How specialized are orthopedic surgeons?

Carrie Pallardy -   Print  |

The broad umbrella of orthopedics includes a number of specialties, and orthopedic surgeons have become more specialized over the past 14 years. Here are 21 statistics on how specialized orthopedic surgeons have become over the years, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

2000
•    Generalists: 32 percent
•    Generalists with specialty interests: 37 percent
•    Specialists: 31 percent

 

2002
•    Generalists: 30 percent
•    Generalists with specialty interests: 35 percent
•    Specialists: 35 percent

 

2004
•    Generalists: 29 percent
•    Generalists with specialty interests: 34 percent
•    Specialists: 37 percent

 

2006
•    Generalists: 28 percent
•    Generalists with specialty interests: 33 percent
•    Specialists: 39 percent

 

2008
•    Generalists: 25 percent
•    Generalists with specialty interests: 30 percent
•    Specialists: 45 percent

 

2010
•    Generalists: 23 percent
•    Generalists with specialty interests: 31 percent
•    Specialists: 46 percent

 

2012
•    Generalists: 23 percent
•    Generalists with specialty interests: 31 percent
•    Specialists: 46 percent

 

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