Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush resumes regular clinic hours at all 9 locations

    Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush resumed regular clinic hours at all nine locations on May 5. By Alan Condon -
  2. Hospital for Special Surgery to resume urgent, emergent orthopedic procedures at 3 outpatient centers

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery is resuming orthopedic urgent and emergent surgeries at three of its outpatient facilities on May 6. By Alan Condon -
  3. How COVID-19 has affected Medtronic, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson's shares over the last week

    Disappointing quarterly earnings are tanking shares as investors react to the first quarter affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. By Eric Oliver -
  1. The economic impact of COVID-19: How 5 spine, orthopedic surgeons plan to recover financially

    Five spine and orthopedic surgeons discuss their backlogged surgical cases and how they plan to overcome the economic difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. By Alan Condon and Laura Dyrda -
  2. Zimmer Biomet Q1 revenue expects 10% hit: spine, CMF sales slowing in recent quarters

    Zimmer Biomet will post its first-quarter financial results on May 11 with investors anticipating a revenue drop of roughly 10 percent due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Zacks Equity Research.  By Alan Condon -
  3. Hoag seeks to cut ties with Providence Health

    Hoag, a nonprofit healthcare delivery network in Newport Beach, Calif., is seeking to separate from Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health. By Alan Condon -
  4. Zimmer Biomet donates PPE to Irish rehab facility

    Zimmer Biomet recently donated personal protective equipment to the rehabilitation unit at St. Joseph's Hospital in Ennis, Ireland, The Clare Herald reports. By Alan Condon -

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  1. Smith+Nephew teams with RCM leader to support ASCs

    Smith+Nephew on May 5 partnered with National Medical Billing Services to offer revenue cycle management solutions to ASCs in the U.S. By Alan Condon -
  2. NuVasive bolsters spinal portfolio with 2 FDA clearances, 1 product launch

    NuVasive on May 5 expanded its advanced materials science implant portfolio with two FDA 510(k) clearances and one device launch. By Alan Condon -
  3. Hoag Orthopedic Institute restarts some cases, 'willing to adjust' if conditions change

    After postponing all elective surgeries for nearly two months, Irvine, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute is resuming certain elective cases starting May 1. By Angie Stewart -
  4. AMA gives guidance for physicians reopening practices

    The American Medical Association on May 4 provided guidance for physicians reopening medical practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. By Alan Condon -
  1. Safe Orthopaedics lifts partial activity restrictions on German commercial team

    Safe Orthopaedics on May 4 began easing some of the partial activity measures for its German commercial team. By Alan Condon -
  2. Illinois Bone & Joint Institute to resume elective surgeries May 11

    Des Plaines-based Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is preparing to resume elective surgeries on May 11 in accordance with Gov. J.B. Pritzker's recent guidance, the Daily Herald reports. By Alan Condon -
  3. Rural hospitals hope for financial recovery as some elective surgeries resume

    Hospital revenues have been hit hard by the cessation of elective surgeries, with rural hospitals particularly struggling to deal with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ozarks First reports. By Alan Condon -
  4. Xenex robot can kill COVID-19; sales up 600% since pandemic

    Xenex Disinfection Services is reportedly the first company to prove that its robot can sterilize a room of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to The Rivard Report. By Alan Condon -
  5. Supreme Court rejects UPMC appeal in whistleblower case involving 13 neurosurgeons

    The U.S. Supreme Court on May 1 refused to hear an appeal by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in a whistleblower lawsuit against the health system and 13 neurosurgeons, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. By Alan Condon -
  6. Top 10 Spine Review articles: April 27 - May 1

    Here are the top 10 most-read articles featured on Becker's Spine Review between April 27 and May 1: By Alan Condon -
  7. Orthopedic surgeon helps lead city of 30,000 through a state of emergency

    Orthopedic surgeon Edward Vanek, DO, was tapped in March to serve as medical adviser to the mayor of Atwater, Calif., a city with a population of 30,000, Medscape reports. By Angie Stewart -
  8. Drs. Isador Liberman, David Jacofsky & more: 7 spine surgeons making the news

    Here are seven spine surgeons making headlines this week: By Alan Condon -
  9. Dr. Fred Naraghi: Future crises should consider the paradox of 'bending the curve vs. crashing the system'

    In February, Fred Naraghi, MD, moved his practice from San Francisco to Klamath Orthopedic Clinic in Klamath Falls, Ore., citing both financial and personal reasons.  By Alan Condon -

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