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  1. Spinal posture is commonly a focus in the assessment and clinical management of low back pain (LBP) patients. However, the link between spinal posture and LBP is not fully understood. Recent evidence suggests ...

    Authors: Tim Mitchell, Peter B O'Sullivan, Angus F Burnett, Leon Straker and Anne Smith
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:152
  2. Individuals with osteoporosis and recent vertebral fractures suffer from pain and impaired health-related quality of life (HRQL). To determine whether patients with osteoporosis treated with teriparatide exper...

    Authors: Arthur N Lau, Sammy H Ali, Anna M Sawka, Lehana Thabane, Alexandra Papaioannou, Amiram Gafni and Jonathan D Adachi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:151
  3. Articular cartilage undergoes an important maturation process from neonate to adult that is reflected by alterations in matrix protein organization and increased heterogeneity of chondrocyte morphology. In the...

    Authors: Michael J Mienaltowski, Liping Huang, Arnold J Stromberg and James N MacLeod
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:149
  4. Although previous studies have investigated beliefs about back pain in clinical and employed populations, there is a paucity of data examining the beliefs of the broader community. We aimed to characterize the...

    Authors: Donna M Urquhart, Robin J Bell, Flavia M Cicuttini, Jisheng Cui, Andrew Forbes and Susan R Davis
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:148
  5. Anatomic short femoral prostheses with a prominent lateral flare have the potential to reduce stress-shielding in the femur through a more physiological stress distribution to the proximal femur. We present th...

    Authors: Tobias Renkawitz, Francesco S Santori, Joachim Grifka, Carlos Valverde, Michael M Morlock and Ian D Learmonth
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:147
  6. This study sought to evaluate the association between systemic inflammation as measured by C-reactive protein and total joint replacement and the association between change in CRP status (low, ≤ 10 mg/L and hi...

    Authors: Chris D Poole, Pete Conway, Alan Reynolds and Craig J Currie
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:146
  7. Low back pain (LBP) and neck pain (NP) are a major public health problem with considerable costs for individuals, companies and society. Therefore, prevention is imperative. The Stay@Work study investigates th...

    Authors: Maurice T Driessen, Johannes R Anema, Karin I Proper, Paulien M Bongers and Allard J van der Beek
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:145
  8. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of self-reported and clinical knee morbidity among floor layers compared to a group of graphic designers, with special attention to meniscal status.

    Authors: Søren Rytter, Lilli Kirkeskov Jensen and Jens Peter Bonde
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:144
  9. This double-blind, randomized, controlled trial investigated the effect of the phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor tadalafil on the microcirculation in patients with cold Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in one...

    Authors: George Groeneweg, Frank JPM Huygen, Sjoerd P Niehof, Feikje Wesseldijk, Johannes BJ Bussmann, Fabienne C Schasfoort, Dirk L Stronks and Freek J Zijlstra
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:143
  10. Neck pain is a significant health problem in modern society. There is evidence to suggest that neck muscle strength is reduced in patients with neck pain. This article provides a critical analysis of the resea...

    Authors: Chantal HP de Koning, Sylvia P van den Heuvel, J Bart Staal, Bouwien CM Smits-Engelsman and Erik JM Hendriks
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:142
  11. Despite recognized benefits of regular physical activity on musculoskeletal fitness as well as general health, little is known about the physical activity behavior of patients after Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA...

    Authors: Robert Wagenmakers, Inge van den Akker-Scheek, Johan W Groothoff, Wiebren Zijlstra, Sjoerd K Bulstra, Johan WJ Kootstra, GC Wanda Wendel-Vos, Jos JAM van Raaij and Martin Stevens
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:141
  12. Pain referral patterns of asymptomatic costotransverse joints have not been established. The objective of this study was to determine the pain referral patterns of asymptomatic costotransverse joints via provo...

    Authors: Brian A Young, Howard E Gill, Robert S Wainner and Timothy W Flynn
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:140
  13. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) delivers a holistic approach to health conditions. The objective of the present study is to provide an overview of flexor tendon reh...

    Authors: Renée Oltman, Gudrun Neises, Daniel Scheible, Gerhard Mehrtens and Christian Grüneberg
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:139
  14. Concerning surgical management experience with locking plates for proximal humeral fractures has been described with promising results. Though, distinct hardware related complaints after fracture union are rep...

    Authors: Chlodwig Kirchhoff, Volker Braunstein, Sonja Kirchhoff, Christoph M Sprecher, Ben Ockert, Florian Fischer, Bernd A Leidel and Peter Biberthaler
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:138
  15. Polyurethane (PU) foam is widely used as a model for cancellous bone. The higher density foams are used as standard biomechanical test materials, but none of the low density PU foams are universally accepted a...

    Authors: Purvi SD Patel, Duncan ET Shepherd and David WL Hukins
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:137
  16. Osteoarthritis of the hip is successfully treated by total hip arthroplasty with metal-on-polyethylene articulation. Polyethylene wear debris can however lead to osteolysis, aseptic loosening and failure of th...

    Authors: Wierd P Zijlstra, Nanne Bos and Jos JAM van Raaij
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:136
  17. Delayed union or nonunion are frequent and feared complications in fracture treatment. Animal models of impaired bone healing are rare. Moreover, specific descriptions are limited although understanding of the...

    Authors: Christine Kratzel, Camilla Bergmann, Georg Duda, Stefan Greiner, Gerhard Schmidmaier and Britt Wildemann
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:135
  18. An education self-management program for people with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee was designed to be delivered by health professionals, incorporating their knowledge and expertise. Improvement in quality of...

    Authors: S Coleman, NK Briffa, G Carroll, C Inderjeeth, N Cook and J McQuade
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:133
  19. Obesity is one of the most important risk factors for osteoarthritis (OA) in knee(s). However, the relationship between obesity and OA in hand(s) and hip(s) remains controversial and needs further investigatio...

    Authors: Margreth Grotle, Kare B Hagen, Bard Natvig, Fredrik A Dahl and Tore K Kvien
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:132
  20. Mulligan's mobilisation techniques are thought to increase the range of movement (ROM) in patients with low back pain. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the application of the Mulligan's Sustain...

    Authors: Maria Moutzouri, Evdokia Billis, Nikolaos Strimpakos, Polixeni Kottika and Jacqueline A Oldham
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:131
  21. While the Osteoporosis Canada 2002 Canadian guidelines provided evidence based strategies in preventing, diagnosing, and managing this condition, publication and distribution of guidelines have not, in and of ...

    Authors: George Ioannidis, Lehana Thabane, Amiram Gafni, Anthony Hodsman, Brent Kvern, Dan Johnstone, Nathalie Plumley, Lena Salach, Famida Jiwa, Jonathan D Adachi and Alexandra Papaioannou
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:130
  22. A fracture of the distal radius is a commonly occurring fracture and accounts for a third of all fractures in the elderly. Thus far, one year estimates of pain and disability following a fracture of the distal...

    Authors: Catherine M Moore and Jo Leonardi-Bee
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:129
  23. Nerve root decompression with instrumented spondylodesis is the most frequently performed surgical procedure in the treatment of patients with symptomatic low-grade spondylolytic spondylolisthesis. Nerve root ...

    Authors: Mark P Arts, Marco JT Verstegen, Ronald Brand, Bart W Koes, M Elske van den Akker and Wilco C Peul
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:128
  24. Different research techniques indicate alterations in muscle tissue and in neuromuscular control of aching muscles in patients with chronic localized pain. Ultrasound can be used for analysis of muscle tissue ...

    Authors: Michael Peolsson, Britt Larsson, Lars-Åke Brodin and Björn Gerdle
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:127
  25. Mini-open carpal tunnel release has become increasingly popular for the treatment of carpal tunnel surgery. The main advantages are shortening recovery time and return-to-work time. However, the risk of neurov...

    Authors: Sunton Wongsiri, Porames Suwanno, Boonsin Tangtrakulwanich, Varah Yuenyongviwat and Ekkarin Wongsiri
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:126
  26. Vertebral fractures in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) may contribute to an accelerated decline in lung function and can be a contraindication to lung transplantation. In this study, we examined longitudina...

    Authors: Alexandra Papaioannou, Courtney C Kennedy, Andreas Freitag, John O'Neill, Margaret Pui, George Ioannidis, Colin Webber, Anjali Pathak, Suzanne Hansen, Rosamund Hennessey and Jonathan D Adachi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:125
  27. Hypnosis treatment in general practice is a rather new concept. This pilot study was performed to evaluate the effect of a standardized hypnosis treatment used in general practice for patients with chronic wid...

    Authors: Jan Robert Grøndahl and Elin Olaug Rosvold
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:124
  28. The patellofemoral joint (PFJ) is one compartment of the knee that is frequently affected by osteoarthritis (OA) and is a potent source of OA symptoms. However, there is a dearth of evidence for compartment-sp...

    Authors: Kay M Crossley, Bill Vicenzino, Marcus G Pandy, Anthony G Schache and Rana S Hinman
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:122
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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

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