Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc. And Depuy Mitek, Inc. Launch New Web Site for Primary Care Providers on Chronic Shoulder Pain

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Warsaw, IN – DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. and DePuy Mitek, Inc. have launched MovingBeyondJointPain.com, a new online resource that will help educate primary care providers about the treatment of chronic shoulder pain, a condition that accounted for nearly 7.5 million visits to physician’s offices in 2006 alone.

According to the American Academy of Family Practitioners (AAFP), shoulder pain is second only to low back pain in patients seeking care for musculoskeletal ailments in the primary care setting.2 Shoulder pain is a common complaint primary care providers hear from their patients. Often, as the first point of contact, the primary care provider can play a critical role in helping patients understand their condition and treatment options.

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), earlier diagnosis and treatment may make a significant contribution to long-term shoulder health.3 Shoulder pain is considered chronic when it does not respond to conservative methods of treatment for a period of three to six months.

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