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  1. Content type: Research article

    One of the reported goals of hip preservation surgery is to prevent or delay the onset of osteoarthritis. This includes arthroscopic surgery to manage Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Syndrome. The purpose o...

    Authors: Daniel I. Rhon, Tina A. Greenlee, Charles Dennis Sissel and Michael P. Reiman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:266

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    Foot orthoses are widely used to manage plantar heel pain (PHP). However, the evidence concerning the effect of foot orthoses on PHP is not conclusive. The study aims to identify the characteristics of patient...

    Authors: Fu-Lien Wu, Yi-Fen Shih, Si-Huei Lee, Hong-Ji Luo and Wendy Tzyy-Jiuan Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:264

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    Using data from the Korean Hip Registry, we aimed to investigate mid-term clinical and radiographic outcomes, including the prevalence of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), osteolysis, and component looseni...

    Authors: Seung-Chan Kim, Young-Wook Lim, Woo-Lam Jo, Hyun-Woo Park, Sung-Bin Han, Soon-Yong Kwon and Yong-Sik Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:263

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Due to the high anatomical variability and limited visualization of the scapula, optimal screw placement for baseplate anchorage in reversed total shoulder arthroplasty (rTSA) is challenging. Image quality pla...

    Authors: Jan Theopold, Philipp Pieroh, Ralf Henkelmann, Georg Osterhoff and Pierre Hepp

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:262

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Thigh pain and cortical hypertrophies (CH) have been reported in the short term for specific short hip stem designs. The purpose of the study was to investigate 1) the differences in clinical outcome, thigh pa...

    Authors: Moritz M. Innmann, Johannes Weishorn, Thomas Bruckner, Marcus R. Streit, Tilman Walker, Tobias Gotterbarm, Christian Merle and Michael W. Maier

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:261

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The risk of posterior cage migration (PCM) exists when a fusion cage is used for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF). This complication is influenced by contact pressure between the endplate and the ...

    Authors: Yung-Hsueh Hu, Chi-Chien Niu, Ming-Kai Hsieh, Tsung-Ting Tsai, Wen-Jer Chen and Po-Liang Lai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:260

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  7. Content type: Research article

    There have been only a few reports of subsequent postoperative vertebral fracture following posterior spinal instrumentation fusion, especially in elderly female patients. This study attempted to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Masahiro Nakahashi, Hiroshi Uei, Yasuaki Tokuhashi, Masafumi Maseda, Hirokatsu Sawada, Hirotoki Soma and Hiroyuki Miyakata

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:259

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Periprosthetic fractures (PPF) present a common cause for revision surgery after arthroplasty. The choice of performing either an osteosynthesis or revision arthroplasty depends on the orthopedic implant ancho...

    Authors: Markus Rupp, Stefanie Kern, Abdullah Ismat, Thaqif El Khassawna, Gero Knapp, Gabor Szalay, Christian Heiss and Christoph Biehl

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:258

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Different substances are combined to compensate for each other’s drawbacks and create an appropriate biomaterial. A novel Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)/chitosan (CS) porous hydrogel was designed and applied to the t...

    Authors: Liangquan Peng, Yong Zhou, Wei Lu, Weimin Zhu, Yusheng Li, Kang Chen, Greg Zhang, Jian Xu, Zhenhan Deng and Daping Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:257

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Grip strength (GS) test is an essential aspect of clinical practice with patients with upper extremity injuries. The random error of GS test was hypothesized to be proportional to the level of GS. The purpose ...

    Authors: Zhongfei Bai, Tian Shu and Wenxin Niu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:256

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Physical therapy (PT) and other exercise-based interventions are core components of care for knee osteoarthritis (OA), but both are underutilized, and some patients have limited access to PT services. This cli...

    Authors: Kelli D. Allen, Dennis Bongiorni, Kevin Caves, Cynthia J. Coffman, Theresa A. Floegel, Heather M. Greysen, Katherine S. Hall, Bryan Heiderscheit, Helen M. Hoenig, Kim M. Huffman, Miriam C. Morey, Shalini Ramasunder, Herbert Severson, Battista Smith, Courtney Van Houtven and Sandra Woolson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:254

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The epidemiology and cause of ossification of the spinal ligaments (OSL) remains obscure. To date, there is no study that comprehensively evaluates the prevalence, distribution, and concomitance of each type o...

    Authors: Haifeng Liang, Guobing Liu, Shunyi Lu, Shuguang Chen, Dongjie Jiang, Hongcheng Shi and Qinming Fei

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:253

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Safe placement of pedicle screws without jeopardizing neurovascular structures medially and anteriorly is important during spine surgery. Inferior breach of pedicle is also dangerous due to low margin of error...

    Authors: Hsi-Hsien Lin, Jung-Pan Wang, Cheng-Li Lin, Yu-Cheng Yao, Shih-Tien Wang, Ming-Chau Chang and Po-Hsin Chou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:252

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Chronic low back pain is potentially disabling for older adults, and exercise is considered the best treatment. The Pilates method and aerobic exercises have been proven to be effective in pain and function im...

    Authors: Naiane Teixeira Bastos de Oliveira, Natalia Aquaroni Ricci, Yuri Rafael dos Santos Franco, Evany Maira Espirito Santo Salvador, Isabella Cristina Barboza Almeida and Cristina Maria Nunes Cabral

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:250

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Low back pain (LBP) is a ubiquitous, heterogeneous disorder that affects most people at some point in their lives. The efficient management of LBP remains elusive, with direct and indirect costs attributed to ...

    Authors: Mehul J. Desai, Holly Jonely, Meagan Blackburn, Sangeeth Wanasinghage, Sidrah Sheikh and Rod S. Taylor

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:249

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Hip fracture patients are frail and have a high mortality. We investigated whether the introduction of fast track care reduced the 30-day mortality after hip fractures.

    Authors: Christian Thomas Pollmann, Jan Harald Røtterud, Jan-Erik Gjertsen, Fredrik Andreas Dahl, Olav Lenvik and Asbjørn Årøen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:248

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Although the pathogenesis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) remains unclear, there are little evidences of the pathogenesis in patients with thoracolumbar/lumbar AIS. The purpose of this study was to id...

    Authors: Hiroto Makino, Shoji Seki, Isao Kitajima, Hiraku Motomura, Makiko Nogami, Yasuhito Yahara, Naoko Ejiri and Tomoatsu Kimura

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:247

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Managing with diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO) is challenging. Even after infective bone resection and thorough debridement, DFO is still difficult to cure and has a high recurrence rate. This retrospective s...

    Authors: Cheng-He Qin, Chun-Hao Zhou, Hui-Juan Song, Guo-Yun Cheng, Hong-An Zhang, Jia Fang and Rui Tao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:246

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Hand injuries occur at all ages. With an aging population globally an increasing number of hand injuries among the elderly is to be expected. The aim of the present study is to describe the health characterist...

    Authors: Olof Kringstad, Lars B. Dahlin and Hans-Eric Rosberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:245

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  20. Content type: Correction

    An incorrect attribution of the first study regarding the effect of exercise in DM1 mouse models needs to be revised.

    Authors: Marie-Pier Roussel, Marika Morin, Cynthia Gagnon and Elise Duchesne

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:244

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    The original article was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:101

  21. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain (LBP) is a common and costly problem throughout the United States. To achieve a greater understanding of the occupational risk factors, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (...

    Authors: Sue A. Ferguson, Andrew Merryweather, Matthew S. Thiese, Kurt T. Hegmann, Ming-Lun Lu, Jay M. Kapellusch and William S. Marras

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:243

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common nerve compression disorder which affects hand sensation and function. Carpal tunnel release surgery (CTR) is frequently performed to alleviate these symptoms. For many CTR pa...

    Authors: Lisa Newington, Charlotte Brooks, David Warwick, Jo Adams and Karen Walker-Bone

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:242

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Accelerated knee osteoarthritis (AKOA) is characterized by more pain, impaired physical function, and greater likelihood to receive a joint replacement compared to individuals who develop the typical gradual o...

    Authors: Matthew S. Harkey, Julie E. Davis, Bing Lu, Lori Lyn Price, Robert J. Ward, James W. MacKay, Charles B. Eaton, Grace H. Lo, Mary F. Barbe, Ming Zhang, Jincheng Pang, Alina C. Stout, Timothy E. McAlindon and Jeffrey B. Driban

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:241

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The Pedi International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) and Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) child are validated questionnaires for children with knee disorders. The aim of this study was...

    Authors: Charlotte A. van der Velden, M. C. van der Steen, Jens Leenders, Florens Q. M. P. van Douveren, Rob P. A. Janssen and Max Reijman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:240

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Tendinopathies of the lower extremity (e.g. Achilles, patellar, and plantar heel pain) are common in both general and sporting populations. However, the prevalence and incidence in Danish general practice is u...

    Authors: Henrik Riel, Cassandra Frydendal Lindstrøm, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Martin Bach Jensen and Jens Lykkegaard Olesen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:239

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Bone defects may occur because of severe trauma, nonunion, infection, or tumor resection. However, treatments for bone defects are often difficult and have not been fully established yet. We previously designe...

    Authors: Yu Kuroiwa, Tomoaki Fukui, Shunsuke Takahara, Sang Yang Lee, Keisuke Oe, Michio Arakura, Yohei Kumabe, Takahiro Oda, Tomoyuki Matsumoto, Takehiko Matsushita, Toshihiro Akisue, Yoshitada Sakai, Ryosuke Kuroda and Takahiro Niikura

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:237

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Various surgical modalities are available for correction of deformity in late-diagnosed distal radius fractures. This study compared surgical outcomes between intramedullary nailing and plating osteosynthesis ...

    Authors: Alvin Chao-Yu Chen, Chun-Ying Cheng, Chun-Jui Weng and Ying-Chao Chou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:236

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Although overuse wrist injuries can have serious consequences, young athletes often do not immediately report their injury to a physician. This qualitative study aimed to identify symptoms and limitations rela...

    Authors: Laura S. Kox, Jip Opperman, P. Paul F. M. Kuijer, Gino M. M. J. Kerkhoffs, Mario Maas and Monique H. W. Frings-Dresen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:235

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  29. Content type: Research article

    A significant number of patients use opioids prior to total joint arthroplasty (TJA) in North America and there is growing concern that preoperative opioid use negatively impacts postoperative patient outcomes...

    Authors: C. Michael Goplen, Wesley Verbeek, Sung Hyun Kang, C. Allyson Jones, Donald C. Voaklander, Thomas A. Churchill and Lauren A. Beaupre

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:234

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  30. Content type: Research article

    A detailed evaluation focusing on the fibrocartilage layers in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) insertion is necessary to consider regeneration of the insertion. This study examined the development of the ...

    Authors: Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Hiromi Nakajima, Maika Someji and Masataka Sakane

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:233

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  31. Content type: Research article

    In osteoarthritis (OA), cartilage matrix is lost despite vigorous chondrocyte anabolism. In this study, we attempted to determine whether altered matrix synthesis is involved in this paradox in disease progres...

    Authors: Nobuho Tanaka, Toshiyuki Tashiro, Yozo Katsuragawa, Motoji Sawabe, Hiroshi Furukawa and Naoshi Fukui

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:232

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  32. Content type: Research article

    There is accumulating evidence for the advantages of rehabilitation involving sensori-motor training (SMT) following total knee replacement (TKR). However, the best way in which to deliver SMT remains elusive ...

    Authors: Maria Moutzouri, Fiona Coutts, John Gliatis, Evdokia Billis, Elias Tsepis and Nigel Gleeson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:231

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  33. Content type: Research article

    In the past few decades, there has been an increasing focus on the importance of patient involvement in the health care system. Patient participation executed through patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and the i...

    Authors: Natasha Lee Sørensen, Lianna Hede Hammeken, Janus Laust Thomsen and Lars Holger Ehlers

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:230

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Total hip replacement (THR) is a procedure which can improve the quality of life in patients with osteoarthritis. However, deficits in static stability and impairment of lower limb efficiency can be observed e...

    Authors: Agnieszka Wareńczak and Przemysław Lisiński

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:229

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Perioperative blood management is an important issue in the treatment of elderly patients at an increased risk of postoperative complications. Accordingly, tranexamic acid (TXA) is widely administered to reduc...

    Authors: Dae-Kyung Kwak, Chul-Young Jang, Dae-Hwan Kim, Sang-Hyun Rhyu, Ji-Hyo Hwang and Je-Hyun Yoo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:228

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The Australian/Canadian hand Osteoarthritis Index (AUSCAN) and the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities knee and hip Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) are the most commonly used clinical tools to manage and mo...

    Authors: Paola Siviero, Federica Limongi, Antonella Gesmundo, Sabina Zambon, Cyrus Cooper, Elaine M. Dennison, Mark H. Edwards, Erik J. Timmermans, Suzan van der Pas, Laura A. Schaap, Natasja M. van Schoor, Michael D. Denkinger, Florian Herbolsheimer, Richard Peter, Maria Victoria Castell, Ángel Otero…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:227

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Displaced intracapsular hip fractures are typically treated with hemiarthroplasty (HA) or total hip arthroplasty (THA). A number of professional bodies recommend considering THA for patients that were independ...

    Authors: David Metcalfe, Andrew Judge, Daniel C. Perry, Belinda Gabbe, Cheryl K. Zogg and Matthew L. Costa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:226

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The expression of the receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B (RANK) /RANK ligand (RANKL) /osteoprotegerin (OPG) system and its association with the progression of intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration h...

    Authors: Tomohiko Sano, Koji Akeda, Junichi Yamada, Norihiko Takegami, Takao Sudo and Akihiro Sudo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:225

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  39. Content type: Research article

    As treatment of Dupuytren disease (DD) is expected to shift towards prevention of progression, the use of imaging in patients with DD becomes more important. In this systematic review an overview is given of t...

    Authors: Sanne Molenkamp, Roel J. M. van Straalen, Paul M. N. Werker and Dieuwke C. Broekstra

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:224

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to reveal the clinical history and physical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of patients with an inverted-type discoid lateral meniscus (DLM) tear compared with those...

    Authors: Kengo Shimozaki, Junsuke Nakase, Yasushi Takata, Kazuki Asai, Kazu Toyooka, Katsuhiko Kitaoka and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:223

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  41. Content type: Research article

    In order to treat proximal femur fibrous dysplasia (FD) patients combined with hip joint osteoarthritis (OA), the three-dimensional (3D) designing osteotomy and implantation of femoral component was firstly us...

    Authors: Kai Yao, Li Min, Fan Tang, Minxun Lu, Yuqi Zhang, Jie Wang, Yong Zhou, Yi Luo, Wenli Zhang and Chongqi Tu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:222

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Non-specific chronic low back pain (nscLBP) has a high socio-economic relevance due to its high incidence, prevalence and associated costs. Therefore, it is essential to evaluate effective therapeutic strategi...

    Authors: Daniela Huber, Carina Grafetstätter, Johanna Proßegger, Christina Pichler, Ewald Wöll, Martin Fischer, Martin Dürl, Karin Geiersperger, Melanie Höcketstaller, Stefan Frischhut, Markus Ritter and Arnulf Hartl

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:221

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Thumb-base osteoarthritis (OA) is a common cause of pain and disability This study aimed to investigate the associations of musculoskeletal ultrasound OA pathologies with the extent of pain, function, radiogra...

    Authors: Win Min Oo, Leticia A. Deveza, Vicky Duong, Kai Fu, James M. Linklater, Edward A. Riordan, Sarah R. Robbins and David J. Hunter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:220

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to review the patient rated outcome (PROM) of surgically treated fractures to the lateral process of the talus (LPTF) and identify factors influencing the outcome.

    Authors: Hubert Hörterer, Sebastian Felix Baumbach, Stefan Lemperle, Sebastian Altenberger, Oliver Gottschalk, Alexander Tobias Mehlhorn, Anke Röser and Markus Walther

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:219

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  45. Content type: Research article

    No consensus exists on the treatment of proximal humerus fractures, especially in the elderly patients with osteoporosis. This study was aimed to evaluate the biomechanical characteristics of a novel external ...

    Authors: Haijing Huang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:218

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  46. Content type: Study protocol

    The purpose of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is to restore stability to the knee. Persistent rotational laxity following ACLR has been correlated with poor outcome and graft failure. We hypo...

    Authors: Alan Getgood, Dianne Bryant and Andrew Firth

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:216

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Back pain is one of the most common causes for disability in the working population. Some risk factors for back pain are well known, however little is known about factors uniquely associated with acute or chro...

    Authors: Steinthora Jonsdottir, Haroon Ahmed, Kristinn Tómasson and Ben Carter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:215

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  48. Content type: Research article

    An interspinous process device, the Device for Intervertebral Assisted Motion (DIAM™) designed to treat lumbar neurogenic disease secondary to the lumbar spinal stenosis, it provides dynamic stabilization afte...

    Authors: Hao-Ju Lo, Chen-Sheng Chen, Hung-Ming Chen and Sai-Wei Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:213

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