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  1. Work related upper limb disorders constitute 45% of all occupational diseases and are a significant public health problem. A subgroup, non specific arm pain (NSAP), remains elusive in terms of understanding it...

    Authors: Niamh Moloney, Toby Hall and Catherine Doody

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:22

    Content type: Study protocol

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  2. The Effective Musculoskeletal Consumer Scale (EC-17) is a self-administered questionnaire for evaluating self-management interventions that empower and educate people with rheumatic conditions. The aim of the ...

    Authors: Bente Hamnes, Andrew Garratt, Ingvild Kjeken, Elizabeth Kristjansson and Kåre B Hagen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:21

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Previous research has shown that underlying dietary patterns are related to the risk of many different adverse health outcomes, but the relationship of these underlying patterns to skeletal fragility is not we...

    Authors: Lisa Langsetmo, Suzette Poliquin, David A Hanley, Jerilynn C Prior, Susan Barr, Tassos Anastassiades, Tanveer Towheed, David Goltzman and Nancy Kreiger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:20

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Menisci play a vital role in load transmission, shock absorption and joint stability. There is increasing evidence suggesting that OA menisci may not merely be bystanders in the disease process of OA. This stu...

    Authors: Yubo Sun, David R Mauerhan, Patrick R Honeycutt, Jeffrey S Kneisl, James H Norton, Edward N Hanley Jr and Helen E Gruber

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:19

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Pfeifer-Weber-Christian disease (PWCD) is a rare inflammatory disorder of the subcutaneous fatty tissue. The diagnosis and therapy of this rare type of panniculitis is still controversial and will be discussed...

    Authors: Georg Pongratz, Boris Ehrenstein, Wolfgang Hartung, Jürgen Schölmerich and Martin Fleck

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:18

    Content type: Case report

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  6. The life-time incidence of low back pain is high and diagnoses of spinal stenosis and disc prolapse are increasing. Consequently, there is a steady rise in surgical interventions for these conditions. Current ...

    Authors: AH McGregor, CJ Doré, TP Morris, S Morris and K Jamrozik

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:17

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. Joint, spinal and soft tissue injections are commonly performed by rheumatologists in their daily practice. Contrary to other procedures, e.g. performed in pediatric care, little is known about the frequency, ...

    Authors: Serge Perrot, Françoise Laroche, Coralie Poncet, Pierre Marie and Catherine Payen-Champenois

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:16

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Gluteal muscle contracture (GMC) is a multi-factor human chronic fibrotic disease of the gluteal muscle. Fibrotic tissue is characterized by excessive accumulation of collagen in the muscle's extracellular mat...

    Authors: Chen-Guang Zhao, Xi-Jing He, Bin Lu, Hao-Peng Li and An-Jing Kang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:15

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Manual Therapy applied to patients with non specific neck pain has been investigated several times. In the Netherlands, manual therapy as applied according to the Utrecht School of Manual Therapy (MTU) has not...

    Authors: Ruud Groeneweg, Hans Kropman, Huco Leopold, Luite van Assen, Jan Mulder, Maurits W van Tulder and Rob AB Oostendorp

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:14

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Previous studies of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a diagnostic tool for central nervous system (CNS) syndromes in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) contained several limitations such as study design, nu...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Katsumata, Masayoshi Harigai, Yasushi Kawaguchi, Chikako Fukasawa, Makoto Soejima, Tokiko Kanno, Katsuji Nishimura, Takayuki Yamada, Hisashi Yamanaka and Masako Hara

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:13

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Musculoskeletal disorders represent a significant occupational problem among nurses; however, data on musculoskeletal health of nurses in Sub-Sahara Africa are sparse. This study sought to determine the lifeti...

    Authors: Bolanle MS Tinubu, Chidozie E Mbada, Adewale L Oyeyemi and Ayodele A Fabunmi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:12

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFP) is a common musculoskeletal condition that has a tendency to become chronic and problematic in a proportion of affected individuals. The objective of this study was to identi...

    Authors: Natalie J Collins, Kay M Crossley, Ross Darnell and Bill Vicenzino

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:11

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The radioulnar carpal joint is critical for hand and wrist function. Radioulnar deviation indicates distal radioulnar joint flexibility and reflects the structure and function of the carpal bones, ulna, radius...

    Authors: Panagiotis Kitsoulis, Georgios Paraskevas, Kalliopi Iliou, Panagiotis Kanavaros and Aikaterini Marini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:9

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Hip replacement (arthroplasty) surgery is a highly successful treatment for patients with severe symptomatic arthritis of the hip joint. For older patients, several designs of Total Hip Arthroplasty have shown...

    Authors: Juul Achten, Nick R Parsons, Richard P Edlin, Damian R Griffin and Matthew L Costa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:8

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. Osteoarthritis is the most frequent chronic joint disease which causes pain and disability of especially hip and knee. According to international guidelines and the Dutch general practitioners guidelines for n...

    Authors: Saskia PJ Verkleij, Pim AJ Luijsterburg, Bart W Koes, Arthur M Bohnen and Sita MA Bierma-Zeinstra

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:7

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. Although most patients with low back pain (LBP) recover within a few weeks a significant proportion has recurrent episodes or will develop chronic low back pain. Several mainly psychosocial risk factors for de...

    Authors: Carsten Oliver Schmidt, Jean-François Chenot, Michael Pfingsten, Ruth Anja Fahland, Gabriele Lindena, Ulf Marnitz, Klaus Pfeifer and Thomas Kohlmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:5

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. One of the disadvantages of the Impact Factor (IF) is self-citation. The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator excludes self-citations and considers the quality, rather than absolute numbers, of citations of a ...

    Authors: Michiel Siebelt, Teun Siebelt, Peter Pilot, Rolf M Bloem, Mohit Bhandari and Rudolf W Poolman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:4

    Content type: Correspondence

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  18. Modular neck adapters for hip arthroplasty stems allow the surgeon to modify CCD angle, offset and femoral anteversion intraoperatively. Fretting or crevice corrosion may lead to failure of such a modular devi...

    Authors: Thomas M Grupp, Thomas Weik, Wilhelm Bloemer and Hanns-Peter Knaebel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:3

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The extent of disease burden of musculoskeletal conditions (MSC) not due to injury has not been well determined in sub-Saharan Africa. The 1999 Global Burden of Disease study estimated the prevalence of osteoa...

    Authors: Romy Parker and Jennifer Jelsma

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:2

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Careful review of published evidence has led to the postulate that the degree of lumbar lordosis may possibly influence the development and progression of spinal osteoarthritis, just as misalignment does in ot...

    Authors: Michael Papadakis, Georgios Papadokostakis, Nikos Kampanis, Georgios Sapkas, Stamatios A Papadakis and Pavlos Katonis

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 11:1

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Allogeneic red blood cell transfusion is frequently used in total hip replacement surgery (THR). However, data on the prognosis of transfused patients are sparse. In this study we compared the risk of complica...

    Authors: Alma B Pedersen, Frank Mehnert, Soren Overgaard and Soren P Johnsen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:167

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The aim of this study was to examine the frequency of articular cartilage calcification in patients with end-stage hip OA. Further, its impact on the clinical situation and the OA severity are analyzed.

    Authors: Martin Fuerst, Oliver Niggemeyer, Lydia Lammers, Fritz Schäfer, Christoph Lohmann and Wolfgang Rüther

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:166

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Osteoporosis and osteoporotic fracture in men are significant public health problems in an aging society. However, information on male osteoporosis remains impressively lacking, especially for Asians. We desig...

    Authors: Masayuki Iki, Yuki Fujita, Junko Tamaki, Katsuyasu Kouda, Akiko Yura, Eiko Kadowaki, Yuho Sato, Jong-Seong Moon, Nozomi Okamoto and Norio Kurumatani

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:165

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance a newly developed nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite, OSTIM® following functional implantation in femoral sites in thirty-eight sheep for 1, 2 or 3 months. Os...

    Authors: Franz-Xaver Huber, Nicholas McArthur, Lydia Heimann, Elvira Dingeldein, Héloïse Cavey, Xavier Palazzi, Gaëlle Clermont and Jean-Pierre Boutrand

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:164

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Shoulder dysfunction is common and pathology of the rotator cuff tendons and subacromial bursa are considered to be a major cause of pain and morbidity. Although many hypotheses exist there is no definitive un...

    Authors: Jeremy S Lewis, Syed A Raza, James Pilcher, Christine Heron and Jan D Poloniecki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:163

    Content type: Research article

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  26. This study evaluated the frequency of cognitive impairment in patients with Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) using the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE).

    Authors: Jose Rodríguez-Andreu, Rosario Ibáñez-Bosch, Amparo Portero-Vázquez, Xavier Masramon, Javier Rejas and Rafael Gálvez

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:162

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The 30-item Disabilities Arm Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire was introduced to facilitate assessment of upper limb functional limitations. To improve practicality and eliminate item redundancy a modifie...

    Authors: C Philip Gabel, Michael Yelland, Markus Melloh and Brendan Burkett

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:161

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Chronic whiplash is a common and costly problem. Sensory hypersensitivity is a feature of chronic whiplash that is associated with poor responsiveness to physical treatments such as exercise. Modalities such a...

    Authors: Michele Sterling, Stephanie Valentin, Bill Vicenzino, Tina Souvlis and Luke B Connelly

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:160

    Content type: Study protocol

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  29. Wearing shoes of insufficient length during childhood has often been cited as leading to deformities of the foot, particularly to the development of hallux valgus disorders. Until now, these assumptions have n...

    Authors: Christian Klein, Elisabeth Groll-Knapp, Michael Kundi and Wieland Kinz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:159

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Chiari disease (or malformation) is in general a congenital condition characterized by an anatomic defect of the base of the skull, in which the cerebellum and brain stem herniate through the foramen magnum in...

    Authors: Alfredo Avellaneda Fernández, Alberto Isla Guerrero, Maravillas Izquierdo Martínez, María Eugenia Amado Vázquez, Javier Barrón Fernández, Ester Chesa i Octavio, Javier De la Cruz Labrado, Mercedes Escribano Silva, Marta Fernández de Gamboa Fernández de Araoz, Rocío García-Ramos, Miguel García Ribes, Carmen Gómez, Joaquín Insausti Valdivia, Ramón Navarro Valbuena and José R Ramón

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10(Suppl 1):S1

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 1

  31. This study was aimed at evaluating whether or not patients with chronic type III acromioclavicular dislocation develop cervical spine pain and degenerative changes more frequently than normal subjects.

    Authors: Stefano Gumina, Stefano Carbone, Valerio Arceri, Alessandro Rita, Anna R Vestri and Franco Postacchini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:157

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Tennis elbow is a common and often extremely painful musculoskeletal condition, which has considerable impact on individuals as well as economic implications for healthcare utilization and absence from work. M...

    Authors: Linda S Chesterton, Daniëlle A van der Windt, Julius Sim, Martyn Lewis, Christian D Mallen, Elizabeth E Mason, Catherine Warlow, Kanchan Vohora and Elaine M Hay

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:156

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. Evidence suggests that to facilitate physical activity sedentary people may adhere to one component of exercise prescriptions (intensity, duration or frequency) without adhering to other components. Some exper...

    Authors: Francesc Medina-Mirapeix, Pilar Escolar-Reina, Juan J Gascón-Cánovas, Joaquina Montilla-Herrador, Francisco J Jimeno-Serrano and Sean M Collins

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:155

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The association between knee alignment and knee pain in knee osteoarthritis (OA) is unclear. High tibial osteotomy, a treatment option in knee OA, alters load from the affected to the unaffected compartment of...

    Authors: Annette W-Dahl, Sören Toksvig-Larsen and Ewa M Roos

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:154

    Content type: Research article

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  35. A large proportion of people living with hip or knee pain do not consult health care professionals. Pain severity is often believed to be the main reason for help seeking in this population; however the eviden...

    Authors: Carina A Thorstensson, Rachael Gooberman-Hill, Joy Adamson, Susan Williams and Paul Dieppe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:153

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Lateral epicondylitis is a painful condition responsible for loss of function and sick leave for long periods of time. In many countries, the treatment guidelines recommend a wait-and-see policy, reflecting th...

    Authors: Morten Olaussen, Øystein Holmedal, Morten Lindbæk and Søren Brage

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:152

    Content type: Study protocol

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  37. Although the connective tissues forming the fascial planes of the back have been hypothesized to play a role in the pathogenesis of chronic low back pain (LBP), there have been no previous studies quantitative...

    Authors: Helene M Langevin, Debbie Stevens-Tuttle, James R Fox, Gary J Badger, Nicole A Bouffard, Martin H Krag, Junru Wu and Sharon M Henry

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:151

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Inpatient satisfaction with care is a standard indicator of the quality of care delivered during hospitalization. Total hip and knee replacement (THR/TKR) for osteoarthritis (OA) are among the most successful ...

    Authors: Cédric Baumann, Anne Christine Rat, Georges Osnowycz, Didier Mainard, Christian Cuny and Francis Guillemin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:150

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Whiplash is the most common injury following a motor vehicle accident. Approximately 60% of people suffer persistent pain and disability six months post injury. Two forms of exercise; specific motor relearning...

    Authors: Zoe A Michaleff, Chris G Maher, Gwendolen Jull, Jane Latimer, Luke B Connelly, Chung-Wei Christine Lin, Trudy Rebbeck and Michele Sterling

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:149

    Content type: Study protocol

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  40. MMP-13 and IGFBP-5 are important factors involved in osteoarthritis (OA). We investigated whether two highly predicted microRNAs (miRNAs), miR-140 and miR-27a, regulate these two genes in human OA chondrocytes.

    Authors: Ginette Tardif, David Hum, Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Nicolas Duval and Johanne Martel-Pelletier

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:148

    Content type: Research article

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  41. In the past decade, a considerable amount of research has been carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of innovative low back pain (LBP) interventions. Although some interventions proved to be effective, the...

    Authors: Ludeke C Lambeek, Willem van Mechelen, Peter C Buijs, Patrick Loisel and Johannes R Anema

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:147

    Content type: Research article

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  42. This study aimed to determine whether the effect of laterally wedged insoles on the adduction moment in knee osteoarthritis (OA) declined after one month of wear, and whether higher reported use of insoles was...

    Authors: Rana S Hinman, Kelly Ann Bowles and Kim L Bennell

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:146

    Content type: Research article

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  43. In 2003 new computer software, the VOAA (Video Observations Aarts and Aarts), was designed to score and evaluate two important aspects of spontaneous upper limb use, i.e. overall duration and frequency of spec...

    Authors: Pauline BM Aarts, Peter H Jongerius, Yvonne A Geerdink and Alexander C Geurts

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:145

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Endoscopic carpal tunnel release with a single portal technique has been shown to reduce sick leave compared to open carpal tunnel release, claiming to be a less invasive procedure and reducing scar tenderness...

    Authors: Torben Bæk Hansen, Jesper Dalsgaard, Anette Meldgaard and Kristian Larsen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:144

    Content type: Research article

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  45. The burden of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) on the general health and well-being of the population has been documented in various studies. The objective of this study was to explore the association between M...

    Authors: Maria D Antonopoulou, Athanasios K Alegakis, Alexander G Hadjipavlou and Christos D Lionis

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:143

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Idiopathic congenital talipes equinovarus (ICTEV) is a congenital limb deformity. Based on extended transmission disequilibrium testing, Gli-Kruppel family member 3 (Gli3) has been identified as a candidate gene ...

    Authors: DongHua Cao, ChunLian Jin, MeiHong Ren, ChangKun Lin, Xuan Zhang and Ning Zhao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:142

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a representative systemic autoimmune disease characterized by activated T cells and polyclonally activated B cells that produce autoantibodies. Activation of autoreactive ...

    Authors: Meiying Wang, Hongsheng Sun, Wei Zhang and Yuanchao Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:141

    Content type: Research article

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