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  1. Bone injections and AR guidance: The orthopedic tech exciting 2 surgeons

    When considering the development of orthopedic technology, there are particular advancements that stand out to surgeons.
  2. The 'sweet spot' for orthopedic supergroups: 3 practice leaders weigh in

    Three orthopedic surgeons leading supergroups of 100 physicians or more in Florida, North Carolina and Maryland discuss the advantages of larger physician practices and how they see consolidation evolving in the specialty.
  3. 5 orthopedic practices making headlines

    From a new facility opening to more surgeons using robots, here are five stories involving orthopedic practices reported on by Becker's since Aug. 1:

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  1. Canadian province arranges to send joint replacement patients to Ohio, North Dakota

    In order to manage patient backlogs, the government of Manitoba in Canada signed deals with Fargo, N.D.-based Sanford Health and Cleveland Clinic to take some of its hip and knee replacement patients, the Winnipeg Free Press reported Aug. 24.
  2. Migration of orthopedic cases to ASCs to continue influence on value-based care, 1 surgeon exec says

    The increase in value-based care for orthopedic cases will continue to be pushed by the transition of cases to ASCs, but staffing shortages could threaten care delivery, according to one orthopedic surgeon leader.
  3. Jury finds neurosurgeon largely responsible for paralysis, awards $15.5M in damages

    A jury ruled neurosurgeon Mark Fulton, MD, failed to diagnose and treat a patient's spinal injury, leading to his paralysis, Medscape reported Aug. 24.
  4. Scripps Clinic adds ACL restoration procedure

    Scripps Clinic in San Diego added the BEAR biologic implant for ACL restoration, CBS affiliate KFMB reported Aug. 23.

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  1. Medtronic's revenue dip, Abbott's SCS approval and more: 6 device company notes

    Nexus Spine's leadership appointment and five more key updates from medtech companies since Aug. 17.
  2. Dr. Martin O'Malley performs ankle surgery on NFL Pro Bowler at Hospital for Special Surgery

    Martin O'Malley, MD, performed ankle surgery on Los Angeles Chargers cornerback J.C. Jackson, CBSSports reported Aug. 23.
  3. Orthopedic surgeon loses election for Florida city commission seat

    David Bellamy, MD, a Florida orthopedic surgeon, who announced that he was running for a seat on the Tallahassee (Fla.) City Commission in October of 2021 against incumbent candidate Jeremy Matlow, lost the election, according to an Aug. 23 report from the Tallahassee Democrat. 
  4. Dr. Neal ElAttrache performs MLB pitcher's 2nd Tommy John surgery

    Neal ElAttrache, MD, performed Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler's second Tommy John surgery, mlb.com reported Aug. 23.
  1. Northwest Extremity Specialists, Unity MSK partner with podiatry practice

    Wilsonville (Ore.) Foot Health Center partnered with Unity MSK and is part of the Northwest Extremity Specialists group in Portland, Ore.
  2. Implantable sensors, advanced navigation could be next step for disc replacement

    The first artificial disc replacement in the U.S. was performed in 2000, but the technology has come a long way since then, with many surgeons predicting that the procedure will one day overtake spinal fusion as the standard of care in the cervical spine.
  3. ASCs, regional expansion are key growth opportunities for large orthopedic groups: 7 practice leaders weigh in

    More large orthopedic groups are snapping up smaller practices and considering regional expansions to increase their economies of scale and grow their presence in new markets. New paths into value-based care and risk-sharing models are also top of mind for orthopedic leaders in addition to recruiting more physicians and adding new sites of service.
  4. Spine devicemaker lands $9.75M investment

    Xtant Medical entered an agreement to sell common stock and warrants to investors.
  5. Surgalign's new flagship posterior fixation system gets FDA clearance

    Surgalign's Cortera spinal fixation system received FDA 510(k) clearance, the devicemaker said Aug. 24.
  6. Minimally invasive spine robot earns FDA clearance

    Point Robotics MedTech's Point Kinguide system received FDA 510(k) clearance.
  7. BronxCare Health System implements virtual orthopedic care platform

    New York City-based BronxCare Health System has implemented Force Therapeutics' digital care platform to give orthopedic patients access to virtual physical therapy, education and customized pathways to prepare for or recover from procedures at home. 
  8. Oxford Performance Materials and Sintx Technologies develop orthopedic coating

    Oxford Performance Materials and Sintx Technologies have announced the development of a new class of coatings that can be used for orthopedic implants. 
  9. Johns Hopkins neurosurgical spine center receives $5.7M donation

    Healthcare entrepreneurs Scott Rifkin, MD, and Frances Rifkin, RN, have pledged a $5.7 million donation to Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Health System for research in neurology spine oncology. 

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  • 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