Musculoskeletal and Joint Manifestations in Type II Diabetes Mellitus

Kamath, Surendra U. and *, Ranganatha Y.P. (2015) Musculoskeletal and Joint Manifestations in Type II Diabetes Mellitus. American Journal of Advanced Drug Delivery, 3 (1). 059-063. ISSN 2321-547X

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Objective: Incidence of diabetes and life expectancy in these patients has increased resulting in increased prevalence of musculoskeletal problems in diabetic patients. Musculoskeletal complications related to diabetes are common and can lead to severe morbidity. These complications may be due to metabolic or microvascular causes. Increased prevalence of these connective tissue disorders in the recent times has affected the quality of life for these patients. This study was carried out with aim to find the prevalence and types of rheumatological manifestations in patients having type 2 Diabetes mellitus. Patients and Methods: A total of 150 patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus were chosen randomly in this cross sectional study with inclusion criteria of disease duration for minimum of 1 year. Those patients who were too ill, willing to participate and with inflammatory arthritis were excluded. Data was analysed using SPSS software version 17. Results: A total of 150 subjects were assessed for various musculoskeletal manifestations. A total of 46 subjects amounting to about 30.66% had the manifestation. The age ranged from 20 to 76 years with a mean age of 51.8 years. The duration of diabetes was of less than 5 years in 8 patients and was of more than 5 years in 38 patients Conclusions: From the above observation it is clear that about 29% suffer from rheumatological manifestations with most common seen in knee and shoulder joint.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Musculoskeletal complications, Diabetes mellitus, Osteoarthrosis, Frozen shoulder.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Surgery
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2015 10:47
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2015 10:47

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