Human adipose-derived Mesenchymal stem cells, low-intensity pulsed ultrasound, or their combination for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: study protocol for a first-in-man randomized controlled trial
Human adipose-derived Mesenchymal stem cells (HADMSCs) have proven their efficacy in treating osteoarthritis (OA), in earlier preclinical and clinical studies. As the tissue repairers are under the control of ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 15, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mohammad Nasb, Huang Liangjiang, Chenzi Gong and Chen Hong Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Are viruses associated with disc herniation? A clinical case series
There is some limited evidence for the presence of viruses in herniated disc material including a previous case series that claimed to provide “unequivocal evidence of the presence of herpes virus DNA in inter... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 14, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: B. F. Walker, A. J. Armson, M. A. O ’Dea, J. R. White, C. R. P. Lind and P. R. Woodland Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Modified C7 pedicle subtraction osteotomy for the correction of cervicothoracic kyphosis
Osteotomies in the cervical spine are technically challenging. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of the modified pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) technique at C7 to be used for the t... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 14, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yichen Meng, Jun Ma, Lun Shu, Jia Yin, Rui Gao, Ce Wang and Xuhui Zhou Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Quantitative analysis of paraspinal muscle atrophy after oblique lateral interbody fusion alone vs. combined with percutaneous pedicle screw fixation in patients with spondylolisthesis
There is no available literature for comparison on muscle atrophy between the “stand-alone” oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) and regular OLIF (i.e., combined with percutaneous pedicle screws fixation (P... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 14, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Wei He, Da He, Yuqing Sun, Yonggang Xing, Mingming Liu, Jiankun Wen, Weiheng Wang, Yanhai Xi, Wei Tian and Xiaojian Ye Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of distal tibial osteotomy with distraction arthroplasty in varus ankle osteoarthritis
In highly active older individuals, end-stage ankle osteoarthritis has traditionally been treated using tibiotalar arthrodesis, which provides considerable pain relief. However, there is a loss of ankle joint ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 14, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Koji Nozaka, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Takeshi Kashiwagura, Yuji Kasukawa, Hidetomo Saito, Hiroaki Kijima, Shuichi Chida, Hiroyuki Tsuchie and Yoichi Shimada Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Risk factors for subsidence of titanium mesh cage following single-level anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion
To clarify the risk factors for subsidence of titanium mesh cage (TMC) following single-level anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) to reduce subsidence. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 14, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Chengyue Ji, Shunzhi Yu, Ning Yan, Jiaxing Wang, Fang Hou, Tiesheng Hou and Weihua Cai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

In vitro effects of alendronate on fibroblasts of the human rotator cuff tendon
Bone mineral density of the humeral head is an independent determining factor for postoperative rotator cuff tendon healing. Bisphosphonates, which are commonly used to treat osteoporosis, have raised concerns... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 11, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Chang-Meen Sung, Ra Jeong Kim, Young-Sool Hah, Ji-Yong Gwark and Hyung Bin Park Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Influence of reduction accuracy in lateral tibial plateau fractures on intra-articular friction – a biomechanical study
Lateral tibial split fractures (LTSF) usually require surgical therapy with screw or plate osteosynthesis. Excellent anatomical reduction of the fracture is thereby essential to avoid post-traumatic osteoarthr... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 11, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Christian Walter, Alexander Beck, Christopher Jacob, Ulf Krister Hofmann, Ulrich St öckle and Fabian Stuby Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Using the anterior capsule of the hip joint to protect the tensor fascia lata muscle during direct anterior total hip arthroplasty: a randomized prospective trial
The direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty (THA) has specific advantages, but injury to the tensor fasciae lata muscle (TFLM) remains a concern. This injury in part negates some of the advantages ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 11, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Gongyin Zhao, Ruixia Zhu, Shijie Jiang, Nanwei Xu, Hongwei Bao and Yuji Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Postoperative diagnostic potentials of median nerve strain and applied pressure measurement after carpal tunnel release
The objective of this study is to investigate the prognostic values of median nerve strain and applied pressure measurement for the assessment of clinical recovery after carpal tunnel release. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 11, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yuichi Yoshii, Wen-lin Tung, Hiroshi Yuine and Tomoo Ishii Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and validation of the Italian language Forgotten Joint Score-12 (FJS-12) as an outcome measure for total knee arthroplasty in an Italian population
With ever-increasing numbers of patients undergoing elective total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and as TKA is performed in increasingly younger patients, patient demands and expectations have also increased. With i... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 11, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Valerio Sansone, Peter Fennema, Rachel C. Applefield, Stefano Marchina, Raffaella Ronco, Walter Pascale and Valerio Pascale Tags: Research article Source Type: research

CHD7 gene polymorphisms in female patients with idiopathic scoliosis
The CHD7 (chromosome domain helicase DNA binding protein 7) gene has been associated with familial idiopathic scoliosis (IS) in families of European descent. The CHD7 single-nucleotide polymorphisms have never be... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 10, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Karolina Borysiak, Piotr Janusz, Miros ław Andrusiewicz, Małgorzata Chmielewska, Mateusz Kozinoga, Tomasz Kotwicki and Małgorzata Kotwicka Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Posterior monoaxial screw fixation combined with distraction-compression technology assisted endplate reduction for thoracolumbar burst fractures: a retrospective study
The management of thoracolumbar burst fractures traditionally involves posterior pedicle screw fixation, but it has some drawbacks. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes o... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 9, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Xuhong Xue and Sheng Zhao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pigmented villous nodular synovitis mimicking metastases on 18F-FDG PET/CT in a patient with rectal mucosal melanoma: a case report
Mucosal melanomas are rare and have a high potential for metastasizing. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice for single distant metastases. Malignant melanoma usually shows the highest uptake of fluor... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 8, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yu-An Yen, Li-Chun Wu, Na-Mi Lu and Chiang Hsuan Lee Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Burden of neck pain among medical students in Ethiopia
Neck pain is the major cause of morbidity and absenteeism from university lessons among medical students worldwide. Medical students are more exposed and appear to have neck pain because of their length of stu... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 8, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Gidey Gomera Weleslassie, Hagazi Gebre Meles, Tsiwaye Gebreyesus Haile and Gebreslassie Kahsay Hagos Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Influence of extension stem length and diameter on clinical and radiographic outcomes of revision total knee arthroplasty
Extension stems provide stability to revision total knee arthroplasty (RTKA). Little is known regarding the relationship between stem characteristics and RTKA stability. We aimed to identify the relationship b... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 8, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sheng-Hsun Lee, Hsin-Nung Shih, Chih-Hsiang Chang, Tung-Wu Lu, Yu-Han Chang and Yu-Chih Lin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Concomitant bilateral elastofibroma in the infrascapular and gluteal regions: a report of a rare case
Elastofibroma is a benign soft tissue tumor characterized by the presence of elastic fibers in a stroma of collagen and mature adipose tissue. It is reported to have a prevalence of 2.73%, as shown by a study ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 8, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Omran Al Dandan, Ali Hassan, Mona Al Muhaish, Jumanah AlMatrouk, Haidar Almuhanna and Tarek Hegazi Tags: Case report Source Type: research

A new lever reduction technique for the surgical treatment of elderly patients with lumbar degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Proper reduction method for Lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (LDS) is still controversial. The aim of this study was to determine the safety and effectiveness of lever reduction combined with traditional ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 7, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Chao Kong, Wei Wang, Xiangyu Li, Xiangyao Sun, Junzhe Ding and Shibao Lu Tags: Technical advance Source Type: research

Gait kinematics of the hip, pelvis, and trunk associated with external hip adduction moment in patients with secondary hip osteoarthritis: toward determination of the key point in gait modification
A larger daily cumulative hip loading, which is the product of the external hip adduction moment (HAM) impulse during gait and the number of steps per day has been identified as a factor associated with the pr... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 6, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hiroshige Tateuchi, Haruhiko Akiyama, Koji Goto, Kazutaka So, Yutaka Kuroda and Noriaki Ichihashi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Predicting clinical outcomes after total knee arthroplasty from preoperative radiographic factors of the knee osteoarthritis
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the major surgical treatment for end-stage osteoarthritis (OA). Despite its effectiveness, there are about 20% of patients who are dissatisfied with the outcome. Predicting the... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 6, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kaoru Toguchi, Arata Nakajima, Yorikazu Akatsu, Masato Sonobe, Manabu Yamada, Hiroshi Takahashi, Junya Saito, Yasuchika Aoki, Toru Suguro and Koichi Nakagawa Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Socioeconomic status of patients in a Swedish national self-management program for osteoarthritis compared with the general population —a descriptive observational study
First-line treatment for hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) including education and supervised exercises, delivered as a self-management program, is considered one of the mainstays in OA treatment. However, the ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 6, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kristin Gustafsson, Joanna Kvist, Marit Eriksson, Leif E. Dahlberg and Ola Rolfson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Lumbar vertebral osteoradionecrosis: a rare case report with 10-year follow-up and brief literature review
Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) is a complication that occurs after radiotherapy for head or neck malignancies. ORN of the spine is rare, with only few cases affecting the cervical spine reported to date. To our know... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 4, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Cong Jin, Minghua Xie, Wengqing Liang and Yu Qian Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Acute traumatic unilateral cervical C4 –C5 facet dislocation in pediatric toddlers
The present study is to highlight the challenges in managing cervical spine injuries in toddlers (less than 4  years of age) without neurological deficit. Cases of unilateral cervical C4–C5 facet dislocation in... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 3, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Wongthawat Liawrungrueang, Rattanaporn Chamnan, Weera Chaiyamongkol and Piyawat Bintachitt Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Evaluation of the patient acceptable symptom state following hip arthroscopy using the 12 item international hip outcome tool
The International Hip Outcome Tool 12 (iHOT-12) is a shorter version of the iHOT-33 which measures health related quality of life following treatment of hip disorders in young, active patients. The purpose of ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 3, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Patrick G. Robinson, Julian F. Maempel, Conor S. Rankin, Paul Gaston and David F. Hamilton Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Fatigue in adults with Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is characterized by bone fragility, and features such as blue sclerae, dentinogenesis imperfecta, hearing loss, ligamentous laxity and short stature can be present. It has long bee... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 3, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Arjan G. J. Harsevoort, Koert Gooijer, Fleur S. van Dijk, Dani ëlle A. F. M. van der Grijn, Anton A. M. Franken, Anne Marieke V. Dommisse and Guus J. M. Janus Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Craniosacral therapy for chronic pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
To systematically assess the evidence of Craniosacral Therapy (CST) for the treatment of chronic pain. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 31, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Heidemarie Haller, Romy Lauche, Tobias Sundberg, Gustav Dobos and Holger Cramer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Supercapsular percutaneously-assisted total hip (SuperPath) versus posterolateral total hip arthroplasty in bilateral osteonecrosis of the femoral head: a pilot clinical trial
The supercapsular percutaneously-assisted total hip arthroplasty (SuperPath) was proposed to be minimally invasive and tissue sparing with possible superior postoperative outcomes to traditional approaches of ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 31, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Weikun Meng, Zhong Huang, Haoyang Wang, Duan Wang, Zeyu Luo, Yang Bai, Liang Gao, Guanglin Wang and Zongke Zhou Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Gorham-Stout disease of the malleolus: a rare case report
Gorham-Stout disease, also known as vanishing bone disease, idiopathic massive osteolysis, is a rare entity of unknown etiopathology. This disease is characterized by destruction of osseous matrix and prolifer... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 31, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Chuanxi Zheng, Fan Tang, Li Min, Yong Zhou, Yi Luo, Chongqi Tu and Shiquan Zhang Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Surgical management of sacral meningeal cysts by obstructing the communicating holes with muscle graft
The surgical indication and treatment of sacral meningeal cyst have not been well established and current methods are usually accompanied by complications and recurrence. The aim of this study is to discuss th... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 30, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kai Yang, Huiren Tao, Chaoshuai Feng, Jiawei Xu, Chunguang Duan, Weizhou Yang, Wei Su, Huan Li and Haopeng Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The posterior-anterior-flexed view is essential for the evaluation of valgus osteoarthritis. A prospective study on 134 valgus knees
Radiographic imaging is an important tool to assess osteoarthritis (OA). Lateral compartment osteoarthritis (valgus OA) usually starts with cartilage degeneration along the posterior aspect of the lateral femo... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 30, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kilian Rueckl, Armin Runer, Ulrich Bechler, Martin Faschingbauer, Sebastian Philipp Boelch, Peter Keyes Sculco and Friedrich Boettner Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Risk factors associated with osteonecrosis of femoral head after internal fixation of femoral neck fracture:a systematic review and meta-analysis
Although the risk factors associated with osteonecrosis of femoral head (ONFH) after internal fixation of femoral neck fracture (IFFNF) have been frequently reported, the results remain controversial. Therefor... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 29, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jing-Li Xu, Zheng-Rong Liang, Bing-Lang Xiong, Qi-Zhao Zou, Tian-Ye Lin, Peng Yang, Da Chen and Qing-Wen Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Navigation-assisted suture anchor insertion for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
Suture anchor placement for subscapularis repair is challenging. Determining the exact location and optimum angle relative to the subscapularis tendon direction is difficult because of the mismatch between a d... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 29, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ivan Micic, Erica Kholinne, Hanpyo Hong, Hyunseok Choi, Jae-Man Kwak, Yucheng Sun, Jaesung Hong, Kyoung-Hwan Koh and In-Ho Jeon Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Diagnostic potential of ultrasound in carpal tunnel syndrome with different etiologies: correlation of sonographic median nerve measures with electrodiagnostic severity
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the commonest entrapment neuropathy. The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy and validity of high resolution musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) in the diagnosis of CTS in ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 29, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Basant Elnady, Elsayed M. Rageh, Tohamy Ekhouly, Sabry M. Fathy, Mohamed Alshaar, El Saeed Fouda, Mohammed Attar, Ahmed M. Abdelaal, Ahmed El Tantawi, Mohammed M. Algethami and David Bong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The relationship between spinal pain and temporomandibular joint disorders in Korea: a nationwide propensity score-matched study
Patients with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) often complain of pain in other areas. Several studies have been conducted on spinal pain in TMD patients, but have contained only limited information. Ther... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 29, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Doori Kim, Seong-Gyu Ko, Eun-Kyoung Lee and Boyoung Jung Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of physical therapy treatment in addition to usual podiatry management of plantar heel pain: a randomized clinical trial
Many patients will seek care from a podiatrist for plantar heel pain (PHP), while few of these patients will also be seen by a physical therapist. Physical therapists can provide treatment that is not a part o... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 28, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Shane M. McClinton, Bryan C. Heiderscheit, Thomas G. McPoil and Timothy W. Flynn Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of first metatarsal shortening on forefoot loading pattern: a finite element model study
There has long been a consensus that shortening of the first metatarsal during hallux valgus reconstruction could lead to postoperative transfer metatarsalgia. However, appropriate shortening is sometimes bene... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 27, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Xiang Geng, Jiaqi Shi, Wenming Chen, Xin Ma, Xu Wang, Chao Zhang and Li Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Physical and psychosocial work environmental risk factors of low-back pain: protocol for a 1 year prospective cohort study
Musculoskeletal disorders, and in particular low-back pain (LBP), are common among blue collar workers. In the work environment, both physical- and psychosocial risk factors exist. Working in warehouses in Den... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 27, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: R úni Bláfoss, Per Aagaard and Lars Louis Andersen Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Non-invasive skin autofluorescence, blood and urine assays of the advanced glycation end product (AGE) pentosidine as an indirect indicator of AGE content in human bone
Bone mineral density (BMD) measurements are widely used to assess fracture risk. However, the finding that some fracture patients had high BMD together with the low contribution of drugs to osteoporosis sugges... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 27, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yoshikuni Kida, Mitsuru Saito, Akira Shinohara, Shigeru Soshi and Keishi Marumo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effects of cement fixation on survival in elderly patients with hip hemiarthroplasty: a nationwide cohort study
Hip hemiarthroplasty (HHA) is a common treatment for hip fractures in the elderly population. Because of the fatal effects of bone cement implantation syndrome, the safety of cement utilization to enhance impl... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 27, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ming-Che Tsai, Yee-Yung Ng, Wei-Ming Chen, Shang-Wen Tsai and Shiao-Chi Wu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion combined with thyroid gland surgery, a tailored case and literature review
Nowadays, Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) is considered a routine procedure. However, unexpected difficulties do occasionally arise, especially when anterior neck pathologies or anatomical varia... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 27, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Konstantinos M. Themistoklis, Stefanos I. Korfias, Themistoklis I. Papasilekas, Konstantinos A. Boviatsis, Agis G. Kokkoros, Eleftherios D. Spartalis, Georgios P. Mimidis and Damianos E. Sakas Tags: Case report Source Type: research

An arthroscopic repair technique for meniscal tear using a needle and suture: outside-in transfer all-inside repair
At present, most repair techniques for meniscal tears fix the meniscus directly over the capsule. This changes the normal anatomy and biomechanics and limits the activity of the meniscus during motion. We intr... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 23, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Zhiqiang Wang, Yan Xiong, Xin Tang, Qi Li, Zhong Zhang, Jian Li and Gang Chen Tags: Technical advance Source Type: research

Loading capacity of dynamic knee spacers: a comparison between hand-moulded and COPAL spacers
The two-stage revision protocol represents the current gold standard for treating infected total knee replacement implants. Allowing early mobility with weight-bearing between staged procedures will enable ear... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 21, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sook-Yee Chong, Lu Shen and Sandra Frantz Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Exercise prescription for weight management in obese adults at risk for osteoarthritis: synthesis from a systematic review
The aim of this systematic review was to identify principles of exercise interventions associated with improved physical function, weight management or musculoskeletal pain relief among young and middle-aged a... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 20, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Dylan R. Barrow, Lauren M. Abbate, Max R. Paquette, Jeffrey B. Driban, Heather K. Vincent, Connie Newman, Stephen P. Messier, Kirsten R. Ambrose and Sarah P. Shultz Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Architecture of the Short External Rotator Muscles of the Hip
Muscle architecture, or the arrangement of sarcomeres and fibers within muscles, defines functional capacity. There are limited data that provide an understanding of hip short external rotator muscle architect... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 20, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kevin C. Parvaresh, Charles Chang, Ankur Patel, Richard L. Lieber, Scott T. Ball and Samuel R. Ward Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Traumatic posterior Atlanto-axial dislocation: case report of an atypical C1-C2 dislocation with an anterior arch fracture of C1
An atypical case of a traumatic posterior C1-C2 dislocation with an anterior arch fracture of C1 is reported. A novel conservative treatment for this rare lesion is described. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 20, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Soufiane Ghailane, Mohammad A. Alsofyani, Vincent Pointillart, Houssam Bouloussa and Olivier Gille Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Association between lifestyle and musculoskeletal pain: cross-sectional study among 10,000 adults from the general working population
Work-related musculoskeletal pain is a major cause of work disability and sickness absence. While pain is a multifactorial phenomenon being influenced by work as well as lifestyle, less is known about the asso... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: J éssica Kirsch Micheletti, Rúni Bláfoss, Emil Sundstrup, Hans Bay, Carlos Marcelo Pastre and Lars Louis Andersen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effect of medial open wedge high tibial osteotomy on the patellofemoral joint: comparative analysis according to the preexisting cartilage status
Although it has been known that medial open wedge high tibial osteotomy (MOWHTO) would adversely affect the patellofemoral joint, no previous study examined the surgical outcome of MOWHTO according to the pree... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hyun-Soo Moon, Chong-Hyuk Choi, Min Jung, Sang-Hoon Park, Dae-Young Lee, Jong-Kwan Shin and Sung-Hwan Kim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Functional assessments of foot strength: a comparative and repeatability study
Evaluating the strength of the small muscles of the foot may be useful in a variety of clinical applications but is challenging from a methodology standpoint. Previous efforts have focused primarily on the fun... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Dustin A. Bruening, Sarah T. Ridge, Julia L. Jacobs, Mark T. Olsen, Dallin W. Griffin, Drew H. Ferguson, Kirk E. Bassett and A. Wayne Johnson Tags: Technical advance Source Type: research

LncRNA MCM3AP-AS1 regulates miR-142-3p/HMGB1 to promote LPS-induced chondrocyte apoptosis
The role of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) Minichromosome Maintenance Complex Component 3 Associated Protein (MCM3AP) Antisense RNA 1 (MCM3AP-AS1) has been analyzed in liver cancer. But its role in osteoarthriti... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 13, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yanjun Gao, Hongyu Zhao and Yang Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Red flags for the early detection of spinal infection in back pain patients
Red flags are signs and symptoms that are possible indicators of serious spinal pathology. There is limited evidence or guidance on how red flags should be used in practice. Due to the lack of robust evidence ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 13, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mohamed Yusuf, Laura Finucane and James Selfe Tags: Research article Source Type: research