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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. Injury incidence and prevalence in running populations have been investigated and documented in several studies. However, knowledge about injury etiology and prevention is needed. Training errors in running ar...

    Authors: Daniel Ramskov, Rasmus Oestergaard Nielsen, Henrik Sørensen, Erik Parner, Martin Lind and Sten Rasmussen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:177

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  2. Manual therapy as spinal manipulation, spinal mobilization, stretching and massage are common treatment methods for neck and back pain. The objective was to compare the treatment effect on pain intensity, pain...

    Authors: Kari Paanalahti, Lena W. Holm, Margareta Nordin, Jonas Höijer, Jessica Lyander, Martin Asker and Eva Skillgate

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:176

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  3. Work disability following motor vehicle related orthopaedic trauma is a significant contributor to the burden of injury and disease. Early identification of predictors for return to work (RTW) is essential for...

    Authors: Darnel F. Murgatroyd, Ian A. Harris, Yvonne Tran and Ian D. Cameron

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:171

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:229

  4. Gout is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis and is largely managed in primary care. It classically affects the first metatarsophalangeal joint and distal peripheral joints, whereas the axial joints ...

    Authors: Megan Bevis, Michelle Marshall, Trishna Rathod and Edward Roddy

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:169

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  5. Humeral fractures are common, but the association between the patho-anatomical fracture pattern and patient characteristics has been inadequately studied and epidemiological knowledge is scarce. Following the ...

    Authors: Carl Bergdahl, Carl Ekholm, David Wennergren, Filip Nilsson and Michael Möller

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:159

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  6. Independence in performing activities of daily living (ADLs) is a central aspect of functioning. Older adults frequently experience impairments and limitations in functioning in various life areas. The aim of ...

    Authors: Tanja Alexandra Stamm, Karin Pieber, Richard Crevenna and Thomas Ernst Dorner

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:139

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  7. Pain is an indication for total hip arthroplasty (THA) and it should be resolved post-surgery. Because patients’ pain is typically treated pharmacologically we tested whether opioid use can be used as a surrog...

    Authors: Maria C. S. Inacio, Nicole L. Pratt, Elizabeth E. Roughead, Elizabeth W. Paxton and Stephen E. Graves

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:122

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  8. Real-life registry data reveal approximately one-third of patients taking biologic agents use them as monotherapy, in spite that combination therapy with Disease Modifying Drugs is more efficacious than monoth...

    Authors: Erika Catay, Maximiliano Bravo, Javier Rosa and Enrique R. Soriano

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:110

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  9. In the broader spectrum of back pain, inflammatory back pain (IBP) is a symptom that may indicate axial spondyloarthritis (SpA). The objectives of this study were to determine the frequency of current IBP, as ...

    Authors: Ulf Lindström, Ann Bremander, Emma Haglund, Stefan Bergman, Ingemar F. Petersson and Lennart T. H. Jacobsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:106

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  10. Case definition has long been an issue for comparability of results obtained for musculoskeletal pain prevalence, however the test-retest reliability of questions used to determine joint pain prevalence has no...

    Authors: Tiffany K. Gill, Graeme R. Tucker, Jodie C. Avery, E. Michael Shanahan, Hylton B. Menz, Anne W. Taylor, Robert J. Adams and Catherine L. Hill

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:100

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  11. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of osteoporosis in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and to analyze the risk factors in these patients using the KORean Observational study Network for ...

    Authors: Joo-Hyun Lee, Yoon-Kyoung Sung, Chan-Bum Choi, Soo-Kyung Cho, So-Young Bang, Jung-Yoon Choe, Seung-Jae Hong, Jae-Bum Jun, Tae-Hwan Kim, Jisoo Lee, Hye-Soon Lee, Dae-Hyun Yoo, Bo Young Yoon and Sang-Cheol Bae

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:98

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  12. The relationship between leisure time physical activity (LPA) and hip and knee OA and subsequent joint replacement has not yet been clearly defined. Some studies have found the risk of knee replacement (TKR) t...

    Authors: Marianne Bakke Johnsen, Alf Inge Hellevik, Valborg Baste, Ove Furnes, Arnulf Langhammer, Gunnar Flugsrud, Lars Nordsletten, John Anker Zwart and Kjersti Storheim

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:86

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  13. There is a need to investigate the occurrence of multisite pain in young adults and to determine potential factors contributing to the early course of multisite musculoskeletal pain. The aim of this prospectiv...

    Authors: Therese Nordberg Hanvold, Lars-Kristian Lunde, Markus Koch, Morten Wærsted and Kaj Bo Veiersted

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:82

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  14. The aim of this study was to examine whether cartilage volume as measured by MRI and radiographic osteoarthritis (OA) at baseline predict cartilage volume loss over ten years independent of each other and othe...

    Authors: Andrew McBride, Hussain Ijaz Khan, Dawn Aitken, Louisa Chou, Changhai Ding, Leigh Blizzard, Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Flavia Cicuttini and Graeme Jones

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:54

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  15. This study examined the association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and C-reactive protein (CRP) with postoperative medical complications and one year mortality of elderly patients sustaining a low-energy cer...

    Authors: Johannes KM Fakler, Antonia Grafe, Jamila Dinger, Christoph Josten and Gabriela Aust

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:51

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  16. It is usually assumed that musculoskeletal pain is associated with both the physical workload and the psychosocial work environment, as well as with personal and lifestyle factors. This study aims to ascertain...

    Authors: Inger Arvidsson, Jenny Gremark Simonsen, Camilla Dahlqvist, Anna Axmon, Björn Karlson, Jonas Björk and Catarina Nordander

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:35

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  17. The association between low levels of vitamin D and the occurrence of chronic widespread pain (CWP) remains unclear. The aim of our analysis was to determine the relationship between low vitamin D levels and t...

    Authors: Paul S. McCabe, Stephen R. Pye, John Mc Beth, David M. Lee, Abdelouahid Tajar, Gyorgy Bartfai, Steven Boonen, Roger Bouillon, Felipe Casanueva, Joseph D. Finn, Gianni Forti, Aleksander Giwercman, Ilpo T. Huhtaniemi, Krzysztof Kula, Neil Pendleton, Margus Punab…

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:32

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  18. Fibromyalgia (FM) is a pain syndrome, the mechanisms and predictors of which are still unclear. We have earlier validated a set of FM-symptom questions for detecting possible FM in an epidemiological survey an...

    Authors: Ritva A. Markkula, Eija A. Kalso and Jaakko A. Kaprio

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:29

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  19. People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have an increased risk of falls. The foot is a common site of pathology in RA and foot problems are reported in up to 90 % of patients with established disease. The aim of...

    Authors: Angela Brenton-Rule, Nicola Dalbeth, Hylton B. Menz, Sandra Bassett and Keith Rome

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:22

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  20. Lower extremity tendinopathy is a common sports injury, but it can also affect non-athletes. Because tendinopathy is difficult to treat and has negative effects on the ability to work and quality of life, deve...

    Authors: Iris Sophie Albers, Johannes Zwerver, Ronald Leo Diercks, Janny Hendrika Dekker and Inge Van den Akker-Scheek

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:16

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  21. Total joint replacements (TJRs) should be considered as one of few definite endpoints in osteoarthritis research. We analyzed factors associated with late-life prevalence and risk factors for incidence of TJRs...

    Authors: Helgi Jonsson, Sigurbjorg Olafsdottir, Solveig Sigurdardottir, Thor Aspelund, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Sigurdur Sigurdsson, Tamara B. Harris, Lenore Launer and Vilmundur Gudnason

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:14

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  22. There is abundant evidence that low socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with worse health outcomes among people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA); however, the influence of socioeconomic disadvantage in earl...

    Authors: Antoine R. Baldassari, Rebecca J. Cleveland, My-Linh N. Luong, Beth L. Jonas, Doyt L. Conn, Larry W. Moreland, S. Louis Bridges Jr and Leigh F. Callahan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016 17:10

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  23. Accurate prevalence data are important when interpreting diagnostic tests and planning for the health needs of a population, yet no such data exist for axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) in the UK. In this cross-...

    Authors: Louise Hamilton, Alex Macgregor, Andoni Toms, Victoria Warmington, Edward Pinch and Karl Gaffney

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:392

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  24. Joint arthroplasty patients have a high prevalence of co-morbidities and this impacts their surgical outcomes. There are different ways to ascertain co-morbidities and appropriate measurement is necessary. The...

    Authors: Maria C. S. Inacio, Nicole L. Pratt, Elizabeth E. Roughead and Stephen E. Graves

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:385

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  25. Low back pain (LBP) is the world’s leading cause of disability and yet poorly understood. Cross-national comparisons may motivate hypotheses about outcomes being condition-specific or related to cultural diffe...

    Authors: Alice Kongsted, Laura Davies and Iben Axen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:367

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  26. Axial spondyloarthropathy typically has its onset in early adulthood and can impact significantly on quality of life. In the UK, biologic anti-tumour necrosis factor therapy is recommended for patients who are...

    Authors: Gary J. Macfarlane, Maxwell S. Barnish, Elizabeth A. Jones, Lesley Kay, Andrew Keat, Karen T. Meldrum, Ejaz Pathan, Roger D. Sturrock, Claudia Zabke, Paul McNamee and Gareth T. Jones

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:347

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  27. Neck and shoulder pain, back pain and low back pain are common symptoms in Japanese subjects, and it is important to elucidate the pathology and associated factors of these pains due to their frequency and imp...

    Authors: Yoichi Iizuka, Haku Iizuka, Tokue Mieda, Tsuyoshi Tajika, Atsushi Yamamoto, Takashi Ohsawa, Tsuyoshi Sasaki and Kenji Takagishi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:333

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  28. Patients with back pain radiating to the leg(s) report worse symptoms and poorer recovery than those with back pain alone. Robust evidence regarding their epidemiological profile is lacking from primary care, ...

    Authors: Kika Konstantinou, Kate M. Dunn, Reuben Ogollah, Steven Vogel and Elaine M. Hay

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:332

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  29. The number of revision total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) in Asian countries is projected to increase with the rapid growth of primary TKA. We investigated the factors associated with the incidence of revision T...

    Authors: Chang Ho Shin, Chong Bum Chang, Suk-Hyun Cho, Jin Hwa Jeong and Seung-Baik Kang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:320

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  30. The 9th edition of the American College of Chest Physicians’ Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis guidelines emphasize the importance of considering the risk–benefit ratio of “patient-important”...

    Authors: M. Najafzadeh, S. C. Kim, C. Patterson, S. Schneeweiss, J. N. Katz, G.W. Brick, J. E. Ready, J.M. Polinski and E. Patorno

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:319

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  31. Many risk factors have been identified to be associated with ingrown toenail. Internal pressure by the distal phalanx of the hallux and the second toe and external compression from the shoes has been proposed ...

    Authors: Antonio Córdoba-Fernández, Pedro Montaño-Jiménez and Manuel Coheña-Jiménez

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:301

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  32. Muscle strengthening exercises are promoted for building and maintaining a healthy skeleton. We aimed to investigate the relationship between muscle strength and areal bone mineral density (BMD) at the hip in ...

    Authors: Julie A. Pasco, Kara L. Holloway, Sharon L. Brennan-Olsen, David J. Moloney and Mark A. Kotowicz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:124

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  33. Sarcopenia is an important public health problem that affects mainly elders, and has negative consequences, such as disability and even death. Due to the lack of studies evaluating sarcopenia in elderly person...

    Authors: Bruno Prata Martinez, Anne Karine Menezes Santos Batista, Isabela Barboza Gomes, Flávia Milholo Olivieri, Fernanda Warken Rosa Camelier and Aquiles Assunção Camelier

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:108

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  34. Musculoskeletal injuries during initial military training are a significant medical problem facing military organisations globally. In order to develop an injury management programme, this study aims to quanti...

    Authors: Jagannath Sharma, Julie P Greeves, Mark Byers, Alexander N Bennett and Iain R Spears

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:106

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  35. Military service in Finland is compulsory for all male citizens and annually about 80% of 19-year-old men enter into the service. The elevated risk for many chronic diseases and loss of function among those wh...

    Authors: Henri Taanila, Jaana H Suni, Pekka Kannus, Harri Pihlajamäki, Juha-Petri Ruohola, Jarmo Viskari and Jari Parkkari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:104

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  36. To determine the prevalence of patient-reported joint pain among patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection, chronic HCV monoinfection, and HIV monoinfection f...

    Authors: Alexis Ogdie, Wyki Gina Pang, Kimberly A Forde, Bhangle D Samir, Lakeisha Mulugeta, Kyong-Mi Chang, David E Kaplan, Valerianna K Amorosa, Jay R Kostman, Rajender K Reddy, Ralph H Schumacher and Vincent Lo Re III

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:93

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  37. Hypertension is one of the most common encountered medical comorbidities after hip fracture. Whether fracture is a potential risk factor for hypertension remains poorly understood. The aim of our study was to ...

    Authors: Shuman Yang, Aimin Chen and Tianying Wu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:86

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  38. Uncertainty exists with regards to the extent of prevalence and health care use for musculoskeletal disorders in Norway. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of chronic musculoskeletal disorder...

    Authors: Jonas Minet Kinge, Ann Kristin Knudsen, Vegard Skirbekk and Stein Emil Vollset

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:75

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  39. We investigated whether Body Mass Index (BMI) at 11 years old has a direct effect on bone mass at age 18 operating through alterations to bone growth and development, or whether the association is mediated by ...

    Authors: Ludmila Correa Muniz, Ana Maria Baptista Menezes, Maria Cecília Formoso Assunção, Jeovany Martínez-Mesa, Fernando Cesar Wehrmeister, Laura D Howe, Pedro Curi Hallal, Helen Gonçalves and Fernando C Barros

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:71

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  40. Several cross-sectional studies have estimated that the prevalence of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) ranges from 14-17% among asymptomatic young adults to almost 95% among competitive athletes. With FAI, t...

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    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:64

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  41. Besides magnetic resonance imaging, dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) seems the most reliable tool to evaluate body composition and is often considered as the gold standard in clinical practice. Bioelectrica...

    Authors: Fanny Buckinx, Jean-Yves Reginster, Nadia Dardenne, Jean-Louis Croisiser, Jean-François Kaux, Charlotte Beaudart, Justine Slomian and Olivier Bruyère

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:60

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  42. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common chronic disease of the joints. Genetic factors may play a role in its development, and polymorphisms in the estrogen receptor alpha gene (ERα) have been associated with OA. However...

    Authors: Yan Ren, Bo Tan, Peijing Yan, Yi You, Yanqiao Wu and Yue Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:44

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  43. Complaints of the arm, neck, and shoulders (CANS) have a multifactorial etiology, and, therefore, their assessment should consider both work-related ergonomic and psychosocial aspects. The Maastricht Upper Ext...

    Authors: Aline Mendonça Turci, Débora Bevilaqua-Grossi, Carina Ferreira Pinheiro, Marcela Mendes Bragatto and Thais Cristina Chaves

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:41

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  44. There is minimal research on demographics, type of injury and diagnosis of injured workers with shoulder problems. The purposes of this study were: 1) to document the demographics of patients with shoulder com...

    Authors: Helen Razmjou, Dragana Boljanovic, Sandra Lincoln, Chris Geddes, Iona Macritchie, Caterina Virdo-Cristello and Robin R Richards

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:32

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  45. Risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) of total joint arthroplasty (TJA) have been examined by many studies. A comprehensive systematic review of recent findings of high evidence level in this topic is ...

    Authors: Zi-hao Zhang, Bin Shen, Jing Yang, Zong-ke Zhou, Peng-de Kang and Fu-xing Pei

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:24

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  46. The epidemiologic profile of ethnic Chinese patients with Dupuytren’s disease is unknown. We therefore investigated the epidemiology of Dupuytren’s disease using Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Research Dat...

    Authors: Chin-Choon Yeh, Kuo-Feng Huang, Chung-Han Ho, Kuan-Ting Chen, Cheng Liu, Jhi-Joung Wang and Chin-Chen Chu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:20

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  47. Patients with higher socioeconomic status (SES) are shown to have better total knee arthroplasty (TKA) outcomes compared to those with lower SES. The relationship between SES and factors that influence TKA use...

    Authors: Candace H Feldman, Yan Dong, Jeffrey N Katz, Laurel A Donnell-Fink and Elena Losina

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2015 16:18

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