Why this orthopedic surgeon wants the future of musculoskeletal care to stay in physician hands


As private equity continues to take root in orthopedics, some surgeons remain hesitant about its influence on the industry.

Nicholas Grosso, MD, president of the Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics in Bethesda, Md., recently connected with Becker's to discuss the role of private equity in the orthopedic industry.

Note: This response has been lightly edited for length and clarity.

Dr. Nicholas Grosso: There are currently several challenges facing private practice medicine, threatening its very survival. The future of musculoskeletal care should remain in the hands of physicians, not private equity. When an orthopedic practice is physician-owned and operated, they are not beholden to an outside investor influence and commit to superior, patient-first care.

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