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  1. Shoulder pain is disabling and has a considerable socio-economic impact. Over 50% of patients presenting in primary care still have symptoms after 6 months; moreover, prognostic factors such as pain intensity,...

    Authors: Yasmaine H J M Karel, Wendy G M Scholten-Peeters, Marloes Thoomes-de Graaf, Edwin Duijn, Ramon P G Ottenheijm, Maaike P J van den Borne, Bart W Koes, Arianne P Verhagen, Geert-Jan Dinant, Eric Tetteroo, Annechien Beumer, Joost B van Broekhoven and Marcel Heijmans
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:62
  2. Patients with Parkinson’s disease have higher risk of complications and revision surgery following spine surgery. Spinal fracture in an ankylosed spine is also difficult to treat. We recently treated a case of...

    Authors: Yasuchika Aoki, Arata Nakajima, Ryuji Sakakibara, Seiji Ohtori, Kazuhisa Takahashi and Koichi Nakagawa
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:61
  3. Shoulder complaints are the third most common musculoskeletal problem in the general population. There are an abundance of physical examination maneuvers for diagnosing shoulder pathology. The validity of thes...

    Authors: Lyndsay Somerville, Dianne Bryant, Kevin Willits and Andrew Johnson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:60
  4. Structural and non-structural substitutes of autologous bone grafts are frequently used in hindfoot arthrodeses and osteotomies. However, their efficacy is unclear.

    Authors: Marc Andreas Müller, Alexander Frank, Matthias Briel, Victor Valderrabano, Patrick Vavken, Vahid Entezari and Arne Mehrkens
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:59
  5. To investigate the associations of aural symptoms, headache and depression with the presence of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) symptoms in a young adult population in Japan.

    Authors: Rahena Akhter, Manabu Morita, Disuke Ekuni, Nur Mohammad Monsur Hassan, Michiko Furuta, Reiko Yamanaka, Yoshizo Matsuka and David Wilson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:58
  6. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a major reason for impaired work productivity and sick leave. In 2009, a national rehabilitation program was introduced in Sweden to promote work ability, and patients with...

    Authors: Kjerstin G E Stigmar, Ingemar F Petersson, Anna Jöud and Birgitta E M Grahn
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:57
  7. It has been a common belief that articular cartilage tissue cannot regenerate in vivo. Recently, however, we have found that spontaneous hyaline cartilage regeneration can be induced in vivo by implanting a synth...

    Authors: Katsuhisa Yoshikawa, Nobuto Kitamura, Takayuki Kurokawa, Jian Ping Gong, Yutaka Nohara and Kazunori Yasuda
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:56
  8. Low back pain (LBP) in adolescents is associated with LBP in later years. In recent years treatments have been administered to adolescents for LBP, but it is not known which physical therapy treatment is the m...

    Authors: Inmaculada Calvo-Muñoz, Antonia Gómez-Conesa and Julio Sánchez-Meca
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:55
  9. It is well documented that osteoarthritis (OA) can develop following traumatic joint injury and is the leading cause of lameness and subsequent wastage of equine athletes. Although much research of injury indu...

    Authors: Christina M Lee, John D Kisiday, C Wayne McIlwraith, Alan J Grodzinsky and David D Frisbie
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:54
  10. The eight-item Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire is used as a screening instrument in physical therapy to assess mental defeat in patients with acute low back pain, besides patient perception might determ...

    Authors: Joannes M Hallegraeff, Cees P van der Schans, Wim P Krijnen and Mathieu HG de Greef
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:53
  11. Incomplete cervical cord syndrome without spinal instability is a very devastating event for the patient and the family. It is estimated that up to 25% of all traumatic spinal cord lesions belong to this categ...

    Authors: Ronald HMA Bartels, Allard JF Hosman, Henk van de Meent, Jeannette Hofmeijer, Pieter E Vos, Willem Bart Slooff, F Cumhur Öner, Maarten H Coppes, Wilco C Peul and André LM Verbeek
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:52
  12. The incidence of endoprosthesis failure has been well studied, but few studies have described the clinical characteristics of deep infection in tumor prostheses. This study aimed to analyze the characteristics...

    Authors: Takeshi Morii, Hideo Morioka, Takafumi Ueda, Nobuhito Araki, Nobuyuki Hashimoto, Akira Kawai, Kazuo Mochizuki and Shoichi Ichimura
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:51
  13. A double-network (DN) gel, which is composed of poly(2-acrylamido-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid) and poly(N,N’-dimethyl acrylamide), can induce hyaline cartilage regeneration in vivo in a large osteochondral defec...

    Authors: Hidetoshi Matsuda, Nobuto Kitamura, Takayuki Kurokawa, Kazunobu Arakaki, Jian Ping Gong, Fuminori Kanaya and Kazunori Yasuda
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:50
  14. Serum preptin levels among subjects with different bone mineral densities (BMD) were measured and investigated to determine the correlation between BMD and bone-metabolic markers.

    Authors: Ning Li, Yi-Bo Zheng, Jie Han, Wei Liang, Jia-Yi Wang, Jie-Ru Zhou, Yi Shen and Jie Zhang
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:49
  15. Previous research has demonstrated that the significant others of individuals with persistent back pain may have important influences on work participation outcomes. The aim of this study was to extend previou...

    Authors: Joanna Brooks, Serena McCluskey, Nigel King and Kim Burton
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:48
  16. Metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HR) has been gaining popularity especially for young and active patients. Although different series report good mid-term results, the long-term outcome and failure ...

    Authors: Francesca Salamanna, Milena Fini, Annapaola Parrilli, Matteo Cadossi, Nicolò Nicoli Aldini, Gianluca Giavaresi, Deianira Luciani and Sandro Giannini
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:47
  17. Knee osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, with pain being its most common symptom. Little is known about the psychological aspects of knee osteoarthritis pain. There is an emerging consensus am...

    Authors: Eeva-Eerika Helminen, Sanna H Sinikallio, Anna L Valjakka, Rauni H Väisänen-Rouvali and Jari P Arokoski
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:46
  18. The aim of the study was to investigate the abductor hallucis muscle characteristics, defined as dorso-plantar (DP) thickness, medio-lateral (ML) width, and cross-sectional area (CSA) in relation to the severi...

    Authors: Sarah Stewart, Richard Ellis, Mike Heath and Keith Rome
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:45
  19. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) shows chondroprotective effect in osteoarthritis of the rat knees. However, the ideal number of ESWT is unknown. This study investigated the effects of different numbers...

    Authors: Ching-Jen Wang, Shan-Ling Hsu, Lin-Hsiu Weng, Yi-Chih Sun and Feng-Sheng Wang
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:44
  20. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair has become popular in the last few years because it avoids large skin incisions and deltoid detachment and dysfunction. Earlier arthroscopic single-row (SR) repair methods achi...

    Authors: Cosimo Tudisco, Salvatore Bisicchia, Eugenio Savarese, Roberto Fiori, Dario A Bartolucci, Salvatore Masala and Giovanni Simonetti
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:43
  21. Tibia shaft fractures (TSF) are common for men and women and cause substantial morbidity, healthcare use, and costs. The impact of nonunions on healthcare use and costs is poorly described. Our goal was to inv...

    Authors: Evgeniya Antonova, T Kim Le, Russel Burge and John Mershon
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:42
  22. Osteoporosis is a metabolic disorder characterized by a reduction in bone mass and deterioration in the microarchitectural structure of the bone, leading to a higher risk for spontaneous and fragility fractures.

    Authors: Mercè Giner, Mª José Montoya, Mª Angeles Vázquez, Cristina Miranda and Ramón Pérez-Cano
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:41
  23. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease of which the pathogenetic mechanisms are not fully understood. Semaphorin3A (Sema3A) has an immune regulatory role. Neuropilin1 (NRP1), the primary receptor f...

    Authors: Shu Takagawa, Fumio Nakamura, Ken Kumagai, Yoji Nagashima, Yoshio Goshima and Tomoyuki Saito
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:40
  24. Peripheral skeletal muscle is altered in patients suffering from emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Oxidative stress have been demonstrated to participate on skeletal muscle loss of se...

    Authors: Jair Tonon, Alessandra Lourenço Cecchini, Cláudia Roberta Brunnquell, Sara Santos Bernardes, Rubens Cecchini and Flávia Alessandra Guarnier
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:39
  25. Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV) requires relatively lengthy fluoroscopic guidance, which might lead to substantial radiation exposure to patients or operators. The two-fluoroscopic technique (two-plane radiog...

    Authors: Yen-Yao Li, Tsung-Jen Huang, Chin-Chang Cheng, Meng-Huang Wu and Ching-Yu Lee
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:38
  26. The number of total hip arthroplasties in patients under 30 years is increasing over the years. Almost all of them will face at least one or more future revisions in their life. Therefore, the implant used sho...

    Authors: Marloes WJL Schmitz, Vincent JJF Busch, Jean WM Gardeniers, Jan CM Hendriks, René PH Veth and B Willem Schreurs
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:37
  27. Low back pain is a relevant public health problem, being an important cause of work absenteeism worldwide, as well as affecting the quality of life of sufferers and their individual functional performances. Su...

    Authors: Mauricio Oliveira Magalhaes, Fábio Jorge Renovato França, Thomaz Nogueira Burke, Luiz Armando Vidal Ramos, Ana Paula de Moura Campos Carvalho e Silva, Gabriel Peixoto Leao Almeida, Susan Lee King Yuan and Amélia Pasqual Marques
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:36
  28. Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) is reported to be an effective adjunct for the management of nonunion long-bone fractures. Most studies implement PEMF treatment after 6 months or longer of delayed union or...

    Authors: Hong-fei Shi, Jin Xiong, Yi-xin Chen, Jun-fei Wang, Xu-sheng Qiu, Yin-he Wang and Yong Qiu
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:35
  29. While serum levels of hyarulonic acid (sHA) is known to be useful for a burden of disease biomarker in knee OA, it is far from practical. The reference intervals must be established for biomarkers to be useful...

    Authors: Haruka Kaneko, Muneaki Ishijima, Tokuhide Doi, Ippei Futami, Lizu Liu, Ryo Sadatsuki, Anwarjan Yusup, Shinnosuke Hada, Mitsuaki Kubota, Takayuki Kawasaki, Yoshitomo Saita, Yuji Takazawa, Hiroshi Ikeda, Hisashi Kurosawa and Kazuo Kaneko
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:34
  30. Knee extensor strength and knee extension range of motion (ROM) are important predictors of physical function in patients with a total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, the relationship between the two knee me...

    Authors: Yong-Hao Pua, Peck-Hoon Ong, Hwei-Chi Chong, William Yeo, Celia Tan and Ngai-Nung Lo
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:33
  31. United States Army military police (MP) training is a 19-week course designed to introduce new recruits to basic soldiering skills, Army values and lifestyle, and law enforcement skills and knowledge. The pres...

    Authors: Joseph J Knapik, Bria Graham, Jacketta Cobbs, Diane Thompson, Ryan Steelman and Bruce H Jones
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:32
  32. The failure scenario in total hip arthroplasty (THA), in younger patients, is dependent on the fixation and wear of the acetabular component. In selected cases, where endoprosthetic replacement of the femoral ...

    Authors: Pim W van Egmond, Antonie HM Taminiau and Huub JL van der Heide
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:31
  33. The management of displaced distal tibial fractures is still controversial. The different internal fixation techniques are often burdened by relatively high complication rates. Minimally invasive techniques wi...

    Authors: Telmo Ramos, Jón Karlsson, Bengt I Eriksson and Lars Nistor
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:30
  34. Low back pain (LBP) is common among office workers. A number of studies have established a relationship between Christianity and physical and mental health outcomes among chronic pain patients. The purpose of ...

    Authors: Annop Sooksawat, Prawit Janwantanakul, Tewin Tencomnao and Praneet Pensri
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:29
  35. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is an inherited degenerative neuromuscular disease characterised by rapidly progressive muscle weakness. Currently, curative treatment is not available. Approaches for new treatment...

    Authors: Cordula Pertl, Markus Eblenkamp, Anja Pertl, Stefan Pfeifer, Erich Wintermantel, Hanns Lochmüller, Maggie C Walter, Sabine Krause and Christian Thirion
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:26

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