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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Syndesmotic injuries are common and their incidence is rising. In case of surgical fixation of the syndesmosis a metal syndesmotic screw is used most often. It is however unclear whether this screw needs to be...

    Authors: S. A. Dingemans, M. F. N. Birnie, F. R. K. Sanders, M. P. J. van den Bekerom, M. Backes, E. van Beeck, F. W. Bloemers, B. van Dijkman, E. Flikweert, D. Haverkamp, H. R. Holtslag, J. M. Hoogendoorn, P. Joosse, M. Parkkinen, G. Roukema, N. Sosef…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:35

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Dupuytren’s disease (DD) is a common and progressive, fibroproliferative disorder of the palmar and digital fascia of the hand. Various treatments have been recommended for advanced disease or to retard progre...

    Authors: Melina Dritsaki, Oliver Rivero-Arias, Alastair Gray, Catherine Ball and Jagdeep Nanchahal

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:34

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have reported that radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) reduces pain and improves function in patients with mild to moderately severe carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) compared to a place...

    Authors: Pichitchai Atthakomol, Worapaka Manosroi, Areerak Phanphaisarn, Sureeporn Phrompaet, Sawan Iammatavee and Siam Tongprasert

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:32

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Microendoscopic foraminotomy has been reported to be effective for the treatment of cervical radiculopathy, using outcome measurement scores such as the neck disability index (NDI) and numerical rating scale (...

    Authors: Juichi Tonosu, Hirohiko Inanami, Hiroyuki Oka, Yuichi Takano, Hisashi Koga, Yohei Yuzawa, Ryutaro Shiboi, Yasushi Oshima, Satoshi Baba, Sakae Tanaka and Ko Matsudaira

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:30

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  5. Content type: Correction

    After the publication of this article [1] it came to the attention of the authors that there were 2 errors in the results section: 0.0.856 should be 0.856 and "this this difference" should have been "this diff...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:31

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    The original article was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:502

  6. Content type: Research article

    The intent of this study was to examine and compare the ability to detect change of two patient reported outcome (PRO) instruments that use a computerized adaptive test (CAT) approach to measurement. The Patie...

    Authors: Feng-Hang Chang, Alan M. Jette, Mary D. Slavin, Kristin Baker, Pengsheng Ni and Julie J. Keysor

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:29

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  7. Content type: Debate

    Placebo and nocebo effects are embodied psycho-neurobiological responses capable of modulating pain and producing changes at different neurobiological, body at perceptual and cognitive levels. These modificati...

    Authors: Giacomo Rossettini, Elisa Carlino and Marco Testa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:27

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Axial loading during MRI (alMRI) combined with T2 mapping recently was shown as a promising method to reveal biomechanical intervertebral disc (IVD) characteristics. This feasibility study aims to investigate ...

    Authors: L. Torén, H. Hebelka, I. Kasperska, H. Brisby and K. Lagerstrand

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:25

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Stemless shoulder arthroplasty is a fairly new concept. Clinical and radiological follow-up is essential to prove implant safety and concept. This prospective single-centre study was performed to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Philipp R. Heuberer, Georg Brandl, Leo Pauzenberger, Brenda Laky, Bernhard Kriegleder and Werner Anderl

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:28

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Knee pain is common and related to knee osteoarthritis. However, there is a discrepancy between knee pain and radiographic osteoarthritis. In the general population, knee pain is associated with psychological ...

    Authors: Tomoko Fujii, Hiroyuki Oka, Junji Katsuhira, Juichi Tonosu, Satoshi Kasahara, Sakae Tanaka and Ko Matsudaira

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:23

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Positive association between body weight and bone mass is well established, and the concept of body mass index (BMI) is associated with higher areal bone mineral density (aBMD) and reduced fracture risk. BMI, tha...

    Authors: Anne Winther, Lone Jørgensen, Luai Awad Ahmed, Tore Christoffersen, Anne-Sofie Furberg, Guri Grimnes, Rolf Jorde, Ole Andreas Nilsen, Elaine Dennison and Nina Emaus

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:21

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The roles of C-reactive protein (CRP) and cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) in knee osteoarthritis (KOA) remain controversial, thus the present study is aimed to explore the relationships between CRP,...

    Authors: Junfeng Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:22

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Previous estimates for the prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions (MSK) and chronic pain in Australia have been based on self-report. We aimed to determine the prevalence and distribution of arthritis, chron...

    Authors: David Alejandro González-Chica, Simon Vanlint, Elizabeth Hoon and Nigel Stocks

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:20

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Pain is the principal clinical symptom of osteoarthritis (OA), and development of safe and effective analgesics for OA pain is needed. Drug development of new analgesics for OA pain is impaired by substantial ...

    Authors: Asger Reinstrup Bihlet, Inger Byrjalsen, Anne-Christine Bay-Jensen, Jeppe Ragnar Andersen, Claus Christiansen, Bente Juel Riis, Ivo Valter, Morten A. Karsdal and Marc C. Hochberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:17

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Associations between adipokines and bone mineral density (BMD) in knee osteoarthritis (OA) remain indistinct. The aim of this study was to investigate the cross-sectional associations between serum levels of a...

    Authors: Juan Wu, Jianhua Xu, Kang Wang, Qicui Zhu, Jingyu Cai, Jiale Ren, Shuang Zheng and Changhai Ding

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:16

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity and regular participation in recreational sports gain importance in patients’ lifestyle after knee arthroplasty. Cementless unicompartimental Knee replacement with the Oxford System has been ...

    Authors: Benjamin Panzram, Ines Bertlich, Tobias Reiner, Tilman Walker, Sébastien Hagmann and Tobias Gotterbarm

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:18

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF) has been employed in increasing cases compared with open TLIF (Open-TLIF). However, it is uncertain whether the advantages of MI-TLIF can als...

    Authors: Qingsong Xie, Jing Zhang, Feng Lu, Hao Wu, Zan Chen and Fengzeng Jian

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:15

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Although thrombosis complication is rare after arthroscopic meniscus surgery, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism can be fatal. The associated risk factors and whether anticoagulant prevention after ar...

    Authors: Chao-Hua Fang, Hua Liu, Jun-Hui Zhang and Shi-Gui Yan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:19

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Total joint replacement procedures are increasing in number because of population aging and osteoarthritis development. Defined as a lack of physiological reserves and the inability to adequately respond to ex...

    Authors: Han Ting Wang, Josée Fafard, Stéphane Ahern, Pascal-André Vendittoli and Paul Hebert

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:14

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  20. Content type: Research article

    In the late stage of Spinal tuberculosis, the bony destruction and vertebral collapse often leads to significant kyphosis, presenting clinically as a painful gibbus deformity, with increased instability, verte...

    Authors: Wenhao Hu, Xuesong Zhang, Jiayi Yu, Fanqi Hu, Hao Zhang and Yan Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:13

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  21. Content type: Technical advance

    Metastases to the upper cervical spine were rarely reported in the literature. However, metastases to this area may cause spinal instability and cord compression, which in turn can result in respiratory failur...

    Authors: Xinjie Wu, Mingsheng Tan, Yingna Qi, Ping Yi, Feng Yang, Xiangsheng Tang and Qingying Hao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:11

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