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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Dupuytren’s contracture (DC) is a fibrotic hand condition in which one or more fingers develop progressive flexion deformities. Quality of life is diminished due to disabling limitations in performing everyday...

    Authors: Terese Aglen, Karin Hoegh Matre, Cecilie Lind, Ruud W. Selles, Jörg Aßmus and Tina Taule

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:387

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is used increasingly in younger patients. There is little knowledge about the effect of THA characteristics on risk of revision, especially in young patients. Therefore, we studied...

    Authors: M. F. L. Kuijpers, G. Hannink, S. B. W. Vehmeijer, L. N. van Steenbergen and B. W. Schreurs

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:385

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the gold standard in diagnosing rotator cuff pathology; however, there is a lack of studies investigating the reliability agreement for supraspinatus partial-thickness tears...

    Authors: João Alberto Yazigi Junior, Fábio Anauate Nicolao, Nicola Archetti Netto, Fabio Teruo Matsunaga, Jéssica Hae Lim Lee, Stéphanie Yuri Torres Ogata, Leonardo Massamaro Sugawara, André Yui Aihara and Marcel Jun Sugawara Tamaoki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:383

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Our hypothesis was that minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) using long philos plate (LPP) would show better clinical and radiological outcomes and less complications than narrow locking compression ...

    Authors: Jae-Jung Jeong, Sang-Eun Park, Hwan-Hee Lee, Jong-Hun Ji, Min-Sik Park and Yong-Taek Park

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:381

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  5. Content type: Research article

    At present, bicortical pedicle screws (BPSs) are not used clinically because they carry the potential risk of damaging the prevertebral great vessels (PGVs). The authors observed the anatomical relationship be...

    Authors: Liehua Liu, Haoming Wang, Jiangang Wang, Qian Wang, Shiming Cheng, Ying Li, Weidong Jin, Zili Wang and Qiang Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:380

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between radiographic measurement in lumbar spine and clinical information including symptoms or results of functional testing using a baseline data of l...

    Authors: Kosuke Uehara, Masami Akai, Tokuhide Doi, Hiroyuki Oka and Tsutomu Iwaya

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:379

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Corticosteroid injection is frequently used for plantar heel pain (plantar fasciitis), although there is limited high-quality evidence to support this treatment. Therefore, this study reviewed randomised trial...

    Authors: Glen A. Whittaker, Shannon E. Munteanu, Hylton B. Menz, Daniel R. Bonanno, James M. Gerrard and Karl B. Landorf

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:378

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Fat embolism syndrome (FES) is a rare complication that can occur between 12 and 72 h after the initial insult. Isolated cerebral FES without pulmonary symptoms is rarer. Early fracture fixation might prevent ...

    Authors: Chin-Kai Huang, Chih-Yuan Huang, Chia-Lung Li, Jui-Ming Yang, Chin-Hsien Wu, Chih-Hui Chen and Po-Ting Wu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:377

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Obesity and radiological severity have been identified to be independent predictors of a low rate of response to viscosupplementation (VS), in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Is that enough to formally...

    Authors: Thierry Conrozier, Florent Eymard, Mickael Chouk and Xavier Chevalier

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:376

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow is a frequent condition with long-lasting symptoms. In order to identify predictors for treatment success and pain in lateral epicondylitis, we used data from a randomized...

    Authors: Øystein Holmedal, Morten Olaussen, Ibrahimu Mdala, Bård Natvig and Morten Lindbæk

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:375

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    The number of hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasties continues to rise worldwide. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has launched an initiative (called PaRIS Initiative) for the systemati...

    Authors: Alberto Grassi, Davide Golinelli, Dario Tedesco, Maurizia Rolli, Barbara Bordini, Marilina Amabile, Paola Rucci, Maria Pia Fantini and Stefano Zaffagnini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:374

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  12. Content type: Research article

    To determine the known-group validity, a type of construct validity, and the test-retest reliability of a newly developed tool, the Personalized Exercise Questionnaire (PEQ), that assesses the barriers, facili...

    Authors: Isabel B. Rodrigues, Jonathan D. Adachi, Karen A. Beattie, Arthur Lau and Joy C. MacDermid

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:373

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  13. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to investigate the risk factors for mechanical failure of cement spacers and the impact on hip function after two-stage exchange arthroplasty for periprosthetic joint infection (PJI).

    Authors: Fu-Shine Yang, Yu-Der Lu, Cheng-Ta Wu, Kier Blevins, Mel S. Lee and Feng-Chih Kuo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:372

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  14. Content type: Research article

    A displaced femoral neck fracture (FNF) in patients 55-70 years is a serious injury with a high risk of treatment failure and the optimal surgical treatment remains unclear. We aimed to describe characteristic...

    Authors: Stefan Bartels, Jan-Erik Gjertsen, Frede Frihagen, Cecilia Rogmark and Stein Erik Utvåg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:371

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Scoliosis is a serious disease that can affect all segments of society. Few studies have investigated the response to vibration of differing sinusoidal axial cyclic loading frequencies for different forms of s...

    Authors: Shaowei Jia, Ye Li, Junde Xie, Tian Tian, Shunxin Zhang and Li Han

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:370

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy (PTED) is widely used for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation. Facetectomy in PTED is necessary for accessing the intraspinal region and for decompressing ...

    Authors: Jingchi Li, Xiaoyu Zhang, Wenqiang Xu, Zhipeng Xi and Lin Xie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:369

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Reconstruction for large bone defect of distal tibia after wide resection of tumor is difficult, and the best option remains controversial. This study presents a novel “double-strut” fibula ankle arthrodesis f...

    Authors: Zhiqing Zhao, Taiqiang Yan, Xiaodong Tang, Wei Guo, Rongli Yang and Shun Tang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:367

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  18. Content type: Research article

    During ambulatory follow-up of patients with cerebral palsy (CP) systematic radiographic screening is required firstly to evaluate hip migration and development in the prevention of hip dislocation and secondl...

    Authors: Jef Neirynck, Renee Proost and Anja Van Campenhout

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:366

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  19. Content type: Research article

    This study describes how patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis (OA), scheduled for arthroplasty, characterize their pain qualitatively and quantitatively and investigates whether differences exist in pain e...

    Authors: Josefina Skogö Nyvang, Josefine E. Naili, Maura D. Iversen, Eva W. Broström and Margareta Hedström

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:365

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Using mass spectrometry, we evaluated the metabolic profiles of patients who had rotator cuff tears with shoulder stiffness, or shoulder stiffness only, and compared these with samples from a control group.

    Authors: Hyo-Jin Lee, Oak-Kee Hong, Dong-Ho Kwak and Yang-Soo Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:364

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The main purpose of this retrospective case series study was to evaluate long-term radiographic and clinical outcomes of a consecutive series of patients diagnosed with isolated, displaced, closed talar neck o...

    Authors: Carlo Biz, Nicolò Golin, Michele De Cicco, Nicola Maschio, Ilaria Fantoni, Antonio Frizziero, Elisa Belluzzi and Pietro Ruggieri

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:363

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Fahr’s syndrome presenting multiple and symmetric calcification of basal ganglia and cerebral cortex is rare, and idiopathic hypoparatyroidism is known as one of the causes. The relationship between ossificati...

    Authors: Ikchan Jeon, Kyu Hyang Cho and Sang Woo Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:362

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Extramedullary systems are commonly used in knee arthroplasty, with the rod location being determined from the tibial torsion line during surgery. The traditional method for tibial torsion measurement is not i...

    Authors: Yeran Li, Yu-Hang Gao, Lu-Ding, Jianguo Liu, Chen Yang, Ming Li and Xin Qi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:361

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Strength testing of the serratus anterior muscle with hand held dynamometry (HDD) in supine subjects has low reproducibility, and is influenced by compensatory activity of other muscles like the pectoralis maj...

    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 20:360

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:433

  25. Content type: Research article

    The present study aims to describe the imaging features in incident radiographic patellofemoral osteoarthritis (RPFOA) population in a Chinese suburban area.

    Authors: Yudian Qiu, Chutong Lin, Qiang Liu, Qunjie Zhong, Ke Tao, Dan Xing, Hu Li and Jianhao Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:359

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Despite advances in operative techniques and preoperative care, proximal femur fractures (PFF) still represent a great public health problem. Displacement and fracture stability have been assumed as important ...

    Authors: Mehdy Farhang, Sebastian Mukka, Ulrica Bergström, Olle Svensson and Arkan S. Sayed-Noor

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:358

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    Scaphoid fractures are the most common carpal fractures. They often need to be treated by surgery, where the use of a compression screw is the globally accepted gold standard. Surgeons may choose between diffe...

    Authors: Sören Könneker, Katja Krockenberger, Claudia Pieh, Christian von Falck, Bernard Brandewiede, Peter M. Vogt, Martin H. Kirschner and Andreas Ziegler

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:357

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Fibrous hamartoma of infancy(FHI) is a rare benign lesion most frequently occurring within the first year of life. So far, just over 200 cases have been reported in the English literature, in which the radiolo...

    Authors: Yang Ji, Peizhen Hu, Chuanshan Zhang, Qingguo Yan, Hong Cheng, Ming Han, Zhe Huang, Xia Wang, Heng Li and Yuedong Han

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:356

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Good outcomes have been reported in revision total hip replacement with massive segmental defects using impaction bone grafting with circumferential metal meshes. However, the morphology of defects that requir...

    Authors: Tohru Irie, Daisuke Takahashi, Tsuyoshi Asano, Tomohiro Shimizu, Ryuta Arai, Alaa Muhammad Terkawi, Yoichi M. Ito and Norimasa Iwasaki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:355

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  30. Content type: Case report

    There are only a few published case reports of irreducible Galeazzi fracture-dislocation, and patients in these studies had undergone reduction by open surgical methods. Arthroscopy for the distal radioulnar j...

    Authors: Masayoshi Iwamae, Koichi Yano, Yasunori Kaneshiro and Hideki Sakanaka

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:354

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  31. Content type: Research article

    We assessed the morphological differences in the knee joint related to knee rotation angle in patients with hip dysplasia. These results may explain the anatomy of the knee in patients with hip dysplasia and a...

    Authors: Norio Imai, Dai Miyasaka, Yuki Hirano, Hayato Suzuki, Kazuki Tsuchiya and Naoto Endo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:353

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between spinal alignment and skeletal muscle mass (SMM) has attracted attention in recent years. Sagittal alignment is known to deteriorate with age, but it is not known whether this is relate...

    Authors: Akihiko Hiyama, Hiroyuki Katoh, Daisuke Sakai, Masahiro Tanaka, Masato Sato and Masahiko Watanabe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:352

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  33. Content type: Study protocol

    In the treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis (LE) no single intervention concerning injection therapies has been proven to be the most effective with regard to pain reduction. In this trial 3 injection therapies ...

    Authors: Renée Keijsers, P. Paul F. M. Kuijer, Koen L. M. Koenraadt, Michel P. J. van den Bekerom, Carina L. E. Gerritsma-Bleeker, Annechien Beumer, Monique H. W. Frings-Dresen and Denise Eygendaal

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:351

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  34. Content type: Case report

    Isolated rectus femoris (RF) contracture is encountered very rarely in orthopaedic practices. There are few reports on its imaging manifestations and no cases reported to be treated with arthroscopy.

    Authors: Yunfeng Zhou, Zhengzheng Zhang, Jingyi Hou and Rui Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:350

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Female patients are more likely to have tendon injuries than males, especially those who has a higher concentration of relaxin. Previous studies have demonstrated that relaxin attenuates extracellular matrix (...

    Authors: Tianpeng Xu, Jiaxiang Bai, Menglei Xu, Binqing Yu, Jiayi Lin, Xiaobin Guo, Yu Liu, Di Zhang, Kai Yan, Dan Hu, Yuefeng Hao and Dechun Geng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:349

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Heterotopic ossification (HO) is a relatively common complication following hip surgery treated with open reduction and internal fixation, total arthroplasty or hemiarthroplasty. Development of HO after hip su...

    Authors: Daichi Hayashi, Elaine S. Gould, Corey Ho, Dennis L. Caruana, David E. Komatsu, Jie Yang, Chencan Zhu, Musa Mufti and James Nicholson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:348

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Impaired lumbar artery flow has been reported in clinical and epidemiological studies to be associated with low back pain and lumbar disc degeneration. However, it has not been experimentally demonstrated that...

    Authors: Takao Imanishi, Koji Akeda, Koichiro Murata and Akihiro Sudo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:347

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The aims of this study were to discuss the principle, therapeutic effect and influencing factors of multiple wrapped cancellous bone graft methods for treatment of segmental bone defects.

    Authors: Yunhong Ma, Sanjun Gu, Qudong Yin, Haifeng Li, Yongwei Wu, Zihong Zhou, Dehong Feng and Yongjun Rui

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:346

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Superior shoulder dislocation is a rare type of shoulder dislocation. Its occurrence is thought to be associated with rupture of the deltoid; however, few reports are available on the mechanism of onset and th...

    Authors: Ryogo Furuhata, Yasuhiro Kiyota, Taiki Ikeda, Masaaki Takahashi, Hideo Morioka and Hiroshi Arino

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:345

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Subchondral bone (SCB) thickening is one of the earliest detectable changes in osteoarthritic joints and is considered a potential trigger for subsequent articular cartilage degeneration. In this manuscript, w...

    Authors: Katherine A. Staines, Ekele Ikpegbu, Anna E. Törnqvist, Scott Dillon, Behzad Javaheri, Anish K. Amin, Dylan N. Clements, David J. Buttle, Andrew A. Pitsillides and Colin Farquharson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:344

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Surgical treatment of radial head fractures is increasingly performed arthroscopically. These fractures often feature concomitant injuries to the elbow joint, which may be under-diagnosed in the radiological e...

    Authors: Florian Haasters, Tobias Helfen, Wolfgang Böcker, Hermann O. Mayr, Wolf Christian Prall and Andreas Lenich

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:343

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  42. Content type: Study protocol

    Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent and chronic condition with no known cure. Exercise is advocated in all clinical guidelines due to its positive effects on symptoms. Despite this, exercise participation ...

    Authors: Rachel K. Nelligan, Rana S. Hinman, Jessica Kasza and Kim L. Bennell

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:342

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Tranexamic acid (TXA) is effective in reduction of hemorrhage after major surgical procedures. In total joint replacement it is commonly administered intravenously. Despite various studies regarding the safety...

    Authors: Eric Tille, Jonas Mysliwietz, Franziska Beyer, Anne Postler and Jörg Lützner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:341

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  44. Content type: Research article

    To compare the efficacy and safety of simultaneous vs staged unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) for bilateral unicompartmental osteoarthritis of the knee.

    Authors: Shuo Feng, Zhi Yang, Jian-Ning Sun, Liang Zhu, Song Wang, Kai-Jin Guo, Xiang-Yang Chen and Guo-Chun Zha

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:340

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Local antibiotic application has been widely used in orthopedic surgery. The dose-related toxicity of antibiotics towards periosteal tissues and resulting effects on osteogenic expression are yet to be studied.

    Authors: Chih-Hao Chiu, Kin Fong Lei, Yi-Sheng Chan, Steve W. N. Ueng and Alvin Chao-Yu Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:339

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  46. Content type: Research article

    The mechanism of pain after meniscus injury remains unknown. After injury, some individuals suffered from acute pain, while others suffer from delayed pain. A precise nociceptor distribution pattern may provid...

    Authors: Yipeng Lin, Kaibo Zhang, Qi Li, Jian Li and Bin Xu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:338

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  47. Content type: Research article

    The objectives of this study were to estimate the population prevalence and distribution of plantar heel pain in mid-to-older age groups, examine associations with selected health status and lifestyle factors,...

    Authors: Martin J. Thomas, Rebecca Whittle, Hylton B. Menz, Trishna Rathod-Mistry, Michelle Marshall and Edward Roddy

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:337

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