Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting

    Police in Tulsa, Okla., on June 2 said a spine surgeon was targeted and killed in a mass shooting at Saint Francis Health System.
  2. How spine practices can retain a competitive advantage

    Competition continues to rise among spine surgeons and practices as an increasing number of procedures move from hospitals toward the outpatient setting, where they can be performed at a lower cost. 
  3. Spinal implant system more cost-effective than TLIF, study finds

    Premia Spine's Tops spinal arthroplasty system was found to be more cost-effective than a  transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, according to a study published in the Journal of Health Economics and Outcomes Research.

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  1. Best of all worlds, or no benefit? 2 surgeons weigh in on private equity

    Orthopedic surgeons are split on the benefits and drawbacks of private equity as it grows in the specialty. Two surgeons told Becker's their thoughts on the trend.
  2. Neurosurgeon expands role at Mayfield Brain and Spine

    Ronald Warnick, MD, was named program director of radiosurgery and neuro-oncology at Cincinnati-based Mayfield Brain and Spine.
  3. Hospital for Special Surgery enrolling patients in 2-level cervical disc replacement trial

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery is part of a multicenter trial examining the effectiveness of three disc replacement devices used for two-level symptomatic cervical disc disease.
  4. Program helped address racial disparities in joint replacements, study says

    Researchers at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City found that a bundled care program helped reduce disparities in total joint replacements for Black patients.

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  1. Medtronic's quarterly earnings, Stryker's FDA approval and more: 6 device company notes

    Two companies see record quarterly sales and five more updates from spine devicemakers in the last week:
  2. Hospital for Special Surgery puts focus on ACL restoration

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery is shifting its focus from anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction to restoration by using the Bear implant.
  3. Not just for pro athletes: Mapping regenerative therapies' future in spine care

    Although further research is needed to determine the safety and efficacy of regenerative procedures in the spine, the potential of many of these therapies — such as stem cells, platelet-rich plasma and bone marrow aspirate — is considerable.
  4. 5 lessons from Hospital for Special Surgery's CEO on building a great organization

    Louis Shapiro, president and CEO of New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery, outlined the five focuses that can help make an organization great for the "Becker's Healthcare Spine and Orthopedic Podcast" May 25.
  1. Coastal Orthopedics opens 2 new facilities in Florida

    Coastal Orthopedics opened two new medical centers in Florida, in West Bradenton and East Manatee.
  2. 7 spine surgeon moves in May

    Here are seven spine surgeons who moved to new practices or added to their titles in May:
  3. No difference in hip replacement adverse events for male vs. female surgeons: Study

    In hip replacement surgery, the sex of surgeon conducting the procedure made no real difference on the instance of negative outcomes, reported a study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
  4. SI-Bone's pelvic fixation device gets FDA nod

    SI-Bone's iFuse Bedrock Granite implant system for sacroiliac fusion and sacropelvic fixation received FDA clearance.
  5. 'The only way forward is not cheaper; it's better': What we heard in May

    Spine and orthopedic experts and leaders spoke with Becker's Spine Review on key topics in May from competition with large physician groups to threats in orthopedics.
  6. The next growth phase for 6 large orthopedic groups

    Engaging in risk-based contracts, expanding ASCs and ancillary services and capitalizing on the shift of higher-acuity spine and joint replacement surgeries to the outpatient setting are among the biggest opportunities for growth in orthopedics.
  7. Stryker spinal imaging system gets FDA clearance

    Stryker's Q guidance system received FDA 510(k) clearance for spine surgery applications.
  8. 5-year M6-C data supports continued benefits compared to ACDF

    Five-year data on Orthofix's M6-C artificial disc shows its effectiveness compared to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at one level. 
  9. How a Colorado orthopedic practice helps make care accessible

    Considering site of care and using constructive payment plans are ways patients without insurance are able to get care at Denver-based Orthopedic Centers of Colorado, orthopedic surgeon and Chief Medical Officer Brian Larkin, MD, said.

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  • Orthopedic surgeon wins $20M verdict against Johnson & Johnson
  • Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict
  • Spine surgeon's video hits 1 million views on TikTok
  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
  • Spine surgeon owes $17M to paralyzed patient
  • Providence to pay $22.7M to settle unnecessary spine surgery allegations
  • MSOs becoming attractive option for physician-owned orthopedic groups
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
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  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Spine surgeon 1 of 9 physician billionaires on Forbes' 2022 list
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
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  • 23 spine device companies to watch in 2022
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon sues Sanford Health, alleges defamation and interference with patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • Billionaire spine surgeon buys $23.9M mansion
  • Could Medtronic's spine business be the next medtech spinoff?
  • Medtronic accused of stealing Globus Medical's sales team, customers
  • Ex-NFL player gets 5 years in prison for $2.9M healthcare fraud scheme
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
  • The spine tech surgeons say will explode in the next 5 years
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
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  • Former spine surgeon owes $13M to 2 women over unnecessary procedures
  • Lawsuits build against Aetna's spine surgery coverage
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  • Walmart's latest partnership pushes retailer into spine care
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
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  • Outpatient orthopedic hospital to close, lay off staff
  • Rothman Orthopaedics to become national brand, but no 'aspirations to go beyond US'
  • Sports medicine physician fired amid misconduct allegations involving patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon allegedly exaggerated patient visits to defraud insurers
  • 6 reasons neuro, spine surgeons should be the only specialists to perform spinal fusion
  • Orthopedic surgeon, wife get 5 years in prison for tax crimes