Mary Rechtoris

Mary Rechtoris

Innovative technologies and techniques are continually erupting in the spine field, with surgeons now able to perform surgery less invasively. Improvements within the field allow surgeons to push the envelope, devising techniques and treatment plans to yield excellent patient outcomes.

Opioid use is a pervasive problem and many Americans abuse and misuse these prescription medications daily. Medscape published a study's findings analyzing the number of patients reporting they had unused opioids.


Tennessee's largest orthopedic surgery group, Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance, opened an urgent care/injury clinic earlier this year.

Oncologist Barbara McAneny, MD, is the new president-elect of the American Medical Association, effective June 2017.

Duke guard Frank Jackson underwent right foot surgery this week, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Brian Woebkenberg, MD, joined Norris & Blessinger Orthopaedics & Spine in Jasper, Ind., according to Dubois County Free Press.

The industry will continue pushing healthcare leaders to lower costs, and many providers are unaware of the significant savings they can accrue by fine-tuning their revenue cycle management process. Johnson City, Tenn.-based Watauga Orthopaedics, an independent orthopedic practice, previously devoted a large chunk of manpower and resources to connecting with patients prior to appointments and locating the best contact person for payers to collect on claims. These practices drained the practice of money as well as viable staff members.

The global sports medicine devices market is likely to continue expanding through 2022, a Market Research Store report found, according to WhaTech.

Avi Kumar, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with Bradenton, Fla.-based Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management, obtained a U.S. patent for an anatomic humeral fracture plate.

Researchers spanning the nation are working to employ analytics to drive real changes for patients with various conditions. Joshua Grill, PhD, co-director of the Memory Impairments Neurological Disorders Institute at University of California Irvine, details how he and fellow researchers are using analytics systems for clinical trials on Alzheimer's disease research and how data may shape trials moving forward.

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