The added value of musculoskeletal ultrasound to clinical evaluation in the treatment decision of rheumatoid arthritis outpatients: physician experience matters
Musculoskeletal ultrasound improves the accuracy of detecting the level of disease activity (DA) in RA patients, although its impact on the final treatment decision in a real clinical setting is uncertain. The... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - September 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: C. Sifuentes-Cant ú, I. Contreras-Yáñez, L. Saldarriaga, A.C. Lozada, M. Gutiérrez and V. Pascual-Ramos Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Neuroimmune expression in hip osteoarthritis: a systematic review
Neuroimmune axis is central in the physiopathology of hip osteoarthritis (OA), but its specific pathways are still unclear. This systematic review aims to assess the nervous and immune system profile of patien... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - September 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Manuel Ribeiro da Silva, Daniela Linhares, Daniel Marques Vasconcelos, Cecilia Juliana Alves, Nuno Neves, Gilberto Costa and Meriem Lamghari Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Changes in ankle joint motion after Supramalleolar osteotomy: a cadaveric model
Malalignment of the ankle joint has been found after trauma, by neurological disorders, genetic predisposition and other unidentified factors, and results in asymmetrical joint loading. For a medial open wedge... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - September 9, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hak Jun Kim, Eui Dong Yeo, Im Joo Rhyu, Soon-Hyuck Lee, Yeon Soo Lee and Young Koo Lee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hospital volume and the risk of revision in Oxford unicompartmental knee arthroplasty in the Nordic countries -an observational study of 14,496 cases
This study aimed to quantify the annual hospital volume effect on revision risk in... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - September 7, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mona Badawy, Anne M. Fenstad, Christoffer A. Bartz-Johannessen, Kari Indrekvam, Leif I. Havelin, Otto Robertsson, Annette W-Dahl, Antti Eskelinen, Keijo M äkelä, Alma B. Pedersen, Henrik M. Schrøder and Ove Furnes Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of hyaluronic acid combined with anti-inflammatory drugs compared with hyaluronic acid alone, in clinical trials and experiments in osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
The objectives are to compare the efficacy of intra-articular hyaluronic acid (IA-HA) alone and in combination with anti-inflammatory drugs (IA-HA  + AI), corticosteroids (CS) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - September 6, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Thippaporn Euppayo, Veerasak Punyapornwithaya, Siriwadee Chomdej, Siriwan Ongchai and Korakot Nganvongpanit Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of dietary gelatin hydrolysates on bone mineral density in magnesium-deficient rats
The major types of commercially available gelatin hydrolysates are prepared from mammals or fish. Dietary gelatin hydrolysates from mammals were reported to improve bone mineral density (BMD) in some animal mo... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - September 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Teruyuki Noma, Satoshi Takasugi, Miho Shioyama, Taketo Yamaji, Hiroyuki Itou, Yoshio Suzuki, Keishoku Sakuraba and Keisuke Sawaki Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of a specific manual approach to the suboccipital region in patients with chronic mechanical neck pain and rotation deficit in the upper cervical spine: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Mechanical neck pain is a highly prevalent problem in primary healthcare settings. Many of these patients have restricted mobility of the cervical spine. Several manual techniques have been recommended for res... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - September 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Vanessa Gonz ález Rueda, Carlos López de Celis, Martín Eusebio Barra López, Andoni Carrasco Uribarren, Sara Castillo Tomás and Cesar Hidalgo García Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Monobloc implants in cementless total hip arthroplasty in patients with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease: a long-term follow-up
The purpose of this study was to evaluate 10-year outcomes in cementless monobloc total hip arthroplasty (THA) in a group of hips with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCPD). (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - September 5, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ze-Yu Luo, Hao-Yang Wang, Duan Wang, Hui Pan, Fu-Xing Pei and Zong-Ke Zhou Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Silver-coated modular Megaendoprostheses in salvage revision arthroplasty after periimplant infection with extensive bone loss – a pilot study of 34 patients
Hip and knee replacements in patients with bone defects after infection correlates with high rates of reinfection. In this vulnerable patient population, the prevention of reinfection is to be considered super... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - September 2, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Dirk Zajonz, Undine Birke, Mohamed Ghanem, Torsten Prietzel, Christoph Josten, Andreas Roth and Johannes K.M. Fakler Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Predicting outcome in frozen shoulder (shoulder capsulitis) in presence of comorbidity as measured with subjective health complaints and neuroticism
There is a substantive lack of knowledge about comorbidity in patients with frozen shoulder. The aim of this study was to investigate whether subjective health complaints and Neuroticism would predict treatmen... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - September 2, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Satya Pal Sharma, Rolf Moe-Nilssen, Alice Kv åle and Anders Bærheim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Risk factors for failure of revision total hip arthroplasty using a Kerboull-type acetabular reinforcement device
The present study aimed to identify the risk factors associated with revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) failure using a Kerboull-type (KT) plate. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - September 2, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Shinya Hayashi, Takayuki Nishiyama, Shingo Hashimoto, Tomoyuki Matsumoto, Koji Takayama, Kazunari Ishida, Kotaro Nishida and Ryosuke Kuroda Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Elution kinetics of vancomycin and gentamicin from carriers and their effects on mesenchymal stem cell proliferation: an in vitro study
Musculoskeletal infections remain a major complication in orthopedic surgery. The local delivery of antibiotics provides the high levels required to treat an infection without systemic toxicity. However, the l... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - September 2, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tomas Kucera, Lenka Ryskova, Tomas Soukup, Jana Malakova, Eva Cermakova, Pavel Mericka, Jakub Suchanek and Pavel Sponer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Application of postoperative autotransfusion in total joint arthroplasty reduces allogeneic blood requirements: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Total joint arthroplasty is associated with significant blood loss and often requires blood transfusion. However, allogeneic blood transfusion (ABT) may lead to severe problems, such as immunoreaction and infe... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - September 2, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Weiping Ji, Xianfeng Lin, Ruoxia Zhang, Pan Tang, Jian Mo, Xinyi Teng, Qiuping Fan, Bo Wang, Shunwu Fan, Jianfeng Zhang, Shuai Chen and Kangmao Huang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Analysis of DNA methylation in chondrocytes in rats with knee osteoarthritis
Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a degenerative knee disease commonly found in the ageing population. DNA methylation works with histone acetylation to participate in aging. Alterations of DNA methylation may invo... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 31, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Xinxin Wang, Dezhi Tang, Peng Shen, Hao Xu, Hongfu Qiu, Tao Wu and Xiang Gao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Combination of measures of handgrip strength and red cell distribution width can predict in-hospital complications better than the ASA grade after hip fracture surgery in the elderly
Early detection of a high-risk patient following hip fracture surgery is of paramount clinical importance. American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) grading is an easy and efficient index in predicting a wor... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hyung-Min Ji, Jun Han, Hi-Won Bae and Ye-Yeon Won Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of collagenase clostridium histolyticum for Dupuytren disease nodules: a randomized controlled trial
To determine the safety and efficacy of collagenase clostridium histolyticum (CCH) injection for the treatment of palmar Dupuytren disease nodules. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Bronier Costas, Stephen Coleman, Greg Kaufman, Robert James, Brian Cohen and R. Glenn Gaston Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Fibroma of tendon sheath around large joints: clinical characteristics and literature review
Fibroma of tendon sheath (FTS) is a benign tumor arising from the synovium of the tendon sheath that occurs mostly around small joints such as the fingers, hands, and wrist. However, FTS rarely arises around a... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 30, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kayo Suzuki, Taketoshi Yasuda, Shun Suzawa, Kenta Watanabe, Masahiko Kanamori and Tomoatsu Kimura Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Measurement of acetabular inclination and anteversion via CT generated 3D pelvic model
Inclination and anteversion were the main factors that determined the reliability of the acetabulum. Inclination and anteversion measurements included anatomical, operational and radiographic methods. The aim ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 29, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: R. Y. Wang, W. H. Xu, X. C. Kong, L. Yang and S. H. Yang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The transverse abdominal muscle is excessively active during active straight leg raising in pregnancy-related posterior pelvic girdle pain: an observational study
Many studies suggest that impairment of motor control is the mechanical component of the pathogenesis of painful disorders in the lumbo-sacral region; however, this theory is still unproven and the results and... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jan M. A. Mens and Annelies Pool-Goudzwaard Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Measurements of the trapezius and erector spinae muscles using virtual touch imaging quantification ultrasound-Elastography: a cross section study
This study uses virtual touch imaging quantification (VTIQ) technology for the first time to conduct measurements of the trapezius and erector spinae muscles in a large study population. The significance of va... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Anne Heizelmann, S ümeyra Tasdemir, Julian Schmidberger, Tilmann Gräter, Wolfgang Kratzer and Beate Grüner Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of outcomes according to fixation technique following the modified Ludloff osteotomy for hallux valgus in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Clinical and radiological outcomes including fixation stability of osteotomy site were compared in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who underwent modified Ludloff osteotomy to correct hallux valgus with oste... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Young-Hoon Jo, Ki-Chul Park, Young-Sik Song and Il-Hoon Sung Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Differences in lumbar spine and lower extremity kinematics in people with and without low back pain during a step-up task: a cross-sectional study
Low back pain (LBP) affects more than one third of the population at any given time, and chronic LBP is responsible for increased medical costs, functional limitations and decreased quality of life. A clear et... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Katie Mitchell, Madeline Porter, Lauren Anderson, Carter Phillips, Grayson Arceo, Brian Montz, Susan Levy and Sara P. Gombatto Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Erratum to: The impact of hip fracture on mortality in Estonia: a retrospective population-based cohort study
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Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mikk J ürisson, Mait Raag, Riina Kallikorm, Margus Lember and Anneli Uusküla Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Lack of association between AKAP2 and the susceptibility of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in the Chinese population
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a well characterized spinal deformity that affects millions of children world-wide. The role of genetic factor in the development of AIS has been of great interest, sin... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Leilei Xu, Chao Xia, Weiguo Zhu, Zhenhua Feng, Xiaodong Qin, Weixiang Sun, Yong Qiu and Zezhang Zhu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of midfoot and Hindfoot involvement on functional disability in Korean patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Foot involvement in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients has been reported to severely affect functional capacity and quality of life. We aimed to determine the impact of midfoot and hindfoot involvement on func... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hye-Jin Jeong, Il Woong Sohn, Dam Kim, Soo-Kyung Cho, Si-Bog Park, Il-Hoon Sung and Yoon-Kyoung Sung Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Which patient-specific and surgical characteristics influence postoperative pain after THA in a fast-track setting?
In our hospital a fast-track setting including a multimodal pain protocol is used for total hip arthroplasty (THA). Despite this multimodal pain protocol there is still a large range in reported postoperative ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yvon M. den Hartog, Gerjon Hannink, Nick T. van Dasselaar, Nina M. Mathijssen and Stephan B. Vehmeijer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

“Take me seriously and do something!” - a qualitative study exploring patients’ perceptions and expectations of an upcoming orthopaedic consultation
Patients ’ perceptions of care is an important factor in evaluation of health care, in quality assessment, and in improvement efforts. Expectations of assessments or procedures such as surgery have been found t... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Karin S Samsson, Susanne Bernhardsson and Maria EH Larsson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Total knee Arthroplasty: risk factors for allogeneic blood transfusions in the South Asian population
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the recommended treatment for end-stage knee osteoarthritis. Considering the various risks associated with intra and postoperative blood transfusions, better understanding is r... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 23, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Syed Hamza Mufarrih, Nada Qaisar Qureshi, Arif Ali, Azeem Tariq Malik, Huda Naim and Shahryar Noordin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prospective comparison of the anterior and lateral approach in hemiarthroplasty for hip fractures: a study protocol
The Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) is an alternative approach to the currently most used Lateral Approach (LA) for hip replacement in femoral neck fracture patients. Compared to the LA, the DAA minimizes soft ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 23, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Max P. L. van der Sijp, Inger B. Schipper, Stefan B. Keizer, Pieta Krijnen and Arthur H.P. Niggebrugge Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Full fusion of proximal thoracic curve helps to prevent postoperative cervical tilt in Lenke type 2 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients with right-elevated shoulder
To date, no study had reported the phenomenon of deteriorated postoperative cervical tilt in Lenke type 2 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the cervical tilt in... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 23, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jun Jiang, Bang-ping Qian, Yong Qiu, Bin Wang, Yang Yu and Ze-zhang Zhu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Predictive ability of the start back tool: an ancillary analysis of a low back pain trial from Danish general practice
Low back pain (LBP) is a common cause of contact with the primary healthcare sector. In some patients, symptoms quickly resolve, but others develop long-lasting pain and disability. To improve the care pathway... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 23, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Allan Riis, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Cathrine Elgaard Jensen and Martin Bach Jensen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The preventive effect of the bounding exercise programme on hamstring injuries in amateur soccer players: the design of a randomized controlled trial
Hamstring injuries are the most common muscle injury in amateur and professional soccer. Most hamstring injuries occur in the late swing phase, when the hamstring undergoes a stretch-shortening cycle and the h... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 22, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: S. Van de Hoef, B. M. A. Huisstede, M. S. Brink, N. de Vries, E. A. Goedhart and F. J. G. Backx Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Tourniquet use in arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
To assess the effects of tourniquet use in arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 22, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Liang-Tseng Kuo, Pei-An Yu, Chi-Lung Chen, Wei-Hsiu Hsu and Ching-Chi Chi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of continuous infusion versus bolus injection of factor concentrates for blood management after total knee arthroplasty in patients with hemophilia
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has become the treatment of choice for end-stage hemophilic arthropathy of the knee. Theoretically in hemophilia A, perioperative continuous infusion (CI) of factor VIII (FVIII) w... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 22, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Young Shil Park, Won-Ju Shin and Kang-Il Kim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence and risk factors of low bone mineral density in spondyloarthritis and prevalence of vertebral fractures
Investigate the prevalence and risk factors of low bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with axial spondyloarthritis as well as investigating the prevalence of vertebral fractures. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 22, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sandrine Malochet-Guinamand, Bruno Pereira, Zuzana Tatar, Anne Tournadre, Anna Molt ó, Maxime Dougados and Martin Soubrier Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Adaptation of Chinese and English versions of the Ankylosing Spondylitis quality of life (ASQoL) scale for use in Singapore
To cross-culturally adapt and validate the Singapore Chinese and Singapore English versions of the Ankylosing Spondylitis Quality of Life (ASQoL) scales. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 17, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ying Ying Leung, Weixian Lee, Nai Lee Lui, Matthew Rouse, Stephen P. McKenna and Julian Thumboo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Second opinion for degenerative spinal conditions: an option or a necessity? A prospective observational study
Second opinions may improve quality of patient care. The primary objective of this study was to determine the concordance between first and second diagnoses and opinions regarding need for spinal surgery among... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 17, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mario Lenza, Rachelle Buchbinder, Margaret P. Staples, Oscar F.P. dos Santos, Reynaldo A. Brandt, Claudio L. Lottenberg, Miguel Cendoroglo and Mario Ferretti Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Subcutaneous emphysema of the leg after hardware removal and bone allografting for infected non-union of the distal femur
Infected non-unions of the supracondylar region of the femur are uncommon. Even though hardware removal is a common procedure, it may lead to complications, including neurovascular injury, refracture, worsenin... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Vincenzo Denaro, Umile Giuseppe Longo, Giuseppe Salvatore, Vincenzo Candela and Nicola Maffulli Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Quality of life and correlation with clinical and radiographic variables in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: a retrospective case series study
Previously, many studies have evaluated quality of life (QoL) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), however, none of them specifically investigated the correlation between pain-related disability measu... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ji-chen Huang, Bang-ping Qian, Yong Qiu, Bin Wang, Yang Yu, Ze-Zhang Zhu, Jun Hu and Zhe Qu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Chitosan in viscosupplementation: in vivo effect on rabbit subchondral bone
To investigate the effect of intra-articular injection of Chitosan (Cs) added to hyaluronic acid (HA) on subchondral bone during osteoarthritis (OA), microarchitectural parameters and mineral density were meas... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: R. Rieger, C. Boulocher, S. Kaderli and T. Hoc Tags: Research article Source Type: research

3D printing –assisted preoperative plan of pedicle screw placement for middle-upper thoracic trauma: a cohort study
This study aimed to evaluate the application of 3D printing in assisting preoperative plan of pedicle screw placement for treating middle-upper thoracic trauma. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Wei Xu, Xuming Zhang, Tie Ke, Hongru Cai and Xiang Gao Tags: Technical advance Source Type: research

Causes, trends and severity of musculoskeletal injuries in Ghana
Musculoskeletal [MSK] injuries are common causes of long-term pain and physical disability which affect many people worldwide. The economic and social impacts on the individual, society and national health sys... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Eric Lawer Torgbenu, Emmanuel K. Nakua, Henry Kyei, Eric Badu and Maxwell Peprah Opoku Tags: Research article Source Type: research

With a biomechanical treatment in knee osteoarthritis, less knee pain did not correlate with synovitis reduction
Braces are used to treat pain in patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis (PFJOA). In a trial, we previously reported pain improvement after 6-weeks brace use. The pain reduction did not correlate with changes in M... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 10, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Vikram Swaminathan, Matthew J Parkes, Michael J Callaghan, Terence W O ’Neill, Richard Hodgson, Andrew D Gait and David T Felson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Does structural leg-length discrepancy affect postural control? Preliminary study
Leg-length inequality results in an altered position of the spine and pelvis. Previous studies on the influence of leg asymmetry on postural control have been inconclusive. The purpose of this paper was to inv... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 9, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ma łgorzata Eliks, Wioleta Ostiak-Tomaszewska, Przemysław Lisiński and Paweł Koczewski Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Latent class analysis derived subgroups of low back pain patients – do they have prognostic capacity?
Heterogeneity in patients with low back pain is well recognised and different approaches to subgrouping have been proposed. One statistical technique that is increasingly being used is Latent Class Analysis as... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 9, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Anne Molgaard Nielsen, Lise Hestbaek, Werner Vach, Peter Kent and Alice Kongsted Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patellar tendinopathy in young elite soccer – clinical and sonographical analysis of a German elite soccer academy
The prevalence of patellar tendinopathy is elevated in elite soccer compared to less explosive sports. While the burden of training hours and load is comparably high in youth elite players (age   (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 8, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Gerrit Bode, Thorsten Hammer, N. Karvouniaris, M. J. Feucht, L. Konstantinidis, N. P. S üdkamp and A. Hirschmüller Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Incidence and risk factors of exercise-related knee disorders in young adult men
Musculoskeletal disorders and injuries are common causes of morbidity and loss of active, physically demanding training days in military populations. We evaluated the incidence, diagnosis, and risk factors of ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 7, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Harri K. Pihlajam äki, Mickael C. Parviainen, Hannu Kautiainen and Ilkka Kiviranta Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Bone preserving level of osteotomy in short-stem total hip arthroplasty does not influence stress shielding dimensions – a comparing finite elements analysis
The main objective of every new development in total hip arthroplasty (THA) is the longest possible survival of the implant. Periprosthetic stress shielding is a scientifically proven phenomenon which leads to... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 7, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Rene Burchard, Sabrina Braas, Christian Soost, Jan Adriaan Graw and Jan Schmitt Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Long-term outcome following additional rhBMP-7 application in revision surgery of aseptic humeral, femoral, and tibial shaft nonunion
Surgical revision concepts for the treatment of aseptic humeral, femoral, and tibial diaphyseal nonunion were evaluated. It was analyzed if the range of time to bone healing was shorter, and if clinical and ra... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 7, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Simon Hackl, Christian Hierholzer, Jan Friederichs, Alexander Woltmann, Volker B ühren and Christian von Rüden Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Gene expression profiling in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica before and after symptom-abolishing glucocorticoid treatment
The pathophysiology, including the impact of gene expression, of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) remains elusive. We profiled the gene expression in muscle tissue in PMR patients before and after glucocorticoid t... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 7, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Frederik Flindt Kreiner, Rehannah Borup, Finn Cilius Nielsen, Peter Schjerling and Henrik Galbo Tags: Research article Source Type: research