BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders is calling for submissions to our Collection on Shoulder and elbow pathologies.
This Collection aims to gather cutting-edge research and clinical insights related to various shoulder and elbow disorders, with a focus on advancing our understanding, diagnosis, and management of these conditions.
The insights gained from ongoing research have the potential to unlock groundbreaking technologies and therapies that can significantly improve the quality of life for those affected by shoulder and elbow pathologies. By fostering collaboration among experts from diverse backgrounds, this Collection aims to propel us toward a future where the management of these conditions is not only more effective but also more compassionate, ensuring that individuals can regain full function and lead fulfilling lives.
In recent years, the field of shoulder and elbow pathologies has witnessed remarkable strides, driven by cutting-edge research and innovative clinical practices. One notable advancement lies in diagnostic precision. High-resolution imaging techniques, such as MRI and ultrasound, now allow for earlier and more accurate detection of conditions like rotator cuff tears and tendinopathies. As we continue to refine treatment modalities, we may witness a shift towards more personalized and minimally invasive interventions, promising better outcomes and fewer complications. We welcome submissions that cover a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:
- Diagnostic advances: Innovative approaches for accurate diagnosis and assessment of shoulder and elbow pathologies.
- Treatment modalities: Research on novel therapies, surgical interventions, and conservative management strategies for conditions like rotator cuff tears, tendinopathies, arthritis, and instability.
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy: Studies focusing on effective rehabilitation protocols, exercise regimens, and physiotherapy interventions for optimizing post-treatment outcomes.
- Biomechanics and kinematics: Investigations into the biomechanical aspects of shoulder and elbow function.
- Epidemiology and risk factors: Epidemiological studies elucidating the prevalence, incidence, and risk factors associated with shoulder and elbow pathologies.
- Patient-centered outcomes: Research exploring patient-reported outcomes, quality of life, and patient satisfaction following various treatment modalities.
- Innovations in technology: Development and evaluation of technological advancements aimed at improving the management of shoulder and elbow disorders.
This Collection supports and amplifies research related to United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) #10 - "Reduced inequalities" and #17 - "Partnership for the goals" on research and advancements in the field aimed to reduce inequalities in access to quality health care and promote global partnerships to achieve sustainable development. This collection also support research related to UN Sustainable Development Goal #3 – “Good health and well-being.”
By contributing to this Collection, you have the opportunity to disseminate your research to a broad audience, including clinicians, scientists, and the general public, potentially influencing clinical practice and patient care.
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