13 minutes | Jun 3rd 2019

Musculoskeletal diseases on the rise worldwide and affecting developed countries the most

Musculoskeletal diseases have increased significantly between 2000 and 2015 and are now the second cause of years lived with disability worldwide, a study recently published by ARD concludes. The paper also adds that the burden is higher in Europe. “The richest the country, the highest the burden of musculoskeletal diseases”, says the leading author. Professor Laurent Arnaud and Dr Eden Sebbag(Department of Rheumatology - Centre National de Référence des Maladies Systémiques Rares Est Sud-Ouest, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, France) discuss the details of the study with ARD's Social Media Advisor, Dr Paul Studenic.

Read the full paper: https://ard.bmj.com/content/78/6/844.

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