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.

Dr. DuganRobert Dugan, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Illinois Bone and Joint Institute in Gurnee. He has an interest in sports medicine, trauma, adult reconstruction and pediatric orthopedics. He is one of the team physicians for the Chicago Wolves professional hockey team, In addition, he serves as a faculty member of the University of Illinois at Chicago in the division of specialized care for children, as well as team physician for several local high school teams. He also serves as the director of Lake County Children's Orthopaedic Clinic. He remains active with the Boys and Girls Club of Lake County.

Here are 10 stories about total joint replacement procedures at ambulatory surgery centers covering how ASCs can build a program, optimize billing and avoid clinical issues.

Dr. LevineDavid B. Levine, MD, a practicing orthopedic surgeon from 1966 to 1995 and the former chief of scoliosis at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, discusses his new book Anatomy of Hospital. He is currently the chair of the hospital's archives committee. In this history of Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Levine traces the hospital's roots from its founding as a small, private hospital for disabled children to its present as one the most well known names in orthopedics.

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In a recent study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, researchers examined 50 patients with initially asymptomatic full-thickness rotator cuff tears over the course of three years.

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