Joint Disease
 
A joint is where two bones come together.  The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has a glossary of terms dealing with orthopedics.  
 
 
 
Agencies and Support Groups
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Local

Arthritis Foundation - Wilkes Barre        
71 North Franklin Street
Wilkes Barre, PA
 
 (570) 824-7117
 
 
Thorough listing of Northeastern Pennsylania lupus foundation locations and support groups.
National Fibromyalgia Association - Greater Scranton, PA Support Group        
615 Jefferson Avenue
Scranton, PA  18510
 (570) 885-0141
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State
 
The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. Official website of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter.

Pennsylvania has three lupus organizations that provide wide and diverse opportunities to assist people living with lupus. This site contains contact information for each
of these three organizations.

A comprehensive and coordinated plan to reduce the burden of osteoporosis on the citizens of Pennsylvania in three educational focus areas: the Bone Building Years (0-30), the Bone Maintenance Years (30-50), and the Bone Loss Years (50 and older). Site contains a link to the plan in full text.

Eastern Pennsylvania Arthritis foundation listing of arthritis exercise programs by location, with links to each facility and class schedules.
 
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National
 
AAPM&R arithritis specific site which includes a general overview of arthritis and information concerning arthritic conditions, their treatment, and pain and pain management related to arthritis.

The Arthritis Foundation offers information and tools to help people live a better life with arthritis.  Whether it’s advice from medical experts to specialized arthritis self-management or exercise classes. National, non-profit organization specifically devoted to information on arthritis.

The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.
 
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This page is maintained by the library staff of The Commonwealth Medical College, a member of the Health Information Library Network of Northeastern Pennsylvania (HILNNEP). 
 
Last updated: June 15, 2010