Special Issue "Musculoskeletal Pain Care and Management in Rare Diseases"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Pain Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Gianluigi Pasta
Guest Editor
Orthopedics and Traumatology Department, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Pavia, Italy
Interests: hemophilic arthropathy; orthopedic surgery; joint replacement; preventive medicine; precision medicine; health organization; motion analysis
Prof. Dr. Matteo Di Minno
Guest Editor
Department of Translational Medical Sciences, Federico II Unoversity, Naples, Italy
Interests: haemophilia; bleeding disorders; thrombotic disorders; atherosclerosis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Patients with different rare diseases, both adults and children, suffer from musculoskeletal pain, but several studies revealed that they are “silent sufferers” that accept pain as their fate. Only in rare cases is specific pain therapy applied or long-term pain prevention introduced. This is certainly due to the fact that the interdisciplinary teams treating patients with rare diseases have usually only limited knowledge of pain therapy that is based on research and experience. On the other hand, it is an overall problem of society, since the significance of causal pain therapy was neglected for years. This Special Issue on “Musculoskeletal Pain Care and Managementin Rare Diseases” will cover pathofisiological differences, diagnostic tools and treatment options that require both basic knowledge of general pain therapy and specific knowledge of its application in patients with different rare diseases.

Dr. Gianluigi Pasta
Dr. Matteo Nicola Dario Di Minno
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • pain
  • management
  • rare diseases
  • hemophilia
  • Ehlers–Danlos syndrome

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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