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  1. 10 states with highest average physician salaries

    Physicians in Kentucky earn the highest average salary in the U.S., according to a new Medscape survey. By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Dr. Nick Shamie: How the pandemic will continue to hit spine practices long after the surge

    Nick Shamie, MD, chief of orthopedic spine surgery and vice chairman of international affairs at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, outlines how the coronavirus pandemic has affected his practice and how he expects the spine field to proceed as a result. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 22 spine devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in April

    The FDA cleared 22 spine-related devices in April 2020. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. OrthoNebraska to open 10th orthopedic clinic

    OrthoNebraska is opening another clinic in Omaha this summer, according to the Omaha World-Herald. By Alan Condon -
  2. New York neurosurgeon warns patients against delaying treatment during COVID-19 pandemic

    Neurosurgeon Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, is warning patients against delaying treatment for neurological conditions due to concerns about COVID-19 transmission, Delco Times reports. By Alan Condon -
  3. Rush University Medical Center reopens for elective procedures, outpatient services

    Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center reopened for elective surgical procedures in response to the city of Chicago lifting the moratorium on elective procedures. By Eric Oliver -
  4. Dr. Benjamin Schwartz: Not all patients want to reschedule; hospitals differ on guidance

    Orthopedic surgeon Benjamin Schwartz, MD, estimated that 85 percent of his patients wait-listed during elective surgery shutdowns still want to move forward. By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Cincinnati Children's Hospital renames spine center after decorated surgeon

    The spine center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital has been renamed Crawford Spine Center in honor of its founding director Alvin Crawford, MD, according to The CCM Village News Blog. By Alan Condon -
  2. Globus Medical net profit down 21.9% in Q1, US sales up 7.4% — 6 things to know

    Orthopedic device company Globus Medical posted a first-quarter net profit of $25.9 million, representing a 21.9 percent decrease year over year. By Alan Condon -
  3. AAOS, Smith+Nephew & more: 4 spine, orthopedic partnerships in the past month

    Here are four spine and orthopedic partnerships that Becker's Spine Review has reported on in the past month: By Alan Condon -
  4. Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group expands into New York City

    Merrick, N.Y.-based The Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group on May 14 acquired New York City-based Healthcare Associates in Medicine. By Alan Condon -
  1. Orthopedic surgeon compensation hits $511,000: 6 takeaways

    Medscape released its Physician Compensation Report 2020, which included compensation and practice management information for orthopedic surgeons. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. How 3 spine surgeons see price transparency affecting the field

    Three spine surgeons discuss how they are preparing for price transparency and how it will affect the field. By Alan Condon -
  3. Drs. Mark Drakos, Kirk Campbell & more: 6 orthopedic surgeons making the news

    Here are six orthopedic surgeons making headlines this week: By Alan Condon -
  4. Georgia hospital's $152M expansion featuring orthopedic floor remains on course despite pandemic

    Tift Regional Medical Center's $152 million expansion that will add an orthopedic floor remains on course for completion in fall 2021 as construction workers continue to work through the COVID-19 pandemic, WALB reports. By Alan Condon -
  5. NuVasive, Zimmer Biomet report Q1 numbers & more: 8 device company notes

    Here are eight key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies: By Eric Oliver -
  6. HD LifeSciences gains FDA clearance for lumbar interbody fusion system

    Spinal implant developer HD LifeSciences on May 12 achieved FDA 510(k) clearance for its Hive anterior lumbar interbody fusion system. By Alan Condon -
  7. 6 recent lawsuits in spine, orthopedics

    Six recent lawsuits involving spine and orthopedics: By Angie Stewart -
  8. Biggest safety challenges amid the return to elective surgeries — 5 spine, orthopedic surgeons discuss

    Five spine and orthopedic surgeons discuss where the biggest safety concerns lie for patients and staff during the return to elective surgeries. By Alan Condon and Laura Dyrda -
  9. Michigan providers sue governor over emergency declaration, aim to resume orthopedic surgery

    Four Michigan healthcare providers and a patient seeking a knee replacement filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer May 12 claiming that the state of emergency violates constitutional rights, Mlive reports. By Alan Condon -

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