Becker's Spine Review recap: This week's top 5 stories

Written by Paige Haeffele | August 05, 2022 |

Here are the five most-read stories published by Becker's Spine in the last week:

1. A San Antonio surgeon is being sued by an insurer over allegations he performed medically unnecessary spinal injections and procedures to inflate personal injury claims. More details here

2. A retired orthopedic surgeon who worked at Jacksonville, Fla.-based Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside Hospital has faced hundreds of complaints that went ignored by the hospital. More on the 350 lawsuits filed here

3. A New York neurosurgeon is accused of running a yearslong kickback scheme in which he bribed physicians for patient referrals. More details on the claims here.

4. A Utah neurosurgeon was arrested on two counts of sexual battery against a patient during her surgery. Read more about the charges here

5. In 2021, Stryker reported revenue of $7.83 billion, topping the list of most profitable orthopedic device companies last year. After Stryker, here's a list of the other nine device companies with the highest reported revenue in 2021.

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