|Bone and Joint Decade|
The prevalence of musculo-skeletal disorders and the
cost to treat them led the World Health Organization and the United Nations to
declare 2000-2010 be the Decade committed to improving quality of life to people
with bone and joint disease and injuries throughout the world.
"The increasing age of the population will produce an increase in surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. The risk of this type of surgery requires studies to determine the natural history of the condition, the risk/benefit ratios of surgery with and without spinal fusion, and the relative benefits of non-surgical treatments."
- The Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Inaugural Meeting: April 17 and 18, 1998, Lund, Sweden.
|The World Health Organization has declared 2000-2010 the Bone and Joint Decade, click to find out more.|