OPUS 2008: An orthopaedic snapshot

By Hazel Natividad, MA, and Heidi Schmalz

Census data provides a peek at the profession, practices

Not many people live in Montana or Wyoming—by population, they rank 44th and 50th among all U.S. states—but they are well-served with orthopaedic surgeons. Both states have more than 10 orthopaedic surgeons per 100,000 population. In contrast, Texas, the 2nd most populous state, has fewer than 6 orthopaedic surgeons per 100,000 population.

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