OrthoFACTS – The Numbers Behind Orthopedic Care

Posted September 29th, 2017

More than one in two adult Americans, 126.6 million, has a musculoskeletal
condition. DOC treats musculoskeletal conditions.

Musculoskeletal disorders annual treatment, care and lost wages in the U.S.
are estimated to cost $213 billion annually. DOC provides immediate care
without the cost of the ER or wasted time waiting for a referral.

One in every five Americans visits the ER at least once annually. What is the
main reason for using the ER? Convenience. DOC is open evenings and
weekends.

Arthritis is the most common cause of disability with 51.8 million, half of
U.S. adults, age 65 and older, suffering from the disease. DOC treats
arthritis.

The number one reason for seeing an orthopedic surgeon in the U.S. is knee
pain. DOC’s orthopedic surgeons diagnose and treat knee conditions from
minor issues to major injuries.

In the U.S., about 600,000 knee replacements and 300,000 hip
replacements are performed every year. DOC surgeons perform hip and
knee replacements.

More than 90% of knee replacement patients experience a significant
reduction in knee pain. The success rate 20 years after surgery is 85%.

More than 95% of total hip replacements are successful with patients
experiencing relief from hip pain. The success rate 10 years after surgery is
90-95% and 20 years after surgery 80-85%.

In the U.S., more than 3.5 million children 14 and younger get injured
annually while playing sports or recreational activities. DOC is partnering
with coaches athletic trainers to provide care for injured athletes.

Overuse is responsible for half of all sports injuries in middle and high
school students. DOC can work with student athletes to get them back in
the game.

Sources:
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00389
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160301114116.htm
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00377
http://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=sports-injury-statistics-90-P02787

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