• 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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    Mini Review
    Newborn hip screening experience in Türkiye
    In this review article, newborn hip screening experience in Türkiye was summarized. The nationwide newborn hip screening program was officially initiated in 2013. The program currently includes the [...] Read more.
    Hakan Ömeroğlu ... Feza Korkusuz
    Published: February 18, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:69–74
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00035
    This article belongs to the special issue Baby Hip Sonography Worldwide: Experience, Results, and Recommendations
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    Review
    Soft tissue sarcoma: clinical recognition and approach to the loneliest cancer
    Soft tissue sarcoma (STS) is a rare malignancy with a high incidence. Early diagnosis can reduce the rate of amputations and increase survival, however, this is typically delayed. The diagnosis and  [...] Read more.
    Sujan Shakya ... Xiang Zhou
    Published: February 06, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:56–68
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00034
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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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    Perspective
    Redefining comorbidity understanding in rheumatoid arthritis through novel approaches using real-world data
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a prevalent chronic disease that is associated with numerous comorbidities. Accurate assessment of these coexisting conditions, as reported by clinicians, is critical fo [...] Read more.
    Diego Benavent, Chamaida Plasencia-Rodríguez
    Published: February 01, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:40–48
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00032
    This article belongs to the special issue Comorbidities in rheumatoid arthritis
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    Multifaceted aspects of chronic disease: do diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis affect the quality of life?
    Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a common condition that affects the spine and peripheral joints, characterized by the progressive ossification of ligaments and tendons. It is a no [...] Read more.
    Greta Pellegrino ... Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini
    Published: January 23, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:31–39
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00031
    This article belongs to the special issue Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis- A common but neglected disease
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    Review
    Scoping review on remote disease monitoring in rheumatoid arthritis: does it actually help the patient?
    Remote monitoring technologies (RMTs) are an emerging tool for assessing, monitoring, and following up on patients with chronic diseases including autoimmune rheumatic diseases (AIRDs). The best use [...] Read more.
    Prakashini Mruthyunjaya ... Debashish Danda
    Published: January 22, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:20–30
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00030
    This article belongs to the special issue Digital health technologies in rheumatology: emerging evidence and innovation
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    View:1165
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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