Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Orthopedic surgeons overprescribe opioids after total joint replacement, study finds

    Total joint replacement patients on average consumed fewer than half the number of opioid pills prescribed by their surgeon, according to a study published in the January/February 2022 edition of the Journal of Orthopaedics.
  2. Orthopedic surgeon running for Congress gets AAOS endorsement

    The political action committee of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons endorsed Al Olszewski, MD, who is running as a Republican for the Western Montana congressional district. 
  3. Hospital for Special Surgery partners to develop injury-reducing footwear

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery is partnering with sports technology company Sports Engineering to design athletic footwear that reduces the chance of foot and ankle injuries, the hospital said Jan. 27. 

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  1. Stryker, Zimmer Biomet get 100% rating from Human Rights Campaign

    Stryker and Zimmer Biomet received a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign's 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the devicemakers said Jan. 27.
  2. Judge sides with spine surgeon in patent suit against SeaSpine

    A federal judge in Delaware has sided with a prominent spine surgeon-inventor in a patent infringement lawsuit filed against SeaSpine, an implant manufacturer, Bloomberg Law reported Jan. 26.
  3. Incentive bonus increases for orthopedic surgeons

    The orthopedic specialty saw the highest average incentive bonus, according to Physician Thrive's 2022 report.
  4. Medtronic pays robotic company $8.3M for hitting development milestone

    Toronto-based Titan Medical has received an $8.3 million payment from Medtronic for hitting the final milestone under their development and license agreement and has retired the senior secured loan from the medtech giant.

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  1. Orthopedic surgery to be down 5,050 physicians by 2025

    Orthopedic surgeon ranks expected to shrink by 5,000 in next 3 years.
  2. Orthopedic surgery salary by setting

    General orthopedic surgeons earn about $600,000 annually at rural health clinics, according to the 2022 physician compensation report from Physicians Thrive.
  3. CMS reimbursement, telehealth cuts will be a problem, Dr. Jason Weisstein says

    CMS' 2022 rules update regulations and policy for physicians, and one orthopedic surgeon said he's concerned about how they will affect care this year.
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  2. 2 hospitals add robotic-assisted joint replacements: 3 things to know

    Two hospitals in Pennsylvania and North Carolina recently expanded their services to include robotic-assisted joint replacements. 
  3. Spine surgeons: If you can't fix the complication, don't perform the surgery

    Recent innovations have enabled nonsurgeon specialists such as physiatrists and pain management anesthesiologists to perform spinal fusions in outpatient settings, but spine societies have raised concerns about some potential dangers to patient care.
  4. Smith+Nephew expands indications for Cori robot to include hip replacements

    Smith+Nephew's Cori surgical robot has extended its applications to include total hip replacements.
  5. J&J's Q4 results and orthopedic tech debuts: 7 device company notes

    Zimmer Biomet files forms for ZimVie and six more key updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the last week:
  6. Orthopedic regenerative medicine company gets nod from Insights Care Magazine

    Life sciences company BioRestorative Therapies has been named one of the 10 most innovative regenerative medicine companies in 2022 by Insights Care Magazine.
  7. Spinal fluid abnormalities linked to COVID-19 long haulers' brain fog, study finds

    Researchers at the University of California San Francisco and Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City found a link between people with post-recovery brain fog and abnormalities in their spinal fluid that surrounds the brain.
  8. Massachusetts court upholds spine surgeon's lawsuit victory

    The Massachusetts appeals court on Jan. 25 upheld a verdict in favor of a spine surgeon accused of botching a woman's spine surgery in 2010.
  9. 2019 Tour de France champ rushed to spine surgery after training crash

    Egan Bernal, winner of the 2019 Tour de France, has had surgery on his spine and right leg after crashing into a parked bus while training this week, according to Cycling News.

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