Musculoskeletal system

Musculoskeletal System Diseases

Musculoskeletal System Diseases constitute the most common reason for intense, chronic pain and functional infirmity of millions of people world-wide. Lately, there has been a major progress in understanding the mechanisms of the musculoskeletal system. The increase of life expectancy globally due to better life conditions, nutrition and medical care nowadays has led to the increase of consequences of metabolic diseases.

Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are the most common diseases.

Osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures represent a major epidemiological problem for both sexes related to increase of age average.

1/3 of postmenopausal women and 1/2 of both sexes population aged above 70 years old suffer from osteoporosis.

There are specialized methods that help physicians in diagnosing osteoporosis whereas medical treatment is possible using modern medicinal products and strategies.

Osteoarthritis is the most common arthropathy. It causes acute pain and malfunction in joints. Its prevalence increases progressively with age. Knee osteoarthritis and hip osteoarthritis are the most serious forms and represent a major socio-economic cost.


  • Medline Plus: Osteoarthritis
  • FDA: Osteoarthritis
  • International Osteoporosis Foundation

International Health Organizations:

Iinternational Osteoporosis Foundation

Tthe European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR)

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