Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Hospital for Special Surgery in 2021: 22 details

    From new leadership to donor-supported developments, here are 22 updates from New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery in 2021.
  2. 10 top-read Becker's Spine Review articles in 2021

    Here are the 10 stories that caught the most attention of Becker's Spine Review readers in 2021:
  3. 5 insights from Dr. Alex Vaccaro to know in 2021

    Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, president of Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, has marked a significant year from the practice's Florida expansion to being named the No. 1 spine expert in the world.
  1. 5 spine centers to know

    Here are five spine centers to know:
  2. 5 sports medicine headlines that made a splash in 2021

    From practice news to notable surgeries, here are the five most-read sports medicine stories covered by Becker's in 2021:
  3. Surgeons speak out: Advocacy efforts from spine, orthopedic physicians in 2021

    Spine and orthopedic surgeons banded together to voice their opinions on legislation concerning CMS, surprise billing and more in 2021.
  4. Resurgens Orthopaedics, ValueHealth & more: 9 key orthopedic partnerships

    From the latest private equity transaction to a musculoskeletal care platform launching in Florida, here are nine orthopedic partnerships from the past two months:

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  1. Orthopedic hotspot: 10 major developments in Florida

    Florida's population growth, increasing baby boomer population and tax-friendly stance contribute to it becoming a key battleground for orthopedics, with many high-profile practices such as Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and Hospital for Special Surgery recently expanding to the Sunshine State.
  2. Johnson & Johnson wants $2.4M from surgeons after failed whistleblower suit

    Johnson and Johnson has asked a federal court to order two surgeons to pay $2.4 million after they were sanctioned for misusing confidential records in a whistleblower suit that was dismissed.
  3. EmergeOrtho sets sights on expansion amid pandemic's new normal

    Despite dealing with supply chain challenges and staffing issues amid COVID-19, EmergeOrtho has continued to grow its practice with new services and technology.
  4. Practice management: 10 headlines that grabbed readers' attention in 2021

    From surgeon advice to news about orthopedic "supergroups," here are Becker's 10 most-read stories about spine and orthopedic practice management from 2021:
  1. Data on Safe Orthopaedics' implant, FDA clears Bioventus' device & more: 5 medtech notes

    Here are five key updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the last week:
  2. Dr. Mark McFarland completes region's first case with Globus sable device

    Mark McFarland, DO, performed the first surgery with the Globus Sable expandable lumbar interbody cage in the Virginia peninsula.
  3. Illinois Bone & Joint Institute's latest partnership aims to leverage data for value-based care

    Des Plaines-based Illinois Bone & Joint Institute partnered with PatientIQ, a platform that helps measure patient outcomes.
  4. Meet the Olympic fencer training to be an orthopedic surgeon

    Kamali Thompson, MD, is an Olympic fencer who always wanted to be a doctor, according to a Dec. 22 interview with Teen Vogue. Having multiple fencing accomplishments on her resume, her next challenge is an orthopedic residency.
  5. Is absorption inevitable? How orthopedic groups are fighting to stay independent

    The battle to remain independent is among the top challenges physician-owned orthopedic groups are facing, primarily because of declining reimbursements, increasing regulatory burdens and competition from larger organizations.
  6. 25 facilities designated Hall of Fame Health 'elite care centers' for joint replacement

    ­­Hall of Fame Health has launched the Hall of Fame Elite Care Center designation for providers that demonstrate superior outcomes in joint replacement.
  7. What 4 spine surgeons are most proud of in 2021

    From excelling in the delivery of patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic to making more time for family, the proudest achievements of four spine surgeons this year are detailed here.
  8. Top 3 trends to follow in healthcare: 5 executive insights

    Value-based care, outpatient care migration and consolidation are healthcare topics executives are keeping a close eye on going into 2022.
  9. Kentucky orthopedic group informs patients of potential data breach

    Paducah-based Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky has notified patients of a potential data breach that could have exposed the personal information of patients and staff.

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