The impact of musculoskeletal diseases on mortality-comparison with internal diseases: A 15-year longitudinal study.

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BACKGROUND Aging is associated with an increased incidence of diabetes (DM), hypertension (HT), hyperlipidemia (HL), as well as musculoskeletal disorders, such as osteoarthritis (OA) and osteoporosis (OP). However, the impact of musculoskeletal disorders on mortality remains unclear. This study investigated the risk of mortality if having knee OA or OP… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jos.2017.06.014

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