Information about Musculoskeletal Conditions

A summary of recent data about physician visits for musculoskeletal-related complaints or symptoms is reported below. For more detailed trend information segmented by age and sex, download the full Physician Visits for Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Complaints document. If you have questions, please e-mail oracle@aaos.org

Physician Visits1 for Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Complaints (2010)

Neck

7,662,527

Shoulder

11,487,643

Arm

3,229,269

Elbow

2,066,893

Wrist

3,400,397

Hand and Finger

7,180,372

Back

13,226,258

Lower Back

8,024,189

Hip

4,049,411

Leg

7,853,011

Knee

18,623,616

Ankle

3,884,160

Foot and Toe

6,348,516

1 Estimates are based on the principal reason for visit.

DATA SOURCE: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2010; National Center for Health Statistics.

SUGGESTED CITATION: Department of Research & Scientific Affairs, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Physician Visits for Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Complaints. http://www.aaos.org/research/stats/patientstats.asp. Updated November 2013. Accessed [date].