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  1. WVU Medicine Orthopedics earns Own the Bone Star Performer designation

    Morgantown-based West Virginia Medicine Orthopedics has received the Own the Bone Stage Performer designation from the American Orthopaedic Association.
  2. UnitedHealthcare removes 4 spinal surgery codes in effort to cut prior authorization by 20%

    On Sept. 1, UnitedHealthcare is set to begin a two-phased approach to eliminate prior authorization requirements for several procedure codes, including four spine-related codes. The code removals will account for almost 20 percent of its overall prior authorization volume. 
  3. The highest paid orthopedic surgeon in 10 major cities

    On average, orthopedic surgeons nationwide earn $573,000 a year, according to the most recent data from Medscape. However, the highest paid orthopedic surgeons in cities including New York City and Los Angeles make far more, with salaries surpassing $800,000. 

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  1. Surgeon salaries in the top-performing state for orthopedics

    New York state has the highest number of top-ranked orthopedic hospitals in the U.S. for 2023 and 2024, with 10 top facilities.
  2. Iowa orthopedic practice to remain independent after Mercy purchase

    Iowa City-based Steindler Orthopedic Clinic's CEO said Aug. 11 that it will stay independent after its partner hospital filed for bankruptcy. 
  3. Dr. Brian Laman cleared of negligence allegations

    A jury found Brian Laman, MD, of Sheridan (Wyo.) Orthopedic Associates was not guilty of negligence after allegations he declined to operate on a patient's wrist, The Sheridan Press reported Aug. 12.
  4. Dr. Stephen Smith debuts Happe Spine's new spinal fusion system

    Stephen Smith, MD, of Beacon Health System Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Ind., performed the first clinical case with Happe Spine's Integrate-C interbody fusion system.

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  1. 3 orthopedic robots to watch

    Here are three orthopedic robots to watch in 2023: 
  2. Surgeon becomes spine and orthopedic hospital's first patient

    Hand surgeon Thomas Frazier, MD, was the first patient at The Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.
  3. Meet the leaders of the top 3 orthopedic hospitals in Michigan

    U.S. News & World Report has named its top 50 orthopedic hospitals in the U.S. for 2023 and 2024, including three hospitals in Michigan. 
  4. Dr. Steven Jones joins North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center

    Orthopedic surgeon Steven Jones, MD, is joining the team at North Oaks Orthopaedic Specialty Center in Hammond, La.
  1. 2 Campbell Clinic surgeons win orthopedic research award

    Quin Throckmorton, MD, and Tyler Brolin, MD, orthopedic surgeons with Memphis, Tenn.-based Campbell Clinic won the Neer award for their shoulder and elbow research.
  2. 5 orthobiologics updates

    Here are five developments in orthopedic regenerative medicine since July 11.
  3. Woman injured during spine surgery wins $1.1M settlement

    A woman whose bowel was perforated during spine surgery won a $1.1 million settlement, the New Jersey Law Journal reported Aug. 11.
  4. 19 orthopedic rising stars in 2023: Castle Connolly

    Castle Connolly's "2023 Rising Stars" list recognizes early-career physicians across several specialities — including orthopedics — for their accomplishments.
  5. What 5 orthopedic surgeons, leaders are most focused on for the rest of 2023

    Launching new programs, practice growth and navigating post-COVID challenges are among some of the top priorities for orthopedic surgeons and industry leaders this year. 
  6. Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma adds 3 orthopedic surgeons

    Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma, based in Tusla, is adding three surgeons to its orthopedic team, according to an Aug. 10 report by ABC affiliate News Channel 8 Tulsa.
  7. 'It comes to the point where you can't save': Why Rothman left bundled payments

    In 2018, Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute dropped out of Medicare bundled payments for hip and knee replacements, and the practice's experience reflects broader issues in the healthcare landscape.
  8. 4 recent spine device approvals

    Here are four spine device approvals since June 1:
  9. Dr. Neal ElAttrache operates on Buffalo Bills player

    Neal ElAttrache, MD, performed reconstructive knee surgery on Nyheim Hines, a player for the Buffalo Bills, on Aug. 8. 

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