How often is one of the rheumatic musculoskeletal disorders likely to be seen in an average primary care practice

How often is one of the rheumatic musculoskeletal disorders likely to be seen in an average primary care practice?

About 1 out of every 5 to 10 office visits to a primary care provider is for a musculoskeletal disorder. Interestingly, 66% of these patients are aged <65 years. The most common problems are osteoarthritis, back pain, gout, fibromyalgia, and tendinitis/bursitis.

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