Prevalence and projections of total shoulder and elbow arthroplasty in the United States to 2015.

@article{Day2010PrevalenceAP,
  title={Prevalence and projections of total shoulder and elbow arthroplasty in the United States to 2015.},
  author={Judd S. Day and Edmund M T Lau and Kevin L. Ong and Gerald R. Williams and Matthew L. Ramsey and Steven M Kurtz},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 8},
  pages={1115-20}
}
HYPOTHESIS This study examined national trends and projections of procedure volumes and prevalence rates for shoulder and elbow arthroplasty in the United States (U.S.). This study hypothesized that the growth in demand for upper extremity arthroplasty will be greater than the growth in demand for hip and knee arthroplasty and that demand for these procedures will continue to grow in the immediate future. MATERIALS AND METHODS The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (1993-2007) was used with U.S… CONTINUE READING

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