Ann Arthritis Clin Rheumatol | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Orthopedic Manifestations in Patients of Long COVID-19 Syndrome

Aditya G1, Ahmad M2, Khan MA3 and Qidwai SA3*

1Department of Orthopedics and Biochemistry, Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, India 2University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, Delhi University, India 3Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, King Georges Medical University, India

*Correspondance to: Qidwai SA 

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The effects of the new coronavirus on the musculoskeletal system have been widely reported. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms in patients with prolonged covid syndrome. This was a retrospective cohort review of 100 admitted patients who tested positive for COVID-19 after admission to a medical institute in Sitapur. Based on the COVID-19 questionnaire prepared by ourselves, we recorded complaints about new myalgias, joint pains, back and muscle weakness, bone inflammations and compiled a table of all accompanying diseases. Statistical analyzes were performed to examine the association between various comorbidities and orthopedic manifestations in patients with COVID-19. Of the 100 patients who tested positive for COVID-19, 27 had at least one orthopedic problem (27.0%). Patients with orthopedic diseases were significantly younger at 53.7 years than 58.1 years (p=0.003) and their incidence was significantly higher in obese than non-obese patients (p=0.022). Patients with diabetes had significantly more orthopedic symptoms than patients with cardiac or pulmonary complications. Obese and diabetic patients had significantly more orthopedic symptoms during COVID-19 infection. Further studies are needed in these populations to determine whether these diseases present during COVID infection affect the musculoskeletal system during active disease and after recovery from infection.


COVID-19; Diabetic; Myalgia; Obese; Orthopedic


Aditya G, Ahmad M, Khan MA, Qidwai SA. Orthopedic Manifestations in Patients of Long COVID-19 Syndrome. Ann Arthritis Clin Rheumatol. 2023; 6(1): 1027..

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