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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

    Few studies have examined patterns of specific sleep problems among individuals with osteoarthritis (OA). The primary objective of this study was to examine prevalence of symptoms of insomnia and obstructive s...

    Authors: Shannon Stark Taylor, Jaime M. Hughes, Cynthia J. Coffman, Amy S. Jeffreys, Christi S. Ulmer, Eugene Z. Oddone, Hayden B. Bosworth, William S. Yancy Jr and Kelli D. Allen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:79

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    Self-care is often the first choice for people with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Self-care includes the use of non-prescription medications with no doctor’s supervision, as well as the use of other modern and...

    Authors: Irena Kovačević, Višnja Majerić Kogler, Tihana Magdić Turković, Lidija Fumić Dunkić, Željko Ivanec and Davorina Petek

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:76

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    Although optimal treatment of distal radius fractures is controversial, surgery has gained popularity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate recent trends in the surgical treatment of distal radius fractur...

    Authors: Teemu P. Hevonkorpi, Antti P. Launonen, Tuomas T. Huttunen, Pekka Kannus, Seppo Niemi and Ville M. Mattila

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:70

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    The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of adolescent physical activity-related injuries in sports club activities, leisure time physical activity and school-based physical activity. The se...

    Authors: Anu M. Räisänen, Sami Kokko, Kati Pasanen, Mari Leppänen, Arja Rimpelä, Jari Villberg and Jari Parkkari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:58

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    The number of revision Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) is rising in many countries. The aim of this study was the prospective assessment of the underlying causes leading to revision TKA in a tertiary care hospit...

    Authors: Anne Postler, Cornelia Lützner, Franziska Beyer, Eric Tille and Jörg Lützner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:55

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    Vertebral Fracture Assessment (VFA) is a useful tool to detect the vertebral fracture (VF) with low cost and radiation exposure. We aimed to compare screening strategies including VFA and spine radiography (X-...

    Authors: Sung-Hee Oh, Dam Kim, Young Eun Lee, Deog-Yoon Kim, Yu Kyung Lee, Joo-Hyun Lee, Sang-Cheol Bae, Yun Young Choi, Junhee Pyo, Jeonghoon Ahn and Yoon-Kyoung Sung

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:46

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    No previous research has been performed into neck pain among forklift operators. This is a common complaint among these workers, who number around 150,000 in Sweden and six million in Europe. The aim of the study...

    Authors: U. Flodin, B. Rolander, H. Löfgren, B. Krapi, F. Nyqvist and C. Wåhlin

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:44

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    Osteoporosis is a potential metabolic complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). Therefore, patients with DM should have adequate osteoporosis knowledge and beliefs in order to get engaged in osteoporosis prevent...

    Authors: Ghaith A. Ishtaya, Yazan M. Anabtawi, Sa’ed H. Zyoud and Waleed M. Sweileh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:43

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    Musculoskeletal disease is a common cause of morbidity, but there is a paucity of musculoskeletal research focusing on paediatric populations, particularly in primary care settings. In particular, there is lim...

    Authors: Albert Tan, Victoria Y. Strauss, Joanne Protheroe and Kate M. Dunn

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:40

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    The intent of this study was to examine and compare the ability to detect change of two patient reported outcome (PRO) instruments that use a computerized adaptive test (CAT) approach to measurement. The Patie...

    Authors: Feng-Hang Chang, Alan M. Jette, Mary D. Slavin, Kristin Baker, Pengsheng Ni and Julie J. Keysor

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:29

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    Knee pain is common and related to knee osteoarthritis. However, there is a discrepancy between knee pain and radiographic osteoarthritis. In the general population, knee pain is associated with psychological ...

    Authors: Tomoko Fujii, Hiroyuki Oka, Junji Katsuhira, Juichi Tonosu, Satoshi Kasahara, Sakae Tanaka and Ko Matsudaira

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:23

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    Positive association between body weight and bone mass is well established, and the concept of body mass index (BMI) is associated with higher areal bone mineral density (aBMD) and reduced fracture risk. BMI, tha...

    Authors: Anne Winther, Lone Jørgensen, Luai Awad Ahmed, Tore Christoffersen, Anne-Sofie Furberg, Guri Grimnes, Rolf Jorde, Ole Andreas Nilsen, Elaine Dennison and Nina Emaus

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:21

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    Previous estimates for the prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions (MSK) and chronic pain in Australia have been based on self-report. We aimed to determine the prevalence and distribution of arthritis, chron...

    Authors: David Alejandro González-Chica, Simon Vanlint, Elizabeth Hoon and Nigel Stocks

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:20

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    Total joint replacement procedures are increasing in number because of population aging and osteoarthritis development. Defined as a lack of physiological reserves and the inability to adequately respond to ex...

    Authors: Han Ting Wang, Josée Fafard, Stéphane Ahern, Pascal-André Vendittoli and Paul Hebert

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:14

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Persisting fatigue has been reported to be a common complaint by individuals with connective tissue disorders, including Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). This controlled study evaluated in an adult OI population ...

    Authors: Heidi Arponen, Janna Waltimo-Sirén, Helena Valta and Outi Mäkitie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018 19:3

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    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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