TITLE

Orthopaedic Surgeon Workforce and Volume Assessment for Total Hip and Knee Replacement in the United States: Preparing for an Epidemic

AUTHOR(S)
Iorio, Richard; Robb, William J.; Healy, William L.; Berry, Daniel J.; Hozack, William I.; Kyle, Richard F.; Lewallen, David G.; Trousdale, Robert T.; Jiranek, William A.; Stamos, Van P.; Parsley, Brian S.
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jul2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 7, p1598
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an overview of a predicted increase in the number of hip and knee replacements that are expected in the years following 2008 as a result of an increase in longevity and osteoarthritis. A discussion of the implications the increase may have on the work force of orthopedic surgeons in the country is presented.
ACCESSION #
33434236

 

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