Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Orthopedic surgeons see more pickleball injuries as sport gains popularity

    Pickleball, an increasingly popular racket or paddle sport, is seeing a surge in injuries, physicians say, CBS affiliate WANE reported Nov. 16. 
  2. Safety grades at 10 of the best US hospitals for orthopedics

    Ten hospitals ranked as the top orthopedic hospitals in 2022 by Newsweek have been given safety grades between "A" and "F" from health safety and quality organization The Leapfrog Group. 
  3. HSS and NCH Florida partner facility receives $20M donation

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery and Naples, Fla.-based NCH Healthcare System's new partner facility has received a $20 million grant from philanthropists Jay and Patty Baker, according to a Nov. 17 report from Naples Florida Weekly. 

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. Globus Medical partners to bring ExcelsiusGPS to UK hospitals

    Globus Medical has partnered with the National Health Service to bring the ExcelsiusGPS robot to hospitals in the United Kingdom, the medtech company said Nov. 17.
  2. Outpatient and inpatient cervical disc replacements have similar safety profiles, study finds

    There are no significant differences in complication rates between outpatient and inpatient cervical disc replacement, according to a study published Nov. 15 in Spine.
  3. Building a spine practice in the 'outcomes economy': Q&A with Dr. Alok Sharan

    Alok Sharan, MD, in October left NJ Spine and Wellness in East Brunswick, N.J., and established his own practice, Spine and Performance Institute, the next month.
  4. Conformis launches 'Made-to-Measure' total knee system

    Conformis launched its Imprint knee system, and it will be the devicemaker's primary knee offering.

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. Augmedics to bring AR spine surgery to Veterans Health Administration

    Augmedics was awarded a Federal Supply Schedule contract by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the medtech company said Nov. 16.
  2. Oaklawn Medical Group to expand orthopedic presence in Michigan

    Oaklawn Medical Group plans to expand its presence in Battle Creek, Mich., by opening a new facility with orthopedics, family medicine, pediatrics and OB-GYN, according to a Nov. 15 report from the Battle Creek Enquirer. 
  3. Dr. Neal ElAttrache to operate on Phillies' Bryce Harper

    Neal ElAttrache, MD, is scheduled to operate on Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Bryce Harper, ESPN reported Nov. 16.
  4. Dr. Daniel Alexander named chief administrative officer at New York hospital

    Orthopedic surgeon Daniel Alexander, MD, was named chief administrative officer at Auburn (N.Y.) Community Hospital, Finger Lakes 1 News reported Nov. 16.
  1. OrthoCincy grows by 6 physicians in less than a year

    Edgewood, Ky.-based OrthoCincy Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has added six new surgeons since December 2021. 
  2. 'There is going to be a fundamental shift from fusion to motion preservation,' says Centinel Spine CEO

    Steve Murray joined privately held spinal tech company Centinel Spine as its CEO on March 16, 2020, just days before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the U.S. 
  3. Dr. Douglas Dirschl named orthopedic chair at Baylor College of Medicine

    Douglas Dirschl, MD, will be chair of orthopedics at Houston-based Baylor College of Medicine effective April 1, 2023.
  4. Insurer drops suit over covering tainted spine allograft litigation

    A Hartford, Conn.-based insurer has dropped its lawsuit that aimed to avoid defending Aziyo Biologics in litigation over tainted spine allografts.
  5. Indianapolis Colts linebacker has back surgery after consultation with Dr. Robert Watkins

    Shaquille Leonard, a linebacker with the Indianapolis Colts, had season-ending back surgery after meeting with Robert Watkins, MD.
  6. ZimVie's Q3 sales drop, NuVasive's 'intelligent surgery' and more: 6 device company notes

    Centinel Spine's latest commercial product debut and five more updates from spine devicemakers since Nov. 9:
  7. Florida orthopedic practice 1 of 3 partners for upcoming Bayfront Health building

    St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Bayfront Health has teamed up with three medical specialists, including All Florida Orthopedic Associates, to build a four-story, 132,000-square-foot medical office building according to a Nov. 15 report from St. Pete Rising. 
  8. 6 things to know about Twin Cities Orthopedics

    Twin Cities Orthopedics provides care to patients across Minnesota and Wisconsin. Here are six things to know about the practice: 
  9. Assure Holdings' case volume grows 6% in Q3: 7 notes

    Neurology services provider Assure Holdings saw a 6 percent increase in volume in the third quarter, according to its newest financial report. 

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