• Family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery wins $35M verdict against hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon wins $20M verdict against Johnson & Johnson
  • Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict
  • Orthopedic patient's death highlights potential dangers of prior authorization
  • Spine surgeon's video hits 1 million views on TikTok
  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
  • Spine surgeon owes $17M to paralyzed patient
  • Providence to pay $22.7M to settle unnecessary spine surgery allegations
  • Spine surgeon gets jail time for abusing patient during hospital visit
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgeon must face suit in patient's death
  • Spine surgeon 1 of 9 physician billionaires on Forbes' 2022 list
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  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Orthopedic surgeon salary vs. average household income in each state
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • Billionaire spine surgeon buys $23.9M mansion
  • UArizona neurosurgery chair dies after motorcycle collision
  • Texas spine surgeon sued by State Farm over 'unnecessary' procedures
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  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
  • Neurosurgeon's startup hits $1.2B valuation
  • Orthopedic surgeon fined for operating on wrong knee
  • Lawsuits build against Aetna's spine surgery coverage
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  • Former spine surgeon owes $13M to 2 women over unnecessary procedures
  • Walmart's latest partnership pushes retailer into spine care
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
  • 10 power players in orthopedics
  • Rothman Orthopaedics to become national brand, but no 'aspirations to go beyond US'
  • Sports medicine physician fired amid misconduct allegations involving patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon allegedly exaggerated patient visits to defraud insurers
  • Top orthopedic hospital in every state: US News
  • Orthopedic surgeon asking for misconduct charges to be dropped
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  • Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict
  • Orthopedic patient's death highlights potential dangers of prior authorization
  • Spine surgeon's video hits 1 million views on TikTok
  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
  • Spine surgeon owes $17M to paralyzed patient
  • Providence to pay $22.7M to settle unnecessary spine surgery allegations
  • Spine surgeon gets jail time for abusing patient during hospital visit
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgeon must face suit in patient's death
  • Spine surgeon 1 of 9 physician billionaires on Forbes' 2022 list
  • 23 spine device companies to watch in 2022
  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Orthopedic surgeon salary vs. average household income in each state
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • Billionaire spine surgeon buys $23.9M mansion
  • UArizona neurosurgery chair dies after motorcycle collision
  • Texas spine surgeon sued by State Farm over 'unnecessary' procedures
  • The spine tech surgeons say will explode in the next 5 years
  • Could Medtronic's spine business be the next medtech spinoff?
  • Ex-NFL player gets 5 years in prison for $2.9M healthcare fraud scheme
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  • Former spine surgeon owes $13M to 2 women over unnecessary procedures
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