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  1. Content type: Research article

    Bone structure and strength are rapidly lost during conditions of decreased mechanical loading, and aged bones have a diminished ability to adapt to increased mechanical loading. This is a concern for older pa...

    Authors: Hailey C. Cunningham, Daniel W. D. West, Leslie M. Baehr, Franklin D. Tarke, Keith Baar, Sue C. Bodine and Blaine A. Christiansen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:223

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Evidence on the effectiveness of intra-articular corticosteroid injection for hip osteoarthritis is limited and conflicting. The primary objective of the Hip Injection Trial (HIT) is to compare pain intensity ...

    Authors: Zoe Paskins, Gemma Hughes, Helen Myers, Emily Hughes, Susie Hennings, Andrea Cherrington, Amy Evans, Melanie Holden, Kay Stevenson, Ajit Menon, Kieran Bromley, Philip Roberts, Alison Hall, George Peat, Clare Jinks, Raymond Oppong…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:218

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Foot orthoses are routinely used to treat plantar fasciopathy in clinical practice. However, minimal evidence exists as to the effect of both truly custom designed foot orthoses, as well as that of the shoe th...

    Authors: Chris Bishop, Dominic Thewlis and Susan Hillier

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:222

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Bisphosphonates are a class of drugs that slow bone loss and are a promising candidate to treat knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients. In a pilot study, we demonstrated that zoledronic acid reduced knee pain and s...

    Authors: Dawn Aitken, Laura L. Laslett, Guoqi Cai, Catherine Hill, Lyn March, Anita E. Wluka, Yuanyuan Wang, Leigh Blizzard, Flavia Cicuttini and Graeme Jones

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:217

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Chronic ankle instability (CAI) is a common result of an ankle sprain. Even though early surgical treatment yields the best results, overall only professional athletes are eligible for acute surgical stabiliza...

    Authors: Gwendolyn Vuurberg, Lauren M. Wink, Leendert Blankevoort, Daniel Haverkamp, Robert Hemke, Sjoerd Jens, Inger N. Sierevelt, Mario Maas and Gino M. M. J. Kerkhoffs

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:225

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    The present randomized controlled trial, which is crossed with the “PREVenting the impairment of primary Osteoarthritis by high impact long-term Physical exercise regimen” Main Medical Trial (PrevOP-MMT), aims...

    Authors: Nina Knoll, Diana Hilda Hohl, Susannah Motter, Jan Keller, Daniela Lange, Dieter Felsenberg, Peter Martus, Wolfgang Ertel and Ralf Schwarzer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:221

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of musculoskeletal pain and disability globally, and abnormal knee loading is central to disease pathogenesis. Clinical guidelines recommend clinicians provide advic...

    Authors: Kade L. Paterson, Kim L. Bennell, Tim V. Wrigley, Ben R. Metcalf, Penny K. Campbell, Jessica Kazsa and Rana S. Hinman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:219

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  8. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate synchrotron radiation-based Fourier transform infrared microspectroscopy (SR-FTIR) as a tool for quantitative mapping of the content and distribution of the extracellular matrix in decellularized f...

    Authors: Yongchun Zhou, Can Chen, Zhu Guo, Shanshan Xie, Jianzhong Hu and Hongbin Lu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:220

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The gait pattern varies within the population and between patient groups with different musculoskeletal diseases. It also varies over time due to various reasons. Three-dimensional gait analysis (3DGA) is freq...

    Authors: Roland Zügner, Roy Tranberg, Vera Lisovskaja and Johan Kärrholm

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:224

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The optimal treatment for multi-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) remains controversial. Posterior approach is most commonly used, but complicated with insufficient decompression and postoperative ax...

    Authors: Bing Wang, Guohua Lü and Lei Kuang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:216

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to perform a derotational osteotomy at the distal femur, as is done in cases of patellofemoral instability, and demonstrate the predictability of three-dimensional (3D) changes on...

    Authors: Florian B. Imhoff, Joscha Schnell, Alejandro Magaña, Theresa Diermeier, Bastian Scheiderer, Sepp Braun, Andreas B. Imhoff, Robert A. Arciero and Knut Beitzel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:215

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  12. Content type: Correspondence

    Recent reported results by Fang et al. published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders have added to the weight of evidence supporting association between gluteal pain and lumbar disc hernia. Their clinical finding...

    Authors: Yu Wang, Jin Yang, Yuqing Yan, Lifeng Zhang, Chuan Guo, Zhiyu Peng and Qingquan Kong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:214

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Deep vein thrombosis is a well-known complication of fracture occurrence, lower limb surgery and periods of prolonged immobilisation. Its incidence can be increased even more in specific cases with metastatic ...

    Authors: Mihail-Lazar Mioc, Radu Prejbeanu, Dinu Vermesan, Horia Haragus, Marius Niculescu, Daniel Laurentiu Pop, Andrei Dan Balanescu, Daniel Malita and Bogdan Deleanu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:213

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Lenke 5 AIS is a kind of three-dimensional deformity and literature reported it usually accompany with coronal or/and sagittal imbalance. However, the postoperative coronal and sagittal balance in these patien...

    Authors: Xi Yang, Bowen Hu, Yueming Song, Limin Liu, Chunguang Zhou, Zhongjie Zhou and Ganjun Feng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:212

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Rehabilitation programmes are used to improve hip fracture outcomes. There is little published trial clinical trial or population-based data on the effects of the type or provider of rehabilitation treatments ...

    Authors: Bowen Su, Roger Newson, Harry Soljak and Michael Soljak

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:211

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin D (VD) insufficiency or deficiency is a frequent comorbidity in Chinese women with postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO). The present study aimed to investigate 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH) D] improvement a...

    Authors: Er-Yuan Liao, Zhen-Lin Zhang, Wei-Bo Xia, Hua Lin, Qun Cheng, Li Wang, Yong-Qiang Hao, De-Cai Chen, Hai Tang, Yong-De Peng, Li You, Liang He, Zhao-Heng Hu, Chun-Li Song, Fang Wei, Jue Wang…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:210

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) is the first-line treatment for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) that can immediately relieve pain and allow the quick recovery of lost mobility. However, som...

    Authors: Lei Feng, Chun Feng, Jie Chen, Yu Wu and Jin-Ming Shen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:195

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Not much is known about the characteristics, course and prognosis of complaints of arm, neck and/or shoulder that have not been caused by a trauma or systemic disease (CANS), in a screened population. This stu...

    Authors: Vivian E. J. Bruls, Nicole W. H. Jansen, Sander M. J. van Kuijk, IJmert Kant and Caroline H. G. Bastiaenen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:208

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Fractures of the hand and wrist are one of the most common injuries seen in adults. The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire has been developed as a patient-reported assessment of pa...

    Authors: M. E. van Eck, C. M. Lameijer and M. El Moumni

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:207

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was to improve physical activity (PA), well-being and clinical outcome after total knee and hip arthroplasty through tailored activity counselling during inpatient rehabilitation.

    Authors: Mirko Brandes, Norman Wirsik, Hanna Niehoff, Jörg Heimsoth and Bernd Möhring

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:209

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  21. Content type: Research article

    There is a large and unexplained practice variation in prescribed dosages of pain rehabilitation programs (PRP), and evidence regarding the optimum dosage is unknown.

    Authors: Michiel F. Reneman, Franka P. C. Waterschoot, Elseline Bennen, Henrica R. Schiphorst Preuper, Pieter U. Dijkstra and Jan H. B. Geertzen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:206

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    Distal radius fractures (DRF) account for nearly one-fifth of all fractures in older adults, and women experience them 5× as often as men. Most DRF occur with low impact injuries to the wrist with an outstretc...

    Authors: Corey McGee, Jennifer Skye and Ann Van Heest

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:202

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The theoretical benefits of a mobile bearing design in Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) include increased articular surface conformity with a reduction in both polyethylene wear and implant interface shear. Howev...

    Authors: Richard J. Napier, Christopher O’Neill, Seamus O’Brien, Emer Doran, Brian Mockford, Jens Boldt and David E. Beverland

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:205

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Research suggests that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels in the synovial fluid of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) patients are positively correlated with KOA severity. The relationship between synovia...

    Authors: Shotaro Takano, Kentaro Uchida, Gen Inoue, Toshihide Matsumoto, Jun Aikawa, Dai Iwase, Manabu Mukai, Masayuki Miyagi and Masashi Takaso

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:204

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Hip fracture patients in general are elderly and they often have comorbidities that may necessitate anticoagulation treatment, such as warfarin. It has been emphasized that these patients benefit from surgery ...

    Authors: Leif Mattisson, Lasse J. Lapidus and Anders Enocson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:203

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