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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. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain is a common health complaint resulting in substantial economic burden. Each year, upwards of 20 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating interventions for non-specific low back pain are pub...

    Authors: Pål André Amundsen, David W. Evans, Dévan Rajendran, Philip Bright, Tom Bjørkli, Sandra Eldridge, Rachelle Buchbinder, Martin Underwood and Robert Froud

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:113

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    Episodes of low back pain (LBP) are very common among workers. A number of occupational risk factors have been shown to increase the risk for LBP. One of these risk factors is exposure to whole body vibration,...

    Authors: Oren Zack, Regina Levin, Ayala Krakov, Aharon S. Finestone and Shlomo Moshe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:110

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    Differences between staged bilateral total knee replacement (TKR) and simultaneous bilateral TKR have been investigated, but few studies have investigated differences in the functional improvements resulting f...

    Authors: Yu-Hao Huang, Chin Lin, Jia-Hwa Yang, Leou-Chyr Lin, Chih-Yuan Mou, Kwo-Tsao Chiang, Man-Gang Lee, Hsien-Feng Chang, Hsueh-Lu Chang, Wen Su, Shih-Jen Yeh, Hung Chang, Chih-Chien Wang and Sui-Lung Su

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:87

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    Being at risk for malnutrition can be observed among hospitalized patients of all medical specialties. There are only few studies in arthroplasty dealing with defining and assessing malnutrition as such a pote...

    Authors: Christoph Ihle, Christoph Weiß, Gunnar Blumenstock, Ulrich Stöckle, Björn Gunnar Ochs, Christian Bahrs, Andreas Nüssler and Anna Janine Schreiner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:83

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    Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis affecting the elderly. Understanding the risk factors for knee OA has been derived from cross sectional studies. There have been few longitudinal s...

    Authors: Jong Jin Yoo, Dong Hyun Kim and Hyun Ah Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:80

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    Few studies have examined patterns of specific sleep problems among individuals with osteoarthritis (OA). The primary objective of this study was to examine prevalence of symptoms of insomnia and obstructive s...

    Authors: Shannon Stark Taylor, Jaime M. Hughes, Cynthia J. Coffman, Amy S. Jeffreys, Christi S. Ulmer, Eugene Z. Oddone, Hayden B. Bosworth, William S. Yancy Jr and Kelli D. Allen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:79

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    Self-care is often the first choice for people with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Self-care includes the use of non-prescription medications with no doctor’s supervision, as well as the use of other modern and...

    Authors: Irena Kovačević, Višnja Majerić Kogler, Tihana Magdić Turković, Lidija Fumić Dunkić, Željko Ivanec and Davorina Petek

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:76

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    Although optimal treatment of distal radius fractures is controversial, surgery has gained popularity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate recent trends in the surgical treatment of distal radius fractur...

    Authors: Teemu P. Hevonkorpi, Antti P. Launonen, Tuomas T. Huttunen, Pekka Kannus, Seppo Niemi and Ville M. Mattila

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:70

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    The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of adolescent physical activity-related injuries in sports club activities, leisure time physical activity and school-based physical activity. The se...

    Authors: Anu M. Räisänen, Sami Kokko, Kati Pasanen, Mari Leppänen, Arja Rimpelä, Jari Villberg and Jari Parkkari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:58

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    The number of revision Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) is rising in many countries. The aim of this study was the prospective assessment of the underlying causes leading to revision TKA in a tertiary care hospit...

    Authors: Anne Postler, Cornelia Lützner, Franziska Beyer, Eric Tille and Jörg Lützner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:55

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    Vertebral Fracture Assessment (VFA) is a useful tool to detect the vertebral fracture (VF) with low cost and radiation exposure. We aimed to compare screening strategies including VFA and spine radiography (X-...

    Authors: Sung-Hee Oh, Dam Kim, Young Eun Lee, Deog-Yoon Kim, Yu Kyung Lee, Joo-Hyun Lee, Sang-Cheol Bae, Yun Young Choi, Junhee Pyo, Jeonghoon Ahn and Yoon-Kyoung Sung

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:46

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    No previous research has been performed into neck pain among forklift operators. This is a common complaint among these workers, who number around 150,000 in Sweden and six million in Europe. The aim of the study...

    Authors: U. Flodin, B. Rolander, H. Löfgren, B. Krapi, F. Nyqvist and C. Wåhlin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:44

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    Osteoporosis is a potential metabolic complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). Therefore, patients with DM should have adequate osteoporosis knowledge and beliefs in order to get engaged in osteoporosis prevent...

    Authors: Ghaith A. Ishtaya, Yazan M. Anabtawi, Sa’ed H. Zyoud and Waleed M. Sweileh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:43

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    Musculoskeletal disease is a common cause of morbidity, but there is a paucity of musculoskeletal research focusing on paediatric populations, particularly in primary care settings. In particular, there is lim...

    Authors: Albert Tan, Victoria Y. Strauss, Joanne Protheroe and Kate M. Dunn

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:40

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    The intent of this study was to examine and compare the ability to detect change of two patient reported outcome (PRO) instruments that use a computerized adaptive test (CAT) approach to measurement. The Patie...

    Authors: Feng-Hang Chang, Alan M. Jette, Mary D. Slavin, Kristin Baker, Pengsheng Ni and Julie J. Keysor

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:29

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    Knee pain is common and related to knee osteoarthritis. However, there is a discrepancy between knee pain and radiographic osteoarthritis. In the general population, knee pain is associated with psychological ...

    Authors: Tomoko Fujii, Hiroyuki Oka, Junji Katsuhira, Juichi Tonosu, Satoshi Kasahara, Sakae Tanaka and Ko Matsudaira

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:23

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    Positive association between body weight and bone mass is well established, and the concept of body mass index (BMI) is associated with higher areal bone mineral density (aBMD) and reduced fracture risk. BMI, tha...

    Authors: Anne Winther, Lone Jørgensen, Luai Awad Ahmed, Tore Christoffersen, Anne-Sofie Furberg, Guri Grimnes, Rolf Jorde, Ole Andreas Nilsen, Elaine Dennison and Nina Emaus

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:21

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    Previous estimates for the prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions (MSK) and chronic pain in Australia have been based on self-report. We aimed to determine the prevalence and distribution of arthritis, chron...

    Authors: David Alejandro González-Chica, Simon Vanlint, Elizabeth Hoon and Nigel Stocks

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:20

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    Total joint replacement procedures are increasing in number because of population aging and osteoarthritis development. Defined as a lack of physiological reserves and the inability to adequately respond to ex...

    Authors: Han Ting Wang, Josée Fafard, Stéphane Ahern, Pascal-André Vendittoli and Paul Hebert

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:14

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