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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. Medical record review (MRR) is one of the most commonly used research methods in clinical studies because it provides rich clinical detail. However, because MRR involves subjective interpretation of informatio...

    Authors: Michael Y Mi, Jamie E Collins, Vladislav Lerner, Elena Losina and Jeffrey N Katz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:181

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  2. The purpose of this study was to examine how complications in older adults undergoing orthopaedic surgery vary as a function of age, comorbidity, and type of surgical procedure.

    Authors: Hirotaka Chikuda, Hideo Yasunaga, Hiromasa Horiguchi, Katsushi Takeshita, Shurei Sugita, Shuji Taketomi, Kiyohide Fushimi and Sakae Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:173

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  3. Low back pain (LBP) patients with related leg pain have a more severe profile than those with local LBP and a worse prognosis. Pain location above or below the knee and the presence of neurological signs diffe...

    Authors: Alice Kongsted, Peter Kent, Tue Secher Jensen, Hanne Albert and Claus Manniche

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:171

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:236

  4. Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a highly disabling morbidity with high social, economic and individual effects. Demographic, occupational and behavioral changes that took place in Brazil over the last decade a...

    Authors: Rodrigo D Meucci, Anaclaudia G Fassa, Vera MV Paniz, Marcelo C Silva and David H Wegman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:155

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  5. There is a vast literature reporting that the point prevalence of low back pain (LBP) is high and increasing. It is also known that a large proportion of acute LBP episodes are recurrent within 12 months. Howe...

    Authors: Nicolas Beaudet, Josiane Courteau, Philippe Sarret and Alain Vanasse

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:151

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  6. Metabolic syndrome, a cluster of classical cardiovascular risk factors, including hypertension, obesity, glucose intolerance, and dyslipidemia is highly prevalent in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Th...

    Authors: Samira Rostom, Mariam Mengat, Racha Lahlou, Asmaa Hari, Rachid Bahiri and Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:147

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  7. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) represent the leading causes of occupational injuries among nursing staff. This population-based study was designed to assess the incidence and age-specific incidence of MSDs a...

    Authors: Yueh-Chin Chung, Chin-Tun Hung, Shu-Fen Li, Horng-Mo Lee, Shyang-Guang Wang, Shu-Chuan Chang, Lee-Wen Pai, Chien-Ning Huang and Jen-Hung Yang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:144

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  8. Knee arthroscopy is a common procedure in orthopaedic surgery. In recent times the efficacy of this procedure has been questioned with a number of randomized controlled trials demonstrating a lack of effect in...

    Authors: Ian A Harris, Navdeep S Madan, Justine M Naylor, Shanley Chong, Rajat Mittal and Bin B Jalaludin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:143

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  9. Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis, is a major contributor to functional impairment and loss of independence in older persons. The European Project on OSteoArthritis (EPOSA) is a collaborat...

    Authors: Suzan van der Pas, Maria Victoria Castell, Cyrus Cooper, Michael Denkinger, Elaine M Dennison, Mark H Edwards, Florian Herbolsheimer, Federica Limongi, Paul Lips, Stefania Maggi, Hans Nasell, Thorsten Nikolaus, Angel Otero, Nancy L Pedersen, Richard Peter, Mercedes Sanchez-Martinez…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:138

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  10. Low vitamin D status increases the risk of stress fractures. As ultraviolet (UV) light is required for vitamin D synthesis, low UV light availability is thought to increase the risk of vitamin D insufficiency ...

    Authors: Scott J Montain, Susan M McGraw, Matthew R Ely, Tyson L Grier and Joseph J Knapik

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:135

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  11. Although patient satisfaction is a relevant outcome measure for health care providers, few satisfaction questionnaires have been generally available to physical therapists or have been validated in an Italian ...

    Authors: Carla Vanti, Francesca Bonetti, Daniele Ceron, Raffaella Piccarreta, Francesco Saverio Violante, Andrew Guccione and Paolo Pillastrini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:125

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  12. We analysed whether a combination of bone- and fall-related risk factors (RFs) in addition to a recent non-vertebral fracture (NVF) contributed to subsequent NVF risk and mortality during 2-years in patients w...

    Authors: Kirsten MB Huntjens, Tineke ACM van Geel, Svenhjalmar van Helden, Joop van den Bergh, Paul Willems, Bjorn Winkens, Piet P Geusens and Peter RG Brink

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:121

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  13. Both gout and sleep apnoea are associated with the metabolic syndrome. Hyperuricaemia is also prevalent in sleep apnoea syndrome. The objective of this study was to examine the association between gout and sle...

    Authors: Edward Roddy, Sara Muller, Richard Hayward and Christian D Mallen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:119

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  14. Recent case–control studies have shown an association between type 3 finger length pattern (longer ring finger than index finger) and knee osteoarthritis. This large cross-sectional study tests the hypothesis ...

    Authors: Kristin Sigurjonsdottir, Thorir M Bjorgulfsson, Thor Aspelund, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Sigurdur Sigurdsson, Thorvaldur Ingvarsson, Tamara B Harris, Lenore Launer, Vilmundur Gudnason and Helgi Jonsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:112

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  15. The role of environmental factors in lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration (DD) in young adults is largely unknown. Therefore, we investigated whether body mass index (BMI), smoking, and physical activity ar...

    Authors: Jani Takatalo, Jaro Karppinen, Simo Taimela, Jaakko Niinimäki, Jaana Laitinen, Roberto Blanco Sequeiros, Markus Paananen, Jouko Remes, Simo Näyhä, Tuija Tammelin, Raija Korpelainen and Osmo Tervonen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:87

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  16. The role of physical fitness (VO2Max (mlO2*min-1*kg-1)) as a risk factor for herniated lumbar disc disease (HLDD) is unknown. The objective of this study was to examine the association between aerobic (physical) ...

    Authors: Marie B Jørgensen, Andreas Holtermann, Finn Gyntelberg and Poul Suadicani

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:86

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  17. Few prospective cohort studies of workplace low back pain (LBP) with quantified job physical exposure have been performed. There are few prospective epidemiological studies for LBP occupational risk factors an...

    Authors: Arun Garg, Kurt T Hegmann, J Steven Moore, Jay Kapellusch, Matthew S Thiese, Sruthi Boda, Parag Bhoyr, Donald Bloswick, Andrew Merryweather, Richard Sesek, Gwen Deckow-Schaefer, James Foster, Eric Wood, Xiaoming Sheng and Richard Holubkov

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:84

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  18. Health status is an important predictor of patient outcomes. Consequently, identifying patient predictors of health status is essential. In musculoskeletal orthopaedic care, the majority of work examining the ...

    Authors: Anthony V Perruccio, Rajiv Gandhi and Y Raja Rampersaud

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:83

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  19. Bone density measurements by DXA are not feasible for large population studies, whereas portable ultrasound heel scanners can provide a practical way of assessing bone health status. The purpose of this study ...

    Authors: Marlena C Kruger, Joanne M Todd, Linda M Schollum, Barbara Kuhn-Sherlock, Drew W McLean and Kim Wylie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:81

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  20. Hypovitaminosis D has previously been reported in both the general population, in people with chronic musculoskeletal pain, and in people with low back pain (LBP). Myopathy-related symptoms such as diffuse bon...

    Authors: Jannick Vaaben Johansen, Claus Manniche and Per Kjaer

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:78

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  21. The purpose of this paper was to review the literature of the cohort studies which evaluated the association between physical activity during the life course and bone mineral content or density in young adults.

    Authors: Renata M Bielemann, Jeovany Martinez-Mesa and Denise Petrucci Gigante

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:77

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  22. Sexual life had an important role in preserving the good quality of life for patients and for their partner. Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP) as other musculoskeletal diseases may affect all aspects of life includ...

    Authors: Hanane Bahouq, Allali Fadoua, Rkain Hanan, Hmamouchi Ihsane and Hajjaj-Hassouni Najia

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:63

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  23. To investigate the associations of aural symptoms, headache and depression with the presence of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) symptoms in a young adult population in Japan.

    Authors: Rahena Akhter, Manabu Morita, Disuke Ekuni, Nur Mohammad Monsur Hassan, Michiko Furuta, Reiko Yamanaka, Yoshizo Matsuka and David Wilson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:58

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  24. The incidence of endoprosthesis failure has been well studied, but few studies have described the clinical characteristics of deep infection in tumor prostheses. This study aimed to analyze the characteristics...

    Authors: Takeshi Morii, Hideo Morioka, Takafumi Ueda, Nobuhito Araki, Nobuyuki Hashimoto, Akira Kawai, Kazuo Mochizuki and Shoichi Ichimura

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:51

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  25. Tibia shaft fractures (TSF) are common for men and women and cause substantial morbidity, healthcare use, and costs. The impact of nonunions on healthcare use and costs is poorly described. Our goal was to inv...

    Authors: Evgeniya Antonova, T Kim Le, Russel Burge and John Mershon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:42

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  26. United States Army military police (MP) training is a 19-week course designed to introduce new recruits to basic soldiering skills, Army values and lifestyle, and law enforcement skills and knowledge. The pres...

    Authors: Joseph J Knapik, Bria Graham, Jacketta Cobbs, Diane Thompson, Ryan Steelman and Bruce H Jones

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:32

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  27. Research comparing the frequency of musculoskeletal complaints between musicians and non-musicians is scarce. The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints between musicians...

    Authors: Laura M Kok, Theodora PM Vliet Vlieland, Marta Fiocco and Rob GHH Nelissen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:9

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  28. Complaints of arm, neck and shoulder are a major health problem in Western societies and a huge economic burden due to sickness absence and health-care costs. In 2003 the 12-month prevalence’s in the Netherlan...

    Authors: Vivian EJ Bruls, Caroline HG Bastiaenen and Rob A de Bie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:8

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  29. Proximal humeral fractures are common osteoporotic fractures. Most proximal humeral fractures are treated non-surgically, although surgical treatment has gained popularity. The purpose of this study was to det...

    Authors: Tuomas T Huttunen, Antti P Launonen, Harri Pihlajamäki, Pekka Kannus and Ville M Mattila

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:261

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  30. Minimal interventional procedures are frequently applied in patients with mechanical low back pain which is defined as pain presumably resulting from single sources: facet, disc, sacroiliac joint or a combinat...

    Authors: Esther T Maas, Johan NS Juch, J George Groeneweg, Raymond WJG Ostelo, Bart W Koes, Arianne P Verhagen, Merel van Raamt, Frank Wille, Frank JPM Huygen and Maurits W van Tulder

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:260

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  31. Today, health care is patient-centred with patients more involved in medical decision making and taking an active role in managing their disease. It is important that patients are appropriately informed about ...

    Authors: Roxanne Cooksey, Sinead Brophy, Muhammad Jami Husain, Elizabeth Irvine, Helen Davies and Stefan Siebert

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:243

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  32. The WHO has recently published the FRAX® tool to determine the absolute risk of osteoporotic fracture at 10 years. This tool has not yet been validated in Spain.

    Authors: Rafael Azagra, Genís Roca, Gloria Encabo, Amada Aguyé, Marta Zwart, Sílvia Güell, Núria Puchol, Emili Gene, Enrique Casado, Pilar Sancho, Silvia Solà, Pere Torán, Milagros Iglesias, Maria Carmen Gisbert, Francesc López-Expósito, Jesús Pujol-Salud…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:204

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  33. Difficulty sleeping is common among patients with fibromyalgia (FM); however, its impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is not well understood. The aim of the current study was to assess the burden ...

    Authors: Jan-Samuel Wagner, Marco D DiBonaventura, Arthi B Chandran and Joseph C Cappelleri

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:199

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  34. Neck pain is very common but the occurrence of bothersome neck pain is not well described. Therefore our objective was to report on the prevalence and incidence of, as well as the rate of recovery from, bother...

    Authors: Eva Skillgate, Cecilia Magnusson, Michael Lundberg and Johan Hallqvist

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:185

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  35. Although the pathogenesis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) remains controversial, genetic factors are thought to play key roles in the development of AIS. In a recent genome-wide association study, a p...

    Authors: Song Zhou, Xu-sheng Qiu, Ze-zhang Zhu, Wei-fei Wu, Zhen Liu and Yong Qiu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:181

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  36. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on patients’ sexuality and identify disease and other factors such as fatigue that most influence sexual relationships.

    Authors: Gisela Kobelt, Brigitte Texier-Richard, Sylvain Mimoun, Anne-Sophie Woronoff, David-Romain Bertholon, Aleth Perdriger, Yves Maugars and Bernard Combe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:170

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  37. Pain and radiographic changes are common in persons with osteoarthritis, but their relative contributions to quality of life are unknown.

    Authors: Laura L Laslett, Stephen J Quinn, Tania M Winzenberg, Kristy Sanderson, Flavia Cicuttini and Graeme Jones

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:168

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  38. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are known to be at increased risk of infection, particularly if they are taking drugs with immunomodulatory effects. There is a need for more information on the risk of ...

    Authors: William A Blumentals, Anna Arreglado, Pavel Napalkov and Stephen Toovey

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:158

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  39. Currently, no validated instruments are available to measure the health status of Bangladeshi patients with fibromyalgia (FM). The aims of this study were to cross-culturally adapt the modified Fibromyalgia Im...

    Authors: Mohammed A Muquith, Md Nazrul Islam, Syed A Haq, Peter M ten Klooster, Johannes J Rasker and Muhammad B Yunus

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:157

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  40. Pain catastrophizing has been found to be an important predictor of disability and days lost from work in patients with low back pain. The most commonly used outcome measure to identify pain catastrophizing is...

    Authors: Linda Fernandes, Kjersti Storheim, Ida Lochting and Margreth Grotle

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:111

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  41. The utilization of total hip replacement (THR) surgery is rapidly increasing, however few data examine whether these procedures are associated with socioeconomic status (SES) within Australia. This study exami...

    Authors: Sharon L Brennan, Tyman Stanford, Anita E Wluka, Margaret J Henry, Richard S Page, Stephen E Graves, Mark A Kotowicz, Geoffrey C Nicholson and Julie A Pasco

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:63

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  42. It has been suggested that knee height is a determinant of knee joint load. Nonetheless, no study has directly examined the relationship between anthropometric measures of height and knee joint structures, suc...

    Authors: Andrew J Teichtahl, Anita E Wluka, Boyd J Strauss, Yuanyuan Wang, Patricia Berry, Miranda Davies-Tuck and Flavia M Cicuttini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:19

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  43. Painful shoulders pose a substantial socioeconomic burden. A prospective cost-of-illness study was performed to assess the costs associated with healthcare use and loss of productivity in patients with shoulde...

    Authors: Lena Virta, Pål Joranger, Jens Ivar Brox and Rikard Eriksson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:17

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  44. Currently, herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP) with radiculopathy and other preconditions are regarded as relative or absolute contraindications for lumbar total disc replacement (TDR). In Switzerland it is left ...

    Authors: Thomas Zweig, Christoph Hemmeler, Emin Aghayev, Markus Melloh, Christian Etter and Christoph Röder

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:275

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  45. This study aimed to establish the profile and the evolution of an early Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cohort in the Moroccan population and also to search possible predictor factors of structural progression.

    Authors: Karima Benbouazza, Bahia Benchekroun, Hanan Rkain, Bouchra Amine, Fatiha Bzami, Leila Benbrahim, Ouafa Atouf, Malika Essakalli, Redouane Abouqal, Maxime Dougados and Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:266

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  46. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent progressive musculoskeletal disorder, leading to pain and disability. Patient information and education are considered core elements in treatment guidelines for OA; however, ...

    Authors: Rikke H Moe, Espen A Haavardsholm, Margreth Grotle, Eldri Steen, Ingvild Kjeken, Kåre Birger Hagen and Till Uhlig

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:257

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  47. The epidemiology of acute orthopedic dislocations is poorly understood. A nationwide database provides a valuable resource for examining this issue in the Taiwanese population.

    Authors: Nan-Ping Yang, Hou-Chaung Chen, Dinh-Van Phan, I-Liang Yu, Yi-Hui Lee, Chien-Lung Chan, Pesus Chou and Jenn-Huei Renn

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2011 12:253

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