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

    Low back pain and causative movements in pregnancy: a prospective cohort study

    Low back pain (LBP) during pregnancy might be strongly related to posture and movements of the body, and its management is a clinically important issue. The purpose of this study was to investigate the activit...

    Saori Morino, Mika Ishihara, Fumiko Umezaki, Hiroko Hatanaka, Hirotaka Iijima, Mamoru Yamashita, Tomoki Aoyama and Masaki Takahashi

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:416

    Published on: 16 October 2017

  2. Study protocol

    Knee pain and related health in the community study (KPIC): a cohort study protocol

    The incidence, progression and related risk factors for recent-onset knee pain (KP) remain uncertain. This study aims to examine the natural history of KP including incidence and progression and to identify po...

    G. S. Fernandes, A. Sarmanova, S. Warner, H. Harvey, K. Akin-Akinyosoye, H. Richardson, N. Frowd, L. Marshall, J. Stocks, M. Hall, A. M. Valdes, D. Walsh, W. Zhang and M. Doherty

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:404

    Published on: 21 September 2017

  3. Research article

    Prevalence and predictors of persistent pelvic girdle pain 12 years postpartum

    Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is not always a self-limiting condition. Women with more pronounced persistent PGP (PPGP) report poorer health status compared to women with less pronounced symptoms. The knowledge con...

    Cecilia Bergström, Margareta Persson, Kari-Anne Nergård and Ingrid Mogren

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:399

    Published on: 16 September 2017

  4. Research article

    Impact of midfoot and Hindfoot involvement on functional disability in Korean patients with rheumatoid arthritis

    Foot involvement in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients has been reported to severely affect functional capacity and quality of life. We aimed to determine the impact of midfoot and hindfoot involvement on func...

    Hye-Jin Jeong, Il Woong Sohn, Dam Kim, Soo-Kyung Cho, Si-Bog Park, Il-Hoon Sung and Yoon-Kyoung Sung

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:365

    Published on: 24 August 2017

  5. Research article

    Causes, trends and severity of musculoskeletal injuries in Ghana

    Musculoskeletal [MSK] injuries are common causes of long-term pain and physical disability which affect many people worldwide. The economic and social impacts on the individual, society and national health sys...

    Eric Lawer Torgbenu, Emmanuel K. Nakua, Henry Kyei, Eric Badu and Maxwell Peprah Opoku

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:349

    Published on: 11 August 2017

  6. Research article

    Incidence and risk factors of exercise-related knee disorders in young adult men

    Musculoskeletal disorders and injuries are common causes of morbidity and loss of active, physically demanding training days in military populations. We evaluated the incidence, diagnosis, and risk factors of ...

    Harri K. Pihlajamäki, Mickael C. Parviainen, Hannu Kautiainen and Ilkka Kiviranta

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:340

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  7. Research article

    Assessment of potential risk factors for new onset disabling low back pain in Japanese workers: findings from the CUPID (cultural and psychosocial influences on disability) study

    Most studies of risk factors for new low back pain (LBP) have been conducted in Western populations, but because of cultural and environmental differences, the impact of causal factors may not be the same in o...

    Mika Kawaguchi, Ko Matsudaira, Takayuki Sawada, Tadashi Koga, Akiko Ishizuka, Tatsuya Isomura and David Coggon

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:334

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  8. Study protocol

    Preventing musculoskeletal injuries among recreational adult volleyball players: design of a randomised prospective controlled trial

    Both acute and overuse injuries are common among recreational volleyball players, especially finger/wrist, ankle, shoulder and knee injuries. Consequently, an intervention (‘VolleyVeilig’) was developed to pre...

    Vincent Gouttebarge, Johannes Zwerver and Evert Verhagen

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:333

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  9. Research article

    Slipped capital femoral epiphysis: a population-based study

    Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common hip disorder in children 9–15 years old. This is a population-based study in Sweden presenting the epidemiology for SCFE.

    Bengt Herngren, Margaretha Stenmarker, Ludek Vavruch and Gunnar Hagglund

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:304

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  10. Research article

    Development of a pilot cartilage surgery register

    Norway has no prospective surveillance system to monitor the outcome of knee cartilage surgery. In 2004 the Norwegian Registry of Knee Ligament (NKLR) was successfully established, and has yielded useful infor...

    Cathrine Nørstad Engen, Asbjørn Årøen and Lars Engebretsen

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:282

    Published on: 30 June 2017

  11. 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

  12. 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

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