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  1. Gluteal muscle contracture (GMC) is a clinical syndrome due to multiple etiologies in which hip movements may be severely limited. The aim of this study was to propose a detailed classification of GMC and eval...

    Authors: Chen-Guang Zhao, Xi-Jing He, Bin Lu, Hao-Peng Li, Dong Wang and Zhen-Zhong Zhu
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:34
  2. Precise indications for computed tomography (CT) in proximal humeral fractures are not established. The purpose of this study was a comparison of conventional radiographic views with different CT reconstructio...

    Authors: Christian Bahrs, Bernd Rolauffs, Norbert P Südkamp, Hagen Schmal, Christoph Eingartner, Klaus Dietz, Philippe L Pereira, Kuno Weise, Erich Lingenfelter and Peter Helwig
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:33
  3. Patients who have suffered obstetric brachial plexus injury (OBPI) have a high incidence of musculoskeletal complications stemming from the initial nerve injury. The presence of muscle imbalances and contractu...

    Authors: Rahul K Nath, Chandra Somasundaram, Sonya E Melcher, Meera Bala and Melissa J Wentz
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:32
  4. Hand-held dynamometry is a portable and inexpensive method to quantify muscle strength. To determine if muscle strength has changed, an examiner must know what part of the difference between a patient's pre-tr...

    Authors: Ruud H Knols, Geert Aufdemkampe, Eling D de Bruin, Daniel Uebelhart and Neil K Aaronson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:31
  5. Previous research has indicated neck-shoulder disorders to have a fluctuating course incorporating a variety of symptoms. These findings awoke our interest to make a comparison between symptoms experienced by ...

    Authors: Birgitta Wiitavaara, Martin Björklund, Christine Brulin and Mats Djupsjöbacka
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:30
  6. Obesity is a risk factor for knee arthritis. Total knee arthroplasty is the definitive surgical treatment of this disease. Therefore, a high percentage of subjects treated are overweight. Since 2000 in the Emi...

    Authors: Barbara Bordini, Susanna Stea, Sara Cremonini, Marco Viceconti, Rossana De Palma and Aldo Toni
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:29
  7. There is a paucity of data regarding molecular markers that identify the phenotype of the tendon cell. This study aims to quantify gene expression markers that distinguish between tendon fibroblasts and other ...

    Authors: Sarah E Taylor, Anne Vaughan-Thomas, Dylan N Clements, Gina Pinchbeck, Lisa C Macrory, Roger KW Smith and Peter D Clegg
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:27
  8. The word "sex" refers to biological differences between men and women. Gender refers to roles, behaviors, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women. Traditionally,...

    Authors: Helen Razmjou, Aileen M Davis, Susan B Jaglal, Richard Holtby and Robin R Richards
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:26
  9. Determining bone mineral density (BMD) with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is an established and widely used method that is also applied prior to biomechanical testing. However, DXA is affected by a nu...

    Authors: Dirk Wähnert, Konrad L Hoffmeier, Gabriele Lehmann, Rosemarie Fröber, Gunther O Hofmann and Thomas Mückley
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:25
  10. Hip osteoarthritis (OA) is recognised as a substantial source of disability, with pain and loss of function as principal symptoms. An aging society and a growing number of overweight people, which is considere...

    Authors: Nienke Paans, Inge van den Akker-Scheek, Klaas van der Meer, Sjoerd K Bulstra and Martin Stevens
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:24
  11. Knock-in mice (gp130F759) with a Y759F point mutation in gp130, a signal transducing receptor subunit shared by members of the IL-6 cytokine family, show sustained activation of STAT3, enhanced acute-phase or ...

    Authors: Fumio Tsuji, Miwa Yoshimi, Osamu Katsuta, Miwa Takai, Katsuhiko Ishihara and Hiroyuki Aono
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:23
  12. Comorbid psychopathology is an important predictor of poor outcome for many types of treatments for back or neck pain. But it is unknown if this applies to the results of medial branch blocks (MBBs) for chroni...

    Authors: Ajay D Wasan, Robert N Jamison, Loc Pham, Naveen Tipirneni, Srdjan S Nedeljkovic and Jeffrey N Katz
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:22
  13. Patients with Chronic Tension Type Headache (CTTH) report functional and emotional impairments (loss of workdays, sleep disturbances, emotional well-being) and are at risk for overuse of medication. Manual the...

    Authors: René F Castien, Daniëlle AWM van der Windt, Joost Dekker, Bert Mutsaers and Anneke Grooten
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:21
  14. We performed a multicenter, open, randomized, clinical study of autologous cultured osteoblast injection for long-bone fracture, to evaluate the fracture healing acceleration effect and the safety of autologou...

    Authors: Seok-Jung Kim, Yong-Woon Shin, Kyu-Hyun Yang, Sang-Bum Kim, Moon-Jib Yoo, Suk-Ku Han, Soo-Ah Im, Yoo-Dong Won, Yerl-Bo Sung, Taek-Soo Jeon, Cheong-Ho Chang, Jae-Deog Jang, Sae-Bom Lee, Hyun-Cho Kim and Soo-Young Lee
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:20
  15. Total hip joint replacement (THR) is a high volume, effective intervention for hip osteoarthritis (OA). However, indications and determinants of outcome remain unclear. The 'EUROHIP consortium' has undertaken ...

    Authors: Paul Dieppe, Andrew Judge, Susan Williams, Ifeoma Ikwueke, Klaus-Peter Guenther, Markus Floeren, Joerg Huber, Thorvaldur Ingvarsson, Ian Learmonth, L Stefan Lohmander, Anna Nilsdotter, Wofhart Puhl, David Rowley, Robert Thieler and Karsten Dreinhoefer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:19
  16. Depression is common in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), however reported prevalence varies considerably. Two frequently used instruments to identify depression are the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression ...

    Authors: Tanya Covic, Julie F Pallant, Alan Tennant, Sally Cox, Paul Emery and Philip G Conaghan
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:18
  17. Compared to standing posture, sitting decreases lumbar lordosis, increases low back muscle activity, disc pressure, and pressure on the ischium, which are associated with occupational LBP. A sitting device tha...

    Authors: Mohsen Makhsous, Fang Lin, James Bankard, Ronald W Hendrix, Matthew Hepler and Joel Press
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:17
  18. Patients with diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) are often confronted with ulceration of foot soles. Increased plantar pressure under the forefoot has been identified as a major risk factor for ulceration. This stu...

    Authors: Hans HCM Savelberg, Nicolaas C Schaper, Paul JB Willems, Ton LH de Lange and Kenneth Meijer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:16
  19. Non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP) has become a significant problem due to high healthcare utilization, rising costs of care and perceived limitations of effectiveness of many current treatments. Syst...

    Authors: Susan C Slade and Jennifer L Keating
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:14
  20. Although psychosocial factors are known to be highly linked with neck pain, current therapies focus on somatically based interventions such as medicinal or manipulatory therapies. This study examines how socio...

    Authors: Eva Blozik, Daria Laptinskaya, Christoph Herrmann-Lingen, Helene Schaefer, Michael M Kochen, Wolfgang Himmel and Martin Scherer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:13
  21. While a relation between pain and intracapsular pressure in the hip joint has previously been reported by some of the present authors, a newly published study including patients with severe osteoarthritis was ...

    Authors: Sarunas Tarasevicius, Arunas Gelmanas, Alfredas Smailys, Otto Robertsson and Hans Wingstrand
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:12
  22. Clinical tests to assess peripheral nerve disorders can be classified into two categories: tests for afferent/efferent nerve function such as nerve conduction (bedside neurological examination) and tests for i...

    Authors: Annina B Schmid, Florian Brunner, Hannu Luomajoki, Ulrike Held, Lucas M Bachmann, Sabine Künzer and Michel W Coppieters
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:11
  23. There is evidence that low back pain (LBP) during young adulthood and military service predicts LBP later in life. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence and trends of LBP hospitalisation a...

    Authors: Ville M Mattila, Petri Sillanpää, Tuomo Visuri and Harri Pihlajamäki
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:10
  24. Osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip is a major cause of functional disability and reduced quality of life. Management options aim to reduce pain and improve or maintain physical functioning. Current evidence indica...

    Authors: Helen P French, Tara Cusack, Aisling Brennan, Breon White, Clare Gilsenan, Martina Fitzpatrick, Paul O'Connell, David Kane, Oliver FitzGerald and Geraldine M McCarthy
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:9
  25. Measuring the orientation of acetabular cup after total hip arthroplasty is important for prognosis. The verification of these measurement methods will be easier and more feasible if we can synthesize prosthes...

    Authors: Tai-Yin Wu, Rong-Sen Yang, Chiou-Shann Fuh, Sheng-Mou Hou and Chen-Kun Liaw
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:8
  26. Symptomatic Acromioclavicular (AC) dislocations have historically been surgically treated with Coracoclavicular (CC) ligament reconstruction with transfer of the Coracoacromial (CA) ligament. Tensioning the CA...

    Authors: Peter J Millett, Sepp Braun, Reuben Gobezie and Iván H Pacheco
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:6
  27. Corrective bracing for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) has favourable outcomes when patients are compliant. However, bracing may be a stressful and traumatic experience and compliance with a bracing prot...

    Authors: LouAnn Rivett, Alan Rothberg, Aimee Stewart and Rowan Berkowitz
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:5
  28. X-ray images of lumbar degenerative diseases often show not only claw osteophytes, but also pairs of osteophytes that form in a direction away from the adjacent disc. We have investigated the direction of the ...

    Authors: Yuichi Kasai, Eiji Kawakita, Toshihiko Sakakibara, Koji Akeda and Atsumasa Uchida
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:4
  29. Musculoskeletal problems such as low back pain, neck, knee and shoulder pain are leading causes of disability and activity limitation in adults and are most frequently managed within primary care. There is a c...

    Authors: Nadine E Foster, Krysia S Dziedzic, Danielle AWM van der Windt, Julie M Fritz and Elaine M Hay
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:3
  30. In the working population, back disorders are an important reason for sick leave and permanent work inability. In the context of fitting the job to the worker, one of the primary tasks of the occupational heal...

    Authors: An Van Nieuwenhuyse, Geert Crombez, Alex Burdorf, Geert Verbeke, Raphael Masschelein, Guido Moens and Philippe Mairiaux
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:2
  31. Chronic schizophrenic patients have been reported as having higher osteoporosis prevalence. Survey the bone mass among schizophrenic patients and compare with that of the local community population and reporte...

    Authors: Jenn-Huei Renn, Nan-Ping Yang, Ching-Mo Chueh, Chih-Yuan Lin, Tsuo-Hung Lan and Pesus Chou
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:1
  32. In the industrial world, non-specific back and neck pain (BNP) is the largest diagnostic group underlying sick-listing. For patients with subacute and chronic (= full-time sick-listed for 43 – 84 and 85 – 730 ...

    Authors: Odd Lindell, Sven-Erik Johansson and Lars-Erik Strender
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:172
  33. Whether reducing time-to-surgery for elderly patients suffering from hip fracture results in better outcomes remains subject to controversial debates.

    Authors: Rüdiger Smektala, Heinz G Endres, Burkhard Dasch, Christoph Maier, Hans J Trampisch, Felix Bonnaire and Ludger Pientka
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:171
  34. To determine whether there is a difference between patients with low back pain and healthy controls in a test battery score for movement control of the lumbar spine.

    Authors: Hannu Luomajoki, Jan Kool, Eling D de Bruin and Olavi Airaksinen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:170
  35. The objective of this epidemiological study is to map the dentofacial anomalies that can be correlated to the two most frequent spinal diseases responsible for postural abnormalities and that can be clinically...

    Authors: Emil Segatto, Carsten Lippold and András Végh
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:169
  36. The clinical consequences of whiplash injuries resulting from a motor vehicle accident (MVA) are poorly understood. Thereby, there is general lack of research on the development of disability in patients with ...

    Authors: Maarten A Schmitt, Nico LU van Meeteren, Anton de Wijer, Paul JM Helders and Yolanda van der Graaf
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:168
  37. Low back pain (LBP) is by far the most prevalent and costly musculoskeletal problem in our society today. Following the recommendations of the Multinational Musculoskeletal Inception Cohort Study (MMICS) State...

    Authors: Markus Melloh, Nikolaus Aebli, Achim Elfering, Christoph Röder, Thomas Zweig, Thomas Barz, Peter Herbison, Paul Hendrick, Suraj Bajracharya, Kirsten Stout and Jean-Claude Theis
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:167
  38. Recent approaches to outcome measurement involving Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) offer an approach for measuring disability in low back pain (LBP) in a way that can reduce the burden upon patient and pro...

    Authors: Atilla Halil Elhan, Derya Öztuna, Şehim Kutlay, Ayşe A Küçükdeveci and Alan Tennant
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:166
  39. Symptomatic slow-acting drugs (SYSADOA) have been largely studied over the last decade. The objective of this study is to prepare a document providing recommendations for the use of SYSADOA in osteoarthritis (...

    Authors: Olivier Bruyère, Nansa Burlet, Pierre D Delmas, René Rizzoli, Cyrus Cooper and Jean-Yves Reginster
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:165
  40. Calcitonin is used as a treatment to reduce the blood calcium concentration in hypercalcemia and to improve bone mass in osteoporosis. An analgesic effect of calcitonin has been observed and reported in clinic...

    Authors: Bunji Takayama, Shin-ichi Kikuchi, Shin-ichi Konno and Miho Sekiguchi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:164
  41. Many people with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (RKOA) do not present with pain. It is suspected that such persons tend toward lower body mass index (BMI). The purpose of the study was to explore the relatio...

    Authors: Matthew W Rogers and Frances V Wilder
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:163
  42. The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability of a forceplate postural balance protocol in a group of elderly fallers and non-fallers. The measurements were tested in single and dual-task conditio...

    Authors: Jaap Swanenburg, Eling D de Bruin, Kathrin Favero, Daniel Uebelhart and Theo Mulder
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:162
  43. Instruments designed to measure the subjective impact of painful shoulder conditions have become essential in shoulder research. The Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) is one of the most extensively us...

    Authors: Einar Kristian Tveitå, Ole Marius Ekeberg, Niels Gunnar Juel and Erik Bautz-Holter
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:161
  44. The relationship between diabetes mellitus (DM) and chronic musculoskeletal complaints (MSCs) is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between DM, non-fasting glucose and chronic MS...

    Authors: Ole M Hoff, Kristian Midthjell, John-Anker Zwart and Knut Hagen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:160
  45. Physical inactivity is associated with several diseases, but studies evaluating the association between chronic musculoskeletal complaints (MSCs) and physical exercise have shown conflicting results. The aim o...

    Authors: Helene Sulutvedt Holth, Hanne Kine Buchardt Werpen, John-Anker Zwart and Knut Hagen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:159
  46. Congenital muscular torticollis is the third most common congenital musculoskeletal anomaly after dislocation of the hip and clubfoot. When diagnosed early, it is obvious that it can be managed with good or ex...

    Authors: Farzad Omidi-Kashani, Ebrahim G Hasankhani, Reza Sharifi and Mahdi Mazlumi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:158
  47. Vertebral fractures are the most common type of osteoporotic fracture. Although often asymptomatic, each vertebral fracture increases the risk of additional fractures. Development of a safe and simple screenin...

    Authors: Kiyoko Abe, Junko Tamaki, Eiko Kadowaki, Yuho Sato, Akemi Morita, Misa Komatsu, Sayaka Takeuchi, Etsuko Kajita and Masayuki Iki
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:157

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