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Orthopedic Statistics and Demographics

Information about stats and numbers in orthopedic surgery


Updated March 04, 2004

There are selected statistical highlights published by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; this information is found at the AAOS Web site.

Some highlights include:

  • Orthopedic complaints are the most common reason to seek medical care

  • One in seven Americans has an orthopedic impairment

  • Over seven million Americans required hospitalization for orthopedic conditions
For details of this report, go to the AAOS.

If you need more specific information, at the bottom of this page you can find the resources used to compile the numbers. While it may involve some research on your part, you can track down the sources for more information.

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  6. Orthopedic Statistics and Demographics - The Numbers Of Orthopaedic Surgery

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