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  1. What's next for spine care? Notes from an expert

    Long Island, N.Y.-based orthopedic spine surgeon Daniel Choi, MD, believes that the future of spine care not only lies in new technology, but in ASCs. 
  2. Spinal bone marrow injections effective for lower back pain 2 years post-op, study finds

    A two-year study found Creative Medical Technology's StemSpine procedure was effective for treating lower back pain, the biologics company said Sept. 26.
  3. Surgalign launches new line of 3D-printed interbody fusion implants

    Surgalign launched four interbody fusion devices using its TiPlus technology, the devicemaker said Sept. 26.

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  1. Michigan hospital adds spine, neurosurgery services

    Hillsdale (Mich.) Hospital added neurosurgery services, the hospital said Sept. 22.
  2. Dr. Raj Bhole's goals for an orthopedic MSO merger

    Addressing the stigma of private equity partnerships is a challenge top of mind for Raj Bhole, MD, chair of Resurgens Orthopedics and board member of United Musculoskeletal Partners. 
  3. 23 hospitals ranked top 25 neurosurgery hospitals 2 years in a row

    In 2022, U.S. News & World Report released its inaugural ranking of the top hospitals for neurosurgery worldwide. A total of 23 hospitals were ranked in the top 25 for 2022 and 2023. 
  4. Dr. Daniel Choi uses social media, personalized patient experience to compete with corporatized medicine

    Daniel Choi, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Spine Medicine & Surgery of Long Island (N.Y.) realizes the importance of connecting with his patients before they even step into his operating room. 

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  1. 4 orthopedic tech clearances

    Here are four orthopedic devices and implants earning FDA clearances since Sept. 13:
  2. 2 surgeons under 40 on private equity, the future of orthopedics

    Two surgeons under the age of 40 discuss where they see the future of orthopedics heading, and the role of private equity in practices moving forward. 
  3. 3 recent orthopedic leadership moves

    Becker's reported on three orthopedic leadership appointments since Sept. 12.
  4. 3 recent orthopedic sports partnerships

    Here are three orthopedic practices and health systems partnering with professional sports organizations that Becker's has reported on since Sept. 19:
  1. All 6 UConn Health spine surgeons using augmented reality platform

    Hartford Conn.-based UConn Health implemented Augmedics' Xvision in June and now all six of its spine surgeons are using the augmented reality surgical system, Fox 61 reported Sept. 23. 
  2. Scoliosis Research Society names Dr. Serena Hu as 1st female president

    Serena Hu, MD, was named the first female president of the Scoliosis Research Society at its annual meeting in Stockholm on Sept. 17, according to a Sept. 22 press release sent to Becker's. 
  3. Dr. James Lynch completes 150th Xvision case

    James Lynch, MD, of Reno-based Spine Nevada, completed his 150th case using Augmedics' Xvision, the devicemaker said in a Sept. 22 tweet.
  4. Dr. Harvinder Sandhu appointed head of orthopedics at Stamford Hospital

    Harvinder Sandhu, MD, co-chief of the spine service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City has been named chair of the department of orthopedics at Stamford (Conn.) Hospital following the retirement of Charles Cornell, MD. 
  5. What 3 surgeons would change about the orthopedics, spine industry

    Payer relationships and physician autonomy are two things that need to be improved in the orthopedic and spine surgery industries, according to three surgeons. 
  6. Dr. Peter Mangone named president of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation

    Peter Mangone, MD, is the new president of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation, the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society said Sept. 22.
  7. Implantable shock absorber shows promise in relieving knee pain

    A new implantable shock absorber can help to relieve pain and improve function in patients with chronic knee pain, according to results from a clinical trial performed by David Flanigan, MD, professor of orthopedics at Ohio State College of Medicine. 
  8. 8 orthopedic debuts in the last 60 days

    From a new knee revision technology in the U.S. to a new wireless camera, here are eight orthopedic debuts Becker's has reported in the last two months. 
  9. UCHealth hospital raising $12M to expand orthopedics, outpatient surgical services

    UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation on Sept. 19 launched a capital campaign to help fund updates to Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, according to the Loveland Reporter-Herald.

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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