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  1. This study examined the effect of treatment with a novel biomechanical device on the level of pain and function in patients with knee OA.

    Authors: Yaron Bar-Ziv, Yiftah Beer, Yuval Ran, Shaike Benedict and Nahum Halperin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:179

    Content type: Research article

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  2. To identify clinical questions and assessments regarded by health care practitioners as important when assessing undifferentiated hand pain or problems in adults aged 50 years and over presenting to primary care.

    Authors: Helen Myers, Elaine Thomas and Krysia Dziedzic

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:178

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Literature abounds on the prevalent nature of Self Reported Musculoskeletal Symptoms (SRMS) among computer users, but studies that actually compared this with non computer users are meagre thereby reducing the...

    Authors: O Ayanniyi, BOO Ukpai and AF Adeniyi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:177

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Psoas abscess is a rare condition consisting of pyomyositis of the psoas. The worldwide incidence was 12 cases per 100,000 per year in 1992, but the current incidence is unknown. Psoas abscess can descend alon...

    Authors: Zhongjie Zhou, Yueming Song, Qianyun Cai and Jiancheng Zeng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:176

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Hip dislocation after arthroplasty for femoral neck fractures remains a serious complication. The aim of our study was to investigate the dislocation rate in acute femoral neck fracture patients operated with ...

    Authors: Sarunas Tarasevicius, Mantas Busevicius, Otto Robertsson and Hans Wingstrand

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:175

    Content type: Research article

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  6. "Arthritis" is a common musculoskeletal condition but the knowledge of what type of arthritis people have, may be limited but may have changed over time in response to campaigns, increased awareness and improv...

    Authors: Tiffany K Gill, Catherine L Hill, Robert J Adams, Danny Broderick, Julie Black and Anne W Taylor

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:174

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Neck and shoulder complaints are common among employees in sedentary occupations characterized by intensive computer use. Specific strength training is a promising type of physical exercise for relieving neck ...

    Authors: Lars L Andersen, Mette K Zebis, Mogens T Pedersen, Kirsten K Roessler, Christoffer H Andersen, Mette M Pedersen, Helene Feveile, Ole S Mortensen and Gisela Sjøgaard

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:173

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. In the face of costly fixation hardware with varying performance for treatment of distal humeral fractures, a novel technique (U-Frame) is proposed using conventional implants in a 180° plate arrangement. In t...

    Authors: Markus Windolf, Edgardo Ramos Maza, Boyko Gueorguiev, Volker Braunstein and Karsten Schwieger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:172

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is increasingly common. Obesity has been suggested to associate with neck pain but prevalence of neck pain in subjects with MetS has not been studied. Aim of this study was to analyse...

    Authors: Pekka Mäntyselkä, Hannu Kautiainen and Mauno Vanhala

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:171

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Although there is much known about the role of BMPs in cartilage metabolism reliable data about the in vivo regulation in natural and surgically induced cartilage repair are still missing.

    Authors: Hagen Schmal, Philipp Niemeyer, Jörn Zwingmann, Fabian Stoffel, Norbert P Südkamp and Alexander T Mehlhorn

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:170

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Clinical practice guidelines recommend that the initial treatment of acute low back pain (LBP) should consist of advice to stay active and regular simple analgesics such as paracetamol 4 g daily. Despite this ...

    Authors: Christopher M Williams, Jane Latimer, Christopher G Maher, Andrew J McLachlan, Chris W Cooper, Mark J Hancock, Richard O Day, James H McAuley and Chung-Wei Christine Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:169

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. In both clinical and occupational settings, ambulatory sensors are becoming common for assessing all day measurements of arm motion. In order for the motion of a healthy, contralateral side to be used as a con...

    Authors: Miguel Acuna, Tal Amasay and Andrew R Karduna

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:168

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The purpose of this prospective consecutive multicenter study was to investigate whether the type of surgical approach (medial parapatellar (MPA) or lateral parapatellar with tibial tubercle osteotomy (TubOT))...

    Authors: Michael T Hirschmann, Mathias Hoffmann, Robert Krause, Reza-Amir Jenabzadeh, Markus P Arnold and Niklaus F Friederich

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:167

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Shoulder pain is a common health problem. The purpose of this study was to assess the associations of lifestyle factors, metabolic factors and carotid intima-media thickness with shoulder pain and chronic (> 3...

    Authors: Martti Rechardt, Rahman Shiri, Jaro Karppinen, Antti Jula, Markku Heliövaara and Eira Viikari-Juntura

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:165

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Severely collapsed vertebral compression fracture (VCF) is usually considered as a contraindication for vertebroplasty because of critically decreased vertebral height (less than one-third the original height)...

    Authors: Meng-Huang Wu, Tsung-Jen Huang, Chin-Chang Cheng, Yen-Yao Li and Robert Wen-Wei Hsu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:164

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Current evidence supports the use of exercise-based treatment for chronic low back pain that encourages the patient to assume an active role in their recovery. Walking has been shown it to be an acceptable typ...

    Authors: Suzanne M McDonough, Mark A Tully, Seán R O'Connor, Adele Boyd, Daniel P Kerr, Siobhán M O'Neill, Antony Delitto, Ian Bradbury, Catrine Tudor-Locke, David G Baxter and Deirdre A Hurley

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:163

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. Glucosamine (GlcN) is a well-recognized candidate for treatment of osteoarthritis. However, it is currently used in derivative forms, such as glucosamine-hydrochloride (GlcN-HCl) or glucosamine sulfate (GlcN-S...

    Authors: Thanyaluck Phitak, Peraphan Pothacharoen and Prachya Kongtawelert

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:162

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Hip surface replacement arthroplasty (SRA) can be an alternative for total hip arthroplasty. The short and long-term outcome of hip surface replacement arthroplasty mainly relies on the optimal size and positi...

    Authors: Martijn Raaijmaakers, Frederik Gelaude, Karla De Smedt, Tim Clijmans, Jeroen Dille and Michiel Mulier

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:161

    Content type: Technical advance

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  19. Studies on critical pathway use have demonstrated decreased length of stay and cost without compromise in quality of care. However, pathway effectiveness is difficult to determine given methodological flaws, s...

    Authors: Ms Elaine Husni, Elena Losina, Anne H Fossel, Daniel H Solomon, Nizar N Mahomed and Jeffrey N Katz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:160

    Content type: Research article

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  20. High morbidity has been reported with iliac crest bone graft harvesting; however, donor bone is typically necessary for posterior spinal fusion. Autograft bone combined with allograft may reduce the morbidity ...

    Authors: Xiaoming Yang, Hongguang Xu, Ming Li, Suxi Gu, Xiutong Fang, Jingjie Wang, Jianqiang Ni and Dajiang Wu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:159

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The administration of rituximab (RTX) in vivo results in B-cell depletion, but evidence for multiple mechanisms of action have been reported. Surprisingly, B cell depletion produced a response in patients with po...

    Authors: Alberto Lerario, Filippo Cogiamanian, Chiara Marchesi, Marzia Belicchi, Nereo Bresolin, Laura Porretti and Yvan Torrente

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:157

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Extracts of chicory root have anti-inflammatory properties in vitro and in animal models of arthritis. The primary objective of this investigator-initiated, Phase 1, placebo-controlled, double blind, dose-escalat...

    Authors: Nancy J Olsen, Valerie K Branch, Geetha Jonnala, Mira Seskar and Melisa Cooper

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:156

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Because previous studies have suggested that motorized non-surgical spinal decompression can reduce chronic low back pain (LBP) due to disc degeneration (discogenic low back pain) and disc herniation, it has a...

    Authors: Christian C Apfel, Ozlem S Cakmakkaya, William Martin, Charlotte Richmond, Alex Macario, Elizabeth George, Maximilian Schaefer and Joseph V Pergolizzi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:155

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The effects of lumbosacral orthoses (LSOs) on neuromuscular control of the trunk are not known. There is a concern that wearing LSOs for a long period may adversely alter muscle control, making individuals mor...

    Authors: Jacek Cholewicki, Kevin C McGill, Krupal R Shah and Angela S Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:154

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Screw fixation of pelvic ring fractures is a common, but demanding procedure and navigation techniques were introduced to increase the precision of screw placement. The purpose of this case series was the eval...

    Authors: Florian Gras, Ivan Marintschev, Arne Wilharm, Kajetan Klos, Thomas Mückley and Gunther O Hofmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:153

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Previous research has shown an association between preoperative depressive symptoms and a poorer surgery outcome in lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). It is not known whether depressive symptoms throughout the reco...

    Authors: Sanna Sinikallio, Soili M Lehto, Timo Aalto, Olavi Airaksinen, Heikki Kröger and Heimo Viinamäki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:152

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Finite element analysis results will show significant differences if the model used is performed under various material properties, geometries, loading modes or other conditions. This study adopted an FE model...

    Authors: Ching-Sung Kuo, Hsuan-Teh Hu, Ruey-Mo Lin, Kuo-Yuan Huang, Po-Chun Lin, Zheng-Cheng Zhong and Mu-Lin Hseih

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:151

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Population mean changes are difficult to use in clinical practice. Responder analysis may be better, but needs validating for level of response and treatment duration. A consensus group has defined what consti...

    Authors: Sebastian Straube, Sheena Derry, R Andrew Moore, Jocelyn Paine and Henry J McQuay

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:150

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Lateral dislocation of the patella (LPD) leads to cartilaginous injuries, which have been reported to be associated with retropatellar complaints and the development of patellofemoral osteoarthritis. Therefore...

    Authors: Lars V von Engelhardt, Marthina Raddatz, Bertil Bouillon, Gunter Spahn, Andreas Dàvid, Patrick Haage and Thomas K Lichtinger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:149

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Although not as common as in women, osteoporosis remains a significant health care problem in men. Data concerning risk factors of osteoporosis are lacking for the male Moroccan population. The objective of th...

    Authors: Abdellah El Maghraoui, Merieme Ghazi, Salim Gassim, Imad Ghozlani, Aziza Mounach, Asmaa Rezqi and Mohamed Dehhaoui

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:148

    Content type: Research article

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  31. We investigated the extent, modalities and reversibility of changes at cellular level in the expression of genes and proteins occurring upon Hind limb unloading (HU) in the tibiae of young C57BL/6J male mice. ...

    Authors: Davide Visigalli, Antonella Strangio, Daniela Palmieri and Paola Manduca

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:147

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the main reason for morbidity during military training. MSDs commonly result in functional impairment leading to premature discharge from military service and disabilities ...

    Authors: Henri Taanila, Jaana Suni, Harri Pihlajamäki, Ville M Mattila, Olli Ohrankämmen, Petteri Vuorinen and Jari Parkkari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:146

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Surgery is the primary treatment of skeletal metastases from renal cell carcinoma, because radiation and chemotherapy frequently are not effecting the survival. We therefore explored factors potentially affect...

    Authors: Andreas Fottner, Melinda Szalantzy, Lilly Wirthmann, Michael Stähler, Andrea Baur-Melnyk, Volkmar Jansson and Hans Roland Dürr

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:145

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Regional musculoskeletal pain such as back or shoulder pain are commonly reported symptoms in the community. The extent of consultation to primary care with such problems is unknown as a variety of labels may ...

    Authors: Kelvin P Jordan, Umesh T Kadam, Richard Hayward, Mark Porcheret, Catherine Young and Peter Croft

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:144

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is associated not only with knee instability and impaired neuromuscular control, but also with altered postural orientation manifested as observable "substitution...

    Authors: Anna Trulsson, Ewa M Roos, Eva Ageberg and Martin Garwicz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:143

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Non-pharmacological treatment (NPT) is a useful treatment option in the management of hip or knee osteoarthritis. To our knowledge however, no studies have investigated the effect of NPT in patients with gener...

    Authors: Thomas J Hoogeboom, Mirelle JPM Stukstette, Rob A de Bie, Jessica Cornelissen, Alfons A den Broeder and Cornelia HM van den Ende

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:142

    Content type: Study protocol

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  37. Pain due to temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) often has the same clinical symptoms and signs as other types of orofacial pain (OP). The possible presence of serious neurological and/or systemic organic pathol...

    Authors: Gianni Frisardi, Giacomo Chessa, Gianfranco Sau and Flavio Frisardi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:141

    Content type: Research article

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  38. To clarify the clinicopathological characteristics of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) with anti-centromere antibody (ACA).

    Authors: Hideki Nakamura, Atsushi Kawakami, Tomayoshi Hayashi, Naoki Iwamoto, Akitomo Okada, Mami Tamai, Satoshi Yamasaki, Hiroaki Ida and Katsumi Eguchi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:140

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Primary stability of the graft is essential in anterior cruciate ligament surgery. An optimal method of fixation should be easy to insert and provide great resistance against pull-out forces.

    Authors: Antonio Herrera, Fernando Martínez, Daniel Iglesias, José Cegoñino, Elena Ibarz and Luis Gracia

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:139

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Spinal pain is an important health issue for adolescents resulting in functional limitations for many and increasing the risk of spinal pain in adulthood. Whilst human and animal studies suggest nutrition coul...

    Authors: Mark C Perry, Leon M Straker, Wendy H Oddy, Peter B O'Sullivan and Anne J Smith

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:138

    Content type: Research article

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  41. At present, there is no conclusive evidence regarding the best treatment method for reducible unstable fractures of the distal radius. This study compared the effectiveness of two methods used in surgical trea...

    Authors: João C Belloti, Marcel JS Tamaoki, Alvaro N Atallah, Walter M Albertoni, João BG dos Santos and Flavio Faloppa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:137

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Although the efficacy of standard fish oil has been the subject of research in arthritis, the effect of krill oil in this disease has yet to be investigated. The objective of the present study was to evaluate ...

    Authors: Michelle Ierna, Alison Kerr, Hannah Scales, Kjetil Berge and Mikko Griinari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:136

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Shoulder complaints, and especially the outlet-impingement syndrome, are a common condition. Among other things, poor posture has been discussed as a cause. A correlation between impingement syndrome and restr...

    Authors: Christina Theisen, Ad van Wagensveld, Nina Timmesfeld, Turgay Efe, Thomas J Heyse, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann and Markus D Schofer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:135

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  44. The purpose of this study was to determine whether some of the clinical features of fibromyalgia (FM) that patients would like to see improved aggregate into definable clusters.

    Authors: Robert M Bennett, Jon Russell, Joseph C Cappelleri, Andrew G Bushmakin, Gergana Zlateva and Alesia Sadosky

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:134

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  45. Fixation of trochanteric hip fractures using the Gamma Nail has been performed since 1988 and is today well established and wide-spread. However, a number of reports have raised serious concerns about the impl...

    Authors: Alicja J Bojan, Claudia Beimel, Andreas Speitling, Gilbert Taglang, Carl Ekholm and Anders Jönsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:133

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Knowledge of sitting and standing performance in a total population of children with cerebral palsy (CP) is of interest for health care planning and for prediction of future ability in the individual child. In...

    Authors: Elisabet Rodby-Bousquet and Gunnar Hägglund

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:131

    Content type: Research article

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  47. The prevalence of knee osteoarthritis(OA) in East Asia is as common for men and even higher for women than that reported in the Caucasian population. Since both population aging and economic growth have taken ...

    Authors: Inje Kim, Hyun Ah Kim, Young-Il Seo, Yeong Wook Song, David J Hunter, Jin Young Jeong and Dong Hyun Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:129

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