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  1. A high quality decision requires that patients who meet clinical criteria for surgery are informed about the options (including non-surgical alternatives) and receive treatments that match their goals. The aim...

    Authors: Karen R Sepucha, Dawn Stacey, Catharine F Clay, Yuchiao Chang, Carol Cosenza, Geoffrey Dervin, Janet Dorrwachter, Sandra Feibelmann, Jeffrey N Katz, Stephen A Kearing, Henrik Malchau, Monica Taljaard, Ivan Tomek, Peter Tugwell and Carrie A Levin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:149

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  2. Ankle fractures are common. Management of ankle fractures generally involves a period of immobilisation followed by rehabilitation to reduce pain, stiffness, weakness and swelling. The effects of a rehabilitat...

    Authors: Paula R Beckenkamp, C Christine Lin, Robert D Herbert, Marion Haas, Kriti Khera and Anne M Moseley

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:148

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  3. The present study was conducted to address whether the intervertebral disc of rabbit could be considered (i) as a valuable model to provide new insights into the tissue and cellular changes of Nucleus pulposus...

    Authors: Johann Clouet, Marianne Pot-Vaucel, Gaël Grimandi, Martial Masson, Julie Lesoeur, Borhane H Fellah, Olivier Gauthier, Marion Fusellier, Yan Cherel, Yves Maugars, Jérôme Guicheux and Claire Vinatier

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:147

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  4. Patients with non-specific back pain are not a homogeneous group but heterogeneous with regard to their bio-psycho-social impairments. This study examined a sample of 173 highly disabled patients with chronic ...

    Authors: Martin L Verra, Felix Angst, J Bart Staal, Roberto Brioschi, Susanne Lehmann, André Aeschlimann and Rob A de Bie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:145

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  5. One of the sources of knee pain in osteoarthritis (OA) is believed to be related to local chronic inflammation of the knee joints, which involves the production of inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis...

    Authors: Sumihisa Orita, Takana Koshi, Takeshi Mitsuka, Masayuki Miyagi, Gen Inoue, Gen Arai, Tetsuhiro Ishikawa, Eiji Hanaoka, Keishi Yamashita, Masaomi Yamashita, Yawara Eguchi, Tomoaki Toyone, Kazuhisa Takahashi and Seiji Ohtori

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:144

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  6. Previous research has found that acceptance of pain is more successful than cognitive coping variables for predicting adjustment to pain. This research has a limitation because measures of cognitive coping rel...

    Authors: Baltasar Rodero, Benigno Casanueva, Juan V Luciano, Margalida Gili, Antoni Serrano-Blanco and Javier García-Campayo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:143

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  7. Low-contact-stress (LCS) mobile-bearing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) (Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ; previously: DePuy, Warsawa, USA) provides excellent functional results and wear rates in long-term f...

    Authors: Patrick Sadoghi, Andreas Leithner, Patrick Weber, Jörg Friesenbichler, Gerald Gruber, Norbert Kastner, Katrin Pohlmann, Volkmar Jansson and Bernd Wegener

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:142

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  8. Patients with osteoarthritis of the knee may change their gait in an attempt to reduce loading of the affected knee, thereby reducing pain. Especially changes in lateral trunk motion may be potentially effecti...

    Authors: Martin van der Esch, Martijn PM Steultjens, Jaap Harlaar, Josien C van den Noort, Dirk L Knol and Joost Dekker

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:141

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  9. Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) assisted ventral discectomy has been criticized for high rates of graft migration and pseudarthrosis when compared with various other fusion procedures for the treatment of cervic...

    Authors: Mario Cabraja, Daniel Koeppen, Wolfgang R Lanksch, Klaus Maier-Hauff and Stefan Kroppenstedt

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:140

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  10. Shoulder pain is reported to be highly prevalent and tends to be recurrent or persistent despite medical treatment. The pathophysiological mechanisms of shoulder pain are poorly understood. Furthermore, there ...

    Authors: Carel Bron, Jan Dommerholt, Boudewijn Stegenga, Michel Wensing and Rob AB Oostendorp

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:139

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  11. Although no prospective studies have compared functional results of trochanteric osteotomy and a non-trochanteric approach, most surgeons feel that trochanteric osteotomy is outdated in simple hip arthroplasty...

    Authors: Margot van der Grinten, Max Reijman, Frans C van Biezen and Jan AN Verhaar

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:138

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  12. 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

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  13. Dupuytren's disease is a progressive fibroproliferative disorder which can result in fixed flexion contractures of digits and impaired hand function. Standard treatment involves surgical release or excision fo...

    Authors: Christina Jerosch-Herold, Lee Shepstone, Adrian J Chojnowski, Debbie Larson, Elisabeth Barrett and Susan P Vaughan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:136

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  14. There remains uncertainty regarding the appropriate therapeutic management of hip fracture patients. The primary aim of our study was to examine whether large loading doses in addition to daily vitamin D offer...

    Authors: Alexandra Papaioannou, Courtney C Kennedy, Lora Giangregorio, George Ioannidis, Janet Pritchard, David A Hanley, Leonardo Farrauto, Justin DeBeer and Jonathan D Adachi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:135

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  15. The exact mechanism of knee osteoarthritis (OA)-associated pain is unclear, whereas mixed evidence of inflammatory pain and neuropathic pain has been noted. We aimed to investigate pain-related sensory innerva...

    Authors: Sumihisa Orita, Tetsuhiro Ishikawa, Masayuki Miyagi, Nobuyasu Ochiai, Gen Inoue, Yawara Eguchi, Hiroto Kamoda, Gen Arai, Tomoaki Toyone, Yasuchika Aoki, Takekazu Kubo, Kazuhisa Takahashi and Seiji Ohtori

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:134

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  16. Recent systematic reviews on psychological therapies of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) did not consider hypnosis/guided imagery (H/GI). Therefore we performed a systematic review with meta-analysis of the efficac...

    Authors: Kathrin Bernardy, Nicole Füber, Petra Klose and Winfried Häuser

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:133

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  17. Achieving adequate follow-up in clinical trials is essential to establish the validity of the findings. Achieving adequate response rates reduces bias and increases probability that the findings can be general...

    Authors: John D Childs, Deydre S Teyhen, Joshua J Van Wyngaarden, Brett F Dougherty, Bryan J Ladislas, Gary L Helton, Michael E Robinson, Samuel S Wu and Steven Z George

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:132

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  18. Many studies have identified smoking as a risk factor for osteoporosis, but it is unclear whether passive smoking has an effect on bone mineral density and bone turnover and if such an effect could cause osteo...

    Authors: Shu-guang Gao, Kang-hua Li, Mai Xu, Wei Jiang, Hong Shen, Wei Luo, Wen-shuo Xu, Jian Tian and Guang-hua Lei

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:131

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  19. Elbow dislocations can be classified as simple or complex. Simple dislocations are characterized by the absence of fractures, while complex dislocations are associated with fractures of the radial head, olecra...

    Authors: Niels WL Schep, Jeroen De Haan, Gijs IT Iordens, Wim E Tuinebreijer, Maarten WGA Bronkhorst, Mark R De Vries, J Carel Goslings, S John Ham, Steven Rhemrev, Gert R Roukema, Inger B Schipper, Jan Bernard Sintenie, Hub GWM Van der Meulen, Tom PH Van Thiel, Arie B Van Vugt, Egbert JMM Verleisdonk…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:130

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  20. To evaluate the life-time prevalence of self reported whiplash injury and the relationship to chronic musculoskeletal complaints (MSCs) and headache in a large unselected adult population.

    Authors: Rigmor Myran, Knut Hagen, Sven Svebak, Oystein Nygaard and John-Anker Zwart

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:129

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  21. 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

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  22. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a severe neuromuscular disease that affects 1 in 3500 boys. The disease is characterized by progressive muscle degeneration that results from mutations in or loss of the cy...

    Authors: Nabeel Ahmad, Ian Welch, Robert Grange, Jennifer Hadway, Savita Dhanvantari, David Hill, Ting-Yim Lee and Lisa M Hoffman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:127

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  23. Many people with chronic nonspecific musculoskeletal pain (CMP) have decreased work ability. The majority, however, stays at work despite their pain. Knowledge about workers who stay at work despite chronic pa...

    Authors: Haitze J de Vries, Sandra Brouwer, Johan W Groothoff, Jan HB Geertzen and Michiel F Reneman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:126

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  24. Clinical trials in chronic pain often collect information about interference with work as answers to component questions of commonly used questionnaires but these data are not normally analysed separately.

    Authors: Sebastian Straube, R Andrew Moore, Jocelyn Paine, Sheena Derry, Ceri J Phillips, Ernst Hallier and Henry J McQuay

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:125

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  25. 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

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  26. Aquatic and land based exercise are frequently prescribed to maintain function for people with arthritis. The relative efficacy of these rehabilitation strategies for this population has not been established.

    Authors: Stephanie I Batterham, Sophie Heywood and Jennifer L Keating

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:123

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  27. There are concerns that pre-operative psychological distress might be associated with reduced patient satisfaction after total hip replacement (THR).

    Authors: Munier Hossain, Daniel J Parfitt, David J Beard, Clare Darrah, John Nolan, David W Murray and Glynne Andrew

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:122

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  28. 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

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  29. 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

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  30. 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

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  31. Amputation impairs the ability to balance. We examined adaptation strategies in balance following dysvascularity-induced unilateral tibial amputation in skilled prosthetic users (SPU) and first fitted amputees...

    Authors: Ágnes Mayer, József Tihanyi, Károly Bretz, Zsolt Csende, Éva Bretz and Mónika Horváth

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:118

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  32. Hip arthroscopies are often used in the treatment of intra-articular hip injuries. Patient-reported outcomes (PRO) are an important parameter in evaluating treatment. It is unclear which PRO questionnaires are...

    Authors: Marsha Tijssen, Robert van Cingel, Nicky van Melick and Enrico de Visser

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:117

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  33. Percutaneous vertebroplasty by injecting PMMA bone cement into the fractured vertebrae has been widely accepted in treatment of spinal compression fracture. However, the exothermic polymerization of bone cemen...

    Authors: Po-Liang Lai, Ching-Lung Tai, Lih-Huei Chen and Nai-Yuan Nien

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:116

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  34. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of non-coding regulatory RNAs of ~22 nucleotides in length. miRNAs regulate gene expression post-transcriptionally, primarily by associating with the 3' untranslated region (UTR)...

    Authors: Zhongliang Deng, Jian-Fu Chen and Da-Zhi Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:115

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  35. Many studies show a relation between reduced lumbar motor control (LMC) and low back pain (LBP). However, test circumstances vary and during test performance, subjects may change position. In other words, the ...

    Authors: Flemming Enoch, Per Kjaer, Arne Elkjaer, Lars Remvig and Birgit Juul-Kristensen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:114

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  36. Myofibroblasts, a derived subset of fibroblasts especially important in scar formation and wound contraction, have been found at elevated levels in affected Dupuytren's tissues. Transformation of fibroblasts t...

    Authors: Latha Satish, Phillip H Gallo, Mark E Baratz, Sandra Johnson and Sandeep Kathju

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:113

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  37. Multidisciplinary intervention is recommended for rehabilitation of employees sick-listed for 4-12 weeks due to low back pain (LBP). However, comparison of a brief and a multidisciplinary intervention in a ran...

    Authors: Christina M Stapelfeldt, David H Christiansen, Ole K Jensen, Claus V Nielsen, Karin D Petersen and Chris Jensen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:112

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  38. Motivation has long been emphasized as the most important determinant of action. However, there is a substantial gap between people's goals and their attainment. Patients may be motivated and yet unable to tak...

    Authors: Céline Mathy, Jean-Paul Broonen, Yves Henrotin, Marc Marty, Valérie Legout, Stéphane Genevay, Bernard Duplan, Thierry Bazin, Françoise Laroche, Bernard Savarieau and Christine Cedraschi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:111

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  39. The Educational Needs Assessment Tool (the ENAT) is a 39-item patient questionnaire originally developed in the UK to assess educational needs of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The objective of this ...

    Authors: Mwidimi Ndosi, Alan Tennant, Ulrika Bergsten, Marja Leena Kukkurainen, Pedro Machado, Jenny de la Torre-Aboki, Thea PM Vliet Vlieland, Heidi A Zangi and Jackie Hill

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:110

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  40. Standard mean imputation for missing values in the Western Ontario and Mc Master (WOMAC) Osteoarthritis Index limits the use of collected data and may lead to bias. Probability model-based imputation methods o...

    Authors: Hassan MK Ghomrawi, Lisa A Mandl, John Rutledge, Michael M Alexiades and Madhu Mazumdar

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:109

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  41. In many healthcare systems, people with severe joint disease wait months to years for joint replacement surgery. There are little empirical data on the health consequences of this delay and it is unclear wheth...

    Authors: Ilana N Ackerman, Kim L Bennell and Richard H Osborne

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:108

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  42. In many countries, the need for physical therapists to use standardised measures has been recognised and is recommended in clinical practice guidelines. Research has shown a lack of clinimetric knowledge and c...

    Authors: Raymond AHM Swinkels, Roland PS van Peppen, Harriet Wittink, Jan WH Custers and Anna JHM Beurskens

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:106

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  43. The high mortality of hip fracture patients is well documented, but sex- and cause-specific mortality after hip fracture has not been extensively studied. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate morta...

    Authors: Jorma Panula, Harri Pihlajamäki, Ville M Mattila, Pekka Jaatinen, Tero Vahlberg, Pertti Aarnio and Sirkka-Liisa Kivelä

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:105

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  44. Low back disorders are a common and costly cause of pain and activity limitation in adults. Few treatment options have demonstrated clinically meaningful benefits apart from advice which is recommended in all ...

    Authors: Andrew J Hahne, Jon J Ford, Luke D Surkitt, Matthew C Richards, Alexander YP Chan, Sarah L Thompson, Rana S Hinman and Nicholas F Taylor

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:104

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  45. Gout prevalence increased in recent years to become one of the most common causes of inflammatory arthritis in most industrialised countries. Comorbidities may affect the disease severity and treatment pattern...

    Authors: Paola Primatesta, Estel Plana and Dietrich Rothenbacher

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:103

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  46. Rheumatic diseases have a significant adverse impact on the individual from physical, mental and social aspects, resulting in a low health-related quality of life (HRQL). There is a lack of longitudinal studie...

    Authors: Susann Arvidsson, Barbro Arvidsson, Bengt Fridlund and Stefan Bergman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:102

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  47. The impact of infraglenoidal scapular notching in reversed total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) is still controversially discussed. Our goal was to evaluate its potential influence on subjective shoulder stabili...

    Authors: Patrick Sadoghi, Andreas Leithner, Patrick Vavken, Andreas Hölzer, Josef Hochreiter, Georg Weber, Matthias F Pietschmann and Peter E Müller

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:101

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  48. Hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) is considered a bone-preserving procedure and may eliminate proximal femoral stress shielding and osteolysis. However, in addition to implant-related stress-shielding factors...

    Authors: Arja Häkkinen, Håkan Borg, Mikko Hakulinen, Jukka Jurvelin, Esa Anttila, Tapani Parviainen and Ilkka Kiviranta

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:100

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