Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. What hospitals can learn from ASCs: 5 spine leaders discuss

    Hospitals are looking for new ways to compete with ASCs as outpatient migration continues across the orthopedic space.
  2. Billionaire spine surgeon: 7 things to know about Dr. Gary Michelson

    Forbes' 35th annual list of the world's richest people in 2021 includes Gary Michelson, MD, a retired spine surgeon with a net worth of $1.7 billion.
  3. Orthopedic surgeon joins Blue Cross Blue Shield board

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming added Mark Ryzewicz, MD, to its board of directors, Powell Tribune reported April 6.

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  1. MedStar Health appoints Dr. Jay Khanna to 3 leadership roles

    Spine surgeon Jay Khanna, MD, MBA, has been named to three leadership positions in Washington, D.C. by Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health, according to the company. 
  2. 100+ New Jersey orthopedic surgeons form supergroup: 5 details

    Seven orthopedic practices in New Jersey are merging to form Ortho Alliance NJ.
  3. NuVasive device acquired in $150M deal approved for 2-level disc replacement

    The FDA has approved NuVasive's Simplify cervical artificial disc for two-level total disc replacement.
  4. 5 takeaways from SeaSpine's preliminary Q1 financial report

    Medical device company SeaSpine expects to see first-quarter revenue up to $42 million.
  1. 2 surgeons perform debut cases with TheraCell's fiber bag

    The first two spinal surgery cases with TheraCell's TheraFuze DBF Fiber Bag were completed in Illinois and Texas.
  2. Mayfield Brain & Spine forms joint neurosurgery program with Ohio hospital

    Norwood, Ohio-based Mayfield Brain & Spine is doubling down on a longstanding partnership with The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati to expand neurosurgery care in the region.
  3. 7 orthopedic centers opened or announced in March

    From Rothman Orthopaedics to Twin Cities Orthopedics, here are seven orthopedic centers opened or announced in the past month:
  4. Yearlong breach at Maryland orthopedic group exposed info of 125,000 people

    The information of more than 125,000 people had been exposed for a year by the time Bethesda, Md.-based Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics found that it had been the victim of a cyberattack this year, the centers recently informed patients and members of its employee health plan.
  1. Court issues injunction against Aegis Spine; finds company reverse engineered competitor's product

    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has issued a preliminary injunction preventing the marketing and sale of an Aegis Spine line of products.
  2. Lawsuit against Medtronic over spine devices revived: 4 details

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived a lawsuit April 2 accusing Medtronic of violating the False Claims Act by misrepresenting select spine devices to the FDA for clearance.
  3. Dr. Peter Rose appointed editor-in-chief of the Journal of the AAOS

    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons named Peter Rose, MD, as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the AAOS.
  4. Orlando Health's $250M orthopedic hospital: 7 things to know

    In March, Orlando (Fla.) Health appointed longtime executive Carlos Carrasco president of Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute, a $250 million project that recently broke ground.
  5. 6 recent practice partnerships: Rothman Orthopaedics, Montana Orthopedics & more

    From smaller practices joining larger organizations to collaborations with local hospitals, here are 6 orthopedic partnerships that made headlines in the past month:
  6. The implant Purdue University hopes will revolutionize joint surgery

    Two professors from West Lafayette, Ind.-based Purdue University developed a shoulder implant that uses a patient's stem cells to help repair the rotator cuff.
  7. Google, Walmart execs enter medtech: 7 leadership changes at orthopedic companies

    From a Google executive shaking up a spine company and a Walmart leader joining Medtronic, here are seven leadership changes announced in the orthopedic device industry in the past month:
  8. Hospitals vs. ASCs: What 3 spine surgeons expect as outpatient migration continues

    While many surgical procedures have been steadily migrating from the inpatient to outpatient setting in recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this trend.
  9. Texas spine surgeon completes 2nd fellowship in cosmetic surgery

    Steven Cyr, MD, a Mayo Clinic-trained spine surgeon, has completed a second fellowship in cosmetic surgery with Wilbur Hah, MD, president of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

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