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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
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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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  • Lawsuits build against Aetna's spine surgery coverage
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  • Walmart's latest partnership pushes retailer into spine care
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
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  • Orthopedic surgeon allegedly exaggerated patient visits to defraud insurers
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    1. Enovis launches augmented reality surgical system for hip, knee replacement

      Medical technology company Enovis has announced the launch of Arvis, an augmented reality system that allows orthopedic surgeons to visualize precision when performing hip and knee surgeries. 
    2. Regenerative procedures for joint problems can cut patient costs in half

      A new report conducted by the Validation Institute, an organization that validates healthcare claims, shows that patients who undergo procedures with Regenexx, a regenerative orthopedic procedure to treat joints, can cut their costs in half by reducing the chances of needing surgery. 
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    1. Pittsburgh Steelers head orthopedic surgeon joins AOSSM hall of fame

      James Bradley, MD, head orthopedic surgeon of the Pittsburgh Steelers, was inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's hall of fame, according to a July 19 tweet from the team.
    2. Spine robot brings 'exciting opportunities' to Monument Health

      Rapid City, S.D.-based Monument Health has bought an ExcelsiusGPS robotic spine surgery platform from Globus Medical.
    3. Dr. Daniel Alexander to join hospital-affiliated orthopedic practice

      Daniel Alexander, MD, on Oct. 3 will join Auburn Orthopedic Specialists Practice, which is affiliated with Auburn (N.Y.) Community Hospital.
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      Two-year data of Saluda Medical's Evoke spinal cord stimulation system showed strong clinical results.

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      Ossifix Orthopedics will launch its demineralized bone matrix, made from 100 percent human bone tissue in August.
    2. Orthopedic surgeon entitled to salary after Franciscan Health dispute

      An Indiana appellate court has ruled that a former Franciscan Health orthopedic surgeon will get the earnings he was guaranteed in his base contract before he was terminated but will not receive performance-based compensation or liquidated damages from the health system, The Indiana Lawyer reported July 14.
    3. Novant Health opens spine clinic

      Novant Health has opened a spine clinic in High Point, N.C., that offers nonsurgical treatments and pain management therapies, the Triad Business Journal reported July 18.
    4. Shifts in orthopedic surgeon pay since 2016

      The average and high ends of orthopedic surgeon pay have decreased since 2016, and the lower end has increased, according to Merritt Hawkins' 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives."
    1. Surgeons leading the top US orthopedic residency programs

      Doximity's 2022-2023 residency navigator ranks the top residency programs for multiple medical specialties in the U.S., including orthopedics.
    2. Orthopedic surgeons generate $3.3M in hospital revenue per year

      The average orthopedic surgeon generates $3.3 million a year in hospital revenue, according to Merritt Hawkins' 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives."
    3. Dr. Mark Miller named president of American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

      Mark Miller, MD, is the 2022-23 president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
    4. South Carolina hospital adds 12-physician orthopedic practice

      Columbia, S.C.-based Southeastern Orthopedic and Sports Medicine has joined Lexington (S.C.) Medical Center, The Lexington Ledger reported July 18.
    5. New Jersey pediatric practice adds biologic ACL treatment

      The Pediatric Orthopedic Center in Cedar Knolls, N.J., became the first pediatric-only orthopedic practice in its region to add the Bear implant for ACL restoration.
    6. Dr. Gilbert Beauperthuy-Rojas named president of Miami Orthopaedic Society

      Gilbert Beauperthuy-Rojas, DO, is the new president of the Miami Orthopaedic Society, according to a July 18 news release shared in South Florida Hospital News. 
    7. Spinal anesthesia could be causing post-operative pain among patients

      Patients who receive spinal anesthesia for hip fractures need more painkillers following procedures, according to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine June 14. 
    8. Orthopedic surgeons see the highest starting salary in 2022: Report

      According to an annual report from healthcare recruiting firm AMN Healthcare, orthopedic surgeons were offered the highest starting salary among medical professionals in 2022, at $565,000 plus sign-on bonuses and incentives.
    9. The limitations of smart joint implants, according to surgeons who use them

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  • 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
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  • UArizona neurosurgery chair dies after motorcycle collision
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