3D-Printed Orthopedic Implants and Robotic-Assisted Surgery Survey | AAOS 2024 | Physician Survey

  • Year: 2024
  • Scope: 10 Years
  • Region: Global
  • Published Date: 05/17/2024
  • Type: Survey

Product Description

In our medical market survey, we explored orthopedic physicians’ preferences for 3D-printed orthopedic implants and robotic-assisted surgery. This unique dataset reflects responses gathered at the 2024 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) conference in San Francisco, with participation from 155 physicians across more than 30 countries.

Questions Asked

Screening Questions:

  • What is your country of practice?
  • What is your specialty?
  • How many years have you been in practice?
  • On average, how many patients do you perform procedures on per week?

Main Survey Questions:

  • Have you ever performed a surgery with a 3D-printed orthopedic implant? Select all that apply.
  • Do you believe that 3D-printed orthopedic implants should become the standard of care for the following?
  • For each of the following, select your preferred manufacturer of 3D-printed orthopedic implants.
  • Have you ever performed a robotic-assisted surgery? Select all procedures for which you have used it.
  • Have you ever performed surgery with Computer-Assisted Navigation? Select all procedures for which you have used it.
  • Do you believe that robotic-assisted surgery should become the standard of care for the following?
  • What is your preferred surgical method for the following procedures?
  • For robotic-assisted surgeries, please select the robotic system that you prefer to use.

Geographies Included

AAOS orthopedic physician survey

The survey of orthopedic physicians reveals a diverse international representation, with the United States leading at 24.0%. Orthopedic physicians in Mexico (6.3%), Canada (4.2%), and Italy (4.2%) also show notable participation. Several countries, including Argentina, France, Spain, Colombia, the Philippines, and Belgium, each account for around 3.1% to 3.2% of responses. A mix of other nations, such as Jamaica, Jordan, China, Greece, and Turkey, contribute smaller but significant percentages, reflecting a wide-ranging global practice.

Specialties Included

AAOS orthopedic physician survey

Arthroplasty leads with 47.9% of specialists, followed by Sports Medicine with 33.3%. Trauma specialists make up 13.5% of respondents, while 12.5% fall under various other specialties, including Knee, Medical Student, Oncology, PA, Pediatrics, and Tumor. Hand & Wrist and Spine specialists account for 8.3% and 7.3% of the physicians, respectively, with Shoulder & Elbow and Foot & Ankle each having 5.2% and 3.1% specialists. Notably, there are no respondents in General Orthopedic and Hip & Knee.

Years of Practice Insights

AAOS orthopedic physician survey

Physicians with 11-15 years of practice lead at 14.3%, closely followed by those with 16-20 years at 13.5%. Respondents with 6-10 years of experience make up 11.9%, while those with 1-5 years account for 11.1%. Physicians practicing for 21-25 years and 26-30 years constitute 7.9% and 6.3% respectively. Newer physicians with less than a year of practice represent 3.2%. Both the 31-35 and 36-40 year groups each account for 1.6%, and those with more than 40 years of practice make up 2.4%.

Weekly Patient Procedures Performed Insights

AAOS orthopedic physician survey

Surgeons performing procedures on 6-10 patients per week lead at 35.7%, followed by those handling 11-20 patients at 14.3%. Physicians seeing 1-5 patients per week account for 5.6%, while those performing on 21-30, 31-40, and 51-100 patients each make up 2.4%. Surgeons attending to 41-50 patients per week constitute 4.0%, while those seeing more than 100 patients per week represent 1.6%. Additionally, 4.0% of respondents perform no procedures weekly, and 0.8% are retired.

Survey Scope Summary

Report Attribute Details
Regions North America (United States, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Puerto Rico)

South America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Venezuela)

Europe (France, Spain, Italy, U.K., Belgium, Greece, Norway, Poland, Ukraine)

Asia (Jordan, Philippines, China, India, South Korea, Turkey, Pakistan, Mongolia)

Africa (Senegal)

  • Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)
  • Partial Knee Arthroplasty (AKA)
  • Hip Arthroplasty
  • Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Other
  • General Orthopedics
  • Hip & Knee
  • Hand & Wrist
  • Shoulder & Elbow
  • Spine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroplasty
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Trauma
  • Other
Year 2024
Data Sources In-Person Surveys Conducted by Orthopedic Physicians at AAOS 2024


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Cover Page
Screener Questions
Screener 1
Screener 2
Screener 3
Screener 4
Main Survey
Main Survey Question 1
Main Survey Question 2
Main Survey Question 3
Main Survey Question 4 - Robotics
Main Survey Question 4 - Navigation
Main Survey Question 5
Main Survey Question 6
Main Survey Question 7
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In our medical market survey, we explored orthopedic physicians’ preferences for 3D-printed orthopedic implants and robotic-assisted surgery. This unique dataset reflects responses gathered at the 2024 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) conference in San Francisco, with participation from 155 physicians.

  • 2024
  • 10 Years
  • Global
  • 05/17/2024
  • Survey
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