Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Are robots inevitable in orthopedic and spine ASCs? 3 surgeons on robotic technology

    During the Becker's Orthopedic, Spine + ASC virtual event on March 18, three surgeons discussed the inevitability and necessity of robotics in the ASC setting. 
  2. Alphatec, NuVasive & SeaSpine: Key spine acquisitions in 2021

    M&A activity has picked up steam in the spine device industry after the market experienced a dip in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. OrthoPediatrics' scoliosis system exceeds 500 cases: 4 notes

    More than 500 procedures have been performed with OrthoPediatrics' ApiFix technology, designed for the treatment of progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

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  1. 2 New Hampshire orthopedic practices partner

    Concord (N.H.) Orthopaedics and Plymouth (N.H.) Orthopedics & Sports Medicine partnered to expand services, according to a March 22 report from The Laconia Daily Sun.
  2. Cost drivers for lumbar discectomies: 4 notes

    A study published online March 20 in The Spine Journal examines factors that drive costs for single-level lumbar discectomies.
  3. Alphatec to set up primary distribution facility in Memphis

    Spine device company Alphatec said March 23 it plans to lease a 75,000-square-foot facility this summer in Memphis, Tenn., to house its primary distribution operations.
  4. Spine company lines up $110M acquisition of 7D Surgical

    SeaSpine has entered into an agreement to acquire 7D Surgical in a $110 million deal.
  1. Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, 2 CarePoint hospitals to create New Jersey Centers of Excellence

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute will bring its surgeons and medical technology to two New Jersey CarePoint Health hospitals in a five-year partnership, the organizations said March 23.
  2. 35 orthopedic and spine device companies to know | 2021

    Here are 35 orthopedic and spine device companies to keep an eye on over the next year.
  3. 8 things to know about The CORE Institute in 2021

    Founded in 2005, Phoenix-based The CORE Institute has grown into a prominent orthopedic practice in the nation. Here's what you should know about the practice in 2021:
  4. Spine research, robotic sales & more: 5 updates from Medtronic in Q1

    Five key developments from Medtronic in the first quarter:
  1. Duke neurosurgeon named AANS president

    The American Academy of Neurological Surgery has appointed James Markert, MD, president.
  2. New York hospital to resume orthopedic surgery after yearlong hiatus

    Buffalo, N.Y.-based Catholic Health will bring back orthopedic surgery after taking a hiatus for more than a year.
  3. Medtronic, University of Louisville get $7.8M for spinal cord injury research

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Louisville (Ky.) and Medtronic a $7.8 million grant to study epidural stimulation for the treatment of spinal cord injury.
  4. Dr. Kevin Foley to perform spinal fusion with new robot

    Neurosurgeon Kevin Foley, MD, performed Memphis' first spinal fusion with a new robotic system March 22, Fox 13 Memphis reports.
  5. SCL Health buys Montana orthopedic group

    SCL Health acquired Butte-based Montana Orthopedics.
  6. Orthopedic practice, physician pay $80K to settle Controlled Substance Act violation allegations: 4 details

    Lawrence Kirschenbaum, MD, and his practice will pay thousands of dollars to resolve claims they violated the Controlled Substances Act.
  7. Downsides to robots + 2 other thoughts on spine tech from Dr. Stephen Hochschuler

    Stephen Hochschuler, MD, co-founder and chair emeritus of Plano-based Texas Back Institute, talked about spine innovations, technology and private practice on the "Becker's Healthcare Spine and Orthopedic Podcast."
  8. 2 more spine surgeons sentenced for roles in $40M kickback scheme

    Two more spine surgeons received prison sentences March 18 for their roles in a $40 million kickback scheme at the now-defunct physician-owned Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas, according to The Dallas Morning News.
  9. 5 spine surgeons stepping into leadership roles

    Over the past month, Becker's has reported on five spine and neurosurgeons who were named to leadership positions:

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