Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. New Jersey spine practice donates 4K+ masks to first responders

    Spine surgeon Kaixuan Liu, MD, of West Orange, N.J.-based Atlantic Spine Center recently donated 4,500 masks to the South Orange Fire Department, Tap Into reports. By Alan Condon -
  2. Former staff orthopedic surgeon had duty to notify hospital about fraud settlement, court rules

    Warren, Ohio-based Trumbull Memorial Hospital was not out of line for terminating the staff privileges of Michael Jurenovich, DO, an orthopedic surgeon who did not notify the hospital that he'd settled a federal Medicare fraud suit, an Ohio appeals court ruled April 27. The decision affirmed an earlier trial court ruling. By Angie Stewart -
  3. Stryker's April sales down 35-40%, but recovery expected in the coming months: 6 key points from CEO Kevin Lobo

    Stryker Chairman and CEO Kevin Lobo addressed several key trends for the company over the next few months and year during the first quarter conference call, as transcribed by Seeking Alpha. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Florida hospitals to resume elective surgeries May 4

    Florida hospitals are preparing to resume elective surgeries May 4 in accordance with Gov. Ron DeSantis' recent guidance. By Alan Condon -
  2. Astura Medical gains clearance for lumbar interbody fusion device

    The FDA on April 30 provided 510(k) clearance for Astura Medical's El Capitan anterior lumbar interbody fusion system. By Alan Condon -
  3. Rothman Orthopaedics could lose $120M in revenue; faces 4K+ backlogged cases

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute may lose $120 million in revenue this year due to the cessation of elective surgeries caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philadelphia Business Journal reports. By Alan Condon -
  4. Investor offers $30M for Green Relief restructuring provided CEO, neurosurgeon stays

    An angel investor on April 30 proposed a $30 million loan to help restructure private medical cannabis company Green Relief. By Alan Condon -

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  1. Dr. Michael McDermott named chief medical executive of Miami Neuroscience Institute

    Neurosurgeon Michael McDermott, MD, on April 30 was appointed chief medical executive of Miami Neuroscience Institute, formerly Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, P&T Community reports. By Alan Condon -
  2. The CORE Institute debuts rapid COVID-19 antibody testing — Dr. David Jacofsky outlines the process

    Phoenix-based The CORE Institute launched a rapid COVID-19 antibody testing program. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. One year from today: How 6 spine, orthopedic surgeons see their practices evolving

    Six orthopedic and spine surgeons outline where they see their practice one year from now, given the current challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. By Alan Condon and Laura Dyrda -
  4. CMS ups telephone visit pay about 140%, covers telehealth physical therapy: 5 things to know

    CMS is expanding its list of audio-only telephone services covered by Medicare as well as making several other updates to telehealth coverage. By Jackie Drees -
  1. OrthoVirginia to resume elective procedures May 1

    Richmond-based OrthoVirginia will resume performing elective surgical procedures May 1, in accordance with Gov. Ralph Northam's recent guidance. By Eric Oliver -
  2. OrthoGrid, nView Medical fuse 3D imaging, alignment systems for orthopedic surgeries

    3D-imaging startup nView Medical partnered with OrthoGrid on April 30 to combine their imaging and alignment technologies for orthopedic surgeries, The Herald Journal reports. By Alan Condon -
  3. Johns Hopkins launches program to track COVID-19 testing, offer insights to public

    Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University on April 29 launched the COVID-19 Testing Insights Initiative to track testing in the U.S. and provide guidance for the public. By Alan Condon -
  4. How Dr. Richard Chua's practice is preparing to resume elective surgeries on May 1

    Richard Chua, MD, a neurosurgeon with Northwest NeuroSpecialists in Tucson, Ariz., spoke to Becker's Spine Review about how his practice has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and steps he is taking to return to elective surgeries on May 1. By Alan Condon -
  5. Stryker Q1 net sales up 2% to $3.6B, but pandemic had 'significant negative impact': 5 things to know

    Stryker reported the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant negative impact on its operations and financials this year, which started out strong. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. 10 spine, orthopedic practices plan to ramp up elective surgery — Rothman Institute, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Texas Back Institute & more

    There are many considerations for orthopedic and spine practices and surgeons as they resume elective cases. By Alan Condon and Laura Dyrda -
  7. Drs. Neal ElAttrache, Jason Scalise & more: 5 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Here are five orthopedic surgeons making the news this week: By Alan Condon -
  8. Surviving as an independent physician & shifting to outpatient care: 3 spine surgeons on new opportunities in the field

    Three spine surgeons share their insight on new opportunities in the field. By Alan Condon -
  9. 'It has been great proving them wrong,' says 1st female orthopedic surgeon from Nepal

    Aaradhana Jivendra Jha, MD, an orthopedic trauma fellow at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, is reportedly the first female orthopedic surgeon from Nepal. By Alan Condon -

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