Happy at Work, Happy at Home?

Orthopaedic surgeons rank among the happiest physicians

  • Happiness dropped overall from pre-pandemic levels, with the highest-ranked specialty reporting 71% now, down from 89%.
  • Among orthopaedic surgeons, 29% of men and 43% of women reported burnout.
  • Exercising, spending time with family and friends, and engaging in hobbies are the top 3 ways orthopaedic surgeons reported maintaining happiness and mental health.
  • Two-thirds take 3 weeks or more of vacation per year.


Medscape. Medscape Orthopedist Lifestyle, Happiness & Burnout Report 2023: Contentment Amid Stress. Accessed April 11, 2023.