Comparison of the French and CARDS classifications for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis: reliability and validity
The aim of this study was to compare the reliability and validity of the CARDS and French classification systems for lumbar DS. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 20, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Chao Kong, Xiangyao Sun, Junzhe Ding, Machao Guo, Xiangyu Li and Shibao Lu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Predictors for outcome in acute lateral epicondylitis
Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow is a frequent condition with long-lasting symptoms. In order to identify predictors for treatment success and pain in lateral epicondylitis, we used data from a randomized... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Øystein Holmedal, Morten Olaussen, Ibrahimu Mdala, Bård Natvig and Morten Lindbæk Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of obesity, structural severity and their combination on the efficacy of viscosupplementation in patients with knee osteoarthritis
Obesity and radiological severity have been identified to be independent predictors of a low rate of response to viscosupplementation (VS), in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Is that enough to formally... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Thierry Conrozier, Florent Eymard, Mickael Chouk and Xavier Chevalier Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Isolated and early-onset cerebral fat embolism syndrome in a multiply injured patient: a rare case
Fat embolism syndrome (FES) is a rare complication that can occur between 12 and 72  h after the initial insult. Isolated cerebral FES without pulmonary symptoms is rarer. Early fracture fixation might prevent ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Chin-Kai Huang, Chih-Yuan Huang, Chia-Lung Li, Jui-Ming Yang, Chin-Hsien Wu, Chih-Hui Chen and Po-Ting Wu Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The methods for inserting lumbar bicortical pedicle screws from the anatomical perspective of the prevertebral great vessels
At present, bicortical pedicle screws (BPSs) are not used clinically because they carry the potential risk of damaging the prevertebral great vessels (PGVs). The authors observed the anatomical relationship be... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Liehua Liu, Haoming Wang, Jiangang Wang, Qian Wang, Shiming Cheng, Ying Li, Weidong Jin, Zili Wang and Qiang Zhou Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Narrow locking compression plate vs long philos plate for minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis of spiral humerus shaft fractures
Our hypothesis was that minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) using long philos plate (LPP) would show better clinical and radiological outcomes and less complications than narrow locking compression ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jae-Jung Jeong, Sang-Eun Park, Hwan-Hee Lee, Jong-Hun Ji, Min-Sik Park and Yong-Taek Park Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) after elective hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasty: protocol for a prospective cohort study
The number of hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasties continues to rise worldwide. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has launched an initiative (called PaRIS Initiative) for the systemati... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 15, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Alberto Grassi, Davide Golinelli, Dario Tedesco, Maurizia Rolli, Barbara Bordini, Marilina Amabile, Paola Rucci, Maria Pia Fantini and Stefano Zaffagnini Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Differential response to vibration of three forms of scoliosis during axial cyclic loading: a finite element study
Scoliosis is a serious disease that can affect all segments of society. Few studies have investigated the response to vibration of differing sinusoidal axial cyclic loading frequencies for different forms of s... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Shaowei Jia, Ye Li, Junde Xie, Tian Tian, Shunxin Zhang and Li Han Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Low bone density and high morbidity in patients between 55 and 70  years with displaced femoral neck fractures: a case-control study of 50 patients vs 150 normal controls
A displaced femoral neck fracture (FNF) in patients 55-70  years is a serious injury with a high risk of treatment failure and the optimal surgical treatment remains unclear. We aimed to describe characteristic... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Stefan Bartels, Jan-Erik Gjertsen, Frede Frihagen, Cecilia Rogmark and Stein Erik Utv åg Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Mechanical failure of articulating polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) spacers in two-stage revision hip arthroplasty: the risk factors and the impact on interim function
This study aimed to investigate the risk factors for mechanical failure of cement spacers and the impact on hip function after two-stage exchange arthroplasty for periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Fu-Shine Yang, Yu-Der Lu, Cheng-Ta Wu, Kier Blevins, Mel S. Lee and Feng-Chih Kuo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Determining known-group validity and test-retest reliability in the PEQ (personalized exercise questionnaire)
To determine the known-group validity, a type of construct validity, and the test-retest reliability of a newly developed tool, the Personalized Exercise Questionnaire (PEQ), that assesses the barriers, facili... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Isabel B. Rodrigues, Jonathan D. Adachi, Karen A. Beattie, Arthur Lau and Joy C. MacDermid Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Novel “double-strut” fibula ankle arthrodesis for large tumor-related bone defect of distal tibia
This study presents a novel “double-strut” fibula ankle arthrodesis f... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 9, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Zhiqing Zhao, Taiqiang Yan, Xiaodong Tang, Wei Guo, Rongli Yang and Shun Tang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Isolated palmar dislocation of distal radioulnar joint: a new mechanism of injury: a case report
We reported a patient with direct impact vio... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 9, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Xianke Lin, Hui Shen and Hui Lu Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Reducing the extent of facetectomy may decrease morbidity in failed back surgery syndrome
Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy (PTED) is widely used for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation. Facetectomy in PTED is necessary for accessing the intraspinal region and for decompressing ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 9, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jingchi Li, Xiaoyu Zhang, Wenqiang Xu, Zhipeng Xi and Lin Xie Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The trend of radiological severity of hip fractures over a 30  years period: a cohort study
Despite advances in operative techniques and preoperative care, proximal femur fractures (PFF) still represent a great public health problem. Displacement and fracture stability have been assumed as important ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 7, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mehdy Farhang, Sebastian Mukka, Ulrica Bergstr öm, Olle Svensson and Arkan S. Sayed-Noor Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Validity and reliability of serratus anterior hand held dynamometry
Strength testing of the serratus anterior muscle with hand held dynamometry (HDD) in supine subjects has low reproducibility, and is influenced by compensatory activity of other muscles like the pectoralis maj... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 7, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jos IJspeert, Hans C. J. W. Kerstens, Renske M. J. Janssen, Alexander C. H. Geurts, Nens van Alfen and Jan T. Groothuis Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Analysis of the effect of tibial torsion on tibial osteotomy in knee arthroplasty using a three-dimensional computed tomography-based modelling technique
Extramedullary systems are commonly used in knee arthroplasty, with the rod location being determined from the tibial torsion line during surgery. The traditional method for tibial torsion measurement is not i... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 7, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yeran Li, Yu-Hang Gao, Lu-Ding, Jianguo Liu, Chen Yang, Ming Li and Xin Qi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Concomitant Fahr ’s syndrome and thoracic ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament caused by idiopathic hypoparathyroidism – case report
Fahr ’s syndrome presenting multiple and symmetric calcification of basal ganglia and cerebral cortex is rare, and idiopathic hypoparatyroidism is known as one of the causes. The relationship between ossificati... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 7, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ikchan Jeon, Kyu Hyang Cho and Sang Woo Kim Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Metabolic profiling of serum and tissue from the rotator interval and anterior capsule in shoulder stiffness: a preliminary study
Using mass spectrometry, we evaluated the metabolic profiles of patients who had rotator cuff tears with shoulder stiffness, or shoulder stiffness only, and compared these with samples from a control group. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 7, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hyo-Jin Lee, Oak-Kee Hong, Dong-Ho Kwak and Yang-Soo Kim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of SCAphoid fracture osteosynthesis by MAGnesium-based headless Herbert screws with titanium Herbert screws: protocol for the randomized controlled SCAMAG clinical trial
Scaphoid fractures are the most common carpal fractures. They often need to be treated by surgery, where the use of a compression screw is the globally accepted gold standard. Surgeons may choose between diffe... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 7, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: S ören Könneker, Katja Krockenberger, Claudia Pieh, Christian von Falck, Bernard Brandewiede, Peter M. Vogt, Martin H. Kirschner and Andreas Ziegler Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Fibrous hamartoma of infancy: radiologic features and literature review
Fibrous hamartoma of infancy(FHI) is a rare benign lesion most frequently occurring within the first year of life. So far, just over 200 cases have been reported in the English literature, in which the radiolo... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 3, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yang Ji, Peizhen Hu, Chuanshan Zhang, Qingguo Yan, Hong Cheng, Ming Han, Zhe Huang, Xia Wang, Heng Li and Yuedong Han Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Effects of femoral bone defect morphology on initial polished tapered stem stability in massive defect model: a biomechanical study
Good outcomes have been reported in revision total hip replacement with massive segmental defects using impaction bone grafting with circumferential metal meshes. However, the morphology of defects that requir... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - August 1, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tohru Irie, Daisuke Takahashi, Tsuyoshi Asano, Tomohiro Shimizu, Ryuta Arai, Alaa Muhammad Terkawi, Yoichi M. Ito and Norimasa Iwasaki Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of standardized ultrasound guided percutaneous treatment of lateral epicondylitis with application of autologous blood, dextrose or perforation only on pain: a study protocol for a multi-center, blinded, randomized controlled trial with a 1  year follow up
In the treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis (LE) no single intervention concerning injection therapies has been proven to be the most effective with regard to pain reduction. In this trial 3 injection therapies ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 31, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ren ée Keijsers, P. Paul F. M. Kuijer, Koen L. M. Koenraadt, Michel P. J. van den Bekerom, Carina L. E. Gerritsma-Bleeker, Annechien Beumer, Monique H. W. Frings-Dresen and Denise Eygendaal Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

The correlation analysis between sagittal alignment and cross-sectional area of paraspinal muscle in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis
The relationship between spinal alignment and skeletal muscle mass (SMM) has attracted attention in recent years. Sagittal alignment is known to deteriorate with age, but it is not known whether this is relate... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 31, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Akihiko Hiyama, Hiroyuki Katoh, Daisuke Sakai, Masahiro Tanaka, Masato Sato and Masahiko Watanabe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Tibiofemoral rotation is related to differences in the lateral femoral condyle configuration in both normal subjects and women with hip dysplasia: a three-dimensional analysis
We assessed the morphological differences in the knee joint related to knee rotation angle in patients with hip dysplasia. These results may explain the anatomy of the knee in patients with hip dysplasia and a... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 31, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Norio Imai, Dai Miyasaka, Yuki Hirano, Hayato Suzuki, Kazuki Tsuchiya and Naoto Endo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Arthroscopic reduction of an irreducible distal radioulnar joint in Galeazzi fracture-dislocation due to a fragment of the ulnar styloid: a case report
There are only a few published case reports of irreducible Galeazzi fracture-dislocation, and patients in these studies had undergone reduction by open surgical methods. Arthroscopy for the distal radioulnar j... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 31, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Masayoshi Iwamae, Koichi Yano, Yasunori Kaneshiro and Hideki Sakanaka Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Imaging finding and arthroscopic treatment of isolated contracture of the rectus femoris muscle: a case report
Isolated rectus femoris (RF) contracture is encountered very rarely in orthopaedic practices. There are few reports on its imaging manifestations and no cases reported to be treated with arthroscopy. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 29, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yunfeng Zhou, Zhengzheng Zhang, Jingyi Hou and Rui Yang Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Comparison of the therapeutic effect between the simultaneous and staged unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) for bilateral knee medial compartment arthritis
To compare the efficacy and safety of simultaneous vs staged unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) for bilateral unicompartmental osteoarthritis of the knee. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 27, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Shuo Feng, Zhi Yang, Jian-Ning Sun, Liang Zhu, Song Wang, Kai-Jin Guo, Xiang-Yang Chen and Guo-Chun Zha Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Intraarticular use of tranexamic acid reduces blood loss and transfusion rate after primary total knee arthroplasty
Tranexamic acid (TXA) is effective in reduction of hemorrhage after major surgical procedures. In total joint replacement it is commonly administered intravenously. Despite various studies regarding the safety... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 27, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Eric Tille, Jonas Mysliwietz, Franziska Beyer, Anne Postler and J örg Lützner Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Posterosuperior shoulder dislocation due to the rupture of deltoid posterior fibers: a case report
Superior shoulder dislocation is a rare type of shoulder dislocation. Its occurrence is thought to be associated with rupture of the deltoid; however, few reports are available on the mechanism of onset and th... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 27, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ryogo Furuhata, Yasuhiro Kiyota, Taiki Ikeda, Masaaki Takahashi, Hideo Morioka and Hiroshi Arino Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Severity of heterotopic ossification in patients following surgery for hip fracture: a retrospective observational study
Heterotopic ossification (HO) is a relatively common complication following hip surgery treated with open reduction and internal fixation, total arthroplasty or hemiarthroplasty. Development of HO after hip su... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 27, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Daichi Hayashi, Elaine S. Gould, Corey Ho, Dennis L. Caruana, David E. Komatsu, Jie Yang, Chencan Zhu, Musa Mufti and James Nicholson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Relaxin inhibits patellar tendon healing in rats: a histological and biochemical evaluation
Female patients are more likely to have tendon injuries than males, especially those who has a higher concentration of relaxin. Previous studies have demonstrated that relaxin attenuates extracellular matrix (... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 27, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tianpeng Xu, Jiaxiang Bai, Menglei Xu, Binqing Yu, Jiayi Lin, Xiaobin Guo, Yu Liu, Di Zhang, Kai Yan, Dan Hu, Yuefeng Hao and Dechun Geng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Real-time detection of antibiotics cytotoxicity in rabbit periosteal cells using microfluidic devices with comparison to conventional culture assays
Local antibiotic application has been widely used in orthopedic surgery. The dose-related toxicity of antibiotics towards periosteal tissues and resulting effects on osteogenic expression are yet to be studied. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 26, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Chih-Hao Chiu, Kin Fong Lei, Yi-Sheng Chan, Steve W. N. Ueng and Alvin Chao-Yu Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Innervation of nociceptors in intact human menisci along the longitudinal axis: semi-quantitative histological evaluation and clinical implications
The mechanism of pain after meniscus injury remains unknown. After injury, some individuals suffered from acute pain, while others suffer from delayed pain. A precise nociceptor distribution pattern may provid... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 22, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yipeng Lin, Kaibo Zhang, Qi Li, Jian Li and Bin Xu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Plantar heel pain in middle-aged and older adults: population prevalence, associations with health status and lifestyle factors, and frequency of healthcare use
The objectives of this study were to estimate the population prevalence and distribution of plantar heel pain in mid-to-older age groups, examine associations with selected health status and lifestyle factors,... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 20, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Martin J. Thomas, Rebecca Whittle, Hylton B. Menz, Trishna Rathod-Mistry, Michelle Marshall and Edward Roddy Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Intraarticular injection of processed lipoaspirate cells has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects but does not improve degenerative changes in murine monoiodoacetate-induced osteoarthritis
Previous basic research and clinical studies examined the effects of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on regeneration and maintenance of articular cartilage. However, our pilot study suggested that MSCs are more ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 19, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Takumi Sakamoto, Tsuyoshi Miyazaki, Shuji Watanabe, Ai Takahashi, Kazuya Honjoh, Hideaki Nakajima, Hisashi Oki, Yasuo Kokubo and Akihiko Matsumine Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Endplate and intervertebral disc injuries in acute and single level osteoporotic vertebral fractures: is there any association with the process of bone healing?
The endplate-intervertebral disc (IVD) complex is closely interrelated with the vertebral body (VB) in the structural integrity of the anterior spinal column, including biomechanical and biological functions. ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 19, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tatsuhiko Fujiwara, Koji Akeda, Junichi Yamada, Tetsushi Kondo and Akihiro Sudo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hallux valgus correction utilising a modified short scarf osteotomy with a magnesium biodegradable or titanium compression screws – a comparative study of clinical outcomes
Biodegradable implants reduce the likelihood of further surgery for hardware removal and reduce the risks of associated infection and allergy. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy and... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 19, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Henry Dushan Atkinson, Shahnawaz Khan, Yasha Lashgari and Andreas Ziegler Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clavicle fracture at the suture hole after acromioclavicular joint reconstruction using a suture-button: a case report
Intraosseous suture-button devices have been used for acromioclavicular joint reconstruction due to its relative simplicity compared with other procedures. However, the complications of acromioclavicular joint... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 18, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Doji Inoue, Ryogo Furuhata, Kazuya Kaneda, Yoshihiro Ritsuno, Aki Kono, Yasuhiro Kiyota, Hideo Morioka and Hiroshi Arino Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Severe Wear and multiple Pseudotumor formation due to revision for ceramic head breakage after ceramic-on-ceramic Total hip arthroplasty: a case report
Head breakage is a serious complication following total hip arthroplasty when using Ceramic on Ceramic bearings surfaces. There is still in controversy about the selection of bearing surfaces when conducting r... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 17, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Dan Xing, Chaolei Yang, Rujun Li, Yunfei Hou, Bolong Kou, Hu Li and Jianhao Lin Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Risk factors for pulmonary complications after posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion in the treatment of congenital scoliosis: a case-control study
Although surgery prevents the progression of deformity and maintains the overall balance of the spine in congenital scoliosis (CS) patients, it is associated with a high risk of perioperative complications. Pu... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 16, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Lei Wu, Xi-nuo Zhang, Yun-sheng Wang, Yu-zeng Liu and Yong Hai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Investigation of changes in bone density and chemical composition associated with bone marrow oedema-type appearances in magnetic resonance images of the equine forelimb
The aetiology of bone marrow oedema-like abnormalities (BMOA) seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is as yet not fully understood. The current study aimed to investigate the potential of projection radiogr... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 15, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Christine J. Heales, Ian R. Summers, Jonathan Fulford, Karen M. Knapp and C. Peter Winlove Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Neuromuscular exercise reduces low back pain intensity and improves physical functioning in nursing duties among female healthcare workers; secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial
Low back pain (LBP) is common among healthcare workers, whose work is physically strenuous and thus demands certain levels of physical fitness and spinal control. Exercise is the most frequently recommended tr... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 13, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Annika Taulaniemi, Markku Kankaanp ää, Kari Tokola, Jari Parkkari and Jaana H. Suni Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Physiotherapist as primary assessor for patients with suspected knee osteoarthritis in primary care —a randomised controlled pragmatic study
In Swedish primary care, the healthcare process for patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) can be initiated by a physician or physiotherapist assessment. However, it is unclear how the different assessments a... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 13, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Chan-Mei Ho, Carina A. Thorstensson and Lena Nordeman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Gender differences in the prevalence of low back pain associated with sports activities in children and adolescents: a six-year annual survey of a birth cohort in Niigata City, Japan
This study was conducted to determine gender differences in the relationship between extracurricular sports activities (ECSA) and low back pain (LBP) in children and adolescents. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 13, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ren Kikuchi, Toru Hirano, Kei Watanabe, Atsuki Sano, Tsuyoshi Sato, Takui Ito, Naoto Endo and Naohito Tanabe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Implementation of a ‘Joint Clinic’ to resolve unmet need for orthopaedic services in patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis: a program evaluation
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, principally affecting the older population. Highly prevalent, disabling diseases such as osteoarthritis strain the capacity of health systems, and can resul... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 12, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: J. Haxby Abbott, Aimee L. Ward, Chris Crane, Catherine M. Chapple, Kirsten Stout, Liam Hutton, Virginia Martin, Helen Harcombe, Daniel Cury Ribeiro and David Gwynne Jones Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The efficacy and safety of tranexamic acid for reducing blood loss following simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty: a multicenter retrospective study
The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether tranexamic acid (TXA) administration could reduce blood loss and transfusion risk after simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (SBTKA). (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 12, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Guorui Cao, Guo Chen, Qiang Huang, Zeyu Huang, Peter G. Alexander, Hang Lin, Hong Xu, Zongke Zhou and Fuxing Pei Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Oestrogen-deficiency induces bone loss by modulating CD14+ monocyte and CD4+ T cell DR3 expression and serum TL1A levels
Oestrogen-deficiency induced by menopause is associated with reduced bone density and primary osteoporosis, resulting in an increased risk of fracture. While the exact etiology of menopause-induced primary ost... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 12, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Fraser L. Collins, Michael D. Stone, Jane Turton, Laura R. McCabe, Eddie C. Y. Wang and Anwen S. Williams Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effect of cyclic knee motion on the elongation of four-strand hamstring autograft in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: an in-situ pilot study
Pretension of the viscoelastic graft by cyclic knee motion has been confirmed to decrease the graft creep and improve the outcome of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The purpose of the present ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 9, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Dong Jiang, Ying-fang Ao, Chen Jiao, Qin-wei Guo, Xing Xie, Feng Zhao, Nan Li, Xiao-xiao Wang and Yue-lin Hu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Associations between body mass index, body composition and bone density in young adults: findings from a southern Brazilian cohort
This study aimed to evaluate the association of body composition components and obesity with bone density. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 9, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Isabel Oliveira Bierhals, Juliana dos Santos Vaz, Renata Moraes Bielemann, Christian Loret de Mola, Fernando Celso Barros, Helen Gon çalves, Fernando César Wehrmeister and Maria Cecília Formoso Assunção Tags: Research article Source Type: research