Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Despite $16.2M settlement, U of Missouri knee replacement case pushed back to appeals court

    The Missouri Supreme Court on April 6 pushed a knee replacement case involving the University of Missouri back to an appeals court, despite a settlement being reached in March, the Columbia Daily Tribune reports.
  2. July 1 too soon for new spine prior authorization rules, surgeons tell CMS

    Medical device companies and surgeons are banding together to ask CMS to roll back new prior authorization requirements set to go into effect July 1.
  3. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center 1st in state to use 3D hologram for joint replacement

    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus was the first in the state to perform a shoulder replacement surgery with mixed reality 3D hologram technology.
  1. Orchid Orthopedic Solutions names CFO

    Matt Tharp has been named CFO of Holt, Mich.-based Orchid Orthopedic Solutions, an orthopedic implant manufacturing company, according to an April 6 release. 
  2. Florida surgeon performs disc replacement on wrong area of patient's spine

    Florida health officials have ordered a spine surgeon to take additional courses and pay a fine after performing disc replacement surgery on the wrong part of a patient's spine, the Miami Herald reports.
  3. 4 recent FDA clearances in spine: Robots, an artificial disc & more

    From spine robots to imaging systems and an artificial disc, here are four key spine systems cleared by the FDA in the past four months:
  4. 5 high-profile device company court battles: Medtronic, Smith+Nephew & more

    From patent infringement lawsuits to False Claims Act violations and an upcoming Supreme Court decision, here are five court battles involving orthopedic device companies this year:
  1. Stanford hospital to turn gym into spine, orthopedic center

    Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare is repurposing an 80,000-square-foot gym at its Livermore (Calif.) campus into a specialty facility that will provide spine, orthopedic and gastrointestinal care, according to The Independent.
  2. NuVasive's latest FDA approval, Bioventus' $45M acquisition & more: 6 device company notes

    Here are six updates from spine and orthopedic device companies over the past week:
  3. 2 spine surgeon leaders exit Johns Hopkins

    In the last month, two spine surgeon leaders have left Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins for other healthcare organizations on the East Coast:
  4. 25 NHL team players, coaches test positive for COVID-19 variant

    Six games for an NHL team have been suspended after 25 players and coaches tested positive for a COVID-19 variant, according to ESPN.
  1. Orthofix board chair to step down after 7 years

    Ron Matricaria, chairman of the Orthofix board of directors since 2014, will not seek re-election at the company's 2021 annual meeting.
  2. A rising trend: 4 new orthopedic 'supergroups'

    Consolidation has increased among orthopedic practices amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with four supergroups of 100-plus physicians formed in Texas, Florida, Tennessee and New Jersey in the past 13 months:
  3. What hospitals can learn from ASCs: 5 spine leaders discuss

    Hospitals are looking for new ways to compete with ASCs as outpatient migration continues across the orthopedic space.
  4. Billionaire spine surgeon: 7 things to know about Dr. Gary Michelson

    Forbes' 35th annual list of the world's richest people in 2021 includes Gary Michelson, MD, a retired spine surgeon with a net worth of $1.7 billion.
  5. Orthopedic surgeon joins Blue Cross Blue Shield board

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming added Mark Ryzewicz, MD, to its board of directors, Powell Tribune reported April 6.
  6. MedStar Health appoints Dr. Jay Khanna to 3 leadership roles

    Spine surgeon Jay Khanna, MD, MBA, has been named to three leadership positions in Washington, D.C. by Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health, according to the company. 
  7. 20 cutting-edge spine innovations to know in 2021

    Spine technology has made big advancements in the last decade, and the pandemic accelerated the move to more precise, less invasive care.
  8. 100+ New Jersey orthopedic surgeons form supergroup: 5 details

    Seven orthopedic practices in New Jersey are merging to form Ortho Alliance NJ.
  9. NuVasive device acquired in $150M deal approved for 2-level disc replacement

    The FDA has approved NuVasive's Simplify cervical artificial disc for two-level total disc replacement.

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