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Back Pain Condition Kit

Scope of the Disease   Number and gender of individuals affected Low back pain is a common and expensive medical condition. Healthcare professionals claim between 70% and 85% of people suffer from low back pain at some time in their lives. Low bac...
Childhood Conditions Condition Kit

What is the "musculoskeletal system"? Muscles and bones in children comprise a dynamic system that physicians call the "musculoskeletal system".  Unlike adults, children's muscles and bones are growing significantly, and so these important body part...
Future Directions For Musculoskeletal Research

The U.S. Bone and Joint Decade is an initiative aimed at raising awareness and reducing the burden of musculoskeletal disease on society, and advancing research in prevention diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. There are active fields o...
Grants, Awards and Fellowships

To view awards and grants offered by an institution, click on the link below, or look in the dropdown menu above. 
Oligoarticular Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Condition Kit

  What is Oligoarticular Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis?   Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) is the most common type of arthritis in children. There are several different forms of JRA. Each depends on the number of joints involved and whet...
Osteoporosis Condition Kit

CAN WE WIN THE BATTLE AGAINST OSTEOPOROSIS?Scope of the DiseaseNumber and gender of individuals affectedOsteoporosis is a chronic disorder that predisposes individuals to fractures with minimal or no trauma. Approximately 10 million Americans have osteopo...
Resources for Research

These resources have been submitted by organizations participating in the Decade to assist those undertaking research into musculoskeletal diseases and disorders. Go to the "Subcategories" drop down menu above to make selections.
Trauma Condition Kit

NUMBER AND GENDER OF INDIVIDUALS AFFECTED Traumatic injury is a major public health issue in the United States and throughout the world.  In the United States in 2002 there were 54 million office visits, 21 million emergency room visits, 4.5 milli...
Young Investigators Initiative Grant Mentoring Workshop Program

Deadline for applications January 15 and July 15 Call for Applications The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) is dedicated to raising public awareness and to increasing research of musculoskeletal diseases in the United States. Basic and cli...
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