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  1. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the validity of the self-administered Aberdeen Measures of Impairment, Activity Limitation and Participation Restriction (Ab-IAP): by investigating how participants int...

    Authors: Jeremy Horwood, Beth Pollard, Salma Ayis, Teresa McIlvenna and Marie Johnston
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:182
  2. This study examined the effect of treatment with a novel biomechanical device on the level of pain and function in patients with knee OA.

    Authors: Yaron Bar-Ziv, Yiftah Beer, Yuval Ran, Shaike Benedict and Nahum Halperin
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:179
  3. To identify clinical questions and assessments regarded by health care practitioners as important when assessing undifferentiated hand pain or problems in adults aged 50 years and over presenting to primary care.

    Authors: Helen Myers, Elaine Thomas and Krysia Dziedzic
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:178
  4. Literature abounds on the prevalent nature of Self Reported Musculoskeletal Symptoms (SRMS) among computer users, but studies that actually compared this with non computer users are meagre thereby reducing the...

    Authors: O Ayanniyi, BOO Ukpai and AF Adeniyi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:177
  5. Psoas abscess is a rare condition consisting of pyomyositis of the psoas. The worldwide incidence was 12 cases per 100,000 per year in 1992, but the current incidence is unknown. Psoas abscess can descend alon...

    Authors: Zhongjie Zhou, Yueming Song, Qianyun Cai and Jiancheng Zeng
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:176
  6. Hip dislocation after arthroplasty for femoral neck fractures remains a serious complication. The aim of our study was to investigate the dislocation rate in acute femoral neck fracture patients operated with ...

    Authors: Sarunas Tarasevicius, Mantas Busevicius, Otto Robertsson and Hans Wingstrand
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:175
  7. "Arthritis" is a common musculoskeletal condition but the knowledge of what type of arthritis people have, may be limited but may have changed over time in response to campaigns, increased awareness and improv...

    Authors: Tiffany K Gill, Catherine L Hill, Robert J Adams, Danny Broderick, Julie Black and Anne W Taylor
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:174
  8. Neck and shoulder complaints are common among employees in sedentary occupations characterized by intensive computer use. Specific strength training is a promising type of physical exercise for relieving neck ...

    Authors: Lars L Andersen, Mette K Zebis, Mogens T Pedersen, Kirsten K Roessler, Christoffer H Andersen, Mette M Pedersen, Helene Feveile, Ole S Mortensen and Gisela Sjøgaard
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:173
  9. In the face of costly fixation hardware with varying performance for treatment of distal humeral fractures, a novel technique (U-Frame) is proposed using conventional implants in a 180° plate arrangement. In t...

    Authors: Markus Windolf, Edgardo Ramos Maza, Boyko Gueorguiev, Volker Braunstein and Karsten Schwieger
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:172
  10. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is increasingly common. Obesity has been suggested to associate with neck pain but prevalence of neck pain in subjects with MetS has not been studied. Aim of this study was to analyse...

    Authors: Pekka Mäntyselkä, Hannu Kautiainen and Mauno Vanhala
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:171
  11. Although there is much known about the role of BMPs in cartilage metabolism reliable data about the in vivo regulation in natural and surgically induced cartilage repair are still missing.

    Authors: Hagen Schmal, Philipp Niemeyer, Jörn Zwingmann, Fabian Stoffel, Norbert P Südkamp and Alexander T Mehlhorn
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:170
  12. Clinical practice guidelines recommend that the initial treatment of acute low back pain (LBP) should consist of advice to stay active and regular simple analgesics such as paracetamol 4 g daily. Despite this ...

    Authors: Christopher M Williams, Jane Latimer, Christopher G Maher, Andrew J McLachlan, Chris W Cooper, Mark J Hancock, Richard O Day, James H McAuley and Chung-Wei Christine Lin
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:169
  13. In both clinical and occupational settings, ambulatory sensors are becoming common for assessing all day measurements of arm motion. In order for the motion of a healthy, contralateral side to be used as a con...

    Authors: Miguel Acuna, Tal Amasay and Andrew R Karduna
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:168
  14. The purpose of this prospective consecutive multicenter study was to investigate whether the type of surgical approach (medial parapatellar (MPA) or lateral parapatellar with tibial tubercle osteotomy (TubOT))...

    Authors: Michael T Hirschmann, Mathias Hoffmann, Robert Krause, Reza-Amir Jenabzadeh, Markus P Arnold and Niklaus F Friederich
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:167
  15. Shoulder pain is a common health problem. The purpose of this study was to assess the associations of lifestyle factors, metabolic factors and carotid intima-media thickness with shoulder pain and chronic (> 3...

    Authors: Martti Rechardt, Rahman Shiri, Jaro Karppinen, Antti Jula, Markku Heliövaara and Eira Viikari-Juntura
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:165
  16. Severely collapsed vertebral compression fracture (VCF) is usually considered as a contraindication for vertebroplasty because of critically decreased vertebral height (less than one-third the original height)...

    Authors: Meng-Huang Wu, Tsung-Jen Huang, Chin-Chang Cheng, Yen-Yao Li and Robert Wen-Wei Hsu
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:164
  17. Current evidence supports the use of exercise-based treatment for chronic low back pain that encourages the patient to assume an active role in their recovery. Walking has been shown it to be an acceptable typ...

    Authors: Suzanne M McDonough, Mark A Tully, Seán R O'Connor, Adele Boyd, Daniel P Kerr, Siobhán M O'Neill, Antony Delitto, Ian Bradbury, Catrine Tudor-Locke, David G Baxter and Deirdre A Hurley
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:163
  18. Glucosamine (GlcN) is a well-recognized candidate for treatment of osteoarthritis. However, it is currently used in derivative forms, such as glucosamine-hydrochloride (GlcN-HCl) or glucosamine sulfate (GlcN-S...

    Authors: Thanyaluck Phitak, Peraphan Pothacharoen and Prachya Kongtawelert
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:162
  19. Hip surface replacement arthroplasty (SRA) can be an alternative for total hip arthroplasty. The short and long-term outcome of hip surface replacement arthroplasty mainly relies on the optimal size and positi...

    Authors: Martijn Raaijmaakers, Frederik Gelaude, Karla De Smedt, Tim Clijmans, Jeroen Dille and Michiel Mulier
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:161
  20. Studies on critical pathway use have demonstrated decreased length of stay and cost without compromise in quality of care. However, pathway effectiveness is difficult to determine given methodological flaws, s...

    Authors: Ms Elaine Husni, Elena Losina, Anne H Fossel, Daniel H Solomon, Nizar N Mahomed and Jeffrey N Katz
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:160
  21. High morbidity has been reported with iliac crest bone graft harvesting; however, donor bone is typically necessary for posterior spinal fusion. Autograft bone combined with allograft may reduce the morbidity ...

    Authors: Xiaoming Yang, Hongguang Xu, Ming Li, Suxi Gu, Xiutong Fang, Jingjie Wang, Jianqiang Ni and Dajiang Wu
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:159
  22. The administration of rituximab (RTX) in vivo results in B-cell depletion, but evidence for multiple mechanisms of action have been reported. Surprisingly, B cell depletion produced a response in patients with po...

    Authors: Alberto Lerario, Filippo Cogiamanian, Chiara Marchesi, Marzia Belicchi, Nereo Bresolin, Laura Porretti and Yvan Torrente
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:157
  23. Extracts of chicory root have anti-inflammatory properties in vitro and in animal models of arthritis. The primary objective of this investigator-initiated, Phase 1, placebo-controlled, double blind, dose-escalat...

    Authors: Nancy J Olsen, Valerie K Branch, Geetha Jonnala, Mira Seskar and Melisa Cooper
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:156
  24. Because previous studies have suggested that motorized non-surgical spinal decompression can reduce chronic low back pain (LBP) due to disc degeneration (discogenic low back pain) and disc herniation, it has a...

    Authors: Christian C Apfel, Ozlem S Cakmakkaya, William Martin, Charlotte Richmond, Alex Macario, Elizabeth George, Maximilian Schaefer and Joseph V Pergolizzi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:155
  25. The effects of lumbosacral orthoses (LSOs) on neuromuscular control of the trunk are not known. There is a concern that wearing LSOs for a long period may adversely alter muscle control, making individuals mor...

    Authors: Jacek Cholewicki, Kevin C McGill, Krupal R Shah and Angela S Lee
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:154
  26. Screw fixation of pelvic ring fractures is a common, but demanding procedure and navigation techniques were introduced to increase the precision of screw placement. The purpose of this case series was the eval...

    Authors: Florian Gras, Ivan Marintschev, Arne Wilharm, Kajetan Klos, Thomas Mückley and Gunther O Hofmann
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:153
  27. Previous research has shown an association between preoperative depressive symptoms and a poorer surgery outcome in lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). It is not known whether depressive symptoms throughout the reco...

    Authors: Sanna Sinikallio, Soili M Lehto, Timo Aalto, Olavi Airaksinen, Heikki Kröger and Heimo Viinamäki
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:152
  28. Finite element analysis results will show significant differences if the model used is performed under various material properties, geometries, loading modes or other conditions. This study adopted an FE model...

    Authors: Ching-Sung Kuo, Hsuan-Teh Hu, Ruey-Mo Lin, Kuo-Yuan Huang, Po-Chun Lin, Zheng-Cheng Zhong and Mu-Lin Hseih
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:151
  29. Population mean changes are difficult to use in clinical practice. Responder analysis may be better, but needs validating for level of response and treatment duration. A consensus group has defined what consti...

    Authors: Sebastian Straube, Sheena Derry, R Andrew Moore, Jocelyn Paine and Henry J McQuay
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:150
  30. Lateral dislocation of the patella (LPD) leads to cartilaginous injuries, which have been reported to be associated with retropatellar complaints and the development of patellofemoral osteoarthritis. Therefore...

    Authors: Lars V von Engelhardt, Marthina Raddatz, Bertil Bouillon, Gunter Spahn, Andreas Dàvid, Patrick Haage and Thomas K Lichtinger
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:149
  31. Although not as common as in women, osteoporosis remains a significant health care problem in men. Data concerning risk factors of osteoporosis are lacking for the male Moroccan population. The objective of th...

    Authors: Abdellah El Maghraoui, Merieme Ghazi, Salim Gassim, Imad Ghozlani, Aziza Mounach, Asmaa Rezqi and Mohamed Dehhaoui
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:148
  32. We investigated the extent, modalities and reversibility of changes at cellular level in the expression of genes and proteins occurring upon Hind limb unloading (HU) in the tibiae of young C57BL/6J male mice. ...

    Authors: Davide Visigalli, Antonella Strangio, Daniela Palmieri and Paola Manduca
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:147
  33. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the main reason for morbidity during military training. MSDs commonly result in functional impairment leading to premature discharge from military service and disabilities ...

    Authors: Henri Taanila, Jaana Suni, Harri Pihlajamäki, Ville M Mattila, Olli Ohrankämmen, Petteri Vuorinen and Jari Parkkari
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:146
  34. Surgery is the primary treatment of skeletal metastases from renal cell carcinoma, because radiation and chemotherapy frequently are not effecting the survival. We therefore explored factors potentially affect...

    Authors: Andreas Fottner, Melinda Szalantzy, Lilly Wirthmann, Michael Stähler, Andrea Baur-Melnyk, Volkmar Jansson and Hans Roland Dürr
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:145
  35. Regional musculoskeletal pain such as back or shoulder pain are commonly reported symptoms in the community. The extent of consultation to primary care with such problems is unknown as a variety of labels may ...

    Authors: Kelvin P Jordan, Umesh T Kadam, Richard Hayward, Mark Porcheret, Catherine Young and Peter Croft
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:144
  36. Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is associated not only with knee instability and impaired neuromuscular control, but also with altered postural orientation manifested as observable "substitution...

    Authors: Anna Trulsson, Ewa M Roos, Eva Ageberg and Martin Garwicz
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:143
  37. Non-pharmacological treatment (NPT) is a useful treatment option in the management of hip or knee osteoarthritis. To our knowledge however, no studies have investigated the effect of NPT in patients with gener...

    Authors: Thomas J Hoogeboom, Mirelle JPM Stukstette, Rob A de Bie, Jessica Cornelissen, Alfons A den Broeder and Cornelia HM van den Ende
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:142
  38. Pain due to temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) often has the same clinical symptoms and signs as other types of orofacial pain (OP). The possible presence of serious neurological and/or systemic organic pathol...

    Authors: Gianni Frisardi, Giacomo Chessa, Gianfranco Sau and Flavio Frisardi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:141
  39. To clarify the clinicopathological characteristics of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) with anti-centromere antibody (ACA).

    Authors: Hideki Nakamura, Atsushi Kawakami, Tomayoshi Hayashi, Naoki Iwamoto, Akitomo Okada, Mami Tamai, Satoshi Yamasaki, Hiroaki Ida and Katsumi Eguchi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:140
  40. Primary stability of the graft is essential in anterior cruciate ligament surgery. An optimal method of fixation should be easy to insert and provide great resistance against pull-out forces.

    Authors: Antonio Herrera, Fernando Martínez, Daniel Iglesias, José Cegoñino, Elena Ibarz and Luis Gracia
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:139
  41. Spinal pain is an important health issue for adolescents resulting in functional limitations for many and increasing the risk of spinal pain in adulthood. Whilst human and animal studies suggest nutrition coul...

    Authors: Mark C Perry, Leon M Straker, Wendy H Oddy, Peter B O'Sullivan and Anne J Smith
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:138
  42. At present, there is no conclusive evidence regarding the best treatment method for reducible unstable fractures of the distal radius. This study compared the effectiveness of two methods used in surgical trea...

    Authors: João C Belloti, Marcel JS Tamaoki, Alvaro N Atallah, Walter M Albertoni, João BG dos Santos and Flavio Faloppa
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:137
  43. Although the efficacy of standard fish oil has been the subject of research in arthritis, the effect of krill oil in this disease has yet to be investigated. The objective of the present study was to evaluate ...

    Authors: Michelle Ierna, Alison Kerr, Hannah Scales, Kjetil Berge and Mikko Griinari
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:136
  44. Shoulder complaints, and especially the outlet-impingement syndrome, are a common condition. Among other things, poor posture has been discussed as a cause. A correlation between impingement syndrome and restr...

    Authors: Christina Theisen, Ad van Wagensveld, Nina Timmesfeld, Turgay Efe, Thomas J Heyse, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann and Markus D Schofer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:135
  45. The purpose of this study was to determine whether some of the clinical features of fibromyalgia (FM) that patients would like to see improved aggregate into definable clusters.

    Authors: Robert M Bennett, Jon Russell, Joseph C Cappelleri, Andrew G Bushmakin, Gergana Zlateva and Alesia Sadosky
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:134
  46. Fixation of trochanteric hip fractures using the Gamma Nail has been performed since 1988 and is today well established and wide-spread. However, a number of reports have raised serious concerns about the impl...

    Authors: Alicja J Bojan, Claudia Beimel, Andreas Speitling, Gilbert Taglang, Carl Ekholm and Anders Jönsson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:133

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