The Orthopaedic Political Action Committee: Growth and Influence Over 20 Years

Jacob G. Calcei, Ronald E. Delanois, Claudette M. Lajam, John T. Gill, Brett A. Freedman

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The Political Action Committee (PAC) of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, also known as the OrthoPAC, is one of the most powerful and well-respected healthcare PACs in Washington, DC. Since its inception in 1999, the OrthoPAC has advocated at the federal level for orthopaedic patients and orthopaedic surgery as a profession. This manuscript will familiarize the reader with PACs, the history and structure of the OrthoPAC, important accomplishments of the OrthoPAC, current legislative positions, and leadership/organization. We also review the various ways that orthopaedic surgeons can engage in advocacy for musculoskeletal care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)563-569
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 15 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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