Change in adduction moment following medial open wedge high tibial osteotomy: a meta-analysis
This meta-analysis was designed to quantify adduction moment loss, to evaluate the relationship between changes in mechanical axis alignment and adduction moment, and to assess whether sagittal plane moment is... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 6, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jun-Ho Kim, Hyun-Jung Kim, Haluk Celik, Joo-Hwan Kim and Dae-Hee Lee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

What is known about the effects of exercise or training to reduce skeletal muscle impairments of patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1? A scoping review
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is a neuromuscular disease characterized by multisystemic involvements including a progressive loss of maximal muscle strength and muscle wasting. Poor lower-limb strength is an... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 5, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Marie-Pier Roussel, Marika Morin, Cynthia Gagnon and Elise Duchesne Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Single-stage posterior debridement, decompression and transpedicular screw fixation for the treatment of thoracolumbar junction (T12-L1) tuberculosis with associated neurological deficit: a multicentre retrospective study
A multicentre retrospective study was conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of single-stage posterior debridement, decompression and transpedicular screw fixation for the treatment of thoracolumbar jun... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 4, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yanping Zeng, Wenjie Wu, Jingtong Lyu, Xun Liu, Jiulin Tan, Zhilin Li, Yuan Chen, Litao Li, Yonghong Zheng, Gaoju Wang, Jianzhong Xu and Zehua Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patient reported outcomes and implant survivorship after Total knee arthroplasty with the persona knee implant system: two year follow up
More personalized implant designs for total knee arthroplasty might optimize the clinical outcome after surgery. One of these personalized implant designs is the Persona knee implant system (Zimmer Biomet, War... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 4, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: N. M. C. Mathijssen, H. Verburg, N. J. London, M. Landsiedl and M. Dominkus Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Surgical management of acute compartment syndrome and sequential complications
Acute compartment syndrome occurs when pressure within a compartment increases and affects the function of the muscle and tissues after an injury. Compartment syndrome is most common in lower leg and may lead ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 4, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Weili Du, Xiaohua Hu, Yuming Shen and Xing Teng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Roles of the screw types, proximity and anterior band wiring in the surgical fixation of transverse patellar fractures: a finite element investigation
Cannulated screws with an anterior wire are currently used for managing transverse patellar fracture. However, the addition of anterior wiring with various types of screws via open surgery to increase the mech... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 4, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Chih-Hsien Chen, Yen-Nien Chen, Chun-Ting Li, Chih-Wei Chang, Chih-Han Chang and Yao-Te Peng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Unilateral laminectomy for bilateral decompression improves low back pain while standing equally on both sides in patients with lumbar canal stenosis: analysis using a detailed visual analogue scale
Unilateral laminectomy for bilateral decompression (ULBD) for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a less invasive technique compared to conventional laminectomy. Recently, several authors have reported favorable r... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 4, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hiroshi Takahashi, Yasuchika Aoki, Junya Saito, Arata Nakajima, Masato Sonobe, Yorikazu Akatsu, Masahiro Inoue, Shinji Taniguchi, Manabu Yamada, Keita Koyama, Keiichiro Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Shiga, Kazuhide Inage, Sumihisa Orita, Satoshi Maki, Takeo Furuya & Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prognostic ability of the German version of the STarT Back tool: analysis of 12-month follow-up data from a randomized controlled trial
Stratified care is an up-to-date treatment approach suggested for patients with back pain in several guidelines. A comprehensively studied stratification instrument is the STarT Back Tool (SBT). It was develop... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 28, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sven Karstens, Katja Krug, Heiner Raspe, Max Wunderlich, Martin Hochheim, Stefanie Joos and Angelika H üppe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Investigating the effect of proteoglycan 4 on hyaluronan solution properties using confocal fluorescence recovery after photobleaching
The objective of this study was to use confocal fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) to examine the specific and dose-dependent effect of proteoglycan 4 (PRG4) on hyaluronan (HA) solutions of diff... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 26, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Adam K. Bloom, Michael L. Samsom, Suresh C. Regmi, Bridgett L. Steele and Tannin A. Schmidt Tags: Research article Source Type: research

An individualized patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) based patient decision aid and surgeon report for patients considering total knee arthroplasty: protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial
While the rates of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) continue to rise worldwide, there are concerns about whether all surgeries are appropriate. Guidelines for appropriateness suggest that patients should have rea... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 23, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Nick Bansback, Logan Trenaman, Karen V. MacDonald, Gillian Hawker, Jeffrey A. Johnson, Dawn Stacey and Deborah A. Marshall Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

The projected burden of primary total knee and hip replacement for osteoarthritis in Australia to the year 2030
Comprehensive national joint replacement registries with well-validated data offer unique opportunities for examining the potential future burden of hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) at a population level. This... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 23, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ilana N. Ackerman, Megan A. Bohensky, Ella Zomer, Mark Tacey, Alexandra Gorelik, Caroline A. Brand and Richard de Steiger Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Complications after non-surgical management of proximal humeral fractures: a systematic review of terms and definitions
A majority of proximal humeral fractures can be managed without surgery. Recent randomized clinical trials and meta-analyses even question the benefit of surgical treatment for displaced 3-, and 4-part fractur... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 23, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Stig Brorson, Nikola Alispahic, Christian Bahrs, Alexander Joeris, Amir Steinitz and Laurent Audig é Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Recurrent femoral shaft fractures in a child with gnathodiaphyseal dysplasia: a case report
Gnathodiaphyseal dysplasia (GDD) is an extremely rare autosomal dominant disease characterized by cemento-osseous lesions in the jawbones, bone fragility, and diaphyseal sclerosis of the tubular bones. Patient... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 23, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Takuma Kuroda, Ichiro Okano, Takatoshi Sawada, Satoshi Okamoto, Yuki Midorikawa, Tetsuya Tachibana, Toshio Yagi and Katsunori Inagaki Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Preoperative radiographic and clinical factors associated with postoperative floating of the lesser toes after resection arthroplasty for rheumatoid forefoot deformity
This study aimed to clarify the characteristics associated with postoperative floating of the lesser toes, especially focusing on the medial and lateral lessor toes, after arthrodesis of the first metatarsopha... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 19, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tomohiro Onodera, Hiroaki Nakano, Kentaro Homan, Eiji Kondo and Norimasa Iwasaki Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Corticosteroid dose increase is a risk factor for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and contralateral osteonecrosis of the femoral head: a case report
The incidence of bilateral corticosteroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is high. Although the precise mechanism of corticosteroid-induced ONFH development is unclear, hepatic enzyme abnormal... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 19, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hirokazu Shimizu, Tomohiro Shimizu, Daisuke Takahashi, Tsuyoshi Asano, Ryuta Arai, Yasunari Takakuwa and Norimasa Iwasaki Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Educational inequalities in mortality associated with rheumatoid arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders in Sweden
Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders are less likely to be reported as an underlying cause of death (UCD) and since cause of death studies are generally limited to the UCD, little is known about socioeconomic inequ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 18, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Aliasghar A. Kiadaliri, Ingemar F. Petersson and Martin Englund Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Relationship between lower-extremity defects and body mass among polish children: a cross-sectional study
Lower extremity defects in healthy children raises interest of researchers as confirmed by numerous published original and review articles. The relationship between lower extremity postural defects and body ma... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 18, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Micha ł Brzeziński, Zbigniew Czubek, Aleksandra Niedzielska, Marek Jankowski, Tomasz Kobus and Zbigniew Ossowski Tags: Research article Source Type: research

GLA:D ® Back: implementation of group-based patient education integrated with exercises to support self-management of back pain - protocol for a hybrid effectiveness-implementation study
Reassuring patient education and exercise therapy are widely recommended interventions for back pain in clinical guidelines. However, many patients are offered non-guideline endorsed options, and strategies fo... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 18, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Alice Kongsted, Inge Ris, Per Kjaer, Werner Vach, Lars Mors ø and Jan Hartvigsen Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

The effect of manual therapy and stabilizing exercises on forward head and rounded shoulder postures: a six-week intervention with a one-month follow-up study
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of a six-week combined manual therapy (MT) and stabilizing exercises (SEs), with a one-month follow-up on neck pain and improving function and posture in pat... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 18, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kiana Fathollahnejad, Amir Letafatkar and Malihe Hadadnezhad Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patellofemoral kinematic characteristics in anterior cruciate ligament deficiency and reconstruction
The objective of the current study is t... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Zhiping Lin, Yangyang Tang, Hongchang Tan and Daozhang Cai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Does isolated greater trochanter implication affect hip abducent strength and functions in intertrochanteric fracture?
A fracture in the isolated greater trochanter is an infrequent type of femoral intertrochanteric fracture. The gluteus medius and gluteus minimus are abducent muscle groups with attachments located on the grea... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hanru Ren, Qikai Huang, Jiawen He, Yongan Wang, Lianghao Wu, Baoqing Yu and Dianying Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Complications after direct anterior versus Watson-Jones approach in total hip arthroplasty: results from a matched pair analysis on 1408 patients
The direct anterior approach (DAA) has gained popularity in total hip arthroplasty (THA) over the past decade. A large number of studies have compared the DAA to other approaches with inclusion of a learning c... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Antonio Klasan, Thomas Neri, Ludwig Oberkircher, Dominik Malcherczyk, Thomas Jan Heyse and Christopher Bliemel Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The systematic review and meta-analysis of X-ray detective rate of Kashin-Beck disease from 1992 to 2016
Kashin-Beck disease (KBD) is a serious human endemic chronic osteochondral disease. However, quantitative syntheses of X-ray detective rate studies for KBD are rare. We performed an initial systematic review a... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Xi Wang, Yujie Ning, Amin Liu, Xin Qi, Meidan Liu, Pan Zhang and Xiong Guo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of Vitamin D supplementation on synovial tissue volume and subchondral bone marrow lesion volume in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis
Data from a recent clinical trial of vitamin D therapy in knee OA suggests that, compared to placebo, vitamin D therapy may be associated with a reduction in effusion-synovitis. Our aim was, using contrast-enh... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Thomas A. Perry, Matthew J. Parkes, Richard Hodgson, David T. Felson, Terence W. O ’Neill and Nigel K. Arden Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Gorham ’s disease: treatment with an autologous iliac bone graft and a reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
Gorham ’s disease (GSD) is a rare osteolytic disease with unclear etiology, and no known prevention or effective treatment. Here we report a new surgical treatment for a case of GSD in September 2017. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 13, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Linjie Feng, Yaoping Wu, Xiangqian Yu and Wenguo Zhao Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Developing strategic priorities in osteoarthritis research: Proceedings and recommendations arising from the 2017 Australian Osteoarthritis Summit
There is a pressing need to enhance osteoarthritis (OA) research to find ways of alleviating its enormous individual and societal impact due to the high prevalence, associated disability, and extensive costs. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 13, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: David J. Hunter, Philippa J. A. Nicolson, Christopher B. Little, Sarah R. Robbins, Xia Wang and Kim L. Bennell Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of mobilisation with movement (MWM) on anatomical and clinical characteristics of chronic ankle instability: a randomised controlled trial protocol
Up to 40% of individuals who sprain their ankle develop chronic ankle instability (CAI). One treatment option for this debilitating condition is joint mobilisation. There is preliminary evidence that Mulligan ’... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 13, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ishanka Weerasekara, Peter Grant Osmotherly, Suzanne Jordan Snodgrass, John Tessier and Darren Anthony Rivett Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

The recovery after Achilles tendon rupture: a protocol for a multicenter prospective cohort study
Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) is a common sports injury, with a rising incidence and significant impairments. Due to the lack of treatment guidelines, there is no consensus about diagnostic methods, primary tr... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 11, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Olivier C. Dams, Inge van den Akker-Scheek, Ron L. Diercks, Klaus W. Wendt, Eelke Bosma, Tom M. van Raaij, Arvid V. Munzebrock, Wierd P. Zijlstra, Johannes Zwerver and Inge H. F. Reininga Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Integrating Mobile-health, health coaching, and physical activity to reduce the burden of chronic low back pain trial (IMPACT): a pilot randomised controlled trial
Low back pain is one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal conditions and the highest contributor to disability in the world. It is characterized by frequent relapses leading to additional care-seeking. Engage... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 11, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Anita B. Amorim, Evangelos Pappas, Milena Simic, Manuela L. Ferreira, Matthew Jennings, Anne Tiedemann, Ana Paula Carvalho-e-Silva, Eduardo Caputo, Alice Kongsted and Paulo H. Ferreira Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: A new multiple trauma model of the mouse
After publication of the original article [1], it was noticed that the following corrections needed to be implemented. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 11, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics 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 Tags: Correction Source Type: research

The commercial pig as a model of spontaneously-occurring osteoarthritis
Preclinical osteoarthritis models where damage occurs spontaneously may better reflect the initiation and development of human osteoarthritis. The aim was to assess the commercial pig as a model of spontaneous... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 11, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mhairi A. Macfadyen, Zoe Daniel, Sara Kelly, Tim Parr, John M. Brameld, Andrew J. Murton and Simon W. Jones Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Living in immigrant communities does not impact total knee arthroplasty outcomes: experience from a high-volume center in the United States
Community characteristics such as poverty affect total knee arthroplasty (TKA) outcomes. However, it is unknown whether other community factors such as immigrant proportion (IP) also affect outcomes. Our objec... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 9, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Bella Mehta, Jackie Szymonifka, Shirin Dey, Iris Navarro-Millan, Stephen Grassia, Lisa A. Mandl, Anne R. Bass, Linda Russell, Michael Parks, Mark Figgie, Lily Lee, Joe Nguyen and Susan M. Goodman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Randomized placebo-controlled double-blind phase II study of zaltoprofen for patients with diffuse-type and unresectable localized tenosynovial giant cell tumors: a study protocol
A tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TGCT) is a locally aggressive benign neoplasm arising from intra- or extra-articular tissue. Diffuse TGCT (D-TGCT) most commonly develops in the knee, followed by the hip, ankl... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 9, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Akihiko Takeuchi, Akihiro Nomura, Norio Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Kentaro Igarashi, Susumu Tandai, Akira Kawai, Akihiko Matsumine, Shinji Miwa, Yoshihiro Nishida, Tomoki Nakamura, Ryu Terauchi, Manabu Hoshi, Toshiyuki Kunisada, Makoto Endo, Kenichi Yos Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Percutaneous periarticular multi-drug injection at one day after total knee arthroplasty as a component of multimodal pain management: a randomized control trial
Although intraoperative periarticular multi-drug injection has been used for postoperative pain control after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), the injection has the inherent shortcoming of limited acting time. T... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 8, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Takuya Iseki, Sachiyuki Tsukada, Motohiro Wakui, Kenji Kurosaka and Shinichi Yoshiya Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Does thread shape affect the fixation strength of the bioabsorbable interference screws for anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions? A biomechanical study
The purpose of this study was to compare the biomechanical behaviour of two bioabsorbable interference screws with different geometries. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 8, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Gerardo L. Garc és, Oscar Martel, Alejandro Yánez and Alberto Cuadrado Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Two stage revision with a proximal femur replacement
Despite very good prosthesis retention times, the growing numbers of primary implantations of hip endoprostheses are leading to increasing numbers of revision operations. Periprosthetic infection, particularly... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 8, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ralf Dieckmann, Tom Schmidt-Braekling, Georg Gosheger, Christoph Theil, Jendrik Hardes and Burkhard Moellenbeck Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Reliability of four tests to assess body posture and the range of selected movements in individuals with spinal muscular atrophy
The majority of individuals with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) experience progressive skeletal deformities which may affect the quality of life and mobility. To date, no studies have evaluated the reliability ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 7, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Agnieszka St ępień, Maria Jędrzejowska, Katarzyna Guzek, Witold Rekowski and Jolanta Stępowska Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparation and evaluation of the accuracy of the sulcus localization method to establish the medial patellofemoral ligament femoral tunnel: a cadaveric and clinical study
In anatomic medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction, malpositioning of the MPFL femoral tunnel is common. A palpable sulcus reportedly exists at the anatomic femoral attachment of the MPFL. The pr... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 7, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Xuancheng Zhang, Guoming Xie, Chengyuan Zhang, Zhaoyi Fang, Jinzhong Zhao and Xiaoqiao Huangfu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Validation of inertial measurement units with optical tracking system in patients operated with Total hip arthroplasty
Patient reported outcome measurement (PROMs) will not capture in detail the functional joint motion before and after total hip arthroplasty (THA). Therefore, methods more specifically aimed to analyse joint mo... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 6, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Roland Z ügner, Roy Tranberg, John Timperley, Diana Hodgins, Maziar Mohaddes and Johan Kärrholm Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Imaging use for low back pain by Ontario primary care clinicians: protocol for a mixed methods study – the Back ON study
At any one time, one in every five Canadians has low back pain (LBP), and LBP is one of the most common health problems in primary care. Guidelines recommend that imaging not be routinely performed in patients... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 2, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Simon D. French, Michael E. Green, R. Sacha Bhatia, Yingwei Peng, Jill A. Hayden, Jan Hartvigsen, Noah M. Ivers, Jeremy M. Grimshaw, Christopher M. Booth, Lucia R ühland and Kathleen E. Norman Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Pathophysiology behind prolonged whiplash associated disorders: study protocol for an experimental study
There is insufficient knowledge of pathophysiological parameters to understand the mechanism behind prolonged whiplash associated disorders (WAD), and it is not known whether or not changes can be restored by ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 2, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Anneli Peolsson, Anette Karlsson, Bijar Ghafouri, Tino Ebbers, Maria Engstr öm, Margaretha Jönsson, Karin Wåhlén, Thobias Romu, Magnus Borga, Eythor Kristjansson, Hilla Sarig Bahat, Dmitry German, Peter Zsigmond and Gunnel Peterson Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Biomechanics following skip-level cervical disc arthroplasty versus skip-level cervical discectomy and fusion: a finite element-based study
Moderately increased motion at the intermediate segment (IS) after skip-level fusion may accelerate disc degeneration. However, limited biomechanical data are available that examine the effects on the IS follo... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 31, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ting-kui Wu, Yang Meng, Bei-yu Wang, Xin Rong, Ying Hong, Chen Ding, Hua Chen and Hao Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Distal femoral reconstruction following failed total knee arthroplasty is accompanied with risk for complication and reduced joint function
In this study, we aimed to asse... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 31, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Klemens Vertesich, Stephan E. Puchner, Kevin Staats, Markus Schreiner, Christian Hipfl, Bernd Kubista, Johannes Holinka and Reinhard Windhager Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluation of health-related quality of life after total hip arthroplasty: a case-control study in the Iranian population
As the total hip arthroplasty (THA) mainly aims to improve the quality of life of the patients, study of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after THA has attracted much attention. Yet, the results consider... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 31, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mansour Bahardoust, Mikaiel Hajializade, Reza Amiri, Fatemeh Mousazadeh and Karim Pisoudeh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Musculoskeletal pains and cardiovascular autonomic function in the general Northern Finnish population
Heart rate variability (HRV) and baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) measurements provide means for the objective assessment of cardiovascular autonomic function. As previous studies have associated chronic pain with... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 31, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Petteri Oura, Arto Hautala, Antti Kiviniemi, Juha Auvinen, Katri Puukka, Mikko Tulppo, Heikki Huikuri, Tapio Sepp änen and Jaro Karppinen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Analysis of patellofemoral arthrokinematic motion quality in open and closed kinetic chains using vibroarthrography
Knee movements performed in open (OKC) and closed (CKC) kinetic chains generate various patterns of muscle activities and especially distinct contact stresses in the patellofemoral joint (PFJ). In contrast to ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 31, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Dawid B ączkowicz, Krzysztof Kręcisz and Zbigniew Borysiuk Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Mid-term follow-up results of calcaneal reconstruction for calcaneal malunion
We report the mid-term follow-up results of calcaneal reconstruction for calcaneal malunion. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 29, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hong Seop Lee, Woo Jong Kim, Eun Seok Park, Jun Young Kim, Young Hwan Kim and Young Koo Lee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

What is the evidence to support early supervised exercise therapy after primary total knee replacement? A systematic review and meta-analysis
Total knee replacement (TKR) patients participate in early supervised exercise therapy programs, despite a lack of evidence for such programs or the optimal type, duration or frequency to provide the best clin... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 29, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Larissa Nicole Sattler, Wayne Anthony Hing and Christopher John Vertullo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence and potential risk factors of flight-related neck, shoulder and low back pain among helicopter pilots and crewmembers: a questionnaire-based study
Flight-related neck, shoulder and low back pain are the most common musculoskeletal disorders among helicopter pilots and their crewmembers, thus becoming a growing concern. Information on the combined prevale... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 29, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Markus Posch, Alois Schranz, Manfred Lener, Werner Senn, Bj örn O. Äng, Martin Burtscher and Gerhard Ruedl Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Revisiting the disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) and QuickDASH in rheumatoid arthritis
Limitations in upper limb functioning are common in Musculoskeletal disorders and the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand scale (DASH) has gained widespread use in this context. However, various concern... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 25, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: B. Prodinger, A. Hammond, A. Tennant, Y. Prior and S. Tyson Tags: Research article Source Type: research