• 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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    Original Article
    Progression of arthritis after four-corner fusion in patients with calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease: a case series of eleven patients
    Aim: The purpose of this study is to evaluate outcomes and radiographic progression of wrist arthritis after four-corner fusion (4CF) in patients with evidence of calcium pyrophosphate deposition [...] Read more.
    John F. Hoy ... Xavier C. Simcock
    Published: July 10, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:256–263
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00053
    This article belongs to the special issue Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease
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    Original Article
    Sex differences in response to rehabilitation treatment for musculoskeletal pain: the mediating role of post-traumatic stress symptoms
    Aim: Numerous investigations have revealed sex differences in recovery outcomes in individuals who have sustained work-related musculoskeletal injuries (WRMIs). Previous research has also reveale [...] Read more.
    Antonina D.S. Pavilanis ... Michael J.L. Sullivan
    Published: June 26, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:242–255
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00052
    This article belongs to the special issue Prevalence and Risk Factors of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders
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    Case Report
    How to treat a patient with psoriatic arthritis and chronic lymphocytic leukemia?
    A 76-year-old male patient who has been suffering from psoriatic arthritis (PsA) for 15 years was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) 18 months ago. He has been treated him with a Brut [...] Read more.
    Jürgen Braun ... Denis Poddubnyy
    Published: June 20, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:235–241
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00051
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    Systematic Review
    Obesity in rheumatoid arthritis: impact on response to biologic therapies
    Background: We performed a service evaluation of local patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with biologic or targeted systemic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (b/ts)DMARDs to see [...] Read more.
    Zehra Irshad, Nicola J. Gullick
    Published: June 12, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:216–234
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00050
    This article belongs to the special issue Comorbidities in rheumatoid arthritis
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    Perspective
    Universal screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip in Austria: what have we learned?
    Hip ultrasound, according to Graf, is a standardized sonographic method for the detection of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) during the neonatal period. Graf established his method during t [...] Read more.
    Tanja Kraus, Catharina Chiari
    Published: June 03, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:208–215
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00049
    This article belongs to the special issue Baby Hip Sonography Worldwide: Experience, Results, and Recommendations
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    Review
    Uric acid in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases: innocent bystander or ruthless killer?
    Medical attention to uric acid (UA) has been increasing in recent years, mainly because this molecule has been shown to be associated with increased cardiovascular risk, both in the general populati [...] Read more.
    Giovanni Cimmino ... Plinio Cirillo
    Published: June 03, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:189–207
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00048
    This article belongs to the special issue Hyperuricemia: current state and prospects
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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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    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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    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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    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
    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
    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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    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:2800
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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
    View:4712
    Download:58
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    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
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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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    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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    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