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  1. Health care workers have a high prevalence of low back pain (LBP). Although physical exposures in the working environment are linked to an increased risk of LBP, it has been suggested that individual coping st...

    Authors: Jette Nygaard Jensen, Karen Albertsen, Vilhelm Borg and Kirsten Nabe-Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:117
  2. During the chronic stage of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), impaired microcirculation is related to increased vasoconstriction, tissue hypoxia, and metabolic tissue acidosis in the affected limb. Severa...

    Authors: George Groeneweg, Frank JPM Huygen, Terence J Coderre and Freek J Zijlstra
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:116
  3. Headache is a highly prevalent disorder. Irrespective of the headache diagnosis it is often accompanied with neck pain and -stiffness. Due to this common combination of headache and neck pain, physical treatme...

    Authors: Willem De Hertogh, Peter Vaes, Dirk Devroey, Paul Louis, Hans Carpay, Steven Truijen, William Duquet and Rob Oostendorp
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:115
  4. Although many clinicians believe there are clinically important subgroups of persons with "non-specific" low back pain, such subgroups have not yet been clearly identified. As part of a large trial evaluating ...

    Authors: Karen J Sherman, Daniel C Cherkin, Laura Ichikawa, Andrew L Avins, William E Barlow, Partap S Khalsa and Richard A Deyo
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:114
  5. Occurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) amongst bisphosphonate users has been increasingly reported but results are conflicting. We performed a Bayesian meta-analysis to address the possible association between...

    Authors: Anselm Mak, Mike WL Cheung, Roger Chun-Man Ho, Alicia Ai-Cia Cheak and Chak Sing Lau
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:113
  6. Numerous proposed surgical techniques have had minimal success in managing greater trochanter overgrowth secondary to retarded growth of the femoral capital epiphysis. For reconstruction of residual hip deform...

    Authors: Ching-Lung Tai, Weng-Pin Chen, Hsih-Hao Chen, Chien-Yu Lin and Mel S Lee
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:112
  7. Osteoporosis is a major health problem in postmenopausal women. Evidence suggests the importance of oxidative stress in bone metabolism and bone loss. Tea consumption may be beneficial to osteoporosis due to i...

    Authors: Chwan-Li Shen, Ming-Chien Chyu, James K Yeh, Carol K Felton, Ke T Xu, Barbara C Pence and Jia-Sheng Wang
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:110
  8. Oscillatory fluid flow (OFF)-induced shear stress leads to positive bone remodeling through pro-formative and anti-resorptive effects on bone cells. In this study, the effects of high frequency OFF on expressi...

    Authors: Chi Hyun Kim, Kyung Hwan Kim and Christopher R Jacobs
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:109
  9. It is thought that spasticity has an influence on the development of functional motor abilities among children with cerebral palsy (CP). The extent to which spasticity is associated with the change in motor ab...

    Authors: Jan Willem Gorter, Olaf Verschuren, Laura van Riel and Marjolijn Ketelaar
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:108
  10. Chronic rheumatic diseases are painful conditions which are not entirely controllable and can place high emotional demands on individuals. Increasing evidence has shown that emotion regulation in terms of acti...

    Authors: Heidi A Zangi, Andrew Garratt, Kåre Birger Hagen, Annette L Stanton, Petter Mowinckel and Arnstein Finset
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:107
  11. Changes in patient-reported outcomes like health related quality of life (HRQOL) and global quality of life (GQOL) in patients with low-energy distal radius fracture might be related to fracture, or be within ...

    Authors: Gudrun Rohde, Glenn Haugeberg, Anne Marit Mengshoel, Torbjorn Moum and Astrid K Wahl
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:106
  12. Despite the morphological alterations of the deep fascia subjected to leg lengthening have been investigated in cellular and extracellular aspects, the impact of leg lengthening on viscoelastic properties of t...

    Authors: Hai-Qiang Wang, Yi-Yong Wei, Zi-Xiang Wu and Zhuo-Jing Luo
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:105
  13. The increasing age of the population, especially in the western world, means that the prevalence of osteoarthritis is also increasing, with corresponding socioeconomic consequences. Although there is no curati...

    Authors: Martin Schencking, Adriane Otto, Tobias Deutsch and Hagen Sandholzer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:104
  14. Musculoskeletal disorders are very common and almost inevitable in an individual's lifetime. Enabling self-management and allowing the individual to take responsibility for care is stated as desired in the man...

    Authors: Maria EH Larsson, Lena A Nordholm and Ingbritt Öhrn
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:103
  15. The VISA-P questionnaire evaluates severity of symptoms, knee function and ability to play sports in athletes with patellar tendinopathy. This English-language self-administered brief patient outcome score was...

    Authors: Johannes Zwerver, Tamara Kramer and Inge van den Akker-Scheek
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:102
  16. Work-site strength training sessions are shown effective to prevent and reduce neck-shoulder pain in computer workers, but difficult to integrate in normal working routines. A solution for avoiding neck-should...

    Authors: Mette K Larsen, Afshin Samani, Pascal Madeleine, Henrik B Olsen, Karen Søgaard and Andreas Holtermann
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:101
  17. The objective was to understand patients' views of treatment after acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, and their reasons for deciding to request surgery despite consenting to participate in a random...

    Authors: Carina A Thorstensson, L Stefan Lohmander, Richard B Frobell, Ewa M Roos and Rachael Gooberman-Hill
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:100
  18. Principles of brain plasticity is used in the treatment of patients with functional limitations to improve sensorimotor function. Training is included in the treatment of knee injury to improve both patient-re...

    Authors: Eva Ageberg, Anders Björkman, Birgitta Rosén, Göran Lundborg and Ewa M Roos
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:99
  19. Physiotherapy has long been a routine component of patient rehabilitation following hip joint replacement. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise afte...

    Authors: Catherine J Minns Lowe, Karen L Barker, Michael E Dewey and Catherine M Sackley
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:98
  20. Increasing evidence incriminates bacteria, especially Mycoplasma fermentans, as possible arthritogenic agents in humans. The purpose of this study was to investigate M. fermentans in the bloodstream of patients w...

    Authors: Constantino Gil, Antonio Rivera, David Bañuelos, Salvador Salinas, Ethel García-Latorre and Lilia Cedillo
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:97
  21. Ankylosing spondylitis is a rheumatic disease in which spinal and sacroiliac joints are mainly affected. There is a gradual bone formation in the spinal ligaments and ankylosis of the spinal diarthroses which ...

    Authors: George Sapkas, Konstantinos Kateros, Stamatios A Papadakis, Spyros Galanakos, Emmanuel Brilakis, George Machairas and Pavlos Katonis
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:96
  22. The Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2 (AIMS2) has not been translated and validated for Persian-speaking patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. This was to provide a validated instrument to measure func...

    Authors: Sayed Javad Mousavi, Mohamad Parnianpour, Ahmad Reza Askary-Ashtiani, Mohamad Reza Hadian, Abdolrahman Rostamian and Ali Montazeri
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:95
  23. Current methods for identifying patients with pain hypersensitivity are sufficiently complex to limit their widespread application in clinical settings. We assessed the reliability and validity of a simple mul...

    Authors: Donald R Nixdorf, Azar Hemmaty, John O Look, Eric L Schiffman and Mike T John
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:94
  24. Obesity is the most modifiable risk factor, and dietary induced weight loss potentially the best nonpharmacologic intervention to prevent or to slow osteoarthritis (OA) disease progression. We are currently co...

    Authors: Stephen P Messier, Claudine Legault, Shannon Mihalko, Gary D Miller, Richard F Loeser, Paul DeVita, Mary Lyles, Felix Eckstein, David J Hunter, Jeff D Williamson and Barbara J Nicklas
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:93
  25. Rotator cuff tendinopathy and subacromial impingement syndrome present complex patomechanical situations, frequent difficulties in clinical diagnosis and lack of effectiveness in treatment. Based on clinical e...

    Authors: Sara Perez-Palomares, Bárbara Oliván-Blázquez, Ana Mª Arnal-Burró, Orlando Mayoral-Del Moral, Elena Gaspar-Calvo, Mª Luisa de-la-Torre-Beldarraín, Elena López-Lapeña, Marina Pérez-Benito, Victoria Ara-Loriente and Laura Romo-Calvo
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:92
  26. No definitive data are available regarding the value of switching to an alternative TNF antagonist in rheumatoid arthritis patients who fail to respond to the first one. The aim of this study was to evaluate t...

    Authors: Federico Navarro-Sarabia, Dolores Ruiz-Montesinos, Blanca Hernandez, Victoria Navarro-Compán, Sara Marsal, Mireia Barcelo, Eva Perez-Pampín and Juan J Gómez-Reino
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:91
  27. The management of Whiplash Associated Disorders is one of the most complicated challenges with high expenses for the health care system and society. There are still no general guidelines or scientific document...

    Authors: Anne Söderlund, Annika Bring and Pernilla Åsenlöf
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:90
  28. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are an important cause for morbidity in military service. They result in disabilities needing long-term rehabilitation and functional impairment leading to premature discharge ...

    Authors: Henri Taanila, Jaana Suni, Harri Pihlajamäki, Ville M Mattila, Olli Ohrankämmen, Petteri Vuorinen and Jari Parkkari
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:89
  29. Previous osteotomy may compromise subsequent knee replacement, but no guidelines considering knee arthroplasty after prior osteotomy have been developed. We describe a systematic review of non-randomized studi...

    Authors: Tom M van Raaij, Max Reijman, Andrea D Furlan and Jan AN Verhaar
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:88
  30. An inconsistent relationship between physical activity and neck/shoulder pain (NSP) in adolescents has been reported in the literature. Earlier studies may be limited by not assessing physical activity in suff...

    Authors: Andrew M Briggs, Leon M Straker, Natasha L Bear and Anne J Smith
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:87
  31. In case of contraindications or intolerance during treatment with oral bisphosphonates (OB), administration of pamidronate intravenously is a widely used alternative.

    Authors: Danielle A Eekman, Marijn Vis, Irene EM Bultink, Harm JGM Derikx, Ben AC Dijkmans and Willem F Lems
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:86
  32. Involvement of users in health care research is central to UK health care policy, and guidelines for involvement exist. However, there are limited examples in rheumatology research. The aim of this study was t...

    Authors: Clare Jinks, Bie Nio Ong and Tracey J O'Neill
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:85
  33. Little is known about future sick-leave diagnoses among individuals on long-term sickness absence. The aim of this study was to describe the panorama of sick-leave diagnoses over time among young adults initia...

    Authors: Marjan Vaez, Jan Hagberg and Kristina Alexanderson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:84
  34. Osteochondral talar defects usually affect athletic patients. The primary surgical treatment consists of arthroscopic debridement and microfracturing. Although this is mostly successful, early sport resumption...

    Authors: Christiaan JA van Bergen, Leendert Blankevoort, Rob J de Haan, Inger N Sierevelt, Duncan E Meuffels, Pieter RN d'Hooghe, Rover Krips, Geert van Damme and C Niek van Dijk
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:83
  35. Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a lower abdominal pain lasting at least 6 months, occurring continuously or intermittently and not associated exclusively with menstruation or intercourse. Although the musculoskel...

    Authors: Mary LLS Montenegro, Elaine CL Mateus-Vasconcelos, Júlio C Rosa e Silva, Francisco J Candido dos Reis, Antonio A Nogueira and Omero B Poli-Neto
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:82
  36. Vertebral endplate signal changes (VESC) are more common among patients with low back pain (LBP) and/or sciatica than in people who are not seeking care for back pain. The distribution and characteristics of V...

    Authors: Tue S Jensen, Tom Bendix, Joan S Sorensen, Claus Manniche, Lars Korsholm and Per Kjaer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:81
  37. Some risk factors for low-energy wrist fracture have been identified. However, self-reported measures such as health-related quality of life (HRQOL) have not been examined as potential risk factors for wrist f...

    Authors: Gudrun Rohde, Anne M Mengshoel, Astrid K Wahl, Torbjorn Moum and Glenn Haugeberg
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:80
  38. Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a persistent disabling condition with rising significant healthcare, social and economic costs. Current research supports the use of exercise-based treatment approaches that enc...

    Authors: Deirdre A Hurley, Grainne O'Donoghue, Mark A Tully, Jennifer Klaber Moffett, Willem van Mechelen, Leslie Daly, Colin AG Boreham and Suzanne M McDonough
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:79
  39. Fibromyalgia (FM) is characterised by diffuse musculoskeletal pain and stiffness at multiple sites, tender points in characteristic locations, and the frequent presence of symptoms such as fatigue. The aim of ...

    Authors: Roberto Casale, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Fabiola Atzeni, Marco Gazzoni, Dan Buskila and Alberto Rainoldi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:78
  40. Thoracic spine pain (TSP) is experienced across the lifespan by healthy individuals and is a common presentation in primary healthcare clinical practice. However, the epidemiological characteristics of TSP are...

    Authors: Andrew M Briggs, Anne J Smith, Leon M Straker and Peter Bragge
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:77
  41. Corticosteroid injection and physiotherapy are two commonly prescribed interventions for management of lateral epicondylalgia. Corticosteroid injections are the most clinically efficacious in the short term bu...

    Authors: Brooke K Coombes, Leanne Bisset, Luke B Connelly, Peter Brooks and Bill Vicenzino
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:76
  42. Knee injuries in football are common regardless of age, gender or playing level, but adolescent females seem to have the highest risk. The consequences after severe knee injury, for example anterior cruciate l...

    Authors: Martin Hägglund, Markus Waldén and Isam Atroshi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:75
  43. In the literature there are discussions on the choice of outcome and the need for more longitudinal studies of musculoskeletal disorders. The general aim of this longitudinal study was to analyze musculoskelet...

    Authors: Anna Grimby-Ekman, Eva M Andersson and Mats Hagberg
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:73
  44. Dupuytren's Disease (DD) is a debilitating contractile fibrosis of the palmar fascia characterised by excess collagen deposition, contractile myofibroblast development, increased Transforming Growth Factor-β l...

    Authors: Linda Vi, Anna Njarlangattil, Yan Wu, Bing Siang Gan and David B O'Gorman
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:72
  45. Early and intensive treatment is important to inducing remission and preventing joint damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. While intensive combination therapy (Disease Modifying Anti-rheumatic Drugs a...

    Authors: Susanne JJ Claessen, Johanna MW Hazes, Margriet AM Huisman, Derkjen van Zeben, Jolanda J Luime and Angelique EAM Weel
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:71
  46. Intra-articular adhesion (IA) is one of the important pathologic signs of intracapsular temporomandibular joint (TMJ) diseases, but this factor has been rarely described with respect to its arthroscopic charac...

    Authors: ShanYong Zhang, XiuMing Li u, Chi Yang, XieYi Cai, MinJie Chen, Majd S Haddad, Bai Yun and ZhuoZhi Chen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:70
  47. There is little scientific evidence to support the usual practice of providing outpatient rehabilitation to patients undergoing total knee replacement surgery (TKR) immediately after discharge from the orthopa...

    Authors: Chung-Wei Christine Lin, Lyn March, Jack Crosbie, Ross Crawford, Stephen Graves, Justine Naylor, Alison Harmer, Stephen Jan, Kim Bennell, Ian Harris, David Parker, Helene Moffet and Marlene Fransen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:69
  48. The Work Instability Scale for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA-WIS) is established and is used by physicians to identify patients at risk of job loss for rapid intervention. The study objective was to explore the con...

    Authors: Gill Gilworth, Paul Emery, Nick Barkham, M Glyn Smyth, Philip Helliwell and Alan Tennant
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:68

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