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  1. Training of neuromuscular control has become increasingly important and plays a major role in rehabilitation of subjects with an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Little is known, however, of the...

    Authors: Anette von Porat, Marketta Henriksson, Eva Holmström and Ewa M Roos
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:35
  2. Health service policy in the United Kingdom emphasises the importance of self-care by patients with chronic conditions. Written information for patients about their condition is seen as an important aid to hel...

    Authors: Janet C Grime and Bie Nio Ong
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:34
  3. A conceptual model of lateral muscular tension in patients presenting thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) has been recently described. Clinical improvement has been achieved by using acupuncture on points ...

    Authors: Roy Moncayo, Ansgar Rudisch, Christian Kremser and Helga Moncayo
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:33
  4. In the rehabilitation of patients with prolonged back and neck pain, the physical impairment should be assessed. Previous research has exclusively engaged medically educated examiners, mostly physiotherapists....

    Authors: Odd Lindell, Lars Eriksson and Lars-Erik Strender
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:31
  5. Musculoskeletal impairment (MSI) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, especially in developing countries. Prevalence studies for MSI in the developing world have used varying methodologi...

    Authors: Oluwarantimi Atijosan, Hannah Kuper, Dorothea Rischewski, Victoria Simms and Christopher Lavy
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:30
  6. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), a downstream metabolite of ceramide, induces various bioactivities via two distinct pathways: as an intracellular second messenger or through receptor activation. The receptor fo...

    Authors: Kayo Masuko, Minako Murata, Hiroshi Nakamura, Kazuo Yudoh, Kusuki Nishioka and Tomohiro Kato
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:29
  7. Lumbosacral fusion is a relatively common procedure that is used in the management of an unstable spine. The anterior interbody cage has been involved to enhance the stability of a pedicle screw construct used...

    Authors: Shih-Hao Chen, Ruey Mo Lin, Hsiang-Ho Chen and Kai-Jow Tsai
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:28
  8. This study explored the feasibility of using an Internet survey of people with fibromyalgia (FM), with a view to providing information on demographics, sources of information, symptoms, functionality, perceive...

    Authors: Robert M Bennett, Jessie Jones, Dennis C Turk, I Jon Russell and Lynne Matallana
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:27
  9. Long thoracic nerve injury leading to scapular winging is common, often caused by closed trauma through compression, stretching, traction, direct extrinsic force, penetrating injury, or neuritides such as Pars...

    Authors: Rahul K Nath, Andrew B Lyons and Gabriel Bietz
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:25
  10. Running is a popular form of recreational exercise. Beside the positive effects of running on health and fitness, the risk of a running related injury has to be considered. The incidence of injuries in runners...

    Authors: Ida Buist, Steef W Bredeweg, Koen APM Lemmink, Gert-Jan Pepping, Johannes Zwerver, Willem van Mechelen and Ron L Diercks
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:24
  11. Hydrotherapy is highly valued by people with rheumatoid arthritis yet few studies have compared the benefits of exercises in heated water against exercises on land. In particular, data on quality of life is ra...

    Authors: Lis Eversden, Fiona Maggs, Peter Nightingale and Paresh Jobanputra
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:23
  12. Primary patellofemoral dislocations are common. In most patients, non-operative management produces satisfactory outcome. If the dislocation recurs after a trial of rehabilitation, operative intervention is co...

    Authors: Michael R Carmont and Nicola Maffulli
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:22
  13. Different interventions can reduce the burden of the chronic low back pain. One example is the use of a 'Back School Programme'. This is a brief therapy that uses a health education method to empower participa...

    Authors: Sedigheh Sadat Tavafian, Ahmadreza Jamshidi, Kazem Mohammad and Ali Montazeri
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:21
  14. Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disorder which usually begins in early adulthood. The diagnosis is often delayed by many years. MR imaging has become the preferred imaging method for...

    Authors: Ulrich Weber, Christian WA Pfirrmann, Rudolf O Kissling, Juerg Hodler and Marco Zanetti
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:20
  15. Manipulation is a common treatment for non-specific neck pain. Neck manipulation, unlike gentler forms of manual therapy such as mobilisation, is associated with a small risk of serious neurovascular injury an...

    Authors: Andrew M Leaver, Kathryn M Refshauge, Christopher G Maher, Jane Latimer, Rob D Herbert, Gwendolen Jull and James H McAuley
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:18
  16. Low level connective tissue inflammation has been proposed to play a role in thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO). The aim of this study was to investigate this postulate by a musculoskeletal approach toget...

    Authors: Roy Moncayo and Helga Moncayo
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:17
  17. Tendinosis lesions show an increase of glycosaminoglycan amount, calcifications, and lipid accumulation. Therefore, altered cellular differentiation might play a role in the etiology of tendinosis. This study ...

    Authors: Marieke de Mos, Wendy JLM Koevoet, Holger Jahr, Monique MA Verstegen, Marinus P Heijboer, Nicole Kops, Johannes PTM van Leeuwen, Harrie Weinans, Jan AN Verhaar and Gerjo JVM van Osch
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:16
  18. Subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) is the most frequently recorded shoulder disorder. When conservative treatment of SIS fails, a subacromial decompression is warranted. However, the best moment of referra...

    Authors: Oscar Dorrestijn, Martin Stevens, Ron L Diercks, Klaas van der Meer and Jan C Winters
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:15
  19. Low back pain (LBP) is a major public health problem. Risk factors for the development and persistence of LBP include physical and psychological factors. However, most research activity has focused on physical...

    Authors: Sarah E Lamb, Ranjit Lall, Zara Hansen, Emma J Withers, Frances E Griffiths, Ala Szczepura, Julie Barlow and Martin R Underwood
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:14
  20. It is not clear whether bone turnover markers can be used to make inference regarding changes in bone mineral density (BMD) in untreated healthy elderly men. The present study was designed to address three spe...

    Authors: Tuan V Nguyen, Christian Meier, Jacqueline R Center, John A Eisman and Markus J Seibel
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:13
  21. Osteoporosis, a disease of decreased bone mineral density represents a significant and growing burden in the western world. Aging population structure and therapeutic use of glucocorticoids have contributed in...

    Authors: Conor J Hurson, Joseph S Butler, Dominic T Keating, David W Murray, Denise M Sadlier, John M O'Byrne and Peter P Doran
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:12
  22. Although clinical guidelines generally portray chronic low back pain as a condition with a poor prognosis this portrayal is based on studies of potentially unrepresentative survival cohorts. The aim of this st...

    Authors: Luciola da Cunha Menezes Costa, Nicholas Henschke, Christopher G Maher, Kathryn M Refshauge, Robert D Herbert, James H McAuley, Anurina Das and Leonardo OP Costa
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:11
  23. In many countries, community pharmacists can be consulted without appointment in a large number of convenient locations. They are in an ideal position to give advice to patients at the onset of low back pain a...

    Authors: Jonathan Silcock, Jennifer Klaber Moffett, Hilary Edmondson, Gordon Waddell and A Kim Burton
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:10
  24. Older workers have a higher rate and cost of injury than younger workers and with a rapidly ageing work force there is a need to identify strategies to address this problem. Older workers are less physically a...

    Authors: Martin Mackey, Chris G Maher, Terry Wong and Kathleen Collins
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:9
  25. Altered spinal mobility is thought to be related to current or past episodes of low back pain; however evidence of that relationship in younger subjects has not been established. The purpose of this study was ...

    Authors: Kornelia Kulig, Christopher M Powers, Robert F Landel, Hungwen Chen, Michael Fredericson, Marc Guillet and Kim Butts
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:8
  26. A substantial proportion of patients with whiplash injuries develop chronic symptoms. However, the best treatment of acute injuries to prevent long-term problems is uncertain. A stepped care treatment pathway ...

    Authors: Sarah E Lamb, Simon Gates, Martin R Underwood, Matthew W Cooke, Deborah Ashby, Ala Szczepura, Mark A Williams, Esther M Williamson, Emma J Withers, Shahrul Mt Isa and Anil Gumber
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:7
  27. The assessment of outcomes from the patient's perspective becomes more recognized in health care. Also in patients with chronic ankle instability, the degree of present impairments, disabilities and participat...

    Authors: Christophe Eechaute, Peter Vaes, Lieve Van Aerschot, Sara Asman and William Duquet
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:6
  28. Moderate to severe osteoarthrosis is the most common indication for Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA). Minimally Invasive Total Hip Surgery (MIS) and computer-navigated surgery were introduced several years ago. Ho...

    Authors: Inge HF Reininga, Robert Wagenmakers, Inge van den Akker-Scheek, A Dennis Stant, Johan W Groothoff, Sjoerd K Bulstra, Wiebren Zijlstra and Martin Stevens
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:4
  29. It is still unclear whether addition of calcium/vitamin D supplements leads to an incremental benefit in patients taking bisphosphonates and whether achievement of serum level of 25 (OH) vitamin D of at least ...

    Authors: Andrew Deane, Leonor Constancio, Ignac Fogelman and Geeta Hampson
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:3
  30. The overall rate of operations after recurrent lumbar disc herniation has been shown to be 3–11%. However, little is known about the rate of residives. Thus the aim of this study was to explore the cumulative ...

    Authors: Arja Häkkinen, Ilkka Kiviranta, Marko H Neva, Hannu Kautiainen and Jari Ylinen
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:2
  31. Angiogenesis appears to be a first-order event in psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Among angiogenic factors, the cytokines vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), epidermal growth factor (EGF), and fibroblast gro...

    Authors: Christopher Butt, Sooyeol Lim, Celia Greenwood and Proton Rahman
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:1
  32. Previous clinical studies have documented successful neck pain relief in whiplash patients using nerve block and radiofrequency ablation of facet joint afferents, including capsular ligament nerves. No previou...

    Authors: Yasuhiro Tominaga, Anthony B Ndu, Marcus P Coe, Arnold J Valenson, Paul C Ivancic, Shigeki Ito, Wolfgang Rubin and Manohar M Panjabi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:103
  33. Foot involvement occurs early in rheumatoid arthritis but the extent to which this impacts on the structure and function leading to impairment and foot related disability is unknown. The purpose of this study ...

    Authors: Deborah E Turner, Philip S Helliwell, Paul Emery and James Woodburn
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:102
  34. In the context of finite health resources, encouraging self-management of chronic conditions is important. Indeed, it is a key priority in the UK. An increasing number of self-management programmes are becomin...

    Authors: Jane L Carr, Jennifer A Klaber Moffett, Donald M Sharp and Derek R Haines
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:101
  35. Information on early recovery after arthroplasty is needed to help benchmark progress and make appropriate decisions concerning patient rehabilitation needs. The purpose of this study was to model early recove...

    Authors: Deborah M Kennedy, Paul W Stratford, Steven E Hanna, Jean Wessel and Jeffrey D Gollish
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:100
  36. COMP (Cartilage oligomeric matrix protein) is a matrix protein, which is currently studied as a potential serum marker for cartilage processes in osteoarthritis (OA). The influence of physical exercise on seru...

    Authors: Maria LE Andersson, Carina A Thorstensson, Ewa M Roos, Ingemar F Petersson, Dick Heinegård and Tore Saxne
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:98
  37. Shoulder pain is common in primary care, and has an unfavourable outcome in many patients. Information about predictors of shoulder pain related sick leave in workers is scarce and inconsistent. The objective ...

    Authors: Ton Kuijpers, Daniëlle AWM van der Windt, Geert JMG van der Heijden, Jos WR Twisk, Yvonne Vergouwe and Lex M Bouter
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:97
  38. A wide range of outcomes have been assessed in trials of interventions for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), however there appears to be little consensus on what constitutes the most relevant outcomes. The purpose...

    Authors: Christina Jerosch-Herold, José C de Carvalho Leite and Fujian Song
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:96
  39. Metatarsalgia is related to repetitive high-pressure loading under the metatarsal head (MH) that causes pain. The high pressure under the MH can be reduced by adequately applying metatarsal pads (MPs). Plantar...

    Authors: Jiunn-Horng Kang, Min-Der Chen, Shih-Ching Chen and Wei-Li Hsi
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:95
  40. Progressive non-infectious anterior vertebral fusion is a unique spinal disorder with distinctive radiological features. Early radiographic findings consist of narrowing of the anterior aspect of the intervert...

    Authors: Ali Al Kaissi, Farid Ben Chehida, Maher Ben Ghachem, Franz Grill and Klaus Klaushofer
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:94
  41. Identification of locations with elevated plantar pressures is important in daily foot care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, metatarsalgia and diabetes. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate ...

    Authors: Nick A Guldemond, Pieter Leffers, Fred HM Nieman, Antal P Sanders, Nicolaas C Schaper and Geert HIM Walenkamp
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:93
  42. Whole-body vibration (WBV) is a new type of exercise that has been increasingly tested for the ability to prevent bone fractures and osteoporosis in frail people. There are two currently marketed vibrating pla...

    Authors: Narcís Gusi, Armando Raimundo and Alejo Leal
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:92
  43. In complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS1) pro-inflammatory mediators and vascular changes play an important role in the sustained development and outcome of the disease. The aim of this study was to det...

    Authors: J George Groeneweg, Frank JPM Huygen, Claudia Heijmans-Antonissen, Sjoerd Niehof and Freek J Zijlstra
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:91
  44. Patient education and self-management programs are offered in many countries to people with chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis (OA). The most well-known is the disease-specific Stanford Arthritis Self-M...

    Authors: Richard H Osborne, Rachelle Buchbinder and Ilana N Ackerman
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:90
  45. The pendulum test of Wartenberg is a technique commonly used to measure passive knee motion with the aim to assess spasticity. We used this test to evaluate changes of the knee angular displacement, passive st...

    Authors: Maria S Valle, Antonino Casabona, Rosaria Sgarlata, Rosaria Garozzo, Maria Vinci and Matteo Cioni
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006 7:89

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