Voluntary health organizations active in the prevention or treatment of diseases or conditions that affect the nerves, muscles or bones. Use this code for organizations that focus on a wide variety of nerve, muscle and bone diseases or those not specified below. The related medical specialty is orthopedic surgery.
Key words: ALS; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Arnold Chiari Syndrome; Arthrogryposis; Atrophic Muscular Disorders; Autonomic Nervous System Diseases; Batten Disease; Bell Palsy; Bell's Palsy; Bone Diseases; Bursitis; Cartilage Diseases; Central Nervous System Diseases; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Chronobiology Disorders; Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders; Connective Tissue Diseases; De Quervain Disease; Dysautonomia; dystonia; Fibromyalgia; Guillain-Barre Syndrome; Hemiplegia; Jet Lag Syndrome; Joint Diseases; Lou Gehrig Disease; Miller Fisher Syndrome; Mitochondrial Myopathies; MS; Multiple Sclerosis; Muscular Diseases; Muscular Dystrophy;Muscle Diseases; Musculoskeletal & Connective Tissue Diseases; Musculoskeletal Diseases; Myasthenia Gravis; Myoclonus; Myositis; Nervous System Diseases; Nervous System Trauma; Neurological Diseases; Osteoporosis; Parkinsons Disease; Rheumatic Diseases;Scheuermann Disease; Scoliosis; Spinal Cord Injury; Spinal Diseases; Spinal Disorders; Spondylitis; Spondylolisthesis; Tendinitis; Tennis Elbow; Tenosynovitis; Tietzes Syndrome; Tuberous Sclerosis
Scope notes: Voluntary Health Agencies provide patient assistance and family support, community services, public and professional education, medical research support, and health-related advocacy.
USE E86 Patient & Family Support for disease-specific organizations that provide only patient & family support.
USE N20 Camps for organizations that provide camping opportunities targeting ill children and youth.
USE the P80 Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations for organizations that provide social services for patients and family of people with health conditions.