Musculoskeletal disorders


The burden of musculoskeletal conditions in Australia

Musculoskeletal conditions were found to be the fourth leading contributor to total burden of disease in Australia, with back pain and problems, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis being the greatest contributors to the musculoskeletal burden.
Briefing paper

Musculoskeletal conditions as underlying and associated causes of death 2013

Summary Musculoskeletal conditions are a range of conditions that affect the bones, muscles and connective tissues. In this bulletin, the musculoskeletal conditions reported include osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; osteoporosis; back problems; gout and other inflammatory arthropathies (in ammation of one or more joints); and lupus and...