Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Spine surgeons advise educational site on when to consider disc replacement in 2021

    Four spine surgeons advised educational website CentersforArtificialDisc.com about artificial disc replacement as an alternative to spinal fusion in 2021, according to a Dec. 29 news release.
  2. Key trends in minimally invasive spine: 8 surgeon insights

    From the advancement of robotics and advanced imaging systems to innovations in motion-preservation technologies, eight surgeons discuss key trends in minimally invasive spine care.
  3. Spinal biologics market to hit $2.3B by 2027: 5 notes

    The global spinal biologics industry is projected to reach $2.3 billion by 2027, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 2.8 percent, according to ReportLinker.com.

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  1. How Medtronic, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson's shares performed this week

    Here's how Medtronic, Stryker and Johnson & Johnson's shares have fluctuated over the last five days.
  2. How 4 surgeons see AR developing in spine

    Augmented reality made a seismic breakthrough in spine surgery this year after Augmedics' Xvision system launched in the U.S. in December 2019.
  3. Seattle orthopedic surgeon calls time on 15-year MLB medical director post

    Edward Khalfayan, MD, will step down as medical director for the Seattle Mariners at the end of December after 15 years in the role, MLB reports.
  4. Payers continue to expand coverage for SI joint fusion

    This year saw more spine surgeons, device companies and payers hone in on minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusions.

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  1. Virtual reality training leads to 50% reduction in surgical errors, study finds

    PrecisionOS' virtual reality platform led to a nearly 50 percent decrease in surgical errors among physicians trained with the technology, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
  2. 2 surgeons who launched medical apps during the pandemic

    Becker's has reported on one spine surgeon and one orthopedic surgeon who made headlines this year for introducing medical apps:
  3. How South Dakota's newest spine group finalized a merger & plans to establish a Center of Excellence

    Rapid City, S.D.-based Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center and Black Hills Neurosurgery & Spine merged Sept. 1 to form The Spine Center at Black Hills Orthopedics, a 20-physician group that includes five spine surgeons and one neurologist.
  4. Drs. Daniel Aghion, Scott Raffa expand Florida spine practice

    Neurosurgeons Daniel Aghion, MD, and Scott Raffa, MD, have extended their spine practice to Boca Raton, Fla., South Florida Hospital News reported Dec. 28.
  1. Montana hospital to boost recruitment after $9M OR expansion

    Helena, Mont.-based St. Peter's Health plans to recruit more surgeons and extend its surgical specialties after it completed a $9 million renovation of its operating room, Independent Record reported Dec. 27.
  2. $150M spine, orthopedic hospital to begin construction in Colorado

    Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs, Colo., plans to begin construction on a $150 million hospital that will focus on spine and orthopedic care, The Gazette reports.
  3. Dr. Michelle Carlson operates on Hornets' Cody Zeller

    Michelle Carlson, MD, operated on Charlotte Hornets' center Cody Zeller, repairing the fourth metacarpal in his left hand, the team reported Dec. 24.
  4. Time ran out for patients filing malpractice cases against spine surgeon, court rules

    The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Dec. 23 that two patients waited too long to refile their medical malpractice cases against a spine surgeon and the Cincinnati hospitals where he performed the surgeries.
  5. How orthopedic care delivery is changing: 2 industry leaders weigh in

    The need for orthopedic services is projected to increase in the coming years, with all baby boomers projected to be age 65 or older by 2030, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
  6. Drs. Nicholas Grosso, Jonathan Vigdorchik & more: 5 orthopedic surgeons making the news

    From the head of a new practice to a surgeon performing a landmark augmented reality-assisted knee procedure, here are the latest orthopedists making headlines:
  7. Top 10 spine reads — Orthopedic surgeon salary, Colorado spine merger and more

    Here are the most-read articles on Becker's Spine Review during the week of Dec. 21-25:
  8. Drs. Burak Ozgur, Richard Guyer and more: 8 spine surgeons in the news

    Here are eight spine surgeons who made headlines in recent days:
  9. Sports medicine physician joins Rothman's Florida office

    D. Harrison Youmans, MD, has joined Rothman Orthopaedics' Florida clinic, according to a Dec. 21 news release.

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