Private Equity and Its Emergence in Orthopaedics

Alpesh A. Patel, Claire Fernandez, Aditya Mazmudar

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Private equity (PE) is increasing its role in healthcare financing and may be a source of strategic funding for orthopaedic practice groups. With acquisitions in other medical specialties such as dermatology and ophthalmology, PE works to increase operating efficiency and cut costs. Orthopaedic practices' access to revenue through ancillary services and ambulatory surgery centers, coupled with a growing, aging cohort, make them an attractive candidate for PE acquisition. However, careful consideration is warranted before surgeons enter these partnerships to ensure patient safety, and the quality of care is not compromised because PE works to increase the return on their investment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E1005-E1012
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 15 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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