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  1. Content type: Research article

    Intra-articular hyaluronic acid (IA-HA) is a common therapy used to treat knee pain and suppress knee inflammation in knee osteoarthritis (OA), typically prescribed in regimens ranging from a single injection ...

    Authors: Andrew Concoff, Parag Sancheti, Faizan Niazi, Peter Shaw and Jeffrey Rosen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:542

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    Despite the widely known benefits of exercise and physical activity, adherence rates to these activities are poor. Understanding exercise facilitators, barriers, and preferences may provide an opportunity to p...

    Authors: Isabel B. Rodrigues, Jonathan D. Adachi, Karen A. Beattie and Joy C. MacDermid

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:540

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  3. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the differences in the perioperative serum cortisol, C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels between aged and middle-aged patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA).

    Authors: Jian Zhong, Hai-bo Si, Yi Zeng, Jing Yang, Zong-ke Zhou, Peng-de Kang, Fu-xing Pei and Bin Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:541

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The palmaris longus (PL) muscle is characterised by high morphological diversity, and its tendon crosses the median nerve (MN) at different levels. Due to the fact that the palmaris longus tendon is routinely ...

    Authors: Łukasz Olewnik, Grzegorz Wysiadecki, Michał Polguj, Michał Podgórski, Hubert Jezierski and Mirosław Topol

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:539

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Osteoblastoma is a rare and benign tumor which requires early diagnosis and surgical excision. Scoliosis is a common presentation following osteoblastoma. It is considered due to pain-provoked muscle spasm on ...

    Authors: Lin-nan Wang, Bo-wen Hu, Lei Wang, Xi Yang, Li-min Liu and Yue-ming Song

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:538

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Research into musculoskeletal conditions often focusses on pain at single sites, such as the knee, yet several studies have previously reported the high prevalence of multiple sites of musculoskeletal pain. Th...

    Authors: Andrew Finney, Krysia S. Dziedzic, Martyn Lewis and Emma Healey

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:535

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Fractures to the base of the fifth metatarsal are common, but their treatment remains controversial. Especially for Lawrence and Botte (L&B) type II fractures, there is conflicting evidence and consequently no...

    Authors: Sebastian Felix Baumbach, Wolf Christian Prall, Michael Kramer, Mareen Braunstein, Wolfgang Böcker and Hans Polzer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:534

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Finite element analysis (FEA) of the proximal femur has been previously validated with large mesh size, but these were insufficient to simulate the model with small implants in recent studies. This study aimed...

    Authors: Michiaki Miura, Junichi Nakamura, Yusuke Matsuura, Yasushi Wako, Takane Suzuki, Shigeo Hagiwara, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuhide Inage, Yuya Kawarai, Masahiko Sugano, Kento Nawata and Seiji Ohtori

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:536

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent chronic joint disease in China. The aim of this study was to examine the association between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and knee OA in a population-based Chinese study.

    Authors: Dong-xing Xie, Jie Wei, Chao Zeng, Tuo Yang, Hui Li, Yi-lun Wang, Hui-zhong Long, Zi-ying Wu, Yu-xuan Qian, Kang-hua Li and Guang-hua Lei

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:533

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies reported that in partial knee arthroplasty smooth transitions to the remaining native parts of the knee are important. However, in mobile-bearing unicondylar knee arthroplasty (UKA) it is mand...

    Authors: Dietmar Dammerer, Michael Liebensteiner, Hannes Rochau, Christian Uprimny, Vinzenz Smekal, Ralf Rosenberger and Elvire Servien

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:532

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Whiplash associated disorders (WAD) are the most common non-hospitalised injury resulting from a motor vehicle crash. Approximately 50% of individuals with WAD experience on-going pain and disability. Results ...

    Authors: Carrie Ritchie, Carolyn Ehrlich and Michele Sterling

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:531

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Majority of musculoskeletal cross-sectional imaging requests have a non-revealing and non-specific clinical history of pain. However, the location of pain is very relevant towards arriving at a specific orthop...

    Authors: Vibhor Wadhwa, Eric Weissman, Daichi Hayashi, Yin Xi and Avneesh Chhabra

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:530

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Meniscal lesions are among the most common injuries of the knee, yet limited epidemiologic data is available on their risk factors. We investigated the association of lifestyle factors and physical strenuousne...

    Authors: Tea Kontio, Markku Heliövaara, Harri Rissanen, Paul Knekt, Arpo Aromaa and Svetlana Solovieva

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:528

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have reported that rod composition and diameter, as well as the correction technique are key factors associated with thoracic kyphosis (TK) restoration. However, few study has analyzed the cor...

    Authors: Ming Luo, Honghui Jiang, Wengang Wang, Ning Li, Mingkui Shen, Peng Li, Genzhong Xu and Lei Xia

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:526

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  15. Content type: Technical advance

    Malunion of phalangeal and metacarpal bones are often associated with impairment of hand function and pose a challenging task for treating surgeons in most cases. When applicable, corrective osteotomy is the t...

    Authors: T. Haider, D. Geisler, G. Thalhammer and J. Erhart

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:529

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Atypical subtrochanteric fracture and femoral fracture have been considered to be rare complications related to long-term bisphosphonates use. A reduced bone turnover rate may lead to delayed bone healing. Lim...

    Authors: Wen-Ling Yeh, Chun-Yi Su, Chia-Wei Chang, Chien-Hao Chen, Tsai-Sheng Fu, Lih-Huei Chen and Tung-Yi Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:527

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Although upper cervical and upper thoracic spine mobilization plus therapeutic exercises are common interventions for the management of forward head posture (FHP), no study has directly compared the effectiven...

    Authors: Juchul Cho, Eunsang Lee and Seungwon Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:525

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    Globally, neck pain is the fourth most common condition associated with longer periods of living with disability. Annually, approximately 0.3% of the population of Western countries undergo whiplash trauma, an...

    Authors: Anneli Peolsson, Maria Landén Ludvigsson and Gunnel Peterson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:524

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  19. Content type: Research article

    We used High Resolution – peripheral Quantitative CT (HR-pQCT) imaging to examine peri-articular bone quality in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and explore whether bone quality improved over 12-months in indi...

    Authors: Lynne M. Feehan, Linda L. Li and Heather A. McKay

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:521

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have reported that diabetic persons have an increased risk for fractures than non-diabetes patients. The association between proximal humerus fractures and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is unclear and...

    Authors: Maria Angeles Martinez-Huedo, Rodrigo Jiménez-García, Eduardo Mora-Zamorano, Valentín Hernández-Barrera, Manuel Villanueva-Martinez and Ana Lopez-de-Andres

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:522

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain and neck-shoulder pain are the most reported types of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, and performing heavy lifting at work and working with trunk rotation increase the risk of developing ...

    Authors: Mikkel Brandt, Lars Louis Andersen, Afshin Samani, Markus Due Jakobsen and Pascal Madeleine

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:519

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Adverse Reaction to Metal Debris (ARMD) is still a major reason for revision surgeries in patients with metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements. ARMD consists of a wide range of alterations in periprosthetic tis...

    Authors: Lari Lehtovirta, Aleksi Reito, Jyrki Parkkinen, Harry Hothi, Johann Henckel, Alister Hart and Antti Eskelinen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:523

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) has been used to reduce spasticity in children with cerebral palsy (CP) for decades. The purpose of this study was to analyze to what extent BTX-A treatment was used to treat spastici...

    Authors: Maria Franzén, Gunnar Hägglund and Ann Alriksson-Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:520

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Cartilage changes are an important early finding of osteoarthritis (OA), which can exist even before symptoms. Our objective was to determine the prevalence of knee cartilage damage on magnetic resonance imagi...

    Authors: Alvin Keng, Eric C. Sayre, Ali Guermazi, Savvakis Nicolaou, John M. Esdaile, Anona Thorne, Joel Singer, Jacek A. Kopec and Jolanda Cibere

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:517

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