The Healthcare Reality

The Healthcare Reality

The Healthcare Reality

A painful and expensive path

 

With healthcare change comes the need for physician's to seek additional treatments that are cost effective and provide the best possible outcome for all patients. Providing patient satisfaction is at the top of every physicians mind and patients are in need of additional solutions that will keep them moving and slow the decline of painful arthritis.



 

Knee Arthritis

is a leading cause of disability in the U.S.7

 

One in every two Americans will experience symptomatic Knee OA in their life time4

Average age of onset of OA is 55 with 40% of all knee replacements occurring after the age of 654

Back Injuries

are the most common reason for nonattendance in the general workforce, after the common cold.17

 

~80% of adults are estimated to experience a back injury in their lifetime20

Back disorders account for nearly a quarter of all occupational injuries and illnesses in the U.S. involving days away from work.1

Back injury is the 5th most common reason for all physician visits in the U.S.18 Back injury is common among people who lead sedentary lives and manual laborers17

The estimated annual direct cost of treating back pain was $193.9 billion in 2004. Between 1996 and 2004, the cost of spine conditions, in 2004 dollars, increased by 49%. The largest share of the increase was related to prescription medication.21