Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. What billing challenges stifle outpatient spine migration? 2 surgeons' insights

    The migration of some spine surgeries to ASCs is well underway, but evolving CMS rules and payer regulations still pose some roadblocks.
  2. 7 orthopedic property sales totalling $280M this year

    Investor demand for medical properties has seen an uptick during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is expected to continue to gain traction over the next decade.
  3. 2-year results of sacroiliac joint implant show enhanced fusion, reduced opioid use

    Clinical trial results of the iFuse-3D implant system demonstrated significant improvements in sacroiliac joint pain, function and quality of life at 24 months.

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  1. US Orthopaedic Partners adds 6-physician Mississippi practice

    U.S. Orthopaedic Partners added Tupelo-based Orthopaedic Institute of North Mississippi in its second partnership in a week.
  2. Orthopedic hospital, medical office building sold for $88M

    St. Vincent Orthopedic Hospital and its medical office building in Newburgh, Ind., has been sold for $88 million, Rebusiness Online reported July 9.
  3. $3.9M investment brings 2 surgical robots to Georgia hospital

    Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga., is investing $3.9 million to add two robotic surgical systems, according to Polk Today.
  4. How 5 spine surgeons see private equity affecting private practice

    In the next three years, private equity investment is expected to increase in orthopedics as many practices consider strategic partnerships to survive and thrive after the COVID-19 pandemic.
  1. 5 spine, orthopedic products granted 'breakthrough device' designation in 2021

    The FDA provides "breakthrough device" designation to products that are deemed effective to treat certain diseases and conditions. The designation speeds up the development, assessment and review for products.
  2. Medtronic, Stryker & more: 7 CEOs to know in the spine industry

    Zimmer Biomet's spine spinoff, NewCo, is expected to begin operations in mid-2022, with former Medtronic executive Vafa Jamali appointed CEO of the new independent company.
  3. SeaSpine in 2021: 5 key developments

    From a multimillion-dollar acquisition to advances in several innovations, here are five notes on SeaSpine so far in 2021:
  4. 2nd neurosurgeon joins Texas hospital; 3rd coming in November

    Richard Teff, MD, is the latest neurosurgeon to join Waco, Texas-based Ascension Providence, which aims to develop its neurosurgery program into a well-rounded multidisciplinary practice, KWTX reported July 7.
  1. UAMS buys land for $85M orthopedic center

    A trustees committee for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on July 7 approved a $13.6 million land-purchase agreement for an orthopedic and sports medicine center in Springdale, according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
  2. SeaSpine gets green light for 7D Surgical MIS module

    The FDA has provided clearance for SeaSpine's 7D percutaneous spine module for minimally invasive surgery.
  3. Rothman opens walk-in clinic for orthopedic patients 16 and older

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute has opened a walk-in clinic for patients with non-life-threatening injuries.
  4. 2 orthopedic groups merge to form Nevada's largest musculoskeletal platform

    Reno-based Spine Nevada and Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic in Carson City, Nev., merged to create a 60-provider group, which is the largest musculoskeletal care platform in the state.
  5. Conformis, Stryker settle patent dispute following Wright Medical acquisition

    Conformis has entered into a settlement with Stryker to resolve a patent dispute against Wright Medical, which Stryker acquired for $4 billion in November.
  6. 7 spine, orthopedic developments at Hospital for Special Surgery

    Seven key developments at New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery in the past seven months, including the new president of its Florida operations and director of an inaugural augmented reality spine program:
  7. Camber Spine names new sales exec in US

    Spine device company Camber Spine named Greg Reiswig as vice president of sales in the Western U.S., according to a July 7 news release.
  8. Executive moves at Medtronic, Smith + Nephew's launches system & more: 5 device company updates

    A merger to accelerate robotic surgery, and four more updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the last week:
  9. Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center to join U.S. Orthopaedic Partners

    U.S. Orthopaedic Partners announced its intent to partner with Birmingham, Ala.-based Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center on July 7. 

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