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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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: Case report

    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...

    Authors: Morito Takano, Tomohiro Hikata, Soraya Nishimura and Michihiro Kamata

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:151

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  2. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:131

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  3. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:129

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  4. Content type: Research article

    A previous study reported a high prevalence of spinal epidural lipomatosis (SEL) in patients with Scheuermann kyphosis (SK) and suggested that it may play a role in the pathogenesis of this disease. According ...

    Authors: Zhen Zhang, Zhen Liu, Zezhang Zhu and Yong Qiu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:112

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:99

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Lumbar radiculopathy remains a clinical challenge among primary care clinicians in both assessment and diagnosis. This often leads to misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment of patients resulting in poor heal...

    Authors: Nassib Tawa, Anthea Rhoda and Ina Diener

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:93

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:85

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:83

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  9. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:50

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Spinal deformities affect the overall alignment of the spine and thus the vectors of loading on the lumbar region and intervertebral discs. Due to wedging of the disc or vertebrae of unbalanced spinal segments...

    Authors: Kamil Eyvazov, Dino Samartzis and Jason Pui Yin Cheung

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:51

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:52

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Research has suggested that patient expectations are associated with treatment outcome and evolve along with patient communication within the musculoskeletal field. However, few studies have investigated if or...

    Authors: Sigrid Skatteboe, Cecilie Røe, Morten Wang Fagerland and Lars-Petter Granan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:48

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Some cadaveric studies have reported the role of the distal oblique bundle (DOB) in the distal radioulnar joint stability. We aimed to determine whether the presence of the DOB can be identified and its thickn...

    Authors: Yeon Ho Kim, Hyun Sik Gong, Jin Woo Park, Hyun Kyung Yang, Kahyun Kim and Goo Hyun Baek

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:47

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Physical examination tests of the shoulder (PETS) are clinical examination maneuvers designed to aid the assessment of shoulder complaints. Despite more than 180 PETS described in the literature, evidence of t...

    Authors: Sigmund Ø. Gismervik, Jon O. Drogset, Fredrik Granviken, Magne Rø and Gunnar Leivseth

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:41

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Modic 1 changes are usually associated with degenerative disc disease (DDD). We aimed to compare Modic 1 changes with advanced degenerative disc disease (>50%-intervertebral space narrowing [IVSN]) to Modic 1 ...

    Authors: Christelle Nguyen, Marylène Jousse, Serge Poiraudeau, Antoine Feydy and François Rannou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:34

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Osteoid osteoma (OO) is a common benign bone tumour that is rarely found in the talus. Its nidus is difficult to detect on early imaging. The atypical symptoms of OO and the presence of concurrent trauma or sp...

    Authors: Huan He, Hailin Xu, Hao Lu, Yu Dang, Wei Huang and Qing Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:35

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  17. Content type: Technical advance

    There is increasing interest in paravertebral muscle composition as a potential prognostic and diagnostic element in lumbar spine health. As a consequence, it is becoming popular to use magnetic resonance imag...

    Authors: Rebecca J. Crawford, Jon Cornwall, Rebecca Abbott and James M. Elliott

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:25

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Our study aimed to investigate whether geometrical features (size, shape, or alignment parameters) of the femoral condyle affect the morphology of the trochlear groove.

    Authors: Zhe Du, Shichang Chen, Mengning Yan, Bing Yue, Yiming Zeng and You Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:4

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The Digital X-ray Radiogrammetry (DXR) method measures the cortical bone thickness in the shafts of the metacarpals and has demonstrated its relevance in the assessment of hand bone loss caused by rheumatoid a...

    Authors: Alexander Pfeil, Hans Henrik Thodberg, Diane M. Renz, Lisa Reinhardt, Peter Oelzner, Gunter Wolf and Joachim Böttcher

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:6

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Supra/interspinous ligaments connect adjacent spinous processes and act as a stabilizer of the spine. As with other spinal ligaments, it can become ossified. However, few report have discussed ossification sup...

    Authors: Kanji Mori, Toshitaka Yoshii, Takashi Hirai, Akio Iwanami, Kazuhiro Takeuchi, Tsuyoshi Yamada, Shoji Seki, Takashi Tsuji, Kanehiro Fujiyoshi, Mitsuru Furukawa, Soraya Nishimura, Kanichiro Wada, Masao Koda, Takeo Furuya, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Tomohiko Hasegawa…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:492

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