Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Medical illustrator joins UNC neurosurgery team

    Chapel Hill-based University of North Carolina Health will onboard a medical illustrator in January.
  2. Orthopedic biologics: 5 stories that caught readers' attention in 2021

    Regenerative medicine in orthopedic surgery has remained an area of interest among Becker's readers in 2021.
  3. Florida children's hospital launches neurosurgery program to prevent transfers

    The Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers launched a neurosurgery program to help reduce the need to transfer children and infants to larger health centers, the Fort Myers News-Press reported Dec. 21.
  1. M2 Orthopedics partners with Force Therapeutics for patient engagement

    Boulder, Colo.-based practice management firm M2 Orthopedics is kicking off a partnership with New York City-based patient engagement platform and research network Force Therapeutics.
  2. 6 sports medicine specialists added to PrecisionOS' advisory board

    PrecisionOS added surgeons to its clinical advisory board.
  3. 5 things orthopedic surgeons should know going into 2022

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic began nearly two years ago, spine and orthopedic specialties have made major shifts in how care is delivered. As 2021 ends, spine and orthopedic leaders are thinking about what to expect next year.
  4. The biggest hurdles orthopedic groups face in 2022: 7 leaders weigh in

    Consolidation in orthopedics is nothing new, but more independent practices are weighing strategic partnerships as overhead rises, reimbursements decline and the effects of staff shortages and the COVID-19 pandemic continue to plague the healthcare industry.

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  1. Drs. Frank Cammisa, Steven Barnett & more: 8 surgeons stepping into CMO roles

    Chief medical officers at healthcare facilities are tasked with ensuring that physicians provide safe and effective care, while CMOs in the medtech industry typically set strategic direction and direct medical activities associated with the company.
  2. The evolution of ERAS protocols in spine: A conversation between 2 surgeons

    Enhanced recovery after surgery is a multimodal, evidence-based perioperative care pathway designed to improve recovery for patients undergoing major surgery. ERAS elements address key factors that have historically extended a patient's hospital stay, such as the need for parenteral analgesia and intravenous fluids, lack of mobility and postoperative complications.
  3. Ohio orthopedic center surpasses 2K robotic joint replacements

    Akron, Ohio-based Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center has performed more than 2,000 robotic-assisted joint replacements with Stryker's Mako system.
  4. California spine practice adds stem cell treatment

    Los Angeles-based FullRange Spine & Ortho began offering regenerative treatments using a patient's own stem cells.
  1. Safe Orthopaedics shares 3-month clinical data for spinal fracture implant

    Safe Orthopaedics' Sycamore implant for spinal fractures was found to be "very satisfactory," according to three-month clinical data released by the company.
  2. American Orthopedic Partners adds 2 New Jersey practices

    Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.-based American Orthopedic Partners has added two partnerships in New Jersey.
  3. 'Healthcare is local': Resurgens Orthopaedics CEO on consolidation strategy in 2022

    Alex Bateman, CEO of Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics, is laying the groundwork for an optimistic 2022. Mr. Bateman will be at the helm of an orthopedic platform that was announced Dec. 9.
  4. 45 orthopedic surgeons joining practices in 2021

    Here are 45 orthopedic surgeons who moved to new practices in 2021:
  5. 30+ spine surgeons joining practices in 2021

    Here are 39 spine surgeons who moved to new practices in 2021:
  6. Singing spine surgeon Dr. Elvis Francois joins Resurgens Orthopaedics

    Elvis Francois, MD, a spine surgeon who shot to fame with his musical performances on "The Masked Singer" on FOX, has joined Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics, the Henry Herald reported Dec. 18.
  7. Colorado hospital expects up to 70% decline in orthopedic revenue in 2022

    Aspen (Colo.) Valley Hospital executives are predicting an up to 70 percent decrease in orthopedic revenue in 2022, which equates to about a $20 million hit to its bottom line, The Aspen Times reports.
  8. $21M orthopedic center of excellence opens in New Mexico

    The University of New Mexico Health Sciences' Center of Excellence for Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation has opened, The Rio Rancho Observer reported Dec. 19.
  9. Illinois Bone & Joint Institute's André Blom on physician leadership, risks in the field & the COVID-19 effect

    Effective leadership and a team mindset will continue to be crucial at orthopedic practices, particularly as the field continues to deal with COVID-19, according to André Blom, CEO of Des Plaines-based Illinois Bone and Joint Institute.

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