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Patient, healthcare professional or researcher -- child, teen, adult or senior -- if you're visiting us to answer a question, to find information, or to participate in an activity, thank your bones and joints for bringing you here. Think about it: if the bones and joints in your body are strong and flexible, they move smoothly. And that means life can be fun, and appreciated fully.

For nearly one in two Americans over the age of 18,˜and for many children, movement is restricted by a musculoskeletal disorder - arthritis, back pain, fracture, osteoporosis, or sports trauma. That's where the United States Bone and Joint Initiative comes in.

As part of the worldwide Bone and Joint Decade, U.S. patient and physician healthcare organizations, government agencies, and industry, have come together to improve prevention of bone and joint disorders, and to improve the quality of life for those affected. This goal begins with increased awareness, solid information and increased research. It begins here.