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  1. Content type: Research article

    A model for triaging patients in primary care to provide immediate contact with the most appropriate profession to treat the condition in question has been developed and implemented in parts of Sweden. Direct ...

    Authors: Lena Bornhöft, Jörgen Thorn, Mikael Svensson, Lena Nordeman, Robert Eggertsen and Maria E. H. Larsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:186

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is frequently associated with postural instability. Although several studies evaluated patients’ functional impairments, underlying sensorimotor mechanisms are still poorly underst...

    Authors: Sarah Kneis, Verena Bruetsch, Daniela Dalin, Ulrich Hubbe and Christoph Maurer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:183

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) T2 and T1ρ relaxation are increasingly being proposed as imaging biomarkers potentially capable of detecting biochemical changes in articular cartilage before structural change...

    Authors: Hayden F. Atkinson, Trevor B. Birmingham, Rebecca F. Moyer, Daniel Yacoub, Lauren E. Kanko, Dianne M. Bryant, Jonathan D. Thiessen and R. Terry Thompson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:182

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis (OA) in the thumb carpometacarpal joint (CMCJ) is a prevalent disease which may lead to structural damage, severe pain and functional limitations. Evidence-based treatment recommendations state ...

    Authors: Else Marit Holen Gravås, Anne Therese Tveter, Randi Nossum, Ruth Else Mehl Eide, Åse Klokkeide, Karin Hoegh Matre, Monika Olsen, Øyvor Andreassen, Nina Østerås, Ida Kristin Haugen and Ingvild Kjeken

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:180

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Antibiotic-impregnated articulating cement spacers can maintain interim joint motion with the potential to enhance functional status and improve patient satisfaction. Articular surfaces with cement against cem...

    Authors: Yong-Beom Park, Chul-Won Ha, Jae Won Jang and Manyoung Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:179

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  6. Content type: Research article

    A method of closed reduction and internal fixation with cannulated screws was proposed as a surgical treatment of midshaft clavicle fractures. However, there are no mechanical studies about the cannulated scre...

    Authors: Sheng-Hao Wang, Hsiu-Jen Lin, Hsain-Chung Shen, Ru-Yu Pan and Jui-Jung Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:178

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Chronic pain (CP) can be a symptom of many underlying health issues. The consequences of CP may vary from slight discomfort to disruption of quality of life and normal functioning. In this study, we aim to inv...

    Authors: Ashraf El-Metwally, Quratulain Shaikh, Abdulrahman Aldiab, Jamaan Al-Zahrani, Sameer Al-Ghamdi, Abdullah A. Alrasheed, Mowafa Househ, Omar B. Da’ar, Shanila Nooruddin, Hira Abdul Razzak and Khaled K. Aldossari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:177

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Few, if any, patient reported symptoms have been shown to be related to objective measures of spine function. Recently, patient-reported measures of disability following spinal manipulative therapy have been a...

    Authors: Maliheh Hadizadeh, Greg N. Kawchuk and Eric Parent

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:176

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are prevalent in working populations and could result in a number of detrimental consequences. In China, healthcare professionals (HCP) in large hospitals may be likely to suff...

    Authors: Hongyun Dong, Qiong Zhang, Guangzeng Liu, Tingguo Shao and Yingzhi Xu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:175

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The objectives of this study were to assess the maintenance of effect of duloxetine 60 mg once-daily (QD) in Chinese patients with chronic pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee or hip and to provide addi...

    Authors: Guochun Wang, Liqi Bi, Xiangpei Li, Zhijun Li, Dongbao Zhao, Jinwei Chen, Dongyi He, Chia-Ning Wang, Tao Wu, Héctor Dueñas, Vladimir Skljarevski and Li Yue

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:174

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  11. Content type: Research article

    As several neurologic and hardware complications have been reported with screw fixation. Suture buttons are used to serve as an alternative to screw fixation to obtain better outcome and to reduce the complica...

    Authors: Jian Xu, Haifeng Liu, Wei Lu, Weimin Zhu, Liangquan Peng, Kan Ouyang, Hao Li and Daping Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:173

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) and in particular, Birmingham hip resurfacing (BHR), is commonly employed as an alternative to total hip arthroplasty (THA) in young patients, as it allows for preservation o...

    Authors: Olga S. Pérez-Moro, Marcos E. Fernández-Cuadros, Inmaculada Neira-Borrajo, Eduvigis Aranda-Izquierdo, María J. Albaladejo-Florin and Rafael Llopis-Miró

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:172

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Osteoid osteoma is a benign bone-forming tumour, which very unfrequently has multifocal or multicentric presentation. We report the first known case of a multicentric, multifocal and recurrent osteoid osteoma ...

    Authors: Maria Cristina Cortese, Domenico Albano, Carmelo Messina, Giuseppe Perrucchini, Enrico Gallazzi, Mauro Battista Gallazzi, Primo Andrea Daolio and Luca Maria Sconfienza

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:171

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  14. Content type: Research article

    A small cross sectional area (CSA) of the paraspinal muscles may be related to low back pain among military aviators but previous studies have mainly concentrated on spinal disc degeneration. Therefore, the pr...

    Authors: Tuomas Honkanen, Matti Mäntysaari, Tuomo Leino, Janne Avela, Liisa Kerttula, Ville Haapamäki and Heikki Kyröläinen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:170

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Fifth metacarpal fractures are the most common fractures of the hand. These fractures are generally treated with conservative methods. The aim of this study was to compare the radiological and clinical outcome...

    Authors: Gokhan Kaynak, Huseyin Botanlioglu, Mustafa Caliskan, Bedri Karaismailoglu, Mahmut Kursat Ozsahin, Soner Kocak, Enis Yildirim, Onder Aydingoz and Mehmet Fatih Guven

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:169

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Schwannomas are well-encapsulated, benign neoplasms, and enucleation is a standard operation procedure. The incidence of neurological complications after surgical treatment for schwannomas of the extremities v...

    Authors: Toshihide Hirai, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Toru Akiyama, Tomotake Okuma, Hiroyuki Oka, Yusuke Shinoda, Masachika Ikegami, Yusuke Tsuda, Takashi Fukushima, Takahiro Ohki, Yuki Ishibashi, Ryoko Sawada, Takahiro Goto and Sakae Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:166

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  17. Content type: Research article

    This cross-sectional study evaluated associations of joint hypermobility and multiple joint osteoarthritis (MJOA) in a community-based cohort of adults 45+ years of age.

    Authors: Terese R. Gullo, Yvonne M. Golightly, Portia Flowers, Joanne M. Jordan, Jordan B. Renner, Todd A. Schwartz, Virginia B. Kraus, Marian T. Hannan, Rebecca J. Cleveland and Amanda E. Nelson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:165

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  18. Content type: Review

    We live in a world with an ever-increasing ageing population. Studying healthy ageing and reducing the socioeconomic impact of age-related diseases is a key research priority for the industrialised and develop...

    Authors: Rebecca Lewis, Constanza B. Gómez Álvarez, Margaret Rayman, Susan Lanham-New, Anthony Woolf and Ali Mobasheri

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:164

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  19. Content type: Research article

    An increasing number of patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection are undergoing total joint arthroplasty (TJA) surgery in China. Less attention is provided to the special populations and the purpose of ...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:163

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Given no consensus on optimal timeframe of periarticular multimodal drug injection (PMDI) in knee osteoarthritis patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA), this study was aimed to compare the postopera...

    Authors: Artit Laoruengthana, Atthakorn Jarusriwanna, Piti Rattanaprichavej, Supachok Rasamimongkol, Panapol Varakornpipat and Krit Pongpirul

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:162

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Post-operative limb swelling may negatively affect the outcome of arthroscopic surgery and prolong rehabilitation. The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the effect of compression stockings versus no comp...

    Authors: Tina S. Tischer, Sebastian Oye, Robert Lenz, Peter Kreuz, Wolfram Mittelmeier, Rainer Bader and Thomas Tischer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:161

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is common in elderly people, causes pain, loss of physical functioning, and disability. This was a two-arm, superiority, quasi-experimental trial. The aim of this study was to evaluat...

    Authors: Hongbo Chen, Xiaoyan Zheng, Hongjie Huang, Congying Liu, Qiaoqin Wan and Shaomei Shang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:160

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies reported the beneficial effects of walking in individual with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis (OA). The current study aimed to compare the effect of 6-week retro versus forward walking pr...

    Authors: Ahmad H. Alghadir, Shahnawaz Anwer, Bibhuti Sarkar, Ashis K. Paul and Dilshad Anwar

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:159

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Chronic low back pain (cLBP) affects millions of Americans and costs billions. Studies suggest a link between cLBP and joint hypermobility.

    Authors: Adam P. Goode, Rebecca J. Cleveland, Todd A. Schwartz, Amanda E. Nelson, Virginia B. Kraus, Howard J. Hillstrom, Marian T. Hannan, Portia Flowers, Jordan B. Renner, Joanne M. Jordan and Yvonne M. Golightly

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:158

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ECTR) has been gradually adopted for the treatment of severe carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). However, perioperative assessment of neuroanatomical parameters of median nerve, whi...

    Authors: Miao Li, Jue Jiang, Qi Zhou and Chen Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:157

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  26. Content type: Research article

    This systematic review focusses on inflammation as an underlying pathogenic mechanism in sciatica. We addressed two questions in particular: (1) what inflammatory biomarkers have been identified in patients wi...

    Authors: Maarten J. Jungen, Bastiaan C. ter Meulen, Tim van Osch, Henry C. Weinstein and Raymond W. J. G. Ostelo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:156

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Lumbar traction is a traditional treatment modality for chronic low back pain (CLBP) in many countries. However, its effectiveness has not been demonstrated in clinical practice because of the following: (1) t...

    Authors: Shigeru Tadano, Hideki Tanabe, Sadao Arai, Keiji Fujino, Tokuhide Doi and Masami Akai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:155

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Gorham-Stout syndrome (GSS) with spinal involvement is extremely rare, and bilateral chylothorax as a complication is usually fatal. In our case, pleural effusion appeared in the left hemithorax after ligating...

    Authors: Peng Wang, Wenbo Liao, Guangru Cao and Yongyan Jiang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:154

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Literature addressing the mechanical properties of kinesiology tape is quite scarce. There are no studies which focus on the mechanical characteristics of kinesiology tape, its mechanical properties, nor its a...

    Authors: Francisco Selva, Alberto Pardo, Xavier Aguado, Ignacio Montava, Luis Gil-Santos and Carlos Barrios

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:153

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  30. Content type: Database

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the modality of choice for diagnosing and monitoring muscular tissue pathologies and bone marrow alterations in the context of lower back pain, neuromuscular diseases and os...

    Authors: Egon Burian, Alexander Rohrmeier, Sarah Schlaeger, Michael Dieckmeyer, Maximilian N. Diefenbach, Jan Syväri, Elisabeth Klupp, Dominik Weidlich, Claus Zimmer, Ernst J. Rummeny, Dimitrios C. Karampinos, Jan S. Kirschke and Thomas Baum

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:152

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  31. Content type: Research article

    There is no cure for knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and typically patients live approximately 30-years with the disease. Most common medical treatments result in short-term palliation of symptoms with little consid...

    Authors: Jonathon Charlesworth, Jane Fitzpatrick, Nirmala Kanthi Panagodage Perera and John Orchard

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:151

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Humeral stress fractures are rare injuries usually related to sports practice and joint overload without a direct trauma. A proximal humeral stress fracture has never been reported in a CrossFit athlete.

    Authors: Ivan R. B. Godoy, Eduardo A. Malavolta, Jan Stefan Lundberg, Jader J. da Silva and Abdalla Skaf

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:150

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:289

  33. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was to evaluate changes in plantar pressure distribution in feet affected by hallux valgus compared with their contralateral non-affected feet and with the feet of healthy control subjects.

    Authors: Ulf Krister Hofmann, Marco Götze, Katharina Wiesenreiter, Otto Müller, Markus Wünschel and Falk Mittag

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:149

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Surgical treatment is mainly used for atlantoaxial tuberculosis with neurological damage. However, the anatomic structure around the atlantoaxial joint is complex, and the position of vertebral body is deep, w...

    Authors: Biao Wang, Rongan Shang, Tong Yang, Haiping Zhang, Huimin Hu, Wei Hu and Dingjun Hao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:148

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The most common location for articular fractures of the radial head is often reported to be the anterior lateral aspect of the radial head with the arm in neutral position. However, these findings mainly base ...

    Authors: Lucca Lacheta, Sebastian Siebenlist, Maximillian Lauber, Lukas Willinger, Nicole Fischer, Andreas B. Imhoff and Andreas Lenich

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:147

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Although the stenotic femoral intercondylar notch was associated with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, the parameters for notch assessment were numerous. The present study aimed to compare the 2-dime...

    Authors: Chengyuan Zhang, Xuancheng Zhang, Zhaoyi Fang, Feng Wang, Feng Yuan, Guoming Xie and Jinzhong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:146

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    Adhesive capsulitis (AC) is a disabling and poorly understood pathological condition of the shoulder joint. The current study aims to increase our understanding of the pathogenesis, diagnosis and clinical outc...

    Authors: Richard S. Page, Sean L. McGee, Kevin Eng, Graeme Brown, Sally Beattie, Fiona Collier and Stephen D. Gill

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:145

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  38. Content type: Research article

    This study compared clinical, laboratory and radiographic features of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) between ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nrAxSpA) of young male pa...

    Authors: Hong Ki Min, Hyonjoung Cho and Sung-Hwan Park

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:144

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Microvascular problems like increased intraosseous pressure or venous congestion may influence the development of Kienböck’s disease. We examined if wrist position modifies the blood flow in the nutrient vessels.

    Authors: S. Kim, F. Eichenauer, A. Asmus, S. Mutze, A. Eisenschenk and P. Honigmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:143

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The number of studies and clinical interest in the anterolateral ligament of the knee (ALL) has grown in recent years. A meticulous and accurate ALL dissection is vital in anatomic and biomechanical studies, a...

    Authors: Diego Ariel de Lima, Camilo Partezani Helito, Matthew Daggett, Francisco Magalhães Monteiro Neto, Lana Lacerda de Lima, José Alberto Dias Leite and Maria Luzete Costa Cavalcante

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:142

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  41. Content type: Research article

    It has been suggested that smoking is associated with reduced risk of knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, supplementary studies are needed to further investigate any such potential association. Thus, our aim wa...

    Authors: Marianne Bakke Johnsen, Kenneth Pihl, Nis Nissen, Rasmus Reinholdt Sørensen, Uffe Jørgensen, Martin Englund and Jonas Bloch Thorlund

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:141

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  42. Content type: Research article

    We have previously reported quantitative exposure-response relationships between physical exposures recorded by technical methods, and complaints and diagnoses in the neck/shoulders, and the elbows/hands, base...

    Authors: Istvan Balogh, Inger Arvidsson, Jonas Björk, Gert-Åke Hansson, Kerstina Ohlsson, Staffan Skerfving and Catarina Nordander

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:139

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The gracilis tendon is commonly used as an autograft to reconstruct torn tendons or ligaments in many parts of the body. Little is known about the subjective and functional outcome after gracilis tendon harves...

    Authors: Jonas S. Nordin, Ola Olsson and Karl Lunsjö

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:138

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Physical capacity tasks are useful tools to assess functioning in patients with low back pain (LBP), but evidence is scarce regarding the responsiveness (ability to detect change over time) and minimal importa...

    Authors: Max Jakobsson, Helena Brisby, Annelie Gutke, Mari Lundberg and Rob Smeets

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:137

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  45. Content type: Research article

    It is known that there are large regional variations in treatment methods for the management of proximal humeral fractures. The objective of this study was to investigate the national surgical trends in elderl...

    Authors: Young-Hoon Jo, Kwang-Hyun Lee and Bong-Gun Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:136

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Dupuytren’s disease (DD) is a progressive, debilitating condition of the hand that can eventually cause contractures of the affected fingers. Transforming growth factor- β1 (TGF-β1) has been reported to play a...

    Authors: Chaoming Zhou, Yael Zeldin, Mark E. Baratz, Sandeep Kathju and Latha Satish

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:135

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Recent findings indicate that wide international variation in the prevalence of disabling regional musculoskeletal pain among working populations is driven by unidentified factors predisposing to pain at multi...

    Authors: E. Rizzello, G. Ntani, I. Madan and D. Coggon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:133

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