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  1. Non-specific neck pain and headache are major economic and individual burden in office-workers. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of a multi-component intervention combining workstation ergono...

    Authors: Andrea M Aegerter, Manja Deforth, Venerina Johnston, Markus J Ernst, Thomas Volken, Hannu Luomajoki, Beatrice Brunner, Julia Dratva, Gisela Sjøgaard, Achim Elfering and Markus Melloh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:391

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  2. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between self-reported work ability and hours worked at the current time in Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders (UEMSD) patients. To further investigat...

    Authors: A. van Schaaijk, K. Nieuwenhuijsen and M. H. W. Frings-Dresen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:389

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  3. An optimal osteotomy angle avoids shortening of the first metatarsal bone after hallux valgus surgery and therefore reduces the risk of transfer-metatarsalgia. The purpose of the present ex-vivo study was to i...

    Authors: Arnd Fredrik Viehöfer, Stephan Hermann Wirth, Stefan Michael Zimmermann, Laurenz Jaberg, Cyrill Dennler, Philipp Fürnstahl and Mazda Farshad

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:438

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  4. To guide the selection of treatments for spinal metastases, the expected survival time is one of the most important determinants. Few scoring systems are fully applicable for spinal metastasis secondary to pro...

    Authors: Zhong-yu Gao, Tao Zhang, Hui Zhang, Cheng-gang Pang and Wen-xue Jiang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:388

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  5. The importance of sagittal alignment in healthy individuals and in reconstructive spinal surgery has been studied over the last 15 years. The aim of the present study was to assess the long-term effects of abn...

    Authors: Mahmoud Elshamly, Reinhard Windhager, Stefan Toegel and Josef Georg Grohs

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:387

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Osteoarthritis is a major cause of pain and disability worldwide, therefore ways of treating this condition are paramount to a successful health system. The purpose of the study was to investigate the changes ...

    Authors: Christopher Miles and Andrew Greene

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:386

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  7. The aim of the present study was to describe and measure the occipital-cervical distance by a novel method utilizing the occiput-C4 distance (OC4D) in normal subjects, as a proposed tool to guide restoration o...

    Authors: Chao Tang, Sheng Yang, Ye Hui Liao, Qiang Tang, Fei Ma, Qing Wang and De Jun Zhong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:385

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  8. Fenestration discectomy, for symptomatic lumbar disc herniation, is the most common surgical procedure in spine surgery. It can be done by open or microscopic procedures. This study compared the results of fen...

    Authors: Sherwan A. Hamawandi, Injam Ibrahim Sulaiman and Ameer Kadhim Al-Humairi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:384

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  9. Intraoperative acetabular fracture(IAF) is a rare complication of primary total hip arthroplasty(THA). The previous reports have lacked a sufficiently large number of subjects to allow for an analysis of the c...

    Authors: Juncheng Li, Quanbo Ji, Ming Ni, Qingyuan Zheng, Jingyang Sun and Guoqiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:383

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  10. Most of the previous studies about the surgical treatment of dropped head syndrome (DHS) are small case series, and their primary outcome measures were cervical alignment parameters. Therefore, little is known...

    Authors: Yoshifumi Kudo, Tomoaki Toyone, Kenji Endo, Yuji Matsuoka, Ichiro Okano, Koji Ishikawa, Akira Matsuoka, Hiroshi Maruyama, Ryo Yamamura, Haruka Emori, Soji Tani, Toshiyuki Shirahata, Chikara Hayakawa, Yushi Hoshino, Tomoyuki Ozawa, Hidekazu Suzuki…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:382

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  11. Self-efficacy is considered a core component in self-management. However, there is a lack of knowledge about the association between self-efficacy and health-related outcomes in osteoarthritis. The aim of this...

    Authors: Åsa Degerstedt, Hassan Alinaghizadeh, Carina A. Thorstensson and Christina B. Olsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:380

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  12. An autologous bone-cage made from the spinous process and laminae might provide a stability in posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) close that of the traditional-cage made of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) or...

    Authors: Haodong Zhu, Weibin Zhong, Ping Zhang, Xiaoming Liu, Junming Huang, Fatai Liu and Jian Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:379

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  13. A significant proportion of patients experiences poor response (i.e. no or little improvement) after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) because of osteoarthritis. It is difficult to quantify the proportion of patie...

    Authors: Malou E. M. te Molder, José M. H. Smolders, Petra J. C. Heesterbeek and Cornelia H. M. van den Ende

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:378

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  14. The Glenohumeral internal-rotation deficit (GIRD) is related to the altered eccentric external-rotator (ER), the concentric internal-rotator (IR), muscle strength, and the ER: IR ratio. GIRD has been documente...

    Authors: Mohsen Moradi, Malihe Hadadnezhad, Amir Letafatkar, Zohre Khosrokiani and Julien S. Baker

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:376

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  15. Age-dependent male osteoporosis remains a poorly studied medical problem despite its significance. It is estimated that at least 1 of 5 men will suffer from osteoporotic consequences. Given that multiple mecha...

    Authors: Omnia Ameen, Rania I. Yassien and Yahya M. Naguib

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:375

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  16. To evaluate the reliability of two different techniques for measuring penetration and distribution of the cement mantle in the proximal tibia after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with Computer Tomography (CT) i...

    Authors: Hennie Verburg, Linda van Zeeland Koobs, Dieu Donné Niesten, Peter Pilot and Nina Mathijssen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:374

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  17. Thoracolumbar burst fractures can be treated with posterior short-segment fixation. However, no classification can help to estimate whether the healed vertebral body will have sufficient stability after implan...

    Authors: Changxiang Liang, Guihua Liu, Guoyan Liang, Xiaoqing Zheng, Dong Yin, Dan Xiao, Shixing Zeng, Honghua Cai and Yunbing Chang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:373

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  18. We sought to report the prevalence of fragility fracture patients who were screened at high falls risk using a large provincial database, and to determine the characteristics associated with being screened at ...

    Authors: Nooshin K. Rotondi, Dorcas E. Beaton, Rebeka Sujic, Earl Bogoch, Taucha Inrig, Denise Linton, Jennifer Weldon, Ravi Jain and Joanna E. M. Sale

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:372

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  19. Proximal femoral fractures are a major socioeconomic burden and they occur mainly in geriatric patients. High mortality and complication rates are reported. To reduce the mortality and morbidity of these patie...

    Authors: Maic Werner, Olaf Krause, Christian Macke, Lambert Herold, Alexander Ranker, Christian Krettek and Emmanouil Liodakis

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:371

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  20. Surgical treatment has been recommended by most surgeons to treat pseudarthrosis in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). However, there is still some debate on the necessity of anterior fusion. There is very limited l...

    Authors: Jianqiang Kou, Jianwei Guo, Xiangli Ji, Xiaojie Tang, Xiangyun Liu, Yuanliang Sun, Xiujun Zheng and Yingzhen Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:370

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  21. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and characteristics of ligamentous knee injuries and to compare patient demographics, associated injuries and hospital stay to pedestrians who did not ...

    Authors: R. Garrett Steinmetz, Matthew McDonald, Shaun Tkach, John Hamilton, Gregory Heigle, Kimberly Hollabaugh, David Teague and Douglas Rowles

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:369

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  22. Modic Changes (MCs, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signal changes in the vertebral bone marrow extending from the vertebral endplate) may represent a subgroup of nonspecific chronic low back pain that could ...

    Authors: Lars Christian Haugli Bråten, Elina Iordanova Schistad, Ansgar Espeland, Per Martin Kristoffersen, Anne Julsrud Haugen, Gunn Hege Marchand, Nils Vetti, Are Hugo Pripp, Thomas Istvan Kadar, Jan Sture Skouen, Margreth Grotle, Lars Grøvle, John-Anker Zwart, Jens Ivar Brox and Kjersti Storheim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:368

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  23. Predictors of bone deterioration after hip fracture have not been well characterized. The aim of this study was to examine the associations of physical function and lean body mass (LBM) with loss of bone densi...

    Authors: Tuuli H. Suominen, Johanna Edgren, Anu Salpakoski, Mauri Kallinen, Tomas Cervinka, Timo Rantalainen, Timo Törmäkangas, Ari Heinonen and Sarianna Sipilä

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:367

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  24. Young adulthood is a sensitive period of life where development of musculoskeletal neck pain may be established and impact future health. The objective of this systematic review was to investigate risk factors...

    Authors: Henriette Jahre, Margreth Grotle, Kaja Smedbråten, Kate M. Dunn and Britt Elin Øiestad

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:366

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  25. Conservative treatment remains the preferred choice for distal radius fracture in children. However, loss of reduction is problematic, especially in an older child. Crossed Kirschner-wires is widely used to tr...

    Authors: Jin Li, Saroj Rai, Xin Tang, Renhao Ze, Ruikang Liu and Pan Hong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:365

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  26. The incidence of patient dissatisfaction due to anterior knee pain (AKP) and patellar crepitus after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) remains a concern. However, it has been shown that improvements in the femoral...

    Authors: Yi-Fan Huang, Yu-Hang Gao, Lu Ding, Bo Liu, Jian-Guo Liu and Xin Qi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:364

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  27. Safe and effective non-surgical treatments are an important part of the knee osteoarthritis (OA) treatment algorithm. Cooled radiofrequency ablation (CRFA) and hyaluronic acid (HA) injections are two commonly ...

    Authors: Antonia F. Chen, Fred Khalouf, Keith Zora, Michael DePalma, Lynn Kohan, Maged Guirguis, Douglas Beall, Eric Loudermilk, Matthew J. Pingree, Ignacio Badiola and Jeffrey Lyman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:363

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  28. Conventional fat quantification methods for rotator cuff muscles have various limitations, such as inconsistent reliabilities of the Goutallier grades and need for advanced techniques in quantitative MRI seque...

    Authors: Dokwan Lee, Ki-Taek Hong, Wonhee Lee, Eun Kyung Khil, Guen Young Lee, Jung-Ah Choi and Yongnam Song

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:362

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  29. Large, displaced anterior glenoid rim fractures after primary traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation are usually managed by surgical stabilization. Although there is little evidence supporting surgical manage...

    Authors: Lukas Ernstbrunner, Malik Jessen and Karl Wieser

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:361

    Content type: Case report

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  30. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the primary cause of disability worldwide and a major societal burden. Recent qualitative research found that although a patient’s work is considered important, physical th...

    Authors: Nathan Hutting, Wiebke Oswald, Maria W.G. Nijhuis - van der Sanden, Monique Filart, Tamara Raaijmakers, Hendrik J. Bieleman, J. Bart Staal and Yvonne F. Heerkens

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:360

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  31. Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a common degenerative disease, which can lead to neurological dysfunction and requires surgical treatment. In the previous study, we used H&E staining and immunohistochemistry t...

    Authors: Wei Hu, Yidong Liu, Shunli Kan, Tengfei Zhang, Zehua Jiang and Rusen Zhu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:359

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  32. While numerous clinical studies have compared the surgical and non-surgical treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture (ATR), there are no studies that have performed a non-inferiority analysis between treatme...

    Authors: Olof Westin, Tony Sjögren, Simon Svedman, Alexandra Horvath, Eric Hamrin Senorski, Kristian Samuelsson and Paul Ackermann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:358

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  33. There are no recent studies on the frequency of paediatric lower extremity fractures in Germany. The aims of this study were to report fracture rates of paediatric lower extremity fractures treated in German h...

    Authors: Christoph Emanuel Gonser, Christian Bahrs, Philipp Hemmann and Daniel Körner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:357

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  34. There are no previous reports on the complications around the femoral component of cementless Oxford unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA). However, we experienced two cases of femoral migration to the prox...

    Authors: Hiroshi Inui, Shuji Taketomi, Ryota Yamagami, Kohei Kawaguchi and Sakae Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:356

    Content type: Case report

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  35. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Arad Alikhah, Jan-Phillipp Imiolczyk, Anna Krukenberg and Markus Scheibel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:355

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    The original article was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:295

  36. The treatment of large bone defects in lower limbs is a serious challenge for orthopedic surgeons and patients. The bone transport technique using the Ilizarov method has become the main treatment option for t...

    Authors: Yanshi Liu, Maimaiaili Yushan, Zhenhui Liu, Jialin Liu, Chuang Ma and Aihemaitijiang Yusufu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:354

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  37. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is a common treatment option for paravertebral or psoas abscesses (PAs) in patients with spinal tuberculosis (ST). However, its efficacy remains controversial. The aim of the s...

    Authors: Zhifa Zhang, Yongyu Hao, Xiangyu Wang, Zhirong Zheng, Xuelin Zhao, Chunguo Wang, Xifeng Zhang and Xuesong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:353

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  38. A great heterogeneity in total joint replacement (TJR) rates has been reported for osteoarthritis (OA), most likely arising from a gap between patients’ and physicians’ views on the need for TJR. The purpose o...

    Authors: Anne Postler, Jens Goronzy, Klaus-Peter Günther, Toni Lange, Imke Redeker, Jochen Schmitt, Angela Zink and Johanna Callhoff

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:352

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  39. Ankle dislocation without fracture is an extremely rare injury because it is usually accompanied by concomitant malleolar fractures from the anatomical and mechanical viewpoints.

    Authors: Ryosuke Kawai, Itaru Kawashima, Makoto Tsukada, Takashi Tsukahara and Hideyuki Aoshiba

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:351

    Content type: Case report

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  40. Prospective studies investigating risk factors for low back pain (LBP) in youth athletes are limited. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the association between hip-pelvic kinematics and vert...

    Authors: M. K. Rossi, K. Pasanen, A. Heinonen, S. Äyrämö, A. M. Räisänen, M. Leppänen, G. Myklebust, T. Vasankari, P. Kannus and J. Parkkari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:350

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  41. Understanding the metabolic and lipidomic changes that accompany bone loss in osteoporosis might provide insights about the mechanisms behind molecular changes and facilitate developing new drugs or nutritiona...

    Authors: Diana Cabrera, Marlena Kruger, Frances M. Wolber, Nicole C. Roy and Karl Fraser

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:349

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  42. Foot problems are highly prevalent in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Treatment of foot problems related to rheumatoid arthritis often consists of custom made foot orthoses. One of the assumed working mech...

    Authors: Marloes Tenten-Diepenmaat, Joost Dekker, Jos W. R. Twisk, Elleke Huijbrechts, Leo D. Roorda and Marike van der Leeden

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:348

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  43. Hypoparathyroidism is characterized by low or inappropriately normal levels of parathyroid hormone leading to hypocalcemia. In this report, a case of recurrent fifth metatarsal stress fractures in a profession...

    Authors: Itaru Kawashima, Atsushi Yamaga, Ryosuke Kawai, Yushi Hoshino and Shinya Ishizuka

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:347

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  44. Postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO) is the most common type of primary osteoporosis. ESR1 polymorphism rs2234693 and rs9340799 has been widely studied as a candidate gene associated with PMO, however, the findings ...

    Authors: Jin Shu, Junling Li, Yujuan Fu, Xuelian Hui, Yani Jin, Mengjie Chen, Xin Zheng and Yaowu Shi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:346

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  45. Synovial fluid culture is the standard investigation for the preoperative diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). However, the culture has limited sensitivity and requires several days until result....

    Authors: Christian Morgenstern, Nora Renz, Sabrina Cabric, Elena Maiolo, Carsten Perka and Andrej Trampuz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:345

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  46. Running is one of the most popular sports worldwide. Despite low back pain (LBP) represents the most common musculoskeletal disorder in population and in sports, there is currently sparse evidence about preval...

    Authors: Filippo Maselli, Lorenzo Storari, Valerio Barbari, Andrea Colombi, Andrea Turolla, Silvia Gianola, Giacomo Rossettini and Marco Testa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:343

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  47. Extensor apparatus rupture is a severe complication after knee arthroplasty, but there have not been many reports on how to perform knee arthroplasty after chronic patellar ligament rupture. We reported a case...

    Authors: Xuejun Zhang, Yun Li, Jianfeng Chen, Chao Yan, Xiaoyi Tan and Huafang Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:342

    Content type: Case report

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  48. A femoral bone tunnel in ACL reconstruction can be constructed from the outside in or from the inside out. When doing it inside out, the approach can be via the anteromedial (AM) portal or through the tibial b...

    Authors: Leena Metso, Kirsi-Maaria Nyrhinen, Ville Bister, Jerker Sandelin and Arsi Harilainen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:341

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