Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Dr. Christopher Good: Spinal robots to advance far beyond implant placement

    Christopher Good, MD, a spine surgeon with Virginia Spine Institute in Reston, outlines how spinal robots could develop beyond implant placement and have greater autonomy in the OR.
  2. Top 10 Spine Review articles: July 13-17

    Here are the top 10 most-read articles featured on Becker's Spine Review between July 13 and 17:
  3. Drs. Christopher Tomaras, Erin Kiehna & more: 4 spine surgeons making headlines

    Four spine and neurosurgeons making the news this week:

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  1. Orthopedic group cut pay for 60 physicians, retained 93% of staff after volumes vanished

    Using the federal Paycheck Protection Program and a state program for partial unemployment pay, Westerville, Ohio-based Orthopedic One retained 93 percent of its staff during elective surgery standstills, CEO Tim Smith told Columbus Business First.
  2. Dr. Khawar Siddique: California 2nd elective surgery shutdown 'only a matter of time'

    Khawar Siddique, MD, a neurosurgeon with DOCS Spine + Orthopedics in Los Angeles, outlines how his practice has dealt with the economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and predicts a second elective surgery shutdown to hit the state soon.
  3. AAOS recognized as OrthoForum's official registry program

    The OrthoForum, a network of orthopedic private practices, has named the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Registry Program as the recommended registries for its members, according to a July 16 announcement.
  4. Empirical Spine caps enrollment for LimaFlex clinical trial

    Spine device manufacturer Empirical Spine has completed enrollment for a clinical trial exploring the use of its LimaFlex Paraspinous Tension Band.

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  1. Dr. Richard Berger: Now is the time for elective surgery, 2nd COVID-19 surge expected in the fall

    Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush surgeon Richard Berger, MD, is anticipating a second wave of COVID-19 to strike in the fall and is encouraging patients to undergo surgery for orthopedic conditions now.
  2. 3 upcoming transactions in the spine, orthopedic device industry

    The past month has seen increased M&A activity in the spine and orthopedic device industry.
  3. Mayo surgeon becomes 1st to use Wright Medical's new software in shoulder arthroplasty

    An orthopedic surgeon at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic completed the first shoulder arthroplasty procedure using Wright Medical's Blueprint Mixed Reality technology, according to a July 15 announcement.
  4. DME owner pleads guilty in kickback, fraud case totaling millions of dollars: 4 details

    The owner of a Georgia-based durable medical equipment company pleaded guilty to participating in a multimillion-dollar Medicare kickback and telemedicine fraud scheme, the Department of Justice announced July 14.
  1. Spine Wave introduces new allograft

    Spinal implant developer Spine Wave has launched its Tempest Allograft Bone Matrix, according to a July 14 news release.
  2. Johnson & Johnson's Q2 knee sales tumble 50% in the US — 6 earnings insights

    Johnson & Johnson's second-quarter orthopedic sales in the U.S. were down 34.7 percent year over year, at $869 million.
  3. UAMS Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine opens 2nd center with 7 physicians

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock opened a second Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine center in Lowell, according to a July 15 Arkansas Business report.
  4. 12 insights on orthopedic surgeon net worth, debt & compensation

    Medscape has published its "Physician Debt and Net Worth Report 2020" and "Physician Compensation Report 2020," shedding light on the economic situation for physicians in more than 20 specialties.
  5. UAMS to build proton therapy center for spine, brain tumors

    Arkansas' first proton therapy treatment center is being planned for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Radiation Oncology Center in Little Rock, according to a July 15 KATV report.
  6. Bioventus invests $15M in CartiHeal with option for acquisition

    Orthobiologics company Bioventus said July 16 that it has invested $15 million in CartiHeal and agreed on an option structure to acquire the company pending approval of its Agili-C implant. 
  7. RTI Surgical OKs $480M sale of OEM business, names new CEO

    RTI Surgical shareholders have approved the sale of its original equipment manufacturer business to a private equity firm in a $480 million cash deal, according to a July 15 announcement.
  8. Orthopedic surgeon arrested, charged with possession of opioids with intent to deliver

    A Nebraska orthopedic surgeon was arrested after a seven-month investigation into his prescribing practices with one patient, Lincoln Journal-Star reports.
  9. Drs. Richard Morgan, Thomas DiStefano & more: 5 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Five orthopedic surgeons making the news this week:

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