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1 Back pain in seniors: the back pain outcomes using longitudinal data (BOLD) cohort baseline data Full Text BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, April 23, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

2 Effect of interferential current stimulation in management of hemiplegic shoulder pain Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Arthroscopic debridement for primary osteoarthritis of the elbow: analysis of preoperative factors affecting outcome Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, April 23, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

4 Dairy products, yogurts, and bone health American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Osteoarthritis, obesity and weight loss: evidence, hypotheses and horizons – a scoping review Obesity Reviews, April 23, 2014    Review Article

6 Postoperative meningitis after spinal surgery: A review of 21 cases from 20,178 patients Full Text BMC Infectious Diseases, April 23, 2014    Review Article

7 The global burden of other musculoskeletal disorders: Estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 23, 2014    Review Article

8 Using the international classification of functioning, disability and health in physiotherapy in multidisciplinary vocational rehabilitation: a case study of low back pain Physiotherapy Research International, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Effect of catheter-based patent foramen ovale closure on the occurrence of arterial bubbles in scuba divers JACC Cardiovascular Interventions, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

10 The global burden of occupationally related low back pain: estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Acupuncture at local and distal points for chronic shoulder pain: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial Full Text Trials, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Effectiveness of aquatic exercise for musculoskeletal conditions: A meta-analysis Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, April 23, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

13 The economic burden of fracture patients with osteoporosis in western China Osteoporosis International, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

14 A simplified version of the weight-bearing ankle lunge test: Description and test–retest reliability Manual Therapy , April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Handgrip strength but not appendicular lean mass is an independent predictor of functional outcome in hip-fracture women: A short-term prospective study Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Interesting case of subependymoma of the spinal cord The Spine Journal, April 23, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

17 The role of fear avoidance beliefs as a prognostic factor for outcome in patients with nonspecific low back pain: a systematic review The Spine Journal, April 23, 2014    Review Article

18 Long-term clinical outcome of sacral chondrosarcoma treated by total en bloc sacrectomy and reconstruction of lumbosacral and pelvic ring using intraoperative extracorporeal irradiated autologous tumor-bearing sacrum: a case report with 10 years follow-up The Spine Journal, April 23, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

19 Anatomic radiological variations in developmental lumbar spinal stenosis: a prospective, control-matched comparative analysis The Spine Journal, April 23, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

20 Depression as a prognostic factor of lumbar spinal stenosis: a systematic review The Spine Journal, April 23, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

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Zoledronic acid effective in fracture prevention after 1 year of treatment

As reported in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, the anti-fracture effect of zoledronic acid is apparent as early as 12 months after treatment and persists for at least 3 years. The study involved 9355 women with osteoporosis who were followed for 3 y. Compared with the placebo group, the ORs for fractures in the women 1, 2, and 3 years after treatment with zoledronic acid were 0.74, 0.53, and 0.61, respectively.

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Exercise + weight loss program effective in treating hip OA

As published in Physical Therapy, a combined 8-month exercise plus weight loss program in overweight or obese patients with hip OA (n=35) resulted in a 32.6% self-reported improvement in physical functioning, as well as pain and walking. This is the first report to demonstrate a benefit in patients with hip OA, which is consistent with the reported benefit of exercise plus weight loss in patients with knee OA.

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An alternative regimen for diabetic foot infections

As published in Infection, iv moxifloxacin (400 mg qd) is as effective as iv piperacillin/tazobactam (4.0/0.5 g tid) followed by oral amoxicillin/clavulanate (875/125 mg bid x 7-21 d) in the treatment of diabetic foot infections (69.9%-76.4% vs. 69.1%-78.8%, respectively).

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1 Femoroacetabular impingement in athletes: Current concepts The American Journal of Sports Medicine, March 6, 2014    Review Article

2 The clinical course of low back pain: a meta-analysis comparing outcomes in randomised clinical trials (RCTs) and observational studies BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, March 10, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine

3 Total joint arthroplasty: Trends in medicare reimbursement and implant prices Journal of Arthroplasty, March 26, 2014    Review Article

4 Efficacy of MRI in primary care for patients with knee complaints due to trauma: protocol of a randomised controlled non-inferiority trial (TACKLE trial) BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, March 5, 2014    Free full text

5 The efficacy of duloxetine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and opioids in osteoarthritis: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, March 12, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine

6 Opioids compared with placebo or other treatments for chronic low back pain: An update of the cochrane review Spine, March 28, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

7 HUMeral Shaft Fractures: MEasuring Recovery after Operative versus Non-operative Treatment (HUMMER): a multicenter comparative observational study BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, February 13, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine

8 A clinical pathway for total shoulder arthroplasty--A pilot study HSS Journal (Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery), March 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

9 Culture-negative periprosthetic joint infection The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, March 7, 2014    Review Article

10 First metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis versus proximal phalanx hemiarthroplasty for hallux rigidus: feasibility study for a randomised controlled trial Trials, March 18, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine

11 Comparison of minimally invasive approach versus conventional anterolateral approach for total hip arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, February 21, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

12 Evidence-based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with neck pain Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, January 7, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Guideline

13 Predicting rapid recovery from acute low back pain based on the intensity, duration and history of pain: A validation study European Journal of Pain, March 21, 2014

14 The demographic characteristics of high-level and recreational athletes undergoing hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement: A sports-specific analysis Arthroscopy, February 28, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

15 Five-week outcomes from a dosing trial of therapeutic massage for chronic neck pain Annals of Family Medicine, March 14, 2014    Free full text

16 Reduced short-term complications and mortality following Enhanced Recovery primary hip and knee arthroplasty: Results from 6,000 consecutive procedures Acta Orthopaedica, March 4, 2014    Free full text    Review Article

17 Vitamin D status and its relationship with body composition, bone mineral density and fracture risk in urban Central South Chinese postmenopausal women Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, March 20, 2014

18 Yoga vs. physical therapy vs. education for chronic low back pain in predominantly minority populations: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial Trials, February 27, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine

19 Cast immobilization with and without immobilization of the thumb for nondisplaced and minimally displaced scaphoid waist fractures: a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial The Journal of Hand Surgery, March 5, 2014

20 Subacromial impingement syndrome and pain: protocol for a randomised controlled trial of exercise and corticosteroid injection (the SUPPORT trial) BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, March 17, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine

Indexed Journals in Orthopedics: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Arthroplasty, Spine, The Kneemore

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