Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Nebraska hospital adds 2nd orthopedic surgeon

    McCook, Neb.-based Community Hospital has added its second orthopedic surgeon, Douglas Tice, MD.
  2. Is a spine, orthopedic surgeon hospital exodus ahead?

    Orthopedic and spine cases are leaving the hospital for outpatient centers. Will surgeons do the same?
  3. The new USOP CEO's pitch to payers

    Stephen Holtzclaw, MD, has spent the beginning of his year getting to know the people behind U.S. Orthopaedic Partners. The emergency medicine physician was named CEO of the management services organization, and he wants to help the MSO thrive.

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  1. Spine surgeon joins advisory board for Ocutrx Technologies

    Spine surgeon Leonel Hunt, MD, was named to the medical advisory board for Ocutrx Technologies, a company focused on augmented and extended reality.
  2. ASCs, spine tech fuel mutual growth

    The growth of spine technology and outpatient spine migration are two things that can benefit from each other.
  3. Dr. Cato Laurencin to be honored by J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society

    Cato Laurencin, MD, PhD, will receive the Founders Award from the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society, according to a Jan. 23 feature from the University of Connecticut.
  4. AAOS updates hip osteoarthritis clinical management guidelines

    The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons has issued updated clinical practice guidelines for the management of osteoarthritis of the hip. The guidance will supersede previous guidelines, released in 2017. 

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It's time to level up your ASC. Learn how to use technology and KPIs to elevate your surgery center here.
  1. Zimmer Biomet's big 2023

    From a new CEO appointment to several biologics partnerships, last year was a big one for medtech company Zimmer Biomet. 
  2. FDA floats updated orthopedic coatings guidance

    The FDA published a draft guidance of updated premarket application requirements for orthopedic product coatings, according to a Jan. 22 report from the Regulatory Focus.
  3. 6 things to know about Medtronic's CEO

    Geoff Martha has been CEO of Medtronic since 2020. Here are six things to know about him:
  4. The best orthopedic hospitals in 16 states for 2024, per Healthgrades

    Healthgrades has released its annual list of the top specialty hospitals by state, identifying the top facilities for 18 different specialties, including orthopedics. 
  1. Johnson & Johnson's Q4 orthopedics sales rise 5.6%

    Johnson and Johnson of Jan. 23 posted increases in its orthopedic revenue during the fourth quarter of 2023 and the full year.
  2. Best spine hospitals in 5 states: Healthgrades

    Healthgrades' Specialty State Ranking Award ranks the best hospitals across multiple specialties.
  3. Spine's prior authorization problem

    Prior authorization has become a thorn in the side of physicians across specialties, and spine is no exception. 
  4. 42 growth strategies for 2024

    New year, new growth strategies for surgery centers. These 42 industry leaders explain what growth looks like for their ASC in the next one to two years.
  5. Abanza taps executive vice president

    Orthopedic and arthroscopic soft tissue repair innovator Abanza has added John Rizzo as its executive vice president for U.S. operations. 
  6. 3 surgeons reaching robotics milestones in 45 days

    Here are three orthopedic surgeons who have completed milestone cases with robotic surgery systems that Becker's has reported on since Dec. 11:
  7. Curiteva gets FDA clearance for Inspire lumbar interbody system

    Curiteva's Inspired 3D-printed lumbar interbody fusion system earned FDA 510(k) clearance, the devicemaker said Jan. 22.
  8. ACL surgery costs $7K. Where does the money go?

    Undergoing ACL surgery in the U.S. will cost patients an average of $7,051, according to data from Sidecar Health. The majority of the procedure's cost goes toward facility fees. 
  9. How 1 spine surgeon weighed a critical career move

    About a decade ago, Yu-Po Lee, MD, made the decision to move from the University of California San Diego to the University of California Irvine. He shared the factors that went into that decision, along with advice for other spine surgeons considering a career move.

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