Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Dr. Sheeraz Qureshi named Hospital for Special Surgery's co-chief of spine

    Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, will be co-chief of spine services at New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery starting Oct. 2.
  2. Washington University tops off $616M neuroscience center

    St. Louis-based Washington University School of Medicine's $616M neuroscience center, which began construction in spring 2020, has reached its structural completion, St. Louis Business Journal reported Aug. 11.
  3. Dr. Rafael Serrano to lead new Iowa orthopedic, sports clinic

    Rafael Serrano, MD, will lead a new orthopedic and sports medicine clinic opening in Waterloo, Iowa, according to an Aug. 11 report from The Courier.

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  1. 4 critical priorities for this 22-office orthopedic practice

    Increasing patient access and incorporating value-based care are among the top priorities the Orthopedic Centers of Colorado has for the second half of this year, according to Brian Larkin, MD.
  2. Former Johnson and Johnson, DePuy Spine executive joins Sure Retractors' board of directors

    Max Reinhardt has been elected to the board of directors at Sure Retractors, a medical device company specializing in spinal surgery solutions. 
  3. Orthopedic surgeon who had double lung transplant to return to work

    An orthopedic surgeon who had a successful double lung transplant after contracting COVID-19 in 2020 is expected to return to his job in September, Erie News Now reported Aug. 10.
  4. ZimVie reports $8.7M net loss in Q2, expects 2022 revenue of less than $1B

    ZimVie on Aug. 10 reported net sales of $233.4 million in the second quarter.

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  1. Tennessee medical center adds orthopedic surgical robot

    Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn., has added an orthopedic surgical robot to its team, expanding its robotic surgery program, The Chattanoogan reported Aug. 11. 
  2. Insurer sues Zimmer Biomet over coverage in patient death lawsuit

    Evanston Insurance Co. is suing Zimmer Biomet because the insurer argues it should not cover the devicemaker in a lawsuit involving a patient's death, according to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
  3. Hip replacement market to hit $8.6B by 2031: 6 notes

    The global hip replacement market is projected to hit $8.6 billion by 2031, increasing at a 4 percent compound annual growth rate from 2022 through 2031, according to Allied Market Research.
  4. Skills all orthopedic surgeons should have

    Orthopedic surgeons take different paths when going through medical school, but there are some skills many agree all should have in common.
  1. 10 things to know about Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic

    Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic opened 50 years ago, and since has become a preeminent provider across Florida and Georgia.
  2. 3 orthopedic surgeon moves

    The first surgeon to use OSSIOfiber suture anchors and two more orthopedic surgeon developments reported by Becker's since July 27:
  3. NYC hospital acquires Stryker Mako SmartRobotics technology

    NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst has acquired the Stryker Mako SmartRobotics system, which allows the hospital to offer its patients a minimally invasive option for hip and knee replacements. 
  4. 4 biggest business challenges facing orthopedic practices

    With U.S. inflation hitting 9.1 percent, the highest it has been in 21 years, overheads and staff wages on the rise, and reimbursement and physician fees continuing to be cut by insurers, the next year is set to be particularly challenging for orthopedic practices. 
  5. Dr. Yair Kissin debuts smart knee implant in New Jersey

    Yair Kissin, MD, performed the first smart knee implant in New Jersey at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center, New Jersey Business reported Aug. 10.
  6. Top 10 biggest spine, orthopedic articles halfway through 2022

    Some of the most-read articles reported by Becker's Spine Review this year covered surgeon lawsuits, management services organizations and a Texas spine surgeon with a large TikTok following.
  7. CMS lifts prior authorization for some orthopedic braces

    CMS has suspended prior authorization requirements for some orthoses products under limited circumstances, according to an Aug. 9 update.
  8. NuVasive leader to step down, Stryker's Ireland facility and more: 6 device company notes

    AxioMed's artificial disc nears FDA approval and five more key updates from spine devicemakers since Aug. 3:
  9. Dr. Michael Suk joins healthcare business board

    Orthopedic surgeon Michael Suk, MD, is among five additions to Doctivity's board of directors and advisory board.

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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