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  1. Reproducible and suitable animal models are required for in vivo experiments to investigate new biodegradable and osteoinductive biomaterials for augmentation of bones at risk for osteoporotic fractures. Sheep ha...

    Authors: Karina Klein, Enrico Zamparo, Peter W Kronen, Katharina Kämpf, Mariano Makara, Thomas Steffen and Brigitte von Rechenberg
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:200
  2. The Forkhead/Fox transcription factor Foxc2 is a critical regulator of osteogenesis and angiogenesis of cells. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) have the capacity to differentiate into osteoblasts, ch...

    Authors: Wulin You, Hongwei Gao, Lihong Fan, Dapeng Duan, Chunsheng Wang and Kunzheng Wang
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:199
  3. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is the gold standard for detailed visualisation of spinal pathological and degenerative processes, but the prevailing view is that such imaging findings have little or no clini...

    Authors: Rikke K Jensen, Tue S Jensen, Per Kjaer and Peter Kent
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:198
  4. Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease leading to an increased risk of bone fracture. Using a mouse osteoporosis model induced by administration of a receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL), sa...

    Authors: Hiroki Yokota, Kazunori Hamamura, Andy Chen, Todd R Dodge, Nancy Tanjung, Aysan Abedinpoor and Ping Zhang
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:197
  5. Although insomnia is common in patients with low back pain (LBP), it is unknown whether commonly used self-report sleep measures are sufficiently accurate to screen for insomnia in the LBP population. This stu...

    Authors: Saad M Alsaadi, James H McAuley, Julia M Hush, Delwyn J Bartlett, Nicholas Henschke, Ronald R Grunstein and Chris G Maher
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:196
  6. Low back pain is an important public health problem that is associated with poor quality of life and disability. Among the electrophysical treatments, interferential current (IFC) has not been studied in patie...

    Authors: Juliana Barbosa Corrêa, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa, Naiane Teixeira Bastos de Oliveira, Kathleen A Sluka and Richard Eloin Liebano
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:195
  7. Bicompartmental or unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (BKA, UKA) is currently advocated as an alternative solution to conventional total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in order to preserve bone stock and ligaments fo...

    Authors: Eiko Yamabe, Teruko Ueno, Ryo Miyagi, Atsuya Watanabe, Christine Guenzi and Hiroshi Yoshioka
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:194
  8. Culturing of the sonication fluid of removed implants has proven to be more sensitive than conventional periprosthetic tissue culture for the microbiological diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection. Since bact...

    Authors: Massimo Mariconda, Tiziana Ascione, Giovanni Balato, Renato Rotondo, Francesco Smeraglia, Giovan Giuseppe Costa and Marco Conte
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:193
  9. Shoulder pain affects all ages, with a lifetime prevalence of one in three. The most effective treatment is not known. Physiotherapy is often recommended as the first choice of treatment. At present, it is not...

    Authors: Rachel Chester, Lee Shepstone, Jeremy S Lewis and Christina Jerosch-Herold
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:192
  10. The Dynesys system provides stability for destabilized spines while preserving segmental motion. However, clinical studies have demonstrated that the Dynesys system does not prevent adjacent segment disease. M...

    Authors: Shih-Liang Shih, Chien-Lin Liu, Li-Ying Huang, Chang-Hung Huang and Chen-Sheng Chen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:191
  11. The human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B27 gene is considered to be a major gene associated with predisposition to ankylosing spondylitis (AS); however, studies have demonstrated that non-HLA-B27 genes also contrib...

    Authors: Bang-ping Qian, Jun Jiang, Ming-liang Ji, Bin Wang, Yang Yu and Yong Qiu
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:190
  12. In the anatomic double-bundle ACL reconstruction, 2 femoral tunnel positions are particularly critical to obtain better clinical results. Recently, a few studies have reported quantitative identification metho...

    Authors: Shuken Kai, Eiji Kondo, Nobuto Kitamura, Yasuyuki Kawaguchi, Masayuki Inoue, Andrew A Amis and Kazunori Yasuda
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:189
  13. Osteomyelitis is a severe and often debilitating disease characterized by inflammatory destruction of bone. Despite treatment, chronic infection often develops which is associated with increased rates of treat...

    Authors: Carlos J Sanchez Jr, Catherine L Ward, Desiree R Romano, Brady J Hurtgen, Sharanda K Hardy, Ronald L Woodbury, Alex V Trevino, Christopher R Rathbone and Joseph C Wenke
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:187
  14. The ulnar styloid is an important supportive structure for the triangular fibrocartilage complex. However, it remains inconclusive whether or not a fractured ulnar styloid should be fixed in an unstable distal...

    Authors: Yi-xin Chen, Xin Zheng, Hong-fei Shi, Yu-fan Wangyang, Han Yuan, Xiao-xiao Xie, Dong-ya Li, Chang-jun Wang and Xu-sheng Qiu
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:186
  15. Back pain in children is common and early onset of back pain has been shown to increase the risk of back pain significantly in adulthood. Consequently, preventive efforts must be targeted the young population ...

    Authors: Henrik Hein Lauridsen and Lise Hestbaek
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:185
  16. Back pain is a major public health problem due to its high frequency, to the resulting activity constraint, and the need for surgery in many cases. Back pain is more frequent in women than men, mainly in postm...

    Authors: Ariane Viana de Souza e Silva, Paulo Gustavo Sampaio Lacativa, Luis Augusto Tavares Russo, Luiz Henrique de Gregório, Renata Alexandra Calixto Pinheiro and Lizanka Paola Figueiredo Marinheiro
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:184
  17. The Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS) is a patient-reported questionnaire measuring symptoms and functional limitations of the foot and ankle. Aim is to translate and culturally adapt the Dutch version of th...

    Authors: Inge van den Akker-Scheek, Arnoud Seldentuis, Inge HF Reininga and Martin Stevens
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:183
  18. Several chronic pain populations have demonstrated decreased conditioned pain modulation (CPM). However there is still a need to investigate the stability of CPM paradigms before the measure can be recommended...

    Authors: Carolina Valencia, Lindsay L Kindler, Roger B Fillingim and Steven Z George
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:182
  19. Medical record review (MRR) is one of the most commonly used research methods in clinical studies because it provides rich clinical detail. However, because MRR involves subjective interpretation of informatio...

    Authors: Michael Y Mi, Jamie E Collins, Vladislav Lerner, Elena Losina and Jeffrey N Katz
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:181
  20. Functional Capacity (FC) is a multidimensional construct within the activity domain of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework (ICF). Functional capacity evaluations (F...

    Authors: Sandra E Lakke, Remko Soer, Jan HB Geertzen, Harriët Wittink, Rob KW Douma, Cees P van der Schans and Michiel F Reneman
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:180
  21. Myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) are hyperirritable spots located in taut bands of muscle fibres. Electrophysiological studies indicate that abnormal electrical activity is detectable near MTrPs. This phenome...

    Authors: Marco Barbero, Corrado Cescon, Andrea Tettamanti, Vittorio Leggero, Fiona Macmillan, Fiona Coutts and Roberto Gatti
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:179
  22. Health assessment measurements for patients with Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have to be meaningful, valid and relevant. A commonly used questionnaire for patients with RA is the Stanford Health Assessment Questi...

    Authors: Kristina Areskoug Josefsson, Charlotte Ekdahl, Ulf Jakobsson and Gunvor Gard
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:178
  23. Little information exists on the presentation of symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) in orthopaedic surgery when a defined protocol for thromboprophylaxis is used. The objective with this study was to est...

    Authors: Lasse J Lapidus, Sari Ponzer, Hans Pettersson and Edin de Bri
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:177
  24. The recovery of gait ability is one of the primary goals for patients following total arthroplasty of lower-limb joints. The aim of this study was to objectively compare gait differences of patients after unil...

    Authors: Nicola C Casartelli, Julia F Item-Glatthorn, Mario Bizzini, Michael Leunig and Nicola A Maffiuletti
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:176
  25. Widely used rod rotation and translation techniques for idiopathic scoliosis (IS) are effective in correcting spinal coronal deformity. Bilateral apical vertebral derotation technique by vertebral column manip...

    Authors: Lin Sun, Yueming Song, Limin Liu, Yonggang An, Chunguang Zhou and Zhongjie Zhou
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:175
  26. We have developed crosslinked salmon-derived atelocollagen sponge, which has a denaturation temperature of 47 degrees Celsius. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the fundamental in vivo efficacy of the o...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Mori, Eiji Kondo, Yasuyuki Kawaguchi, Nobuto Kitamura, Nobuhiro Nagai, Hirokazu Iida and Kazunori Yasuda
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:174
  27. Authors: Linda van den Berg, Marein Favejee, Stephan Wens, Michelle Kruijshaar, Francois Karstens, Robert Rozenberg, Stephan Praet, Arnold Reuser, Pim Pijnappel, Johannes Bussmann, Pieter van Doorn, Harm Kuipers and Ans van der Ploeg
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14(Suppl 2):P17

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

  28. Authors: R Violano, M Ripolone, V Lucchini, L Villa, M Sciacco, G Comi, P Tonin, M Filosto, S Previtali, T Mongini, L Vercelli, E Vittonatto, A Toscano, O Musumeci, E Barca, C Angelini…
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14(Suppl 2):P13

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 2

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