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  1. Content type: Research article

    The Pain Coping Skills Training for African Americans with OsteoaRTthritis (STAART) trial is examining the effectiveness of a culturally enhanced pain coping skills training (CST) program for African Americans wi...

    Authors: Kelli D. Allen, Liubov Arbeeva, Crystal W. Cené, Cynthia J. Coffman, Kimberlea F. Grimm, Erin Haley, Francis J. Keefe, Caroline T. Nagle, Eugene Z. Oddone, Tamara J. Somers, Yashika Watkins and Lisa C. Campbell

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:337

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  2. Content type: Research article

    To explore and evaluate the predictive value of preoperative Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) on the recurrence of pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) of the knee joint treated by arthroscopic surgery com...

    Authors: Guanglei Zhao, Jin Wang, Jun Xia, Yibing Wei, Siqun Wang, Gangyong Huang, Feiyan Chen, Jie Chen, Jingsheng Shi and Yuanqing Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:339

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The reason why the osteotomy line in the sagittal view should be parallel to the medial tibial posterior slope in open wedge high tibial osteotomy (OWHTO) remains unclear. In addition, previous study reported ...

    Authors: Y. Akamatsu, H. Kobayashi, M. Tsuji, S. Nejima, K. Kumagai and T. Saito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:338

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Non-cemented acetabular cup components demonstrated different clinical performance depending on their surface texture or bearing couple. However, clinical osseointegration needs to be proved for each total joi...

    Authors: Anne Jacobsen, Frank Seehaus, Yutong Hong, Han Cao, Alexander Schuh, Raimund Forst and Stefan Sesselmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:335

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Metronidazole is an antimicrobial agent commonly used in the treatment of several protozoal and anaerobic infections. Neurotoxicity associated with metronidazole has been rarely reported, and the incidence of ...

    Authors: Kazutaka Mizuta, Motoki Sonohata, Osamu Nozaki, Tomoki Kobatake, Daisuke Nakayama, Tadatsugu Morimoto and Masaaki Mawatari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:336

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Knee bone shape differs between men and women and the incidence of knee osteoarthritis (OA) is higher in women than in men. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to determine whether the observed dif...

    Authors: Barton L. Wise, Jingbo Niu, Yuqing Zhang, Felix Liu, Joyce Pang, John A. Lynch and Nancy E. Lane

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:331

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index (WORC) is a joint specific outcome tool that assesses the quality of life in patients with various rotator cuff problems.

    Authors: Agnieszka Bejer, Mirosław Probachta, Marek Kulczyk, Sharon Griffin, Elżbieta Domka-Jopek and Jędrzej Płocki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:333

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  8. Content type: Technical advance

    To place the magic screw more simply, we established a set of reproducible fluoroscopic views and a standardized procedure of magic screw insertion.

    Authors: Jiantao Li, Zhirui Li, Xiang Wang, Gongzi Zhang, Ye Peng, Shuwei Zhang, Peifu Tang and Lihai Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:332

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Clinical practice guidelines generally recommend clinicians use self-management support (SMS) when managing patients with spine pain. However, even within the educational setting, the implementation of SMS rem...

    Authors: Owis Eilayyan, Aliki Thomas, Marie-Christine Hallé, Sara Ahmed, Anthony C. Tibbles, Craig Jacobs, Silvano Mior, Connie Davis, Roni Evans, Michael J. Schneider, Fadi Alzoubi, Jan Barnsley, Cynthia R. Long and Andre Bussières

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:328

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Cervical spondylosis adversely affects life quality for its heavy disease burden. The report on the community-based prevalence and associated factors of cervical spondylosis is rare, especially in Chinese popu...

    Authors: Yanwei Lv, Wei Tian, Dafang Chen, Yajun Liu, Lifang Wang and Fangfang Duan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:325

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Success rates for lumbar discectomy are estimated as 78–95% patients at 1–2 years post-surgery, supporting its effectiveness. However, ongoing pain and disability is an issue for some patients, and recurrence ...

    Authors: Alison Rushton, Konstantinos Zoulas, Andrew Powell and JB Staal

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:326

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:372

  12. Content type: Research article

    Rotator cuff disorders represent the commonest type of painful shoulder complaints in clinical practice. Although conservative treatment including physiotherapy is generally recommended as first-line treatment...

    Authors: Cordula Braun, Nigel C. Hanchard, Helen H. Handoll and Andreas Betthäuser

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:329

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Periprosthetic fractures after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are an increasing problem and challenging to treat. The tibial side is commonly less affected than the femoral side wherefore few studies and case r...

    Authors: Anna Janine Schreiner, Florian Schmidutz, Atesch Ateschrang, Christoph Ihle, Ulrich Stöckle, Björn Gunnar Ochs and Christoph Gonser

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:323

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Formation of lamellar bone in non-osseus tissue is a pathological process called heterotopic ossification. It is the aim of this study to analyse the morphology and immunological status of patients with hetero...

    Authors: Klemens Trieb, Andreas Meryk, Sascha Senck, Erin Naismith and Beatrix Grubeck-Loebenstein

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:327

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Diffuse pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) of the knee is a rare proliferative joint disease associated with high recurrence rates following surgical treatment. Intra-articular joint instability in conjun...

    Authors: Cliodhna Farthing, Gernot Lang, Matthias J. Feucht, Norbert P. Südkamp and Kaywan Izadpanah

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:330

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The suture-bridge (SB) method has recently become the mainstream means of repairing full-thickness rotator cuff tears. However, in some patients the deep and superficial layers have moved in different directio...

    Authors: Hironori Kakoi, Toshihiko Izumi, Yasunari Fujii, Satoshi Nagano, Takao Setoguchi, Yasuhiro Ishidou and Setsuro Komiya

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:324

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is an important complication following total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries. Aim of this study was to comprehensively compare the clinical outcome...

    Authors: Xin Lu and Jin Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:322

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The combined administration of intravenous (IV) and topical tranexamic acid (TXA) in primary total knee (TKA) knee remains controversial. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to assess the efficacy and safety...

    Authors: Huazhang Xiong, Yi Liu, Yi Zeng, Yuangang Wu and Bin Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:321

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  19. Content type: Case report

    IDC in children, first reported by Baron in 1924, is very rare. OPLL of the cervical spine mainly affect people ages 50–70 years. The coexistence of IDC and OPLL in children is very rare, only six cases with 3...

    Authors: Jun-Jie Du, Yu-Fei Chen, Ye Peng, Xiao-jie Li and Wei Ma

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:316

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Treatment for osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) in young individuals remains controversial. We developed a lantern-shaped screw, which was designed to provide mechanical support for the femoral head to ...

    Authors: Dasheng Lin, Lei Wang, Zhaoliang Yu, Deqing Luo, Xigui Zhang and Kejian Lian

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:318

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Survival and reconstruction constitute important challenges in multimodal treatment of osteosarcoma of the proximal tibia. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy and prognosis of neoadjuvant chem...

    Authors: Junqi Huang, Wenzhi Bi, Gang Han, Jinpeng Jia, Meng Xu and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:315

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Big data research is important for studying uncommon diseases in real-world settings. Most big data studies in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) have been limited to populations identified with billing codes for...

    Authors: Jessica A. Walsh, Shaobo Pei, Gopi K. Penmetsa, Jianwei Leng, Grant W. Cannon, Daniel O. Clegg and Brian C. Sauer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:317

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  23. Content type: Technical advance

    Posterolateral tibial plateau fractures have become more common, and their treatment is of great importance to knee function. Additionally, there is no available literature detailing specialized anatomic locki...

    Authors: Zhen Jian, Rongguang Ao, Jianhua Zhou, Xinhua Jiang, Dianying Zhang and Baoqing Yu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:319

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Dislocation following total hip arthroplasty has to date not been resolved satisfactorily. Previous work has shown that using a less-invasive adaption of Bauer’s lateral transgluteal approach with capsular rep...

    Authors: Julia Jurkutat, Dirk Zajonz, Gerald Sommer, Stefan Schleifenbaum, Robert Möbius, Ronny Grunert, Niels Hammer and Torsten Prietzel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:314

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Fractures of the greater tuberosity may result from a variety of mechanisms. Missed injury remains a persistent problem, both from a clinical and medico-legal point-of-view. Few studies on this topic are avail...

    Authors: Umile Giuseppe Longo, Steven Corbett and Philip Michael Ahrens

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:313

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The age-related osteoporosis is an increasing risk severely threatening the live quality of aged people. Human parathyroid hormone (hPTH) is applied to the therapy of osteoporosis successfully, however, the me...

    Authors: Wei Li, Liang Yuan, Guojun Tong, Youhua He, Yue Meng, Song Hao, Jianting Chen, Jun Guo, Richard Bringhurst and Dehong Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:311

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to assess the inter observer and intra observer reliability of acute scaphoid fracture classification methods including a novel ‘long axis’ measurement, a simple method which we have ...

    Authors: Benjamin J. F. Dean, Nicholas D. Riley, Earl Robert McCulloch, Jennifer C. E. Lane, Amy Beth Touzell and Alastair J. Graham

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:310

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Acute Essex-Lopresti injury is a rare and disabling condition of longitudinal instability of the forearm. When early diagnosed, patients report better outcomes with higher functional recovery. Aim of this stud...

    Authors: Maurizio Fontana, Marco Cavallo, Graziano Bettelli and Roberto Rotini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:312

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Movement dysfunctions have been associated with persistent low back pain (LBP) but optimal treatment remains unclear. One possibility is that subgroups of persistent LBP patients have differing movement charac...

    Authors: Robert A. Laird, Jennifer L. Keating and Peter Kent

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:309

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Cervical spine fixation or immobilization has become a routine treatment for spinal fracture, dislocation, subluxation injuries, or spondylosis. The effects of immobilization of intervertebral discs of the cer...

    Authors: Yan-Jun Che, Hai-Tao Li, Ting Liang, Xi Chen, Jiang-Bo Guo, Hua-Ye Jiang, Zong-Ping Luo and Hui-Lin Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:308

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Pain in osteoarthritis (OA) remains poorly understood. Different types of somatosensory alterations exist in OA including hyperesthesia and increased sensitivity to painful stimuli as well as those of decrease...

    Authors: Anisha B. Dua, Tuhina Neogi, Rachel A. Mikolaitis, Joel A. Block and Najia Shakoor

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:307

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  32. Content type: Research article

    While low back pain is a common presenting complaint in the emergency department, current estimates from Canada are limited. Furthermore, existing estimates do not clearly define low back pain. As such, our ma...

    Authors: Jordan Edwards, Jill Hayden, Mark Asbridge and Kirk Magee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:306

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Kinesiotape (KT) is widely used in musculoskeletal rehabilitation as an adjuvant to treatment, but minimal evidence supports its use. The aim of this study is to determine the immediate and short-term effects ...

    Authors: Fabienne Reynard, Philippe Vuistiner, Bertrand Léger and Michel Konzelmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:305

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  34. Content type: Research article

    There is a paucity of research on the association between psychological factors and persistent shoulder pain. The aim of this study was to investigate whether emotional distress was associated with pain intens...

    Authors: Kaja Smedbråten, Britt Elin Øiestad and Yngve Røe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:304

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  35. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to a) describe the prevalence of knee and hip osteoarthritis risk factors in a population of 29–59 year old individuals, b) estimate the association between persistent knee/hip pain and osteoa...

    Authors: Joyce A. C. van Tunen, George Peat, Alessio Bricca, Lars B. Larsen, Jens Søndergaard, Trine Thilsing, Ewa M. Roos and Jonas B. Thorlund

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:300

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Individuals with advanced hip osteoarthritis (OA) exhibit generalized muscle weakness of the affected limb and so clinical practice guidelines recommend strength training for the management of hip OA. However,...

    Authors: Aderson Loureiro, Maria Constantinou, Laura E. Diamond, Belinda Beck and Rod Barrett

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:303

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    Lisfranc injuries are known to be rare and often overlooked injuries that can cause long-term disability and pain when missed or treated incorrectly. The wide variety of Lisfranc injuries ranges from subtle li...

    Authors: Ville T. Ponkilainen, Ville M. Mattila, Heikki-Jussi Laine, Antti Paakkala, Heikki M. Mäenpää and Heidi H. Haapasalo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:301

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  38. Content type: Study protocol

    Proximal humerus fractures are the third most common fracture in the elderly population and are expected to increase due to the aging population. Surgical fixation with locking plate technology has increased o...

    Authors: Lisa Howard, Randa Berdusco, Franco Momoli, J. Pollock, Allan Liew, Steve Papp, Karl-Andre Lalonde, Wade Gofton, Sara Ruggiero and Peter Lapner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:299

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  39. Content type: Research article

    There have been fewer improvements in the clinical outcomes of adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients with cancer than for children and older adults, possibly because fewer studies focus on patients in this...

    Authors: Takashi Fukushima, Koichi Ogura, Toru Akiyama, Katsushi Takeshita and Akira Kawai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:297

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of pain and disability. NICE OA guidelines (2008) recommend that patients with OA should be offered core treatments in primary care. Assessments of OA management have ide...

    Authors: Emma Louise Healey, Ebenezer K. Afolabi, Martyn Lewis, John J. Edwards, Kelvin P. Jordan, Andrew Finney, Clare Jinks, Elaine M. Hay and Krysia S. Dziedzic

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:295

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  41. Content type: Research article

    To use Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to characterize the severity, location, prevalence, and demographics of shoulder injuries in athletes at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

    Authors: Akira M. Murakami, Andrew J. Kompel, Lars Engebretsen, Xinning Li, Bruce B. Forster, Michel D. Crema, Daichi Hayashi, Mohamed Jarraya, Frank W. Roemer and Ali Guermazi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:296

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Lower extremity joint contractures have negative effects on gait in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Thus, contracture prevention is essential for maintaining a patient’s functional ability and...

    Authors: Young-Ah Choi, Seong-Min Chun, Yale Kim and Hyung-Ik Shin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:287

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Total hip arthroplasty (THA) with failure of tantalum rod implant for osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) will be the only choice for patients. However,it remains unknown whether tantalum rod implantation...

    Authors: Qi Cheng, Jin-long Tang, Jiang-jiang Gu, Kai-jin Guo, Wang-shou Guo, Bai-liang Wang and Feng-chao Zhao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:289

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  44. Content type: Technical advance

    The use of bone graft for the radial head fractures has been previously described and occasionally used by other authors.This is the first paper, to my knowledge, dealing with the relevant issue about the impo...

    Authors: Guanyi Liu, Erman Chen, Dingli Xu, Weihu Ma, Leijie Zhou, Jianming Chen and Zhijun Pan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:288

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Theoretically, potential errors in femoral component (FC) sizing can affect postoperative functional outcomes after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), including range of motion (ROM), anterior knee pain, and flexi...

    Authors: Piya Pinsornsak, Adisai Chaiwuttisak and Krit Boontanapibul

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:294

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Lumbar intervertebral disc herniation is a common cause of lower back and leg pain, with surgical intervention (e.g. discectomy to remove the herniated disc) recommended after an appropriate period of conserva...

    Authors: Wen Jie Choy, Kevin Phan, Ashish D. Diwan, Chon Sum Ong and Ralph J. Mobbs

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:290

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