How many orthopedic surgeons are in the US? 

Patsy Newitt -  

There are currently 22,965 orthopedic surgeons in the US, according to data firm Definitive Healthcare

Definitive Healthcare tracks more than 2 million physicians. This data is accurate as of February 2022. 

Four stats to know:

1. California has the most active orthopedic surgeons in the U.S. at 2,406. 

2. There has been a gradual increase in orthopedic surgeons over the last six years, with a slight decline from 23,063 in 2020 to 22,965 in 2021.  

3. From 2016-21, the number of orthopedic surgeons jumped 6 percent, from 21,617 to  22,965. 

4. Nearly 1 million knee and hip arthroplasties were performed in 2021. 

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