4 things to know about orthopedic surgeons: 36% still in private practice

Laura Dyrda -  

The 2018 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons census report provides demographic and specialty information on its membership.

Here are four key trends from the report:

1. Thirty-six percent of the respondents were in private practice or an orthopedic group setting.

2. Seventeen percent of respondents were employed by a hospital while 14 percent of respondents received a salary from an academic institution.

3. Sixty percent of respondents were subspecialists, with 18.2 percent focused on sports medicine and 14.4 percent focused on total joints.

4. On average, the orthopedic surgeon respondents performed 30 procedures per month; just full-time orthopedists performed 32 procedures per month on average.

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