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Clinical diagnostics and imaging

Section edited by Daichi Hayashi

This section concerns clinical and research studies of the clinical diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders focusing on musculoskeletal radiology and diagnostic imaging of musculoskeletal disorders.  

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  1. 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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    Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory arthritis that develops in patients with psoriasis. Inflammatory edema in the spine may reflect subclinical disease activity and be a predictor of radiograph...

    Authors: Ioanna Chronaiou, Ruth S. Thomsen, Else M. Huuse, Leslie R. Euceda, Susanne J. Pedersen, Mari Hoff and Beathe Sitter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:497

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) refers to narrowing of the lumbar central spinal canal, lateral recess, and/or neuro-foramina. Radiographic LSS plays an important role in clinical LSS but is not solely accountabl...

    Authors: Marie Doualla-Bija, Mbeng Ashu Takang, Emmanuella Mankaa, Jude Moutchia, Pierre Ongolo-Zogo and Henry Luma-Namme

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:494

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is now increasingly recognized as being related to the whole joint instead of the cartilage alone. In particular, the importance of subchondral bone in OA pathogenesis has drawn a lot of in...

    Authors: Chenglei Liu, Chang Liu, Xvhua Ren, Liping Si, Hao Shen, Qian Wang and Weiwu Yao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:496

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  5. Content type: Research article

    MRI analysis of subtalar ligaments in the tarsal sinus has not been well performed. We retrospectively investigated the appearance of subtalar ligaments using 3D isotropic MRI and compared imaging findings of ...

    Authors: Tae Hyung Kim, Sung Gyu Moon, Hong-Geun Jung and Na Ra Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:475

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies on shoulder patients have suggested that the prevalence of rotator cuff or bursa abnormalities are weakly related to symptoms and that similar findings are often found in asymptomatic persons....

    Authors: Elisabeth Kvalvaag, Masoud Anvar, Anna Cecilia Karlberg, Jens Ivar Brox, Kaia Beck Engebretsen, Helene Lundgaard Soberg, Niels Gunnar Juel, Erik Bautz-Holter, Leiv Sandvik and Cecilie Roe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:469

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  7. Content type: Research article

    With advancing stages of degeneration, denaturation and degradation of proteoglycans in the nucleus pulposus (NP) lead to tissue dehydration and signal intensity loss on T2-weighted MR images. Pfirrmann gradin...

    Authors: Shu-Hua Yang, Alejandro A. Espinoza Orías, Chien-Chou Pan, Issei Senoo, Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Howard S. An and Nozomu Inoue

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:473

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Recent morphological analyses of vertebrae in patients with scoliosis have revealed three-dimensional (3D) deformities in the vertebral bodies. However, it remains controversial whether these deformities are s...

    Authors: Takahiro Makino, Yusuke Sakai, Masafumi Kashii, Shota Takenaka, Kazuomi Sugamoto, Hideki Yoshikawa and Takashi Kaito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:459

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To determine effects of allogeneic human chondrocytes expressing TGF-β1 (TG-C) on structural progression of MRI features of knee osteoarthritis over a 1 year period.

    Authors: A. Guermazi, G. Kalsi, J. Niu, M. D. Crema, R. O. Copeland, A. Orlando, M. J. Noh and F. W. Roemer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:461

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  10. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to investigate the technical feasibility of semi-quantitative and quantitative dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) in the assessment of longitudinal changes of marrow...

    Authors: Jingqi Zhu, Zuogang Xiong, Jiulong Zhang, Yuyou Qiu, Ting Hua and Guangyu Tang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:446

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Systemic sclerosis can affect peripheral nerves, but the extent and the nature of this involvement are not well defined. The aim of this study is to compare the sonoelastrographic measurements of median nerves...

    Authors: Ilker Yagci, Ozge Kenis-Coskun, Tugba Ozsoy, Gulsen Ozen and Haner Direskeneli

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:434

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO) is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome characterized by severe hypophosphatemia and osteomalacia. Nonspecific symptoms make the diagnosis elusive. In addition, locating the responsi...

    Authors: Qing-yao Zuo, Hong Wang, Wei Li, Xiao-hui Niu, Yan-hong Huang, Jia Chen, Yu-hua You, Bao-yue Liu, Ai-min Cui and Wei Deng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:403

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to quantitatively evaluate and characterize the dimension and signal intensity of anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) using 3.0 T MRI in the mechanical ankle instability group pre- a...

    Authors: Wei Liu, Hong Li and Yinghui Hua

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:397

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal ultrasound improves the accuracy of detecting the level of disease activity (DA) in RA patients, although its impact on the final treatment decision in a real clinical setting is uncertain. The...

    Authors: C. Sifuentes-Cantú, I. Contreras-Yáñez, L. Saldarriaga, A.C. Lozada, M. Gutiérrez and V. Pascual-Ramos

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:390

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Inclination and anteversion were the main factors that determined the reliability of the acetabulum. Inclination and anteversion measurements included anatomical, operational and radiographic methods. The aim ...

    Authors: R. Y. Wang, W. H. Xu, X. C. Kong, L. Yang and S. H. Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:373

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  16. Content type: Research article

    This study uses virtual touch imaging quantification (VTIQ) technology for the first time to conduct measurements of the trapezius and erector spinae muscles in a large study population. The significance of va...

    Authors: Anne Heizelmann, Sümeyra Tasdemir, Julian Schmidberger, Tilmann Gräter, Wolfgang Kratzer and Beate Grüner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:370

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of our study was to assess the clinical and imaging outcome of autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis (AMIC) technique consisting of microfractures followed by the filling of osteochondral lesion...

    Authors: Domenico Albano, Nicolò Martinelli, Alberto Bianchi, Carmelo Messina, Francesco Malerba and Luca Maria Sconfienza

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:306

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Modic changes (MC) are associated with low back pain (LBP). In this study, we compared changes in size and type of MC, after a single intravenous infusion of 5 mg zoledronic acid (ZA) or placebo, among chronic...

    Authors: Katri Koivisto, Jyri Järvinen, Jaro Karppinen, Marianne Haapea, Markus Paananen, Eero Kyllönen, Osmo Tervonen and Jaakko Niinimäki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:274

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Acromial morphology has previously been defined as a risk factor for some shoulder pathologies. Yet, study results are inconclusive and not all major shoulder diseases have been sufficiently investigated. Thus...

    Authors: Philipp R. Heuberer, Fabian Plachel, Lukas Willinger, Philipp Moroder, Brenda Laky, Leo Pauzenberger, Fritz Lomoschitz and Werner Anderl

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:259

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