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Rehabilitation, physical therapy and occupational health

Section edited by J. Bart Staal

This section concerns all aspects of physical therapies and rehabilitation for musculoskeletal disorders. This section also considers studies concerning work-related musculoskeletal disorders and occupation health.

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  1. To aid design of exercise trials for people with pelvic and lower limb fragility fractures a systematic review was conducted to identify what types of exercise interventions and mobility outcomes have been ass...

    Authors: David J. Keene, Colin Forde, Thavapriya Sugavanam, Mark A. Williams and Sarah E. Lamb

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:435

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Design modifications in prostheses may cause alterations in gait kinematics, thus influencing functional restoration of knees after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The aim of the study was to investigate the di...

    Authors: Mengyuan Li, Guangtao Fu, Wenhan Huang, Bofu Lin, Ruiying Zhang, Yu Zhang, Yuanchen Ma and Qiujian Zheng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:434

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Regular exercise is vital for overall health, and key to the maintenance of joint health. However, whilst people are encouraged to participate in sport and exercise, many are unaware that they could be at risk...

    Authors: Ross Watkins, Georgina Young, Max Western, Keith Stokes and Carly McKay

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:419

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  4. It is still controversial whether the combination of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and extra-articular reconstruction (EAR) have good clinical efficacy. This meta-analysis aims systematically...

    Authors: Xiangyun Cheng, Fanxiao Liu, Dongsheng Zhou and Alexander C. Paulus

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:414

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Chronic musculoskeletal pain is one of the main causes of years lived with disability and generates the highest cost of health care among chronic pain conditions. Internet-based treatments have been shown to b...

    Authors: Iuri Fioratti, Bruno T. Saragiotto, Felipe J. J. Reis, Gisela C. Miyamoto, Hopin Lee, Tiê P. Yamato, Junior V. Fandim, Blake Dear, Chris G. Maher and Leonardo O. P. Costa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:404

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. Non-specific neck pain and headache are major economic and individual burden in office-workers. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of a multi-component intervention combining workstation ergono...

    Authors: Andrea M Aegerter, Manja Deforth, Venerina Johnston, Markus J Ernst, Thomas Volken, Hannu Luomajoki, Beatrice Brunner, Julia Dratva, Gisela Sjøgaard, Achim Elfering and Markus Melloh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:391

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between self-reported work ability and hours worked at the current time in Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders (UEMSD) patients. To further investigat...

    Authors: A. van Schaaijk, K. Nieuwenhuijsen and M. H. W. Frings-Dresen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:389

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Self-efficacy is considered a core component in self-management. However, there is a lack of knowledge about the association between self-efficacy and health-related outcomes in osteoarthritis. The aim of this...

    Authors: Åsa Degerstedt, Hassan Alinaghizadeh, Carina A. Thorstensson and Christina B. Olsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:380

    Content type: Research article

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  9. A significant proportion of patients experiences poor response (i.e. no or little improvement) after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) because of osteoarthritis. It is difficult to quantify the proportion of patie...

    Authors: Malou E. M. te Molder, José M. H. Smolders, Petra J. C. Heesterbeek and Cornelia H. M. van den Ende

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:378

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  10. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the primary cause of disability worldwide and a major societal burden. Recent qualitative research found that although a patient’s work is considered important, physical th...

    Authors: Nathan Hutting, Wiebke Oswald, Maria W.G. Nijhuis - van der Sanden, Monique Filart, Tamara Raaijmakers, Hendrik J. Bieleman, J. Bart Staal and Yvonne F. Heerkens

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:360

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. The Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand questionnaire (QuickDASH) and the Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) are commonly used outcome instruments for measuring self-reported disability in p...

    Authors: Tarjei Rysstad, Margreth Grotle, Lars Petter Klokk and Anne Therese Tveter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:328

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Musculoskeletal disorders are the leading cause of sickness absence and disability pension in Norway. There is strong evidence that long-term sickness absence due to musculoskeletal disorders are associated wi...

    Authors: Anne Therese Tveter, Britt Elin Øiestad, Tarjei Langseth Rysstad, Fiona Aanesen, Alexander Tingulstad, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen and Margreth Grotle

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:326

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  13. The aims of this study were to adapt the Identification of Functional Ankle Instability (IdFAI) questionnaire into a simplified Chinese version and to assess its reliability, validity, and responsiveness in Ch...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Jun Sheng, Yinchao Tang, Qingyun Xie, Meng Wei, Zhiqiang Li and Wei Zheng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:325

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  14. Hand rehabilitation needs valid evaluation tools; the 400-point Hand Assessment (HA) is an exhaustive but not standardised tool. The aim of this study was to validate a standardised version of this test.

    Authors: Michel Konzelmann, Cyrille Burrus, Colette Gable, François Luthi and Jean Paysant

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:313

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  15. To obtain information on feasibility and acceptability, as well as preliminary data on efficacy, of an Osteoarthritis Physical activity Care Pathway (OA-PCP).

    Authors: Kelli Allen, Maihan B. Vu, Leigh F. Callahan, Rebecca J. Cleveland, Abigail L. Gilbert, Yvonne M. Golightly, Ida Griesemer, Kimberlea Grimm, Derek P. Hales, David G. Hu, Katie Huffman, Amanda E. Nelson, Ami Pathak, Jennifer Rees, Zachary D. Rethorn and Anne E. Wandishin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:308

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The high numbers of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) among soldiers in the Swedish Armed Forces has led to the implementation of an effective prevention program, the musculoskeletal screening protocol (MSP), in...

    Authors: Matthias Tegern, Ulrika Aasa, Björn O. Äng and Helena Larsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:303

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  17. This study aimed to adapt the Exercise Adherence Rating Scale (EARS) into Brazilian Portuguese and evaluate its measurement properties, given as reliability, validity, and responsiveness in patients with non-s...

    Authors: Mariana Romano de Lira, Anamaria Siriani de Oliveira, Roberta Aniceto França, Ana Claudia Pereira, Emma L. Godfrey and Thais Cristina Chaves

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:294

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  18. Low back pain is a prevalent condition that causes a substantial health burden. Despite intensive and expensive clinical efforts, its prevalence is growing. Nonpharmacologic treatments are effective at improvi...

    Authors: Richard L. Skolasky, Stephen T. Wegener, Rachel V. Aaron, Patti Ephraim, Gerard Brennan, Tom Greene, Elizabeth Lane, Kate Minick, Adam W. Hanley, Eric L. Garland and Julie M. Fritz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:293

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. Osteoarthritis knee (OA) for patients whom had varus malalignment had higher peak adductor moment. Hip abductor strength played an important role in the decreasement of knee adduction moment. This study aimed ...

    Authors: Varah Yuenyongviwat, Siwakorn Duangmanee, Khanin Iamthanaporn, Pakjai Tuntarattanapong and Theerawit Hongnaparak

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:284

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  20. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between psychological characteristics and physical activity levels, measured as the average number of steps per day, in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA).

    Authors: Daisuke Uritani, Jessica Kasza, Penny K. Campbell, Ben Metcalf and Thorlene Egerton

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:269

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  21. To investigate the development of pain intensity and pressure pain thresholds during and 24 h after a light dynamic physical load among patients with chronic neck-shoulder pain.

    Authors: A. Grimby-Ekman, C. Ahlstrand, B. Gerdle, B. Larsson and H. Sandén

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:266

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  22. Patient education, advice on returning to normal activities and (home-based) exercise therapy are established treatment options for patients with non-specific low back pain (LBP). However, the effectiveness of...

    Authors: Tjarco Koppenaal, Remco M. Arensman, Johanna M. van Dongen, Raymond W. J. G. Ostelo, Cindy Veenhof, Corelien J. J. Kloek and Martijn F. Pisters

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:265

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  23. It is not yet clear which of the various electrophysical modalities used in clinical practice is the one that contributes most positively when added to an exercise program in patients with knee osteoarthritis ...

    Authors: Cid André Fidelis de Paula Gomes, Fabiano Politti, Cheila de Souza Bacelar Pereira, Aron Charles Barbosa da Silva, Almir Vieira Dibai-Filho, Adriano Rodrigues de Oliveira and Daniela Aparecida Biasotto-Gonzalez

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:258

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  24. Studies have reported the subtypes of individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA) attempting to cluster this heterogonous condition. Activity limitations are commonly used to set goals in knee OA management and ...

    Authors: Mantana Vongsirinavarat, Patcharin Nilmart, Sirikarn Somprasong and Benjawan Apinonkul

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:237

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  25. To address the well-documented gap between hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) treatment recommendations and current clinical practice, a structured model for integrated OA care was developed and evaluated in a s...

    Authors: Tuva Moseng, Hanne Dagfinrud, Leti van Bodegom-Vos, Krysia Dziedzic, Kåre Birger Hagen, Bård Natvig, Jan Harald Røtterud, Thea Vliet Vlieland and Nina Østerås

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:236

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  26. Total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) is considered as the standard reconstructive surgery for patients suffering from severe shoulder pain and dysfunction caused by arthrosis. Multiple patient-reported outcome me...

    Authors: Ze Lu, Joy C. MacDermid and Peter Rosenbaum

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:228

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  27. Chronic pain is a globally widespread condition with complex clusters of symptoms within a heterogeneous patient group. Internet-delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (IACT) has shown promising results i...

    Authors: Nina Bendelin, Pär Björkdahl, Mimmi Risell, Karin Zetterqvist Nelson, Björn Gerdle, Gerhard Andersson and Monica Buhrman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:212

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  28. There is no physiotherapy-specific quality indicator tool available to evaluate physiotherapy care for people with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis (OA). This study aimed to develop a patient-reported quality in...

    Authors: Pek Ling Teo, Rana S. Hinman, Thorlene Egerton, Krysia S. Dziedzic, Jessica Kasza and Kim L. Bennell

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:202

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  29. Individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) are less physically active, spend more time sedentary and have lower cardiorespiratory endurance as compared to typically developed individuals. RaceRunning enables high-in...

    Authors: Emma Hjalmarsson, Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalo, Cecilia Lidbeck, Alexandra Palmcrantz, Angel Jia, Ola Kvist, Eva Pontén and Ferdinand von Walden

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:193

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  30. The treatment of first choice for lateral epicondylalgia humeri is conservative therapy. Recent findings indicate that spinal manual therapy is effective in the treatment of lateral epicondylalgia. We hypothes...

    Authors: Philipp Zunke, Alexander Auffarth, Wolfgang Hitzl and Mohamed Moursy

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:186

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  31. The Western Ontario Meniscal Evaluation Tool (WOMET) is the only questionnaire available to assess quality of life in patients with isolated meniscal injuries. The aims of this study were to prepare the Persia...

    Authors: Naghmeh Ebrahimi, Soofia Naghdi, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Shohreh Jalaie and Nasser Salsabili

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:183

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  32. The incidence of rupture of the quadriceps or patellar tendon s is low, especially that of bilateral quadriceps tendon rupture, and it is generally considered a complication secondary to chronic systemic disor...

    Authors: Zhengbo Tao, Wenbo Liu, Weifeng Ma, Peng Luo, Shengpeng Zhi and Renyi Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:179

    Content type: Case report

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  33. The Dutch-Flemish PROMIS® Upper Extremity (DF-PROMIS-UE) V2.0 item bank was recently developed using Item Response Theory (IRT). Unknown for this bank are: (1) if it is legitimate to calculate IRT-based scores...

    Authors: C. M. Lameijer, S. G. J. van Bruggen, E. J. A. Haan, D. F. P. Van Deurzen, K. Van der Elst, V. Stouten, A. J. Kaat, L. D. Roorda and C. B. Terwee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:170

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  34. Musculoskeletal pain is common in the working population and may affect the work ability, especially among those with high physical work demands. This study investigated the association between physical work d...

    Authors: Sebastian Venge Skovlund, Rúni Bláfoss, Emil Sundstrup and Lars L. Andersen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:166

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  35. Although education, exercise, and weight loss are recommended for management of knee osteoarthritis, the additional benefits of incorporating weight loss strategies into exercise interventions have not been we...

    Authors: Kim L. Bennell, Catherine Keating, Belinda J. Lawford, Alexander J. Kimp, Thorlene Egerton, Courtney Brown, Jessica Kasza, Libby Spiers, Joseph Proietto, Priya Sumithran, Jonathan G. Quicke, Rana S. Hinman, Anthony Harris, Andrew M. Briggs, Carolyn Page, Peter F. Choong…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:160

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  36. Falls are a major cause of injury and death among older people. Evidence suggests that people with osteoarthritis (OA) are at a higher risk of falls and fall-related injuries including fractures. While studies...

    Authors: Sze-Ee Soh, Anna L. Barker, Renata T. Morello and Ilana N. Ackerman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:138

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  37. This study aims to explore (i) physiotherapists’ current use in daily practice of patient-reported measurement instruments (screening tools and questionnaires) for patients with acute low back pain (LBP), (ii)...

    Authors: J. Knoop, W. van Lankveld, F. J. B. Geerdink, R. Soer and J. B. Staal

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:120

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  38. Sports participants are faced with the decision to continue or cease play when injured. The implications of playing sport while injured on joint health and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) has not been i...

    Authors: Garrett S. Bullock, Gary S. Collins, Nick Peirce, Nigel K. Arden and Stephanie R. Filbay

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:111

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  39. There is a paucity of literature regarding the conservative management of adult scoliosis. The authors review and summarize the literature from 1967 to 2018 on the clinical outcomes of spinal brace/orthosis us...

    Authors: Jeb McAviney, Johanna Mee, Azharuddin Fazalbhoy, Juan Du Plessis and Benjamin T. Brown

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:87

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  40. The present study aimed to compare the capabilities of preoperative usual and maximal gait speeds in predicting functional recovery in patients who have undergone total hip arthroplasty (THA).

    Authors: Manaka Shibuya, Yuta Nanri, Kentaro Kamiya, Kensuke Fukushima, Katsufumi Uchiyama, Naonobu Takahira, Masashi Takaso, Michinari Fukuda and Atsuhiko Matsunaga

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:84

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  41. To evaluate the effects of the updated version of an evidence-based osteoarthritis (OA) resource and consumer hub, ‘My Joint Pain’ website, on health education and quality of care over 12 months.

    Authors: Xia Wang, Hema Urban, Kim L. Bennell, Chris Dickson, Fiona Dobson, Marlene Fransen, Graeme Jones and David J. Hunter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:79

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  42. Total knee replacement (TKR) or total hip replacement (THR) are common and effective procedures in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) to restore physical function and reduce joint related pain. Patient educatio...

    Authors: Anja Stauber, Nadine Schüßler, Sarah Palmdorf, Nina Schürholz, David Bruns, Jürgen Osterbrink and Nadja Nestler

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:71

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  43. Simple bone cysts (SBCs) are common benign lytic bone lesions in children. This study focused on exploring a clinical treatment method, minimally invasive intramedullary decompression and drainage with elastic...

    Authors: Peng Zhang, Naiqiang Zhu, Lilong Du, Jihui Zheng, Sibin Hu and Baoshan Xu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:70

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  44. A previous randomized clinical trial found that a Group Physical Therapy (PT) program for knee osteoarthritis yielded similar improvements in pain and function compared with traditional individual PT. Based on...

    Authors: Kelli D. Allen, Brandon Sheets, Dennis Bongiorni, Ashley Choate, Cynthia J. Coffman, Helen Hoenig, Kim Huffman, Elizabeth P. Mahanna, Eugene Z. Oddone, Courtney Van Houtven, Virginia Wang, Sandra Woolson and Susan N. Hastings

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:67

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  45. Referral letters from primary care contain a large amount of information that could be used to improve the appropriateness of the referral pathway for individuals seeking specialist opinion for knee or hip pai...

    Authors: Kate Button, Irena Spasić, Rebecca Playle, David Owen, Mandy Lau, Liam Hannaway and Stephen Jones

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:66

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  46. Non-adherence to physical therapy ranges from 14 to 70%. This could adversely affect physical functioning and requires careful monitoring. Studies that describe designing and validation of adherence measuring ...

    Authors: Atta Abbas Naqvi, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Syed Baqir Shyum Naqvi, Sadia Shakeel, Madiha Zia, Mustajab Fatima, Wajiha Iffat, Irfanullah Khan, Amnah Jahangir and Muhammad Nehal Nadir

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:65

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  47. The use of opioids to relieve chronic pain has increased during the last decades, but experiences of chronic opioid therapy (COT) (> 90 days) point at risks and loss of beneficial effects. Still, some patients...

    Authors: Hanna Ljungvall, Annica Rhodin, Sofia Wagner, Hedvig Zetterberg and Pernilla Åsenlöf

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:61

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