Orthopaedists and industry: Working together—at arm’s length

By Mary Ann Porucznik

One year later, uncertainty continues

This time last year, the orthopaedic industry was struggling to respond to the terms of a settlement reached by the US Attorney’s office for New Jersey (Department of Justice, DOJ) with five major orthopaedic hip and knee manufacturers. The settlements appear to have permanently altered the relationships between orthopaedic surgeons and industry. They continue to have a ripple effect in education funding, research, clinical care, and humanitarian efforts.

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