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  1. Monoblock taper fluted stems have been reliably used to treat proximal femoral periprosthetic fractures (PFF) and femoral aseptic loosening (AL). Although proximal femoral remodeling has been observed around t...

    Authors: Gábor Friebert, Csaba Gombár, András Bozó, Ilona Polyák, Ádám Brzózka and Krisztián Sisák

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:201

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  2. L-carnitine decreases oxidation and inflammation by reducing the fatty acid in plasma and using oxygen in ATP synthesis. As such, knee osteoarthritis (KOA) can be improved by reducing apoptotic chondrocytes. T...

    Authors: Farnaz Baghban, Mahdieh Hosseinzadeh, Hassan Mozaffari-Khosravi, Ali Dehghan and Hossein Fallahzadeh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:195

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  3. Current health policy states that patients with osteoarthritis (OA) should mainly be managed in primary health care. Still, research shows that patients with hand OA have poor access to recommended treatment i...

    Authors: Ingvild Kjeken, Kjetil Bergsmark, Ida K. Haugen, Toril Hennig, Merete Hermann-Eriksen, Vivian Tryving Hornburg, Åshild Hove, Anne Prøven, Trine Amalie Sjøvold and Barbara Slatkowsky-Christensen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:194

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

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:193

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    The original article was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:358

  5. Good physical capability is an important part of healthy biological ageing. Several factors influencing physical capability have previously been reported. Long-term reports on physical capability and the onset...

    Authors: Juopperi Samuli, Sund Reijo, Rikkonen Toni, Kröger Heikki and Sirola Joonas

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:192

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  6. Proven treatments for low back pain, at best, only provide modest overall benefits. Matching people to treatments that are likely to be most effective for them may improve clinical outcomes and makes better us...

    Authors: Siew Wan Hee, Dipesh Mistry, Tim Friede, Sarah E. Lamb, Nigel Stallard, Martin Underwood and Shilpa Patel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:191

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  7. Irreparable massive rotator cuff tears (IMRCTs) are a well-known cause for functional limitation and difficult to treat. Although several joint-preserving as well as joint-replacing procedures were found to pr...

    Authors: Fabian Plachel, Paul Siegert, Philipp Moroder, Leo Pauzenberger, Brenda Laky, Werner Anderl and Philipp Heuberer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:190

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  8. The evidence for the treatment of midthoracic fractures in elderly patients is weak. The aim of this study was to evaluate midterm results after posterior stabilization of unstable midthoracic fractures in the...

    Authors: U. J. Spiegl, P.-L. Hölbing, J.-S. Jarvers, N. v. d. Höh, P. Pieroh, G. Osterhoff and C.-E. Heyde

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:188

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  9. Faster, easier, more economical and more effective versions of the minimally invasive reduction procedure for femoral shaft fractures need to be developed for use by orthopaedic surgeons. In this study, a frac...

    Authors: Wei Shui, Youyin Yang, Xinling Pi, Gang Luo, Bo Qiao, Weidong Ni and Shuquan Guo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:187

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  10. The use of smartphones has become widely popular, especially among young people, for multiple purposes other than communication, including gaming and internet browsing. The hand and wrist weakness is one of th...

    Authors: Ahmad Osailan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:186

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  11. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether pelvic incidence (PI) will affect the occurrence of PJK in Lenke 5 AIS patients after correction surgery and try to explore a better surgical scheme based on...

    Authors: Quan Zhou, Bowen Hu, Xi Yang, Yueming Song, Limin Liu, Linnan Wang, Lei Wang, Chunguang Zhou, Zhongjie Zhou, Peng Xiu and Liang Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:185

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  12. According to existing literature, musicians experience high rates of musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders involving different anatomical areas. The aim of the study was to identify patterns of pain location in a sa...

    Authors: Cinzia Cruder, Marco Barbero, Emiliano Soldini and Nigel Gleeson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:184

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  13. Fibromyalgia (FM) patients are likely to differ from healthy controls in muscle activity and in reactivity to experimental stress.

    Authors: Teemu Zetterman, Ritva Markkula, Juhani V. Partanen, Teemu Miettinen, Ann-Mari Estlander and Eija Kalso

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:183

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  14. Goal setting is linked to person-centred care and is a core component in physiotherapy, but the associations between goal classes, patient characteristics and outcome measures for musculoskeletal disorders has...

    Authors: Olav Amundsen, Nina Køpke Vøllestad, Ingebrigt Meisingset and Hilde Stendal Robinson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:182

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  15. Arthritis and joint pain are highly prevalent in agricultural (ag) workers. Many ag operations are sustained by a small number of workers, and the disability of even one worker thus contributes to economic har...

    Authors: Eliza J. Webber, Tan Tran, Ronald June, Emily Healy, Tara M. Andrews, Roubie Younkin, Justin MacDonald and Erik S. Adams

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:181

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  16. Emerging evidence highlights the importance of preoperative expectations in predicting patient-reported outcomes of orthopedic surgeries. To date, it is still a matter of controversy whether patient satisfacti...

    Authors: Anne Kästner, Virginie S. C. Ng Kuet Leong, Frank Petzke, Stefan Budde, Michael Przemeck, Martin Müller and Joachim Erlenwein

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:180

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  17. Recovery trajectories differ between individual patients and it is hypothesizes that they can be used to predict if an individual patient is likely to recover earlier or later. Primary aim of this study was to...

    Authors: K. E. M. Harmelink, R. Dandis, P. J. der Van der Wees PJ, A. V. C. M. Zeegers, M. W. Nijhuis-van der Sanden and J. B. Staal

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:179

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  18. Aim of this multicenter, observational, cross-sectional study was to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and treatment satisfaction of current medications in Chinese knee OA patients.

    Authors: Qingyun Xue, Huibin Long, Jianhao Lin, Dongping Du, Jin Zhou, Jinwei Chen, Shu li, Yanlei Zhang, Yan Cheng, Xiao Ma and Zhiyi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:178

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  19. Few studies describe thoracolumbar disc herniation (TLDH) as an isolated category, it is frequently classified as the lower thoracic spine or upper lumbar spine. Thus, less is known about the morphology and ae...

    Authors: Ang Gao, Yongqiang Wang, Miao Yu and Xiaoguang Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:177

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  20. Telemore length (TL) shortening has been found in many diseases. However, clinical characteristics of TL shortening in osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) has not been investigated. Therefore, we studied ...

    Authors: Si-Wook Lee, Kyung-Hwan Lim, Kyung-Jae Lee, Yu-Ran Heo and Jae-Ho Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:176

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  21. A two-stage prosthesis exchange procedure has been the gold standard in surgical treatment of the chronically infected knee arthroplasty so far. This includes 2 surgeries/hospitalizations and an interim period...

    Authors: Martin Lindberg-Larsen, Anders Odgaard, Charlotte Fredborg and Henrik Morville Schrøder

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:175

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  22. This study aimed to investigate the effect of abnormal Core binding factor-β expression on proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis of chondrocytes, and elucidate the relationship between Core binding fact...

    Authors: Guangdi Li, Mi Zhang, Yuan Huang, Jiafei Yang, Lianghong Dong, Hao Shi, Long Li, Riguang Liu and Jiangwei Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:174

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  23. Patients with rheumatic diseases have a high risk for joint destruction and secondary osteoarthritis (OA) as well as low bone mineral density (BMD, i.e., osteoporosis). While several factors may lead to low BM...

    Authors: Moritz Mühlenfeld, André Strahl, Ulrich Bechler, Nico Maximilian Jandl, Jan Hubert and Tim Rolvien

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:173

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  24. Anticonvulsant use has been linked to bone deficits in specific patient populations. We studied the association between anticonvulsant use and bone health in a population-based sample of men and women.

    Authors: Vinoomika Chandrasekaran, Julie A. Pasco, Amanda L. Stuart, Sharon L. Brennan-Olsen, Michael Berk, Jason M. Hodge, Rasika M. Samarasinghe and Lana J. Williams

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:172

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  25. We developed a porous Ti alloy/PEEK composite interbody cage by utilizing the advantages of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and titanium alloy (Ti alloy) in combination with additive manufacturing technology.

    Authors: Pei-I Tsai, Meng-Huang Wu, Yen-Yao Li, Tzu-Hung Lin, Jane S. C. Tsai, Hsin-I Huang, Hong-Jen Lai, Ming-Hsueh Lee and Chih-Yu Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:171

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  26. Altered knee muscle activity in children with asymptomatic Generalized Joint Hypermobility (GJH) is reported during isometric contraction, static and dynamic balance tasks and jumping, but has not been studied...

    Authors: Helene Nikolajsen, Birgit Juul-Kristensen, Peter Fjeldstad Hendriksen and Bente Rona Jensen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:170

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  27. The aim of this study was to identify case definitions of diagnostic criteria for specific musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) for use in occupational healthcare, surveillance or research.

    Authors: Henk F. van der Molen, Steven Visser, Jose Hernán Alfonso, Stefania Curti, Stefano Mattioli, David Rempel, Yves Roquelaure, P. Paul F. M. Kuijer and Sietske J. Tamminga

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:169

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  28. According to most of the commonly used classification systems for subaxial spine injuries, unilateral and minimally displaced facet fractures without any sign of a spinal cord injury would be directed to non-o...

    Authors: Satoshi Maki, Mitsuhiro Kitamura, Takeo Furuya, Takuya Miyamoto, Sho Okimatsu, Yasuhiro Shiga, Kazuhide Inage, Sumihisa Orita, Yawara Eguchi and Seiji Ohtori

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:168

    Content type: Case report

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  29. Several authors have reported favorable results in low back pain (LBP) for patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH) treated with discectomy. However, detailed changes over time in the characteristics and loc...

    Authors: Hiroshi Takahashi, Yasuchika Aoki, Masahiro Inoue, Junya Saito, Arata Nakajima, Masato Sonobe, Yorikazu Akatsu, Keita Koyama, Yasuhiro Shiga, Kazuhide Inage, Yawara Eguchi, Sumihisa Orita, Satoshi Maki, Takeo Furuya, Tsutomu Akazawa, Tetsuya Abe…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:167

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  30. Measurement of hip rotation is a crucial clinical parameter for the identification of hip problems and the monitoring of symptoms. The objective of this study was to determine whether the use of two smartphone...

    Authors: Phob Ganokroj, Nuchanun Sompornpanich, Pichitpol Kerdsomnuek, Bavornrat Vanadurongwan and Pisit Lertwanich

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:166

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  31. To analyze how pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) treatment of severe Scheuermann thoracolumbar kyphosis (STLK) using pedicle screw instrumentation affects sagittal spinopelvic parameters.

    Authors: Guanfeng Lin, Shengru Wang, Yang Yang, Zhe Su, You Du, Xiaolin Xu, Xiran Chai, Yipeng Wang, Bin Yu and Jianguo Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:165

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  32. Bilateral one-stage total knee arthroplasty (BTKA) have increased because it provides a number of advantages. Recently, Accelerometer-based navigation (ABN) system which guide the cutting plane without intrame...

    Authors: Artit Laoruengthana, Piti Rattanaprichavej, Thanawat Tantimethanon, Watcharapong Eiamjumras, Passakorn Teekaweerakit and Krit Pongpirul

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:164

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  33. Annually in the UK, 40,000–90,000 people are involved in a traumatic incident. Severity of injury and how well people recover from their injuries varies, with physiotherapy playing a key role in the rehabilita...

    Authors: N. Middlebrook, N. R. Heneghan, D. Falla, L. Silvester, A. B. Rushton and A. A. Soundy

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:163

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  34. In our institute, all elderly patients with displaced femoral neck fracture were treated with cemented bipolar hemiarthroplasty (BHA) using the modified Dall approach. To our knowledge, there are no reports on...

    Authors: Masanao Kataoka, Hiroshi Fujita, Hiroaki Hara, Hideto Harada, Yuki Okutani and Yoshiki Murotani

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:162

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  35. Many young girls with generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) choose to participate in dance because their bodies are suited for this activity. Scoliosis tends to occur often in thin girls, who also are more lik...

    Authors: Nili Steinberg, Shay Tenenbaum, Aviva Zeev, Michal Pantanowitz, Gordon Waddington, Gali Dar and Itzhak Siev-Ner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:161

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  36. Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) is satisfactory for hospitalized patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH). Currently, only a few studies have reported about the day surgery patients undergoi...

    Authors: Zhaojun Song, Maobo Ran, Juan Luo, Kai Zhang, Yongjie Ye, Jiazhuang Zheng and Zhi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:160

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  37. In the modern western world appraisal of economical points such as treatment and disability after trauma present a financial burden. In this context open reduction internal fixation techniques allowing for ear...

    Authors: Michael Zyskowski, Markus Wurm, Frederik Greve, Sebastian Pesch, Francesca von Matthey, Patrick Pflüger, Moritz Crönlein, Peter Biberthaler and Chlodwig Kirchhoff

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:159

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  38. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and common mental disorders (CMDs) are the most frequent reasons for long-term sick leave and work disability. Occupational rehabilitation programs are used to help employees r...

    Authors: Monica Eftedal, Torill H. Tveito, Ulrik Gensby, M. Kamrul Islam, Stein Atle Lie, Gro Aasland, Svein Kostveit and Chris Jensen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:158

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  39. The neurovascular bundle containing the deep peroneal nerve has a potential risk of injury during open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (OWHTO), particularly due to drilling for bicortical fixation at distal screw ...

    Authors: Junya Itou, Umito Kuwashima, Masafumi Itoh, Koichi Kuroda, Yasuharu Yokoyama and Ken Okazaki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:157

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  40. Bilateral decompression via unilateral approach (BDUA) is an effective surgical approach for treating lumbar degenerative diseases. However, no studies of prognosis, especially the recovery of the soft tissue,...

    Authors: Yifan Huang, Jian Chen, Peng Gao, Changjiang Gu, Jin Fan, Zhiyi Hu, Xiaojian Cao, Guoyong Yin and Wei Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:156

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  41. Lower-limb osteoarthritis (OA) causes high levels of pain and disability. Physiotherapists are the primary healthcare provider of non-pharmacological treatments, and incorporate strategies to optimise physical...

    Authors: Matthew Willett, Carolyn Greig, Sally Fenton, David Rogers, Joan Duda and Alison Rushton

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:155

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  42. To investigate the role of gravity in the sedimentation of lumbar spine nerve roots using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of various body positions.

    Authors: Jun Yang, Zhiyun Feng, Nian Chen, Zhenhua Hong, Yongyu Zheng, Jiang Yang, Tingjie Zhou, Xin Yao, Taifeng Xu and Linting Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:154

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  43. Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica (DEH) is a rare benign overgrowth generally affecting the epiphyses and short bones of the lower limbs. DEH in the elbow joint is extremely rare, and to date, only three cases...

    Authors: Hiva Mohamadian, Mansour Bahardoust, Borzouyeh Molazem Sanandaji and Saba Saberi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:151

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  44. The aim of this study was to determine long-term survival and clinical outcomes of the surface replacement trapeziometacarpal joint prosthesis (SR™TMC) and to evaluate implant migration using radiostereometric...

    Authors: Bart ten Brinke, Nina M. C. Mathijssen, Ian F. Blom, Lennard A. Koster and Gerald A. Kraan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:148

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  45. There are disputes about which reduction technique should be adopted in treatment of distal radius-ulna fractures in older children who failed to achieve manual reduction. This study compared clinical effects ...

    Authors: Qiang Huang, Fei Su, Zhi Meng Wang, Han Zhong Xue, Liang Sun, Teng Ma, Qian Wang, Yao Lu, Ming Li, Cheng Ren, Cong Ming Zhang, Kun Zhang and Zhong Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:147

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  46. Metacarpal shaft fracture is a common fracture in hand trauma injuries. Surgical intervention is indicated when fractures are unstable or involve considerable displacement. Current fixation options include Kir...

    Authors: Yung-Cheng Chiu, Tsung-Yu Ho, Yen-Nien Ting, Ming-Tzu Tsai, Heng-Li Huang, Cheng-En Hsu and Jui-Ting Hsu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:146

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  47. We previously reported anterior release, posterior internal distraction, and subsequent spinal fusion (ARPIDF) for the correction of severe scoliosis with a satisfactory correction rate. However, surgical proc...

    Authors: Ganjun Feng, Yong Huang, Leizhen Huang, Yongliang Wang, Juehan Wang, Chunguang Zhou, Lei Wang, Zhongjie Zhou, Xi Yang, Limin Liu and Yueming Song

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:144

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  48. Real-time ultrasound imaging (RUSI) has been increasingly used as a form of biofeedback when instructing and re-training muscle contraction. However, the effectiveness of the RUSI on a single sustained contrac...

    Authors: Shanshan Lin, Bo Zhu, Yiyi Zheng, Guozhi Huang, Qi Zeng and Chuhuai Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:142

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