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  1. Content type: Research article

    Most people experience low back pain (LBP), and it is often ongoing or recurrent. Contemporary research knowledge indicates individual’s pain beliefs have a strong effect on their pain experience and managemen...

    Authors: Jenny Setchell, Nathalia Costa, Manuela Ferreira, Joanna Makovey, Mandy Nielsen and Paul W. Hodges

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:466

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    Recent morphological analyses of vertebrae in patients with scoliosis have revealed three-dimensional (3D) deformities in the vertebral bodies. However, it remains controversial whether these deformities are s...

    Authors: Takahiro Makino, Yusuke Sakai, Masafumi Kashii, Shota Takenaka, Kazuomi Sugamoto, Hideki Yoshikawa and Takashi Kaito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:459

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  3. Content type: Research article

    To determine effects of allogeneic human chondrocytes expressing TGF-β1 (TG-C) on structural progression of MRI features of knee osteoarthritis over a 1 year period.

    Authors: A. Guermazi, G. Kalsi, J. Niu, M. D. Crema, R. O. Copeland, A. Orlando, M. J. Noh and F. W. Roemer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:461

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    We evaluated treatment of osteomyelitis in the foot in the presence of Charcot neuroarthropathy, a devastating condition with progressive degeneration and joint destruction. We hypothesized that there was a di...

    Authors: Martin Berli, Lazaros Vlachopoulos, Sabra Leupi, Thomas Böni and Charlotte Baltin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:460

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    Clinical observation of aberrant movement patterns during active forward bending is one criterion used to identify patients with non-specific low back pain suspected to have movement coordination impairment. T...

    Authors: Peemongkon Wattananon, David Ebaugh, Scott A. Biely, Susan S. Smith, Gregory E. Hicks and Sheri P. Silfies

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:455

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Clubfoot is one of the most common congenital deformities affecting mobility. It leads to pain and disability if untreated. The Ponseti method is widely used for the correction of clubfoot. There is variation ...

    Authors: Tracey Smythe, Debra Mudariki, Hannah Kuper, Christopher Lavy and Allen Foster

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:453

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Treatment for patients with chronic low-back pain (LBP) is a public health issue. Intramuscular injections of botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) have shown an analgesic effect on LBP in two previous randomized control...

    Authors: Mélanie Cogné, Hervé Petit, Alexandre Creuzé, Dominique Liguoro and Mathieu de Seze

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:454

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common ailments that people experience in their lifetime. On the other hands, Sarcopenia also leads to several physical symptoms and contributes to reducing the quality o...

    Authors: Shinji Tanishima, Hiroshi Hagino, Hiromi Matsumoto, Chika Tanimura and Hideki Nagashima

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:452

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Idiopathic genu valgum is a frequently diagnosed growth disorder in adolescence. Whenever the possibilities of conservative therapy have been exhausted, leg straightening by means of hemiepiphysiodesis has bec...

    Authors: Dirk Zajonz, Eckehard Schumann, Magdalena Wojan, Fabian B. Kübler, Christoph Josten, Ulf Bühligen and Christoph E. Heyde

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:456

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The gluteus medius (GMED) affects hip function as an abductor. We evaluated muscle volume and degeneration of the GMED by using CT-based analysis and assessed factors that affect hip abductor strength in patie...

    Authors: Takako Momose, Yutaka Inaba, Hyonmin Choe, Naomi Kobayashi, Taro Tezuka and Tomoyuki Saito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:457

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Emergence of more autonomous roles for physiotherapists warrants more evidence regarding their diagnostic capabilities. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate diagnostic and surgical triage concordance between a phys...

    Authors: S. Décary, M. Fallaha, B. Pelletier, P. Frémont, J. Martel-Pelletier, J.-P. Pelletier, D. E. Feldman, M.-P. Sylvestre, P.-A. Vendittoli and F. Desmeules

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:445

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Diffused-type giant cell tumor(Dt-GCT) is a rare, aggressive disorder of the joint synovium, bursa and tendon sheaths. Osseous erosions and subchondral cysts may develop as the result of synovium infiltration ...

    Authors: Xingchen Li, Yang Xu, Yuan Zhu and Xiangyang Xu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:450

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the radiologic outcome of percutaneous medial hemi-epiphysiodesis using a transphyseal screw for the management of caput valgum associated with developmental dysplasia...

    Authors: Chang Ho Shin, Wan Kee Hong, Doo Jae Lee, Won Joon Yoo, In Ho Choi and Tae-Joon Cho

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:451

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  14. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to investigate the technical feasibility of semi-quantitative and quantitative dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) in the assessment of longitudinal changes of marrow...

    Authors: Jingqi Zhu, Zuogang Xiong, Jiulong Zhang, Yuyou Qiu, Ting Hua and Guangyu Tang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:446

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    This cadaveric study aimed to demonstrate variation of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tibial attachment in the sagittal plane, and to analyze the radiographic landmarks which predict the sagittal locatio...

    Authors: Hyung Joon Cho, Tae Kyun Kim, Seung-Baik Kang, Min Uk Do and Chong Bum Chang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:448

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  16. Content type: Research article

    ADAMTS (a disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin motifs) proteins play an important pathological role in matrix degeneration. Aggrecan degradation is a significant and critical event in early-stag...

    Authors: Takuya Tajima, Tomohisa Sekimoto, Nami Yamaguchi, Noboru Taniguchi, Syuji Kurogi, Masugi Maruyama and Etsuo Chosa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:449

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis (OA) of the trapeziometacarpal joint (TMJ) is a disabling condition with a significant impact on quality of life. The optimal management of hand OA requires a combination of non-pharmacological ...

    Authors: Sara Tenti, Nicola Antonio Pascarelli, Stefano Giannotti, Mauro Galeazzi, Nicola Giordano and Antonella Fioravanti

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:444

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  18. Content type: Research article

    After septic failure of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and multiple revision operations resulting in impaired function, bone and/or soft-tissue damage a reconstruction with a revision arthroplasty might be impo...

    Authors: Sven Hungerer, Martin Kiechle, Christian von Rüden, Matthias Militz, Knut Beitzel and Mario Morgenstern

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:443

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Initial micromotion of a total hip replacement is associated with aseptic loosening. The use of bisphosphonates could be one way to reduce peri-implant bone resorption induced by micromotion. Bisphosphonates c...

    Authors: Thomas Jakobsen, Søren Kold, Juan Shiguetomi-Medina, Jorgen Baas, Kjeld Soballe and Ole Rahbek

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:441

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The current study describes several surgical techniques for the treatment of the reverse Hill - Sachs lesion after posterior shoulder dislocation; we also aimed to present long term results followed for a mini...

    Authors: Markus Guehring, Simon Lambert, Ulrich Stoeckle and Patrick Ziegler

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:442

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Avascular necrosis of the femoral head (AVNFH) occurs infrequently following femoral neck fracture. The association between AVNFH and dyslipidaemia remains controversial. Although major risk factors for AVNFH ...

    Authors: Chi Zhang, Xiaoxiao Zhu, Genwang Pei, Ping Xu, Xianshang Zeng, Lili Zhang, Nan Zhang, Dan Zeng, Lei Cao, Weiguang Yu and Xinchao Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:440

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    Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) dislocations are common injuries of the shoulder associated with physical activity. The diagnosis of concomitant injuries proves complicated due to the prominent clinical symptoms...

    Authors: Jochen Markel, Tim Schwarting, Dominik Malcherczyk, Christian-Dominik Peterlein, Steffen Ruchholtz and Bilal Farouk El-Zayat

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:439

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