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  1. Low back pain (LBP) and leisure time physical activity (LTPA) are considered to be closely related, and clinical guidelines for the treatment of acute LBP recommend patients stay physically active. However, th...

    Authors: Tobias Jespersen, Marie B Jørgensen, Jørgen V Hansen, Andreas Holtermann and Karen Søgaard
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:28
  2. Around one third to one half of patients with hip fractures require red-cell pack transfusion. The increasing incidence of hip fracture has also raised the need for this scarce resource. Additionally, red-cell...

    Authors: Máximo Bernabeu-Wittel, Reyes Aparicio, Manuel Romero, José Murcia-Zaragoza, Rafael Monte-Secades, Clara Rosso, Abelardo Montero, Alberto Ruiz-Cantero and María Melero-Bascones
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:27
  3. Physical activity (PA) is beneficial in reducing pain and improving function in lower limb osteoarthritis (OA), and is recommended as a first line treatment. Self-administered questionnaires are used to assess...

    Authors: Ida Svege, Elin Kolle and May Arna Risberg
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:26
  4. Several classification schemes, each with its own philosophy and categorizing method, subgroup low back pain (LBP) patients with the intent to guide treatment. Physiotherapy derived schemes usually have a move...

    Authors: Nicholas V Karayannis, Gwendolen A Jull and Paul W Hodges
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:24
  5. A consistent line of investigation suggests that autonomic nervous system dysfunction may explain the multi-system features of fibromyalgia (FM); and that FM is a sympathetically maintained neuropathic pain sy...

    Authors: Gilberto Vargas-Alarcon, Edith Alvarez-Leon, Jose-Manuel Fragoso, Angelica Vargas, Aline Martinez, Maite Vallejo and Manuel Martinez-Lavin
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:23
  6. Patients with fibromyalgia (FM) report widespread pain, fatigue, and other functional limitations. This study aimed to provide an assessment of the burden of illness associated with FM in France and its associ...

    Authors: Serge Perrot, Caroline Schaefer, Tyler Knight, Meghan Hufstader, Arthi B Chandran and Gergana Zlateva
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:22
  7. Acute lateral ankle ligament injuries are very common problems in present health care. Still there is no hard evidence about which treatment strategy is superior. Current evidence supports the view that a func...

    Authors: Suzanne Witjes, Femke Gresnigt, Michel PJ van den Bekerom, Jan G Olsman and Niek C van Dijk
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:21
  8. The objective of the study was to standardize a method using digital photographs to diagnose and grade hand osteoarthritis (HOA), to compare it with radiographs and clinical examination with regard to prevalen...

    Authors: Helgi Jonsson, Gudrun P Helgadottir, Thor Aspelund, Johanna E Sverrisdottir, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Sigurdur Sigurdsson, Gudmundur J Eliasson, Asbjorn Jonsson, Thorvaldur Ingvarsson, Tamara B Harris, Lenore Launer and Vilmundur Gudnason
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:20
  9. It has been suggested that knee height is a determinant of knee joint load. Nonetheless, no study has directly examined the relationship between anthropometric measures of height and knee joint structures, suc...

    Authors: Andrew J Teichtahl, Anita E Wluka, Boyd J Strauss, Yuanyuan Wang, Patricia Berry, Miranda Davies-Tuck and Flavia M Cicuttini
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:19
  10. The al-Andalus physical activity intervention study is a randomised control trial to investigate the effectiveness of a land- and water-based exercise intervention for reducing the overall impact of fibromyalgia ...

    Authors: Ana Carbonell-Baeza, Jonatan R Ruiz, Virginia A Aparicio, Francisco B Ortega, Diego Munguía-Izquierdo, Inmaculada C Álvarez-Gallardo, Víctor Segura-Jiménez, Daniel Camiletti-Moirón, Alejandro Romero, Fernando Estévez-López, Blanca Samos, Antonio J Casimiro, Ángela Sierra, Pedro A Latorre, Manuel Pulido-Martos, Pedro Femia…
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:18
  11. Painful shoulders pose a substantial socioeconomic burden. A prospective cost-of-illness study was performed to assess the costs associated with healthcare use and loss of productivity in patients with shoulde...

    Authors: Lena Virta, Pål Joranger, Jens Ivar Brox and Rikard Eriksson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:17
  12. The optimal surgical management of dislocated three- and four-part fractures of the proximal humerus in elderly patients remains unclear. Most used techniques are hemiarthroplasty and angle-stable locking comp...

    Authors: Paul A Verbeek, Inge van den Akker-Scheek, Klaus W Wendt and Ron L Diercks
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:16
  13. African Americans are twice as likely as Caucasians to develop gout, but they are less likely to be treated with urate-lowering therapy (ULT). Furthermore, African Americans typically present with more comorbi...

    Authors: Alvin F Wells, Patricia A MacDonald, Solomon Chefo and Robert L Jackson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:15
  14. It is often suggested that sagittal instability at the first tarso-metatarsal joint level is a primary factor for hallux valgus and that sagittal instability increases with the progression of the deformity. Th...

    Authors: Heiner Martin, Ulf Bahlke, Albrecht Dietze, Volker Zschorlich, Klaus-Peter Schmitz and Thomas Mittlmeier
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:14
  15. It is still unclear when latent myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) develop during early life. This study is designed to investigate the mechanical pain sensitivity of deep tissues in children in order to see th...

    Authors: Ting-I Han, Chang-Zern Hong, Fang-Chuan Kuo, Yueh-Ling Hsieh, Li-Wei Chou and Mu-Jung Kao
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:13
  16. Table tennis involves adoption of the semi-flexed knee and asymmetrical torsional trunk movements creating rotational torques on the knee joint which may predispose players to osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. ...

    Authors: Reza Rajabi, Gillian M Johnson, Mohammad H Alizadeh and Nazanin Meghdadi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:12
  17. Foot problems associated with Systemic Sclerosis (SSc)/Scleroderma have been reported to be both common and disabling. There are only limited data describing specifically, the mechanical changes occurring in t...

    Authors: Begonya Alcacer-Pitarch, Maya H Buch, Janine Gray, Christopher P Denton, Ariane Herrick, Nuria Navarro-Coy, Howard Collier, Lorraine Loughrey, Sue Pavitt, Heidi J Siddle, Jonathan Wright, Philip S Helliwell, Paul Emery and Anthony C Redmond
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:11
  18. Cervical radiculopathy is a common form of neck pain and has been shown to lead to severe disability. Clinical rehabilitation approaches for cervical radiculopathies commonly include exercise and manual therap...

    Authors: Pierre Langevin, Jean-Sébastien Roy and François Desmeules
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:10
  19. Self-reported knee pain is highly prevalent among adolescents. As much as 50% of the non-specific knee pain may be attributed to Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). In the short term, exercise therapy appears...

    Authors: Michael S Rathleff, Ewa M Roos, Jens L Olesen and Sten Rasmussen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:9
  20. The common practice for insertion of distal locking screws of intramedullary nails is a freehand technique under fluoroscopic control. The process is technically demanding, time-consuming and afflicted to cons...

    Authors: Markus Windolf, Josh Schroeder, Ladina Fliri, Benno Dicht, Meir Liebergall and R Geoff Richards
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:8
  21. Most research on risk factors for low back pain has focused on long term exposures rather than factors immediately preceding the onset of low back pain. The aim of this study is to quantify the transient incre...

    Authors: Daniel Steffens, Manuela L Ferreira, Christopher G Maher, Jane Latimer, Bart W Koes, Fiona M Blyth and Paulo H Ferreira
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:7
  22. Low back pain (LBP) is one of the major concerns in health care. In Switzerland, musculoskeletal problems represent the third largest illness group with 9.4 million consultations per year. The return to work r...

    Authors: Mandy Scheermesser, Stefan Bachmann, Astrid Schämann, Peter Oesch and Jan Kool
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:5
  23. Low-back related leg pain with or without nerve root involvement is associated with a poor prognosis compared to low back pain (LBP) alone. Compared to the literature investigating prognostic indicators of out...

    Authors: Kika Konstantinou, Ruth Beardmore, Kate M Dunn, Martyn Lewis, Samantha L Hider, Tom Sanders, Sue Jowett, Simon Somerville, Siobhan Stynes, Danielle AWM van der Windt, Steven Vogel and Elaine M Hay
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:4
  24. Osteoporotic vertebral fractures are, as the hip fractures, associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Norway has one of the highest reported incidences of hip fractures in the world. Because of method...

    Authors: Svanhild Waterloo, Luai A Ahmed, Jacqueline R Center, John A Eisman, Bente Morseth, Nguyen D Nguyen, Tuan Nguyen, Anne J Sogaard and Nina Emaus
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:3
  25. Low bone mineral density (BMD) and falls are common problems encountered in the postmenopausal women. The purpose was to evaluate the association between postural balance and BMD in postmenopausal women and it...

    Authors: Luciana Mendes Cangussu, Jorge Nahas-Neto, Eliana Aguiar Petri Nahas, Ana Beatriz Cesar Rodrigues Barral, Davi de Araujo Buttros and Gilberto Uemura
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:2
  26. In workplace health promotion, all potential resources needs to be taken into consideration, not only factors relating to the absence of injury and the physical health of the workers, but also psychological as...

    Authors: Agneta Larsson, Lena Karlqvist, Mats Westerberg and Gunvor Gard
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:1
  27. Inflammation is the main cause of disease-associated muscle wasting. In a previous single blind study we have demonstrated improved recovery of muscle endurance following celecoxib treatment in hospitalized ge...

    Authors: Ingo Beyer, Ivan Bautmans, Rose Njemini, Christian Demanet, Pierre Bergmann and Tony Mets
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:292
  28. Knee rotation plays an important part in knee kinematics during weight-bearing activities. An external device for measuring knee rotation (the Rottometer) has previously been evaluated for validity by simultan...

    Authors: Per O Almquist, Charlotte Ekdahl, Per-Erik Isberg and Thomas Fridén
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:291
  29. Electrical stimulation of central nervous system areas with surgically implanted stimulators has been shown to result in pain relief. To avoid the risks and side effects of surgery, transcranial direct current...

    Authors: Kerstin Luedtke, Alison Rushton, Christine Wright, Tim P Juergens, Gerd Mueller and Arne May
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:290
  30. The optimal treatment of displaced femoral neck fractures in patients over 60 years is controversial. While much research has focused on the impact of total hip arthroplasty (THA) and hemiarthroplasty (HA) on ...

    Authors: Noor Alolabi, Bashar Alolabi, Raman Mundi, Paul J Karanicolas, Jonathan D Adachi and Mohit Bhandari
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:289
  31. Bone repair is dependent on the presence of osteocompetent progenitors that are able to differentiate and generate new bone. Muscle is found in close association with orthopaedic injury, however its capacity t...

    Authors: Renjing Liu, Oliver Birke, Alyson Morse, Lauren Peacock, Kathy Mikulec, David G Little and Aaron Schindeler
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:288
  32. Back, neck and shoulder pain are the most common causes of occupational disability. They reduce health-related quality of life and have a significant economic impact. Many different forms of physical treatment...

    Authors: Pedro Serrano-Aguilar, Francisco M Kovacs, Jose M Cabrera-Hernández, Juan M Ramos-Goñi and Lidia García-Pérez
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:287
  33. The operative treatment of adult degenerative scoliosis combined with osteoporosis increase following the epidemiological development. Studies have confirmed that screws in osteoporotic spines have significant...

    Authors: Yang Xie, Qiang Fu, Zi-qiang Chen, Zhi-cai Shi, Xiao-dong Zhu, Chuan-feng Wang and Ming Li
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:286
  34. There is a lack of knowledge about the pattern of symptom reporting in the general population as most research focuses on specific diseases or symptoms. The number of musculoskeletal pain sites is a strong pre...

    Authors: Hedda Tschudi-Madsen, Mona Kjeldsberg, Bård Natvig, Camilla Ihlebaek, Ingvild Dalen, Yusman Kamaleri, Jørund Straand and Dag Bruusgaard
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:285
  35. Hip dislocation is a serious complication among children with cerebral palsy (CP). The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of hip dislocation among children with CP in an area providing regular car...

    Authors: Areej I Elkamil, Guro L Andersen, Gunnar Hägglund, Torarin Lamvik, Jon Skranes and Torstein Vik
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:284
  36. Oxidative stress due to the overproduction of nitric oxide (NO) and other oxygen reactive species (ROS), play a main role in the initiation and progression of the OA disease and leads to the degeneration of mi...

    Authors: Mercedes Fernández-Moreno, María Tamayo, Angel Soto-Hermida, Alejandro Mosquera, Natividad Oreiro, Carlos Fernández-López, José Luis Fernández, Ignacio Rego-Pérez and Francisco J Blanco
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:283
  37. The Subacromial Impingement Syndrome (SIS) is the most common diagnosed disorder of the shoulder in primary health care, but its aetiology is unclear. Conservative treatment regimes focus at reduction of subac...

    Authors: Pieter Bas de Witte, Jochem Nagels, Ewoud RA van Arkel, Cornelis PJ Visser, Rob GHH Nelissen and Jurriaan H de Groot
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:282
  38. Unicameral (or simple) bone cysts (UBC) are benign tumours most often located in long bones of children and adolescents. Pathological fractures are common, and due to high recurrence rates, these lesions remai...

    Authors: Sébastien Hagmann, Florian Eichhorn, Babak Moradi, Tobias Gotterbarm, Thomas Dreher, Burkhard Lehner and Felix Zeifang
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:281
  39. Recent international guidelines recommend intra-articular corticosteroid injections for patients with hip osteoarthritis who have moderate to severe pain and do not respond satisfactorily to oral analgesic/ant...

    Authors: Desirée MJ Dorleijn, Pim AJ Luijsterburg, Max Reijman, Margreet Kloppenburg, Jan AN Verhaar, Patrick JE Bindels, P Koen Bos and Sita MA Bierma-Zeinstra
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:280
  40. FTY720 (Fingolimod) is a novel immunosuppressive drug investigated in clinical trials for organ transplantation and multiple sclerosis. It acts as a functional sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptor antagonist...

    Authors: Martin H Stradner, Hannes Angerer, Thomas Ortner, Florentine C Fuerst, Daniela Setznagl, Marie-Luise Kremser, Josef Hermann and Winfried B Graninger
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:279
  41. After the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997, the registration of all clinical trials became mandatory prior to publication. Our primary objective was to determine publication rates for ort...

    Authors: Rajiv Gandhi, Meryam Jan, Holly N Smith, Nizar N Mahomed and Mohit Bhandari
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:278
  42. To cope at their homes, community-dwelling older people surviving a hip fracture need a sufficient amount of functional ability and mobility. There is a lack of evidence on the best practices supporting recove...

    Authors: Sarianna Sipilä, Anu Salpakoski, Johanna Edgren, Ari Heinonen, Markku A Kauppinen, Marja Arkela-Kautiainen, Sanna E Sihvonen, Maija Pesola, Taina Rantanen and Mauri Kallinen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:277
  43. Osteoarthritis of the knee involving predominantly the medial tibiofemoral compartment is common in older people, giving rise to pain and loss of function. Many people experience progressive worsening of the d...

    Authors: Kim L Bennell, Thorlene Egerton, Tim V Wrigley, Paul W Hodges, Michael Hunt, Ewa M Roos, Mary Kyriakides, Ben Metcalf, Andrew Forbes, Eva Ageberg and Rana S Hinman
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:276
  44. Currently, herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP) with radiculopathy and other preconditions are regarded as relative or absolute contraindications for lumbar total disc replacement (TDR). In Switzerland it is left ...

    Authors: Thomas Zweig, Christoph Hemmeler, Emin Aghayev, Markus Melloh, Christian Etter and Christoph Röder
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:275
  45. Many patients suffer from chronic neck pain following a whiplash injury. A combination of cognitive, behavioural therapy with physiotherapy interventions has been indicated to be effective in the management of...

    Authors: Inge Ris Hansen, Karen Søgaard, Robin Christensen, Bente Thomsen, Claus Manniche and Birgit Juul-Kristensen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:274
  46. Several symptom-relieving interventions have been shown to be efficacious among osteoarthritis (OA) patients with knee effusion; however, not every symptomatic knee OA patient has clinical effusion. Results ma...

    Authors: Nicole M Cattano, Jeffrey B Driban, Easwaran Balasubramanian, Mary F Barbe, Mamta Amin and Michael R Sitler
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:273
  47. The European Project on OSteoArthritis (EPOSA), here presented for the first time, is a collaborative study involving five European cohort studies on aging. This project focuses on the personal and societal bu...

    Authors: Laura A Schaap, Geeske MEE Peeters, Elaine M Dennison, Sabina Zambon, Thorsten Nikolaus, Mercedes Sanchez-Martinez, Estella Musacchio, Natasja M van Schoor and Dorly JH Deeg
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:272
  48. The aim of this study was to investigate whether pressure pain hyperalgesia is a feature of professional pianists suffering from neck pain as their main playing-related musculoskeletal disorder.

    Authors: Marcela Linari-Melfi, Irene Cantarero-Villanueva, Carolina Fernández-Lao, César Fernández-de-las-Peñas, Rafael Guisado-Barrilao and Manuel Arroyo-Morales
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:268

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