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  1. Our objective was to explore outcome and clinical changes in hand function, satisfaction in daily occupations, sleep disturbances, health and quality of life in consecutive patients after a severe or major han...

    Authors: Ragnhild I Cederlund, Eva Ramel, Hans-Eric Rosberg and Lars B Dahlin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:286

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  2. The aim of this non-randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the effectiveness of a Global Postural Reeducation (GPR) program as compared to a Stabilization Exercise (SE) program in subjects with persistent...

    Authors: Francesca Bonetti, Stefania Curti, Stefano Mattioli, Raffaele Mugnai, Carla Vanti, Francesco S Violante and Paolo Pillastrini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:285

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  3. Collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) is an often-used murine model for human rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Earlier studies have shown potent anti-arthritic effects with the female sex hormone estradiol and the select...

    Authors: Caroline Jochems, Ulrika Islander, Malin Erlandsson, Cecilia Engdahl, Marie Lagerquist, Inger Gjertsson, Claes Ohlsson, Rikard Holmdahl and Hans Carlsten

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:284

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  4. Primary stability of cartilage repair constructs is of the utmost importance in the clinical setting but few continuous passive motion (CPM) models are available. Our study aimed to establish a novel ex vivo C...

    Authors: Turgay Efe, Markus D Schofer, Alexander Füglein, Nina Timmesfeld, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann, Thomas Stein, Bilal Farouk El-Zayat, Jürgen RJ Paletta and Thomas J Heyse

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:283

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  5. Malunion is the most common complication of distal radius fracture. It has previously been demonstrated that there is a correlation between the quality of anatomical correction and overall wrist function. Howe...

    Authors: Natalie L Leong, Geert A Buijze, Eric C Fu, Filip Stockmans and Jesse B Jupiter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:282

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  6. With the relatively high rate of injuries to the lower extremity due to jump-landing movement patterns and the accompanied high costs, there is need for determining potential preventive programs. A program on ...

    Authors: Inne Aerts, Elke Cumps, Evert Verhagen and Romain Meeusen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:281

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  7. Patterns of food intake and prevalent osteoarthritis of the hand, hip, and knee were studied using the twin design to limit the effect of confounding factors. Compounds found in associated food groups were fur...

    Authors: Frances MK Williams, Jane Skinner, Tim D Spector, Aedin Cassidy, Ian M Clark, Rose M Davidson and Alex J MacGregor

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:280

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  8. One of the most distinctive features of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is new bone formation and bone resorption at sites of chronic inflammation. Previous studies have indicated that the hyperplasia and inflamma...

    Authors: Xiaotian Chang, Jinxiang Han, Yan Zhao, Xinfeng Yan, Shui Sun and Yazhou Cui

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:279

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  9. Minocycline and a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) indomethacin, have anti-inflammatory activities and are both used in the management of rheumatoid arthritis. However, there are no reports on whet...

    Authors: Ala'a Ahmed Abu-Ghefreh and Willias Masocha

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:276

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  10. No prior studies have examined systematic bias in the musculoskeletal physical examination. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of bias due to prior knowledge of lumbar spine magnetic resonan...

    Authors: Pradeep Suri, David J Hunter, Jeffrey N Katz, Ling Li and James Rainville

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:275

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  11. Previous work has shown an association between restricted wrist range of motion (ROM) and upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders in computer users. We compared the prevalence of MRI-identified wrist abnorma...

    Authors: Ronald A Burgess, William F Pavlosky and R Terry Thompson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:273

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  12. Upper extremity musculoskeletal symptoms and disorders are common in the working population. The economic and social impact of such disorders is considerable. Long-time, dynamic repetitive exposure of the hand...

    Authors: André Klussmann, Ulf Steinberg, Falk Liebers, Hansjürgen Gebhardt and Monika A Rieger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:272

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  13. Long head biceps (LHB) degeneration, in combination with rotator cuff tears, can be a source of chronic shoulder pain. LHB tenotomy reduces pain and improves joint function although the pathophysiological cont...

    Authors: Stefan Lakemeier, Soeren A Schwuchow, Christian D Peterlein, Christian Foelsch, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann, Eleni Archontidou-Aprin, Juergen RJ Paletta and Markus D Schofer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:271

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  14. Patients with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) often present strong exercise intolerance and muscle weakness. However, the role of exercise training in this disease has not been investigated.

    Authors: Clarissa Omori, Danilo ML Prado, Bruno Gualano, Adriana ME Sallum, Ana L Sá-Pinto, Hamilton Roschel, Maria B Perondi and Clovis AA Silva

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:270

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  15. Although osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee joints is the most common and debilitating joint disease in developed countries, the factors that determine the severity of symptoms are not yet understood well. Subjec...

    Authors: Naoshi Fukui, Shoji Yamane, Satoru Ishida, Konagi Tanaka, Riako Masuda, Nobuho Tanaka, Yozo Katsuragawa and Sakiko Fukui

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:269

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  16. In primary care, it is often difficult to diagnose cervical myelopathy. However, a delay in treatment could cause irreversible aftereffects. With a brief and effective self-administered questionnaire for cervi...

    Authors: Hiroshi Kobayashi, Shin-ichi Kikuchi, Koji Otani, Miho Sekiguchi, Yasufumi Sekiguchi and Shin-ichi Konno

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:268

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  17. Although the numbers of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are increasing, there is only a small number of studies investigating driving safety after TKA. The parameter 'Brake Response Time (BRT)' is one of the mos...

    Authors: Michael C Liebensteiner, Michaela Kern, Christian Haid, Conrad Kobel, David Niederseer and Martin Krismer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:267

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  18. There is strong, internationally confirmed evidence for the short-term effectiveness of multimodal interdisciplinary specific treatment programs for chronic back pain. However, the verification of long-term su...

    Authors: Christian Hentschke, Jana Hofmann and Klaus Pfeifer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:266

    Content type: Study protocol

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  19. Muscle function may influence the risk of knee injury and outcomes following injury. Clinical tests, such as a single-limb mini squat, resemble conditions of daily life and are easy to administer. Fewer squats...

    Authors: Eva Ageberg, Kim L Bennell, Michael A Hunt, Milena Simic, Ewa M Roos and Mark W Creaby

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:265

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  20. Although intra-articular hyaluronic acid is well established as a treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee, its use in hip osteoarthritis is not based on large randomized controlled trials. There is a need for...

    Authors: Sascha Colen, Michel PJ van den Bekerom, Johan Bellemans and Michiel Mulier

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:264

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  21. 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. After reduction of a simp...

    Authors: Jeroen de Haan, Dennis den Hartog, Wim E Tuinebreijer, Gijs IT Iordens, Roelf S Breederveld, Maarten WGA Bronkhorst, Milko MM Bruijninckx, Mark R De Vries, Boudewijn J Dwars, Denise Eygendaal, Robert Haverlag, Sven AG Meylaerts, Jan-Willem R Mulder, Kees J Ponsen, W Herbert Roerdink, Gert R Roukema…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:263

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  22. Open joint procedures using bone anchors have shown clinical and radiograph good success, but post surgical disc position has not been documented with MRI imaging. We have designed a modified technique of usin...

    Authors: ShanYong Zhang, XiuMing Liu, XiuJuan Yang, Chi Yang, MinJie Chen, Majd S Haddad and ZhuoZhi Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:262

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  23. The health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is currently weighted more heavily when evaluating health status, particularly regarding medical treatments and interventions. However, it is rarely used by physician...

    Authors: Hon-Yi Shi, Je-Ken Chang, Chi-Yin Wong, Jun-Wen Wang, Yuan-Kun Tu, Herng-Chia Chiu and King-Teh Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:261

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  24. Upper neck ligament high-signal changes on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been found in patients with whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) but also in non-injured controls. The clinical relevance of such...

    Authors: Nils Vetti, Jostein Kråkenes, Geir E Eide, Jarle Rørvik, Nils E Gilhus and Ansgar Espeland

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:260

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  25. The costs of arm, shoulder and neck symptoms are high. In order to decrease these costs employers implement interventions aimed at reducing these symptoms. One frequently used intervention is the RSI QuickScan...

    Authors: Erwin M Speklé, Judith Heinrich, Marco JM Hoozemans, Birgitte M Blatter, Allard J van der Beek, Jaap H van Dieën and Maurits W van Tulder

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:259

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  26. Around about 1970, a gentamicin-loaded poly (methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) bone cement brand (Refobacin Palacos R) was introduced to control infection in joint arthroplasties. In 2005, this brand was replaced by ...

    Authors: Daniëlle Neut, Otto S Kluin, Jonathan Thompson, Henny C van der Mei and Henk J Busscher

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:258

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  27. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common degenerative joint disease causing pain, stiffness, reduced motion, swelling, crepitus, and disability. Dickkopf-1 (Dkk-1) is a critical mediator of osteoblastogenesis and regul...

    Authors: Sittisak Honsawek, Aree Tanavalee, Pongsak Yuktanandana, Srihatach Ngarmukos, Natthaphon Saetan and Saran Tantavisut

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:257

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  28. With an ever-increasing elderly population, orthopaedic surgeons are faced with treating a high number of fragility fractures. Biomechanical tests have demonstrated the potential role of osteoporosis in the in...

    Authors: Sabine Goldhahn, Franz Kralinger, Daniel Rikli, Marta Marent and Jörg Goldhahn

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:256

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  29. The Pain Self-Perception Scale (PSPS) is a 24-item questionnaire used to assess mental defeat in chronic pain patients. The aim of this study was to develop a Spanish language version of the PSPS (PSPS-Spanish...

    Authors: J García-Campayo, B Rodero, Y López del Hoyo, JV Luciano, M Alda and M Gili

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:255

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  30. Lumbar spinal stenosis is the most frequent reason for spinal surgery in elderly people. For patients with moderate or severe symptoms different conservative and surgical treatment modalities are recommended, ...

    Authors: Johann Steurer, Alexander Nydegger, Ulrike Held, Florian Brunner, Jürg Hodler, François Porchet, Kan Min, Anne F Mannion and Beat Michel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:254

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  31. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent joint disorder with a need for efficient and evidence-based management strategies.

    Authors: Rikke Helene Moe, Till Uhlig, Ingvild Kjeken, Kåre Birger Hagen, Tore Kristian Kvien and Margreth Grotle

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:253

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  32. The annual incidence of revision hip replacements has increased in both Canada and United States, particularly in younger adults. Patients following revision hip replacements often require longer hospital leng...

    Authors: So-Mei Teresa Yeung, Aileen M Davis and Rajka Soric

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:252

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  33. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a prevalent and disabling disorder characterised by widespread pain and other symptoms such as insomnia, fatigue and depression. Catastrophisation is considered to be a key clinical sympto...

    Authors: Baltasar Rodero, Benigno Casanueva, Javier García-Campayo, Miquel Roca, Rosa Magallón and Yolanda López del Hoyo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:251

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  34. Bone resorption is initiated by osteoclastic acidification of the resorption lacunae. This process is mediated by secretion of protons through the V-ATPase and chloride through the chloride antiporter ClC-7. T...

    Authors: Mette G Sørensen, Morten A Karsdal, Morten H Dziegiel, Jean A Boutin, Olivier Nosjean and Kim Henriksen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:250

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  35. Total knee (TKR) and hip (THR) replacement (arthroplasty) are effective surgical procedures that relieve pain, improve patients' quality of life and increase functional capacity. Studies on variations in medic...

    Authors: Raquel Cobos, Amaia Latorre, Felipe Aizpuru, Jose I Guenaga, Cristina Sarasqueta, Antonio Escobar, Lidia García and Carmen Herrera-Espiñeira

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:249

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  36. Osteoporosis treatment guidelines recommend calcium and vitamin D supplementation for both prevention as well as treatment, however, compliance with these guidelines is often unsatisfactory. This study investi...

    Authors: Siew Pheng Chan, Boyd B Scott and Shuvayu S Sen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:248

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  37. In drug development, it is important to have an understanding of the full spectrum of co-morbidities to be expected in the group of patients with the disease of interest. It is usually a challenge to identify ...

    Authors: Hans Petri, Debra Maldonato and Noah Jamie Robinson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:247

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  38. The efficacy of selective cox-2 inhibitors in postoperative pain reduction were usually compared with conventional non-selective conventional NSAIDs or other types of medicine. Previous studies also used selec...

    Authors: Tanarat Boonriong, Boonsin Tangtrakulwanich, Prapakorn Glabglay and Sasikaan Nimmaanrat

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:246

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  39. Total joint replacements represent a considerable part of day-to-day orthopaedic routine and a substantial proportion of patients undergoing unilateral total hip arthroplasty require a contralateral treatment ...

    Authors: Emin Aghayev, Andreas Beck, Lukas P Staub, Daniel Dietrich, Markus Melloh, Weniamin Orljanski and Christoph Röder

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:245

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  40. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease, considered to be one of the major public health problems. Research suggests that patient education is feasible and valuable for achieving improvements in quality ...

    Authors: Eva Ekvall Hansson, Malin Jönsson-Lundgren, Anne-Marie Ronnheden, Eva Sörensson, Åsa Bjärnung and Leif E Dahlberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:244

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  41. We studied which factor could predict aseptic loosening in ABG I hip prosthesis with hydroxyapatite coating. Aseptic loosening and periprosthetic osteolysis are believed to be caused, at least in part, by incr...

    Authors: Jiri Gallo, Vitezslav Havranek, Jana Zapletalova and Jiri Lostak

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:243

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  42. Preoperative expectations of outcome of total hip and knee arthroplasty are important determinants of patients' satisfaction and functional outcome. Aims of the study were (1) to translate the Hospital for Spe...

    Authors: Inge van den Akker-Scheek, Jos JAM van Raay, Inge HF Reininga, Sjoerd K Bulstra, Wiebren Zijlstra and Martin Stevens

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:242

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  43. Low back pain in junior Australian Rules footballers has not been investigated despite findings that back pain is more prevalent, severe and frequent in senior footballers than non-athletic controls and findin...

    Authors: Wayne Hoskins, Henry Pollard, Chris Daff, Andrew Odell, Peter Garbutt, Andrew McHardy, Kate Hardy and George Dragasevic

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:241

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:159

  44. The ICF core sets for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) acknowledge sexual function and intimate relationships as important since the patients' sexual health can be affected by the disease. About 36-70% ...

    Authors: Kristina Areskoug Josefsson and Gunvor Gard

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:240

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  45. Shoulder pain is common with rotator cuff disease as the most frequently used clinical diagnosis. There is a wide range of treatment options for this condition, but limited evidence to guide patients and clini...

    Authors: Ole M Ekeberg, Erik Bautz-Holter, Niels G Juel, Kaia Engebretsen, Synnøve Kvalheim and Jens I Brox

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:239

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  46. Hip osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition leading to pain, disability and reduced quality of life. There is currently limited evidence to support the use of conservative, non-pharmacological treatments for...

    Authors: Kim L Bennell, Thorlene Egerton, Yong-Hao Pua, J Haxby Abbott, Kevin Sims, Ben Metcalf, Fiona McManus, Tim V Wrigley, Andrew Forbes, Anthony Harris and Rachelle Buchbinder

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:238

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  47. Patients with incomplete recovery from obstetric brachial plexus injury (OBPI) usually develop secondary muscle imbalances and bone deformities at the shoulder joint. Considerable efforts have been made to cha...

    Authors: Rahul K Nath, Faiz Mahmooduddin, Xiaomei Liu, Melissa J Wentz and Andrea D Humphries

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:237

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