An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
Musculoskeletal disorders are the most common cause of activity limitation in older adults. Thus, this issue on Rheumatic Diseases in the Elderly includes pharmacological pain management of rheumatic disorders, as well as a discussion of specific disorders such as arthritis and osteoporosis. In addition to providing treatment options, several articles focus on coping with chronic rheumatic pain. With an increase in the number of geriatric patients seeking care by rheumatologists, the need for special attention to geriatric rheumatology is evident.