Assessing the Burden of Childhood Musculoskeletal Conditions
Grant Recipient: Kevin G Shea, MD
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For all three conditions under study (scoliosis, DDH, and SCFE), hospital costs related to surgery are significant but likely represent only a fraction of the full societal costs of these conditions. Surgery has the potential to reduce the societal burden of these conditions through reduced disability and greater productivity. More research is needed to understand the long-term burden of these conditions.