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  1. To improve the goal-directedness of strength exercises for patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA), physical rehabilitation specialists need to know which muscle-groups are most substantially weakened across t...

    Authors: K. Vårbakken, H. Lorås, K. G. Nilsson, M. Engdal and A. K. Stensdotter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:593

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  2. To study the prevalence of chronic widespread pain (CWP) and chronic regional pain (CRP), and their association to quality of life, pain, physical function at a 20-year follow-up in a population based cohort w...

    Authors: Stefan Bergman, Carina Thorstensson and Maria L. E. Andersson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:592

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  3. Fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) are essential cellular components in inflammatory joint diseases such as osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Despite the growing use of FLS isolated from OA an...

    Authors: Wei Huang, Linlin Zhang, Chao Cheng, Wenshan Shan, Ruixiang Ma, Zongsheng Yin and Chen Zhu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:591

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  4. The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence of bone marrow oedema (BME) at magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the sacroiliac joints (SIJ) in a non- rheumatological population, and to explore wheth...

    Authors: A. Nygaard, A. G. Jurik, C. Lund and B. Schiøttz-Christensen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:590

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  5. Recent reports indicate that oxidative stress induced by reactive oxygen species is associated with the pathobiology of neurodegenerative disorders that involve neuronal cell apoptosis. Here we conducted a cro...

    Authors: Hiroshi Takahashi, Yasuchika Aoki, Junya Saito, Arata Nakajima, Masato Sonobe, Yorikazu Akatsu, Shinji Taniguchi, Manabu Yamada, Keita Koyama, Yuki Akiyama, Yasuhiro Shiga, Kazuhide Inage, Sumihisa Orita, Yawara Eguchi, Satoshi Maki, Takeo Furuya…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:589

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  6. Progressive Early-Onset Scoliosis (EOS) in children may lead to surgical interventions with growth-friendly implants, which require repeated lengthening procedures in order to allow adequate growth. Quality of...

    Authors: Anna K. Hell, Lena Braunschweig, Jennifer Behrend, Heiko M. Lorenz, Konstantinos Tsaknakis, Urs von Deimling and Kiril Mladenov

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:588

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  7. Little is known about the strains at the glenoid near the bone-implant interface in reverse shoulder arthroplasty. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the strains on the glenoid bone under a compr...

    Authors: Leo Pauzenberger, Cory Dwyer, Elifho Obopilwe, Michael D. Nowak, Mark Cote, Anthony A. Romeo, Augustus D. Mazzocca and Felix Dyrna

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:587

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  8. Several methods using simple anteroposterior (AP) radiographs have been suggested for the measurement of anteversion of the cup component after total hip arthroplasty. Herein, we compared six widely used antev...

    Authors: Gwang Chul Lee, Sang Hong Lee, Sin Wook Kang, Hyung Seok Park and Suenghwan Jo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:586

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  9. To examine the correlation between dietary selenium (Se) intake and the prevalence of osteoporosis (OP) in the general middle-aged and older population in China.

    Authors: Yuqing Wang, Dongxing Xie, Jiatian Li, Huizhong Long, Jing Wu, Ziying Wu, Hongyi He, Haochen Wang, Tuo Yang and Yilun Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:585

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  10. LBP is a common and serious problem affecting vast populations of the world. However, only few studies on LBP in sub-Saharan Africa have been conducted. Studies report that LBP and pelvic angle are interrelate...

    Authors: Masataka Tatsumi, Egfrid Michael Mkoba, Yusuke Suzuki, Yuu Kajiwara, Hala Zeidan, Keiko Harada, Tsubasa Bitoh, Yuichi Nishida, Kengo Nakai, Kanako Shimoura and Tomoki Aoyama

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:584

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  11. There is a concern regarding the use of a closed-suction drain (CSD) in two-stage exchange arthroplasty for periprosthetic joint infection as it may decrease the antibiotic concentrations in the joint fluids. ...

    Authors: Chi Xu, Cheng-Qi Jia, Feng-Chih Kuo, Wei Chai, Ming-Hua Zhang and Ji-Ying Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:583

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  12. In the current surgical therapeutic regimen for the degenerative lumbar disease, both oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) and lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) are gradually accepted. Thus, the object...

    Authors: Hui-Min Li, Ren-Jie Zhang and Cai-Liang Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:582

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  13. Surgery is usually recommended for thoracolumbar fracture with neurologic deficit. However, traditional open posterior approach requires massive paraspinal muscles stripping, and the canal decompression may be...

    Authors: Bangke Zhang, Fengjin Zhou, Liang Wang, Haibin Wang, Jiayao Jiang, Qunfeng Guo and Xuhua Lu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:580

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  14. Osteoid osteomas are benign bone neoplasms that may cause severe pain and limit function. They are commonly treated by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) through a needle inserted into the nidus of the lesion under...

    Authors: Ran Ankory, Assaf Kadar, Doron Netzer, Haggai Schermann, Yair Gortzak, Shlomo Dadia, Yehuda Kollander and Ortal Segal

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:579

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  15. The Back Belief Questionnaire (BBQ) measures beliefs about negative consequences of back pain. The aim of this study was to describe the back beliefs of a large clinical population with low back pain (LBP), to...

    Authors: Søren Grøn, Rikke Krüger Jensen, Tue Secher Jensen and Alice Kongsted

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:578

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  16. The meniscus plays a vital role in the normal biomechanics of the knee. However, it is not well studied at the molecular level. The purpose of this study was to determine whether molecular and pathological cha...

    Authors: Yi Long, Jingping Xie, Zhi-Qi Zhang, Ziji Zhang, Fangang Meng and Aishan He

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:577

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  17. Previous studies suggested that patients with symptomatic intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) of lumbar spine have reduced cross-sectional area (CSA) and functions of core muscles. However, reduced CSA and ...

    Authors: Gyeong-tae Gwak, Ui-jae Hwang, Sung-hoon Jung, Hyun-a Kim, Jun-hee Kim and Oh-yun Kwon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:576

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  18. Despite it being known that subchondral bone affects the viscoelasticity of cartilage, there has been little research into the mechanical properties of osteochondral tissue as a whole system. This study aims t...

    Authors: Sophie E. Mountcastle, Piers Allen, Ben O. L. Mellors, Bernard M. Lawless, Megan E. Cooke, Carolina E. Lavecchia, Natasha L. A. Fell, Daniel M. Espino, Simon W. Jones and Sophie C. Cox

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:575

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  19. Early magnetic resonance imaging (eMRI) for nonspecific low back pain (LBP) not adherent to clinical guidelines is linked with prolonged work disability. Although the prevalence of eMRI for occupational LBP va...

    Authors: Mujahed Shraim, Manuel Cifuentes, Joanna L. Willetts, Helen R. Marucci-Wellman and Glenn Pransky

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:574

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  20. Tibial shaft fractures are routinely managed with intramedullary nailing (IMN). An increasingly accepted technique is the suprapatellar (SP) approach. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and ...

    Authors: Yiliang Cui, Xingyi Hua, Florian Schmidutz, Jian Zhou, Zongsheng Yin and Shuang G. Yan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:573

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  21. High prevalence of low back pain (LBP) in nurses has been reported globally. Ergonomic factors and work-related psychosocial factors have been focused on as risk factors. However, evidence on the role of fear-...

    Authors: Tomoko Fujii, Hiroyuki Oka, Kenichiro Takano, Fuminari Asada, Takuo Nomura, Kayo Kawamata, Hiroshi Okazaki, Sakae Tanaka and Ko Matsudaira

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:572

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  22. Proximal humerus fractures comprise approximately 2% of all pediatric fractures. In general, upper extremity fractures have increased in children. However, recent trends of proximal humerus fractures are not a...

    Authors: Juuli Hannonen, Hanna Hyvönen, Linda Korhonen, Willy Serlo and Juha-Jaakko Sinikumpu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:571

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  23. The surgical procedures for mid-thoracic spinal tuberculosis mainly include anterior transthoracic debridement and fusion and posterior transpedicular debridement and fusion. Until now, the surgical choice is ...

    Authors: Weiwei Li, Zheng Liu, Xiao Xiao, Zhen Zhang and Xiyang Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:570

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  24. Hip fracture is an important and prevalent medical condition associated with adverse outcomes. The aim of this article is to systematically review and summarise the predictors of poor functional outcomes and m...

    Authors: Bang Yu Xu, Shi Yan, Lian Leng Low, Farhad Fakhrudin Vasanwala and Sher Guan Low

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:568

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  25. Gait disturbances, including flexed knee gait, stiff knee gait, and tip-toeing gait, are common in patients with cerebral palsy (CP). There has been no reports regarding kinematic changes in the transverse pla...

    Authors: Byeong-Seop Park, Chin Youb Chung, Moon Seok Park, Kyoung Min Lee, Seong Hee Cho and Ki Hyuk Sung

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:566

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  26. Femoral shaft fractures represent common fractures of the lower limb in the paediatric population. The objectives of our study were to analyse the static plantar pressure and functional capacity in children wi...

    Authors: Elena Amăricăi, Oana Suciu, Roxana Ramona Onofrei, Emil Radu Iacob, Daniela Iacob, Călin Marius Popoiu, Marius Negru, Oana Belei, Luminița Bădițoiu and Eugen Boia

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:565

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  27. Though malalignment of lower legs is a common pathologic phenomenon in multiple hereditary exostoses (MHE), relationship between locations of exostoses and malalignment of lower legs remains unclear. This stud...

    Authors: Yeong Seub Ahn, Seong Hwan Woo, Sung Ju Kang and Sung Taek Jung

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:564

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  28. Clinicians have very limited options to improve fracture repair. Therefore, it is critical to develop a new clinically available therapeutic option to assist fracture repair biologically. We previously reporte...

    Authors: Takahiro Niikura, Takashi Iwakura, Takashi Omori, Sang Yang Lee, Yoshitada Sakai, Toshihiro Akisue, Keisuke Oe, Tomoaki Fukui, Takehiko Matsushita, Tomoyuki Matsumoto and Ryosuke Kuroda

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:563

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  29. Bone healing process includes four phases: inflammatory response, soft callus formation, hard callus development, and remodeling. Mechanobiological models have been used to investigate the role of various mech...

    Authors: Mohammad S. Ghiasi, Jason E. Chen, Edward K. Rodriguez, Ashkan Vaziri and Ara Nazarian

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:562

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  30. Total knee arthroplasty using patient-specific instrumentation (TKA-PSI), which are disposable cutting block guides generated to fit each patient’s 3-dimensional knee anatomy, has been developed to treat patie...

    Authors: Kazuha Kizaki, Ajaykumar Shanmugaraj, Fumiharu Yamashita, Nicole Simunovic, Andrew Duong, Vickas Khanna and Olufemi R. Ayeni

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:561

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  31. This study is aimed to determine the efficacy of X-Ray Microtomography (micro-CT) in predicting oxytocin (OT) treatment response in rabbit osteoporosis(OP) model.

    Authors: Yuyou Qiu, Cuisong Tang, Mario Serrano-Sosa, Jian Hu, Jingqi Zhu, Guangyu Tang, Chuan Huang and Mingqian Huang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:560

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  32. The prevalence of low back pain is rising among the young adult population. Altered lumbar muscle tone was suggested to be associated with underlying pathologies and symptoms. To date, there is minimum informa...

    Authors: Wai Leung Ambrose Lo, Qiuhua Yu, Yurong Mao, Wenfeng Li, Chengpeng Hu and Le Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:559

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  33. Recent demographic changes have led to a large population of older adults, many of whom experience degenerative disc diseases. Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS) is associated with considerable discomf...

    Authors: V. Quack, M. Boecker, C. A. Mueller, V. Mainz, M. Geiger, A. W. Heinemann, M. Betsch and Y. El Mansy

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:557

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  34. Previous studies have found that bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) were capable of self-replication, multi-differentiation, and regeneration. The aim of this study was to carry out a systematic review and me...

    Authors: Zhenxiong Jin, Jinman Chen, Bing Shu, Yanhua Xiao and Dezhi Tang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:556

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  35. Serial casting is a treatment for early onset scoliosis (EOS) in young children to achieve curve correction before bracing or to postpone initial surgical treatment until the patient is older. Good results hav...

    Authors: Tobias M. Ballhause, Menard Moritz, Annika Hättich, Ralf Stücker and Kiril Mladenov

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:554

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  36. Camptocormia has been reported in a plethora of diseases comprising disorders of the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system, and the neuromuscular junction as well as hereditary and acquired myo...

    Authors: Matthias Türk, Armin M. Nagel, Frank Roemer, Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Christian T. Thiel, Martin Winterholler and Rolf Schröder

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:553

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  37. Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a challenging complication following total joint arthroplasty (TJA), and the diagnostic criteria remains controversial. The 2018 new definition proposed in May 2018 cons...

    Authors: Haitao Guan, Chi Xu, Jun Fu, Ming Ni, Xiang Li, Wei Chai, Libo Hao, Yonggang Zhou and Jiying Chen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:552

    Content type: Study protocol

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  38. Degenerative intervertebral disc (IVD) disease can cause lower back pain. However, the change of lactic acid content during disc degeneration process still unclear. The objective of this study was to investiga...

    Authors: Jinhui Shi, Xichao Zhou, Zhen Wang, Swamy Kurra, Junjie Niu and Huilin Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:551

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  39. This meta-analysis aimed to compare the clinical outcomes and complications of minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) and open reduction–internal fixation (ORIF) in patients with proximal humeral fract...

    Authors: Feilong Li, Xuqiang Liu, Fuqiang Wang, Zhiping Gu, Qianyuan Tao, Cong Yao, Xuwen Luo and Tao Nie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:550

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  40. Injuries in the musculoskeletal system, such as tendon and ligament ruptures, are challenging to manage and often require surgical reconstructions with limited long-term success. Thus, characterizations of the...

    Authors: Endre Soreide, Janet M. Denbeigh, Eric A. Lewallen, Roman Thaler, Rebekah M. Samsonraj, Dakota L. Jones, Wei Xu, Dirk Larson, Lars Nordsletten, Sanjeev Kakar and Andre J. van Wijnen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:549

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  41. We investigated the clinical value of posterior percutaneous endoscopic decompression (PED) for single-segment cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and cervical spondylotic radiculopathy (CSR). Methods: Clini...

    Authors: Chengli Li, Xiaojie Tang, Song Chen, Yongchun Meng and Wei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:548

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  42. The current gold standard for the treatment of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is reconstruction with tendon graft. Recently, two surgical ACL repair techniques have been developed for treating an ...

    Authors: Christiaan H. W. Heusdens, Katja Zazulia, Ella Roelant, Lieven Dossche, Damien van Tiggelen, Johan Roeykens, Elke Smits, Johan Vanlauwe and Pieter Van Dyck

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:547

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  43. L3 vertebral fractures with posterior dislocation are rare and usually secondary to high-energy trauma. To assess the outcome of a valuable distraction technique, using long-tail multiaxial pedicle screw which...

    Authors: Zhangzhe Zhou, Yimeng Wang, Zhiyong Sun, Xiaoyu Zhu and Zhonglai Qian

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:545

    Content type: Case report

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  44. Several methods are available for the treatment of early-stage osteonecrosis of the femoral head. Core decompression with implantation is a widely-used treatment. However, no single implant is recognized as th...

    Authors: Liangta Huang, Feiyan Chen, Siqun Wang, Yibing Wei, Gangyong Huang, Jie Chen, Jingsheng Shi, Rajeev K. Naidu, Jun Xia and Tiger H. Tao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:544

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