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  1. WellSpan Health expanding same-day joint replacements

    Beginning Dec. 4, Hanover, Pa.-based WellSpan Health & Surgery Center will become the first ASC in the system to provide same-day total joint replacements for hips and knees. 
  2. University of Alabama opens comprehensive sports medicine facility

    The University of Alabama at Birmingham has opened its newly expanded Sports and Exercise Medicine Clinic, supported by UAB's departments of family and community medicine, orthopedic surgery, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  3. The 10 most injury-prone states

    Maine has been named the most injury-prone state in the U.S., with the highest number of resident emergency room visits relative to its population size, according to research from pain management specialists New York Pain Care. 

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  1. Employment vs. private practice: Factors influencing spine surgeons’ decisions

    Spine and orthopedic surgeons' decisions on where to practice is a consequential one whether they go to a hospital or a private group. Amid economic headwinds and workforce challenges in healthcare, the choice holds more weight than ever.
  2. Southern Oregon Orthopedics moving to new office

    Medford-based Southern Oregon Orthopedics is relocating its Grants Pass, Ore.-based facility beginning Dec. 18. 
  3. Dr. Christopher Dale joins Mercyhealth

    Orthopedic surgeon Christopher Dale, MD, has joined the staff at Janesville, Wis.-based Mercyhealth East, according to a Dec. 4 report from the Gazette Xtra.
  4. Somers Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine completes 1st BEAR procedure

    Carmel, N.Y.-based Somers Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Group has completed its first bridge-enhanced ACL repair, or BEAR, implant procedure for ACL restoration, according to a Nov. 30 LinkedIn post.

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. Central Maine Health seeks full ownership of its orthopedic ASC

    Central Maine Health Ventures, a subsidiary of Auburn-based Central Maine Healthcare, is attempting to acquire full ownership of its orthopedic ASC, Central Maine Orthopaedics Ambulatory Surgical Center in Auburn, according to a Dec. 1 report from the Sun Journal.
  2. 5 surgeons on the cutting edge of orthopedics

    Here are five orthopedic surgeons making waves in the industry:
  3. 6-month data for Aurora Spine's Zip fusion implant is out: 4 notes

    Aurora Spine's Zip fusion implant was found to be effective after six months, according to a study in the Journal of Pain Research.
  4. Dr. George Russell to lead UPMC's orthopedic trauma division

    George Russell, MD, was named chief of orthopedic trauma at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s department of orthopedic surgery, according to a Dec. 4 news release. 
  1. How orthopedic surgeon pay, CMS rates evolved over 5 years

    Orthopedic surgeon pay has climbed steadily over the last five years. Meanwhile, over the last three years, the CMS physician fee schedule has continued dipping.
  2. 2 New Jersey Devils players out following orthopedic procedures

    NHL players Dougie Hamilton and Tomas Nosek of the New Jersey Devils are both out indefinitely following orthopedic procedures to treat injuries suffered during gameplay. 
  3. Dr. Kamaljeet Banga joins Community Memorial orthopedic team

    Kamaljeet Banga, MD, will join the orthopedic team at Hamilton, N.Y.-based Community Memorial Hospital. 
  4. Nevro acquires spine company

    Nevro acquired Vyrsa Technologis, a company focused on sacroiliac joint fusion, according to a Nov. 30 news release.
  5. Why ASC leaders are looking to spine 

    Spine and orthopedics have been a gold mine for ASCs in the last few years as technology advances and procedures continue to be approved for the outpatient setting. 
  6. AAOS gives grants to address diversity, inclusion in orthopedics

    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons provided grants to 17 recipients as part of the 2024 AAOS IDEA Grant Program, according to a Dec. 1 news release.
  7. 'Healthcare is about to enter a supercycle of innovation': What we heard in November

    Spine and orthopedic experts in November spoke with Becker's about topics from shifting away from hospital employment to diversity in the field.
  8. What makes a stellar orthopedic leader?

    An A+ leader is essential for any healthcare organization. But what exactly does a stellar leader look like?
  9. How well-positioned is Orthofix for 2024?

    With its SeaSpine merger sealed and a new leader at the helm, Orthofix had a busy 2023. Here's what to know going into next year:

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