World Children’s Bone and Joint Day
World Children’s Bone and Joint Day is held annually on October 19.
Musculoskeletal disorders are any type of disease that affects joints, ligaments, nerves, muscles and bones. Diseases of the musculoskeletal system in children and adolescents are becoming more and more common.
Some examples of this type of disease:
- rheumatoid arthritis;
- bone fracture;
- hip dysplasia;
- muscular dystrophy;
All these disorders affect functions and mobility. Some of the most common causes of musculoskeletal disorders in children include car accidents, playground accidents, and sports injuries. Many cases are caused by childhood obesity. Other factors contributing to musculoskeletal disorders are obesity, poor posture, and vitamin D deficiency.
World Children’s Bone and Joint Day focuses on obesity, screening and prevention. On this day, the symptoms and treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system in children and the corresponding economic consequences of this problem are also considered.