Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Aurora Spine's Q2 revenues jump 53.5%: 4 notes

    Aurora Spine posted $2.43 million in second quarter revenue, according to an Aug. 26 news release.
  2. Dr. Stefan Kreuzer debuts knee robot at INOV8 Orthopedics

    Stefan Kreuzer, MD, orthopedic surgeon and founder of INOV8 Orthopedics in Houston, performed the first surgery with Think Surgical's second-generation TSolution One for knee replacements.
  3. New York orthopedists indicted in $31M 'trip-and-fall' scheme that preyed on poor

    A group of physicians and lawyers were indicted this week, accused of recruiting a network of people for a slip-and-fall scheme that defrauded New York City businesses and insurance companies of more than $31 million.

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  1. 2 surgeons weigh in on the most promising areas of regenerative medicine

    Regenerative medicine is a growing area of orthopedic treatment. Two orthopedic surgeons told Becker's what they found the most exciting about its development.
  2. Adena adds 5 physicians ahead of $70M orthopedic center opening

    Chillicothe, Ohio-based Adena Health Systems has added five physicians who will practice at its Adena Orthopedic and Spine Institute, which opens Sept. 1, according to local radio station WKKJ.
  3. AANS names 2021 International Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

    The American Association of Neurological Surgeons named Dr. BK Misra as the recipient of its International Lifetime Achievement Award, Microbiz India reported Aug. 25.
  4. 6 things to know about Zimmer Biomet's CEO

    Zimmer Biomet has grown since 2017 when Bryan Hanson was named CEO.
  1. Medtronic's Q1 2022 results, J&J CEO to step down & more: 4 device company notes

    Medtronic's 23 percent increase in quarterly revenue and three more updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the last week:
  2. 3 spine surgeons share bad investments, lessons learned

    Three spine surgeons recall investments that did not work out in their careers and share what they learned from their choices.
  3. 6 numbers making spine surgeons nervous

    From fighting CMS policy proposals to challenges with rising COVID-19 cases, spine surgeons have faced multiple hurdles since 2020.
  4. Orthopedic surgeons warn against 'Milk Crate' TikTok challenge

    Orthopedic surgeons are sounding the alarm regarding the latest social media challenge, The Washington Post reported Aug. 24.
  1. $3.8M awarded to woman 5 years after botched spine surgery

    A jury awarded a woman $3.8 million Aug. 13 after a botched spine surgery that she had more than five years ago, according to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
  2. Medtronic's spinal stimulation products growing in Q1: 4 earnings call quotes

    Medtronic has plans to get more neurostimulation products approved by the FDA and is continuing to increase its smaller mergers and acquisitions.
  3. A timeline of Elon Musk's surgical robot company's growth

    Elon Musk's surgical robot company Neuralink has made great progress since it was founded in 2016. The surgical robot will be used for neuroscience and is expected to help medical issues affecting the brain.
  4. The state of robotics in spine surgery today: 14 observations

    Surgical robots continue to make noise in the spine industry and are expected to pick up steam in the coming years as more devicemakers launch systems to compete with the Medtronic, Globus Medical and Zimmer Biomet systems that control most of the market.
  5. Dr. Eric Nelson logs Minnesota hospital's 1,000th robotic joint replacement

    Alomere Health's 1,000th robotic-assisted joint replacement with the Mako system was performed by Eric Nelson, MD, in July, according to local news outlet
  6. Hackensack hospital acquires robot for joint replacements

    Glen Ridge, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center added Mako's SmartRobotics system for joint replacements, according to an Aug. 24 news release.
  7. Orthopedic, spine specialists among 4 surgeons joining California medical group

    Four surgeons joined Watsonville, Calif.-based Coastal Health Partners, and two of them are spine and orthopedic specialists, TPG Online Daily reported Aug. 23.
  8. What survey of 100 private hospitals says about pandemic's effect on orthopedic care

    Regional variations in patient volumes continue at hospitals across the U.S., but many returned to 2019 levels in June and July, according to a McKinsey & Company survey.
  9. Geisinger, Medacta to guarantee total joint replacement outcomes

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger, Geisinger Health Plan and orthopedic devicemaker Medacta are collaborating to offer a two-year guarantee for total hip, knee and shoulder replacement surgeries.

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