Joint replacement access in 2016: a supply side crisis.

  title={Joint replacement access in 2016: a supply side crisis.},
  author={Thomas K. Fehring and Susan M Odum and Jennifer L. Troyer and Richard Iorio and Steven M Kurtz and Edmund C. Lau},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  volume={25 8},
Demand for primary and revision arthroplasty is expected to double in 10 years. Coincident with this is a decreased interest in arthroplasty by residents. Retirement of arthroplasty surgeons further threatens access. This study determines if supply will meet demand. Survey data were used to calculate the 2016 workforce. Demand in 2016 was estimated using the Nationwide Inpatients Sample. Between 2008 and 2016, 400 arthroplasty specialists and 1584 generalists will enter the workforce. By 2016… CONTINUE READING