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  1. 2022 orthopedist compensation report: 12 survey results

    A 2022 report from Medscape highlights compensation survey results from the last year for U.S. orthopedic surgeons. From average income to incentive bonuses, here are 12 of those survey results.
  2. Competition spurs spine practices to meet consumers in new ways

    As consumerism in healthcare continues to rise, so too will competition between practices. Five spine surgeons discuss how practices can stand out in a crowded and increasingly consumer-focused market. 
  3. 7 artificial intelligence updates this year

    From robotic joint replacements to predicting pain outcomes, artificial intelligence is being used in a variety of ways in orthopedics.

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  1. Surgalign aims to have Holo Portal system in 10-15 sites by 2023

    Surgalign's artificial intelligence and augmented reality surgical guidance system, Holo Portal, debuted in the second quarter, and the devicemaker plans to grow its footprint by 2023.
  2. Surgalign sees Q2, half-year revenue dip

    Spine devicemaker Surgalign reported year-over-year revenue decreases in the second quarter and the first half of 2022, according to results posted Aug. 9.
  3. Dr. Randal Mills named Aziyo Biologics' CEO

    Randal "Randy" Mills, PhD, co-founder of Aziyo Biologics, assumed the role of president and CEO of the company.
  4. NuVasive exec to exit

    NuVasive's executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Massimo Calafiore, is stepping down, the devicemaker said Aug. 9.

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  1. 362,000+ people affected by spine practice data breach

    Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz is investigating claims on behalf of patients whose data may have been stolen in a data breach at Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine in Carmel, Ind., the consumer rights law firm said Aug. 9.
  2. 15 best medical schools for orthopedic surgeons in 2022: Report

    A new report from Kiiky has rated the top 15 universities for orthopedic surgeons in 2022. The study uses data including student-faculty ratio, tuition, clinical experiences and class activities to complete its global rankings. 
  3. 5 orthopedic practices offering robotic surgery in nation's biggest cities

    Here are five orthopedic practices offering robotic-assisted surgery in the biggest cities in the U.S.:
  4. AxioMed nears FDA approval for total disc implant; surgeon training to start in 2023

    AxioMed completed the final steps toward FDA approval for its lumbar viscoelastic disc replacement device.
  1. Carrum Health, Novant partner for orthopedics

    Carrum Health is partnering with Novant Health for orthopedic care for North Carolina residents.
  2. Hospital, orthopedic surgeon share liability in $6.3M verdict, court rules

    A federal court ruled that Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly, Md., is on the hook for a $6.3 million medical malpractice verdict with an ER orthopedic surgeon who operated as an independent contractor at the facility, The Maryland Daily Record reported Aug. 8.
  3. 6 sports medicine updates in July

    From physicians retiring from pro football teams, to new medical partnerships in basketball, six important sports medicine developments occurred in July. 
  4. MPowerHealth launches digital musculoskeletal platform

    Digital health company MPowerHealth launched a digital musculoskeletal care platform.
  5. What orthopedic, spine surgeons are most focused on for the 2nd half of 2022

    Some of the top priorities for spine and orthopedic surgeons during the second half of 2022 include staying ahead of the competition against MSOs and large hospital systems, improving patient care and recruiting staff. 
  6. Dr. Gregory Berlet debuts orthopedic suture anchors

    Gregory Berlet, MD, of Columbus, Ohio-based Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center, debuted Ossio's OSSIOfiber suture anchors in clinical practice.
  7. Dr. J.W. Thomas Byrd performs hip surgery on Tampa Bay Rays player

    The Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance's J.W. Thomas Byrd performed hip surgery on Tampa Bay (Fla.) Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier, the MLB reported Aug. 5.
  8. Orthopedic surgeon salaries in the 5 best, worst states for healthcare

    Orthopedic surgeons can make an average of $251,561 per year in the best state for healthcare and $247,521 per year in the worst, according to data from career website Zippia and WalletHub, a personal finance website.
  9. MicroPort Navibot gets FDA clearance for orthopedic robot

    MicroPort Navibot has recieved FDA 510(k) approval of its first robot-assisted platform for orthopedic use, MicroPort Orthopedics said Aug. 8.

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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