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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

    Research into musculoskeletal conditions often focusses on pain at single sites, such as the knee, yet several studies have previously reported the high prevalence of multiple sites of musculoskeletal pain. Th...

    Authors: Andrew Finney, Krysia S. Dziedzic, Martyn Lewis and Emma Healey

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:535

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    Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent chronic joint disease in China. The aim of this study was to examine the association between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and knee OA in a population-based Chinese study.

    Authors: Dong-xing Xie, Jie Wei, Chao Zeng, Tuo Yang, Hui Li, Yi-lun Wang, Hui-zhong Long, Zi-ying Wu, Yu-xuan Qian, Kang-hua Li and Guang-hua Lei

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:533

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    Meniscal lesions are among the most common injuries of the knee, yet limited epidemiologic data is available on their risk factors. We investigated the association of lifestyle factors and physical strenuousne...

    Authors: Tea Kontio, Markku Heliövaara, Harri Rissanen, Paul Knekt, Arpo Aromaa and Svetlana Solovieva

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:528

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    Several studies have reported that diabetic persons have an increased risk for fractures than non-diabetes patients. The association between proximal humerus fractures and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is unclear and...

    Authors: Maria Angeles Martinez-Huedo, Rodrigo Jiménez-García, Eduardo Mora-Zamorano, Valentín Hernández-Barrera, Manuel Villanueva-Martinez and Ana Lopez-de-Andres

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:522

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    Cartilage changes are an important early finding of osteoarthritis (OA), which can exist even before symptoms. Our objective was to determine the prevalence of knee cartilage damage on magnetic resonance imagi...

    Authors: Alvin Keng, Eric C. Sayre, Ali Guermazi, Savvakis Nicolaou, John M. Esdaile, Anona Thorne, Joel Singer, Jacek A. Kopec and Jolanda Cibere

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:517

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Various health care professionals apply Spinal Manipulative Treatment (SMT) in daily practice. While the characteristics of chiropractors and manual therapists and the characteristics of their patient populati...

    Authors: Wouter Schuller, Raymond W. J. G. Ostelo, Daphne C. Rohrich, Adri T. Apeldoorn and Henrica C. W. de Vet

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:512

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    The COMT (Catechol-O-Methyl Transferase) gene may influence a person’s vulnerability to develop long-term pain and some COMT single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may associate with patterns of acute or chronic ...

    Authors: Eric Rydman, Erika Comasco, H. Pettersson, L. Oreland, S. Ponzer and C. Ottosson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:507

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was (1) to characterise back pain in physically inactive students as well as in trained (with a high level of physical activity) and untrained (with an average level of physical activity) ...

    Authors: Agnieszka Kędra, Aleksandra Kolwicz-Gańko, Przemysław Kędra, Anna Bochenek and Dariusz Czaprowski

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:501

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal pain is common in childhood and adolescence, and may be long-lasting and recurrent. Musculoskeletal problems tend to follow adolescents into adulthood, and therefore it is important to design b...

    Authors: Signe Fuglkjær, Jan Hartvigsen, Niels Wedderkopp, Eleanor Boyle, Eva Jespersen, Tina Junge, Lisbeth Runge Larsen and Lise Hestbæk

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:492

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Handball is a physical contact sport that includes frequent overhead throwing, and this combination leads to a high rate of shoulder injuries. Several factors have been associated with shoulder injuries in ove...

    Authors: Martin Asker, Markus Waldén, Henrik Källberg, Lena W. Holm and Eva Skillgate

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:485

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    Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common ailments that people experience in their lifetime. On the other hands, Sarcopenia also leads to several physical symptoms and contributes to reducing the quality o...

    Authors: Shinji Tanishima, Hiroshi Hagino, Hiromi Matsumoto, Chika Tanimura and Hideki Nagashima

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:452

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis (OA) and meniscal and ligament injuries of the knee are the two most common knee disorders in Korea. The aim of this study was to analyze the demographic characteristics, medical service use and...

    Authors: Chang Yong Suh, Yoon Jae Lee, Joon-Shik Shin, Jinho Lee, Me-riong Kim, Wonil Koh, Yun-Yeop Cha, Byung-Cheul Shin, Eui-Hyoung Hwang, Kristin Suhr, Mia Kim and In-Hyuk Ha

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:438

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  13. Content type: Research article

    There are more than 5 million motor vehicle collisions annually in the United States, resulting in more than 2 million injured occupants. The most common types of collisions are head-on impacts, rear-ends, sid...

    Authors: Rami Hashish and Hasan Badday

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:437

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Vertebral size and especially cross-sectional area (CSA) are independently associated with vertebral fracture risk. Previous studies have suggested that physical activity and especially high-impact exercise ma...

    Authors: Petteri Oura, Markus Paananen, Jaakko Niinimäki, Tuija Tammelin, Juha Auvinen, Raija Korpelainen, Jaro Karppinen and Juho-Antti Junno

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:433

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Gout is a painful, inflammatory disease that may cause decreased function and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Limited study did not take the influence of gout characteristics and anxiety on HRQoL into ...

    Authors: Ting Fu, Haixia Cao, Rulan Yin, Lijuan Zhang, Qiuxiang Zhang, Liren Li and Zhifeng Gu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:429

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are important health problems in working populations. The study aimed to determine the prevalence of MSD among school teachers from urban and rural areas in Chuquisaca, Bolivia.

    Authors: María Teresa Solis-Soto, Anabel Schön, Angel Solis-Soto, Manuel Parra and Katja Radon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:425

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  17. Content type: Research article

    One-third of individuals who sustain an acute lateral ankle ligament sprain suffer significant disability due to pain, functional instability, mechanical instability or recurrent sprain after recovery plateaus...

    Authors: Jacqueline Yewande Thompson, Christopher Byrne, Mark A. Williams, David J. Keene, Micheal Maia Schlussel and Sarah E. Lamb

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:421

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  18. Content type: Research article

    It is difficult to gain an overview of musculoskeletal extremity complaints in childhood although this is essential to develop evidence-based prevention and treatment strategies. The objectives of this systema...

    Authors: Signe Fuglkjær, Kristina Boe Dissing and Lise Hestbæk

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:418

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