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ResearchOrthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries and disorders rank number one among the reasons for visits to doctors, outpatient hospitals and emergency departments, and are the leading cause of disability. Hundreds of millions of people are affected each year and as our population ages, these numbers will continue to increase. For example:
Each year, countless patients are referred to medical clinics such as OrthoCarolina, P.A., for state-of-the-art care and for participation in clinical trials. FDA clinical trials are designed to develop new devices, evaluate new medications, improve materials and systems, and improve surgical procedures. For patients, participation in an FDA clinical trial is completely voluntary; however, a patient who participates may have access to innovative treatments and/or medications not available to the general public.