Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
WHO CARES: Chronic Illness in America
WHO CARES: Chronic Illness in America

DirectoryFred Friendly Seminars
Awareness
What is Chronic Illness?
Directory
Patient Files
The Challenge
Your Stories
Outreach
Resources
About the Program
About Fred Friendly Seminars
Our Partners

Orthopedic Impairments

Description: Orthopedic impairments involve pain or difficulty with motion and mobility, though they do not include paralysis or specified deformities. A large proportion is caused by injury while about 20 percent are congenital.

Symptoms: Stiffness, instability, weakness, pain, or swelling, commonly in the back and neck, hip and pelvis, shoulder, and other areas.

Number of Americans diagnosed: 16.3 million impairments are reported to cause activity limitation.
Directory List
Choose an illness from the menu below:

        Previous      Next
Resources

Strategies for Teaching Students With Motor/Orthopedic Impairments


Home | Awareness | Patient Files | The Challenge | Your Stories | Outreach | Resources
About the Program | About Fred Friendly Seminars | Our Partners | Site Map | Credits

© 2001 Fred Friendly Seminars, Inc.