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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. Malignant fibrous neoplasms (MFN) of long bones are rare lesions. Moreover, the prognostic determinants of MFN of long bones have not been reported. This study aimed to present epidemiological data and analyse...

    Authors: Yiting Huang, Jianqiao Hong, Jiahong Meng, Haobo Wu, Mingmin Shi, Shigui Yan and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:48

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  2. According to clinical guidelines, advice to stay active despite experiencing pain is recommended to patients with non-specific low back pain (LBP). However, not all patients receive guideline-concordant inform...

    Authors: Allan Riis, Emma Louise Karran, Janus Laust Thomsen, Anette Jørgensen, Søren Holst and Nanna Rolving

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:47

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  3. Septic arthritis of the elbow joint is a rare condition. Limited data is available on infections of the elbow joint following trauma or prior surgery on this joint. The aim of this study was to describe the et...

    Authors: Valentin Rausch, Alexander von Glinski, Thomas Rosteius, Matthias Königshausen, Thomas A. Schildhauer, Dominik Seybold and Jan Gessmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:38

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  4. Chronic widespread pain (CWP) has a negative impact on health status, but results have varied regarding gender-related differences and reported health status. The aim was to study the impact of CWP on health s...

    Authors: Charlotte Sylwander, Ingrid Larsson, Maria Andersson and Stefan Bergman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:36

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  5. Neck pain is the major cause of morbidity and absenteeism from university lessons among medical students worldwide. Medical students are more exposed and appear to have neck pain because of their length of stu...

    Authors: Gidey Gomera Weleslassie, Hagazi Gebre Meles, Tsiwaye Gebreyesus Haile and Gebreslassie Kahsay Hagos

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:14

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  6. First-line treatment for hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) including education and supervised exercises, delivered as a self-management program, is considered one of the mainstays in OA treatment. However, the ...

    Authors: Kristin Gustafsson, Joanna Kvist, Marit Eriksson, Leif E. Dahlberg and Ola Rolfson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:10

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  7. Patients with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) often complain of pain in other areas. Several studies have been conducted on spinal pain in TMD patients, but have contained only limited information. Ther...

    Authors: Doori Kim, Seong-Gyu Ko, Eun-Kyoung Lee and Boyoung Jung

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:631

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  8. Chronic musculoskeletal pain affects over 20% of the adult population and is one of the most common reasons for sick leave in Sweden. The aim of this study was to investigate which demographic, health and psyc...

    Authors: Lisa Mather, Annina Ropponen, Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz, Jurgita Narusyte and Pia Svedberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:622

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  9. To explore the relationship between radiographic spondylolisthesis and occupational factors in a case-control study nested within the Wakayama Spine Study (WSS).

    Authors: Yuyu Ishimoto, Cyrus Cooper, Georgia Ntani, Hiroshi Yamada, Hiroshi Hashizume, Keiji Nagata, Shigeyuki Muraki, Sakae Tanaka, Munehito Yoshida, Noriko Yoshimura and Karen Walker-Bone

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:618

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  10. For a long time the attention given to the hip fracture patient group was minor and without any certain consideration to their frailty. To improve the care for these patients Skane University Hospital in Lund ...

    Authors: Emma Turesson, Kjell Ivarsson, Karl-Göran Thorngren and Ami Hommel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:616

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  11. Sarcopenia and osteoporosis reduce life quality and worsen prognosis in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC). When these two complications coexist, a diagnosis of osteosarcopenia is made. We aimed to investigate...

    Authors: Chisato Saeki, Keiko Takano, Tsunekazu Oikawa, Yuma Aoki, Tomoya Kanai, Kazuki Takakura, Masanori Nakano, Yuichi Torisu, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Masahiro Abo, Tomokazu Matsuura, Akihito Tsubota and Masayuki Saruta

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:615

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  12. Work-related musculoskeletal pain is a major cause of work disability and sickness absence. While pain is a multifactorial phenomenon being influenced by work as well as lifestyle, less is known about the asso...

    Authors: Jéssica Kirsch Micheletti, Rúni Bláfoss, Emil Sundstrup, Hans Bay, Carlos Marcelo Pastre and Lars Louis Andersen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:609

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  13. Sport participants are at increased risk of joint pain and osteoarthritis. A better understanding of factors associated with joint pain and osteoarthritis in this population could inform the development of str...

    Authors: He Cai, Garrett S. Bullock, Maria T. Sanchez-Santos, Nicholas Peirce, Nigel K. Arden and Stephanie R. Filbay

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:596

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  14. Objective of the current study was to determine which of thirteen specific psychosocial work factors were related to number of musculoskeletal pain sites (NPS) prospectively over a two-year time span. Furthermore...

    Authors: J. Vleeshouwers, S. Knardahl and J. O. Christensen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:595

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  15. The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence of bone marrow oedema (BME) at magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the sacroiliac joints (SIJ) in a non- rheumatological population, and to explore wheth...

    Authors: A. Nygaard, A. G. Jurik, C. Lund and B. Schiøttz-Christensen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:590

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  16. The Back Belief Questionnaire (BBQ) measures beliefs about negative consequences of back pain. The aim of this study was to describe the back beliefs of a large clinical population with low back pain (LBP), to...

    Authors: Søren Grøn, Rikke Krüger Jensen, Tue Secher Jensen and Alice Kongsted

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:578

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  17. Previous studies suggested that patients with symptomatic intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) of lumbar spine have reduced cross-sectional area (CSA) and functions of core muscles. However, reduced CSA and ...

    Authors: Gyeong-tae Gwak, Ui-jae Hwang, Sung-hoon Jung, Hyun-a Kim, Jun-hee Kim and Oh-yun Kwon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:576

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  18. High prevalence of low back pain (LBP) in nurses has been reported globally. Ergonomic factors and work-related psychosocial factors have been focused on as risk factors. However, evidence on the role of fear-...

    Authors: Tomoko Fujii, Hiroyuki Oka, Kenichiro Takano, Fuminari Asada, Takuo Nomura, Kayo Kawamata, Hiroshi Okazaki, Sakae Tanaka and Ko Matsudaira

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:572

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  19. Proximal humerus fractures comprise approximately 2% of all pediatric fractures. In general, upper extremity fractures have increased in children. However, recent trends of proximal humerus fractures are not a...

    Authors: Juuli Hannonen, Hanna Hyvönen, Linda Korhonen, Willy Serlo and Juha-Jaakko Sinikumpu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:571

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  20. Musculoskeletal symptoms account for the majority of work-related illnesses resulting in a significant economic burden on society. Computer users are subject to unique repetitive strains that predispose them t...

    Authors: Malak Al Shammari, Ali Hassan, Omran Al Dandan, Mohammed Al Gadeeb and Dalal Bubshait

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:541

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  21. Antimicrobial prophylaxis (AMP) is one of the most important measures for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs); however, controversies remain regarding its adequate duration. Although the World Health Or...

    Authors: Kosei Nagata, Koji Yamada, Tomohiro Shinozaki, Tsuyoshi Miyazaki, Fumiaki Tokimura, Hiroyuki Oka, Yasuhito Tajiri, Sakae Tanaka and Hiroshi Okazaki

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:533

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  22. Prognosis of musculoskeletal disorders following injury is essential in determining appropriate treatment and care. A generic validated prognostic tool to stratify risk of poor recovery for people with musculo...

    Authors: Ha Nguyen, Trudy Rebbeck, Annette Kifley, Jagnoor Jagnoor, Michael Dinh, Amith Shetty, Michael Nicholas and Ian D. Cameron

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:531

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  23. The aim of this study was to investigate what exposure to work demands, physical and psychosocial, is associated with lower levels of sickness absence among workers with neck or upper back pain in different gr...

    Authors: Stefan Oliv, Ewa Gustafsson, Adnan Noor Baloch, Mats Hagberg and Helena Sandén

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:529

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  24. The construction industry is one of the most hazardous working areas, where the highest number of labourers engaged. However, the predisposing factors for occupational injury in the construction sites in Ethio...

    Authors: Fentahun Berhanu, Mulat Gebrehiwot and Zemichael Gizaw

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:523

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  25. Nutritional factors including vitamin D, magnesium, and fat are known to affect bone mineral accrual. This study aimed to evaluate associations between dietary nutrient intakes (both macronutrients and micronu...

    Authors: Guo-Hau Gou, Feng-Jen Tseng, Sheng-Hao Wang, Pao-Ju Chen, Jia-Fwu Shyu and Ru-Yu Pan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:520

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  26. Although the delivery of appropriate healthcare is an important goal, the definition of what constitutes appropriate care is not always agreed upon. The RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method is one of the most well...

    Authors: Patricia M. Herman, Margaret D. Whitley, Gery W. Ryan, Eric L. Hurwitz and Ian D. Coulter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:519

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  27. Meniscus injury and meniscectomy both entail increased risk of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Thigh muscle weakness is a suggested mediator of OA but there is little evidence of its importance for knee OA developme...

    Authors: Ylva B. Ericsson, Ewa M. Roos, Henrik Owman and Leif E. Dahlberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:512

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  28. The video Animated Activity Questionnaire (AAQ) was developed to assess the impact of lower limb osteoarthritis (OA) on daily functional activities. The objective of the study was to compare the video and the ...

    Authors: L. Dubouis, W. Ngueyon-Sime, W. Peter, A. Vallata, J. Epstein, A-C. Rat, N. Agrinier, C. B. Terwee and F. Guillemin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:507

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  29. Hip dysplasia is common among children with cerebral palsy (CP), particularly in spastic CP. It can result in pain, reduced function and quality of life. However, the burden of hip dysplasia among children wit...

    Authors: Tasneem Karim, Mahmudul Hassan Al Imam, Prue Golland, Aynul Islam Khan, Iqbal Hossain, Hayley Smithers-Sheedy, Nadia Badawi, Mohammad Muhit and Gulam Khandaker

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:494

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  30. There are inconsistencies in findings regarding the relationship of occupational loading with spinal degeneration or structural damage. Thus, a systematic review was conducted to determine the current state of...

    Authors: Luciana G. Macedo and Michele C. Battié

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:489

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  31. To determine the longitudinal construct validity of assessing hand OA progression on digital photographs over 7 years compared with progression determined from radiographs, clinical features and change in symp...

    Authors: Michelle Marshall, Helgi Jonsson, Gudrun P. Helgadottir, Elaine Nicholls, Helen Myers, Victoria Jansen and Danielle van der Windt

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:484

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  32. The aim of this review was to synthesize the evidence on the potential relationship between psychosocial work factors from the Areas of Worklife (AW) model (workload, job control, social support, reward, fairn...

    Authors: Gabriele Buruck, Anne Tomaschek, Johannes Wendsche, Elke Ochsmann and Denise Dörfel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:480

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  33. Previous research has indicated that wide international variation in the prevalence of disabling low back pain among working populations is largely driven by factors predisposing to musculoskeletal pain more g...

    Authors: David Coggon, Georgia Ntani, Karen Walker-Bone, Vanda E. Felli, Florencia Harari, Lope H. Barrero, Sarah A. Felknor, Marianela Rojas, Anna Cattrell, Consol Serra, Rossana Borchini, Eleni Solidaki, Eda Merisalu, Rima R. Habib, Farideh Sadeghian, M. Masood Kadir…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:436

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  34. Due to advances in hip arthroscopy, the number of surgical procedures has increased dramatically. The diagnostic challenge in patients with longstanding hip and groin pain, as well as the increasing number of ...

    Authors: Anders Pålsson, Ioannis Kostogiannis, Håkan Lindvall and Eva Ageberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:432

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  35. Various cross-sectional studies provide an abundance of evidence that shows a relationship between bone quantity and muscle health. However, one question remains, less-often studied: is their development - or ...

    Authors: Médéa Locquet, Charlotte Beaudart, Nancy Durieux, Jean-Yves Reginster and Olivier Bruyère

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:429

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  36. Proximal humeral fractures can be treated non-operatively or operatively with open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) and arthroplasty. Our objective was to assess practice patterns for operative and non-o...

    Authors: Dominique I. Dabija, Hongshu Guan, Andrew Neviaser and Nitin B. Jain

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:419

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  37. Obesity is an important factor affecting incidence and development of musculoskeletal degenerative changes. In addition, obese patients are considered less favorable surgical candidates for decompression surge...

    Authors: Kengo Harato, Mitsuru Yagi, Nobuyuki Fujita, Shu Kobayashi, Akihito Ohya, Kazuya Kaneda, Yu Iwama, Masaya Nakamura and Morio Matsumoto

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:416

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  38. This study aimed to determine the influence of ageing on the incidence and site of femoral fractures in trauma patients, by taking the sex, body weight, and trauma mechanisms into account.

    Authors: Shao-Chun Wu, Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Spencer C. H. Kuo, Peng-Chen Chien and Ching-Hua Hsieh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:413

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  39. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder among elderly individuals. Nonsurgical treatment plays an important role in treating knee OA. The aim of the present study was to investigate the trends an...

    Authors: Kai Wang, Dan Xing, Shengjie Dong and Jianhao Lin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:407

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  40. The recent increase in knee arthroplasty (KA) use in Korea is among the highest in the world. The rapid increase in KA use suggests that the KA use in Korea could have been affected by medically unjustifiable ...

    Authors: Agnus M. Kim, Sungchan Kang, Jong Heon Park, Tae Ho Yoon and Yoon Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:400

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  41. The number of hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasties continues to rise worldwide. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has launched an initiative (called PaRIS Initiative) for the systemati...

    Authors: Alberto Grassi, Davide Golinelli, Dario Tedesco, Maurizia Rolli, Barbara Bordini, Marilina Amabile, Paola Rucci, Maria Pia Fantini and Stefano Zaffagnini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:374

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  42. Fahr’s syndrome presenting multiple and symmetric calcification of basal ganglia and cerebral cortex is rare, and idiopathic hypoparatyroidism is known as one of the causes. The relationship between ossificati...

    Authors: Ikchan Jeon, Kyu Hyang Cho and Sang Woo Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:362

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  43. The objectives of this study were to estimate the population prevalence and distribution of plantar heel pain in mid-to-older age groups, examine associations with selected health status and lifestyle factors,...

    Authors: Martin J. Thomas, Rebecca Whittle, Hylton B. Menz, Trishna Rathod-Mistry, Michelle Marshall and Edward Roddy

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:337

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  44. This study was conducted to determine gender differences in the relationship between extracurricular sports activities (ECSA) and low back pain (LBP) in children and adolescents.

    Authors: Ren Kikuchi, Toru Hirano, Kei Watanabe, Atsuki Sano, Tsuyoshi Sato, Takui Ito, Naoto Endo and Naohito Tanabe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:327

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  45. This study aimed to evaluate the association of body composition components and obesity with bone density.

    Authors: Isabel Oliveira Bierhals, Juliana dos Santos Vaz, Renata Moraes Bielemann, Christian Loret de Mola, Fernando Celso Barros, Helen Gonçalves, Fernando César Wehrmeister and Maria Cecília Formoso Assunção

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:322

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  46. Sciatica is a painful condition managed by a stepped care approach for most patients. Currently, there are no decision-making tools to guide matching care pathways for patients with sciatica without evidence o...

    Authors: Kika Konstantinou, Kate M. Dunn, Danielle van der Windt, Reuben Ogollah, Vinay Jasani and Nadine E. Foster

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:313

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  47. To determine if adults with incident accelerated knee osteoarthritis (KOA) are more likely to have degenerative knee ligaments or tendons compared to individuals with typical or no KOA.

    Authors: Julie E. Davis, Matthew S. Harkey, Robert J. Ward, James W. MacKay, Bing Lu, Lori Lyn Price, Charles B. Eaton, Grace H. Lo, Mary F. Barbe, Timothy E. McAlindon and Jeffrey B. Driban

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:308

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  48. Osteoarthritis (OA) leads to joint failure and total joint replacement (TJR, either hip (H) or knee (K)). Worsening of pain and joint space narrowing are believed to be surrogates for joint failure; however, w...

    Authors: Cecilie L. Bager, Morten Karsdal, Asger Bihlet, Christian Thudium, Inger Byrjalsen and Anne C. Bay-Jensen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:303

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