The anatomical pathology of gout: a systematic literature review
The aim of this systematic literature review was to comprehensively describe the anatomical pathology of tissues affected by gout. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 1, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Patapong Towiwat, Ashika Chhana and Nicola Dalbeth Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The association between smoking and knee osteoarthritis in a cohort of Danish patients undergoing knee arthroscopy
It has been suggested that smoking is associated with reduced risk of knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, supplementary studies are needed to further investigate any such potential association. Thus, our aim wa... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 1, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Marianne Bakke Johnsen, Kenneth Pihl, Nis Nissen, Rasmus Reinholdt S ørensen, Uffe Jørgensen, Martin Englund and Jonas Bloch Thorlund Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Work-related neck and upper limb disorders – quantitative exposure–response relationships adjusted for personal characteristics and psychosocial conditions
We have previously reported quantitative exposure-response relationships between physical exposures recorded by technical methods, and complaints and diagnoses in the neck/shoulders, and the elbows/hands, base... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - April 1, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Istvan Balogh, Inger Arvidsson, Jonas Bj örk, Gert-Åke Hansson, Kerstina Ohlsson, Staffan Skerfving and Catarina Nordander Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Investigating the effects of Pirfenidone on TGF- β1 stimulated non-SMAD signaling pathways in Dupuytren’s disease -derived fibroblasts
Dupuytren ’s disease (DD) is a progressive, debilitating condition of the hand that can eventually cause contractures of the affected fingers. Transforming growth factor- β1 (TGF-β1) has been reported to play a... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 30, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Chaoming Zhou, Yael Zeldin, Mark E. Baratz, Sandeep Kathju and Latha Satish Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Surgical trends in elderly patients with proximal humeral fractures in South Korea: a population-based study
The objective of this study was to investigate the national surgical trends in elderl... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 30, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Young-Hoon Jo, Kwang-Hyun Lee and Bong-Gun Lee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

One-minute stair climbing, 50-foot walk, and timed up-and-go were responsive measures for patients with chronic low back pain undergoing lumbar fusion surgery
Physical capacity tasks are useful tools to assess functioning in patients with low back pain (LBP), but evidence is scarce regarding the responsiveness (ability to detect change over time) and minimal importa... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 30, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Max Jakobsson, Helena Brisby, Annelie Gutke, Mari Lundberg and Rob Smeets Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The gracilis tendon autograft is a safe choice for orthopedic reconstructive procedures: a consecutive case series studying the effects of tendon harvesting
The gracilis tendon is commonly used as an autograft to reconstruct torn tendons or ligaments in many parts of the body. Little is known about the subjective and functional outcome after gracilis tendon harves... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 30, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jonas S. Nordin, Ola Olsson and Karl Lunsj ö Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Outcome of conservative and surgical treatment of enchondromas and atypical cartilaginous tumors of the long bones: retrospective analysis of 228 patients
Sufficient data on outcome of patients with clinically and radiologically aggressive enchondromas and atypical cartilaginous tumors (ACT) is lacking. We therefore analyzed both conservatively and surgically tr... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 28, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Georg W. Omlor, Vera Lohnherr, Jessica Lange, Simone Gantz, Gunhild Mechtersheimer, Christian Merle, Patric Raiss, Joerg Fellenberg and Burkhard Lehner Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Multisite musculoskeletal pain in migrants from the Indian subcontinent to the UK: a cross-sectional survey
Recent findings indicate that wide international variation in the prevalence of disabling regional musculoskeletal pain among working populations is driven by unidentified factors predisposing to pain at multi... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 28, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: E. Rizzello, G. Ntani, I. Madan and D. Coggon Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Radiographic prediction of lunate morphology in Asians using plain radiographic and capitate-triquetrum distance analyses: reliability and compatibility with magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA) findings
The purpose of this study was to examine the reliability of plain radiographic methods of determining the lunate type and its compatibility with magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA) findings. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 27, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ji Hun Park, Tae Wook Kang, Jimi Choi, Seul Gi Kim, Kyung-Sik Ahn and Jong Woong Park Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A loaded self-managed exercise programme for patellofemoral pain: a mixed methods feasibility study
A novel loaded self-managed exercise programme that includes pain education and self-management strategies may result in better outcomes for people with patellofemoral pain (PFP). However, establishing program... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 27, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Benjamin E. Smith, Paul Hendrick, Marcus Bateman, Fiona Moffatt, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, James Selfe, Toby O. Smith and Pip Logan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Involuntary hamstring muscle activity reduces passive hip range of motion during the straight leg raise test: a stimulation study in healthy people
Involuntary hamstring muscle activity is present in some people during the straight leg raise test, but it is not known to what extent involuntary muscle activity limits passive joint range of motion. This stu... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 27, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yanni Foo, Martin E. H éroux, Lionel Chia and Joanna Diong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Intraoperative hypotension is a risk factor for postoperative acute kidney injury after femoral neck fracture surgery: a retrospective study
Hip fracture in elderly patients is a serious health concern due to the associated morbidity and mortality. Although acute kidney injury after hip fracture is known to be a significantly poor prognostic factor... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 27, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Woo Young Jang, Jae-Kyun Jung, Dong Ki Lee and Seung-Beom Han Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Early clinical and radiological evaluation in patients with total ankle replacement performed by lateral approach and peroneal osteotomy
The Zimmer Trabecular Metal Total Ankle Replacement (Zimmer TM TAR) is a recent ankle arthroplasty approved for use in the United States and Europe. Many of the studies reporting the results of this implant ar... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 27, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Alberto Bianchi, Nicol ò Martinelli, Mohammad Hosseinzadeh, Jacopo Flore, Carlo Minoli, Francesco Malerba and Fabio Galbusera Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Footprint coverage comparison between knotted and knotless techniques in a single-row rotator cuff repair: biomechanical analysis
The objective of this biomechanical study is to compare two variations of single-row knotless techniques (Knotless repair and Rip-stop Knotless repair) against a single-row double-loaded anchor (DL) repair, fo... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 25, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jair Simmer Filho, Andreas Voss, Leo Pauzenberger, Corey R. Dwyer, Elifho Obopilwe, Mark P. Cote, Augustus D. Mazzocca and Felix Dyrna Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Perioperative antiplatelet in elderly patients aged over 70  years treated with proximal femur fracture: continue or discontinue?
Antiplatelet medication has been frequently performed in elderly patients with hip fracture, because of comorbidities. This observational cohort study was to evaluate the effect of continuous perioperative ant... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 25, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Chul-Young Jang, Dae-Kyung Kwak, Dae-Hwan Kim, Hyung-Min Lee, Ji-Hyo Hwang and Je-Hyun Yoo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Multiple mesenchymal progenitor cell subtypes with distinct functional potential are present within the intimal layer of the hip synovium
The synovial membrane adjacent to the articular cartilage is home to synovial mesenchymal progenitor cell (sMPC) populations that have the ability to undergo chondrogenesis. While it has been hypothesized that... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 25, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Asmaa Affan, Nedaa Al-Jezani, Pamela Railton, James N. Powell and Roman J. Krawetz Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Regular physical exercise before entering military service may protect young adult men from fatigue fractures
Bone stress fractures are overuse injuries commonly encountered in sports and military medicine. Some fatigue fractures lead to morbidity and loss of active, physically-demanding training days. We evaluated th... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 25, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Harri Pihlajam äki, Mickael Parviainen, Heikki Kyröläinen, Hannu Kautiainen and Ilkka Kiviranta Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Augmentative antirotational plating provided a significantly higher union rate than exchanging reamed nailing in treatment for femoral shaft aseptic atrophic nonunion - retrospective cohort study
Atrophic nonunion of femoral shaft fracture after intramedullary (IM) nailing is uncommon. The treatment for femoral shaft aseptic atrophic non-union remained controversial. The aim of this study was to compar... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 25, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Po-Ju Lai, Yung-Heng Hsu, Ying-Chao Chou, Wen-Ling Yeh, Steve W. N. Ueng and Yi-Hsun Yu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Molecular changes to tendons after collagenase-induced acute tendon injury in a senescence-accelerated mouse model
Aging impairs tendon healing and is a potential risk factor for chronic tendinitis. During normal aging, tendons undergo structural and biomechanical degenerative changes, accompanied by a reduction in the num... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 21, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yasuhiro Ueda, Atsuyuki Inui, Yutaka Mifune, Fumiaki Takase, Takeshi Kataoka, Takashi Kurosawa, Kohei Yamaura, Takeshi Kokubu and Ryosuke Kuroda Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Quadriceps-sparing versus traditional medial parapatellar approaches for total knee arthroplasty: a meta-analysis
There is still controversy regarding whether Quadriceps-sparing (QS) approach for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) lead to better earlier recovery as well as compromising low limb alignment and prosthesis positio... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 20, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Fu-Zhen Yuan, Ji-Ying Zhang, Dong Jiang and Jia-Kuo Yu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Case report: migration of a broken screw to the knee joint after hardware failure following closing wedge distal femoral osteotomy
We report a case of hardware failure after distal femoral osteotomy (DFO) with a broken screw pulled out from the locking hole and positioned within the knee joint. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 20, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yong Seuk Lee, Seung Hoon Lee, Eui Soo Lee and Teck Siong Fong Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Randomized clinical trial of medial unicompartmentel versus total knee arthroplasty for anteromedial tibio-femoral osteoarthritis. The study-protocol
In treatment of isolated medial unicondylar osteoarthritis of the knee, it is possible to choose between medial unicondylar knee arthroplasty (mUKA), or a total knee prosthesis (TKA). The demand for a blinded ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 20, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jacob Fyhring Mortensen, Lasse Enkeb ølle Rasmussen, Svend Erik Østgaard, Andreas Kappel, Frank Madsen, Henrik Morville Schrøder and Anders Odgaard Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Pre-operative factors correlated with arthroscopic reparability of large-to-massive rotator cuff tears
The purpose of this study is to determine the pre-operative factors that are associated with reparability of the large-sized and massive rotator cuff tears. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 18, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Vanasiri Kuptniratsaikul, Thongchai Laohathaimongkol, Vantawat Umprai, Chuenrutai Yeekian and Niti Prasathaporn Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Non-contemporaneous bilateral stem fractures occurring after staged bilateral hip revision using extensively porous-coated cylindrical femoral stems: a case report
Distally fixed cylindrical femoral stems extensively coated with porous materials are widely used in revision and total hip arthroplasty surgeries. Stem fracture is an uncommon complication; few case reports h... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 18, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Leibo Zhu and Rongxin He Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Efficacy of platelet-rich plasma in arthroscopic repair for discoid lateral meniscus tears
To evaluate the clinical results of arthroscopic repair with or without platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for tears of the discoid lateral meniscus (DLM). (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 18, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Wen-Li Dai, Hua Zhang, Ze-Ming Lin, Zhan-Jun Shi and Jian Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A comparison of lumbar transverse pedicle angles between ethnic groups: a retrospective review
Spinal surgery requires an intimate understanding of pedicle morphology to provide safe and effective outcomes. Although current research has attempted to identify morphological vertebral pedicle trends, no st... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 18, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Robert Stockton, Joseph Albano, Jonathon Lentz, Maximillian Ganz, Kanwarpaul Grewal and Gus Katsigiorgis Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Knee problems are common in young adults and associated with physical activity and not obesity: the findings of a cross-sectional survey in a university cohort
The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of knee problems in young adu... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 18, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Chukwuemeka Ibeachu, James Selfe, Chris J. Sutton and Paola Dey Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between locomotive syndrome and blood parameters in Japanese middle-aged and elderly individuals: a cross-sectional study
Locomotive syndrome (LS) is associated with weakness and loss of function in the musculoskeletal organs. We aimed to determine the association between LS components and blood parameters in middle-aged and elde... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Toshinori Yoshihara, Hayao Ozaki, Takashi Nakagata, Toshiharu Natsume, Tomoharu Kitada, Yoshihiko Ishihara, Shuji Sawada, Masayoshi Ishibashi, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Shuichi Machida and Hisashi Naito Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction of leg-length discrepancy among meat cutters with low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
The etiology of non-specific low back pain (LBP) is complex and not well understood. LBP is common and causes a remarkable health burden worldwide. Leg-length discrepancy (LLD) is potentially a risk factor for... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Satu Rannisto, Annaleena Okuloff, Jukka Uitti, Markus Paananen, Pasi-Heikki Rannisto, Antti Malmivaara and Jaro Karppinen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The fate of thoracolumbar surgeries in patients with Parkinson ’s disease, and analysis of risk factors for revision surgeries
Compared to patients without Parkinson ’s disease (PD), patients with PD who underwent spinal surgeries were reported to have a relatively high complication rate. However, studies that analyze surgical risk fac... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Huan Sheu, Jen-Chung Liao and Yu-Chih Lin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound enhances callus consolidation in distraction osteogenesis of the tibia by the technique of lengthening over the nail procedure
Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) has been widely accepted in promoting the fracture healing process. However, there have been limited clinical trials focused on the efficacy of LIPUS during distraction ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mi Hyun Song, Tae-Jin Kim, Sung Hyun Kang and Hae-Ryong Song Tags: Research article Source Type: research

ACL reconstruction with quadriceps tendon graft and press-fit fixation versus quadruple hamstring graft and interference screw fixation – a matched pair analysis after one year follow up
The objective of the study was to compare the results of a primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) using the press-fit fixation technique for a quadriceps tendon (QT) graft to a standard quadr... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ralph Akoto, Malte Albers, Maurice Balke, Bertil Bouillon and J ürgen Höher Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Surgical outcomes of spinal fusion for osteoporotic thoracolumbar vertebral fractures in patients with Parkinson ’s disease: what is the impact of Parkinson’s disease on surgical outcome?
To date, there have been little published data on surgical outcomes for patients with PD with thoracolumbar OVF. We conducted a retrospective multicenter study of registry data to investigate the outcomes of f... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 9, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kei Watanabe, Keiichi Katsumi, Masayuki Ohashi, Yohei Shibuya, Tomohiro Izumi, Toru Hirano, Naoto Endo, Takashi Kaito, Tomoya Yamashita, Hiroyasu Fujiwara, Yukitaka Nagamoto, Yuji Matsuoka, Hidekazu Suzuki, Hirosuke Nishimura, Hidetomi Terai, Koji Tamai & Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Change in adduction moment following medial open wedge high tibial osteotomy: a meta-analysis
This meta-analysis was designed to quantify adduction moment loss, to evaluate the relationship between changes in mechanical axis alignment and adduction moment, and to assess whether sagittal plane moment is... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 6, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jun-Ho Kim, Hyun-Jung Kim, Haluk Celik, Joo-Hwan Kim and Dae-Hee Lee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

What is known about the effects of exercise or training to reduce skeletal muscle impairments of patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1? A scoping review
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is a neuromuscular disease characterized by multisystemic involvements including a progressive loss of maximal muscle strength and muscle wasting. Poor lower-limb strength is an... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 5, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Marie-Pier Roussel, Marika Morin, Cynthia Gagnon and Elise Duchesne Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Single-stage posterior debridement, decompression and transpedicular screw fixation for the treatment of thoracolumbar junction (T12-L1) tuberculosis with associated neurological deficit: a multicentre retrospective study
A multicentre retrospective study was conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of single-stage posterior debridement, decompression and transpedicular screw fixation for the treatment of thoracolumbar jun... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 4, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yanping Zeng, Wenjie Wu, Jingtong Lyu, Xun Liu, Jiulin Tan, Zhilin Li, Yuan Chen, Litao Li, Yonghong Zheng, Gaoju Wang, Jianzhong Xu and Zehua Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patient reported outcomes and implant survivorship after Total knee arthroplasty with the persona knee implant system: two year follow up
More personalized implant designs for total knee arthroplasty might optimize the clinical outcome after surgery. One of these personalized implant designs is the Persona knee implant system (Zimmer Biomet, War... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 4, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: N. M. C. Mathijssen, H. Verburg, N. J. London, M. Landsiedl and M. Dominkus Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Surgical management of acute compartment syndrome and sequential complications
Acute compartment syndrome occurs when pressure within a compartment increases and affects the function of the muscle and tissues after an injury. Compartment syndrome is most common in lower leg and may lead ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 4, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Weili Du, Xiaohua Hu, Yuming Shen and Xing Teng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Roles of the screw types, proximity and anterior band wiring in the surgical fixation of transverse patellar fractures: a finite element investigation
Cannulated screws with an anterior wire are currently used for managing transverse patellar fracture. However, the addition of anterior wiring with various types of screws via open surgery to increase the mech... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 4, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Chih-Hsien Chen, Yen-Nien Chen, Chun-Ting Li, Chih-Wei Chang, Chih-Han Chang and Yao-Te Peng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Unilateral laminectomy for bilateral decompression improves low back pain while standing equally on both sides in patients with lumbar canal stenosis: analysis using a detailed visual analogue scale
Unilateral laminectomy for bilateral decompression (ULBD) for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a less invasive technique compared to conventional laminectomy. Recently, several authors have reported favorable r... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - March 4, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hiroshi Takahashi, Yasuchika Aoki, Junya Saito, Arata Nakajima, Masato Sonobe, Yorikazu Akatsu, Masahiro Inoue, Shinji Taniguchi, Manabu Yamada, Keita Koyama, Keiichiro Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Shiga, Kazuhide Inage, Sumihisa Orita, Satoshi Maki, Takeo Furuya & Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prognostic ability of the German version of the STarT Back tool: analysis of 12-month follow-up data from a randomized controlled trial
Stratified care is an up-to-date treatment approach suggested for patients with back pain in several guidelines. A comprehensively studied stratification instrument is the STarT Back Tool (SBT). It was develop... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 28, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sven Karstens, Katja Krug, Heiner Raspe, Max Wunderlich, Martin Hochheim, Stefanie Joos and Angelika H üppe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Investigating the effect of proteoglycan 4 on hyaluronan solution properties using confocal fluorescence recovery after photobleaching
The objective of this study was to use confocal fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP) to examine the specific and dose-dependent effect of proteoglycan 4 (PRG4) on hyaluronan (HA) solutions of diff... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 26, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Adam K. Bloom, Michael L. Samsom, Suresh C. Regmi, Bridgett L. Steele and Tannin A. Schmidt Tags: Research article Source Type: research

An individualized patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) based patient decision aid and surgeon report for patients considering total knee arthroplasty: protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial
While the rates of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) continue to rise worldwide, there are concerns about whether all surgeries are appropriate. Guidelines for appropriateness suggest that patients should have rea... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 23, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Nick Bansback, Logan Trenaman, Karen V. MacDonald, Gillian Hawker, Jeffrey A. Johnson, Dawn Stacey and Deborah A. Marshall Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

The projected burden of primary total knee and hip replacement for osteoarthritis in Australia to the year 2030
Comprehensive national joint replacement registries with well-validated data offer unique opportunities for examining the potential future burden of hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) at a population level. This... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 23, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ilana N. Ackerman, Megan A. Bohensky, Ella Zomer, Mark Tacey, Alexandra Gorelik, Caroline A. Brand and Richard de Steiger Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Complications after non-surgical management of proximal humeral fractures: a systematic review of terms and definitions
A majority of proximal humeral fractures can be managed without surgery. Recent randomized clinical trials and meta-analyses even question the benefit of surgical treatment for displaced 3-, and 4-part fractur... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 23, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Stig Brorson, Nikola Alispahic, Christian Bahrs, Alexander Joeris, Amir Steinitz and Laurent Audig é Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Recurrent femoral shaft fractures in a child with gnathodiaphyseal dysplasia: a case report
Gnathodiaphyseal dysplasia (GDD) is an extremely rare autosomal dominant disease characterized by cemento-osseous lesions in the jawbones, bone fragility, and diaphyseal sclerosis of the tubular bones. Patient... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 23, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Takuma Kuroda, Ichiro Okano, Takatoshi Sawada, Satoshi Okamoto, Yuki Midorikawa, Tetsuya Tachibana, Toshio Yagi and Katsunori Inagaki Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Preoperative radiographic and clinical factors associated with postoperative floating of the lesser toes after resection arthroplasty for rheumatoid forefoot deformity
This study aimed to clarify the characteristics associated with postoperative floating of the lesser toes, especially focusing on the medial and lateral lessor toes, after arthrodesis of the first metatarsopha... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 19, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tomohiro Onodera, Hiroaki Nakano, Kentaro Homan, Eiji Kondo and Norimasa Iwasaki Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Corticosteroid dose increase is a risk factor for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and contralateral osteonecrosis of the femoral head: a case report
The incidence of bilateral corticosteroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is high. Although the precise mechanism of corticosteroid-induced ONFH development is unclear, hepatic enzyme abnormal... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 19, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hirokazu Shimizu, Tomohiro Shimizu, Daisuke Takahashi, Tsuyoshi Asano, Ryuta Arai, Yasunari Takakuwa and Norimasa Iwasaki Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Educational inequalities in mortality associated with rheumatoid arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders in Sweden
Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders are less likely to be reported as an underlying cause of death (UCD) and since cause of death studies are generally limited to the UCD, little is known about socioeconomic inequ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - February 18, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Aliasghar A. Kiadaliri, Ingemar F. Petersson and Martin Englund Tags: Research article Source Type: research