Looking back at the start of the Bone And Joint Decade what have we learnt?

Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2012 Apr;26(2):169-71. doi: 10.1016/j.berh.2012.03.008.


The Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 started as a Swedish initiative in 1996 leading to the UN declaration 1999 followed by the WHO launch 2000. A ten year multidisciplinary and global endeavor moving musculoskeletal conditions onto the research and health agenda is now recognized. Some lessons learned during the journey are presented.

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research / trends
  • Congresses as Topic
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases*
  • Population Dynamics
  • Retrospective Studies