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About us

Paediatric Musculoskeletal Matters (PMM) is a free evidence based, online learning tool and information resource about paediatric musculoskeletal (MSK) medicine. 

Why is PMM needed ? 

  • Around the world it is estimated that there are millions of children with MSK conditions - many are in parts of the world with little or no access to specialist care.
  • Many of the MSK conditions in children and young people are treatable and disability can be prevented or at least mitigated by early and accurate diagnosis and access to right care delivered by a trained workforce.
  • The stark reality is that in many parts of the world, there are few or no specialist teams available and medicines are not available or accessible due to cost or logistical issues.  The inequity is therefore increasingly evident. 
  • PMM aims to raise awareness about MSK medicine amongst student health care professionals and clinicians who may not necessarily have had much training or experience in and paediatric MSK medicine. These clinicians however are integral to facilitate early diagnosis and instigate access to specialist opinion and management. 

How was PMM developed ?

Transfer of PMM to Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (PReS) 

  • In May 2022, the PMM Portfolio transferred from Newcastle University UK to PReS
  • This transfer brings long term sustainability for PMM to grow and gives opportunity to reach communities further to raise awareness and facilitate teaching and learning about MSK conditions in children and young people. 
  • There is a global PMM Editorial Board to ensure that PMM covers the breadth of MSK and remains useful and relevant to the wider community.
  • PMM remains free, open to all and the urls will not change as a result of the changes.
  • PMM remains closely aligned with the Paediatric Global MSK Task Force. 
  • PMM is under further revision in 2022 so sections of PMM may be unavailable at times - please bear with us. 

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