Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Dr. Jeff Dugas performs surgery on WWE wrestler

    Jeff Dugas, MD, took on the surgery of WWE wrestler Cody Rhodes on June 9 after Rhodes suffered a full tear of his right pectoral muscle during a weight training session on June 3. 
  2. Dr. Cato Laurencin elected to European Academy of Sciences

    Cato Laurencin, MD, PhD, was elected to the European Academy of Sciences in recognition of his work in regenerative engineering.
  3. Augmented reality in orthopedics: 4 developments

    Augmented reality has grown in orthopedics since the beginning of 2022. From new technology and surgeon insight, here are four things to know:

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  1. Zimmer Biomet funds $1.25M grant for innovation in orthopedics

    Zimmer Biomet is funding a $1.25 million fellowship grant in partnership with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the Times Union reported June 9.
  2. Spine practice founder earns neurosurgery certification

    Branko Skovrlj, MD, founder of NU-Spine in Woodbridge, N.J., earned board certification in neurosurgery.
  3. Minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion cage gets FDA nod

    Zavation Medical's EZspand lateral cage received FDA clearance.
  4. Large orthopedic groups view MSOs as new opportunity for growth

    Bethesda, Md.-based The Center for Advanced Orthopaedics is the latest physician group to launch a musculoskeletal management services organization, which large orthopedic practices view as a significant growth opportunity.

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  1. 'The future is bright for our patients': Spine surgeons excited about the evolution of their specialty

    From innovations in minimally invasive spine surgery to improved hardware and an increased onus on physician independence, five surgeons told Becker's what most excites them in their specialty.
  2. Stryker opens sprawling R&D facility in India

    Stryker opened a new research and development facility at the International Tech Park in Gurgaon, India on June 7.
  3. Bon Secours opens $8M neuroscience center

    Bon Secours St. Francis Health System opened the $8 million Diane Collins Neuroscience Institute, a centralized neurological care center in Greenville, S.C., the weekend of June 4-5. 
  4. 4 hospital investments in orthopedics

    Hospitals and health systems are investing in orthopedic care through new facilities and partnerships.
  1. Dr. Mark Getelman reflects on diversity efforts, partnerships in time as AANA president

    Mark Getelman, MD, completed his term as 2021-22 president of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He shared his thoughts looking back at that term in a June 9 news release.
  2. Musculoskeletal MSO with 150+ physicians launches in Maryland

    More than 150 physicians affiliated with Bethesda, Md.-based the Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics have come together to launch MedVanta, the largest physician-owned musculoskeletal management services organization in the U.S.
  3. Solving the issue of 'too much data': HOPCo's cross-continent partnership to create world's largest MSK database

    Phoenix-based Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company has acquired two applications from London-based Future Health Works and set its sights on creating the world's largest integrated musculoskeletal data platform.
  4. Today show host undergoes novel spine procedure for back pain

    Today show co-host Carson Daly had a novel minimally invasive spine procedure to treat back pain, according to a June 9 report on the show's website.
  5. UConn orthopedic surgeon named to women's leadership fellowship

    Katherine Coyner, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and professor at Farmington, Conn.-based UConn Health, was named as a fellow for the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program for women.
  6. UC Davis wins rare NIH orthopedic surgery grant

    The National Institutes of Health awarded a prestigious orthopedic training and research grant to Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Health's orthopedic surgery and biomedical engineering departments.
  7. SeaSpine launches 3D-printed implant for PLIF, TLIF

    SeaSpine's WaveForm TO was released in a full commercial launch.
  8. FDA clearances, spine implant study and more: 5 device company notes

    CTL Amedica's honor and four more updates from spine companies in the last week:
  9. Hoag Orthopedic Institute adds 2nd joint replacement robot

    Irvine, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute added a second robot to its technology lineup.

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  • Orthopedic surgeon wins $20M verdict against Johnson & Johnson
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  • Spine surgeon's video hits 1 million views on TikTok
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  • Providence to pay $22.7M to settle unnecessary spine surgery allegations
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  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
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  • Orthopedic surgeon, wife get 5 years in prison for tax crimes