Journal of

Musculoskeletal Disorders and TreatmentISSN: 2572-3243


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510052

Performance of Hi-Flex Femoral Component in Total Knee Arthroplasty - A Randomized Control Study

Sheldon Moniz, Ryan Du Sart and Piers Yates

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 16, 2018

Total knee replacement (TKR) is a surgical procedure for intractable degenerative disease of the knee joint. Despite continued evolution in prosthesis design and surgical procedures, restricted range of motion and functional performance is still common in patients undergoing TKR. Posterior stabilized TKR aims to maintain a more reproducible roll back than cruciate retaining and mobile bearing knees, possibly leading to better flexion and function....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510051

The Effects of Scapular Mobilisation on Upper Limb Neurodynamic Test 1: A Randomised, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Study

Koya Mine

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: May 26, 2018

Cervical and/or upper limb pain due to peripheral neuropathy is a common clinical condition in general population. Although the exact prevalence or incidence is uncertain, cervical radiculopathy is estimated to have a yearly incidence of 0.8-3.5 cases per 1,000 people, with a peak at 50 to 54 years of age in the US....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510050

Carpometacarpal Boss with Extensor Tendon Rupture: Case Report

Ayesha Yahya and H Brent Bamberger

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 25, 2018

Carpometacarpal boss is a rare cause of pain and swelling on the dorsum of the hand. Literature is limited on the etiology of this condition and there is no consensus on treatment. We report an unusual case of a 53-year-old man with extensor tendon rupture caused by carpometacarpal boss. Surgical excision of the bony growth and repair of the EIP utilizing interpositional tendon autograft resulted in relief of symptoms and return of function....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510049

Oral Ibuprofen Interferes with Cellular Healing Responses in a Murine Model of Achilles Tendinopathy

Adam Bitterman, Shuguang Gao, Sabah Rezvani, Jun Li, Katie J Sikes, John Sandy, Vincent Wang, Simon Lee, John Holmes, Johnny Lin and Anna Plaas

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: May 21, 2018

The attempted healing of tendon after acute injury (overloading, partial tear or complete rupture) proceeds via the normal wound healing cascade involving hemostasis, inflammation, matrix synthesis and matrix remodeling. Depending on the degree of trauma and the nature of the post-injury milieu, a variable degree of healing and recovery of function occurs....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510048

Bisphosphonates and MeCP2 Deficiency: Cellular Studies and Clinical Application in Rett Syndrome

Jay R Shapiro and Mary E Blue

Article Type: Short Note | First Published: May 18, 2018

In this Short Note, we assess what is known about the structural deficits in bone in Rett syndrome (RTT), a rare x-linked neurodevelopmental disorder and in mouse models of RTT and provide a rationale for the treatment of bone fragility observed in this disorder. RTT is caused by mutations in a gene that encodes for methyl CpG protein binding protein 2 (MeCP2), which can act as an inhibitor or activator of gene transcription. MeCP2 is ubiquitously expressed throughout the body....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510047

Preoperative Factors Predicting Failure of Hemiarthroplasty after Displaced Subcapital Fractured Neck of Femur in the Active Elderly

Moniz S, Eranki A, Hodgkinson S and Yates P

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 14, 2018

Displaced intracapsular hip fractures are a common problem in Australia. The majority of patients with this injury are of low demand. They present with fragility fractures and are treated successfully with a hemiarthroplasty which offers a shorter operative time, less chance of reoperation and less blood loss. In more active individual's acetabular erosion, pain and decreased function limit the success of these implants and a total hip replacement may be beneficial....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510046

Effect of Postural Correction and Orthopedic Massage Therapy on the Frequency of Headaches and Tenderness of Muscles in Migraine Patients

Doris Vahtrik, Margot Bergmann , Ingrid Vanahunt and Mark Braschinsky

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: May 12, 2018

Due to controversial information about the effect of different physiotherapy methods used in the treatment of migraine patients, the aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of postural correction and orthopedic massage as interventions against headache, and neck and shoulder area muscles tenderness, on improving active range of cervical motion and upper body posture in episodic migraine patients (n = 10) before, after five-week therapy program and 6 months after the therapy....

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