Article Highlights Trend of Orthopedic Surgery Practices Being Purchased by Private Equity Groups

A January 2023 Kaiser Health News articlediscusses the recent trend of orthopedic surgery practices, including spine surgery practices, being purchased by private equity (PE) firms.

The article focuses on recent examples and includes discussion of financial benefits for practices as well as potential issues facing surgeons in practices partnered or sold to PE firms.

The article notes that other specialties such as Dermatology and Ophthalmology have seen a large increase in the number of practices being purchased by PE firms and attributes the increases in part to increased trends toward outpatient surgery in these specialties as well as in musculoskeletal procedures.

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