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Frequency and impact of regional musculoskeletal disorders.

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Regional musculoskeletal disorders are a major cause of morbidity both in the community and in the workplace. They comprise a heterogeneous group of conditions that are, for the most part, poorly characterized. Consequently, agreed diagnostic criteria have not existed for many of these disorders, and epidemiological investigations have used varied or ill-defined approaches to case definition. This chapter describes our current understanding of the epidemiology of regional pain disorders and d...

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10.1053/berh.1999.0016

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Linaker, CH More by this author
Walker-Bone, K More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Journal:
Bailliere's best practice and research. Clinical rheumatology
Volume:
13
Issue:
2
Pages:
197-215
Publication date:
1999-06-05
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uuid:c0ab1828-2ea9-4a58-af75-2695147a876a
Source identifiers:
126008
Local pid:
pubs:126008

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