Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. $20M financing round to fuel growth at imaging company with technology for spine

    Aidoc, an artificial intelligence-powered medical imaging company, has raised $20 million in a series B financing round, Venture Beat reported Sept. 16.
  2. 3 hospitals expanding spine, orthopedic services

    Here are three hospitals that have expanded spine or orthopedic services in the past month:
  3. The future of IT in spine — Machine learning, virtual reality & more

    Five spine surgeons discuss the next big healthcare technologies to make waves in the spine field.

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  1. Orthofix appoints new president & more: 5 device company key notes

    Here are five key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies from the week:
  2. Drs. Bruce Cohen, Scott Trenhaile & more: 4 orthopedic surgeons making the news

    From a new president of an orthopedic society to a patent awarded for an innovative device, here are the latest orthopedic surgeons making headlines:
  3. Dr. W. Lee Warren performs 1st surgeries at Nebraska spine, brain center

    North Platte, Neb.-based Great Plains Health opened its brain and spine center this summer and hired W. Lee Warren, MD, to lead its neurosurgery program, NBC affiliate KNOP reports.
  4. Dr. Hanbing Zhou performs 1st robotic-assisted SI joint fusion at Connecticut hospital

    Hartford (Conn.) Hospital's Hanbing Zhou, MD, recently performed the facility's first robotic-assisted sacroiliac joint fusion.

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  1. Texas neurosurgeon removes 'lemon-sized' tumor from man's spine in complex case

    Dallas-based neurosurgeon Ricky Kalra, MD, recently removed a "lemon-sized" tumor from a patient's spine in a complex procedure that lasted almost 10 hours, NBC affiliate DFW reports.
  2. OrthoIndy Hospital joins Carrum Health's Centers of Excellence network

    Indianapolis-based OrthoIndy Hospital has been added to Carrum Health's network of orthopedic Centers of Excellence.
  3. CoreLink launches 3D-printed OLIF portfolio

    Spinal implant manufacturer CoreLink has launched its oblique lumbar interbody fusion instrument set.
  4. 8 spine, orthopedic expansions costing $120M+

    Since Jan. 1, Becker's Spine Review has reported on eight spine and orthopedic expansion projects that have cost at least $120 million:
  1. Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists' network rises to 34 physicians through practice affiliation

    Greenwich, Conn.-based Orthopaedic & Neurosurgery Specialists has increased the number of physicians in its network to 34 after a Sept. 15 affiliation with Orthopedic Associates of Middletown (Conn.).
  2. Private equity continues to trend in orthopedics — 7 practices that teamed with PE-backed Orthopedic Care Partners

    Orthopedic Care Partners, backed by private equity firm Varsity Healthcare Partners and the holding company for Gainesville, Fla.-based The Orthopaedic Institute, affiliated OrthoAspen (Colo.) on Sept. 10. 
  3. 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.
  4. Dr. Richard Edelson operates on Portland Timbers star Sebastian Blanco

    Richard Edelson, MD, repaired the right anterior cruciate ligament of Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastian Blanco, NBC Sports reports.
  5. The orthopedic surgeon's role in youth sports amid COVID-19

    As athletes head back to the courts, fields, and rinks, team physicians find themselves in uncharted territory. As we're learning from watching major league sports, there is no exact science on how to play sports safely during a pandemic, but there are certainly plenty of complications and potential setbacks.
  6. COVID-19 vaccine study resumes in UK following suspected spinal issue

    Healthcare regulators in the United Kingdom gave the green light for AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial to resume Sept. 13 after a suspected spinal problem halted the study last week, WebMD reports.
  7. 7D Surgical's largest financing round to bolster product development, expansion plans

    7D Surgical has completed its largest financing round to date, according to a Sept. 15 announcement.
  8. 5 spine surgeons pioneering novel procedures — Drs. Justin Brown, Dror Paley & more

    From awake spine surgery to an innovative motion preservation technique, here are five spine surgeons making headlines in the past month for performing novel procedures:
  9. Illinois surgeon-inventor earns patent for orthopedic device

    Rockford-based OrthoIllinois' Scott Trenhaile, MD, has received a U.S. patent for a surgical suture anchor that will be produced by Smith+Nephew, according to a Sept. 4 report.

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