Current Issue of Becker's Spine Review

Written by Natalie Leoni | December 11, 2014 | Print  |

November / December 2018 Issue of Becker's Spine Review


ON THE COVER

Stryker acquires K2M for $1.4B, a 27% premium: 5 things to know
Stryker inked a deal to acquire minimally invasive spine device company K2M for approximately $1.4 billion. Click here to continue

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary acquires Emerging Implant Technologies to expand spine implants portfolio: 5 insights
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary GmbH acquired Emerging Implant Technologies. Click here to continue

Medtronic executive to become NuVasive CEO: 5 things to know
NuVasive named J. Christopher Barry as its new CEO, effective Nov. 5. Click here to continue

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute adds 5 New York-based surgeons to newly opened New Jersey location: 5 things to know
Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute continued its growth this year by adding five New York-based surgeons to its soon-to-open practice location in Montvale, N.J. Click here to continue

Former neurosurgery resident files $50M lawsuit against Missouri medical school: 7 things to know
In a $50 million lawsuit, former neurosurgery resident Rylan Brantl, MD, alleges the chief of neurosurgery at Columbia-based University of Missouri School of Medicine harassed and fired him without good cause, the Missourianreports. Click here to continue

Jury finds Colorado hospital overcharged patient for $300K spinal fusion: 5 things to know
A Colorado jury sided with Lisa French, a patient at Westminster, Colo.-based St. Anthony North Health Campus, ruling the hospital overcharged her for a spinal fusion, The Denver Post reports. Click here to continue

Apple is hiring for its health business
Apple is seeking an engineering manager to support its health business. Click here to continue

Biologics in spine surgery holds great promise — Dr. Choll Kim shares insight into new field
While the use of biologics in spine surgery is still emerging, more spine surgeons are gaining exposure to the field as new clinical trials and noninvasive treatments are born. Click here to continue

Neurosurgeon sues Wyoming hospital, alleging employment agreement violations: 6 things to know
Anje Kim, MD, a Wyoming-based neurosurgeon, is suing her former employers for allegedly violating her employment agreement, according to the Casper Star Tribune. Click here to continue

SPINE SURGEONS

Neurosurgeon sues Wyoming hospital, alleging employment agreement violations: 6 things to know
Anje Kim, MD, a Wyoming-based neurosurgeon, is suing her former employers for allegedly violating her employment agreement, according to the Casper Star Tribune. Click here to continue

Female UK-based neurosurgeon-in-training's Tweet about being told to chose a different career goes viralifferent career goes viral
A United Kingdom-based neurosurgeon-in-training's Tweet about sexism in the workplace went viral, according to the Daily Mail. Click here to continue

What are the top 4 revenue-generating specialties? Orthopedic surgery ranks No. 1
The average net revenue physicians generate for their affiliated hospitals is $1.56 million, according to the Merritt Hawkins 2016 Physician Inpatient/Outpatient Revenue Survey. Click here to continue

Former neurosurgery resident files $50M lawsuit against Missouri medical school: 7 things to know
In a $50 million lawsuit, former neurosurgery resident Rylan Brantl, MD, alleges the chief of neurosurgery at Columbia-based University of Missouri School of Medicine harassed and fired him without good cause, the Missourianreports. Click here to continue

Judge rejects bid to dismiss 8 defamation claims in Dr. Johnny Delashaw's libel case – 7 insights
A federal judge rejected The Seattle Times' bid to dismiss defamation claims brought by Johnny Delashaw, MD, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal. Click here to continue

In Minnesota, average spinal fusion inpatient costs range from $26K-$58K: 5 things to know
The Minnesota Department of Health collects and reveals cost data on several of the priciest procedures for hospitals statewide, including spinal fusion.Click here to continue

Biologics in spine surgery holds great promise — Dr. Choll Kim shares insight into new field
While the use of biologics in spine surgery is still emerging, more spine surgeons are gaining exposure to the field as new clinical trials and noninvasive treatments are born. Click here to continue

Emory School of Medicine names spine surgeon as orthopedic chair: 5 details
Atlanta-based Emory University School of Medicine elected Scott Boden, MD, to serve as its orthopedic department chair. Click here to continue

What it takes for spine surgeons to become level 5 leaders: Q&A with Dr. Jeffrey Wang

Jeffrey C. Wang, MD, has devoted his career to advancing spine surgery and care as a surgeon, scientist and department leader. Click here to continue

Jury finds Colorado hospital overcharged patient for $300K spinal fusion: 5 things to know
A Colorado jury sided with Lisa French, a patient at Westminster, Colo.-based St. Anthony North Health Campus, ruling the hospital overcharged her for a spinal fusion, The Denver Post reports. Click here to continue

DEVICES & IMPLANTS

KFx Medical sues Stryker for patent infringement; Arthrex paid $35M in similar suit: 4 key notes
KFx Medical filed a lawsuit against Stryker, alleging patent infringement for the knotless double row rotator cuff repair procedure. Click here to continue

3D-printed surfaces more osteogenic than plasma spray-coated implants, study finds
Additive manufactured titanium spinal implant surfaces may create a more osteogenic environment than titanium plasma spray-coated surfaces, according to a study in the International Journal of Spine Surgery. Click here to continue

Zimmer Biomet, Apple to launch joint replacement app: 4 things to know
Zimmer Biomet partnered with Apple to launch a mobile app that will connect knee and hip replacement patients to surgical teams and follow them through the episode of care. Click here to continue

Medtronic executive to become NuVasive CEO: 5 things to know
NuVasive named J. Christopher Barry as its new CEO, effective Nov. 5. Click here to continue

Stryker acquires K2M for $1.4B, a 27% premium: 5 things to know
Stryker inked a deal to acquire minimally invasive spine device company K2M for approximately $1.4 billion. Click here to continue

NuVasive, Siemens Healthcare to partner on new spine imaging technology: 5 things to know
NuVasive and Siemens Healthineers entered into a strategic partnership to develop new technology for spine surgeons. Click here to continue

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary acquires Emerging Implant Technologies to expand spine implants portfolio: 5 insights
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary GmbH acquired Emerging Implant Technologies. Click here to continue

CTL Medical to acquire Amedica's spine business for up to $10M: 4 things to know
Amedica will sell its commercial spine business to CTL Medical for up to $10 million. Click here to continue

Medtronic adds to spine business with $1.64B acquisition of Mazor: 6 things to know$Medtronic adds to spine business with $1.64B acquisition of Mazor: 6 things to know
After beginning its strategic and equity investment in Mazor two years ago, Medtronic has begun the process of fully acquiring the spinal robotics company. Click here to continue

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Why private equity deals will become more common for orthopedic practices — Key thoughts from Provident's Robert Aprill
Although many specialties within physician services have seen years of private equity consolidation, PE firms are now setting their sights on new areas within physician services.. Click here to continue

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute adds 5 New York-based surgeons to newly opened New Jersey location: 5 things to know
Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute continued its growth this year by adding five New York-based surgeons to its soon-to-open practice location in Montvale, N.J. Click here to continue

Top of mind concerns for 4 spine surgeons amid practice growth
Four spine surgeons who are on the front ends of their careers discuss their biggest practice concerns. Click here to continue

Spine surgery percentage in ASCs jumped 10% over the past year — Here's expected growth for the next 12 months
The percentage of spine surgeries performed in outpatient and ASC settings has jumped over the past year, and Leerink expects to see continued growth over the next 12 months. Click here to continue

Number of medical students pursuing surgery specialty drops by half — 28 statistics
Only 4 percent of medical students surveyed in 2018 said their chosen medical specialty is general surgery, compared with 8 percent in 2016, according to Medscape's Medical Student Life & Education Report 2018. Click here to continue

Aspen Valley Hospital's orthopedic department teams up with the Hospital for Special Surgery: 6 insights
Aspen Valley (Colo.) Hospital's OrthoAspen specialist group is entering into a co-management partnership with New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery, The Aspen Times reported. Click here to continue

New Hanover Regional Medical Center to shift orthopedic services to $91M facility
Wilmington, N.C.-based New Hanover Regional Medical Center plans to transfer its orthopedic services to a designated orthopedic building, according to WWAY 3. Click here to continue

HEALTHCARE NEWS

ASCs in these states performed the most Medicare procedures — 10 key stats
efinitive Healthcare's database tracks the total volume of Medicare procedures performed at ASCs. Click here to continue

The 2 work-from-home healthcare jobs with $85K-plus salaries
Nurse practitioners and radiologists were the two healthcare jobs listed among high-paying remote jobs, with radiologists having the highest median salary on the list at $260,604, according to a report from job seeker website FlexJobs. Click here to continue

OHSU's heart transplant program suspended indefinitely
Portland, Ore.-based OHSU's heart transplant program will remain inactive until the program's staffing needs are met, system officials said in a prepared statement Aug. 31. Click here to continue

Apple is hiring for its health business
Apple is seeking an engineering manager to support its health business. Click here to continue

Ascension fires 75% of DC-based Providence Health System's board
Nine of Washington, D.C.-based Providence Health System's 12 board members were abruptly fired Aug. 30, according to emails obtained by the Washington City Paper. Click here to continue

 

 

 

 

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