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  1. Orthopedic surgeon entitled to salary after Franciscan Health dispute

    An Indiana appellate court has ruled that a former Franciscan Health orthopedic surgeon will get the earnings he was guaranteed in his base contract before he was terminated but will not receive performance-based compensation or liquidated damages from the health system, The Indiana Lawyer reported July 14.
  2. Novant Health opens spine clinic

    Novant Health has opened a spine clinic in High Point, N.C., that offers nonsurgical treatments and pain management therapies, the Triad Business Journal reported July 18.
  3. Shifts in orthopedic surgeon pay since 2016

    The average and high ends of orthopedic surgeon pay have decreased since 2016, and the lower end has increased, according to Merritt Hawkins' 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives."

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  1. Surgeons leading the top US orthopedic residency programs

    Doximity's 2022-2023 residency navigator ranks the top residency programs for multiple medical specialties in the U.S., including orthopedics.
  2. Orthopedic surgeons generate $3.3M in hospital revenue per year

    The average orthopedic surgeon generates $3.3 million a year in hospital revenue, according to Merritt Hawkins' 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives."
  3. Dr. Mark Miller named president of American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

    Mark Miller, MD, is the 2022-23 president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
  4. South Carolina hospital adds 12-physician orthopedic practice

    Columbia, S.C.-based Southeastern Orthopedic and Sports Medicine has joined Lexington (S.C.) Medical Center, The Lexington Ledger reported July 18.

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  1. New Jersey pediatric practice adds biologic ACL treatment

    The Pediatric Orthopedic Center in Cedar Knolls, N.J., became the first pediatric-only orthopedic practice in its region to add the Bear implant for ACL restoration.
  2. Dr. Gilbert Beauperthuy-Rojas named president of Miami Orthopaedic Society

    Gilbert Beauperthuy-Rojas, DO, is the new president of the Miami Orthopaedic Society, according to a July 18 news release shared in South Florida Hospital News. 
  3. Spinal anesthesia could be causing post-operative pain among patients

    Patients who receive spinal anesthesia for hip fractures need more painkillers following procedures, according to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine June 14. 
  4. Orthopedic surgeons see the highest starting salary in 2022: Report

    According to an annual report from healthcare recruiting firm AMN Healthcare, orthopedic surgeons were offered the highest starting salary among medical professionals in 2022, at $565,000 plus sign-on bonuses and incentives.
  1. The limitations of smart joint implants, according to surgeons who use them

    Several surgeons use smart implants designed to improve patient monitoring after total knee replacements, but the emerging technology has room to grow, they say.
  2. Tennessee's largest orthopedic group opens 2nd new location in a month

    Nashville-based Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance is opening a new location in Murfreesboro, Tenn., according to a July 15 news release shared in Rutherford County Source.
  3. Data supports VisAR effectiveness in spine surgery

    Novarad's augmented reality surgical guidance system, VisAR, showed strong results in a new study.
  4. 3 spine surgeons sign professional services contract with Banner Health

    Neurosurgeons Timothy Wirt, MD, and Donn Turner, MD, and orthopedic surgeon Douglas Beard, MD, have signed contracts with Phoenix-based Banner Health to move their practices to Banner Health Center, the Loveland Reporter-Herald reported July 15. 
  5. Surgalign partners to expand access to spine devices

    PRIA Healthcare has partnered with Surgalign Holdings to expand access to Surgalign spine devices.
  6. Orthofix enters licensing partnership with LimaCorporate for hip dislocation technology

    Orthofix Medical is entering a partnership with 3D-printing services provider LimaCorporate to provide solutions for patients dealing with hip dislocation. 
  7. UArizona neurosurgery chair dies after motorcycle collision

    Justin Cetas, MD, PhD, chair of neurosurgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, died July 13 after a motorcycle collision with a tow truck, according to ABC affiliate KGUN.
  8. Illinois spine surgeon to serve as president of the American Orthopaedic Association

    The American Orthopaedic Association has named spine surgeon Alexander Ghanayem, MD, as second president-elect during its annual leadership meeting in June.
  9. 'Sad but not surprising': Spine, orthopedic surgeons react to the CMS 2023 proposal

    Many spine and orthopedic surgeons were disappointed by the proposed 2023 rules from CMS. One of the major proposed changes is a decrease in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

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