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  1. The area of orthopedic surgery that still needs to be conquered, per Dr. Andrew Green

    As shoulder surgery technology grows, rotator cuff procedures still need developments for long-term outcomes, Andrew Green, MD, said.
  2. 4 recent studies for spine, knee surgeons to know

    From new evidence about artificial disc replacement to payment models that may improve disparities in care, here are four recent studies grabbing readers' attention:
  3. Color-coded interbody device approved by FDA

    Aurora Spine received FDA clearance for its Dexa Solo-LTM anterior lumbar fusion device on the heels of record first-quarter sales.

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  1. Hospital for Special Surgery surgeon to receive lifetime achievement award

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery on June 6 will honor David Altchek, MD, with its lifetime achievement award. 
  2. Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed

    A spine surgeon in Plano, Texas, who won an $11 million verdict over stolen medical records and false malpractice accusations will face an appeal, The Dallas Morning News reported June 6.
  3. US hospital 1st to perform pediatric spine surgery with NuVasive device

    University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland became the first hospital to perform pediatric spine surgery with NuVasive's Pulse platform, NBC affiliate WKYC affiliate WKYC reported June 2.
  4. Crystal Clinic in 2022: 5 notes

    From recognitions to new technology, here is what Akron, Ohio-based Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center has done so far in 2022:

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  1. HOPCo, Pardee UNC Health create orthopedic and neurosurgery Center of Excellence

    Pardee UNC Health Care in Hendersonville, N.C., and Healthcare Outcomes Performance Co. are partnering to form an orthopedic and neurosurgical specialty Center of Excellence.
  2. 7 robotics headlines in May

    From milestone surgeries to new investments, here are seven robotics headlines from the last month:
  3. 3D spine surgery planning system gets FDA clearance

    SMAIO got FDA clearance for the Balance Analyzer 3D planning software for spine realignment.
  4. Devicemaker adds senior vice president of product development

    Intelligent Implants added Andy Forsberg as senior vice president of product development.
  1. 4 recent spine center data breaches: Are physician groups easier targets?

    Four physician-owned spine practices reported cyberattacks this year as the number of healthcare data breaches continues to rise because of the increased threat posed by the Russian government, according to the American Hospital Association.
  2. 30 spine surgeons performing artificial disc replacement

    The artificial disc replacement industry, which accumulated almost $502 million in 2021 revenue, is projected to reach $1.1 billion by 2028, according to a report by Zion Market Research.
  3. Piedmont Henry Hospital named Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery

    Piedmont Henry Hospital in Stockbridge, Ga., earned the Blue Distinction Centers designation for spine surgery, the Henry Herald reported June 2.
  4. Orthopedic physicians killed in Tulsa shooting remembered by community

    Two orthopedic physicians who were killed in a mass shooting at Tulsa, Okla.-based Saint Francis Health System on June 1 are being remembered for the care they gave in and outside their clinical work.
  5. Crystal Clinic launches pain management service line

    Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center in Fairlawn, Ohio, opened a new pain management service line, offering a multifaceted approach to pain management, June 1.
  6. OrthoAlliance partners with 27-physician practice

    OrthoAlliance, a Cincinnati-based MSO, has partnered with Columbus, Ohio-based OrthoNeuro.
  7. 12 'rising stars' in sports medicine

    Castle Connolly's "2022 Rising Stars" list recognizes early-career physicians across several specialities — including sports medicine — for their accomplishments.
  8. CTL Amedica executive recognized as top spine inventor

    CTL Amedica Chief Technology Office Sean Suh was included on Spinemarket's top spine inventor list for the sixth year in a row.
  9. Spine surgeon named to devicemaker advisory board

    Pierce Nunley, MD, was named to 3Spine's medical advisory board.

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  • Family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery wins $35M verdict against hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon wins $20M verdict against Johnson & Johnson
  • Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict
  • Spine surgeon's video hits 1 million views on TikTok
  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
  • Spine surgeon owes $17M to paralyzed patient
  • Providence to pay $22.7M to settle unnecessary spine surgery allegations
  • MSOs becoming attractive option for physician-owned orthopedic groups
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Spine surgeon 1 of 9 physician billionaires on Forbes' 2022 list
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Orthopedic surgeon salary vs. average household income in each state
  • 23 spine device companies to watch in 2022
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon sues Sanford Health, alleges defamation and interference with patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • Billionaire spine surgeon buys $23.9M mansion
  • Could Medtronic's spine business be the next medtech spinoff?
  • Medtronic accused of stealing Globus Medical's sales team, customers
  • Ex-NFL player gets 5 years in prison for $2.9M healthcare fraud scheme
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
  • The spine tech surgeons say will explode in the next 5 years
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
  • Neurosurgeon's startup hits $1.2B valuation
  • Orthopedic surgeon fined for operating on wrong knee
  • Good news, bad news for orthopedic surgeons: 6 observations
  • Former spine surgeon owes $13M to 2 women over unnecessary procedures
  • Lawsuits build against Aetna's spine surgery coverage
  • Leave spinal fusions to the surgeons, spine societies warn
  • Walmart's latest partnership pushes retailer into spine care
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
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  • Outpatient orthopedic hospital to close, lay off staff
  • Rothman Orthopaedics to become national brand, but no 'aspirations to go beyond US'
  • Sports medicine physician fired amid misconduct allegations involving patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon allegedly exaggerated patient visits to defraud insurers
  • 6 reasons neuro, spine surgeons should be the only specialists to perform spinal fusion
  • Orthopedic surgeon, wife get 5 years in prison for tax crimes