Journal of

Musculoskeletal Disorders and TreatmentISSN: 2572-3243


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510010

Exploring Cross-Curriculum Content of Undergraduate Musculoskeletal Therapy Courses Regarding Articular Cartilage; Implications of Surveying UK Healthcare Curriculum Providers

Philip Bright and Karen Hambly

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 30, 2016

Assessing curriculum across undergraduate healthcare education can be challenging with potential heterogeneity. Focus on a subset of healthcare may indicate variability in curriculum content. Knee articular cartilage and associated injury and repair procedures demand attention; debilitation and development of osteoarthritis severely affect patient quality of life. The level to which musculoskeletal (MSK) therapy education encompasses this area across disciplines is poorly understood....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510009

Radiographic Follow-up of Transforaminal Lumbar Fusion with Silicon Nitride Spacers: A case Report of Two Patients

Jim A Youssef, Sue Lynn Myhre and B. Sonny Bal

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 28, 2016

When non operative actions for degenerative spinal disorders fall flat, surgical intervention frequently becomes the popular choice of treatment. Although the class of pathology matters, the surgical operation will generally include an arthrodesis procedure. The gravity of a successful initial fusion surgery is intensified not only by the growing number of arthrodesis procedures, but also by the rising costs for revisal operations. Additionally, fusion success appears to have an impact on patien...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510008

Bone Mineral Density Measured by Quantitative Computed Tomography in pre-pubertal/Early Pubertal children with hypovitaminosis D

Ferenc Peter, Agota Muzsnai, Laszlo Blatniczky and Peter Lakatos

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 28, 2016

These examinations were performed in pre-pubertal and early pubertal white European children living in one of the inner Buda districts of Budapest. This region of the city is populated by slightly more well-to-do families than the average. The selection was made in two schools. All parents of studied children provided written informed consent, enrollment included more than 90% of children in the chosen classes. To avoid the effects of pubertal changes as far as possible, the upper age-limit was ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510007

Immune-mediated Mechanisms and Immunotherapy of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Ruojie He and Cheng Zhang

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: March 01, 2016

The immune response is a critical mechanism for dystrophic muscle pathology and muscle wasting in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The inflammatory processes are supposed to associate with activation of the innate immune response like macrophages infiltration, T cell-mediated immune response, generation of cytokines and chemokines and the aberrant activation of NF-kB signaling pathway, which contribute to severe muscle necrosis and fibrosis....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510006

Use of CD-ROMS for Digital Image Viewing During New Pediatric Orthopaedic Consults - Do We Need a Standardized Viewer for Digital Imaging?

Czoch Wojciech, William Hennrikus, Alexander Kish and Douglas Armstrong

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 01, 2016

The purpose of this study is to perform a practice management evaluation of CD-ROM imaging. Thirty-three patients who presented with images on a CD-ROM before and 33 patients after the addition of DICOM software were compared. Data collected included; site of origin of the CD-ROM, time in minutes spent to access the images, number of computers tried until images were viewed, cases of failure to view the images, quality of the images on a Likert 1-5 scale, and the need to repeat images....

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