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

A new finger-preserving procedure as an alternative to amputation in recurrent severe Dupuytren contracture of the small finger
Recurrent severe Dupuytren contracture of the small finger ’s proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint is a difficult problem. Further surgery carries high risk of complications and poor outcome. Patients are often... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 9, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Asa Eiriksdottir and Isam Atroshi Tags: Technical advance Source Type: research

Recurrent lateral patella dislocation affects knee function as much as ACL deficiency – however patients wait five times longer for treatment
Surgical treatment of young patients with recurrent lateral patella dislocation (RLDP) is often recommended because of loss of knee function that compromises their level of activity or even their daily life fu... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 8, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Truls Martin Straume-N æsheim, Per-Henrik Randsborg, Jan Rune Mikaelsen, Einar Andreas Sivertsen, Brian Devitt, Lars-Petter Granan and Asbjørn Årøen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of knee extensor strength measurements using a portable dynamometer anchoring system in a supine position
Muscle strength measurements using hand-held dynamometry (HHD) can be affected by the inadequate strength of the tester and lack of stabilization of the participants and the device. A portable HHD anchoring sy... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 8, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kwan-Sik Sung, You Gyoung Yi and Hyung-Ik Shin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Risk of joint replacement surgery in Taiwanese female adults with systemic lupus erythematosus: a population-based cohort study
Female patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are prone to have musculoskeletal system involvement, which could lead to joint damage. However, few studies have assessed the incidence of arthroplasty ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 6, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Chien-Han Chen, Chia-Wen Hsu and Ming-Chi Lu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Inter-rater reliability, sensitivity to change and responsiveness of the orthopaedic Wolf-Motor-Function-Test as functional capacity measure before and after rehabilitation in patients with proximal humeral fractures
The incidence of proximal humeral fractures (PHF) increased by more than 30% over the last decade, which is accompanied by an increased number of operations. However, the evidence on operative vs. non-operativ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 6, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Corinna Nerz, Lars Schwickert, Sabine Sch ölch, Katharina Gordt, Philip-Christian Nolte, Inga Kröger, Peter Augat and Clemens Becker Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cryopreservation in 95% serum with 5% DMSO maintains colony formation and chondrogenic abilities in human synovial mesenchymal stem cells
Synovial mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are an attractive cell source for cartilage and meniscus regeneration. The optimum cryopreservation medium has not been determined, but dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) should be... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 6, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ryota Fujisawa, Mitsuru Mizuno, Hisako Katano, Koji Otabe, Nobutake Ozeki, Kunikazu Tsuji, Hideyuki Koga and Ichiro Sekiya Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patellar instability: the reliability of magnetic resonance imaging measurement parameters
Radiological assessments are considered an important part of the management of patellar instability (PI). However, PI measurements are influenced by the knee position, which cannot be guaranteed to be the same... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 6, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Qin Ye, Taihen Yu, Yinbo Wu, Xiaonan Ding and Xiangyang Gong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Tibiofemoral joint structural change from 2.5 to 4.5  years following ACL reconstruction with and without combined meniscal pathology
People who have had anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) are at a high risk of developing tibiofemoral joint (TFJ) osteoarthritis (OA), with concomitant meniscal injury elevating this risk. This st... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 4, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Xinyang Wang, Kim L. Bennell, Yuanyuan Wang, Tim V. Wrigley, Ans Van Ginckel, Karine Fortin, David J. Saxby, Flavia M. Cicuttini, David G. Lloyd, Christopher J. Vertullo, Julian A. Feller, Tim Whitehead, Price Gallie and Adam L. Bryant Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Subgrouping patients with sciatica in primary care for matched care pathways: development of a subgrouping algorithm
Sciatica is a painful condition managed by a stepped care approach for most patients. Currently, there are no decision-making tools to guide matching care pathways for patients with sciatica without evidence o... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 4, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kika Konstantinou, Kate M. Dunn, Danielle van der Windt, Reuben Ogollah, Vinay Jasani and Nadine E. Foster Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A cadaveric study of the morphology of the extensor hallucis longus - a proposal for a new classification
Morphological variations of the EHL concern mainly the accessory tendons and the site of their insertion. The aim of our study is to present a new classification of the EHL. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 3, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Łukasz Olewnik, Michał Podgórski, Michał Polguj, Kacper Ruzik and Mirosław Topol Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Treatment of open tibial diaphyseal fractures by external fixation combined with limited internal fixation versus simple external fixation: a retrospective cohort study
The treatment of open tibial shaft fractures is challenging. External fixation (EF) is comparatively safe in treating these open injuries, meanwhile it has the advantages of easy application, minimal additiona... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - July 3, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Zi-Chen Hao, Yan Xia, De-Meng Xia, Yun-Tong Zhang and Shuo-Gui Xu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Therapeutic efficacy of Transpedicular Intracorporeal cement augmentation with short segmental posterior instrumentation in treating osteonecrosis of the vertebral body: a retrospective case series with a minimum 5-year follow-up
Transpedicular intracorporeal cement augmentation (TCA) with short segmental posterior instrumentation (SSPI), which provides an ideal immediate analgesic effect and long-term reconstructive stability, is thou... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 29, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hongli Deng, Yibing Li, Jinsong Zhou, Xiaodong Wang, Jinpeng Du, Wenjie Gao and Dingjun Hao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The efficacy of liposomal bupivacaine compared with traditional peri-articular injection for pain control following total knee arthroplasty: an updated meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
The efficacy of postoperative pain management is an important factor that influences the final outcome of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Whether liposomal bupivacaine offers better efficacy compared with tradi... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 29, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yuan Liu, Yi Zeng, Junfeng Zeng, Mingyang Li, Wenxing Wei and Bin Shen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Improvement in mental health following total hip arthroplasty: the role of pain and function
Mental health has been shown to improve after total hip arthroplasty (THA). Little is known about the role of pain and function in this context. We assessed whether change in mental health was associated with ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 29, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Uyen-Sa D. T. Nguyen, Thomas Perneger, Patricia D. Franklin, Christophe Barea, Pierre Hoffmeyer and Anne L übbeke Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Accelerated knee osteoarthritis is associated with pre-radiographic degeneration of the extensor mechanism and cruciate ligaments: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative
To determine if adults with incident accelerated knee osteoarthritis (KOA) are more likely to have degenerative knee ligaments or tendons compared to individuals with typical or no KOA. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 29, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Julie E. Davis, Matthew S. Harkey, Robert J. Ward, James W. MacKay, Bing Lu, Lori Lyn Price, Charles B. Eaton, Grace H. Lo, Mary F. Barbe, Timothy E. McAlindon and Jeffrey B. Driban Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A protocol for a single-center, single-blinded randomized-controlled trial investigating volar plating versus conservative treatment of unstable distal radius fractures in patients older than 65  years
Distal radius fractures (DRF) are very common in elderly patients, who present at the Emergency Department. Surgical treatment with open reduction and internal fixation using volar locking plates is widely pre... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 29, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jonas Pedersen, Simon Oksbjerre Mortensen, Jan Duedal R ölfing and Rikke Thorninger Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of tranexamic acid in geriatric hip fracture with hemiarthroplasty: a retrospective cohort study
Geriatric hip fracture patients are particularly susceptible to blood loss and venous thromboembolism (VTE) during hemiarthroplasty, yet relatively few studies have examined the safety and efficacy of tranexam... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 28, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jinwei Xie, Qinsheng Hu, Qiang Huang, Guo Chen, Zongke Zhou and Fuxing Pei Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Case report: Anaerobiospirillum prosthetic joint infection in a heart transplant recipient
We report a case of prosthetic hip joint infection in a heart transplant recipient due to Anaerobiospirillum succiniciproducens, a genus of spiral-shaped curved anaerobic gram-negative rod which colonizes the gas... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 26, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Gregory R. Madden, Melinda D. Poulter, Michael P. Crawford, Daniel S. Wilson and Gerald R. Donowitz Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Cooled radiofrequency ablation of the genicular nerves for chronic pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee: a cost-effectiveness analysis based on trial data
For patients with painful knee osteoarthritis, long-term symptomatic relief may improve quality of life. Cooled radiofrequency ablation (CRFA) has demonstrated significant improvements in pain, physical functi... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 26, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mehul Desai, Anthony Bentley, William A. Keck, Thomas Haag, Rod S. Taylor and Helen Dakin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Incidence of total hip and total knee replacements from the prospective epidemiologic risk factor study: considerations for event driven clinical trial design
Osteoarthritis (OA) leads to joint failure and total joint replacement (TJR, either hip (H) or knee (K)). Worsening of pain and joint space narrowing are believed to be surrogates for joint failure; however, w... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 26, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Cecilie L. Bager, Morten Karsdal, Asger Bihlet, Christian Thudium, Inger Byrjalsen and Anne C. Bay-Jensen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Revision joint replacement surgeries of the hip and knee across geographic region and socioeconomic status in the western region of Victoria: a cross-sectional multilevel analysis of registry data
Residents of rural and regional areas, compared to those in urban regions, are more likely to experience geographical difficulties in accessing healthcare, particularly specialist services. We investigated ass... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 25, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sharon L. Brennan-Olsen, Sara Vogrin, Stephen Graves, Kara L. Holloway-Kew, Richard S. Page, M. Amber Sajjad, Mark A. Kotowicz, Patricia M. Livingston, Mustafa Khasraw, Sharon Hakkennes, Trisha L. Dunning, Susan Brumby, Alasdair G. Sutherland, Jason Talev Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Predictors for blood loss in pediatric patients younger than 10  years old undergoing primary posterior hemivertebra resection: a retrospective study
Blood loss during hemivertebra resection may be substantial. Few studies have examined the risk factors of blood loss undergoing hemivertebra resection, especially those in patients under 10  years old. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 22, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Lulu Ma, Jianguo Zhang, Jianxiong Shen, Yu Zhao, Shugang Li, Xuerong Yu and Yuguang Huang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A comparative study of cortico-cancellous iliac bone graft with or without the combination of vascularized greater trochanter flap for the management of femoral head osteonecrosis: a minimum 6  years follow-up
To compare the mid-long-term clinical and radiological outcomes between a combination of cortico-cancellous iliac bone graft with vascularized greater trochanter flap (Group A) and isolate iliac bone graft (Gr... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 22, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Wenjun Feng, Jinlun Chen, Keliang Wu, Lu Lu, Peng Deng, Pengcheng Ye, Houran Cao, Jie Li, Jianchun Zeng, Ke Jie, Xinyu Qi and Yirong Zeng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Culture of periprosthetic tissue in blood culture bottles for diagnosing periprosthetic joint infection
The purpose of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of periprosthetic tissue culture in blood culture bottles (BCB) for periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 22, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Cheng Li, Cristina Ojeda-Thies and Andrej Trampuz Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Development of 3D method to assess intramuscular spatial distribution of fat infiltration in patients with rotator cuff tear: reliability and concurrent validity
Intramuscular fat infiltration is a critical factor in surgical decision-making and is the most important factor used to prognosticate surgical repair outcomes in patients with rotator cuff tears. Quantitative... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 21, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Rajan Khanna, Matthew D. Saltzman, James M. Elliott, Mark A. Hoggarth, Guido M. Marra, Imran Omar, Todd Parrish and Amee L. Seitz Tags: Technical advance Source Type: research

Dura sac compression due to spinal epidural gas pseudocyst after lumbar decompression surgery: a case report
Intraspinal gas pseudocyst is rare, especially following spinal surgery. Here we present a case of spinal epidural gas pseudocyst following lumbar decompression surgery, which caused dura sac compression. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 21, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jianwei Guo, Xuexiao Ma, Yong Liu, Guanghui Li, Dexun Wang, Zhongying Wang and Shuzhong Li Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Recent trends in children's elbow dislocation with or without a concomitant fracture
The elbow is the joint that most usually dislocates in children. In contrast to the widely known recent increase in the incidence of upper-extremity fractures and their operative treatment in children, potenti... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 19, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hanna Hyv önen, Linda Korhonen, Juuli Hannonen, Willy Serlo and Juha-Jaakko Sinikumpu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Humeral stress fracture in a female CrossFit athlete: a case report
It has been brought to our attention that the article [1] in reference [7] Smith MM, Sommer AJ, Starkoff BE, Devor ST. Crossfit-based high-intensity power training improves maximal aerobic fitness and body compos... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 18, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ivan R. B. Godoy, Eduardo A. Malavolta, Jan Stefan Lundberg, Jader J. da Silva and Abdalla Skaf Tags: Correction Source Type: research

The effect of high-intensity resistance exercise on lumbar musculature in patients with low back pain: a preliminary study
Muscle atrophy and fatty infiltration of the lumbar extensors is associated with LBP. Exercise-based rehabilitation targets strengthening these muscles, but few studies show consistent changes in muscle qualit... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 18, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: David B. Berry, Jennifer Padwal, Seth Johnson, Erin K. Englund, Samuel R. Ward and Bahar Shahidi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of weight bearing functional exercise and non-weight bearing quadriceps strengthening exercise on pain and function for people with knee osteoarthritis and obesity: protocol for the TARGET randomised controlled trial
Clinical guidelines recommend exercise as a core treatment for individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, the best type of exercise for clinical benefits is not clear, particularly in different OA sub... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 18, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kim L. Bennell, Rachel K. Nelligan, Alexander J. Kimp, Tim V. Wrigley, Ben Metcalf, Jessica Kasza, Paul W. Hodges and Rana S. Hinman Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

The effect of ultraviolet photofunctionalization of titanium instrumentation in lumbar fusion: a non-randomized controlled trial
Titanium instrumentations are widely used in orthopedics; the metal bonds with bone in a process called osseointegration. Over time, hydrocarbons adhere to the instrumentation, which weakens the bone-binding a... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 18, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hiroyuki Tominaga, Kanehiro Matsuyama, Yukihiro Morimoto, Takuya Yamamoto, Setsuro Komiya and Yasuhiro Ishidou Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hyaluronan derivative HYMOVIS ® increases cartilage volume and type ii collagen turnover in osteoarhritic knee: data from MOKHA study
The objective of this pilot study was to identify biological, clinical or structural biomarkers of an intra-articular hyaluronic acid injection efficacy (HYMOVIS ®) for the design of a larger placebo-controlled... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 18, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yves Henrotin, Raveendhara Bannuru, Michel Malaise, Hang-korng Ea, Cyrille Confavreux, Jacques Bentin, Didier Urbin-Choffray, Thierry Conrozier, Jean-Pierre Brasseur, Philippe Thomas, Anne-Christine Hick, Alessandro Marinello, Nicola Giordan and Pascal Ri Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The role of wearable devices and objective gait analysis for the assessment and monitoring of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis: systematic review
The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of wearable devices for objective gait measurement of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) patients, with a focus on relevant gait met... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 15, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ananya Chakravorty, Ralph J. Mobbs, David B. Anderson, Kaitlin Rooke, Kevin Phan, Nicole Yoong, Monish Maharaj and Wen Jie Choy Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction osteotomy for bilateral varus knee deformity caused by premature epiphyseal closure induced by hypervitaminosis A: a case report
A vitamin A derivative, 13-cis-retinoic acid (isotretinoin), has been administered to treat several types of pediatric cancer and has improved survival rates in patients despite being known to induce premature... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 15, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Masatake Matsuoka, Tomohiro Onodera, Tokifumi Majima, Koji Iwasaki, Daisuke Takahashi, Eiji Kondo and Norimasa Iwasaki Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Arthroscopic arthrolysis of posttraumatic and non-traumatic elbow stiffness offers comparable clinical outcomes
Primary purpose of this study is to compare the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing arthroscopic arthrolysis in posttraumatic and non-traumatic elbow stiffness. Secondary aims are to compare the level of ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 15, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Saroj Rai, Qimin Zhang, Nira Tamang, Shengyang Jin, Hong Wang and Chunqing Meng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effect of anti-IL-6 receptor antibody for the treatment of McH-lpr/lpr-RA1 mice that spontaneously developed destructive arthritis and enthesitis
McH-lpr/lpr-RA1 mice are a new strain of mice which spontaneously develop destructive arthritis and enthesitis in the ankle. There is no published data that drug treatment has been trialed on these mice. This ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 15, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Takuya Izumiyama, Yu Mori, Shiro Mori, Naoko Mori, Tetsuya Kodama and Eiji Itoi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A 12-month prospective exploratory study of muscle and fat characteristics in individuals with mild-to-moderate hip osteoarthritis
Reductions in lower extremity muscle strength, size and quality and increased fat content have been reported in advanced hip osteoarthritis (OA). Whether these differences are also evident at earlier stages of... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Aderson Loureiro, Maria Constantinou, Belinda Beck, Rod S. Barrett and Laura E. Diamond Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Spinal cord swelling in patients with cervical compression myelopathy
Intramedullary hyperintense lesions associated with spinal cord edema on T2-weighted MR images (T2WI) are rare findings in patients with cervical spondylosis and are poorly characterized. We investigated the c... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Naohiro Tachibana, Takeshi Oichi, So Kato, Yusuke Sato, Hiroyuki Hasebe, Shima Hirai, Yuki Taniguchi, Yoshitaka Matsubayashi, Harushi Mori, Sakae Tanaka and Yasushi Oshima Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A prospective field study of U.S. Army trainees to identify the physiological bases and key factors influencing musculoskeletal injuries: a study protocol
Musculoskeletal injuries (MSKIs) are common in military trainees and present a considerable threat to occupational fitness, deployability, and overall military readiness. Despite the negative effects of MSKIs ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 12, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Julie M. Hughes, Stephen A. Foulis, Kathryn M. Taylor, Katelyn I. Guerriere, Leila A. Walker, Amy F. Hand, Kristin L. Popp, Erin Gaffney-Stomberg, Kristin J. Heaton, Marilyn A. Sharp, Tyson L. Grier, Keith G. Hauret, Bruce H. Jones, Mary L. Bouxsein, Jame Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Epidemiology of functional shoulder instability: an online survey
Functional shoulder instability (FSI) is defined as glenohumeral instability that is not caused by structural defects but rather by abnormal muscle activation patterns. Patients with FSI are able to dislocate ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 11, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Victor Danzinger, Eva Schulz and Philipp Moroder Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Percutaneous full-endoscopic anterior transcorporeal cervical discectomy and channel repair: a technique note report
Compared to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), cervical motion segment and disc was retained through anterior transcorporeal herniotomy (ATH). But surgical field and manipulation in traditional AT... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 10, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Qian Du, Lan-Qiong Lei, Guan-Ru Cao, Wei-Jun Kong, Jun Ao, Xin Wang, An-Su Wang and Wen-Bo Liao Tags: Technical advance Source Type: research

Scoliosis in Duchenne muscular dystrophy children is fully reducible in the initial stage, and becomes structural over time
Patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) often develop scoliosis that progresses rapidly after loss of ambulation. Management of scoliosis is crucial because it affects both life expectancy and quality ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 7, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Young-Ah Choi, Hyung-Ik Shin and Hyun Iee Shin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

LINC00311 is overexpressed in ankylosing spondylitis and predict treatment outcomes and recurrence
LncRNA LINC00311 participates in osteoporosis, which shows inverse pathological changes to ankylosing spondylitis (AS), indicating that LINC00311 is also involved in AS. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 7, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hongfa Zhong and Mingliang Zhong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Dutch version of the Hand Function Sort in patients with complaints of hand and/or wrist
Musculoskeletal complaints of arm, neck, and shoulder (CANS) can lead to loss of work productivity. To assess the functional consequences of impairments in work, patient-reported outcomes can be important. The... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 7, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Annemiek Muskee, Redmar J. Berduszek, Rienk Dekker, Michiel F. Reneman and Corry K. van der Sluis Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of intensive inpatient physical therapy on whole-body indefinite symptoms in patients with whiplash-associated disorders
A considerable number of patients with whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) report variable and indefinite symptoms involving the whole body, despite there being no evidence of direct injuries to organs other t... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 5, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Takayoshi Matsui, Makoto Iwata, Yuzo Endo, Nobuyuki Shitara, Shuntaro Hojo, Hideoki Fukuoka, Kazuhiro Hara and Hiroshi Kawaguchi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association of serum bone- and muscle-derived factors with age, sex, body composition, and physical function in community-dwelling middle-aged and elderly adults: a cross-sectional study
Understanding interactions between bone and muscle based on endocrine factors may help elucidate the relationship between osteoporosis and sarcopenia. However, whether the abundance or activity of these endocr... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - June 5, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kenta Moriwaki, Hiromi Matsumoto, Shinji Tanishima, Chika Tanimura, Mari Osaki, Hideki Nagashima and Hiroshi Hagino Tags: Research article Source Type: research