Musculoskeletal diseases affect more than one out of every two persons in the United States age 18 and over—and nearly three out of four age 65 and over. This website, sponsored by the United States Bone and Joint Initiative, illustrates the magnitude and impact of musculoskeletal diseases on the US population and the US economy.

You can browse highlights from the Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States from the links below:

Introductory materials including an Impact Statement and an Executive Summary of the Fourth Edition.

Fast Facts
Full-color fact sheets about the impact of various musculoskeletal diseases and conditions.

Narrated presentations from the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative featuring medical experts on musculoskeletal disorders.

Slide Sets
Slide sets for presentations on the prevalence, societal and economic cost of musculoskeletal diseases in the United States.