Clinical characteristics and role of whole-body bone scan in multifocal osteonecrosis
Multifocal osteonecrosis (ON) is defined as ON involving three or more distinct anatomical sites. We investigated the clinical characteristics and utility of whole-body bone scans (WBBS) in patients with multi... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 15, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Young-Sil An, Sunghoon Park, Ju-Yang Jung, Chang-Hee Suh and Hyoun-Ah Kim Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Factors influencing disability in patients with chronic low back pain attending a tertiary hospital in sub-Saharan Africa
This study aimed at assessing disability and associated factors in chronic low back patients in Cameroon. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 15, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Marie Doualla, Jeannine Aminde, Leopold Ndemnge Aminde, Fernando Kemta Lekpa, Felix Mangan Kwedi, Emmanuel Vubo Yenshu and Alain Mefire Chichom Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Surgical injury and repair of hip external rotators in THA via posterior approach: a three-dimensional MRI-evident quantitative prospective study
As one of the classical total hip arthroplasty (THA) approaches, the posterior approach is widely used. However, there is a lack of in-depth quantitative researches on the surgical-related injury to the hip ex... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 14, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ting Wang, Long Shao, Wei Xu, Feilong Li and Wei Huang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Reference data on hand grip and lower limb strength using the Nintendo Wii balance board: a cross-sectional study of 354 subjects from 20 to 99  years of age
Accurate assessment of isometric hand grip strength (HGS) and isometric lower limb strength (LS) are often limited to specialized clinics due to high costs and need for specialized equipment and personnel. A m... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 12, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: F. Eika, A. W. Blomkvist, M. T. Rahbek, K. D. Eikhof, M. D. Hansen, M. S øndergaard, J. Ryg, S. Andersen and M. G. Jorgensen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

In vitro chondrogenic potency of surplus chondrocytes from autologous transplantation procedures does not predict short-term clinical outcomes
Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) has been used over the last two decades to treat focal cartilage lesions aiming to delay or prevent the onset of osteoarthritis; however, some patients do not respond ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 10, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ashraful Islam, Vegard Fossum, Ann Kristin Hansen, Ilona Urbarova, Gunnar Knutsen and Inigo Martinez-Zubiaurre Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Locking nail versus locking plate for proximal humeral fracture fixation in an elderly population: a prospective randomised controlled trial
Proximal humeral fractures (PHFs) are the third most common fracture in older patients. The purpose of the study was to prospectively evaluate the outcomes of PHF fixation with a locking blade nail (LBN) or lo... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 10, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Johannes E. Plath, Christian Kerschbaum, Tobias Seebauer, Rainer Holz, Daniel J. H. Henderson, Stefan F örch and Edgar Mayr Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Burden of shoulder and/neck pain among school teachers in Ethiopia
Shoulder and neck pain are reported as the most common occupational-related health problem and cause of morbidity, absenteeism from work among school teachers worldwide. School teachers represent an occupation... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 10, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Melaku Hailu Temesgen, Gashaw Jember Belay, Asmare Yitayeh Gelaw, Balamurugan Janakiraman and Yaregal Animut Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Unusual localization and presentation of osteoid osteoma mimicking juvenile spondyloarthritis: a case report
Osteoid osteoma is a painful benign skeletal tumour of unknown aetiology. Most often it occurs in the long bones of extremities and responds well to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. However, unusual... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 8, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Josip Vlaic, Lovro Lamot, Sven Simunic, Miroslav Harjacek and Davor Bojic Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Kyphoscoliosis with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome: a case report and literature review
Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) is a rare congenital syndrome characterized by the triad of venous varicosities, capillary malformations and limb hypertrophy. However, KTS may rarely occur in combination with... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 5, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jiliang Zhai, Min-Er Zhong, Jianxiong Shen, Haining Tan and Zheng Li Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Avulsion fracture of the ischial tuberosity treated with the suture bridge technique: a case report
In cases of avulsion fracture of the ischial tuberosity in which the bone fragments are substantially displaced, nonunion may cause pain in the ischial area. Various surgical procedures have been reported, but... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 5, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tomonori Tetsunaga, Hirosuke Endo, Tomoko Tetsunaga, Kazuki Yamada, Takayuki Furumatsu and Toshifumi Ozaki Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Intra-articular nodular fasciitis: a rare lesion case report and an updated review of the literature
Nodular fasciitis is a benign proliferation of myofibroblasts that usually arises in subcutaneous tissues of the trunk, neck, head, and upper extremities of young adults. It is not reported to arise in the joi... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 5, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Wei Wang, Yiting Huang, Changxing Wang, Jianqiao Hong, Chiyuan Ma, Nong Lin, Zhaoming Ye, Shiyuan Yan and Haobo Wu Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Low compartment pressure and myoglobin levels in tibial fractures with suspected acute compartment syndrome
The intense ischemic pain of acute compartment syndrome can be difficult to discriminate from the pain related to an associated fracture. Lacking objective measures, the decision to perform fasciotomy is often... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 5, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Abraham Nilsson, Bj örn Alkner, Patrick Wetterlöv, Stefan Wetterstad, Lars Palm and Jörg Schilcher Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Analysis of sagittal alignment parameters following anterior cervical hybrid decompression and fusion of multilevel cervical Spondylotic myelopathy
To investigate the relationships between sagittal parameters and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores following anterior cervical hybrid decompression and fusion (ACHDF) of multilevel cervical spondyl... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - January 5, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yuming Huang, Zhibin Lan and Weihong Xu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

RHAMM induces progression of rheumatoid arthritis by enhancing the functions of fibroblast-like synoviocytes
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic and refractory autoimmune joint disease. Fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) produce inflammatory cytokines and are involved in the migration and invasion of panuus tissue... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 26, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jing Wu, Yuan Qu, Yu-Ping Zhang, Jia-Xin Deng and Qing-Hong Yu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Influence of age and level of activity on the applicability of a walker orthosis - a prospective study in different cohorts of healthy volunteers
Walker orthosis are frequently prescribed as they are removable to allow wound control, body care and physiotherapy and are adaptable to the soft tissue conditions. The prerequisite for successful treatment wi... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 22, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Alena Sint, Sebastian Felix Baumbach, Wolfgang B öcker, Christian Kammerlander, Karl-Georg Kanz, Mareen Braunstein and Hans Polzer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of 2 femoral tunnel drilling techniques in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. A prospective randomized comparative study.
To evaluate the length and position of femoral tunnel,and exam whether knee stability and clinical functional outcomes are superior in AMP method. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 22, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yunhang Geng and Pengzhou Gai Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patient demographics and MRI-based measurements predict redundant nerve roots in lumbar spinal stenosis: a retrospective database cohort comparison
Up to 40% of patients diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) show evidence of redundant nerve roots (RNR) of the cauda equina on their magnetic resonance images (MRI). The etiology of RNR is still unclear... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 22, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Luca Papavero, Carlos J. Marques, Jens Lohmann and Thies Fitting Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Articular cartilage gene expression patterns in the tissue surrounding the impact site following applications of shear and axial loads
Osteoarthritis is a degradative joint disease found in humans and commercial swine which can develop from a number of factors, including prior joint trauma. An impact injury model was developed to deliver in v... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 22, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: R. S. McCulloch, P. L. Mente, A. T. O ’Nan and M. S. Ashwell Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Identification of vitamin D and other bone metabolism parameters as risk factors for primary bone marrow oedema syndrome
The aetiology and pathogenesis of primary bone marrow oedema syndrome (BMES) remain unclear. This retrospective cross-sectional study in a large cohort of patients with BMES was performed to characterise the o... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 22, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Nicola Oehler, Haider Mussawy, Tobias Schmidt, Tim Rolvien and Florian Barvencik Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Latent infection of low-virulence anaerobic bacteria in degenerated lumbar intervertebral discs
In this study, the prevalence of low-virulence anaerobic bacteria in degenerated IVDs ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Guoqing Tang, Zhuo Wang, Ji Chen, Zhengshi Zhang, Hongbin Qian and Yong Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Effectiveness of a new model of primary care management on knee pain and function in patients with knee osteoarthritis: Protocol for THE PARTNER STUDY
After the publication of this protocol [1], our collaborator Prima Health solutions advised us of their intent to withdraw from the study. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: D. J. Hunter, R. S. Hinman, J. L. Bowden, T. Egerton, A. M. Briggs, S. J. Bunker, J. Kasza, A. B. Forbes, S. D. French, M. Pirotta, D. J. Schofield, N. A. Zwar and K. L. Bennell Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Admission prevalence of deep vein thrombosis in elderly Chinese patients with hip fracture and a new predictor based on risk factors for thrombosis screening
Elderly hip fracture (HF) patients are at very high risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which increases their perioperative mortality. However, data focusing on the admission prevalence of DVT in el... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 20, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Fei Xing, Lang Li, Ye Long and Zhou Xiang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Simultaneous multi-slice MR imaging of the hip at 3  T to reduce acquisition times and maintain image quality
We examined the feasibility of SMS scans for joint imaging. The purpose of the present s... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 13, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mayuko Haraikawa, Masashi Suzuki, Kaiji Inoue, Eito Kozawa, Junji Tanaka and Mamoru Niitsu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Epidemiology of Adult Ankle Fractures: 1756 cases identified in Norrbotten County during 2009 –2013 and classified according to AO/OTA
The ankle fracture is one of the most common fractures, increasing in an ageing population, but not generally seen as an osteoporotic fracture. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between dif... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 13, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Hans Juto, Helena Nilsson and Per Morberg Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Infection-free rates and Sequelae predict factors in bone transportation for infected tibia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Tibia infected nonunion and chronic osteomyelitis are challenging clinical presentations. Bone transportation with external or hybrid fixators (combined external and internal fixators) is versatile to solve th... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 13, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Zhen Zhang, W. Benton Swanson, Yan-Hong Wang, Wei Lin and Guanglin Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Attitudes, skills and use of evidence-based practice among UK osteopaths: a national cross-sectional survey
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a clinical decision-making framework that supports quality improvement in healthcare. While osteopaths are key providers of musculoskeletal healthcare, the extent to which oste... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 8, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tobias Sundberg, Matthew J. Leach, Oliver P. Thomson, Philip Austin, Gary Fryer and Jon Adams Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A ceramic bone substitute containing gentamicin gives good outcome in trochanteric hip fractures treated with dynamic hip screw and in revision of total hip arthroplasty: a case series
The primary objective was to investigate the clinical and radiological outcome in patients undergoing major hip surgery using a novel antibiotic containing bone substitute for local augmentation in trochanteri... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mindaugas Stravinskas, Sarunas Tarasevicius, Simonas Laukaitis, Malin Nilsson, Deepak Bushan Raina and Lars Lidgren Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Protocol for a single-centre, parallel-arm, double-blind randomised trial evaluating the effects of tourniquet use in total knee arthroplasty on intra-operative and post-operative outcomes
Tourniquet use during total knee replacement is common, yet uncertainty exists regarding its benefits and harms. The primary aim of the current study is to investigate whether tourniquet use during total knee ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Richard S. Page, Simon Williams, Avanthi Selvaratnam, Shaun Waring, Myles Conroy, Andrew Thomson, Sally Beattie, Rekha Ganeshalingam and Stephen D. Gill Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Evaluation of the theoretical optimal angle of the tibial tunnel in transtibial anatomic posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction by computed tomography
“Killer turn” effect is a critical explanation for the recurrent posterior laxity following transtibial posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction, which affected by the angle of the tibial tunnel. Meanw... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Xiaohui Zhang, Yuanjun Teng, Xinxin Yang, Rui Li, Chongwen Ma, Hong Wang, Hua Han, Bin Geng and Yayi Xia Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sera of patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) enhance osteoclastogenic potential of monocytes isolated from healthy individuals
Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is characterized by significant bone loss caused by dysregulation of physiological bone turnover, possibly resulting from intensified differentiation of osteoclasts. The aim of ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mariusz Korkosz, Marcin Czepiel, Zofia Gu ła, Małgorzata Stec, Kazimierz Węglarczyk, Magdalena Rutkowska-Zapała, Anna Gruca, Marzena Lenart, Jarosław Baran, Jerzy Gąsowski, Przemysław Błyszczuk and Maciej Siedlar Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Short- and long-term reproducibility of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging of lower extremity musculature in asymptomatic individuals and a comparison to individuals with spinal cord injury
Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) of skeletal muscle has the potential to be a sensitive diagnostic and/or prognostic tool in complex, enigmatic neuromusculoskeletal conditions such as spi... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jacob G. McPherson, Andrew C. Smith, Daniel A. Duben, Katie L. McMahon, Marie Wasielewski, Todd B. Parrish and James M. Elliott Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Reattachment of the flexor and extensor tendons at the epicondyle in elbow instability: a biomechanical comparison of techniques
Elbow dislocation represents a common injury, especially in the younger population. If treated surgically, the reattached tendons require a high amount of primary stability to allow for an early rehabilitation... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 3, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Andreas Lenich, Christian Pfeifer, Philipp Proier, Roman Fleer, Coen Wijdicks, Martina Roth, Frank Martetschl äger and Jonas Pogorzelski Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of oral compared with intravenous tranexamic acid in reducing blood loss after primary total knee and hip arthroplasty: a meta-analysis
Tranexamic acid (TXA) is an anti-fibrinolytic agent successfully preventing blood loss when using intravenously (IV) in total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). An oral administration, w... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 3, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Xiaozhen Han, Guiqing Gong, Naili Han and Mei Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Fear avoidance beliefs as a predictor for long-term sick leave, disability and pain in patients with chronic low back pain
Subgrouping patients with chronic low back pain is recommended prior to selecting treatment strategy, and fear avoidance beliefs is a commonly addressed psychological factor used to help this subgrouping. The ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 3, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Jeanette Sora Trinderup, Annette Fisker, Carsten Bogh Juhl and Tom Petersen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Perioperative multiple low-dose Dexamethasones improves postoperative clinical outcomes after Total knee arthroplasty
The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of multiple low-dose dexamethasones in primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 1, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yuangang Wu, Xiaoxi Lu, Yimei Ma, Yi Zeng, Xianchao Bao, Huazhang Xiong and Bin Shen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The TeMPO trial (treatment of meniscal tears in osteoarthritis): rationale and design features for a four arm randomized controlled clinical trial
Meniscal tears often accompany knee osteoarthritis, a disabling condition affecting 14 million individuals in the United States. While several randomized controlled trials have compared physical therapy to sur... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - December 1, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: James K. Sullivan, James J. Irrgang, Elena Losina, Clare Safran-Norton, Jamie Collins, Swastina Shrestha, Faith Selzer, Kim Bennell, Leslie Bisson, Angela T. Chen, Courtney K. Dawson, Alexandra B. Gil, Morgan H. Jones, Melissa A. Kluczynski, Kathleen Laff Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Tendinosis-like changes in denervated rat Achilles tendon
Tendon disorders are common and lead to significant disability and pain. Our knowledge of the ‘tennis elbow’, the ‘jumpers knee’, and Achilles tendinosis has increased over the years, but changes in denervated... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - November 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Roine El-Habta, Jialin Chen, Jessica Pingel and Ludvig J. Backman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Serial changes in the head-shaft angle of proximal humeral fractures treated by placing locking plates: a retrospective study
Although the proximal humeral fractures (PHFs) treated with locking plate have been well applied, there are few studies concerning on the serial HSA changes after locking plate placement. The purpose of this r... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - November 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ji-Qi Wang, Bing-Jie Jiang, Wei-Jun Guo and You-Ming Zhao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Denosumab versus zoledronic acid for preventing symptomatic skeletal events in Asian postmenopausal women with oestrogen-receptor-positive advanced breast cancer: an outcome analyses with a mean follow-up of 3  years
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of denosumab or zoledronic acid (ZA) using symptomatic skeletal events (SSEs) as the primary endpoint in Asian postmenopausal women with oestrogen-recepto... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - November 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Chi Zhang, Fan Zhang, Guanzhao Liang, Xianshang Zeng, Weiguang Yu, Zhidao Jiang, Jie Ma, Mingdong Zhao, Min Xiong, Keke Gui, Fenglai Yuan and Weiping Ji Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of acetabular reaming depth on reconstruction of rotation center in primary total hip arthroplasty
To study the impact of acetabular reaming depth on reconstruction of rotation center (RC) in unilateral primary total hip arthroplasty (UPTHA) and guide individualized preoperative design. (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - November 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Pu Shao, Zhizhou Li, Modi Yang, Yuzhuo Wang, Te Liu, Yuhui Yang, Lian Duan, Jinlan Jiang and Jianlin Zuo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Revisiting patient satisfaction following total knee arthroplasty: a longitudinal observational study
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the most common joint replacement surgery in Canada. Earlier Canadian work reported 1 in 5 TKA patients expressing dissatisfaction following surgery. A better understanding of ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - November 30, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Stirling Bryan, Laurie J. Goldsmith, Jennifer C. Davis, Samar Hejazi, Valerie MacDonald, Patrick McAllister, Ellen Randall, Nitya Suryaprakash, Amery D. Wu and Richard Sawatzky Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of deep cervical flexor training on impaired physiological functions associated with chronic neck pain: a systematic review
Neck pain is a major health issue with high rates of recurrence. It presents with a variety of altered sensorimotor functions. Exercise is a cornerstone of rehabilitation and many training methods are used. Ex... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - November 28, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Johannes Blomgren, Erika Strandell, Gwendolen Jull, Irene Vikman and Ulrik R öijezon Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The influence of radio frequency ablation on intra-articular fluid temperature in the ankle joint - a cadaver study
Radio frequency ablation devices have found a widespread application in arthroscopic surgery. However, recent publications report about elevated temperatures, which may cause damage to the capsular tissue and ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - November 24, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Philipp Ahrens, Dirk Mueller, Sebastian Siebenlist, Andreas Lenich, Ulrich Stoeckle and Gunther H. Sandmann Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pilot randomized controlled trials in the orthopaedic surgery literature: a systematic review
The primary objective of this systematic review is to examine the characteristics of pilot randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the orthopaedic surgery literature, including the proportion framed as feasibil... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - November 24, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Bijal Desai, Veeral Desai, Shivani Shah, Archita Srinath, Amr Saleh, Nicole Simunovic, Andrew Duong, Sheila Sprague and Mohit Bhandari Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association between liver enzymes and bone mineral density in Koreans: a cross-sectional study
Osteoporosis is a major health concern for both men and women, and associated fractures incur substantial economic burden. While there are a multitude of studies on bone mineral density (BMD) and liver disease... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - November 24, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Ho Jeong Do, Joon-Shik Shin, Jinho Lee, Yoon Jae Lee, Me-riong Kim, Dongwoo Nam, Eun-Jung Kim, Yeoncheol Park, Kristin Suhr and In-Hyuk Ha Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Mismatch between femur and tibia coronal alignment in the knee joint: classification of five lower limb types according to femoral and tibial mechanical alignment
Reasons for dissatisfaction with total knee arthroplasty (TKA) include unequal flexion or extension gap, soft tissue imbalance, and patella maltracking, which often occur with mismatch between femoral and tibi... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - November 24, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Yu-Hsien Lin, Feng-Shuo Chang, Kun-Hui Chen, Kui-Chou Huang and Kuo-Chih Su Tags: Research article Source Type: research

How do orthopaedic surgeons inform their patients before knee arthroplasty surgery? A cross-sectional study
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a successful and common procedure. However, 6 –28% of patients are dissatisfied postoperatively. The provision of preoperative patient information, inquiring about patients’ exp... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - November 24, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Aamir Mahdi, Maria H älleberg Nyman and Per Wretenberg Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Is sleep position associated with glenohumeral shoulder pain and rotator cuff tendinopathy: a cross-sectional study
Glenohumeral pain and rotator cuff tendinopathy (RCT) are common musculoskeletal complaints with high prevalence among working populations. The primary proposed pathophysiologic mechanisms are sub-acromial RC ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - November 23, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Lincoln A. Holdaway, Kurt T. Hegmann, Matthew S. Thiese and Jay Kapellusch Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Relative survival following hemi-and total hip arthroplasty for hip fractures in Sweden
Hip fractures are a common problem in the ageing population. Hip arthroplasty is the common treatment option for displaced intracapsular neck of femur fractures. Even though hip replacements are successful in ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - November 23, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Szilard Nemes, Dennis Lind, Peter Cnudde, Erik B ülow, Ola Rolfson and Cecilia Rogmark Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Development, validity and reliability of the Italian version of the Copenhagen neck functional disability scale
Valid and reliable patient-reported outcome measures support health professionals in evaluating the results of clinical research and practice. The Copenhagen Neck Functional Disability Scale (CNFDS) has shown ... (Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - November 23, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Domenico Angilecchia, Maura Mezzetti, Alessandro Chiarotto, Antonella Daugenti, Giuseppe Giovannico and Francesca Bonetti Tags: Research article Source Type: research