Journal of

Musculoskeletal Disorders and TreatmentISSN: 2572-3243


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510105

Functional Leg Length Discrepancy among Pediatric Scoliosis: A Reversible Neuromuscular Compensation from Craniocervical Junction Misalignment

Jean Brunette, PEng, MSc, PhD, Luc Gélinas, DC and Jeffrey Chankowsky, MD, FRCP(C)

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 28, 2021

Leg length discrepancy (LLD) and pelvic obliquity have often been associated with scoliosis in the literature, and neuromuscular contributions have been mentioned as being possibly involved. It is herein hypothesized that a craniocervical junction (CCJ) misalignment (CCJM) may induce a neuromuscular imbalance leading to functional leg length discrepancy, and that re-establishing a proper alignment can result in some LLD disappearance. A total of n = 40 consecutive scoliotic children aged 7-16 ye...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510104

Acetabular Fracture Involving the Quadrilateral Surface in the Elderly Treated with Supra-Pectineal Buttress Plate: A Center Experience

Henrique Sousa, João Dinis, Pedro Seabra, José Ricardo Oliveira, André Sarmento, David Sá and Rui Lemos

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 13, 2021

Due to their osteopenic bone, specific fracture patterns involving the quadrilateral plate are very frequent in acetabular fractures in elderly patients. This has led to a growth in the use of both anterior intrapelvic (modified Stoppa) approach and infra and supra-pectineal quadrilateral buttress plates was seen in recent years. All cases of acetabular fractures of patients aged > 65 treated with supra-pectineal quadrilateral buttress plate between 2015-2020 were retrospectively reviewed. Letou...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510103

Differences in Myofascial Trigger Points and Algometry in Craniocervical Muscles among Children with and without Headache: A Comparative Study

Raquel Vega-Plá, Aitziber Rubio-Aramendi, Silvia Cardiel-Sanchéz, Isabel Albarova-Corral, Sara Cabanillas-Barea and Miguel Malo-Urriés

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 13, 2021

Headache is the most frequent neurological symptoms in children. The relationship between craniocervical muscles and headache has been studied in adults, however, studies in children are limited. The present study aimed to examine and compare the presence of active and latent myofascial triggers points in head, neck, and shoulder muscles and pain pressure thresholds in children with headache and healthy controls. A comparative study with non experimental design was conducted. A total of 126 par...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510102

Acute Hip Pain: Calcium Pyrophosphate Crystal (CPPD) Iliopsoas Bursitis

Torrente-Segarra V, Bonet M, Fuentes I and Mateo L

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 29, 2021

We describe a 78-year-old daily hiker woman with no previous significant clinical records presented with a history of acute hip pain, limping, with no previous trauma. Clinical examination showed inability to extend lower left limb, intense pain at hip mobilization with intense limitation of hip range of motion. X-Ray showed severe coxofemoral osteoarthritis with typical CPPD calcification (Figure 1B) and radiocarpal joint calcification (Figure 1C), Ultrasonography revealed both a large hypo-ech...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510101

Nailfold Capillaroscopy by Digital Microscope in a Guatemalan Population with Systemic Sclerosis

Luis Adolfo Kramer, Juan Pablo Araica, Yeny Maldonado, Marvin Bustamante, Idania Escalante, Alex Lopez and Abraham García Kutzbach

Article Type: Analytical Cross-Sectional Study | First Published: July 28, 2021

The aim of this study is to determine the usefulness of the low-price digital microscope in the identification of vascular changes in the nail bed of patients with systemic sclerosis and its relationship with autoantibodies involved. Nailfold capillaroscopy (NFC) was performed with a digital microscope at 40x, 200x magnification in 12 patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), of which seven are limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis (lcSS), five are diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSS) and tw...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510100

Relationships among Psychological Impairment, Pain Severity and Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Hospital Maintenance Engineers in a Nigerian Tertiary Hospital

Adekola B Ademoyegun, Chidozie E Mbada, Oluwatobi A Sonuga, Babatunde Y Adewuyi, Ishanosen A Aghedo, Timothy A Ojo, Mistura I Olaoye, Haruna Moda and Francis Fatoye

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 28, 2021

Hospital maintenance engineers are heterogeneous group of workers responsible for a wide variety of duties including maintaining equipment, heaters, refrigerators, air-conditioners and ventilation systems, and they are susceptible to adverse health hazards. This study was aimed to characterize and correlate psychological impairment, pain severity and Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) among hospital maintenance engineers in a Nigerian tertiary hospital. A total of 111 (76.6% response...

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