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  1. Content type: Research article

    The optimal treatment for multi-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) remains controversial. Posterior approach is most commonly used, but complicated with insufficient decompression and postoperative ax...

    Authors: Bing Wang, Guohua Lü and Lei Kuang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:216

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to perform a derotational osteotomy at the distal femur, as is done in cases of patellofemoral instability, and demonstrate the predictability of three-dimensional (3D) changes on...

    Authors: Florian B. Imhoff, Joscha Schnell, Alejandro Magaña, Theresa Diermeier, Bastian Scheiderer, Sepp Braun, Andreas B. Imhoff, Robert A. Arciero and Knut Beitzel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:215

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  3. Content type: Correspondence

    Recent reported results by Fang et al. published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders have added to the weight of evidence supporting association between gluteal pain and lumbar disc hernia. Their clinical finding...

    Authors: Yu Wang, Jin Yang, Yuqing Yan, Lifeng Zhang, Chuan Guo, Zhiyu Peng and Qingquan Kong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:214

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Deep vein thrombosis is a well-known complication of fracture occurrence, lower limb surgery and periods of prolonged immobilisation. Its incidence can be increased even more in specific cases with metastatic ...

    Authors: Mihail-Lazar Mioc, Radu Prejbeanu, Dinu Vermesan, Horia Haragus, Marius Niculescu, Daniel Laurentiu Pop, Andrei Dan Balanescu, Daniel Malita and Bogdan Deleanu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:213

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Lenke 5 AIS is a kind of three-dimensional deformity and literature reported it usually accompany with coronal or/and sagittal imbalance. However, the postoperative coronal and sagittal balance in these patien...

    Authors: Xi Yang, Bowen Hu, Yueming Song, Limin Liu, Chunguang Zhou, Zhongjie Zhou and Ganjun Feng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:212

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Rehabilitation programmes are used to improve hip fracture outcomes. There is little published trial clinical trial or population-based data on the effects of the type or provider of rehabilitation treatments ...

    Authors: Bowen Su, Roger Newson, Harry Soljak and Michael Soljak

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:211

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin D (VD) insufficiency or deficiency is a frequent comorbidity in Chinese women with postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO). The present study aimed to investigate 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH) D] improvement a...

    Authors: Er-Yuan Liao, Zhen-Lin Zhang, Wei-Bo Xia, Hua Lin, Qun Cheng, Li Wang, Yong-Qiang Hao, De-Cai Chen, Hai Tang, Yong-De Peng, Li You, Liang He, Zhao-Heng Hu, Chun-Li Song, Fang Wei, Jue Wang…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:210

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) is the first-line treatment for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) that can immediately relieve pain and allow the quick recovery of lost mobility. However, som...

    Authors: Lei Feng, Chun Feng, Jie Chen, Yu Wu and Jin-Ming Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:195

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Not much is known about the characteristics, course and prognosis of complaints of arm, neck and/or shoulder that have not been caused by a trauma or systemic disease (CANS), in a screened population. This stu...

    Authors: Vivian E. J. Bruls, Nicole W. H. Jansen, Sander M. J. van Kuijk, IJmert Kant and Caroline H. G. Bastiaenen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:208

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Fractures of the hand and wrist are one of the most common injuries seen in adults. The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire has been developed as a patient-reported assessment of pa...

    Authors: M. E. van Eck, C. M. Lameijer and M. El Moumni

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:207

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was to improve physical activity (PA), well-being and clinical outcome after total knee and hip arthroplasty through tailored activity counselling during inpatient rehabilitation.

    Authors: Mirko Brandes, Norman Wirsik, Hanna Niehoff, Jörg Heimsoth and Bernd Möhring

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:209

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  12. Content type: Research article

    There is a large and unexplained practice variation in prescribed dosages of pain rehabilitation programs (PRP), and evidence regarding the optimum dosage is unknown.

    Authors: Michiel F. Reneman, Franka P. C. Waterschoot, Elseline Bennen, Henrica R. Schiphorst Preuper, Pieter U. Dijkstra and Jan H. B. Geertzen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:206

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Distal radius fractures (DRF) account for nearly one-fifth of all fractures in older adults, and women experience them 5× as often as men. Most DRF occur with low impact injuries to the wrist with an outstretc...

    Authors: Corey McGee, Jennifer Skye and Ann Van Heest

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:202

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The theoretical benefits of a mobile bearing design in Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) include increased articular surface conformity with a reduction in both polyethylene wear and implant interface shear. Howev...

    Authors: Richard J. Napier, Christopher O’Neill, Seamus O’Brien, Emer Doran, Brian Mockford, Jens Boldt and David E. Beverland

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:205

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Research suggests that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels in the synovial fluid of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) patients are positively correlated with KOA severity. The relationship between synovia...

    Authors: Shotaro Takano, Kentaro Uchida, Gen Inoue, Toshihide Matsumoto, Jun Aikawa, Dai Iwase, Manabu Mukai, Masayuki Miyagi and Masashi Takaso

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:204

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Hip fracture patients in general are elderly and they often have comorbidities that may necessitate anticoagulation treatment, such as warfarin. It has been emphasized that these patients benefit from surgery ...

    Authors: Leif Mattisson, Lasse J. Lapidus and Anders Enocson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:203

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Lateral epicondylitis is frequently seen in racquet sport players and the treatments are usually symptomatic rather than curative. Taping therapy is cheap and easy to apply in the sport field. In this study we...

    Authors: Yen-Ting Cho, Wen-Yen Hsu, Li-Fong Lin and Yen-Nung Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:193

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Ulna coronoid fracture is a complicated injury and occurred in the coronal plane. Undeniably, there is no universally accepted approach for treating ulna coronoid fractures. Therefore, this study aimed at expl...

    Authors: Hong-Wei Chen, Hong-Hui He and Bin-Li Gao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:194

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a prevalent condition in adults over the age of 55 years. The condition is associated with activity limitations that are related to increased pain when engaging in ...

    Authors: Elisabeth Thornes, Hilde Stendal Robinson and Nina Køpke Vøllestad

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:192

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  20. Content type: Research article

    A postoperative change in femoral rotation following total hip arthroplasty (THA) might be the cause of dislocation due to the change in combined anteversion. However, very few studies have evaluated the femor...

    Authors: Taro Tezuka, Yutaka Inaba, Naomi Kobayashi, Hyonmin Choe, Syota Higashihira and Tomoyuki Saito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:189

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  21. Content type: Research article

    There have been many studies regarding nongeriatric femoral neck fractures (FNFs), which included patients of a wide age range (between 20 and 60 years old). We aimed to determine whether internal fixation pro...

    Authors: Cheng-Tzu Wang, Jia-Wan Chen, Karl Wu, Chiang-Sang Chen, Wen-Chih Chen, Jwo-Luen Pao, Chih-Hung Chang and Tsung-Yu Lan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:190

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is considered a successful surgical procedure. It can be performed by several surgical approaches. Although the posterior and anterolateral approaches are the most common, there ha...

    Authors: Ronen Debi, Evyatar Slamowicz, Ornit Cohen, Avi Elbaz, Omri Lubovsky, Dror Lakstein, Zachary Tan and Ehud Atoun

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:188

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  23. Content type: Correction

    Upon publication of this article [1], it was requested that: the corresponding author, Hong Wang’s affiliation address be changed from:

    Authors: Saroj Rai, Shengyang Jin, Chunqing Meng, Nabin Chaudhary, Nira Tamang, Xiaohong Wang, Xianzhe Liu, Hong Wang and Shuhua Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:187

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    The original article was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:113

  24. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have been done on robot-assisted sacral surgery. This study aims to evaluate the outcomes of seven patients with benign sacral or presacral tumors treated with a robotic surgical system at a single...

    Authors: Junqiang Yin, Hui Wu, Jian Tu, Changye Zou, Gang Huang, Xianbiao Xie, Yulong He and Jingnan Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:186

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