U.S. Demand for Total Joint Replacement Remains Steady, not reduced by economy 2014
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April 2014- A new study appearing in the April issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) showed that the economic downturns in the 2000s did not substantially influence the national growth trends for hip and knee arthroplasty in the United States. The new data support the authors’ existing projections- made in 2007- that predicted a significant surge in demand for total joint replacement (TJR) through 2030…
- 6.0 percent for primary total hip arthroplasty;
- 6.1 percent for primary total knee arthroplasty;
- 10.8 percent for revision total hip arthroplasty; and
- 13.5 percent for revision total knee arthroplasty.