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  1. Orthopedic surgeon pay by state | 2023

    Orthopedic surgeons earn $371,400 annually on average, according to data published April 25 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' occupational employment statistics survey.
  2. AI models pass neurosurgery tests at Brown University

    Researchers at Brown University in Providence, R.I. found artificial inelligence models were able to pass written and oral neurosurgery exams, The Brown Daily Herald reported April 25.
  3. 11 orthopedic surgeons sue SSM Health

    The orthopedic surgeons who left SSM Health Dean Medical Group in Madison, Wis., are now suing the hospital.

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  1. Neurosurgeon found fatally shot in Detroit home

    Detroit police are investigating the death of a neurosurgeon who worked at Ascension St. John Hospital, ABC News reported April 25.
  2. Orthopedic surgeon sentenced in $31M 'trip-and-fall' scheme

    Orthopedic surgeon Andrew Dowd, MD, was sentenced to 102 months in prison for his role in a "trip-and-fall" fraud scheme, the U.S. Justice Department said April 25. 
  3. Press Ganey honors Hospital for Special Surgery for 10th consecutive year

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery has earned the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence award for the 10th consecutive year in the category of patient experience. 
  4. Intelivation Technologies opens orthopedic technology development facility

    Medical device company Intelivation Technologies has opened a research and development facility dedicated to advancing orthopedic technologies in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. 

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  1. Seattle Thunderbirds orthopedic surgeon Dr. Alfred Blue dies

    Alfred Blue, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and team physician for the Seattle Thunderbirds, a junior hockey league team, has died, the team said. 
  2. Dr. Jonathan Glashow to perform knee surgery on NBA player Victor Oladipo

    Jonathan Glashow, MD, is set to perform knee surgery on Victor Oladipo, a player for the Miami Heat in the NBA, according to an April 24 report by the Miami Herald.
  3. VySpine's cervical IBF system earns FDA nod

    VySpine's UniVy OsteoVy-Ti NanoVy-HA cervical IBF system earned FDA 510(k) clearance, the devicemaker said April 25.
  4. Akron Children's opens $3.5M pediatric spine surgery OR

    Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital has opened a new operating room dedicated to child, adolescent and young adult spine surgeries. 
  1. Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center adds Dr. Timothy Nice

    Fairlawn, Ohio-based Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center has added Timothy Nice, MD, to its team of physicians in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. 
  2. Twin Cities Orthopedics opens new 27K-square-foot clinic

    Golden Valley, Minn.-based Twin Cities Orthopedics opened TCO Eden Prairie, a new location in Minnesota.
  3. Virginia Spine Institute surgeons win award for AR research

    Ehsan Jazini, MD, Christopher Good, MD, Thomas Schuler, MD, and Colin Haines, MD of the Virginia Spine Institute in Reston earned the Global Spine Journal's 2022 Best Paper Award.
  4. Orthofix launches 2 minimally invasive spine devices

    Orthofix launched the Lattus lateral access system and the Fathom pedicle-based retractor system for minimally invasive surgery, the devicemaker said April 25.
  5. Dr. Jason Dreyer settles unnecessary surgery allegations for $1.17M

    Jason Dreyer, DO, will pay $1.17 million to settle allegations he performed medically unnecessary neurosurgery, the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin reported April 24. 
  6. Cervical disc replacement reimbursement sees 'steady decline'

    After adjusting for inflation, reimbursements for cervical disc replacement have fallen 12.9 percent between 2009 and 2021, according to an analysis in the International Journal of Spine Surgery.
  7. Light-field enabled spine navigation system earns FDA clearance

    Proprio's Paradigm spine navigation system received FDA 510(k) clearance, the medtech company said April 25.
  8. 5 orthopedic surgeons operating on MLB athletes

    Here are five orthopedic sports medicine surgeons who have operated on MLB players that Becker's has reported on since March 20:
  9. U of Arkansas for Medical Sciences opens orthopedic and spine clinic

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock opened the UAMS Health Orthopaedic and Spine Clinic in North Little Rock. 

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