Integrative Medicine as an Adjunct to Orthopaedic Surgery

James R. Ficke, MD; Nathan M. Moroski, MD; Steven D. Ross, MD; Ranjan Gupta, MD

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J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018;26(2):58-65. 

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Cost

In 2007, the US population spent an estimated $33.9 billion out-of-pocket on integrative medicine.[11] An estimated $14.8 billion was spent in 2007 on natural products, such as fish oil, glucosamine, and Echinacea.[11] This is approximately one third of the total out-of-pocket amount spent on prescription drugs that year.

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