Prevalence Musculoskeletal Injuries


Lead Author(s): 

Kimberly J. Templeton, MD

Supporting Author(s): 

Sylvia I. Watkins-Castillo, PhD

Women are more likely to seek medical care for musculoskeletal injuries that occur from a fall, accounting for as much as 60% of hospital discharges for musculoskeletal injuries. Musculoskeletal injuries to men are more likely to be the result of trauma or an accident, accounting for about 60% of emergency department visits by men. Sports injuries and other causes of injuries occur in relatively similar proportions to both men and women. (Reference Table 9A.6 PDF CSV)

Cause of Musculoskeletal (MSK) Injuries for Self-Report, Hospital Discharges, and Emergency Department Visits, by Sex, United States 2010/2012


  • 2014

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