Incidence of Different Variant of Focal Soft Tissue Rheumatism Patients with Their Socio-demographic Profiles at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Dhaka City
Background: Focal soft tissue rheumatism occurs in varied incidence with difference socio-demographic group of patients.
Objective: The purpose of the present study was to see the incidence of focal soft tissue rheumatism with the socio-demographic characteristics of the patients.
Methodology: This descriptive type of cross-sectional study was carried out in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh from March 2006 to August 2006 for a period of 6(six) months. The patients having focal soft tissue rheumatism were selected from the dept. of Physical medicine and Rehabilitation who were referred from other outpatient department of BSMMU and also from general practitioners outside the hospital. The details of socioeconomic condition and the demographic characteristics were recorded.
Result: During the study period a total of 2350 patients were examined. Among them 44 patients presented with different focal soft tissue rheumatism. The incidence of the patients presented with focal soft tissue rheumatism was 1.87%. Among 2350 patients, the incidence of different soft tissue rheumatism cases were Tennis elbow 20(85%), De-Quervain`s disease 12(51%), Trigger fingers 8(34%) and Golfers elbow 4(17%). The most common age group suffering from soft tissue rheumatism was the 31 to 40 years which was 20(46.0%) cases. Housewife was suffering most commonly with focal soft tissue rheumatism which was 14(32.0%) cases.
Conclusion: In conclusion focal soft tissue rheumatism occurs most commonly among the young housewife presented with the tennis elbow
Journal of Science Foundation 2018;16(1):8-12