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Musculoskeletal disorders in the elderly

Ramon GhenoJuan M CepparoCristina E RoscaAnne Cotten
Department of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille, Hôpital Roger Salengro, Lille, Department of Radiology, Centre Hospitalier de Tourcoing, Tourcoing, France
Date of Submission: 07-Mar-2012, Date of Acceptance: 02-May-2012, Date of Web Publication: 28-Jul-2012.
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Corresponding Author

Ramon Gheno, Centre de

E-mail: rgheno@yahoo.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Ramon Gheno, Centre de

E-mail: rgheno@yahoo.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.99151 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Musculoskeletal disorders are among the most common problems affecting the elderly. The resulting loss of mobility and physical independence can be particularly devastating in this population. The aim of this article is to present some of the most frequent musculoskeletal disorders of the elderly, such as fractures, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, microcrystal disorders, infections, and tumors.
Keywords: Aged, Arthritis, Fracture, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Neoplasm

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