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MD News Breaks Down Orthopedic Data

MD News features a snapshot of survey results from the AAOS, CDC, JAMA IM, JBJS, CORR and the CDC with a focus on orthopedics statistics. Some examples:

  • According to an AAOS survey, Wyoming has the highest density of orthopedic surgeons in the United States, at 14.96 per 100,000 residents; Mississippi has the lowest, at 6.55.
  • The rates of major elective orthopedic procedures performed on U.S. patients above age 80 significantly increased between 2000 and 2009, according to a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The rate per 100,000 people rose from 40 to 102 for spinal fusion, 181 to 257 for total hip arthroplasty and 300 to 477 for total knee arthroplasty.

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