Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Drs. Todd Lanman, Jason Cuellar publish findings on restorative motion surgery

    The International Journal of Spine Surgery has published research detailing the successful outcome of a conversion of an anterior cervical fusion to artificial disc replacement.
  2. Tennessee hospital recognized for quality in spinal fusion

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Williamson Medical Center has been recognized for the safety and quality of its spinal fusions, Williamson Source reported Aug. 31.
  3. Dr. Darren Friedman takes on new role as orthopedics director

    Darren Friedman, MD, joined New York City-based Gramercy Surgery Center as director of orthopedics, according to an Aug. 21 announcement.

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  1. Drs. Michael Landi, Daryll Dykes & more: 6 spine surgeons making headlines

    Six spine surgeons making the news this week:
  2. Vertebral body tethering shows success in the treatment of scoliosis, study finds

    A study conducted by Columbia-based University of Missouri School of Medicine and MU Health Care has shown vertebral body tethering to be a promising treatment for scoliosis patients who have flexibility and growth remaining in their spine.
  3. Dr. Jason Cormier joins scientific advisory board of neuro-nutrition product

    Neurosurgeon Jason Cormier, MD, has been named to the scientific advisory board of Brain Armor, according to an Aug. 28 announcement.
  4. Blue Cross of Philadelphia policy update requires physiatrist consult for lumbar spinal fusions

    Blue Cross of Philadelphia has issued a policy update that requires a physiatrist to attest that a patient failed conservative treatment prior to lumbar spinal fusions.

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  1. New York neurosurgeon pays $290K for private airport

    Neurosurgeon Michael Landi, MD, has purchased Hamburg Airport in Lakeview, N.Y., Buffalo News reported Aug. 27.
  2. $144M spine, orthopedic center breaks ground in Wisconsin

    Appleton, Wis.-based ThedaCare broke ground Aug. 27 on its $144 million Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Center, Fox 11 News reports.
  3. The payer landscape for outpatient total joints from 3 surgeons

    The pandemic is accelerating outpatient orthopedics and total joint replacements, and payers have taken notice.
  4. Telehealth before and during the pandemic — 2 orthopedic surgeons weigh in

    To protect patients and staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers across specialties expanded access to telehealth.
  1. Dr. Mary O'Connor: Why patient experience should drive tech investment in orthopedics

    Mary I. O'Connor, MD, is the first director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Care at Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health and a professor of orthopedics and rehabilitation at Yale School of Medicine.
  2. Campbell Clinic, Camber Spine & more: 3 C-suite executives earning recognition in orthopedics

    Following is a list of three executives who have been honored for their work in orthopedics this year:
  3. Illinois pain, spine group names practice administrator

    Francine Norman, BSN, RN, was promoted to serve as practice administrator of Illinois Pain Institute and Barrington (Ill.) Pain and Spine Institute.
  4. 2 spine surgeon-entrepreneurs making waves in the industry

    Two spine surgeons have been making waves on the entrepreneurial front in the past month.
  5. Dr. Alexis Colvin: Lessons learned in sports medicine and key considerations for the return to sports

    The sports medicine field was one of the most affected specialties during the pandemic, primarily due to the cessation of elective surgeries earlier in the year and the widespread suspension of many sports at varying levels. 
  6. Wenzel Spine acquires spinal imaging company

    Spinal implant manufacturer Wenzel Spine on Aug. 27 acquired Statera Spine, a spinal imaging analytics company.
  7. California children's hospital acquires $1.5M spinal robot

    MemorialCare Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach (Calif.) is reportedly the first pediatric hospital in the state to acquire the ExcelsiusGPS robotic system for spine surgery, Cerritos Community News reports.
  8. Drilling Bone, docking retractors & more: 3 surgeons on the future of robotic spine surgery

    Hospitals and surgery centers across the U.S. have been implementing robots that are designed to improve surgical precision and provide more reproducible spine surgeries.
  9. Drs. Lisa Cannada, Raymond Allard & more: 7 orthopedic surgeons making the news

    Here are seven orthopedic surgeons making headlines this week:

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