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  1. Musculoskeletal disorders can reduce the quality of life and work capacity. The study assessed handgrip strength (HGS) in relation to low back pain and arthralgia in Kurdish men.

    Authors: Yahya Pasdar, Behrooz Hamzeh, Shima Moradi, Sahar Cheshmeh, Farid Najafi, Mehdi Moradinazar, Mohammad Bagher Shamsi and Ebrahim Shakiba

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:686

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of global disability. The Collaborative Model of Care between Orthopaedics and Allied Healthcare Professionals (CONNACT) Model of Care (MoC) was developed by optimizing...

    Authors: Bryan Yijia Tan, Michelle Jessica Pereira, Su-Yin Yang, David J. Hunter, Soren Thorgaard Skou, Julian Thumboo and Josip Car

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:684

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Scaphoid excision and four-corner arthrodesis is an acceptable salvage procedure for the treatment of scapholunate advanced collapse (SLAC) and scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse (SNAC) wrists, since first po...

    Authors: Yukichi Zenke, Toshihisa Oshige, Kunitaka Menuki, Hideyuki Hirasawa, Yoshiaki Yamanaka, Takafumi Tajima, Kenji Kosugi and Akinori Sakai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:683

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  4. The aim of this study was to determine whether computer-aided training (CAT) of motor tasks would increase muscle activity and change its spatial distribution in a patient with a bilateral upper-limb congenita...

    Authors: Katarzyna Kisiel-Sajewicz, Jarosław Marusiak, Mónica Rojas-Martínez, Damian Janecki, Sławomir Chomiak, Łukasz Kamiński, Joanna Mencel, Miguel Ángel Mañanas, Artur Jaskólski and Anna Jaskólska

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:682

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Inflammatory diseases are chronic autoimmune systemic autoimmune diseases, which may increase the risk of prosthetic joint infection (PJI) after total joint arthroplasty (TJA). However, to our best knowledge, ...

    Authors: Qiao Jiang, Jun Fu, Wei Chai, Li-Bo Hao, Yong-Gang Zhou, Chi Xu and Ji-Ying Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:681

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Regarding the increasing application of neuromusculoskeletal sonography among medical specialties, specifically physiatrists, this study aims to assess the knowledge and skill level of these specialists in neu...

    Authors: Leyla Khodadadi, Afshin Karimzade, Seyed Mansoor Rayegani, Nafisseh Jafarian, Seyed Ahmad Raeissadat, Sina Yasrebi, Arash Babaei-Ghazani and Bina Eftekharsadat

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:680

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  7. Dexterity impairments caused by carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) make working and daily activities challenging. We aimed to investigate: i) the relationship between dexterity and nerve conduction studies (NCS) in ...

    Authors: Francesco Sartorio, Francesca Dal Negro, Elisabetta Bravini, Giorgio Ferriero, Stefano Corna, Marco Invernizzi and Stefano Vercelli

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:679

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  8. Neck and low back pain represent dynamic conditions that change over time, often with an initial improvement after the onset of a new episode, followed by flare-ups or variations in intensity. Pain trajectorie...

    Authors: P. Irgens, A. Kongsted, B. L. Myhrvold, K. Waagan, K. B. Engebretsen, B. Natvig, N. K. Vøllestad and H. S. Robinson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:678

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  9. Accidental strangulation due to scarf getting caught in the wheels of a vehicle or machine was called “Isadora Duncan Syndrome” or “Long Scarf Syndrome”. Survival of concomitant fracture dislocation of cervica...

    Authors: Xiang Li, Fangyong Wang, Junwei Zhang, Yi Hong and Yong Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:677

    Content type: Case report

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  10. An understanding of the average range of movement of the shoulder that is normally achievable is an important part of treatment for shoulder disorders. The average range of active shoulder flexion, abduction a...

    Authors: Tiffany K. Gill, E. Michael Shanahan, Graeme R. Tucker, Rachelle Buchbinder and Catherine L. Hill

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:676

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the bony correction angle and mechanical axis change and their differences between closed wedge high tibial osteotomy (CWHTO) and open wedg...

    Authors: Takahiro Ogino, Ken Kumagai, Shunsuke Yamada, Tomotaka Akamatsu, Shuntaro Nejima, Masaichi Sotozawa and Yutaka Inaba

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:675

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

    Authors: Matthias Tegern, Ulrika Aasa, Björn O. Äng and Helena Larsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:674

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:303

  13. Physiotherapist-led (PT-led) orthopaedic triage is an evolving model of care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Objectives for this study were to establish the current evidence body on the impact of ...

    Authors: K. S. Samsson, K. Grimmer, M. E. H. Larsson, J. Morris and S. Bernhardsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:673

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  14. While some traumatic closed index extensor tendon ruptures at the musclotendinous junction have been previously reported, closed index extensor tendon pseudorupture due to intertendinous attenuation is exceedi...

    Authors: Yusuke Miyashima, Takuya Uemura, Takuya Yokoi, Shunpei Hama, Mitsuhiro Okada, Sadahiko Konishi and Hiroaki Nakamura

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:672

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Substantial investment has gone into research on the efficacy and effectiveness of pharmaceutical and nonpharmacologic interventions for chronic pain. However, synthesizing this extensive literature is challen...

    Authors: Patricia M. Herman, Maria O. Edelen, Anthony Rodriguez, Lara G. Hilton and Ron D. Hays

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:671

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. There are several types of tenodesis reconstruction designed for subtalar instability. However, no comprehensive comparison has been conducted among these procedures in terms of their correcting power so far. ...

    Authors: Xu Can, Li Mingqing, Wang Chenggong and Liu Hua

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:669

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  17. The success of shoulder arthroplasty, both reverse and anatomical, depends on correcting the underlying glenoid deformity especially in patients with an osteoarthritis. We hypothesized that the distribution of...

    Authors: Omer Ozel, Robert Hudek, Mohamed S. Abdrabou, Birgit S. Werner and Frank Gohlke

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:668

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  18. Several cup anteversion measurements for post-operative total hip arthroplasty (THA) surgery have been described. We developed the standardized Liaw’s trigonometric method to eliminate the influence of patient...

    Authors: Kuei-Lin Yeh, Tai-Yin Wu, Hsuan-Hsiao Ma, Sheng-Mou Hou and Chen-Kun Liaw

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:667

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  19. Musculoskeletal (MSK) pain affects many people worldwide and has a great impact on general health and quality of life. However, the relationship between MSK pain and mortality is not clear. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Teresa Holmberg, Michael Davidsen, Lau Caspar Thygesen, Mikala Josefine Krøll and Janne Schurmann Tolstrup

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:666

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  20. Halo traction has been used as an adjunctive method in the treatment of severe spinal deformities. But there are few reports on the clinical efficacy of halo-pelvic traction (HPT) in the treatment of severe sp...

    Authors: Longtao Qi, Beiyu Xu, Chunde Li and Yu Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:665

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  21. Hybrid surgery (HS) has become an alternative procedure for the treatment of multilevel cervical degenerative disc disease with satisfactory outcomes. However, some adverse outcomes have recently emerged, such...

    Authors: Junbo He, Hao Liu, Tingkui Wu, Chen Ding, Kangkang Huang, Ying Hong and Beiyu Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:664

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  22. A significant proportion of the overall cost of total hip arthroplasty (THA) results from the inpatient hospital stay following the procedure. Considering the substantial and increasing number of these procedu...

    Authors: Bryn O. Zomar, Jacquelyn D. Marsh, Brent A. Lanting and Dianne M. Bryant

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:663

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. Fetal skeletal dysplasia (FSD) comprises a complex group of systemic bone and cartilage disorders. Many FSD phenotypes have indistinct definitions, making definitive prenatal diagnosis difficult. The condition...

    Authors: Miyoko Waratani, Fumitake Ito, Yukiko Tanaka, Aki Mabuchi, Taisuke Mori and Jo Kitawaki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:662

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  24. Neglected long-term unreduced hip joint dislocation with secondary osteoarthritis and pseudoarthrosis poses a great challenge to hip surgeons. However, as this is an uncommon injury, few studies have systemati...

    Authors: Bo Liu, Zhaoke Wu, Zhikun Zhuang, Sikai Liu, Huijie Li and Yongtai Han

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:661

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  25. Connective tissue dysplasia (CTD) is a risk factor for musculoskeletal disorders. Changes caused by disorganization of collagen and elastin fibers lead to the inability of withstanding heavy mechanical stress....

    Authors: V. N. Nikolenko, M. V. Oganesyan, A. D. Vovkogon, Yu Cao, A. A. Churganova, M. A. Zolotareva, E. E. Achkasov, M. V. Sankova, N. A. Rizaeva and M. Y. Sinelnikov

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:660

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  26. Gout has been associated with weaker foot/leg muscles and altered gait patterns. There is also evidence of on-going foot pain and an increased risk of tendinopathy, with the Achilles and patella tendons most f...

    Authors: Simon Otter, Catherine Payne, Anna-Marie Jones, Nick Webborn and Peter Watt

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:658

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  27. The aim of our study was to compare the long-term outcome after perichondrium transplantation and two-component surface replacement (SR) implants to the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) and the proximal interphalange...

    Authors: Daniel Muder, Nils P. Hailer and Torbjörn Vedung

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:657

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  28. Identify and establish consensus regarding potential prognostic factors for the development of chronic pain after a first episode of idiopathic, non-traumatic neck pain.

    Authors: Martine Verwoerd, Harriet Wittink, Francois Maissan and Rob Smeets

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:656

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  29. Abnormal gluteus medius muscle activity is associated with a number of musculoskeletal conditions. Research investigating the effect of foot type and foot orthoses on gluteus medius muscle activity is both con...

    Authors: Sean Sadler, Martin Spink, Xanne Janse de Jonge and Vivienne Chuter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:655

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  30. First metatarso-phalangeal joint fusion is the current gold standard for severe hallux rigidus. Data regarding the union rate and the re-operation rate when IOFix (an Intra-osseous fixation device, Extremity m...

    Authors: David Segal, Nissim Ohana, Meir Nyska and Ezequiel Palmanovich

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:654

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  31. The objective of this cross-sectional case-control study was to determine the prevalence and size of marginal and subarticular osteophytes in patients with osteoarthritis (OA), and to compare these to that of ...

    Authors: Rasmus Klose-Jensen, Andreas Wiggers Nielsen, Louise Brøndt Hartlev, Jesper Skovhus Thomsen, Lene Warner Thorup Boel, Mogens Laursen, Kresten Krarup Keller and Ellen-Margrethe Hauge

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:653

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  32. Bone stock preservation in total hip replacement is essential to allow for later revisions in an increasingly younger and fitter index patient population. While contemporary modular press-fit acetabular cups l...

    Authors: Conrad Anderl, Georg Mattiassich, Reinhold Ortmaier, Martin Steinmair and Josef Hochreiter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:652

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  33. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common chronic joint diseases, mostly affecting the knee or hip through pain, joint stiffness and decreased physical functioning in daily life. Regular physical activity (PA) ...

    Authors: Anne Maria Sjoerdtje de Hoop, Corelien Jacoba Johanna Kloek, Martijn Frits Pisters and Cindy Veenhof

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:651

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  34. To investigate the effect of the difference in C2–7 angle on dysphagia after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with the Zero-P Implant System.

    Authors: Cheng-Yi Huang, Yang Meng, Bei-Yu Wang, Jie Yu, Chen Ding, Yi Yang, Ting-Kui Wu and Hao Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:649

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  35. Neck proprioception is critical in maintaining neuromuscular control in and around cervical joints. Kinesio™ tape may assist in rehabilitating joint position sense. The current study compares Kinesio™ tape’s e...

    Authors: Khalid A. Alahmari, Ravi Shankar Reddy, Jaya Shanker Tedla, Paul Silvian Samuel, Venkata Nagaraj Kakaraparthi, Kanagaraj Rengaramanujam and Irshad Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:648

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  36. To explore the effectiveness of preoperative rehabilitation programmes (PreHab) on postoperative physical and psychological outcomes following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR).

    Authors: Hayley M. Carter, Chris Littlewood, Kate E. Webster and Benjamin E. Smith

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:647

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  37. A proper restoration of hip biomechanics is fundamental to achieve satisfactory outcomes after total hip arthroplasty (THA). A global hip offset (GO) postoperatively reduction of more than 5 mm was known to im...

    Authors: Stefano Biggi, Lorenzo Banci, Riccardo Tedino, Andrea Capuzzo, Gabriele Cattaneo, Stefano Tornago and Andrea Camera

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:646

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  38. Adolescents with chronic musculoskeletal pain experience daily fluctuations in pain. Although not all fluctuations are bothersome, pain flares are a distinct type of symptom fluctuation with greater impact. Si...

    Authors: Sonia Khanom, Janet E. McDonagh, Michelle Briggs, Ebru Bakir and John McBeth

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:645

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  39. The use of knee braces early after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a controversial issue. The study preliminarily compares the effect of a traditional brace blocked in knee extension and a n...

    Authors: Jacopo Emanuele Rocchi, Luciana Labanca, Valeria Luongo and Lorenzo Rum

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:644

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  40. Resuming driving is a common concern among patients undergoing hip arthroscopy. The present study aimed to assess whether patients who had undergone right hip arthroscopy presented with poorer driving performa...

    Authors: Suenghwan Jo, Sang Hong Lee, Se Woong Jang, Hyun Bai Choi, Ba Rom Kim, Jae Han Jeong and Soo Ah Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:643

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  41. Injuries to the hamstring muscles are among the most common in sports and account for significant time loss. Despite being so common, the injury mechanism of hamstring injuries remains to be determined.

    Authors: Adam Danielsson, Alexandra Horvath, Carl Senorski, Eduard Alentorn-Geli, William E. Garrett, Ramón Cugat, Kristian Samuelsson and Eric Hamrin Senorski

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:641

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  42. To investigate the frequency of pain among subjects with advanced radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA) defined as Kellgren–Lawrence (KL) grade 4 and clinical features associated with pain.

    Authors: Kyeong Min Son, Jeong Im Hong, Dong-Hyun Kim, Dae-Gyu Jang, Michel D. Crema and Hyun Ah Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:640

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  43. Severe varus deformity and soft tissue injury caused by a burn around a complex knee dislocation is a rare injury. Soft tissue reconstruction and deformity correction with circular hexapod external fixation of...

    Authors: Koji Nozaka, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Hidetomo Saito, Hiroaki Kijima, Motoki Mita and Yoichi Shimada

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:639

    Content type: Case report

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  44. We aimed to analyze the clinical results of Schwab grade 4 osteotomy combined with percutaneous pedicle screws (PPS) fixation for treatment of post-traumatic thoracolumbar kyphosis (PTK).

    Authors: Wubo Liu, Yiwei Zhao, Suomao Yuan, Yonghao Tian and Xinyu Liu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:638

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  45. Curved periacetabular osteotomy (CPO) was developed to treat acetabular dysplasia. Given that CPO can improve physical function in the early post-operative period, patients might be able to participate in spor...

    Authors: Yoshiki Takahashi, Naonobu Takahira, Katsufumi Uchiyama, Kensuke Fukushima, Mitsutoshi Moriya, Manaka Shibuya, Kouji Tsuda, Kiyoshi Tozaki, Sho Kudo, Hiroaki Kaneda, Junya Sekita and Masashi Takaso

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:637

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  46. The tibial slope plays an important role in knee surgery. However, standard radiographic measurement techniques have a low reproducibility and do not allow differentiation between medial and lateral articular ...

    Authors: Armando Hoch, Lukas Jud, Tabitha Roth, Lazaros Vlachopoulos, Philipp Fürnstahl and Sandro F. Fucentese

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:635

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