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  1. How orthopedic practices can get ahead of workforce shortages

    Healthcare workforce shortages have increased dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic as hospitals and health systems across the country battle to attract and retain talent, including primary and specialty physicians, nurses and administrative staff.
  2. 10 spine surgeons to know

    Two physicians debuting technology and eight more spine surgeons to know:
  3. Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics to add 3 locations

    Germantown, Tenn.-based Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics is adding three locations this year in Tennessee and Mississippi, Memphis Flyer reported May 24.

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  1. Aurora Spine's record Q1, a new spine table debuts and more: 6 device company notes

    Spinal Simplicity's latest hire and five more updates from spine device companies in the last week:
  2. Spine hospital CEO steps down

    Robert Blair, CEO of Baton Rouge-based The Spine Hospital of Louisiana, is stepping down after 12 years with the company, according to Greater Baton Rouge Business Report.
  3. Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic, M2 Orthopedics open urgent care clinic

    Arlington, Va.-based Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic and management services organization M2 Orthopedics are opening a weekend urgent care clinic in Lorton, Va. 
  4. Dr. Neal ElAttrache operates on Chicago Bulls' Zach Levine

    Neal ElAttrache, MD, performed arthroscopic knee surgery on Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, ESPN reported May 24.

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  1. NFL partners with HBCUs for diversity in sports medicine

    The NFL launched a program to diversify the pipeline of students interested in sports medicine and orthopedics.
  2. Texas spine center enrolls 10th patient in multilevel disc replacement trial

    Texas Spine Care Center in San Antonio has enrolled its 10th patient in a trial comparing the safety and effectiveness of Centinel Spine's disc replacement products to a similar FDA-approved product. 
  3. Orthopedic surgeons see highest work relative value unit growth from 2019-2021

    The work relative value units between 2019 and 2021 grew more than 7 percent, according to a May 2022 MGMA report.
  4. 'We're stronger together': Why orthopedic execs say consolidation is the key to growth

    Consolidation has snowballed among orthopedic groups over the last two years as independent providers strategize to maintain autonomy and capitalize on the shift to value-based care.
  1. Idaho hospital debuts spine surgery operating table

    Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls, Idaho, added the ProAxis spinal surgery table.
  2. 7 recent device company leadership moves

    From CEO shifts to board of directors reshuffling, here are seven device company leadership appointments covered by Becker's since April 26:
  3. Lobbying key to addressing spine care challenges, Dr. Ciro Randazzo says

    The top challenges neurosurgeon Ciro Randazzo, MD, expects in 2022 include reimbursement and hospital pressures.
  4. PrecisionOS, Siemens Healthineers partner on VR orthopedic surgical training

    Siemens Healthineers has partnered with virtual reality surgical training provider PrecisionOS Technology to provide surgeons with virtual reality training to practice using Siemens Healthineers' mobile 3D C-arm Cios Spin, which provides surgical workflow guidance and ensures precision in surgery procedures.
  5. Aurora Spine reports highest Q1 revenue

    Aurora Spine posted its highest first-quarter revenue in its history, according to financial results released by the devicemaker May 24.
  6. Spine surgeon among 2 new physician partners at DISC Sports & Spine Center

    Newport Beach, Calif.-based DISC Sports & Spine Center added two physician partners.
  7. Healthcare trends spine surgeons should be following: 4 insights

    Commercial payers' acquisition sprees and direct-to-employer contracting are two of the biggest trends providers should be paying attention to as healthcare costs continue to rise and independent practices fight to maintain their autonomy.
  8. Former top scientist, CFO accuse spine company leadership of sexism

    The former CFO and top scientist of DiscGenics are suing the spinal medtech company for alleged misconduct from top leadership.
  9. Dr. Steven Cyr publishes book about healthcare system

    Spine surgeon and entrepreneur Steven Cyr, MD, published a book about the American healthcare system.

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Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months

  • Family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery wins $35M verdict against hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon wins $20M verdict against Johnson & Johnson
  • Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict
  • Spine surgeon's video hits 1 million views on TikTok
  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
  • Spine surgeon owes $17M to paralyzed patient
  • Providence to pay $22.7M to settle unnecessary spine surgery allegations
  • MSOs becoming attractive option for physician-owned orthopedic groups
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Spine surgeon 1 of 9 physician billionaires on Forbes' 2022 list
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Orthopedic surgeon salary vs. average household income in each state
  • 23 spine device companies to watch in 2022
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon sues Sanford Health, alleges defamation and interference with patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • Billionaire spine surgeon buys $23.9M mansion
  • Could Medtronic's spine business be the next medtech spinoff?
  • Medtronic accused of stealing Globus Medical's sales team, customers
  • Ex-NFL player gets 5 years in prison for $2.9M healthcare fraud scheme
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
  • The spine tech surgeons say will explode in the next 5 years
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
  • Neurosurgeon's startup hits $1.2B valuation
  • Orthopedic surgeon fined for operating on wrong knee
  • Good news, bad news for orthopedic surgeons: 6 observations
  • Former spine surgeon owes $13M to 2 women over unnecessary procedures
  • Lawsuits build against Aetna's spine surgery coverage
  • Leave spinal fusions to the surgeons, spine societies warn
  • Walmart's latest partnership pushes retailer into spine care
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
  • 10 power players in orthopedics
  • Outpatient orthopedic hospital to close, lay off staff
  • Rothman Orthopaedics to become national brand, but no 'aspirations to go beyond US'
  • Sports medicine physician fired amid misconduct allegations involving patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon allegedly exaggerated patient visits to defraud insurers
  • 6 reasons neuro, spine surgeons should be the only specialists to perform spinal fusion
  • Orthopedic surgeon, wife get 5 years in prison for tax crimes