Orthopedic Statistics

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Orthopedic Statistics
More than one in four Americans has a musculoskeletal impairment.
Musculoskeletal disorders cost the United States nearly $850 billion yearly.
There were more than 132 million physician visits for musculoskeletal symptoms in 2006.
Approximately 21 million visits were made to physicians’ offices due to back problems in 2006, including more than 8 million visits for low back problems.
Approximately 12 million visits were made to physicians’ offices due to knee problems in 2006.
Almost 7.5 million visits were made to physicians’ offices due to shoulder problems in 2006.
Currently employed workers in the United States miss nearly 440 million days of work because of musculoskeletal injuries.
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Sources: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: March 1, 2017

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