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  1. Content type: Research article

    To systematically review all available studies of operatively treated proximal tibia fractures and to report the incidence of superficial or deep infection and subsequent outcomes.

    Authors: Ralf Henkelmann, Karl-Heinz Frosch, Richard Glaab, Helmut Lill, Christian Schoepp, Dominik Seybold, Christoph Josten and Pierre Hepp

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:481

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    Blunt trauma is the most frequent mechanism of injury in multiple trauma, commonly resulting from road traffic collisions or falls. Two of the most frequent injuries in patients with multiple trauma are chest ...

    Authors: Stefanie Fitschen-Oestern, Sebastian Lippross, Tim Klueter, Matthias Weuster, Deike Varoga, Mersedeh Tohidnezhad, Thomas Pufe, Stefan Rose-John, Hagen Andruszkow, Frank Hildebrand, Nadine Steubesand, Andreas Seekamp and Claudia Neunaber

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:468

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Physical activity (PA) decreases during hospitalization. In particular, the amount of PA engaged in by older people who are hospitalized following musculoskeletal injury is likely to be limited for months afte...

    Authors: K. Turunen, L. Aaltonen, J. Kumpumäki, E. Portegijs, S. Keikkala, M.-L. Kinnunen, T. Finni, S. Sipilä and R. Nikander

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:477

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  4. Content type: Research article

    MRI analysis of subtalar ligaments in the tarsal sinus has not been well performed. We retrospectively investigated the appearance of subtalar ligaments using 3D isotropic MRI and compared imaging findings of ...

    Authors: Tae Hyung Kim, Sung Gyu Moon, Hong-Geun Jung and Na Ra Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:475

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Glenohumeral exploration is routinely performed during arthroscopic removal of rotator cuff calcifications in patients with calcific tendinitis of the shoulder (CTS). However, evidence on the prevalence of int...

    Authors: Gernot Lang, Kaywan Izadpanah, Eva Johanna Kubosch, Dirk Maier, Norbert Südkamp and Peter Ogon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:476

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Physiotherapy rehabilitation following surgical reconstruction to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) can take up to 12 months to complete. Given the lengthy rehabilitation process, a blended intervention can...

    Authors: Emma Dunphy, Fiona L. Hamilton, Irena Spasić and Kate Button

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:471

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies on shoulder patients have suggested that the prevalence of rotator cuff or bursa abnormalities are weakly related to symptoms and that similar findings are often found in asymptomatic persons....

    Authors: Elisabeth Kvalvaag, Masoud Anvar, Anna Cecilia Karlberg, Jens Ivar Brox, Kaia Beck Engebretsen, Helene Lundgaard Soberg, Niels Gunnar Juel, Erik Bautz-Holter, Leiv Sandvik and Cecilie Roe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:469

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The proper choice of anesthesia for kyphoplasty remains controversy. There are only a few clinical studies specially focusing on and giving detailed information about this treatment under local anesthesia with...

    Authors: Guangzhou Li, Hao Liu, Qing Wang and Dejun Zhong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:472

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Isolated radial head dislocation is a rare injury with an unclear pathomechanism, and the treatment is controversial. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the biomechanical contributions of the ...

    Authors: Naoki Hayami, Shohei Omokawa, Akio Iida, Jirachart Kraisarin, Hisao Moritomo, Pasuk Mahakkanukrauh, Takamasa Shimizu, Kenji Kawamura and Yasuhito Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:470

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  10. Content type: Research article

    One- and two-level lumbar interbody fusion with unilateral instrumentation is as effective as that with bilateral instrumentation. The height of the interbody cage influences the operated segment stability and...

    Authors: Lin Du, Xiao-jiang Sun, Tang-jun Zhou, Yuan-chao Li, Chen Chen, Chang-qing Zhao, Kai Zhang and Jie Zhao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:474

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  11. Content type: Research article

    With advancing stages of degeneration, denaturation and degradation of proteoglycans in the nucleus pulposus (NP) lead to tissue dehydration and signal intensity loss on T2-weighted MR images. Pfirrmann gradin...

    Authors: Shu-Hua Yang, Alejandro A. Espinoza Orías, Chien-Chou Pan, Issei Senoo, Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Howard S. An and Nozomu Inoue

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:473

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study is to compare the functional midterm outcome of stemless shoulder prostheses with standard anatomical stemmed shoulder prostheses and to show that the STEMLESS results are comparable to t...

    Authors: David M. Spranz, Hendrik Bruttel, Sebastian I. Wolf, Felix Zeifang and Michael W. Maier

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:478

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Although it is well known that quadriceps force generates anterior tibial force, it has been unclear whether quadriceps force causes great anterior tibial force during the early phase of a landing task. The pu...

    Authors: Ryo Ueno, Tomoya Ishida, Masanori Yamanaka, Shohei Taniguchi, Ryohei Ikuta, Mina Samukawa, Hiroshi Saito and Harukazu Tohyama

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:467

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Most people experience low back pain (LBP), and it is often ongoing or recurrent. Contemporary research knowledge indicates individual’s pain beliefs have a strong effect on their pain experience and managemen...

    Authors: Jenny Setchell, Nathalia Costa, Manuela Ferreira, Joanna Makovey, Mandy Nielsen and Paul W. Hodges

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:466

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Malleolar fracture, which is present in 37–53% of human ankle osteoarthritis (OA), is the most common type of fracture in the ankle joint. In spite of this, no rat animal model has been developed for this type...

    Authors: Dawei Liang, Jian Sun, Fangyuan Wei, Jianzhong Zhang, Pengcui Li, Yingke Xu, Xianwen Shang, Jin Deng, Ting Zhao and Lei Wei

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:464

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The presence of a positive pivot shift after surgical repair of the ACL is considered an important indicator of a failed reconstruction. The ability to predict the result of a pivot shift test after an ACL rec...

    Authors: Thomas Branch, Shaun Stinton, Adrija Sharma, Frederic Lavoie, Christian Guier and Philippe Neyret

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:463

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Short-term studies have demonstrated good surgical outcomes after pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients, but there is a paucity of literature focused on middle-term result...

    Authors: Mu Qiao, Bang-ping Qian, Sai-hu Mao, Yong Qiu and Bin Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:465

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Recent morphological analyses of vertebrae in patients with scoliosis have revealed three-dimensional (3D) deformities in the vertebral bodies. However, it remains controversial whether these deformities are s...

    Authors: Takahiro Makino, Yusuke Sakai, Masafumi Kashii, Shota Takenaka, Kazuomi Sugamoto, Hideki Yoshikawa and Takashi Kaito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:459

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  19. Content type: Research article

    To determine effects of allogeneic human chondrocytes expressing TGF-β1 (TG-C) on structural progression of MRI features of knee osteoarthritis over a 1 year period.

    Authors: A. Guermazi, G. Kalsi, J. Niu, M. D. Crema, R. O. Copeland, A. Orlando, M. J. Noh and F. W. Roemer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:461

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  20. Content type: Research article

    We evaluated treatment of osteomyelitis in the foot in the presence of Charcot neuroarthropathy, a devastating condition with progressive degeneration and joint destruction. We hypothesized that there was a di...

    Authors: Martin Berli, Lazaros Vlachopoulos, Sabra Leupi, Thomas Böni and Charlotte Baltin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:460

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common ailments that people experience in their lifetime. On the other hands, Sarcopenia also leads to several physical symptoms and contributes to reducing the quality o...

    Authors: Shinji Tanishima, Hiroshi Hagino, Hiromi Matsumoto, Chika Tanimura and Hideki Nagashima

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:452

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Idiopathic genu valgum is a frequently diagnosed growth disorder in adolescence. Whenever the possibilities of conservative therapy have been exhausted, leg straightening by means of hemiepiphysiodesis has bec...

    Authors: Dirk Zajonz, Eckehard Schumann, Magdalena Wojan, Fabian B. Kübler, Christoph Josten, Ulf Bühligen and Christoph E. Heyde

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:456

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The gluteus medius (GMED) affects hip function as an abductor. We evaluated muscle volume and degeneration of the GMED by using CT-based analysis and assessed factors that affect hip abductor strength in patie...

    Authors: Takako Momose, Yutaka Inaba, Hyonmin Choe, Naomi Kobayashi, Taro Tezuka and Tomoyuki Saito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:457

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