Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Here's where biologics stand so far in 2021

    From studies advancing spine treatment to new techniques in stem cell procedures, here are seven updates on biologics so far this year:
  2. 'Orthopedic practices may seem like a softer target': How a Colorado group is protecting against ransomware attacks

    Two-factor authentication is one of many methods used to protect patient information as ransomware attacks become more prevalent among physician practices in addition to hospitals and health systems.
  3. Google exec joins SeaSpine following $110M acquisition

    Spinal implant manufacturer SeaSpine on April 1 added Shweta Singh Maniar to its board of directors.
  1. Dr. Tim Miller debuts spine robot at Florida practice

    The Marcus Neuroscience Institute's first spine surgery using the Mazor robot was performed by Tim Miller, MD, ABC affiliate WPBF reported April 1.
  2. New invention aims to stop or delay progression of osteoarthritis of knee

    New York Bone & Joint Specialists announced an invention focused on preventing the development and progression of osteoarthritis of the knee. 
  3. Florida hospital celebrates 1,000th robot-assisted orthopedic surgery

    Bayfront Health Port Charlotte (Fla.) has performed more than 1,000 robot-assisted orthopedic surgeries, according to an April 1 announcement in yoursun.com.
  4. Twin Cities Orthopedics to open clinic in Minnesota

    Twin Cities Orthopedics plans to open a clinic in Brooklyn Park, Minn., the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported March 31.
  1. Meet the new spine surgery chief at New England Baptist Hospital

    Neurosurgeon Chima Ohaegbulam, MD, has been appointed chief of spine surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.
  2. Rothman Orthopaedics expands New Jersey footprint with new location

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute has opened a new location in Brick, N.J., which offers treatment of surgical and non-operative orthopedic issues and orthotics, along with virtual visits. 
  3. Endoscopic spine surgery to become more prevalent at ASCs: 5 surgeon insights

    The need for minimally invasive spine procedures is boosting the demand for ASCs, with endoscopic spine surgery a prime procedure for the outpatient setting due to its lower risk of complications, reduced blood loss, smaller incisions and faster recovery time.
  4. Northwell appoints Dr. Daniel Sciubba a top neurosurgery exec

    Daniel Sciubba, MD, has left Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University for New York.
  1. Boston hospital performs 1st augmented reality-guided total hip replacement

    Orthopedic surgeons at Boston-based New England Baptist Hospital performed the first augmented reality total hip replacement at a hospital. 
  2. Illinois hospital adds Rosa Knee

    Geneseo, Ill.-based Hammond Henry Hospital added Zimmer Biomet's Rosa Knee for total joint replacements.
  3. Joimax ramps up endoscopic spine training program

    Endoscopic spine device manufacturer Joimax is expanding its Endoscopic Spine Academy programs in 2021.
  4. Neurosurgeons expand Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute

    Neurosurgeons, John Afshar, MD, and John Robinson Jr., MD, opened a Stuart, Fla., office as part of Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute, South Florida Hospital News reported March 31.
  5. Bioventus makes $45M acquisition

    Durham, N.C.-based medical technology company Bioventus has acquired rehabilitation solutions company Bioness for $45 million upfront consideration, with up to $65 million contingent consideration. 
  6. Which spine procedures are surgeons migrating to the ASC in 2021? 

    From endoscopic techniques to multilevel disc replacement and awake spinal fusion, nine surgeons discuss what procedures they are migrating to the ASC this year:
  7. Aurora Spine's device used in study; Augmedics raises $36M in funding: 5 device company notes

    Here are five updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the past week:
  8. Zimmer Biomet introduces suite of tech for robotics, makes leadership changes

    Zimmer Biomet introduced the ZBEdge Connected Intelligence Suite for its digital and robotic technologies.
  9. Mets name Dr. Kathryn McElheny head team physician

    Kathryn McElheny, MD, is the new head team physician for the New York Mets.

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