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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. Content type: Research article

    Rehabilitation programmes are used to improve hip fracture outcomes. There is little published trial clinical trial or population-based data on the effects of the type or provider of rehabilitation treatments ...

    Authors: Bowen Su, Roger Newson, Harry Soljak and Michael Soljak

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:211

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    Fractures of the hand and wrist are one of the most common injuries seen in adults. The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire has been developed as a patient-reported assessment of pa...

    Authors: M. E. van Eck, C. M. Lameijer and M. El Moumni

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:207

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  3. Content type: Research article

    There is a large and unexplained practice variation in prescribed dosages of pain rehabilitation programs (PRP), and evidence regarding the optimum dosage is unknown.

    Authors: Michiel F. Reneman, Franka P. C. Waterschoot, Elseline Bennen, Henrica R. Schiphorst Preuper, Pieter U. Dijkstra and Jan H. B. Geertzen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:206

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Distal radius fractures (DRF) account for nearly one-fifth of all fractures in older adults, and women experience them 5× as often as men. Most DRF occur with low impact injuries to the wrist with an outstretc...

    Authors: Corey McGee, Jennifer Skye and Ann Van Heest

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:202

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a prevalent condition in adults over the age of 55 years. The condition is associated with activity limitations that are related to increased pain when engaging in ...

    Authors: Elisabeth Thornes, Hilde Stendal Robinson and Nina Køpke Vøllestad

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:192

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Many people with musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders wait several months or years for Consultant Doctor appointments, despite often not requiring medical or surgical interventions. To allow earlier patient access ...

    Authors: Orna Fennelly, Catherine Blake, Oliver FitzGerald, Roisin Breen, Jennifer Ashton, Aisling Brennan, Aoife Caffrey, François Desmeules and Caitriona Cunningham

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:181

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Volumetric muscle loss (VML) injuries occur due to orthopaedic trauma or the surgical removal of skeletal muscle and result in debilitating long-term functional deficits. Current treatment strategies do not pr...

    Authors: Sarah M. Greising, Gordon L. Warren, W. Michael Southern, Anna S. Nichenko, Anita E. Qualls, Benjamin T. Corona and Jarrod A. Call

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:173

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) is a commonly used knee assessment and outcome tool in both clinical work and research. However, it has not been formally translated and validated in Fin...

    Authors: Juhani Multanen, Mikko Honkanen, Arja Häkkinen and Ilkka Kiviranta

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:155

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Based on the conservation of resource (COR) theory by Hobfoll, the aim of the present study was to test whether the relationships among relational demands, work meaning, and intention to leave vary as a functi...

    Authors: Daniela Converso, Sara Viotti, Ilaria Sottimano, Vincenza Cascio and Gloria Guidetti

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:156

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Lower limb strengthening, especially the quadriceps training, is of much necessity for patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA). Previous studies suggest that strengthening of the hip muscles, especially the hip a...

    Authors: Yujie Xie, Chi Zhang, Wei Jiang, Juan Huang, Lili Xu, Guoyin Pang, Haiyan Tang, Ruyan Chen, Jihua Yu, Shengmin Guo, Fangyuan Xu and Jianxiong Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:147

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Patients with distal radius fractures (DRF) often have limited range-of-motion (ROM) in multiple planes of movement. No studies have comprehensively examined the impact of various ROM limitations on physical f...

    Authors: Zixian Yang, Peggy Poh Hoon Lim, Sing Hwee Teo, Huiwen Chen, Huaying Qiu and Yong Hao Pua

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:142

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Painful shoulders pose a substantial socioeconomic burden accounting for 2.4% of all primary care consultations in the UK. There is a strong evidence to indicate that the majority of this shoulder pain can be ...

    Authors: Anthony W. Gilbert, Iva Hauptmannova and Anju Jaggi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:133

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Health and physical capacity are commonly associated with disease, age, and socioeconomic factors. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the degree to which physical capacity, defined as muscl...

    Authors: Anette Larsson, Annie Palstam, Jan Bjersing, Monika Löfgren, Malin Ernberg, Eva Kosek, Björn Gerdle and Kaisa Mannerkorpi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:121

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Most people suffering chronic pain are plagued by sleeping difficulties. Cognitive behaviour therapy has produced promising results for insomnia comorbid with chronic pain, but the access to such treatment is ...

    Authors: Tobias Wiklund, Steven J. Linton, Peter Alföldi and Björn Gerdle

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:111

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain (LBP) encompasses heterogeneous patients unlikely to respond to a unique treatment. Identifying sub-groups of LBP may help to improve treatment outcomes. This is a hypothesis-setting study design...

    Authors: Marc Perron, Chantal Gendron, Pierre Langevin, Jean Leblond, Marianne Roos and Jean-Sébastien Roy

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:95

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Depletion of ovarian hormone in postmenopausal women has been associated with changes in the locomotor apparatus that may compromise walking function including muscle atrophy/weakness, weight gain, and bone de...

    Authors: S. C. Ibeneme, C. Ekanem, A. Ezuma, N. Iloanusi, N. N. Lasebikan, O. A. Lasebikan and O. E. Oboh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:84

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Exercise interventions improve clinical outcomes of pain and function in adults with knee pain due to osteoarthritis and higher levels of physical activity are associated with lower severity of pain and higher...

    Authors: Jonathan G. Quicke, Nadine E. Foster, Peter R. Croft, Reuben O. Ogollah and Melanie A. Holden

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:59

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    Work disability involves large costs to the society as well as to the individual. Work disability is common among people with chronic pain conditions, yet few effective interventions exist. Individual Placemen...

    Authors: Lene Therese B. Linnemørken, Vigdis Sveinsdottir, Thomas Knutzen, Linn Rødevand, Kjersti Helene Hernæs and Silje Endresen Reme

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:47

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In people with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, high self-efficacy facilitates recovery, indicated by improved muscle function, reduced knee symptoms and increased physical activity. Impact of treatmen...

    Authors: Vala Flosadottir, Richard Frobell, Ewa M. Roos and Eva Ageberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:50

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common peripheral entrapment neuropathy, for which conservative treatments are the first measures taken. However, these measures are not usually sufficient. Recently major at...

    Authors: Seyed Ahmad Raeissadat, Afshin Karimzadeh, Masoud Hashemi and Leila Bagherzadeh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:49

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