- •Approximately half of type 2 diabetes mellitus individuals suffer from upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders.
- •Musculoskeletal disorders are prevalent bilaterally in thirty-two percent of individuals.
- •Limited joint mobility and frozen shoulder are the most prevalent disorders.
- •The proportion of limited joint mobility was more than frozen shoulder.
- •Amongst all disorders, frozen shoulder leads to maximum disability, followed by limited joint mobility and trigger finger.
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Quiz: # 884
- # 1.Chronic diabetes often contributes to musculoskeletal disorders because it
- a.deposits sugar crystals in joints
- b.alters blood flow to muscles
- c.affects collagenous tissue
- d.affects skin flexibility
- # 2.Disability was highest among those with
- a.frozen shoulder
- c.lateral epicondylitis
- d.pronator syndrome
- # 3.Screening examinations noted
- a.trigger finger
- b.frozen shoulder
- c.carpal tunnel syndrome
- d.all of the above
- # 4.Which pathology was the most disabling
- a.swan neck
- d.cubital tunnel
- # 5.Disability was lowest for patients with Dupuytren's
- a.not true
Funding: The study did not receive any funding.
Conflict of interest: All authors declare no conflict of interest.