Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Arkansas schedules first surgeries with newly acquired robot

    A Mako robot has arrived at Magnolia (Ark.) Regional Medical Center, which has scheduled the first two cases with the system for June 7, according to the Magnolia Reporter.
  2. Kentucky health system installs novel spinal imaging system

    The University of Louisville (Ky.) Health System has implemented a spinal imaging technology capable of providing high definition images in less than four minutes, NBC affiliate WAVE3 News reported May 24.
  3. Orthopedic Care Partners adds 10-physician practice in Missouri

    Gainesville, Fla.-based practice management group Orthopedic Care Partners expanded into Missouri and affiliated with St. Louis-based Motion Orthopedics, according to a May 24 announcement.

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  1. $160M spine, orthopedic hospital breaks ground in Colorado

    Centura Health broke ground May 24 on a $160 million hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo., that will specialize in spine and orthopedic care, according to The Gazette.
  2. 220 hospitals recognized for joint replacement

    Healthgrades recently published its Specialty Excellence Awards, recognizing several facilities for top-line care.
  3. 4 surgeons stepping into leadership roles at Hoag Orthopedic Institute

    Irvine, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute is shaking up its leadership team with four key appointments since January:
  4. Mayfield Brain & Spine names new CEO

    Mark Vorherr will be the new CEO at Cincinnati-based Mayfield Brain & Spine, the practice announced May 24.
  1. Overcoming the learning curve: 3 surgeons on endoscopic spine surgery

    Surgeons are increasingly touting the advantages of endoscopic spine surgery, but its widespread adoption is restricted by a lack of training programs, its reimbursement structure and challenging learning curve.
  2. Spinal implant, device market to hit $14.5B by 2027 — 5 details

    The worldwide spinal implant and surgical device market is projected to reach $14.5 billion by 2027, according to ReportLinker.
  3. South Korean spine robot gets FDA licensing: 3 things to know

    South Korean medical technology company Curexo received FDA licensing for its Cuvis-spine robot.
  4. Consolidation to become more mainstream in orthopedics — 2 surgeon predictions

    Orthopedic practice consolidation is expected to increase in the coming years as hospital systems, insurers and private equity firms continue to recruit physicians and smaller physician-owned practices explore strategic options in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  1. Arkansas hospital deliberates on purchase of orthopedic robot

    Magnolia (Ark.) Regional Medical Center's board of directors is meeting May 24 to discuss the possibility of purchasing a surgical robot, according to the Magnolia Reporter.
  2. California practice launches 2 disc replacement clinical trials

    The Advanced Disc Replacement Spinal Restoration Center in Beverly Hills, Calif., run by Todd Lanman, MD, is participating in two clinical trials for artificial cervical discs developed by Centinel Spine and Synergy Spine Solutions.
  3. Neurosurgeon to forfeit nearly $623K, gets prison time for taking kickbacks

    A neurosurgeon among the 15 convicted in the Pacific Hospital kickback scheme was sentenced to 15 months in prison May 22, according to the Sierra Sun Times.
  4. Orthopedic surgeons critical of Intermountain's supplier switch

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare's decision to drop Arthrex for DePuy Synthes products has come under fire, according to a report in The Salt Lake Tribune.
  5. Texas hospital expands surgical portfolio with robot

    Covenant Health Plainview (Texas) has expanded its orthopedic surgery offerings with the addition of ROSA, the robotic surgical system, MyPlainview reported May 21. 
  6. 10 spine surgeons to know

    A surgeon who used a novel technique on a spine patient last month and nine more spine surgeons to know:
  7. Dr. Michelle Caird named chair of Michigan Medicine orthopedic surgery

    Ann Arbor-based Michigan Medicine has appointed Michelle Caird, MD, chair of its orthopedic surgery department, effective May 1.
  8. 8 spine, orthopedic department leadership appointments

    Eight physicians were named leaders of spine and orthopedic departments and programs in the last 60 days.
  9. Orthopedic surgeon named chief innovation & transformation officer at Kettering Health

    Thomas Graham, MD, a hand surgeon and former chief innovation officer at Cleveland Clinic, has joined the leadership team at Kettering (Ohio) Health.

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