Haluk Altiok, MD, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon, has joined Loyola University Health System and will see patients at the Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge (Ill.), according to a Chicago Tribune report.

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Here are seven statistics on the amount of time each week that orthopedic surgeons spend seeing patients in the hospital setting, according to the Medscape Orthopedist Compensation Report: 2013.  

Darryl Kan, MD, and Gary Blum, MD, partners of Orthopedic Associates, intend to open the first urgent care center dedicated to orthopedics in Honolulu, according to a Pacific Business News report.

Robert Anderson, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, will perform season-ending ankle surgery on the St. Louis Cardinals top prospect Oscar Taveras, according to an MLB Injury News report.

The Center for Orthopedic Research and Education Institute, based in Phoenix, has acquired Premier Orthopedics in Tempe, Ariz., according to a Phoenix Business Journal report.

OrthoNY, based in Albany, intends to open a pain management suite at its Malta, N.Y., location and recently added Amar Parikh, MD, and Samuel Dellenbaugh, MD, according to a report by The Business Review.

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Orthopedic surgeons Chad Price, MD, and Colin Crosby, MD, have joined Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Orthopedic surgeon J. Nicholas Rachel, MD, has joined the Orthopaedic Group PC in Mobile, Ala., according to an AL.com report.

Dr. ColbertJeffrey Colbert, MD, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, recently became a partner of DISC Sports & Spine Center in Marina del Rey, Calif. Prior to joining DISC, he was a founding partner of Los Angeles Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Medical Surgery Group. He earned his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit and completed his internship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood, Calif. He completed his orthopedic residency at Boston University Affiliated Hospitals.

In a recent study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, researchers from the orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation department of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City examined the risk factors for postsurgical morbidity and mortality associated with knee arthroscopy.

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