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  1. About 40 Canadian patients treated at Sanford Health since February

    A deal between Canada's Manitoba province and Sanford Health Fargo (N.D.) to treat Canadian spine patients on a wait list has ramped up since February, the Winnipeg Free Press reported Sept. 12.
  2. AAOS wants CMS to reform physician pay, emphasize value-based care

    The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons has issued formal comments to CMS on its proposed payment policy changes for 2023.
  3. FDA approves Ventris Medical's standalone bone graft putty

    Ventris Medical's Amplify synthetic bone graft putty earned FDA 510(k) clearance.

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  1. Is private equity harming or benefiting orthopedic, spine surgery? 5 surgeons weigh in

    Although private equity has the ability to increase inefficiency and growth at orthopedic and spine practices, many surgeons still believe there could be disadvantages to these deals.
  2. 6 things to know about Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics

    Freehold, N.J.-based Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics is a comprehensive orthopedic practice that has been serving the New Jersey area since 1988. 
  3. Spine Medicine and Surgery of Long Island expands to meet rising demand

    Spine Medicine and Surgery of Long Island, operated by Daniel Choi, MD, has moved its Nassau County location to Garden City, N.Y., and is relocating its Patchogue, N.Y., office in Suffolk County to a larger location in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., in October.
  4. Dr. Christopher Baker debuts orthopedic fixation system

    Christopher Baker, MD, performed the first case with Anika Therapeutics' X-Twist fixation system Sept. 12.

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  1. 7 places hiring orthopedic surgeons

    Here are seven hospitals and practices looking for orthopedic surgeons.
  2. Southwell opens specialty clinic with orthopedics

    Tifton, Ga.-based Southwell announced the opening of Southwell Speciality Care center in Valdosta, Ga., which will offer specialty care in orthopedics and bariatrics. 
  3. Dr. MaCalus Hogan named new UPMC head of orthopedics

    MaCalus Hogan, MD, was named the new chair of orthopedics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
  4. Spine partnership to commercialize cervical disc replacement implant

    Synergy Spine Solutions and Ortho Consulting group are expanding their partnership to commercialize products in the European, Middle Eastern and African regions.
  1. Dr. Mohamad Bydon operates on Gov. Kristi Noem

    Mohamad Bydon, MD, of Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, operated on Gov. Kristi Noem, according to a Sept. 12 news release from the South Dakota government.
  2. Average orthopedic surgeon wait time up 48% since 2017

    The average wait time to see an orthopedic surgeon is 16.9 days, up from 11.4 days in 2017, a 48% increase, according to Merritt Hawkins' 2022 "Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times and Medicare and Medicaid Acceptance Rates."
  3. Texas spine, orthopedic hospital to replace shuttered facility

    Legent North Houston Surgical Hospital in Tomball, Texas, is under construction and on track to open in January, Community Impact Newspaper reported Sept. 9.
  4. Former NuVasive exec to lead orthopedic devicemaker

    Massimo Calafiore, who was NuVasive's chief commercial officer and executive vice president, was named CEO of LimaCorporate.
  5. Cost of 9 orthopedic procedures at ASCs vs. HOPDs

    Costs of procedures vary between ASCs and HOPDs, with orthopedic procedures for those with original Medicare and no supplement being cheaper at ASCs, according to data from Medicare.gov. 
  6. Minnesota State University partners with 3D metal printer for bone implant development

    Minnesota State University Mankato has partnered with 3D metal printing company Additive Technologies to develop improved bone implants according to a Sept. 9 release from the 3D Printing Network. 
  7. Rush, Franciscan Alliance partner with potential to expand neurosurgery offerings

    Rush University System for Health has entered a partnership with Franciscan Health hospitals to provide easier access to healthcare in Northwest Indiana. 
  8. Physician practice vs. hospital group orthopedic surgeon productivity

    Orthopedic surgeons at physician-owned groups have outproduced those at hospitals since 2011, according to MGMA. 
  9. Orthopedic surgeon compensation recovery in hospitals, physician-owned groups

    Compensation since 2019 has increased for orthopedic surgeons at physician-owned groups and hospital-owned groups through the COVID-19 pandemic, according to MGMA. 

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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
  • 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
  • America's largest independent practices by number of spine surgeons
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
  • Orthopedic surgeon salaries in the 5 best, worst states for healthcare
  • Idaho orthopedic surgeon arrested for alleged misconduct at practice
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
  • 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
  • Orthopedic surgeon vs. CEO pay: 5 notes
  • 15 best medical schools for orthopedic surgeons in 2022: Report
  • 30K 'unnecessary' spine surgeries performed in 1st year of pandemic: study