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  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.

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. 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.

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. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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:
  4. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. Hoag opens 2nd ASC in Los Angeles

    Orange County, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute has opened its second ASC in the Los Angeles area in Beverly Hills, Calif., according to a Dec. 14 press release sent to Becker's. 
  3. Life Spine's TruLift lateral systems gets FDA cleared

    Life Spine's TruLift lateral expandable spacer and lateral plate systems earned FDA 510(k) clearance, the devicemaker said Dec. 14.
  4. Colorado college to open $4M orthopedic, sports medicine center

    Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health has committed $4 million to Durango, Colo.-based Fort Lewis College to convert the college's 10,000-square-foot aquatics center into an orthopedic and sports medicine center. 
  5. Orthopedic practice converts bank into 5K-square-foot medical office

    Benton Franklin Orthopedic Associates in Kennewick, Wash., has converted a former bank into a 5,380-square-foot medical office, according to a December report from Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business. 
  6. 29 spine, orthopedic practice openings in 2022

    Here are 29 spine and orthopedic practices and groups opening new locations in 2022:
  7. Medical office building with spine hospital purchased

    A medical office building housing a spine hospital was acquired by Kayne Anderson Real Estate and Remedy Medical Properties.
  8. Centinel Spine reaches another total disc replacement milestone

    Centinel Spine hit the 250th case with the Prodisc C Vico and Prodisc C SK total disc replacement systems, the devicemaker said Dec. 14.
  9. Medtronic honored for sustainability efforts

    The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index named Medtronic as a world leader in sustainability for the 15th consecutive year.

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