Orthopaedic Advocacy Week

The Economic Impact of Orthopaedic Surgeons

A critical point we make while advocating for policies that support musculoskeletal care is the significant impact orthopaedic surgeons have on the national economy. They contribute $74 billion in economic output, more than 411,000 jobs and nearly $36 billion in wages and benefits.

On Day 4 of the 2022 Orthopaedic Advocacy Week, participants made this same point to policymakers using new, state-specific infographics created by the AAOS for all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia.