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  1. The aim of this review was to synthesize the evidence on the potential relationship between psychosocial work factors from the Areas of Worklife (AW) model (workload, job control, social support, reward, fairn...

    Authors: Gabriele Buruck, Anne Tomaschek, Johannes Wendsche, Elke Ochsmann and Denise Dörfel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:480

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  2. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) which characterized by complex three-dimensional deformity of spine has been difficult to cure because of the unknown etiopathology and uncertainty of progression. Nowaday...

    Authors: Jiong Li, Longjie Wang, Guanteng Yang, Yunjia Wang, Chaofeng Guo, Shaohua Liu, Qile Gao and Hongqi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:479

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  3. To assess the efficacy and safety of intravenous and subsequent long-term oral tranexamic acid (TXA) following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) without a tourniquet.

    Authors: Hao-Yang Wang, Liu Wang, Ze-Yu Luo, Duan Wang, Xin Tang, Zong-Ke Zhou and Fu-Xing Pei

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:478

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  4. Repair of full-thickness rotator cuff (RC) tears is routinely performed using suture anchors, which produce secure and effective soft tissue fixation to bone. The aim of this prospective study is to compare th...

    Authors: Umile Giuseppe Longo, Stefano Petrillo, Mattia Loppini, Vincenzo Candela, Giacomo Rizzello, Nicola Maffulli and Vincenzo Denaro

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:477

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  5. Research indicates reduced knee function and stability decades after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Assessment requires reliable functional tests that discriminate such outcomes from asymptomatic kne...

    Authors: Andrew Strong, Eva Tengman, Divya Srinivasan and Charlotte K. Häger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:476

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The purpose of this study to compare glenohumeral joint motion during active shoulder axial rotation between subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) shoulders and asymptomatic shoulders using cine-magnetic reso...

    Authors: Tomonori Kenmoku, Keisuke Matsuki, Nobuyasu Ochiai, Masaru Sonoda, Takumi Ishida, Shuichi Sasaki, Yuji Tanaka, Mitsufumi Nakawaki, Naoshige Nagura, Ryo Tazawa, Yu Sasaki, Scott A. Banks and Masashi Takaso

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:475

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  7. Iliopsoas abscess (IPA) is a rare clinical entity and is difficult to diagnose due to its insidious onset and nonspecific symptoms. The association between IPA and cardiovascular disorders (CVD) has been rarel...

    Authors: Sung-Yuan Hu, Ming-Shun Hsieh, Yao-Tien Chang, Chih-Che Huang, Che-An Tsai, Chung-Lin Tsai, Chiann-Yi Hsu, Chia-Hui Shen and Yan-Zin Chang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:474

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  8. Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) has proven to improve the accuracy in several orthopedic procedures. Therefore we used this technique to evaluate femoral component positioning in Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty (...

    Authors: M. C. Koper, M. Reijman, E. M. van Es, J. H. Waarsing, H. W. J. Koot, S. B. Keizer, I. Jansen, F. C. van Biezen, J. A. N. Verhaar and P. K. Bos

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:473

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  9. Although microendoscopic partial laminectomy for patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) has been reported and demonstrated good results, a detailed comparison of its mid-term surgical results wit...

    Authors: Yasushi Oshima, So Kato, Toru Doi, Yoshitaka Matsubayashi, Yuki Taniguchi and Sakae Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:471

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Literature indicates that adjacent-segment diseases after posterior lumbar interbody fusion with pedicle screw fixation accelerate degenerative changes at unfused adjacent segments due to the increased motion ...

    Authors: Fon-Yih Tsuang, Jui-Chang Tsai and Dar-Ming Lai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:470

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  11. The authors have retracted this article [1] because it constitutes redundant publication [2].

    Authors: Paweł Skowronek, Paweł Olszewski, Wojciech Święszkowski, Marcin Sibiński, Marek Synder and Michał Polguj

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:469

    Content type: Retraction Note

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    The original article was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:426

  12. Degenerative lumbar spine disorders are common among musculoskeletal disorders. When disabling pain and radiculopathy persists after adequate course of rehabilitation and imaging confirms compressive pathology...

    Authors: Maria Fors, Paul Enthoven, Allan Abbott and Birgitta Öberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:468

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a challenging complication of total elbow replacement (TER). Potential surgical treatments include one- or two-stage revision; however, the best treatment for elbow PJI is n...

    Authors: Setor K. Kunutsor, Andrew D. Beswick, Michael R. Whitehouse and Ashley W. Blom

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:467

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  14. Pelvic ring fractures associated with vaginal injuries were rarely reported due to low incidence. The displaced segments of pelvic ring may increase the risk of vaginal injury. The aim of this retrospective st...

    Authors: Pengyu Li, Dongsheng Zhou, Baisheng Fu, Wenhao Song and Jinlei Dong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:466

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Midshaft clavicular fractures are common fractures and generally treated conservatively. Among the surgical options, plate fixation is the most popular and has been biomechanically and clinically proven in num...

    Authors: Nachapan Pengrung, Natthaphop Lakdee, Chedtha Puncreobutr, Boonrat Lohwongwatana and Paphon Sa-ngasoongsong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:465

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  16. Intra-articular tranexamic acid (TXA) as an adjunct to intravenous TXA was reported to decrease perioperative blood loss during unilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, there have been no randomized ...

    Authors: Sachiyuki Tsukada, Kenji Kurosaka, Masahiro Nishino, Tetsuyuki Maeda, Yoshiharu Yonekawa and Naoyuki Hirasawa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:464

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  17. Globally, low back pain (LBP) is one of the greatest causes of disability. In people with LBP, dysfunction of muscles such as the gluteus medius have been demonstrated to increase spinal loading and reduce spi...

    Authors: Sean Sadler, Samuel Cassidy, Benjamin Peterson, Martin Spink and Vivienne Chuter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:463

    Content type: Research article

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  18. To raise the effectiveness of interventions, clinicians should evaluate important biopsychosocial aspects of the patient’s situation. There is limited knowledge of which factors according to the International ...

    Authors: K. Vårbakken, H. Lorås, K. G. Nilsson, M. Engdal and A. K. Stensdotter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:462

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  19. The STarT Back Screening Tool (SBT) identifies patients with low back pain (LBP) at risk of a worse prognosis of persistent disabling back pain, and thereby facilitates triage to appropriate treatment level. H...

    Authors: Emma Haglund, Ann Bremander and Stefan Bergman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:460

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Trunk muscle dysfunction is often regarded as a key feature of non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP) despite being poorly understood and variable with increases, decreases and no change in muscle activit...

    Authors: Rebecca Hemming, Liba Sheeran, Robert van Deursen and Valerie Sparkes

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:459

    Content type: Research article

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  21. One of the characteristics of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is elastin degradation and fibrosis in the ligamentum flavum (LF). However, the biochemical factors that cause these histologic changes is unclear. P1...

    Authors: Wei Hu, Shunli Kan, Guang Liu, Zegang Cao and Rusen Zhu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:458

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  22. The treatment of aneurysmal bone cysts (ABCs) has evolved and less invasive methods have been tried. Denosumab is a monoclonal antibody which inhibits osteoclasts. It has been shown to be effective in giant ce...

    Authors: Hans Roland Dürr, Ferdinand Grahneis, Andrea Baur-Melnyk, Thomas Knösel, Christof Birkenmaier, Volkmar Jansson and Alexander Klein

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:456

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Scarf osteotomy (SO) was broadly applied in moderate to severe hallux valgus (MSHV), and the results were satisfactory. However, due to the complicated pathologic changes in hallux valgus, the ideal surgical t...

    Authors: Yuan Xiong, Bo Shen, Cheng Hao, Kai Xiao, Junwen Wang and Zhenhua Fang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:455

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  24. The paraspinal and psoas muscles have been considered to be essentially important for stabilizing the spinal column, and the muscle degeneration was found to exist in degenerative spinal kyphosis (DSK) patient...

    Authors: Weiwei Xia, Han Fu, Zhenqi Zhu, Chenjun Liu, Kaifeng Wang, Shuai Xu and Haiying Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:454

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  25. The topic that whether the injured deltoid ligament should be repaired when associated with ankle joint fractures is still discussed. The objective of this study was to compare the clinical effect of open redu...

    Authors: Bohua Li, Shanxi Wang, Zhengdong Zhang, Hai Yang, Jun Li, Qin Li and Lei Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:453

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  26. Few studies have investigated the effects of mobilization with movement (MWM) in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) compared to other procedures. Sham procedures are generally more appropriate control than...

    Authors: Hani A. Alkhawajah and Ali M. Alshami

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:452

    Content type: Research article

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  27. To compare the imaging parameters pre- and post- reductive procedure for atlantoaxial dislocation via posterior fixation using pedicle screw and rod.

    Authors: Jia Shao, Yanzheng Gao, Kun Gao and Zhenghong Yu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:451

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Hallux valgus deformity (HV) affects around every fourth individual, and surgical treatment is performed in every thousandth person. There is an ongoing quest for the best surgical management and reduction of ...

    Authors: Stephan H. Wirth, Niklas Renner, Richard Niehaus, Jan Farei-Campagna, Marcel Deggeller, Fabrice Scheurer, Katie Palmer and Thorsten Jentzsch

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:450

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  29. Simultaneous bilateral femoral neck fracture is a very rare condition, even in osteoporotic elderly individuals. We report an atypical case of a young male adult who developed simultaneous bilateral femoral ne...

    Authors: Shinkichi Arisumi, Taro Mawatari, Satoshi Ikemura, Gen Matsui, Takahiro Iguchi and Hiroaki Mitsuyasu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:449

    Content type: Case report

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  30. Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is a progressive disease that leads to collapse and the development of secondary arthritis. The preferred management of ONFH remains controversial. Arthroscopic-assiste...

    Authors: Mark R. Nazal, Ali Parsa and Scott D. Martin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:448

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Cervical proprioception is critical in the maintenance of posture and movements, so its assessment in different cervical conditions has gained importance in recent clinical practice. Studies reporting this ass...

    Authors: Ravi Shankar Reddy, Jaya Shanker Tedla, Snehil Dixit and Mohammed Abohashrh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:447

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  32. Subacromial impingement syndrome is a common problem in primary healthcare. It often include tendinopathy. While exercise therapy is effective for this condition, it is not clear which type of exercise is the ...

    Authors: Robin Larsson, Susanne Bernhardsson and Lena Nordeman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:446

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  33. Abscess formation in the subscapularis muscle is a rare clinical condition. Few reports are available regarding the treatment methods and surgical approaches for subscapularis intramuscular abscesses. Here, we...

    Authors: Ryogo Furuhata, Doji Inoue, Yasuhiro Kiyota, Hideo Morioka and Hiroshi Arino

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:445

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are common among soldiers and constitute the most common reason for discontinuing military service within different military populations worldwide. The aims of this study were t...

    Authors: Alexandra Halvarsson, Monika Seth, Matthias Tegern, Lisbet Broman and Helena Larsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:444

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  35. The development of total knee replacement (TKR) implant designs aims to improve outcome regarding pain, function, joint stiffness, instability, patellar problems, and ultimately wear of the implant. Recently, ...

    Authors: T. Irmola, J. Kangas, A. Eskelinen, M. Niemeläinen, H. Huhtala, V. M. Mattila and T. Moilanen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:443

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. Insoles are often applied as preventive therapy of flatfoot deformity, but the therapeutic effects on obese individuals are still controversial. We aimed to investigate the effect of insole use on time-depende...

    Authors: Yuki Saito, Takako S. Chikenji, Yuichi Takata, Tomoaki Kamiya and Eiichi Uchiyama

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:442

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Continuous popliteal sciatic nerve block (CPSNB) has been performed in outpatient foot and ankle surgery as a regional anesthesia method to relieve postoperative pain. Its efficacy as well as safety is yet to ...

    Authors: Hsuan-Hsiao Ma, Te-Feng Arthur Chou, Shang-Wen Tsai, Cheng-Fong Chen, Po-Kuei Wu and Wei-Ming Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:441

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  38. Several methods have been reported to correct deformity and shortening of the distal radius. However, the results are not entirely satisfactory. The results of bifocal osteosynthesis were retrospectively analy...

    Authors: Junjie Guan, Hongjiang Ruan, Jimin Yin, Yimin Chai and Qinglin Kang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:440

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Chronic low back pain (LBP) is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Biopsychosocial rehabilitation programs have been advocated for its management, especially since the widespread acceptance of the biopsyc...

    Authors: Maha E. Ibrahim, Kerstin Weber, Delphine S. Courvoisier and Stéphane Genevay

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:439

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The aim of this study was to find out whether the shear wave elastography (SWE) findings of patients with unilateral lumbar disc herniation (LDH) were related to clinical characteristics.

    Authors: Qingyuan Wang, Hao Zhang, Jinxin Zhang, Hanqi Zhang and Hui Zheng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:438

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is often performed for the treatment of degenerative cervical spine. While this procedure is highly successful, 0.1–1.6% of early and late postoperative infection...

    Authors: Ying-Chun Chen, Lin Zhang, Er-Nan Li, Li-Xiang Ding, Gen-Ai Zhang, Yu Hou and Wei Yuan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:437

    Content type: Case report

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  42. Previous research has indicated that wide international variation in the prevalence of disabling low back pain among working populations is largely driven by factors predisposing to musculoskeletal pain more g...

    Authors: David Coggon, Georgia Ntani, Karen Walker-Bone, Vanda E. Felli, Florencia Harari, Lope H. Barrero, Sarah A. Felknor, Marianela Rojas, Anna Cattrell, Consol Serra, Rossana Borchini, Eleni Solidaki, Eda Merisalu, Rima R. Habib, Farideh Sadeghian, M. Masood Kadir…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:436

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Vertebral fractures are common osteoporotic fractures, affecting 2–46% of the population, causing morbidity and increased risk of mortality. Physical activity has beneficial effects for bone health, including ...

    Authors: Saija Mikkilä, Giovanna Calogiuri, Nina Emaus and Bente Morseth

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:435

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Maintenance of optimal knee joint line orientation (KJLO) is important after high tibial osteotomy (HTO). No tools, however, are currently available that could predict the value of postoperative KJLO before su...

    Authors: Jae-Young Park, Chong Bum Chang, Dong-Wan Kang, Sohee Oh, Seung-Baik Kang and Myung Chul Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:434

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that the headers in Table 2 in their paper were omitted.

    Authors: Jos IJspeert, Hans C. J. W. Kerstens, Renske M. J. Janssen, Alexander C. H. Geurts, Nens van Alfen and Jan T. Groothuis

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:433

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:360

  46. Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a common spinal condition and the most frequent indication for spinal surgery in elderly people. General practitioners (GPs) are on the 1st line for its diagnosis and treatment. We...

    Authors: Marie-Ombeline Chagnas, Serge Poiraudeau, Marie-Martine Lefèvre-Colau, François Rannou and Christelle Nguyen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:431

    Content type: Research article

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  47. ASD is a relatively common degenerative alteration after cervical surgery which occurs above or below the fused segment. In addition, some patients may need reoperation to treat severe ASD after the primary su...

    Authors: Yijian Zhang, Yijie Shao, Hao Liu, Junxin Zhang, Fan He, Angela Chen, Huilin Yang and Bin Pi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:430

    Content type: Research article

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