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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. There is strong evidence that athletes have a twofold risk for re-injury after a previous ankle sprain, especially during the first year post-injury. These ankle sprain recurrences could result in disability a...

    Authors: Maarten DW Hupperets, Evert ALM Verhagen and Willem van Mechelen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:71
  14. It is recognized that different types of hallux valgus exist. Classification occurs with radiographic and clinical parameters. Severity of different parameters is used in algorithms to choose between different...

    Authors: Axel R Deenik, Enrico de Visser, Jan-Willem K Louwerens, Maarten de Waal Malefijt, Frits F Draijer and Rob A de Bie
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:70
  15. Some studies have raised the question about whether the good results obtained with the Charnley prosthesis could be replicated at general hospitals when it comes to the frequency of early complications and fai...

    Authors: Daniel Hernández-Vaquero, Abelardo Suárez-Vazquez and Jesus Fernandez-Lombardia
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:69
  16. Self-report questionnaires play an important role as outcome measures in shoulder research. Having an estimate of the measurement error of these questionnaires is of importance when assessing follow-up results...

    Authors: Ole M Ekeberg, Erik Bautz-Holter, Einar K Tveitå, Anne Keller, Niels G Juel and Jens I Brox
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:68
  17. Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV) is generally performed under fluoroscopic guidance. Technically, single fluoroscope is considered sufficient for effectively monitoring PV. However, single fluoroscopic techniq...

    Authors: Yen-Yao Li, Tsung-Jen Huang, Chin-Chang Cheng and Robert Wen-Wei Hsu
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:67
  18. Osteolytic metastases around the acetabulum are frequent in tumour patients, and may cause intense and drug-resistant pain of the hip. These lesions also cause structural weakening of the pelvis, limping, and ...

    Authors: Giulio Maccauro, Francesco Liuzza, Laura Scaramuzzo, Alessandro Milani, Francesco Muratori, Barbara Rossi, Victor Waide, Giandomenico Logroscino, Carlo A Logroscino and Nicola Maffulli
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:66
  19. Chronic low back pain remains a major health problem in Australia and around the world. Unfortunately the majority of treatments for this condition produce small effects because not all patients respond to eac...

    Authors: Luciana G Macedo, Jane Latimer, Chris G Maher, Paul W Hodges, Michael Nicholas, Lois Tonkin, James H McAuley and Ryan Stafford
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:65
  20. Anterior knee pain (AKP) is a common musculoskeletal complaint. It has been suggested that one factor that may contribute to the presence of AKP is a delay in the recruitment of the vastus medialis oblique mus...

    Authors: Rachel Chester, Toby O Smith, David Sweeting, John Dixon, Sarah Wood and Fujian Song
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:64
  21. Fatigue is recognized as a disabling symptom in many chronic conditions including rheumatic disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and lupus. Fatigue in osteoarthritis (OA) is not routinely evaluated and ...

    Authors: J Denise Power, Elizabeth M Badley, Melissa R French, Angela J Wall and Gillian A Hawker
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:63
  22. Splinting as part of the overall post-surgical management of patients after release of Dupuytren's contracture has been widely reported, though there is variation in practice and criteria for using it. The evi...

    Authors: Christina Jerosch-Herold, Lee Shepstone, Adrian J Chojnowski and Debbie Larson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:62
  23. Low back pain (LBP) is a frequent health complaint among health care personnel. Several work tasks and working postures are associated with an increased risk of LBP. The aim of this study was to compare two se...

    Authors: Kirsten Nabe-Nielsen, Nils Fallentin, Karl B Christensen, Jette N Jensen and Finn Diderichsen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:61
  24. Adequate and intensive rehabilitation is an important requirement for successful total knee arthroplasty.

    Authors: Ton AF Lenssen, Mike JA van Steyn, Yvonne HF Crijns, Eddie MH Waltjé, George M Roox, Ruud JT Geesink, Piet A van den Brandt and Rob A De Bie
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:60
  25. In Denmark, approximately 12,000 hip and knee arthroplasties were performed in 2006, and the hospital costs were close to US$ 110,000,000. In a randomized clinical trial, we have recently demonstrated the effi...

    Authors: Kristian Larsen, Karen Elisabeth Hvass, Torben B Hansen, Per B Thomsen and Kjeld Søballe
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:59
  26. Back pain is a major health problem and many sufferers develop persistent symptoms. Detecting relevant subgroups of patients with non-specific low back pain has been highlighted as a priority area for research...

    Authors: Elaine M Hay, Kate M Dunn, Jonathan C Hill, Martyn Lewis, Elizabeth E Mason, Kika Konstantinou, Gail Sowden, Simon Somerville, Kanchan Vohora, David Whitehurst and Chris J Main
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:58
  27. Major shoulder surgery often results in severe post-operative pain and a variety of interventions have been developed in an attempt to address this. The continuous slow infusion of a local anaesthetic directly...

    Authors: Jennifer A Coghlan, Andrew Forbes, Simon N Bell and Rachelle Buchbinder
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:56
  28. Cutpoints (CPs) for mild, moderate and severe pain are established and used primarily in cancer pain. In this study, we wanted to determine the optimal CPs for mild, moderate, and severe pain in joint replacem...

    Authors: Heidi Kapstad, Berit R Hanestad, Norvald Langeland, Tone Rustøen and Knut Stavem
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:55
  29. Low-back pain is responsible for significant disability and costs in industrialized countries. Only a minority of subjects suffering from low-back pain will develop persistent disability. However, this minorit...

    Authors: Stéphane Poitras, Michel Rossignol, Clermont Dionne, Michel Tousignant, Manon Truchon, Bertrand Arsenault, Pierre Allard, Manon Coté and Alain Neveu
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:54
  30. Hydrodilatation of the glenohumeral joint is by several authors reported to improve shoulder pain and range of motion for patients with adhesive capsulitis. Procedures described often involve the injection of ...

    Authors: Einar Kristian Tveitå, Rana Tariq, Sølve Sesseng, Niels Gunnar Juel and Erik Bautz-Holter
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:53
  31. To analyse available evidence on the efficacy and safety of anti-TNFα drugs (infliximab, etanercept and adalimumab) for treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

    Authors: Alberto Alonso-Ruiz, Jose Ignacio Pijoan, Eukene Ansuategui, Arantxa Urkaregi, Marcelo Calabozo and Antonio Quintana
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:52
  32. Modic changes are bone marrow lesions visible in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and they are assumed to be associated with symptomatic intervertebral disc disease, especially changes located at L5-S1. Only ...

    Authors: Mari Kuisma, Jaro Karppinen, Marianne Haapea, Jaakko Niinimäki, Risto Ojala, Markku Heliövaara, Raija Korpelainen, Kaisu Kaikkonen, Simo Taimela, Antero Natri and Osmo Tervonen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:51
  33. Despite emphasis on patient centred healthcare, healthcare professionals have been slow to use validated measurements of patient satisfaction in physiotherapy practice. The aim of this cross sectional survey w...

    Authors: Sarah N Casserley-Feeney, Martin Phelan, Fionnuala Duffy, Susan Roush, Melinda C Cairns and Deirdre A Hurley
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:50
  34. Measurements of range of motion play a key role in shoulder research. The purpose of this study is to investigate intra-observer reproducibility of measurements of active and passive range of motion in patient...

    Authors: Einar Kristian Tveitå, Ole Marius Ekeberg, Niels Gunnar Juel and Erik Bautz-Holter
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:49
  35. Spontaneous reporting systems for adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are handicapped by under-reporting and limited detail on individual cases. We report an investigation from a local surveillance for serious adver...

    Authors: Paresh Jobanputra, Roshan Amarasena, Fiona Maggs, Dawn Homer, Simon Bowman, Elizabeth Rankin, Andrew Filer, Karim Raza and Ronald Jubb
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:48
  36. Occupational computer use has been associated with upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (UEMSDs), but the etiology and pathophysiology of some of these disorders are poorly understood. Various theories at...

    Authors: Ronald A Burgess, R Terry Thompson and Gary B Rollman
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:47
  37. Intra-articular shift (migration) of bone marrow edema syndrome (BMES) is a very rare disease. Only a few cases have been reported thus far. The condition may cause the clinician to suspect an aggressive disease.

    Authors: Nicolas Aigner, Roland Meizer, Gerd Petje, Elisabeth Meizer, Ashraf Abdelkafy and Franz Landsiedl
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:45
  38. Measurement of spasticity is a difficult and unresolved problem, partly due to its complexity and the fact that there are many factors involved. In the assessment of spasticity in the pediatric disabled popula...

    Authors: Akmer Mutlu, Ayse Livanelioglu and Mintaze Kerem Gunel
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:44
  39. The minimal detectable change (MDC) and the minimal clinically important changes (MCIC) have been explored for nonspecific low back pain patients and are similar across different cultural settings. No data on ...

    Authors: Francisco M Kovacs, Víctor Abraira, Ana Royuela, Josep Corcoll, Luis Alegre, Miquel Tomás, María Antonia Mir, Alejandra Cano, Alfonso Muriel, Javier Zamora, María Teresa Gil del Real, Mario Gestoso and Nicole Mufraggi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:43
  40. The NDI, COM and NPQ are evaluation instruments for disability due to NP. There was no Spanish version of NDI or COM for which psychometric characteristics were known. The objectives of this study were to tran...

    Authors: Francisco M Kovacs, Joan Bagó, Ana Royuela, Jesús Seco, Sergio Giménez, Alfonso Muriel, Víctor Abraira, José Luis Martín, José Luis Peña, Mario Gestoso, Nicole Mufraggi, Montserrat Núñez, Josep Corcoll, Ignacio Gómez-Ochoa, Ma José Ramírez, Eva Calvo…
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:42
  41. Reduction of blood flow is important in the induction of neurogenic intermittent claudication (NIC) in lumbar spinal canal stenosis. PGE1 improves the mean walking distance in patients with NIC type cauda equina ...

    Authors: Masayoshi Shirasaka, Bunji Takayama, Miho Sekiguchi, Shin-ichi Konno and Shin-ichi Kikuchi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:41
  42. Acute chest pain is a major health problem all over the western world. Active approaches are directed towards diagnosis and treatment of potentially life threatening conditions, especially acute coronary syndr...

    Authors: Mette J Stochkendahl, Henrik W Christensen, Werner Vach, Poul Flemming Høilund-Carlsen, Torben Haghfelt and Jan Hartvigsen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:40
  43. Ballet Dancers have been shown to have a relatively high incidence of stress fractures of the foot and ankle. It was our objective to examine MR imaging patterns of bone marrow edema (BME) in the ankles of hig...

    Authors: Ilan Elias, Adam C Zoga, Steven M Raikin, Judith R Peterson, Marcus P Besser, William B Morrison and Mark E Schweitzer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:39
  44. Since knee complaints are common among athletes and are frequently presented in general practice, it is of interest to investigate the type of knee complaints represented in general practice of athletes in com...

    Authors: Marienke van Middelkoop, Robbart van Linschoten, Marjolein Y Berger, Bart W Koes and Sita MA Bierma-Zeinstra
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:36

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