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THE ORTHOPAEDIC INDUSTRY ANNUAL REPORT Highlights the Burgeoning Demographics of Orthopaedics and the Continuing Health of the Industry

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Estimates place the prevalence of physical disabilities caused by musculoskeletal conditions at four to five percent of the global adult population according to THE ORTHOPAEDIC INDUSTRY ANNUAL REPORT, released today by ORTHOWORLD Inc.

"Our sources indicate that the number of people suffering from musculoskeletal conditions has increased 25 percent over the past ten years, and those conditions remain among the most costly illnesses to treat," commented April Bright, General Manager of ORTHOWORLD. The annual estimated direct and indirect cost associated with persons with a musculoskeletal disease is $267.2 billion in the U.S. alone. "This compelling industry snapshot underscores the significance of orthopaedic treatment in any serious discussion of healthcare reform, and highlights the key role that industry may play in the future."

"With more than 150 diseases and conditions within the musculoskeletal realm and a $36 billion dollar global orthopaedic products market, the ANNUAL REPORT is a strategic must-have for anyone in the business," added Ms. Bright. Long considered an "orthopaedic power tool," the ANNUAL REPORT boils down a world's worth of information into facts that industry participants can use today to drive their businesses into the future.

Key excerpts are available on the orthopaedic portal, For more information, contact:

    Ms. Ramonde Smith
    Phone: 440-543-2101


Founded in 1992, ORTHOWORLD is the only publisher in the world solely focused on the global orthopaedic market. Its product offerings are coveted for the immediate, usable knowledge their succinct and contemporary industry coverage produces. The orthopaedic portal,, houses and delivers many of the company's product offerings in addition to providing an array of helpful information assets in its ongoing mission to help industry participants be better at what they do.

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