Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 4 ways orthopedic practices will be affected long after the pandemic

    From patient care to industry landscape, the pandemic has shifted the orthopedic industry drastically.
  2. SpineGuard names exec to strengthen US market

    Medical device company SpineGuard has named Patrick Pilcher as the vice president of sales and marketing in the U.S., according to an April 15 release. 
  3. Delray Medical Center expands robotic offerings with Modus 3D System

    Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Fla., is reportedly the first hospital in South Florida to use Synaptive's Modus V 3D exoscope.
  1. 32 orthopedic devices receive FDA clearance in March

    The FDA cleared several knee, hip, shoulder, spine and extremities devices last month.
  2. Spine procedure wRVUs undervalued, study finds

    A study published in a recent issue of the International Journal of Spine Surgery found the work relative value units assigned to open decompression and interlaminar stabilization are undervalued.
  3. Louisiana Spine & Sports owner gets 18 months in prison for taking kickbacks

    Gray Wesley Barrow, MD, was sentenced April 15 to prison for his role in a healthcare kickbacks scheme, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
  4. 10 orthopedic surgeons to know

    Here are 10 orthopedic surgeons to know:
  1. Surgalign appoints executive vice president of digital surgery

    Spine-focused medical technology company Surgalign has named Marc Mackey as executive vice president of digital surgery.
  2. 5 things that could make or break the orthopedic industry in the next 2 years

    The pandemic affected orthopedic practices in several ways in the last year, with some centers adapting and others struggling to make ends meet.
  3. The biggest challenges in spine from 9 surgeons: Drs. Alexander Vaccaro, Michael Musacchio & more

    From prior authorization requirements to value-based care initiatives and payer battles, nine spine leaders discuss the biggest challenges affecting their practice today.
  4. 7 updates from the AAOS, NASS

    The North American Spine Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons both kicked off 2021 with key developments from leadership changes and recognitions.
  1. Amplify Surgical hits 1,000th level use milestone

    Amplify Surgical's dualX expanding interbody fusion system has been used in 1,000 spinal levels, the company announced April 13. 
  2. 6 orthopedic groups joining hospitals, health systems

    Orthopedic practices are seeking strategic partnerships as consolidation, changing reimbursement, increasing value-based programs and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the healthcare industry.
  3. Kansas orthopedic program clinches total joint certification

    Lawrence-based OrthoKansas recently strengthened its robotic portfolio and is standing out as a destination for joint replacement procedures.
  4. Stryker drops ranking in Fortune's list and more: 7 device company updates

    Here are seven updates from spine and orthopedic device companies over the past week:
  5. Dr. Rishi Wadhwa debuts new biologic allograft in spinal fusion

    Rishi Wadhwa, MD, of Shreveport, La.-based Specialists Hospital, completed the first implantation of Ventris Medical's Allocell AF allograft.
  6. Prior authorization will slap more hurdles on orthopedic care, providers say

    Orthopedic providers are pushing back against incoming prior authorization requirements, which they say bring increased administrative burdens and take away from time with patients.
  7. Orthopedic surgeon named interim associate chief, spine director at California children's hospital

    Lindsay Andras, MD, has been named interim associate division chief and director of the spine program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles' orthopedic department, according to an April 13 email to Becker's Spine Review.
  8. Dr. Rajiv Rajani to chair Texas Tech orthopedics department

    Orthopedic surgeon and orthopedic oncologist Rajiv Rajani, MD, has been appointed chair of orthopedics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, according to the El Paso Herald-Post.
  9. Stryker falls 80 places in Fortune's best workplaces list

    Stryker has made Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the 11th consecutive year, but dropped 80 places to 88th in 2021.

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