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  1. Content type: Research article

    Subgrouping patients with chronic low back pain is recommended prior to selecting treatment strategy, and fear avoidance beliefs is a commonly addressed psychological factor used to help this subgrouping. The ...

    Authors: Jeanette Sora Trinderup, Annette Fisker, Carsten Bogh Juhl and Tom Petersen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:431

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Meniscal tears often accompany knee osteoarthritis, a disabling condition affecting 14 million individuals in the United States. While several randomized controlled trials have compared physical therapy to sur...

    Authors: James K. Sullivan, James J. Irrgang, Elena Losina, Clare Safran-Norton, Jamie Collins, Swastina Shrestha, Faith Selzer, Kim Bennell, Leslie Bisson, Angela T. Chen, Courtney K. Dawson, Alexandra B. Gil, Morgan H. Jones, Melissa A. Kluczynski, Kathleen Lafferty, Jeffrey Lange…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:429

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Studies have shown that cytokines play a role in bone remodeling.

    Authors: Ana Maria Baptista Menezes, Paula Duarte Oliveira, Helen Gonçalves, Isabel O. Oliveira, Maria Cecilia F. Assunção, Luciana Tovo-Rodrigues, Gustavo Dias Ferreira and Fernando César Wehrmeister

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:427

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Tendon disorders are common and lead to significant disability and pain. Our knowledge of the ‘tennis elbow’, the ‘jumpers knee’, and Achilles tendinosis has increased over the years, but changes in denervated...

    Authors: Roine El-Habta, Jialin Chen, Jessica Pingel and Ludvig J. Backman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:426

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  5. Content type: Research article

    To study the impact of acetabular reaming depth on reconstruction of rotation center (RC) in unilateral primary total hip arthroplasty (UPTHA) and guide individualized preoperative design.

    Authors: Pu Shao, Zhizhou Li, Modi Yang, Yuzhuo Wang, Te Liu, Yuhui Yang, Lian Duan, Jinlan Jiang and Jianlin Zuo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:425

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of denosumab or zoledronic acid (ZA) using symptomatic skeletal events (SSEs) as the primary endpoint in Asian postmenopausal women with oestrogen-recepto...

    Authors: Chi Zhang, Fan Zhang, Guanzhao Liang, Xianshang Zeng, Weiguang Yu, Zhidao Jiang, Jie Ma, Mingdong Zhao, Min Xiong, Keke Gui, Fenglai Yuan and Weiping Ji

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:424

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the most common joint replacement surgery in Canada. Earlier Canadian work reported 1 in 5 TKA patients expressing dissatisfaction following surgery. A better understanding of ...

    Authors: Stirling Bryan, Laurie J. Goldsmith, Jennifer C. Davis, Samar Hejazi, Valerie MacDonald, Patrick McAllister, Ellen Randall, Nitya Suryaprakash, Amery D. Wu and Richard Sawatzky

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:423

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is widely used in rotator cuff repairs but its effect on the healing process is unclear. Several cell culture studies on the effect of allogenic PRP have reported promising results b...

    Authors: Stephan Pauly, Franka Klatte-Schulz, Katharina Stahnke, Markus Scheibel and Britt Wildemann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:422

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    The objective of this study is to analyze the influence of a 14-week periodized circuit training protocol on patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), in randomized intervention groups, on thigh intermuscular ad...

    Authors: Aline Castilho de Almeida, Maria Gabriela Pedroso, Jessica Bianca Aily, Glaucia Helena Gonçalves, Carlos Marcelo Pastre and Stela Marcia Mattiello

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:421

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Although the proximal humeral fractures (PHFs) treated with locking plate have been well applied, there are few studies concerning on the serial HSA changes after locking plate placement. The purpose of this r...

    Authors: Ji-Qi Wang, Bing-Jie Jiang, Wei-Jun Guo and You-Ming Zhao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:420

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Minimally invasive treatment of complex tibial plateau fracture represents one of the most challenging problems in orthopedic surgery. We intended to describe the percutaneous surgery involving an originally d...

    Authors: Hengrui Chang, Zhanle Zheng, Yiyang Yu, Jiasheng Shao and Yingze Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:419

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Clinical guidelines recommend that people with back pain be given information and education about their back pain, advice to remain active and at work, and exercises to improve mobility and physical activity. ...

    Authors: Per Kjaer, Alice Kongsted, Inge Ris, Allan Abbott, Charlotte Diana Nørregaard Rasmussen, Ewa M. Roos, Søren T. Skou, Tonny Elmose Andersen and Jan Hartvigsen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:418

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Hip flexion contracture often occurs after femoral lengthening in patients with achondroplasia, but few studies have investigated its development in these patients. The purpose of this study was to analyze sus...

    Authors: Mi Hyun Song, Tae-Jin Lee, Jong Hyeop Song and Hae-Ryong Song

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:417

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Proteomics is an emerging field in the study of joint disease. Our two aims with this pilot analysis were to compare healthy human knee articular cartilage with meniscus, two tissues both known to become affec...

    Authors: Elin Folkesson, Aleksandra Turkiewicz, Martin Englund and Patrik Önnerfjord

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:416

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Neck pain is a major health issue with high rates of recurrence. It presents with a variety of altered sensorimotor functions. Exercise is a cornerstone of rehabilitation and many training methods are used. Ex...

    Authors: Johannes Blomgren, Erika Strandell, Gwendolen Jull, Irene Vikman and Ulrik Röijezon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:415

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a successful and common procedure. However, 6–28% of patients are dissatisfied postoperatively. The provision of preoperative patient information, inquiring about patients’ exp...

    Authors: Aamir Mahdi, Maria Hälleberg Nyman and Per Wretenberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:414

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Radio frequency ablation devices have found a widespread application in arthroscopic surgery. However, recent publications report about elevated temperatures, which may cause damage to the capsular tissue and ...

    Authors: Philipp Ahrens, Dirk Mueller, Sebastian Siebenlist, Andreas Lenich, Ulrich Stoeckle and Gunther H. Sandmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:413

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The primary objective of this systematic review is to examine the characteristics of pilot randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the orthopaedic surgery literature, including the proportion framed as feasibil...

    Authors: Bijal Desai, Veeral Desai, Shivani Shah, Archita Srinath, Amr Saleh, Nicole Simunovic, Andrew Duong, Sheila Sprague and Mohit Bhandari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:412

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Reasons for dissatisfaction with total knee arthroplasty (TKA) include unequal flexion or extension gap, soft tissue imbalance, and patella maltracking, which often occur with mismatch between femoral and tibi...

    Authors: Yu-Hsien Lin, Feng-Shuo Chang, Kun-Hui Chen, Kui-Chou Huang and Kuo-Chih Su

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:411

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Osteoporosis is a major health concern for both men and women, and associated fractures incur substantial economic burden. While there are a multitude of studies on bone mineral density (BMD) and liver disease...

    Authors: Ho Jeong Do, Joon-Shik Shin, Jinho Lee, Yoon Jae Lee, Me-riong Kim, Dongwoo Nam, Eun-Jung Kim, Yeoncheol Park, Kristin Suhr and In-Hyuk Ha

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:410

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Valid and reliable patient-reported outcome measures support health professionals in evaluating the results of clinical research and practice. The Copenhagen Neck Functional Disability Scale (CNFDS) has shown ...

    Authors: Domenico Angilecchia, Maura Mezzetti, Alessandro Chiarotto, Antonella Daugenti, Giuseppe Giovannico and Francesca Bonetti

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:409

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Glenohumeral pain and rotator cuff tendinopathy (RCT) are common musculoskeletal complaints with high prevalence among working populations. The primary proposed pathophysiologic mechanisms are sub-acromial RC ...

    Authors: Lincoln A. Holdaway, Kurt T. Hegmann, Matthew S. Thiese and Jay Kapellusch

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:408

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Hip fractures are a common problem in the ageing population. Hip arthroplasty is the common treatment option for displaced intracapsular neck of femur fractures. Even though hip replacements are successful in ...

    Authors: Szilard Nemes, Dennis Lind, Peter Cnudde, Erik Bülow, Ola Rolfson and Cecilia Rogmark

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:407

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Various types of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) findings are used to differentiate malignant vertebral fractures (MVFs) from osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVFs). The distingu...

    Authors: Zi Li, Ming Guan, Dong Sun, Yong Xu, Feng Li and Wei Xiong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:406

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The prevention and rehabilitation of multisite musculoskeletal pain would benefit from studies aiming to understand its underlying mechanism. Autonomic imbalance is a suggested mechanism for multisite pain, bu...

    Authors: Tatiana de Oliveira Sato, David M. Hallman, Jesper Kristiansen and Andreas Holtermann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:405

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Vascular damage in polytrauma patients is associated with high mortality and morbidity. Therefore, specific clinical implications of vascular damage with fractures in major trauma patients are reassessed.

    Authors: F. Gilbert, C. Schneemann, C. J. Scholz, R. Kickuth, R. H. Meffert, R. Wildenauer, U. Lorenz, R. Kellersmann and A. Busch

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:404

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  27. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the author pointed out that the references were numbered incorrectly. This error was introduced during the production process. The original article has been c...

    Authors: Simon Roner, Fabio Carrillo, Lazaros Vlachopoulos, Andreas Schweizer, Ladislav Nagy and Philipp Fuernstahl

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:403

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    The original article was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:374

  28. Content type: Research article

    To reduce ergonomic risk factors in terms of awkward and constrained postures and high velocities, it is important to perform adequate risk assessments. Technical methods provide objective measures of physical...

    Authors: Camilla Dahlqvist, Catarina Nordander, Mikael Forsman and Henrik Enquist

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:402

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  29. Content type: Case report

    Negative pressure pulmonary edema (NPPE) is a rare complication that is more prevalent in young patients. NPPE usually results from acute upper airway obstruction, which is most commonly caused by laryngospasm...

    Authors: Guo Chen, Xian-di Wang, Hong-fei Nie, Zhi-qiang Yang, Kang Chen, Zhu-hai Li, Yue-ming Song, Fu-xing Pei and Jian-cheng Zeng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:401

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  30. Content type: Study protocol

    Diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) negatively affects foot and ankle function (strength and flexibility), which itself affects the daily physical activity and quality of life of patients. A physical therapy protoco...

    Authors: Renan L. Monteiro, Cristina D. Sartor, Jane S. S. P. Ferreira, Milla G. B. Dantas, Sicco A. Bus and Isabel C. N. Sacco

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:400

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal models are commonly used to quantify joint motions and loads during human motion. Constraining joint kinematics simplifies these models but the implications of the placement and quantity of mar...

    Authors: Annelise A. Slater, Todd J. Hullfish and Josh R. Baxter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:399

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Iliosacral screw fixation is a popular method for the management of posterior pelvic ring fractures or dislocations, providing adequate biomechanical stability. Our aim in this study was to describe the use of...

    Authors: Fan Yang, Sheng Yao, Kai-fang Chen, Feng-zhao Zhu, Ze-kang Xiong, Yan-hui Ji, Ting-fang Sun and Xiao-dong Guo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:397

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  33. Content type: Research article

    There is a growing interest concerning the understanding of and rehabilitation of the sagittal configuration of the cervical spine as a clinical outcome. However, the literature on the topic specific to conser...

    Authors: Ibrahim M. Moustafa, Aliaa A. Diab, Fatma Hegazy and Deed E. Harrison

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:396

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  34. Content type: Research article

    We hypothesized, that periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) accounts for the major proportion of first (primary) and repeated (secondary) Total Knee Arthroplasty revisions at our university referral arthroplast...

    Authors: S. P. Boelch, A. Jakuscheit, S. Doerries, L. Fraissler, M. Hoberg, J. Arnholdt and M. Rudert

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:395

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Elbow osteoarthritis (OA) is a common disabling condition because of pain and loss of motion. Open and arthroscopic debridement are the preferred treatment, however there is no consensus on which treatment mod...

    Authors: Keshav Poonit, Xijie Zhou, Bin Zhao, Chao Sun, Chenglun Yao, Feng Zhang, Jingwei Zheng and Hede Yan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:394

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is associated with worsening physical function and a high prevalence of comorbid health conditions. In particular, cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk is higher in individuals with OA than th...

    Authors: Michela Corsi, Carolina Alvarez, Leigh F. Callahan, Rebecca J. Cleveland, Yvonne M. Golightly, Joanne M. Jordan, Amanda E. Nelson, Jordan Renner, Allen Tsai and Kelli D. Allen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:393

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  37. Content type: Research article

    It is generally believed that Thai people do not suffer from hypovitaminosis D because there is abundant sunlight throughout the year, and that taking vitamin D supplements could result in abnormally high leve...

    Authors: Thawee Songpatanasilp, Sattaya Rojanasthien, Pansak Sugkraroek, Boonsong Ongphiphadhanakul, Lamar Robert, Chongchit Sripun Robert, Sirichai Luevitoonvechkij and Arthur C. Santora

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:392

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Although “non-specific” in 90% of cases, low back pain (LBP) is often treated as an independent entity, even though comorbidities are commonly associated with it. There is evidence that some LBP may be related...

    Authors: Shanthi Ramanathan, Peter Hibbert, Louise Wiles, Christopher G. Maher and William Runciman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:391

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Previous research suggests that sleep problems may be an important predictor for chronic widespread pain (CWP). With this study we investigated both sleep problems and fatigue as predictors for the onset of CW...

    Authors: Katarina Aili, Maria Andersson, Ann Bremander, Emma Haglund, Ingrid Larsson and Stefan Bergman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:390

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) are hyperirritable areas in the fascia of the affected muscle, possibly related to mitochondrial impairment. They can result in pain and hypoxic areas within the muscle. This ...

    Authors: Michael J. Fischer, Gergo Horvath, Martin Krismer, Erich Gnaiger, Georg Goebel and Dominik H. Pesta

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:388

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Biomechanical testing using image-based deformation detection techniques such as digital image correlation (DIC) offer optical contactless methods for strain and displacement measurements of biological tissues...

    Authors: Aqeeda Singh, Mario Scholze and Niels Hammer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:387

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  42. Content type: Study protocol

    Chronic spinal pain affects many in the United States and is associated with rising healthcare costs - but not improved outcomes. Education and self-care promotion are hallmarks of the recommended approach for...

    Authors: Elizabeth Lane, Julie M. Fritz, Tom Greene and Daniel Maddox

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:386

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Three dimensional (3D) markerless asymmetry analysis was developed to assess and monitor the scoliotic curve. While the developed surface topography (ST) indices demonstrated a strong correlation with the Cobb an...

    Authors: Maliheh Ghaneei, Amin Komeili, Yong Li, Eric C. Parent and Samer Adeeb

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:385

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Changes in bone mineral density have been implicated with the onset of osteoarthritis, but its role in inducing failure of articular cartilage mechanically is unclear. This study aimed to determine the effect ...

    Authors: Humaira Mahmood, Duncan E. T. Shepherd and Daniel M. Espino

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:384

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  45. Content type: Study protocol

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is a highly debilitating joint disease that causes progressive, irreversible damage to articular cartilage. OA takes a massive toll on society that has grown in recent decades, but no thera...

    Authors: Ian A. Jones, Melissa Wilson, Ryan Togashi, Bo Han, Austin K. Mircheff and C. Thomas Vangsness JR

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:383

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  46. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study is (1) to compare joint line (JL) restoration and clinical outcomes in revision TKA based on the contemporary prosthesis type and (2) to determine the restoration of posterior condylar of...

    Authors: JuHong Lee, SungIl Wang and KiBum Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:382

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  47. Content type: Research article

    A double-leg landing with or without a subsequent jump is commonly used to evaluate the neuromuscular control of knee abduction. However, the differences in frontal plane knee biomechanics between landings wit...

    Authors: Tomoya Ishida, Yuta Koshino, Masanori Yamanaka, Ryo Ueno, Shohei Taniguchi, Mina Samukawa, Hiroshi Saito, Hisashi Matsumoto, Yoshimitsu Aoki and Harukazu Tohyama

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:379

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