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  1. Bioabsorbable interference screw fixation has superior biomechanical properties compared to suture anchor fixation for biceps tenodesis. However, it is unknown whether fixation technique influences clinical re...

    Authors: Peter J Millett, Brett Sanders, Reuben Gobezie, Sepp Braun and Jon JP Warner
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:121
  2. Glucosamine (GlcN) used by patients with osteoarthritis was demonstrated to reduce pain, but the working mechanism is still not clear. Viscosupplementation with hyaluronic acid (HA) is also described to reduce...

    Authors: EJ Uitterlinden, JLM Koevoet, CF Verkoelen, SMA Bierma-Zeinstra, H Jahr, H Weinans, JAN Verhaar and GJVM van Osch
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:120
  3. The clinical use of minimum joint space width (mJSW) and cartilage volume and thickness has been limited to the longitudinal measurement of disease progression (i.e. change over time) rather than the diagnosis...

    Authors: Karen A Beattie, Jeffrey Duryea, Margaret Pui, John O'Neill, Pauline Boulos, Colin E Webber, Felix Eckstein and Jonathan D Adachi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:119
  4. Lumiracoxib is a selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor effective in the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) with a superior gastrointestinal (GI) safety profile as compared to traditional non-steroidal anti-inflam...

    Authors: Kirstin Stricker, Sue Yu and Gerhard Krammer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:118
  5. Self-management (SM) programs are effective for some chronic conditions, however the evidence for arthritis SM is inconclusive. The aim of this case series project was to determine whether a newly developed sp...

    Authors: Sophie Coleman, Kathryn Briffa, Heather Conroy, Richard Prince, Graeme Carroll and Jean McQuade
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:117
  6. Studies have suggested that the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis (OA) are rather weakly associated with radiographic findings and vice versa. Our objectives were to identify estimates of the prevalence of radio...

    Authors: John Bedson and Peter R Croft
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:116
  7. As the proportion of the Canadian population ≥65 grows, so too does the prevalence of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. Approximately 20% of visits to family physicians occur as a result of MSK complaints. The...

    Authors: Karen A Beattie, Raja Bobba, Imaan Bayoumi, David Chan, Inge Schabort, Pauline Boulos, Walter Kean, Joyce Obeid, Ruth McCallum, George Ioannidis, Alexandra Papaioannou and Alfred Cividino
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:115
  8. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model of the consequences of disease identifies three health outcomes, impairment, activity limitations and participation restrictio...

    Authors: Diane Dixon, Marie Johnston, Margaret McQueen and Charles Court-Brown
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:114
  9. All the reported measures of sitting posture, as well as photographs, have one flaw, as these measures are external to the body. These measures use calculations from external bony landmarks to estimate spinal ...

    Authors: Sjan-Mari van Niekerk, Quinette Louw, Christopher Vaughan, Karen Grimmer-Somers and Kristiaan Schreve
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:113
  10. Physiotherapists are known to be prone to Work- related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMDs) but its prevalence among physiotherapists in Nigeria has not been reported. This study investigated the prevalence and ...

    Authors: Babatunde OA Adegoke, Ashiyat K Akodu and Adewale L Oyeyemi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:112
  11. Low-dye (LD) taping is commonly used to reduce rearfoot pronation. No studies have previously investigated the effectiveness of LD taping using both plantar pressure distribution (F-Scan) and 3-D (CODA) analys...

    Authors: Kieran O'Sullivan, Norelee Kennedy, Emer O'Neill and Una Ni Mhainin
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:111
  12. The aetiology of osteoporotic fractures is multifactorial, but little is known about the way to evaluate patients with a recent clinical fracture for the presence of secondary osteoporosis.

    Authors: Bianca Dumitrescu, Svenjhalmar van Helden, Rene ten Broeke, Arie Nieuwenhuijzen-Kruseman, Caroline Wyers, Gabriela Udrea, Sjef van der Linden and Piet Geusens
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:109
  13. Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) is a major cause of pain and functional impairment among elders. Currently, there are neither feasible preventive intervention strategies nor effective medical remedies for the manage...

    Authors: Chenchen Wang, Christopher H Schmid, Patricia L Hibberd, Robert Kalish, Ronenn Roubenoff, Ramel Rones, Aghogho Okparavero and Timothy McAlindon
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:108
  14. Any cartilage damage to the glenohumeral joint should be avoided, as these damages may result in osteoarthritis of the shoulder. To understand the pathomechanism leading to shoulder cartilage damage, we conduc...

    Authors: Heidi Ruckstuhl, Eling D de Bruin, Edgar Stussi and Benedicte Vanwanseele
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:107
  15. Neck pain is a highly prevalent condition resulting in major disability. Standard scales for measuring disability in patients with neck pain have a pivotal role in research and clinical settings. The Neck Disa...

    Authors: Marianna N Trouli, Howard T Vernon, Kyriakos N Kakavelakis, Maria D Antonopoulou, Aristofanis N Paganas and Christos D Lionis
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:106
  16. Women working in the public human service sector in 'overstrained' situations run the risk of musculoskeletal symptoms and long-term sick leave. In order to maintain the level of health and work ability and st...

    Authors: Agneta Larsson, Lena Karlqvist and Gunvor Gard
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:105
  17. Splinting after contracture release for Dupuytren's disease of the hand is widely advocated. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the quantity and quality of evidence regarding the effectivene...

    Authors: Debbie Larson and Christina Jerosch-Herold
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:104
  18. The Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) is a self-administered questionnaire that aims to measure pain and disability associated with shoulder disease. It consists of a pain section and a disability sec...

    Authors: Einar Kristian Tveitå, Leiv Sandvik, Ole Marius Ekeberg, Niels Gunnar Juel and Erik Bautz-Holter
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:103
  19. This population study based on a representative sample from a Swedish county investigates the prevalence, duration, and determinants of widespread pain (WSP) in the population using two constructs and estimate...

    Authors: Björn Gerdle, Jonas Björk, Lars Cöster, KG Henriksson, Chris Henriksson and Ann Bengtsson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:102
  20. Whereas the alterations of diverse tissues in cellular and molecular levels have been investigated during leg lengthening via microscopy and biochemical studies, little is known about the response of deep fasc...

    Authors: Hai-Qiang Wang, Xin-Kui Li, Zi-Xiang Wu, Yi-Yong Wei and Zhuo-Jing Luo
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:101
  21. Many techniques have been developed for the reconstruction of the Achilles tendon in chronic tears. In presence of a large gap (greater than 6 centimetres), tendon augmentation is required.

    Authors: Nicola Maffulli, Umile Giuseppe Longo, Nikolaos Gougoulias and Vincenzo Denaro
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:100
  22. Long-term patients with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy show altered foot biomechanics and abnormal foot loading. This study aimed at assessing muscle performance and ankle mobility in such patients under c...

    Authors: Claudia Giacomozzi, Emanuela D'Ambrogi, Stefano Cesinaro, Velio Macellari and Luigi Uccioli
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:99
  23. Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy has shown much promise in revision total knee replacement. Methods of repair previously described include screw and wire fixation. Both methods have significant complications.

    Authors: Crawford R Deane, Nicholas A Ferran, Adel Ghandour and Rhidian L Morgan-Jones
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:98
  24. The causes of chronic low back pain (CLBP) remain obscure and effective treatment of symptoms remains elusive. A mechanism of relieving chronic pain based on the consequences of conflicting unpleasant sensory ...

    Authors: Karen L Barker, Christopher J Elliott, Catherine M Sackley and Jeremy CT Fairbank
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:97
  25. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and the predictors of musculoskeletal symptoms in the upper extremities and neck at visual display terminal (VDT) workstations.

    Authors: André Klussmann, Hansjuergen Gebhardt, Falk Liebers and Monika A Rieger
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:96
  26. This study aims to contribute to the knowledge of the influence of comorbidity in OA. The objectives of the study were (i) to describe the prevalence of comorbidity and (ii) to describe the relationship betwee...

    Authors: Gabriella M van Dijk, Cindy Veenhof, Francois Schellevis, Harry Hulsmans, Jan PJ Bakker, Henk Arwert, Jos HM Dekker, Guus J Lankhorst and Joost Dekker
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:95
  27. Animal models have provided much information on molecular and cellular changes in joint disease, particularly OA. However there are limitations to in vivo work and single tissue in vitro studies can provide more ...

    Authors: Frances MD Henson and Thea A Vincent
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:94
  28. Two types of methods are used to assess learning curves: outcome assessment and process assessment. Outcome measures are usually dichotomous rare events like complication rates and survival or require an exten...

    Authors: Jakob van Oldenrijk, Matthias U Schafroth, Mohit Bhandari, Wouter C Runne and Rudolf W Poolman
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:93
  29. Little is known about the course of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 1 and potential factors influencing the course of this disorder over time. The goal of this study is a) to set up a database with patients suf...

    Authors: Florian Brunner, Lucas M Bachmann, Ulrich Weber, Alfons GH Kessels, Roberto SGM Perez, Johan Marinus and Rudolf Kissling
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:92
  30. Persistent whiplash associated disorders (WAD) have been associated with alterations in kinesthetic sense and motor control. The evidence is however inconclusive, particularly for differences between WAD patie...

    Authors: Astrid Woodhouse and Ottar Vasseljen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:90
  31. Parameters of MR imaging play a pivotal role in diagnosing lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), and serve as an important tool in clinical decision-making. Despite the importance of MR imaging, little is known about ...

    Authors: Felix Zeifang, Marcus Schiltenwolf, Rainer Abel and Babak Moradi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:89
  32. Initial promise of a stand-alone interbody fusion cage to treat chronic back pain and restore disc height has not been realized. In some instances, a posterior spinal fixation has been used to enhance stabilit...

    Authors: Shih-Hao Chen, Ching-Lung Tai, Chien-Yu Lin, Pang-Hsing Hsieh and Weng-Pin Chen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:88
  33. Čobeljić et al. recently reported a numeric table method to provide precise rotational osteotomy which is a well established orthopaedic procedure. The numeric table requires four pages in length that is rathe...

    Authors: Chen-Kun Liaw, Rong-Sen Yang, Sheng-Mou Hou, Tai-Yin Wu and Chiou-Shann Fuh
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:87
  34. Autologous chondrocyte implantation is an established technique for the repair of degenerated articular cartilage. Recently, the detection of side population (SP) cells, which have the ability to strongly effl...

    Authors: Takeshi Teramura, Kanji Fukuda, Shinji Kurashimo, Yoshihiko Hosoi, Yoshihisa Miki, Shigeki Asada and Chiaki Hamanishi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:86
  35. Mounting evidence supports a physiological role for silicon (Si) as orthosilicic acid (OSA, Si(OH)4) in bone formation. The effect of oral choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid (ch-OSA) on markers of bone turnover...

    Authors: Tim D Spector, Mario R Calomme, Simon H Anderson, Gail Clement, Liisa Bevan, Nathalie Demeester, Rami Swaminathan, Ravin Jugdaohsingh, Dirk A Vanden Berghe and Jonathan J Powell
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:85
  36. The association of lumbar spine instability between laminectomy and laminotomy has been clinically studied, but the corresponding in vitro biomechanical studies have not been reported. We investigated the hypothe...

    Authors: Ching-Lung Tai, Pang-Hsing Hsieh, Weng-Pin Chen, Lih-Huei Chen, Wen-Jer Chen and Po-Liang Lai
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:84
  37. A recent study of adults aged ≥50 years reporting knee pain found an excess of radiographic knee osteoarthritis (knee ROA) in symptomatic males compared to females. This was independent of age, BMI and other c...

    Authors: Rosie J Lacey, Elaine Thomas, Rachel C Duncan and George Peat
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:82
  38. There is little evidence on differences across health care systems in choice and outcome of the treatment of chronic low back pain (CLBP) with spinal surgery and conservative treatment as the main options. At ...

    Authors: Markus Melloh, Christoph Röder, Achim Elfering, Jean-Claude Theis, Urs Müller, Lukas P Staub, Emin Aghayev, Thomas Zweig, Thomas Barz, Thomas Kohlmann, Simon Wieser, Peter Jüni and Marcel Zwahlen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:81
  39. The cervical multifidus muscles insert onto the lower cervical facet capsular ligaments and the cervical facet joints are the source of pain in some chronic whiplash patients. Reflex activation of the multifid...

    Authors: Gunter P Siegmund, Jean-Sébastien Blouin, Mark G Carpenter, John R Brault and J Timothy Inglis
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:80
  40. In Sweden, as well as in Scandinavia, there is no easy way to evaluate patients' difficulties when they suffer from lateral epicondylitis/epicondylalgia. However, there is a Canadian questionnaire, in English,...

    Authors: Pia Nilsson, Amir Baigi, Bertil Marklund and Jörgen Månsson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:79
  41. Rotator cuff tears are frequently associated with pathologies of the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT). Tenotomy and tenodesis of the LHBT are commonly used to manage disorders of the LHBT.

    Authors: Francesco Franceschi, Umile Giuseppe Longo, Laura Ruzzini, Giacomo Rizzello, Nicola Maffulli and Vincenzo Denaro
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:78
  42. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are recommended for multimodal postoperative pain management. We evaluated opioid-sparing effects and rehabilitative results after perioperative celecoxib adminis...

    Authors: Yu-Min Huang, Chiu-Meng Wang, Chen-Ti Wang, Wei-Peng Lin, Lih-Ching Horng and Ching-Chuan Jiang
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:77
  43. Recent reviews have indicated that low level level laser therapy (LLLT) is ineffective in lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET) without assessing validity of treatment procedures and doses or the influence of prior...

    Authors: Jan M Bjordal, Rodrigo AB Lopes-Martins, Jon Joensen, Christian Couppe, Anne E Ljunggren, Apostolos Stergioulas and Mark I Johnson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:75
  44. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic auto-immune disease with extensive articular cartilage destruction. Aggrecan depletion, mediated by aggrecanases is one of the first signs of early cartilage erosion. We ...

    Authors: Jean C Rousseau, Eren U Sumer, Gert Hein, Bodil C Sondergaard, Suzi H Madsen, Christian Pedersen, Thomas Neumann, Andreas Mueller, Per Qvist, Pierre Delmas and Morten A Karsdal
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:74
  45. Previous studies from our group have shown that a high prevalence of vertebral deformities suggestive of fracture can be found in patients with an inflammatory disease, despite a near normal bone mineral densi...

    Authors: A Caroline Heijckmann, Bianca Dumitrescu, Arie C Nieuwenhuijzen Kruseman, Piet Geusens, Bruce HR Wolffenbuttel, Jolanda De Vries, Marjolein Drent and Maya SP Huijberts
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:72

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