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  1. Allogeneic red blood cell transfusion is frequently used in total hip replacement surgery (THR). However, data on the prognosis of transfused patients are sparse. In this study we compared the risk of complica...

    Authors: Alma B Pedersen, Frank Mehnert, Soren Overgaard and Soren P Johnsen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:167
  2. Osteoporosis and osteoporotic fracture in men are significant public health problems in an aging society. However, information on male osteoporosis remains impressively lacking, especially for Asians. We desig...

    Authors: Masayuki Iki, Yuki Fujita, Junko Tamaki, Katsuyasu Kouda, Akiko Yura, Eiko Kadowaki, Yuho Sato, Jong-Seong Moon, Nozomi Okamoto and Norio Kurumatani
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:165
  3. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance a newly developed nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite, OSTIM® following functional implantation in femoral sites in thirty-eight sheep for 1, 2 or 3 months. Os...

    Authors: Franz-Xaver Huber, Nicholas McArthur, Lydia Heimann, Elvira Dingeldein, Héloïse Cavey, Xavier Palazzi, Gaëlle Clermont and Jean-Pierre Boutrand
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:164
  4. Shoulder dysfunction is common and pathology of the rotator cuff tendons and subacromial bursa are considered to be a major cause of pain and morbidity. Although many hypotheses exist there is no definitive un...

    Authors: Jeremy S Lewis, Syed A Raza, James Pilcher, Christine Heron and Jan D Poloniecki
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:163
  5. This study evaluated the frequency of cognitive impairment in patients with Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) using the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE).

    Authors: Jose Rodríguez-Andreu, Rosario Ibáñez-Bosch, Amparo Portero-Vázquez, Xavier Masramon, Javier Rejas and Rafael Gálvez
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:162
  6. The 30-item Disabilities Arm Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire was introduced to facilitate assessment of upper limb functional limitations. To improve practicality and eliminate item redundancy a modifie...

    Authors: C Philip Gabel, Michael Yelland, Markus Melloh and Brendan Burkett
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:161
  7. Chronic whiplash is a common and costly problem. Sensory hypersensitivity is a feature of chronic whiplash that is associated with poor responsiveness to physical treatments such as exercise. Modalities such a...

    Authors: Michele Sterling, Stephanie Valentin, Bill Vicenzino, Tina Souvlis and Luke B Connelly
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:160
  8. Wearing shoes of insufficient length during childhood has often been cited as leading to deformities of the foot, particularly to the development of hallux valgus disorders. Until now, these assumptions have n...

    Authors: Christian Klein, Elisabeth Groll-Knapp, Michael Kundi and Wieland Kinz
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:159
  9. Chiari disease (or malformation) is in general a congenital condition characterized by an anatomic defect of the base of the skull, in which the cerebellum and brain stem herniate through the foramen magnum in...

    Authors: Alfredo Avellaneda Fernández, Alberto Isla Guerrero, Maravillas Izquierdo Martínez, María Eugenia Amado Vázquez, Javier Barrón Fernández, Ester Chesa i Octavio, Javier De la Cruz Labrado, Mercedes Escribano Silva, Marta Fernández de Gamboa Fernández de Araoz, Rocío García-Ramos, Miguel García Ribes, Carmen Gómez, Joaquín Insausti Valdivia, Ramón Navarro Valbuena and José R Ramón
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10(Suppl 1):S1

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 1

  10. This study was aimed at evaluating whether or not patients with chronic type III acromioclavicular dislocation develop cervical spine pain and degenerative changes more frequently than normal subjects.

    Authors: Stefano Gumina, Stefano Carbone, Valerio Arceri, Alessandro Rita, Anna R Vestri and Franco Postacchini
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:157
  11. Tennis elbow is a common and often extremely painful musculoskeletal condition, which has considerable impact on individuals as well as economic implications for healthcare utilization and absence from work. M...

    Authors: Linda S Chesterton, Daniëlle A van der Windt, Julius Sim, Martyn Lewis, Christian D Mallen, Elizabeth E Mason, Catherine Warlow, Kanchan Vohora and Elaine M Hay
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:156
  12. Evidence suggests that to facilitate physical activity sedentary people may adhere to one component of exercise prescriptions (intensity, duration or frequency) without adhering to other components. Some exper...

    Authors: Francesc Medina-Mirapeix, Pilar Escolar-Reina, Juan J Gascón-Cánovas, Joaquina Montilla-Herrador, Francisco J Jimeno-Serrano and Sean M Collins
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:155
  13. The association between knee alignment and knee pain in knee osteoarthritis (OA) is unclear. High tibial osteotomy, a treatment option in knee OA, alters load from the affected to the unaffected compartment of...

    Authors: Annette W-Dahl, Sören Toksvig-Larsen and Ewa M Roos
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:154
  14. A large proportion of people living with hip or knee pain do not consult health care professionals. Pain severity is often believed to be the main reason for help seeking in this population; however the eviden...

    Authors: Carina A Thorstensson, Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Joy Adamson, Susan Williams and Paul Dieppe
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:153
  15. Lateral epicondylitis is a painful condition responsible for loss of function and sick leave for long periods of time. In many countries, the treatment guidelines recommend a wait-and-see policy, reflecting th...

    Authors: Morten Olaussen, Øystein Holmedal, Morten Lindbæk and Søren Brage
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:152
  16. Although the connective tissues forming the fascial planes of the back have been hypothesized to play a role in the pathogenesis of chronic low back pain (LBP), there have been no previous studies quantitative...

    Authors: Helene M Langevin, Debbie Stevens-Tuttle, James R Fox, Gary J Badger, Nicole A Bouffard, Martin H Krag, Junru Wu and Sharon M Henry
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:151
  17. Inpatient satisfaction with care is a standard indicator of the quality of care delivered during hospitalization. Total hip and knee replacement (THR/TKR) for osteoarthritis (OA) are among the most successful ...

    Authors: Cédric Baumann, Anne Christine Rat, Georges Osnowycz, Didier Mainard, Christian Cuny and Francis Guillemin
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:150
  18. Whiplash is the most common injury following a motor vehicle accident. Approximately 60% of people suffer persistent pain and disability six months post injury. Two forms of exercise; specific motor relearning...

    Authors: Zoe A Michaleff, Chris G Maher, Gwendolen Jull, Jane Latimer, Luke B Connelly, Chung-Wei Christine Lin, Trudy Rebbeck and Michele Sterling
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:149
  19. MMP-13 and IGFBP-5 are important factors involved in osteoarthritis (OA). We investigated whether two highly predicted microRNAs (miRNAs), miR-140 and miR-27a, regulate these two genes in human OA chondrocytes.

    Authors: Ginette Tardif, David Hum, Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Nicolas Duval and Johanne Martel-Pelletier
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:148
  20. In the past decade, a considerable amount of research has been carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of innovative low back pain (LBP) interventions. Although some interventions proved to be effective, the...

    Authors: Ludeke C Lambeek, Willem van Mechelen, Peter C Buijs, Patrick Loisel and Johannes R Anema
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:147
  21. This study aimed to determine whether the effect of laterally wedged insoles on the adduction moment in knee osteoarthritis (OA) declined after one month of wear, and whether higher reported use of insoles was...

    Authors: Rana S Hinman, Kelly Ann Bowles and Kim L Bennell
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:146
  22. In 2003 new computer software, the VOAA (Video Observations Aarts and Aarts), was designed to score and evaluate two important aspects of spontaneous upper limb use, i.e. overall duration and frequency of spec...

    Authors: Pauline BM Aarts, Peter H Jongerius, Yvonne A Geerdink and Alexander C Geurts
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:145
  23. Endoscopic carpal tunnel release with a single portal technique has been shown to reduce sick leave compared to open carpal tunnel release, claiming to be a less invasive procedure and reducing scar tenderness...

    Authors: Torben Bæk Hansen, Jesper Dalsgaard, Anette Meldgaard and Kristian Larsen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:144
  24. The burden of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) on the general health and well-being of the population has been documented in various studies. The objective of this study was to explore the association between M...

    Authors: Maria D Antonopoulou, Athanasios K Alegakis, Alexander G Hadjipavlou and Christos D Lionis
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:143
  25. Idiopathic congenital talipes equinovarus (ICTEV) is a congenital limb deformity. Based on extended transmission disequilibrium testing, Gli-Kruppel family member 3 (Gli3) has been identified as a candidate gene ...

    Authors: DongHua Cao, ChunLian Jin, MeiHong Ren, ChangKun Lin, Xuan Zhang and Ning Zhao
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:142
  26. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a representative systemic autoimmune disease characterized by activated T cells and polyclonally activated B cells that produce autoantibodies. Activation of autoreactive ...

    Authors: Meiying Wang, Hongsheng Sun, Wei Zhang and Yuanchao Zhang
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:141

    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:152

  27. Proximal humeral fractures, which occur mainly in older adults, account for approximately 4 to 5% of all fractures. Approximately 40% of these fractures are displaced fractures involving the surgical neck. Man...

    Authors: Helen Handoll, Stephen Brealey, Amar Rangan, David Torgerson, Laura Dennis, Alison Armstrong, Ling-Hsiang Chuang, Ben Cross, Jo Dumville, Sarah Gardner, Lorna Goodchild, Sharon Hamilton, Catherine Hewitt, Rajan Madhok, Nicola Maffulli, Lucy Micklewright…
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:140
  28. Brief intervention programs for subacute low back pain (LBP) result in significant reduction of sick leave compared to treatment as usual. Although effective, a substantial proportion of the patients do not re...

    Authors: Silje E Reme, Eli M Hagen and Hege R Eriksen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:139
  29. Exercise has been shown to have positive effects on bone density and strength. However, knowledge of the time-course of exercise and bone changes is scarce due to lack of methods to quantify and qualify daily ...

    Authors: Riikka Ahola, Raija Korpelainen, Aki Vainionpää, Juhani Leppäluoto and Timo Jämsä
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:138
  30. Many people attending rheumatology clinics use analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories for persistent musculoskeletal pain. Guidelines for pain management recommend regular and pre-emptive use of anal...

    Authors: Ruth Blamey, Kate Jolly, Sheila Greenfield and Paresh Jobanputra
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:137
  31. Activity advice and prescription are commonly used in the management of low back pain (LBP). Although there is evidence for advising patients with LBP to remain active, facilitating both recovery and return to...

    Authors: Paul Hendrick, Stephan Milosavljevic, Melanie L Bell, Leigh Hale, Deirdre A Hurley, Suzanne M McDonough, Markus Melloh and David G Baxter
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:136
  32. The negative impact of vertebral and hip low-energy fractures on health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) has been demonstrated previously, but few prospective long-term follow-up studies have been conducted. Th...

    Authors: Inger Hallberg, Margareta Bachrach-Lindström, Staffan Hammerby, Göran Toss and Anna-Christina Ek
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:135
  33. Achilles tendinopathy is the predominant overuse injury in runners. To further investigate this overload injury in transverse and longitudinal studies a valid, responsive and reliable outcome measure is demand...

    Authors: Heinz Lohrer and Tanja Nauck
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:134
  34. In this cross-sectional study, we conducted a comprehensive assessment of all articular elements that could be measured using knee MRI. We assessed the association of pathological change in multiple articular ...

    Authors: Dennis S Meredith, Elena Losina, Gesa Neumann, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Philipp K Lang and Jeffrey N Katz
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:133
  35. Albeit other prospective randomized controlled clinical trials on H-Wave Device Stimulation (HWDS), this is the first randomized double-blind Placebo controlled prospective study that assessed the effects of H...

    Authors: Kenneth Blum, Amanda LC Chen, Thomas JH Chen, Roger L Waite, B William Downs, Eric R Braverman, Mallory M Kerner, Stella M Savarimuthu and Nicholas DiNubile
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:132
  36. De Quervain's tenosynovitis is a stenosing tenosynovitis of the first dorsal compartment of the wrist and leads to wrist pain and to impaired function of the wrist and hand. It can be treated by splinting, loc...

    Authors: Cyriac Peters-Veluthamaningal, Jan C Winters, Klaas H Groenier and Betty Meyboom-deJong
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:131
  37. There is some evidence that acupuncture for pain and osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is more than a placebo, and short term clinical benefits have been observed when acupuncture is compared to usual care. Howe...

    Authors: Harriet Lansdown, Katie Howard, Stephen Brealey and Hugh MacPherson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:130
  38. To compare the effectiveness of a custom-made leather wrist splint (LS) with a commercially available fabric splint (FS) in adults with chronic wrist pain.

    Authors: Jill Thiele, Rachel Nimmo, Wendy Rowell, Stephen Quinn and Graeme Jones
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:129
  39. Any metal placed in a biological environment undergoes corrosion. Thus, with their large metallic surfaces, TKA implants are particularly prone to corrosion with subsequent release of metal ions into the human...

    Authors: Jörg Lützner, Gerd Dinnebier, Albrecht Hartmann, Klaus-Peter Günther and Stephan Kirschner
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:128
  40. The aim of this study was to gain a deeper understanding of the gender differences in knee osteoarthritis (OA) by evaluating the differences in gait spatio-temporal parameters and the differences in pain, qual...

    Authors: Ronen Debi, Amit Mor, Ofer Segal, Ganit Segal, Eytan Debbi, Gabriel Agar, Nahum Halperin, Amir Haim and Avi Elbaz
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:127
  41. Visual estimation (VE) is an essential tool for evaluation of range of motion. Few papers discussed its validity in children orthopedics' practice. The purpose of our study was to assess validity and reliabili...

    Authors: Rami Rachkidi, Ismat Ghanem, Ibrahim Kalouche, Samer El Hage, Fernand Dagher and Khalil Kharrat
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:126
  42. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the role of MRI in musculoskeletal tumours, especially, in prediction of malignancy & to compare whether the diagnosis made on MRI correlates with the cytological/histo...

    Authors: Alex Daniel Jr III, Ekram Ullah, Shagufta Wahab and Vasantha Kumar Jr
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:125
  43. Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) presents a challenge for patients and health care staff across many medical specialities. The aetiology is multi-dimensional, involving somatic, psychological and social factors. Pa...

    Authors: Heidi K Lempp, Stephani L Hatch, Serene F Carville and Ernest H Choy
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:124
  44. The importance of using a common language when communicating to others about back pain is acknowledged in the literature. There are broadly three areas where difficulties in communication about back pain arise...

    Authors: Karen L Barker, Margaret Reid and Catherine J Minns Lowe
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:123
  45. While approximately 70% of chronic low back pain (CLBP) sufferers complain of sleep disturbance, current literature is based on self report measures which can be prone to bias and no objective data of sleep qu...

    Authors: Grainne M O'Donoghue, Niall Fox, Conor Heneghan and Deirdre A Hurley
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:122
  46. Neurogenic claudication (NC) is the clinical syndrome commonly associated with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Non-surgical management is recommended as initial treatment, but little is known about current pract...

    Authors: Christine M Comer, Anthony C Redmond, Howard A Bird and Philip G Conaghan
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:121
  47. Fractures of the proximal radius need to be classified in an appropriate and reproducible manner. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of the three most widely used classification systems.

    Authors: Fabio T Matsunaga, Marcel JS Tamaoki, Eduardo F Cordeiro, Anderson Uehara, Marcos H Ikawa, Marcelo H Matsumoto, João BG dos Santos and João C Belloti
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:120
  48. Prosthetic design for the use in primary total knee arthroplasty has evolved into designs that preserve the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and those in which the ligament is routinely sacrificed (posterior ...

    Authors: Lennard GH van den Boom, Reinoud W Brouwer, Inge van den Akker-Scheek, Sjoerd K Bulstra and Jos JAM van Raaij
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:119
  49. Despite conflicting results after surgically treated ankle fractures few studies have evaluated the effects of different types of training programs performed after plaster removal. The aim of this study was to...

    Authors: Gertrud M Nilsson, Kjell Jonsson, Charlotte S Ekdahl and Magnus Eneroth
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:118

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