Orthopedic Surgeons Should Prepare For Scrutiny

Law360, New York (April 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Orthopedic surgeons who have watched from the sidelines as device manufacturers have struggled with government allegations and investigations may now find themselves directly in the field of play, according to a new initiative from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Newark, N.J.

The investigation is moving on from the manufacturers to their physician consultants.

In November 2007, the five largest manufacturers of hip and knee surgical implants, Zimmer Inc., DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., Smith & Nephew Inc., Biomet Inc. and Stryker Orthopaedics Inc., agreed to corporate reforms, five-year...
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