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September/October 2011 Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review

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September/October 2011 Issue


Will There Be a Place for Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon Relationships With Device Companies in the Future? 6 Responses

Six orthopedic and spine surgeons and industry members discuss the current state of surgeon relationships with device companies and what might be in store for the future. Click to continue »


Robotics in Orthopedic Surgery: 6 Points on the Present and Future

Robotic and computer-assisted technology is now available for use during orthopedic and spine procedures. Click to continue »


67 Outstanding Shoulder Surgeons and Specialists

The following shoulder surgeons and specialists were selected for this list based on the awards they have received from major organizations in the field, leadership in those organizations, work on professional publications and positions of service held at hospitals and practices. Click to continue »


Publisher’s Letter: September 2011

The Evolution of Physician Alignment; Becker’s Hospital Review CEO/CFO Annual Strategy Webinar Click to continue »


Dr. John Caruso: Becoming a Champion of Change in Healthcare

Some healthcare professionals might still be analyzing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but other physicians are making the legislation — and the ideas behind it — come to life. Click to continue »


Dr. Brian Cole: Developing the Future of Cartilage Regeneration in Orthopedics

Biological solutions for cartilage regeneration in orthopedics are one of the fastest-growing areas of research and development fields in the specialty. Click to continue »


Simplifying the Complexities of Being a Team Physician for Professional Athletes: Q&A With Dr. Doug Freedberg

A team physician for the Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Coyotes and consultant with the Oakland Athletics, Douglas Freedberg, MD, discusses the finer points of being a sports medicine and team physician today. Click to continue »


What Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Means and Why it Will Survive: 5 Points From Dr. Frank Phillips

Frank Phillips, MD, a spine surgeon and partner at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, discusses five points on minimally invasive spine surgery. Click to continue »


Dr. Frank Cammisa: 4 Points on Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusions

Lateral lumbar interbody fusion, also known as extreme lateral interbody fusion, is a relatively new procedure that surgeons have found successful for treating patients with complex disorders such as spondylolisthesis and scoliosis. Click to continue »


Top 10 Things to Look for in a Teleradiology Group

In today's constantly changing healthcare environment, it's important for orthopedic and spine surgeons and practices to work with reliable radiologists who are experienced in reading musculoskeletal reports. Click to continue »


Changes for CMS Imaging Reimbursement

If your practice bills Medicare for MRI or CT services, are you prepared for MIPPA? On July 15, 2008, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA). Click to continue »


Dr. Scott Glaser: 6 Points on Why Repeal of IPAB and PCORI is Necessary

As part of healthcare reform's initiative to lower the cost of healthcare, the Independent Payment Advisory Board and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute were formed to make decisions about the procedures Medicare will cover. Click to continue »


Impact on Pain Management of the New Outcomes Research Institute: Q&A With Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti

Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, is the chairman of the board and CEO of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) and the Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers (SIPMS); medical director of the Pain Management Center of Paducah (Ky.); and associate clinical professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Click to continue »


50 Orthopedic and Spine Devices to Know

This is a list of 50 orthopedic and spine devices that have received FDA 510(k) clearance for the entire system, new system generations or additions to the system in 2011. Click to continue »


30 Orthopedic and Spine Surgeons on the Move

Danville (Va.) Spine Center, a division of Danville Orthopedic Clinic, welcomed Leon Abram, MD, a traumatic spinal disorder surgeons. Click to continue »
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