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William J. Robb III, MD, of Illinois Bone and Joint Institute in Glenview, received the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' 2017 William W. Tipton, Jr., MD, Leadership Award. The award honors late orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tipton, who passed away in 2005.  By Megan Wood -
The U.S. Attorney's Office has joined the investigation of Swedish-Cherry Hill's neurosciences institute in Seattle, The Seattle Times reports.  By Megan Wood -
A study published in the World Journal of Orthopaedics and recently presented at the 2017 AAOS Meeting outlines the expected return timetable for younger shoulder replacement patients.  By Adam Schrag -

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Union City, Calif.-based Mizuho OSI announced the upcoming opening of the Center Of Excellence, its newest customer and employee training center.  By Adam Schrag -
Switzerland-based Medacta International has tripled the impact of resident donations to Rosemont, Ill.-based Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, allowing the foundation to provide investigators with the resources they need to conduct studies.  By Adam Schrag -
Orthopedic surgeon and Treasurer Subir S. Jossan, MD, of Bethesda, Md.-based The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics discussed how a large private practice like CAO continues to grow, recruit and succeed.  By Adam Schrag -
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for March 16, 2017.  By Megan Wood -

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Of the 30 largest cities in the U.S., San Jose, Calif., is the most expensive place to receive cervical spine surgery, according to Healthcare Blue Book. By Laura Dyrda -
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons honored Richard E. Grant, MD, with the society's Diversity Award. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spine examines robotic guided minimally invasive spine surgery compared to fluoroscopy guided open lumbar fusion procedures. By Laura Dyrda -
New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery researchers studied the effect of using bone morphogenetic proteins in pediatric spinal fusion. The FDA has not approved BMP use in children, however, up to 17 percent of pediatric spinal fusions use BMP off-label.  By Megan Wood -
Rockville Centre, N.Y.-based Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group welcomed four physicians to its team.  By Megan Wood -
The Association of American Medical Colleges reported an estimated national shortage of between 40,800 and 104,900 physicians by 2030.  By Megan Wood -
Minneapolis-based Inspired Spine published results from its study on minimally invasive direct lateral interbody fusion in Cureus.  By Megan Wood -
Switzerland-based Medacta designs joint and spine surgery products for the outpatient setting.  By Megan Wood -
San Antonio-based Methodist Healthcare System has entered into a strategic and healthcare partnership with Spurs Sports & Entertainment, a group headlined by the San Antonio Spurs.  By Adam Schrag -
St. Paul-based Spineology has announced expanded FDA clearance of its Elite Expandable Interbody Fusion System.  By Adam Schrag -
Researchers from New York City-based NYU Langone Hospital for Joint Diseases have researched the best practices to reduce radiation exposure in children and are presenting their findings at the AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego.  By Adam Schrag -
France-based SpineGuard and Flowood, Miss.-based Zavation have announced the successful completion of 20 U.S.-based surgeries using dynamic surgical guidance SmartScrew technology.  By Adam Schrag -
As the healthcare industry continues on its transformative path to value-based care, organizations are tasked with ramping up their data analytics capabilities, especially around understanding the risk of their member population.  By Megan Wood -
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