Orthopaedic disorders are the second largest source of disability globally, with low back pain being the single leading cause of disability. Approximately 1.71 billion people have musculoskeletal conditions worldwide .
Musculoskeletal conditions can affect people of all ages and most commonly impact those in adolescence and older age. These conditions affect the ability to lead active lives and have a negative effect on economic productivity. The burden of musculoskeletal disease is expected to rise as populations age.
Prompt diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions can improve outcomes for patients. Orthopaedic care is also essential to the treatment of sports and spinal injuries, as well as fractures and breaks sustained through trauma.
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 World Health Organisation Musculoskeletal Conditions Sheet