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Clinical rheumatology and osteoporosis

This section concerns all aspects of research into osteoporosis and rheumatic diseases, where the primary focus relates specifically to a component(s) of the musculoskeletal system

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  1. Arthritis, regardless of cause, has significant physical, social and psychological impacts on patients. We aimed to identify the non-healthcare needs perceived by patients with inflammatory arthritis (IA) and ...

    Authors: Jessica L. Fairley, Maheeka Seneviwickrama, Sabrina Yeh, Shane Anthony, Louisa Chou, Flavia M. Cicuttini, Kaye Sullivan, Andrew M. Briggs and Anita E. Wluka

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:341

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  2. Giant cell tumor of bone is a benign, locally aggressive neoplasm. Surgical resection is the preferred treatment method. However, for cases in which resection poses an increased risk to the patient, denosumab ...

    Authors: Andrew Chandler, Meredith K. Bartelstein, Tomohiro Fujiwara, Cristina R. Antonescu, John H. Healey and Max Vaynrub

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:320

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  3. The aim was to describe the population of patients with moderate rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the United Kingdom and the burden of disease from the perspectives of the patient, caregiver, and health service.

    Authors: James Galloway, Julie Edwards, Shweta Bhagat, Ben Parker, Ai Lyn Tan, James Maxwell, Mike Wallington, Sophee Blanthorn-Hazell, Claire Bellamy and Zoe Cole

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:277

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  4. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting the sacroiliac joint. To date, few studies have examined the association between long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and AS pathogenesis. As suc...

    Authors: Dan Huang, Jian Liu, Lei Wan, Yanyan Fang, Yan Long, Ying Zhang and Bingxi Bao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:272

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  5. Altered circulating levels and genetic variation of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), has been associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD) values and incidence of osteoporosis in peritoneal dialysis patie...

    Authors: Pan Chen, Pijun Yan, Qin Wan, Zhihong Zhang, Yong Xu, Ying Miao and Jun Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:261

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  6. Placebo can have a significant therapeutic effect in patients with hand osteoarthritis (OA). This aim of the study is to identify factors associated with a clinically meaningful placebo response in patients wi...

    Authors: Jin Kyun Park, Se Han Ahn, Kichul Shin, Yun Jong Lee, Yeong Wook Song and Eun Bong Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:244

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  7. Pain is the principal symptom in knee osteoarthritis (OA). Current non-operative treatment options have only moderate effects and often patients experience persistent pain or side-effects. Novel advances in th...

    Authors: Niels-Peter Brøchner Nygaard, Carsten Koch-Jensen, Henrik Bjarke Vægter, Niels Wedderkopp, Morten Blichfeldt-Eckhardt and Bibi Gram

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:228

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  8. The secondary fracture prevention gap in the osteoporosis field has been previously described as a ‘crisis’. Closing this gap is increasingly important in the context of accumulating evidence showing that an i...

    Authors: Jonathan D. Adachi, Jacques P. Brown, Emil Schemitsch, Jean-Eric Tarride, Vivien Brown, Alan D. Bell, Maureen Reiner, Millicent Packalen, Ponda Motsepe-Ditshego, Natasha Burke and Lubomira Slatkovska

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:224

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  9. L-carnitine decreases oxidation and inflammation by reducing the fatty acid in plasma and using oxygen in ATP synthesis. As such, knee osteoarthritis (KOA) can be improved by reducing apoptotic chondrocytes. T...

    Authors: Farnaz Baghban, Mahdieh Hosseinzadeh, Hassan Mozaffari-Khosravi, Ali Dehghan and Hossein Fallahzadeh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:195

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  10. Aim of this multicenter, observational, cross-sectional study was to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and treatment satisfaction of current medications in Chinese knee OA patients.

    Authors: Qingyun Xue, Huibin Long, Jianhao Lin, Dongping Du, Jin Zhou, Jinwei Chen, Shu li, Yanlei Zhang, Yan Cheng, Xiao Ma and Zhiyi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:178

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  11. In dermatomyostis (DM) patients, inflammation, reduced activity, and medication have a negative impact on the musculoskeletal system. Several endocrine factors are involved in muscle growth and bone turnover.

    Authors: Katharina Kerschan-Schindl, Wolfgang Gruther, Ursula Föger-Samwald, Christine Bangert, Stefan Kudlacek and Peter Pietschmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:150

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  12. In clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis, the hallmark cutaneous manifestations are the key to diagnosis. We report a case of clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis which presented with facial edema as the sole...

    Authors: Doo-Ho Lim, Min Wook So, Yeon Mee Kim, Ji Hwa Ryu, Jae Ha Lee, Chan Sun Park, Seong-Ho Kim and Sunggun Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:117

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  13. Recent studies are lacking reports on mortality after non-hip fractures in adults aged > 65.

    Authors: Jacques P. Brown, Jonathan D. Adachi, Emil Schemitsch, Jean-Eric Tarride, Vivien Brown, Alan Bell, Maureen Reiner, Thiago Oliveira, Ponda Motsepe-Ditshego, Natasha Burke and Lubomira Slatkovska

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:105

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  14. Skeletal manifestations are predominant in psoriatic arthritis (PsA). The aim of this cross-sectional, case-control study is the complex assessment of areal and volumetric bone mineral density (BMD), fracture ...

    Authors: Zsófia Pethő, Edit Kalina, Zoltán Pap, Katalin Hodosi, Rebeka Falcsik, Ádám Balogh, Zoltán Szekanecz and Harjit Pal Bhattoa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:70

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  15. Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a common endocrinopathy that may increase fracture risk and decrease bone mineral density (BMD). Some patients develop distal renal tubular acidification dysfunction under...

    Authors: Wangna Tang, Hongwei Jia, Baoping Wang, Yun Chai, Tong Liu, Hao Wang and Chenlin Dai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:69

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  16. Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) has been implicated in the progression of osteoarthritis (OA). This study was aimed to explore the role and molecular mechanism of lncRNA HOXA terminal transcriptional RNA (HOTTIP)...

    Authors: Xianwei He, Kun Gao, Shuaihua Lu and Rongbo Wu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:67

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  17. Recent research has suggested that cardiotrophin-like cytokine factor 1 (CLCF1) may be an important regulator of bone homeostasis. Furthermore, a whole gene chip analysis suggested that the expression levels o...

    Authors: Xuan Chen, Jianyang Li, Yunjin Ye, Jingwen Huang, Lihua Xie, Juan Chen, Shengqiang Li, Sainan Chen and Jirong Ge

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:62

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  18. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is prevalent in individuals with Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). To date, no study has investigated treatment of OSA in adult individuals with OI using positive airway pressure (PAP...

    Authors: Heidi Arponen, Adel Bachour, Leif Bäck, Helena Valta, Antti Mäkitie, Outi Mäkitie and Janna Waltimo-Sirén

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:61

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  19. First metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful and debilitating condition affecting nearly one in 10 people aged over 50 years. Non-drug, non-surgical treatments are recommended by OA c...

    Authors: Kade L. Paterson, Rana S. Hinman, Ben R. Metcalf, Sarah E. Jones, Hylton B. Menz, Shannon E. Munteanu, Jessica Kasza and Kim L. Bennell

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:830

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  20. It is mechanically plausible that osteoporosis leads to more severe peripheral fractures, but studies investigating associations between BMD and radiographically verified complexity of distal radius fractures ...

    Authors: Anja M. Hjelle, Jan-Erik Gjertsen, Ellen M. Apalset, Roy M. Nilsen, Anja Lober, Grethe S. Tell and Pawel Mielnik

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:811

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  21. Bisphosphonate (BP) therapy has been associated with atypical femur fracture (AFF). However, the threshold of treatment duration leading to increased AFF risk is unclear. In a retrospective cohort of older wom...

    Authors: Joan C. Lo, Romain S. Neugebauer, Bruce Ettinger, Malini Chandra, Rita L. Hui, Susan M. Ott, Christopher D. Grimsrud and Monika A. Izano

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:801

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  22. Several risk assessments have been developed to evaluate fall risk in older adults, but it has not been conclusively established which of these tools is most effective for assessing fall risk in this vulnerabl...

    Authors: Nitchanant Kitcharanant, Ekasame Vanitcharoenkul and Aasis Unnanuntana

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:757

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  23. Sequential therapy from bone-forming medication to resorptive agents is reportedly effective for patients with severe osteoporosis. The objective of this study is to determine the impact of implementing short-...

    Authors: Chan Ho Park, Jun-Il Yoo, Chang Hyun Choi and You-Sung Suh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:751

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  24. Globally, osteoarthritis (OA) is the third condition associated with disability. There is still poor treatment in OA but science holds the key to finding better treatments and a cure. It is essential to learn ...

    Authors: Marianna Vitaloni, Angie Botto-van Bemden, Rosa Sciortino, Xavier Carné, Maritza Quintero, Pedro Santos-Moreno, Rolando Espinosa, Oscar Rillo, Jordi Monfort, Francisco de Abajo, Elizabeth Oswald, Marco Matucci, Patrick du Souich, Ingrid Möller, Montserrat Romera Baures, Arlene Vinci…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:727

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  25. The 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) guidelines made strong recommendations against intraarticular hyaluronic acid (IAHA) for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), as evidence supporting ...

    Authors: Charles D. Hummer, Felix Angst, Wilson Ngai, Craig Whittington, Sophie S. Yoon, Lionel Duarte, Colleen Manitt and Emil Schemitsch

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:702

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  26. Low back pain is common and a significant number of patients experience chronic low back pain. Current treatment options offer small to moderate effects. Patients with vertebral bone marrow lesions visualized ...

    Authors: Elisabeth Gjefsen, Lars Christian Haugli Bråten, Guro Løvik Goll, Monica Wigemyr, Nils Bolstad, Morten Valberg, Elina Iordanova Schistad, Gunn Hege Marchand, Fredrik Granviken, Kaja Kristine Selmer, Anne Froholdt, Anne Julsrud Haugen, Magnhild Hammersland Dagestad, Nils Vetti, Gunnstein Bakland, Benedicte Alexandra Lie…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:698

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  27. Osteoporosis affects elderly patients of both sexes. It is characterized by an increased fracture risk due to defective remodeling of the bone microarchitecture. It affects in particular postmenopausal women d...

    Authors: K. Jäckle, J. P. Kolb, A. F. Schilling, C. Schlickewei, M. Amling, J. M. Rueger and W. Lehmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:693

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  28. Inflammatory diseases are chronic autoimmune systemic autoimmune diseases, which may increase the risk of prosthetic joint infection (PJI) after total joint arthroplasty (TJA). However, to our best knowledge, ...

    Authors: Qiao Jiang, Jun Fu, Wei Chai, Li-Bo Hao, Yong-Gang Zhou, Chi Xu and Ji-Ying Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:681

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  29. To investigate the frequency of pain among subjects with advanced radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA) defined as Kellgren–Lawrence (KL) grade 4 and clinical features associated with pain.

    Authors: Kyeong Min Son, Jeong Im Hong, Dong-Hyun Kim, Dae-Gyu Jang, Michel D. Crema and Hyun Ah Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:640

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  30. Chronic low back pain (cLBP) results in significant physical, psycho-social and socioeconomic burden. Identifying efficient and reliable patient reported outcome measures is critical for research and clinical pur...

    Authors: Rabih Nayfe, Matthieu Chansard, Linda S. Hynan, Eric M. Mortensen, Thiru Annaswamy, Liana Fraenkel and Una E. Makris

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:598

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  31. Bone cement leakage causes severe complication following percutaneous vertebroplasty. This study probed the diffusion and leakage status of bone cement injected within diverged time duration, so as to find the...

    Authors: Meiyong Wang and Qunhua Jin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:589

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  32. Melanocortin receptor (MCR) agonists have anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties mediated by receptors expressed on cells relevant to arthritis. Repository corticotropin injection (RCI; Acthar® Gel)...

    Authors: Dima A. Decker, Paul Higgins, Kyle Hayes, Chris Bollinger, Patrice Becker and Dale Wright

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:586

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  33. Recently, an increasing number of studies have focused on the extra-gastrointestinal effects of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), including metabolic syndrome, fatty liver, and rheumatic and skin diseases. Oste...

    Authors: Jing-Wei Wang, Feng-Xiao Dong, Hui Su, Licun Zhu, Sujun Shao and Hong Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:559

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  34. Numerous comparative studies of surgical procedures have focused on clinical and radiographical outcomes, as well as the effect of bone fragility on the outcome of spinal surgery; however, insights concerning ...

    Authors: Tetsuro Ohba, Hiroshi Yokomichi, Kensuke Koyama, Nobuki Tanaka, Kotaro Oda and Hirotaka Haro

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:528

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  35. Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disorder characterized by deterioration in the quantity and quality of bone tissue, with a consequent increase susceptibility to fracture.

    Authors: Chin-Chean Wong, Jeng-Hao Liao, Shi-Yuan Sheu, Po-Yu Lin, Chih-Hwa Chen and Tzong-Fu Kuo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:527

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  36. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have undergone total knee arthroplasty are at increased risk of requiring a blood transfusion. This study is designed to compare the effects of preemptive antifibrin...

    Authors: Yiting Lei, Jiacheng Liu, Xi Liang, Ning Hu, Fuxing Pei and Wei Huang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:465

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  37. Osteoporosis (OP) is one of the commonly seen bone diseases with low bone mineral densities and trauma fractures. Accumulative studies have demonstrated that the occurrence of OP is closely related to osteocla...

    Authors: Yingfeng Yu, Peiquan Yao, Zhikun Wang and Wenwei Xie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:456

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  38. Open reduction and internal fixation is often used for the treatment of distal radius fracture. Opening the pronator quadratus muscle during the process of open reduction and internal fixation is necessary to ...

    Authors: Kaibin Fang, Xiaocong Lin, Xiaolin Liu, Qingfeng Ke, Shaoojian Shi and Zhangsheng Dai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:453

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  39. The prevalence of osteoporosis and risk of fractures is elevated in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but we have limited information about the bone mineral density (BMD) and fracture risk in patients with inflammato...

    Authors: Anett Vincze, Levente Bodoki, Katalin Szabó, Melinda Nagy-Vincze, Orsolya Szalmás, József Varga, Katalin Dankó, János Gaál and Zoltán Griger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:426

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  40. Surgical site infections are more frequent among patients with rheumatic disease. To what extent this is related to immunosuppressive antirheumatic drugs is unclear, as is the value of discontinuing medication...

    Authors: Ylva Borgas, Anders Gülfe, Mikael Kindt and Anna Stefánsdóttir

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:410

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  41. The Functional Index of Hand Osteoarthritis (FIHOA) is a clinically and methodologically validated score used to assess functional impact in patients with hand osteoarthritis (OA). The aim of the study was to ...

    Authors: Fatima Zahrae Taik, Latifa Tahiri, Hanan Rkain, Ilham Aachari, Emmanuel Maheu and Fadoua Allali

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:390

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  42. Understanding the metabolic and lipidomic changes that accompany bone loss in osteoporosis might provide insights about the mechanisms behind molecular changes and facilitate developing new drugs or nutritiona...

    Authors: Diana Cabrera, Marlena Kruger, Frances M. Wolber, Nicole C. Roy and Karl Fraser

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:349

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:501

  43. Postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO) is the most common type of primary osteoporosis. ESR1 polymorphism rs2234693 and rs9340799 has been widely studied as a candidate gene associated with PMO, however, the findings ...

    Authors: Jin Shu, Junling Li, Yujuan Fu, Xuelian Hui, Yani Jin, Mengjie Chen, Xin Zheng and Yaowu Shi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:346

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  44. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are critical regulators in osteogenesis and cartilage formation. This study was designed to investigate whether miR-532-5p plays a role in the regulation of osteoporosis.

    Authors: Xinyu Guo, Shijun Wei, Feng Xu, Xianhua Cai, Huasong Wang and Ran Ding

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:296

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  45. The increase of augmented level and bone cement dose are accompanied by the rising incidence of cement leakage (CL) of cement-augmented pedicle screw instrumentation (CAPSI). But the effect and potential risks...

    Authors: Yong-chao Tang, Hui-zhi Guo, Dan-qing Guo, Pei-jie Luo, Yong-xian Li, Guo-ye Mo, Yan-huai Ma, Jian-cheng Peng, De Liang and Shun-cong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:274

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  46. Structural features of lateral tibiofemoral (TF) joint osteoarthritis (OA) occur in up to half of all people with knee OA, and co-existing lateral TF OA is associated with worse knee pain in people with mixed ...

    Authors: Kade L. Paterson, Kim L. Bennell, Ben R. Metcalf, Penny K. Campbell, Jessica Kasza, Tim V. Wrigley and Rana S. Hinman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:247

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  47. Total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been highlighted as the best treatment option for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients with advanced hip involvement. The huge blood loss associated with THA is a common concer...

    Authors: Yong Hu, Wei-Zhou Jiang, Cheng-Long Pan and Tao Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:243

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  48. Simultaneous bilateral femoral neck fractures are extremely rare without obvious injury. Herein, we report the case of a patient on dialysis presenting with bilateral femoral neck fractures, which is a conditi...

    Authors: Yunyun Zhu, Jingtao Hu, Wenlun Han, Jianwei Lu and Yuqing Zeng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:242

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