Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. How 9 spine surgeons keep their skill sets sharp: Drs. Robert Bray Jr., Neel Shah & more

    From pursuing learning opportunities to discussions with colleagues and continuing to practice your craft, nine spine surgeons share how they maintain their skill sets.
  2. Camber Spine introduces portfolio for OLIF technique

    Devicemaker Camber Spine has launched a set of devices and tools that surgeons can use to perform oblique lateral interbody fusion.
  3. 4Web Medical gets FDA clearance for lumbar plating device

    4Web Medical received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its Lumbar Plating Solution.

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  1. 5 sports medicine projects costing $12M or more

    In the past five months, Becker's has covered five orthopedic and sports medicine projects that cost at least $12 million to develop:
  2. Tennessee hospital to treat 1st orthopedic patients in September

    Construction is on track for West Tennessee Healthcare's Jackson-based North Hospital, which is expected to be open to orthopedic surgical patients in September.
  3. Lumbar fusions have 3X greater chance of positive outcomes with evidence-based guidelines, study finds

    A Thomas Jefferson University study published in Neurosurgery found that lumbar spinal fusions were three times more likely to achieve better outcomes when evidence-based guidelines were followed, EurekAlert reports.
  4. UPMC to open orthopedic center in Pennsylvania

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC is opening an orthopedic practice near Newport, Pa., according to a March 16 report from
  1. Surgalign Holdings posts $26.2M in Q4 spine revenue: 6 notes

    Devicemaker Surgalign Holdings reported global spine revenue of $26.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, its first full quarter since rebranding in July.
  2. UAMS plans $85M orthopedics, sports medicine center — 3 details

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is seeking approval to build a 185,000-square-foot orthopedics and sports medicine center in Little Rock, KATV reports.  
  3. New York orthopedic group partners with 2 hospitals

    Watertown, N.Y.-based North Country Orthopaedic Group is partnering with Ogdensburg, N.Y.-based Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center and Carthage (N.Y.) Area Hospital.
  4. How CMS' 2021 payment rule will affect spine surgery at ASCs

    CMS' inpatient-only list, which has been around since 2000, will be phased out by 2024, beginning with the 266 orthopedic procedures that were removed from the list in 2021.
  1. 7D Surgical expands radiation-free spine surgery tool in Europe

    Devicemaker 7D Surgical has launched its Flash navigation system in Germany and Switzerland and recorded more than 30 spine procedures with the device this year.
  2. Dr. Robert Anderson operates on D.C. United defender Steven Birnbaum

    Robert Anderson, MD, surgically repaired D.C. United defender Steven Birnbaum's ankle, the team announced March 15.
  3. How Medtronic, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson's shares performed this week

    Here's how Medtronic, Stryker and Johnson & Johnson's shares have fluctuated over the last five days.
  4. FDA issues safety alert on Stryker's total ankle replacement system: 5 details

    The FDA issued a safety communication on risks associated with the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement device, manufactured by Stryker.
  5. $24M project will add orthopedic surgery at rural hospital

    Construction is underway at Fairfield (Ill.) Memorial Hospital, which is investing up to $24 million on an expansion project that will add orthopedic surgery to its list of services.
  6. Hospital for Special Surgery gifted $35M for spine, orthopedic tower

    The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, a nonprofit organization, has donated $35 million to New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery for the development of a 12-story tower that will specialize in spine surgery and joint replacement.
  7. NuVasive to launch 2 clinical trials on spinal deformity surgery

    NuVasive has expanded its partnership with the International Spine Study Group Foundation and will participate in two clinical trials focusing on improving outcomes in adult spinal deformity surgery.
  8. Virginia spine surgeon places 100th pedicle screw with augmented reality

    Ehsan Jazini, MD, placed his 100th pedicle screw using augmented reality technology at Reston-based Virginia Spine Institute.
  9. Rothman Orthopaedic Institute opens flagship New York office

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute opened its flagship office in New York City.

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