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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are common among healthcare workers. Because frequent patient transfer has been associated with increased risk of MSDs, we aim to quantify the physical load associ...

    Authors: Jonas Vinstrup, Markus D. Jakobsen, Pascal Madeleine and Lars L. Andersen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:715

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  29. 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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  30. This study aims (1) to estimate the yearly number of Achilles tendon (AT) surgeries in Italy from 2001 to 2015 based on official hospitalization records; (2) to investigate the eventual presence of geographica...

    Authors: Umile Giuseppe Longo, Giuseppe Salvatore, Laura Risi Ambrogioni, Eleonora Cella, Vincenzo Candela, Arianna Carnevale, Emiliano Schena, Massimo Ciccozzi, Nicola Maffulli and Vincenzo Denaro

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:687

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  31. Musculoskeletal disorders can reduce the quality of life and work capacity. The study assessed handgrip strength (HGS) in relation to low back pain and arthralgia in Kurdish men.

    Authors: Yahya Pasdar, Behrooz Hamzeh, Shima Moradi, Sahar Cheshmeh, Farid Najafi, Mehdi Moradinazar, Mohammad Bagher Shamsi and Ebrahim Shakiba

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:686

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  32. Neck and low back pain represent dynamic conditions that change over time, often with an initial improvement after the onset of a new episode, followed by flare-ups or variations in intensity. Pain trajectorie...

    Authors: P. Irgens, A. Kongsted, B. L. Myhrvold, K. Waagan, K. B. Engebretsen, B. Natvig, N. K. Vøllestad and H. S. Robinson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:678

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  33. Accidental strangulation due to scarf getting caught in the wheels of a vehicle or machine was called “Isadora Duncan Syndrome” or “Long Scarf Syndrome”. Survival of concomitant fracture dislocation of cervica...

    Authors: Xiang Li, Fangyong Wang, Junwei Zhang, Yi Hong and Yong Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:677

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  34. An understanding of the average range of movement of the shoulder that is normally achievable is an important part of treatment for shoulder disorders. The average range of active shoulder flexion, abduction a...

    Authors: Tiffany K. Gill, E. Michael Shanahan, Graeme R. Tucker, Rachelle Buchbinder and Catherine L. Hill

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:676

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  35. Musculoskeletal (MSK) pain affects many people worldwide and has a great impact on general health and quality of life. However, the relationship between MSK pain and mortality is not clear. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Teresa Holmberg, Michael Davidsen, Lau Caspar Thygesen, Mikala Josefine Krøll and Janne Schurmann Tolstrup

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:666

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  36. Connective tissue dysplasia (CTD) is a risk factor for musculoskeletal disorders. Changes caused by disorganization of collagen and elastin fibers lead to the inability of withstanding heavy mechanical stress....

    Authors: V. N. Nikolenko, M. V. Oganesyan, A. D. Vovkogon, Yu Cao, A. A. Churganova, M. A. Zolotareva, E. E. Achkasov, M. V. Sankova, N. A. Rizaeva and M. Y. Sinelnikov

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:660

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  37. Adolescents with chronic musculoskeletal pain experience daily fluctuations in pain. Although not all fluctuations are bothersome, pain flares are a distinct type of symptom fluctuation with greater impact. Si...

    Authors: Sonia Khanom, Janet E. McDonagh, Michelle Briggs, Ebru Bakir and John McBeth

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:645

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  38. While there have been studies in Singapore on the prevalence and economic burden of osteoporotic hip fracture, there is a severe lack of reference data on bone mineral density and prevalence of osteoporosis. T...

    Authors: Kexun Kenneth Chen, Shiou-Liang Wee, Benedict Wei Jun Pang, Lay Khoon Lau, Khalid Abdul Jabbar, Wei Ting Seah, Sivasubramanian Srinivasan, Mallya Ullal Jagadish and Tze Pin Ng

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:633

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  39. Musculoskeletal pain is common in the general population and constitutes a major public health problem. A large proportion of these conditions may be work related. The aim of this study was to explore the relativ...

    Authors: Inger Arvidsson, Jenny Gremark Simonsen, Agneta Lindegård-Andersson, Jonas Björk and Catarina Nordander

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:621

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  40. Although stroke is a rare complication among spinal surgery patients, the recognition of this adverse event is critical given the aging population undergoing surgical procedures. The objective of this study wa...

    Authors: Patrick J. Arena, Jingping Mo, Charu Sabharwal, Elizabeth Begier, Xiaofeng Zhou, Alejandra Gurtman, Qing Liu, Rongjun Shen, Charles Wentworth and Kui Huang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:612

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  41. Concerns have been raised that implants used in total hip replacements (THR) could lead to increased cancer risk. Several different materials, metals and fixation techniques are used in joint prostheses and di...

    Authors: Eva Dybvik, Ove Furnes, Leif I. Havelin, Sophie D. Fosså, Clement Trovik and Stein Atle Lie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:599

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  42. Spinal fungal infections, especially spinal Aspergillus infections, are rare in the clinic. Here, we introduce the clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and prognoses of 6 cases of Aspergillus spondylitis.

    Authors: Guohua Dai, Ting Wang, Chuqiang Yin, Yuanliang Sun, Derong Xu, Zhongying Wang, Liangrui Luan, Jianwen Hou and Shuzhong Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:572

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  43. Histological and epidemiological data suggest that increased signal intensity at the proximal patellar tendon on magnetic resonance imaging is a response to tendon loading. As patellofemoral geometry is a medi...

    Authors: Robert D. Little, Samuel E. Smith, Flavia M. Cicuttini, Stephanie K. Tanamas, Anita E. Wluka, Sultana Monira Hussain, Donna M. Urquhart, Graeme Jones and Yuanyuan Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:571

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  44. Foehn describes a wind which occurs in areas with close proximity to mountains. The presence of foehn wind is associated with worsening health conditions.

    Authors: Frederik Greve, Karl-Georg Kanz, Michael Zyskowski, Francesca von Matthey, Peter Biberthaler, Stefan Muthers, Andreas Matzarakis, Rolf Lefering and Stefan Huber-Wagner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:568

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  45. Cherubism is a rare autosomal dominant genetic condition caused by mutations in the SH3BP2 gene. This disease is characterized by osteolysis of the jaws, with the bone replaced by soft tissue rich in fibroblasts ...

    Authors: Anne Morice, Aline Joly, Manon Ricquebourg, Gérard Maruani, Emmanuel Durand, Louise Galmiche, Jeanne Amiel, Yoann Vial, Hélène Cavé, Kahina Belhous, Marie Piketty, Martine Cohen-Solal, Ariane Berdal, Corinne Collet, Arnaud Picard, Amelie E. Coudert…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:564

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  46. Although athletic endeavours are associated with a high amount of physical stress and injury, the prevalence of pain is underreported in the sports medicine literature with only a few studies reporting pain on...

    Authors: S. Christopher, B. A. Tadlock, B. J. Veroneau, C. Harnish, N. K. P. Perera, A. M. Knab, S. Vallabhajosula and G. S. Bullock

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:561

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  47. Although mid back pain (MBP) is a common condition that causes significant disability, it has received little attention in research and knowledge about trajectories and prognosis of MBP is limited. The purpose...

    Authors: Christina Knecht, Sonja Hartnack, Beate Sick, Fabienne Riner, Petra Schweinhardt and Brigitte Wirth

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:554

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