The Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 has been established to increase awareness of the scale and impact of musculoskeletal disorders on the individual, health care systems and the society. It is a multi-disciplinary initiative involving professional bodies, patient care groups, research organisations and the community.
The theme of this issue of the Annals, Academy of Medicine at the beginning of the year is suitably on osteoporosis. Osteoporosis, with its multi-faceted, multidisciplinary approach, has been identified as one of the four clinical fields selected also for emphasis by the Bone and Joint Decade initiative.
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