Prepared for Michael R. | Delivered May 13, 2020
Orthopaedic Surgeons in the US
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To determine the number of orthopaedic surgeons in the US by specialty and the number of procedures performed per surgeon by specialty and procedure.
According to the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons), there are
30,141 orthopedic surgeons
in the US.
The most popular areas of focus have been "
, hand surgery, and joint replacement."
In 2017, the number of arthroplasties (surgical reconstruction) of knee and hip joints exceeded
The number of knee replacements are projected to reach
According to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the number of its registered hand surgeons in the US is
Specialties in orthopaedic surgery
include foot and ankle, general orthopaedic surgery, hand & upper extremity surgery, non-surgical orthopaedic physician, physiatry, regenerative medicine, rheumatology, hip & knee, spine, pediatric orthopaedic surgery, shoulder & elbow, and surgery of the hand, among others.
There are over
7,700 foot and ankle surgeons
registered with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
There are between
400,000 and 500,000
carpal tunnel surgeries in the US.
The initial hour of research focused on determining the availability of information for each aspect of the request, i.e. the number of orthopaedic surgeons by specialty and the number of procedures performed per surgeon by specialty and procedure.
Initial research has shown that information for the number of surgeons by specialty should be available through reliable sources.
Although the number of procedures performed per surgeon by specialty and procedure could be publicly unavailable, this can be calculated/triangulated using supporting data points and statistics, wherever available.