SR-FTIR as a tool for quantitative mapping of the content and distribution of extracellular matrix in decellularized book-shape bioscaffolds
To evaluate synchrotron radiation-based Fourier transform infrared microspectroscopy (SR-FTIR) as a tool for quantitative mapping of the content and distribution of the extracellular matrix in decellularized f... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 18, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yongchun Zhou, Can Chen, Zhu Guo, Shanshan Xie, Jianzhong Hu and Hongbin Lu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Footwear for self-managing knee osteoarthritis symptoms: protocol for the Footstep randomised controlled trial
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of musculoskeletal pain and disability globally, and abnormal knee loading is central to disease pathogenesis. Clinical guidelines recommend clinicians provide advic... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 18, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kade L. Paterson, Kim L. Bennell, Tim V. Wrigley, Ben R. Metcalf, Penny K. Campbell, Jessica Kazsa and Rana S. Hinman Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Combined use of topical intraarticular tranexamic acid and rivaroxaban in total knee arthroplasty safely reduces blood loss, transfusion rates, and wound complications without increasing the risk of thrombosis
Blood loss and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are important complications after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Topical tranexamic acid (TXA) effectively reduces wound bleeding but may elevate the risk of DVT. In c... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 18, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yong Tae Kim, Min Wook Kang, Joon Kyu Lee, Young Min Lee and Joong Il Kim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with stand-alone anchored cages versus posterior laminectomy and fusion for four-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy: a retrospective study with 2-year follow-up
The optimal treatment for multi-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) remains controversial. Posterior approach is most commonly used, but complicated with insufficient decompression and postoperative ax... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Bing Wang, Guohua L ü and Lei Kuang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Deep vein thrombosis following the treatment of lower limb pathologic bone fractures – a comparative study
Deep vein thrombosis is a well-known complication of fracture occurrence, lower limb surgery and periods of prolonged immobilisation. Its incidence can be increased even more in specific cases with metastatic ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 11, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mihail-Lazar Mioc, Radu Prejbeanu, Dinu Vermesan, Horia Haragus, Marius Niculescu, Daniel Laurentiu Pop, Andrei Dan Balanescu, Daniel Malita and Bogdan Deleanu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Possible pathogenic mechanism of gluteal pain in lumbar disc hernia
Recent reported results by Fang et al. published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders have added to the weight of evidence supporting association between gluteal pain and lumbar disc hernia. Their clinical finding... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 11, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yu Wang, Jin Yang, Yuqing Yan, Lifeng Zhang, Chuan Guo, Zhiyu Peng and Qingquan Kong Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Single cut distal femoral osteotomy for correction of femoral torsion and valgus malformity in patellofemoral malalignment - proof of application of new trigonometrical calculations and 3D-printed cutting guides
The purpose of this study was to perform a derotational osteotomy at the distal femur, as is done in cases of patellofemoral instability, and demonstrate the predictability of three-dimensional (3D) changes on... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 11, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Florian B. Imhoff, Joscha Schnell, Alejandro Maga ña, Theresa Diermeier, Bastian Scheiderer, Sepp Braun, Andreas B. Imhoff, Robert A. Arciero and Knut Beitzel Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Associations between post-operative rehabilitation of hip fracture and outcomes: national database analysis (90 characters)
Rehabilitation programmes are used to improve hip fracture outcomes. There is little published trial clinical trial or population-based data on the effects of the type or provider of rehabilitation treatments ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 9, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Bowen Su, Roger Newson, Harry Soljak and Michael Soljak Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Coronal and sagittal balance in Lenke 5 AIS patients following posterior fusion: important role of the lowest instrument vertebrae selection
Lenke 5 AIS is a kind of three-dimensional deformity and literature reported it usually accompany with coronal or/and sagittal imbalance. However, the postoperative coronal and sagittal balance in these patien... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 9, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Xi Yang, Bowen Hu, Yueming Song, Limin Liu, Chunguang Zhou, Zhongjie Zhou and Ganjun Feng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Calcifediol (25-hydroxyvitamin D) improvement and calcium-phosphate metabolism of alendronate sodium/vitamin D3 combination in Chinese women with postmenopausal osteoporosis: a post hoc efficacy analysis and safety reappraisal
Vitamin D (VD) insufficiency or deficiency is a frequent comorbidity in Chinese women with postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO). The present study aimed to investigate 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH) D] improvement a... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 3, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Er-Yuan Liao, Zhen-Lin Zhang, Wei-Bo Xia, Hua Lin, Qun Cheng, Li Wang, Yong-Qiang Hao, De-Cai Chen, Hai Tang, Yong-De Peng, Li You, Liang He, Zhao-Heng Hu, Chun-Li Song, Fang Wei, Jue Wang & hellip; Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The risk factors of vertebral refracture after kyphoplasty in patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures: a study protocol for a prospective cohort study
Percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) is the first-line treatment for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) that can immediately relieve pain and allow the quick recovery of lost mobility. However, som... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 2, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Lei Feng, Chun Feng, Jie Chen, Yu Wu and Jin-Ming Shen Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Dosage of pain rehabilitation programs: a qualitative study from patient and professionals ’ perspectives
There is a large and unexplained practice variation in prescribed dosages of pain rehabilitation programs (PRP), and evidence regarding the optimum dosage is unknown. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Michiel F. Reneman, Franka P. C. Waterschoot, Elseline Bennen, Henrica R. Schiphorst Preuper, Pieter U. Dijkstra and Jan H. B. Geertzen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of a tailored activity counselling intervention during inpatient rehabilitation after knee and hip arthroplasty – an explorative RCT
The aim of the study was to improve physical activity (PA), well-being and clinical outcome after total knee and hip arthroplasty through tailored activity counselling during inpatient rehabilitation. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mirko Brandes, Norman Wirsik, Hanna Niehoff, J örg Heimsoth and Bernd Möhring Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Structural validity of the Dutch version of the disability of arm, shoulder and hand questionnaire (DASH-DLV) in adult patients with hand and wrist injuries
Fractures of the hand and wrist are one of the most common injuries seen in adults. The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire has been developed as a patient-reported assessment of pa... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: M. E. van Eck, C. M. Lameijer and M. El Moumni Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The course of complaints of arm, neck and/or shoulder: a cohort study in a university population participating in work or study
Not much is known about the characteristics, course and prognosis of complaints of arm, neck and/or shoulder that have not been caused by a trauma or systemic disease (CANS), in a screened population. This stu... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Vivian E. J. Bruls, Nicole W. H. Jansen, Sander M. J. van Kuijk, IJmert Kant and Caroline H. G. Bastiaenen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Is fast reversal and early surgery (within 24 h) in patients on warfarin medication with trochanteric hip fractures safe? A case-control study
Hip fracture patients in general are elderly and they often have comorbidities that may necessitate anticoagulation treatment, such as warfarin. It has been emphasized that these patients benefit from surgery ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 26, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Leif Mattisson, Lasse J. Lapidus and Anders Enocson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Vascular endothelial growth factor expression and their action in the synovial membranes of patients with painful knee osteoarthritis
Research suggests that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels in the synovial fluid of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) patients are positively correlated with KOA severity. The relationship between synovia... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 26, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Shotaro Takano, Kentaro Uchida, Gen Inoue, Toshihide Matsumoto, Jun Aikawa, Dai Iwase, Manabu Mukai, Masayuki Miyagi and Masashi Takaso Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A prospective evaluation of a largely cementless total knee arthroplasty cohort without patellar resurfacing: 10-year outcomes and survivorship
The theoretical benefits of a mobile bearing design in Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) include increased articular surface conformity with a reduction in both polyethylene wear and implant interface shear. Howev... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 26, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Richard J. Napier, Christopher O ’Neill, Seamus O’Brien, Emer Doran, Brian Mockford, Jens Boldt and David E. Beverland Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Graded motor imagery for women at risk for developing type I CRPS following closed treatment of distal radius fractures: a randomized comparative effectiveness trial protocol
Distal radius fractures (DRF) account for nearly one-fifth of all fractures in older adults, and women experience them 5 × as often as men. Most DRF occur with low impact injuries to the wrist with an outstretc... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 26, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Corey McGee, Jennifer Skye and Ann Van Heest Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Efficacy of internal fixation with mini plate and internal fixation with hollow screw for Regan-Morrey type II and III ulna coronoid fractures
Ulna coronoid fracture is a complicated injury and occurred in the coronal plane. Undeniably, there is no universally accepted approach for treating ulna coronoid fractures. Therefore, this study aimed at expl... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 19, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hong-Wei Chen, Hong-Hui He and Bin-Li Gao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Kinesio taping reduces elbow pain during resisted wrist extension in patients with chronic lateral epicondylitis: a randomized, double-blinded, cross-over study
In this study we... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 19, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yen-Ting Cho, Wen-Yen Hsu, Li-Fong Lin and Yen-Nung Lin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Dynamic balance in patients with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis; a cross-sectional study
Degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a prevalent condition in adults over the age of 55 years. The condition is associated with activity limitations that are related to increased pain when engaging in ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Elisabeth Thornes, Hilde Stendal Robinson and Nina K øpke Vøllestad Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of intravenous and topical tranexamic acid in total knee arthroplasty
To investigate the clinical effectiveness of intravenous (IV) and topical tranexamic acid (TXA) in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) by comparing safety, efficacy and patient-reported outcomes. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 13, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Wenbo Wei, Shajie Dang, Dapeng Duan and Ling Wei Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Suboptimal outcomes after closed reduction and internal fixation of displaced femoral neck fractures in middle-aged patients: is internal fixation adequate in this age group?
There have been many studies regarding nongeriatric femoral neck fractures (FNFs), which included patients of a wide age range (between 20 and 60 years old). We aimed to determine whether internal fixation pro... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 9, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Cheng-Tzu Wang, Jia-Wan Chen, Karl Wu, Chiang-Sang Chen, Wen-Chih Chen, Jwo-Luen Pao, Chih-Hung Chang and Tsung-Yu Lan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The influence of patient factors on femoral rotation after total hip arthroplasty
A postoperative change in femoral rotation following total hip arthroplasty (THA) might be the cause of dislocation due to the change in combined anteversion. However, very few studies have evaluated the femor... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 9, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Taro Tezuka, Yutaka Inaba, Naomi Kobayashi, Hyonmin Choe, Syota Higashihira and Tomoyuki Saito Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Acetabular cup orientation and postoperative leg length discrepancy in patients undergoing elective total hip arthroplasty via a direct anterior and anterolateral approaches
Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is considered a successful surgical procedure. It can be performed by several surgical approaches. Although the posterior and anterolateral approaches are the most common, there ha... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 8, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ronen Debi, Evyatar Slamowicz, Ornit Cohen, Avi Elbaz, Omri Lubovsky, Dror Lakstein, Zachary Tan and Ehud Atoun Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Arthroscopic release using F and C method versus conventional open release method in the treatment of gluteal muscle contracture: a comparative study
Upon publication of this article [1], it was requested that: the corresponding author, Hong Wang ’s affiliation address be changed from: (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 7, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Saroj Rai, Shengyang Jin, Chunqing Meng, Nabin Chaudhary, Nira Tamang, Xiaohong Wang, Xianzhe Liu, Hong Wang and Shuhua Yang Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Robot-assisted sacral tumor resection: a preliminary study
This study aims to evaluate the outcomes of seven patients with benign sacral or presacral tumors treated with a robotic surgical system at a single... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Junqiang Yin, Hui Wu, Jian Tu, Changye Zou, Gang Huang, Xianbiao Xie, Yulong He and Jingnan Shen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Growth of epiphysis after epiphyseal-preservation surgery for childhood osteosarcoma around the knee joint
Epiphyseal-preservation surgery for osteosarcoma is an alternative method which has been indicated carefully to selected patients. The tumor-devitalised autograft treated with liquid nitrogen procedure is one ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Akihiko Takeuchi, Norio Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Hidenori Matsubara, Hiroaki Kimura, Shinji Miwa, Takashi Higuchi, Kensaku Abe, Yuta Taniguchi and Hiroyuki Tsuchiya Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Endoscopic resection of acetabular screw tip to decompress sciatic nerve following total hip arthroplasty
Sciatic nerve injuries following total hip arthroplasty are disabling complications. Although degrees of injury are variable from neuropraxia to neurotmesis, mechanical irritation of sciatic nerve might be occ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 4, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sun-jung Yoon, Myung-sik Park, Dean K. Matsuda and Yun Ho Choi Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Weight bearing versus non-weight bearing ankle dorsiflexion measurement in people with diabetes: a cross sectional study
Accurate measurement of ankle dorsiflexion is important in both research and clinical practice as restricted motion has been associated with many foot pathologies and increased risk of ulcer in people with dia... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 2, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: A. Searle, M. J. Spink and V. H. Chuter Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Measuring the morphological characteristics of thoracolumbar fascia in ultrasound images: an inter-rater reliability study
Chronic lower back pain is still regarded as a poorly understood multifactorial condition. Recently, the thoracolumbar fascia complex has been found to be a contributing factor. Ultrasound imaging has shown th... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 1, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kyra De Coninck, Karen Hambly, John W. Dickinson and Louis Passfield Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Update on the risks of complications after knee arthroscopy
Knee arthroscopy is one of the most common surgical procedures worldwide and the number of arthroscopies has substantially increased in the last 30 years. Thus, our aim was to provide updated estimates on the ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 1, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Katarina Friberger Pajalic, Aleksandra Turkiewicz and Martin Englund Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Advanced practice physiotherapy-led triage in Irish orthopaedic and rheumatology services: national data audit
Many people with musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders wait several months or years for Consultant Doctor appointments, despite often not requiring medical or surgical interventions. To allow earlier patient access ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 1, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Orna Fennelly, Catherine Blake, Oliver FitzGerald, Roisin Breen, Jennifer Ashton, Aisling Brennan, Aoife Caffrey, Fran çois Desmeules and Caitriona Cunningham Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Dose-response relationship between cumulative physical workload and osteoarthritis of the hip – a meta-analysis applying an external reference population for exposure assignment
There is consistent evidence from observational studies of an association between occupational lifting and carrying of heavy loads and the diagnosis of hip osteoarthritis. However, due to the heterogeneity of ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 1, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Andreas Seidler, Laura L üben, Janice Hegewald, Ulrich Bolm-Audorff, Annekatrin Bergmann, Falk Liebers, Christina Ramdohr, Karla Romero Starke, Alice Freiberg and Susanne Unverzagt Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of bisphosphonates on periprosthetic bone loss after total knee arthroplasty: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Aseptic loosening and osteolysis are the most common indications after TKA for revision surgery. This meta-analysis which included high-quality randomized controlled trials (RCTs) aimed to analyze the effect o... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mingmin Shi, Lei Chen, Haobo Wu, Yangxin Wang, Wei Wang, Yujie Zhang and Shigui Yan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Micro-fragmented adipose tissue injection associated with arthroscopic procedures in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis
The social impact of degenerative diseases is steadily increasing, because of the continued rise in the mean age of the active population. Articular cartilage lesions are generally associated with disability a... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: G. Cattaneo, A. De Caro, F. Napoli, D. Chiapale, P. Trada and A. Camera Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) assessed with whole-spine computed tomography in 1479 subjects
Computed tomography (CT) analyses have reported that the prevalence of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) in Japan is 8.7 –27.1%. However, these data were obtained using chest-abdominal CT, and no ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Akihiko Hiyama, Hiroyuki Katoh, Daisuke Sakai, Masato Sato, Masahiro Tanaka and Masahiko Watanabe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Does hallux valgus impair physical function?
The relationships between radiographic hallux valgus (HV) and various physical functions independent of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) were examined among residents of a mountain village in Japan. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 29, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Akinobu Nishimura, Naoya Ito, Shigeto Nakazora, Ko Kato, Toru Ogura and Akihiro Sudo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Outcomes and early revision rate after medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: prospective results from a non-designer single surgeon
This prospective study evaluates outcomes and reoperation rates for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) from a single non-designer surgeon using relatively extended criteria of degenerative changes of gra... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 29, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jonathan R. B. Hutt, Avtar Sur, Hartej Sur, Aine Ringrose and Mark S. Rickman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of controlled abnormal joint movement on the molecular biological response in intra-articular tissues during the acute phase of anterior cruciate ligament injury in a rat model
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is responsible for braking forward movement of the tibia relative to the femur and for tibial rotation. After ACL injury, this braking performance deteriorates, inducing ab... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 29, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yuichi Nishikawa, Takanori Kokubun, Naohiko Kanemura, Tetsuya Takahashi, Masayasu Matsumoto, Hirofumi Maruyama and Kiyomi Takayanagi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Early rehabilitation for volumetric muscle loss injury augments endogenous regenerative aspects of muscle strength and oxidative capacity
Volumetric muscle loss (VML) injuries occur due to orthopaedic trauma or the surgical removal of skeletal muscle and result in debilitating long-term functional deficits. Current treatment strategies do not pr... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 29, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sarah M. Greising, Gordon L. Warren, W. Michael Southern, Anna S. Nichenko, Anita E. Qualls, Benjamin T. Corona and Jarrod A. Call Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Towards defining muscular regions of interest from axial magnetic resonance imaging with anatomical cross-reference: part II - cervical spine musculature
It has been suggested that the quantification of paravertebral muscle composition and morphology (e.g. size/shape/structure) with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic po... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 28, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: James M. Elliott, Jon Cornwall, Ewan Kennedy, Rebecca Abbott and Rebecca J. Crawford Tags: Technical advance Source Type: research

The diagnosis and arthroscopic treatment of angioleiomyoma presenting loose body in the knee joint: two case reports
Angioleiomyoma is a very rare benign solitary soft tissue neoplasm originating from smooth muscle layer of blood vessels. The tumor is usually located in the subcutis or the superficial fasciae, but less often... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 24, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Chenxi Cao, Zhengming Cao, Guangyu Liu, Songyang Liu, Yanqi Ye and Tiezheng Sun Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Cartilage calcification of the ankle joint is associated with osteoarthritis in the general population
Cartilage calcification (CC) is associated with osteoarthritis (OA) in weight-bearing joints, such as the hip and the knee. However, little is known about the impact of CC and degeneration on other weight-bear... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 24, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jan Hubert, Lukas Weiser, Sandra Hischke, Annemarie Uhlig, Tim Rolvien, Tobias Schmidt, Sebastian Karl Butscheidt, Klaus P üschel, Wolfgang Lehmann, Frank Timo Beil and Thelonius Hawellek Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Treatment of displaced transverse fractures of the patella: modified tension band wiring technique with or without augmented circumferential cerclage wire fixation
Displaced transverse fractures of the body of the patella are usually associated with disruption of extensor mechanism and should be fixed surgically. The most common method is a tension band wiring (TBW) tech... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 24, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tien-Yu Yang, Tsan-Wen Huang, Po-Yao Chuang and Kuo-Chin Huang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Risk classification of patients referred to secondary care for low back pain
Nonspecific low back pain is characterized by a wide range of possible triggering and conserving factors, and initial screening needs to scope widely with multilevel addressment of possible factors contributin... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 24, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Monica Unsgaard-T øndel, Ingunn Gunnes Kregnes, Tom I. L. Nilsen, Gunn Hege Marchand and Torunn Askim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence of patellofemoral pain and knee pain in the general population of Chinese young adults: a community-based questionnaire survey
Previous studies that have described the prevalence of patellofemoral pain (PFP) have been limited to samples of military personnel or sporting populations, and convincing data in the general Chinese populatio... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 24, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Xingquan Xu, Chen Yao, Rui Wu, Wenjin Yan, Yao Yao, Kai Song, Qing Jiang and Dongquan Shi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Two cases in which 3D MRI was used to differentiate between a disc mass that mimics a tumor and neurinoma
Since disc sequestration that mimics a tumor is rare and sometimes presents with an atypical appearance upon magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), it is often confused with other more common epidural and intradura... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 22, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jingyu Jia, Qiangqiang Wei, Tianlong Wu, Dingwen He and Xigao Cheng Tags: Case report Source Type: research

A population-based study of the risk of osteoporosis and fracture with dutasteride and finasteride
Dutasteride is a potent inhibitor of 5-alpha reductase enzymes that reduces concentrations of dihydrotestosterone to a greater extent than finasteride. Whether this has adverse implications for bone health is ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 22, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tony Antoniou, Erin M. Macdonald, Zhan Yao, Tara Gomes, Mina Tadrous, Joanne M.-W. Ho, Muhammad M. Mamdani and David N. Juurlink Tags: Research article Source Type: research