Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Dr. David Altchek to perform Tommy John on Yankees ace Luis Severino — 4 insights

    David Altchek, MD, will repair the right elbow of New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino, MLB.com reports. By Eric Oliver -
  2. Baylor Scott & White to open $50M sports medicine, orthopedic center

    Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health plans to open a $50 million sports and orthopedic center in Waco, Texas, March 2, local news affiliate KWTX reports. By Eric Oliver -
  3. Mizzou BioJoint Center faces new lawsuit, brings total up to 11

    Another medical malpractice lawsuit was filed Feb. 11 against Columbia, Mo.-based Mizzou BioJoint Center, bringing the pending total of lawsuits to at least 11, the Columbia Missourian reports. By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Oklahoma hospital adds robotic-assisted spine surgery to service line

    Oklahoma City-based OU Medical Center is now offering robotic-assisted spine surgery, reports OU Daily. By Alan Condon -
  2. Tennessee neurosurgeons debut new MIS device for cervical spinal fusion

    Two neurosurgeons from Tennessee recently debuted a new cervical spinal fusion procedure that seeks to shorten hospital stays and allows patients to recover quicker, according to the Memphis Business Journal. By Alan Condon -
  3. Dr. Jeffrey Wang: Collaboration is the key to advancing stem cells, biologics in spine

    Jeffrey Wang, MD, is co-director of the USC Spine Center at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles and completed his term as president of the North American Spine Society last year. By Alan Condon -
  4. NuVasive proposes $450M offering of convertible senior notes: 6 details

    NuVasive plans to make a new convertible senior note offering. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Missouri hospital 1st in state to install new system to treat spine, brain tumors

    Mercy Hospital St. Louis was reportedly the first hospital in Missouri to implement the CyberKnife M6 system to treat spine and brain tumors. By Alan Condon -
  2. Zimmer Biomet cervical disc surpasses 150K implants

    Zimmer Biomet's Mobi-C cervical disc recently exceeded 150,000 implants worldwide. By Alan Condon -
  3. Orthofix's positive Q4 can't eclipse $28M 2019 loss

    Orthofix reported a net profit of $11.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2019 but lost $28.5 million on the year. By Eric Oliver -
  4. SASpine partners with Dr. Stanley Jones, establishes new location

    San Antonio-based SASpine recently partnered with spine surgeon Stanley Jones, MD, and established a new primary location in Houston. By Alan Condon -
  1. Dr. Kevin Pauza: Payers, patients looking to regenerative treatments for spine

    Kevin Pauza, MD, is an interventional spine specialist and founding partner and principal of Texas Spine and Joint Hospital in Tyler. By Alan Condon -
  2. Stryker nominates tech executive for election to board of directors

    Lisa Skeete Tatum, founder and CEO of career pathing platform Landit, was nominated Feb. 25 for election to Stryker's board of directors. By Alan Condon -
  3. 85% of orthopedic surgery malpractice claims allege surgeon performance issues: 5 key points

    Coverys conducted a survey of 2,579 surgery-related closed malpractice claims from 2014 to 2018 to examine trends and data-driven insights for the healthcare industry.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 5 statistics on neurosurgery malpractice claims — 39% allege technical skill issues

    Coverys conducted a survey of 2,579 surgery-related closed malpractice claims from 2014 to 2018 to examine trends and data-driven insights for the healthcare industry.  By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Dr. Todd Lanman, Centinel Spine begin enrollment for cervical disc study

    Todd Lanman, MD, of Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery on Feb. 24 began enrolling for a clinical trial featuring two artificial cervical discs from Centinel Spine. By Alan Condon -
  6. Dr. Zachary Smith joins Oklahoma health system

    Neurosurgeon Zachary Smith, MD, recently joined Oklahoma City-based OU Medicine, reports Fox 25. By Alan Condon -
  7. Medtronic taps Kaiser VP to serve in newly created role for culture, diversity

    Medtronic tapped Sally Saba, MD, to serve as its inaugural chief inclusion and diversity officer, according to a Feb. 24 announcement. By Angie Stewart -
  8. Dr. Roland Kent to relocate Idaho spine practice

    Axis Spine Center is moving from Post Falls to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, reports The Coeur d'Alene Press. By Alan Condon -
  9. SpineOvations' DiscSeal study for low back pain completes enrollment — 3 insights

    SpineOvations on Feb 24. finished enrollment for its DiscSeal clinical study in patients suffering from lumbar pain. By Alan Condon -

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