Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Spinal robotics company forging new path after spiking $482M plan to go public

    Minimally invasive spine device company Accelus is making a "strategic pivot" after it scrapped a previous deal to go public by merging with a special purpose acquisition company.
  2. Neurosurgeon brings new service line to New York hospital

    Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital’s Foothills Medical Group has added a new surgeon, bringing neurosurgery and spine services to the hospital.
  3. Texas orthopedic group joins Ascension

    Orthopedic Associates of Central Texas recently joined St. Louis-based Ascension Medical Group's network. 

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  1. Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic opens expanded Georgia office

    The Tallahassee (Fla.) Orthopedic Clinic opened its remodeled location in Thomasville, Ga. 
  2. Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme

    Elemer Raffai, MD, was indicted in connection with a $10 million scheme to defraud Medicare, the Justice Department said April 21.
  3. 100 patients treated in cervical disc clinical trial

    One hundred patients have been treated in an ongoing investigational device exemption clinical trial of Spineart USA's Baguera C cervical disc in the single level.
  4. OrthoLazer to roll out 8 locations in Massachusetts

    Rochester, N.Y.-based OrthoLazer will open eight centers in Massachusetts over the next few years.

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  1. Dr. Tien Le performs 1st case combining 3 Accelus technologies

    Tien Le, MD, performed a first-of-its-kind spine procedure integrating Accelus' Remi robotic navigation system, Linesider pedicle screw system and FlareHawk expandable interbody fusion device. He completed the surgery in March in Brandon, Fla.
  2. Spine surgeon inducted into volunteer hall of fame

    The Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame on April 21 will recognize Steven Meyer, MD, as part of its 2022 class for his 25-plus years of humanitarian work as founder of Siouxland Tanzania Educational and Medical Ministries, according to the Sioux City Journal.
  3. The biggest advantages and challenges for large orthopedic groups: Q&A with OrthoCarolina's CEO

    Since 2016, Bruce Cohen, MD, has served as CEO of Charlotte, N.C.-based OrthoCarolina, which has more than 135 physicians and more than 30 orthopedic locations.
  4. The physicians 3 orthopedic surgeons want as operating partners

    From past mentors to notable figures in the community, three orthopedic surgeons shared who they dream of collaborating with in the operating room.
  1. Kuros Biosciences' bone graft approved for spine use

    Kuros Biosciences' MagenetOs Flex Matrix was cleared by the FDA for use as a bone void filler in the posterolateral spine.
  2. 2-level data out on NuVasive's artificial disc: 4 details

    A study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine supports the effectiveness of NuVasive's Simplify cervical artificial disc at two levels compared to spinal fusion.
  3. Massachusetts orthopedic hospital converting to outpatient model

    Shriners Hospitals for Children in Springfield, Mass., will close its remaining inpatient beds and convert to an outpatient clinic model, local NBC affiliate WWLP reported April 20.
  4. 6 spine surgeons growing their TikTok following

    Spine surgeons have made their way to people's TikTok feeds with entertaining and educational videos about their work.
  5. Dr. Michael Gallizzi performs 100th robotic spine surgery

    Michael Gallizzi, MD, a spine surgeon who joined Vail, Colo.-based The Steadman Clinic in March, completed his 100th robotic surgery April 19.
  6. Orthopedic surgeon earns spot in Arizona Women's Hall of Fame

    Victoria Stevens, MD, will be inducted into The Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame, The Arizona Silver Belt reported April 19. 
  7. Spine merger scrapped, J&J's Q1 earnings and more: 7 device company notes

    A spine company's $30 million investment and six more updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the last week:
  8. 5 spine, orthopedic studies to know

    Research examining patient reviews of spine surgeons and four more studies to know:
  9. 5-story neuroscience center opens in Phoenix with ASC on the way

    Barrow Neurological Institute has opened a five-story neuroscience facility on the Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center campus in Phoenix.

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