Epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders

Section edited by Anita Wluka

This section concerns all aspects of the epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders including but not limited to: cohort studies, genetic association studies, and prevalence studies.

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  1. Research article

    Prevalence of arthritis according to age, sex and socioeconomic status in six low and middle income countries: analysis of data from the World Health Organization study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE) Wave 1

    In higher income countries, social disadvantage is associated with higher arthritis prevalence; however, less is known about arthritis prevalence or determinants in low to middle income countries (LMICs). We a...

    Sharon L. Brennan-Olsen, S. Cook, M. T. Leech, S. J. Bowe, P. Kowal, N. Naidoo, I. N. Ackerman, R. S. Page, S. M. Hosking, J. A. Pasco and M. Mohebbi

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:271

    Published on: 21 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Administrative Algorithms to identify Avascular necrosis of bone among patients undergoing upper or lower extremity magnetic resonance imaging: a validation study

    Studies of the epidemiology and outcomes of avascular necrosis (AVN) require accurate case-finding methods. The aim of this study was to evaluate performance characteristics of a claims-based algorithm designe...

    Medha Barbhaiya, Yan Dong, Jeffrey A. Sparks, Elena Losina, Karen H. Costenbader and Jeffrey N. Katz

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:268

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Epidemiology and time trends of distal forearm fractures in adults - a study of 11.2 million person-years in Sweden

    A distal forearm fracture is a very common injury causing both suffering and substantial health care costs. The incidence of this fracture type seemed to increase worldwide until the middle 1980’s, but thereaf...

    Daniel Jerrhag, Martin Englund, Magnus K. Karlsson and Bjorn E. Rosengren

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:240

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Consultation patterns of children and adolescents with knee pain in UK general practice: analysis of medical records

    Knee problems are common in children and adolescents. Despite this, little is known about the epidemiology of knee problems in children and adolescents who consult in general practice. The aim of this study wa...

    Zoe A. Michaleff, Paul Campbell, Joanne Protheroe, Amit Rajani and Kate M. Dunn

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:239

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  5. Research article

    Health care utilization in patients with gout: a prospective multicenter cohort study

    All published studies of health care utilization in gout have been cross-sectional to date, and most used a patient-reported diagnosis of gout. Our objective was to assess health care utilization and its predi...

    Jasvinder A. Singh, Aseem Bharat, Dinesh Khanna, Cleopatra Aquino-Beaton, Jay E. Persselin, Erin Duffy, David Elashoff and Puja P. Khanna

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:233

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  6. Research article

    Generalised joint hypermobility and shoulder joint hypermobility, – risk of upper body musculoskeletal symptoms and reduced quality of life in the general population

    Generalised Joint Hypermobility (GJH) is a hereditary condition with an ability to exceed the joints beyond the normal range. The prevalence of GJH in the adult population and its impact on upper body musculos...

    Birgit Juul-Kristensen, Lasse Østengaard, Sebrina Hansen, Eleanor Boyle, Tina Junge and Lise Hestbaek

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:226

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  7. Research article

    Association between Epicondylitis and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Pooled Occupational Cohorts

    The pathophysiology of lateral epicondylitis (LE) is unclear. Recent evidence suggests some common musculoskeletal disorders may have a basis in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Thus, we examined CVD...

    Kurt T. Hegmann, Matthew S. Thiese, Jay Kapellusch, Andrew Merryweather, Stephen Bao, Barbara Silverstein, Eric M. Wood, Richard Kendall, James Foster, David L. Drury and Arun Garg

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:227

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  8. Research article

    Rheumatoid factors do not predict cardiovascular disease and mortality in the general population in the Busselton Health Survey

    Rheumatoid Factors (RF) are antibodies directed against the Fc portion of IgG and are involved in clearance of immune complexes. While RF can develop in a wide range of conditions, higher RF levels indicate a ...

    Johannes Nossent, Warren Raymond, Mark Divitini and Matthew Knuiman

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:221

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  9. Research article

    Chronic musculoskeletal ankle disorders in Sri Lanka

    Musculoskeletal disorders of the lower extremities are commonly affected by chronicity and disability. One of the most commonly affected areas is the ankle. Epidemiological information is limited for chronic m...

    Ishanka Weerasekara and Claire E. Hiller

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:219

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  10. Research article

    Variation in Prosthetic Joint Infection and treatment strategies during 4.5 years of follow-up after primary joint arthroplasty using administrative data of 41397 patients across Australian, European and United States hospitals

    To identify best practices and quality improvement initiatives, we aimed to assess whether the incidence of Periprosthetic Joint Infection (PJI) and treatment strategies differed across patients treated in Aus...

    Perla J. Marang-van de Mheen, Ellie Bragan Turner, Susan Liew, Nora Mutalima, Ton Tran, Sten Rasmussen, Rob G. H. H. Nelissen and Andrew Gordon

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:207

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  11. Research article

    Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Spanish version of the Oxford Hip Score in patients with hip osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip is a disease that entails a major burden for patients and the society as a whole. One way of measuring this burden for the patient is through impact on Health-related Quality of ...

    Jesús Martín-Fernández, Pedro Gray-Laymón, Antonio Molina-Siguero, Javier Martínez-Martín, Roberto García-Maroto, Isidoro García-Sánchez, Lidia García-Pérez, Vanesa Ramos-García, Olga Castro-Casas and Amaia Bilbao

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:205

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  12. Research article

    Incidence of total hip or knee replacement due to osteoarthritis in relation to thyroid function: a prospective cohort study (The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study)

    To study whether thyroid function was associated with risk of hip or knee replacement due to primary osteoarthritis.

    Alf Inge Hellevik, Marianne Bakke Johnsen, Arnulf Langhammer, Anne Marie Fenstad, Ove Furnes, Kjersti Storheim, John Anker Zwart, Gunnar Flugsrud and Lars Nordsletten

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:201

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  13. Research article

    Pain, pain intensity and pain disability in high school students are differently associated with physical activity, screening hours and sleep

    Studies exploring the association between physical activity, screen time and sleep and pain usually focus on a limited number of painful body sites. Nevertheless, pain at different body sites is likely to be o...

    Anabela G. Silva, Pedro Sa-Couto, Alexandra Queirós, Maritza Neto and Nelson P. Rocha

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:194

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  14. Research article

    Cross-cultural translation of the Western Ontario Cuff Index in Chinese and its validation in patients with rotator cuff disorders

    The Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index (WORC) is a scale designed to evaluate the impact of rotator cuff (RC) disorders on patients’ general quality of life. Our study aims to adapt the WORC for Chinese patien...

    Wei Wang, Qing-yun Xie, Zhen-yu Jia, Lin Cui, Da Liu, Cai-ru Wang and Wei Zheng

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:178

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  15. Research article

    Predictors of seeking financial compensation following motor vehicle trauma: inception cohort with moderate to severe musculoskeletal injuries

    Compensation related factors have been repeatedly associated with poor recovery following orthopaedic trauma. There is limited research into the factors associated with seeking financial compensation. Further ...

    Darnel Murgatroyd, Ian A. Harris, Jian Sheng Chen, Sam Adie, Rajat Mittal and Ian D. Cameron

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:177

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  16. Research article

    Association of vertebral compression fractures with physical performance measures among community-dwelling Japanese women aged 40 years and older

    Numerous reported studies have shown that vertebral compression fractures are associated with impaired function or disability; however, few examined their association with objective measures of physical perfor...

    Kazuhiko Arima, Yasuyo Abe, Takayuki Nishimura, Takuhiro Okabe, Yoshihito Tomita, Satoshi Mizukami, Mitsuo Kanagae and Kiyoshi Aoyagi

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:176

    Published on: 28 April 2017

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