Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Veteran Mercy spine surgeon takes early retirement amid system's COVID-19 financial hit

    Fred McQueary, MD, executive vice president and chief clinical officer at Mercy, is taking an early retirement to help the Chesterfield, Mo.-based health system address financial losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ozarks Independent reports. By Alan Condon -
  2. Dr. Joseph Bosco on increasing orthopedic surgery volumes + how a 2nd COVID-19 wave could affect the field

    Joseph Bosco, MD, is president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and professor and vice chair for clinical affairs of the NYU Langone department of orthopedic surgery in New York City. By Alan Condon -
  3. 3 hospitals expanding spine, neurosurgery programs

    Here are three hospitals expanding spine and neurosurgery programs: By Alan Condon -
  1. Spine director at Boston hospital lauds telemedicine's impact during pandemic

    Spine surgeon Melvin Makhni, MD, is touting telemedicine to "continue to revolutionize healthcare" after healthcare providers across the country have pivoted to the technology since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, CBS Boston reports. By Alan Condon -
  2. OS1 Sports Injury Clinic to open in June

    A group of Alabama orthopedic surgeons and entrepreneurs will open OS1 Sports Injury Clinic in Hoover, Ala., in June. By Eric Oliver -
  3. Maine health system plans $14.2M orthopedic surgery center

    Lewiston-based Central Maine Healthcare is seeking state approval for a $14.2 million ASC that will provide orthopedic surgery in Topsham, Bangor Daily News reports. By Alan Condon -
  4. Chicago orthopedic group secures $143,000 in federal funding

    Northwest Orthopaedic Associates in Chicago recently received $143,000 in federal funding to offset revenue losses from the suspension of elective surgeries, Chicago Business Journal reports. By Alan Condon -

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  1. Blue Shield of California sued for alleged wrongful blanket denial of device used to treat spinal stenosis

    Blue Shield of California is being sued for allegedly issuing a wrongful blanket denial of all requests for coverage with the Coflex titanium implant to treat lumbar spinal stenosis. By Alan Condon -
  2. Orthopedic surgeon appointed boxing physician for New Jersey

    The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board recently appointed Michael Russonella, DO, as a boxing physician, Tap Into reports. By Alan Condon -
  3. 28.4M elective surgeries could be canceled in 2020 — orthopedic procedures hit hardest

    A recent study published in the British Journal of Surgery has projected that the COVID-19 pandemic will cancel or postpone more than 28.4 million elective surgeries worldwide in 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report. By Alan Condon -
  4. 40 orthopedic devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in April

    The FDA cleared 40 orthopedic devices in April 2020. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Top 10 Spine Review articles: May 11-15

    Here are the top 10 most-read articles featured on Becker's Spine Review between May 11 and May 15: By Alan Condon -
  2. Drs. Nick Shamie, Peter Costantino & more: 8 spine surgeons making the news

    Here are eight spine surgeons making headlines this week: By Alan Condon -
  3. Dexur highlights 9 orthopedic surgeons performing hip, knee replacements in New York City

    Healthcare rankings authority Dexur analyzed Medicare claims for the cost of care over a 90-day period for hip and knee replacements at hospitals in New York City, with Hospital for Special Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital and NYU Langone's Tisch Hospital demonstrating the lowest average cost of care. By Alan Condon -
  4. Nevro gains approval for spinal cord stimulation system

    Nevro on May 15 achieved CE mark approval for its Senza Omnia spinal cord stimulation system, Medical Device-Network reports. By Alan Condon -
  5. Research finds lowest average cost of hip, knee replacements at 3 New York City hospitals

    Healthcare rankings authority Dexur analyzed Medicare claims for the cost of care over a 90-day period for hip and knee replacements at hospitals in New York City. By Alan Condon -
  6. Texas orthopedic group snares 2 paycheck protection program loans

    The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group has received two federal loans through the Paycheck Protection Program to help maintain liquidity during the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, San Antonio Business Journal reports. By Alan Condon -
  7. How augmented reality will affect spinal navigation, robotics: 4 surgeons share insights

    Four spine surgeons discuss innovations in augmented reality and the developments they are most excited about in the field. By Alan Condon -
  8. Neo Medical raises $13.4M for spinal fixation system, eyes expansion into US market

    Swiss device company Neo Medical on May 14 raised $13.4 million through a financing round, which will go toward the company's growth and expansion plans into key target markets, P&T Community reports. By Alan Condon -
  9. Ocutrx Vision to unveil AR, VR robot for improved visualization in spine surgery

    Ocutrx Vision Technologies plans to unveil its OR-Bot Surgery Visualization Theatre at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting, which is taking place virtually May 16-17, Bioworld reports. By Alan Condon -

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