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  1. Research article

    Hip preserving surgery with concentrated autologous bone marrow aspirate transplantation for the treatment of asymptomatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head: retrospective review of clinical and radiological outcomes at 6 years postoperatively

    We had previously established concentrated autologous bone marrow aspirate transplantation (CABMAT), a one-step, low-invasive, joint-preserving surgical technique for treating osteonecrosis of the femoral head...

    Yohei Tomaru, Tomokazu Yoshioka, Hisashi Sugaya, Katsuya Aoto, Hiroshi Wada, Hiroshi Akaogi, Masashi Yamazaki and Hajime Mishima

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:292

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  2. Case report

    Multifocal pigmented villonodular synovitis coexisting in both the knee joint and the patella: a case report and literature review

    Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is an uncommon entity of proliferative lesion of the synovium, presenting with different clinical signs and symptoms. PVNS rarely forms an osteolytic lesion in a bone. H...

    Mingxuan Gao, Hong Li, Xiaoyan Liang, Xiaoyan Fu and Xusheng Li

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:293

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  3. Research article

    Non-vascularised fibula grafts for reconstruction of segmental and hemicortical bone defects following meta- /diaphyseal tumour resection at the extremities

    The reconstruction of meta−/diaphyseal bone defects following bone tumour resection is challenging, and biological treatment options should be applied whenever possible, especially in benign lesions and early ...

    Ulrich Lenze, Stefanie Kasal, Fritz Hefti and Andreas Heinrich Krieg

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:289

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  4. Research article

    Constrained posture in dentistry – a kinematic analysis of dentists

    How a dentist works, such as the patterns of movements performed daily, is also largely affected by the workstation Dental tasks are often executed in awkward body positions, thereby causing a very high degree...

    Daniela Ohlendorf, Christina Erbe, Jennifer Nowak, Imke Hauck, Ingo Hermanns, Dirk Ditchen, Rolf Ellegast and David A. Groneberg

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:291

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  5. Study protocol

    The effectiveness of the use of a digital activity coaching system in addition to a two-week home-based exercise program in patients after total knee arthroplasty: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    There is consistent evidence that supervised programs are not superior to home-based programs after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), especially in patients without complications. Home-based exercise programs are...

    Karen E. M. Harmelink, A. V. C. M. Zeegers, Thijs M. Tönis, Wim Hullegie, Maria W. G Nijhuis-van der Sanden and J Bart Staal

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:290

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  6. Research article

    Measuring individual hierarchy of anxiety invoking sports related activities: development and validation of the Photographic Series of Sports Activities for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (PHOSA-ACLR)

    Fear of harm (FoH) after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR) should be addressed in physical therapy as it hampers return to sports. However, there are no instruments assessing FoH specific for AC...

    Wim van Lankveld, Nicky van Melick, Bas Habets, Eefje Roelofsen, J. Bart Staal and Robert van Cingel

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:287

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  7. Research article

    How clinicians analyze movement quality in patients with non-specific low back pain: a cross-sectional survey study with Dutch allied health care professionals

    Observation of movement quality (MQ) is an indelible element in the process of clinical reasoning for patients with non-specific low back pain (NS-LBP). However, the observation and evaluation of MQ in common ...

    Margriet van Dijk, Nienke Smorenburg, Bart Visser, Yvonne F. Heerkens and Maria W.G. Nijhuis-van der Sanden

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:288

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  8. Research article

    A systematic review of suture-button versus syndesmotic screw in the treatment of distal tibiofibular syndesmosis injury

    Now, using a suture-button device to treat distal tibiofibular syndesmotic injuries is overwhelming due to its advantages over screw fixation. Current systematic review was conducted to make a comparison betwe...

    Pei Zhang, Yuan Liang, Jinshan He, Yongchao Fang, Pengtao Chen and Jingcheng Wang

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:286

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  9. Research article

    The V sign in lateral talar process fractures: an experimental study using a foot and ankle model

    Lateral talar process fractures (LTPF) are often missed on conventional radiographs. A positive V sign is an interruption of the contour of the LTP. It has been suggested, but not proven to be pathognomonic fo...

    Thorsten Jentzsch, Anita Hasler, Niklas Renner, Manuel Peterhans, Reto Sutter, Norman Espinosa and Stephan H. Wirth

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:284

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  10. Research article

    Transforming growth factor activating kinase 1 regulates extracellular matrix degrading enzymes and pain-related molecule expression following tumor necrosis factor-α stimulation of synovial cells: an in vitro study

    Recent studies have suggested that the tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) pathway is a potential target for the management of osteoarthritis (OA). Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β-activated kinase 1 (TAK1) is e...

    Kentaro Uchida, Shotaro Takano, Toshihide Matsumoto, Naoshige Nagura, Gen Inoue, Makoto Itakura, Masayuki Miyagi, Jun Aikawa, Dai Iwase, Atsushi Minatani, Hisako Fujimaki and Masashi Takaso

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:283

    Published on: 1 July 2017

  11. Research article

    Development of a pilot cartilage surgery register

    Norway has no prospective surveillance system to monitor the outcome of knee cartilage surgery. In 2004 the Norwegian Registry of Knee Ligament (NKLR) was successfully established, and has yielded useful infor...

    Cathrine Nørstad Engen, Asbjørn Årøen and Lars Engebretsen

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:282

    Published on: 30 June 2017

  12. Research article

    Effect of vitamin E on oxidative stress level in blood, synovial fluid, and synovial tissue in severe knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled study

    This study was performed to evaluate the antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects of vitamin E on oxidative stress in the plasma, synovial fluid, and synovial tissue of patients with knee osteoarthritis.

    Saran Tantavisut, Aree Tanavalee, Sittisak Honsawek, Tanyawan Suantawee, Srihatach Ngarmukos, Sirichai Adisakwatana and John J. Callaghan

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:281

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  13. Research article

    Evaluating non-responders of a survey in the Swedish fracture register: no indication of different functional result

    The Swedish Fracture Register (SFR) currently contains information on more than 190,000 fractures. Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) are used for monitoring functional results after fracture treatment....

    Hans Juto, Mattis Gärtner Nilsson, Michael Möller, David Wennergren and Per Morberg

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:278

    Published on: 28 June 2017

  14. Research article

    Long-term outcomes after combined arthroscopic medial reefing and lateral release in patients with recurrent patellar instability – a retrospective analysis

    There is currently no consensus regarding the optimal surgical treatment method for patients with recurrent patella instability. Our goal was to evaluate the long-term results of combined arthroscopic medial r...

    Dominik Schorn, Sera Yang-Strathoff, Georg Gosheger, Tim Vogler, Sebastian Klingebiel, Carolin Rickert, Dimosthenis Andreou and Dennis Liem

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:277

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  15. Research article

    The effect of zoledronic acid on type and volume of Modic changes among patients with low back pain

    Modic changes (MC) are associated with low back pain (LBP). In this study, we compared changes in size and type of MC, after a single intravenous infusion of 5 mg zoledronic acid (ZA) or placebo, among chronic...

    Katri Koivisto, Jyri Järvinen, Jaro Karppinen, Marianne Haapea, Markus Paananen, Eero Kyllönen, Osmo Tervonen and Jaakko Niinimäki

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:274

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  16. Case report

    Prosthetic joint infection caused by Granulicatella adiacens: a case series and review of literature

    Bone and joint infection involving Granulicatella adiacens is rare, and mainly involved in cases of bacteremia and infectious endocarditis. Here we report three cases of prosthetic joint infection involving G. ad...

    Fanny Quénard, Piseth Seng, Jean-Christophe Lagier, Florence Fenollar and Andreas Stein

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:276

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  17. Research article

    Restricted posture in dentistry – a kinematic analysis of orthodontists

    This study aims at identifying orthodontic activities with the highest frequency of unfavorable/awkward and static postures held over a period of more than 4 s based on kinematic analysis. Moreover, a separate...

    Daniela Ohlendorf, Christina Erbe, Imke Hauck, Jennifer Nowak, Ingo Hermanns, Dirk Ditchen, Rolf Ellegast and David A. Groneberg

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:275

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  18. Research article

    Postoperative alignment of TKA in patients with severe preoperative varus or valgus deformity: is there a difference between surgical techniques?

    There have been conflicting studies published regarding the ability of various total knee arthroplasty (TKA) techniques to correct preoperative deformity. The purpose of this study was to compare the postopera...

    Stefan Rahm, Roland S. Camenzind, Andreas Hingsammer, Christopher Lenz, David E. Bauer, Mazda Farshad and Sandro F. Fucentese

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:272

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  19. Research article

    Prevalence of arthritis according to age, sex and socioeconomic status in six low and middle income countries: analysis of data from the World Health Organization study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE) Wave 1

    In higher income countries, social disadvantage is associated with higher arthritis prevalence; however, less is known about arthritis prevalence or determinants in low to middle income countries (LMICs). We a...

    Sharon L. Brennan-Olsen, S. Cook, M. T. Leech, S. J. Bowe, P. Kowal, N. Naidoo, I. N. Ackerman, R. S. Page, S. M. Hosking, J. A. Pasco and M. Mohebbi

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:271

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  20. Research article

    Radiologic comparison of posterior release, internal distraction, final PSO and spinal fusion with one-stage posterior vertebral column resection for multi-level severe congenital scoliosis

    To compare radiologic results of posterior release, internal distraction, and final pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) and spinal fusionwith one-stage posterior vertebral column resection (PVCR) in treating m...

    Shichang Liu, Nannan Zhang, Yueming Song, Zongrang Song, Liping Zhang, Jijun Liu, En Xie, Qining Wu and Dingjun Hao

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:270

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  21. Research article

    Impact of exercise programs among helicopter pilots with transient LBP

    Flight related low back pain (LBP) among helicopter pilots is frequent and may influence flight performance. Prolonged confined sitting during flights seems to weaken lumbar trunk (LT) muscles with associated ...

    Knut Andersen, Roald Baardsen, Ingvild Dalen and Jan Petter Larsen

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:269

    Published on: 20 June 2017

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