Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Partnership aims to bring 3D-printed cast to more orthopedic practices

    ActivArmor and 3D printer Fusion3 are working together to bring 3D-printed, waterproof, plastic custom casts directly to healthcare providers nationwide. 
  2. Mergers, spin-off on the table for spine company in Walmart

    Orthopedic treatment provider IMAC Holdings' board of directors is exploring strategic alternatives for the company, including mergers, a spin-off or another strategic transaction. 
  3. Dr. Thomas Klootwyk steps down as Colts head team physician

    Thomas Klootwyk, MD, of Carmel, Ind.-based Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, is stepping down as head team physician of the Indianapolis Colts.

3 things to know about spine surgeries using personalized interbody devices

Patient care is personalized; why aren't spine fusion devices? Research reveals 3 benefits for personalized interbody devices.
  1. 25 top hospitals for orthopedics 2022-23: US News

    U.S. News & World Report released its "Best Hospitals for Orthopedics" 2022-23 list on July 26, with Hospital for Special Surgery ranking No. 1 for the 13th consecutive year.
  2. HSS surgeons react to 13th top orthopedic hospital ranking by US News

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery was named the No. 1 hospital for orthopedics for the 13th year in a row by U.S. News & World Report.
  3. 2 orthopedic facilities affected in Shields Health Care Group data breach

    Quincy, Mass.-based Shields Health Care Group experienced a data breach that affected several of its facilities, including two orthopedic centers, law firm Console and Associates wrote on JD Supra on July 25.
  4. Children's orthopedic center to open in Florida

    Miami-based Jackson Health System has announced a partnership with the University of Miami and Shriners Children's Florida to open the Shriners Children's Orthopedic Center in Miami, according to a July 22 report from the Miami Herald.

The influence of Nanotechnology on postoperative opioid consumption in ALIF procedures

Orthopedic spine procedures are linked to higher risks of opioid dependence. See how to mitigate this risk here.
  1. 10 orthopedic firsts in 2022

    From smart knee debuts to a new hand surgery procedure, here are 10 notable orthopedic surgery milestones so far in 2022:
  2. Dr. David Rodriguez joins Academy Orthopedics

    David Rodriguez, MD, has joined Academy Orthopedics' office in Wayne, NJ., making him the practice's sixth specialist. 
  3. Cervical disc market to hit $4.4B by 2028

    The artificial cervical intervertebral disc market is expected to reach a $4.37 billion valuation by 2028, according to a July 25 report from Insight Partners. 
  4. Daniel Kosh joins spinal device startup board

    Spinal device start-up Sure Retractors named Daniel Kosh to its board of directors, effective immediately.  
  1. How Medtronic is strengthening its spine business

    Medtronic has strengthened its position in the spine surgical market with several key moves in recent months:
  2. 5 orthopedic practices to know

    Here are five orthopedic practices to know:
  3. How to respond to mass shootings: 8 tips from experienced surgeons, providers

    A group of surgeons, physicians and EMS clinicians who have responded to six mass shootings in the last five years have prepared response guidelines for providers. 
  4. Spine center founder joins Marcus Neuroscience Institute

    Neurosurgeon Matthew Moore, MD, has joined Marcus Neuroscience Institute in Boca Raton, Fla.,, which is part of Baptist Health, South Florida Hospital News reported July 22.
  5. Bridger Orthopedic gets Center of Excellence designation, plans hospital expansion

    Bozeman, Mont.-based Bridger Orthopedic received Center of Excellence designation, CBS affiliate KBZK reported July 23.
  6. 5 orthopedic devices getting insurance, CMS boosts in 2022

    CMS and insurers are recognizing spine and orthopedic technologies by creating CPT codes and coverage policies. These actions pave the way for patient access to those devices. 
  7. Orthopaedics NorthEast names Lori Pagan CEO

    Lori Pagan has been named CEO of Orthopaedics NorthEast in Fort Wayne, Ind.
  8. 9 spine surgeons surpassing 100 robotic cases this year

    Since its launch in 2017, Globus Medical's ExcelsiusGPS spine robot has been used in almost 30,000 procedures as adoption continues across the spine industry.
  9. 4 spine, orthopedic surgeon leadership moves

    The new head of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and three more orthopedic surgeon leadership appointments since July 1:

Featured Learning Opportunities

Featured Podcast

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months

  • 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
  • Orthopedic patient's death highlights potential dangers of prior authorization
  • 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
  • Spine surgeon gets jail time for abusing patient during hospital visit
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgeon must face suit in patient's death
  • 23 spine device companies to watch in 2022
  • Spine surgeon 1 of 9 physician billionaires on Forbes' 2022 list
  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Orthopedic surgeon salary vs. average household income in each state
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Billionaire spine surgeon buys $23.9M mansion
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • Texas spine surgeon defending himself from 'Dr. Death 2.0' allegations
  • UArizona neurosurgery chair dies after motorcycle collision
  • Texas spine surgeon sued by State Farm over 'unnecessary' procedures
  • The spine tech surgeons say will explode in the next 5 years
  • Could Medtronic's spine business be the next medtech spinoff?
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
  • Neurosurgeon's startup hits $1.2B valuation
  • Orthopedic surgeon fined for operating on wrong knee
  • Lawsuits build against Aetna's spine surgery coverage
  • Good news, bad news for orthopedic surgeons: 6 observations
  • Walmart's latest partnership pushes retailer into spine care
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
  • 10 power players in orthopedics
  • Rothman Orthopaedics to become national brand, but no 'aspirations to go beyond US'
  • Sports medicine physician fired amid misconduct allegations involving patients
  • Florida hospital patients say they were injured during surgeries. Now a physician faces 350 lawsuits.
  • Top orthopedic hospital in every state: US News
  • Orthopedic surgeon allegedly exaggerated patient visits to defraud insurers
  • Orthopedic surgeon asking for misconduct charges to be dropped