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8 Facts that You Need to know about Bones & Joints

Date: April 9, 2014 Category: Uncategorized

Everyone probably experiences some sort of orthopaedic health issue at some point in their lives, ranging from mild to very serious conditions. So, we should all know as much as possible about our bones and joints.

Recently the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons released some interesting statistics about bone and joint health.   You may find some of them to be very surprising.  So, take a look through these facts and take measures to prevent them in your lifetime:


Because of bone or joint problems:

Over 10%

of Americans missed work in the past year.


1 out of 3

Americans visited the doctor in the past year.


440 Million

works days are missed every year.


Over 50%

of all chronic conditions occur.



of New Disability Claims were filed.



of workplace injuries and illnesses that required time off happened.



Hip Replacement

demand will increase by 174% by 2030


Knee Replacement

demand will increase by 674% 2030

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