Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. $26M orthopedic center gets green light in Texas

    United Regional Health Care Systems received approval to build a $26 million orthopedic and sports medicine center in Wichita Falls, Texas, according to the Times Record News.
  2. Medtronic exec recognized by National Spine Health Foundation

    Linnea Burman, vice president and general manager of Medtronic's enabling technology business, was recognized as Innovator of the Year by the National Spine Health Foundation.
  3. How 2 orthopedic surgeons stay professionally engaged

    For orthopedic surgeons, professional growth can happen beyond the clinical practice. Two surgeons told Becker's Spine Review how they stay involved in their professional community.
  1. Orthopedic practice management company gets $65M in funding

    Boulder, Colo.-based M2 Orthopedics Partners raised $65 million in funding, BizWest reported Nov. 8.
  2. Geisinger plans $180M orthopedic center in Pennsylvania

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger is planning a $180 million orthopedic center.
  3. Medtronic's climate goal, Q3 financial reports & more: 7 device company notes

    From third-quarter financial reports to Johnson & Johnson's latest orthopedic acquisition, here are seven key updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the last week:
  4. Former Zimmer Biomet CEO joins Think Surgical

    David Dvorak, who previously led Zimmer Biomet, was named executive chair of the board of directors at medical device company Think Surgical, according to a Nov. 10 news release.

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  1. Dr. Douglas Lundy named orthopedic chair of Pennsylvania health system

    Bethlehem, Pa.-based St. Luke’s University Health Network named Douglas Lundy, MD, as chair of orthopedics.
  2. The downsides of spine robots: Equipment failure, software glitches & more

    The benefits of spine robots are widely touted, but some surgeons see the technology in its current format as providing more hype than real clinical advantage.  
  3. New CEO, COO take charge at Minnesota orthopedic group

    The Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic in Mankato, Minn., has announced two new appointments to its executive leadership team.
  4. Video calls, collaboration & a Lego set: How a UK duo mastered awake spine surgery with remote learning

    Dr. Helen Hann, an anesthesiologist at John Radcliffe Hospital in the United Kingdom, had been interested in awake spine surgery for 12 years but hadn't found a surgeon willing to take up the challenge with her.
  1. Twin Cities Orthopedics promotes 2 execs to COO, chief development officer roles

    Golden Valley, Minn.-based Twin Cities Orthopedics appointed a new COO and chief development officer from within the practice, the practice said Nov. 9.
  2. NuVasive's net sales dip 8.3%, cervical spine segment grows in US: 5 Q3 notes

    NuVasive's net sales were affected in part by challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic and elective surgery halt, according to third-quarter financial results posted Nov. 9.
  3. Bon Secours acquires 13-surgeon orthopedic group

    Marriottsville, Md.-based Bon Secours has acquired Tuckahoe Orthopaedics, a 13-surgeon practice in Richmond, Va., according to the Henrico Citizen.
  4. 90 hospitals earn Healthgrades' 2022 Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Awards

    Healthgrades released its list of 2022 Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Awards on Oct. 19.
  5. IU Health sues orthopedic practice for alleged trademark infringement

    Indianapolis-based IU Health and Methodist Health Group filed a lawsuit with the Southern District of Indiana on Nov. 1 accusing an orthopedic sports medicine practice of trademark infringement.
  6. Georgia orthopedic surgeon, practice founder retires

    Jim Scott, MD, who founded Georgia Sports Medicine in Tifton, is retiring, the Albany Herald reported Nov. 8.
  7. CMS returns 14 spine codes to inpatient-only list in 2022

    CMS is walking back its proposed elimination of the inpatient-only list and returning most of the services it removed from the list in 2022.
  8. Stem cell sales skyrocket despite lacking FDA approval, study finds

    The number of businesses and medical clinics advertising stem cell-based therapies has skyrocketed in the U.S. over the past five years, according to a study published in Cell Stem Cell Nov. 4. 
  9. Orthopedic residency applications up during the pandemic, Yale study finds

    More medical students have applied for orthopedic surgery residencies during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they had more research items compared to past years, according to a study from Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn.

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