Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. The advocacy efforts the AAOS is aiming for this year

    The COVID-19 pandemic opened new opportunities for orthopedic surgeons, including advocacy for patients and physicians, according to Douglas Lundy, MD, advocacy council chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  2. HSS spine chief to lead augmented reality program at Stamford Health

    Harvinder Sandhu, MD, co-chief of New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery Spine, has been selected to direct the augmented reality spine surgery program at Stamford (Conn.) Health's Bennett Medical Center.
  3. Payers will realize value of endoscopic spine surgery, says Dr. Brandon Hirsch

    The widespread adoption of endoscopic spine surgery in the U.S. has been stunted by a lack of training and inadequate reimbursement. 
  1. 3 of the biggest barriers to spine care in 2021

    Last year was an evolutionary one for healthcare, with the widespread adoption of telehealth providing patients with access to providers at their fingertips.
  2. SeaSpine launches 3D-printed interbody system in limited release

    SeaSpine's WaveForm TO transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion system was released in a limited commercial launch.
  3. Zimmer Biomet partial knee robot gets green light: 6 notes

    The FDA has provided clearance for Zimmer Biomet's Rosa partial knee system for robotic-assisted partial knee replacements.
  4. At this rate, it will take 200+ years to reach gender parity in orthopedic surgery

    It will take more than 200 years for orthopedic surgery to achieve gender parity in the U.S. at the current 2 percent annual growth rate, or by the year 2236, according to a study in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.
  1. 97% of orthopedic residents experience OR-related musculoskeletal pain: Mayo Clinic study

    A Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic study led by Kade McQuivey, MD, found that 97 percent of orthopedic surgery residents experience procedural-related musculoskeletal pain.
  2. $950,000 investment expands spine care at Kentucky health system

    Norton Healthcare will open a neuroscience and primary care office April 26 that will bolster spine services in Bardstown, Ky.
  3. 14 of the most expensive orthopedic projects in the works

    The COVID-19 pandemic delayed many healthcare projects in 2020, but construction has picked back up this year. Here are 14 of the most expensive orthopedic projects in the works:
  4. $33M flagship facility opened by 25-physician orthopedic group

    Providence-based Ortho Rhode Island, a 25-physician group, has opened a $33 million flagship facility in Warwick, WPRI reports.
  1. New physician network in Louisiana to expand to spine, orthopedics

    Covington, La.-based Avala Hospital has established the Avala Physician Network to meet outpatient needs related to neurology, pain management and general surgery.
  2. Rothman cuts ribbon on 12th New Jersey location

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute cut the ribbon on a new location in Hamilton, N.J., April 14, according to an Insider NJ report.
  3. Globus Medical launches market's 1st robotic screw for spine surgery

    Audubon, Pa.-based Globus Medical announced the launch of Creo One, the market's first robotic screw designed for spine surgery with ExcelsiusGPS, according to an April 15 release. 
  4. Dr. Armen Oganesian brings endoscopic spine surgery to California hospital

    Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based Los Robles Health System is now offering endoscopic spine surgery thanks to Armen Oganesian, DO, Thousand Oaks Acorn reported April 15.
  5. Assure Holdings acquisition strengthens presence in Texas: 5 notes

    Assure Holdings has acquired intraoperative neuromonitoring services company Elevation in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area.
  6. Spine practice owner nominated for board of health seat

    Jessica Jameson, MD, interventional pain physician and founding partner of Axis Spine Center in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, has been nominated for a seat on the Panhandle District Board of Health, KREM reports.
  7. 'Unjustified and unnecessary': 3 surgeons on prior authorization rules in spine

    Prior authorization is a contentious issue in spine care at the moment. Beginning July 1, CMS will require the policy for cervical fusion with disc removal and implanted spinal neurostimulators, which physicians say will further limit access to care.
  8. $20M spine hospital with ASC breaks ground

    The Spine Institute of Louisiana broke ground April 9 on a $20 million multidisciplinary spine hospital in Bossier City, La., according to the Bossier Press-Tribune.
  9. Orthopedic surgeon pay was flat in 2020, fell to 2nd highest-paid specialty

    Orthopedic surgeons fell from the No. 1 spot on Medscape's highest compensated physicians report in 2020.

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