The United States Bone and Joint Initiative has published an executive summary and full volume of comprehensive data on musculoskeletal disorders that addresses how common these conditions are, why it matters and what we can do differently to address and reverse the trends. According to the summary, “If research and clinical investments came closer to matching the burden of these disorders on our society, we could improve access to earlier screening, diagnosis, and the toll – both in pain and suffering and in costs from treatment and lost productivity – that musculoskeletal disorders take.” Full report.

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