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  1. Chronic musculoskeletal pain affects over 20% of the adult population and is one of the most common reasons for sick leave in Sweden. The aim of this study was to investigate which demographic, health and psyc...

    Authors: Lisa Mather, Annina Ropponen, Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz, Jurgita Narusyte and Pia Svedberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:622

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  2. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a new method for treating neglected hip dislocation with limb length discrepancy by using external fixation-assisted pre-reduction.

    Authors: Pengyu Li, Fulin Tao, Wenhao Song, Jinlei Dong, Daodi Qiu and Dongsheng Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:621

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  3. Bone scintigraphy with 99mTc-labeled diphosphonates can identify prostate cancer bone metastases with high sensitivity, but relatively low specificity, because benign conditions such as osteoarthritis can also tr...

    Authors: Flavian Tabotta, Mario Jreige, Niklaus Schaefer, Fabio Becce, John O. Prior and Marie Nicod Lalonde

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:619

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  4. To explore the relationship between radiographic spondylolisthesis and occupational factors in a case-control study nested within the Wakayama Spine Study (WSS).

    Authors: Yuyu Ishimoto, Cyrus Cooper, Georgia Ntani, Hiroshi Yamada, Hiroshi Hashizume, Keiji Nagata, Shigeyuki Muraki, Sakae Tanaka, Munehito Yoshida, Noriko Yoshimura and Karen Walker-Bone

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:618

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  5. Despite potential for improving patient outcomes, studies using three-dimensional measurements to quantify proximal tibial sclerotic bone and its effects on prosthesis stability after total knee arthroplasty (...

    Authors: Ye-Ran Li, Yu-Hang Gao, Chen Yang, Lu Ding, Xuebo Zhang, Hanzhe Chen, Jianguo Liu and Xin Qi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:617

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  6. For a long time the attention given to the hip fracture patient group was minor and without any certain consideration to their frailty. To improve the care for these patients Skane University Hospital in Lund ...

    Authors: Emma Turesson, Kjell Ivarsson, Karl-Göran Thorngren and Ami Hommel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:616

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  7. Sarcopenia and osteoporosis reduce life quality and worsen prognosis in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC). When these two complications coexist, a diagnosis of osteosarcopenia is made. We aimed to investigate...

    Authors: Chisato Saeki, Keiko Takano, Tsunekazu Oikawa, Yuma Aoki, Tomoya Kanai, Kazuki Takakura, Masanori Nakano, Yuichi Torisu, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Masahiro Abo, Tomokazu Matsuura, Akihito Tsubota and Masayuki Saruta

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:615

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  8. At present, most repair techniques for meniscal tears fix the meniscus directly over the capsule. This changes the normal anatomy and biomechanics and limits the activity of the meniscus during motion. We intr...

    Authors: Zhiqiang Wang, Yan Xiong, Xin Tang, Qi Li, Zhong Zhang, Jian Li and Gang Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:614

    Content type: Technical advance

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  9. An atypical case of a traumatic posterior C1-C2 dislocation with an anterior arch fracture of C1 is reported. A novel conservative treatment for this rare lesion is described.

    Authors: Soufiane Ghailane, Mohammad A. Alsofyani, Vincent Pointillart, Houssam Bouloussa and Olivier Gille

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:612

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Muscle architecture, or the arrangement of sarcomeres and fibers within muscles, defines functional capacity. There are limited data that provide an understanding of hip short external rotator muscle architect...

    Authors: Kevin C. Parvaresh, Charles Chang, Ankur Patel, Richard L. Lieber, Scott T. Ball and Samuel R. Ward

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:611

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  11. The aim of this systematic review was to identify principles of exercise interventions associated with improved physical function, weight management or musculoskeletal pain relief among young and middle-aged a...

    Authors: Dylan R. Barrow, Lauren M. Abbate, Max R. Paquette, Jeffrey B. Driban, Heather K. Vincent, Connie Newman, Stephen P. Messier, Kirsten R. Ambrose and Sarah P. Shultz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:610

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  12. Work-related musculoskeletal pain is a major cause of work disability and sickness absence. While pain is a multifactorial phenomenon being influenced by work as well as lifestyle, less is known about the asso...

    Authors: Jéssica Kirsch Micheletti, Rúni Bláfoss, Emil Sundstrup, Hans Bay, Carlos Marcelo Pastre and Lars Louis Andersen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:609

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  13. Evaluating the strength of the small muscles of the foot may be useful in a variety of clinical applications but is challenging from a methodology standpoint. Previous efforts have focused primarily on the fun...

    Authors: Dustin A. Bruening, Sarah T. Ridge, Julia L. Jacobs, Mark T. Olsen, Dallin W. Griffin, Drew H. Ferguson, Kirk E. Bassett and A. Wayne Johnson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:608

    Content type: Technical advance

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  14. Although it has been known that medial open wedge high tibial osteotomy (MOWHTO) would adversely affect the patellofemoral joint, no previous study examined the surgical outcome of MOWHTO according to the pree...

    Authors: Hyun-Soo Moon, Chong-Hyuk Choi, Min Jung, Sang-Hoon Park, Dae-Young Lee, Jong-Kwan Shin and Sung-Hwan Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:607

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  15. Early femoral stem subsidence following a cementless THA is correlated with aseptic loosening of the femoral component. The short femoral stems allow bone sparing and implantation through a minimally invasive ...

    Authors: Michael O. Schaer, Michael Finsterwald, Iris Holweg, Dimitris Dimitriou, Alexander Antoniadis and Naeder Helmy

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:604

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  16. The purpose of this study was to clarify whether there is a synergistic effect on muscular strength and hypertrophy when low-intensity resistance training is performed after heat stress.

    Authors: Masatoshi Nakamura, Tomoichi Yoshida, Ryosuke Kiyono, Shigeru Sato and Nobushige Takahashi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:603

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  17. Rad is the prototypic member of a subfamily of Ras-related small G-proteins and is highly expressed in the skeletal muscle of patients with type II diabetes. Our previous microarray analysis suggested that Rad...

    Authors: Takahiro Oda, Takahiro Niikura, Tomoaki Fukui, Michio Arakura, Keisuke Oe, Yutaka Mifune, Shinya Hayashi, Tomoyuki Matsumoto, Takehiko Matsushita and Ryosuke Kuroda

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:602

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  18. There have been few comparisons between dual positions, which require a position change, and a single position, which does not require position change, and it is not clear whether there is a difference in indi...

    Authors: Akihiko Hiyama, Hiroyuki Katoh, Daisuke Sakai, Masato Sato, Masahiro Tanaka and Masahiko Watanabe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:601

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  19. Unrecognized periprosthetic joint infections are a concern in revision surgery for aseptic failure (AF) after total hip (THA) or knee (TKA) arthroplasties. A gold diagnostic standard does not exist. The aim of...

    Authors: Vesal Khalid, Henrik Carl Schønheyder, Poul Torben Nielsen, Andreas Kappel, Trine Rolighed Thomsen, Ramune Aleksyniene, Jan Lorenzen and Sten Rasmussen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:600

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  20. Patients waiting or recovering from total joint arthroplasty (TJA) are at risk for falls which can lead to restriction of activity and negatively impact recovery. The objective of this scoping review is to cri...

    Authors: Serena Kuangyi Chen, Don Voaklander, Danielle Perry and C. Allyson Jones

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:599

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  21. Superior labral anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesions remain a clinical and diagnostic challenge in routine (non-arthrographic) MR examinations of the shoulder. This study prospectively evaluated the ability of...

    Authors: Felix Wuennemann, Laurent Kintzelé, Felix Zeifang, Michael W. Maier, Iris Burkholder, Marc-André Weber, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor and Christoph Rehnitz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:598

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  22. Reduced range of motion in the shoulder can be a source of functional limitation. The use of inertial sensors to quantify movement in addition to more common clinical assessments of the shoulder may allow clin...

    Authors: Cristina Roldán-Jiménez, Miguel Cuadros-Romero, Paul Bennett, Steven McPhail, Graham K. Kerr, Antonio I. Cuesta-Vargas and Jaime Martin-Martin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:597

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  23. Sport participants are at increased risk of joint pain and osteoarthritis. A better understanding of factors associated with joint pain and osteoarthritis in this population could inform the development of str...

    Authors: He Cai, Garrett S. Bullock, Maria T. Sanchez-Santos, Nicholas Peirce, Nigel K. Arden and Stephanie R. Filbay

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:596

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  24. Objective of the current study was to determine which of thirteen specific psychosocial work factors were related to number of musculoskeletal pain sites (NPS) prospectively over a two-year time span. Furthermore...

    Authors: J. Vleeshouwers, S. Knardahl and J. O. Christensen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:595

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  25. To improve the goal-directedness of strength exercises for patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA), physical rehabilitation specialists need to know which muscle-groups are most substantially weakened across t...

    Authors: K. Vårbakken, H. Lorås, K. G. Nilsson, M. Engdal and A. K. Stensdotter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:593

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  26. To study the prevalence of chronic widespread pain (CWP) and chronic regional pain (CRP), and their association to quality of life, pain, physical function at a 20-year follow-up in a population based cohort w...

    Authors: Stefan Bergman, Carina Thorstensson and Maria L. E. Andersson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:592

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  27. Fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) are essential cellular components in inflammatory joint diseases such as osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Despite the growing use of FLS isolated from OA an...

    Authors: Wei Huang, Linlin Zhang, Chao Cheng, Wenshan Shan, Ruixiang Ma, Zongsheng Yin and Chen Zhu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:591

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  28. The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence of bone marrow oedema (BME) at magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the sacroiliac joints (SIJ) in a non- rheumatological population, and to explore wheth...

    Authors: A. Nygaard, A. G. Jurik, C. Lund and B. Schiøttz-Christensen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:590

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  29. Recent reports indicate that oxidative stress induced by reactive oxygen species is associated with the pathobiology of neurodegenerative disorders that involve neuronal cell apoptosis. Here we conducted a cro...

    Authors: Hiroshi Takahashi, Yasuchika Aoki, Junya Saito, Arata Nakajima, Masato Sonobe, Yorikazu Akatsu, Shinji Taniguchi, Manabu Yamada, Keita Koyama, Yuki Akiyama, Yasuhiro Shiga, Kazuhide Inage, Sumihisa Orita, Yawara Eguchi, Satoshi Maki, Takeo Furuya…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:589

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  30. Progressive Early-Onset Scoliosis (EOS) in children may lead to surgical interventions with growth-friendly implants, which require repeated lengthening procedures in order to allow adequate growth. Quality of...

    Authors: Anna K. Hell, Lena Braunschweig, Jennifer Behrend, Heiko M. Lorenz, Konstantinos Tsaknakis, Urs von Deimling and Kiril Mladenov

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:588

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  31. Little is known about the strains at the glenoid near the bone-implant interface in reverse shoulder arthroplasty. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the strains on the glenoid bone under a compr...

    Authors: Leo Pauzenberger, Cory Dwyer, Elifho Obopilwe, Michael D. Nowak, Mark Cote, Anthony A. Romeo, Augustus D. Mazzocca and Felix Dyrna

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:587

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  32. Several methods using simple anteroposterior (AP) radiographs have been suggested for the measurement of anteversion of the cup component after total hip arthroplasty. Herein, we compared six widely used antev...

    Authors: Gwang Chul Lee, Sang Hong Lee, Sin Wook Kang, Hyung Seok Park and Suenghwan Jo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:586

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  33. To examine the correlation between dietary selenium (Se) intake and the prevalence of osteoporosis (OP) in the general middle-aged and older population in China.

    Authors: Yuqing Wang, Dongxing Xie, Jiatian Li, Huizhong Long, Jing Wu, Ziying Wu, Hongyi He, Haochen Wang, Tuo Yang and Yilun Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:585

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  34. LBP is a common and serious problem affecting vast populations of the world. However, only few studies on LBP in sub-Saharan Africa have been conducted. Studies report that LBP and pelvic angle are interrelate...

    Authors: Masataka Tatsumi, Egfrid Michael Mkoba, Yusuke Suzuki, Yuu Kajiwara, Hala Zeidan, Keiko Harada, Tsubasa Bitoh, Yuichi Nishida, Kengo Nakai, Kanako Shimoura and Tomoki Aoyama

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:584

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  35. There is a concern regarding the use of a closed-suction drain (CSD) in two-stage exchange arthroplasty for periprosthetic joint infection as it may decrease the antibiotic concentrations in the joint fluids. ...

    Authors: Chi Xu, Cheng-Qi Jia, Feng-Chih Kuo, Wei Chai, Ming-Hua Zhang and Ji-Ying Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:583

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  36. In the current surgical therapeutic regimen for the degenerative lumbar disease, both oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) and lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) are gradually accepted. Thus, the object...

    Authors: Hui-Min Li, Ren-Jie Zhang and Cai-Liang Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:582

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  37. Surgery is usually recommended for thoracolumbar fracture with neurologic deficit. However, traditional open posterior approach requires massive paraspinal muscles stripping, and the canal decompression may be...

    Authors: Bangke Zhang, Fengjin Zhou, Liang Wang, Haibin Wang, Jiayao Jiang, Qunfeng Guo and Xuhua Lu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:580

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  38. Osteoid osteomas are benign bone neoplasms that may cause severe pain and limit function. They are commonly treated by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) through a needle inserted into the nidus of the lesion under...

    Authors: Ran Ankory, Assaf Kadar, Doron Netzer, Haggai Schermann, Yair Gortzak, Shlomo Dadia, Yehuda Kollander and Ortal Segal

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:579

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  39. The Back Belief Questionnaire (BBQ) measures beliefs about negative consequences of back pain. The aim of this study was to describe the back beliefs of a large clinical population with low back pain (LBP), to...

    Authors: Søren Grøn, Rikke Krüger Jensen, Tue Secher Jensen and Alice Kongsted

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:578

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  40. The meniscus plays a vital role in the normal biomechanics of the knee. However, it is not well studied at the molecular level. The purpose of this study was to determine whether molecular and pathological cha...

    Authors: Yi Long, Jingping Xie, Zhi-Qi Zhang, Ziji Zhang, Fangang Meng and Aishan He

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:577

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Previous studies suggested that patients with symptomatic intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) of lumbar spine have reduced cross-sectional area (CSA) and functions of core muscles. However, reduced CSA and ...

    Authors: Gyeong-tae Gwak, Ui-jae Hwang, Sung-hoon Jung, Hyun-a Kim, Jun-hee Kim and Oh-yun Kwon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:576

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  42. Despite it being known that subchondral bone affects the viscoelasticity of cartilage, there has been little research into the mechanical properties of osteochondral tissue as a whole system. This study aims t...

    Authors: Sophie E. Mountcastle, Piers Allen, Ben O. L. Mellors, Bernard M. Lawless, Megan E. Cooke, Carolina E. Lavecchia, Natasha L. A. Fell, Daniel M. Espino, Simon W. Jones and Sophie C. Cox

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:575

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  43. Early magnetic resonance imaging (eMRI) for nonspecific low back pain (LBP) not adherent to clinical guidelines is linked with prolonged work disability. Although the prevalence of eMRI for occupational LBP va...

    Authors: Mujahed Shraim, Manuel Cifuentes, Joanna L. Willetts, Helen R. Marucci-Wellman and Glenn Pransky

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:574

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  44. Tibial shaft fractures are routinely managed with intramedullary nailing (IMN). An increasingly accepted technique is the suprapatellar (SP) approach. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and ...

    Authors: Yiliang Cui, Xingyi Hua, Florian Schmidutz, Jian Zhou, Zongsheng Yin and Shuang G. Yan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:573

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