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Around 31  percent of orthopedists regularly discuss cost of treatment with their patients, according to the Medscape Orthopedist Compensation Report: 2013.
Alachua, Fla.-based RTI Biologics donated 35 bone allograft implants to the Pennsylvania-based charity, CURE International.
Leesburg, Va.-based K2M has launched its MESA small stature spinal system for Australian, New Zealand and European markets.
New York Pain Consultants, a pain management center, has seen a 20 percent increase in patients per week since Hurricane Sandy, according to Luis M. Fandos, co-founder of the center.
Published in Pain Management
A recent study published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery shows that obese patients have poorer outcomes after both surgical and non-surgical treatment for lumbar disc herniation.
Published in Spine
Hooman Melamed, MD, will select one patient each month who cannot afford medical care to receive free treatment for tumors, scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, cervical and lumbar spine disorders and other spine ailments, according to Patch.
Thursday, 27 September 2012 12:37

ISASS Creates Advocacy Organization

The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery has created a new advocacy organization, the International Advocates for Spine Patients.
Published in Spine
Changes in the healthcare industry, coupled with the evolving consumer mindset, are driving healthcare providers to find new and innovative ways to attract patients. Some ambulatory surgery centers, such as Regional SurgiCenter, have published pricing information online to attract patients who are comparison-shopping.
The average orthopedic surgeon spends between 20 hours to 30 hours seeing patients each week, according to Medscape's 2012 Orthopedist and Orthopedic Surgeon Compensation Report. However, nearly a quarter of orthopedic surgeons spend less than 30 hours per week seeing patients while around 5 percent spend more than 65 hours seeing patients. By contrast, the average orthopedic surgeon spends between five hours and 14 hours doing administrative work, including paperwork. Here is the breakdown for the minutes spent with each patient and the hours spent in administrative activity.
Published in Practice Management
Here are five spine surgeons discussing the most common misconceptions patients have when coming into their office.
Published in Spine
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