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2021 May 29

West Afr J Med



Burden of Chronic Musculoskeletal Disorders amongst Patients Attending Orthopaedic Outpatients Clinic of a Tertiary Hospital, North-Western Nigeria.


Amaefule KE, Ejagwulu FS, Dahiru IL, Ogirima MO, Aniko AI
West Afr J Med. 2021 May 29; 38(5):472-477.
PMID: 34051720.


Musculoskeletal disorders often pose significant limitation to activities of daily living due to pain or disability. These disorders often arise as a result of the normal aging process, but most have some predisposing factors that are lifestyle-related, especially in younger people as a result of repeated mal- posturing/ misuse of parts of the body in the course of their jobs or recreations. These disorders cause more functional limitations in the older adult population than any other group of disorders. Thus, with increasing aging of most populations of the world, it is expected that the burden of these disorders will continue to rise. There is paucity of epidemiological data on this subject and no published study showing the ease of affordability of treatment for these conditions in Nigeria, hence this study.