TRAIL gene 1595C/T polymorphisms contribute to the susceptibility and severity of intervertebral disc degeneration: a data synthesis
Studies have investigated the correlation between tumor necrosis factor related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) gene polymorphisms and the susceptibility and severity of intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 29, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Qi-ling Yuan, Liang Liu, Yong-song Cai and Yin-gang Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

How to avoid unintended valgus alignment in distal femoral derotational osteotomy for treatment of femoral torsional malalignment - a concept study
Defining the optimal cutting plane for derotational osteotomy at the distal femur for correction of torsion in cases of patellofemoral instability is still challenging. This preliminary study investigates chan... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 29, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Florian B. Imhoff, Bastian Scheiderer, Philip Zakko, Elifho Obopilwe, Franz Liska, Andreas B. Imhoff, Augustus D. Mazzocca, Robert A. Arciero and Knut Beitzel Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effect of low intensity shockwave treatment (Li-SWT) on human myoblasts and mouse skeletal muscle
Transplanting myogenic cells and scaffolds for tissue engineering in skeletal muscle have shown inconsistent results. One of the limiting factors is neovascularization at the recipient site. Low intensity shoc... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 29, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Lise K. Hansen, Henrik D. Schr øder, Lars Lund, Karthikeyan Rajagopal, Vrisha Maduri and Jeeva Sellathurai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Supraspinatus muscle elasticity measured with real time shear wave ultrasound elastography correlates with MRI spectroscopic measured amount of fatty degeneration
Fatty Degeneration (FD) of the rotator cuff muscles influences functional and anatomical outcome after rotator cuff repair. The MRI based estimation of fatty degeneration is the gold standard. There is some ev... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Fabian Gilbert, Detlef Klein, Andreas Max Weng, Herbert K östler, Benedikt Schmitz, Jonas Schmalzl and Dirk Böhm Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Polyaxial locking plates in treating distal humeral fractures: a comparative randomized trial for clinical outcome
Management of distal humeral fractures remains to be one of the most challenging aspects in trauma surgery. Low profile plating systems with variable angle screw fixation represent a crucial advancement to the... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Moritz Cr önlein, Martin Lucke, Marc Beirer, Dominik Pförringer, Chlodwig Kirchhoff, Peter Biberthaler, Karl F. Braun and Sebastian Siebenlist Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Responsiveness of clinical tests for people with neck pain
Responsiveness of a clinical test is highly relevant in order to evaluate the effect of a given intervention. However, the responsiveness of clinical tests for people with neck pain has not been adequately eva... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ren é Jørgensen, Inge Ris, Carsten Juhl, Deborah Falla and Birgit Juul-Kristensen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A pilot study of the individual placement and support model for patients with chronic pain
Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidence-based work rehabilitation model with well-documented effects for people with mental illness. The model has, however, never been tested out for people with ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: L. R ødevand, T. M. Ljosaa, L. P. Granan, T. Knutzen, H. B. Jacobsen and S. E. Reme Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Educational program promoting regular physical exercise improves functional capacity and daily living physical activity in subjects with knee osteoarthritis
Physical exercise and educational programs promote several benefits for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, little is known about the effects of educational programs promoting the regular practice... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 27, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jos é Messias Rodrigues da Silva, Márcia Uchoa de Rezende, Tânia Carvalho Spada, Lucila da Silva Francisco, Fabiane Elize Sabine de Farias, Cleidnéia Aparecida Clemente da Silva, Claudia Helena de Azevedo Cernigoy, Júlia Maria D’Andréa Greve and E Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Surgical treatment of ankle fracture with or without deltoid ligament repair: a comparative study
The objective of the current study is to compare the outcomes of su... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 21, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hong-Mou Zhao, Jun Lu, Feng Zhang, Xiao-Dong Wen, Yi Li, Ding-Jun Hao and Xiao-Jun Liang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Triweekly administration of parathyroid hormone (1 –34) accelerates bone healing in a rat refractory fracture model
In this study, we investigated whether systemic ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 21, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yohei Kumabe, Sang Yang Lee, Takahiro Waki, Takashi Iwakura, Shunsuke Takahara, Michio Arakura, Yu Kuroiwa, Tomoaki Fukui, Tomoyuki Matsumoto, Takehiko Matsushita, Kotaro Nishida, Ryosuke Kuroda and Takahiro Niikura Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patient and surgical factors affecting procedure duration and revision risk due to deep infection in primary total knee arthroplasty
The aim of this study was to assess which patient and procedure factors affected both the risk of infection as well as procedure duration. Additionally, to assess if procedure duration affected the revision ri... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 21, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mona Badawy, Birgitte Espehaug, Anne Marie Fenstad, Kari Indrekvam, H åvard Dale, Leif I. Havelin and Ove Furnes Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The efficacy of multiple versus single hyaluronic acid injections: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Intra-articular hyaluronic acid (IA-HA) is a common therapy used to treat knee pain and suppress knee inflammation in knee osteoarthritis (OA), typically prescribed in regimens ranging from a single injection ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 21, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Andrew Concoff, Parag Sancheti, Faizan Niazi, Peter Shaw and Jeffrey Rosen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A rare case of osteoblastoma combined with severe scoliosis deformity, coronal and sagittal imbalance
Osteoblastoma is a rare and benign tumor which requires early diagnosis and surgical excision. Scoliosis is a common presentation following osteoblastoma. It is considered due to pain-provoked muscle spasm on ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 19, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Lin-nan Wang, Bo-wen Hu, Lei Wang, Xi Yang, Li-min Liu and Yue-ming Song Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Anatomical variations of the palmaris longus muscle including its relation to the median nerve – a proposal for a new classification
The palmaris longus (PL) muscle is characterised by high morphological diversity, and its tendon crosses the median nerve (MN) at different levels. Due to the fact that the palmaris longus tendon is routinely ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 19, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Łukasz Olewnik, Grzegorz Wysiadecki, Michał Polguj, Michał Podgórski, Hubert Jezierski and Mirosław Topol Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of cortisol and inflammatory response between aged and middle-aged patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty: a prospective observational study
To investigate the differences in the perioperative serum cortisol, C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels between aged and middle-aged patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA). (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 19, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jian Zhong, Hai-bo Si, Yi Zeng, Jing Yang, Zong-ke Zhou, Peng-de Kang, Fu-xing Pei and Bin Shen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Development and validation of a new tool to measure the facilitators, barriers and preferences to exercise in people with osteoporosis
Despite the widely known benefits of exercise and physical activity, adherence rates to these activities are poor. Understanding exercise facilitators, barriers, and preferences may provide an opportunity to p... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 19, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Isabel B. Rodrigues, Jonathan D. Adachi, Karen A. Beattie and Joy C. MacDermid Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Bone shortening of clavicular fractures: comparison of measurement methods
The indication for operative treatment of clavicular fractures with bone shortening over 2  cm is much debated. Correct measurement of clavicular length is essential, and reliable measures of clavicular length ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 19, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: A. H. Thorsmark, P. Muhareb Udby, I. Ban and L. H. Frich Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Influence of the anterior notch in mobile-bearing UKA on patellofemoral radiotracer uptake and clinical outcome
Previous studies reported that in partial knee arthroplasty smooth transitions to the remaining native parts of the knee are important. However, in mobile-bearing unicondylar knee arthroplasty (UKA) it is mand... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 16, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Dietmar Dammerer, Michael Liebensteiner, Hannes Rochau, Christian Uprimny, Vinzenz Smekal, Ralf Rosenberger and Elvire Servien Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between metabolic syndrome and knee osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional study
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent chronic joint disease in China. The aim of this study was to examine the association between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and knee OA in a population-based Chinese study. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 16, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Dong-xing Xie, Jie Wei, Chao Zeng, Tuo Yang, Hui Li, Yi-lun Wang, Hui-zhong Long, Zi-ying Wu, Yu-xuan Qian, Kang-hua Li and Guang-hua Lei Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prediction of fracture load and stiffness of the proximal femur by CT-based specimen specific finite element analysis: cadaveric validation study
This study aimed... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 16, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Michiaki Miura, Junichi Nakamura, Yusuke Matsuura, Yasushi Wako, Takane Suzuki, Shigeo Hagiwara, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuhide Inage, Yuya Kawarai, Masahiko Sugano, Kento Nawata and Seiji Ohtori Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Functional treatment for fractures to the base of the 5th metatarsal - influence of fracture location and fracture characteristics
Fractures to the base of the fifth metatarsal are common, but their treatment remains controversial. Especially for Lawrence and Botte (L&B) type II fractures, there is conflicting evidence and consequently no... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 16, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sebastian Felix Baumbach, Wolf Christian Prall, Michael Kramer, Mareen Braunstein, Wolfgang B öcker and Hans Polzer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Multisite peripheral joint pain: a cross-sectional study of prevalence and impact on general health, quality of life, pain intensity and consultation behaviour
Research into musculoskeletal conditions often focusses on pain at single sites, such as the knee, yet several studies have previously reported the high prevalence of multiple sites of musculoskeletal pain. Th... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 16, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Andrew Finney, Krysia S. Dziedzic, Martyn Lewis and Emma Healey Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Surgical outcome of atypical subtrochanteric and femoral fracture related to bisphosphonates use in osteoporotic patients with or without teriparatide treatment
Atypical subtrochanteric fracture and femoral fracture have been considered to be rare complications related to long-term bisphosphonates use. A reduced bone turnover rate may lead to delayed bone healing. Lim... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 13, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Wen-Ling Yeh, Chun-Yi Su, Chia-Wei Chang, Chien-Hao Chen, Tsai-Sheng Fu, Lih-Huei Chen and Tung-Yi Lin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Multiple drill-hole osteotomy in hand surgery – description of a novel application and proof of feasibility
Malunion of phalangeal and metacarpal bones are often associated with impairment of hand function and pose a challenging task for treating surgeons in most cases. When applicable, corrective osteotomy is the t... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 13, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: T. Haider, D. Geisler, G. Thalhammer and J. Erhart Tags: Technical advance Source Type: research

Influence of screw density on thoracic kyphosis restoration in hypokyphotic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Previous studies have reported that rod composition and diameter, as well as the correction technique are key factors associated with thoracic kyphosis (TK) restoration. However, few study has analyzed the cor... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 13, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ming Luo, Honghui Jiang, Wengang Wang, Ning Li, Mingkui Shen, Peng Li, Genzhong Xu and Lei Xia Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Risk factors for first hospitalization due to meniscal lesions - a population-based cohort study with 30  years of follow-up
Meniscal lesions are among the most common injuries of the knee, yet limited epidemiologic data is available on their risk factors. We investigated the association of lifestyle factors and physical strenuousne... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 13, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tea Kontio, Markku Heli övaara, Harri Rissanen, Paul Knekt, Arpo Aromaa and Svetlana Solovieva Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Neck-specific exercises with internet-based support compared to neck-specific exercises at a physiotherapy clinic for chronic whiplash-associated disorders: study protocol of a randomized controlled multicentre trial
Globally, neck pain is the fourth most common condition associated with longer periods of living with disability. Annually, approximately 0.3% of the population of Western countries undergo whiplash trauma, an... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 12, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Anneli Peolsson, Maria Land én Ludvigsson and Gunnel Peterson Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Upper thoracic spine mobilization and mobility exercise versus upper cervical spine mobilization and stabilization exercise in individuals with forward head posture: a randomized clinical trial
Although upper cervical and upper thoracic spine mobilization plus therapeutic exercises are common interventions for the management of forward head posture (FHP), no study has directly compared the effectiven... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 12, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Juchul Cho, Eunsang Lee and Seungwon Lee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Treatment with Botulinum toxin A in a total population of children with cerebral palsy - a retrospective cohort registry study
Botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) has been used to reduce spasticity in children with cerebral palsy (CP) for decades. The purpose of this study was to analyze to what extent BTX-A treatment was used to treat spastici... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Maria Franz én, Gunnar Hägglund and Ann Alriksson-Schmidt Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Analysis of bearing wear, whole blood and synovial fluid metal ion concentrations and histopathological findings in patients with failed ASR hip resurfacings
Adverse Reaction to Metal Debris (ARMD) is still a major reason for revision surgeries in patients with metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements. ARMD consists of a wide range of alterations in periprosthetic tis... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Lari Lehtovirta, Aleksi Reito, Jyrki Parkkinen, Harry Hothi, Johann Henckel, Alister Hart and Antti Eskelinen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Inter-day reliability of surface electromyography recordings of the lumbar part of erector spinae longissimus and trapezius descendens during box lifting
Low back pain and neck-shoulder pain are the most reported types of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, and performing heavy lifting at work and working with trunk rotation increase the risk of developing ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mikkel Brandt, Lars Louis Andersen, Afshin Samani, Markus Due Jakobsen and Pascal Madeleine Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Trends in incidence of proximal humerus fractures, surgical procedures and outcomes among elderly hospitalized patients with and without type 2 diabetes in Spain (2001 –2013)
Several studies have reported that diabetic persons have an increased risk for fractures than non-diabetes patients. The association between proximal humerus fractures and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is unclear and... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Maria Angeles Martinez-Huedo, Rodrigo Jim énez-García, Eduardo Mora-Zamorano, Valentín Hernández-Barrera, Manuel Villanueva-Martinez and Ana Lopez-de-Andres Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Micro-structural bone changes in early rheumatoid arthritis persist over 1-year  despite use of disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug therapy
We used High Resolution – peripheral Quantitative CT (HR-pQCT) imaging to examine peri-articular bone quality in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and explore whether bone quality improved over 12-months in indi... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Lynne M. Feehan, Linda L. Li and Heather A. McKay Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association of body mass index with knee cartilage damage in an asymptomatic population-based study
Cartilage changes are an important early finding of osteoarthritis (OA), which can exist even before symptoms. Our objective was to determine the prevalence of knee cartilage damage on magnetic resonance imagi... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 8, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Alvin Keng, Eric C. Sayre, Ali Guermazi, Savvakis Nicolaou, John M. Esdaile, Anona Thorne, Joel Singer, Jacek A. Kopec and Jolanda Cibere Tags: Research article Source Type: research

In-home versus hospital preoperative balance and proprioceptive training in patients undergoing TKR; rationale, design, and method of a randomized controlled trial
Severe knee osteoarthritis, as well as the surgical procedure of total knee replacement that aims to reduce its symptoms, cause great deterioration on the proprioceptive system. Taking this fact into account, ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 8, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jos é-María Blasco, Celedonia Igual-Camacho and Sergio Roig-Casasús Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

The acutely injured acromioclavicular joint – which imaging modalities should be used for accurate diagnosis? A systematic review
The management of acute acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries depends on the degree of injury diagnosed by the Rockwood classification. Inadequate imaging and not selecting the most helpful imaging protocols c... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 8, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jonas Pogorzelski, Knut Beitzel, Francesco Ranuccio, Klaus W örtler, Andreas B. Imhoff, Peter J. Millett and Sepp Braun Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Ultrasonography-guided reduction of pediatric radial neck fractures
Treatment of displaced and angulated radial neck fractures in children is controversial and challenging. Numerous studies have been conducted regarding treatment algorithms and surgical techniques that use flu... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 8, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jung Eun Lee, Jung Bong Kim and Eun Seok Choi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Identifying lower limb specific and generalised joint hypermobility in adults: validation of the Lower Limb Assessment Score
The Lower Limb Assessment Score (LLAS) has only been validated in a paediatric population. The aim of this study was to validate the use of the LLAS in an adult population by: i) evaluating its ability to disc... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 6, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kaitlin J. Meyer, Cliffton Chan, Luke Hopper and Leslie L. Nicholson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Physicians using spinal manipulative treatment in The Netherlands: a description of their characteristics and their patients
Various health care professionals apply Spinal Manipulative Treatment (SMT) in daily practice. While the characteristics of chiropractors and manual therapists and the characteristics of their patient populati... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 6, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Wouter Schuller, Raymond W. J. G. Ostelo, Daphne C. Rohrich, Adri T. Apeldoorn and Henrica C. W. de Vet Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Individualised radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) for symptomatic calcific shoulder tendinopathy: a retrospective clinical study
A retrospective single centre cohort analysis was performed to evaluate an individualised radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) protocol for treatment of symptomatic calcific shoulder tendinopathy. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 6, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Nikolaos Malliaropoulos, Dawn Thompson, Maria Meke, Debasish Pyne, Dimosthenis Alaseirlis, Henry Atkinson, Vasileios Korakakis and Heinz Lohrer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Translation of the humeral head scale is associated with success of rotator cuff repair for large-massive tears
Although a loss of rotator cuff integrity leads to the superior migration of the humeral head, the parameters that characterize the anterolateral migration of the humeral head have not been established. The pu... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 4, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Noboru Taniguchi, Darryl D. D ’Lima, Naoki Suenaga, Yasuyuki Ishida, Deokcheol Lee, Isoya Goya and Etsuo Chosa Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Risk factors for joint replacement in knee osteoarthritis; a 15-year follow-up study
To evaluate whether clinical, radiographic or MRI findings are associated with long term risk for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in persons with knee osteoarthritis. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 4, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Flemming K. Nielsen, Niels Egund, Anette J ørgensen and Anne Grethe Jurik Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sex differences in response to targeted kyphosis specific exercise and posture training in community-dwelling older adults: a randomized controlled trial
Hyperkyphosis, an excessive anterior curvature in the thoracic spine, is associated with reduced health status in older adults. Hyperkyphosis is highly prevalent, more common in older women than men. There is ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 4, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Wendy B. Katzman, Neeta Parimi, Amy Gladin, Eduard A. Poltavskiy, Anne L. Schafer, Roger K. Long, Bo Fan, Shirley S. Wong and Nancy E. Lane Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Age related prevalence of hand osteoarthritis diagnosed by photography (HOASCORE)
Hand photography has been used in a number of studies to determine the presence and severity of hand osteoarthritis (HOA). The aim of this study was to present age and gender specific prevalences of HOA diagno... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 2, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Helgi Jonsson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Single versus double row suture anchor fixation for greater tuberosity fractures – a biomechanical study
Fractures of the humeral greater tuberosity (GT) are a frequent injury progressively treated with arthroscopic suture anchor repair. Yet, no biomechanical study has been performed comparing fixation strength o... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Gernot Seppel, Tim Saier, Frank Martetschl äger, Johannes E. Plath, Alberto Guevara-Alvarez, Julia Henschel, Martin Winkler, Peter Augat, Andreas B. Imhoff and Stefan Buchmann Tags: Research article Source Type: research

COMT genotype and non-recovery after a whiplash injury in a Northern European population
The COMT (Catechol-O-Methyl Transferase) gene may influence a person ’s vulnerability to develop long-term pain and some COMT single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may associate with patterns of acute or chronic ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Eric Rydman, Erika Comasco, H. Pettersson, L. Oreland, S. Ponzer and C. Ottosson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sacroiliac joint tuberculosis: surgical management by posterior open-window focal debridement and joint fusion
Sacroiliac joint tuberculosis(SJT) is relatively uncommon, but it may cause severe sacroiliac joint destruction and functional disorder. Few studies in the literature have been presented on SJT, reports of sur... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - November 29, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Guo Zhu, Li-Yuan Jiang, Zhang Yi, Li Ping, Chun-Yue Duan, Cao Yong, Jin-Yang Liu and Jian-Zhong Hu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Spasm and flexion-relaxation phenomenon response to large lifting load during the performance of a trunk flexion-extension exercise
The flexion relaxation phenomenon (FRP) has been widely investigated. Nevertheless, no study has been reported on the FRP as well as spasm response to large lifting load. The aim of this study was to evaluate ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - November 29, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yanjun Ma and Xinhai Shan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Changes in clavicle length in acute fractures within 3  weeks: a prospective ultrasonographic study of 59 patients
Within traumatology a common indication for acute surgery of fractured clavicles is bone shortening over 2  cm. This indication is among but a few indications; which are recommended to be treated operatively wi... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - November 29, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: A. H. Thorsmark, O. M. Christensen, S. Torp-Pedersen, S. Overgaard and L. H. Frich Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Use of autogenous onlay bone graft for uncontained tibial bone defects in primary total knee arthroplasty
The use of autogenous bone graft is a well –known technique for reconstruction of tibial bone defects in primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). In cases where the size of the bone graft is inappropriate, the st... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - November 29, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jung-Ro Yoon, In-Wook Seo and Young-Soo Shin Tags: Research article Source Type: research