Orthopaedic industry revenue reached $49.3 billion worldwide in 2017 and grew at 3.7%, ~$1.7 billion over 2016, according to our estimates to be published in THE ORTHOPAEDIC INDUSTRY ANNUAL REPORT. In 2017, the 20 largest orthopaedic device companies-those with revenue above $200 million-posted growth. That's a statement we haven't made for at least the last three years, and one we think indicates positive momentum in orthopaedics. What fueled this growth? New product launches, acquisitions and international expansion were the most-cited contributors by company executives.