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  1. After total knee arthroplasty (TKA) only 75-89% of patients are satisfied. Because patient satisfaction is a prime goal of all orthopaedic procedures, optimization of patient satisfaction is of major importanc...

    Authors: Maaike M Vissers, Ingrid B de Groot, Max Reijman, Johannes B Bussmann, Henk J Stam and Jan AN Verhaar

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:121

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  2. It has been postulated that atypical and melancholic depression subtypes exist in depressed fibromyalgia (FM) patients, yet no study has empirically tested this hypothesis. The purpose of this study is to dete...

    Authors: Rebecca L Ross, Kim D Jones, Rachel L Ward, Lisa J Wood and Robert M Bennett

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:120

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  3. Supervised preoperative muscle strengthening programmes (prehabilitation) can improve recovery after total joint arthroplasty but are considered resource intensive. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) ...

    Authors: Raymond J Walls, Gavin McHugh, Donal J O'Gorman, Niall M Moyna and John M O'Byrne

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:119

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  4. Use of acupuncture has widely increased in patients with chronic low back pain. However, the evidence supporting its efficacy remains unclear. In this article, we report the design and the protocol of a multi-...

    Authors: Jun-Hwan Lee, Hi-Joon Park, Hyangsook Lee, Im Hee Shin and Mi-Yeon Song

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:118

    Content type: Study protocol

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  5. In this study, we evaluated the changes which occurred in the epiligament, an enveloping tissue of the ligament, during the ligament healing. We assessed the association of epiligament elements that could be i...

    Authors: Georgi P Georgiev, Nikolai K Vidinov and Plamen S Kinov

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:117

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Physical therapists working in the State of Kuwait are at risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). However, prevalence rates and risk factors are not well documented. The objective of this study...

    Authors: Hesham N Alrowayeh, Talal A Alshatti, Sameera H Aljadi, Majda Fares, Mishayek M Alshamire and Sahar S Alwazan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:116

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  7. Musculoskeletal disorders are common and costly disorders to workers compensation and motor accident insurance systems and are a leading contributor to the burden of ill-health. In Australia, vocational rehabi...

    Authors: Niki Ellis, Venerina Johnston, Susan Gargett, Alison MacKenzie, Jennifer Strong, Malcolm Battersby, Rebecca McLeod, Keith Adam and Gwendolen Jull

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:115

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  8. Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common musculoskeletal complaint leading to significant reduction of health and disability. Physiotherapy is often the first choice of treatment although its effectiveness is...

    Authors: Thilo O Kromer, Rob A de Bie and Caroline HG Bastiaenen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:114

    Content type: Study protocol

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  9. Augmenting validated paper versions of existing outcome measures with an equivalent online version may offer substantial research advantages (cost, rapidity and reliability). However, equivalence of online and...

    Authors: Felicity L Bishop, Graham Lewis, Scott Harris, Naomi McKay, Philippa Prentice, Haymo Thiel and George T Lewith

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:113

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  10. The flexion-relaxation phenomenon (FRP) is defined by reduced lumbar erector spinae (ES) muscle myoelectric activity during full trunk flexion. The objectives of this study were to quantify the effect of hip a...

    Authors: Martin Descarreaux, Danik Lafond and Vincent Cantin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:112

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  11. Calcium-permeable channels are known to have roles in many mammalian cell types but the expression and contribution of such ion channels in synovial cells is mostly unknown. The objective of this study was to ...

    Authors: Coziana Ciurtin, Yasser Majeed, Jacqueline Naylor, Piruthivi Sukumar, Anne A English, Paul Emery and David J Beech

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:111

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  12. Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (MED) is one of the more common generalised skeletal dysplasias. Due to its clinical heterogeneity diagnosis may be difficult. Mutations of at least six separate genes can cause M...

    Authors: Timo Hinrichs, Andrea Superti-Furga, Wolf-Dieter Scheiderer, Luisa Bonafé, Rolf E Brenner and Thomas Mattes

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:110

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Normal osteoclasts resorb bone by secretion of acid and proteases. Recent studies of patients with loss of function mutations affecting either of these processes have indicated a divergence in osteoclastic phe...

    Authors: Anita V Neutzsky-Wulff, Mette G Sørensen, Dino Kocijancic, Diana J Leeming, Morten H Dziegiel, Morten A Karsdal and Kim Henriksen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:109

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  14. The Dutch Walking Stairs, Walking Ability and Rising and Sitting Questionnaires are three validated instruments to measure physical activity and limitations in daily living in patients with lower extremity dis...

    Authors: Carolin Heitz, Lucas M Bachmann, Anne Leibfried, Rudolf Kissling, Alfons GH Kessels, Roberto SGM Perez, Johan Marinus and Florian Brunner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:108

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  15. Patients suffering from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome commonly complain of substantial limitations in their activities of daily living. The Radboud Skills Questionnaire measures alterations in the level of di...

    Authors: Florian Brunner, Carolin Heitz, Rudolf Kissling, Alfons GH Kessels, Roberto SGM Perez, Johan Marinus, Gerben ter Riet and Lucas M Bachmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:107

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  16. The aim of this analysis was to determine the relative influence of disease and non-disease factors on areal bone mineral density (BMDa) in a primary care based cohort of women with inflammatory polyarthritis.

    Authors: Stephen R Pye, Tarnya Marshall, Karl Gaffney, Alan J Silman, Deborah PM Symmons and Terence W O'Neill

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:106

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  17. Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) and bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) utilize parallel and related signaling pathways, however the interaction between these pathways in bone remains unclear. TGF-β inhibi...

    Authors: Aaron Schindeler, Alyson Morse, Lauren Peacock, Kathy Mikulec, Nicole YC Yu, Renjing Liu, Sandy Kijumnuayporn, Michelle M McDonald, Paul A Baldock, Andrew J Ruys and David G Little

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:105

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  18. Numerous transcription factors are involved in the establishment and maintenance of the osteoblastic phenotype, such as Runx2, osterix and Dlx5. The transcription factor retinoblastoma binding protein-1 (RBP1)...

    Authors: David G Monroe, John R Hawse, Malayannan Subramaniam and Thomas C Spelsberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:104

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  19. Gel-type autologous chondrocyte (Chondron™) implantations have been used for several years without using periosteum or membrane. This study involves evaluations of the clinical results of Chondron™ at many cli...

    Authors: Nam-Yong Choi, Byoung-Woo Kim, Woo-Jin Yeo, Haeng-Boo Kim, Dong-Sam Suh, Jin-Soo Kim, Yoon-Sik Kim, Yong-Ho Seo, Jea-Yeong Cho, Chung-Woo Chun, Hyun-Shin Park, Asode Ananthram Shetty and Seok-Jung Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:103

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  20. The purpose of our study was to analyze the clinical and radiological long-term outcomes of surgically treated traumatic knee dislocations and determine prognostic factors for outcome.

    Authors: Michael T Hirschmann, Nadia Zimmermann, Thomas Rychen, Christian Candrian, Damir Hudetz, Lukas G Lorez, Felix Amsler, Werner Müller and Niklaus F Friederich

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:102

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  21. There are multiple revision implant systems currently available for socket revision in revision total hip arthroplasty. Up until now, not all of these systems have been followed up with regards to their long-t...

    Authors: Stefan Lakemeier, Guenter Aurand, Nina Timmesfeld, Thomas J Heyse, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann and Markus D Schofer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:101

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  22. Decompressive laminotomy is the standard surgical procedure in the treatment of patients with canal stenosis related intermittent neurogenic claudication. New techniques, such as interspinous process implants,...

    Authors: Wouter A Moojen, Mark P Arts, Ronald Brand, Bart W Koes and Wilco C Peul

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:100

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. Arm, shoulder and neck symptoms are very prevalent among computer workers. In an attempt to reduce these symptoms, a large occupational health service in the Netherlands developed a preventive programme on exp...

    Authors: Erwin M Speklé, Marco JM Hoozemans, Birgitte M Blatter, Judith Heinrich, Allard J van der Beek, Dirk L Knol, Paulien M Bongers and Jaap H van Dieën

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:99

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  24. Rheumatic diseases are a major health and financial burden for societies. The prevalence of rheumatic diseases may change over time, and therefore, we sought to estimate the prevalence of rheumatic diseases in...

    Authors: Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, Elias Zinzaras, Ioannis Alexiou, Aphrodite A Papathanasiou, Evangelos Davas, Athanasios Koutroumpas, Georgia Barouta and Lazaros I Sakkas

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:98

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  25. Fractures of the proximal humerus are associated with a profound temporary and sometimes permanent, impairment of function and quality of life. The treatment of comminuted fractures of the proximal humerus lik...

    Authors: Dennis Den Hartog, Esther MM Van Lieshout, Wim E Tuinebreijer, Suzanne Polinder, Ed F Van Beeck, Roelf S Breederveld, Maarten WGA Bronkhorst, Jan Peter Eerenberg, Steven Rhemrev, W Herbert Roerdink, Gerrit Schraa, Harm M Van der Vis, Thom PH Van Thiel, Peter Patka, Stefaan Nijs and Niels WL Schep

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:97

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  26. Allograft bone used in joint replacement surgery can additionally serve as a carrier for antibiotics and serve as a prophylaxis against infections. However, in vitro dose-response curves for bone chips impregnate...

    Authors: Nina MC Mathijssen, Pieter LC Petit, Peter Pilot, B Wim Schreurs, Pieter Buma and Rolf M Bloem

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:96

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  27. Angle-stable locking plates have improved the surgical management of fractures. However, locking implants are costly and removal can be difficult. The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the biomechanic...

    Authors: Markus Windolf, Kajetan Klos, Dirk Wähnert, Bas van der Pol, Roman Radtke, Karsten Schwieger and Roland P Jakob

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:95

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  28. Hand strength is an important independent surrogate parameter to assess outcome and risk of morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to determine the predictive power of cofactors and to predict population-ba...

    Authors: Felix Angst, Susann Drerup, Stephan Werle, Daniel B Herren, Beat R Simmen and Jörg Goldhahn

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:94

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  29. Scoliosis is present in 3-5% of the children in the adolescent age group, with a higher incidence in females. Treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is mainly dependent on the progression of the scolioti...

    Authors: Iris Busscher, Frits Hein Wapstra and Albert G Veldhuizen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:93

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  30. Both minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and computer-assisted surgery (CAS) for total hip arthroplasty (THA) have gained popularity in recent years. We conducted a qualitative and systematic review to assess the...

    Authors: Inge HF Reininga, Wiebren Zijlstra, Robert Wagenmakers, Alexander L Boerboom, Bregtje P Huijbers, Johan W Groothoff, Sjoerd K Bulstra and Martin Stevens

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:92

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  31. Recent studies have shown high prevalence rates for pelvic girdle pain (PGP) in pregnancy. Some risk factors for developing PGP have been suggested, but the evidence is weak. Furthermore there is almost no dat...

    Authors: Hilde Stendal Robinson, Marit B Veierød, Anne Marit Mengshoel and Nina K Vøllestad

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:91

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  32. Cold sensitivity is a common and disabling complaint following hand injuries. The main purpose of this study was to describe self-reported consequences of cold sensitivity and the association with disability a...

    Authors: Ingela K Carlsson, Birgitta Rosén and Lars B Dahlin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:89

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  33. The acid-ash hypothesis, the alkaline diet, and related products are marketed to the general public. Websites, lay literature, and direct mail marketing encourage people to measure their urine pH to assess the...

    Authors: Tanis R Fenton, Misha Eliasziw, Suzanne C Tough, Andrew W Lyon, Jacques P Brown and David A Hanley

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:88

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  34. Whilst patellofemoral pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders presenting to orthopaedic clinics, sports clinics, and general practices, factors contributing to its development in the absence o...

    Authors: Stephanie K Tanamas, Andrew J Teichtahl, Anita E Wluka, Yuanyuan Wang, Miranda Davies-Tuck, Donna M Urquhart, Graeme Jones and Flavia M Cicuttini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:87

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  35. Arthritis is a leading cause of disability in the United States. Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has become the gold standard to manage the pain and disability associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Although ...

    Authors: Joseph A Zeni Jr, Michael J Axe and Lynn Snyder-Mackler

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:86

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  36. Open fractures frequently result in serious complications for patients, including infections, wound healing problems, and failure of fracture healing, many of which necessitate subsequent operations. One of th...

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    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:85

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  37. Physical performance measures are widely used to assess physical function, providing information about physiological and biomechanical aspects of motor performance. However they do not provide insight into the...

    Authors: Inge HF Reininga, Koen APM Lemmink, Ron L Diercks, Arina T Buizer and Martin Stevens

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:84

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  38. Levels of pentosidine (representative of advanced glycation end-products) in sera of patients with rheumatoid arthritis are increased when compared with sera of other diagnoses or healthy controls. These level...

    Authors: Richard Vytášek, Liliana Šedová and Vladimír Vilím

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:83

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  39. In the present biomechanical study, the torsional stability of different interference screws, made of bovine bone, was tested. Interference screws derived from bovine bone are a possible biological alternative...

    Authors: Joscha Bauer, Turgay Efe, Silke Herdrich, Leo Gotzen, Bilal Farouk El-Zayat, Jan Schmitt, Nina Timmesfeld and Markus Dietmar Schofer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:82

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  40. Patients with signs of nerve root irritation represent a sub-group of those with low back pain who are at increased risk of persistent symptoms and progression to costly and invasive management strategies incl...

    Authors: Julie M Fritz, Anne Thackeray, John D Childs and Gerard P Brennan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:81

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  41. All patients with total hip arthroplasty (THA), especially those with metal-on-metal (MM) THA, are exposed to metallic particles and ions, which may cause total or site-specific mortality. We analyzed the caus...

    Authors: Tuomo Visuri, Håkan Borg, Pekka Pulkkinen, Pekka Paavolainen and Eero Pukkala

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:78

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  42. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is described by the American Medical Association as "a pattern of coercive behaviors that may include repeated battering and injury, psychological abuse, sexual assault, progres...

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    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:77

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  43. Patients with idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) are commonly treated with steroid injection into or proximal to the carpal tunnel. However, evidence for its efficacy beyond one month has not been establi...

    Authors: Magnus Flondell, Manfred Hofer, Jonas Björk and Isam Atroshi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:76

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  44. In patients with osteoarthritis, a detailed assessment of degenerative cartilage disease is important to recommend adequate treatment. Using a representative sample of patients, this study investigated whether...

    Authors: Lars V von Engelhardt, Matthias Lahner, André Klussmann, Bertil Bouillon, Andreas Dàvid, Patrick Haage and Thomas K Lichtinger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:75

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  45. The bone mineral density (BMD) of the distal femur decreases by 16-36% within one year after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) because of the femoral component's stress-shielding effect. The aim of this prospectiv...

    Authors: Hans-Peter W van Jonbergen, Kenneth Koster, Luc Labey, Bernardo Innocenti and Albert van Kampen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:74

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  46. An inverse association between early contact with microbial compounds and respiratory allergies is well established. The protective effect of infant contact with animals was also shown for inflammatory bowel d...

    Authors: Katja Radon, Doris Windstetter, David Poluda, Renate Häfner, Silke Thomas, Hartmut Michels and Erika von Mutius

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:73

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  47. Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is a multisystem disorder that demonstrates variable symptoms and rates of progression. Muscle weakness is considered one of the main problems with a clinical picture that is ch...

    Authors: Luc J Hébert, Jean-François Remec, Joanne Saulnier, Christophe Vial and Jack Puymirat

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:72

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