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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

    Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is not always a self-limiting condition. Women with more pronounced persistent PGP (PPGP) report poorer health status compared to women with less pronounced symptoms. The knowledge con...

    Authors: Cecilia Bergström, Margareta Persson, Kari-Anne Nergård and Ingrid Mogren

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:399

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    Foot involvement in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients has been reported to severely affect functional capacity and quality of life. We aimed to determine the impact of midfoot and hindfoot involvement on func...

    Authors: Hye-Jin Jeong, Il Woong Sohn, Dam Kim, Soo-Kyung Cho, Si-Bog Park, Il-Hoon Sung and Yoon-Kyoung Sung

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:365

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    Musculoskeletal [MSK] injuries are common causes of long-term pain and physical disability which affect many people worldwide. The economic and social impacts on the individual, society and national health sys...

    Authors: Eric Lawer Torgbenu, Emmanuel K. Nakua, Henry Kyei, Eric Badu and Maxwell Peprah Opoku

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:349

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    Heterogeneity in patients with low back pain is well recognised and different approaches to subgrouping have been proposed. One statistical technique that is increasingly being used is Latent Class Analysis as...

    Authors: Anne Molgaard Nielsen, Lise Hestbaek, Werner Vach, Peter Kent and Alice Kongsted

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:345

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    Musculoskeletal disorders and injuries are common causes of morbidity and loss of active, physically demanding training days in military populations. We evaluated the incidence, diagnosis, and risk factors of ...

    Authors: Harri K. Pihlajamäki, Mickael C. Parviainen, Hannu Kautiainen and Ilkka Kiviranta

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:340

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Most studies of risk factors for new low back pain (LBP) have been conducted in Western populations, but because of cultural and environmental differences, the impact of causal factors may not be the same in o...

    Authors: Mika Kawaguchi, Ko Matsudaira, Takayuki Sawada, Tadashi Koga, Akiko Ishizuka, Tatsuya Isomura and David Coggon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:334

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Both acute and overuse injuries are common among recreational volleyball players, especially finger/wrist, ankle, shoulder and knee injuries. Consequently, an intervention (‘VolleyVeilig’) was developed to pre...

    Authors: Vincent Gouttebarge, Johannes Zwerver and Evert Verhagen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:333

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common hip disorder in children 9–15 years old. This is a population-based study in Sweden presenting the epidemiology for SCFE.

    Authors: Bengt Herngren, Margaretha Stenmarker, Ludek Vavruch and Gunnar Hagglund

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:304

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Fibromyalgia, a potentially debilitating chronic pain syndrome of unknown etiology, may be characterized by inflammation. In this study, we investigated the relation of FMS to serum C-reactive protein (CRP) in...

    Authors: Termeh Feinberg, Usha Sambamoorthi, Christa Lilly and Kim Karen Innes

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:294

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Norway has no prospective surveillance system to monitor the outcome of knee cartilage surgery. In 2004 the Norwegian Registry of Knee Ligament (NKLR) was successfully established, and has yielded useful infor...

    Authors: Cathrine Nørstad Engen, Asbjørn Årøen and Lars Engebretsen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:282

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    Axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) is a relatively frequent and debilitating disease, with a prevalence ranging from 0.1 to 2% in the Caucasian population. Current Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International So...

    Authors: Nelly Raymond Ziade

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:280

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    In higher income countries, social disadvantage is associated with higher arthritis prevalence; however, less is known about arthritis prevalence or determinants in low to middle income countries (LMICs). We a...

    Authors: Sharon L. Brennan-Olsen, S. Cook, M. T. Leech, S. J. Bowe, P. Kowal, N. Naidoo, I. N. Ackerman, R. S. Page, S. M. Hosking, J. A. Pasco and M. Mohebbi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:271

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Studies of the epidemiology and outcomes of avascular necrosis (AVN) require accurate case-finding methods. The aim of this study was to evaluate performance characteristics of a claims-based algorithm designe...

    Authors: Medha Barbhaiya, Yan Dong, Jeffrey A. Sparks, Elena Losina, Karen H. Costenbader and Jeffrey N. Katz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:268

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Estimates of hip fracture mortality in Eastern Europe are scarce. We aimed to estimate the magnitude and duration of excess mortality after hip fracture in Estonia.

    Authors: Mikk Jürisson, Mait Raag, Riina Kallikorm, Margus Lember and Anneli Uusküla

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:243

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:366

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    Knee problems are common in children and adolescents. Despite this, little is known about the epidemiology of knee problems in children and adolescents who consult in general practice. The aim of this study wa...

    Authors: Zoe A. Michaleff, Paul Campbell, Joanne Protheroe, Amit Rajani and Kate M. Dunn

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:239

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  16. Content type: Research article

    A distal forearm fracture is a very common injury causing both suffering and substantial health care costs. The incidence of this fracture type seemed to increase worldwide until the middle 1980’s, but thereaf...

    Authors: Daniel Jerrhag, Martin Englund, Magnus K. Karlsson and Bjorn E. Rosengren

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:240

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  17. Content type: Research article

    All published studies of health care utilization in gout have been cross-sectional to date, and most used a patient-reported diagnosis of gout. Our objective was to assess health care utilization and its predi...

    Authors: Jasvinder A. Singh, Aseem Bharat, Dinesh Khanna, Cleopatra Aquino-Beaton, Jay E. Persselin, Erin Duffy, David Elashoff and Puja P. Khanna

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:233

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    Snoring is frequently associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Previous studies have shown that bone mineral density was significantly lower in patients with OSA than in controls; however, these studies ...

    Authors: Soo Beom Choi, Il Suk Lyu, Wanhyung Lee and Deok Won Kim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:236

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