Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Dr. Robert Watkins performs lumbar discectomy on Las Vegas hockey player

    Robert Watkins IV, MD, operated on Las Vegas Golden Knights captain Mark Stone, the team said May 19.
  2. Surgeons ask judge to revive Johnson & Johnson false claims suit

    Two surgeons are asking a judge to reverse the dismissal of a False Claims Act case against Johnson & Johnson related to hip replacement devices.
  3. Accelus lateral spinal fusion system cleared by FDA

    Accelus' Toro-L interbody fusion system was cleared by the FDA.

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  1. Dr. Keith Meister performs MLB player's second Tommy John surgery

    Keith Meister, MD, operated on Minnesota Twins pitcher Chris Paddack, the team said May 18.
  2. 2 professional athletes skip surgery, opt for regenerative orthopedic treatments

    Two professional athletes decided to forgo surgery in favor of stem cell and platelet-rich-plasma injections in the last week.
  3. 4 spine surgeons debut Globus Medical's '3-in-1' imaging system

    The first spine surgeries with Globus Medical's Excelsius3D three-in-one imaging have been completed with the ExcelsiusGPS robot, the company said May 18.
  4. CTL Amedica gets FDA clearance for navigation instrument system

    CTL Amedica was recently granted FDA 510(k) clearance for its Navigation Instrument System. 

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  1. Regenerative medicine in 10 years: 5 surgeon predictions

    Regenerative medicine in spine and orthopedics is gaining momentum, and many surgeons expect further development and research for the field in the near future.
  2. 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics

    Castle Connolly's "2022 Rising Stars" list recognizes early-career physicians across several specialities for their accomplishments.
  3. Mayfield Brain & Spine taps chief strategy officer

    Cincinnati-based Mayfield Brain & Spine appointed Christine Stuppy as chief strategy officer.
  4. Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict

    A jury has awarded a man more than $111 million in damages as a result of alleged negligent care provided by Sartell, Minn.-based St. Cloud Orthopedic Associates in relation to surgery on his left leg, according to documents filed with the U.S. District Court for Minnesota on May 17.
  1. SI-Bone's CMS boost, Zimmer Biomet's new exec and more: 6 device company notes

    Medtronic finalizes a $1.1 billion acquisition and five more updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the last week:
  2. The 'musical chairs' playing out in orthopedics

    Grant Zarzour, MD, is observing private equity, management service organizations and other forms of partnerships in orthopedics closely.
  3. Zimmer Biomet CFO joins medtech board

    Zimmer Biomet Executive Vice President and CFO Suketu Upadhyay was elected to Vertex's board of directors.
  4. Intraoperative neuromonitoring company sees 83% jump in Q1 cases

    Intraoperative neuromonitoring company Assure Holdings posted 5,100 managed cases in the first quarter of 2022.
  5. Kuros Biosciences adds to MagnetOS bone graft line

    Kuros Biosciences launched the MagnetOs Easypack Putty in the U.S.
  6. New Tennessee hospital will mostly cater to orthopedic surgeries

    West Tennessee Healthcare's North Hospital has opened and will primarily be used to perform orthopedic surgeries, such as joint replacements and sports medicine procedures, the Jackson Sun reported May 17.
  7. Spine surgeons' biggest threats

    Fighting for the approval of minimally invasive alternatives to spinal fusion; non-surgeons performing certain spine procedures; and insurers too often dictating care decisions are some of the biggest threats to spine surgeons today, three specialists told Becker's.
  8. Spine surgeon completes 100th robotic-assisted surgery

    Andrew Kokkino, MD, recently completed his 100th robotic-assisted spine surgery with the ExcelsiusGPS robot in Springfield, Ore. 
  9. Baptist Memorial expects partnership to streamline spine center payments

    Baptist Memorial Health Care's Brain & Spine Network Center of Excellence in Memphis, Tenn., partnered with Cedar Gate Technologies to support its Brain and Spine Center of Excellence.

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