Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. The 'POWER' strategy behind Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic

    A key part of culture strategy is connecting values to employees, said Mike Boblitz, CEO of Tallahassee (Fla.) Orthopedic Clinic.
  2. What MSOs are doing in 2022

    The halfway point of 2022 is around the corner, and in the first half of the year management services organizations have had new partnerships and changed leadership.
  3. Surgeon aims to improve cervical spine care in St. Louis

    A cervical spine specialist is joining Neurosurgery of St. Louis, according to a May 23 news release published by

3 things to know about spine surgeries using personalized interbody devices

Patient care is personalized; why aren't spine fusion devices? Research reveals 3 benefits for personalized interbody devices.
  1. 30K 'unnecessary' spine surgeries performed in 1st year of pandemic: study

    Hospitals performed more than 100,000 "unnecessary" procedures on older Americans in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, including 30,094 spine surgeries, according to a May analysis published by the Lown Institute.
  2. 2 neurosurgeons join South Dakota practice

    Two neurosurgeons joined Rapid City, S.D.-based The Spine Center at Black Hills Orthopedics.
  3. 4 orthopedic surgeons earning awards

    Four orthopedic surgeons have been honored in the last month:
  4. 5 sports medicine updates

    From partnerships to team leadership, here are five updates in sports medicine from the last month:

The influence of Nanotechnology on postoperative opioid consumption in ALIF procedures

Orthopedic spine procedures are linked to higher risks of opioid dependence. See how to mitigate this risk here.
  1. 'We're at a perfect size now': EmergeOrtho sets sights on MSOs, clinically integrated networks

    In 2016, four orthopedic groups merged to form Durham, N.C.-based EmergeOrtho, which added a fifth group the following year. Since then, the statewide orthopedic group has expanded to more than 140 physicians and 46 locations.
  2. US Orthopaedic Partners acquires 23-physician practice

    Huntsville, Ala.-based SportsMed Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center is the latest practice to join U.S. Orthopaedic Partners, a private equity-backed management services organization.
  3. 5 spine practices to know

    Here are five spine practices to know: 
  4. Spine device company adds senior principal scientist

    Spinal Simplicity, the devicemaker behind the minimally invasive Minuteman procedure, hired a senior principal scientist.
  1. 6 orthopedic practice leadership moves in 30 days

    Six leadership appointments were named at orthopedic practices in the last month, and two come from EmergeOrtho. 
  2. 5 recent spine surgery 'firsts'

    From new imaging systems to pedicle screw technology, Becker's reported on five spine technology debuts since April 21:
  3. 6 regenerative products launched, FDA cleared in 2022

    Several orthopedic regenerative products have been released or FDA approved in 2022.
  4. The key question for stakeholders in regenerative medicine

    Collective decision-making will be an important factor when it comes to the future of regenerative medicine in orthopedics, said Brian Larkin, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and chief medical officer of Denver-based Orthopedic Centers of Colorado.
  5. 2022 Joint Replacement Award: 117 hospitals honored by Healthgrades

    Healthgrades released its 2022 Joint Replacement Award May 10, which recognized 117 hospitals across 27 states for superior clinical outcomes in total hip and knee replacement.
  6. Corporate medicine could be 'the endgame of our system': 3 spine surgeon insights

    An increasing number of physicians are exiting private practice to join hospitals or other corporate entities, leaving just 26 percent of physicians as independent practitioners in 2022, according to an April report from Avalere.
  7. How Geisinger's Musculoskeletal Institute is bolstering the patient experience

    Physical therapy, pain management and orthopedics are often treated as separate departments, and providers at Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Musculoskeletal Institute are approaching musculoskeletal care in a different way: using cross-department collaboration to create a plan of care that focuses on what's most important — the patient. 
  8. Dr. Robert Watkins performs lumbar discectomy on Las Vegas hockey player

    Robert Watkins IV, MD, operated on Las Vegas Golden Knights captain Mark Stone, the team said May 19.
  9. Surgeons ask judge to revive Johnson & Johnson false claims suit

    Two surgeons are asking a judge to reverse the dismissal of a False Claims Act case against Johnson & Johnson related to hip replacement devices.

Featured Podcast

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months

  • Family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery wins $35M verdict against hospital
  • 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
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • 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
  • Orthopedic surgeon salary vs. average household income in each state
  • 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
  • Neurosurgeon's startup hits $1.2B valuation
  • Orthopedic surgeon fined for operating on wrong knee
  • Good news, bad news for orthopedic surgeons: 6 observations
  • Former spine surgeon owes $13M to 2 women over unnecessary procedures
  • Lawsuits build against Aetna's spine surgery coverage
  • Leave spinal fusions to the surgeons, spine societies warn
  • Walmart's latest partnership pushes retailer into spine care
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
  • 10 power players in orthopedics
  • 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