Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Convicted of maiming, killing 30+ patients, Dr. Christopher Duntsch loses appeal — 5 insights

    Former neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch, MD, who was convicted of maiming and killing more than 30 patients, lost his appeal and will remain in prison, D Magazine reports. By Angie Stewart -
  2. Drs. John Ruge, James Dwyer & more: 8 spine & neurosurgeons making headlines

    Here are eight spine and neurosurgeons making headlines. By Shayna Korol -
  3. OrthoPediatrics launches pediatric scoliosis system: 5 things to know

    OrthoPediatrics fully launched its small stature scoliosis system in the U.S. By Shayna Korol -
  1. Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates receives bomb threat

    Tulsa (Okla.) Bone & Joint Associates' Union Pines Surgery Center received a bomb threat from an anonymous source Dec. 13, Fox 23 News reports. By Shayna Korol -
  2. 1st Massachusetts hospital receives Gold Seal of Approval for spine surgery program: 3 points

    Fall River, Mass.-based Saint Anne's Hospital received The Joint Commission's national Gold Seal of Approval certification for its spine surgery program, The Herald News reports. By Shayna Korol -
  3. Dr. Lauren Del Prato joins MaineHealth: 3 details

    Portland-based MaineHealth welcomed Lauren Del Prato, DO, to its Maine Medical Partners Neurosurgery and Spine clinic in Scarborough, according to the Portland Press Herald. By Jackie Drees -
  4. AANS taps Dr. Raqeeb Haque as faculty on neurosurgery board review course: 3 notes

    The American Association of Neurological Surgeons selected Raqeeb Haque, MD, to serve on the faculty of its board review course. By Jackie Drees -
  1. How Conformis plans to reduce debt, reach profitability in 2019 — 5 insights

    Medical device company Conformis will implement various strategies in 2019 to improve its overall business model and achieve profitability in 2021. By Jackie Drees -
  2. PrinterPrezz opens 1st 3D printing, nanotech innovation center in Silicon Valley: 4 details

    Medical device company PrinterPrezz, which combines metal 3D-printing, nanotechnologies and surgical expertise to design and manufacture medical devices that can be brought to market faster, opened its first innovation center in Fremont, Calif. By Jackie Drees -
  3. 3 big difference-makers for spine surgeons in the future — Payers, populations and more from Dr. A. Nick Shamie

    A. Nick Shamie, MD, is chief of orthopedic spine surgery and a professor of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery at UCLA School of Medicine. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Texas orthopedic surgeon forced to cancel appointments for a week when hospital abruptly closes: 4 things to know

    An orthopedic surgeon is out of a job after their employer, Rockdale, Texas-based Little River Healthcare, filed for bankruptcy and announced plans to close, according to the Killeen Daily Herald. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. FDA to crackdown on 'bogus' stem cell treatments in 2019

    The FDA plans to crackdown on unsubstantiated and poor quality stem cell therapies in 2019, Law 360 reports. By Shayna Korol -
  2. Neurosurgeon launches latest version of oncology app: 3 things to know

    LiveMed Media, founded by board-certified neurosurgeon John Ruge, MD, launched the latest version of the Medeligo oncology search app. By Shayna Korol -
  3. 10 spine surgeon leaders to know

    Here are 10 spine surgeon leaders to know.  By Shayna Korol -
  4. Apple hired dozens of physicians, including orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sharat Kusuma

    Apple is hiring physicians, and now has around 40 to 50 on staff, including orthopedic surgeon Sharat Kusuma, MD, according to a CNBC report. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. 9 of the biggest device company acquisitions in 2018

    Here are nine of the most expensive device company acquisitions in 2018. By Jackie Drees -
  6. Hoag Orthopedic Institute enrolls patients in Zimmer Biomet mymobility, Apple Watch study

    Irvine, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute began enrolling patients in Zimmer Biomet's mymobility clinical study, which aims to analyze patient experiences with the device company's new app. By Jackie Drees -
  7. 10 orthopedic surgeon leaders to know

    Here are 10 orthopedic surgeon leaders to know. By Jackie Drees -
  8. Stryker, Zimmer Biomet, Medtronic & more: 12 device company notes

    Here are 12 key notes from orthopedic and spine device companies in the past week. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Johnson & Johnson willing to pay $400M+ in hip lawsuit settlement: 5 things to know

    Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay more than $400 million to settle allegations the company sold defective artificial hips, a source familiar with the negotiations reported to Bloomberg. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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