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

Prognostic factors of a favorable outcome following a supervised exercise program for soldiers with sub-acute and chronic low back pain
Low back pain (LBP) encompasses heterogeneous patients unlikely to respond to a unique treatment. Identifying sub-groups of LBP may help to improve treatment outcomes. This is a hypothesis-setting study design... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 2, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Marc Perron, Chantal Gendron, Pierre Langevin, Jean Leblond, Marianne Roos and Jean-S ébastien Roy Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The clinical relevance of the presence of bridging syndesmophytes on kyphosis correction and maintenance following pedicle subtraction osteotomy for thoracolumbar kyphotic deformity in ankylosing spondylitis: a comparative cohort study
The presence of bridging syndesmophytes (BS) in spinal osteotomy region serves traditionally as one critical determinant for selection of osteotomy techniques. While nowadays the proportion of kyphotic ankylos... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 2, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sai-hu Mao, Zong-xian Feng, Bang-ping Qian and Yong Qiu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Change in muscle volume after steroid therapy in patients with myositis assessed using cross-sectional computed tomography
Steroid therapy, a key therapy for inflammatory, allergic, and immunological disorders, is often associated with steroid myopathy as one of the side effects. Steroid therapy is considered the first-line therap... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Takashi Nawata, Makoto Kubo, Takafumi Nomura, Keiji Oishi, Kosaku Shiragami, Tadayoshi Ikegami, Munemasa Okada, Shigeki Kobayashi and Masafumi Yano Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison between absorbable pins and mini-screw fixations for the treatment of radial head fractures Mason type II-III
The treatment of comminuted radial head fractures can include prosthetic replacement or open reduction and internal fixation. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the results of two different internal fixa... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Luigi Tarallo, Raffaele Mugnai, Martina Rocchi, Francesco Capra and Fabio Catani Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Identifying complications requiring re-operation following primary hip or knee arthroplasty: a consecutive series of 98 patients
The number of hip and knee arthroplasties completed is expected to double over the next decade. In public hospitals, regular post-arthroplasty orthopaedic review has commonly occurred for the duration of a pat... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Bill Reynolds, Nick Maister, Stephen D. Gill, Shaun Waring, Peter Schoch, Sally Beattie, Andrew Thomson and Richard S. Page Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Trigger wrist caused by avascular necrosis of the capitate: a case report
Trigger wrist is a rare condition first described by Marti in 1960, and various causes have been reported. The condition mostly occurs with finger flexion and extension, and rarely with flexion and extension o... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yuichiro Matsui, Daisuke Kawamura, Hiroaki Kida, Kanako C. Hatanaka and Norimasa Iwasaki Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Intra- and interobserver reliability of glenoid fracture classifications by Ideberg, Euler and AO
Representing 3% –5% of shoulder girdle injuries scapula fractures are rare. Furthermore, approximately 1% of scapula fractures are intraarticularfractures of the glenoid fossa. Because of uncertain fracture mor... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: F. Gilbert, L. Eden, R. Meffert, F. Konietschke, J. Lotz, L. Bauer and W. Staab Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Above-versus below-elbow casting for conservative treatment of distal radius fractures: a randomized controlled trial and study protocol
A variety of cast options are available for the non-surgical treatment of distal radius fractures (DRF) in adults. However, the literature is inconclusive regarding the need to immobilize the elbow joint after... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Aldo Okamura, Gabriel Maciel de Mendon ça, Jorge Raduan Neto, Vinicius Ynoe de Moraes, Flavio Faloppa and João Carlos Belloti Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Association between braced curve behavior by pubertal growth peak and bracing effectiveness in female idiopathic scoliosis: a longitudinal cohort study
Pre-pubertal idiopathic scoliosis (IS) is associated with high risk of bracing ineffectiveness. Integrated multidimensional maturity assessments are useful but complex to predict the high-risk occurrence of cu... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sai-hu Mao, Xu Sun, Ben-long Shi, Yong Qiu, Bang-ping Qian and Jack C. Y. Cheng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

No difference in the functional improvements between unilateral and bilateral total knee replacements
Differences between staged bilateral total knee replacement (TKR) and simultaneous bilateral TKR have been investigated, but few studies have investigated differences in the functional improvements resulting f... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 21, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yu-Hao Huang, Chin Lin, Jia-Hwa Yang, Leou-Chyr Lin, Chih-Yuan Mou, Kwo-Tsao Chiang, Man-Gang Lee, Hsien-Feng Chang, Hsueh-Lu Chang, Wen Su, Shih-Jen Yeh, Hung Chang, Chih-Chien Wang and Sui-Lung Su Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pre-operative radiographic findings predicting concomitant posterior malleolar fractures in tibial shaft fractures: a comparative retrospective study
A concomitant tibial shaft and posterior malleolar fracture is a type of regular compound fracture. The associated posterior malleolar fractures are mostly occult fractures, which often do not show a fracture ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Zhipeng Huang, Yuan Liu, Wenjun Xie, Xiang Li, Xiaodong Qin and Jun Hu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Influence of surgery involving tendons around the knee joint on ankle motion during gait in patients with cerebral palsy
Simultaneous motion of the knee and ankle joints is required for many activities including gait. We aimed to evaluate the influence of surgery involving tendons around the knee on ankle motion during gait in t... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Seung Yeol Lee, Soon-Sun Kwon, Chin Youb Chung, Kyoung Min Lee, Ki Hyuk Sung, Sangwoo Kim and Moon Seok Park Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Walking balance is mediated by muscle strength and bone mineral density in postmenopausal women: an observational study
Depletion of ovarian hormone in postmenopausal women has been associated with changes in the locomotor apparatus that may compromise walking function including muscle atrophy/weakness, weight gain, and bone de... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: S. C. Ibeneme, C. Ekanem, A. Ezuma, N. Iloanusi, N. N. Lasebikan, O. A. Lasebikan and O. E. Oboh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of oral versus intra-articular tranexamic acid in enhanced-recovery primary total knee arthroplasty without tourniquet application: a randomized controlled trial
Although randomized controlled trials have confirmed oral tranexamic acid (TXA) can provide similar blood-sparing efficacy compared with intravenous (IV) TXA in total knee arthroplasty (TKA), some concerns do ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Duan Wang, Hui Zhu, Wei-Kun Meng, Hao-Yang Wang, Ze-Yu Luo, Fu-Xing Pei, Qi Li and Zong-Ke Zhou Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Interview based malnutrition assessment can predict adverse events within 6 months after primary and revision arthroplasty – a prospective observational study of 351 patients
Being at risk for malnutrition can be observed among hospitalized patients of all medical specialties. There are only few studies in arthroplasty dealing with defining and assessing malnutrition as such a pote... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Christoph Ihle, Christoph Wei ß, Gunnar Blumenstock, Ulrich Stöckle, Björn Gunnar Ochs, Christian Bahrs, Andreas Nüssler and Anna Janine Schreiner Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Early detection of osteoarthritis in rabbits using MRI with a double-contrast agent
Articular cartilage degeneration has been evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, this method has several problems, including its time-consuming nature and the requirement of a high magnetic fi... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 13, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Okihiro Onishi, Kazuya Ikoma, Masamitsu Kido, Yukichi Kabuto, Keiichiro Ueshima, Ken-ichi Matsuda, Masaki Tanaka and Toshikazu Kubo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Risk factors for progression of radiographic knee osteoarthritis in elderly community residents in Korea
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis affecting the elderly. Understanding the risk factors for knee OA has been derived from cross sectional studies. There have been few longitudinal s... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jong Jin Yoo, Dong Hyun Kim and Hyun Ah Kim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Modified Essex-Lopresti procedure with percutaneous calcaneoplasty for comminuted intra-articular calcaneal fractures: a retrospective case analysis
The ideal treatment for comminuted intraarticular calcaneal fractures is still debated. Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is the most popular surgical procedure; however, wound complications, implant... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 9, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jen-Ta Shih, Chun-Lin Kuo, Tsu-Te Yeh, Hsain-Chung Shen, Ru-Yu Pan and Chia-Chun Wu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of mesenchymal stem cells obtained by suspended culture of synovium from patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
Mobilization of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from the synovium was revealed using a “suspended synovium culture model” of osteoarthritis (OA). The pathology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) differs from that of O... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 9, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yuji Kohno, Mitsuru Mizuno, Nobutake Ozeki, Hisako Katano, Koji Otabe, Hideyuki Koga, Mikio Matsumoto, Haruka Kaneko, Yuji Takazawa and Ichiro Sekiya Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence of and characteristics associated with insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea among veterans with knee and hip osteoarthritis
Few studies have examined patterns of specific sleep problems among individuals with osteoarthritis (OA). The primary objective of this study was to examine prevalence of symptoms of insomnia and obstructive s... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 9, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Shannon Stark Taylor, Jaime M. Hughes, Cynthia J. Coffman, Amy S. Jeffreys, Christi S. Ulmer, Eugene Z. Oddone, Hayden B. Bosworth, William S. Yancy Jr and Kelli D. Allen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Could pelvic parameters determine optimal postoperative thoracic kyphosis in Lenke type 1 AIS patients?
A proper restoration of sagittal alignment is essential in AIS patients, but few studies provided a formula to predict an optimal surgical thoracic kyphosis (TK) gain in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) p... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 7, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Shunan Liu, Yuancheng Zhang, Hongda Bao, Peng Yan, Zezhang Zhu, Zhen Liu, Bangping Qian and Yong Qiu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Quantitative MRI comparison of multifidus muscle degeneration in thoracolumbar fractures treated with open and minimally invasive approach
Minimally invasive pedicle screw fixation has less approach-related morbidity than open screw placement and is allegedly less traumatizing on paravertebral muscles, as there is no requirement to mobilize and r... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 7, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: F. Gilbert, T. M. Heintel, M. G. Jakubietz, H. K östler, C. Sebald, R. H. Meffert and A. M. Weng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Self-care of chronic musculoskeletal pain – experiences and attitudes of patients and health care providers
Self-care is often the first choice for people with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Self-care includes the use of non-prescription medications with no doctor ’s supervision, as well as the use of other modern and... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 7, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Irena Kova čević, Višnja Majerić Kogler, Tihana Magdić Turković, Lidija Fumić Dunkić, Željko Ivanec and Davorina Petek Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Biomechanical efficacy of AP, PA lag screws and posterior plating for fixation of posterior malleolar fractures: a three dimensional finite element study
Clinically there are different fixation methods used for fixation of the posterior malleolar fractures (PMF), but the best treatment modality is still not clear. Few studies have concentrated on this issue, le... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Adeel Anwar, Zhen Zhang, Decheng Lv, Gang Lv, Zhi Zhao, Yanfeng Wang, Yue Cai, Wasim Qasim, Muhammad Umar Nazir and Ming Lu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

What factors impact on the implementation of clubfoot treatment services in low and middle-income countries?: a narrative synthesis of existing qualitative studies
Around 100,000 children are born annually with clubfoot worldwide and 80% live in low and middle-income counties (LMICs). Clubfoot is a condition in which children are born with one or both feet twisted inward... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 2, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sarah Drew, Rachael Gooberman-Hill and Christopher Lavy Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Incidence of distal radius fracture surgery in Finns aged 50 years or more between 1998 and 2016 – too many patients are yet operated on?
Although optimal treatment of distal radius fractures is controversial, surgery has gained popularity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate recent trends in the surgical treatment of distal radius fractur... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 2, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Teemu P. Hevonkorpi, Antti P. Launonen, Tuomas T. Huttunen, Pekka Kannus, Seppo Niemi and Ville M. Mattila Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A case of bilateral revision total knee arthroplasty using distal femoral allograft –prosthesis composite and femoral head allografting at the tibial site with a varus-valgus constrained prosthesis: ten-year follow up
We report the successful use of allograft –prosthesis composite (APC) and structural femoral head allografting in the bilateral reconstruction of large femoral and tibial uncontained defects during revision tot... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 2, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sung-Hyun Lee, Sung-Hyun Noh, Keun-Churl Chun, Joung-Kyue Han and Churl-Hong Chun Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The influence of preoperative determinants on quality of life, functioning and pain after total knee and hip replacement: a pooled analysis of Dutch cohorts
Previous research has identified preoperative determinants that predict health related quality of life (HRQoL), functioning and pain after total knee or hip arthroplasty (TKA/THA), but these differed between s... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 2, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Stefanie N. Hofstede, Maaike G. J. Gademan, Theo Stijnen, Rob G. H. H. Nelissen and Perla J. Marang- van de Mheen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Nanotechnology in orthopedics: a clinically oriented review
The utility of nanotechnology in medicine, specifically within the field of orthopedics, is a topic of extensive research. Our review provides a unique comprehensive overview of the current and potential futur... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 2, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Walter Ryan Smith, Parke William Hudson, Brent Andrew Ponce and Sakthivel Rajan Rajaram Manoharan Tags: Review Source Type: research

Clinical and imaging characteristics in patients undergoing surgery for lumbar epidural lipomatosis
Lumbar epidural lipomatosis (LEL) is characterized by abnormal accumulation of unencapsulated adipose tissue in the spinal epidural space. Such accumulation compresses the dural sac and nerve roots, and result... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 1, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Taketoshi Yasuda, Kayo Suzuki, Yoshiharu Kawaguchi, Shoji Seki, Hiroto Makino, Kenta Watanabe, Takeshi Hori, Tohru Yamagami, Masahiko Kanamori and Tomoatsu Kimura Tags: Research article Source Type: research

MRI findings of low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma: a case report and literature review
Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma (LGFMS) is a distinctive slow growing soft tissue neoplasm, mostly affecting young individuals with no gender difference. It usually arises in deep soft tissue of the lower limbs ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 26, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yali Yue, Yongkang Liu, Lina Song, Xiao Chen, Yaohui Wang and Zhongqiu Wang Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Objective assessment of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in knee osteoarthritis patients – beyond daily steps and total sedentary time
Knee osteoarthritis patients may become physically inactive due to pain and functional limitations. Whether physical activity exerts a protective or harmful effect depends on the frequency, intensity, time and... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 23, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Maik Sliepen, Elsa Mauricio, Matthijs Lipperts, Bernd Grimm and Dieter Rosenbaum Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Oncological, surgical and functional results of the treatment of patients after hemipelvectomy due to metastases
Metastatic lesions localized in the pelvis cause pain, pathological fractures and decrease quality of patients life. Limited data are avaliable to compare the oncological, surgical and functional outcomes afte... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Grzegorz Guzik Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Genetic polymorphisms in bone morphogenetic protein receptor type IA gene predisposes individuals to ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the cervical spine via the smad signaling pathway
The present study investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying the 4A  > C and -349C > T single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in bone morphogenetic protein receptor type IA (BMPR-IA) gene, which significantl... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hao Wang, Weitao Jin and Haibin Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The association between subgroups of MRI findings identified with latent class analysis and low back pain in 40-year-old Danes
Research into the clinical importance of spinal MRI findings in patients with low back pain (LBP) has primarily focused on single imaging findings, such as Modic changes or disc degeneration, and found only we... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Rikke K. Jensen, Peter Kent, Tue S. Jensen and Per Kjaer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Tranexamic acid in total shoulder arthroplasty and reverse shoulder arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis
The objective of this study was to examine the effects of TXA in reducing the need for blood transfusions and blood los... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 17, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Liang-Tseng Kuo, Wei-Hsiu Hsu, Ching-Chi Chi and Jae Chul Yoo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Change in physical activity level and clinical outcomes in older adults with knee pain: a secondary analysis from a randomised controlled trial
Exercise interventions improve clinical outcomes of pain and function in adults with knee pain due to osteoarthritis and higher levels of physical activity are associated with lower severity of pain and higher... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 17, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jonathan G. Quicke, Nadine E. Foster, Peter R. Croft, Reuben O. Ogollah and Melanie A. Holden Tags: Research article Source Type: research