Musculoskeletal disorders in the elderly

J Clin Imaging Sci. 2012;2:39. doi: 10.4103/2156-7514.99151. Epub 2012 Jul 28.


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.