December 1999 Bulletin

Fracture facts

Fractures account for 71.9 percent of hospitalizations for musculoskeletal injuries in short-stay hospitals with, on average, 906,000 occurring each year. Fractures accounted for 84.9 percent of patient days associated with musculoskeletal injuries.

Source: AAOS Musculoskeletal Conditions in the United States (second edition.)


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