Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts expands access for spine, orthopedic patients

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts expanded care options for members with back pain and musculoskeletal conditions. 
  2. Southern Illinois spine institute nets $50K for new device

    Carbondale-based Southern Illinois Healthcare Brain and Spine Institute has earned a $50,000 technology grant, according to a May 29 report from the Southern Illinoisan.
  3. How spine surgeon training has evolved

    As spine surgeons grow in their career, their teaching methods have also changed with time. 

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  1. 6 medtech notes: Medtronic, Orthofix and more

    From financial results to FDA clearances, here are six key updates from spine and orthopedic medtech companies since May 22.
  2. The best orthopedic ASCs in the Midwest: US News

    U.S. News & World Report announced May 14 its first ratings of the best ambulatory surgery centers, including more than 200 for orthopedics.
  3. Zimmer Biomet's 2024 growth strategy

    Zimmer Biomet outlined a three-year plan to bring above-market growth by the end of 2027.
  4. Dr. Scott Lynch awarded $5.25M in wrongful termination trial

    A jury on May 29 ruled in favor of Scott Lynch, MD, who alleged he was wrongfully fired from Penn State Athletics, Penn Live reported.

Maximizing ASC Performance in Orthopedics and Beyond through New Technologies and KPIs

It's time to level up your ASC. Learn how to use technology and KPIs to elevate your surgery center here.
  1. Spine devicemaker to pay $12M to settle false claim allegations

    Spine device manufacturer Innovasis and two of its senior executives have agreed to pay $12 million to resolve false claim act allegations. 
  2. Orthopedic surgeon pay vs. living wage in 28 states

    The average annual salary for orthopedic surgeons surpasses the living wage in the majority of states, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  3. Stryker fracture nailing system used in 1st European procedures

    The first European surgeries using Stryker's Gamma4 Hip Fracture Nailing System have been completed in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Strasbourg, France. 
  4. Surgery Center Cedar Rapids adds Mako robot for knee, hip replacements

    Surgery Center Cedar Rapids (Iowa) has added Stryker's Mako robot for total knee and hip replacements, according to a May 29 report from Iowa News Now. 
  1. Spinal Simplicity, inFormed Consent partner for spine patient education

    Spinal Simplicity and inFormed Consent partnered for patient education, according to a May 29 news release.
  2. Coastal Health orthopedic building sold for $12M

    A Jacksonville, Fla.-based medical office building housing Coastal Health's orthopedic, spine, pain management, podiatry and physical therapy practices has sold for $12.05 million, according to a May 28 report from Jacksonville Business Journal.
  3. 7 orthopedic, spine surgeons' investment secrets

    From artificial intelligence and physician therapy, to more conservative, old school investment opportunities, here is how seven orthopedic and spine surgeons are investing in 2024. 
  4. Orthopedic smart implants can 'reestablish normals' in care, DISC surgeon says

    Orthopedic surgeon James Chen, MD, has been with DISC Sports and Spine Center since December and is bolstering its total joint replacement program.
  5. Minimally invasive SI joint fusion linked with increased opioid usage: Study

    Minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion is associated with increased opioid usage, according to a study published in the June 15 edition of Spine.
  6. How orthopedic compensation, wRVUs changed over 5 years

    Orthopedic surgeon pay and work relative value units grew since 2019, according to MGMA's Provider Compensation and Productivity report.
  7. Canary Medical's smart spinal fusion implant earns FDA breakthrough designation

    Canary Medical earned the FDA's breakthrough designation for its smart lumbar spine cartridge, the devicemaker said May 29.
  8. Vuze Medical gets FDA clearance for 2nd generation spine software

    Vuze Medical's software-based 3D spine guidance earned FDA 510(k) clearance for its second iteration, the company said May 29.
  9. Orthopedic surgeon compensation compared to 4 other physician specialties

    Orthopedic surgeons are one of the highest-earning physician specialties, earning an average annual salary of $378,250, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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