Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Dr. Jeffrey Carlson: How minimally invasive spine surgery has evolved at the ASC

    One of the first three-level lumbar spinal fusions at an ASC was recently performed by Jeffrey Carlson, MD, president of Orthopaedic & Spine Center in Newport News, Va.
  2. Memorial Healthcare opens 2nd facility for outpatient surgery, sports medicine

    Memorial Healthcare System now offers outpatient orthopedic surgery, sports medicine primary care, rehabilitation and physical therapy at the Memorial Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 
  3. 10 more spine surgeon leaders to know

    Here are 10 spine surgeon leaders to know:
  1. Former NuVasive CEO to exit board

    Gregory Lucier will retire from the company's board of directors May 18.
  2. Rhode Island orthopedic practice opens $33M facility

    Providence-based Ortho Rhode Island opened a new $33 million facility, according to a March 25 report from the Warwick Beacon.
  3. 5 ways spine surgery is changing: ASCs, endoscopic surgery & more

    The last year has been a particularly transformative one for spine care, with telehealth, accelerating outpatient migration and updated site-care-strategies taking center stage.
  4. His AR glasses cut pedicle screw placement time in half, Dr. Chetan Patel says

    Chetan Patel, MD, developer of augmented reality system iSight, said the device has reduced the time taken to place pedicle screws during spine surgery by 51 percent.
  1. 10 device company updates

    Here are 10 recent updates from spine and orthopedic device companies:
  2. Neurosurgeons tag-team 1st robotic spine surgery at Marcus Neuroscience Institute

    Frank Vrionis, MD, and Timothy Miller, MD, completed the first robotic spine surgery at Marcus Neuroscience Institute in Boca Raton, Fla.
  3. Oregon health system onboards 2 orthopedic surgeons

    Corvallis, Ore.-based Samaritan Health Services added two orthopedic surgeons.
  4. Spine care delivery will look very different in 5 years: 10 surgeon insights

    From multidisciplinary spine centers to the continued growth of telehealth and rapid migration to the outpatient setting, 10 surgeons outline how spine care delivery will evolve in the next five years.
  1. 3 recent spine, orthopedic hospitals costing $100M+

    Here are three spine and orthopedic hospitals costing at least $100 million that opened or were announced over the past six months:
  2. Academic Orthopaedic Consortium honors Dr. Kristy Weber

    Orthopedic surgeon Kristy Weber, MD, was honored by the Academic Orthopaedic Consortium.
  3. GE Healthcare imaging system cleared for spine, total joint surgery

    The FDA has provided clearance for GE Healthcare's OEC 3D surgical imaging system for spine surgery and joint replacement.
  4. Are robots inevitable in orthopedic and spine ASCs? 3 surgeons on robotic technology

    During the Becker's Orthopedic, Spine + ASC virtual event on March 18, three surgeons discussed the inevitability and necessity of robotics in the ASC setting. 
  5. Alphatec, NuVasive & SeaSpine: Key spine acquisitions in 2021

    M&A activity has picked up steam in the spine device industry after the market experienced a dip in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  6. OrthoPediatrics' scoliosis system exceeds 500 cases: 4 notes

    More than 500 procedures have been performed with OrthoPediatrics' ApiFix technology, designed for the treatment of progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
  7. 2 New Hampshire orthopedic practices partner

    Concord (N.H.) Orthopaedics and Plymouth (N.H.) Orthopedics & Sports Medicine partnered to expand services, according to a March 22 report from The Laconia Daily Sun.
  8. Cost drivers for lumbar discectomies: 4 notes

    A study published online March 20 in The Spine Journal examines factors that drive costs for single-level lumbar discectomies.
  9. Alphatec to set up primary distribution facility in Memphis

    Spine device company Alphatec said March 23 it plans to lease a 75,000-square-foot facility this summer in Memphis, Tenn., to house its primary distribution operations.

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