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  1. Endoscopy, robotics & more: What 8 spine surgeons want to master

    Endoscopic spine surgery, robotic procedures and spinal deformity cases are among the skills that these eight spine surgeons are focused on mastering in the next five years.
  2. Miach Orthopaedics appoints medtech veteran as president, CEO

    Miach Orthopaedics, a company focused on advancing the treatment of anterior cruciate ligament tears, on Sept. 7 named Patrick McBrayer as president and CEO.
  3. Long-term study supports Premia Spine's spinal joint replacement system

    A study published in the July 2022 edition of Operative Neurosurgery supports the long-term use of Premia Spine's Tops spinal joint replacement system.

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  1. Ortho Regenerative Technologies changes name

    Ortho Regenerative Technologies is now called ChitogenX, the company said Sept. 7.
  2. Dr. Matthew Pacana joins Coastal Orthopedics

    Matthew Pacana, MD,  joined Coastal Orthopedics' team of orthopedic surgeons at its practice in Bradenton, Fla.
  3. 12 recent orthopedic surgeon moves, accomplishments and accolades

    Here are orthopedic surgeons who joined new practices, reached career milestones and more since Aug. 15: 
  4. Orthopedic surgeon sentenced to 7 years for Medicare fraud

    Gary Wisner, MD, was sentenced to seven years in prison for defrauding Medicare and administering unnecessary X-rays to his patients, the California Department of Justice said Sept. 6.

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  1. 5 orthopedic practices that have added new technology in the last 30 days

    From a New Jersey clinic adding GPS technology to an Arkansas center performing smart knee procedures, here are five orthopedic practices that have added new technology in the last 30 days. 
  2. New Jersey hospital adds spinal navigation system

    Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill (N.J.) installed Globus Medical's ExcelsiusGPS robot for spine surgery.
  3. Spine devicemaker surpasses 41K Micro Invasive implants sold

    More than 41,000 Micro Invasive implants from Life Spine have been sold, the devicemaker said Sept. 6. 
  4. Spine surgeon joins Ohio hospital

    Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Robert Crowell, MD, has joined Morrow County Hospital in Mount Gilead, Ohio, according to a Sept. 5 report from the Morrow County Sentinel. 
  1. East Tennessee State opens sports medicine clinic to public

    East Tennessee State University in Johnson City has opened its sports medicine clinic, BucSports Medicine, to the general public, according to a Sept. 2 report from WCYB.
  2. Florida spine group adds 3 surgeons

    West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute added three surgeons to its team, according to a Sept. 5 email shared with Becker's.
  3. 'The numbers don't lie': Endoscopy to become more prominent among next generation of spine surgeons

    Many physicians see endoscopic spine surgery as a key growth opportunity in the next five years, but argue the U.S. needs more endoscopic training programs and the reimbursement structure must be improved. 
  4. Curvebeam to merge with AI company to advance orthopedic imaging

    Orthopedic imaging company CurveBeam and StraxCorp, a provider of cloud-based software to improve bone health, have entered into a definitive merger agreement to form CurveBeam AI.
  5. Dr. Kenneth Akizuki performs knee surgery on San Francisco Giants veteran

    Kenneth Akizuki, MD, on Sept. 4 performed knee surgery on Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants, according to NBC Sports. 
  6. 11 orthopedic industry statistics

    Here is where orthopedics stands today through the lenses of salary, ASC reimbursement rates and more.
  7. Campbell Clinic: 5 fast facts to know

    Here are five fast facts to know about Memphis, Tenn.-based Campbell Clinic:
  8. Conway Orthopedics and Sports Medicine expands surgical team

    Conway (Ark.) Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center is adding Bryan Head, MD, to its surgical team, the Log Cabin Democrat reported Sept. 1.
  9. 52 universities with ongoing orthopedic research funded by NIH grants

    The National Institutes of Health provides orthopedic labs and universities with funds for new research and developments in the field.

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Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months

  • 'The numbers don't lie': Endoscopy to become more prominent among next generation of spine surgeons
  • Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict
  • Orthopedic patient's death highlights potential dangers of prior authorization
  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
  • Neurosurgeon accepted $3.3M in illegal payments to perform spine surgeries at hospital
  • Spine surgeon gets jail time for abusing patient during hospital visit
  • Providence to pay $22.7M to settle unnecessary spine surgery allegations
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • Texas spine surgeon defending himself from 'Dr. Death 2.0' allegations
  • Orthopedic surgeon must face suit in patient's death
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Texas spine surgeon sued by State Farm over 'unnecessary' procedures
  • 22 hospitals ranked top 25 orthopedic hospitals 3+ years in a row
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • UArizona neurosurgery chair dies after motorcycle collision
  • Could Medtronic's spine business be the next medtech spinoff?
  • America's largest independent practices by number of spine surgeons
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
  • Idaho orthopedic surgeon arrested for alleged misconduct at practice
  • Neurosurgeon's startup hits $1.2B valuation
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
  • Orthopedic surgeon salaries in the 5 best, worst states for healthcare
  • New Jersey hospital must pay neurosurgeons $24.3M, appeals court rules
  • Good news, bad news for orthopedic surgeons: 6 observations
  • Why private equity is bettering orthopedics, 3 physician leaders say
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
  • Florida hospital patients say they were injured during surgeries. Now a physician faces 350 lawsuits.
  • A Rutgers physician accused of 'ghost surgeries' will return — but with fewer responsibilities
  • Top orthopedic hospital in every state: US News
  • Rothman Orthopaedics to become national brand, but no 'aspirations to go beyond US'
  • Sports medicine physician fired amid misconduct allegations involving patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon asking for misconduct charges to be dropped
  • Unnecessary spine cases spur class action lawsuit
  • Jury finds neurosurgeon largely responsible for paralysis, awards $15.5M in damages
  • Colorado Supreme Court rejects hospital's bid to enforce $229K spine surgery bill
  • Dr. Jon Yoon performs NHL's 4th disc replacement in 7 months
  • Neurosurgeon named in Washington lawsuit closes Ohio practice