13 largest orthopedic mergers in the last 5 years


Here are 13 of the largest orthopedic practice mergers that Becker's has reported on since 2019.

1. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Atlantis Orthopedics and Port St. Lucie-based South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine announced plans to merge. The combined group will be one of the largest orthopedic groups in the state and brings together more than 50 providers.

2. Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic and Lafayette-based Louisiana Orthopedic Specialists plan to merge. Together the practices will form the largest independent orthopedic group in the state. The merger is expected to launch in the third quarter of 2024.

3. Lincoln (Neb.) Orthopaedic Center and Nebraska Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, also in Lincoln, kicked off 2022 as a merged entity. The two independent practices have merged to form Nebraska Orthopaedic Center, which comprises about 240 employees and 24 physicians across 21 locations.

4. The Institute for Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine merged with the Orthopedic Center of Florida. Together the expanded practice has more than 28 providers across four locations in Lee and Collier counties.

5. Carrell Clinic in Dallas, Texas Orthopaedic Associates in Dallas, Fondren Orthopedic Group in Houston, Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Houston, Texas Orthopedics, Sports and Rehabilitation Associates in Austin and Azalea Orthopedics in Tyler combined in 2021 to form OrthoLoneStar with more than 150 physicians.

6. Seven New Jersey orthopedic practices announced the formation of Ortho Alliance NJ in April 2021. The merger resulted in Ortho Alliance NJ having more than 100 physicians.

7. Reno-based Spine Nevada and Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic in Carson City merged in 2021 to create a 60-provider group, the largest musculoskeletal care platform in the state.

8. Three physician-owned orthopedic practices in California merged to create Golden State Spine, a 60-physician network, in 2022.

9. Nashville-based Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance, Knoxville-based Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics and Columbia-based Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic agreed in August 2020 to merge into a single group, creating a network of 104 physicians, more than 27 locations and over 800 employees.

10. Fort Collins, Colo.-based ​​Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies and Longmont, Colo.-based Front Range Orthopedics & Spine signed a definitive agreement in June 2020 to merge practices. The combined group included more than 85 providers, including 45 physicians, and 600 staff members employed at eight clinical locations.

11. Tampa-based Florida Orthopaedic Institute and Clearwater-based OrthoCare Florida combined to form a supergroup with 150 providers and 17 locations in the Tampa Bay area.

12. Raleigh (N.C.) Orthopaedic Clinic and Cary (N.C.) Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Specialists revealed plans to merge in 2019 to form a 40-physician group with more than 600 employees, 11 orthopedic clinics and urgent care facilities, and two ASCs.

13. Two orthopedic groups completed a merger in 2019 that formed Excelsior Orthopaedics, with seven offices in Western New York and 90 providers, including 22 physicians.

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