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37 trusted resources for musculoskeletal conditions

  1. Musculoskeletal conditions - arthritis and osteoporosis

    Department of Health

    Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that affects one or more joints. Arthritis conditions are part of a broader group of conditions of the muscles and bones called musculoskeletal conditions. Some of the most commonly occurring musculoskeletal conditions are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is less common.

  2. When musculoskeletal conditions and mental disorders occur together

    Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

    Musculoskeletal conditions and mental disorders cause few deaths but much pain, disability and distress. Both are common and are recognised as major health concerns. Their occurrence together in the same person (known as comorbidity) complicates their treatment and management.

  3. Health expenditure for arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, 2004-05

    Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

    Arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions affect more than 6 million Australians. In 2004-05, direct health expenditure on these conditions amounted to $4.0 billion or 7.5% of total allocated health expenditure in Australia. Osteoarthritis alone accounted for nearly one-third of the expenditure, mostly due to hospital costs associated with knee and hip replacements.

  4. Data sources for monitoring arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions

    Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

    This report is a stock take of data sources available for monitoring of arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions. Data sources are evaluated to identify limitations, potential areas of improvement and usefulness for effective national monitoring.

  5. Prevention, treatment and self-management of musculoskeletal conditions

    Department of Health

    Musculoskeletal conditions are generally chronic and there is no known cure. Health expenditure attributable to arthritis is substantial.

  6. Health expenditure for arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions in Australia, 2000-01

    Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

    Arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions may not be a large cause of mortality but are significant contributors to morbidity and disability in Australia. They are highly prevalent, particularly among those aged 65 or over. Their treatment and management have considerable costs and the health care required is different from other major health conditions.

  7. Interventions for improving the appropriate use of imaging in people with musculoskeletal conditions

    Australasian Cochrane Centre

    Imaging is the production of a clinical image of the human body using medical techniques such as x-rays, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance (MRI). Imaging is commonly performed for musculoskeletal conditions and is an impor...

  8. Shin pain (shin splints) -


    Shin pain or shin splints encompasses a few specific conditions causing pain down the shin or along the inside of the lower leg.

  9. Topical rubefacients for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain in adults

    Australasian Cochrane Centre

    Rubefacients cause irritation and reddening of the skin, due to increased blood flow. They are believed to relieve pain in various musculoskeletal conditions, and are available on prescription and in over-the-counter remedies. This review found evidence...

  10. Evidence-based management of acute musculoskeletal pain

    National Health and Medical Research Council - NHMRC

    This document provides information on the management of acute pain, communication between clinicians and consumers, and the diagnosis, prognosis and interventions for acute low back, thoracic spine, neck, shoulder and anterior knee pain. The document is concerned only with the management of acute episodes of pain (less than 3 months duration) that are not associated with specific diseases and serious conditions.