Shoulder pain will drive nearly 4.5 million people to a doctor this year, some of which will have suffered from a rotator cuff tear
. Some patients will avoid surgery due to the cost but a new study by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery published in the Journal of Joint and Bone Surgery
has found indirect cost savings that offset the direct cost of treatment, resulting in up to a $70,000 savings for patients.
Read the study in the Journal of Joint and Bone Surgery.