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Clinical diagnostics and imaging

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. To investigate the performance of conventional radiography (CR) for the detection of bone erosions of wrist in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using multidetector computed tomography (CT) as the reference method and...

    Authors: Fausto Salaffi, Marina Carotti, Alessandro Ciapetti, Alarico Ariani, Stefania Gasparini and Walter Grassi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:265

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Previous reviews of the diagnostic performances of physical tests of the hip in orthopedics have drawn limited conclusions because of the low to moderate quality of primary studies published in the literature....

    Authors: Labib Ataur Rahman, Sam Adie, Justine Maree Naylor, Rajat Mittal, Sarah So and Ian Andrew Harris

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:257

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Clinical examination of patients with chronic lumbar radiculopathy aims to clarify whether there is nerve root impingement. The aims of this study were to investigate the association between findings at clinic...

    Authors: Trond Iversen, Tore K Solberg, Bertil Romner, Tom Wilsgaard, Øystein Nygaard, Knut Waterloo, Jens Ivar Brox and Tor Ingebrigtsen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:206

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  4. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is the gold standard for detailed visualisation of spinal pathological and degenerative processes, but the prevailing view is that such imaging findings have little or no clini...

    Authors: Rikke K Jensen, Tue S Jensen, Per Kjaer and Peter Kent

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:198

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Bicompartmental or unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (BKA, UKA) is currently advocated as an alternative solution to conventional total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in order to preserve bone stock and ligaments fo...

    Authors: Eiko Yamabe, Teruko Ueno, Ryo Miyagi, Atsuya Watanabe, Christine Guenzi and Hiroshi Yoshioka

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:194

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Treatment of distal radius fractures in patients of a younger than osteoporotic age is complex, because they often are the result of a high-energy trauma and have intra-articular fractures and associated injur...

    Authors: Annechien Beumer, Catharina Adlercreutz and Tommy R Lindau

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:170

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The published data on pain and physical function before and after revision of total hip arthroplasty (THA) is scarce. The study reports the course and interrelationships of radiographic loosening, pain and phy...

    Authors: Emin Aghayev, Regula Teuscher, Michal Neukamp, Eu Jin Lee, Markus Melloh, Stefan Eggli and Christoph Röder

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:167

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Despite numerous methodological flaws in previous study designs and the lack of validation in primary care populations, clinical tests for identifying acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) pain are widely utilised wit...

    Authors: Angela Cadogan, Peter McNair, Mark Laslett and Wayne Hing

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:156

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The need for cost effectiveness analyses in randomized controlled trials that compare treatment options is increasing. The selection of the optimal utility measure is important, and a central question is wheth...

    Authors: Lars G Johnsen, Christian Hellum, Øystein P Nygaard, Kjersti Storheim, Jens I Brox, Ivar Rossvoll, Gunnar Leivseth and Margreth Grotle

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:148

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The risk of experiencing an osteoporotic fracture is greater for adults with type 2 diabetes despite higher than normal bone mineral density (BMD). In addition to BMD, trabecular bone microarchitecture contrib...

    Authors: Janet M Pritchard, Lora M Giangregorio, Stephanie A Atkinson, Karen A Beattie, Dean Inglis, George Ioannidis, Hertzel Gerstein, Zubin Punthakee, Jonathan D Adachi and Alexandra Papaioannou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:114

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Patients are susceptible for knee osteoarthritis (KOA) with increasing age and obesity and KOA is expected to become a major disabling disease in the future. An important feature of KOA on magnetic resonance i...

    Authors: Henrik Gudbergsen, Mikael Boesen, Robin Christensen, Else Marie Bartels, Marius Henriksen, Bente Danneskiold-Samsøe and Henning Bliddal

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:106

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Despite the prominence of hip fractures in orthopedic trauma, the assessment of fracture healing using radiographs remains subjective. The variability in the assessment of fracture healing has important implic...

    Authors: Mohit Bhandari, Mary M Chiavaras, Naveen Parasu, Hema Choudur, Olufemi Ayeni, Rajesh Chakravertty, Simrit Bains, Alisha Hak, Sheila Sprague and Brad Petrisor

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:70

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) is a rare, but not exceptional presentation of soft tissue sarcomas (STSs). Due to the remarkable difference in the incidence between DVT or PE and STSs,...

    Authors: Carlo Perisano, Nicola Maffulli, Pamela Colelli, Emanuele Marzetti, Alfredo Schiavone Panni and Giulio Maccauro

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:64

    Content type: Case report

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  14. The aim of the study was to investigate the abductor hallucis muscle characteristics, defined as dorso-plantar (DP) thickness, medio-lateral (ML) width, and cross-sectional area (CSA) in relation to the severi...

    Authors: Sarah Stewart, Richard Ellis, Mike Heath and Keith Rome

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:45

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV) requires relatively lengthy fluoroscopic guidance, which might lead to substantial radiation exposure to patients or operators. The two-fluoroscopic technique (two-plane radiog...

    Authors: Yen-Yao Li, Tsung-Jen Huang, Chin-Chang Cheng, Meng-Huang Wu and Ching-Yu Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:38

    Content type: Research article

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  16. While serum levels of hyarulonic acid (sHA) is known to be useful for a burden of disease biomarker in knee OA, it is far from practical. The reference intervals must be established for biomarkers to be useful...

    Authors: Haruka Kaneko, Muneaki Ishijima, Tokuhide Doi, Ippei Futami, Lizu Liu, Ryo Sadatsuki, Anwarjan Yusup, Shinnosuke Hada, Mitsuaki Kubota, Takayuki Kawasaki, Yoshitomo Saita, Yuji Takazawa, Hiroshi Ikeda, Hisashi Kurosawa and Kazuo Kaneko

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:34

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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

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  18. 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

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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

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  29. 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

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  30. 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

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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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

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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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

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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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

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  44. 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

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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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

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  48. 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

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