Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. The 'overreliance of tech' in spine surgery: 4 insights

    As enabling technologies become more widely adopted in spine surgery, there is a concern that the next generation of surgeons may rely too heavily on these innovations to guide them through procedures.
  2. Hip replacement using Smith+Nephew's new preoperative tools completed

    Smith+Nephew's Ri.Hip Modeler and Ri.Hip Navigation tools for hip replacement were debuted at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, N.C.
  3. 2 spine surgery class-action suits making headlines

    Two spine surgery class-action lawsuits have made headlines in recent months, with patients joining forces to challenge a major commercial insurer and a well-known health system in the Pacific Northwest:

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  1. NuVasive sued by analytics company; contract breach alleged

    Trilliant Health is suing NuVasive for $1 million over allegations that the spine devicemaker breached a five-year agreement.
  2. Sanford Health breaks ground on $161M orthopedic hospital

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health on June 7 broke ground on a $161 million orthopedic hospital that spans 205,000 square feet, according to Sioux Falls Business.
  3. Neurosurgeon joins Medtronic as chief medical officer of neuromodulation

    Medtronic hired Ashwini Sharan, MD, as chief medical officer of the company's neuromodulation operating unit.
  4. Penn Medicine extends hospital partnership that upped orthopedic surgeries 20%

    Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine and Sellersville, Pa.-based Grand View Health have expanded their strategic partnership to develop specialty services through 2027.

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  1. 4 orthopedic surgeon moves in May

    Here are four orthopedic surgeons joining new practices or adding to their titles in May:
  2. Pro football health organization adds orthopedic surgeons to advisory board

    Two orthopedic surgeons joined Hall of Fame Health's medical advisory board.
  3. How 2 orthopedic leaders build strong organizations

    An orthopedic practice is only as strong as its leaders, and great strategies can translate into great care.
  4. Metal-based interbody spine implants to see highest growth by 2030

    Metal-based implants are expected to be the fastest-growing segment in the interbody spine implant market, according to research from business consulting firm Prescient & Strategic Intelligence.
  1. Spine surgeon, patient perceptions of shared decision-making differ greatly: study

    Patients and spine surgeons have different perceptions when it comes to shared decision-making on surgery, according to a study published May 15 in Spine.
  2. $9M investment bolsters New England Baptist Orthopedic program

    Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Mass., has opened two new operating rooms that increase the surgical capacity of its New England Baptist Orthopedic program, The Daily News reported June 6.
  3. Current and future uses of Kambin's triangle in spine surgery

    Kambin's triangle, an access point in the spine, is commonly used to perform lumbar interbody fusions. A review of current and future uses of Kambin's triangle was published June 6 in Cureus.
  4. HOPCo acquires UK-based patient management, outcomes tracking platform

    Phoenix-based Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company acquired London-based Future Health Works, a musculoskeletal patient management platform. 
  5. Orthopedic implant market projected to reach $68.7B by 2028

    The orthopedic implant market is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 5.4 percent and is expected to reach $68.72 billion by 2028, according to data published in Brand Essence Market Research in early June.
  6. Indiana spine practice hit with cyberattack

    Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine in Carmel, Ind., issued an alert to patients about a May 20 cyberattack.
  7. Orthopedic surgeon used robot to complete region's 1st smart knee replacement

    Alexander Harbin, MD, completed Upstate New York's first knee replacement with Zimmer Biomet's Persona IQ implant with robotic assistance.
  8. The area of orthopedic surgery that still needs to be conquered, per Dr. Andrew Green

    As shoulder surgery technology grows, rotator cuff procedures still need developments for long-term outcomes, Andrew Green, MD, said.
  9. 4 recent studies for spine, knee surgeons to know

    From new evidence about artificial disc replacement to payment models that may improve disparities in care, here are four recent studies grabbing readers' attention:

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Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months

  • Family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery wins $35M verdict against hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon wins $20M verdict against Johnson & Johnson
  • Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict
  • 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
  • MSOs becoming attractive option for physician-owned orthopedic groups
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Spine surgeon 1 of 9 physician billionaires on Forbes' 2022 list
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Orthopedic surgeon salary vs. average household income in each state
  • 23 spine device companies to watch in 2022
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon sues Sanford Health, alleges defamation and interference with patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • Billionaire spine surgeon buys $23.9M mansion
  • Could Medtronic's spine business be the next medtech spinoff?
  • Medtronic accused of stealing Globus Medical's sales team, customers
  • Ex-NFL player gets 5 years in prison for $2.9M healthcare fraud scheme
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
  • The spine tech surgeons say will explode in the next 5 years
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
  • Neurosurgeon's startup hits $1.2B valuation
  • Orthopedic surgeon fined for operating on wrong knee
  • Good news, bad news for orthopedic surgeons: 6 observations
  • Former spine surgeon owes $13M to 2 women over unnecessary procedures
  • Lawsuits build against Aetna's spine surgery coverage
  • Leave spinal fusions to the surgeons, spine societies warn
  • Walmart's latest partnership pushes retailer into spine care
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
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  • Outpatient orthopedic hospital to close, lay off staff
  • Rothman Orthopaedics to become national brand, but no 'aspirations to go beyond US'
  • Sports medicine physician fired amid misconduct allegations involving patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon allegedly exaggerated patient visits to defraud insurers
  • 6 reasons neuro, spine surgeons should be the only specialists to perform spinal fusion
  • Orthopedic surgeon, wife get 5 years in prison for tax crimes