Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 9 states performing enough COVID-19 tests to reopen safely, Harvard researchers say

    The U.S. needs to perform 900,000 COVID-19 tests per day to safely phase out social distancing measures, according to projections released May 7 by Harvard's Global Health Institute.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Alume Biosciences to begin nerve imaging clinical trial for spine surgery

    The FDA on May 4 granted biotechnology company Alume Biosciences permission to investigate the use of a nerve imaging drug during spine surgery, Biospace reports. By Alan Condon -
  3. AAOS, OREF partner to drive funding for biologic, total joint replacement research

    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on May 7 teamed with the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation to raise money for clinical researchers. By Alan Condon -
  1. Indiana group opening orthopedic clinic featuring spine care

    Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Parkview Physicians Group is opening an orthopedic clinic at Parkview DeKalb Hospital in Auburn, Ind., May 18, The Star reports. By Alan Condon -
  2. NuVasive Q1 net income drops 43.6%, shares down 27% since start of year

    NuVasive on May 6 posted first-quarter GAAP net income of $5.3 million, representing a 43.6 percent decrease year over year. By Alan Condon -
  3. Camber Spine launches 2 anterior cervical devices

    Camber Spine on May 7 launched the Spira-C integrated interbody system and the Fortico anterior cervical plating system. By Alan Condon -
  4. Dr. Charles Branch Jr.: Imaging, patient engagement big opportunities in spine post-pandemic

    Charles Branch Jr., MD, executive director of the spine service line at Wake Forest Baptist Health System in Winston-Salem, N.C., says the pandemic has put some surgeries and technology purchases on hold for now, but there are big opportunities in imaging and video visits as the spine field emerges from the pandemic. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. 66 centers resuming elective surgeries

    Many U.S. healthcare facilities are resuming elective surgeries with heightened safety protocols to protect patients and staff from COVID-19. By Eric Oliver, Angie Stewart and Alan Condon -
  2. Drs. Timothy Hiesterman, Edward Vanek & more: 7 orthopedic surgeons making the news

    Here are seven orthopedic surgeons making headlines this week: By Alan Condon -
  3. Robotic advancement, augmented reality & more: 4 spine surgeons on the next big innovation in the field

    Four spine surgeons discuss the next big breakthrough in spine surgery. By Alan Condon -
  4. Safe Orthopaedics negotiates acquisition of LCI Medical, strives for financial balance in 2022

    Spinal implant developer Safe Orthopaedics on May 6 entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire LCI Medical, which supplies device manufacturers in the spine and hip surgery market. By Alan Condon -
  1. How the pandemic affected Stryker's Q1 earnings & more: 6 device company notes

    Here are six key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies: By Eric Oliver -
  2. 9 orthopedic surgeons on the move in April

    Here are nine orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians who joined new practices or received new appointments in April. By Alan Condon -
  3. Florida orthopedic practice 'thrilled' to resume elective surgeries

    Gainesville, Fla.-based The Orthopaedic Institute is "thrilled"  to be back performing elective surgeries as of May 4, according to CEO Richard Gilbert, MD. By Alan Condon -
  4. Johnson & Johnson pays $3.9M for allegedly misrepresenting hip products, surgical mesh 

    Johnson & Johnson settled a September 2019 lawsuit alleging that it unlawfully marketed its surgical mesh devices and hip replacement systems, West Virginia news outlet WDTV reports. By Angie Stewart -
  5. AAOS offers patients guidance on managing orthopedic care during COVID-19

    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is pointing patients toward OrthoInfo.org for reliable and up-to-date information on managing orthopedic care during the COVID-19 pandemic. By Alan Condon -
  6. Physician-owned hospital assists in 'Crush The Curve Idaho', becoming destination for robotic spine surgery

    Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls, Idaho, has been engaging in "Crush The Curve Idaho," an initiative coordinated by local businesses and leaders to reduce the spread of COVID-19. By Alan Condon -
  7. Spine surgery in the next 3 months: 6 observations

    Here are six observations for spine surgeons on the COVID-19 pandemic and where the industry is headed in the next several months. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Walmart Health expands as physician practices face cash crunch

    Walmart is moving deeper into the primary care market while physician practices across the country are struggling to stay afloat.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. A new path: How one company aims to advance the next industrial revolution for medical devices

    Additive manufacturing has been hailed as the next industrial revolution for medical devices. It’s a means of production well suited for rapid prototyping and complex, personalized designs. Grand View Research in 2019 reported an estimated annual growth rate of 20.8 percent from 2018-2026. By Staff -

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