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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. The Swedish National Patient Register offers unique possibilities for identification of large cohorts, such as patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although the overall diagnostic validity in the register ...

    Authors: Kristin Waldenlind, Jonas K Eriksson, Bernhard Grewin and Johan Askling

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:432

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  2. Joint hypermobility is a common clinical characteristic of patients with Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), a disorder with serious comorbidities of scoliosis and cranial base anomalies. This study aimed at evaluat...

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

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:428

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  3. Subjective symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) have rarely been studied by age group. We aimed to compare self-reported pain intensity, sleeping difficulty, and treatment outcomes of patients with m...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Karibe, Greg Goddard, Kisaki Shimazu, Yuichi Kato, Sachie Warita-Naoi and Tomomi Kawakami

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:423

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  4. Primary care pharmacological management of new musculoskeletal conditions is not consistent, despite guidelines which recommend prescribing basic analgesics before higher potency medications such as opioids or...

    Authors: Mehluli Ndlovu, John Bedson, Peter W Jones and Kelvin P Jordan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:418

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  5. The persistence of knee pain (KP) and its relationship with occupational factors were investigated in two prospective cohorts of French workers: retirees of the Gazel cohort and workers in the Cosali cohort.

    Authors: Eléonore Herquelot, Julie Bodin, Audrey Petit, Catherine Ha, Annette Leclerc, Marcel Goldberg, Marie Zins, Yves Roquelaure and Alexis Descatha

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:411

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  6. Risk factors have been proposed for running injuries including (a) reduced muscular strength, (b) excessive joint movements and (c) excessive joint moments in the frontal and transverse planes. To date, many r...

    Authors: Jennifer Baltich, Carolyn A Emery, Darren Stefanyshyn and Benno M Nigg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:407

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  7. Previous studies investigating the association between GDF5 rs143383 polymorphism and knee osteoarthritis (OA) have suggested stronger associations in Asians than Caucasians, but limitations on the amount of a...

    Authors: Feng Pan, Jing Tian, Tania Winzenberg, Changhai Ding and Graeme Jones

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:404

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  8. Osteoporosis, a disease characterized by low bone mineral density (BMD), is an important health problem in Mexico. BMD is a highly heritable trait, with heritability estimates of 50-85%. Several candidate gene...

    Authors: Rafael Velázquez-Cruz, Rogelio F Jiménez-Ortega, Alma Y Parra-Torres, Manuel Castillejos-López, Nelly Patiño, Manuel Quiterio, Teresa Villarreal-Molina and Jorge Salmerón

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:400

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  9. Assessed dimensions of low back pain (LBP) vary in prevalence studies. This may explain the heterogeneity in frequency estimates. To standardize definitions of LBP, an English consensus with 28 experts from 12...

    Authors: Marja Leonhardt, Falk Liebers, Clermont E Dionne and Ute Latza

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:397

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  10. Complete or almost complete recording of reoperations is essential to enable a correct interpretation of data in arthroplasty registers. The completeness of recordings due to infection is unknown in the Swedis...

    Authors: J Viktor Lindgren, Max Gordon, Per Wretenberg, Johan Kärrholm and Göran Garellick

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:384

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  11. Until recently, non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) in adolescents was considered a rare phenomenon unlike in adults. The last two decades has shown an increasing amount of research highlighting the prevalence ...

    Authors: Matthew Chiwaridzo and Nirmala Naidoo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:381

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  12. Hip fractures incur the greatest medical costs of any fracture. Valid epidemiological data are important to monitor for time-dependent changes. In Norway, hip fractures are registered in the Norwegian Patient ...

    Authors: Mikkel P Høiberg, Jeppe Gram, Pernille Hermann, Kim Brixen and Glenn Haugeberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:372

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  13. Previous studies have not addressed rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients’ help-seeking behaviours for RA flares, and only one small qualitative study has addressed how patients experience daily life on current t...

    Authors: Caroline A Flurey, Marianne Morris, Jon Pollock, Pamela Richards, Rodney Hughes and Sarah Hewlett

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:364

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  14. This study assessed the mortality and complications of hip fractures using in-patients aged 20–40 years from a nationwide population database in Taiwan.

    Authors: Jeff Chien-Fu Lin, Cheng-Chun Wu, Chi Lo, Wen-Miin Liang, Chi-Fung Cheng, Chang-Bi Wang, Yu-Jun Chang, Hsi-Chin Wu and Tsai-Hsueh Leu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:362

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  15. Relatively little is known about the social distribution of total knee joint replacement (TKR) uptake in Australia. We examine associations between socioeconomic status (SES) and TKR performed for diagnosed os...

    Authors: Sharon L Brennan, Stephen E Lane, Michelle Lorimer, Rachelle Buchbinder, Anita E Wluka, Richard S Page, Richard H Osborne, Julie A Pasco, Kerrie M Sanders, Kara Cashman, Peter R Ebeling and Stephen E Graves

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:356

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  16. Previous studies have shown that the carpal tunnel syndrome seems to occur more frequently in patients with diabetes mellitus and might be associated with the duration of diabetes mellitus, microvascular compl...

    Authors: Steven H Hendriks, Peter R van Dijk, Klaas H Groenier, Peter Houpt, Henk JG Bilo and Nanne Kleefstra

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:346

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  17. The prevalence of osteoporosis is increasing and is a socio-economic burden worldwide. Although screening tests for osteoporosis in Korea are easily accessible, this condition remains undertreated. Evaluating ...

    Authors: Hyun-Young Shin, Hee Cheol Kang, Kiheon Lee and Sang Min Park

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:334

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  18. Large waist circumference is linked to poor health. Investigations of the relationship between waist circumference, as an index of abdominal fat, and bone mineral density (BMD) have yielded inconsistent result...

    Authors: Lian-Hua Cui, Min-Ho Shin, Sun-Seog Kweon, Jin-Su Choi, Jung-Ae Rhee, Young-Hoon Lee, Hae-Sung Nam, Seul-Ki Jeong, Kyeong-Soo Park, So-Yeon Ryu and Seong-Woo Choi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:326

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  19. Biomechanical factors may play a role in osteoarthritis (OA) development and progression. Previous biomechanical studies have indicated that types of footwear may modulate forces across the knee joint, and hig...

    Authors: Daniel F McWilliams, Stella Muthuri, Kenneth R Muir, Rose A Maciewicz, Weiya Zhang and Michael Doherty

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:308

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  20. Identification of patients experiencing poor outcomes following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) before the intervention could allow better case selection, patient preparation and, likely, improved outcomes. The ...

    Authors: Eugen Lungu, François Desmeules, Clermont E Dionne, Étienne L Belzile and Pascal-André Vendittoli

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:299

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  21. Previous studies, in late 20th century, suggest an increase in the prevalence of neck pain and low back pain among children and adolescents, when neck and low back pain were studied separately. This study inve...

    Authors: Minna Kristiina Ståhl, Ashraf Abdel Salam El-Metwally and Arja Hannele Rimpelä

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:296

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  22. Having reviewed the studies on the biphalangeal fifth toe, we have observed a great disparity of data depending on the research center. We have investigated the frequency of biphalangeal toes and also its hand...

    Authors: Jose Gallart, David González, Jose Valero, Javier Deus, Pedro Serrano and Manuel Lahoz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:295

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  23. Low Back Pain (LBP) is a common and costly problem, with variation in prevalence. Epidemiological reports of rating of pain intensity and location within the low back area are rare. The objective is to describ...

    Authors: Matthew S Thiese, Kurt T Hegmann, Eric M Wood, Arun Garg, J Steven Moore, Jay Kapellusch, James Foster and Ulrike Ott

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:283

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  24. The Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia (TSK), an instrument for measuring fear of movement/(re)injury, has been confirmed as an important predictor for the persistence of pain-related disability. The aims of this s...

    Authors: Adina Carmen Rusu, Nina Kreddig, Dirk Hallner, Janina Hülsebusch and Monika I Hasenbring

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:280

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  25. The Manchester Foot Pain and Disability Index (MFPDI, 19 items) was developed to measure functional limitations, pain and appearance for patients with foot pain and is frequently used in both observational stu...

    Authors: Babette C van der Zwaard, Caroline B Terwee, Edward Roddy, Berend Terluin, Henriette E van der Horst and Petra JM Elders

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:276

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  26. Patellar tendinopathy is a common cause of activity-related anterior knee pain. Evidence is conflicting as to whether obesity is a risk factor for this condition. The aim of this study was to determine the rel...

    Authors: Jessica Fairley, Jason Toppi, Flavia M Cicuttini, Anita E Wluka, Graham G Giles, Jill Cook, Richard O’Sullivan and Yuanyuan Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:266

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  27. Low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Evidence pointing towards a more efficacious model of care using a biopsychosocial approach for LBP management highlights the need to understan...

    Authors: B-K Tan, Anne J Smith, Peter B O’Sullivan, Gang Chen, Angus F Burnett and Andrew M Briggs

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:255

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  28. The objective was to identify severity characteristics of initial chikungunya infection (CHIKV) stages associated with post-CHIKV arthritis and arthralgia.

    Authors: Hafiz Muhammad Yaseen, Fabrice Simon, Xavier Deparis and Catherine Marimoutou

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:249

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  29. Patient expectations regarding surgery may be related to outcomes in total joint replacement (TJR). The aim of this study was to determine the association of patient expectations with health related quality of...

    Authors: Marta Gonzalez Saenz de Tejada, Antonio Escobar, Amaia Bilbao, Carmen Herrera-Espiñeira, Lidia García-Perez, Felipe Aizpuru and Cristina Sarasqueta

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:248

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  30. Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a common and disabling condition. We wanted to investigate the modifiable risk factors Body Mass Index (BMI) and physical activity, using knee replacement (KR) as a marker fo...

    Authors: Hilde Apold, Haakon E Meyer, Lars Nordsletten, Ove Furnes, Valborg Baste and Gunnar B Flugsrud

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:217

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  31. We have previously validated administrative data algorithms to identify patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using rheumatology clinic records as the reference standard. Here we reassessed the accuracy of t...

    Authors: Jessica Widdifield, Claire Bombardier, Sasha Bernatsky, J Michael Paterson, Diane Green, Jacqueline Young, Noah Ivers, Debra A Butt, R Liisa Jaakkimainen, J Carter Thorne and Karen Tu

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:216

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  32. Chronic widespread pain (CWP) is common and associated with prominent negative consequences. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of persistent CWP in an 11-year prospective cohort study in the g...

    Authors: Ingunn Mundal, Rolf W Gråwe, Johan H Bjørngaard, Olav M Linaker and Egil A Fors

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:213

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  33. When conducting large scale epidemiologic studies, it is a challenge to obtain quantitative exposure estimates, which do not rely on self-report where estimates may be influenced by symptoms and knowledge of d...

    Authors: Tine Steen Rubak, Susanne Wulff Svendsen, Johan Hviid Andersen, Jens Peder Lind Haahr, Ann Kryger, Lone Donbæk Jensen and Poul Frost

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:204

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  34. Individuals with diabetes have been found previously to be at increased risk of non-traumatic fracture. However, it is unclear if these individuals are being identified and treated for osteoporosis.

    Authors: Lisa-Ann Fraser, Alexandra Papaioannou, Jonathan D Adachi, Jinhui Ma and Lehana Thabane

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:201

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  35. The severity and course of spinal pain is poorly understood in adolescents. The study aimed to determine the prevalence and two-year incidence, as well as the course, frequency, and intensity of pain in the ne...

    Authors: Ellen Aartun, Jan Hartvigsen, Niels Wedderkopp and Lise Hestbaek

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:187

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  36. To investigate the association between frailty index (FI) of deficit accumulation and risk of falls, fractures, death and overnight hospitalizations in women aged 55 years and older.

    Authors: Guowei Li, George Ioannidis, Laura Pickard, Courtney Kennedy, Alexandra Papaioannou, Lehana Thabane and Jonathan D Adachi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:185

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  37. Comparative data on sick leave within musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) is limited. Our objective was to give a descriptive overview of sick leave patterns in different MSDs.

    Authors: Jenny Hubertsson, Martin Englund, Ulf Hallgårde, Ulrik Lidwall, Sofia Löfvendahl and Ingemar F Petersson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:176

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  38. Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a complex disease involving both biomechanical and metabolic factors that alter the tissue homeostasis of articular cartilage and subchondral bone. The catabolic activities of extra...

    Authors: Hsin-Yi Yang, Sui-Lung Su, Yi-Jen Peng, Chih-Chien Wang, Herng-Sheng Lee, Donald M Salter and Chian-Her Lee

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:173

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  39. Primary care settings play a vital role in the early detection and appropriate management of musculoskeletal conditions in paediatric populations. However, little data exist regarding these conditions in a pri...

    Authors: Nicholas Henschke, Christopher Harrison, Damien McKay, Carolyn Broderick, Jane Latimer, Helena Britt and Christopher G Maher

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:164

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  40. Musculoskeletal ultrasound has been found to be more sensitive than radiographs in detecting osteophytes. Our objective was to measure the prevalence of features of osteoarthritis (OA), in the dominant hand, k...

    Authors: Ajay M Abraham, Mark S Pearce, Kay D Mann, Roger M Francis and Fraser Birrell

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:162

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  41. There are few longitudinal cohort studies examining associations between incident MRI findings and incident spine-related symptom outcomes. Prior studies do not discriminate between the two distinct outcomes o...

    Authors: Pradeep Suri, Edward J Boyko, Jack Goldberg, Christopher W Forsberg and Jeffrey G Jarvik

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:152

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  42. To examine if different rates of total knee replacement (TKR) in two similar cohorts with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) were associated with different functional impact of disease.

    Authors: Jingbo Niu, Michael Nevitt, Charles McCulloch, James Torner, C Elizabeth Lewis, Jeffrey N Katz and David T Felson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:145

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  43. Osteoporosis is a highly heritable trait. Among the genes associated with bone mineral density (BMD), the low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 gene (LRP5) has been consistently identified in Caucasi...

    Authors: Rim Sassi, Hela Sahli, Chiraz Souissi, Hejer El Mahmoudi, Bechir Zouari, Amel Ben Ammar ElGaaied, Slaheddine Sellami and Serge Livio Ferrari

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:144

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  44. Previous studies found increased case fatality after myocardial infarction and more frequent sudden death in RA patients compared to non-RA subjects. The RA associated CV risk might be explained by the combine...

    Authors: Inger L Meek, Harald E Vonkeman and Mart AFJ van de Laar

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:142

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  45. Back pain represents a substantial burden globally, ranking first in a recent assessment among causes of years lived with disability. Though back pain is widely studied among working age adults, there are gaps...

    Authors: Jeffrey G Jarvik, Bryan A Comstock, Patrick J Heagerty, Judith A Turner, Sean D Sullivan, Xu Shi, David R Nerenz, Srdjan S Nedeljkovic, Larry Kessler, Kathryn James, Janna L Friedly, Brian W Bresnahan, Zoya Bauer, Andrew L Avins and Richard A Deyo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:134

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  46. Cervical radicular syndrome (CRS) due to a herniated disc can be safely treated by surgical decompression of the spinal root. In the vast majority of cases this relieves pain in the arm and restores function. ...

    Authors: Sarita van Geest, Barbara Kuijper, Marinus Oterdoom, Wilbert van den Hout, Ronald Brand, Theo Stijnen, Pim Assendelft, Bart Koes, Wilco Jacobs, Wilco Peul and Carmen Vleggeert-Lankamp

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:129

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  47. Foot and ankle injuries account for a large proportion of Emergency Department attendance. The aim of this study was to assess population-based trends in attendances due to foot and ankle injuries in the Nethe...

    Authors: A Siebe De Boer, Tim Schepers, Martien JM Panneman, Ed F Van Beeck and Esther MM Van Lieshout

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:128

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  48. Depression is a major public health problem among adults with arthritis and other rheumatic disease. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of previous meta-analyses addressing the effect...

    Authors: George A Kelley and Kristi S Kelley

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014 15:121

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