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  1. Hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) is considered a bone-preserving procedure and may eliminate proximal femoral stress shielding and osteolysis. However, in addition to implant-related stress-shielding factors...

    Authors: Arja Häkkinen, Håkan Borg, Mikko Hakulinen, Jukka Jurvelin, Esa Anttila, Tapani Parviainen and Ilkka Kiviranta
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:100
  2. Several researchers have searched for subgroups in the heterogeneous population of patients with non-specific low back pain (LBP). To date, subgroups have been identified based on psychological profiles and th...

    Authors: Iben Axén, Lennart Bodin, Gunnar Bergström, Laszlo Halasz, Fredrik Lange, Peter W Lövgren, Annika Rosenbaum, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde and Irene Jensen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:99
  3. It is generally acknowledged that back pain (BP) is a common condition already in childhood. However, the development until early adulthood is not well understood and, in particular, not the individual trackin...

    Authors: Per Kjaer, Niels Wedderkopp, Lars Korsholm and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:98
  4. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) proposes three main constructs, impairment (I), activity limitation (A) and participation restriction (P). The ICF model allows for ...

    Authors: Beth Pollard, Marie Johnston and Paul Dieppe
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:97
  5. In view of the conflicting opinions published, a meta-analysis was undertaken on epidemiological studies in order to assess any association between Dupuytren's contracture and work exposure.

    Authors: Alexis Descatha, Pénélope Jauffret, Jean-François Chastang, Yves Roquelaure and Annette Leclerc
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:96
  6. Although trazodone is frequently used by fibromyalgia patients, its efficacy on this disease has not been adequately studied. If effective, pregabalin, whose beneficial effects on pain and sleep quality in fib...

    Authors: Elena P Calandre, Piedad Morillas-Arques, Rocío Molina-Barea, Carmen M Rodriguez-Lopez and Fernando Rico-Villademoros
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:95
  7. the mainstay of treatment of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is oral glucocorticoids, but randomized controlled trials of treatment are lacking. As a result, there is no evidence from controlled studies on the ef...

    Authors: Marco A Cimmino, Massimiliano Parodi, Carlomaurizio Montecucco and Roberto Caporali
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:94
  8. Psychometric properties include validity, reliability and sensitivity to change. Establishing the psychometric properties of an instrument which measures three-dimensional human posture are essential prior to ...

    Authors: Yolandi Brink, Quinette Louw and Karen Grimmer-Somers
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:93
  9. Patients' values and preferences are fundamental tenets of evidence-based practice, yet current osteoporosis (OP) clinical guidelines pay little attention to these issues in therapeutic decision making. This m...

    Authors: Joanna EM Sale, Monique A Gignac, Gillian Hawker, Lucy Frankel, Dorcas Beaton, Earl Bogoch and Victoria Elliot-Gibson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:92
  10. Tenosynovitis is widely accepted to be common in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and postulated to be the first manifestation of RA, but its true prevalence in early disease and in particular the hand has not been f...

    Authors: Ihsane Hmamouchi, Rachid Bahiri, Najlaa Srifi, Souad Aktaou, Redouane Abouqal and Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:91
  11. The scaphoid bone is the most commonly fractured of the carpal bones. In the Netherlands 90% of all carpal fractures is a fracture of the scaphoid bone. The scaphoid has an essential role in functionality of t...

    Authors: Pascal Hannemann, Kevin WA Göttgens, Bob J van Wely, Karel A Kolkman, Andries J Werre, Martijn Poeze and Peter RG Brink
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:90
  12. The aim of this study was to develop a child-specific classification system for long bone fractures and to examine its reliability and validity on the basis of a prospective multicentre study.

    Authors: Dorien Schneidmüller, Christoph Röder, Ralf Kraus, Ingo Marzi, Martin Kaiser, Daniel Dietrich and Lutz von Laer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:89
  13. Hip osteoarthritis is a common and chronic condition resulting in pain, functional disability and reduced quality of life. In the early stages of the disease, a combination of non-pharmacological and pharmacol...

    Authors: Erik Poulsen, Henrik W Christensen, Ewa M Roos, Werner Vach, Søren Overgaard and Jan Hartvigsen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:88
  14. Immobilization and associated periods of inactivity can cause osteopenia, the physiological response of the bone to disuse. Mechanical loading plays an essential role in maintaining bone integrity. Skeletal fr...

    Authors: Dimitri Ceroni, Xavier Martin, Cécile Delhumeau and Nathalie Farpour-Lambert
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:87
  15. Chronic tendon injuries, also known as tendinopathies, are common among professional and recreational athletes. These injuries result in a significant amount of morbidity and health care expenditure, yet littl...

    Authors: Scott A Jelinsky, Scott A Rodeo, Jian Li, Lawrence V Gulotta, Joanne M Archambault and Howard J Seeherman
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:86
  16. Albeit exercise is currently advocated as one of the most effective management strategies for fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS); the implementation of exercise as a FMS treatment in reality is significantly hampered...

    Authors: Linzette D Morris, Karen A Grimmer-Somers, Bruce Spottiswoode and Quinette A Louw
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:85
  17. Even though there are several region-specific functional outcome questionnaires measuring neck disorders that have been developed in English-speaking countries, no Polish version has ever been validated. The p...

    Authors: Ewa Misterska, Roman Jankowski and Maciej Glowacki
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:84
  18. There has been increasing recognition that osteoarthritis (OA) affects younger individuals who are still participants in the workforce, but there are only limited data on the contribution of OA pain to work pr...

    Authors: Marco daCosta DiBonaventura, Shaloo Gupta, Margaret McDonald and Alesia Sadosky
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:83
  19. Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a common complication of high-dose glucocorticoid treatment. Intravascular thrombosis is thought to be associated with the ischemic state of the femoral head. Plasminogen a...

    Authors: Kazutaka Sakamoto, Makoto Osaki, Akira Hozumi, Hisataka Goto, Tatsuya Fukushima, Hideo Baba and Hiroyuki Shindo
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:82
  20. The overall objective was to evaluate the predictive validity of a subgroup classification based on the Swedish version of the MPI, the MPI-S, among gainfully employed workers with neck pain (NP) and/or low ba...

    Authors: Cecilia Bergström, Jan Hagberg, Lennart Bodin, Irene Jensen and Gunnar Bergström
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:81
  21. The role of atherosclerosis in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) has not previously been addressed in population studies. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations of cardiovascular risk factors, ca...

    Authors: Rahman Shiri, Markku Heliövaara, Leena Moilanen, Jorma Viikari, Helena Liira and Eira Viikari-Juntura
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:80
  22. Since cut-out still remains one of the major clinical challenges in the field of osteoporotic proximal femur fractures, remarkable developments have been made in improving treatment concepts. However, the mech...

    Authors: Andreas Lenich, Samuel Bachmeier, Lukas Prantl, Michael Nerlich, Jochen Hammer, Edgar Mayr, Amir Andreas Al-Munajjed and Bernd Füchtmeier
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:79
  23. Musculoskeletal disorders affect all racial and ethnic groups, including Hispanics. Because these disorders are not life-threatening, decision-making is generally preference-based. Little is known about whethe...

    Authors: Jeffrey N Katz, Nancy Lyons, Lisa S Wolff, Jodie Silverman, Parastu Emrani, Holly L Holt, Kelly L Corbett, Agustin Escalante and Elena Losina
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:78
  24. The clinimetric properties of knee goniometry are essential to appreciate in light of its extensive use in the orthopaedic and rehabilitative communities. Intra-observer reliability is thought to be satisfacto...

    Authors: Justine M Naylor, Victoria Ko, Sam Adie, Clive Gaskin, Richard Walker, Ian A Harris and Rajat Mittal
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:77
  25. Exposure of the anterior or lateral lumbar via the retroperitoneal approach easily causes injuries to the lumbar plexus. Lumbar plexus injuries which occur during anterior or transpsoas lumbar spine exposure a...

    Authors: Sheng Lu, Shan Chang, Yuan-zhi Zhang, Zi-hai Ding, Xin Ming Xu and Yong-qing Xu
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:76
  26. This study aimed to measure the gait abnormalities in GRMD (Golden retriever muscular dystrophy) dogs during growth and disease progression using an ambulatory gait analyzer (3D-accelerometers) as a possible t...

    Authors: Inès Barthélémy, Eric Barrey, Pablo Aguilar, Ane Uriarte, Matthias Le Chevoir, Jean-Laurent Thibaud, Thomas Voit, Stéphane Blot and Jean-Yves Hogrel
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:75
  27. The surgical management of obstetrical brachial plexus palsy can generally be divided into two groups; early reconstructions in which the plexus or affected nerves are addressed and late or palliative reconstr...

    Authors: Atakan Aydın, Ahmet Biçer, Türker Özkan, Berkan Mersa, Safiye Özkan and Zeynep Hoşbay Yıldırım
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:74
  28. Dupuytren's disease is a fibro-proliferative disorder affecting ~3-5% of the UK population. Current surgical treatments for Dupuytren's contracture (DC) include fasciectomy and fasciotomy. We assessed the clin...

    Authors: Robert A Gerber, Richard Perry, Robin Thompson and Christopher Bainbridge
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:73
  29. To compare the prescription modalities of general practitioners (GPs) and rheumatologists (RHs) for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) and to determine correlates with prescription of low-dose NSAIDs.

    Authors: Pascal Richette, Pascal Hilliquin, Philippe Bertin, Paolo Carni, Véronique Berger and Marc Marty
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:72
  30. Bisphosphonates are common first line medications used for the management of benign bone disease. One of the most devastating complications associated with bisphosphonate use is osteonecrosis of the jaws which...

    Authors: Gelsomina L Borromeo, Caroline Brand, John G Clement, Michael McCullough, Wendy Thomson, Elly Flitzanis and John D Wark
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:71
  31. Radiographs are the main outcome measure in epidemiological studies of osteoarthritis (OA). Ultrasound imaging has unique advantages in that it involves no ionising radiation, is easy to use and visualises sof...

    Authors: Ajay M Abraham, Iain Goff, Mark S Pearce, Roger M Francis and Fraser Birrell
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:70
  32. Comparatively little is known about the relation between the sagittal vertical axis and clinical outcome in cases of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. The objective of this study was to determine whether ...

    Authors: Mi Kyung Kim, Sun-Ho Lee, Eun-Sang Kim, Whan Eoh, Sung-Soo Chung and Chong-Suh Lee
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:69
  33. Complaints of arm, neck and/or shoulders (CANS) affects millions of computer office workers. However its prevalence and associated risk factors in developing countries are yet to be investigated, due to non av...

    Authors: Priyanga Ranasinghe, Yashasvi S Perera, Dilusha A Lamabadusuriya, Supun Kulatunga, Naveen Jayawardana, Senaka Rajapakse and Prasad Katulanda
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:68
  34. In general there is a lack of data on osteoporosis and fracture in men; this also includes low-energy distal radius fractures. The objectives of this study were to examine BMD and identify factors associated w...

    Authors: Jannike Øyen, Gudrun Rohde, Marc Hochberg, Villy Johnsen and Glenn Haugeberg
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:67
  35. Rotator-cuff pathology is the most common cause of pain and disability in the shoulder. Examining the combined effect of biological and societal factors on disability would potentially identify existing differ...

    Authors: Helen Razmjou, Aileen M Davis, Susan B Jaglal, Richard Holtby and Robin R Richards
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:66
  36. No consensus exists on how rehabilitation programs for lumbar discectomy patients with persistent complaints after surgery should be composed. A better understanding of normal and abnormal postoperative trunk ...

    Authors: Katie GW Bouche, Olivier Vanovermeire, Veerle K Stevens, Pascal L Coorevits, Jacques J Caemaert, Dirk C Cambier, Koenraad Verstraete, Guy G Vanderstraeten and Lieven A Danneels
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:65
  37. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is described as being a successful procedure. These results are often derived from clinical general shoulder examinations, which are then classified as 'excellent', 'good', 'fa...

    Authors: Ronald N Wessel, Tjoan E Lim, Henk van Mameren and Rob A de Bie
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:64
  38. We previously reported early tissue injury, increased serum and tissue inflammatory cytokines and decreased grip in young rats performing a moderate demand repetitive task. The tissue cytokine response was tra...

    Authors: Dong L Xin, Michelle Y Harris, Christine K Wade, Mamta Amin, Ann E Barr and Mary F Barbe
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:63
  39. Brachial plexus lesions as a consequence of carrying a heavy backpack have been reported, but the typical clinical course and long-term consequences are not clear. Here we evaluated the clinical course and pat...

    Authors: Tuula Nylund, Ville M Mattila, Tapani Salmi, Harri K Pihlajamäki and Jyrki P Mäkelä
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:62
  40. Idiopathic Toe Walking (ITW) is present in children older than 3 years of age still walking on their toes without signs of neurological, orthopaedic or psychiatric diseases. ITW has been estimated to occur in ...

    Authors: Raoul Engelbert, Jan Willem Gorter, Cuno Uiterwaal, Elise van de Putte and Paul Helders
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:61
  41. The health consequences of work-family or rather work-life conflict (WLC) have been studied by numerous researchers. The work-related causes of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are also well explored. And stres...

    Authors: Oliver Hämmig, Michaela Knecht, Thomas Läubli and Georg F Bauer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:60
  42. Chronic non-specific low-back pain (LBP) is one of the most common and expensive musculoskeletal disorders in industrialized countries. Similar to other countries in the world, LBP is a common health and socio...

    Authors: Safoora Ebadi, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Nicholas Henschke, Soofia Naghdi and Maurits W van Tulder
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:59
  43. Degenerative changes of lumbar spine anatomy resulting in the encroachment of neural structures are often regarded progressive, ultimately necessitating decompressive surgery. However the natural course is not...

    Authors: Gijsbert M Overdevest, Pim AJ Luijsterburg, Ronald Brand, Bart W Koes, Sita MA Bierma-Zeinstra, Just AH Eekhof, Carmen LAM Vleggeert-Lankamp and Wilco C Peul
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:57
  44. To study the predictive value of baseline radiographs and low-field (0.2T) MRI scans for the symptomatic outcome of clinically significant weight loss in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis.

    Authors: Henrik Gudbergsen, Mikael Boesen, Robin Christensen, Arne Astrup and Henning Bliddal
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:56
  45. Previous research has shown a loss of bone mineral density (BMD) during pregnancy. This loss has been correlated to the occurrence of back pain symptoms during pregnancy. The objective of this study was to eva...

    Authors: William WK To and Margaret WN Wong
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:55
  46. Anti-TNF therapy has been shown to reduce radiographic joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) independent of clinical response. This has previously not been examined for periarticular bone loss, the other c...

    Authors: Mari Hoff, Tore K Kvien, Johan Kälvesten, Aake Elden, Arthur Kavanaugh and Glenn Haugeberg
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:54
  47. For the majority of patients with osteoarthritis (OA), joint replacement is a successful intervention for relieving chronic joint pain. However, between 10-30% of patients continue to experience chronic pain a...

    Authors: Vikki Wylde, Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Jeremy Horwood, Andrew Beswick, Sian Noble, Sara Brookes, Alison J Smith, Mark Pyke, Paul Dieppe and Ashley W Blom
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:53
  48. Low back pain is a common and costly condition. There are several treatment options for people suffering from back pain, but there are few data on how to improve patients' treatment choices. This study will te...

    Authors: Shilpa Patel, Sally Brown, Tim Friede, Frances Griffiths, Joanne Lord, Anne Ngunjiri, Jill Thistlethwaite, Colin Tysall, Mark Woolvine and Martin Underwood
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:52

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  49. This pretrial study aimed to develop and test the usability of a four-week Internet intervention delivered by a Web-enabled mobile phone to support self-management of chronic widespread pain.

    Authors: Ólöf Birna Kristjánsdóttir, Egil A Fors, Erlend Eide, Arnstein Finset, Sandra van Dulmen, Sigrid Hørven Wigers and Hilde Eide
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:51

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