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  1. UAMS encourages women in orthopedics through new program

    The Little Rock-based University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and orthopedic specialist Theresa Wyrick, MD, held an educational clinic for 35 female high school students in an effort to encourage more women to join the field. 
  2. Dr. Robert Bray performs 2nd operation on former motocross star

    Robert Bray, MD, a surgeon at Newport Beach, Calif.-based DISC Sports & Spine Center, performed surgery to fuse neck vertebrae on former motocross star Carey Hart, according to a Dec. 1 Instagram post from the racer. 
  3. 12 recent orthopedic surgeon moves

    Here are 12 orthopedic surgeons who moved to new practices or added to their titles since Nov. 10:

2 new fusion studies highlight benefits of first fully porous PEEK

Spine surgeons want better performing interbody cages. A new porous PEEK technology will become the gold standard. See this white paper with key findings from in-vitro and in-vivo studies.
  1. 5 things to know about Spire Orthopedic Partners

    Spire Orthopedic Partners is a physician-owned and -led management partner for orthopedic and spine practices nationwide. Here are five things to know about Spire Orthopedic, according to its website and Becker's coverage: 
  2. Aetna settles 239-person class suit over spine surgery coverage

    Aetna Life Insurance reached a settlement to resolve a 239-person class action lawsuit over its coverage of lumbar artificial disc replacements.
  3. Departing physicians, new partnerships and more: 5 Rothman Orthopaedics moves in 60 days

    From a departing physician to a new university partnership, here are five updates from Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedics Becker's has reported on since Oct. 14. 
  4. Former health system CEO to testify in case involving former orthopedic surgeon

    Tom VanOsdol, former CEO of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Ascension St. Vincent, will have to testify as the health system defends lawsuits focused on a former orthopedic surgeon at Riverside Hospital, News4Jax reported Dec. 2.

How Conway Regional achieved sepsis program quality, cost improvements in 4 months

Achieving sepsis quality improvements shouldn't take long. This hospital saved $384,000K + boosted compliance by 20% in just 4 months. Here's how.
  1. Think Surgical teams up with digital health company

    THINK Surgical has partnered with UK-based digital health company Definition Health, according to a Dec. 5 release from the company. THINK Surgical is a robotics developer focusing on orthopedic surgery robots.
  2. Hospital for Special Surgery reaches 16,500 cases with handheld orthopedic navigation device

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery has used the OrthAlign navigation device in 16,500 joint replacements.
  3. Here's how artificial disc technology grew in 2022

    In 2022, artificial disc replacement technology has seen significant growth from ongoing research and product developments.
  4. OrthoAlliance adds Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine

    OrthoAlliance partnered with Granville, Ohio-based Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine.
  1. Spire Orthopedic Partners names CEO

    Spire Orthopedic Partners named Chris Fusco as its new CEO, effective Jan. 1 2023.
  2. Spine robots need 'a giant leap forward': 12 surgeons' wishlist for the next generation of robots 

    Robots are still considered to be in their infancy in spine surgery, but most surgeons agree they will have a critical role to play in the future of the specialty. However, certain challenges remain.
  3. 8 major orthopedic partnerships

    Here are eight orthopedic partnerships from Healthcare Outcomes Performance Co., OrthoAlliance and more that Becker's has reported on since Nov. 1:
  4. HCA hospital taps Dr. Nathaniel Thomas for orthopedic program

    HCA Florida Northwest Hospital in Margate has selected Nathaniel Thomas, DO, as a new surgeon for its orthopedic program. 
  5. How the spinal tech 'game of musical chairs' will drive the direction of the industry

    The neurosurgical and spine surgery industries could see an influx of investment in several technologies and procedures, including small-scale robotics, augmented reality and endoscopic spine surgery, one neurosurgeon predicts. 
  6. Rothman Orthopaedics, Drexel University ink partnership

    Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and Drexel University Athletics, both in Philadelphia, signed a multi-year partnership.
  7. Johnson & Johnson CEO to be board chair

    Johnson & Johnson's CEO, Joaquin Duato, was elected to chair of the board, the medtech company said Nov. 30.
  8. Dr. Joseph Kavolus debuts MicroPort Navibot's knee robot

    Joseph Kavolus, MD, of Lighthouse Surgical Suites in Hollis, N.H., completed the first clinical case with MicroPort Navibot's Skywalker robot.
  9. Hospital for Special Surgery physician named interim CEO of orthopedic devicemaker

    WishBone Medical named Mark Figgie, MD, as its interim CEO, the orthopedic devicemaker said Dec. 1.

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