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  1. Osteoporotic fractures impose significant costs on society. The objective of this study was to estimate the direct costs of the hip, vertebral, and forearm fractures in the first year after fracture incidence ...

    Authors: Marziyeh Rajabi, Afshin Ostovar, Ali Akbari Sari, Sayed Mahmoud Sajjadi-Jazi, Noushin Fahimfar, Bagher Larijani and Rajabali Daroudi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:651

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  2. Knee disorders are highly prevalent and may be a disabling condition. An accurate diagnosis is necessary to guide toward a rapid and efficient management of knee disorders. However, the ability to make a valid...

    Authors: Véronique Lowry, Alec Bass, Tatiana Vukobrat, Simon Décary, Patrick Bélisle, Marie-Pierre Sylvestre and François Desmeules

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:650

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  3. At present, the most effective and mature treatment after ACL injury and tear is ACL reconstruction, but the rehabilitation process after ACL reconstruction that is very long, so it is very important to find e...

    Authors: Jianqiang Zhang, Jiyao Ma, Juan Huang, Guoliang Wang, Yilong Huang, Zhenhui Li, Jun Yan, Xiaomin Zeng, Hongli Zhu, Wei Zhao, Yanlin Li and Bo He

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:649

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  4. Restoration of cervical lordosis after anterior discectomy and fusion is a desirable goal. Proper insertion of the vertebral distraction or Caspar pin can assist lordotic restoration by either putting the tips...

    Authors: Torphong Bunmaprasert, Sittichai Luangkittikong, Menghong Tosinthiti, Supachoke Nivescharoenpisan, Raphi Raphitphan, Nantawit Sugandhavesa, Wongthawat Liawrungrueang and K. Daniel Riew

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:648

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  5. Preoperative psychological distress may be related to dissatisfaction and poorer outcomes after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, the kind of psychological distress that could influence postoperative sat...

    Authors: Tao Bian, Hongyi Shao, Yixin Zhou, Yong Huang and Yang Song

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:647

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  6. Studies reported that there is a relationship between volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD) and hemoglobin (HGB) in sickle cell anemia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and c...

    Authors: Yumei Zhou, Shengjun Liu, Ximei Wang, Yuhan Fu, Fan Su, Lei Cao, Xiaojuan Zha and Yufeng Wen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:645

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  7. Manual handling operations (MHO) are tasks performed by hand that require repetitive and forceful hand and arm movements. MHO are currently performed in many workplaces in skilled and unskilled jobs in the pro...

    Authors: Charlotte Mueller, Martha Sauter, Julia Barthelme and Falk Liebers

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:644

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Soft tissue defects in the distal third of the leg and malleolus are difficult to cover and often require free tissue transfer, even for small-sized defects. Propeller flaps were designed as an alternative to ...

    Authors: Peng Wang, Fang Lin, Yunhong Ma, Jianbing Wang, Ming Zhou and Yongjun Rui

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:643

    Content type: Research

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  9. Patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) have reported that their pain becomes worse when the local weather changes. However, there is limited evidence verifying the short-term associations between meteorolog...

    Authors: Ling Xin, Jian Liu, Yongjian Zhu and Yanyan Fang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:641

    Content type: Research

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  10. Low muscle strength has been focused on as an essential characteristic of sarcopenia, and the 30-s chair stand test (CS-30) could be a particularly useful test for assessing muscle strength. While it is specul...

    Authors: Shuji Sawada, Hayao Ozaki, Toshiharu Natsume, Pengyu Deng, Toshinori Yoshihara, Takashi Nakagata, Takuya Osawa, Yoshihiko Ishihara, Tomoharu Kitada, Ken Kimura, Nobuhiro Sato, Shuichi Machida and Hisashi Naito

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:639

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  11. Autologous Matrix-Induced Chondrogenesis (AMIC) is addressed to osteochondral defects of the talus. However, evidence concerning the midterm efficacy and safety of AMIC are limited. This study assessed reliabi...

    Authors: Christian Götze, Christian Nieder, Hanna Felder, Christian Dominik Peterlein and Filippo Migliorini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:638

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  12. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to compare the conservative and accelerated rehabilitation protocols in patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair in terms of clinical o...

    Authors: Umile Giuseppe Longo, Laura Risi Ambrogioni, Alessandra Berton, Vincenzo Candela, Filippo Migliorini, Arianna Carnevale, Emiliano Schena, Ara Nazarian, Joseph DeAngelis and Vincenzo Denaro

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:637

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  13. Lateral ankle sprain (LAS) is one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries. Numerous studies regarding LAS have been performed. However, there are few studies evaluating the current clinical practice of ort...

    Authors: Takuji Yokoe, Takuya Tajima, Nami Yamaguchi, Yudai Morita and Etsuo Chosa

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:636

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  14. Total knee arthroplasty is known to successfully alleviate pain and improve function in endstage knee osteoarthritis. However, there is some controversy with regard to the influence of obesity on clinical bene...

    Authors: K Giesinger, JM Giesinger, DF Hamilton, J Rechsteiner and A Ladurner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:635

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  15. Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration is a major cause of low back pain (LBP). Following disc injury, nerve growth factor (NGF) concentrations rise in IVDs, and anti-NGF therapy has been shown to attenuate LB...

    Authors: Yuji Yokozeki, Kentaro Uchida, Ayumu Kawakubo, Mitsufumi Nakawaki, Tadashi Okubo, Masayuki Miyagi, Gen Inoue, Makoto Itakura, Hiroyuki Sekiguchi and Masashi Takaso

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:634

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  16. We recently developed a model of stratified exercise therapy, consisting of (i) a stratification algorithm allocating patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) into one of the three subgroups (‘high muscle streng...

    Authors: Jesper Knoop, Raymond W. J. G. Ostelo, Martin van der Esch, Arjan de Zwart, Kim L. Bennell, Marike van der Leeden and Joost Dekker

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:633

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  17. Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction combined with tibial tubercle osteotomy (TTO) and lateral retinacular release (LRR) is one of the main treatment methods for patellar instability. So far, f...

    Authors: Peng Su, Xiumin Liu, Nengri Jian, Jian Li and Weili Fu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:632

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  18. The present study aimed to determine the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms (WMSs), identify potential factors associated with WMSs, and determine the association between WMSs and fatigue amon...

    Authors: Elahe Hosseini, Hadi Daneshmandi, Azadeh Bashiri and Roxana Sharifian

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:629

    Content type: Research

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  19. To preliminarily evaluate the safety and efficacy of the uncovertebral joint fusion cage in a goat model of cervical spine interbody fusion.

    Authors: Yi-Wei Shen, Yi Yang, Hao Liu, Ting-Kui Wu, Li-Tai Ma, Lin Chen, Ling-Yun Hu, Chen Ding, Xin Rong, Bei-Yu Wang, Yang Meng and Ying Hong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:628

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  20. Familial hypercholesterolemia is a genetic condition characterized by life-long elevations of plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. In addition to life-threatening cardiovascular complications, intratend...

    Authors: Thomas Michael Zahradnik, Mark Cresswell, Kip Squier, Charlotte Waugh, Liam Brunham, Hazel Screen and Alex Scott

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:627

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  21. Pediatric pelvic fractures (PPF) are uncommon among children requiring hospitalization after blunt trauma. The present study explored our experience for the prevalence, patients demographics, clinical characte...

    Authors: Abduljabbar Alhammoud, Isam Moghamis, Husham Abdelrahman, Syed Imran Ghouri, Mohammad Asim, Elhadi Babikir, Hassan Al-Thani and Ayman El-Menyar

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:626

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  22. Knowledge regarding the biomechanics of the meniscus has grown exponentially throughout the last four decades. Numerous studies have helped develop this knowledge, but these studies have varied widely in their...

    Authors: Amin Mohamadi, Kaveh Momenzadeh, Aidin Masoudi, Kempland C. Walley, Kenny Ierardi, Arun Ramappa, Joseph P. DeAngelis and Ara Nazarian

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:625

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  23. Musculoskeletal disorders are the leading cause of work-related sick leave and incur substantial socioeconomic costs. With the aging of our society and employees, the problem is exacerbating, and prevention is...

    Authors: Julia Barthelme, Martha Sauter, Charlotte Mueller and Falk Liebers

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:624

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  24. Medial meniscal posterior root tears (MMPRTs) are frequently associated with medial compartment osteoarthritis, leading to loss of meniscal hoop tension. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of concurrent...

    Authors: Shin Kyun-Ho, Ryoo Hyun-Jae, Jang Ki-Mo and Han Seung-Beom

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:623

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  25. Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) remains the gold standard for treatment of debilitating symptoms of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Even though providing satisfactory results for the majority of patients, some studies...

    Authors: Rachid Rassir, Inger N. Sierevelt, Marjolein Schager and Peter A. Nolte

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:622

    Content type: Study protocol

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  26. The depth of bolt in Femoral neck system (FNS, DePuy Synthes, Oberdorf, Switzerland) is difficult to finely control as the length of the bolt is in units of 5 mm. Thus, this study introduces a method to contro...

    Authors: Yonghan Cha, Ji-Ung Song, Jun-Il Yoo, Ki Hoon Park, Jung-Taek Kim, Chan Ho Park and Won-Sik Choy

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:621

    Content type: Technical advance

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  27. The ATTUNE Knee System is a new prosthetic design that has theoretical advantages over the Press Fit Condylar (PFC) Sigma Knee System specific to improved knee kinematics and patellofemoral joint tracking. Thi...

    Authors: Ekasame Vanitcharoenkul and Aasis Unnanuntana

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:620

    Content type: Research article

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  28. With the progress and success in minimally invasive surgery of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS TLIF), the musculoskeletal injury was minimized. However, the role of postoperative orthosis in MIS TL...

    Authors: Hsuan-Hsiao Ma, Pei-Hsi Wu, Yu-Cheng Yao, Po-Hsin Chou, Hsi-Hsien Lin, Shih-Tien Wang and Ming-Chau Chang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:619

    Content type: Research

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  29. Sitting involves many activities of daily life and requires most motion in the hip joint. Asians have more hip flexion and external rotation motions than Westerners owing to cultural and lifestyle differences....

    Authors: Phob Ganokroj, Jirayu Chaowalitwong, Pichitpol Kerdsomnuek, Narumol Sudjai, Pisit Lertwanich and Bavornrat Vanadurongwan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:618

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  30. Reoperation is one of the key factors affecting postoperative clinical outcomes. The reoperation rates of cervical surgeries might be different from those of lumbar surgeries due to the anatomical and biomecha...

    Authors: Moon Soo Park, Young-Su Ju, Seong-Hwan Moon, Young-Woo Kim, Jong Ho Jung, Jung Hyun Oh, Chi Heon Kim and Chun Kee Chung

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:617

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  31. Facetectomy, an important procedure in the in–out and out–in techniques of transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy (TELD), is related to the deterioration of the postoperative biomechanical environment and...

    Authors: Jingchi Li, Chen Xu, Xiaoyu Zhang, Zhipeng Xi, Mengnan Liu, Zhongxin Fang, Nan Wang, Lin Xie and Yueming Song

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:616

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  32. C5 nerve root paralysis is a nonnegligible complication after posterior cervical spine surgery (PCSS). The cause of its occurrence remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to analyse the incidence ...

    Authors: Bo Liu, Yanchen Chu, Jinfeng Ma, Xiaojie Tang, Junpeng Pan, Chunbing Wu, Xiao Chen, Chengliang Zhao and Zhijie Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:614

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  33. Management of comminuted radial fractures remains controversial. Currently, the emergence of on-table reconstruction technique has made fixation in comminuted radial head fractures more viable. However, the pr...

    Authors: Xu Gao, Shi-you Dai, Hai-lei Yin, Fei Li, Yong-qiang Sui, Rui Huang and Hai-yu Fan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:613

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  34. There is mixed evidence for the impact of cigarette smoking on outcomes following anterior cervical surgery. It has been reported to have a negative impact on healing after multilevel anterior cervical discect...

    Authors: Han Wang, Yang Meng, Hao Liu, Xiaofei Wang and Ying Hong

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:612

    Content type: Research

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  35. Although many people with chronic low back pain (LBP) improve following conservative treatment, one in five will experience worsening symptoms after discharge from treatment and seek health care again. The cur...

    Authors: Emma K. Ho, Manuela L. Ferreira, Adrian Bauman, Paul W. Hodges, Christopher G. Maher, Milena Simic, Rachael L. Morton, Chris Lonsdale, Qiang Li, Melissa T. Baysari, Anita B. Amorim, Dragana Ceprnja, Ornella Clavisi, Mark Halliday, Matthew Jennings, Alice Kongsted…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:611

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. The change in hip-knee-ankle (HKA) angle after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) may cause an adjustment in hindfoot alignment (HFA). However, the relationship between the changes in HKA angle and HFA is still not...

    Authors: Naicheng Diao, Fei Yu, Bo Yang, Lifeng Ma, Heyong Yin and Ai Guo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:610

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  37. Categorizing different injury patterns of the talus, describing demographic data, mechanisms of injury and associated fractures are important issues in orthopedic trauma surgeries. Injuries of the talus requir...

    Authors: Amir Reza Vosoughi, Reza Fereidooni, Saeedreza Shirzadi, Seyed Alireza Zomorodian and Amir Human Hoveidaei

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:609

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  38. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant complication after joint arthroplasty. Diabetes is related to a few changes in coagulation and fibrinolysis that may lead to thrombophilia. We aimed to investigate...

    Authors: Wei Deng, Lili Huo, Qiang Yuan, Deyong Huang, Quan Li and Wei Tian

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:608

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  39. Many radiographic parameters associated with the extrinsic cause of supraspinatus tears have been proposed. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between a full-thickness degenerative supraspina...

    Authors: Chaiyanun Vijittrakarnrung, Praman Fuangfa, Suphaneewan Jaovisidha and Chusak Kijkunasathian

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:607

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  40. Lateral epicondylitis (LE), also known as tennis elbow, is the most common painful elbow condition. It affects approximately 1–3% of adults. There are various possible treatments described in the literature, b...

    Authors: Rafael Fuchs Lazarini, Renato Arouca Zan, João Carlos Belloti, Ildeu Afonso de Almeida Filho, Luiz Fernando Sartori Centenaro, Fabio Teruo Matsunaga and Marcel Jun Sugawara Tamaoki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:604

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  41. Predicting the duration of sickness absence (SA) among sickness absent patients is a task many sickness certifying physicians as well as social insurance officers struggle with. Our aim was to develop a predic...

    Authors: Johanna Holm, Paolo Frumento, Gino Almondo, Katalin Gémes, Matteo Bottai, Kristina Alexanderson, Emilie Friberg and Kristin Farrants

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:603

    Content type: Research

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