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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 1/2014

Ausgabe 1/2014

Inhaltsverzeichnis ( 453 Artikel )

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Prevalence and factors associated with low bone mineral density in Saudi women: a community based survey

AlJohara M AlQuaiz, Ambreen Kazi, Salwa Tayel, Shaffi Ahamed Shaikh, Abdullah Al-Sharif, Saleh Othman, Fawzia Habib, Mona Fouda, Riad Sulaimani

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Stability test (CKCUES test): a reliability study in persons with and without shoulder impingement syndrome

Helga Tatiana Tucci, Jaqueline Martins, Guilherme de Carvalho Sposito, Paula Maria Ferreira Camarini, Anamaria Siriani de Oliveira

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Rationale and design of the INNOVATE Trial: an international cooperative study on surgical versus conservative treatment for odontoid fractures in the elderly

Jeroen GJ Huybregts, Wilco CH Jacobs, Wilco C Peul, Carmen LA Vleggeert-Lankamp

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Epidemiology of musculoskeletal upper extremity ambulatory surgery in the United States

Nitin B Jain, Laurence D Higgins, Elena Losina, Jamie Collins, Philip E Blazar, Jeffrey N Katz

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Age-dependent ferritin elevations and HFE C282Y mutation as risk factors for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis in males: a longitudinal cohort study

Lauren Kennish, Mukundan Attur, Cheongeun Oh, Svetlana Krasnokutsky, Jonathan Samuels, Jeffrey D Greenberg, Xi Huang, Steven B Abramson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The mechanical and inflammatory low back pain (MIL) index: development and validation

Antonio Cuesta-Vargas, Andre Farasyn, Charles Philip Gabel, Juan V Luciano

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Rheumatoid arthritis and incident fracture in women: a case–control study

Sharon L Brennan, Liesje Toomey, Mark A Kotowicz, Margaret J Henry, Hedley Griffiths, Julie A Pasco

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Evaluation of pain and function after two home exercise programs in a clinical trial on women with chronic neck pain - with special emphasises on completers and responders

Linn Karlsson, Esa-Pekka Takala, Björn Gerdle, Britt Larsson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Head-Eye movement control tests in patients with chronic neck pain; Inter-observer reliability and discriminative validity

Eveline Della Casa, Jutta Affolter Helbling, André Meichtry, Hannu Luomajoki, Jan Kool

01.12.2014 | Reviewer acknowledgement | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Reviewer Acknowledgement 2013

Catia Cornacchia

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Treatment compliance and effectiveness of a cognitive behavioural intervention for low back pain: a complier average causal effect approach to the BeST data set

Christopher R Knox, Ranjit Lall, Zara Hansen, Sarah E Lamb

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Osteoarthritis of the knee or hip significantly impairs driving ability (cross-sectional survey)

Ulf Krister Hofmann, Maurice Jordan, Ina Rondak, Petra Wolf, Torsten Kluba, Ingmar Ipach

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Real-world effectiveness of abatacept for rheumatoid arthritis treatment in European and Canadian populations: a 6-month interim analysis of the 2-year, observational, prospective ACTION study

Hubert G Nüßlein, Rieke Alten, Mauro Galeazzi, Hanns-Martin Lorenz, Dimitrios Boumpas, Michael T Nurmohamed, William G Bensen, Gerd R Burmester, Hans-Hartmut Peter, Franz Rainer, Karel Pavelka, Melanie Chartier, Coralie Poncet, Christiane Rauch, Manuela Le Bars

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Economic evaluation of access to musculoskeletal care: the case of waiting for total knee arthroplasty

Richard C Mather III, Kevin T Hug, Lori A Orlando, Tyler Steven Watters, Lane Koenig, Ryan M Nunley, Michael P Bolognesi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Size of cup affects the anterior capsular distance in total hip arthroplasty, as measured with ultrasound

Sarunas Tarasevicius, Valdemaras Loiba, Justinas Stucinskas, Otto Robertsson, Hans Wingstrand

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Can diagnostic injections predict the outcome in foot and ankle arthrodesis?

Mark Stegeman, Berbke To Josephine van Ginneken, Bastiaan Boetes, Mirjam Tuinhout, Jan Willem Karel Louwerens, Bartele Alexander Swierstra

01.12.2014 | Commentary | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pharmacoeconomic burden in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis: from systematic reviews to real clinical practice studies

Ennio Lubrano, Antonio Spadaro

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Systematic review, network meta-analysis and economic evaluation of biological therapy for the management of active psoriatic arthritis

Matthew Richard Cawson, Stephen Andrew Mitchell, Chris Knight, Henry Wildey, Dean Spurden, Alex Bird, Michelle Elaine Orme

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Immune response associated with Toll-like receptor 4 signaling pathway leads to steroid-induced femoral head osteonecrosis

Lei Tian, Qi Wen, Xiaoqian Dang, Wulin You, Lihong Fan, Kunzheng Wang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The impact of workplace factors on filing of workers’ compensation claims among nursing home workers

Jin Qin, Alicia Kurowski, Rebecca Gore, Laura Punnett

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Measurement of stiffness in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in low disease activity or remission: a systematic review

Lilian HD van Tuyl, Willem F Lems, Maarten Boers

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Acute murine antigen-induced arthritis is not affected by disruption of osteoblastic glucocorticoid signalling

Cornelia M Spies, Edgar Wiebe, Jinwen Tu, Aiqing Li, Timo Gaber, Dörte Huscher, Markus J Seibel, Hong Zhou, Frank Buttgereit

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Reliability and reproducibility analysis of the Cobb angle and assessing sagittal plane by computer-assisted and manual measurement tools

Weifei Wu, Jie Liang, Yuanli Du, Xiaoyi Tan, Xuanping Xiang, Wanhong Wang, Neng Ru, Jinbo Le

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Clinical course, costs and predictive factors for response to treatment in carpal tunnel syndrome: the PALMS study protocol

Christina Jerosch-Herold, Lee Shepstone, Edward CF Wilson, Tony Dyer, Julian Blake

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Screening of the spine in adolescents: inter- and intra-rater reliability and measurement error of commonly used clinical tests

Ellen Aartun, Anna Degerfalk, Linn Kentsdotter, Lise Hestbaek

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

HUMeral Shaft Fractures: MEasuring Recovery after Operative versus Non-operative Treatment (HUMMER): a multicenter comparative observational study

Kiran C Mahabier, Esther MM Van Lieshout, Hugo W Bolhuis, P Koen Bos, Maarten WGA Bronkhorst, Milko MM Bruijninckx, Jeroen De Haan, Axel R Deenik, Boudewijn J Dwars, Martin G Eversdijk, J Carel Goslings, Robert Haverlag, Martin J Heetveld, Albert JH Kerver, Karel A Kolkman, Peter A Leenhouts, Sven AG Meylaerts, Ron Onstenk, Martijn Poeze, Rudolf W Poolman, Bas J Punt, W Herbert Roerdink, Gert R Roukema, Jan Bernard Sintenie, Nicolaj MR Soesman, Andras KF Tanka, Edgar JT Ten Holder, Maarten Van der Elst, Frank HWM Van der Heijden, Frits M Van der Linden, Peer Van der Zwaal, Jan P Van Dijk, Hans-Peter W Van Jonbergen, Egbert JMM Verleisdonk, Jos PAM Vroemen, Marco Waleboer, Philippe Wittich, Wietse P Zuidema, Suzanne Polinder, Michael HJ Verhofstad, Dennis Den Hartog

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Design process of cementless femoral stem using a nonlinear three dimensional finite element analysis

Mohd Yusof Baharuddin, Sh-Hussain Salleh, Ahmad Hafiz Zulkifly, Muhammad Hisyam Lee, Alias Mohd Noor, Arief Ruhullah A Harris, Norazman Abdul Majid, Ab Saman Abd Kader

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Meniscus body position and its change over four years in asymptomatic adults: a cohort study using data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI)

Katharina Bruns, Fredrik Svensson, Aleksandra Turkiewicz, Wolfgang Wirth, Ali Guermazi, Felix Eckstein, Martin Englund

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Outcome of physiotherapy after surgery for cervical disc disease: a prospective randomised multi-centre trial

Anneli Peolsson, Birgitta Öberg, Johanna Wibault, Åsa Dedering, Peter Zsigmond, Lars Bernfort, Ann-Sofi Kammerlind, Liselott CG Persson, Håkan Löfgren

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Does Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound treatment repair articular cartilage injury? A rabbit model study

Shan-Wei Yang, Chien-Lin Kuo, Shwu Jen Chang, Po-Chou Chen, Yen Ting Lin, Ioannis Manousakas, Shyh Ming Kuo

01.12.2014 | Correspondence | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Evolving guidelines in the use of topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of osteoarthritis

Casilda M Balmaceda

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Lack of association between the CHL1 gene and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis susceptibility in Han Chinese: a case-control study

Xu-sheng Qiu, Feng Lv, Ze-zhang Zhu, Bang-ping Qian, Bin Wang, Yang Yu, Yong Qiu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The innervation of the human acetabular labrum and hip joint: an anatomic study

Abdullah Alzaharani, Kamal Bali, Ravi Gudena, Pamela Railton, Dragana Ponjevic, John R Matyas, James N Powell

01.12.2014 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Posterior short segment pedicle screw fixation and TLIF for the treatment of unstable thoracolumbar/lumbar fracture

Ling Wang, Jianjun Li, Hong Wang, Qun Yang, Decheng Lv, Weiguo Zhang, Kai Tang, Limin Shang, Changming Jiang, Chunming Wu, Kai Ma, Bo Wang, Yang Liu, Rui Zhang, Xianping Shang, Depeng Kou, Xunyuan Jia, Xianglong Yang, Yilong Tang, Meng Zhang, Pengrui Wang, Yan Xu, Shijin Wang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Changes and sex differences in patient reported outcomes in rheumatoid factor positive RA–results from a community based study

Korosh Hekmat, Lennart T Jacobsson, Jan-Åke Nilsson, Ylva Lindroth, Carl Turesson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Primary open anterior shoulder stabilization: a long-term, retrospective cohort study on the impact of subscapularis muscle alterations on recurrence

Axel Gamulin, Romain Dayer, Anne Lübbeke, Hermes Miozzari, Pierre Hoffmeyer

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The biomechanical differences of rotational acetabular osteotomy, Chiari osteotomy and shelf procedure in developmental dysplasia of hip

Ming Fu, Shanshan Xiang, Zhiqi Zhang, Guangxin Huang, Jin Liu, Xin Duan, Zibo Yang, Peihui Wu, Weiming Liao

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A systematic review and meta-synthesis of the impact of low back pain on people’s lives

Robert Froud, Sue Patterson, Sandra Eldridge, Clive Seale, Tamar Pincus, Dévan Rajendran, Christian Fossum, Martin Underwood

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Purtscher’s retinopathy after intramedullary nailing of a femoral shaft fracture in a 20-year old healthy female – report of a rare case and review of the literature

Reinhold Ortmaier, Herbert Resch, Caroline Stieböck, Ottokar Stundner, Eva Maria Arlt

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Validity and reproducibility of the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE) questionnaire for the measurement of the physical activity level in patients after total knee arthroplasty

Sylvain Bolszak, Nicola C Casartelli, Franco M Impellizzeri, Nicola A Maffiuletti

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effect of head and limb orientation on trunk muscle activation during abdominal hollowing in chronic low back pain

Kevin Parfrey, Sean GT Gibbons, Eric J Drinkwater, David G Behm

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Determinants of satisfaction 1 year after total hip arthroplasty: the role of expectations fulfilment

Clémence Palazzo, Claire Jourdan, Stéphane Descamps, Rémi Nizard, Moussa Hamadouche, Philippe Anract, Stéphane Boisgard, Myriam Galvin, Philippe Ravaud, Serge Poiraudeau

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Decision aid for patients considering total knee arthroplasty with preference report for surgeons: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Dawn Stacey, Gillian Hawker, Geoffrey Dervin, Peter Tugwell, Laura Boland, Marie-Pascale Pomey, Annette M O’Connor, Monica Taljaard

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The SNAP trial: a double blind multi-center randomized controlled trial of a silicon nitride versus a PEEK cage in transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in patients with symptomatic degenerative lumbar disc disorders: study protocol

Roel FMR Kersten, Steven M van Gaalen, Mark P Arts, Kit CB Roes, Arthur de Gast, Terry P Corbin, F Cumhur Öner

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Low validity of the Sensewear Pro3 activity monitor compared to indirect calorimetry during simulated free living in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip

Andreas Hermann, Mathias Ried-Larsen, Andreas Kryger Jensen, René Holst, Lars Bo Andersen, Søren Overgaard, Anders Holsgaard-Larsen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effects of hyperbaric oxygen on the osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells

Song-Shu Lin, Steve WN Ueng, Chi-Chien Niu, Li-Jen Yuan, Chuen-Yung Yang, Wen-Jer Chen, Mel S Lee, Jan-Kan Chen

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Unloading shoes for osteoarthritis of the knee: protocol for the SHARK randomised controlled trial

Rana S Hinman, Tim V Wrigley, Ben R Metcalf, David J Hunter, Penny Campbell, Kade Paterson, Margaret P Staples, Kim L Bennell

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Efficacy of a physiotherapy rehabilitation program for individuals undergoing arthroscopic management of femoroacetabular impingement – the FAIR trial: a randomised controlled trial protocol

Kim L Bennell, John M O’Donnell, Amir Takla, Libby N Spiers, David J Hunter, Margaret Staples, Rana S Hinman

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Tactile acuity training for patients with chronic low back pain: a pilot randomised controlled trial

Cormac Ryan, Nicholas Harland, Benjamin T Drew, Denis Martin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Inflammatory biomarkers in serum in subjects with and without work related neck/shoulder complaints

Anna Matute Wilander, Monica Kåredal, Anna Axmon, Catarina Nordander

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Vitamin D concentrations and disease activity in Moroccan children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Ilham Bouaddi, Samira Rostom, Dalal El Badri, Asmae Hassani, Bouchra Chkirate, Redoine Abouqal, Bouchra Amine, Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The association between lean mass and bone mineral content in the high disease activity group of adult patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Kristyna Brabnikova Maresova, Katerina Jarosova, Karel Pavelka, Jan J Stepan

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Description and design considerations of a randomized clinical trial investigating the effect of a multidisciplinary cognitive-behavioural intervention for patients undergoing lumbar spinal fusion surgery

Nanna Rolving, Lisa Gregersen Oestergaard, Morten Vejs Willert, Finn Bjarke Christensen, Frank Blumensaat, Cody Bünger, Claus Vinther Nielsen

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Efficacy of MRI in primary care for patients with knee complaints due to trauma: protocol of a randomised controlled non-inferiority trial (TACKLE trial)

Nynke M Swart, Kim van Oudenaarde, Paul R Algra, Partick JE Bindels, Wilbert B van den Hout, Bart W Koes, Rob GHH Nelissen, Jan AN Verhaar, Hans JL Bloem, Sita MA Bierma-Zeinstra, Monique Reijnierse, Pim AJ Luijsterburg

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Twins discordant for myositis and systemic lupus erythematosus show markedly enriched autoantibodies in the affected twin supporting environmental influences in pathogenesis

Lu Gan, Terrance P O’Hanlon, Aaron S Gordon, Lisa G Rider, Frederick W Miller, Peter D Burbelo

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Immature articular cartilage and subchondral bone covered by menisci are potentially susceptive to mechanical load

Hirotaka Iijima, Tomoki Aoyama, Akira Ito, Junichi Tajino, Momoko Nagai, Xiangkai Zhang, Shoki Yamaguchi, Haruhiko Akiyama, Hiroshi Kuroki

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Advantages of a combined rheumatoid arthritis magnetic resonance imaging score (RAMRIS) for hand and feet: does the RAMRIS of the hand alone underestimate disease activity and progression?

Philipp Sewerin, Christian Buchbender, Stefan Vordenbäumen, Axel Scherer, Falk Miese, Ralph Brinks, Hans-Joerg Wittsack, Sabine Klein, Matthias Schneider, Gerald Antoch, Benedikt Ostendorf

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The reliability of WorkWell Systems Functional Capacity Evaluation: a systematic review

Sebastian Bieniek, Matthias Bethge

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The clinical course of low back pain: a meta-analysis comparing outcomes in randomised clinical trials (RCTs) and observational studies

Majid Artus, Danielle van der Windt, Kelvin P Jordan, Peter R Croft

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Treatment and outcome of malignant bone tumors of the proximal humerus: biological versus endoprosthetic reconstruction

Tang Liu, Qing Zhang, Xiaoning Guo, Xiangsheng Zhang, Zhihong Li, Xiaoyang Li

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Maintained physical activity and physiotherapy in the management of distal upper limb pain – a protocol for a randomised controlled trial (the arm pain trial)

Gareth T Jones, Kathrin Mertens, Gary J Macfarlane, Keith T Palmer, David Coggon, Karen Walker-Bone, Kim Burton, Peter J Heine, Candy McCabe, Paul McNamee, Alex McConnachie

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Total hip arthroplasty for Crowe IV hip without subtrochanteric shortening osteotomy -a long term follow up study

Toshiyuki Kawai, Chiaki Tanaka, Hiroshi Kanoe

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Reliability and validity of the Norwegian version of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand questionnaire in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome

Benjamin Haldorsen, Ida Svege, Yngve Roe, Astrid Bergland

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The minimal invasive direct anterior approach in combination with large heads in total hip arthroplasty - is dislocation still a major issue? a case control study

Steffen Hoell, Marius Sander, Georg Gosheger, Helmut Ahrens, Ralf Dieckmann, Gregor Hauschild

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effect of perinatal brachial plexus lesion on upper limb development

Jerzy Gosk, Witold Wnukiewicz, Maciej Urban

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Surgical treatment of Dupuytren’s disease – outcome and health economy in relation to smoking and diabetes

David Eckerdal, Axel Nivestam, Lars B Dahlin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Rheumatology clinicians’ experiences of brief training and implementation of skills to support patient self-management

Emma Dures, Sarah Hewlett, Nicholas Ambler, Remona Jenkins, Joyce Clarke, Rachael Gooberman-Hill

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The efficacy of tourniquet assisted total knee arthroplasty on patient-reported and performance-based physical function: a randomized controlled trial protocol

Rasmus Lohmann-Jensen, Anders Holsgaard-Larsen, Claus Emmeluth, Søren Overgaard, Carsten Jensen

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Design characteristics of the CORRONA CERTAIN study: a comparative effectiveness study of biologic agents for rheumatoid arthritis patients

Dimitrios A Pappas, Joel M Kremer, George Reed, Jeffrey D Greenberg, Jeffrey R Curtis

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The IFITM5 mutation c.-14C > T results in an elongated transcript expressed in human bone; and causes varying phenotypic severity of osteogenesis imperfecta type V

Syndia Lazarus, Aideen M McInerney-Leo, Fiona A McKenzie, Gareth Baynam, Stephanie Broley, Barbra V Cavan, Craig F Munns, Johannes Egbertus Hans Pruijs, David Sillence, Paulien A Terhal, Karena Pryce, Matthew A Brown, Andreas Zankl, Gethin Thomas, Emma L Duncan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Quantification of structural changes of UHMWPE components in total joint replacements

Petr Fulin, David Pokorny, Miroslav Slouf, Martina Nevoralova, Tatana Vackova, Jiri Dybal, Jan Pilar

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Shoulder disorders in female working-age population: a cross sectional study

Roberto Meroni, Michele Scelsi, Paola Boria, Valerio Sansone

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effect of workplace- versus home-based physical exercise on pain in healthcare workers: study protocol for a single blinded cluster randomized controlled trial

Markus D Jakobsen, Emil Sundstrup, Mikkel Brandt, Anne Zoëga Kristensen, Kenneth Jay, Reinhard Stelter, Ebbe Lavendt, Per Aagaard, Lars L Andersen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effects of exercise on depressive symptoms in adults with arthritis and other rheumatic disease: a systematic review of meta-analyses

George A Kelley, Kristi S Kelley

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Evidence for the role of connexin 43-mediated intercellular communication in the process of intracortical bone resorption via osteocytic osteolysis

Shane A Lloyd, Alayna E Loiselle, Yue Zhang, Henry J Donahue

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Influence of temporomandibular disorder on temporal and masseter muscles and occlusal contacts in adolescents: an electromyographic study

Leandro Lauriti, Lara Jansiski Motta, Camila Haddad Leal de Godoy, Daniela Aparecida Biasotto-Gonzalez, Fabiano Politti, Raquel Agnelli Mesquita-Ferrari, Kristianne Porta Santos Fernandes, Sandra Kalil Bussadori

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Morphometric evaluation of subaxial cervical spine using multi-detector computerized tomography (MD-CT) scan: the consideration for cervical pedicle screws fixation

Pongsthorn Chanplakorn, Chaiwat Kraiwattanapong, Kitti Aroonjarattham, Pittavat Leelapattana, Gun Keorochana, Suphaneewan Jaovisidha, Wiwat Wajanavisit

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Inhibitors of endopeptidase and angiotensin-converting enzyme lead to an amplification of the morphological changes and an upregulation of the substance P system in a muscle overuse model

Yafeng Song, Per S Stål, Ji-Guo Yu, Ronny Lorentzon, Clas Backman, Sture Forsgren

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Depression in primary TKA and higher medical comorbidities in revision TKA are associated with suboptimal subjective improvement in knee function

Jasvinder A Singh, David G Lewallen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Early tissue responses to zoledronate, locally delivered by bone screw, into a compromised cancellous bone site: a pilot study

Joerg Arnoldi, Antoine Alves, Philip Procter

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Relationship between CTX-II and patient characteristics, patient-reported outcome, muscle strength, and rehabilitation in patients with a focal cartilage lesion of the knee: a prospective exploratory cohort study of 48 patients

Jan Harald Røtterud, Finn P Reinholt, Karen Johanne Beckstrøm, May Arna Risberg, Asbjørn Årøen

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The fabella syndrome - a rare cause of posterolateral knee pain: a review of the literature and two case reports

Arne Driessen, Maurice Balke, Christoph Offerhaus, William James White, Sven Shafizadeh, Christoph Becher, Bertil Bouillon, Jürgen Höher

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Patterns and predictors of osteoporosis medication discontinuation and switching among Medicare beneficiaries

Huifeng Yun, Jeffrey R Curtis, Lingli Guo, Meredith Kilgore, Paul Muntner, Kenneth Saag, Robert Matthews, Michael Morrisey, Nicole C Wright, David J Becker, Elizabeth Delzell

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effect of nano-hydroxyapatite coating on the osteoinductivity of porous biphasic calcium phosphate ceramics

Jianzhong Hu, Yongchun Zhou, Lihua Huang, Jun Liu, Hongbin Lu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Shoulder diagnoses in secondary care, a one year cohort

Niels G Juel, Bård Natvig

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Surgery versus conservative treatment in patients with type A distal radius fractures, a randomized controlled trial

Monique MJ Walenkamp, J Carel Goslings, Annechien Beumer, Robert Haverlag, Peter A Leenhouts, Egbert JMM Verleisdonk, Ronald SL Liem, Jan Bernard Sintenie, Maarten WGA Bronkhorst, Jasper Winkelhagen, Niels WL Schep

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Validation of the German version of the Neck Disability Index (NDI)

Holger Cramer, Romy Lauche, Jost Langhorst, Gustav J Dobos, Andreas Michalsen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Increasing substance P levels in serum and synovial tissues from patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)

Hui Wang, Xin-Feng Zheng, Xiang Zhang, Zheng Li, Chao Shen, Jun-Feng Zhu, Yi-Min Cui, Xiao-Dong Chen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The active form of MMP-3 is a marker of synovial inflammation and cartilage turnover in inflammatory joint diseases

Shu Sun, Anne-Christine Bay-Jensen, Morten A Karsdal, Anne Sofie Siebuhr, Qinlong Zheng, Walter P Maksymowych, Thorbjørn G Christiansen, Kim Henriksen

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The influence of computer-assisted surgery on rotational, coronal and sagittal alignment in revision total knee arthroplasty

Marrigje F Meijer, Martin Stevens, Alexander L Boerboom, Sjoerd K Bulstra, Inge HF Reininga

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Psychometric properties of the pain stages of change questionnaire as evaluated by rasch analysis in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain

Cecilie Røe, Elin Damsgård, Terese Fors, Audny Anke

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

High tibial osteotomy: closed wedge versus combined wedge osteotomy

Maarten R Huizinga, Reinoud W Brouwer, Tom M van Raaij

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Health care consumption and costs due to foot and ankle injuries in the Netherlands, 1986–2010

A Siebe De Boer, Tim Schepers, Martien JM Panneman, Ed F Van Beeck, Esther MM Van Lieshout

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Multidimensional associative factors for improvement in pain, function, and working capacity after rehabilitation of whiplash associated disorder: a prognostic, prospective outcome study

Felix Angst, Andreas R Gantenbein, Susanne Lehmann, Françoise Gysi-Klaus, André Aeschlimann, Beat A Michel, Frank Hegemann

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Guidance strategies for a participatory ergonomic intervention to increase the use of ergonomic measures of workers in construction companies: a study design of a randomised trial

Steven Visser, Henk F van der Molen, Judith K Sluiter, Monique HW Frings-Dresen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Clinical study of the Pronator Quadratus muscle: anatomical features and feasibility of Pronator-Sparing Surgery

Hsien-Yi Lo, Hong-Yi Cheng

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

H ip joint pain in children with cerebral palsy and developmental dysplasia of the hip: why are the differences so huge?

Andrzej Grzegorzewski, Marek Jóźwiak, Maciej Pawlak, Tadeusz Modrzewski, Piotr Buchcic, Adrian Masłoń

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The Italian version of the Physical Therapy Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire - [PTPSQ-I(15)]: psychometric properties in a sample of inpatients

Carla Vanti, Paolo Pillastrini, Marco Monticone, Daniele Ceron, Francesca Bonetti, Raffaella Piccarreta, Andrew Guccione, Francesco Saverio Violante

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Back pain in seniors: the Back pain Outcomes using Longitudinal Data (BOLD) cohort baseline data

Jeffrey G Jarvik, Bryan A Comstock, Patrick J Heagerty, Judith A Turner, Sean D Sullivan, Xu Shi, David R Nerenz, Srdjan S Nedeljkovic, Larry Kessler, Kathryn James, Janna L Friedly, Brian W Bresnahan, Zoya Bauer, Andrew L Avins, Richard A Deyo

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Evaluation of self-administered tests for pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy

Monika Fagevik Olsén, Helen Elden, Annelie Gutke

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Experiences of employees with arm, neck or shoulder complaints: a focus group study

Nathan Hutting, Yvonne F Heerkens, Josephine A Engels, J Bart Staal, Maria WG Nijhuis-van der Sanden

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Validation of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging-based apparent bone volume fraction in peri-articular tibial bone of cadaveric knees

Jeffrey B Driban, Mary F Barbe, Mamta Amin, Neil S Kalariya, Ming Zhang, Grace H Lo, Anna M Tassinari, Daniel Harper, Lori Lyn Price, Charles B Eaton, Erika Schneider, Timothy E McAlindon

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Association of LRP5 genotypes with osteoporosis in Tunisian post-menopausal women

Rim Sassi, Hela Sahli, Chiraz Souissi, Hejer El Mahmoudi, Bechir Zouari, Amel Ben Ammar ElGaaied, Slaheddine Sellami, Serge Livio Ferrari

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Efficacy of intraoperative epidural steroids in lumbar discectomy: a systematic review

Bakur A Jamjoom, Abdulhakim B Jamjoom

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

CASINO: Surgical or Nonsurgical Treatment for cervical radiculopathy, a randomised controlled trial

Sarita van Geest, Barbara Kuijper, Marinus Oterdoom, Wilbert van den Hout, Ronald Brand, Theo Stijnen, Pim Assendelft, Bart Koes, Wilco Jacobs, Wilco Peul, Carmen Vleggeert-Lankamp

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The hallux valgus angle of the margo medialis pedis as an alternative to the measurement of the metatarsophalangeal hallux valgus angle

Christian Klein, Wieland Kinz, Alexander Zembsch, Elisabeth Groll-Knapp, Michael Kundi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Sensory response following knee joint damage in rabbits

Joseph M Hart, Matthew Bessette, Luke Choi, MaCalus V Hogan, David Diduch

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparing the functional impact of knee replacements in two cohorts

Jingbo Niu, Michael Nevitt, Charles McCulloch, James Torner, C Elizabeth Lewis, Jeffrey N Katz, David T Felson, the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study Group

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effectiveness of shoe insoles for the prevention and treatment of low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Vivienne Chuter, Martin Spink, Angela Searle, Alan Ho

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Outcomes following large joint arthroplasty: does socio-economic status matter?

Michelle M Dowsey, Mandana Nikpour, Peter FM Choong

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

High short-term and long-term excess mortality in geriatric patients after hip fracture: a prospective cohort study in Taiwan

Li-Wei Hung, Wo-Jan Tseng, Guey-Shiun Huang, Jinn Lin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Longitudinal associations between incident lumbar spine MRI findings and chronic low back pain or radicular symptoms: retrospective analysis of data from the longitudinal assessment of imaging and disability of the back (LAIDBACK)

Pradeep Suri, Edward J Boyko, Jack Goldberg, Christopher W Forsberg, Jeffrey G Jarvik

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Efficacy of a modern neuroscience approach versus usual care evidence-based physiotherapy on pain, disability and brain characteristics in chronic spinal pain patients: protocol of a randomized clinical trial

Mieke Dolphens, Jo Nijs, Barbara Cagnie, Mira Meeus, Nathalie Roussel, Jeroen Kregel, Anneleen Malfliet, Guy Vanderstraeten, Lieven Danneels

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Radiographic signs for detection of femoroacetabular impingement and hip dysplasia should be carefully used in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip

Ingmar Ipach, Ina-Christine Rondak, Saskia Sachsenmaier, Elisabeth Buck, Roland Syha, Falk Mittag

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Web-based therapeutic exercise resource center as a treatment for knee osteoarthritis: a prospective cohort pilot study

M Alison Brooks, John E Beaulieu, Herbert H Severson, Christa M Wille, David Cooper, Jeff M Gau, Bryan C Heiderscheit

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

An integrated approach in a case of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy

Stefano Pasotti, Bruno Magnani, Emanuela Longa, Giuseppe Giovanetti, Albino Rossi, Angela Berardinelli, Rossella Tupler, Giuseppe D’Antona

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Clinical factors affecting pathological fracture and healing of unicameral bone cysts

Hiroshi Urakawa, Satoshi Tsukushi, Kozo Hosono, Hideshi Sugiura, Kenji Yamada, Yoshihisa Yamada, Eiji Kozawa, Eisuke Arai, Naohisa Futamura, Naoki Ishiguro, Yoshihiro Nishida

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Population prevalence of ultrasound features of osteoarthritis in the hand, knee and hip at age 63 years: the Newcastle thousand families birth cohort

Ajay M Abraham, Mark S Pearce, Kay D Mann, Roger M Francis, Fraser Birrell

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Assessment of functional impairment after knee anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using cardiorespiratory parameters: a cross-sectional study

Marília Santos Andrade, Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira, Rodrigo Luiz Vancini, Fernanda Patti Nakamoto, Moisés Cohen, Antonio Carlos da Silva

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Musculoskeletal conditions in children and adolescents managed in Australian primary care

Nicholas Henschke, Christopher Harrison, Damien McKay, Carolyn Broderick, Jane Latimer, Helena Britt, Christopher G Maher

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Interprofessional practices of physiotherapists working with adults with low back pain in Québec’s private sector: results of a qualitative study

Kadija Perreault, Clermont E Dionne, Michel Rossignol, Diane Morin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Prevalence and risk factors for periprosthetic fracture in older recipients of total hip replacement: a cohort study

Jeffrey N Katz, Elizabeth A Wright, Julian JZ Polaris, Mitchel B Harris, Elena Losina

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A randomized controlled trial of nonoperative treatment versus open reduction and internal fixation for stable, displaced, partial articular fractures of the radial head: the RAMBO trial

Wendy E Bruinsma, Izaäk F Kodde, Robert-Jan O de Muinck Keizer, Peter Kloen, Anneluuk LC Lindenhovius, Jos PAM Vroemen, Robert Haverlag, Michel PJ van den Bekerom, Hugo W Bolhuis, Pieter HJ Bullens, Sven AG Meylaerts, Peer van der Zwaal, E Philip Steller, Michiel Hageman, David C Ring, Dennis den Hartog, Eric R Hammacher, Graham JW King, George S Athwal, Kenneth J Faber, Darren Drosdowech, Ruby Grewal, J Carel Goslings, Niels WL Schep, Denise Eygendaal

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Neuromuscular training and muscle strengthening in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome: a protocol of randomized controlled trial

Nayra Deise dos Anjos Rabelo, Bruna Lima, Amir Curcio dos Reis, André Serra Bley, Liu Chiao Yi, Thiago Yukio Fukuda, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa, Paulo Roberto Garcia Lucareli

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Schwann-like cells seeded in acellular nerve grafts improve nerve regeneration

Lihong Fan, Zefeng Yu, Jia Li, Xiaoqian Dang, Kunzheng Wang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Safety of infusing rituximab at a more rapid rate in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: results from the RATE-RA study

Charles H Pritchard, Maria W Greenwald, Joel M Kremer, Norman B Gaylis, William Rigby, Steve Zlotnick, Carol Chung, Birgit Jaber, William Reiss, the RATE-RA Study Group

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Stem cell therapy for the treatment of early stage avascular necrosis of the femoral head: a systematic review

Rick L Lau, Anthony V Perruccio, Heather MK Evans, Safiyyah R Mahomed, Nizar N Mahomed, Rajiv Gandhi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Subjective health complaints in patients with lumbar radicular pain and disc herniation are associated with a sex - OPRM1 A118G polymorphism interaction: a prospective 1-year observational study

Eivind Hasvik, Elina Iordanova Schistad, Lars Grøvle, Anne Julsrud Haugen, Cecilie Røe, Johannes Gjerstad

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Association between intraarticular cytokine levels and clinical parameters of osteochondritis dissecans in the ankle

Hagen Schmal, Ingo H Pilz, Ralf Henkelmann, Gian M Salzmann, Norbert P Südkamp, Philipp Niemeyer

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effect of rituximab therapy on immunoglobulin levels in patients with multisystem autoimmune disease

Helena Marco, Rona M Smith, Rachel B Jones, Mary-Jane Guerry, Fausta Catapano, Stella Burns, Afzal N Chaudhry, Kenneth GC Smith, David RW Jayne

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Relationship between clinical and surgical findings and reparability of large and massive rotator cuff tears: a longitudinal study

Richard Holtby, Helen Razmjou

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Regulation of ubiquitin-proteasome and autophagy pathways after acute LPS and epoxomicin administration in mice

Cécile Jamart, Aldrin V Gomes, Shannamar Dewey, Louise Deldicque, Jean-Marc Raymackers, Marc Francaux

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effectiveness of job rotation to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders: protocol of a cluster randomized clinical trial

Maria Luiza Caires Comper, Rosimeire Simprini Padula

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Reproducibility of and sex differences in common orthopaedic ankle and foot tests in runners

Maarten P van der Worp, Anton de Wijer, J Bart Staal, Maria WG Nijhuis- van der Sanden

01.12.2014 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

New concept of scapholunate dissociation treatment and novel modification of Brunelli procedure - anatomical study

Ahmed Elsaftawy, Jerzy Jabłecki, Tomasz Jurek, Adam Domanasiewicz, Bohdan Gworys

01.12.2014 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Outcome of bone defect reconstruction with clavicle bone cement prosthesis after tumor resection: a case series study

Bin Lin, Yong He, Yang Xu, Mo Sha

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Hyperuricaemia: a marker of increased cardiovascular risk in rheumatic patients: analysis of the ACT-CVD cohort

Inger L Meek, Harald E Vonkeman, Mart AFJ van de Laar

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effect of spinal curvature on the photogrammetric assessment on static balance in elderly women

Justyna Drzał-Grabiec, Maciej Rachwał, Justyna Podgórska-Bednarz, Justyna Rykała, Sławomir Snela, Aleksandra Truszczyńska, Zbigniew Trzaskoma

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Spinal pain in adolescents: prevalence, incidence, and course: a school-based two-year prospective cohort study in 1,300 Danes aged 11–13

Ellen Aartun, Jan Hartvigsen, Niels Wedderkopp, Lise Hestbaek

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Frailty index of deficit accumulation and falls: data from the Global Longitudinal Study of Osteoporosis in Women (GLOW) Hamilton cohort

Guowei Li, George Ioannidis, Laura Pickard, Courtney Kennedy, Alexandra Papaioannou, Lehana Thabane, Jonathan D Adachi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

RETRACTED ARTICLE: Open reduction and closed reduction internal fixation in treatment of femoral neck fractures: a meta-analysis

Weiguo Wang, Junjie Wei, Zhanwang Xu, Wenkun Zhuo, Yuan Zhang, Hui Rong, Xuecheng Cao, Pingshan Wang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Incidence, histopathologic analysis and distribution of tumours of the hand

Maciej JK Simon, Pia Pogoda, Felix Hövelborn, Matthias Krause, Jozef Zustin, Michael Amling, Florian Barvencik

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Is performance in goal oriented head movements altered in patients with tension type headache?

Andrée-Anne Marchand, Vincent Cantin, Bernadette Murphy, Paula Stern, Martin Descarreaux

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Individual and work-related risk factors for musculoskeletal pain: a cross-sectional study among Estonian computer users

Kristel Oha, Liina Animägi, Mati Pääsuke, David Coggon, Eda Merisalu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

An intron polymorphism of the fibronectin gene is associated with end-stage knee osteoarthritis in a Han Chinese population: two independent case- control studies

Hsin-Yi Yang, Sui-Lung Su, Yi-Jen Peng, Chih-Chien Wang, Herng-Sheng Lee, Donald M Salter, Chian-Her Lee

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The development of a comprehensive multidisciplinary care pathway for patients with a hip fracture: design and results of a clinical trial

Elvira R Flikweert, Gerbrand J Izaks, Bas AS Knobben, Martin Stevens, Klaus Wendt

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Dynamic-locking-screw (DLS)–leads to less secondary screw perforations in proximal humerus fractures

Thomas Freude, Steffen Schroeter, Michael Plecko, Christian Bahrs, Frank Martetschlaeger, Tobias M Kraus, Ulrich Stoeckle, Stefan Doebele

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Evaluation of a structured goal planning and tailored follow-up programme in rehabilitation for patients with rheumatic diseases: protocol for a pragmatic, stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial

Ingvild Kjeken, Gunnhild Berdal, Ingvild Bø, Turid Dager, Anne Dingsør, Jon Hagfors, Bente Hamnes, Siv G Eppeland, Elin Fjerstad, Petter Mowinckel, Merete Nielsen, Randi W Rørstad, Anne-Lene Sand-Svartrud, Bente Slungaard, Sigrid H Wigers, Kåre Birger Hagen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Influence of antiTNF-alpha antibody treatment on fracture healing under chronic inflammation

Melanie Timmen, Heriburg Hidding, Britta Wieskötter, Wolfgang Baum, Thomas Pap, Michael J Raschke, Georg Schett, Jochen Zwerina, Richard Stange

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Timeframe for return to driving for patients with minimally invasive knee arthroplasty is associated with knee performance on functional tests

Hsuan-Ti Huang, Jing-Min Liang, Wei-Tso Hung, Ying-Yi Chen, Lan-Yuen Guo, Wen-Lan Wu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Differences in muscle activity during hand-dexterity tasks between women with arthritis and a healthy reference group

Sofia Brorsson, Anna Nilsdotter, Carina Thorstensson, Ann Bremander

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Sick leave patterns in common musculoskeletal disorders – a study of doctor prescribed sick leave

Jenny Hubertsson, Martin Englund, Ulf Hallgårde, Ulrik Lidwall, Sofia Löfvendahl, Ingemar F Petersson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A randomized pilot study of a comprehensive postoperative exercise program compared with usual care following primary total hip arthroplasty in subjects less than 65 years of age: feasibility, selection of outcome measures and timing of assessment

Lauren A Beaupre, Edward CO Masson, Barbara J Luckhurst, Orfan Arafah, Gregory J O’Connor

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

MALDI-TOF-MS serum protein profiling for developing diagnostic models and identifying serum markers for discogenic low back pain

Yin-gang Zhang, Ren-qi Jiang, Tuan-Mao Guo, Shi-Xun Wu, Wei-Juan Ma

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Prevalence and risk factors for foot and ankle musculoskeletal disorders experienced by nurses

Lloyd F Reed, Diana Battistutta, Jeanine Young, Beth Newman

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Preliminary study of the Southampton Hand Assessment Procedure for Children and its reliability

Ecaterina Vasluian, Raoul M Bongers, Heleen A Reinders-Messelink, Pieter U Dijkstra, Corry K van der Sluis

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Biomechanical comparison of different combinations of hook and screw in one spine motion unit - an experiment in porcine model

Ching-Lung Tai, Li-Huei Chen, De-Mei Lee, Mu-Yi Liu, Po-Liang Lai

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pathologic fracture of the distal radius in a 25-year-old patient with a large unicameral bone cyst

Felix Massen, Sebastian Baumbach, Elias Volkmer, Wolf Mutschler, Stefan Grote

01.12.2014 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Short-stem reconstruction for megaendoprostheses in case of an ultrashort proximal femur

Ralf Dieckmann, Marcel-Philipp Henrichs, Georg Gosheger, Steffen Höll, Jendrik Hardes, Arne Streitbürger

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Fractures are increased and bisphosphonate use decreased in individuals with insulin-dependent diabetes: a 10 year cohort study

Lisa-Ann Fraser, Alexandra Papaioannou, Jonathan D Adachi, Jinhui Ma, Lehana Thabane, CaMos Research Group

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

An expert-based job exposure matrix for large scale epidemiologic studies of primary hip and knee osteoarthritis: The Lower Body JEM

Tine Steen Rubak, Susanne Wulff Svendsen, Johan Hviid Andersen, Jens Peder Lind Haahr, Ann Kryger, Lone Donbæk Jensen, Poul Frost

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis with a locking compression plate is superior to open reduction and internal fixation in the management of the proximal humerus fractures

Tao Lin, Baojun Xiao, Xiucai Ma, Dehao Fu, Shuhua Yang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Viscoelastic properties of bovine knee joint articular cartilage: dependency on thickness and loading frequency

Daniel M Espino, Duncan ET Shepherd, David WL Hukins

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Association between low-frequency ultrasound and hip fractures - comparison with DXA-based BMD

Mikko Määttä, Petro Moilanen, Jussi Timonen, Pasi Pulkkinen, Raija Korpelainen, Timo Jämsä

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Participation in physical activity in patients 1–4 years post total joint replacement in the Dominican Republic

Scott A Elman, Yan Dong, Derek S Stenquist, Roya Ghazinouri, Luis Alcantara, Jamie E Collins, Carolyn Beagan, Thomas S Thornhill, Jeffrey N Katz

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Clinical characteristics of rheumatoid arthritis patients undergoing cervical spine surgery: an analysis of National Database of Rheumatic Diseases in Japan

Shurei Sugita, Hirotaka Chikuda, Yuho Kadono, Hiroshi Ohtsu, Katsushi Takeshita, Jinju Nishino, Shigeto Tohma, Sakae Tanaka

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Age-associated differences in triceps surae muscle composition and strength – an MRI-based cross-sectional comparison of contractile, adipose and connective tissue

Robert Csapo, Vadim Malis, Usha Sinha, Jiang Du, Shantanu Sinha

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Improved lag screw positioning in the treatment of proximal femur fractures using a novel computer assisted surgery method: a cadaveric study

Matthias Regling, Arno Blau, Robert A Probe, James W Maxey, Brian D Solberg

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Perceptions of health professionals towards the management of back pain in the context of work: a qualitative study

Gwenllian Wynne-Jones, Danielle van der Windt, Bie Nio Ong, Annette Bishop, Jemma Cowen, Majid Artus, Tom Sanders

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Measurement properties of the Western Ontario Shoulder Instability Index in Dutch patients with shoulder instability

Just A van der Linde, W Jaap Willems, Derk A van Kampen, Loes W A H van Beers, Derek FP van Deurzen, Caroline B Terwee

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

An administrative data validation study of the accuracy of algorithms for identifying rheumatoid arthritis: the influence of the reference standard on algorithm performance

Jessica Widdifield, Claire Bombardier, Sasha Bernatsky, J Michael Paterson, Diane Green, Jacqueline Young, Noah Ivers, Debra A Butt, R Liisa Jaakkimainen, J Carter Thorne, Karen Tu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Can magnetic resonance imaging findings predict the degree of knee joint laxity in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction?

Moon Jong Chang, Chong Bum Chang, Ja-Young Choi, Min Soo Je, Tae Kyun Kim

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Risk factors for knee replacement due to primary osteoarthritis, a population based, prospective cohort study of 315,495 individuals

Hilde Apold, Haakon E Meyer, Lars Nordsletten, Ove Furnes, Valborg Baste, Gunnar B Flugsrud

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The Patella Pro study — effect of a knee brace on patellofemoral pain syndrome: design of a randomized clinical trial (DRKS-ID:DRKS00003291)

Wolf Petersen, Andree Ellermann, Ingo Volker Rembitzki, Sven Scheffler, Mirco Herbort, Frederike Sophie Sprenker, Andrea Achtnich, Gert Peter Brüggemann, Raymond Best, Frank Hoffmann, Andreas Gösele Koppenburg, Christian Liebau

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Prevalence and long-term predictors of persistent chronic widespread pain in the general population in an 11-year prospective study: the HUNT study

Ingunn Mundal, Rolf W Gråwe, Johan H Bjørngaard, Olav M Linaker, Egil A Fors

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Multiple non-ossifying fibromas as a cause of pathological femoral fracture in Jaffe-Campanacci syndrome

Stéphane Cherix, Yann Bildé, Fabio Becce, Igor Letovanec, Hannes A Rüdiger

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The spinal posture of computing adolescents in a real-life setting

Yolandi Brink, Quinette Louw, Karen Grimmer, Esmè Jordaan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparing lumbo-pelvic kinematics in people with and without back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Robert A Laird, Jayce Gilbert, Peter Kent, Jennifer L Keating

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Shoulder function and work disability after decompression surgery for subacromial impingement syndrome: a randomised controlled trial of physiotherapy exercises and occupational medical assistance

Susanne W Svendsen, David H Christiansen, Jens Peder Haahr, Linda C Andrea, Poul Frost

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Early weight-bearing after periacetabular osteotomy leads to a high incidence of postoperative pelvic fractures

Hiroshi Ito, Hiromasa Tanino, Tatsuya Sato, Yasuhiro Nishida, Takeo Matsuno

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Lower hamstring extensibility in men compared to women is explained by differences in stretch tolerance

Paul WM Marshall, Jason C Siegler

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparison of theoretical fixation stability of three devices employed in medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy: a finite element analysis

Мaxim L Golovakhа, Weniamin Orljanski, Karl-Peter Benedetto, Sergey Panchenko, Philippe Büchler, Philipp Henle, Emin Aghayev

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Minimal detectable change for mobility and patient-reported tools in people with osteoarthritis awaiting arthroplasty

Justine M Naylor, Andrew Hayen, Edward Davidson, Danella Hackett, Ian A Harris, Gihan Kamalasena, Rajat Mittal

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Living with a symptomatic rotator cuff tear ‘bad days, bad nights’: a qualitative study

Catherine J Minns Lowe, Jane Moser, Karen Barker

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Two-year clinical outcomes of a multicenter randomized controlled trial comparing two interspinous spacers for treatment of moderate lumbar spinal stenosis

Vikas V Patel, Peter G Whang, Thomas R Haley, W Daniel Bradley, Pierce D Nunley, Larry E Miller, Jon E Block, Fred H Geisler

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Hyaluronic acid enhances the effect of the PAMPS/PDMAAm double-network hydrogel on chondrogenic differentiation of ATDC5 cells

Nobuto Kitamura, Takayuki Kurokawa, Takaaki Fukui, Jian P Gong, Kazunori Yasuda

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pathological fracture of the femur in Alagille syndrome that was treated with low-intensity pulsed ultrasound stimulation and an Ilizarov ring fixator: a case report

Koji Nozaka, Yoichi Shimada, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Shin Yamada, Yuji Kasukawa, Atsuko Noguchi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Reduced hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity in chronic multi-site musculoskeletal pain: partly masked by depressive and anxiety disorders

Ellen Generaal, Nicole Vogelzangs, Gary J Macfarlane, Rinie Geenen, Johannes H Smit, Brenda WJH Penninx, Joost Dekker

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Intramuscular fat in ambulant young adults with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy

Jonathan J Noble, Geoffrey D Charles-Edwards, Stephen F Keevil, Andrew P Lewis, Martin Gough, Adam P Shortland

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effect of triclosan coated sutures on rate of Surgical Site Infection after hip and knee replacement: a protocol for a double-blind randomised controlled trial

Andrew P Sprowson, Cyrus D Jensen, Nick Parsons, Paul Partington, Kevin Emmerson, Ian Carluke, Seif Asaad, Roland Pratt, Scott Muller, Mike R Reed

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Dose-dependent regulation of cell proliferation and collagen degradation by estradiol on ligamentum flavum

Mei-Hsiu Chen, Chao-Kai Hu, Pei-Ru Chen, Yu-Shan Chen, Jui-Sheng Sun, Ming-Hong Chen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Influence of glucocorticoids on the osteogenic differentiation of rat bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells

Da-An Zhou, Hong-Xin Zheng, Cheng-Wen Wang, Dan Shi, Jian-Jun Li

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Activity levels and participation in physical activities by Korean patients following total knee arthroplasty

Moon Jong Chang, Sung Hee Kim, Yeon Gwi Kang, Chong Bum Chang, Tae Kyun Kim

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

High-resolution ultrasound of rotator cuff and biceps reflection pulley in non-elite junior tennis players: anatomical study

Alberto Tagliafico, Angela Cadoni, Bianca Bignotti, Carlo Martinoli

01.12.2014 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Reproducibility of a peripheral quantitative computed tomography scan protocol to measure the material properties of the second metatarsal

Elodie Chaplais, David Greene, Anita Hood, Scott Telfer, Verona du Toit, Davinder Singh-Grewal, Joshua Burns, Keith Rome, Daniel J Schiferl, Gordon J Hendry

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The functional consequences of Generalized Joint Hypermobility: a cross-sectional study

Mark C Scheper, Janneke E de Vries, Birgit Juul-Kristensen, Frans Nollet, Raoul hh Engelbert

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparisons of three anterior cervical surgeries in treating cervical spondylotic myelopathy

RuoFu Zhu, HuiLin Yang, ZhiDong Wang, GenLin Wang, MinJie Shen, Quan Yuan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Correlation of lateral stenosis in MRI with symptoms, walking capacity and EMG findings in patients with surgically confirmed lateral lumbar spinal canal stenosis

Pekka Kuittinen, Petri Sipola, Timo Juhani Aalto, Sara Määttä, Anita Parviainen, Tapani Saari, Sanna Sinikallio, Sakari Savolainen, Veli Turunen, Heikki Kröger, Olavi Airaksinen, Ville Leinonen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Quality of life after volar locked plating: a 10-year follow-up study of patients with intra-articular distal radius fractures

Paul Ruckenstuhl, Gerwin A Bernhardt, Patrick Sadoghi, Mathias Glehr, Lukas A Holzer, Andreas Leithner, Matthias Wolf, Gerald Gruber

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Rationale, design and methods of the Study of Work and Pain (SWAP): a cluster randomised controlled trial testing the addition of a vocational advice service to best current primary care for patients with musculoskeletal pain (ISRCTN 52269669)

Annette Bishop, Gwenllian Wynne-Jones, Sarah A Lawton, Danielle van der Windt, Chris Main, Gail Sowden, A Kim Burton, Martyn Lewis, Sue Jowett, Tom Sanders, Elaine M Hay, Nadine E Foster

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Motion patterns in activities of daily living: 3- year longitudinal follow-up after total shoulder arthroplasty using an optical 3D motion analysis system

Michael W Maier, Mirjam Niklasch, Thomas Dreher, Felix Zeifang, Oliver Rettig, Matthias C Klotz, Sebastian I Wolf, Philip Kasten

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Clinical and radiological dissociation of anti-TNF plus methotrexate treatment in early rheumatoid arthritis in routine care: Results from the ABRAB study

Péter Juhász, Ádám Mester, Anna-Julianna Biró, Gábor Héjj, Gyula Poór

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Local anaesthetic infiltration for peri-operative pain control in total hip and knee replacement: systematic review and meta-analyses of short- and long-term effectiveness

Elsa MR Marques, Hayley E Jones, Karen T Elvers, Mark Pyke, Ashley W Blom, Andrew D Beswick

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A systematic review of studies using pedometers as an intervention for musculoskeletal diseases

Suliman Mansi, Stephan Milosavljevic, G David Baxter, Steve Tumilty, Paul Hendrick

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The influence of knee position on ankle dorsiflexion - a biometric study

Sebastian F Baumbach, Mareen Brumann, Jakob Binder, Wolf Mutschler, Markus Regauer, Hans Polzer

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Inhibition of adjuvant-induced arthritis by nasal administration of novel synthetic peptides from heat shock protein 65

Xiao-Lian Shi, Li-Ping Wang, Xuan Feng, Dan-Dan Fan, Wei-Jin Zang, Bing Wang, Jun Zhou

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Low back pain beliefs are associated to age, location of work, education and pain-related disability in Chinese healthcare professionals working in China: a cross sectional survey

B-K Tan, Anne J Smith, Peter B O’Sullivan, Gang Chen, Angus F Burnett, Andrew M Briggs

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Presence of the full-length KIR2DS4 gene reduces the chance of rheumatoid arthritis patients to respond to methotrexate treatment

Edyta Majorczyk, Andrzej Pawlik, Daria Gendosz, Piotr Kuśnierczyk

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Vitamin D status in non-supplemented postmenopausal Taiwanese women with osteoporosis and fragility fracture

Jawl-Shan Hwang, Keh-Sung Tsai, Yuh-Min Cheng, Wen-Jer Chen, Shih-Te Tu, Ko-Hsiu Lu, Sheng-Mou Hou, Shu-Hua Yang, Henrich Cheng, Hung Jen Lai, Sharon Lei, Jung-Fu Chen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Identification of initial severity determinants to predict arthritis after chikungunya infection in a cohort of French gendarmes

Hafiz Muhammad Yaseen, Fabrice Simon, Xavier Deparis, Catherine Marimoutou

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Rheumatologists lack confidence in their knowledge of cannabinoids pertaining to the management of rheumatic complaints

Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, Peter A Ste-Marie, Daniel J Clauw, Shahin Jamal, Jacob Karsh, Sharon LeClercq, Jason J McDougall, Yoram Shir, Kam Shojania, Zach Walsh

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A prospective study of the association of patient expectations with changes in health-related quality of life outcomes, following total joint replacement

Marta Gonzalez Saenz de Tejada, Antonio Escobar, Amaia Bilbao, Carmen Herrera-Espiñeira, Lidia García-Perez, Felipe Aizpuru, Cristina Sarasqueta

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A multicentre, pragmatic, parallel group, randomised controlled trial to compare the clinical and cost-effectiveness of three physiotherapy-led exercise interventions for knee osteoarthritis in older adults: the BEEP trial protocol (ISRCTN: 93634563)

Nadine E Foster, Emma L Healey, Melanie A Holden, Elaine Nicholls, David GT Whitehurst, Susan Jowett, Clare Jinks, Edward Roddy, Elaine M Hay

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

In vivo transport of Gd-DTPA2- into human meniscus and cartilage assessed with delayed gadolinium-enhanced MRI of cartilage (dGEMRIC)

Ulf Sigurdsson, Carl Siversson, Eveliina Lammentausta, Jonas Svensson, Carl-Johan Tiderius, Leif E Dahlberg

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Intervention randomized controlled trials involving wrist and shoulder arthroscopy: a systematic review

Kamelia Tadjerbashi, Roberto S Rosales, Isam Atroshi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effects of necrotic lesion size and orientation of the femoral component on stress alterations in the proximal femur in hip resurfacing - a finite element simulation

Ching-Lung Tai, Yung-Chou Chen, Pang-Hsin Hsieh

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A novel device for resistance-free biomechanical testing of the metaphysis of long bones

Gina Alicia Mackert, Christoph Hirche, Helmut Harhaus, Dimitra Kotsougiani, Bernd Hoener, Ulrich Kneser, Leila Harhaus

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Development of a rapid knee cartilage damage quantification method using magnetic resonance images

Ming Zhang, Jeffrey B Driban, Lori Lyn Price, Daniel Harper, Grace H Lo, Eric Miller, Robert J Ward, Timothy E McAlindon

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Parsonage-Turner syndrome following post-exposure prophylaxis

Duncan P Fransz, Casper P Schönhuth, Tjeerd J Postma, Barend J van Royen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Metal debris concentrations in soft tissues adjacent to loosened femoral stems is higher in uncemented than cemented implants

Krzysztof Kmieć, Marek Synder, Piotr Kozłowski, Marek Drobniewski, Marcin Sibiński

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effectiveness of combined bracing and exercise in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis based on SRS and SOSORT criteria: a prospective study

Stefano Negrini, Sabrina Donzelli, Monia Lusini, Salvatore Minnella, Fabio Zaina

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Association between obesity and magnetic resonance imaging defined patellar tendinopathy in community-based adults: a cross-sectional study

Jessica Fairley, Jason Toppi, Flavia M Cicuttini, Anita E Wluka, Graham G Giles, Jill Cook, Richard O’Sullivan, Yuanyuan Wang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Low-field magnetic resonance imaging or combined ultrasonography and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody improve correct classification of individuals as established rheumatoid arthritis: results of a population-based, cross-sectional study

Jens K Pedersen, Tove Lorenzen, Bo Ejbjerg, Marcin Szkudlarek, Anne Voss, Mikkel Østergaard, Anders J Svendsen, Lis S Andersen, Kim Hørslev-Petersen

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a blended exercise intervention for patients with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial

Corelien JJ Kloek, Daniël Bossen, Cindy Veenhof, Johanna M van Dongen, Joost Dekker, Dinny H de Bakker

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Radiographic analysis of the restoration of hip joint center following open reduction and internal fixation of acetabular fractures: a retrospective cohort study

Hong-fei Shi, Jin Xiong, Yi-xin Chen, Jun-fei Wang, Yin-he Wang

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Internet-mediated physiotherapy and pain coping skills training for people with persistent knee pain (IMPACT – knee pain): a randomised controlled trial protocol

Fiona Dobson, Rana S Hinman, Simon French, Christine Rini, Francis Keefe, Rachel Nelligan, J Haxby Abbott, Christina Bryant, Margaret P Staples, Andrew Dalwood, Kim L Bennell

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Reliability and validity of the Finnish version of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Standardized Shoulder Assessment Form, patient self-report section

Kirsi Piitulainen, Juha Paloneva, Jari Ylinen, Hannu Kautiainen, Arja Häkkinen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Diagnostic value of the lumbar extension-loading test in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis: a cross-sectional study

Naoto Takahashi, Shin-ichi Kikuchi, Shoji Yabuki, Koji Otani, Shin-ichi Konno

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The shift of segmental contribution ratio in patients with herniated disc during cervical lateral bending

Haw-Chang H Lan, Han-Yu Chen, Li-Chieh Kuo, Jia-Yuan You, Wei-Chun Li, Shyi-Kuen Wu

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Neck-specific training with a cognitive behavioural approach compared with prescribed physical activity in patients with cervical radiculopathy: a protocol of a prospective randomised clinical trial

Åsa Dedering, Marie Halvorsen, Joshua Cleland, Mikael Svensson, Anneli Peolsson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Cannabinoid receptor 2 as a potential therapeutic target in rheumatoid arthritis

Shin Fukuda, Hitoshi Kohsaka, Aiko Takayasu, Waka Yokoyama, Chie Miyabe, Yoshishige Miyabe, Masayoshi Harigai, Nobuyuki Miyasaka, Toshihiro Nanki

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Thoracic pedicle classification determined by inner cortical width of pedicles on computed tomography images: its clinical significance for posterior vertebral column resection to treat rigid and severe spinal deformities—a retrospective review of cases

Ying Zhang, Jingming Xie, Yingsong Wang, Ni Bi, Zhi Zhao, Tao Li

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Evaluation of the measurement properties of the Manchester foot pain and disability index

Babette C van der Zwaard, Caroline B Terwee, Edward Roddy, Berend Terluin, Henriette E van der Horst, Petra JM Elders

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Cross-cultural adaptation and reliability and validity of the Dutch Patient-Rated Tennis Elbow Evaluation (PRTEE-D)

Mathijs van Ark, Johannes Zwerver, Ronald L Diercks, Inge van den Akker-Scheek

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Identification of myeloid-derived suppressor cells in the synovial fluid of patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a pilot study

Júlia Kurkó, András Vida, Tibor T Glant, Carla R Scanzello, Robert S Katz, Anjali Nair, Zoltán Szekanecz, Katalin Mikecz

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Prevalence of low back pain by anatomic location and intensity in an occupational population

Matthew S Thiese, Kurt T Hegmann, Eric M Wood, Arun Garg, J Steven Moore, Jay Kapellusch, James Foster, Ulrike Ott

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Upper body and lower limbs musculoskeletal symptoms and health inequalities in Europe: an analysis of cross-sectional data

Diego Montano

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Osteopathic manipulative treatment for nonspecific low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Helge Franke, Jan-David Franke, Gary Fryer

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Preventing functional loss during immobilization after osteoporotic wrist fractures in elderly patients: a randomized clinical trial

Nadja Schott, Heide Korbus

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Generalized bone loss in early rheumatoid arthritis patients followed for ten years in the biologic treatment era

Glenn Haugeberg, Knut Bjørn Helgetveit, Øystein Førre, Torhild Garen, Hege Sommerseth, Anne Prøven

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Prediction of trapezius muscle activity and shoulder, head, neck, and torso postures during computer use: results of a field study

Jennifer L Bruno Garza, Belinda HW Eijckelhof, Maaike A Huysmans, Peter W Johnson, Jaap H van Dieen, Paul J Catalano, Jeffrey N Katz, Allard J van der Beek, Jack T Dennerlein

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Biphalangeal/triphalangeal fifth toe and impact in the pathology of the fifth ray

Jose Gallart, David González, Jose Valero, Javier Deus, Pedro Serrano, Manuel Lahoz

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effect of glenohumeral forward flexion on upper limb myoelectric activity during simulated mills manipulation; relations to peripheral nerve biomechanics

Marinko Rade, Michael Shacklock, Saara M Rissanen, Stanislav Peharec, Petar Bačić, Corrado Candian, Markku Kankaanpää, Olavi Airaksinen

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Evaluation of efficacy of a new hybrid fusion device: a randomized, two-centre controlled trial

Jan Siewe, Jan Bredow, Johannes Oppermann, Timmo Koy, Stefan Delank, Peter Knoell, Peer Eysel, Rolf Sobottke, Kourosh Zarghooni, Marc Röllinghoff

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Time trends in single versus concomitant neck and back pain in finnish adolescents: results from national cross-sectional surveys from 1991 to 2011

Minna Kristiina Ståhl, Ashraf Abdel Salam El-Metwally, Arja Hannele Rimpelä

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Predictors of functional deterioration in Chinese patients with Psoriatic arthritis: a longitudinal study

Ying-Ying Leung, Kwok-Wah Ho, Edmund K Li, Martin Li, Lai-Wa Kwok, Priscilla C Wong, Tena K Li, Tracy Y Zhu, Emily W Kun, Lai-Shan Tam

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The perplexity of prescribing and switching of biologic drugs in rheumatoid arthritis: a UK regional audit of practice

Tim Blake, Vijay Rao, Tahir Hashmi, Nicola Erb, Sheila Catherine O’Reilly, Shireen Shaffu, Karen Obrenovic, Jon Packham

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Characterization of GLPG0492, a selective androgen receptor modulator, in a mouse model of hindlimb immobilization

Roland Blanqué, Liên Lepescheux, Marielle Auberval, Dominique Minet, Didier Merciris, Céline Cottereaux, Philippe Clément-Lacroix, Philippe Delerive, Florence Namour

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Radiological features do not predict failure of two-stage arthroplasty for prosthetic joint infection: a retrospective case–control study

Susanna Dunachie, James Teh, Vivian Ejindu, Philip Bejon, Hemant Pandit, Ivor Byren

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Fluoroscopic views for safe insertion of lag screws into the posterior column of the acetabulum

Wei Chen, Zekun Zhang, Yang Lu, Jia Li, Yingze Zhang, Yong Shen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

An experimental study investigating the effect of pain relief from oral analgesia on lumbar range of motion, velocity, acceleration and movement irregularity

Jonathan M Williams, Inam Haq, Raymond Y Lee

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Partial greater trochanter osteotomy for hip reduction in total hip arthroplasty for high dislocated hip: a preliminary report

Rui Yu Liu, Chuan Yi Bai, Qi Chun Song, Xiao Qian Dang, Yao Jun Wu, Kun Zheng Wang

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A stress fracture of the base of the acromion: a case report

Eduardo Angeli Malavolta, Jorge Henrique Assunção, Edwin Eiji Sunada, Mauro Emilio Conforto Gracitelli, Arnaldo Amado Ferreira Neto

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Criterion validation of two submaximal aerobic fitness tests, the self-monitoring Fox-walk test and the Åstrand cycle test in people with rheumatoid arthritis

Birgitta Nordgren, Cecilia Fridén, Eva Jansson, Ted Österlund, Wilhelmus Johannes Grooten, Christina H Opava, Anette Rickenlund

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Type X collagen levels are elevated in serum from human osteoarthritis patients and associated with biomarkers of cartilage degradation and inflammation

Yi He, Anne Sofie Siebuhr, Niels Ulrik Brandt-Hansen, Jianxia Wang, Di Su, Qinlong Zheng, Ole Simonsen, Kristian Kjær Petersen, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Thomas Eskehave, Hans Christian Hoeck, Morten Asser Karsdal, Anne C Bay-Jensen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Variations in the TNFα gene and their interactions with the IL4R and IL10 genes in relation to hand osteoarthritis

Satu Hämäläinen, Svetlana Solovieva, Tapio Vehmas, Päivi Leino-Arjas, Ari Hirvonen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Lateral insertion is a good prognostic factor after in situ fixation in slipped capital femoral epiphysis

Shigeo Hagiwara, Junichi Nakamura, Makoto Kamegaya, Takashi Saisu, Jun Kakizaki, Seiji Ohtori, Shunji Kishida, Kazuhisa Takahashi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Intermittent whole-body vibration attenuates a reduction in the number of the capillaries in unloaded rat skeletal muscle

Akinori Kaneguchi, Junya Ozawa, Seiichi Kawamata, Tomoyuki Kurose, Kaoru Yamaoka

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Monosodium urate crystal induced macrophage inflammation is attenuated by chondroitin sulphate: pre-clinical model for gout prophylaxis?

Eric W Orlowsky, Thomas V Stabler, Eulàlia Montell, Josep Vergés, Virginia Byers Kraus

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pattern of recovery following total shoulder arthroplasty and humeral head replacement

Helen Razmjou, Paul Stratford, Deborah Kennedy, Richard Holtby

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Self-reported adult footwear and the risks of lower limb osteoarthritis: the GOAL case control study

Daniel F McWilliams, Stella Muthuri, Kenneth R Muir, Rose A Maciewicz, Weiya Zhang, Michael Doherty

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effect of liposomal bupivacaine injection during total hip arthroplasty: a controlled cohort study

Benjamin G Domb, Asheesh Gupta, Jon E Hammarstedt, Christine E Stake, Kinzie Sharp, John M Redmond

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Increased CCL19 and CCL21 levels promote fibroblast ossification in ankylosing spondylitis hip ligament tissue

Yang Qin, Li Da He, Zhou Jian Sheng, Miao Ming Yong, Yang Sheng Sheng, Xu Wei Dong, Tong Wen Wen, Zou Yu Ming

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effects of culture on PAMPS/PDMAAm double-network gel on chondrogenic differentiation of mouse C3H10T1/2 cells: in vitro experimental study

Yusuke Inagaki, Nobuto Kitamura, Takayuki Kurokawa, Yasuhito Tanaka, Jian P Gong, Kazunori Yasuda, Harukazu Tohyama

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Can pain influence the proprioception and the motor behavior in subjects with mild and moderate knee osteoarthritis?

Daniela C Silveira de Oliveira, Saulo Delfino Barboza, Franciele Dias da Costa, Monnique Ponciano Cabral, Vanessa Martins Pereira Silva, Valdeci Carlos Dionisio

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Does arthroscopic sub-acromial decompression really work for sub-acromial impingement syndrome: a cohort study

Rahul Bhattacharyya, Kimberley Edwards, Angus W Wallace

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effect of different lumbar belt designs on the lumbopelvic rhythm in healthy subjects

Christian Larivière, Jean-Maxime Caron, Richard Preuss, Hakim Mecheri

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A comparative effectiveness trial of postoperative management for lumbar spine surgery: changing behavior through physical therapy (CBPT) study protocol

Kristin R Archer, Rogelio A Coronado, Christine M Haug, Susan W Vanston, Clinton J Devin, Christopher J Fonnesbeck, Oran S Aaronson, Joseph S Cheng, Richard L Skolasky, Lee H Riley III, Stephen T Wegener

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Ankle-foot orthoses in children with cerebral palsy: a cross sectional population based study of 2200 children

Maria Wingstrand, Gunnar Hägglund, Elisabet Rodby-Bousquet

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Patient participation in decisions about disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs: a cross-sectional survey

Ingrid Nota, Constance HC Drossaert, Erik Taal, Harald E Vonkeman, Mart AFJ van de Laar

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Metal hypersensitivity in patient with posterior lumbar spine fusion: a case report and its literature review

Xianping Shang, Ling Wang, Depeng Kou, Xunyuan Jia, Xianglong Yang, Meng Zhang, Yilong Tang, Pengrui Wang, Shijin Wang, Yan Xu, Hong Wang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Sex-related differences in the association between waist circumference and bone mineral density in a Korean population

Lian-Hua Cui, Min-Ho Shin, Sun-Seog Kweon, Jin-Su Choi, Jung-Ae Rhee, Young-Hoon Lee, Hae-Sung Nam, Seul-Ki Jeong, Kyeong-Soo Park, So-Yeon Ryu, Seong-Woo Choi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Association between the awareness of osteoporosis and the quality of care for bone health among Korean women with osteoporosis

Hyun-Young Shin, Hee Cheol Kang, Kiheon Lee, Sang Min Park

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Treatment of osteoblastoma at C3-4 in a child: a case report

Ganjun Feng, Kangkang Huang, Li Li, Quan Gong, Hao Liu, Yueming Song

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Levels of neuropeptide Y in synovial fluid relate to pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis

Lei Wang, Li Zhang, Haobo Pan, Songlin Peng, Minmin Lv, William Weijia Lu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Fluorescence activated enrichment of CD146+ cells during expansion of human bone-marrow derived mesenchymal stromal cells augments proliferation and GAG/DNA content in chondrogenic media

Sebastien Hagmann, Sebastian Frank, Tobias Gotterbarm, Thomas Dreher, Volker Eckstein, Babak Moradi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Local control of giant cell tumors of the long bone after aggressive curettage with and without bone cement

Zhen-hua Gao, Jun-qiang Yin, Xian-biao Xie, Chang-ye Zou, Gang Huang, Jin wang, Jing-nan Shen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The neutrophil protein S100A12 is associated with a comprehensive ultrasonographic synovitis score in a longitudinal study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with adalimumab

Hilde Haugedal Nordal, Johan G Brun, Anne-Kristine Halse, Roland Jonsson, Magne K Fagerhol, Hilde Berner Hammer

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effects of stemmed and nonstemmed hip replacement on stress distribution of proximal femur and implant

Chun-Ming Chen, Wen-Chi Tsai, Shang-Chih Lin, Ching-Shiow Tseng

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Grip strength ratio: a grip strength measurement that correlates well with DASH score in different hand/wrist conditions

Annechien Beumer, Tommy R Lindau

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Intraobserver and interobserver reliability of measures of cervical sagittal rotation

Sheng-Dan Jiang, Jiang-Wei Chen, Yue-Hua Yang, Xiao-Dong Chen, Lei-Sheng Jiang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Inter- and intraobserver reliability assessment of the axial trunk rotation: manual versus smartphone-aided measurement tools

Jun Qiao, Leilei Xu, Zezhang Zhu, Feng Zhu, Zhen Liu, Bangping Qian, Yong Qiu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Bilaterally primary cementless total hip arthroplasty in patients with ankylosing spondylitis

Wanchun Wang, Guoliang Huang, Tianlong Huang, Ren Wu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Steroid injections added to the usual treatment of lumbar radicular syndrome: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial in general practice

Antje Spijker-Huiges, Jan C Winters, Marten van Wijhe, Klaas Groenier

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A comparison of rigid tape and exercise, elastic tape and exercise and exercise alone on pain and lower limb function in individuals with exercise related leg pain: a randomised controlled trial

Melinda M Franettovich Smith, Sonia S Coates, Mark W Creaby

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effects of anterior vacuum disc on surgical outcomes of degenerative versus spondylolytic spondylolisthesis: at a minimum two-year follow-up

Tung-Yi Lin, Jen-Chung Liao, Tsung-Ting Tsai, Meng-Ling Lu, Chi-Chien Niu, Wen-Jer Chen, Lih-Hui Chen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparison of transverse and modified subtrochanteric femoral shortening osteotomy in total hip arthroplasty for developmental dysplasia of hip: a meta-analysis

Changchuan Li, Chi Zhang, Maolin Zhang, Yue Ding

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Visually assessed severity of lumbar spinal canal stenosis is paradoxically associated with leg pain and objective walking ability

Pekka Kuittinen, Petri Sipola, Tapani Saari, Timo Juhani Aalto, Sanna Sinikallio, Sakari Savolainen, Heikki Kröger, Veli Turunen, Ville Leinonen, Olavi Airaksinen

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Multiple plexiform schwannomas in the plantar aspect of the foot: case report and literature review

Xiao-na Li, Jian-ling Cui, Seemon Petrus Christopasak, Abhinav Kumar, Zhi-gang Peng

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 prevents bone loss of the secondary spongiosa in arthritic rats by an increase of bone formation and mineralization and inhibition of bone resorption

Peter Oelzner, Peter K Petrow, Gunter Wolf, Rolf Bräuer

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Type 2 diabetes seems not to be a risk factor for the carpal tunnel syndrome: a case control study

Steven H Hendriks, Peter R van Dijk, Klaas H Groenier, Peter Houpt, Henk JG Bilo, Nanne Kleefstra

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

In vivo experimental intervertebral disc degeneration induced by bleomycin in the rhesus monkey

Fuxin Wei, Rui Zhong, Zhiyu Zhou, Le Wang, Ximin Pan, Shangbin Cui, Xuenong Zou, Manman Gao, Haixing Sun, Wenfang Chen, Shaoyu Liu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Subacromial triamcinolone acetonide, hyaluronic acid and saline injections for shoulder pain an RCT investigating the effectiveness in the first days

Ludo IF Penning, Rob A de Bie, Geert HIM Walenkamp

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Electrophysiological differences between Hirayama disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and cervical spondylotic amyotrophy

Xiang Jin, Jian-Yuan Jiang, Fei-Zhou Lu, Xin-Lei Xia, Li-Xun Wang, Chao-Jun Zheng

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

In vivo microstructural analysis of the humeral greater tuberosity in patients with rotator cuff tears using multidetector row computed tomography

Yoshihiro Sakamoto, Akira Kido, Kazuya Inoue, Goro Sakurai, Tomohisa Hashiuchi, Mitsuru Munemoto, Yasuhito Tanaka

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Influence of osteogenic stimulation and VEGF treatment on in vivo bone formation in hMSC-seeded cancellous bone scaffolds

Ulrich Lenze, Florian Pohlig, Sebastian Seitz, Christina Ern, Stefan Milz, Denitsa Docheva, Matthias Schieker

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effect of posterior and lateral approach on patient-reported outcome measures and physical function in patients with osteoarthritis, undergoing total hip replacement: a randomised controlled trial protocol

Signe Rosenlund, Leif Broeng, Carsten Jensen, Anders Holsgaard-Larsen, Søren Overgaard

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The cn/cn dwarf mouse. Histomorphometric, ultrastructural, and radiographic study in mutants corresponding to human acromesomelic dysplasia Maroteaux type (AMDM)

Frederic Shapiro, Lauren Barone, Andrew Johnson, Evelyn Flynn

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A 3-year school-based exercise intervention improves muscle strength - a prospective controlled population-based study in 223 children

Fredrik Detter, Jan-Åke Nilsson, Caroline Karlsson, Magnus Dencker, Björn E Rosengren, Magnus K Karlsson

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Associations between socioeconomic status and primary total knee joint replacements performed for osteoarthritis across Australia 2003–10: data from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry

Sharon L Brennan, Stephen E Lane, Michelle Lorimer, Rachelle Buchbinder, Anita E Wluka, Richard S Page, Richard H Osborne, Julie A Pasco, Kerrie M Sanders, Kara Cashman, Peter R Ebeling, Stephen E Graves

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Algogenic substances and metabolic status in work-related Trapezius Myalgia: a multivariate explorative study

Björn Gerdle, Jesper Kristiansen, Britt Larsson, Bengt Saltin, Karen Søgaard, Gisela Sjøgaard

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparison of three plate system for lateral malleolar fixation

ZeYu Huang, Lei Liu, ChongQi Tu, Hui Zhang, Yue Fang, TianFu Yang, FuXing Pei

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A Q-methodology study of flare help-seeking behaviours and different experiences of daily life in rheumatoid arthritis

Caroline A Flurey, Marianne Morris, Jon Pollock, Pamela Richards, Rodney Hughes, Sarah Hewlett

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The discriminative ability of FRAX, the WHO algorithm, to identify women with prevalent asymptomatic vertebral fractures: a cross-sectional study

Abdellah El Maghraoui, Siham Sadni, Nabil Jbili, Asmaa Rezqi, Aziza Mounach, Imad Ghozlani

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Psychometric evaluation of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) with Dupuytren’s contracture: validity evidence using Rasch modeling

Nancy J Forget, Christina Jerosch-Herold, Lee Shepstone, Johanne Higgins

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

How age and sex affect the erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein in early rheumatoid arthritis

Liseth Siemons, Peter M ten Klooster, Harald E Vonkeman, Piet LCM van Riel, Cees AW Glas, Mart AFJ van de Laar

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Low back pain among school teachers in Botswana, prevalence and risk factors

Patience N Erick, Derek R Smith

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Postoperative shoulder imbalance in Lenke Type 1A adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and related factors

Morio Matsumoto, Kota Watanabe, Noriaki Kawakami, Taichi Tsuji, Koki Uno, Teppei Suzuki, Manabu Ito, Haruhisa Yanagida, Shohei Minami, Tsutomu Akazawa

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Patellar resurfacing in posterior cruciate ligament retaining total knee arthroplasty (PATRES): design of a randomized controlled clinical trial

Maria JFJ Bischoff, Tom M van Raaij, Inge HF Reininga, Jos JAM van Raay

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A comparison of posterior lumbar interbody fusion and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: a literature review and meta-analysis

Qunhu Zhang, Zhen Yuan, Min Zhou, Huan Liu, Yong Xu, Yongxin Ren

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Manipulation and brace fixing for the treatment of congenital clubfoot in newborns and infants

Yuxi Su, Guoxin Nan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Mono- versus polyaxial locking plates in distal femur fractures – a biomechanical comparison of the Non-Contact-Bridging- (NCB) and the PERILOC-plate

Bilal Farouk El-Zayat, Turgay Efe, Steffen Ruchholtz, Salim Khatib, Nina Timmesfeld, Antonio Krüger, Ralph Zettl

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Natural history of hip instability in infants (without subluxation or dislocation): a three year follow-up

Blazej Pruszczynski, H Theodore Harcke, Laurens Holmes Jr, J Richard Bowen

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Novel COL9A3 mutation in a family diagnosed with multiple epiphyseal dysplasia: a case report

Changhoon Jeong, Jae Young Lee, Jiyeon Kim, Hyojin Chae, Hae-il Park, Myungshin Kim, Ok-Hwa Kim, Paul Kim, Young Kee Lee, Jongsun Jung

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effects of pamidronate disodium on the loss of osteoarthritic subchondral bone and the expression of cartilaginous and subchondral osteoprotegerin and RANKL in rabbits

You Lv, Jie-yun Xia, Jing-yang Chen, Hui Zhao, Hai-cui Yan, Han-shi Yang, Qiang Li, Yu-xin Fan, Kai-jin Guo, Xiang-yang Chen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Estrogen receptors genes polymorphisms and age at menarche in idiopathic scoliosis

Piotr Janusz, Malgorzata Kotwicka, Miroslaw Andrusiewicz, Dariusz Czaprowski, Jaroslaw Czubak, Tomasz Kotwicki

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Preoperative planning of calcium deposit removal in calcifying tendinitis of the rotator cuff - possible contribution of computed tomography, ultrasound and conventional X-Ray

Kaywan Izadpanah, Martin Jaeger, Dirk Maier, Norbert P Südkamp, Peter Ogon

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Psychometric properties of the osteoporosis assessment questionnaire (OPAQ) 2.0: results from the multiple outcomes of raloxifene evaluation (MORE) study

Wei Shen, Russel Burge, April N Naegeli, Jeremy Shih, Jahangir Alam, Deborah T Gold, Stuart Silverman

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Prevalence and associated characteristics of recurrent non-specific low back pain in Zimbabwean adolescents: a cross-sectional study

Matthew Chiwaridzo, Nirmala Naidoo

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Osteogenic differentiation of amniotic epithelial cells: synergism of pulsed electromagnetic field and biochemical stimuli

Qian Wang, Wenchao Wu, Xiaoyu Han, Ai Zheng, Song Lei, Jiang Wu, Huaiqing Chen, Chengqi He, Fengming Luo, Xiaojing Liu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Fear of movement/(Re)injury in low back pain: confirmatory validation of a German version of the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia

Adina Carmen Rusu, Nina Kreddig, Dirk Hallner, Janina Hülsebusch, Monika I Hasenbring

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Primum non nocere: shared informed decision making in low back pain – a pilot cluster randomised trial

Shilpa Patel, Anne Ngunjiri, Siew Wan Hee, Yaling Yang, Sally Brown, Tim Friede, Frances Griffiths, Joanne Lord, Harbinder Sandhu, Jill Thistlethwaite, Colin Tysall, Martin Underwood

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Acute cell viability and nitric oxide release in lateral menisci following closed-joint knee injury in a lapine model of post-traumatic osteoarthritis

Megan L Killian, Roger C Haut, Tammy L Haut Donahue

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Characterization and quantification of angiogenesis in rheumatoid arthritis in a mouse model using μCT

Svitlana Gayetskyy, Oleg Museyko, Johannes Käßer, Andreas Hess, Georg Schett, Klaus Engelke

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Prediction of poor outcomes six months following total knee arthroplasty in patients awaiting surgery

Eugen Lungu, François Desmeules, Clermont E Dionne, Étienne L Belzile, Pascal-André Vendittoli

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A great enigma of the Italian Renaissance: paleopathological study on the death of Giovanni dalle Bande Nere (1498–1526) and historical relevance of a leg amputation

Gino Fornaciari, Pietro Bartolozzi, Carlo Bartolozzi, Barbara Rossi, Ilario Menchi, Andrea Piccioli

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Clinical investigation for displaced proximal humeral fractures in the elderly: a randomized study of two surgical treatments: reverse total prosthetic replacement versus angular stable plate Philos (The DELPHI-trial)

Tore Fjalestad, Petter Iversen, Margrethe Øye Hole, Morten Smedsrud, Jan Erik Madsen

01.12.2014 | Database | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The incidence of hip fractures in Norway –accuracy of the national Norwegian patient registry

Mikkel P Høiberg, Jeppe Gram, Pernille Hermann, Kim Brixen, Glenn Haugeberg

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Lack of association of matrix metalloproteinase-3 gene polymorphism with susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis: a meta-analysis

Zhitao Feng, Guochao He, Zhuanghong Chen, Zhengzhi Wu, Juan Li

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Relationship between chronic pathologies of the supraspinatus tendon and the long head of the biceps tendon: systematic review

Lucía Redondo-Alonso, Gema Chamorro-Moriana, José Jesús Jiménez-Rejano, Patricio López-Tarrida, Carmen Ridao-Fernández

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Increased nocturnal periodic limb movements in rheumatoid arthritis patients meeting questionnaire diagnostic criteria for restless legs syndrome

Regina M Taylor-Gjevre, John A Gjevre, Bindu V Nair

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies and paraoxonase-1 polymorphism in rheumatoid arthritis

Hassan El-Banna, Asif Jiman-Fatani

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effects of proprioceptive exercises on pain and function in chronic neck- and low back pain rehabilitation: a systematic literature review

Michael A McCaskey, Corina Schuster-Amft, Brigitte Wirth, Zorica Suica, Eling D de Bruin

01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss syndrome) presenting as diffuse myositis

Marc-Etienne Parent, Sandrine Larue, Benjamin Ellezam

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Evaluation of tocilizumab therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis based on FDG-PET/CT

Koichi Okamura, Yukio Yonemoto, Chisa Okura, Tetsuya Higuchi, Yoshito Tsushima, Kenji Takagishi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Outcome of arthroscopic treatment for symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement

Torsten Grønbech Nielsen, Lene Lindberg Miller, Bent Lund, Svend Erik Christiansen, Martin Lind

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparison of the efficacy and safety profiles of a pelubiprofen versus celecoxib in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a 6-week, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, phase III, non-inferiority clinical trial

In Ah Choi, Han-Joo Baek, Chul-Soo Cho, Yeon-Ah Lee, Won Tae Chung, Young Eun Park, Yun Jong Lee, Yong-Beom Park, Jisoo Lee, Shin-Seok Lee, Wan-Hee Yoo, Jung-Soo Song, Seong Wook Kang, Hyun Ah Kim, Yeong Wook Song

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Clinical and radiological outcome following treatment of displaced lateral clavicle fractures using a locking compression plate with lateral extension: a prospective study

Marc Beirer, Sebastian Siebenlist, Moritz Crönlein, Lukas Postl, Stefan Huber-Wagner, Peter Biberthaler, Chlodwig Kirchhoff

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Validation of reoperations due to infection in the Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register

J Viktor Lindgren, Max Gordon, Per Wretenberg, Johan Kärrholm, Göran Garellick

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Enhanced collagen type I synthesis by human tenocytes subjected to periodic in vitro mechanical stimulation

Elise Huisman, Alex Lu, Robert G McCormack, Alex Scott

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

New parameters describing morphological variations in the suprascapular notch region as potential predictors of suprascapular nerve entrapment

Michał Podgórski, Mirosław Topol, Marcin Sibiński, Piotr Grzelak, Ludomir Stefańczyk, Michał Polguj

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparative effectiveness of ultrasound and paraffin therapy in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized trial

Yi-Wei Chang, Shih-Fu Hsieh, Yu-Shiow Horng, Hui-Ling Chen, Kun-Chang Lee, Yi-Shiung Horng

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Use of screw locking elements improves radiological and biomechanical results of femoral osteotomies

Gerardo L Garcés, Oliver Rodríguez, Enrique Rodríguez Grau-Bassas, Syra Roiz, Alejandro Yánez, Alberto Cuadrado

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The rheumatoid arthritis treat-to-target trial: a cluster randomized trial within the Corrona rheumatology network

Leslie R Harrold, George W Reed, J Timothy Harrington, Christine J Barr, Katherine C Saunders, Allan Gibofsky, Jeffrey D Greenberg, Ani John, Jenny Devenport, Joel M Kremer

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparison of computer-navigated and conventional total knee arthroplasty in patients with Ranawat type-II valgus deformity: medium-term clinical and radiological results

Tsan-Wen Huang, Chien-Yin Lee, Shih-Jie Lin, Kuo-Ti Peng, Kuo-Chin Huang, Mel S Lee, Robert Wen-Wei Hsu, Wun-Jer Shen

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Movement coaching: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial evaluating effects on physical activity and participation in low back pain patients

Andrea Schaller, Ingo Froboese

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Cross-cultural adaptation of the delphi definitions of low back pain prevalence (German DOLBaPP)

Marja Leonhardt, Falk Liebers, Clermont E Dionne, Ute Latza

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Analysis of association of MEF2C, SOST and JAG1 genes with bone mineral density in Mexican-Mestizo postmenopausal women

Rafael Velázquez-Cruz, Rogelio F Jiménez-Ortega, Alma Y Parra-Torres, Manuel Castillejos-López, Nelly Patiño, Manuel Quiterio, Teresa Villarreal-Molina, Jorge Salmerón

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Association between GDF5 rs143383 polymorphism and knee osteoarthritis: an updated meta-analysis based on 23,995 subjects

Feng Pan, Jing Tian, Tania Winzenberg, Changhai Ding, Graeme Jones

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Reduced knee joint loading with lateral and medial wedge insoles for management of knee osteoarthritis: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Ryan T Lewinson, Kelsey H Collins, Isabelle A Vallerand, J Preston Wiley, Linda J Woodhouse, Raylene A Reimer, Jay T Worobets, Walter Herzog, Darren J Stefanyshyn

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

A three month controlled intervention of intermittent whole body vibration designed to improve functional ability and attenuate bone loss in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Alessandra Prioreschi, Mohammed Tikly, Joanne A McVeigh

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Mechanistic experimental pain assessment in computer users with and without chronic musculoskeletal pain

Hong-You Ge, Steffen Vangsgaard, Øyvind Omland, Pascal Madeleine, Lars Arendt-Nielsen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Clinical benefit and improvement of activity level after reconstruction surgery of Charcot feet using external fixation: 24-months results of 292 feet

Ulrich Illgner, Tymo Budny, Inna Frohne, Nani Osada, Jan Siewe, Hans H Wetz

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The triceps reflecting approach (Bryan-Morrey) for distal humerus fracture osteosynthesis

Lukas Daniel Iselin, Tobias Mett, Reto Babst, Marcel Jakob, Daniel Rikli

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Long-term persistence of knee pain and occupational exposure in two large prospective cohorts of workers

Eléonore Herquelot, Julie Bodin, Audrey Petit, Catherine Ha, Annette Leclerc, Marcel Goldberg, Marie Zins, Yves Roquelaure, Alexis Descatha

01.12.2014 | Commentary | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

High hopes for cannabinoid agonists in the treatment of rheumatic diseases

Caroline A Staunton, Ali Mobasheri, Richard Barrett-Jolley

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Consecutive series of 226 journey bicruciate substituting total knee replacements: early complication and revision rates

Bernhard Christen, Michal Neukamp, Emin Aghayev

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Two-stage hip revision arthroplasty with a hexagonal modular cementless stem in cases of periprosthetic infection

Ralf Dieckmann, Dino Schulz, Georg Gosheger, Karsten Becker, Kiriakos Daniilidis, Arne Streitbürger, Jendrik Hardes, Steffen Hoell

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Analyses of outcomes of one-stage operation for treatment of late-diagnosed developmental dislocation of the hip: 864 hips followed for 3.2 to 8.9 years

Bo Ning, Yi Yuan, Jie Yao, Sichng Zhang, Jun Sun

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Study on salvianolic acid B in the reduction of epidural fibrosis in laminectomy rats

Feng Chen, Zhenbo Zuo, Kai Wang, Chengdong Zhang, Haifeng Gong, Fagang Ye, Aiyu Ji, Hao Tao

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Quantitative analysis of the reversibility of knee flexion contractures with time: an experimental study using the rat model

Guy Trudel, Hans K Uhthoff, Louis Goudreau, Odette Laneuville

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Impaired ossification coupled with accelerated cartilage degeneration in developmental dysplasia of the hip: evidences from μCT arthrography in a rat model

Ming Fu, Jin Liu, Guangxin Huang, Zhiyu Huang, Zhiqi Zhang, Peihui Wu, Bingjun Wang, Zibo Yang, Weiming Liao

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Mortality and complications of hip fracture in young adults: a nationwide population-based cohort study

Jeff Chien-Fu Lin, Cheng-Chun Wu, Chi Lo, Wen-Miin Liang, Chi-Fung Cheng, Chang-Bi Wang, Yu-Jun Chang, Hsi-Chin Wu, Tsai-Hsueh Leu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Meta-analysis of tumor necrosis factor alpha -308 polymorphism and knee osteoarthritis risk

Suotang Kou, Yaochi Wu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effectiveness of the addition of Lidocaine to a hemostatic, bioresorbable putty in the treatment of iliac crest donor site pain

Marc Andreas Müller, Arne Mehrkens, Roman Zürcher, Patrick Vavken, Victor Valderrabano

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effect of neural mobilisation on cervico-brachial pain: design of a randomised controlled trial

Cato A Basson, Aimee Stewart, Witness Mudzi

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Diagnostic value of active protraction and retraction for sternoclavicular joint pain

Alexander Van Tongel, Anne Karelse, Bart Berghs, Tom Van Isacker, Lieven De Wilde

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effect of baseplate size on primary glenoid stability and impingement-free range of motion in reverse shoulder arthroplasty

Soo-Won Chae, Soung-Yon Kim, Haea Lee, Joung-Ro Yon, Juneyoung Lee, Seung-Ho Han

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pain medication management of musculoskeletal conditions at first presentation in primary care: analysis of routinely collected medical record data

Mehluli Ndlovu, John Bedson, Peter W Jones, Kelvin P Jordan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

An update of stabilisation exercises for low back pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis

Benjamin E Smith, Chris Littlewood, Stephen May

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Joint motion quality in vibroacoustic signal analysis for patients with patellofemoral joint disorders

Dawid Bączkowicz, Edyta Majorczyk

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Clinic variation in recruitment metrics, patient characteristics and treatment use in a randomized clinical trial of osteoarthritis management

Kelli D Allen, Hayden B Bosworth, Ranee Chatterjee, Cynthia J Coffman, Leonor Corsino, Amy S Jeffreys, Eugene Z Oddone, Catherine Stanwyck, William S Yancy Jr, Rowena J Dolor

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Efficacy of the addition of interferential current to Pilates method in patients with low back pain: a protocol of a randomized controlled trial

Yuri Rafael dos Santos Franco, Richard Eloin Liebano, Katherinne Ferro Moura, Naiane Teixeira Bastos de Oliveira, Gisela Cristiane Miyamoto, Matheus Oliveira Santos, Cristina Maria Nunes Cabral

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Increased proteasome activator 28 gamma (PA28γ) levels are unspecific but correlate with disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis

Melanie Gruner, Anja Moncsek, Stefan Rödiger, Dagmar Kühnhardt, Eugen Feist, Ralf Stohwasser

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Activation of intervertebral disc cells by co-culture with notochordal cells, conditioned medium and hypoxia

Benjamin Gantenbein, Elena Calandriello, Karin Wuertz-Kozak, Lorin M Benneker, Marius JB Keel, Samantha CW Chan

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparison of self-reported pain intensity, sleeping difficulty, and treatment outcomes of patients with myofascial temporomandibular disorders by age group: a prospective outcome study

Hiroyuki Karibe, Greg Goddard, Kisaki Shimazu, Yuichi Kato, Sachie Warita-Naoi, Tomomi Kawakami

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Biomechanical testing of a unique built-in expandable anterior spinal internal fixation system

Chu-Song Zhou, Yan-Fang Xu, Yu Zhang, Zhong Chen, Hai Lv

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Connexin43 enhances the expression of osteoarthritis-associated genes in synovial fibroblasts in culture

Aditi Gupta, Corinne Niger, Atum M Buo, Eric R Eidelman, Richard J Chen, Joseph P Stains

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The effects of isolated ankle strengthening and functional balance training on strength, running mechanics, postural control and injury prevention in novice runners: design of a randomized controlled trial

Jennifer Baltich, Carolyn A Emery, Darren Stefanyshyn, Benno M Nigg

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Does surgery followed by physiotherapy improve short and long term outcome for patients with atraumatic shoulder instability compared with physiotherapy alone? - protocol for a randomized controlled clinical trial

Anju Jaggi, Susan Alexander, Robert Herbert, Lennard Funk, Karen A Ginn

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Alteration in global motor strategy following lateral ankle sprain

Maude Bastien, Hélène Moffet, Laurent J Bouyer, Marc Perron, Luc J Hébert, Jean Leblond

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Accelerated endochondral growth in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis: a preliminary histomorphometric study

Xin Zheng, Weijun Wang, Bangping Qian, Shoufeng Wang, Zezhang Zhu, Bin Wang, Xu Sun, Yitao Ding, Yong Qiu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Association between sensory function and medio-lateral knee position during functional tasks in patients with anterior cruciate ligament injury

Anna Cronström, Eva Ageberg

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Design modifications of high-flexion TKA do not improve short term clinical and radiographic outcomes

Jai Gon Seo, Young-Wan Moon, Moon Jong Chang, Byung Chul Jo, Yong Beom Park, Deuk Soo Lim, Byung Hoon Lee

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Less than full circumferential fusion of a tibial nonunion is sufficient to achieve mechanically valid fusion - Proof of concept using a finite element modeling approach

Thorsten Tjardes, Michael Roland, Robin Otchwemah, Tim Dahmen, Stefan Diebels, Bertil Bouillon

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The validity of self-reported body mass index in a population-based osteoarthritis study

Karin Magnusson, Ida K Haugen, Nina Østerås, Lars Nordsletten, Bård Natvig, Kåre Birger Hagen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Short-term functional versus patient-reported outcome of the bicruciate stabilized total knee arthroplasty: prospective consecutive case series

Matthias Christen, Emin Aghayev, Bernhard Christen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Are outcomes after total knee arthroplasty worsening over time? A time-trends study of activity limitation and pain outcomes

Jasvinder A Singh, David G Lewallen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Acceptability of a ‘guidebook’ for the management of Osteoarthritis: a qualitative study of patient and clinician’s perspectives

Andrew Morden, Clare Jinks, Bie Nio Ong, Mark Porcheret, Krysia S Dziedzic

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effects of hypoxia on anabolic and catabolic gene expression and DNA methylation in OA chondrocytes

Karl Alvarez, María C de Andrés, Atsushi Takahashi, Richard O C Oreffo

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Validation of the rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis in the Swedish National patient register: a cohort study from Stockholm County

Kristin Waldenlind, Jonas K Eriksson, Bernhard Grewin, Johan Askling

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Histone deacetylase 4 alters cartilage homeostasis in human osteoarthritis

Jingwei Lu, Ye Sun, Qiting Ge, Huajian Teng, Qing Jiang

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Increasing obesity and comorbidity in patients undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty in the U.S.: A 13-year study of time trends

Jasvinder A Singh, David G Lewallen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparison of two-stage open versus percutaneous pedicle screw fixation in treating pyogenic spondylodiscitis

Tung-Yi Lin, Tsung-Ting Tsai, Meng-Ling Lu, Chi-Chien Niu, Ming-Kai Hsieh, Tsai-Sheng Fu, Po-Liang Lai, Lih-Huei Chen, Wen-Jer Chen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Association between joint hypermobility, scoliosis, and cranial base anomalies in paediatric Osteogenesis imperfecta patients: a retrospective cross-sectional study

Heidi Arponen, Outi Mäkitie, Janna Waltimo-Sirén

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Measurement of bone marrow lesions by MR imaging in knee osteoarthritis using quantitative segmentation methods – a reliability and sensitivity to change analysis

Flemming K Nielsen, Niels Egund, David Peters, Anne Grethe Jurik

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Development of an outcome prediction tool for patients considering a total knee replacement – the Knee Outcome Prediction Study (KOPS)

Tim Barlow, Mark Dunbar, Andrew Sprowson, Nick Parsons, Damian Griffin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Limb function and quality of life after various reconstruction methods according to tumor location following resection of osteosarcoma in distal femur

SongFeng Xu, XiuChun Yu, Ming Xu, ZhiHou Fu, Yu Chen, YuXi Sun, Qing Su

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Typology of patients with fibromyalgia: cluster analysis of duloxetine study patients

Ilya A Lipkovich, Ernest H Choy, Peter Van Wambeke, Walter Deberdt, Doron Sagman

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Fostering autonomous motivation, physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in rheumatoid arthritis: protocol and rationale for a randomised control trial

Peter C Rouse, Jet JCS Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, George S Metsios, Nikos Ntoumanis, Chen-an Yu, Yiannis Koutedakis, Sally AM Fenton, Joanna Coast, Hema Mistry, George D Kitas, Joan L Duda

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Etanercept ameliorates inflammation and pain in a novel mono-arthritic multi-flare model of streptococcal cell wall induced arthritis

Kalyan Chakravarthy, Robert Faltus, Gain Robinson, Raquel Sevilla, John Shin, Mark Zielstorff, Alan Byford, Erica Leccese, Michael J Caniga, SuChun Hseih, Shuli Zhang, Chi-Sung Chiu, Jie Zhang-Hoover, Lily Y Moy, Robbie L McLeod, Dana Stoffregen, Weisheng Zhang, Anwar Murtaza, Milenko Cicmil

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Immune cell transcript modules reveal leukocyte heterogeneity in synovial biopsies of seronegative spondylarthropathy patients

Robin M Hallett, Tracy Chew

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Discontinuation of antiviral prophylaxis correlates with high prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation in rheumatoid arthritis patients with HBV carrier state: a real-world clinical practice

Ying-Qian Mo, An-Qi Liang, Jian-Da Ma, Le-Feng Chen, Dong-Hui Zheng, H Ralph Schumacher, Lie Dai

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effect of individually tailored biopsychosocial workplace interventions on chronic musculoskeletal pain, stress and work ability among laboratory technicians: randomized controlled trial protocol

Kenneth Jay, Mikkel Brandt, Emil Sundstrup, MC schraefel, Markus D Jakobsen, Gisela Sjøgaard, Lars L Andersen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effectiveness of tranexamic acid in reducing blood loss in spinal surgery: a meta-analysis

Fan Zhang, Kun Wang, Feng-Ning Li, Xuan Huang, Quan Li, Zhi Chen, Yi-Bo Tang, Hong-Xing Shen, Qing-Xin Song

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Reliability, construct and discriminative validity of clinical testing in subjects with and without chronic neck pain

René Jørgensen, Inge Ris, Deborah Falla, Birgit Juul-Kristensen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Modification of elastic stable intramedullary nailing with a 3rd nail in a femoral spiral fracture model – results of biomechanical testing and a prospective clinical study

Martin M Kaiser, Christine Stratmann, Gregor Zachert, Maaike Schulze-Hessing, Nina Gros, Rebecca Eggert, Marion Rapp

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Assessment of the normal and pathological alignment of the elbow in children using the trochleocapitellar index

Lauren Gorelick, Dror Robinson, Norman Loberant, Ayala Rozano-Gorelick, Mustafa Yassin, Avraham Garti, Edward Ram

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The implementation effectiveness of the ‘Strengthen your ankle’ smartphone application for the prevention of ankle sprains: design of a randomized controlled trial

Miriam Van Reijen, Ingrid I Vriend, Victor Zuidema, Willem van Mechelen, Evert A Verhagen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparative analysis of sodium coupled vitamin C transporter 2 in human osteoarthritis grade 1 and grade 3 tissues

Alan R Blackburn II, Mark W Hamrick, Norman Chutkan, Rajnikumar Sangani, Jennifer L Waller, Raymond Corpe, Puttur D Prasad, Carlos M Isales, Vadivel Ganapathy, Sadanand Fulzele

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Are depression, anxiety and poor mental health risk factors for knee pain? A systematic review

Pyae P Phyomaung, Julia Dubowitz, Flavia M Cicuttini, Sanduni Fernando, Anita E Wluka, Paul Raaijmaakers, Yuanyuan Wang, Donna M Urquhart

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Kyphosis and paraspinal muscle composition in older men: a cross-sectional study for the osteoporotic fractures in men (MrOS) research group

Wendy B Katzman, Dana Miller-Martinez, Lynn M Marshall, Nancy E Lane, Deborah M Kado

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The TRACTISS Protocol: a randomised double blind placebo controlled clinical TRial of Anti-B-Cell Therapy In patients with primary Sjögren’s Syndrome

Sarah Brown, Nuria Navarro Coy, Costantino Pitzalis, Paul Emery, Sue Pavitt, Janine Gray, Claire Hulme, Frances Hall, Robert Busch, Pete Smith, Luke Dawson, Michele Bombardieri, Ng Wan-fai, Colin Pease, Elizabeth Price, Nurhan Sutcliffe, Clodagh Woods, Sharon Ruddock, Colin Everett, Catherine Reynolds, Emma Skinner, Ana Poveda-Gallego, John Rout, Iain Macleod, Saaeha Rauz, Simon Bowman, TRACTISS trial team

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Study protocol: non-displaced distal radial fractures in adult patients: three weeks vs. five weeks of cast immobilization: a randomized trial

Abdelali Bentohami, Niels de Korte, Nico Sosef, Johan Carel Goslings, Taco Bijlsma, Niels Schep

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Prevalence and influencing factors of chronic back pain among staff at special schools with multiple and severely handicapped children in Germany: results of a cross-sectional study

Matthias Claus, Renate Kimbel, Daniel Spahn, Sarah Dudenhöffer, Dirk-Matthias Rose, Stephan Letzel

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Development and validation of a health belief model based instrument for measuring factors influencing exercise behaviors to prevent osteoporosis in pre-menopausal women (HOPE)

Atoosa Soleymanian, Shamsaddin Niknami, Ebrahim Hajizadeh, Davoud Shojaeizadeh, Ali Montazeri

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Efficacy of zoledronic acid for chronic low back pain associated with Modic changes in magnetic resonance imaging

Katri Koivisto, Eero Kyllönen, Marianne Haapea, Jaakko Niinimäki, Kaj Sundqvist, Timo Pehkonen, Seppo Seitsalo, Osmo Tervonen, Jaro Karppinen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Disability and health after replantation or revascularisation in the upper extremity in a population in southern Sweden – a retrospective long time follow up

Hans-Eric Rosberg

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Stainless steel versus titanium volar multi-axial locking plates for fixation of distal radius fractures: a randomised clinical trial

Gregory B Couzens, Susan E Peters, Kenneth Cutbush, Benjamin Hope, Fraser Taylor, Christopher D James, Carly R Rankin, Mark Ross

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Serum prolidase activity in benign joint hypermobility syndrome

Serda Em, Demet Ucar, Pelin Oktayoglu, Mehtap Bozkurt, Mehmet Caglayan, Ismail Yıldız, Osman Evliyaoglu, Kemal Nas

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The efficacy of duloxetine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and opioids in osteoarthritis: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis

Julie Myers, Ronald C Wielage, Baoguang Han, Karen Price, James Gahn, Marie-Ange Paget, Michael Happich

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Adverse events after manual therapy among patients seeking care for neck and/or back pain: a randomized controlled trial

Kari Paanalahti, Lena W Holm, Margareta Nordin, Martin Asker, Jessica Lyander, Eva Skillgate

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Exercise programme with telephone follow-up for people with hand osteoarthritis – protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Nina Østerås, Kåre Birger Hagen, Margreth Grotle, Anne-Lene Sand-Svartrud, Petter Mowinckel, Eline Aas, Ingvild Kjeken

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Self-reported cold sensitivity in patients with traumatic hand injuries or hand-arm vibration syndrome - an eight year follow up

Ingela K Carlsson, Lars B Dahlin

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Comparison of orthopaedic manifestations of multiple epiphyseal dysplasia caused by MATN3 versus COMP mutations: a case control study

Sang Gyo Seo, Hae-Ryong Song, Hyun Woo Kim, Won Joon Yoo, Jong Sup Shim, Chin Youb Chung, Moon Seok Park, Chang-Wug Oh, Changhoon Jeong, Kwang Soon Song, Ok-Hwa Kim, Sung Sup Park, In Ho Choi, Tae-Joon Cho

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pelvic joint fusion in patients with severe pelvic girdle pain – a prospective single-subject research design study

Thomas J Kibsgård, Olav Røise, Britt Stuge

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Changes in prevalence of calcaneal spurs in men & women: a random population from a trauma clinic

Hechmi Toumi, Ryan Davies, Marija Mazor, Raphael Coursier, Thomas M Best, Rachid Jennane, Eric Lespessailles

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Biomechanical and functional indicators in male semiprofessional soccer players with increased hip alpha angles vs. amateur soccer players

Matthias Lahner, Christoph von Schulze Pellengahr, Philipp Alexander Walter, Carsten Lukas, Andreas Falarzik, Kiriakos Daniilidis, Lars Victor von Engelhardt, Christoph Abraham, Ewald M Hennig, Marco Hagen

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Pertrochanteric fracture of the femur in the Finnish National Hospital Discharge Register: validity of procedural coding, external cause for injury and diagnosis

Tuomas T Huttunen, Pekka Kannus, Harri Pihlajamäki, Ville M Mattila

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Impact of patient-accessible electronic medical records in rheumatology: use, satisfaction and effects on empowerment among patients

Rosalie van der Vaart, Constance HC Drossaert, Erik Taal, K Wiepke Drossaers-Bakker, Harald E Vonkeman, Mart AFJ van de Laar

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Minimally invasive endoscopic treatment for lumbar infectious spondylitis: a retrospective study in a tertiary referral center

Shih-Chieh Yang, Tsai-Sheng Fu, Hung-Shu Chen, Yu-Hsien Kao, Shang-Won Yu, Yuan-Kun Tu

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Mechanical testing of a device for subcutaneous internal anterior pelvic ring fixation versus external pelvic ring fixation

Georg Osterhoff, Simon Tiziani, Stephen J Ferguson, Gregor Spreiter, Max J Scheyerer, Gian-Leza Spinas, Guido A Wanner, Hans-Peter Simmen, Clément ML Werner

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Development and validation of a Spanish translation of the Yale activity questionnaire

Jeffrey N Katz, Maria T Perez, Nina N Niu, Yan Dong, Sarah A Brownlee, Scott A Elman, Derek S Stenquist, Adianez Santiago, Edward S Sanchez, Jamie E Collins

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effectiveness of three treatment strategies on occupational limitations and quality of life for patients with non-specific chronic low back pain: Is a multidisciplinary approach the key feature to success: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Audrey Petit, Ghislaine Roche-Leboucher, Luc Bontoux, Valérie Dubus, Yohann Ronzi, Yves Roquelaure, Isabelle Richard

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effects of strengthening, stretching and functional training on foot function in patients with diabetic neuropathy: results of a randomized controlled trial

Cristina D Sartor, Renata H Hasue, Lícia P Cacciari, Marco K Butugan, Ricky Watari, Anice C Pássaro, Claudia Giacomozzi, Isabel CN Sacco

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Cardiovascular case fatality in rheumatoid arthritis is decreasing; first prospective analysis of a current low disease activity rheumatoid arthritis cohort and review of the literature

Inger L Meek, Harald E Vonkeman, Mart AFJ van de Laar

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Unexpected angular or rotational deformity after corrective osteotomy

Seung Yeol Lee, Jiwon Jeong, Kyungho Lee, Chin Youb Chung, Kyoung Min Lee, Soon-Sun Kwon, Young Choi, Tae Gyun Kim, Jeong Ik Lee, Jehee Lee, Moon Seok Park

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Synaptosomal-associated protein 25 (Snap-25) gene Polymorphism frequency in fibromyalgia syndrome and relationship with clinical symptoms

Ayse Balkarli, Cem Sengül, Emre Tepeli, Huseyin Balkarli, Veli Cobankara

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Contributions of biarticular myogenic components to the limitation of the range of motion after immobilization of rat knee joint

Momoko Nagai, Tomoki Aoyama, Akira Ito, Hirotaka Iijima, Shoki Yamaguchi, Junichi Tajino, Xiangkai Zhang, Haruhiko Akiyama, Hiroshi Kuroki

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Effect of intermittent aerobic exercise on sleep quality and sleep disturbances in patients with rheumatoid arthritis – design of a randomized controlled trial

Katrine Løppenthin, Bente Appel Esbensen, Poul Jennum, Mikkel Østergaard, Jesper Frank Christensen, Tanja Thomsen, Julie Schjerbech Bech, Julie Midtgaard

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Treatment of reducible unstable fractures of the distal radius: randomized clinical study comparing the locked volar plate and external fixator methods: study protocol

Jorge Raduan Neto, Vinicius Ynoe de Moraes, João B Gomes dos Santos, Flávio Faloppa, João Carlos Belloti

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Self-perceived weather sensitivity and joint pain in older people with osteoarthritis in six European countries: results from the European Project on OSteoArthritis (EPOSA)

Erik J Timmermans, Suzan van der Pas, Laura A Schaap, Mercedes Sánchez-Martínez, Sabina Zambon, Richard Peter, Nancy L Pedersen, Elaine M Dennison, Michael Denkinger, Maria Victoria Castell, Paola Siviero, Florian Herbolsheimer, Mark H Edwards, Ángel Otero, Dorly JH Deeg

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Ankle Injury Management (AIM): design of a pragmatic multi-centre equivalence randomised controlled trial comparing Close Contact Casting (CCC) to Open surgical Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF) in the treatment of unstable ankle fractures in patients over 60 years

Keith Willett, David J Keene, Lesley Morgan, Bridget Gray, Robert Handley, Tim Chesser, Ian Pallister, Elizabeth Tutton, Christopher Knox, Ranjit Lall, Andrew Briggs, Sarah E Lamb

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Subacromial impingement syndrome and pain: protocol for a randomised controlled trial of exercise and corticosteroid injection (the SUPPORT trial)

Edward Roddy, Irena Zwierska, Elaine M Hay, Sue Jowett, Martyn Lewis, Kay Stevenson, Danielle van der Windt, Nadine E Foster, the SUPPORT trial team

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Rocker-sole footwear versus prefabricated foot orthoses for the treatment of pain associated with first metatarsophalangeal joint osteoarthritis: study protocol for a randomised trial

Hylton B Menz, Pazit Levinger, Jade M Tan, Maria Auhl, Edward Roddy, Shannon E Munteanu

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Fixation using alternative implants for the treatment of hip fractures (FAITH): design and rationale for a multi-centre randomized trial comparing sliding hip screws and cancellous screws on revision surgery rates and quality of life in the treatment of femoral neck fractures

Thes FAITH Investigators

01.12.2014 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Significantly reduced radiation dose to operators during percutaneous vertebroplasty using a new cement delivery device

Guang-Quan Zhang, Yan-Zheng Gao, Shu-Lian Chen, Shuai Ding, Kun Gao

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Variation in percentage weight bearing with changes in standing posture during water immersion: implication for clinical practice

Babatunde OA Adegoke, Ajediran I Bello, Ademola O Abass

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Elevated VEGF levels contribute to the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis

Quan Yuan, Li Sun, Jian-Jun Li, Chun-Hou An

01.12.2014 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

The 'Switch’ study protocol: a randomised-controlled trial of switching to an alternative tumour-necrosis factor (TNF)-inhibitor drug or abatacept or rituximab in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who have failed an initial TNF-inhibitor drug

Nuria C Navarro Coy, Sarah Brown, Ailsa Bosworth, Claire T Davies, Paul Emery, Colin C Everett, Catherine Fernandez, Janine C Gray, Suzanne Hartley, Claire Hulme, Anne-Maree Keenan, Christopher McCabe, Anthony Redmond, Catherine Reynolds, David Scott, Linda D Sharples, Sue Pavitt, Maya H Buch

01.12.2014 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Erratum to: multidimensional associative factors for improvement in pain, function, and working capacity after rehabilitation of whiplash associated disorder: a prognostic, prospective outcome study

Felix Angst, Andreas R Gantenbein, Susanne Lehmann, Françoise Gysi-Klaus, André Aeschlimann, Beat A Michel, Frank Hegemann

01.12.2014 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Erratum to: Time Course of 25(OH)D3 vitamin D3 as well as PTH (parathyroid hormone) during fracture healing of patients with normal and low bone mineral denisty (BMD)

Christoph Wölfl, Sarah Englert, Arash Alvendi Moghaddam, Gerald Zimmermann, Heinrich Schmidt-Gayk, Bernd Höner, Aidan Hogan, Marcus Lehnhardt, Paul Alfred Grützner, Leila Kolios

01.12.2014 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Reliability of movement control tests on the cervical spine

Maja Patroncini, Susanne Hannig, André Meichtry, Hannu Luomajoki

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