Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Top 25 hospitals for neurosurgery 2023, per Newsweek

    Newsweek ranked the top hospitals worldwide for neurosurgery Sept. 14.
  2. Many hospitals are not performing enough total joint replacements, study finds

    A study in the Journal of Arthroplasty found many hospitals are performing total hip and knee replacements at "suboptimal volumes."  
  3. Augmedics founder exits company after 'significant changes', 'disagreements' with new leadership

    Nissan Elimelech, former CEO of Augmedics, has left the augmented reality spine surgical company he founded in 2014.

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  1. 'Avoid contracts that do not meet your costs': How spine surgeons should approach payer negotiations

    Negotiating with payers is one of the most important, if most challenging, aspects of a physician's practice. For surgeons seeking to boost reimbursement rates or ensure bills and claims are paid out as expected, there are a few factors to keep top of mind.
  2. Stryker launches platform for foot and ankle procedures at ASCs

    Stryker launched its Pulse Intelligent Delivery Platform, which is designed to improve foot and ankle procedures performed at ASCs by monitoring and replenishing products. 
  3. Dr. David O'Brien to lead Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist new spine, orthopedic center

    Atrium Health Wake Forest (N.C.) Baptist has opened a new orthopedic and spine care center — Orthopedics & Spine Care - Medical Plaza Miller — that will be led by David O'Brien, MD, a spine specialist board-certified in physical medicine and rehab, pain medicine and sports medicine. 
  4. Illinois Bone and Joint Institute adds 5 new physicians

    Des Plaines-based Illinois Bone and Joint Institute added five spine and orthopedic physicians, the practice said Sept. 13.

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  1. Neurosurgeon named chief medical officer of UPMC-managed hospital in China

    Neurosurgeon James Wang, MD, will be chief medical officer of Chengdu Wanda UPMC Hospital in China.
  2. 7 things to know about OrthoGeorgia

    OrthoGeorgia is a multi city specialty orthopedic practice that has served the central Georgia region for 60 years.  
  3. Man develops rare spine complication from monkeypox

    A Colorado man developed a rare spine and brain condition after a monkeypox infection, according to a Sept. 13 report from the CDC.
  4. Conformis hip system earns FDA clearance

    The FDA gave Conformis' Actera hip system 510(k) clearance, the devicemaker said Sept. 13.
  1. East vs. West: Which region pays orthopedic surgeons more

    Based on the salaries of mid-career orthopedic surgeons in 15 of the largest cities by population on the East Coast and the West Coast, orthopedic surgeons working on the East Coast receive a higher yearly salary. 
  2. 8 spine, orthopedic tech marking 1,000+ cases

    One thousand cases with a product is a major milestone reflecting the traction in spine and orthopedic medtech. Here are eight devices and systems reaching at least 1,000 uses so far in 2022:
  3. 9 places hiring spine surgeons

    Here are nine hospitals and practices looking for spine surgeons.
  4. OrthoIllinois opens 49K-square-foot clinic in Elgin

    OrthoIllinois has opened a 49,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art clinic in Elgin that will offer a variety of orthopedic care, including joint replacement, sports medicine, spine care, interventional pain management and rheumatology. 
  5. Vori Health, Firefly Health to utilize bundled payments in orthopedic partnership

    Vori Health and Firefly Health have partnered for musculoskeletal health.
  6. Chicago Blackhawks' Jake McCabe undergoes spine surgery

    Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Jake McCabe underwent spine surgery, the team said Sept. 13.
  7. About 40 Canadian patients treated at Sanford Health since February

    A deal between Canada's Manitoba province and Sanford Health Fargo (N.D.) to treat Canadian spine patients on a wait list has ramped up since February, the Winnipeg Free Press reported Sept. 12.
  8. AAOS wants CMS to reform physician pay, emphasize value-based care

    The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons has issued formal comments to CMS on its proposed payment policy changes for 2023.
  9. FDA approves Ventris Medical's standalone bone graft putty

    Ventris Medical's Amplify synthetic bone graft putty earned FDA 510(k) clearance.

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Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months

  • 'The numbers don't lie': Endoscopy to become more prominent among next generation of spine surgeons
  • Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict
  • Orthopedic patient's death highlights potential dangers of prior authorization
  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
  • Neurosurgeon accepted $3.3M in illegal payments to perform spine surgeries at hospital
  • Spine surgeon gets jail time for abusing patient during hospital visit
  • Providence to pay $22.7M to settle unnecessary spine surgery allegations
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • Texas spine surgeon defending himself from 'Dr. Death 2.0' allegations
  • Orthopedic surgeon must face suit in patient's death
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Texas spine surgeon sued by State Farm over 'unnecessary' procedures
  • 22 hospitals ranked top 25 orthopedic hospitals 3+ years in a row
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • UArizona neurosurgery chair dies after motorcycle collision
  • Could Medtronic's spine business be the next medtech spinoff?
  • America's largest independent practices by number of spine surgeons
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
  • Idaho orthopedic surgeon arrested for alleged misconduct at practice
  • Neurosurgeon's startup hits $1.2B valuation
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
  • Orthopedic surgeon salaries in the 5 best, worst states for healthcare
  • New Jersey hospital must pay neurosurgeons $24.3M, appeals court rules
  • Good news, bad news for orthopedic surgeons: 6 observations
  • Why private equity is bettering orthopedics, 3 physician leaders say
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
  • Florida hospital patients say they were injured during surgeries. Now a physician faces 350 lawsuits.
  • A Rutgers physician accused of 'ghost surgeries' will return — but with fewer responsibilities
  • Top orthopedic hospital in every state: US News
  • Rothman Orthopaedics to become national brand, but no 'aspirations to go beyond US'
  • Sports medicine physician fired amid misconduct allegations involving patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon asking for misconduct charges to be dropped
  • Unnecessary spine cases spur class action lawsuit
  • Jury finds neurosurgeon largely responsible for paralysis, awards $15.5M in damages
  • Colorado Supreme Court rejects hospital's bid to enforce $229K spine surgery bill
  • Dr. Jon Yoon performs NHL's 4th disc replacement in 7 months
  • Neurosurgeon named in Washington lawsuit closes Ohio practice