Lancet Issues New Global Burden of Disease Data Showing 45% Increase for Musculoskeletal Conditions
The Bone and Joint Decade (represented by the United States Bone and Joint Initiative in the USA) calls on governments and the World Health Organization to prioritize musculoskeletal health following findings of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (published Lancet December 15, 2012)
New data on the burden of musculoskeletal diseases has emerged from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study. The study shows musculoskeletal diseases to be the second greatest cause of disability in all regions of the world. Back pain is the condition causing most disability across the globe, and osteoarthritis has experienced the greatest increase in the last 20 years.
Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study is published in The Lancet with the data available at www.thelancet.com/themed/global-burden-of-disease.
Since its launch in 2000, the Bone and Joint Decade has worked to gain recognition for the burden of musculoskeletal conditions throughout the world. The Decade will be using this new evidence of the enormous and growing burden of musculoskeletal conditions to further underpin its campaign to make musculoskeletal conditions a public health priority.