January/February 2012 Issue of Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review

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125 Outstanding Knee Surgeons

The following knee surgeons were selected based on awards they received from major organizations in the field, leadership in those organizations, work on professional publications and positions of service at hospitals and surgery centers. Click to continue »


101 Hospitals With Great Spine & Neurosurgery Programs

Becker's Hospital Review has named the following hospitals to its list, "101 Hospitals With Great Spine and Neurosurgery Programs." Click to continue »


Highest and Lowest Compensated Orthopedists: 5 Things to Know

Some orthopedic subspecialists experienced an increase in compensation during 2010 while others decreased significantly. Click to continue »


Publisher's Letter

Here are five core concepts for healthcare providers this year, as well as observations on key healthcare delivery trends during 2011. Click to continue »


10 Tips for Orthopedic Practices to Remain Independent

Since the recession started affecting patient finances and ASC budgets in 2008, healthcare facilities have struggled to cut costs, increase case volume and negotiate payor contracts that won't sap their profitability. Click to continue »


5 Principles of Rothman Institute's Innovative Orthopedic Practice Business Model

Rothman Institute, based in Philadelphia, is a large multispecialty orthopedic group that added its 15th office location earlier this year, increasing its number of physician partners close to 80. Click to continue »


5 Points on Orthopedic Surgeon Compensation and Expenses

Here are five points about orthopedic surgeon compensation in different practice settings based on statistics from the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2011. Click to continue »


Are Partial Knee Replacements a Passing Trend or the Future of Knee Care

Here are 13 joint replacement surgeons and industry experts discussing whether partial knee replacements are a passing trend or the way of the future. Click to continue »


Uncovering the Chondrolysis Mystery: 7 Insights to Know

A recent surge in young, active patients developing chondrolysis after arthroscopic surgery has orthopedic surgeons and healthcare providers across the country concerned. Click to continue »


5 Points on Developing a Concierge Sports Medicine Practice

Healthcare delivery is changing and while some specialists struggle to stay afloat, others remain on the innovating edge of practicing medicine. Click to continue »


NASS Next Year: Dr. Michael Heggeness on Goals & Challenges for 2012

Michael Heggeness, MD, director of the spine surgery fellowship program at Baylor Clinic in Houston, was recently named the 2011-2012 president of the North American Spine Society. Click to continue »


Where Spine Research is Headed: 5 Points From Dr. Frank Phillips

Spine surgeons are faced with several roadblocks to providing care in today's healthcare environment. Click to continue »


Importance of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in the ASC Setting: Q&A With Dr. John Peloza

John H. Peloza, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon, founder and medical director of the Center for Spine Care and founding physician partner of the Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery in Dallas, which was recently founded through a partnership between Meridian Surgical Partners and local physicians. Click to continue »


Now is a Great Time to be a Physician: Q&A With Dr. John Caruso on Physician Involvement in Healthcare Changes

Despite the uncertainty associated with today's healthcare system, John Caruso, MD, a neurosurgeon with Parkway Neuroscience & Spine Institute in Hagerstown, Md., believes that now is a great time to be practicing medicine. Click to continue »


Spine vs. Neurosurgeon Compensation: Who Receives More?

1. Neurosurgeons received more compensation. Overall, neurosurgeons received compensation of $6,845 more than spine surgeons in 2010, according to VMG's Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2011 Report Based on 2010 Data. Click to continue »


Healthcare Reform and its Effect on Pain Management: Q&A With Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Healthcare Reform and its Effect on Pain Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, is the chairman of the board and CEO of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers; medical director of the Pain Management Center of Paducah (Ky.). Click to continue »


Dr. Scott Glaser: The Need for Interconnected Prescription Monitoring Programs

In the past 20 years, physicians have been urged by many groups to treat pain more aggressively — which often means prescribing more opioids and other prescription pain medications. Click to continue »


10 Ways to Improve Profitability for Pain Management

Pain management is a specialty in flux. Not only are more chronic pain sufferers seeking out treatment, but the release of a recent Center for Disease Control report, which found more people die from prescription drug overdoses than heroin and cocaine combined, has created a backlash over opioid prescriptions and a call for alternative treatments. Click to continue »


28 Pain Management-Driven ASCs to Know

This is a list of pain management-driven surgery centers researched and compiled by the Becker's ASC Review editorial staff. Click to continue »


5 Points on Ultrasound for Pain Management

Ultrasound technology is an emerging technology for pain management and can be used in both diagnostic and procedural applications. Click to continue »

12 Research and Development Projects for New Orthopedic & Spine Technology

Here are 12 orthopedic and spine technology research and development projects. Click to continue »


10 Orthopedic & Spine Device Company Financial Reports

Here are 10 orthopedic and spine device company financial reports. Click to continue »


Low Cost Orthopedic Implants: 5 Things to Know About Buying at Wholesale Price

Until recently, the cost of orthopedic and spine devices weren't inhibitory for providers, even though 700 percent mark-ups on these devices were the norm. Click to continue »


25 Orthopedic Surgeons on the Move

Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Ore., recently welcomed Douglas Abbott, MD. Dr. Abbott has a professional interest in shoulder and knee arthroscopy. Click to continue »


Being a Team Physician for Professional Athletes: Q&A With Indiana Pacers Team Physician Dr. Timothy Hupfer

Orthopedic and sports medicine physicians take on a great deal of responsibility when they agree to serve as a team physician for athletes at any level, and the commitment is especially cumbersome for professional teams. Click to continue »

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