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1 The global burden of neck pain: Estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 16, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

2 The global burden of low back pain: Estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Hyperkyphosis, kyphosis progression, and risk of non-spine fractures in older community dwelling women: The Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF) Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Diagnostic accuracy of the EMG parameters associated with anterior knee pain in the diagnosis of patellofemoral pain syndrome Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Health care consumption and costs due to foot and ankle injuries in the Netherlands, 1986-2010 Full Text BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, April 16, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

6 Relationship between structural joint damage and urate deposition in gout: A plain radiography and dual-energy CT study Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Health-related quality of life and functionality in elderly men and women before and after a fall-related wrist fracture International Journal of Clinical Practice, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Bone disease in CKD: A focus on osteoporosis diagnosis and management American Journal of Kidney Diseases, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Revision hip preservation surgery with hip arthroscopy: Clinical outcomes Arthroscopy, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Outcomes after repair of chronic bucket-handle tears of medial meniscus Arthroscopy, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Exposure to heavy physical occupational activities during working life and bone mineral density at the hip at retirement age Occupational and Environmental Medicine, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Evidence-based status of osteochondral cylinder transfer techniques: A systematic review of level I and II studies Arthroscopy, April 16, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

13 Arthroscopic debridement for acutely infected prosthetic knee: any role for infection control and prosthesis salvage? Arthroscopy, April 16, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

14 Reduction of tunnel enlargement with use of autologous ruptured tissue in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A pilot clinical trial Arthroscopy, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Primary versus revision arthroscopic reconstruction with remplissage for shoulder instability with moderate bone loss Arthroscopy, April 16, 2014    Review Article

16 Arthroscopic versus open shoulder stabilization: Current practice patterns in the United States Arthroscopy, April 16, 2014    Review Article

17 Efficacy of magnetic resonance imaging evaluation for meniscal tear in acute anterior cruciate ligament injuries Arthroscopy, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Management of primary acute anterior shoulder dislocation: Systematic review and quantitative synthesis of the literature Arthroscopy, April 16, 2014    Review Article

19 Adverse events associated with biodegradable lactide-containing suture anchors Arthroscopy, April 16, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

20 Morphometric evaluation of subaxial cervical spine using multi-detector computerized tomography (MD-CT) scan: the consideration for cervical pedicle screws fixation Full Text BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, April 16, 2014

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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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