Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Dr. Luke Macyszyn becomes physician partner at DISC Sports & Spine Center

    Luke Macyszyn, MD, joined Newport Beach, Calif.-based DISC Sports & Spine Center as a physician partner, the practice said Dec. 19.
  2. Detroit Pistons point guard undergoes operation at Forte Sports Medicine and Orthopedics

    David Porter, MD, and Mark Ritter, MD, surgeons at Forte Sports Medicine and Orthopedics in Carmel, Ind., performed surgery on a left tibial stress fracture for Detroit Pistons' point guard Cade Cunningham, according to a Dec. 16 report from Sports Illustrated.
  3. Orthopedic surgeon gains approval to convert former theater, bar into ASC

    The San Francisco Planning Commission has approved plans to turn Nob Hill Theatre, a former LGBTQ+ burlesque venue, into a 3,824-square-foot ASC, according to a Dec. 15 report from the Bay Area Reporter.

2 new fusion studies highlight benefits of first fully porous PEEK

Spine surgeons want better performing interbody cages. A new porous PEEK technology will become the gold standard. See this white paper with key findings from in-vitro and in-vivo studies.
  1. Orthopedic surgeon convicted for $31M staged fall scheme

    Orthopedic surgeon Andrew Dowd, MD, and injury lawyer George Constantine were convicted by a Manhattan federal jury on Dec. 16 of running a $31 million slip-and-fall scheme that defrauded New York City businesses and insurance companies, according to a Dec. 16 report from Law360. 
  2. Telehealth trends for orthopedic surgeons to know

    Over 30 percent of U.S. residents have used telehealth in the last 12 months, continuing a pandemic era trend that does not seem to be going away, according to a Dec. 16 report from the American Medical Association. 
  3. 4 things to know about Orthopedic ONE

    Columbus, Ohio-based Orthopedic ONE is the largest physician-owned orthopedic practice in Ohio. Here are four things to know about it: 
  4. Inspira Medical Center earns women's health award for orthopedic care

    Vineland, N.J.-based Inspira Medical Center has received a 2023 Women's Choice Award for its orthopedic care, according to a Dec. 15 report from ROI-NJ. 

How Conway Regional achieved sepsis program quality, cost improvements in 4 months

Achieving sepsis quality improvements shouldn't take long. This hospital saved $384,000K + boosted compliance by 20% in just 4 months. Here's how.
  1. Oxford Performance Materials partners for the development of customized implants

    Oxford Performance Materials has partnered with 3D visualization company Jajal Medical to create customizable orthopedic implants for patients with major bone defects. 
  2. Ascension Saint Agnes awarded hip, knee replacement certification

    Baltimore, Md.-based Ascension Saint Agnes has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification, according to a Dec. 15 report from the Catholic Review.
  3. West Virginia hospital to offer same-day knee, hip replacements

    Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va., will now offer same-day total knee and hip replacement procedures. 
  4. Orthopedic ASC unveils sterile operating room

    The University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medicine Orthopedics Surgery Center in Henrietta, N.Y., has debuted a new technological sterile operating room, the Clean Cube, according to a Dec. 15 report from Spectrum News.
  1. California children's hospital earns specialty orthopedic verification

    Shriners Children’s Northern California in Sacramento became the second pediatric hospital to earn verification as a Level I Specialty Children's Surgery-Musculoskeletal Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons.
  2. Surgalign reaches 100 cases with spinal fixation system

    Surgalign reached 100 cases with the Cortera spinal fixation system, the devicemaker said Dec. 15.
  3. Orthopedic ONE names COO, CFO

    Columbus, Ohio-based Orthopedic ONE named Brooke Burns as chief operating officer and Stephanie Heffron as chief financial officer, the practice said Dec. 15.
  4. Robotics will be 'standard of care' in joint replacements by 2030: 3 surgeon insights

    Robotics in total joint surgery has grown in 2022. By the next decade, surgeons predict continued growth, along with the further integration of artificial intelligence and augmented reality.
  5. Dr. Alex Vaccaro retains No. 1 spine expert status

    Alex Vaccaro, MD, PhD, president of Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute was recognized as the world's top-rated spine care expert for the second consecutive year by Expertscape.
  6. Spine surgeons predict 'tremendous growth' in endoscopy over the next 10 years

    Despite pushback from payers and some reimbursement and training obstacles, many spine surgeons expect endoscopic spine surgery to become more prominent in the U.S. over the next decade. 
  7. 70+ spine surgeon moves in 2022

    Here are more than 70 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons who have moved to new practices or updated their titles in 2022:
  8. Florida health system adds 4 neurosurgeons

    Lee Health’s Lee Physician Group in Fort Myers, Fla. hired four neurosurgeons, the health system said Dec. 14.
  9. Where does smart knee replacement stand in 2022?

    Smart knee replacement implants made their debut in 2021, and more surgeons adopted the technology in 2022.

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