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. Research article

    The effect of zoledronic acid on type and volume of Modic changes among patients with low back pain

    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...

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

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:274

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Critical shoulder angle combined with age predict five shoulder pathologies: a retrospective analysis of 1000 cases

    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...

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

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:259

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  3. Review

    Magnetic resonance imaging of bacterial and tuberculous spondylodiscitis with associated complications and non-infectious spinal pathology mimicking infections: a pictorial review

    Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging plays an important role in the evaluation of bacterial and tuberculous spondylodiscitis and associated complications. Owing to its high sensitivity and specificity, it is a powe...

    Yogesh Kumar, Nishant Gupta, Avneesh Chhabra, Takeshi Fukuda, Neetu Soni and Daichi Hayashi

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:244

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Cervical kyphosis in patients with Lenke type 1 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: the prediction of thoracic inlet angle

    Several studies have explored cervical kyphosis (CK) in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients. However, few studies have evaluated the cervical alignment in these patients according to their coronal c...

    Ce Zhu, Xi Yang, Bangjian Zhou, Lei Wang, Chunguang Zhou, Tingxian Ling, Limin Liu and Yueming Song

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:220

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  5. Research article

    T1rho and T2 relaxation times of the normal adult knee meniscus at 3T: analysis of zonal differences

    Prior studies describe histological and immunohistochemical differences in collagen and proteoglycan content in different meniscal zones. The aim of this study is to evaluate horizontal and vertical zonal diff...

    Shoichiro Takao, Tan B. Nguyen, Hon J. Yu, Shigeo Hagiwara, Yasuhito Kaneko, Taiki Nozaki, Seiji Iwamoto, Maki Otomo, Ran Schwarzkopf and Hiroshi Yoshioka

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:202

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  6. Research article

    Associations between disc space narrowing, anterior osteophytes and disability in chronic mechanical low back pain: a cross sectional study

    Radiographic features of lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) are common findings in patients with chronic mechanical low back pain; however, its role in disability and intensity of pain is debatable. This study aim...

    Romain Shanil Perera, Poruwalage Harsha Dissanayake, Upul Senarath, Lalith Sirimevan Wijayaratne, Aranjan Lional Karunanayake and Vajira Harshadeva Weerabaddana Dissanayake

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:193

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  7. Case report

    Sacroiliitis mimics: a case report and review of the literature

    Radiographic sacroiliitis is the hallmark of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and detection of acute sacroiliitis is pivotal for early diagnosis of AS. Although radiographic sacroiliitis is a distinguishing featur...

    Maria J. Antonelli and Marina Magrey

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:170

    Published on: 22 April 2017

  8. Case report

    Discography aids definitive diagnosis of posterior epidural migration of lumbar disc fragments: case report and literature review

    Posterior epidural migration of lumbar disc fragments (PEMLDF) is extremely rare. It is often confused with other posterior lesions and is usually diagnosed intraoperatively. We here describe the use of preope...

    Morito Takano, Tomohiro Hikata, Soraya Nishimura and Michihiro Kamata

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:151

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Mid-term outcome following revision surgery of clavicular non- and malunion using anatomic locking compression plate and iliac crest bone graft

    Treatment of clavicular non- and malunion is still challenging. Current surgical procedures often result in frustrating functional outcome along with high-grade subjective impairment and increased rates of rev...

    Marc Beirer, Ingo J. Banke, Norbert Harrasser, Moritz Crönlein, Dominik Pförringer, Stefan Huber-Wagner, Peter Biberthaler and Chlodwig Kirchhoff

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:129

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  10. Research article

    Sedentary behaviour is associated with increased long-term cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis independently of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity

    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The physical dysfunction symptomatic of RA means people living with this disease spend large periods of the day s...

    Sally A. M. Fenton, Jet J. C. S. Veldhuijzen van Zanten, George D. Kitas, Joan L. Duda, Peter C. Rouse, Chen-an Yu and George S. Metsios

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:131

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  11. Research article

    Joint-specific assessment of swelling and power Doppler in obese rheumatoid arthritis patients

    Clinical swollen joint examination of the obese rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient can be difficult. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSUS) has higher sensitivity than physical examination for swollen joints (SJ). T...

    Erin M. Bauer, Ami Ben-Artzi, Erin L. Duffy, David A. Elashoff, Sitaram S. Vangala, John Fitzgerald and Veena K. Ranganath

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:99

    Published on: 4 March 2017

  12. Research article

    Interobserver and intraobserver agreement of ligamentous injuries on conventional MRI after simple elbow dislocation

    The primary objective of this study was to assess the interobserver and intraobserver agreement on ligamentous injuries on conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in acute simple elbow dislocation. The s...

    Marc Schnetzke, Svenja Schüler, Johannes Hoffend, Rainer Simon, Holger Keil, Felix Porschke, Stefan Studier-Fischer, Paul-Alfred Grützner and Thorsten Guehring

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:85

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  13. Research article

    Accuracy of magnetic resonance studies in the detection of chondral and labral lesions in femoroacetabular impingement: systematic review and meta-analysis

    Several types of Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are commonly used in imaging of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), however till now there are no clear protocols and recommendations for each type. The aim of...

    A. M. Saied, C. Redant, M. El-Batouty, M. R. El-Lakkany, W. A. El-Adl, J. Anthonissen, R. Verdonk and E. A. Audenaert

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:83

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  14. Research article

    Utilization of CT scanning associated with complex spine surgery

    Due to the risk associated with exposure to ionizing radiation, there is an urgent need to identify areas of CT scanning overutilization. While increased use of diagnostic spinal imaging has been documented, n...

    Vikas V. Patel, Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Steven R. Garfin, Donald L. Resnick and Jon E. Block

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:52

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  15. Research article

    Multiplanar evaluation of radiological findings associated with acetabular dysplasia and investigation of its prevalence in an Asian population: a CT-based study

    Acetabular dysplasia (AD) is a well-known cause of osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip, with its prevalence previously determined on plain radiography. The prevalence of preexisting AD was reported as 7.3% in a pat...

    Tomohiro Mimura, Kanji Mori, Masahiro Kitagawa, Mariko Ueki, Yuki Furuya, Taku Kawasaki and Shinji Imai

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:50

    Published on: 31 January 2017

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