Orthopedic surgeon snapshot: 5 numbers to know

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Five quick statistics on the field of orthopedics, based on the Merritt Hawkins physician revenue calculator and the 2021 Medscape physician compensation report.

1. Number of orthopedic U.S. surgeons: 17,368

2. Board certification: 86 percent

3. Surgeons age 55 and older: 58 percent

4. Average Revenue generated: $2.7 million

5. Mean Salary: $511,000

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