• Family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery wins $35M verdict against hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon wins $20M verdict against Johnson & Johnson
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  • 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
  • Spine surgeon gets jail time for abusing patient during hospital visit
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  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgeon must face suit in patient's death
  • Spine surgeon 1 of 9 physician billionaires on Forbes' 2022 list
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  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
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  • UArizona neurosurgery chair dies after motorcycle collision
  • Texas spine surgeon sued by State Farm over 'unnecessary' procedures
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  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
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    1. Top orthopedic hospital in every state: US News

      U.S. News & World Report has released its 2022-2023 list of the 50 best orthopedic hospitals in the US. The annual list showcases nationwide excellence in hospital care, from orthopedics to emergency services. 
    2. Former Stryker, Zimmer Biomet leader joins Think Surgical

      Parikshit "Park" Mehendale has joined Think Surgical as its new vice president of operations. 
    3. 17 orthopedic hospitals on US News' top 25 for 3+ years in a row

      Every year, U.S. News & World Report produces a list of the top orthopedic hospitals in the nation. Between 2020-2021, 2021-2022 and 2022-2023, a total of 17 orthopedic hospitals were ranked in the top 25 for all three years. 

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      OrthoAlliance, a management services organization, added two Ohio practices: Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center and Clintonville Foot & Ankle Group, both in Columbus.
    2. Centinel Spine launches anterior cervical plating system

      Centinel Spine launched its Fortos-C anterior cervical plating system.
    3. Dr. Tomas Ellis debuts Orthofix orthopedic autograft substitute

      Orthofix's Virtuos Lyograft allograft was debuted by neurosurgeon Thomas Ellis, MD.
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      U.S. News & World Report released its "Best Hospitals for Neurology & Neurosurgery" 2022-23 list July 26, with NYU Langone Hospitals taking the top spot.
    2. Partnership aims to bring 3D-printed cast to more orthopedic practices

      ActivArmor and 3D printer Fusion3 are working together to bring 3D-printed, waterproof, plastic custom casts directly to healthcare providers nationwide. 
    3. Mergers, spin-off on the table for spine company in Walmart

      Orthopedic treatment provider IMAC Holdings' board of directors is exploring strategic alternatives for the company, including mergers, a spin-off or another strategic transaction. 
    4. Dr. Thomas Klootwyk steps down as Colts head team physician

      Thomas Klootwyk, MD, of Carmel, Ind.-based Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, is stepping down as head team physician of the Indianapolis Colts.
    1. 25 top hospitals for orthopedics 2022-23: US News

      U.S. News & World Report released its "Best Hospitals for Orthopedics" 2022-23 list on July 26, with Hospital for Special Surgery ranking No. 1 for the 13th consecutive year.
    2. HSS surgeons react to 13th top orthopedic hospital ranking by US News

      New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery was named the No. 1 hospital for orthopedics for the 13th year in a row by U.S. News & World Report.
    3. 2 orthopedic facilities affected in Shields Health Care Group data breach

      Quincy, Mass.-based Shields Health Care Group experienced a data breach that affected several of its facilities, including two orthopedic centers, law firm Console and Associates wrote on JD Supra on July 25.
    4. Children's orthopedic center to open in Florida

      Miami-based Jackson Health System has announced a partnership with the University of Miami and Shriners Children's Florida to open the Shriners Children's Orthopedic Center in Miami, according to a July 22 report from the Miami Herald.
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    6. Dr. David Rodriguez joins Academy Orthopedics

      David Rodriguez, MD, has joined Academy Orthopedics' office in Wayne, NJ., making him the practice's sixth specialist. 
    7. Cervical disc market to hit $4.4B by 2028

      The artificial cervical intervertebral disc market is expected to reach a $4.37 billion valuation by 2028, according to a July 25 report from Insight Partners. 
    8. Daniel Kosh joins spinal device startup board

      Spinal device start-up Sure Retractors named Daniel Kosh to its board of directors, effective immediately.  
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  • Orthopedic patient's death highlights potential dangers of prior authorization
  • 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
  • Spine surgeon gets jail time for abusing patient during hospital visit
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgeon must face suit in patient's death
  • Spine surgeon 1 of 9 physician billionaires on Forbes' 2022 list
  • 23 spine device companies to watch in 2022
  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Orthopedic surgeon salary vs. average household income in each state
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • Billionaire spine surgeon buys $23.9M mansion
  • UArizona neurosurgery chair dies after motorcycle collision
  • Texas spine surgeon sued by State Farm over 'unnecessary' procedures
  • The spine tech surgeons say will explode in the next 5 years
  • Could Medtronic's spine business be the next medtech spinoff?
  • Ex-NFL player gets 5 years in prison for $2.9M healthcare fraud scheme
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
  • Neurosurgeon's startup hits $1.2B valuation
  • Orthopedic surgeon fined for operating on wrong knee
  • Lawsuits build against Aetna's spine surgery coverage
  • Good news, bad news for orthopedic surgeons: 6 observations
  • Former spine surgeon owes $13M to 2 women over unnecessary procedures
  • Walmart's latest partnership pushes retailer into spine care
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  • Rothman Orthopaedics to become national brand, but no 'aspirations to go beyond US'
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  • Orthopedic surgeon allegedly exaggerated patient visits to defraud insurers
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