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Epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders

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. The prevention of self-harm is an international public health priority. It is vital to identify at-risk populations, particularly as self-harm is a risk factor for suicide. This study aims to examine the risk ...

    Authors: James A. Prior, Fay Crawford-Manning, Rebecca Whittle, Alyshah Abdul-Sultan, Carolyn A. Chew-Graham, Sara Muller, Tom A. Shepherd, Athula Sumathipala, Christian D. Mallen and Zoe Paskins

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:757

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  2. The aim of this study was to compare the relative performance of total hip replacement constructs and discern if there is substantial variability in performance in currently commonly used prostheses in the New...

    Authors: Michael Wyatt, Chris Frampton, Michael Whitehouse, Kevin Deere, Adrian Sayers and David Kieser

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:719

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  3. Manual handling operations (MHO) are tasks performed by hand that require repetitive and forceful hand and arm movements. MHO are currently performed in many workplaces in skilled and unskilled jobs in the pro...

    Authors: Charlotte Mueller, Martha Sauter, Julia Barthelme and Falk Liebers

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:644

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  4. Musculoskeletal disorders are the leading cause of work-related sick leave and incur substantial socioeconomic costs. With the aging of our society and employees, the problem is exacerbating, and prevention is...

    Authors: Julia Barthelme, Martha Sauter, Charlotte Mueller and Falk Liebers

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:624

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  5. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant complication after joint arthroplasty. Diabetes is related to a few changes in coagulation and fibrinolysis that may lead to thrombophilia. We aimed to investigate...

    Authors: Wei Deng, Lili Huo, Qiang Yuan, Deyong Huang, Quan Li and Wei Tian

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:608

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  6. Determining the infection rate and mortality probability in healthy patients who have undergone orthopedic and trauma surgeries (OTS) during a period of uncontrolled COVID-19 transmission may help to inform pr...

    Authors: Fernando Corella, Roberto S. Rosales, David Guzman Domenech, Miguel Cañones Martín and Ricardo Larrainzar-Garijo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:594

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  7. Post-traumatic tibial osteomyelitis is considered as complex clinical problem due to its unique characteristics such as prolonged course, multi-staged treatment and high recurrence rate. The purpose of this st...

    Authors: Ainizier Yalikun, Maimaiaili Yushan, Wenqiang Li, Alimujiang Abulaiti and Aihemaitijiang Yusufu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:573

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  8. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (epiphysiolysis of the femoral head, SCFE) is the most common pediatric hip disease in 10–14 years old children. The most used procedure to correct a stable form of SCFE is in...

    Authors: Umile Giuseppe Longo, Rocco Papalia, Sergio De Salvatore, Laura Ruzzini, Vincenzo Candela, Ilaria Piergentili, Leonardo Oggiano, Pier Francesco Costici and Vincenzo Denaro

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:570

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  9. Surgical site infection (SSI) occurs in 3–10 % of patients with surgically treated tibial plateau fractures. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of SSI on patients’ outcome after fixation of tibial plateau...

    Authors: Ralf Henkelmann, Richard Glaab, Meinhard Mende, Christopher Ull, Philipp-Johannes Braun, Christoph Katthagen, Tobias J Gensior, Karl-Heinz Frosch and Pierre Hepp

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:531

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  10. Care continuum models (also known as care cascade models) are used by researchers and health system planners to identify potential gaps or disparities in healthcare, but these models have limited applications ...

    Authors: Martha L. Carvour, Allyssa Chiu and Kimberly Page

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:465

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  11. Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) prevents surgical site infections (SSI). In orthopaedic surgery, the use of prolonged SAP (PSAP) has been reported in daily routine, despite guidelines advising against it...

    Authors: Felix Rohrer, Anita Maurer, Hubert Noetzli, Brigitta Gahl, Andreas Limacher, Tanja Hermann and Jan Bruegger

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:420

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  12. To observe the outcome of isolated calf muscle vein thrombosis (ICMVT) undergoing open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) for closed intra-articular distal femur fractures (DFFs) and to analyze related fac...

    Authors: Chen Chen, Ying Liu, Hengfu Wu, Jingmin Feng, Ao Li and Zhaozhong Wu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:397

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  13. Muscle and bone interactions might be associated with osteoporosis and sarcopenia. Urinary pentosidine and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) might affect muscle and bone interactions. It is unclear whether t...

    Authors: Kenta Moriwaki, Hiromi Matsumoto, Chika Tanimura, Mari Osaki, Hideki Nagashima and Hiroshi Hagino

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:392

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  14. Joint hypermobility in athletes is associated with increased risk of knee injuries, but its role in relation to shoulder injuries has not been scrutinized. Therefore, our aim was to synthesize the evidence on ...

    Authors: Behnam Liaghat, Julie Rønne Pedersen, James J. Young, Jonas Bloch Thorlund, Birgit Juul-Kristensen and Carsten Bogh Juhl

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:389

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  15. The annual number of hip arthroplasties is increasing combined with the aging population worldwide. In accordance with the increasing number of primary hip arthroplasties, the number of revision total hip arth...

    Authors: Jung-Wee Park, Seok-Hyung Won, Sun-Young Moon, Young-Kyun Lee, Yong-Chan Ha and Kyung-Hoi Koo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:375

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  16. Ankle sprains are one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries, accounting for up to 5% of all Emergency Department visits in the United Kingdom. Ankle injury may be associated with future ankle osteoarthri...

    Authors: Thomas Bestwick-Stevenson, Laura A. Wyatt, Debbie Palmer, Angela Ching, Robert Kerslake, Frank Coffey, Mark E. Batt and Brigitte E. Scammell

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:362

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  17. Limited studies were available to investigate the prevalence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) on admission in elderly patients with intertrochanteric fractures. The aim of present study was to evaluate risk facto...

    Authors: Jixing Fan, Fang Zhou, Xiangyu Xu, Zhishan Zhang, Yun Tian, Hongquan Ji, Yan Guo, Yang Lv, Zhongwei Yang and Guojin Hou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:328

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  18. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition that is often associated with chronic pain. Pain often leads patients to seek healthcare advice and treatment. In this retrospective cohort analysis of German longitud...

    Authors: Marie Schild, Ulrike Müller, Ursula von Schenck, Sigurd Prieur and Robert Miller

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:317

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  19. Falls, associated injuries and fear-of-falling are common in adults with RA. Fear-of-falling can be a major consequence of, and as debilitating as falling, resulting in a cycle of activity restriction, reduced...

    Authors: Emma K. Stanmore, Jackie Oldham, Dawn A. Skelton, Terence O’Neill, Mark Pilling and Chris Todd

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:260

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  20. There remain limited data on the epidemiological characteristics and related predictors of surgical site infection (SSI) after open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) for distal femur fractures (DFFs). We ...

    Authors: Chao Zhu, Junzhe Zhang, Junyong Li, Kuo Zhao, Hongyu Meng, Yanbin Zhu and Yingze Zhang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:258

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  21. The use of smartphones has become widely popular, especially among young people, for multiple purposes other than communication, including gaming and internet browsing. The hand and wrist weakness is one of th...

    Authors: Ahmad Osailan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:186

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  22. Arthritis and joint pain are highly prevalent in agricultural (ag) workers. Many ag operations are sustained by a small number of workers, and the disability of even one worker thus contributes to economic har...

    Authors: Eliza J. Webber, Tan Tran, Ronald June, Emily Healy, Tara M. Andrews, Roubie Younkin, Justin MacDonald and Erik S. Adams

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:181

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  23. Anticonvulsant use has been linked to bone deficits in specific patient populations. We studied the association between anticonvulsant use and bone health in a population-based sample of men and women.

    Authors: Vinoomika Chandrasekaran, Julie A. Pasco, Amanda L. Stuart, Sharon L. Brennan-Olsen, Michael Berk, Jason M. Hodge, Rasika M. Samarasinghe and Lana J. Williams

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:172

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  24. Many young girls with generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) choose to participate in dance because their bodies are suited for this activity. Scoliosis tends to occur often in thin girls, who also are more lik...

    Authors: Nili Steinberg, Shay Tenenbaum, Aviva Zeev, Michal Pantanowitz, Gordon Waddington, Gali Dar and Itzhak Siev-Ner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:161

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  25. Tactical populations, such as military, firefighter and law enforcement populations, are known to suffer a relatively high number of musculoskeletal injuries, with the lower extremity of notable concern. The a...

    Authors: Kate Lyons, Mick Stierli, Ben Hinton, Rodney Pope and Robin Orr

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:115

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  26. Chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) affects daily life function and is the most prevalent disorder in primary health care. The primary objective was to examine demographic factors and pain characteristics assoc...

    Authors: Kirsti Krohn Garnaes, Siv Mørkved, Øyvind Salvesen, Torgrim Tønne, Lars Furan, Gudmund Grønhaug, Ottar Vasseljen and Hege Hølmo Johannessen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:102

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  27. Co-occurring musculoskeletal pain is common among people with persistent low back pain (LBP) and associated with more negative consequences than LBP alone. The distribution and prevalence of musculoskeletal pa...

    Authors: Cecilie K. Øverås, Melker S. Johansson, Tarcisio F. de Campos, Manuela L. Ferreira, Bård Natvig, Paul J. Mork and Jan Hartvigsen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:91

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  28. To describe demographic and clinical factors associated with the presence and incidence of depression and explore the temporal relationship between depression and joint symptoms in patients with symptomatic kn...

    Authors: Shuang Zheng, Liudan Tu, Flavia Cicuttini, Zhaohua Zhu, Weiyu Han, Benny Antony, Anita E. Wluka, Tania Winzenberg, Dawn Aitken, Leigh Blizzard, Graeme Jones and Changhai Ding

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:40

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  29. Keloids are characterized by disturbance of fibroblast proliferation and apoptosis, deposition of collagen, and upregulation of dermal inflammation cells. This benign dermal fibro-proliferative scarring condit...

    Authors: Chun-Ching Lu, Hao Qin, Zi-Hao Zhang, Cong-Liang Zhang, Ying-Yi Lu and Chieh-Hsin Wu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:39

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  30. Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) and its association with cardiovascular diseases, obesity and hypertension has been consistently observed but remains cloudy. This study aimed to investigate the presence of h...

    Authors: Gabriella B. Mörlin and Yasmin D. Hailer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:32

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  31. The purpose of the present study was to determine the prevalence of neck, shoulder, and low-back pain and to examine factors associated with musculoskeletal pain (MSP) among dental students at Ajman University...

    Authors: Raghad Hashim, Afraa Salah, Fatemeh Mayahi and Saeedeh Haidary

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:30

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  32. Facilitators and barriers of adherence to disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) have been identified by patients with inflammatory arthritis earlier. However, the relative importance from the patient...

    Authors: M. J. H. Voshaar, J. E. Vriezekolk, A. M. van Dulmen, B. J. F. van den Bemt and M. A. F. J. van de Laar

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:21

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  33. This cross-sectional study sought to determine the neck-shoulder stiffness/low back pain (NSS/LBP) comorbidity rate in a Japanese community population and to compare the quality of life (QOL) in individuals wi...

    Authors: Gentaro Kumagai, Kanichiro Wada, Hitoshi Kudo, Sunao Tanaka, Toru Asari, Daisuke Chiba, Seiya Ota, On Takeda, Kazushige Koyama, Tetsushi Oyama, Shigeyuki Nakaji and Yasuyuki Ishibashi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2021 22:14

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  34. Surgical site infections (SSI) after distal radius fracture (DRF) surgery have not previously been studied as the primary outcome in a large population with comparative data for different surgical methods. The...

    Authors: Johanna Rundgren, Anders Enocson, Hans Järnbert-Pettersson and Cecilia Mellstrand Navarro

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:845

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  35. The purpose of this population-based registry study was to analyze both birth-related femur and humerus shaft fractures and diagnosed later in infancy, as regards incidence, perinatal characteristics, other di...

    Authors: Johan von Heideken, Ingemar Thiblin and Ulf Högberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:840

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  36. Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most infectious comorbidities in spondyloarthritis (SpA). Our goals were to determine the crude incidence rate of and risk factors for TB in SpA.

    Authors: Natalia Chu-Oi Ciang, Shirley Chiu Wai Chan, Chak Sing Lau, Eva Tsz Fung Chiu and Ho Yin Chung

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:832

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  37. A considerable portion of the elderly population are increasingly afflicted by degenerative spinal deformity (DSD), which seriously affects patient health-related quality of life (HRQoL). HRQoL index is used a...

    Authors: Sen Yang, Can Chen, Shiyu Du, Yong Tang, Kai Li, Xueke Yu, Jiulin Tan, Chengmin Zhang, Zhigang Rong, Jianzhong Xu, Wenjie Wu and Fei Luo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:827

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  38. Several diseases are associated with herpes zoster (HZ). However, whether sciatica is a stressor leading to HZ development remains unclear. Here, we evaluated the occurrence of HZ in patients with sciatica.

    Authors: Der-Shin Ke, Chao-Yu Hsu, Cheng-Li Lin, Chung-Y. Hsu and Chia-Hung Kao

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:813

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  39. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) are a major constraint to worker performance and health. However, research on their prevalence and associated factors among workers at gold mines in the Democrat...

    Authors: Alfred Okello, Solomon Tsebeni Wafula, Deogratias K. Sekimpi and Richard K. Mugambe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:797

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  40. Spasticity interfering with gross motor development in cerebral palsy (CP) can be reduced with selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR). Although reported, it is unknown if SDR surgery causes later spine problems. Usi...

    Authors: Annika Lundkvist Josenby and Lena Westbom

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:782

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  41. Osteoporotic hip fracture is a common general health problem with a significant impact on human life because it debilitates the patients and largely decreases their quality of life. Early prevention of fractur...

    Authors: Kuang-Ting Yeh, Tzai-Chiu Yu, Ru-Ping Lee, Jen-Hung Wang, Kuan-Lin Liu, Cheng-Huan Peng, Hao-Wen Chen, Ing-Ho Chen, Chung-Yi Hsu and Wen-Tien Wu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:779

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  42. The purpose of this study was to prospectively recruit patients treated with limb malformation and to explore the prevalence and the clinical and epidemiological features of Heart-Hand Syndrome (HHS) in China.

    Authors: Yaobin Yin, Jianguang Ji, Junhui Zhao, Shanlin Chen and Wen Tian

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:777

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  43. Calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff is a disorder that causes acute onset of shoulder pain when spontaneous resorption of the calcification occurs. However, factors that trigger calcium resorption have not...

    Authors: Ryogo Furuhata, Noboru Matsumura, Akira Yoshiyama, Yusaku Kamata, Masaaki Takahashi and Hideo Morioka

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:741

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  44. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) represent an important socio-economic burden. The current risk assessment and management involved in the ethiopathogenesis of WMSDs is based on observational tool...

    Authors: Fabrizio Russo, Cristina Di Tecco, Luca Fontana, Giovanna Adamo, Adriano Papale, Vincenzo Denaro and Sergio Iavicoli

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:738

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  45. Intensity of resistance training history might be omitted or poorly ascertained in prescreening or data questionnaires involving musculoskeletal health. Failure to identify history of high-versus low-intensity...

    Authors: Todd C. Shoepe, Joseph W. LaBrie, Grant T. Mello, Allison G. Leggett and Hawley C. Almstedt

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:729

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  46. The reported prevalence of spondylolysis (SL) in the adult population is 6–7%. Data concerning adolescent-onset spondylolisthesis (SLS) and the impact of certain activities on it is scarce. We examined the ris...

    Authors: Oren Zack, Yair Barak, Aharon S. Finestone, Ayala Krakov, Dani Slodownik, Deborah Alperovitch-Najenson and Shlomo Moshe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:720

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  47. Epidemiological studies examining the association between β-carotene intake and risk of fracture have reported inconsistent findings. We conducted a meta-analysis to investigate the association between β-carot...

    Authors: Tesfaye Getachew Charkos, Yawen Liu, Kemal Sherefa Oumer, Ann M. Vuong and Shuman Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:711

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