World Bone and Joint Week
World Bone and Joint Week is held on October 12. This event in the second decade of the month October is annual. Help us
More than half the American population over the age of 18 - 54 percent - are affected by musculoskeletal (bone and joint) conditions, according to The Burden of Musculoskeletal Conditions in the United States. For some people in the UK there are still unfair and avoidable inequalities in their musculoskeletal health and in their access to and experiences of health services.
Bone and Joint Action Week is held annually October 12-20 with activities focused on disorders including arthritis, back pain, trauma, pediatric conditions, and osteoporosis. The themes and their related activities are designed to raise awareness worldwide about prevention, disease management and treatment.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Emergency Nurses Day on October 11 (the second Wednesday in October);
World Economist Day on October 12 (the day when outstanding representatives of the profession are awarded a prize by decision of the Nobel Committee);
International Day Against DRM on October 12 (IDAD, Inaugurated 2006);
International Vet Nurse Day on October 13 (Held on the second Friday of October);
No Bra Day on October 13 (On this day women are encouraged to forgo wearing no bra as a means to encourage breast cancer awareness)