Musculoskeletal conditions affect the bones, muscles, joints, and connective tissues. Common types include various forms of arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, juvenile arthritis and gout), back problems and osteoporosis.

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The number of first hip fracture patients ranged between 16,300 and 17,100 in each year between 2013–14 and 2016–17

The age-standardised rate of hip fracture fell by 4.4% between the peak in 2014–15 and 2016–17

3% of first hip fracture patients had a second hip fracture within one year

More reports and statistics on musculoskeletal conditions can be found under the topic Chronic disease.