Scope of Our Work

The CMSG exists to facilitate development of subgroups tackling each of the separate areas of musculoskeletal disease. The following list of topic categories includes areas of all musculoskeletal conditions included under the CMSG scope: back pain, gout, lupus erythematosus, neck pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, pediatric rheumatology, rheumatoid arthritis, soft tissue conditions [fibromyalgia, upper limb conditions, lower limb conditions], spondylo-arthropathy, systemic sclerosis and vasculitis.

Topics are arranged under the scope categories, and are based on suggestions by health care professionals, consumers and review authors, and on some of the trials which have been identified to date. This is not a complete list and further development of topics is underway. If there are topics in which you are particularly interested and feel should be added to the list, please contact the CMSG editorial office:

Our reviews can be accessed in "Evidence" from the top menu.

 Areas covered by the CMSG:

Back pain                             

Fibromyalgia                                  Gout                                         Lupus Erythematosus  

Neck pain          Osteoarthritis                    Osteoporosis                          Paget's Disease                   

Pediatric Rheumatology       Psoriatic arthritis                    Raynaud’s disease

Reactive arthritis                   Rheumatoid Arthritis              Systemic Sclerosis                      

Spondylo-arthropathy                 Vasculitis                                 Soft Tissue/ Regional Conditions                     

Topics not found in the list above may be covered by other groups such as the Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group