Dear Friends of the Initiative,
World Pediatric Bone and Joint (PB&J) Day took place on its inaugural date of October 19, 2012. October 12 to 20 also marked Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week which aims to raise awareness of musculoskeletal disorders around the world.
"Kids and Vitamin D Deficiency" in children was this year's theme for World PB&J Day. Why this is important, the risks to children, what parents need to know and should do, is offered in a case study featuring two children. A Patient Information Card which can be downloaded and printed is also offered.
Click on the following links to view:
· Illustrative Patient Cases
· Patient Information Card
· Media Release
Members of the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Pediatric Society of North American (POSNA), and Shriners Hospitals for Children are actively seeking input from other groups with an interest in developing and promoting musculoskeletal health in children and adolescents.
If you or your organization/society/group would like to share in any plans, initiatives, or activities, please contact:
· Paul Esposito, MD, firstname.lastname@example.org (AAP)
· Norman Y. Otsuka, MD, email@example.com (USBJI)
· Anthony Scaduto, MD, firstname.lastname@example.org (POSNA)
Case studies of children and the effects of obesity on the the musculoskeletal system have been published by the USBJI Pediatric Specialty Group during previous National Awareness Weeks.