, L. Oreland, S. Ponzer and C. Ottosson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:507

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Fractures of the humeral greater tuberosity (GT) are a frequent injury progressively treated with arthroscopic suture anchor repair. Yet, no biomechanical study has been performed comparing fixation strength o...

    Authors: Gernot Seppel, Tim Saier, Frank Martetschläger, Johannes E. Plath, Alberto Guevara-Alvarez, Julia Henschel, Martin Winkler, Peter Augat, Andreas B. Imhoff and Stefan Buchmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:506

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Sacroiliac joint tuberculosis(SJT) is relatively uncommon, but it may cause severe sacroiliac joint destruction and functional disorder. Few studies in the literature have been presented on SJT, reports of sur...

    Authors: Guo Zhu, Li-Yuan Jiang, Zhang Yi, Li Ping, Chun-Yue Duan, Cao Yong, Jin-Yang Liu and Jian-Zhong Hu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:504

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