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  1. How 1 spine surgeon launched his own practice after medical group closure

    Early in 2024, spine surgeon William Bradley, MD, said he learned he lost his job over a Zoom call. In March Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health's physician group, Saltzer Health, closed its doors.
  2. AAOS issues isolated meniscal tear guidance

    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has issued new clinical practice guidelines regarding the management of acute isolated meniscal pathology.
  3. Wyoming practice adds spine surgeon

    Marko Tomov, MD, will join Casper (Wyo.) Orthopedics starting Aug. 1, according to a July 1 news release shared with Becker's.

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  1. American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons names Washington, DC representative

    Charlotte Pineda was named vice president of health policy and advocacy for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
  2. OSF HealthCare adds endoscopic spine surgery

    Two OSF HealthCare hospitals added endoscopic spine surgery, according to a July 1 email shared with Becker's.
  3. Dalai Lama treated at Hospital for Special Surgery

    The Dalai Lama had a knee replacement at New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery on June 28.
  4. NeuroScience and Spinal Associates lease space in Florida hospital

    Naples, Fla.-based NeuroScience and Spinal Associates leased space in Naples-based Southbrooke Medical Center, Business Observer reported June 29.

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  1. Northwell opens $3M orthopedic facility

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health has opened a $3 million orthopedic facility in Tarrytown, N.Y., according to a June 28 report from The Hudson Independent. 
  2. Illinois senator undergoes hip replacement surgery at Rush

    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, a Democratic from Illinois, underwent hip replacement surgery at Rush Oak Brook (Ill.) Surgery Center, according to a June 27 report from The Hill.
  3. Arnot Health opens upgraded orthopedic unit

    Elmira, N.Y.-based Arnot Health has cut the ribbon on its upgraded orthopedic unit at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, according to a June 27 report from
  4. Kentucky hospital begins offering robotic knee replacements

    Danville, Ky.-based Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center is now offering robotic knee replacements.
  1. Hoag Orthopedic Institute adds Smith + Nephew robot

    Irvine, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute has added Smith + Nephew's CORI surgical robot at its Aliso Viejo, Calif., surgery center, according to a June 27 press release sent to Becker's. 
  2. 5 highest-paid orthopedic surgeons in San Diego

    The highest-paid orthopedic surgeon in San Diego earns $948,500, according to Medscape'sMedscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $378,250 orthopedic surgeons make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  3. Orthopedic, spine practice activity ramping up in the Midwest: 7 moves

    Here are seven orthopedic and spine practice openings, partnerships, relocations and more in the Midwest that Becker's has reported on since April 30:
  4. ZimVie weighing potential sale: Bloomberg

    ZimVie, the former spine spinoff of Zimmer Biomet, is reportedly weighing options for a potential sale, Bloomberg reported June 25.
  5. The trends poised to shake up the industry

    Whether it be the transition of procedures to the ASC or the addition of new technology, the musculoskeletal industry seems to be in a state of constant change. 
  6. 'A fool with a tool is still a fool': How spine surgeons should approach robots

    Spine surgery robots are on the rise, but they're no substitute for mastering spinal anatomy, Brian Gantwerker, MD, said at Becker's 21st Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC +The Future of Spine Conference.
  7. 'The industry will have to get creative': What we heard in June

    During the month of June, spine and orthopedic experts spoke with Becker's about topics from outpatient spine care to private practice management.
  8. Center for Interventional Pain and Spine accused of billing fraud

    Wilmington, Del.-based Center for Interventional Pain and Spine, a medical group with 11 offices in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania, has been accused of billing the government for unnecessary patient testing, according to a June 26 report from PBS affiliate WHYY.
  9. What 4 spine surgeons accomplished in the first half of 2024

    Halfway through the year, four spine surgeons reflect on what's gone well for them in 2024 and what's ahead.

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