Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. How hospitals, practices are bolstering outpatient orthopedic programs in 2023

    Orthopedic procedures are increasingly shifting to outpatient and ASC settings as big name providers open new outpatient facilities and ASCs acquire new artificial intelligence. 
  2. Kleiner Device Labs' interbody system sees progress in 1st cases

    In the first dozen cases using Kleiner Device Labs' KG Surge interbody system, surgeons could deliver an average 12cc of bone graft, the devicemaker said Feb. 7.
  3. Wisconsin hospital names orthopedic surgeon as chief of staff

    Jason Habeck, MD, was promototed to Watertown (Wis.) Regional Medical Center's chief of staff.

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  1. HCA Florida hospital unveils newly renovated orthopedic, spine unit

    HCA Florida Pasadena Hospital held a ribbon-cutting for its newly renovated surgical, orthopedic and spine unit, according to a Feb. 7 report from The Gabber.
  2. Dr. Richard Makowiec named chief surgical officer of Synergy Health Partners

    Richard Makowiec, MD, will join Synergy Health Partners as chief surgical officer, the company said Feb. 7.
  3. Artificial intelligence to be more prolific across Stryker

    Orthopedic devicemaker Stryker plans to significantly increase its presence in the artificial intelligence space, CEO Kevin Lobo shared in a Feb. 6 television interview with Fox Business. 
  4. Ossio launches 1st non-permanent orthopedic fixation staple

    Orthopedic fixation technology company Ossio has launched the world's first non-permanent compression staple for orthopedic fixation, the Ossiofiber Compression Staples. 

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  1. Corentec names Michael Son executive vice president

    Orthopedic device manufacturer Corentec has named Michael Son as its executive vice president to lead its sales and business development in North and South America, according to a Feb. 7 report from CityBiz.
  2. New York hospital named center of excellence for spine surgery

    Rome (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, according to a Feb. 6 report from NBC affiliate WKTV. 
  3. Dr. Luke Macyszyn advises on Barbie doll with scoliosis

    Luke Macyszyn, MD, of Newport Beach, DISC Sports & Spine Center, collaborated with the Barbie brand to develop a doll with scoliosis. 
  4. The continuing development of sports medicine: Q&A with Dr. Peter Millett

    Peter Millett, MD, is a partner of The Steadman Clinic, based in Vail, Colo., and a specialist in shoulder surgeries and sports medicine. 
  1. Neurosurgeon completes Oklahoma's 1st robotic-assisted sacroiliac fusion

    An Oklahoma neurosurgeon recently completed the state's first robotic-assisted sacroiliac fusion.
  2. Specialty Orthopedic Group adds urgent care clinic; expands, relocates 2 other locations

    Specialty Orthopedic Group opened the SOG Urgent Care Clinic in Tupelo, Miss.
  3. Penn Highlands Healthcare adds 2 new orthopedic surgeons

    Clearfield, Pa.-based Penn Highlands Healthcare has added two new board-certified orthopedic surgeons, David Sheba, DO, and Justin Sheba, DO, to its medical staff, according to a Feb. 6 report from The Daily Courier. 
  4. Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma names CEO

    Thomas Fondren is the new CEO of Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma in Tulsa, the practice said Feb. 6.
  5. How orthopedist incentive bonuses have changed in the last 3 years

    Orthopedist incentive bonuses have increased by $30,000 since 2020, according to data from Medscape's 2020, 2021 and 2022 "Orthopedist Compensation Report." 
  6. Hospital for Special Surgery's virtual orthopedic company names CEO

    Formmer Walmart Health executive Marcus Osborne will lead New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery's vitual musculoskeletal physical therapy company, RightMove. 
  7. Orthopedic surgeon operates on his former high school teacher

    Sam Taylor, MD, of New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery, reunited with his AP Biology teacher after nearly 25 years when he operated on her at Hospital for Special Surgery Outpatient Center in Stamford, Conn., Stamford Advocate reported Feb. 4. 
  8. 7 things to know about JIS Orthopedics

    New Albany, Ohio-based JIS Orthopedics has been treating patients since 1972. Here are seven things to know about the practice, according to a Feb. 2 news release : 
  9. Orthopedic surgeons leaving SSM Health did not break contract, court documents say

    Jason Sansone, MD, and Brian Keyes, DO, who are being sued by Madison, Wis.-based SSM Health Dean Medical group, say they did not violate employment contracts when planning their own independent practice, according to a response filed Feb. 3 in Dane County Circuit Court. 

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