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  1. Jury awards $9.2M in botched spine surgery case

    A jury has awarded over $9.2 million to Larry Jones in a botched spinal surgery case against Arlington, Texas, based Bianco Brain and Spine and surgeon Nikhil Patel, MD. 
  2. Proposed wRVUs for 9 spine procedures

    The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery shared CMS' 2023 proposed work relative value units for nine spine procedures compared to expert recommendations.
  3. Stryker developing spine, shoulder applications for Mako robot

    Stryker is working on more applications for its flagship surgical robot, CEO Kevin Lobo said in an Oct. 31 third-quarter earnings call.

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  1. 11 spine surgeon moves in October

    Here are 11 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons who moved to new practices or added to their titles in October:
  2. Barrow Brain and Spine relocates office to 6K-square-foot location

    Phoenix-based Barrow Brain and Spine has relocated its office in the city's Deer Valley neighborhood to a new 6,100-square-foot space, according to an Oct. 31 press release sent to Becker's. 
  3. 4 things to know about Rothman's Florida Orthopaedic Institute

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute opened a new Florida clinic in September as part of its partnership with Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based healthcare system AdventHealth. Rothman's Florida Institute serves patients at several locations across the state. Here are four things to know about the practice: 
  4. Bundled payments pose a challenge, opportunities remain in orthopedics: Dr. Paul Slosar

    Bundled payments haven't worked for some orthopedic surgeons because they aren't providing enough savings, according to Paul Slosar, MD.

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  1. Iowa orthopedic practice adds surgical robot

    Fort Dodge, Iowa-based UnityPoint Clinic Orthopedics has acquired a ROSA orthopedic care robot, according to an Oct. 29 report from local news site The Messenger. 
  2. Ohio neurosurgeon facing wrongful death suit

    Neurosurgeon Daniel Elskens, MD, former employee of Sandusky, Ohio-based Firelands Physician Group, is facing a wrongful death lawsuit, the Sandusky Register reported Oct. 29. 
  3. 'Putting profits before patient care': What we heard in October

    Spine and orthopedic experts and leaders in October spoke with Becker's Spine Review about topics from bundled payments to private equity.
  4. Virginia Spine Institute president heads up opioid research initiative

    A team of physicians at Reston-based Virginia Spine Institute, led by spine surgeon and President Christopher Good, MD, conducted research on the number of prescription opioids ending up on the street, according to an Oct. 28 report from DC News Now. 
  1. 6 things to know about Virginia Spine Institute

    Reston-based Virginia Spine Institute has been serving patients since 1992. Here are six things to know about the practice: 
  2. 2 orthopedic CFO moves in October

    A orthopedic devicemaker and management services organization added CFOs to their teams in October.
  3. Growing market: 8 Florida orthopedic updates

    From a physician merger to robotic debuts, here are eight orthopedic updates in Florida Becker's has reported on since Aug. 31. 
  4. 5 things to know about Hospital for Special Surgery Florida

    Hospital of Special Surgery Florida, an affiliate of New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery, opened in West Palm Beach in 2020. Here are five things to know about the practice, according to its website: 
  5. Hospital for Special Surgery: 7 updates for leaders to know

    From top facility rankings to a pain management partnership, here are seven updates on New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery from Becker's for leaders to know. 
  6. Dr. Van Stamos named Illinois Bone and Joint Institute's chief medical officer

    Van Stamos, MD, was named chief medical officer of Des Plaines-based Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, according to an Oct. 28 announcement in the Daily Herald.
  7. Orthopedic surgeon buys $2M Chicago church, plans to convert to community hub

    Orthopedic surgeon Daniel Ivankovich, MD, purchased a church in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood with plans to convert it into a nonprofit community center, Block Club Chicago reported Oct. 28.
  8. All in the family: Dr. William Polio joins father, brother at Kentucky orthopedic practice

    William Polio, MD, is joining Owensboro, Ky.-based Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.
  9. Artificial disc replacement by the numbers

    Artificial disc replacement has grown in spine surgery in recent decades. Here are five numbers to know about the procedure:

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