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Consulting Agreements with Orthopaedic Companies
As you read the educational material in this website, please note that Dr. Paley wishes to disclose to you information regarding his relationships with orthopaedic companies.
Throughout his career, Dr. Paley has been active in the research, development, and teaching of new implants and improved surgical instruments and techniques. As part of this work, he has worked under contract with orthopaedic companies, providing consulting services on new products and input on research and development. In return for this time and expertise, he has been paid consulting fees.
Currently, he is a paid consultant to the following companies:
- Smith and Nephew
- Pega Medical
- 3D Concepts
- Ellipse Technologies
He also has book contracts with Springer.
Dr. Paley uses products from these companies in the care of patients, but also uses similar products from other implant manufacturers with whom he has no consulting relationship. He wishes to assure you that the selection of which product to use in a patient’s care is based only on what is best for the patient, not on which company makes the product.
Dr. Paley is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), which holds its members to extremely high ethical standards to ensure that even the appearance of a conflict of interest does not jeopardize the trust that patients place in our doctors.
AAOS has adopted Standards of Professionalism that require orthopaedic surgeon members to identify and disclose potential conflicts of interest to their patients, the public, and colleagues. These Standards also clearly articulate how and under what circumstances AAOS members may work with and be compensated by industry, as well as the penalties for failure to comply.
You can learn more about these Standards of Professionalism at the AAOS website:
It is important to Dr. Paley that you are aware of these relationships with implant manufacturers. It is also important to that you know that he puts the interests of patients first. Dr. Paley and his staff are available to answer questions that you may have on this subject.