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  1. The aim of the present study is to analyze the incidence of hip fracture as a complication of admissions to internal medicine units in Spain.

    Authors: Antonio Zapatero, Raquel Barba, Jesús Canora, Juan E Losa, Susana Plaza, Jesús San Roman and Javier Marco

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:15

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  2. The CatWalk system, a video based automated gait analysis system developed to evaluate footfall and gait changes in rodents, has been used for studying rodent models of arthritis, mainly the rat model. However...

    Authors: Subramanian S Parvathy and Willias Masocha

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:14

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  3. Patient reported outcomes (PROs) are especially useful in assessing treatments for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) since they measure dimensions of health-related quality of life that cannot be captured using strict...

    Authors: Sang-Cheol Bae, Suk Chyn Gun, Chi Chiu Mok, Rezaul Khandker, Henk W Nab, Andrew S Koenig, Bonnie Vlahos, Ron Pedersen and Amitabh Singh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:13

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  4. Although progress has been made in the treatment of articular cartilage lesions, they are still a major challenge because current techniques do not provide satisfactory long-term outcomes. Tissue engineering a...

    Authors: Gianluca Giavaresi, Elena Bondioli, Davide Melandri, Roberto Giardino, Matilde Tschon, Paola Torricelli, Giovanna Cenacchi, Roberto Rotini, Alessandro Castagna, Francesca Veronesi, Stefania Pagani and Milena Fini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:12

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  5. In dislocated proximal tibial fractures, the most frequently used treatment is ORIF with screws and plates. Minimally-invasive techniques using external fixation are an alternative. The aim of this study was t...

    Authors: Telmo Ramos, Carl Ekholm, Bengt I Eriksson, Jón Karlsson and Lars Nistor

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:11

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  6. Although factors associated with the utilisation of bone density measurement (BDM) and osteoporosis treatment have been regularly assessed in the US and Canada, they have not been effectively analysed in Europ...

    Authors: Rita Born and Marcel Zwahlen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:10

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  7. Research comparing the frequency of musculoskeletal complaints between musicians and non-musicians is scarce. The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints between musicians...

    Authors: Laura M Kok, Theodora PM Vliet Vlieland, Marta Fiocco and Rob GHH Nelissen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:9

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  8. Complaints of arm, neck and shoulder are a major health problem in Western societies and a huge economic burden due to sickness absence and health-care costs. In 2003 the 12-month prevalence’s in the Netherlan...

    Authors: Vivian EJ Bruls, Caroline HG Bastiaenen and Rob A de Bie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:8

    Content type: Study protocol

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  9. Until now the exact biochemical processes during healing of metaphyseal fractures of healthy and osteoporotic bone remain unclear. Especially the physiological time courses of 25(OH)D3 (Vitamin D) as well as PTH ...

    Authors: Christoph Wöfl, Sarah Englert, Arash A Moghaddam, Gerald Zimmermann, Gerhard Schmidt-Gayk, Bernd Höner, Aidan Hogan, Marcus Lehnhardt, Paul A Grützner and Leila Kolios

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:6

    Content type: Research article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:70

  10. The ovine stifle joint is an important location for investigations on the repair of articular cartilage defects in preclinical large animals. The classical medial parapatellar approach to the femoral trochlea ...

    Authors: Patrick Orth and Henning Madry

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:5

    Content type: Technical advance

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  11. Improper medication adherence is associated with increased morbidity, healthcare costs, and fracture risk among patients with osteoporosis. The objective of this study was to evaluate the healthcare utilizatio...

    Authors: Leslie Hazel-Fernandez, Anthony M Louder, Shonda A Foster, Claudia L Uribe and Russel T Burge

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:4

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  12. To determine the validity of a semi-automated segmentation of bone marrow lesions (BMLs) in the knee.

    Authors: Jincheng Pang, Jeffrey B Driban, Geoffroy Destenaves, Eric Miller, Grace H Lo, Robert J Ward, Lori Lyn Price, John A Lynch, Charles B Eaton, Felix Eckstein and Timothy E McAlindon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:3

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  13. Most tendon pathology is associated with degeneration, which is thought to involve cyclic loading and cumulative age-related changes in tissue architecture. However, the association between aging and degenerat...

    Authors: Tung-Yang Yu, Jong-Hwei S Pang, Katie Pei-Hsuan Wu, Max J-L Chen, Chien-Hung Chen and Wen-Chung Tsai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:2

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  14. The most common mechanical failure in the internal fixation of trochanteric hip fractures is the cut-out of the sliding screw through the femoral head. Several factors that influence this complication have bee...

    Authors: Alicja J Bojan, Claudia Beimel, Gilbert Taglang, David Collin, Carl Ekholm and Anders Jönsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:1

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  15. The Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) is a widely used patient reported outcome in osteoarthritis. An important, but frequently overlooked, aspect of validating health outc...

    Authors: Beth Pollard, Marie Johnston and Diane Dixon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:265

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  16. Patients with whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) have a generally favourable prognosis, yet some develop longstanding pain and disability. Predicting who will recover from WAD shortly after a traffic collisio...

    Authors: Tony Bohman, Pierre Côté, Eleanor Boyle, J David Cassidy, Linda J Carroll and Eva Skillgate

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:264

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  17. Musculoskeletal disorders particularly in the back and lower extremities are common among marines. Here, movement-control tests are considered clinically useful for screening and follow-up evaluation. However,...

    Authors: Andreas Monnier, Joachim Heuer, Kjell Norman and Björn O Äng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:263

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  18. The formation of contractile myofibrils requires the stepwise onset of expression of muscle specific proteins. It is likely that elucidation of the expression patterns of muscle-specific sarcomeric proteins is...

    Authors: Saba Abdul-Hussein, Peter F M van der Ven and Homa Tajsharghi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:262

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  19. Proximal humeral fractures are common osteoporotic fractures. Most proximal humeral fractures are treated non-surgically, although surgical treatment has gained popularity. The purpose of this study was to det...

    Authors: Tuomas T Huttunen, Antti P Launonen, Harri Pihlajamäki, Pekka Kannus and Ville M Mattila

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:261

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  20. Minimal interventional procedures are frequently applied in patients with mechanical low back pain which is defined as pain presumably resulting from single sources: facet, disc, sacroiliac joint or a combinat...

    Authors: Esther T Maas, Johan NS Juch, J George Groeneweg, Raymond WJG Ostelo, Bart W Koes, Arianne P Verhagen, Merel van Raamt, Frank Wille, Frank JPM Huygen and Maurits W van Tulder

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:260

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  21. VDR may be considered as a candidate gene potentially related to Idiopathic Scoliosis susceptibility and natural history. Transcriptional profile of VDR mRNA isoforms might be changed in the structural tissues...

    Authors: Roman Nowak, Justyna Szota and Urszula Mazurek

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:259

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  22. Existent biomechanical studies on hip osteoarthritic gait have primarily focused on the end stage of disease. Consequently, there is no clear consensus on which specific gait parameters are of most relevance f...

    Authors: Ingrid Eitzen, Linda Fernandes, Lars Nordsletten and May Arna Risberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:258

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:52

  23. Pain drawings are a diagnostic adjunct to history taking, clinical examinations, and biomedical tests in evaluating pain. We hypothesized that somatoform-functional pain, is mirrored in distinctive graphic pat...

    Authors: Niklaus Egloff, Rafael JA Cámara, Roland von Känel, Nicole Klingler, Elizabeth Marti and Marie-Louise Gander Ferrari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:257

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  24. Studies have demonstrated that carbonic anhydrase I (CA1) stimulates calcium salt precipitation and cell calcification, which is an essential step in new bone formation. Our study had reported that CA1 encodin...

    Authors: Yabing Zheng, Lin Wang, Wei Zhang, Hengwei Xu and Xiaotian Chang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:256

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  25. Whether the increase in vascular disease prevalence and mortality in OA populations is a result of co-occurrence of cardiovascular disease and OA, which are both common in the older population, is due to OA tr...

    Authors: Miranda L Davies-Tuck, Ryo Kawasaki, Anita E Wluka, Tien Y Wong, Lauren Hodgson, Dallas R English, Graham G Giles and Flavia Cicuttini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:255

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  26. Research involving more representative samples is needed to extend our understanding of the broader impact of obesity in hip or knee joint disease (arthritis and OA) beyond clinical settings. Although populati...

    Authors: Ilana N Ackerman and Richard H Osborne

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:254

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  27. The prevalence of musculoskeletal pain is high among healthcare workers. Knowledge about risk factors at work is needed to efficiently target preventive strategies. This study estimates the prognosis for recov...

    Authors: Lars L Andersen, Thomas Clausen, Roger Persson and Andreas Holtermann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:253

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  28. Distal radius fractures (DRF) are one of the most common fractures and often need surgical treatment, which has been validated through biomechanical tests. Currently a number of different fracture models are u...

    Authors: Sebastian Felix Baumbach, Enrico Dall’Ara, Patrick Weninger, Anna Antoni, Hannes Traxler, Martin Dörr and Philippe K Zysset

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:252

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  29. Numerous papers have been published examining risk factors for revision of primary total hip arthroplasty (THA), but there have been no comprehensive systematic literature reviews that summarize the most recen...

    Authors: Julian JZ Prokopetz, Elena Losina, Robin L Bliss, John Wright, John A Baron and Jeffrey N Katz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:251

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  30. A number of factors have been identified as influencing total knee arthroplasty outcomes, including patient factors such as gender and medical comorbidity, technical factors such as alignment of the prosthesis...

    Authors: Rick L Lau, Anthony V Perruccio, Rajiv Gandhi and Nizar N Mahomed

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:250

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  31. Previous in vivo studies have shown that mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation significantly improves the condition of a number of autoimmune diseases including autoimmune cerebrospinal meningitis, multiple...

    Authors: Qin Wang, Xiaofeng Li, Jing Luo, Li Zhang, Lihui Ma, Zhiqin Lv and Lijin Xue

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:249

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  32. Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common neuropathy in the upper extremity, resulting from the compression of the median nerve at wrist level. Clinical studies are essentials to present evidence on therapeuti...

    Authors: Rafael Inácio Barbosa, Eula Katucha da Silva Rodrigues, Guilherme Tamanini, Alexandre Márcio Marcolino, Valéria Meirelles Carril Elui, Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus Guirro, Nilton Mazzer and Marisa de Cássia Registro Fonseca

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:248

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  33. The purpose of our study was to prospectively report the clinical results of 280 consecutive hips (240 patients) who received a ReCap Hip Resurfacing System implant (Biomet Inc., Warsaw, USA) in a single distr...

    Authors: Walter van der Weegen, Henk J Hoekstra, Thea Sijbesma, Shennah Austen and Rudolf W Poolman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:247

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  34. Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common and costly chronic musculoskeletal conditions world-wide and is associated with substantial pain and disability. Many people with knee OA also experience co-m...

    Authors: Kim L Bennell, Thorlene Egerton, Caroline Bills, Janette Gale, Gregory S Kolt, Stephen J Bunker, David J Hunter, Caroline A Brand, Andrew Forbes, Anthony Harris and Rana S Hinman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:246

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  35. The aim of the present study was to assess whether the efficacy of bisphosphonate treatment is influenced by PTH levels measured in newly diagnosed osteoporotic patients and to identify the threshold value, be...

    Authors: Gyöngyvér Kincse, József Varga, Péter Somogyi, Péter Szodoray, Péter Surányi and János Gaál

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:244

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  36. Today, health care is patient-centred with patients more involved in medical decision making and taking an active role in managing their disease. It is important that patients are appropriately informed about ...

    Authors: Roxanne Cooksey, Sinead Brophy, Muhammad Jami Husain, Elizabeth Irvine, Helen Davies and Stefan Siebert

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:243

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  37. Assessment of range of motion (ROM) and muscle strength is fundamental in the clinical diagnosis of hip osteoarthritis (OA) but reproducibility of these measurements has mostly involved clinicians from seconda...

    Authors: Erik Poulsen, Henrik Wulff Christensen, Jeannette Østergaard Penny, Søren Overgaard, Werner Vach and Jan Hartvigsen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:242

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  38. Current studies comparing musculoskeletal pain levels between the genders focus on a single point in time rather than measuring change over time. The purpose of this study is to compare pain levels between mal...

    Authors: Cynthia K Peterson, B Kim Humphreys, Jürg Hodler and Christian WA Pfirrmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:241

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  39. Bone grafts are frequently used in orthopaedic surgery. Graft remodelling is advantageous but can occur too quickly, and premature bone resorption might lead to decreased mechanical integrity of the graft. Bis...

    Authors: Ola Belfrage, Hanna Isaksson and Magnus Tägil

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:240

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  40. Early stages of scoliosis and spondylolisthesis entail changes in the intervertebral disc (IVD) structure and biochemistry. The current clinical use of MR T2-weighted images is limited to visual inspection. Ou...

    Authors: Julien Gervais, Delphine Périé, Stefan Parent, Hubert Labelle and Carl-Eric Aubin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:239

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  41. Leg pain associated with low back pain (LBP) is recognized as a risk factor for a poor prognosis, and is included as a component in most LBP classification systems. The location of leg pain relative to the kne...

    Authors: Alice Kongsted, Peter Kent, Hanne Albert, Tue Secher Jensen and Claus Manniche

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:236

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  42. One major drawback in measuring ground-reaction forces during running is that it is time consuming to get representative ground-reaction force (GRF) values with a traditional force platform. An instrumented fo...

    Authors: Bas Kluitenberg, Steef W Bredeweg, Sjouke Zijlstra, Wiebren Zijlstra and Ida Buist

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:235

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  43. Common low back pain represents a major public health problem in terms of its direct cost to health care and its socio-economic repercussions. Ten percent of individuals who suffer from low back pain evolve to...

    Authors: Angélique Denis, Amélie Zelmar, Marie-Annick Le Pogam, Emmanuelle Chaleat-Valayer, Alain Bergeret and Cyrille Colin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:234

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  44. Meniscectomy is a risk factor for knee osteoarthritis, with increased medial joint loading a likely contributor to the development and progression of knee osteoarthritis in this group. Therefore, post-surgical...

    Authors: Michelle Hall, Rana S Hinman, Tim V Wrigley, Ewa M Roos, Paul W Hodges, Margaret Staples and Kim L Bennell

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:233

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  45. Breast cancer is the most common malignancy and the second leading cause of death in women. Because bone metastases are a common finding in patients with breast cancer, they are of major clinical concern.

    Authors: Bernd Wegener, Marcus Schlemmer, Joachim Stemmler, Volkmar Jansson, Hans Roland Dürr and Matthias F Pietschmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:232

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  46. The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) plays an important role in maintaining physiological kinematics and function of the knee joint. To date mainly in-vitro models or combined magnetic resonance and fluorosco...

    Authors: Ruediger von Eisenhart-Rothe, Ulrich Lenze, Stefan Hinterwimmer, Florian Pohlig, Heiko Graichen, Thomas Stein, Frederic Welsch and Rainer Burgkart

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:231

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