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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Proximal humerus fractures are the third most common fracture in the elderly population and are expected to increase due to the aging population. Surgical fixation with locking plate technology has increased o...

    Authors: Lisa Howard, Randa Berdusco, Franco Momoli, J. Pollock, Allan Liew, Steve Papp, Karl-Andre Lalonde, Wade Gofton, Sara Ruggiero and Peter Lapner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:299

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  2. Content type: Research article

    There have been fewer improvements in the clinical outcomes of adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients with cancer than for children and older adults, possibly because fewer studies focus on patients in this...

    Authors: Takashi Fukushima, Koichi Ogura, Toru Akiyama, Katsushi Takeshita and Akira Kawai

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:297

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of pain and disability. NICE OA guidelines (2008) recommend that patients with OA should be offered core treatments in primary care. Assessments of OA management have ide...

    Authors: Emma Louise Healey, Ebenezer K. Afolabi, Martyn Lewis, John J. Edwards, Kelvin P. Jordan, Andrew Finney, Clare Jinks, Elaine M. Hay and Krysia S. Dziedzic

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:295

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  4. Content type: Research article

    To use Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to characterize the severity, location, prevalence, and demographics of shoulder injuries in athletes at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

    Authors: Akira M. Murakami, Andrew J. Kompel, Lars Engebretsen, Xinning Li, Bruce B. Forster, Michel D. Crema, Daichi Hayashi, Mohamed Jarraya, Frank W. Roemer and Ali Guermazi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:296

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are common and the biggest global cause of physical disability. The objective of the current study was to estimate the population prevalence of MSK-related pain using a standar...

    Authors: D. G. Hoy, T. Raikoti, E. Smith, A. Tuzakana, T. Gill, K. Matikarai, J. Tako, A. Jorari, F. Blyth, A. Pitaboe, R. Buchbinder, I. Kalauma, P. Brooks, C. Lepers, A. Woolf, A. Briggs…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:292

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The major complaint of knee osteoarthritis (OA) is persistent pain. Unlike acute inflammatory pain, persistent pain is usually difficult to manage since its pathology is not fully understood. To elucidate the ...

    Authors: Takashi Hoshino, Kunikazu Tsuji, Hiroaki Onuma, Mio Udo, Hiroko Ueki, Masako Akiyama, Kahaer Abula, Hiroki Katagiri, Kazumasa Miyatake, Toshihumi Watanabe, Ichiro Sekiya, Hideyuki Koga and Takeshi Muneta

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:291

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Nutrient foramina are often encountered around the entry point of pedicle screws. Further, while probing the pedicle for pedicle screw insertion around the nutrient foramen, bleeding from the probe insertion h...

    Authors: Masahito Oshina, Yasushi Oshima, Yoshitaka Matsubayashi, Yuki Taniguchi, Hirotaka Chikuda, Kiehyun Daniel Riew and Sakae Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:293

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Lower extremity joint contractures have negative effects on gait in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Thus, contracture prevention is essential for maintaining a patient’s functional ability and...

    Authors: Young-Ah Choi, Seong-Min Chun, Yale Kim and Hyung-Ik Shin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:287

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Total hip arthroplasty (THA) with failure of tantalum rod implant for osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) will be the only choice for patients. However,it remains unknown whether tantalum rod implantation...

    Authors: Qi Cheng, Jin-long Tang, Jiang-jiang Gu, Kai-jin Guo, Wang-shou Guo, Bai-liang Wang and Feng-chao Zhao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:289

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  10. Content type: Technical advance

    The use of bone graft for the radial head fractures has been previously described and occasionally used by other authors.This is the first paper, to my knowledge, dealing with the relevant issue about the impo...

    Authors: Guanyi Liu, Erman Chen, Dingli Xu, Weihu Ma, Leijie Zhou, Jianming Chen and Zhijun Pan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:288

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Theoretically, potential errors in femoral component (FC) sizing can affect postoperative functional outcomes after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), including range of motion (ROM), anterior knee pain, and flexi...

    Authors: Piya Pinsornsak, Adisai Chaiwuttisak and Krit Boontanapibul

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:294

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Lumbar intervertebral disc herniation is a common cause of lower back and leg pain, with surgical intervention (e.g. discectomy to remove the herniated disc) recommended after an appropriate period of conserva...

    Authors: Wen Jie Choy, Kevin Phan, Ashish D. Diwan, Chon Sum Ong and Ralph J. Mobbs

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:290

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate distal resection interposition arthroplasty of the wrist as a tool to restore mobility as well as to restore stability in severely destroyed wrist joints.

    Authors: Christoph Biehl, Thomas Braun, Ulrich Thormann, Amir Oda, Gabor Szalay and Stefan Rehart

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:286

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is the most common form of chronic degenerative joint disease worldwide. Its incidence has increased in recent years. Aberrant expression profile of lncRNAs in damaged bone and cartil...

    Authors: Kejie Wang, Minjie Chu, Wenge Ding and Qing Jiang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:284

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  15. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the clinical efficacy of minimally invasive direct lateral approach debridement, interbody bone grafting, and interbody fusion in the treatment of the thoracic and lumbar spinal tuberculosis.

    Authors: Fengping Gan, Jianzhong Jiang, Zhaolin Xie, Shengbin Huang, Ying Li, Guoping Chen and Haitao Tan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:283

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Injury prevalence data commonly indicate trends of higher rates of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in older workers over their younger counterparts, and for females more than males. The purpose of this ...

    Authors: John D. Collins and Leonard O’Sullivan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:280

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Tibial plateau fractures requiring surgery are severe injuries of the lower extremity. Tibial plateau fractures have an impact not only on physically demanding jobs but notably on general professional life too...

    Authors: Tobias M. Kraus, Charlotte Abele, Thomas Freude, Atesch Ateschrang, Ulrich Stöckle, Fabian M. Stuby and Steffen Schröter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:281

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) has been considered as an alternative to cervical arthrodesis in the treatment of cervical degenerative disc diseases (CDDD). The aim of this study was to assess the long-term ...

    Authors: Junfeng Zeng, Hao Liu, Xin Rong, Beiyu Wang, Yi Yang, Xinlin Gao, Tingkui Wu and Ying Hong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:285

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Management of metastatic bone disease of the extremities (MBD-E) is challenging, and surgical directions pose significant implications for overall patient morbidity and mortality. Recent literature reviews on ...

    Authors: Joseph K. Kendal, Annalise Abbott, Sahil Kooner, Herman Johal, Shannon K. T. Puloski and Michael J. Monument

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:279

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (ESWT), which can be divided into radial shock-wave therapy (RaSWT) and focused shock-wave therapy (FoSWT), has been widely used in clinical practice for managing orthopedic c...

    Authors: Chun-De Liao, Guo-Min Xie, Jau-Yih Tsauo, Hung-Chou Chen and Tsan-Hon Liou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:278

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  21. Content type: Research article

    It is a great challenge for spine surgeons to correct severe rigid scoliosis. We developed a three- staged correction (one stage posterior release and screw placement, two stage skull-femoral traction and thre...

    Authors: Jun Qiao, Lingyan Xiao, Leilei Xu, Zhen Liu, Xu Sun, Bangping Qian, Zezhang Zhu and Yong Qiu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:277

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Developed in the Norway, the Measure of Activity Performance of the Hand (MAP-Hand) assesses 18 activities performed using the hands. It was developed for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using patient ge...

    Authors: Yeliz Prior, Alan Tennant, Sarah Tyson, Ingvild Kjeken and Alison Hammond

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:275

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Ethiopian school children often carry school supplies in heavy school bags and encounter limited school facilities. This stresses their vulnerable musculoskeletal system and may result in experiencing musculos...

    Authors: Manayesh Delele, Balamurugan Janakiraman, Abey Bekele Abebe, Ararso Tafese and Alexander T. M. van de Water

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:276

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  24. Content type: Research article

    We sought to document the incidences of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) before and after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). In addition, we aimed to explor whether routine preoperative DVT evaluation was useful to esta...

    Authors: Moon Jong Chang, Min Kyu Song, Min Gyu Kyung, Jae Hoon Shin, Chong Bum Chang and Seung-Baik Kang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:274

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  25. Content type: Study protocol

    Knee osteoarthritis (OA) causes substantial pain, physical dysfunction and impaired quality of life. There is no cure for knee OA, and for some people, the disease may involve progressive symptomatic and struc...

    Authors: Kade L. Paterson, David J. Hunter, Ben R. Metcalf, Jillian Eyles, Vicky Duong, Jessica Kazsa, Yuanyuan Wang, Rachelle Buchbinder, Flavia Cicuttini, Andrew Forbes, Anthony Harris, Shirley P. Yu, Bing Hui Wang, David Connell, James Linklater and Kim L. Bennell

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:272

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The wrist is often severely affected in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients; however, little is known about the potential risk factors of the reduced wrist range of motion. In this study, we explored a broad ra...

    Authors: Lijuan Zhang, Haixia Cao, Qiuxiang Zhang, Ting Fu, Rulan Yin, Yunfei Xia, Liren Li and Zhifeng Gu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:270

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  27. Content type: Research article

    To investigate (1) the association of specific biomechanical factors with knee osteoarthritis and knee osteoarthritis development, and (2) the impact of other relevant risk factors on this association.

    Authors: Joyce A. C. van Tunen, Andrea Dell’Isola, Carsten Juhl, Joost Dekker, Martijn Steultjens, Jonas B. Thorlund and Hans Lund

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:273

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The progressive, debilitating nature of knee and hip osteoarthritis can result in severe, persistent pain and disability, potentially leading to a need for total joint arthroplasty (TJA) in end-stage osteoarth...

    Authors: Kristine Godziuk, Carla M. Prado, Linda J. Woodhouse and Mary Forhan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:271

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Soft tissue balancing which is above all most important factor of total knee arthroplasty, has been performed by subjective methods. Recently objective orthosensor has been developed for compartment pressure m...

    Authors: Kyu-Jin Cho, Jong-Keun Seon, Won-Young Jang, Chun-Gon Park and Eun-Kyoo Song

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:266

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Bone infections due to trauma and subsequent delayed or impaired fracture healing represent a great challenge in orthopedics and trauma surgery. The prevalence of such bacterial infection-related types of dela...

    Authors: Lars Helbig, Georg W. Omlor, Adriana Ivanova, Thorsten Guehring, Robert Sonntag, J. Philippe Kretzer, Susann Minkwitz, Britt Wildemann and Gerhard Schmidmaier

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:261

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Congenital limb deficiency is a rare and intractable disease, which impairs both function and appearance of the limbs. To establish adequate medical care, it is necessary to reveal the actual conditions and pr...

    Authors: Hiroshi Mano, Sayaka Fujiwara, Kazuyuki Takamura, Hiroshi Kitoh, Shinichiro Takayama, Tsutomu Ogata, Shuji Hashimoto and Nobuhiko Haga

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:262

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Sufficient lower extremity muscle strength is necessary for performing functional tasks, and individuals with knee osteoarthritis demonstrate thigh muscle weakness compared to controls. It has been suggested t...

    Authors: Brittney A. Luc-Harkey, Clare E. Safran-Norton, Lisa A. Mandl, Jeffrey N. Katz and Elena Losina

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:258

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is one of the most common chronic diseases in the elderly and is the primary cause of the loss of motor function and disability in this population. Exercise therapy is a core, basic a...

    Authors: Jianji Wang, Long Yang, Qingjun Li, Zhanyu Wu, Yu Sun, Qiang Zou, Xuanze Li, Zhe Xu and Chuan Ye

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:263

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The aims of this study were to analyse the serum concentrations of clusterin (CLU) in patients with hand osteoarthritis (OA) and in healthy controls, to compare CLU levels between patients with erosive and non...

    Authors: Tereza Kropáčková, Olga Šléglová, Olga Růžičková, Jiří Vencovský, Karel Pavelka and Ladislav Šenolt

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:264

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Although aneurysmal bone cysts (ABCs) are benign tumours, they have the potential to be locally aggressive. Various treatment approaches, such as en bloc resection, open curettage, radiotherapy, sclerotherapy,...

    Authors: Hisaki Aiba, Masaaki Kobayashi, Yuko Waguri-Nagaya, Hideyuki Goto, Jun Mizutani, Satoshi Yamada, Hideki Okamoto, Masahiro Nozaki, Hiroto Mitsui, Shinji Miwa, Makoto Kobayashi, Kojiro Endo, Shiro Saito, Taeko Goto and Takanobu Otsuka

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:268

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  36. Content type: Research article

    There is no agreement for the performance assessment of patients who practice exercises.. (2 points to withdraw) This assessment is currently left to the physiotherapist’s personal judgement. We studied the ag...

    Authors: Aurore Hermet, Alexandra Roren, Marie-Martine Lefevre-Colau, Adrien Gautier, Jonathan Linieres, Serge Poiraudeau and Clémence Palazzo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:265

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Minimally invasive techniques for lumbar discectomy have been recommended as superior to open techniques due to lower blood loss, lower rates of infection and shorter recovery. There are, however, concerns tha...

    Authors: Frederic Martens, Geoffrey Lesage, Jeffrey M. Muir and Jonathan R. Stieber

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:269

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Orthopaedic implant infections are difficult to eradicate because bacteria adhering to implant surfaces inhibit the ability of the immune system and antibiotics to combat these infections. Thermal cycling is a...

    Authors: Margarete K. Akens, Claudia Chien, Ryan N. Katchky, Hans J. Kreder, Joel Finkelstein and Cari M. Whyne

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:260

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Calcaneal apophysitis is a common clinical entity affecting children and adolescents. It is also known as Sever’s disease. Heel pain without a recent trauma is the primary manifestation. There are limited stud...

    Authors: H. H. Ceylan and B. Caypinar

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:267

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Unstable osteolytic lesions of the occipitocervical junction are rare and may occur in hematological malignancy or vertebral hemangioma, among others. Different case reports have been published about vertebrop...

    Authors: Anna Voelker, Nicolas H. von der Hoeh and Christoph-Eckhard Heyde

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:259

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Neck and shoulder disorders may be linked to the presence of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). These disorders can significantly impact a person’s activities of daily living and ability to work. MTrPs can be ...

    Authors: Daniel Cury Ribeiro, Angus Belgrave, Ana Naden, Helen Fang, Patrick Matthews and Shayla Parshottam

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:252

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  42. Content type: Research article

    In end-stage knee osteoarthritis total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an effective intervention to reduce pain and improve functioning in the majority of patients. However, after TKA some patients still experience...

    Authors: Danielle D. P. Berghmans, Antoine F. Lenssen, Pieter J. Emans and Rob A. de Bie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:250

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  43. Content type: Case report

    Treponema Pallidum (TP), the pathogen of syphilis, commonly infects bones in cases of congenital and tertiary syphilis, but it is rare in the primary and secondary stages. With its mild symptoms and rare clinical...

    Authors: Xiao Liang, Tang Liu, Chuang Yuan, Wanchun Wang and Peixiong Liang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:251

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Isolated greater trochanter (GT) fractures are relatively rare and few studies have assessed the appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for these fractures. When initial plain radiographs show an is...

    Authors: Nam Hoon Moon, Won Chul Shin, Min Uk Do, Seung Hun Woo, Seung Min Son and Kuen Tak Suh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:256

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The arthroscopic and open Latarjet procedures are both known to successfully treat shoulder instability with high success rates. The objective of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes and positioning...

    Authors: Nolan S. Horner, Paul A. Moroz, Raman Bhullar, Anthony Habib, Nicole Simunovic, Ivan Wong, Asheesh Bedi and Olufemi R. Ayeni

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:255

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Sacral insufficiency fractures (SIFs) are a common cause of lower back pain in the elderly. However, because clinical symptoms are frequently vague and nonspecific and can mimic lumbar spine pathologies, initi...

    Authors: Yoon Yi Kim, Bo Mi Chung and Wan Tae Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:257

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