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  1. Content type: Research article

    Few reports have explored the extent to which physical activity is affected by pain severity in knee osteoarthritis (KOA) patients. We used national representative data to investigate the physical activity of ...

    Authors: Hye-Young Shim, Mira Park, Hee-June Kim, Hee-Soo Kyung and Ji-Yeon Shin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:380

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Reconstructive joint surgery is an indicator of poor prognosis in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Objectives of this study were to describe the incidence rate of orthopedic and hand surgery indication (OHSI) in an ...

    Authors: Irazú Contreras-Yáñez, G. Guaracha-Basáñez, E. Díaz-Borjón, M. Iglesias and V. Pascual-Ramos

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:378

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Intervertebral disk degeneration (IDD) is a common musculoskeletal disease associated with genetic factors. COL9A3 gene encodes the α3 (IX) chain of type IX collagen that is part of the interior structure of the ...

    Authors: Donghua Huang, Xiangyu Deng, Kaige Ma, Fashuai Wu, Deyao Shi, Hang Liang, Sheng Chen and Zengwu Shao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:381

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  4. Content type: Research article

    A double-leg landing with or without a subsequent jump is commonly used to evaluate the neuromuscular control of knee abduction. However, the differences in frontal plane knee biomechanics between landings wit...

    Authors: Tomoya Ishida, Yuta Koshino, Masanori Yamanaka, Ryo Ueno, Shohei Taniguchi, Mina Samukawa, Hiroshi Saito, Hisashi Matsumoto, Yoshimitsu Aoki and Harukazu Tohyama

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:379

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study is (1) to compare joint line (JL) restoration and clinical outcomes in revision TKA based on the contemporary prosthesis type and (2) to determine the restoration of posterior condylar of...

    Authors: JuHong Lee, SungIl Wang and KiBum Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:382

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Comparisons across studies of generalized joint hypermobility are often difficult since there are several classification methods and methodological differences in the performance exist. The Beighton score is m...

    Authors: Angela Schlager, Kerstin Ahlqvist, Eva Rasmussen-Barr, Elisabeth Krefting Bjelland, Ronnie Pingel, Christina Olsson, Lena Nilsson-Wikmar and Per Kristiansson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:376

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal injuries are the main cause of premature discharge from military service and can sometimes lead to permanent disabilities. Some intrinsic risk factors are well discussed in the literature. Howe...

    Authors: Mauro A. S. Melloni, Josiel De Almeida Ávila, Mauro Alexandre Páscoa, Camila Justino De Oliveira Barbeta, Vagner Xavier Cirolini, Ezequiel M. Gonçalves and Gil Guerra-Júnior

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:377

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Dega pelvic osteotomy is commonly performed procedure in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) undergoing hip reconstructive surgery for hip displacement. However, there has been no study investigating the outcome...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:375

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Dislocation continues to be a common complication following total hip arthroplasty (THA). A larger intraoperative range of motion (ROM) is believed to minimize dislocation risk, and intraoperative stability te...

    Authors: Hiromasa Tanino, Tatsuya Sato, Yasuhiro Nishida, Ryo Mitsutake and Hiroshi Ito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:373

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Opening-wedge osteotomies of the distal radius, performed with three-dimensional printed patient-specific instruments, are a promising technique for accurate correction of malunions. Nevertheless, reports of r...

    Authors: Simon Roner, Fabio Carrillo, Lazaros Vlachopoulos, Andreas Schweizer, Ladislav Nagy and Philipp Fuernstahl

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:374

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  11. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the author reported that the tagging of their name had been done incorrectly during production process.

    Authors: Alison Rushton, Konstantinos Zoulas, Andrew Powell and J B Staal

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:372

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    The original article was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:326

  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Overuse injuries (OI) are common in elite athletics. Previous studies have had athletes self-report injuries rather than having a medical professional provide a clear diagnosis. This might be a major reason fo...

    Authors: Andreas Lundberg Zachrisson, Pia Desai, Jon Karlsson, Elias Johanesson and Stefan Grau

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:370

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  13. Content type: Research article

    A large critical shoulder angle (CSA) >35° is associated with the development of rotator cuff tearing. Lateral acromioplasty (AP) has the theoretical potential to prevent rotator cuff tearing and/ or to reduce...

    Authors: Dominik Kaiser, Elias Bachmann, Christian Gerber and Dominik C. Meyer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:371

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  14. Content type: Research article

    There is a lack of evidence-based quantitative clinical methods to adequately assess posture. Our team developed a clinical photographic posture assessment tool (CPPAT) and implemented this tool in clinical pr...

    Authors: Carole Fortin, Paul van Schaik, Jean-François Aubin-Fournier, Josette Bettany-Saltikov, Jean-Claude Bernard and Debbie Ehrmann Feldman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:366

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The use of a quadriceps tendon-patellar bone (QTPB) autograft provides an alternative procedure in primary reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Using the press-fit technique for femoral fixa...

    Authors: Alexander Barié, Michael Köpf, Ayham Jaber, Babak Moradi, Holger Schmitt, Jürgen Huber and Nikolaus Alexander Streich

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:368

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Cyclops nodule formation is a serious complication after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The purpose of our study was to investigate whether an increase in thymol turbidity test (TTT) values i...

    Authors: Yuya Kodama, Takayuki Furumatsu, Tomohito Hino, Yusuke Kamatsuki, Yoshiki Okazaki, Shin Masuda, Yuki Okazaki and Toshifumi Ozaki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:367

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Hip fractures are a major worldwide public health problem and includes two main types of fractures: the intracapsular (cervical) and the extracapsular (trochanteric and subtrochanteric) fractures. The aim of t...

    Authors: Leif Mattisson, Alicja Bojan and Anders Enocson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:369

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  18. Content type: Research article

    People with severe low back pain are at higher risk of poor health. Patients scheduled for lumbar fusion surgery are assumed to have low levels of physical activity, but few data exist. The aim of the study wa...

    Authors: Hanna Lotzke, Max Jakobsson, Annelie Gutke, Maria Hagströmer, Helena Brisby, Olle Hägg, Rob Smeets and Mari Lundberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:365

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Poor general health predicts the transition to chronic back pain (CBP), but the role of specific medical conditions in the development of CBP is unclear. The study aim was to examine the association of medical...

    Authors: Pradeep Suri, Edward J. Boyko, Sean D. Rundell, Nicholas L. Smith and Jack Goldberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:362

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Knee arthrodesis with intramedullary (IM) nail or external fixator (EF) is the most reliable therapeutic option to achieve definitive infection control in patients with septic failure of total knee arthroplast...

    Authors: Giovanni Balato, Maria Rizzo, Tiziana Ascione, Francesco Smeraglia and Massimo Mariconda

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:361

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Distal biceps tendon rupture occurs more often in middle-aged male population, involving the dominant arm. In this retrospective study, it’s been described the occurrence of the most frequent adverse events an...

    Authors: L. Tarallo, M. Lombardi, F. Zambianchi, A. Giorgini and F. Catani

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:364

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Increased body mass index (BMI) has been associated with poorer function in patients who have undergone anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. However, the effect of high BMI on muscle strength in th...

    Authors: Wei-Hsiu Hsu, Chun-Hao Fan, Pei-An Yu, Chi-Lung Chen, Liang-Tseng Kuo and Robert Wen-Wei Hsu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:363

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  23. Content type: Technical advance

    Local antibiotic therapy has gained increasing attraction in the prevention and treatment of fracture infection. However, no reports have used local antibiotic therapy in the management of early infection afte...

    Authors: Xu-sheng Qiu, Bei Cheng, Yi-xin Chen, Xiao-yang Qi, Wei-ping Sha and Guo-zhao Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:360

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  24. Content type: Technical advance

    Intertrochanteric femoral fractures (IFFs) in young adults, generally due to severe trauma, are increasingly presented. Different from IFFs in the geriatric population, these fractures in young adults are alwa...

    Authors: You-Shui Gao, Yan-Jie Guo, Xin-Gang Yu, Yang Chen, Chen Chen and Nan-Ji Lu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:359

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The phenotypes of osteoarthritis (OA) consist of cartilage extracellular matrix (ECM) metabolism disorder and the breakdown of cartilage homeostasis, which are induced by pro-inflammatory factors and oxidative...

    Authors: Jianli Xue, Zixin Min, Zhuqing Xia, Bin Cheng, Binshang Lan, Fujun Zhang, Yan Han, Kunzheng Wang and Jian Sun

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:355

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  26. Content type: Research article

    An increased Head Shaft Angle (HSA) has been reported as a risk factor for hip displacement in children with cerebral palsy (CP) but opinions differ in the literature. The purpose of this study was to re-evalu...

    Authors: L Finlayson, T Czuba, M S Gaston, G Hägglund and J E Robb

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:356

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Pattern tracing tasks can be used to assess cervical spine movement sense (CMS). A simple clinical measure of CMS (tracing fixed figure-of-eight (F8) and zigzag (ZZ) patterns with a head mounted laser) has bee...

    Authors: Isabelle M Werner, Markus J Ernst, Julia Treleaven and Rebecca J Crawford

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:358

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Compression therapy is commonly used to reduce lower limb swelling and blood loss after knee surgery. This study was performed to investigate whether modified Robert Jones bandage (MRJB) as a postoperative com...

    Authors: Haoda Yu, Haoyang Wang, Kai Zhou, Xiao Rong, Shunyu Yao, Fuxing Pei and Zongke Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:357

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Approximately one in five patients undergoing knee replacement surgery experience chronic pain after their operation, which can negatively impact on their quality of life. In order to develop and evaluate inte...

    Authors: Rafael Pinedo-Villanueva, Sara Khalid, Vikki Wylde, Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Anushka Soni and Andrew Judge

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:354

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Approximately 340,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the USA and UK. Around 1% of patients who have had knee replacement develop deep infection around the prosthesis: periprosthetic knee infectio...

    Authors: Charlotte M Mallon, Rachael Gooberman-Hill and Andrew J Moore

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:352

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study is to describe the rehabilitative pathway of patients undergoing endoprosthetic knee replacement surgery, build reference values ​​of the functional results achieved, and identify p...

    Authors: Mattia Morri, Cristiana Forni, Riccardo Ruisi, Tiziana Giamboi, Fabrizio Giacomella, Davide Maria Donati and Maria Grazia Benedetti

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:353

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Individual study results have demonstrated unclear relationships between neurocompressive disorders and paraspinal muscle morphology. This systematic review aimed to synthesize current evidence regarding the r...

    Authors: Jeffrey R. Cooley, Bruce F. Walker, Emad M. Ardakani, Per Kjaer, Tue S. Jensen and Jeffrey J. Hebert

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:351

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  33. Content type: Research article

    In this paper we investigate patients seeking care for a new diagnosis of shoulder osteoarthritis (OA) and the association between a patient’s initial physician specialty choice and one-year surgical and conse...

    Authors: Sarah B Floyd, Cole G Chapman, Ellen Shanley, Lauren Ruffrage, Eldon Matthia, Peter Cooper and John M Brooks

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:349

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Evaluation of muscle strength as performed routinely with a dynamometer may be limited by important factors such as pain during muscle contraction. Few studies have compared formal strength testing with ultras...

    Authors: Alfred C. Gellhorn, Jordan M. Stumph, Hashem E. Zikry, Carly A. Creelman and Rachel Welbel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:350

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  35. Content type: Research article

    To explore patient characteristics predictive of a poor response to multidisciplinary non-surgical rehabilitation of three common orthopaedic conditions within a tertiary care service.

    Authors: Shaun O’Leary, Michelle Cottrell, Maree Raymer, David Smith and Asaduzzaman Khan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:348

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The Lapidus procedure has been used for hallux valgus deformity correction since 1931. In some cases, the arthrodesis results in an unfavourable lateral inclination of first metatarsal head articular surface. ...

    Authors: Jan Klouda, Rastislav Hromádka, Simona Šoffová, Stanislav Popelka Jr, Stanislav Popelka and Ivan Landor

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:347

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  37. Content type: Technical advance

    To assess the clinical availability of an adjustable-length loop device for use in the double-bundle technique with aperture fixation at the patella and femur during anatomic double-bundle medial patellofemora...

    Authors: Jae-Ang Sim, Jin-Kyu Lim and Byung Hoon Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:346

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Baker’s cyst is a benign lesion that results from degenerative or inflammatory diseases of the knee joint. When Baker’s cyst ruptures, it may simulate deep vein thrombosis known as Pseudothrombophlebitis syndr...

    Authors: Cevriye Mülkoğlu, Zeynep Alpoğuz Yılmaz, Barış Nacır and Hakan Genç

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:345

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Children with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) experience pain and impaired physical functioning. The longitudinal effect of cyclic bisphosphonate treatment on these symptoms has not been described. We serially ev...

    Authors: Melissa D. Garganta, Sarah S. Jaser, Margot A. Lazow, Jonathan G. Schoenecker, Erin Cobry, Stephen R. Hays and Jill H. Simmons

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:344

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of postinjection paralysis (PIP) and gluteal fibrosis (GF) among children treated in a rural Ugandan Hospital.

    Authors: Kristin Alves, Norgrove Penny, John Ekure, Robert Olupot, Olive Kobusingye, Jeffrey N. Katz and Coleen S. Sabatini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:343

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Fibroblast behavior and cell-matrix interactions of cells from normal and idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) subsynovial connective tissue (SSCT) with and without Triamcinolone Acetonide (TA) were compare...

    Authors: Tai-Hua Yang, Anne Gingery, Andrew R. Thoreson, Dirk R. Larson, Chunfeng Zhao and Peter C. Amadio

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:342

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Treatment of patients with knee osteoarthritis is challenging. Unloader braces have been developed with various success. Unloader One® Knee Brace is light, easily-fitted and shown to be effective by the unload...

    Authors: Hjörtur F. Hjartarson and Sören Toksvig-Larsen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:341

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The Pain Coping Skills Training for African Americans with OsteoaRTthritis (STAART) trial is examining the effectiveness of a culturally enhanced pain coping skills training (CST) program for African Americans wi...

    Authors: Kelli D. Allen, Liubov Arbeeva, Crystal W. Cené, Cynthia J. Coffman, Kimberlea F. Grimm, Erin Haley, Francis J. Keefe, Caroline T. Nagle, Eugene Z. Oddone, Tamara J. Somers, Yashika Watkins and Lisa C. Campbell

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:337

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  44. Content type: Research article

    To explore and evaluate the predictive value of preoperative Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) on the recurrence of pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) of the knee joint treated by arthroscopic surgery com...

    Authors: Guanglei Zhao, Jin Wang, Jun Xia, Yibing Wei, Siqun Wang, Gangyong Huang, Feiyan Chen, Jie Chen, Jingsheng Shi and Yuanqing Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:339

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The reason why the osteotomy line in the sagittal view should be parallel to the medial tibial posterior slope in open wedge high tibial osteotomy (OWHTO) remains unclear. In addition, previous study reported ...

    Authors: Y. Akamatsu, H. Kobayashi, M. Tsuji, S. Nejima, K. Kumagai and T. Saito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:338

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  46. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the author reported an error in the Title. The original article has been corrected.

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:340

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    The original article was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:211

  47. Content type: Research article

    Non-cemented acetabular cup components demonstrated different clinical performance depending on their surface texture or bearing couple. However, clinical osseointegration needs to be proved for each total joi...

    Authors: Anne Jacobsen, Frank Seehaus, Yutong Hong, Han Cao, Alexander Schuh, Raimund Forst and Stefan Sesselmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:335

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  48. Content type: Case report

    Metronidazole is an antimicrobial agent commonly used in the treatment of several protozoal and anaerobic infections. Neurotoxicity associated with metronidazole has been rarely reported, and the incidence of ...

    Authors: Kazutaka Mizuta, Motoki Sonohata, Osamu Nozaki, Tomoki Kobatake, Daisuke Nakayama, Tadatsugu Morimoto and Masaaki Mawatari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:336

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  49. Content type: Technical advance

    To place the magic screw more simply, we established a set of reproducible fluoroscopic views and a standardized procedure of magic screw insertion.

    Authors: Jiantao Li, Zhirui Li, Xiang Wang, Gongzi Zhang, Ye Peng, Shuwei Zhang, Peifu Tang and Lihai Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:332

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