1. More than 1 million orthopedic and spine surgeries are backlogged.1
As a result of the pandemic, orthopedic and spine surgeries are significantly backlogged. COVID-19 caused the deferral of millions of elective procedures nationwide. Now, not only are cases backlogged but, as a result, many of those cases may involve more advanced disease states and, potentially, poorer outcomes for patients.2
What does this mean for your practice?
Due to the aging population and the volume of backlogged cases, the number of people who need your orthopedic expertise is likely to rise. As demand increases, successful in-office MRI services will support a wide range of clinical capabilities (including spine, hip, and implant imaging) to help manage the growing volume and add revenue. If your MRI system can support a wide range of capabilities with high clinical confidence, is user friendly, and offers a low total cost of ownership, you may also be able to speed time to treatment for your patients.
Those practices that are paying attention to these trends and are more strategic in their MRI service will be better prepared to manage cases now and in the future.