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

    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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Research article

    Associations between multimorbidity and additional burden for working-age adults with specific forms of musculoskeletal conditions: a cross-sectional study

    Multiple health conditions are increasingly a problem for adults with musculoskeletal conditions. However, multimorbidity research has focused primarily on the elderly and those with a limited subset of muscul...

    Dianne B. Lowe, Michael J. Taylor and Sophie J. Hill

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:135

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Brief pain re-assessment provided more accurate prognosis than baseline information for low-back or shoulder pain

    Research investigating prognosis in musculoskeletal pain conditions has only been moderately successful in predicting which patients are unlikely to recover. Clinical decision making could potentially be impro...

    G. Mansell, K. P. Jordan, G. M. Peat, K. M. Dunn, D. Lasserson, T. Kuijpers, I. Swinkels-Meewisse and D. A. W. M. van der Windt

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:139

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  10. Research article

    Leg pain location and neurological signs relate to outcomes in primary care patients with low back pain

    Low back pain (LBP) patients with related leg pain and signs of nerve root involvement are considered to have a worse prognosis than patients with LBP alone. However, it is unclear whether leg pain location ab...

    Lisbeth Hartvigsen, Lise Hestbaek, Charlotte Lebouef-Yde, Werner Vach and Alice Kongsted

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:133

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  11. Research article

    Clinical course and prognosis of musculoskeletal pain in patients referred for physiotherapy: does pain site matter?

    Danish patients with musculoskeletal disorders are commonly referred for primary care physiotherapy treatment but little is known about their general health status, pain diagnoses, clinical course and prognosis.

    Nils-Bo de Vos Andersen, Peter Kent, Jakob Hjort and David Høyrup Christiansen

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:130

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  12. Research article

    Spinal pain in Danish school children – how often and how long? The CHAMPS Study-DK

    Spinal pain in children and adolescents is a common condition, usually transitory, but the picture of spinal pain still needs elucidation, mainly due to variation in measurement methods. The aim of this study ...

    Kristina Boe Dissing, Lise Hestbæk, Jan Hartvigsen, Christopher Williams, Steven Kamper, Eleanor Boyle and Niels Wedderkopp

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:67

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  13. Research article

    Changes in clinical symptoms and functional disability in patients with coexisting patellofemoral and tibiofemoral osteoarthritis: a 1-year prospective cohort study

    This 1-year prospective cohort study aimed to compare the changes in clinical symptoms and functional disability between patients with coexisting patellofemoral (PF) and tibiofemoral (TF) osteoarthritis (OA) a...

    Hirotaka Iijima, Naoto Fukutani, Takuya Isho, Yuko Yamamoto, Masakazu Hiraoka, Kazuyuki Miyanobu, Masashi Jinnouchi, Eishi Kaneda, Tomoki Aoyama, Hiroshi Kuroki and Shuichi Matsuda

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:126

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  14. Research article

    The weight of pupils’ schoolbags in early school age and its influence on body posture

    Postural development progresses through a series of stages (growth spurts, development of balance and coordination, postural stability) which occur when children are at school age. The reduction in the level o...

    Anna Brzęk, Tarja Dworrak, Markus Strauss, Fabian Sanchis-Gomar, Ibtissam Sabbah, Birgit Dworrak and Roman Leischik

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:117

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  15. Research article

    Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the CD40 gene associate with the disease susceptibility and severity in knee osteoarthritis in the Chinese Han population: a case-control study

    This study explored the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the CD40 gene, rs4810485 G > T and rs1883832 C > T, as well as disease susceptibility and severity in knee osteoarthritis (KOA...

    Zhen-Han Deng, Ming-Hua Sun, Yu-Sheng Li, Wei Luo, Fang-Jie Zhang, Jian Tian, Ping Wu and Wen-Feng Xiao

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:115

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  16. Research article

    Psychological risk and protective factors for disability in chronic low back pain – a longitudinal analysis in primary care

    Utilizing psychological resources when dealing with chronic low back pain might aid the prevention of disability. The observational study at hand examined the longitudinal impact of resilience and coping resou...

    Nikita Roman A. Jegan, Markus Brugger, Annika Viniol, Konstantin Strauch, Jürgen Barth, Erika Baum, Corinna Leonhardt and Annette Becker

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:114

    Published on: 20 March 2017

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