Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Awake spine surgeries, robotics & more: 6 surgeons look one year ahead

    Robotics, endoscopy and the acceleration of spine surgeries moving to the outpatient setting are what lie ahead for the field, according to six spine surgeons. Read their thoughts on how the industry is evolving below.
  2. Dr. Farzin Kabaei on COVID-19 recovery, herd immunity & threats to private practice

    Becker's Spine Review asked Farzin Kabaei, MD, of DOCS Spine + Orthopedics in Los Angeles to share how his practice has adapted during the pandemic, what he is watching most closely in terms of COVID-19 developments, and what's top-of-mind for orthopedic surgeons today.
  3. 6 surgeon, practice settlements with the federal government

    Following is a list of six cases this year where surgeons and/or practices agreed to settlements to resolve false claims, kickback and other allegations with the federal government.

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  1. Boston Scientific launches spinal cord stimulators in Europe

    Medical device company Boston Scientific on Sept. 30 launched its WaveWriter Alpha portfolio of spinal cord stimulator systems in Europe.
  2. Pandemic pushes Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates to expand in Long Island

    East Setauket, N.Y.-based Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates will open  new locations in Long Island, N.Y., as New York City residents continue to relocate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Sept. 30 news release.
  3. Drs. Derek McMinn, Frank Liporace & more: 5 orthopedic surgeons making the news

    From the formation of father-son team to a physician who allegedly kept body parts of patients he performed surgery on, here are the latest orthopedic surgeons making the news:
  4. Dr. Frank Liporace to lead orthopedics at New Jersey hospital

    Livingston, N.J.-based Saint Barnabas Medical Center has appointed Frank Liporace, MD, chair of its orthopedics department.

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  1. OrthoNebraska continues expansion with new orthopedic clinic

    OrthoNebraska began construction on a clinic in Elkhorn, Neb., expanding its footprint in metropolitan Omaha, according to a Sept. 30 Omaha World-Herald report.
  2. Washington orthopedic practice acquires Mako robot, begins offering joint replacements

    Olympia (Wash.) Orthopaedic Associates acquired a Mako robot to perform partial and total knee and hip replacements, Thurston Talk reports.
  3. Dr. Jeffery Dugas operates on shoulder of Rockies' David Dahl

    Jeffrey Dugas, MD, performed a shoulder surgery on Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl, The Denver Post reports.
  4. Detroit Medical Center scraps $70M plan for sports medicine institute

    Detroit Medical Center has spiked plans to develop a $70 million sports medicine institute near Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, ABC affiliate WXYZ reported Sept. 30.
  1. Renowned UK orthopedic surgeon investigated for collecting bones of 5,000+ patients

    A U.K.-based orthopedic surgeon is being investigated by police for allegedly keeping the bones of at least 5,224 patients that he operated on, The Independent reported Sept. 29.
  2. Dr. John Cowan named president of Georgia Neurosurgical Society

    John Cowan, MD, of Harbin Clinic in Rome, Ga., was elected president of the Georgia Neurosurgical Society, the Rome News-Tribune reported Sept. 29.
  3. Globus Medical to invest $36M in manufacturing facility, creating 243 jobs

    Globus Medical is injecting $36 million into its manufacturing operations in Limerick Township, Pa., according to Area Development.
  4. 7 drugs making waves in the spine field

    A variety of drugs and drug-biologics have been making headlines in the spine field in the past year. Here are seven products that have received regulatory approval or are undergoing clinical trials for the treatment of spinal conditions:
  5. How Medtronic, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson's shares performed this week

    Here's how Medtronic, Stryker and Johnson & Johnson's shares have fluctuated over the last five days.
  6. Ohio orthopedic, sports medicine practice expanding

    Aultman Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is expanding its Alliance, Ohio, clinic to accommodate five physicians, The Alliance Review reports.
  7. Dr. Nikolay Martirosyan performs single-position spine surgery, cuts OR time by 1 hour

    Neurosurgeon Nikolay Martirosyan, MD, has performed a minimally invasive spine surgery that reduces time in the operating room by one hour, NBC affiliate KWWL reported  Sept. 24.
  8. Appeals court reverses IU Health win in suit over near-fatal spine surgery

    The Indiana Court of Appeals reversed a judgment that would have allowed IU Health to dodge "vicarious liability" for an independent anesthesiologist's work in a near-fatal spine surgery, according to court documents filed Sept. 28.
  9. Dr. Ernest Braxton offers awake spinal fusion to patients in Colorado

    Ernest Braxton, MD, former chief of neurosurgery at San Antonio Military Medical Center, is one of a handful of surgeons offering awake spinal fusions in the U.S., The Aspen Times reports.

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