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A 43-year-old member asked:

Anyone know were i can get statistics on orthopedic surgery?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Google or Yahoo: Search engines can be very helpful although you cannot always confirm the accuracy of the information provided. You can go to the aaos (american academy of orthopedic surgery) website for reliable information.
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Stats: Agree with dr ayers--i would stick with aaos.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Anyone know were I can get statistics on orthopedic surgery success?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Outcomes data: Many surgical treatments have published results regarding outcome, patient satisfaction, complication rate, etc. Your surgeon should be able to provide specific data, not only about published data, but also their personal outcomes. Ask how many specific procedures have they performed, and do they have specialized training. Finally, go get a 2nd opinion and cross-reference your answers. Good luck!

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