Defusing the Musculoskeletal Time Bomb

How can orthopaedics respond to the explosion in demand?

Terry Stanton

The United States spends more of its gross domestic product on health care than any other nation, but it ranks last among wealthy countries in healthcare quality. As “Baby Boomers” age, the demand for orthopaedic services will increase, but the current workforce strategy isn’t designed to deliver enough specialists to meet that demand. The result is a musculoskeletal time bomb, ready to explode.

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