• Exploration of Musculoskeletal Diseases

    eISSN: 2836-6468
    EiC: Fernando Pérez-Ruiz, MD, PhD, Cruces University Hospital; Biocruces Health Research Institute; Basque Country University
    Frequency: Bimonthly
    APC: No Article Processing Charge before January 31, 2028
    Publishing Model: Open Access
    Peer Review Model: Single Blind
    Indexing & Archiving: Google Scholar, Portico
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    Review
    The reality of sonography of the infant hip in Brazil: results and recommendations
    Since 1980, when Professor Reinhard Graf developed a novel technique, sonography of the infant hip has played a prominent role in the early diagnosis of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Bra [...] Read more.
    Giovanna Galvão Braga Motta ... Alexandre Francisco de Lourenço
    Published: May 20, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:156–163
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00045
    This article belongs to the special issue Baby Hip Sonography Worldwide: Experience, Results, and Recommendations
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    Original Article
    Validation of computer-based analysis of static ultrasound images of patellar and Achilles tendon enthesis territories
    Aim: The aim of the present study is to conduct interobserver and intra-observer validation of computer analysis of static ultrasound images of entheseal territories of the Achilles and distal pa [...] Read more.
    Carlos A. Guillén-Astete ... Mónica Vázquez-Díaz
    Published: May 15, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:148–155
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00044
    This article belongs to the special issue Digital health technologies in rheumatology: emerging evidence and innovation
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    Perspective
    Hip sonography in Switzerland
    The diagnosis of hip dysplasia has developed very differently in different countries over the last few decades. The development and current situation in Switzerland is described in this paper. In th [...] Read more.
    Beat Dubs
    Published: May 15, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:145–147
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00043
    This article belongs to the special issue Baby Hip Sonography Worldwide: Experience, Results, and Recommendations
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    Original Article
    Teleteaching in paediatric rheumatology: an Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology experience
    Aim: To evaluate the reach and potential effectiveness of teleteaching of health providers in paediatric rheumatology by observing the pattern of sessions, attendance, and attendees’ feedback i [...] Read more.
    Sumaira Farman ... Saira Elaine Anwer Khan
    Published: April 17, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:133–144
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00042
    This article belongs to the special issue Digital health technologies in rheumatology: emerging evidence and innovation
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    Perspective
    Hip sonography in Hungary
    The diagnosis of hip dysplasia has developed very differently in different countries over the last few decades. The development and current situation in Hungary is described in this paper. The Ortol [...] Read more.
    Beat Dubs
    Published: April 17, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:130–132
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00041
    This article belongs to the special issue Baby Hip Sonography Worldwide: Experience, Results, and Recommendations
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    Review
    Hip sonography: thirty-four years of experience in Italy
    This paper provides a review of the years of experience of hip sonography since the first ultrasound (US) course in Italy in 1987. Clinical and US findings were correlated in 1,000 newborns examined [...] Read more.
    Maurizio De Pellegrin ... Nicola Guindani
    Published: April 10, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:116–129
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00040
    This article belongs to the special issue Baby Hip Sonography Worldwide: Experience, Results, and Recommendations
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    Case Report
    Similarities and differences between gouty arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis—an interesting case with a short look into the literature
    Gout often presents as acute arthritis but may also present with chronic joint inflammation. For the diagnosis of an acute gout attack with its typical symptoms, the differentiation towards a bacter [...] Read more.
    David Kiefer ... Juergen Braun
    Published: February 24, 2023 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2023;1:11–19
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2023.00003
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    Case Report
    Physiotherapy management of a patient with neck pain having block vertebra: a case report
    Congenital fused/blocked vertebrae are an incidental finding in most cases. It remains asymptomatic unless there is a traumatic event or there is an increased biomechanical load which may be attribu [...] Read more.
    Sarah Quais, Ammar Suhail
    Published: March 27, 2023 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2023;1:31–36
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2023.00006
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    Case Report
    Participatory action ultrasound imaging in increasing clinician confidence with new approaches to trigger point dry needling of the lateral pterygoid
    Upon self-reflection, some clinicians privately confess a lack of confidence in being able to safely perform trigger point dry needling (TrPDN) or trigger point injection (TrPI) on craniofacial musc [...] Read more.
    Andrew Ball ... Jordan Spennato
    Published: February 05, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:49–55
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00033
    This article belongs to the special issue New Advances in Imaging and Therapy Approaches for MSK Diseases
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    Case Report
    Return-to-play decision-making following ankle injury: a comprehensive case analysis of the functional hop test
    Following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury of the knee, the functional hop test (an averaging of 4 component hop tests including single-hop, triple-hop, cross-over-hop, and 6-meter-hop) is co [...] Read more.
    Michael Crinion ... Michael Agnone
    Published: March 06, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:75–81
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00036
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    Review
    Is there a place for magnetic resonance imaging in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis?
    Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a systemic condition characterized by the new bone formation and enthesopathies of the axial and peripheral skeleton. The diagnosis of DISH current [...] Read more.
    Iris Eshed
    Published: April 27, 2023 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2023;1:43–53
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2023.00008
    This article belongs to the special issue Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis- A common but neglected disease
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    Original Article
    Utility of dimethylsulfoxide to preserve synovial fluid samples for microcrystal detection and identification
    Aims: To study whether the addition of dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) to synovial fluid (SF) samples could be helpful to store frozen samples to improve the rates of detection and identification of cry [...] Read more.
    Fernando Pérez-Ruiz ... Juan J. Mateos-Mazón
    Published: February 21, 2023 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2023;1:4–10
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2023.00002
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    Editorial
    Opening editorial for exploration in musculoskeletal diseases
    Fernando Perez-Ruiz
    Published: January 01, 2023 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2023;1:1–3
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2022.00001
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    Case Report
    Similarities and differences between gouty arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis—an interesting case with a short look into the literature
    Gout often presents as acute arthritis but may also present with chronic joint inflammation. For the diagnosis of an acute gout attack with its typical symptoms, the differentiation towards a bacter [...] Read more.
    David Kiefer ... Juergen Braun
    Published: February 24, 2023 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2023;1:11–19
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2023.00003
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    Editorial
    Quality of care, referral, and early diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis
    Jürgen Braun ... Xenofon Baraliakos
    Published: April 12, 2023 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2023;1:37–42
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2023.00007
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    Review
    Interstitial lung disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a narrative review
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory disease of unknown origin. Although it mainly affects joints, it can have extra-articular manifestations, with the lung being one  [...] Read more.
    Gloria Candelas Rodríguez, Virginia Villaverde
    Published: October 20, 2023 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2023;1:128–142
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2023.00017
    This article belongs to the special issue Comorbidities in rheumatoid arthritis
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    Original Article
    Utility of dimethylsulfoxide to preserve synovial fluid samples for microcrystal detection and identification
    Aims: To study whether the addition of dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) to synovial fluid (SF) samples could be helpful to store frozen samples to improve the rates of detection and identification of cry [...] Read more.
    Fernando Pérez-Ruiz ... Juan J. Mateos-Mazón
    Published: February 21, 2023 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2023;1:4–10
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2023.00002
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    Case Report
    Physiotherapy management of a patient with neck pain having block vertebra: a case report
    Congenital fused/blocked vertebrae are an incidental finding in most cases. It remains asymptomatic unless there is a traumatic event or there is an increased biomechanical load which may be attribu [...] Read more.
    Sarah Quais, Ammar Suhail
    Published: March 27, 2023 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2023;1:31–36
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2023.00006
    View:2408
    Download:37
    Times Cited: 0
    Open Access
    Case Report
    Similarities and differences between gouty arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis—an interesting case with a short look into the literature
    Gout often presents as acute arthritis but may also present with chronic joint inflammation. For the diagnosis of an acute gout attack with its typical symptoms, the differentiation towards a bacter [...] Read more.
    David Kiefer ... Juergen Braun
    Published: February 24, 2023 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2023;1:11–19
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2023.00003
    View:3892
    Download:50
    Open Access
    Review
    Perioperative management, operative techniques, and pitfalls in the surgical treatment of patients with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis: a narrative review
    Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) can lead to dysphagia, airway obstruction, and unstable vertebral fractures. Surgery can be performed to relieve cervical compression or stabilize fra [...] Read more.
    Netanja I. Harlianto ... Jorrit-Jan Verlaan
    Published: August 29, 2023 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2023;1:84–96
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2023.00013
    This article belongs to the special issue Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis- A common but neglected disease
    Open Access
    Editorial
    Opening editorial for exploration in musculoskeletal diseases
    Fernando Perez-Ruiz
    Published: January 01, 2023 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2023;1:1–3
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2022.00001
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    Original Article
    Utility of dimethylsulfoxide to preserve synovial fluid samples for microcrystal detection and identification
    Aims: To study whether the addition of dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) to synovial fluid (SF) samples could be helpful to store frozen samples to improve the rates of detection and identification of cry [...] Read more.
    Fernando Pérez-Ruiz ... Juan J. Mateos-Mazón
    Published: February 21, 2023 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2023;1:4–10
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2023.00002
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    Perspective
    Towards a more ambitious uricemia target to improve joint and cardiovascular outcomes in gout
    Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis and a global health problem. In addition to joint involvement, urate crystals induce chronic inflammation, leading to increased cardiovascular risk in gout. Thus, cardiovascular disea [...] Read more.
    Enrique Calvo-Aranda, Fernando Perez-Ruiz
    Published: February 27, 2023 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2023;1:20–25
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2023.00004
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    Original Article
    Infection after reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament
    Aim: Postoperative infection after the anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) can destroy the knee cartilage, necessitate graft removal, and cause arthrofibrosis, instability, limitatio [...] Read more.
    Elisha Krasin ... Yaniv Warschawski
    Published: February 27, 2023 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2023;1:26–30
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2023.00005
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    Special Issues
    From the Editor-in-Chief
    I feel honored to serve as the newly appointed Editor-in-Chief of Exploration of Musculoskeletal Diseases (EMD). EMD will give investigators, scientists, and clinicians the opportunity to publish and share outstanding knowledge from basic to clinical science including topics on pharmacology, imaging, surgery, physical therapy, and outcomes related to the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. With the increasing knowledge on pathophysiology and therapeutic targets for chronic inflammatory diseases, new medications yet available and also those upcoming, as well as the increasing outbreak of health outcomes in health services management and clinical practice will surely change the landscape of musculoskeletal diseases in a near future. With the infrastructures and support of Open Exploration Publishing services, the new EMD journal seeks to become a reference in this new landscape for musculoskeletal diseases.
    Fernando Pérez-Ruiz
    Editor-in-Chief of Exploration of Musculoskeletal Diseases