Industry CEOs: Relationships with surgeons are vital

By G. Jake Jaquet

Transparency is necessary and desirable, but patient outcomes depend on interaction

Recently, AAOS Now sought comment from the chief executives of five major orthopaedic device manufacturers on various aspects of physician-industry relationships. We wondered what has changed and what remains the same since the agreements reached with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey (Department of Justice/DOJ) expired earlier this year. (See “Final notes on the DOJ,” below.)

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