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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. Diagrammatic recording of finger joint angles by using two criss-crossed paper strips can be a quick substitute to the standard goniometry. As a preliminary step toward clinical validation of the diagrammatic ...

    Authors: Valdas Macionis

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:17

    Content type: Research article

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  2. To determine the validity of a semi-automated segmentation of bone marrow lesions (BMLs) in the knee.

    Authors: Jincheng Pang, Jeffrey B Driban, Geoffroy Destenaves, Eric Miller, Grace H Lo, Robert J Ward, Lori Lyn Price, John A Lynch, Charles B Eaton, Felix Eckstein and Timothy E McAlindon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:3

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Pain drawings are a diagnostic adjunct to history taking, clinical examinations, and biomedical tests in evaluating pain. We hypothesized that somatoform-functional pain, is mirrored in distinctive graphic pat...

    Authors: Niklaus Egloff, Rafael JA Cámara, Roland von Känel, Nicole Klingler, Elizabeth Marti and Marie-Louise Gander Ferrari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:257

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Early stages of scoliosis and spondylolisthesis entail changes in the intervertebral disc (IVD) structure and biochemistry. The current clinical use of MR T2-weighted images is limited to visual inspection. Ou...

    Authors: Julien Gervais, Delphine Périé, Stefan Parent, Hubert Labelle and Carl-Eric Aubin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:239

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Age-dependent trabecular changes of the humeral head might weaken the fixation of suture anchors used for rotator cuff (RC) repair. This might lead to suture anchor loosening and thus compromise the integrity ...

    Authors: Chlodwig Kirchhoff, Volker Braunstein, Stefan Milz, Christoph M Sprecher, Sonja Kirchhoff, Mathias Graw, Andreas B Imhoff and Stefan Hinterwimmer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:221

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the radial distribution patterns of cartilage degeneration in dysplastic hips at different stages of secondary osteoarthritis (OA) by using radial delayed ga...

    Authors: Li Xu, Yongbin Su, Karl-Philipp Kienle, Daichi Hayashi, Ali Guermazi, Jing Zhang, Yongming Dai and Xiaoguang Cheng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:212

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Multiple studies suggest that reduced postural orientation is a possible risk factor for both patello-femoral joint pain (PFP) and rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). In order to prevent PFP and A...

    Authors: Tina Junge, Sølvi Balsnes, Lisbeth Runge, Birgit Juul-Kristensen and Niels Wedderkopp

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:203

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Hallux valgus (HV) is a very common deformity of the first metatarsophalangeal joint that often requires surgical correction. However, the association between structural HV deformity and related foot pain and ...

    Authors: Sheree E Nix, Bill T Vicenzino and Michelle D Smith

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:197

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The treatment planning of spine pathologies requires information on the rigidity and permeability of the intervertebral discs (IVDs). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers great potential as a sensitive and ...

    Authors: Maximilien Recuerda, Delphine Périé, Guillaume Gilbert and Gilles Beaudoin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:195

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Controversy exists regarding the relationship between radiographic findings and clinical status in knee osteoarthritis. Although the surgical indication for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) should be based on pai...

    Authors: Daniel Hernández-Vaquero and José Manuel Fernández-Carreira

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:194

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Physical loading leads to a deformation of bone microstructure and may influence quantitative ultrasound (QUS) parameters. This study aims at evaluating the effect of physical loading on bone QUS measurement, ...

    Authors: Cheng-Rui Liu, Hai-Jun Niu, Fang Pu, Ling Wang, Lian-Wen Sun, Yu-Bo Fan and De-Yu Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:70

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The objective of the study was to standardize a method using digital photographs to diagnose and grade hand osteoarthritis (HOA), to compare it with radiographs and clinical examination with regard to prevalen...

    Authors: Helgi Jonsson, Gudrun P Helgadottir, Thor Aspelund, Johanna E Sverrisdottir, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Sigurdur Sigurdsson, Gudmundur J Eliasson, Asbjorn Jonsson, Thorvaldur Ingvarsson, Tamara B Harris, Lenore Launer and Vilmundur Gudnason

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:20

    Content type: Research article

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  13. It is often suggested that sagittal instability at the first tarso-metatarsal joint level is a primary factor for hallux valgus and that sagittal instability increases with the progression of the deformity. Th...

    Authors: Heiner Martin, Ulf Bahlke, Albrecht Dietze, Volker Zschorlich, Klaus-Peter Schmitz and Thomas Mittlmeier

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:14

    Content type: Research article

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  14. It is possible that clinical outcome of low back pain (LBP) differs according to the presence or absence of spinal abnormalities on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in which case there could be value in using...

    Authors: Philip McNee, James Shambrook, E Clare Harris, Miranda Kim, Madeleine Sampson, Keith T Palmer and David Coggon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:234

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Bone marrow lesions (BMLs), common osteoarthritis-related magnetic resonance imaging findings, are associated with osteoarthritis progression and pain. However, there are no articles describing the use of 3-di...

    Authors: Jeffrey B Driban, Grace H Lo, Ji Yeon Lee, Robert J Ward, Eric Miller, Jincheng Pang, Lori Lyn Price and Timothy E McAlindon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:217

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The role played by the thoracolumbar fascia in chronic low back pain (LBP) is poorly understood. The thoracolumbar fascia is composed of dense connective tissue layers separated by layers of loose connective t...

    Authors: Helene M Langevin, James R Fox, Cathryn Koptiuch, Gary J Badger, Ann C Greenan- Naumann, Nicole A Bouffard, Elisa E Konofagou, Wei-Ning Lee, John J Triano and Sharon M Henry

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:203

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Choice of appropriate MR pulse sequence is important for any research studies using imaging-derived data. The aim of this study was to compare semiquantitative assessment of subchondral bone marrow edema-like ...

    Authors: Daichi Hayashi, Ali Guermazi, C Kent Kwoh, Michael J Hannon, Carolyn Moore, John M Jakicic, Stephanie M Green and Frank W Roemer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:198

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Modic changes (MCs) have been identified as a diagnostic subgroup associated with low back pain (LBP). The aetiology of MCs is still unknown and there is no effective treatment available. If MCs constitute a s...

    Authors: Rikke K Jensen and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:183

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Beside symptoms and clinical signs radiological findings are crucial in the diagnosis of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). We investigate which quantitative radiological signs are described in the literature and w...

    Authors: Johann Steurer, Simon Roner, Ralph Gnannt and Juerg Hodler

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:175

    Content type: Research article

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  20. To determine safe surgical margins for soft tissue sarcoma, it is essential to perform a general evaluation of the extent of tumor, responses to auxiliary therapy, and other factors preoperatively using multip...

    Authors: Masahiro Yokouchi, Mikio Terahara, Satoshi Nagano, Yoshiya Arishima, Michihisa Zemmyo, Takako Yoshioka, Akihide Tanimoto and Setsuro Komiya

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:166

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Corticosteroid injections can be performed blind (landmark-guided) or with image guidance, and this may account for variable clinical outcomes. The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness and s...

    Authors: Edmund Soh, Wenyun Li, Keh Oon Ong, Wen Chen and Dianne Bautista

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:137

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Bone stress injuries are common in athletes and military recruits. Only a minority of bone stress changes are available on plain radiographs. Acute bone stress is often visible on MRI as bone marrow edema, whi...

    Authors: Markus J Sormaala, Juha-Petri Ruohola, Ville M Mattila, Seppo K Koskinen and Harri K Pihlajamäki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:128

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Assessment of synovitis in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a major issue for a proper treatment administration; it has been proven that ultrasound (US) examination could be of valuable help and it is currently be...

    Authors: V Vlad, F Berghea, S Libianu, A Balanescu, V Bojinca, C Constantinescu, M Abobului, D Predeteanu and R Ionescu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:124

    Content type: Research article

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  24. To evaluate the relationship between bone loss and new bone formation in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) using 10-year X-ray, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and quantitative computed tomography (QCT) follo...

    Authors: Mariusz Korkosz, Jerzy Gąsowski, Piotr Grzanka, Janusz Gorczowski, Wojciech Pluskiewicz, Sławomir Jeka and Tomasz Grodzicki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:121

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The main aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between persistent disease activity and radiographic progression of joint damage in early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA).

    Authors: Fausto Salaffi, Marina Carotti, Alessandro Ciapetti, Stefania Gasparini, Emilio Filippucci and Walter Grassi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:120

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The prevalence of imaged pathology in primary care has received little attention and the relevance of identified pathology to symptoms remains unclear. This paper reports the prevalence of imaged pathology and...

    Authors: Angela Cadogan, Mark Laslett, Wayne A Hing, Peter J McNair and Mark H Coates

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:119

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Tenosynovitis is widely accepted to be common in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and postulated to be the first manifestation of RA, but its true prevalence in early disease and in particular the hand has not been f...

    Authors: Ihsane Hmamouchi, Rachid Bahiri, Najlaa Srifi, Souad Aktaou, Redouane Abouqal and Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:91

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Radiographs are the main outcome measure in epidemiological studies of osteoarthritis (OA). Ultrasound imaging has unique advantages in that it involves no ionising radiation, is easy to use and visualises sof...

    Authors: Ajay M Abraham, Iain Goff, Mark S Pearce, Roger M Francis and Fraser Birrell

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:70

    Content type: Research article

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  29. To study the predictive value of baseline radiographs and low-field (0.2T) MRI scans for the symptomatic outcome of clinically significant weight loss in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis.

    Authors: Henrik Gudbergsen, Mikael Boesen, Robin Christensen, Arne Astrup and Henning Bliddal

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:56

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)-associated systemic vasculitides have a variety of presentations, but cardiac valvular involvement is rarely diagnosed and its management is not established.

    Authors: Chloé Lacoste, Nicolas Mansencal, Mona Ben m'rad, Catherine Goulon-Goeau, Pascal Cohen, Loïc Guillevin and Thomas Hanslik

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:50

    Content type: Case report

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  31. The Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) is a self reported questionnaire for patients with foot and ankle disorders available in English, German, and Persian. This study plans to translate the FAAM from Engl...

    Authors: Stéphane Borloz, Xavier Crevoisier, Olivier Deriaz, Pierluigi Ballabeni, RobRoy L Martin and François Luthi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:40

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the clinical value of hybrid SPECT/CT for the assessment of patients with painful total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

    Authors: Michael T Hirschmann, Praveen Konala, Farhad Iranpour, Anna Kerner, Helmut Rasch and Niklaus F Friederich

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:36

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Bone mineral density (BMD) accrual during childhood and adolescence is important for attaining peak bone mass. BMD decrements have been reported in survivors of childhood bone sarcomas. However, little is know...

    Authors: Carsten Müller, Corinna C Winter, Dieter Rosenbaum, Joachim Boos, Georg Gosheger, Jendrik Hardes and Volker Vieth

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:287

    Content type: Research article

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  34. In primary care, it is often difficult to diagnose cervical myelopathy. However, a delay in treatment could cause irreversible aftereffects. With a brief and effective self-administered questionnaire for cervi...

    Authors: Hiroshi Kobayashi, Shin-ichi Kikuchi, Koji Otani, Miho Sekiguchi, Yasufumi Sekiguchi and Shin-ichi Konno

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:268

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Upper neck ligament high-signal changes on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been found in patients with whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) but also in non-injured controls. The clinical relevance of such...

    Authors: Nils Vetti, Jostein Kråkenes, Geir E Eide, Jarle Rørvik, Nils E Gilhus and Ansgar Espeland

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:260

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Hallux valgus (HV) is a common condition involving the progressive subluxation of the first metatarsophalangeal joint due to lateral deviation of the hallux and medial deviation of the first metatarsal. The ob...

    Authors: Hylton B Menz, Mohammad R Fotoohabadi, Elin Wee and Martin J Spink

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:215

    Content type: Research article

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