Here are three statistics on what male and female orthopedic surgeons earned in 2012, according to the Medscape Orthopedic Compensation Report: 2013.

Dr. Westrich In 2012, surgeons at the Hospital for Special Surgery performed more than 8,000 hip and knee replacements. The hospital performed less than 1,000 revision surgeries, but Geoffrey Westrich, MD, research director of adult reconstruction and joint replacement service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, predicts that number will continue to increase.

Dr. David MackDavid Mack, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician, practices with North Cypress Sports Medicine Center in Houston. Dr. Mack has served as the center's medical director since its inception. He focuses on reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and the knee. Dr. Mack performs procedures at North Cypress Medical Center, Cy-Fair Surgery Center, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and Wortham Surgery Center.

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine has announced the appointment of Jo A. Hannafin, MD, PhD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician, as its 42nd and first female president.

Oakland Regional Hospital in Southfield, Mich., has opened a 3,000-square-foot, six-exam room orthopedic hand treatment center, according to a Crain's Detroit Business report.

Dr. Michael PatzakisMichael Patzakis, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He earned his medical degree from Ohio State University in Columbus. He completed his internship and residency at the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. Dr. Patzakis completed his arthritis surgery fellowship at the University of Colorado.  
Dr. Patzakis served on the faculty of the University of Southern California for 43 years and served as the chairman of orthopedics for 21 years. He is currently an emeritus professor of USC.

Dr. KlineSamuel Kline, MD, board-certified orthopedic hand surgeon, is in private practice with Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists. He practices at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Va. Dr. Kline is a member of the American Society of Surgery of the Hand. He received his medical degree from Indiana University in Bloomington. Dr. Kline completed both his internship and residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He completed his fellowship training in hand and microvascular surgery at the Raymond M. Curtis Hand Center in Baltimore.

The U.S. market for sports medicine and orthopedic soft tissue repair surpassed $1.5 billion in 2012, according to a Reportlinker report.  

Patricia GrahamExecutive Director of Laser Spine Institute Arizona Patricia Graham, BSN, RN, talks about eight ways her spine center strives to make a better patient experience.

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Dr. Tim BhattacharyyaTimothy Bhattacharyya, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in practice with OrthoBethesda in Bethesda, Md. Dr. Bhattacharyya focuses on joint replacement, fracture care, pelvis and acetabulum injuries, general orthopedics and orthopedic trauma. He completed his fellowship training in orthopedic trauma at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Bhattacharyya also serves as the head of clinical orthopedic research at the National Institute of Health.

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