Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 9 key updates in spinal cord injury treatment in 2021

    Each year, 250,000 to 500,000 people worldwide suffer a spinal cord injury, which can stem from trauma, disease or degeneration, according to the World Health Organization.
  2. 2 physicians on mistakes young orthopedic surgeons should avoid

    Looking back at their careers, many orthopedic surgeons can point to mistakes they wish they avoided when they first started in the field.
  3. 5 fast facts about OrthoCarolina's CEO

    Bruce Cohen, MD, has been CEO of Charlotte, N.C.-based OrthoCarolina since 2016.
  1. 5 big moves from Medtronic in the last 90 days

    From growing its international presence in spine surgery to new acquisitions, here are five updates to know about Medtronic since the end of July:
  2. Boston spine surgeon fined after leaving patient in operating room

    The head of spine surgery at Boston Medical Center was disciplined after admitting to leaving an emergency surgery case to eat in his car and falling asleep in 2016, The Boston Globe reported Oct. 27.
  3. Arthrex's South Carolina growth & more: 4 device company notes

    Here are four updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the last week:
  4. Collaboration key to value-based care's success: Dr. Brian Larkin

    Collaboration, data access and avoiding the "race to the bottom" are all elements important to the future of value-based care, according to Brian Larkin, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and chief medical officer of Denver-based Orthopedic Centers of Colorado.

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Surgical site infections are preventable, yet remain a huge problem. Cut the risk for good with these best practices.
  1. Why spine surgery is a key outpatient growth opportunity

    The evolution of minimally invasive techniques, cost savings and an aging baby boomer population are some of the factors contributing to the spine market becoming a key outpatient growth opportunity in the coming years.
  2. Stockholders approve Bioventus' $518M acquisition of Misonix, closing date set

    Stockholders approved Bioventus' planned acquisition of Misonix.
  3. NuVasive to launch VR spine surgery training

    NuVasive will release a virtual-reality spine surgery training module, the company said Oct. 27.
  4. Twin Cities Community Hospital earns designation for hip, knee replacement expertise

    Twin Cities Community Hospital, a Tenet Health Central Coast hospital in Templeton, Calif., has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ for hip and knee replacements, Atascadero News reported Oct. 26. 
  1. University of Texas Health Rio Grande Valley opens $30M neuroscience institute

    Edinburg-based University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Harlingen-based UT Health RGV on Oct. 26 cut the ribbon on the Institute of Neuroscience, local CBS/NBC affiliate KVEO reported.
  2. IMAC Holdings set to open 2 new Tennessee locations

    IMAC Holdings completed two new locations of The Back Space, its retail spine care clinic, according to an Oct. 26 news release.
  3. Mayfield Brain and Spine seeks chief strategy officer

    Cincinnati-based Mayfield Brain and Spine Center is looking for a chief strategy officer.
  4. Patients show 12-month improvement with Centinel Spine implant, study shows

    A 12-month study confirmed the effectiveness of Centinel Spine's STALIF C-Ti implant.
  5. North Carolina surgeon performs hospital's first robotic knee replacement

    Clyde, N.C.-based Haywood Regional Medical Center now offers robot-assisted knee replacement surgery, according to an Oct. 26 report by The Mountaineer.
  6. Hospital for Special Surgery receives gift to build spine center

    Philanthropists Leonard A. Lauder and Ronald S. Lauder contributed to create a spine center at New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery.
  7. Efforts to aid minorities earn recognition for Hospital for Special Surgery

    Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City received the Betty J. Cleckley Minority Issues Research Award from the American Public Health Association, according to an Oct. 26 news release.
  8. The 2022 Spine Surgery Excellence Award: 100 hospitals honored

    Healthgrades has recognized 100 hospitals in its Spine Surgery Excellence Award for 2022, which honors facilities that provide superior patient outcomes in back and neck surgeries and spinal fusion.
  9. Spire Orthopedic Partners inks deal with Connecticut practice

    Spire Orthopedic Partners, a practice management organization, has partnered with Danbury-based Connecticut Neck & Back Specialists, according to an Oct. 26 news release.

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