Quadriceps combined with hip abductor strengthening versus quadriceps strengthening in treating knee osteoarthritis: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Lower limb strengthening, especially the quadriceps training, is of much necessity for patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA). Previous studies suggest that strengthening of the hip muscles, especially the hip a... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yujie Xie, Chi Zhang, Wei Jiang, Juan Huang, Lili Xu, Guoyin Pang, Haiyan Tang, Ruyan Chen, Jihua Yu, Shengmin Guo, Fangyuan Xu and Jianxiong Wang Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy mimicking a reactive arthritis: a case report and review of the literature
Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA) is a syndrome characterized by abnormal proliferation of skin and periosteal tissues of the extremities. It can be a rare hereditary disease (pachydermoperiostosis) or can b... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 14, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Francesco Bozzao, Stella Bernardi, Franca Dore, Lorenzo Zandon à and Fabio Fischetti Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Prevalence and comorbidity of osteoporosis – a cross-sectional analysis on 10,660 adults aged 50 years and older in Germany
Knowledge on prevalence of osteoporosis stratifying for socioeconomic background is insufficient in Germany. Little is known in Europe about other diseases that go along with it although these aspects are impo... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 14, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Marie-Therese Puth, Manuela Klaschik, Matthias Schmid, Klaus Weckbecker and Eva M ünster Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Discontinuation of the PACE Plus trial: problems in patient recruitment in general practice
The PACE Plus trial was a multi-center, double-blinded, superiority randomized controlled trial (RCT) conducted in patients from Dutch general practice to investigate the efficacy of paracetamol and NSAIDs in ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 14, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: M. Schreijenberg, P. A. J. Luijsterburg, Y. D. M. Van Trier, D. Rizopoulos, M. A. Koopmanschap, L. Voogt, C. G. Maher and B. W. Koes Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparative study of the paraspinal muscles after OVF between the insufficient union and sufficient union using MRI
Identification of poor prognostic factors for OVF is important but has not yet been clearly established. Despite paraspinal muscles could play an important role in the etiology of OVF, what influence time-depe... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 14, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Marina Katsu, Tetsuro Ohba, Shigeto Ebata and Hirotaka Haro Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association of wrist and forearm range of motion measures with self-reported functional scores amongst patients with distal radius fractures: a longitudinal study
Patients with distal radius fractures (DRF) often have limited range-of-motion (ROM) in multiple planes of movement. No studies have comprehensively examined the impact of various ROM limitations on physical f... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 11, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Zixian Yang, Peggy Poh Hoon Lim, Sing Hwee Teo, Huiwen Chen, Huaying Qiu and Yong Hao Pua Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between IGF-1 polymorphisms and risk of osteoporosis in Chinese population: a meta-analysis
Several studies looking into the association between insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) gene polymorphisms and osteoporosis predisposition have been conducted among Chinese population with conflicting outcom... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 10, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Shu-tao Gao, Zheng-tao Lv, Chuan-kun Zhou, Chao Mao and Wei-bin Sheng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Elasticity standard values of the Achilles tendon assessed with acoustic radiation force impulse elastography on healthy volunteers: a cross section study
To determine normal values for acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) shear wave elastography of the Achilles tendon. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 9, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jonas Wakker, Wolfgang Kratzer, Tilmann Graeter and Julian Schmidberger Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Abnormal PITX1 gene methylation in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a pilot study
The gene of pituitary homeobox 1 (PITX1) has been reported to be down-regulated in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), of which the cause has not been well addressed. The abnormal DNA methylation was recent... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 9, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Benlong Shi, Liang Xu, Saihu Mao, Leilei Xu, Zhen Liu, Xu Sun, Zezhang Zhu and Yong Qiu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Optimising perioperative care for hip and knee arthroplasty in South Africa: a Delphi consensus study
A structured approach to perioperative patient management based on an enhanced recovery pathway protocol facilitates early recovery and reduces morbidity in high income countries. However, in low- and middle-i... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 9, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: U. Plenge, M. B. Nortje, L. C. Marais, J. D. Jordaan, R. Parker, N. van der Westhuizen, J. F. van der Merwe, J. Marais, W. V. September, G. L. Davies, T. Pretorius, C. Solomon, P. Ryan, A. M. Torborg, Z. Farina, R. Smit & hellip; Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Subtle elbow instability associated with lateral epicondylitis
In lateral epicondylitis, even in the absence of apparent instability, subtle instability can be found under anesthesia. We wanted to ascertain the following: (1) how many elbows surgically treated with latera... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 7, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sang Ho Kwak, Seung-Jun Lee, Hee Seok Jeong, Min Uk Do and Kuen Tak Suh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Methodological considerations in region of interest definitions for paraspinal muscles in axial MRIs of the lumbar spine
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is commonly used to assess the health of the lumbar spine and supporting structures. Studies have suggested that fatty infiltration of the posterior lumbar muscles is important... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 7, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: David B. Berry, Jennifer Padwal, Seth Johnson, Callan L. Parra, Samuel R. Ward and Bahar Shahidi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between Fas/FasL gene polymorphism and musculoskeletal degenerative diseases: a meta-analysis
It was reported that Fas (rs1800682, rs2234767) and FasL (rs5030772, rs763110) gene polymorphism might be related to the risk of musculoskeletal degenerative diseases (MSDD), such as osteoarthritis (OA), inter... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 7, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Donghua Huang, Jinrong Xiao, Xiangyu Deng, Kaige Ma, Hang Liang, Deyao Shi, Fashuai Wu and Zengwu Shao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluation of three patient reported outcome measures following operative fixation of closed ankle fractures
This study compares the measureme... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 2, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Andrew M. Garratt, Markus G. Naumann, Ulf Sigurdsen, Stein Erik Utv åg and Knut Stavem Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The use of assistive technology in shoulder exercise rehabilitation – a qualitative study of acceptability within a pilot project
Painful shoulders pose a substantial socioeconomic burden accounting for 2.4% of all primary care consultations in the UK. There is a strong evidence to indicate that the majority of this shoulder pain can be ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - May 2, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Anthony W. Gilbert, Iva Hauptmannova and Anju Jaggi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

POWIFF- Prospective study of wrist internal fixation of fracture: A protocol for a single centre, superiority, randomised controlled trial to study the efficacy of the VRP (2.0) distal radius plate (Austofix) versus the VA-LCP (Depuy-Synthes) for distal radius fractures
Distal radial fractures are one of the most common orthopaedic cases that present to the A&E department. Surgical intervention is warranted in displaced intraarticular fractures and fractures with more than th... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: V. D. Varghese, Peter Smitham, Stuart Howell, Suzanne Edwards and Mark Rickman Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a new model of primary care management on knee pain and function in patients with knee osteoarthritis: Protocol for THE PARTNER STUDY
To increase the uptake of key clinical recommendations for non-surgical management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) and improve patient outcomes, we developed a new model of service delivery (PARTNER model) and an ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: David J. Hunter, Rana S. Hinman, Jocelyn L. Bowden, Thorlene Egerton, Andrew M. Briggs, Stephen J. Bunker, Jessica Kasza, Andrew B. Forbes, Simon D. French, Marie Pirotta, Deborah J. Schofield, Nicholas A. Zwar and Kim L. Bennell Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

BADGE, a synthetic antagonist for PPAR γ, prevents steroid-related osteonecrosis in a rabbit model
In this study, we investigated the preventive effects of PPARγ inhibition on steroid-related ost... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Na Yuan, Jia Li, Meng Li, Wenchen Ji, Zhaogang Ge, Lihong Fan and Kunzheng Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Fate of stable hips after prophylactic femoral varization osteotomy in patients with cerebral palsy
Concurrent prophylactic femoral varization osteotomy (FVO) for stable hips has been performed in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) undergoing hip reconstructive surgery for the contralateral displaced hip. How... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ki Hyuk Sung, Soon-Sun Kwon, Chin Youb Chung, Kyoung Min Lee, Jaeyoung Kim, Seung Yeol Lee and Moon Seok Park Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Insomnia and risk of chronic musculoskeletal complaints: longitudinal data from the HUNT study, Norway
The aim of this study was to investigate the prospective association between insomnia and risk of chronic musculoskeletal complaints (CMSC) and chronic widespread musculoskeletal complaints (CWMSC). A second a... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 25, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: B. L. Uhlig, T. Sand, T. I. Nilsen, P. J. Mork and K. Hagen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A biomechanical analysis of triangular medial knee reconstruction
The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare knee kinematics and stability following either triangular or anatomical reconstruction of the superficial medial collateral ligament (sMCL) and posterior o... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Xiaomeng Wang, Huixin Liu, Guman Duan, Yingzhen Niu, Chang Liu and Fei Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

An unexpected cause of sacroiliitis in a patient with gout and chronic psoriasis with inflammatory arthritis: a case report
Inflammatory back pain is a condition characterized by inflammation of the sacroiliac joints and lower spine. It is frequently seen in patients with spondyloarthropathies like ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Safi Alqatari, Roberta Visevic, Nina Marshall, John Ryan and Grainne Murphy Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Self-reported functional recovery after reconstruction versus repair in acute anterior cruciate ligament rupture (ROTOR): a randomized controlled clinical trial
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is today ’s surgical gold standard for ACL rupture. Although it provides satisfactory results, not all patients return to their previous activity level and moreov... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Barbara C. Boer, Roy A. G. Hoogeslag, Reinoud W. Brouwer, Anna Demmer and Rianne M. H. A. Huis in ‘t Veld Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Are large clinical trials in orthopaedic trauma justified?
The objective of this analysis is to evaluate the necessity of large clinical trials using FLOW trial data. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sheila Sprague, Paul Tornetta III, Gerard P. Slobogean, Nathan N. O ’Hara, Paula McKay, Brad Petrisor, Kyle J. Jeray, Emil H. Schemitsch, David Sanders and Mohit Bhandari Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Developing a risk prediction model for the functional outcome after hip arthroscopy
Hip arthroscopic treatment is not equally beneficial for every patient undergoing this procedure. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop a clinical prediction model for functional outcome after su... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 19, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Patrick Stephan, Maarten A. R öling, Nina M. C. Mathijssen, Gerjon Hannink and Rolf M. Bloem Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The risk of violating the posterior malleolar fracture when nailing the ipsilateral concomitant spiral distal tibial fracture
For a distal tibial spiral fracture combined with a non-displaced posterior malleolar fragment (PMF), we proposed a hypothesis that the treating surgeon could assess the size of the PMF to determine the need f... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 19, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yu Zhang, Xiaodong Qin, Lijun Song and Xiang Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Controlled, cross-sectional, multi-center study of physical capacity and associated factors in women with fibromyalgia
Health and physical capacity are commonly associated with disease, age, and socioeconomic factors. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the degree to which physical capacity, defined as muscl... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 19, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Anette Larsson, Annie Palstam, Jan Bjersing, Monika L öfgren, Malin Ernberg, Eva Kosek, Björn Gerdle and Kaisa Mannerkorpi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Runners with patellofemoral pain demonstrate sub-groups of pelvic acceleration profiles using hierarchical cluster analysis: an exploratory cross-sectional study
Previous studies have suggested that distinct and homogenous sub-groups of gait patterns exist among runners with patellofemoral pain (PFP), based on gait analysis. However, acquisition of 3D kinematic data us... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 19, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ricky Watari, Sean T. Osis, Angkoon Phinyomark and Reed Ferber Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A comparison of zero-profile anchored spacer (ROI-C) and plate fixation in 2-level noncontiguous anterior cervical discectomy and fusion- a retrospective study
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is the classic surgical treatment for symptomatic cervical degenerative disc disease (CDDD). However, there is controversy over the best surgical management in pa... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 17, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Zongyu Zhang, Yawei Li and Weimin Jiang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Linguistic validation, validity and reliability of the British English versions of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire and QuickDASH in people with rheumatoid arthritis
Although the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire is widely used in the UK, no British English version is available. The aim of this study was to linguistically validate the DASH int... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 16, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Alison Hammond, Yeliz Prior and Sarah Tyson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Biologic plating of unstable distal radial fractures
Volar locking plating through the flexor carpi radialis is a well-established technique for treating unstable distal radial fractures, with few reported complications. In certain circumstances, including metap... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 14, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jae-Man Kwak and Gu-Hee Jung Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A comparison of the stem cell characteristics of murine tenocytes and tendon-derived stem cells
Tendon is a commonly injured soft musculoskeletal tissue, however, poor healing potential and ineffective treatment strategies result in persistent injuries and tissue that is unable to perform its normal phys... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Katie Joanna Lee, Peter David Clegg, Eithne Josephine Comerford and Elizabeth Gail Canty-Laird Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correlation analysis between the magnetic resonance imaging characteristics of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures and the efficacy of percutaneous vertebroplasty: a prospective cohort study
To explore the relationship between the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) and the efficacy of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP). (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Wei Xu, Silian Wang, Chao Chen, Yifan Li, Yunhan Ji, Xiaodong Zhu and Zhikun Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of ultrasonography and nerve conduction studies in the diagnosing of carpal tunnel syndrome: clinical trial on accuracy
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of two diagnostic tests routinely used for diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) —ultrasonography (US) and nerve conduction studies (NCS)—by comparing t... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Benedito Felipe Rabay Pimentel, Fl ávio Faloppa, Marcel Jun Sugawara Tamaoki and João Carlos Belloti Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Inclusion and exclusion criteria used in non-specific low back pain trials: a review of randomised controlled trials published between 2006 and 2012
Low back pain is a common health complaint resulting in substantial economic burden. Each year, upwards of 20 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating interventions for non-specific low back pain are pub... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: P ål André Amundsen, David W. Evans, Dévan Rajendran, Philip Bright, Tom Bjørkli, Sandra Eldridge, Rachelle Buchbinder, Martin Underwood and Robert Froud Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Quality of internet-based decision aids for shoulder arthritis: what are patients reading?
The objective of this study was to assess the source, quality, accuracy, and completeness of Internet-based information for shoulder arthritis. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 11, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jeremy S. Somerson, Aaron J. Bois, Jeffrey Jeng, Kamal I. Bohsali, John W. Hinchey and Michael A. Wirth Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The relationship between low back pain and professional driving in young military recruits
Episodes of low back pain (LBP) are very common among workers. A number of occupational risk factors have been shown to increase the risk for LBP. One of these risk factors is exposure to whole body vibration,... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 10, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Oren Zack, Regina Levin, Ayala Krakov, Aharon S. Finestone and Shlomo Moshe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Is sleep disturbance in patients with chronic pain affected by physical exercise or ACT-based stress management? – A randomized controlled study
Most people suffering chronic pain are plagued by sleeping difficulties. Cognitive behaviour therapy has produced promising results for insomnia comorbid with chronic pain, but the access to such treatment is ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 10, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tobias Wiklund, Steven J. Linton, Peter Alf öldi and Björn Gerdle Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Postural awareness and its relation to pain: validation of an innovative instrument measuring awareness of body posture in patients with chronic pain
This study aimed to develop and e... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Holger Cramer, Wolf E. Mehling, Felix J. Saha, Gustav Dobos and Romy Lauche Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Distribution of ossified spinal lesions in patients with severe ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament and prediction of ossification at each segment based on the cervical OP index classification: a multicenter study (JOSL CT study)
In patients with ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) in the cervical spine, it is well known that the thoracic ossified lesions often coexist with the cervical lesions and can cause seve... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 5, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Takashi Hirai, Toshitaka Yoshii, Narihito Nagoshi, Kazuhiro Takeuchi, Kanji Mori, Shuta Ushio, Akio Iwanami, Tsuyoshi Yamada, Shoji Seki, Takashi Tsuji, Kanehiro Fujiyoshi, Mitsuru Furukawa, Soraya Nishimura, Kanichiro Wada, Takeo Furuya, Yukihiro Matsuya Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Nordic Innovative Trial to Evaluate OsteoPorotic Fractures (NITEP-group): non-operative treatment versus surgery with volar locking plate in the treatment of distal radius fracture in patients aged 65 and over – a study protocol for a prospective, randomized controlled trial
In the literature, there are numerous studies that compare different surgical procedures in the treatment of distal radius fractures (DRF). It is, however, unknown whether operative treatment and better restor... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 5, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Teemu P. Hevonkorpi, Antti P. Launonen, Lauri Raittio, Toni Luokkala, Juha Kukkonen, Aleksi Reito, Bakir O. Sumrein, Minna K. Laitinen and Ville M. Mattila Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Management of isolated coronal shear fractures of the humeral capitellum with Herbert screw fixation through anterolateral approach
Due to the intraarticular and complex nature of the coronal shear fracture of the humeral capitellum and its rarity, it has been difficult to formulate a universally accepted method of surgical management. The... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 5, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tengbo Yu, Hao Tao, Fenglei Xu, Yanling Hu, Chengdong Zhang and Guangjie Zhou Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Quantitative analysis of near-implant magnesium accumulation for a Si-containing coated AZ31 cage from a goat cervical spine fusion model
Magnesium (Mg) released from Mg-based implants degradation is believed to be effective in improving osteogenesis, however, studies focusing on Mg-based interbody cages are limited and fusion success was never ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 4, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Fan Zhang, Haocheng Xu, Hongli Wang, Fang Geng, Xiaosheng Ma, Minghao Shao, Shun Xu, Feizhou Lu and Jianyuan Jiang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The impact of varus angulation on proximal fractures of the ulna
We studied anteromedial varus angulation (VA) in the proximal third of the ulna. The importance of restoration of the anatomical orientation of the ulnar after a proximal fracture is unclear. The purpose of th... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 4, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Xuchao Shi, Tianlong Pan, Dengying Wu, Rong Chen, Zeng Lin and Jun Pan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

How does iliosacral bone tumor resection without reconstruction affect the ipsilateral hip joint?
Whether reconstruction is more beneficial after iliosacral bone tumor resection remains controversial. Because of high rates of complications and recurrence, few patients benefit from reconstruction. The aim o... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 4, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tao JIN, Weifeng LIU, Hairong XU, Yuan LI, Lin HAO and Xiaohui NIU Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clinical and radiographic outcome of dynamic cervical implant (DCI) arthroplasty for degenerative cervical disc disease: a minimal five-year follow-up
To evaluate the mid- to long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of anterior cervical discectomy and dynamic cervical implant (DCI) arthroplasty for degenerative cervical disc disease. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 4, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Lin-nan Wang, Bo-wen Hu, Lei Wang, Yue-ming Song, Xi Yang, Li-min Liu and Hao Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of a resistance and balance exercise programme for women with osteoporosis and vertebral fracture: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Osteoporotic vertebral fractures are common, and are associated with reduced functioning and health related quality of life. The primary aims of this randomized controlled trial are to examine the immediate an... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 3, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Brita Stanghelle, Hege Bentzen, Lora Giangregorio, Are Hugo Pripp and Astrid Bergland Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of a novel quality of life questionnaire for female patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: Scoliosis Japanese Questionnaire-27: a multicenter, cross-sectional study
A progressive deformity associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) negatively affects a patient ’s health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Although the Scoliosis Research Society-22 (SRS-22) is the s... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 3, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Toru Doi, Hirokazu Inoue, Yasuhisa Arai, Osamu Shirado, Tokuhide Doi, Ken Yamazaki, Koki Uno, Haruhisa Yanagida and Katsushi Takeshita Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Mild (not severe) disc degeneration is implicated in the progression of bilateral L5 spondylolysis to spondylolisthesis
Spondylolytic (or lytic) spondylolisthesis is often associated with disc degeneration at the index-level; however, it is not clear if disc degeneration is the cause or the consequence of lytic spondylolisthesi... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 2, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Vivek A. S. Ramakrishna, Uphar Chamoli, Luke L. Viglione, Naomi Tsafnat and Ashish D. Diwan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Handgrip force steadiness in young and older adults: a reproducibility study
Force steadiness is a quantitative measure of the ability to control muscle tonus. It is an independent predictor of functional performance and has shown to correlate well with different degrees of motor impai... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 2, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Andreas W. Blomkvist, Fredrik Eika, Eling D. de Bruin, Stig Andersen and Martin Jorgensen Tags: Research article Source Type: research