Epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries among patients in a tertiary care public hospital.
Musculoskeletal disorders are a major cause of morbidity, influence health and quality of life and impose an enormous burden on our healthcare system.
Injury is now a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Injuries on roads, at home and in work place have progressively increased reflecting a lack of safety-related policies and programs or difficulties in implementation of the same. We are passing through significant urbanization, industrialization and a change in the socio-economic values. Due to these changes, the number of automobiles on our roads is rapidly increasing. Besides causing pollution, this has lead to road traffic accidents becoming the first public hazard in the world.
Trauma is an increasingly significant problem in India, and socio-economic and cultural changes are resulting in alterations in the epidemiology of trauma here also.
Besides other reasons, delayed presentation and neglect is a very important factor, and this is responsible for poor outcome of musculoskeletal trauma, and neoplasia in particular, which as such carry a poor prognosis in many cases.
This study aims to assess the epidemiology of musculoskeletal problems and injuries among patients in a tertiary care public hospital in India.
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