Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Tennessee orthopedic practice to expand, recruit providers in 2021

    The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee has grown significantly in the last two years, and CEO Darren Harris sees more big moves in 2021, according to a report in local Tennessee news website Williamson Source.
  2. Carrum Health raises $40M to expand access to orthopedic Centers of Excellence

    San Francisco-based Carrum Health closed $40 million in Series A funding, which it will use to improve its artificial intelligence-powered technology and expand access to care, according to a Jan. 7 news release.
  3. Drs. Sachin Pawar, James Chow & more: 5 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    From a surgeon receiving an accolade from a professional society to another about to open a clinic in Virginia, here are the latest orthopedists making the news:

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  1. Spine practice owner donates 40K+ masks to first responders

    Sarim Mir, MD, owner of Mir Neurology & Spine Center in Hagerstown, Md., has donated more than 40,000 masks to first responders, with 25,000 more on the way, Herald-Mail Media reported Jan. 6.
  2. Mayo Clinic $4.9M project to boost orthopedic imaging at Wisconsin clinic

    Mayo Clinic Health System is expanding imaging capabilities at its Onalaska, Wis., clinic, local news outlet WKBT reported Jan. 7.
  3. Orthopedic surgeon alleges Wright Medical infringed on ankle device patent: 5 details

    Arthrodesis, a company owned by Rama Chandran, MD, is suing Wright Medical for patent infringement.
  4. As bundle participation declines, orthopedics looks to increased risk sharing and population health: 4 industry leaders discuss

    Recent dropout rates in CMS' Bundled Payments for Care Improvement program indicate that participation barriers and retention strategies need to be addressed to have a more significant effect on healthcare cost and quality, according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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  1. Alabama hospital turns orthopedic unit into COVID-19 ward

    At Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center in Anniston, almost half of the inpatients are being treated for complications associated with COVID-19, WBHM reports.
  2. Virginia orthopedic practice with 42-year monopoly will soon face competition

    After operating the only orthopedic practice in Fauquier County, Va., for more than 40 years, Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center in Warrenton will soon face competition, the Fauquier Times reports.
  3. Patients willing to pay $3,152 more for total joint replacement surgeons with higher star rating: 4 details

    Patients are willing to pay more out of pocket for total joint replacements at a hospital with a higher star rating than at an average hospital, according to a study published in the January 2021 issue of Health Affairs.
  4. Florida scoliosis director corrects severe kyphosis with spinal fusion

    David Siambanes, DO, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon specializing in reconstructive spine surgery,performed spinal fusion to correct a severe kyphosis disorder in a 17-year-old patient in Florida.
  1. 6 spine surgeons on the move in December

    Six spine and neurosurgeons joined new groups or expanded their practice in December:
  2. NuVasive stock jumps 5.8% after single-position spine surgery study — 3 details

    NuVasive's stock rose 5.8 percent Jan. 6 after publication of its study regarding single-position spine surgery in The Spine Journal, according to Seeking Alpha.
  3. Dr. Stanislav Avshalumov clinches physician of the year accolade

    Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners, a society of highly referred providers, named orthopedic surgeon Stanislav Avshalumov, DO, "Physician of the Year" for the state of New York in 2021.
  4. Single-position spine surgery reduces complications, hospital stay, NuVasive study finds

    A NuVasive study published in The Spine Journal demonstrated that single-position spine surgery has significant advantages over open spinal fusion.
  5. Dr. Tina Raman leads spine surgery at NYU Langone's new outpatient practice

    New York City-based NYU Langone opened its first outpatient orthopedic practice in Staten Island, N.Y., where Tina Raman, MD, will provide spine care.
  6. California suspends nonessential surgeries in counties with low ICU capacity

    California issued a new health order Jan. 5 that delays nonessential surgeries at hospitals in counties where ICU capacity is diminished, CBS Sacramento reports.
  7. HOPCo, Ascension joint venture spine hospital opens in Florida; Georgia expansion planned

    A joint venture orthopedic and spine hospital opened Jan. 4 at Ascension St. Vincent's Southside campus in Jacksonville, Fla., according to the Jacksonville Daily Record.
  8. How Medtronic, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson's shares performed this week

    Here's how Medtronic, Stryker and Johnson & Johnson's shares have fluctuated over the last five days.
  9. Bone quality associated with early complications post-spinal fusion, study finds

    Patients with poor bone quality may be at particular risk of early complications after spinal fusion, according to an article to be published in the February edition of Bone.

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