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  1. There are few effective strategies reported for the primary prevention of low back pain (LBP). Core stabilization exercises targeting the deep abdominal and trunk musculature and psychosocial education program...

    Authors: Steven Z George, John D Childs, Deydre S Teyhen, Samuel S Wu, Alison C Wright, Jessica L Dugan and Michael E Robinson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:92

    Content type: Study protocol

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  2. Conventional knee and hip implant systems have been in use for many years with good success. However, the custom design of implant components based on patient-specific anatomy has been attempted to overcome ex...

    Authors: Ola LA Harrysson, Yasser A Hosni and Jamal F Nayfeh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:91

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Movement control dysfunction [MCD] reduces active control of movements. Patients with MCD might form an important subgroup among patients with non specific low back pain. The diagnosis is based on the observat...

    Authors: Hannu Luomajoki, Jan Kool, Eling D de Bruin and Olavi Airaksinen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:90

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Several studies have been carried out in order to investigate the effect of ankle bracing on ankle joint function and performance. However, no study so far has examined the role of skin-brace interface pressur...

    Authors: Emmanuel S Papadopoulos, Christos Nikolopoulos, Athanasios Badekas, George Vagenas, Stamatios A Papadakis and Spyros Athanasopoulos

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:89

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a major health problem in the world. Self-reported questionnaires are a known method for estimating the prevalence of MSDs among the population. One of the studies concerni...

    Authors: Akbar Alipour, Mostafa Ghaffari, Irene Jensen, Batoul Shariati and Eva Vingard

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:88

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Fifty thousand knee replacements are performed annually in the UK at an estimated cost of £150 million. Post-operative improvement depends on a number of factors including implant design and patient associated...

    Authors: Gayle Walley, Sandeep Datir, Murali Sayana, Aziz Rahmatalla, Ian Dos Remedios, Charles Wynn-Jones, Stephen Bridgman and Nicola Maffulli

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:87

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. Chronic rotator cuff pathology (CRCP) is a common shoulder condition causing pain and disability. Physiotherapy is often the first line of management for CRCP yet there is little conclusive evidence to support...

    Authors: Kim Bennell, Sally Coburn, Elin Wee, Sally Green, Anthony Harris, Andrew Forbes and Rachelle Buchbinder

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:86

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Pain in the hand affects an estimated 12–21% of the population, and at older ages the hand is one of the most common sites of pain and osteoarthritis. The association between symptomatic hand osteoarthritis an...

    Authors: Helen Myers, Elaine Nicholls, June Handy, George Peat, Elaine Thomas, Rachel Duncan, Laurence Wood, Michelle Marshall, Catherine Tyson, Elaine Hay and Krysia Dziedzic

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:85

    Content type: Study protocol

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  9. The objective of the present study was to assess interobserver reproducibility (in terms of reliability and agreement) of active and passive measurements of knee RoM using a long arm goniometer, performed by t...

    Authors: Anton F Lenssen, Ellen M van Dam, Yvonne HF Crijns, Mark Verhey, Ruud JT Geesink, Piet A van den Brandt and Rob A de Bie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:83

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Stress is a risk factor for musculoskeletal pain. We wanted to explore stress related physiology in healthy subjects in order to gain insight into mechanisms of pain development which may relate to the pathoph...

    Authors: Kristian B Nilsen, Trond Sand, Lars J Stovner, Rune B Leistad and Rolf H Westgaard

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:81

    Content type: Research article

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  11. In the current discussion of surgical treatment of arthroses in the ankle joint, arthrodesis is in competition with artificial joint replacement. Up until now, no valid biomechanical findings have existed on t...

    Authors: A Suckel, O Muller, T Herberts and N Wulker

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:80

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The present study aimed to determine the indications for free vascularized fibular grafting for the treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head.

    Authors: Kenji Kawate, Hiroshi Yajima, Kazuya Sugimoto, Hiroshi Ono, Tetsuji Ohmura, Yasunori Kobata, Keiichi Murata, Koji Shigematsu, Kenji Kawamura, Ikuo Kawahara, Naoki Maegawa, Katsuya Tamai, Yoshinori Takakura and Susumu Tamai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:78

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The uncemented Nottingham Total Shoulder Replacement prosthesis system (Nottingham TSR) was developed from the previous BioModular® shoulder prosthesis taking into consideration the causes of the initial implant'...

    Authors: Nahum Rosenberg, Lars Neumann, Amit Modi, Istvan J Mersich and Angus W Wallace

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:76

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  14. Spinal pain is a common problem, and disability related to spinal pain has great consequence in terms of human suffering, medical costs and costs to society. The traditional approach to the non-surgical manage...

    Authors: Donald R Murphy and Eric L Hurwitz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:75

    Content type: Hypothesis

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  15. Differences between gastrointestinal and cardiovascular effects of traditional NSAID or cyclooxygenase-2 selective inhibitor (coxib) are affected by drug, dose, duration, outcome definition, and patient gastro...

    Authors: R Andrew Moore, Sheena Derry and Henry J McQuay

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:73

    Content type: Research article

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  16. In an attempt to establish some consensus on the proper use and design of experimental animal models in musculoskeletal research, AOVET (the veterinary specialty group of the AO Foundation) in concert with the...

    Authors: Jorg A Auer, Allen Goodship, Steven Arnoczky, Simon Pearce, Jill Price, Lutz Claes, Brigitte von Rechenberg, Margarethe Hofmann-Amtenbrinck, Erich Schneider, R Müller-Terpitz, F Thiele, Klaus-Peter Rippe and David W Grainger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:72

    Content type: Correspondence

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  17. Total hip arthroplasty is a successful surgery, that fails at a rate of approximately 10% at ten years from surgery. Causes for failure are mainly aseptic loosening of one or both components partially due to w...

    Authors: Barbara Bordini, Susanna Stea, Manuela De Clerico, Sergio Strazzari, Antonio Sasdelli and Aldo Toni

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:69

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Complaints of Arm Neck and Shoulder (CANS) represent a wide range of complaints, which can differ in severity from mild, periodic symptoms to severe, chronic and debilitating conditions. They are thought to be...

    Authors: Shahla Eltayeb, J Bart Staal, Janneke Kennes, Petra HG Lamberts and Rob A de Bie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:68

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Lower back pain (LBP) is ranked first as a cause of disability and inability to work, and is expected to affect up to 90% of the worlds population at some point in their lifetime. The annual first time inciden...

    Authors: Graham Brennan, Amir Shafat, Ciarán Mac Donncha and Carmel Vekins

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:67

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Walking and cycling to school could be an important regular source of physical activity in growing children. The aim of this 12 months prospective observational study was thus to evaluate the effect of self-tr...

    Authors: Gayani Alwis, Christian Linden, Magnus Dencker, Susanna Stenevi-Lundgren, Per Gardsell and Magnus K Karlsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:66

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The prevalence of chronic musculoskeletal pain is high, with widespread negative economic, psychological, and social consequences for the individual. It is therefore important to find ways to predict the outco...

    Authors: Monica Lillefjell, Steinar Krokstad and Geir Arild Espnes

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:65

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Postural abnormality and muscle imbalance are thought to contribute to pain and a loss of normal function in the upper body. A shortened pectoralis minor muscle is commonly identified as part of this imbalance...

    Authors: Jeremy S Lewis and Rachel E Valentine

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:64

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Variations in corticosteroid/anesthetic doses for injecting shoulder conditions were examined among orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, and primary-care sports medicine (PCSMs) and physical medicine and reh...

    Authors: John G Skedros, Kenneth J Hunt and Todd C Pitts

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:63

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV) is a common developmental disorder of the foot, affecting between 1 and 4.5 per 1000 live births. The aetiology is not well elucidated. While both genetic and environmenta...

    Authors: AH Cardy, S Barker, D Chesney, L Sharp, N Maffulli and Z Miedzybrodzka

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:62

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Although physical activity maintenance is important for OA management, it is not clear whether people with OA are more inactive or not. One possible reason is no simple monitoring tool to assess physical activ...

    Authors: Rei Ono, Soichiro Hirata, Minoru Yamada, Takayuki Nishiyama, Masahiro Kurosaka and Yumi Tamura

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:61

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Dupuytren's disease (DD) is a hand disorder mainly among the northern population. In contrast it is rare in the mediterranean population. Therefore typical habits and dietetic influences have been discussed as...

    Authors: Bernd Loos, Valerij Puschkin and Raymund E Horch

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:60

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The new Musculoskeletal Services Framework outlines the importance of health care needs assessment. Our aim was to provide a model for this for knee pain and disability, describing felt need (individual assess...

    Authors: Clare Jinks, Bie Nio Ong and Jane Richardson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:59

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Sensory information from mechanoreceptors in the skin, muscles, tendons, and joint structures plays an important role in joint stability. A joint injury can lead to disruption of the sensory system, which can ...

    Authors: Eva Ageberg, Johan Flenhagen and Jonatan Ljung

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:57

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Despite considerable knowledge about musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and physical, psychosocial and individual risk factors there is limited knowledge about physical activity as a factor in preventing MSD. In ...

    Authors: Tone Morken, Nils Magerøy and Bente E Moen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:56

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Patients with a history of a fracture have an increased risk for future fractures, even in short term. The aim of this study was to assess the number of patients with falls and to identify fall risk factors th...

    Authors: Svenhjalmar van Helden, Caroline E Wyers, Pieter C Dagnelie, Martien C van Dongen, Gittie Willems, Peter RG Brink and Piet P Geusens

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:55

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are key regulatory molecules in the formation, remodeling and degradation of all extracellular matrix (ECM) components in both physiological and pathological processes in vario...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Fukushima, Akinori Nakamura, Hideho Ueda, Katsutoshi Yuasa, Kunihiro Yoshida, Shin'ichi Takeda and Shu-ichi Ikeda

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:54

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Although low back pain (LBP) among nursing staff, especially in nursing aides (NAs), has been a major health problem around the world, there is limited information on its prevalence in Taiwan. In addition, var...

    Authors: Chao-Kang Feng, Mei-Lien Chen and I-Fang Mao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:52

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  33. Treatment efficacy of physical agents in osteoarthritis of the knee (OAK) pain has been largely unknown, and this systematic review was aimed at assessing their short-term efficacies for pain relief.

    Authors: Jan M Bjordal, Mark I Johnson, Rodrigo AB Lopes-Martins, Bård Bogen, Roberta Chow and Anne E Ljunggren

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:51

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  34. The Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) has become an important tool to describe motor function in children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). The Manual Ability Classification System (MACS) was develope...

    Authors: Katharina Delhusen Carnahan, Marianne Arner and Gunnar Hägglund

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:50

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Abnormal scapular displacements during arm elevation have been observed in people with shoulder impingement syndrome. These abnormal scapular displacements were evaluated using different methods and instrument...

    Authors: Jean-Sébastien Roy, Hélène Moffet, Luc J Hébert, Guy St-Vincent and Bradford J McFadyen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:49

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  36. Arthroscopy is a highly sensitive method of evaluating high-grade cartilage lesions but the detection of low-grade lesions is often is unreliable. Objective measurements are required. A novel NIRS (near-infrar...

    Authors: Gunter Spahn, Holger Plettenberg, Enrico Kahl, Hans M Klinger, Thomas Mückley and Gunther O Hofmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:47

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  37. Musculoskeletal pain symptoms are common in children and adolescents. These symptoms have a negative impact on children's physical and emotional well-being, but their underlying aetiology and risk factors are ...

    Authors: Ashraf El-Metwally, Jouko J Salminen, Anssi Auvinen, Gary Macfarlane and Marja Mikkelsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:46

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  38. Clinical guidelines are considered important instruments to improve quality in health care. In physiotherapy, insight in adherence to guidelines is limited. Knowledge of adherence is important to identify barr...

    Authors: Philip J van der Wees, Erik JM Hendriks, Mariette J Jansen, Hans van Beers, Rob A de Bie and Joost Dekker

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:45

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Postural control tests like standing and sitting stabilometry are widely used to evaluate neuromuscular control related to trunk balance in low back pain patients. Chronic low back pain patients have lesser po...

    Authors: Ulrike Van Daele, Stefanie Huyvaert, Friso Hagman, William Duquet, Bart Van Gheluwe and Peter Vaes

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:44

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Several diseases affect bone healing and physiology. Many drugs that are commonly used in orthopaedics as "analgesics" or anti-inflammatory agents impair bone healing. Stressful conditions are associated with ...

    Authors: Lucio Petrizzi, Massimo Mariscoli, Luca Valbonetti, Vincenzo Varasano, Jens D Langhoff and Brigitte Von Rechenberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:43

    Content type: Research article

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