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  1. Even though there are several region-specific functional outcome questionnaires measuring neck disorders that have been developed in English-speaking countries, no Polish version has ever been validated. The p...

    Authors: Ewa Misterska, Roman Jankowski and Maciej Glowacki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:84

    Content type: Research article

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  2. There has been increasing recognition that osteoarthritis (OA) affects younger individuals who are still participants in the workforce, but there are only limited data on the contribution of OA pain to work pr...

    Authors: Marco daCosta DiBonaventura, Shaloo Gupta, Margaret McDonald and Alesia Sadosky

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:83

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  3. Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a common complication of high-dose glucocorticoid treatment. Intravascular thrombosis is thought to be associated with the ischemic state of the femoral head. Plasminogen a...

    Authors: Kazutaka Sakamoto, Makoto Osaki, Akira Hozumi, Hisataka Goto, Tatsuya Fukushima, Hideo Baba and Hiroyuki Shindo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:82

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  4. The overall objective was to evaluate the predictive validity of a subgroup classification based on the Swedish version of the MPI, the MPI-S, among gainfully employed workers with neck pain (NP) and/or low ba...

    Authors: Cecilia Bergström, Jan Hagberg, Lennart Bodin, Irene Jensen and Gunnar Bergström

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:81

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  5. The role of atherosclerosis in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) has not previously been addressed in population studies. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations of cardiovascular risk factors, ca...

    Authors: Rahman Shiri, Markku Heliövaara, Leena Moilanen, Jorma Viikari, Helena Liira and Eira Viikari-Juntura

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:80

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  6. Since cut-out still remains one of the major clinical challenges in the field of osteoporotic proximal femur fractures, remarkable developments have been made in improving treatment concepts. However, the mech...

    Authors: Andreas Lenich, Samuel Bachmeier, Lukas Prantl, Michael Nerlich, Jochen Hammer, Edgar Mayr, Amir Andreas Al-Munajjed and Bernd Füchtmeier

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:79

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  7. Musculoskeletal disorders affect all racial and ethnic groups, including Hispanics. Because these disorders are not life-threatening, decision-making is generally preference-based. Little is known about whethe...

    Authors: Jeffrey N Katz, Nancy Lyons, Lisa S Wolff, Jodie Silverman, Parastu Emrani, Holly L Holt, Kelly L Corbett, Agustin Escalante and Elena Losina

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:78

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  8. The clinimetric properties of knee goniometry are essential to appreciate in light of its extensive use in the orthopaedic and rehabilitative communities. Intra-observer reliability is thought to be satisfacto...

    Authors: Justine M Naylor, Victoria Ko, Sam Adie, Clive Gaskin, Richard Walker, Ian A Harris and Rajat Mittal

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:77

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Exposure of the anterior or lateral lumbar via the retroperitoneal approach easily causes injuries to the lumbar plexus. Lumbar plexus injuries which occur during anterior or transpsoas lumbar spine exposure a...

    Authors: Sheng Lu, Shan Chang, Yuan-zhi Zhang, Zi-hai Ding, Xin Ming Xu and Yong-qing Xu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:76

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  10. This study aimed to measure the gait abnormalities in GRMD (Golden retriever muscular dystrophy) dogs during growth and disease progression using an ambulatory gait analyzer (3D-accelerometers) as a possible t...

    Authors: Inès Barthélémy, Eric Barrey, Pablo Aguilar, Ane Uriarte, Matthias Le Chevoir, Jean-Laurent Thibaud, Thomas Voit, Stéphane Blot and Jean-Yves Hogrel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:75

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The surgical management of obstetrical brachial plexus palsy can generally be divided into two groups; early reconstructions in which the plexus or affected nerves are addressed and late or palliative reconstr...

    Authors: Atakan Aydın, Ahmet Biçer, Türker Özkan, Berkan Mersa, Safiye Özkan and Zeynep Hoşbay Yıldırım

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:74

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  12. Dupuytren's disease is a fibro-proliferative disorder affecting ~3-5% of the UK population. Current surgical treatments for Dupuytren's contracture (DC) include fasciectomy and fasciotomy. We assessed the clin...

    Authors: Robert A Gerber, Richard Perry, Robin Thompson and Christopher Bainbridge

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:73

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  13. To compare the prescription modalities of general practitioners (GPs) and rheumatologists (RHs) for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) and to determine correlates with prescription of low-dose NSAIDs.

    Authors: Pascal Richette, Pascal Hilliquin, Philippe Bertin, Paolo Carni, Véronique Berger and Marc Marty

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:72

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  14. Bisphosphonates are common first line medications used for the management of benign bone disease. One of the most devastating complications associated with bisphosphonate use is osteonecrosis of the jaws which...

    Authors: Gelsomina L Borromeo, Caroline Brand, John G Clement, Michael McCullough, Wendy Thomson, Elly Flitzanis and John D Wark

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:71

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. Radiographs are the main outcome measure in epidemiological studies of osteoarthritis (OA). Ultrasound imaging has unique advantages in that it involves no ionising radiation, is easy to use and visualises sof...

    Authors: Ajay M Abraham, Iain Goff, Mark S Pearce, Roger M Francis and Fraser Birrell

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:70

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  16. Comparatively little is known about the relation between the sagittal vertical axis and clinical outcome in cases of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. The objective of this study was to determine whether ...

    Authors: Mi Kyung Kim, Sun-Ho Lee, Eun-Sang Kim, Whan Eoh, Sung-Soo Chung and Chong-Suh Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:69

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Complaints of arm, neck and/or shoulders (CANS) affects millions of computer office workers. However its prevalence and associated risk factors in developing countries are yet to be investigated, due to non av...

    Authors: Priyanga Ranasinghe, Yashasvi S Perera, Dilusha A Lamabadusuriya, Supun Kulatunga, Naveen Jayawardana, Senaka Rajapakse and Prasad Katulanda

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:68

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  18. In general there is a lack of data on osteoporosis and fracture in men; this also includes low-energy distal radius fractures. The objectives of this study were to examine BMD and identify factors associated w...

    Authors: Jannike Øyen, Gudrun Rohde, Marc Hochberg, Villy Johnsen and Glenn Haugeberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:67

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  19. Rotator-cuff pathology is the most common cause of pain and disability in the shoulder. Examining the combined effect of biological and societal factors on disability would potentially identify existing differ...

    Authors: Helen Razmjou, Aileen M Davis, Susan B Jaglal, Richard Holtby and Robin R Richards

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:66

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  20. No consensus exists on how rehabilitation programs for lumbar discectomy patients with persistent complaints after surgery should be composed. A better understanding of normal and abnormal postoperative trunk ...

    Authors: Katie GW Bouche, Olivier Vanovermeire, Veerle K Stevens, Pascal L Coorevits, Jacques J Caemaert, Dirk C Cambier, Koenraad Verstraete, Guy G Vanderstraeten and Lieven A Danneels

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:65

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  21. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is described as being a successful procedure. These results are often derived from clinical general shoulder examinations, which are then classified as 'excellent', 'good', 'fa...

    Authors: Ronald N Wessel, Tjoan E Lim, Henk van Mameren and Rob A de Bie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:64

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. We previously reported early tissue injury, increased serum and tissue inflammatory cytokines and decreased grip in young rats performing a moderate demand repetitive task. The tissue cytokine response was tra...

    Authors: Dong L Xin, Michelle Y Harris, Christine K Wade, Mamta Amin, Ann E Barr and Mary F Barbe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:63

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Brachial plexus lesions as a consequence of carrying a heavy backpack have been reported, but the typical clinical course and long-term consequences are not clear. Here we evaluated the clinical course and pat...

    Authors: Tuula Nylund, Ville M Mattila, Tapani Salmi, Harri K Pihlajamäki and Jyrki P Mäkelä

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:62

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  24. Idiopathic Toe Walking (ITW) is present in children older than 3 years of age still walking on their toes without signs of neurological, orthopaedic or psychiatric diseases. ITW has been estimated to occur in ...

    Authors: Raoul Engelbert, Jan Willem Gorter, Cuno Uiterwaal, Elise van de Putte and Paul Helders

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:61

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  25. The health consequences of work-family or rather work-life conflict (WLC) have been studied by numerous researchers. The work-related causes of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are also well explored. And stres...

    Authors: Oliver Hämmig, Michaela Knecht, Thomas Läubli and Georg F Bauer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:60

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  26. Chronic non-specific low-back pain (LBP) is one of the most common and expensive musculoskeletal disorders in industrialized countries. Similar to other countries in the world, LBP is a common health and socio...

    Authors: Safoora Ebadi, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Nicholas Henschke, Soofia Naghdi and Maurits W van Tulder

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:59

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  27. Degenerative changes of lumbar spine anatomy resulting in the encroachment of neural structures are often regarded progressive, ultimately necessitating decompressive surgery. However the natural course is not...

    Authors: Gijsbert M Overdevest, Pim AJ Luijsterburg, Ronald Brand, Bart W Koes, Sita MA Bierma-Zeinstra, Just AH Eekhof, Carmen LAM Vleggeert-Lankamp and Wilco C Peul

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:57

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  28. To study the predictive value of baseline radiographs and low-field (0.2T) MRI scans for the symptomatic outcome of clinically significant weight loss in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis.

    Authors: Henrik Gudbergsen, Mikael Boesen, Robin Christensen, Arne Astrup and Henning Bliddal

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:56

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  29. Previous research has shown a loss of bone mineral density (BMD) during pregnancy. This loss has been correlated to the occurrence of back pain symptoms during pregnancy. The objective of this study was to eva...

    Authors: William WK To and Margaret WN Wong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:55

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  30. Anti-TNF therapy has been shown to reduce radiographic joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) independent of clinical response. This has previously not been examined for periarticular bone loss, the other c...

    Authors: Mari Hoff, Tore K Kvien, Johan Kälvesten, Aake Elden, Arthur Kavanaugh and Glenn Haugeberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:54

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  31. For the majority of patients with osteoarthritis (OA), joint replacement is a successful intervention for relieving chronic joint pain. However, between 10-30% of patients continue to experience chronic pain a...

    Authors: Vikki Wylde, Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Jeremy Horwood, Andrew Beswick, Sian Noble, Sara Brookes, Alison J Smith, Mark Pyke, Paul Dieppe and Ashley W Blom

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:53

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  32. Low back pain is a common and costly condition. There are several treatment options for people suffering from back pain, but there are few data on how to improve patients' treatment choices. This study will te...

    Authors: Shilpa Patel, Sally Brown, Tim Friede, Frances Griffiths, Joanne Lord, Anne Ngunjiri, Jill Thistlethwaite, Colin Tysall, Mark Woolvine and Martin Underwood

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:52

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:158

  33. This pretrial study aimed to develop and test the usability of a four-week Internet intervention delivered by a Web-enabled mobile phone to support self-management of chronic widespread pain.

    Authors: Ólöf Birna Kristjánsdóttir, Egil A Fors, Erlend Eide, Arnstein Finset, Sandra van Dulmen, Sigrid Hørven Wigers and Hilde Eide

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:51

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  34. Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)-associated systemic vasculitides have a variety of presentations, but cardiac valvular involvement is rarely diagnosed and its management is not established.

    Authors: Chloé Lacoste, Nicolas Mansencal, Mona Ben m'rad, Catherine Goulon-Goeau, Pascal Cohen, Loïc Guillevin and Thomas Hanslik

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:50

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Functional repair of articular osteochondral defects remains a major challenge not only in the field of knee surgery but also in tissue regeneration medicine. The purpose is to clarify whether the spontaneous ...

    Authors: Masashi Yokota, Kazunori Yasuda, Nobuto Kitamura, Kazunobu Arakaki, Shin Onodera, Takayuki Kurokawa and Jian-Ping Gong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:49

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  36. Prolonged exposure to hand-transmitted vibration is associated with an increased occurrence of symptoms and signs of disorders in the vascular, neurological and osteoarticular systems of the upper limbs. Howev...

    Authors: Stefano Mattioli, Francesca Graziosi, Roberta Bonfiglioli, Giuseppe Barbieri, Sandra Bernardelli, Luciano Acquafresca, Francesco S Violante, Andrea Farioli and Mats Hagberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:47

    Content type: Case report

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  37. Closing-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) is successful for the treatment of medial osteoarthritis with varus malalignment. Preoperative risk factors for HTO failure are still controversial. The aim of this st...

    Authors: Turgay Efe, Gafar Ahmed, Thomas J Heyse, Ulrich Boudriot, Nina Timmesfeld, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann, Bernd Ishaque, Stefan Lakemeier and Markus D Schofer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:46

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  38. The different treatment strategies for bone cysts in children are often associated with persistence and high recurrence rates of the lesions. The safety and clinical outcomes of a combined mechanical and biolo...

    Authors: Marion Rapp, Daniel Svoboda, Lucas M Wessel and Martin M Kaiser

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:45

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  39. Despite the known multi-factorial nature of atrophic fracture non-unions, a possible genetic predisposition for the development of this complication after long bone fractures remains unknown. This pilot study ...

    Authors: Rozalia Dimitriou, Ian M Carr, Robert M West, Alexander F Markham and Peter V Giannoudis

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:44

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  40. Hip arthroplasties is one of the most frequent surgical procedures in Spain and are conducted mainly in elderly subjects. We aim to analyze changes in incidence, co-morbidity profile, length of hospital stay (...

    Authors: Rodrigo Jimenez-Garcıa, Manuel Villanueva-Martınez, Cesar Fernandez-de-las-Penas, Valentın Hernandez-Barrera, Antonio Rıos-Luna, Pilar Carrasco Garrido, Ana Lopez de Andres, Isabel Jimenez-Trujillo, Jesus San Roman Montero and Angel Gil-de-Miguel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:43

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  41. Nitric oxide (NO) is a messenger implicated in the destruction and inflammation of joint tissues. Cartilage and synovial membrane from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) have high ...

    Authors: Berta Cillero-Pastor, Miguel A Martin, Joaquín Arenas, María J López-Armada and Francisco J Blanco

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:42

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  42. Evidence indicates that supervised home exercises, combined or not with manual therapy, can be beneficial for patients with non-specific chronic neck pain (NCNP). The objective of the study is to investigate t...

    Authors: Johanne Martel, Claude Dugas, Jean-Daniel Dubois and Martin Descarreaux

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:41

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  43. The Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) is a self reported questionnaire for patients with foot and ankle disorders available in English, German, and Persian. This study plans to translate the FAAM from Engl...

    Authors: Stéphane Borloz, Xavier Crevoisier, Olivier Deriaz, Pierluigi Ballabeni, RobRoy L Martin and François Luthi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:40

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  44. While low back pain (LBP) and neck pain (NP) have been extensively studied, knowledge on mid back pain (MBP) is still lacking. Furthermore, pain from these three spinal areas is typically studied or reported s...

    Authors: Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, René Fejer, Jan Nielsen, Kirsten O Kyvik and Jan Hartvigsen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:39

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  45. The neutral zone (NZ) is the range over which a spinal motion segment (SMS) moves with minimal resistance. Clear as this may seem, the various methods to quantify NZ described in the literature depend on rathe...

    Authors: Theodoor H Smit, Manon SLM van Tunen, Albert J van der Veen, Idsart Kingma and Jaap H van Dieën

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:38

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  46. Gender differences in the prevalence and occupational consequences of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are consistently found in epidemiological studies. The study investigated whether gender differences also ...

    Authors: Sturla Gjesdal, Espen Bratberg and John G Mæland

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:37

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  47. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the clinical value of hybrid SPECT/CT for the assessment of patients with painful total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

    Authors: Michael T Hirschmann, Praveen Konala, Farhad Iranpour, Anna Kerner, Helmut Rasch and Niklaus F Friederich

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:36

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