Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 13 spine devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in February

    The FDA granted 510(k) clearance to 13 spine devices last month. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Medtronic's COVID-19 relief efforts — A timeline of key updates

    While weathering a 34.5 percent drop in shares since its last earnings report, Medtronic has taken steps to aid COVID-19 relief efforts. By Angie Stewart -
  3. Mets ace Noah Syndergaard undergoing Tommy John amid pandemic

    New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard is scheduled to have his Tommy John surgery performed at HSS Florida in West Palm Beach March 26. However, the state postponed all elective procedures March 20 — so how is Mr. Syndergaard going under the knife? By Eric Oliver -

COVID-19: What we've learned and are planning for next in the Lab Supply Chain, Hospital Labs and Patient Blood Management

How people on the ground are navigating issues in supply chain, labs and patient blood management during the COVID-19 pandemic — and how they're prepping for what's to come. Click here to learn more.
  1. AgNovos Healthcare spine device achieves FDA breakthrough designation

    The FDA awarded AgNovos Healthcare's AGN1 Local Osteo-enhancement Procedure small volume kit breakthrough device designation on March 26. By Alan Condon -
  2. Neurosurgeon creates app to keep families of patients informed during COVID-19

    Randall Porter, MD, a neurosurgeon with Phoenix-based Banner Health, aims to bridge the communication gap between patients and their families during the coronavirus pandemic through a new app, reports ABC15 Arizona. By Alan Condon -
  3. Orthofix acquires limb lengthening system in $18M deal, includes future applications for spine

    Orthofix on March 26 completed the acquisition of assets associated with Fitbone, a limb lengthening system developed by German company Wittenstein SE. By Alan Condon -
  4. $2.5B in sales projected for Novartis' spinal muscular atrophy drug by 2025

    Zolgensma, Novartis' gene therapy drug for spinal muscular atrophy, recently demonstrated significant therapeutic benefits for patients in various extended clinical trials, reports Pharmaceutical Technology. By Alan Condon -
  1. Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons go viral with rendition of John Lennon's 'Imagine'

    Two chief residents in the orthopedic department of Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic paid tribute to John Lennon with a rendition of his song 'Imagine' on March 24, reports ABC News.  By Alan Condon -
  2. NASS issues call for papers for new online spine journal

    The North American Spine Society issued a call for papers for its new online journal, NASSJ. By Alan Condon -
  3. 6 industry layoffs, furloughs for physician leaders to know

    Closures and service disruptions related to the COVID-19 outbreak are causing financial hardship across the healthcare industry, affecting anesthesia groups, spine and orthopedic practices, device companies, and surgery centers. By Angie Stewart -
  4. Medtronic ups COVID-19 relief contribution to $11.2M

    Medtronic's charitable arm is pledging an additional $10 million toward COVID-19 relief efforts, the device company announced March 25. By Angie Stewart -
  1. 16 COVID-19 diagnoses with ties to orthopedics, spine

    Becker's Spine Review has reported on 16 confirmed cases of COVID-19 affecting spine and orthopedic groups, physicians, or specialty-leading hospitals since mid-March: By Angie Stewart -
  2. Bioventus taps former Stryker, Smith+Nephew executive as new CEO

    The board of managers at Bioventus unanimously appointed Ken Reali to succeed Tony Bihl as CEO when he retires April 20. By Alan Condon -
  3. Precision Spine launches posterior cervical stabilization system for spine surgery

    Precision Spine on March 25 launched its Reform Posterior Occipital Cervical Thoracic system. By Alan Condon -
  4. Expanding telemedicine for spinal care: 3 spine surgeons share insights

    Telemedicine services are rapidly increasing across the country after the Trump administration's March 13 declaration to expand Medicare coverage for the technology in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. By Alan Condon -
  5. Drs. Neal ElAttrache, Adam Anz & more: 7 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Here are seven orthopedic surgeons making the news this week: By Alan Condon -
  6. How COVID-19 has hit devicemakers & more: 7 device company notes

    Here are seven key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies: By Eric Oliver -
  7. Andrews Institute ASC postpones elective procedures along with other Baptist facilities — 4 insights

    All Pensacola, Fla.-based Baptist Health Care facilities, including the Andrews Institute ASC, postponed all elective procedures after Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order halting elective procedures, reports. By Eric Oliver -
  8. NFL stops medical testing, tells teams to close facilities amid COVID-19 outbreak

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told all 32 franchises to close club facilities by 6 p.m. local time March 25, according to USA Today. By Alan Condon -
  9. NASS offers COVID-19 resources for spine providers

    The North American Spine Society established a new section on its website to keep spine providers informed of the evolving announcements, regulations and guidelines concerning the novel coronavirus. By Alan Condon -

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