Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Dr. Nicholas Grosso on why his practice avoided PE investment and how consolidation will impact orthopedics

    Nicholas Grosso, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and president of The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics in Bethesda, Md. By Alan Condon -
  2. Dr. Adam Bruggeman: The trends shaping the next evolution in spine practice

    Adam Bruggeman, MD, a spine surgeon with Texas Spine Care Center in San Antonio, outlines his goals for the coming year and how he prepares for uncertainty with the evolving payment models. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Johnson & Johnson to fully acquire robotic tech company Verb Surgical: 5 details

    Johnson & Johnson purchased the remaining stake in Verb Surgical after a strategic collaboration with Verily, an Alphabet company. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. DePuy Synthes' new partnership brings AI to orthopedics: 4 details

    DePuy Synthes entered into a co-development and commercialization agreement with Israel-based Zebra to incorporate artificial intelligence into orthopedics. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 3 things to know about neurosurgeon salary growth & hospital revenue generated

    Three reports showed increased demand and pay for neurosurgeons this year: By Rachel Popa -
  3. Dr. Steven Kalkanis to take over reins as CEO of Henry Ford Medical Group

    Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System has chosen neurosurgeon Steven Kalkanis, MD, to become CEO of Henry Ford Medical Group, effective Jan. 1, 2020. By Alan Condon -
  4. Dr. Jeffrey Wang hopes bundled payments will bypass 'initial pushback' to improve spine care

    Jeffrey Wang, MD, is co-director of the USC Spine Center at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles who completed his term as president of the North American Spine Society in September. By Alan Condon -
  1. OrthoGrid Systems gains clearance for orthopedic trauma device for alignment

    The FDA granted OrthoGrid Systems 510(k) clearance Dec. 18 for its PhantomMSK Trauma system used for alignment in orthopedic surgery. By Alan Condon -
  2. Arizona hospital purchases spine robot, plans for cranial procedures

    St. Joseph's Hospital in Tucson, Ariz., recently installed the ExcelsiusGPS Robotic Navigation System for spine surgery, according to ABC affiliate KGUN9. By Alan Condon -
  3. Japanese neurosurgeon visits Indiana hospital — 3 insights

    Japanese neurosurgeon Phyo Kim, MD, PhD, traveled to Noblesville, Ind.-based RiverView Hospital to observe Hamid Abbasi, MD, performing an oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion, the Crookston Times reports. By Eric Oliver -
  4. Anatomics surgical guide study shows efficacy of 3D-printed implants for spinal fusion

    In a 129-patient study, Australian device company Anatomics evaluated the efficacy of its 3D-printed SpineBox kit in transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion procedures, reports 3D Printing Industry. By Alan Condon -
  1. Rothman, Philadelphia 76ers extend 4-year partnership in new deal

    Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and the Philadelphia 76ers penned a multiyear expansion of its marketing deal that initiated during the 2014-15 campaign, reports Philadelphia Business Journal. By Alan Condon -
  2. Orthotic company CEO who defrauded the VA sentenced to 5 years in prison: 4 details

    U.S. District Judge John Mendez sentenced the founder of an orthotics and bracing company to five years in prison for healthcare fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Augmented reality, endoscopic surgery & robotics — what 7 spine surgeons are adapting in 2020

    Seven spine and neurosurgeons discuss what strategies they will introduce in their practices next year. By Alan Condon -
  4. Drs. Knute Buehler, Richard Ferkel & more: 6 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Here are six orthopedic surgeons making the news this week.  By Alan Condon -
  5. Medtronic, Aspen Surgical Products & more: 4 device company notes

    Here are four key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies: By Eric Oliver -
  6. Philadelphia company invests in hip replacement surgical devices company

    Parvizi Surgical Innovation acquired a minority share of hip replacement surgical device company Navbit Holdings. By Eric Oliver -
  7. Dr. Jeffrey Carlson implants M6-C artificial cervical disc — 4 insights

    Jeffrey Carlson, MD, successfully implanted an M6-C artificial cervical disc in a 53-year-old patient at Bon Secours/Mercy Health Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, Va., Nov. 20. By Eric Oliver -
  8. Aurora Spine onboards new CFO — 3 insights

    Aurora Spine appointed Jana Kiena its new CFO, adding an executive with more than 25 years of experience. By Eric Oliver -
  9. SeaSpine reports 25,000th implantation of PEEK device for spinal disorders

    SeaSpine reported the 25,000th implantation of its NanoMetalene interbody device Dec. 18. By Alan Condon -

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