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Table 2 Ambulatory encounters with orthopaedic surgeons for musculoskeletal conditions in Ontario 2005/06.

From: A population-based study of ambulatory and surgical services provided by orthopaedic surgeons for musculoskeletal conditions

Condition Number of persons* Persons visiting per 10,000 population Mean number of visits per person Ratio Women: Men Proportion with encounters
      1 2 or 3 4 or more
All conditions 438,228 350.2 2.2 1.2 47.6 36.2 16.2
Injury and Related 211,240 168.8 2.3 1.0 38.2 43.1 18.7
Fractures &
dislocations
116,614 93.2 2.5 1.0 33.6 46.3 20.1
   Strains and sprains 96,846 77.4 2.1 1.0 50.3 34.8 14.9
   Other injuries 8,982 7.2 2.3 1.0 45.5 35.4 19.1
Arthritis and Related 186,361 148.9 2.1 1.2 50.6 33.5 15.9
   Osteoarthritis 91,505 73.1 2.2 1.5 48.5 33.3 18.2
   Rheumatoid arthritis 2,269 1.8 2.3 2.5 49.7 30.6 19.7
   Traumatic arthritis 1,502 1.2 2.4 1.0 47.4 31.4 21.2
   Joint derangements 54,002 43.2 2.0 0.8 51.4 35.5 13.1
   Synovitis 29,761 23.8 2.0 1.2 54.4 32.6 13.0
   Ankylosing spondylitis 368 0.3 1.5 1.2 45.3 38.9 15.8
   Other arthritis 20,639 16.5 2.2 1.2 52.6 31.6 15.8
Bone and Joint 71,233 56.9 2.0 1.4 56.7 30.7 12.6
   Other spine 27,399 21.9 1.8 1.3 60.3 30.2 9.5
   Bone disorders 13,627 10.9 2.0 2.4 58.1 26.8 15.1
Unspecified bone &
joint
31,394 25.1 2.1 1.2 52.9 32.9 14.2
Other conditions 20,572 16.4 2.3 0.9 51.1 32.0 16.9
  1. * Numbers do not add up to totals within each condition group because patients may visit for more than one condition