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  1. Content type: Research article

    Epiphyseal-preservation surgery for osteosarcoma is an alternative method which has been indicated carefully to selected patients. The tumor-devitalised autograft treated with liquid nitrogen procedure is one ...

    Authors: Akihiko Takeuchi, Norio Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Hidenori Matsubara, Hiroaki Kimura, Shinji Miwa, Takashi Higuchi, Kensaku Abe, Yuta Taniguchi and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:185

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Sciatic nerve injuries following total hip arthroplasty are disabling complications. Although degrees of injury are variable from neuropraxia to neurotmesis, mechanical irritation of sciatic nerve might be occ...

    Authors: Sun-jung Yoon, Myung-sik Park, Dean K. Matsuda and Yun Ho Choi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:184

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Accurate measurement of ankle dorsiflexion is important in both research and clinical practice as restricted motion has been associated with many foot pathologies and increased risk of ulcer in people with dia...

    Authors: A. Searle, M. J. Spink and V. H. Chuter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:183

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  4. Content type: Research article

    There is consistent evidence from observational studies of an association between occupational lifting and carrying of heavy loads and the diagnosis of hip osteoarthritis. However, due to the heterogeneity of ...

    Authors: Andreas Seidler, Laura Lüben, Janice Hegewald, Ulrich Bolm-Audorff, Annekatrin Bergmann, Falk Liebers, Christina Ramdohr, Karla Romero Starke, Alice Freiberg and Susanne Unverzagt

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:182

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Many people with musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders wait several months or years for Consultant Doctor appointments, despite often not requiring medical or surgical interventions. To allow earlier patient access ...

    Authors: Orna Fennelly, Catherine Blake, Oliver FitzGerald, Roisin Breen, Jennifer Ashton, Aisling Brennan, Aoife Caffrey, François Desmeules and Caitriona Cunningham

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:181

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Knee arthroscopy is one of the most common surgical procedures worldwide and the number of arthroscopies has substantially increased in the last 30 years. Thus, our aim was to provide updated estimates on the ...

    Authors: Katarina Friberger Pajalic, Aleksandra Turkiewicz and Martin Englund

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:179

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Chronic lower back pain is still regarded as a poorly understood multifactorial condition. Recently, the thoracolumbar fascia complex has been found to be a contributing factor. Ultrasound imaging has shown th...

    Authors: Kyra De Coninck, Karen Hambly, John W. Dickinson and Louis Passfield

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:180

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Computed tomography (CT) analyses have reported that the prevalence of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) in Japan is 8.7–27.1%. However, these data were obtained using chest-abdominal CT, and no ...

    Authors: Akihiko Hiyama, Hiroyuki Katoh, Daisuke Sakai, Masato Sato, Masahiro Tanaka and Masahiko Watanabe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:178

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The social impact of degenerative diseases is steadily increasing, because of the continued rise in the mean age of the active population. Articular cartilage lesions are generally associated with disability a...

    Authors: G. Cattaneo, A. De Caro, F. Napoli, D. Chiapale, P. Trada and A. Camera

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:176

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Aseptic loosening and osteolysis are the most common indications after TKA for revision surgery. This meta-analysis which included high-quality randomized controlled trials (RCTs) aimed to analyze the effect o...

    Authors: Mingmin Shi, Lei Chen, Haobo Wu, Yangxin Wang, Wei Wang, Yujie Zhang and Shigui Yan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:177

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Volumetric muscle loss (VML) injuries occur due to orthopaedic trauma or the surgical removal of skeletal muscle and result in debilitating long-term functional deficits. Current treatment strategies do not pr...

    Authors: Sarah M. Greising, Gordon L. Warren, W. Michael Southern, Anna S. Nichenko, Anita E. Qualls, Benjamin T. Corona and Jarrod A. Call

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:173

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is responsible for braking forward movement of the tibia relative to the femur and for tibial rotation. After ACL injury, this braking performance deteriorates, inducing ab...

    Authors: Yuichi Nishikawa, Takanori Kokubun, Naohiko Kanemura, Tetsuya Takahashi, Masayasu Matsumoto, Hirofumi Maruyama and Kiyomi Takayanagi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:175

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  13. Content type: Research article

    This prospective study evaluates outcomes and reoperation rates for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) from a single non-designer surgeon using relatively extended criteria of degenerative changes of gra...

    Authors: Jonathan R. B. Hutt, Avtar Sur, Hartej Sur, Aine Ringrose and Mark S. Rickman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:172

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The relationships between radiographic hallux valgus (HV) and various physical functions independent of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) were examined among residents of a mountain village in Japan.

    Authors: Akinobu Nishimura, Naoya Ito, Shigeto Nakazora, Ko Kato, Toru Ogura and Akihiro Sudo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:174

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  15. Content type: Technical advance

    It has been suggested that the quantification of paravertebral muscle composition and morphology (e.g. size/shape/structure) with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic po...

    Authors: James M. Elliott, Jon Cornwall, Ewan Kennedy, Rebecca Abbott and Rebecca J. Crawford

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:171

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The progression of intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration leads to rupture within IVD tissues. The location and appearance of areas of gaseous radiolucency in the IVD, known as vacuum phenomena (VPs), are cons...

    Authors: Koichiro Murata, Koji Akeda, Norihiko Takegami, Kevin Cheng, Koichi Masuda and Akihiro Sudo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:164

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) is a therapy for articular cartilage and osteochondral lesions that relies on notch- or trochlea-derived primary chondrocytes. An alternative cell source for ACI could...

    Authors: Matthias Aurich, Gunther O. Hofmann, Florian Gras and Bernd Rolauffs

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:168

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Rockwood type IV acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) dislocation is a trauma usually needs surgical treatment. Paired EndoButton technique (PET) is used in treating such condition. However, the effect of using diffe...

    Authors: Jian Xu, Haifeng Liu, Wei Lu, Dingfu Li, Weimin Zhu, Kan Ouyang, Bing Wu, Liangquan Peng and Daping Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:170

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies that have described the prevalence of patellofemoral pain (PFP) have been limited to samples of military personnel or sporting populations, and convincing data in the general Chinese populatio...

    Authors: Xingquan Xu, Chen Yao, Rui Wu, Wenjin Yan, Yao Yao, Kai Song, Qing Jiang and Dongquan Shi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:165

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Nonspecific low back pain is characterized by a wide range of possible triggering and conserving factors, and initial screening needs to scope widely with multilevel addressment of possible factors contributin...

    Authors: Monica Unsgaard-Tøndel, Ingunn Gunnes Kregnes, Tom I. L. Nilsen, Gunn Hege Marchand and Torunn Askim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:166

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Displaced transverse fractures of the body of the patella are usually associated with disruption of extensor mechanism and should be fixed surgically. The most common method is a tension band wiring (TBW) tech...

    Authors: Tien-Yu Yang, Tsan-Wen Huang, Po-Yao Chuang and Kuo-Chin Huang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:167

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Cartilage calcification (CC) is associated with osteoarthritis (OA) in weight-bearing joints, such as the hip and the knee. However, little is known about the impact of CC and degeneration on other weight-bear...

    Authors: Jan Hubert, Lukas Weiser, Sandra Hischke, Annemarie Uhlig, Tim Rolvien, Tobias Schmidt, Sebastian Karl Butscheidt, Klaus Püschel, Wolfgang Lehmann, Frank Timo Beil and Thelonius Hawellek

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:169

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Angioleiomyoma is a very rare benign solitary soft tissue neoplasm originating from smooth muscle layer of blood vessels. The tumor is usually located in the subcutis or the superficial fasciae, but less often...

    Authors: Chenxi Cao, Zhengming Cao, Guangyu Liu, Songyang Liu, Yanqi Ye and Tiezheng Sun

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:163

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Dutasteride is a potent inhibitor of 5-alpha reductase enzymes that reduces concentrations of dihydrotestosterone to a greater extent than finasteride. Whether this has adverse implications for bone health is ...

    Authors: Tony Antoniou, Erin M. Macdonald, Zhan Yao, Tara Gomes, Mina Tadrous, Joanne M.-W. Ho, Muhammad M. Mamdani and David N. Juurlink

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:160

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  25. Content type: Case report

    Since disc sequestration that mimics a tumor is rare and sometimes presents with an atypical appearance upon magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), it is often confused with other more common epidural and intradura...

    Authors: Jingyu Jia, Qiangqiang Wei, Tianlong Wu, Dingwen He and Xigao Cheng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:154

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