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  1. Research article

    “Blue flags”, development of a short clinical questionnaire on work-related psychosocial risk factors - a validation study in primary care

    Working conditions substantially influence health, work ability and sick leave. Useful instruments to help clinicians pay attention to working conditions are lacking in primary care (PC). The aim of this study...

    Charlotte Post Sennehed, Gunvor Gard, Sara Holmberg, Kjerstin Stigmar, Malin Forsbrand and Birgitta Grahn

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:318

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  2. Research article

    Job retention vocational rehabilitation for employed people with inflammatory arthritis (WORK-IA): a feasibility randomized controlled trial

    Inflammatory arthritis leads to work disability, absenteeism and presenteeism (i.e. at-work productivity loss) at high cost to individuals, employers and society. A trial of job retention vocational rehabilita...

    Alison Hammond, Rachel O’Brien, Sarah Woodbridge, Lucy Bradshaw, Yeliz Prior, Kate Radford, June Culley, Diane Whitham and Ruth Pulikottil-Jacob

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:315

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  3. Research article

    The effects of therapeutic hip exercise with abdominal core activation on recruitment of the hip muscles

    Core stabilization has been utilized for rehabilitation and prevention of lower limb musculoskeletal injuries. Previous studies showed that activation of the abdominal core muscles enhanced the hip muscle acti...

    Mandy KY Chan, Ka Wai Chow, Alfred YS Lai, Noble KC Mak, Jason CH Sze and Sharon MH Tsang

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:313

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  4. Study protocol

    Lumbar microdiscectomy and post-operative activity restrictions: a protocol for a single blinded randomised controlled trial

    Lumbar microdiscectomy is the most commonly performed spinal surgery procedure, with over 300,000 cases performed annually in the United States alone. Traditionally, patients were advised to restrict post-oper...

    Chris D. Daly, Kai Zheong Lim, Jennifer Lewis, Kelly Saber, Mohammed Molla, Naor Bar-Zeev and Tony Goldschlager

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:312

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  5. Research article

    Comparison of artificial graft versus autograft in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a meta-analysis

    Critically evaluation and summarization for the outcomes between autografts and artificial grafts using in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction have not been performed currently. The purpose of this...

    Zhen-Yu Jia, Chen Zhang, Shi-qi Cao, Chen-chen Xue, Tian-ze Liu, Xuan Huang and Wei-Dong Xu

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:309

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  6. Case report

    Sonication contribution to identifying prosthetic joint infection with Ralstonia pickettii: a case report and review of the literature

    In the context of an increase number of primary and revision total hip and total knee arthroplasty performed yearly, an increased risk of complication is expected. Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) remains the ...

    Rares Mircea Birlutiu, Mihai Dan Roman, Razvan Silviu Cismasiu, Sorin Radu Fleaca, Crina Maria Popa, Manuela Mihalache and Victoria Birlutiu

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:311

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  7. Research article

    Leflunomide is equally efficacious and safe compared to low dose rituximab in refractory rheumatoid arthritis given in combination with methotrexate: results from a randomized double blind controlled clinical trial

    The standard dose of rituximab used in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is 1000 mg but recent studies have shown that low dose (500 mg) is also effective. Efficacy of low dose rituximab in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) r...

    Harindu Wijesinghe, Priyadharshini Galappatthy, Rajiva de Silva, Suranjith L. Seneviratne, Ushagowry Saravanamuttu, Preethi Udagama, Melanie Hart, Peter Kelleher, Upul Senerath, Rohini Fernandopulle, Lilani P. Weerasekera and Lalith S. Wijayaratne

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:310

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  8. Research article

    Clinical and imaging outcome of osteochondral lesions of the talus treated using autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis technique with a biomimetic scaffold

    The purpose of our study was to assess the clinical and imaging outcome of autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis (AMIC) technique consisting of microfractures followed by the filling of osteochondral lesion...

    Domenico Albano, Nicolò Martinelli, Alberto Bianchi, Carmelo Messina, Francesco Malerba and Luca Maria Sconfienza

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:306

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  9. Research article

    Slipped capital femoral epiphysis: a population-based study

    Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common hip disorder in children 9–15 years old. This is a population-based study in Sweden presenting the epidemiology for SCFE.

    Bengt Herngren, Margaretha Stenmarker, Ludek Vavruch and Gunnar Hagglund

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:304

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  10. Research article

    Plantar plate pathology is associated with erosive disease in the painful forefoot of patients with rheumatoid arthritis

    Disease-related foot pathology is recognised to have a significant impact on mobility and functional capacity in the majority of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The forefoot is widely affected and the...

    Heidi J Siddle, Richard J Hodgson, Elizabeth M A Hensor, Andrew J Grainger, Anthony C Redmond, Richard J Wakefield and Philip S Helliwell

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:308

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  11. Study protocol

    The GOLMePsA study protocol: an investigator-initiated, double-blind, parallel-group, randomised, controlled trial of GOLimumab and methotrexate versus methotrexate in early diagnosed psoriatic arthritis using clinical and whole body MRI outcomes

    Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory arthritis which impacts significantly on the quality of life and work capacity of affected individuals. Recent evidence has shown that early control of infla...

    Gabriele De Marco, Philip Helliwell, Dennis McGonagle, Paul Emery, Laura C. Coates, Elizabeth M. A. Hensor and Helena Marzo-Ortega

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:303

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  12. Research article

    Clinical and radiographic predictors of acute compartment syndrome in the treatment of tibial plateau fractures: a retrospective cohort study

    The aim of the study was to evaluate the relation between demographic, injury-related, clinical and radiological factors of patients with tibial plateau fractures and the development of acute compartment syndr...

    Axel Gamulin, Anne Lübbeke, Patrick Belinga, Pierre Hoffmeyer, Thomas V. Perneger, Matthieu Zingg and Gregory Cunningham

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:307

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  13. Erratum

    Erratum to: more complications in uncemented compared to cemented hemiarthroplasty for displaced femoral neck fractures: a randomized controlled trial of 201 patients, with one year follow-up

    Sophie Moerman, Nina M. C. Mathijssen, Dieu D. Niesten, Roeland Riedijk, Willard J. Rijnberg, Sander Koëter, Keetie Kremers van de Hei, Wim E. Tuinebreijer, Tim L. Molenaar, Rob G. H. H. Nelissen and Anne J. H. Vochteloo

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:300

    Published on: 17 July 2017

    The original article was published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:169

  14. Research article

    Glenohumeral and scapulothoracic strength impairments exists in patients with subacromial impingement, but these are not reflected in the shoulder pain and disability index

    Pain and loss of function are cardinal symptoms associated with Subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS), while the presence and magnitude of deficits in strength and range of motion (ROM) are largely undescribe...

    M.B. Clausen, A. Witten, K. Holm, K.B. Christensen, M.L. Attrup, P. Hölmich and K. Thorborg

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:302

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  15. Research article

    Short stem total hip arthroplasty for osteonecrosis of the femoral head in patients 60 years or younger: a 3- to 10-year follow-up study

    In young patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH), short-stem total hip arthroplasty (THA) could allow a potential advantage in preserving metaphyseal bone-stock, when revision surgery might beco...

    Antonio Capone, Fabrizio Bienati, Stefania Torchia, Daniele Podda and Giuseppe Marongiu

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:301

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  16. Case report

    The effect of autologous adipose derived mesenchymal stem cell therapy in the treatment of a large osteochondral defect of the knee following unsuccessful surgical intervention of osteochondritis dissecans – a case study

    A prospective analysis of the effect of autologous adipose derived mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy in the treatment of an osteochondral defect of the knee with early progressive osteoarthritis following un...

    Julien Freitag, Kiran Shah, James Wickham, Richard Boyd and Abi Tenen

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:298

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  17. Research article

    Single leg squat performance in physically and non-physically active individuals: a cross-sectional study

    Single-leg squat (SLS) is a functional test visually rated by clinicians for assessing lower limb function as a preventive injury strategy. SLS clinical rating is a qualitative evaluation and it does not count...

    Silvia Gianola, Greta Castellini, Elena Stucovitz, Alice Nardo and Giuseppe Banfi

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:299

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  18. Study protocol

    Alfredson versus Silbernagel exercise therapy in chronic midportion Achilles tendinopathy: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    Midportion Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is a common overuse injury, usually requiring several months of rehabilitation. Exercise therapy of the ankle plantar flexors (i.e. tendon loading) is considered crucial d...

    Bas Habets, Robert E. H. van Cingel, Frank J. G. Backx and Bionka M. A. Huisstede

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:296

    Published on: 11 July 2017

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