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  1. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease, causing pain and functional impairments. According to international guidelines, exercise therapy has a short-term effect in reducing pain/functional impair...

    Authors: Pauline P van Es, Pim AJ Luijsterburg, Joost Dekker, Marc A Koopmanschap, Arthur M Bohnen, Jan AN Verhaar, Bart W Koes and Sita MA Bierma-Zeinstra
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:232
  2. Neck-shoulder pain conditions, e.g., chronic trapezius myalgia, have been associated with sensory disturbances such as increased sensitivity to experimentally induced pain. This study investigated pain sensiti...

    Authors: Anna Sjörs, Britt Larsson, Ann L Persson and Björn Gerdle
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:230
  3. Patellar tendinopathy is a chronic overuse injury of the patellar tendon that is especially prevalent in people who are involved in jumping activities. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is a relatively new trea...

    Authors: Henk van der Worp, Johannes Zwerver, Inge van den Akker-Scheek and Ron L Diercks
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:229
  4. There is little prior research on the burden of arthritis in the developing world. We sought to document how patients with advanced arthritis living in the Dominican Republic are affected by and cope with thei...

    Authors: Nina N Niu, Aileen M Davis, Laura M Bogart, Thomas S Thornhill, Luis Alcantara Abreu, Roya Ghazinouri and Jeffrey N Katz
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:228
  5. Current treatments for osteoporosis are associated with various side effects and do not prevent the age-related decrease in osteoblast number. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of iQPR-H2O o...

    Authors: Chiming Lee, Meileng Cheong, Wentien Hsiao, Henyu Liu, Chingyu Tsai, Mingfu Wang, Chihhsiung Wu, Kwanghwa Chang, Gowlin Lam and Winping Deng
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:227
  6. Total knee replacement (TKR) is a common and effective surgical procedure to relieve advanced knee arthritis that persists despite comprehensive medical treatment. Although TKR has excellent technical outcomes...

    Authors: Milagros C Rosal, David Ayers, Wenjun Li, Carol Oatis, Amy Borg, Hua Zheng and Patricia Franklin
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:226
  7. After menopause, rapid bone mass loss occurs in response to hypoestrogenism. Several studies suggest that muscle mass and bone mineral density (BMD) are positively associated in postmenopausal women. Therefore...

    Authors: Fábio L Orsatti, Eliana AP Nahas, Jorge Nahas-Neto, Cláudio L Orsatti, Moacir Marocolo, Octávio Barbosa-Neto and Gustavo R da Mota
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:225
  8. Fibromyalgia is a common disease, but little is known on its real prevalence in France. This epidemiological study aimed to assess fibromyalgia (FM) prevalence in the French metropolitan population, based on a...

    Authors: Serge Perrot, Eric Vicaut, Dominique Servant and Philippe Ravaud
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:224
  9. Musculoskeletal symptoms are common in the neck, back, and upper limbs amongst musicians. Playing-related musculoskeletal disorders have been found to range from 32% to 87% with a tendency for female musicians...

    Authors: Helene M Paarup, Jesper Baelum, Jonas W Holm, Claus Manniche and Niels Wedderkopp
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:223
  10. The efficacy and tolerability of 500-730 kDa sodium hyaluronate (Hyalgan®) for treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) pain has been established in clinical trials, but few data are available in the Asian population. We...

    Authors: Teng-Le Huang, Chi-Ching Chang, Chian-Her Lee, Shih-Ching Chen, Chien-Hung Lai and Ching-Lin Tsai
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:221
  11. Pain variability in acute LBP has received limited study. The objectives of this pilot study were to characterize fluctuations in pain during acute LBP, to determine whether self-reported 'flares' of pain repr...

    Authors: Pradeep Suri, James Rainville, Garrett M Fitzmaurice, Jeffrey N Katz, Robert N Jamison, Julia Martha, Carol Hartigan, Janet Limke, Cristin Jouve and David J Hunter
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:220
  12. Observational studies have previously shown that adverse events following manipulation to the neck and/or back are relatively common, although these reactions tend to be mild in intensity and self-limiting. Ho...

    Authors: Kirk Eriksen, Roderic P Rochester and Eric L Hurwitz
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:219
  13. A wide variety of cognitive concepts have been shown to play an important role in chronic widespread pain (CWP). Although these concepts are generally considered to be distinct entities, some might in fact be ...

    Authors: Aleid de Rooij, Martijn PM Steultjens, Petra C Siemonsma, Joke A Vollebregt, Leo D Roorda, Willemine Beuving and Joost Dekker
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:218
  14. Bone marrow lesions (BMLs), common osteoarthritis-related magnetic resonance imaging findings, are associated with osteoarthritis progression and pain. However, there are no articles describing the use of 3-di...

    Authors: Jeffrey B Driban, Grace H Lo, Ji Yeon Lee, Robert J Ward, Eric Miller, Jincheng Pang, Lori Lyn Price and Timothy E McAlindon
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:217
  15. There have been few studies focusing on the curve pattern of scoliosis caused by lumbar disc herniation (LDH) in adolescents and the natural history of scoliosis after discectomy. The current study was carried...

    Authors: Zezhang Zhu, Qinghua Zhao, Bin Wang, Yang Yu, Bangping Qian, Yitao Ding and Yong Qiu
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:216
  16. Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) stimulation has been used successfully to treat nonunion fractures and femoral head osteonecrosis, but relatively little is known about its effects on preventing steroid-in...

    Authors: Shuai Ding, Hao Peng, Hong-Song Fang, Jian-Lin Zhou and Zhe Wang
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:215
  17. Recent studies using sheep critical sized defect models to test tissue engineered products report high morbidity and complications rates. This study evaluates a large bone defect model in the sheep tibia, stab...

    Authors: Joachim A Hahn, Tanja S Witte, Daniel Arens, Alexandra Pearce and Simon Pearce
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:214
  18. We have recently found a phenomenon that spontaneous regeneration of a hyaline cartilage-like tissue can be induced in a large osteochondral defect by implanting a double-network (DN) hydrogel plug, which was ...

    Authors: Ryusei Imabuchi, Yoshihiro Ohmiya, Hyuck Joon Kwon, Shin Onodera, Nobuto Kitamura, Takayuki Kurokawa, Jian Ping Gong and Kazunori Yasuda
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:213
  19. Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is often accompanied by an abnormal motor performance. However, it has not been clarified yet whether these deviations also occur during motor tasks not involving the back and whet...

    Authors: Dymphy Kusters, Miriam M Vollenbroek-Hutten and Hermie J Hermens
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:211
  20. Ankle sprains are the most common sports and physical activity related injury. There is extensive evidence that there is a twofold increased risk for injury recurrence for at least one year post injury. In up ...

    Authors: Kasper W Janssen, Willem van Mechelen and Evert ALM Verhagen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:210
  21. In the absence of head-to-head trials, indirect comparisons of randomized placebo-controlled trials may provide a viable option to assess relative efficacy. The purpose was to estimate the relative efficacy of...

    Authors: Robert B Hopkins, Ron Goeree, Eleanor Pullenayegum, Jonathan D Adachi, Alexandra Papaioannou, Feng Xie and Lehana Thabane
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:209
  22. Non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) in subacute and chronic stages can be treated effectively with exercise therapy. Research guidelines recommend evaluating different treatments in defined subgroups of patient...

    Authors: Jeannette Saner, Jan Kool, Rob A de Bie, Judith M Sieben and Hannu Luomajoki
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:207
  23. Minimally invasive vertebral augmentation procedures are widely used to treat vertebral compression fractures although procedural polymethylmethacrylate cement leakage remains common. We report herein our init...

    Authors: Panagiotis Korovessis, Thomas Repantis, Larry E Miller and Jon E Block
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:206
  24. Although leisure-time physical activity is important for health, adherence to regular exercise is challenging for many adults. The workplace may provide an optimal setting to reach a large proportion of the ad...

    Authors: Mette K Zebis, Lars L Andersen, Mogens T Pedersen, Peter Mortensen, Christoffer H Andersen, Mette M Pedersen, Marianne Boysen, Kirsten K Roessler, Harald Hannerz, Ole S Mortensen and Gisela Sjøgaard
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:205
  25. The role played by the thoracolumbar fascia in chronic low back pain (LBP) is poorly understood. The thoracolumbar fascia is composed of dense connective tissue layers separated by layers of loose connective t...

    Authors: Helene M Langevin, James R Fox, Cathryn Koptiuch, Gary J Badger, Ann C Greenan- Naumann, Nicole A Bouffard, Elisa E Konofagou, Wei-Ning Lee, John J Triano and Sharon M Henry
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:203
  26. Prior studies that have concluded that disk degeneration uniformly precedes facet degeneration have been based on convenience samples of individuals with low back pain. We conducted a study to examine whether ...

    Authors: Pradeep Suri, Asako Miyakoshi, David J Hunter, Jeffrey G Jarvik, James Rainville, Ali Guermazi, Ling Li and Jeffrey N Katz
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:202
  27. Fractures of the distal radius are extremely common injuries in adults. However, the optimal management remains controversial. In general, fractures of the distal radius are treated non-operatively if the bone...

    Authors: Matthew L Costa, Juul Achten, Nick R Parsons, Amar Rangan, Richard P Edlin, Jaclyn Brown and Sarah E Lamb
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:201
  28. Maximal isometric quadriceps strength deficits have been widely reported in studies of knee osteoarthritis (OA), however little is known about the effect of osteoarthritis knee pain on submaximal quadriceps ne...

    Authors: Michael J Berger, David G Chess and Timothy J Doherty
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:199
  29. Choice of appropriate MR pulse sequence is important for any research studies using imaging-derived data. The aim of this study was to compare semiquantitative assessment of subchondral bone marrow edema-like ...

    Authors: Daichi Hayashi, Ali Guermazi, C Kent Kwoh, Michael J Hannon, Carolyn Moore, John M Jakicic, Stephanie M Green and Frank W Roemer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:198
  30. The traditional view that the vast majority of midshaft clavicular fractures heal with good functional outcomes following non-operative treatment may be no longer valid for all midshaft clavicular fractures. R...

    Authors: Sylvia A Stegeman, Mireille de Jong, Cornelis FM Sier, Pieta Krijnen, Jan W Duijff, Tom PH van Thiel, Piet AR de Rijcke, Nicolaj MR Soesman, Tjebbe Hagenaars, Freek D Boekhoudt, Mark R de Vries, Gert R Roukema, Andras FK Tanka, Jephta van den Bremer, Hub GWM van der Meulen, Maarten WGA Bronkhorst…
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:196
  31. Although viscosupplementation is an effective symptomatic treatment for knee osteoarthritis (OA), the effect of longer term administration on articular cartilage has not been fully explored. We examined the ef...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Wang, Stephen Hall, Fahad Hanna, Anita E Wluka, Gail Grant, Paul Marks, Marie Feletar and Flavia M Cicuttini
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:195
  32. Low back pain (LBP), with high incidence and prevalence rate, is one of the most common reasons to consult the health system and is responsible for a significant amount of sick leave, leading to high health an...

    Authors: Anna Berenguera, Enriqueta Pujol-Ribera, Teresa Rodriguez-Blanco, Concepció Violan, Marc Casajuana, Nelleke de Kort and Marta Trapero-Bertran
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:194
  33. Although back complaints are common among older people, limited information is available in the literature about the clinical course of back pain in older people and the identification of older persons at risk...

    Authors: Jantine Scheele, Pim AJ Luijsterburg, Manuela L Ferreira, Chris G Maher, Leani Pereira, Wilco C Peul, Maurits W van Tulder, Arthur M Bohnen, Marjolein Y Berger, Sita MA Bierma-Zeinstra and Bart W Koes
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:193
  34. Impingement can be a serious complication after total hip arthroplasty (THA), and is one of the major causes of postoperative pain, dislocation, aseptic loosening, and implant breakage. Minimally invasive THA ...

    Authors: Tobias Renkawitz, Martin Haimerl, Lars Dohmen, Sabine Gneiting, Melanie Wegner, Nicole Ehret, Claudia Buchele, Mario Schubert, Philipp Lechler, Michael Woerner, Ernst Sendtner, Tibor Schuster, Kurt Ulm, Robert Springorum and Joachim Grifka
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:192
  35. Objectively assessed physical performance is a strong predictor for morbidity and premature death and there is an increasing interest in the role of sarcopenia in many chronic diseases. There is a need for rob...

    Authors: Lillemor A Nyberg, Mai-Lis Hellénius, Jan Kowalski, Per Wändell, Peter Andersson and Carl Johan Sundberg
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:191
  36. To compare data based on touch screen to data based on traditional paper versions of questionnaires frequently used to examine patient reported outcomes in knee osteoarthritis patients and to examine the impac...

    Authors: Henrik Gudbergsen, Else M Bartels, Peter Krusager, Eva E Wæhrens, Robin Christensen, Bente Danneskiold-Samsøe and Henning Bliddal
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:190
  37. Data on the clinical outcome after spinal fusion in the elderly patient are rare. To our knowledge there has been no clinical outcome assessment for instrumented spinal fusion in elderly patients comparing pos...

    Authors: Stefan Endres, Rene Aigner and Axel Wilke
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:189
  38. Shoulder problems are a common complaint of the musculoskeletal system. Physical therapists treat these patients with different modalities such as exercise, massage, and shoulder taping. Although different tec...

    Authors: Joeri Kalter, Adri T Apeldoorn, Raymond W Ostelo, Nicholas Henschke, Dirk L Knol and Maurits W van Tulder
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:188
  39. Osteoporosis is a major health problem worldwide, and is included in the WHO list of the top 10 major diseases. However, it is often undiagnosed until the first fracture occurs, due to inadequate patient educa...

    Authors: Leila Kolios, Caner Takur, Arash Moghaddam, Mirjam Hitzler, Heinrich Schmidt-Gayk, Arnold J Suda, Bernd Höner, Paul A Grützner and Christoph Wölfl
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:187
  40. Periprosthetic osteolysis is a major cause of aseptic loosening in joint arthroplasty. This study investigates the impact of CT (calcitonin) deficiency and CT substitution under in-vivo circumstances on partic...

    Authors: Max D Kauther, Hagen S Bachmann, Laura Neuerburg, Martina Broecker-Preuss, Gero Hilken, Florian Grabellus, Gabriele Koehler, Marius von Knoch and Christian Wedemeyer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:186
  41. Skeletal muscle atrophy is a serious concern for the rehabilitation of patients afflicted by prolonged limb restriction. This debilitating condition is associated with a marked activation of NFκB activity. The...

    Authors: Annabelle Z Caron, Sonia Haroun, Élisabeth Leblanc, Frédéric Trensz, Chantal Guindi, Aziz Amrani and Guillaume Grenier
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:185
  42. Stiffness with decreased range of motion (ROM) has been described as a frustrating complication after TKA. If all methods of physiotherapeutic treatment have been exhausted trying to develop ROM, manipulation ...

    Authors: Ingmar Ipach, Falk Mittag, Julia Lahrmann, Beate Kunze and Torsten Kluba
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:184
  43. Modic changes (MCs) have been identified as a diagnostic subgroup associated with low back pain (LBP). The aetiology of MCs is still unknown and there is no effective treatment available. If MCs constitute a s...

    Authors: Rikke K Jensen and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:183

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