Zimmer Biomet paid $241M less to surgeons in 2020 — Here's how 8 orthopedic companies compare

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Orthopedic devicemakers' general payments to surgeons plunged in 2020 compared to 2019 as elective surgeries and in-person visits were largely stunted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are surgeon payments for eight device companies in 2019 and 2020, according to CMS' Open Payments Database:

1. Zimmer Biomet

2019: $303.9 million

2020: $62.9 million

Percentage change: (-79.3 percent)

2. Stryker

2019: $145.3 million

2020: $74.8 million

Percentage change: (-48.5 percent)

3. DePuy Synthes

2019: $135.5 million

2020: $65.6 million

Percentage change: (-51.6 percent)

4. Medtronic

2019: $82.5 million

2020: $67 million

Percentage change: (-18.8 percent)

5. Smith+Nephew

2019: $31.8 million

2020: $33.8 million

Percentage change: (+6.3 percent)

6. NuVasive

2019: $23.1 million

2020: $16.6 million

Percentage change: (-28.1 percent)

7. Globus Medical

2019: $15.8 million

2020: $12 million

Percentage change: (-24 percent)

8. Alphatec

2019: $5.6 million

2020: $6.3 million

Percentage change: (-12.5 percent)

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