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Published peer-reviewed scientific articles in international journals (32)



33. AA Kiadaliri, M Englund, LS Lohmander, K Steen Carlsson, RB Frobell

Five-year cost-effectiveness of early reconstruction vs optional delayed reconstruction for acute anterior cruciate ligament tears: registry enriched randomised controlled trial data

British Journal of Sports Medicine, Accepted February 2016


32. KH Ekedahl, B Jönsson, RB Frobell

The three week results of transforaminal epidural steroid injection in patients with chronic unilateral low back related leg pain - the relation to MRI findings and clinical features

Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Accepted January 2016



31. Zhang F, Kumm J, Svensson F, Turkiewicz A, Frobell R, Englund M

Risk factors for meniscal body extrusion on MRI in subjects free of radiographic knee osteoarthritis: longitudinal data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2015 Dec 17. E-pub ahead of print as doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2015.12.003.


30. N Kumahashi, P Swärd, S Larsson, LS Lohmander, RB Frobell, A Struglics

Type II collagen C2C epitope in human synovial fluid and serum after knee injury - associations with molecular and structural markers of injury.

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 2015 Sep;23(9):1506-12


29. A Struglics, S Larsson, N Kumahashi, RB Frobell, LS Lohmander

Changes in Cytokines and Aggrecan ARGS Neoepitope in Synovial Fluid and Serum and in C-Terminal Crosslinking Telopeptide of Type II Collagen and N-Terminal Crosslinking Telopeptide of Type I Collagen in Urine Over Five Years After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture: An Exploratory Analysis in the Knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Nonsurgical Versus Surgical Treatment Trial

Arthritis and Rheumatology 2015 Jul;67(7):1816-25.


28. F Eckstein, W Wirth, LS Lohmander, MI Hudelmaier, RB Frobell

Five-year follow up of knee joint cartilage thickness changes after acute rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament

Arthritis and Rheumatology 2015 Jan;67(1):152-61


27. FW Roemer, M Jarraya, J Niu, JR Silva, RB Frobell, A Guermazi

Increased risk for radiographic osteoarthritis features in young active athletes: a cross-sectional matched case-control study

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2015 Feb;23(2):239-43.



26. G Peat, C Bergknut, RB Frobell, A Jöud, M Englund

Population-wide incidence estimates for soft tissue knee injuries presenting to healthcare in southern Sweden: data from the Skåne Healthcare Register

Arthritis Research and Therapy 2014 Jul 31;16(4):R162


25. DJ Hunter, LS Lohmander, J Makovey, J Tamez-Pena, S Totterman, E Schreyer, RB Frobell

The effect of anterior cruciate ligament injury on bone curvature: exploratory analysis in the KANON trial

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2014 Jul;22(7):959-68


24. P Swärd, A Struglics, M Englund, HP Roos, RB Frobell

Knee injury with concomitant osteochondral fracture is associated with higher degree of acute joint inflammation

American Journal of Sports Medicine 2014 May;42(5):1096-102


23. FW Roemer, RB Frobell, LS Lohmander, J Niu, A Guermazi

Anterior Cruciate Ligament OsteoArthritis Score (ACLOAS): Longitudinal MRI-based whole joint assessment of anterior cruciate ligament injury

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2014 May;22(5):668-82



22. Y Eriksson, EM Roos, RB Frobell

Lower extremity performance following ACL rehabilitation in the KANON-trial: impact of reconstruction and predictive value at 2 and 5 years

British Journal of Sports Medicine 2013 Oct;47(15):980-5


21. BE Oiestad, N Osterås, RB Frobell, M Grotle, H Brøgger, MA Risberg

Efficacy of strength and aerobic exercise on patient-reported outcomes and structural changes in patients with knee osteoarthritis: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 Sep 12;14(1):266


20. A Wenger, W Wirth, M Hudelmaier, I Noebauer-Huhman, S Trattnig, K Bloecker, RB Frobell, K Kwoh, F Eckstein, M Englund

Meniscus body position, size and shape in persons with and without radiographic knee osteoarthritis: Quantitative analyses of knee MRIs from the Osteoarthritis Initiative

Arthritis and Rheumatology 2013 Jul;65(7):1804-11


19. S Cotofana, BT Wyman, O Benichou, D Dreher, M Nevitt, J Gardiner, W Wirth, W Hitzl, CK Kwoh, F Eckstein, and RB Frobell - for the OAI Investigators Group

Relationship between knee pain and the presence, location, size and phenotype of femorotibial denuded areas of subchondral bone as visualized by MRI

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2013 Sep;21(9):1214-22


18. RB Frobell, HP Roos, EM Roos, F Roemer, J Ranstam, LS Lohmander

Treatment for acute anterior cruciate ligament tear: five year outcome of randomised trial

British Medical Journal 2013 Jan 24;346:f232



17. P Swärd, RB Frobell, M Englund, HP Roos, A Struglics

Cartilage and bone markers and inflammatory cytokines are increased in synovial fluid in the acute phase of knee injury (hemarthrosis) - a cross-sectional analysis

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2012 Nov;20(11):1302-8


16. H Ekedahl, B Jönsson, RB Frobell

Fingertip-to-Floor Test and Straight Leg Raising Test: Validity, Responsiveness, and Predictive Value in Patients With Acute/Subacute Low Back Pain

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2012 Dec;93(12):2210-5


15. K Bloecker, W Wirth, M Hudelmaier, R Burgkart, RB Frobell, F Eckstein Morphometric Differences between the Medial and Lateral Meniscus in Healthy Men – a Three-Dimensional Analysis using Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Cells Tissues and Organs 2012;195(4):353-64



14. Bloecker K, Englund M, Wirth W, Hudelmaier M, Burgkart R, Frobell RB, Eckstein F

Revision 1 size and position of the healthy meniscus, and its correlation with sex, height, weight, and bone area- a cross-sectional study

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 Oct 28;12(1):248.


13. F Eckstein, S Cotofana, W Wirth, M Nevitt, M John, D Dreher, RB Frobell – for the OA Initiative investigators Group

Greater Rates of Cartilage Loss in painful knees than in pain-free knees After Adjustment for Radiographic Disease Stage: Data from the OA Initiative

Arthritis and Rheumatology 2011 Aug;63(8):2257-67


12. RB Frobell

Change in cartilage thickness, post traumatic bone marrow lesions and joint fluid volumes after acute ACL disruption - a 2 year prospective MRI study of 61 subjects

Journal of Bone Joint Surgery American 2011 Jun 15;93(12):1096-103



11. RB Frobell, EM Roos, HP Roos, J Ranstam, LS LohmanderA randomized trial of treatment for acute anterior cruciate ligament tearsNew England Journal of Medicine 2010 Jul 22;363(4):331-42.


10. RB Frobell, MC Nevitt, M Hudelmaier, W Wirth, BT Wyman, O Benichou, D Dreher, RY Davies, JH Lee, F Baribaud, A Gimona, F Eckstein - for the OA Initiative investigators

Femorotibial subchondral bone area and regional cartilage thickness - a cross-sectional description in healthy reference cases and various radiographic stages of osteoarthritis in 1003 knees from the Osteoarthritis Initiative

Arthritis Care and Research 2010 Nov;62(11):1612-23


9. KH Ekedahl, B Jönsson, RB Frobell

Validity of the fingertip-to-floor test and straight leg raising test in patients with acute and subacute low back pain: A comparison by sex and radicular pain

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2010 Aug;91(8):1243-7.


8. W Wirth, RB Frobell, RB Souza, X Li, BT Wyman, M-P Hellio-LeGraverand,TM Link, S Majumdar, F Eckstein

A three-dimensional quantitative method to measure meniscus shape, position, and signal intensity using MR images: a pilot study and preliminary results in knee osteoarthritis

Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2010;63(5):1162-71.


7. RB Frobell, W Wirth W, M Nevitt, BT Wyman, O Benichou, D Dreher, RY Davies, JH Lee, F Baribaud, A Gimona, M Hudelmaier, S Cotofana, F Eckstein for the OA Initiative investigators

Presence, location, type and size of denuded areas of subchondral bone in the knee as a function of radiographic stage of OA – data from the OA initiative

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2010 May;18(5):668-76



6. CA Thorstensson, LS Lohmander, RB Frobell, EM Roos, R Goobermann-Hill

Choosing surgery: patients' preferences within a trial of treatments for anterior cruciate ligament injury. A qualitative study

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 Aug 10;10:100


5. RB Frobell, MP LeGraverand, R Buck, EM Roos, HP Roos, J Tamez-Pena, S Totterman, LS Lohmander

The acutely ACL injured knee assessed by MRI: Changes in joint fluid, bone marrow lesions, and cartilage during the first year

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2009 Feb;17(2):161-7



4. RB Frobell, E Svensson, M Göttrick, EM Roos

Self-reported activity level and knee function in amateur football players: the influence of age, gender, history of knee injury and level of competition

Knee Surgery and Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 2008 Jul;16(7):713-9


3. RB Frobell, HP Roos, EM Roos, MP LeGraverand, R Buck, J Tamez-Pena, S Totterman, T Boegard, LS Lohmander

The acutely ACL injured knee assessed by MRI: Are large volume traumatic bone marrow lesions a sign of severe compression injury?

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2008:16(7):829-36



2. RB Frobell, LS Lohmander, EM Roos

The challenge of recruiting patients with anterior cruciate ligament injury of the knee into a randomized clinical trial on surgical vs. non- surgical treatment

Contemporary Clinical Trials 2007:28(3):295-302


1. RB Frobell, LS Lohmander, HP Roos

Acute rotational trauma to the knee – poor agreement between clinical assessment and MRI findings

Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports 2007:17(2):109-14


Invited reviews & editorials – international journals


RB Frobell & M Börjesson

Welocme to the Swedish theme issue: putting exercise into sports medicine

British Journal of Sports Medicine 2013 Oct;47(15):935-6


R Kijowski, F Roemer, M Englund, CJ Tiderius, P Swärd, RB Frobell

Imaging patients following acute knee trauma

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2014 Oct;22(10):1429-43


EA Riordan, RB Frobell, FW Roemer, DJ Hunter

The health and structural consequences of acute knee injuries involving rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament

Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America 2013 Feb;39(1):107-22


FW Roemer, RB Frobell, DJ Hunter, MD Crema, W Fischer, K Bohndorf, A Guermazi

MRI-detected subchondral bone marrow signal alterations of the knee joint: terminology, imaging appearance, relevance and radiological differential diagnosis.

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2009 Sep;17(9):1115-31


Books, book chapters & letters to the editor


Lohmander LS, Roos HP, Roos EM, Ranstam J, Frobell RB

Authors' response to editorial by Levy and colleagues on Treating ACL injuries in young moderately active adults

British Medical Journal 2013 Apr 10:346:f2082


Frobell RB, Ranstam J, Lohmander LS.

More on treatment for acute anterior cruciate ligament tears

New England Journal of Medicine 2012 Jul 19;367(3):279


RB Frobell, R Cooper, H Morris, E Arendt

Acute knee injuries

Brukner & Khans Clinical Sports medicine, 4th edition 2011. McGraw-Hill Australia


Lohmander LS, Frobell RB, Roos EM.

A scientific approach to optimal treatment of cruciate ligament injuries

Acta Orthopedica Scandinavia 2011;82:389‐92.


Lohmander LS, Frobell R.

Overtreatment of anterior cruciate ligament injuries.

Acta Orthopedica Scandinavia 2011;82:122‐3.


RB Frobell, EM Roos, LS Lohmander

Treatment for Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear

New England Journal of Medicine 2010;363:1871-1873


RB Frobell

Treatment and outcome of anterior cruciate ligament injury: Truth or Consequences

Lund University, Faculty of Medicine. Doctoral Dissertation Series

2007:163. ISBN 978-91-85897-41-4


Scientific articles in Swedish


R Frobell

Osteoarthritis after serious joint damage--great need for more studies (Swedish)

Läkartidningen 2014 May 21-27;111(21):934-8


RB Frobell

Magnetkamera; när använda vid knäsjukdomar och till vilken nytta?

Incitament 2010, volym 19


Scientific publications of public interest

RB Frobell

Postdok - en upplevelse utöver det vardagliga

Idrottsmedicin 2009


RB Frobell

Behandling av patienter med främre korsbandsskada – är rehabilitering och operativ behandling mer framgångsrik än enbart rehabilitering?

Forskarutbildning - resultat från några av de projekt som fått ekonomiskt stöd från Region Skåne & södra sjukvårdsregionen


RB Frobell

Främre korsbandsskador

Idrottsmedicin 2008


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