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  1. Content type: Research article

    Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) have shown promising results in the treatment of tendinopathy in equine medicine, making this therapeutic approach seem favorable for translation to human medicine. Having demon...

    Authors: A. B. Ahrberg, C. Horstmeier, D. Berner, W. Brehm, C. Gittel, A. Hillmann, C. Josten, G. Rossi, S. Schubert, K. Winter and J. Burk

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:230

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    Bone structure and strength are rapidly lost during conditions of decreased mechanical loading, and aged bones have a diminished ability to adapt to increased mechanical loading. This is a concern for older pa...

    Authors: Hailey C. Cunningham, Daniel W. D. West, Leslie M. Baehr, Franklin D. Tarke, Keith Baar, Sue C. Bodine and Blaine A. Christiansen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:223

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Obesity and musculoskeletal pain are strongly related, but there is emerging evidence that body fat, not body weight, may be a better indicator of risk. There is, therefore, a need to determine if body fat is ...

    Authors: Tom P. Walsh, John B. Arnold, Angela M. Evans, Alison Yaxley, Raechel A. Damarell and E. Michael Shanahan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:233

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Evidence on the effectiveness of intra-articular corticosteroid injection for hip osteoarthritis is limited and conflicting. The primary objective of the Hip Injection Trial (HIT) is to compare pain intensity ...

    Authors: Zoe Paskins, Gemma Hughes, Helen Myers, Emily Hughes, Susie Hennings, Andrea Cherrington, Amy Evans, Melanie Holden, Kay Stevenson, Ajit Menon, Kieran Bromley, Philip Roberts, Alison Hall, George Peat, Clare Jinks, Raymond Oppong…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:218

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Inpatient rehabilitation is an expensive option following total hip arthroplasty (THA). We aimed to determine if THA patients who receive inpatient rehabilitation report better hip and quality of life scores p...

    Authors: Justine M. Naylor, Andrew Hart, Rajat Mittal, Ian A. Harris and Wei Xuan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:236

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Foot orthoses are routinely used to treat plantar fasciopathy in clinical practice. However, minimal evidence exists as to the effect of both truly custom designed foot orthoses, as well as that of the shoe th...

    Authors: Chris Bishop, Dominic Thewlis and Susan Hillier

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:222

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Bisphosphonates are a class of drugs that slow bone loss and are a promising candidate to treat knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients. In a pilot study, we demonstrated that zoledronic acid reduced knee pain and s...

    Authors: Dawn Aitken, Laura L. Laslett, Guoqi Cai, Catherine Hill, Lyn March, Anita E. Wluka, Yuanyuan Wang, Leigh Blizzard, Flavia Cicuttini and Graeme Jones

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:217

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Chronic ankle instability (CAI) is a common result of an ankle sprain. Even though early surgical treatment yields the best results, overall only professional athletes are eligible for acute surgical stabiliza...

    Authors: Gwendolyn Vuurberg, Lauren M. Wink, Leendert Blankevoort, Daniel Haverkamp, Robert Hemke, Sjoerd Jens, Inger N. Sierevelt, Mario Maas and Gino M. M. J. Kerkhoffs

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:225

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    The present randomized controlled trial, which is crossed with the “PREVenting the impairment of primary Osteoarthritis by high impact long-term Physical exercise regimen” Main Medical Trial (PrevOP-MMT), aims...

    Authors: Nina Knoll, Diana Hilda Hohl, Susannah Motter, Jan Keller, Daniela Lange, Dieter Felsenberg, Peter Martus, Wolfgang Ertel and Ralf Schwarzer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:221

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  10. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to evaluate clinical and radiological results after simultaneous open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in patients with ACL deficiency combined wit...

    Authors: Cheng Jin, Eun-Kyoo Song, Quan-He Jin, Nam-Hun Lee and Jong-Keun Seon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:228

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Blood loss and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are important complications after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Topical tranexamic acid (TXA) effectively reduces wound bleeding but may elevate the risk of DVT. In c...

    Authors: Yong Tae Kim, Min Wook Kang, Joon Kyu Lee, Young Min Lee and Joong Il Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:227

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of musculoskeletal pain and disability globally, and abnormal knee loading is central to disease pathogenesis. Clinical guidelines recommend clinicians provide advic...

    Authors: Kade L. Paterson, Kim L. Bennell, Tim V. Wrigley, Ben R. Metcalf, Penny K. Campbell, Jessica Kazsa and Rana S. Hinman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:219

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In the Ponseti treatment of idiopathic clubfoot, children are generally provided with a standard foot abduction orthosis (FAO). A significant proportion of these patients experience irresolvable problems with ...

    Authors: N. Berger, D. Lewens, M. Salzmann, A. Hapfelmeier, L. Döderlein and P. M. Prodinger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:229

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  14. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate synchrotron radiation-based Fourier transform infrared microspectroscopy (SR-FTIR) as a tool for quantitative mapping of the content and distribution of the extracellular matrix in decellularized f...

    Authors: Yongchun Zhou, Can Chen, Zhu Guo, Shanshan Xie, Jianzhong Hu and Hongbin Lu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:220

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Vertebral fracture is the most common fragility fracture but it remains frequently unrecognized and is underdiagnosed worldwide. In this retrospective study, we examined the prevalence of moderate and severe v...

    Authors: Yizhong Li, Lisheng Yan, Siqing Cai, Peiwen Wang, Huafeng Zhuang and Haiming Yu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:235

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The optimal treatment for multi-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) remains controversial. Posterior approach is most commonly used, but complicated with insufficient decompression and postoperative ax...

    Authors: Bing Wang, Guohua Lü and Lei Kuang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:216

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to perform a derotational osteotomy at the distal femur, as is done in cases of patellofemoral instability, and demonstrate the predictability of three-dimensional (3D) changes on...

    Authors: Florian B. Imhoff, Joscha Schnell, Alejandro Magaña, Theresa Diermeier, Bastian Scheiderer, Sepp Braun, Andreas B. Imhoff, Robert A. Arciero and Knut Beitzel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:215

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  18. Content type: Correspondence

    Recent reported results by Fang et al. published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders have added to the weight of evidence supporting association between gluteal pain and lumbar disc hernia. Their clinical finding...

    Authors: Yu Wang, Jin Yang, Yuqing Yan, Lifeng Zhang, Chuan Guo, Zhiyu Peng and Qingquan Kong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:214

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Deep vein thrombosis is a well-known complication of fracture occurrence, lower limb surgery and periods of prolonged immobilisation. Its incidence can be increased even more in specific cases with metastatic ...

    Authors: Mihail-Lazar Mioc, Radu Prejbeanu, Dinu Vermesan, Horia Haragus, Marius Niculescu, Daniel Laurentiu Pop, Andrei Dan Balanescu, Daniel Malita and Bogdan Deleanu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:213

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Lenke 5 AIS is a kind of three-dimensional deformity and literature reported it usually accompany with coronal or/and sagittal imbalance. However, the postoperative coronal and sagittal balance in these patien...

    Authors: Xi Yang, Bowen Hu, Yueming Song, Limin Liu, Chunguang Zhou, Zhongjie Zhou and Ganjun Feng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:212

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Rehabilitation programmes are used to improve hip fracture outcomes. There is little published trial clinical trial or population-based data on the effects of the type or provider of rehabilitation treatments ...

    Authors: Bowen Su, Roger Newson, Harry Soljak and Michael Soljak

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:211

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:340

  22. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin D (VD) insufficiency or deficiency is a frequent comorbidity in Chinese women with postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO). The present study aimed to investigate 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH) D] improvement a...

    Authors: Er-Yuan Liao, Zhen-Lin Zhang, Wei-Bo Xia, Hua Lin, Qun Cheng, Li Wang, Yong-Qiang Hao, De-Cai Chen, Hai Tang, Yong-De Peng, Li You, Liang He, Zhao-Heng Hu, Chun-Li Song, Fang Wei, Jue Wang…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:210

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    Percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) is the first-line treatment for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) that can immediately relieve pain and allow the quick recovery of lost mobility. However, som...

    Authors: Lei Feng, Chun Feng, Jie Chen, Yu Wu and Jin-Ming Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:195

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Not much is known about the characteristics, course and prognosis of complaints of arm, neck and/or shoulder that have not been caused by a trauma or systemic disease (CANS), in a screened population. This stu...

    Authors: Vivian E. J. Bruls, Nicole W. H. Jansen, Sander M. J. van Kuijk, IJmert Kant and Caroline H. G. Bastiaenen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:208

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Fractures of the hand and wrist are one of the most common injuries seen in adults. The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire has been developed as a patient-reported assessment of pa...

    Authors: M. E. van Eck, C. M. Lameijer and M. El Moumni

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:207

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was to improve physical activity (PA), well-being and clinical outcome after total knee and hip arthroplasty through tailored activity counselling during inpatient rehabilitation.

    Authors: Mirko Brandes, Norman Wirsik, Hanna Niehoff, Jörg Heimsoth and Bernd Möhring

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:209

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  27. Content type: Research article

    There is a large and unexplained practice variation in prescribed dosages of pain rehabilitation programs (PRP), and evidence regarding the optimum dosage is unknown.

    Authors: Michiel F. Reneman, Franka P. C. Waterschoot, Elseline Bennen, Henrica R. Schiphorst Preuper, Pieter U. Dijkstra and Jan H. B. Geertzen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:206

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  28. Content type: Study protocol

    Distal radius fractures (DRF) account for nearly one-fifth of all fractures in older adults, and women experience them 5× as often as men. Most DRF occur with low impact injuries to the wrist with an outstretc...

    Authors: Corey McGee, Jennifer Skye and Ann Van Heest

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:202

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The theoretical benefits of a mobile bearing design in Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) include increased articular surface conformity with a reduction in both polyethylene wear and implant interface shear. Howev...

    Authors: Richard J. Napier, Christopher O’Neill, Seamus O’Brien, Emer Doran, Brian Mockford, Jens Boldt and David E. Beverland

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:205

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Research suggests that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels in the synovial fluid of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) patients are positively correlated with KOA severity. The relationship between synovia...

    Authors: Shotaro Takano, Kentaro Uchida, Gen Inoue, Toshihide Matsumoto, Jun Aikawa, Dai Iwase, Manabu Mukai, Masayuki Miyagi and Masashi Takaso

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:204

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Hip fracture patients in general are elderly and they often have comorbidities that may necessitate anticoagulation treatment, such as warfarin. It has been emphasized that these patients benefit from surgery ...

    Authors: Leif Mattisson, Lasse J. Lapidus and Anders Enocson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:203

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Individuals with knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA) are less physically active than people in general, and many of these individuals have adopted a sedentary lifestyle. In this study we evaluate the outcome of e...

    Authors: Thérése Jönsson, Eva Ekvall Hansson, Carina A. Thorstensson, Frida Eek, Patrick Bergman and Leif E. Dahlberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:198

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain (LBP) remains a common health problem and one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal conditions found among developed and developing nations. The following paper reports on an updated search of th...

    Authors: Linzette Deidrè Morris, Kurt John Daniels, Bhaswati Ganguli and Quinette Abegail Louw

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:196

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The current practice in elective orthopaedics does not routinely include psychological interventions despite evidence that psychological factors such as personality, anxiety, depression and negative thinking s...

    Authors: Samantha Bay, Lukas Kuster, Neil McLean, Michelle Byrnes and Markus Stefan Kuster

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:201

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to assess the radiological and clinical outcome parameters following lumbar hybrid dynamic instrumentation with the focus on the adjacent segment degeneration (ASD) and adjacent s...

    Authors: Christian Herren, Rolf Sobottke, Miguel Pishnamaz, Max Joseph Scheyerer, Jan Bredow, Leonard Westermann, Eva Maria Berger, Stavros Oikonomidis, Peer Eysel and Jan Siewe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:199

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The amount of fatty degeneration (FD) has major impact on the clinical result and cuff integrity after rotator cuff repair. A quantitative analysis with magnet resonance imaging (MRI) spectroscopy was employed...

    Authors: F. Gilbert, R. H. Meffert, J. Schmalzl, A. M. Weng, H. Köstler and L. Eden

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:197

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Global postural re-education (GPR) is a physiotherapy treatment approach for pediatric idiopathic scoliosis (IS), where the physiotherapist qualitatively assesses scoliotic curvature reduction potential (with ...

    Authors: Sarah Dupuis, Carole Fortin, Christiane Caouette, Isabelle Leclair and Carl-Éric Aubin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:200

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Lateral epicondylitis is frequently seen in racquet sport players and the treatments are usually symptomatic rather than curative. Taping therapy is cheap and easy to apply in the sport field. In this study we...

    Authors: Yen-Ting Cho, Wen-Yen Hsu, Li-Fong Lin and Yen-Nung Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:193

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Ulna coronoid fracture is a complicated injury and occurred in the coronal plane. Undeniably, there is no universally accepted approach for treating ulna coronoid fractures. Therefore, this study aimed at expl...

    Authors: Hong-Wei Chen, Hong-Hui He and Bin-Li Gao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:194

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a prevalent condition in adults over the age of 55 years. The condition is associated with activity limitations that are related to increased pain when engaging in ...

    Authors: Elisabeth Thornes, Hilde Stendal Robinson and Nina Køpke Vøllestad

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:192

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  41. Content type: Research article

    A postoperative change in femoral rotation following total hip arthroplasty (THA) might be the cause of dislocation due to the change in combined anteversion. However, very few studies have evaluated the femor...

    Authors: Taro Tezuka, Yutaka Inaba, Naomi Kobayashi, Hyonmin Choe, Syota Higashihira and Tomoyuki Saito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:189

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  42. Content type: Research article

    There have been many studies regarding nongeriatric femoral neck fractures (FNFs), which included patients of a wide age range (between 20 and 60 years old). We aimed to determine whether internal fixation pro...

    Authors: Cheng-Tzu Wang, Jia-Wan Chen, Karl Wu, Chiang-Sang Chen, Wen-Chih Chen, Jwo-Luen Pao, Chih-Hung Chang and Tsung-Yu Lan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:190

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is considered a successful surgical procedure. It can be performed by several surgical approaches. Although the posterior and anterolateral approaches are the most common, there ha...

    Authors: Ronen Debi, Evyatar Slamowicz, Ornit Cohen, Avi Elbaz, Omri Lubovsky, Dror Lakstein, Zachary Tan and Ehud Atoun

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:188

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  44. Content type: Correction

    Upon publication of this article [1], it was requested that: the corresponding author, Hong Wang’s affiliation address be changed from:

    Authors: Saroj Rai, Shengyang Jin, Chunqing Meng, Nabin Chaudhary, Nira Tamang, Xiaohong Wang, Xianzhe Liu, Hong Wang and Shuhua Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:187

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    The original article was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:113

  45. Content type: Research article

    Epiphyseal-preservation surgery for osteosarcoma is an alternative method which has been indicated carefully to selected patients. The tumor-devitalised autograft treated with liquid nitrogen procedure is one ...

    Authors: Akihiko Takeuchi, Norio Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Hidenori Matsubara, Hiroaki Kimura, Shinji Miwa, Takashi Higuchi, Kensaku Abe, Yuta Taniguchi and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:185

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have been done on robot-assisted sacral surgery. This study aims to evaluate the outcomes of seven patients with benign sacral or presacral tumors treated with a robotic surgical system at a single...

    Authors: Junqiang Yin, Hui Wu, Jian Tu, Changye Zou, Gang Huang, Xianbiao Xie, Yulong He and Jingnan Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:186

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  47. Content type: Case report

    Sciatic nerve injuries following total hip arthroplasty are disabling complications. Although degrees of injury are variable from neuropraxia to neurotmesis, mechanical irritation of sciatic nerve might be occ...

    Authors: Sun-jung Yoon, Myung-sik Park, Dean K. Matsuda and Yun Ho Choi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:184

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Accurate measurement of ankle dorsiflexion is important in both research and clinical practice as restricted motion has been associated with many foot pathologies and increased risk of ulcer in people with dia...

    Authors: A. Searle, M. J. Spink and V. H. Chuter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:183

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