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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Knowledge of sitting and standing performance in a total population of children with cerebral palsy (CP) is of interest for health care planning and for prediction of future ability in the individual child. In...

    Authors: Elisabet Rodby-Bousquet and Gunnar Hägglund
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:131
  17. We report the safety findings from a 3-year phase 3 study (NCT00205777) of bazedoxifene, a novel selective estrogen receptor modulator under development for the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteo...

    Authors: Claus Christiansen, Charles H Chesnut III, Jonathan D Adachi, Jacques P Brown, César E Fernandes, Annie WC Kung, Santiago Palacios, Amy B Levine, Arkadi A Chines and Ginger D Constantine
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:130
  18. The prevalence of knee osteoarthritis(OA) in East Asia is as common for men and even higher for women than that reported in the Caucasian population. Since both population aging and economic growth have taken ...

    Authors: Inje Kim, Hyun Ah Kim, Young-Il Seo, Yeong Wook Song, David J Hunter, Jin Young Jeong and Dong Hyun Kim
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:129
  19. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common degenerative arthropathy. Load-bearing joints such as knee and hip are more often affected than spine or hands. The prevalence of gonarthrosis is generally higher than th...

    Authors: Gregor Stein, Peter Knoell, Christoph Faymonville, Thomas Kaulhausen, Jan Siewe, Christina Otto, Peer Eysel and Kourosh Zarghooni
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:128
  20. The aim was to examine if self reported chronic regional pain (CRP) and chronic widespread pain (CWP) predicted inpatient care due to serious medical conditions such as cerebrovascular diseases, ischemic heart...

    Authors: Hans Lindgren and Stefan Bergman
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:127
  21. Although improvements are achieved by general exercise, training to improve sensorimotor control may be needed for people with osteoarthritis (OA). The aim was to apply the principles of neuromuscular training...

    Authors: Eva Ageberg, Anne Link and Ewa M Roos
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:126
  22. Osteoarthritis (OA) involves changes in both bone and cartilage. These processes might be associated under some circumstances. This study investigated correlations between bone and cartilage degradation in pat...

    Authors: MA Karsdal, I Byrjalsen, AC Bay-Jensen, K Henriksen, BJ Riis and C Christiansen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:125
  23. To profile the expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) and their potential target genes in the gracilis muscles following ischemic injury in rats by monitoring miRNA and mRNA expression on a genome-wide basis.

    Authors: Ching-Hua Hsieh, Jonathan Chris Jeng, Seng-Feng Jeng, Chia-Jung Wu, Tsu-Hsiang Lu, Po-Chou Liliang, Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Yi-Chun Chen and Chia-Jung Lin
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:123
  24. Patients with cervical radicular syndrome due to disc herniation refractory to conservative treatment are offered surgical treatment. Anterior cervical discectomy is the standard procedure, often in combinatio...

    Authors: Mark P Arts, Ronald Brand, Elske van den Akker, Bart W Koes and Wilco C Peul
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:122
  25. After total knee arthroplasty (TKA) only 75-89% of patients are satisfied. Because patient satisfaction is a prime goal of all orthopaedic procedures, optimization of patient satisfaction is of major importanc...

    Authors: Maaike M Vissers, Ingrid B de Groot, Max Reijman, Johannes B Bussmann, Henk J Stam and Jan AN Verhaar
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:121
  26. It has been postulated that atypical and melancholic depression subtypes exist in depressed fibromyalgia (FM) patients, yet no study has empirically tested this hypothesis. The purpose of this study is to dete...

    Authors: Rebecca L Ross, Kim D Jones, Rachel L Ward, Lisa J Wood and Robert M Bennett
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:120
  27. Supervised preoperative muscle strengthening programmes (prehabilitation) can improve recovery after total joint arthroplasty but are considered resource intensive. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) ...

    Authors: Raymond J Walls, Gavin McHugh, Donal J O'Gorman, Niall M Moyna and John M O'Byrne
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:119
  28. Use of acupuncture has widely increased in patients with chronic low back pain. However, the evidence supporting its efficacy remains unclear. In this article, we report the design and the protocol of a multi-...

    Authors: Jun-Hwan Lee, Hi-Joon Park, Hyangsook Lee, Im Hee Shin and Mi-Yeon Song
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:118
  29. In this study, we evaluated the changes which occurred in the epiligament, an enveloping tissue of the ligament, during the ligament healing. We assessed the association of epiligament elements that could be i...

    Authors: Georgi P Georgiev, Nikolai K Vidinov and Plamen S Kinov
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:117
  30. Physical therapists working in the State of Kuwait are at risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). However, prevalence rates and risk factors are not well documented. The objective of this study...

    Authors: Hesham N Alrowayeh, Talal A Alshatti, Sameera H Aljadi, Majda Fares, Mishayek M Alshamire and Sahar S Alwazan
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:116
  31. Musculoskeletal disorders are common and costly disorders to workers compensation and motor accident insurance systems and are a leading contributor to the burden of ill-health. In Australia, vocational rehabi...

    Authors: Niki Ellis, Venerina Johnston, Susan Gargett, Alison MacKenzie, Jennifer Strong, Malcolm Battersby, Rebecca McLeod, Keith Adam and Gwendolen Jull
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:115
  32. Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common musculoskeletal complaint leading to significant reduction of health and disability. Physiotherapy is often the first choice of treatment although its effectiveness is...

    Authors: Thilo O Kromer, Rob A de Bie and Caroline HG Bastiaenen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:114
  33. Augmenting validated paper versions of existing outcome measures with an equivalent online version may offer substantial research advantages (cost, rapidity and reliability). However, equivalence of online and...

    Authors: Felicity L Bishop, Graham Lewis, Scott Harris, Naomi McKay, Philippa Prentice, Haymo Thiel and George T Lewith
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:113
  34. The flexion-relaxation phenomenon (FRP) is defined by reduced lumbar erector spinae (ES) muscle myoelectric activity during full trunk flexion. The objectives of this study were to quantify the effect of hip a...

    Authors: Martin Descarreaux, Danik Lafond and Vincent Cantin
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:112
  35. Calcium-permeable channels are known to have roles in many mammalian cell types but the expression and contribution of such ion channels in synovial cells is mostly unknown. The objective of this study was to ...

    Authors: Coziana Ciurtin, Yasser Majeed, Jacqueline Naylor, Piruthivi Sukumar, Anne A English, Paul Emery and David J Beech
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:111
  36. Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (MED) is one of the more common generalised skeletal dysplasias. Due to its clinical heterogeneity diagnosis may be difficult. Mutations of at least six separate genes can cause M...

    Authors: Timo Hinrichs, Andrea Superti-Furga, Wolf-Dieter Scheiderer, Luisa Bonafé, Rolf E Brenner and Thomas Mattes
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:110
  37. Normal osteoclasts resorb bone by secretion of acid and proteases. Recent studies of patients with loss of function mutations affecting either of these processes have indicated a divergence in osteoclastic phe...

    Authors: Anita V Neutzsky-Wulff, Mette G Sørensen, Dino Kocijancic, Diana J Leeming, Morten H Dziegiel, Morten A Karsdal and Kim Henriksen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:109
  38. The Dutch Walking Stairs, Walking Ability and Rising and Sitting Questionnaires are three validated instruments to measure physical activity and limitations in daily living in patients with lower extremity dis...

    Authors: Carolin Heitz, Lucas M Bachmann, Anne Leibfried, Rudolf Kissling, Alfons GH Kessels, Roberto SGM Perez, Johan Marinus and Florian Brunner
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:108
  39. Patients suffering from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome commonly complain of substantial limitations in their activities of daily living. The Radboud Skills Questionnaire measures alterations in the level of di...

    Authors: Florian Brunner, Carolin Heitz, Rudolf Kissling, Alfons GH Kessels, Roberto SGM Perez, Johan Marinus, Gerben ter Riet and Lucas M Bachmann
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:107
  40. The aim of this analysis was to determine the relative influence of disease and non-disease factors on areal bone mineral density (BMDa) in a primary care based cohort of women with inflammatory polyarthritis.

    Authors: Stephen R Pye, Tarnya Marshall, Karl Gaffney, Alan J Silman, Deborah PM Symmons and Terence W O'Neill
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:106
  41. Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) and bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) utilize parallel and related signaling pathways, however the interaction between these pathways in bone remains unclear. TGF-β inhibi...

    Authors: Aaron Schindeler, Alyson Morse, Lauren Peacock, Kathy Mikulec, Nicole YC Yu, Renjing Liu, Sandy Kijumnuayporn, Michelle M McDonald, Paul A Baldock, Andrew J Ruys and David G Little
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:105
  42. Numerous transcription factors are involved in the establishment and maintenance of the osteoblastic phenotype, such as Runx2, osterix and Dlx5. The transcription factor retinoblastoma binding protein-1 (RBP1)...

    Authors: David G Monroe, John R Hawse, Malayannan Subramaniam and Thomas C Spelsberg
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:104
  43. Gel-type autologous chondrocyte (Chondron™) implantations have been used for several years without using periosteum or membrane. This study involves evaluations of the clinical results of Chondron™ at many cli...

    Authors: Nam-Yong Choi, Byoung-Woo Kim, Woo-Jin Yeo, Haeng-Boo Kim, Dong-Sam Suh, Jin-Soo Kim, Yoon-Sik Kim, Yong-Ho Seo, Jea-Yeong Cho, Chung-Woo Chun, Hyun-Shin Park, Asode Ananthram Shetty and Seok-Jung Kim
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:103
  44. The purpose of our study was to analyze the clinical and radiological long-term outcomes of surgically treated traumatic knee dislocations and determine prognostic factors for outcome.

    Authors: Michael T Hirschmann, Nadia Zimmermann, Thomas Rychen, Christian Candrian, Damir Hudetz, Lukas G Lorez, Felix Amsler, Werner Müller and Niklaus F Friederich
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:102
  45. There are multiple revision implant systems currently available for socket revision in revision total hip arthroplasty. Up until now, not all of these systems have been followed up with regards to their long-t...

    Authors: Stefan Lakemeier, Guenter Aurand, Nina Timmesfeld, Thomas J Heyse, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann and Markus D Schofer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:101
  46. Decompressive laminotomy is the standard surgical procedure in the treatment of patients with canal stenosis related intermittent neurogenic claudication. New techniques, such as interspinous process implants,...

    Authors: Wouter A Moojen, Mark P Arts, Ronald Brand, Bart W Koes and Wilco C Peul
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:100
  47. Arm, shoulder and neck symptoms are very prevalent among computer workers. In an attempt to reduce these symptoms, a large occupational health service in the Netherlands developed a preventive programme on exp...

    Authors: Erwin M Speklé, Marco JM Hoozemans, Birgitte M Blatter, Judith Heinrich, Allard J van der Beek, Dirk L Knol, Paulien M Bongers and Jaap H van Dieën
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:99
  48. Rheumatic diseases are a major health and financial burden for societies. The prevalence of rheumatic diseases may change over time, and therefore, we sought to estimate the prevalence of rheumatic diseases in...

    Authors: Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, Elias Zinzaras, Ioannis Alexiou, Aphrodite A Papathanasiou, Evangelos Davas, Athanasios Koutroumpas, Georgia Barouta and Lazaros I Sakkas
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:98

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