Table 2. Comparison of Average Resource Costs*
CastingSurgeryDifference
Direct medical costs$1525$4004163%
Visits/duration4 Visits/5 weeks4 Visits/4 weeks
Indirect costs$1454$1223(16%)
Total costs$2979$522876%
  • * Reimbursement from private insurance is likely to be considerably higher then these estimates of resource costs.