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  1. Pain physician's alleged billing fraud not covered under anti-SLAPP statute, court rules

    A California appellate court has rejected an anti-SLAPP motion filed by Sonny Rubin, MD, after Allstate Insurance alleged that the physician prepared fraudulent medical reports and billing statements to support insurance claims, according to a court opinion posted on Justia. 
  2. 3-surgeon orthopedic practice to join Illinois hospital

    Southern Illinois Hand Center in Effingham, Ill., will join Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center on Aug. 2, according to Effingham Daily News.
  3. 5 highest-paid CEOs of spine, orthopedic device companies

    Here are the highest paid CEOs at publicly traded spine and orthopedic device companies, as reported by AFL-CIO:

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  1. Orthopedic surgeon missing in Florida condo collapse confirmed dead

    Brad Cohen, MD, an orthopedic surgeon reported missing after a condominium in Surfside, Fla., collapsed on June 24 was confirmed dead July 16.
  2. 3 numbers demonstrating the growth of surgical robots in 2021

    Surgical robots in spine and orthopedics is a growing market with more surgeons adopting the technology. Here are three numbers that show the strength of robots in 2021:
  3. Former Seton Hall basketball star alleges misdiagnosis in lawsuit

    A former basketball player for Seton Hall sued the school, coach and an athletic trainer, alleging he was misdiagnosed with an ankle injury when he had a lateral meniscal tear, according to USA Today.
  4. Dr. Kurt Spindler named AOSSM's 50th president

    Kurt Spindler, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Westin, Fla., was named the 50th president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, according to a July announcement.
  1. 'Make a mark with your output': Dr. Ronald Navarro's leadership advice

    Great leaders are able to turn their ideas into action and output, according to Ronald Navarro, MD, regional coordinating chief of orthopedic surgery of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group.
  2. Scoliosis management sales to hit $3.9B by 2031: 4 notes

    The scoliosis management market is projected to reach $3.9 billion by 2031, up from $2.6 billion in 2020, according to a report from market research firm Insight Slice.
  3. Why Centers of Excellence are becoming more prominent in spine

    More healthcare organizations are seeking partnerships with talented spine surgeons to become designated as a Center of Excellence, which takes an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to care.
  4. The AOSSM in 2021: 4 updates

    A leadership appointment and three more updates from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine in 2021:
  1. Endoscopic spine surgery market to grow 8% by 2031: 4 details

    The global endoscopic spine surgery market is predicted to hit a compound annual growth rate of 8 percent from 2021 to 2031, according to a July 16 report from Persistence Market Research.
  2. California hospital with spine, total joint robots named Center of Excellence

    Adventist Health Simi Valley (Calif.) became the first facility in Ventura County to be designated as a Center of Excellence for robotic surgery.
  3. 10 most-read spine stories so far this year — Orthopedics no longer the highest-paid specialty, Tiger Woods' 5th spine surgery & more

    From Tiger Woods' fifth spine surgery to device companies to watch in 2021 and what's next for spine surgery at ASCs, here are the 10 most-read stories on Becker's Spine Review this year:
  4. Florida hospital testing 2 motion-preserving alternatives to spinal fusion

    Ashvin Patel, MD, is leading research on motion-preserving and nonfusion technologies at Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Hospital that could potentially overtake spinal fusion as the standard of care, Florida Trend reported July 15.
  5. Is it worth the cost? 4 spine surgeons on adopting new technology

    From implants to robots, surgical technology for the spine has advanced at an exponential rate, and many surgeons are excited about the potential they hold.
  6. Spine robot surpasses 20K cases

    The ExcelsiusGPS robot has been used in more than 20,000 spine surgeries globally, the system's developer said July 15.
  7. 10 spine surgeons to know

    A physician who marked a milestone in image-guided surgery and nine more spine surgeons to know:
  8. NuVasive lifts hold on scoliosis rods recalled in 2020

    NuVasive has lifted a U.S. voluntary ship hold on its Magec system and made a modified Magec X device available for sale, effective July 15.
  9. 'It's already evolved': Dr. Kern Singh on outpatient spine surgery

    Outpatient spine surgery already has a strong foothold, and it provides surgeons with autonomy, according to Kern Singh, MD, co-director of Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago.

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