Journal of

Musculoskeletal Disorders and TreatmentISSN: 2572-3243

Early Online

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510121

Non-Invasive Biomechanical Intervention Leads to Low Rates of Total Knee Replacement and Reduced Utilization of Healthcare Resources among Older Adults with Chronic Knee Pain: A 5-Year Follow-Up Study

Shirley Shema-Shiratzky, Amit Mor and Avi Elbaz

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 30, 2023

This was a retrospective study among older adults with chronic knee pain, primarily due to OA, who received the biomechanical intervention between 2014 and 2017. An independent survey institute contacted patients between August and September 2022 to confirm their surgical status and utilization of other healthcare services, covering at least five years of follow-up....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510120

An Intervention Program Based on Motor Coordination Principles Improves Knee Alignment in Pre-Professional Ballet Dancers

Monica de Oliveira Melo, Kaanda Nabilla Souza Gontijo, Claudia Tarrago Candotti, Gabriela Cristina dos Santos, Stephanie dos Santos Cardoso, Bruna Soares, Isis Juliene Rodrigues Leite Navarro and Jefferson Fagundes Loss

Article Type: Clinical Trial | First Published: April 30, 2023

The practice of classical ballet requires constant, prolonged physical training periods, and the repetition of aesthetic movements that exceed anatomical limits. Joint misalignment during sustained posture or movement execution is one of the principal risk factors for injury in the dance world....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510119

A Core Outcome Set for Exercise and Physical Activity Interventions for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Alexander Thompson, Ross Mallett, Tanzila Potia, Deb Harrop, Matthew Kirk and Sionnadh McLean

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 30, 2022

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSKD) create a significant burden on individuals and society. Physical activity is an effective way of self-managing MSKD. Global health policy routinely recommends the instigation of management approaches to support people with MSKD to engage in physical activity. However, there is considerable heterogeneity in outcome measurement and establishing whether interventions are effective or not....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510118

Investigating the Effect of Injectable Ozone in Treating Symptoms and Improving Performance in Patients with Tennis Elbow Disease

Niloufar Mohtasham Amiri and Bijan Forogh

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 05, 2022

Lateral epicondylitis (LE) is a common cause of elbow pain. Besides conservative treatments, ozone therapy is getting attention due to its safety and effectiveness. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of ozone therapy in lowering pain and tenderness and improving joint function. Patients clinically diagnosed with LE were included in our study. Baseline assessments including age, gender, involved elbow, tenderness, pain, and function scores were done....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510117

Robotically Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty - Literature Review

Marcus Vinicius Danieli, MD, PhD and João Paulo Fernandes Guerreiro, MD, PhD

Article Type: Literature Review | First Published: October 31, 2022

Despite the evolution in implant design, surgical technique, rehabilitation and better medical training, a great number of patients are not satisfied with the final result of Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA). The conventional TKA technique could result in a high number of outliers in limb alignment and are related to a high rate of residual symptoms. Robotically assisted (RA) surgery was introduced to improve these results. Recent studies showed this technique is associated to lower costs, better a...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510116

The Dhaga Syndrome: An Important Differential of Acquired Constriction Band around the Wrist in India

Deepak Kumar Garnaik, B Satya Sree and Enono Yhoshu

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 30, 2022

Rubber band syndrome aka Dhaga syndrome is a rare entity mostly seen in young population in communities where rubber bands/mauli dhaga are worn over the wrist for decorative or religious purposes. If the band is worn for long duration, then it produces constrictive features burrowing through the skin and subcutaneous tissue. This results in distal edema, loss of function and sometimes damage to neurovascular structures....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510115

Decreased Protein Levels and Vitamin B12 Plasma Concentration in Primary Sjögren Syndrome are Associated with Peripheral Neuropathy: A Case-Control Study

Ancuta Mihai, Diana Maria Chitimus, Mihnea Casian, Cristina-Florentina Plesa, Alina Dima, Ciprian Jurcut and Ruxandra Ionescu

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 30, 2022

Prognostic factors for peripheral nervous system (PNS) manifestations in primary Sjögren Syndrome (pSS) are essential for predicting and preventing disease- related disability. Given the established relationship between vitamin B12 deficiency and pSS, we aimed to investigate the predictive value of low B12 concentration for Sjögren’s induced peripheral neuropathy (PN)....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510114

Effects of Electronic Usage on the Musculoskeletal System in Adolescents and Young Adults: A Systematic Review

Jamie L Young, OTS, Madeline G Snell, OTS, Oscar Robles, OTS, Joan E Kelso, OTS, Alexia M Kammitsis, OTS, Nicole K Cloutier, OTS, Claudia Hilton, PhD, MBA, OTR, FAOTA and Karthik Mani, OTD, OTR, FACOT

Article Type: Systematic Review | First Published: June 30, 2022

Rapid developments in technology demand the use of various electronic devices in daily life. Adolescents and younger adults are reported to consume more technology compared to other age groups. Examining the health implications of device use may assist with population level prevention and wellness strategies and stakeholder education....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510113

Knowledge, Attitude and Perception of Disability among Healthcare Workers in a Nigerian Tertiary Health Institution

Ebere Yvonne Ihegihu, Ben-Cletus Tochukwu Obieze, Chima Collins Ihegihu, Kenneth Umezulike Ani, Benjamin Uzodinma Chukwuka, Ngozi Iheukwumere and Uzoamaka Nnwakaego Akobundu

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: June 20, 2022

In Nigeria, people living with disabilities often face unintentional poor treatment and neglect. This cross-sectional study was aimed at exploring the level of knowledge, attitude, and perception of healthcare professionals towards PLWD in Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital, Nnewi Anambra State....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510112

Systematic Review Writing by Artificial Intelligence: Can Artificial Intelligence Replace Humans?

Valentin C Dones III, PhD

Article Type: Editorial | First Published: April 28, 2022

Publications are aplenty, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of February 10, 2022, there are 241,998 publications on the Web of Science Core Collection. Of these publications, 22,457 are review articles, and 147,381 are articles. The United States of America (n = 67026) and the Republic of China (n = 23,929) contributed to most of the pandemic publications. This list of research is enormous and continues to explode. Efforts to synthesize published evidence are becoming increasingly im...

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