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  1. Content type: Research article

    Hyperkyphosis, an excessive anterior curvature in the thoracic spine, is associated with reduced health status in older adults. Hyperkyphosis is highly prevalent, more common in older women than men. There is ...

    Authors: Wendy B. Katzman, Neeta Parimi, Amy Gladin, Eduard A. Poltavskiy, Anne L. Schafer, Roger K. Long, Bo Fan, Shirley S. Wong and Nancy E. Lane

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:509

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    Although a loss of rotator cuff integrity leads to the superior migration of the humeral head, the parameters that characterize the anterolateral migration of the humeral head have not been established. The pu...

    Authors: Noboru Taniguchi, Darryl D. D’Lima, Naoki Suenaga, Yasuyuki Ishida, Deokcheol Lee, Isoya Goya and Etsuo Chosa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:511

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    The COMT (Catechol-O-Methyl Transferase) gene may influence a person’s vulnerability to develop long-term pain and some COMT single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may associate with patterns of acute or chronic ...

    Authors: Eric Rydman, Erika Comasco, H. Pettersson, L. Oreland, S. Ponzer and C. Ottosson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:507

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    Fractures of the humeral greater tuberosity (GT) are a frequent injury progressively treated with arthroscopic suture anchor repair. Yet, no biomechanical study has been performed comparing fixation strength o...

    Authors: Gernot Seppel, Tim Saier, Frank Martetschläger, Johannes E. Plath, Alberto Guevara-Alvarez, Julia Henschel, Martin Winkler, Peter Augat, Andreas B. Imhoff and Stefan Buchmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:506

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    The use of autogenous bone graft is a well–known technique for reconstruction of tibial bone defects in primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). In cases where the size of the bone graft is inappropriate, the st...

    Authors: Jung-Ro Yoon, In-Wook Seo and Young-Soo Shin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:502

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Within traumatology a common indication for acute surgery of fractured clavicles is bone shortening over 2 cm. This indication is among but a few indications; which are recommended to be treated operatively wi...

    Authors: A. H. Thorsmark, O. M. Christensen, S. Torp-Pedersen, S. Overgaard and L. H. Frich

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:503

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The flexion relaxation phenomenon (FRP) has been widely investigated. Nevertheless, no study has been reported on the FRP as well as spasm response to large lifting load. The aim of this study was to evaluate ...

    Authors: Yanjun Ma and Xinhai Shan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:505

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Sacroiliac joint tuberculosis(SJT) is relatively uncommon, but it may cause severe sacroiliac joint destruction and functional disorder. Few studies in the literature have been presented on SJT, reports of sur...

    Authors: Guo Zhu, Li-Yuan Jiang, Zhang Yi, Li Ping, Chun-Yue Duan, Cao Yong, Jin-Yang Liu and Jian-Zhong Hu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:504

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Contractile tissue plays an important role in mobility deficits in frozen shoulder (FS). However, no study has assessed the effect of the muscle release technique on the muscle activation and kinematics in ind...

    Authors: Yi-Fen Shih, Pei-Wen Liao and Chun-Shou Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:499

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory arthritis that develops in patients with psoriasis. Inflammatory edema in the spine may reflect subclinical disease activity and be a predictor of radiograph...

    Authors: Ioanna Chronaiou, Ruth S. Thomsen, Else M. Huuse, Leslie R. Euceda, Susanne J. Pedersen, Mari Hoff and Beathe Sitter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:497

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  11. Content type: Research article

    TNF-alpha is suggested to be involved in muscle damage and muscle inflammation (myositis). In order to evaluate whether TNF-alpha is involved in the myositis that occurs in response to muscle overuse, the aim ...

    Authors: Lina Renström, Per Stål, Yafeng Song and Sture Forsgren

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:498

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) refers to narrowing of the lumbar central spinal canal, lateral recess, and/or neuro-foramina. Radiographic LSS plays an important role in clinical LSS but is not solely accountabl...

    Authors: Marie Doualla-Bija, Mbeng Ashu Takang, Emmanuella Mankaa, Jude Moutchia, Pierre Ongolo-Zogo and Henry Luma-Namme

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:494

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is now increasingly recognized as being related to the whole joint instead of the cartilage alone. In particular, the importance of subchondral bone in OA pathogenesis has drawn a lot of in...

    Authors: Chenglei Liu, Chang Liu, Xvhua Ren, Liping Si, Hao Shen, Qian Wang and Weiwu Yao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:496

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Oscarvit (OSC) is an in-house preparation consisting of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, strontium, Vitamin D, and eggshell membrane hydrolysate containing naturally occurring glycosaminoglycans and sulfated gl...

    Authors: Tibor Görögh, Elgar S. Quabius, Alexander Georgitsis, Markus Hoffmann and Sebastian Lippross

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:500

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The deltoid splitting approach has recently been widely adopted to facilitate less invasive procedures for proximal humerus fractures. However, there are still concerns regarding its effectiveness in aging peo...

    Authors: Alvin Chao-Yu Chen, Chih-Hao Chiu, Kuo-Yau Hsu and Yi-Sheng Chan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:495

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was (1) to characterise back pain in physically inactive students as well as in trained (with a high level of physical activity) and untrained (with an average level of physical activity) ...

    Authors: Agnieszka Kędra, Aleksandra Kolwicz-Gańko, Przemysław Kędra, Anna Bochenek and Dariusz Czaprowski

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:501

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  17. Content type: Research article

    This retrospective study was designed to determine complications, functional and radiographic results of transverse subtrochanteric osteotomy during cementless, modular total hip arthroplasty (THA) in a series...

    Authors: Duan Wang, De-Hua Li, Qi Li, Hao-Yang Wang, Ze-Yu Luo, Yang Yang, Fu-Xing Pei and Zong-Ke Zhou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:491

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal pain is common in childhood and adolescence, and may be long-lasting and recurrent. Musculoskeletal problems tend to follow adolescents into adulthood, and therefore it is important to design b...

    Authors: Signe Fuglkjær, Jan Hartvigsen, Niels Wedderkopp, Eleanor Boyle, Eva Jespersen, Tina Junge, Lisbeth Runge Larsen and Lise Hestbæk

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:492

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Elderly patients have more special medical needs when compared with young ones; thus, the results of open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) for acetabular fractures should be stratified by age in these pa...

    Authors: Guo-Chun Zha, Xue-Mei Yang, Shuo Feng, Xiang-Yang Chen, Kai-Jin Guo and Jun-Ying Sun

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:489

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The treatment aims of periprosthetic fractures (PPF) of the distal femur are a gentle stabilization, an early load-bearing capacity and a rapid postoperative mobilization of the affected patients. For the ther...

    Authors: Johannes K. M. Fakler, Cathleen Pönick, Melanie Edel, Robert Möbius, Alexander Giselher Brand, Andreas Roth, Christoph Josten and Dirk Zajonz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:490

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Mobile-bearing ankle implants with good clinical results continued to increase the popularity of total ankle arthroplasty to address endstage ankle osteoarthritis preserving joint movement. Alternative solutio...

    Authors: Nicolo Martinelli, Silvia Baretta, Jenny Pagano, Alberto Bianchi, Tomaso Villa, Gloria Casaroli and Fabio Galbusera

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:493

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Social media is increasingly used by patients to source information for managing chronic disease. The aim of this study was to understand patient information needs about gout by a content analysis of questions...

    Authors: Christina Derksen, Anna Serlachius, Keith J. Petrie and Nicola Dalbeth

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:488

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Rheumatologists increasingly perform ultrasound (US) imaging to aid diagnosis and management decisions. There is a need to determine the role of US in facilitating early diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis. Th...

    Authors: Stephen Kelly, Brian Davidson, Sarah Keidel, Stephan Gadola, Claire Gorman, Gary Meenagh and Piero Reynolds

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:487

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