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Adoption of electronic health records has grown across the country and a new survey shows that most physicians using an EHR believe it contributes to improved patient care, according to a ChartLogic report.
The California Orthopaedic Association recognized seven orthopedic surgeons at their annual meeting, according to an AAOS Now report.
Twelve medical practices recently added Merge Healthcare's fully certified EHR solution to achieve meaningful use.
Knoxville (Tenn.) Orthopaedic Clinic has joined Vanderbilt Medical Group in Nashville, Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance in Nashville and Campbell Clinic in Memphis for a bundled payment agreement with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, according to a Knox News report.
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The University of Maryland School of Medicine's faculty practice in Baltimore has leased a 8,182-square-foot space on the Columbia Medical Campus to open a new orthopedic care center, according to a Baltimore Business Journal report.
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Two Murrieta, Calif.-based medical device companies have received warnings from the Food and Drug Administration for a lack of quality control over the manufacturing or assembling process.


6 Ways Evidence-Based Medicine Impacts Orthopedic and Spine Surgery

The recent focus on evidence-based medicine throughout the medical field has prompted both challenges and opportunities in orthopedics. Click to continue »


AAOS President Dr. Daniel Berry: 4 Thoughts on the Future

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recently named Daniel Berry, MD, chair of the orthopedic surgery department at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., as president for 2011. Click to continue »


50 Great Orthopedic Practices to Know

Orthopedic practices were selected for inclusion on this list based on practice size, services and reputation in their communities. This list was created after substantial research by our editorial staff. Practices do not pay and cannot pay to be included on this list. This list is not an endorsement of any organization's clinical abilities. Click to continue »


Publisher’s Letter: July 2011

18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers — Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues ConferenceClick to continue »


9 Points for Orthopedic and Spine Surgeons on Forming Positive Relationships With Hospitals

If you want to become part of the overall continuum of care in your community, forming a partnership or aligning with a hospital may be in your future, if it hasn't occurred already. Click to continue »


70 Outstanding Hip Surgeons and Specialists

The following hip specialists were selected for this list based on the awards they received from major orthopedic organizations, leadership in those organizations, work on professional publications and positions of service held at hospitals and practices. Click to continue »


Zimmer’s Cheryl Blanchard: 5 Points on the International Consortium of Orthopaedic Registries

Zimmer has supported national joint replacement registries outside of the United States for several years. Click to continue »


10 Biggest Trends in Spine Pain Management

Leading pain management physicians discuss the latest trends in spine pain management. Click to continue »


6 Studies Supporting Timely Surgical Intervention for Appropriate Spine Indications

1. Kyphoplasty among fracture patients. New research suggests that performing kyphoplasty for patients who sustained vertebral fractures as a result of an injury decreases the likelihood of death by 44 percent, compared to patients who are prescribed bed rest and pain killers. Click to continue »


5 New Studies Influencing Sports Medicine

Here are five new studies impacting sports medicine. The studies were published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, unless otherwise noted. Click to continue »


What Percentage of Orthopedic Surgeons Will be Employed in 5 Years? 10 Responses

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons most recent census data for 2008, 44.3 percent of orthopedic surgeons were practicing in a private practice setting and 20.9 percent were in a solo practice. Click to continue »


30 Orthopedic and Spine Surgeons on the Move

Danville (Va.) Spine Center, a division of Danville Orthopedic Clinic, welcomed Leon Abram, MD, a traumatic spinal disorder surgeons. Click to continue »
Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant recently received a platelet-rich plasma injection in Europe, according to an ESPN report.
Alex Vaccaro, MD, a spine surgeon at Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, will be featured in a documentary from The Science Channel about The Elephant Man, according to a Philly Burbs report.
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10 Spine and Neurosurgeon Inventors

Here are 10 spine and neurosurgeons who have invented and hold patents for spine devices.
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