Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. The biggest challenges & opportunities in orthopedics: Q&A with OrthoIndy's president

    Ed Hellman, MD, president and interim CEO of Indianapolis-based OrthoIndy, has navigated several healthcare challenges over the last 30 years as an orthopedic surgeon.
  2. What surgeons are saying about value-based care

    Value-based care has been a hot topic among spine and orthopedic surgeons. While some see promise in the way patient care can be delivered, many say there's still room for improvement.
  3. 10 spine surgeons to know

    Here are 10 spine surgeons to know:
  1. Dr. Marc Philippon performs hip surgery on singer Pink

    Marc Philippon, MD, at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., performed hip surgery on the singer Pink, according to her Nov. 17 Instagram post.
  2. Bioventus to bolster Tennessee presence, add 40 jobs

    Orthobiologics company Bioventus has signed a lease agreement to double its current operations and manufacturing space in Cordova, Tenn.
  3. What 2 orthopedic surgeons are thankful for this year

    Two orthopedic surgeons reflect on what they're grateful for in 2021 ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
  4. Orthopedic surgeon among 3 named to Washington hospital's CMO roles

    An orthopedic surgeon is among three physicians who will share the chief medical officer role at Pullman (Wash.) Regional Hospital and Clinic Network, Big Country News reported Nov. 17.

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  1. A breakdown of 3 high-profile cervical discs

    Artificial disc replacement technology has made significant strides in 2021. Here's a breakdown of three artificial discs making headlines.
  2. 5 studies orthopedic surgeons should know

    Becker's Spine Review reported on five studies in the last 30 days that orthopedic surgeons should know.
  3. Medtronic's new leadership, Stryker's latest orthopedic launch & more: 8 device company notes

    From Medtronic's new spine leader to Johnson & Johnson's planned split, here are eight key updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the last week:
  4. 7 updates in biologics

    A spine biologics company's $100 million investment deal and six more key updates in regenerative medicine in the last two months:
  1. How 6 spine surgeons are upping their patient referral game

    A growing number of patients are using online platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Youtube to seek out healthcare providers, which presents a key opportunity for surgeons to expand their patient base. 
  2. Spine surgery gets more precise at Michigan hospital with robotic tech

    St. Joseph, Mich.-based Spectrum Health Lakeland added the Mazor X Stealth Edition robotic guidance platform, according to a Nov. 15 news release.
  3. 5 spine centers to know

    Here are five spine practices to know:
  4. Joint venture ASC combines 3 Colorado orthopedic groups

    Vail (Colo.) Health on Nov. 16 opened Dillon (Colo.) Health Center, a multidisciplinary facility that comprises five of the health system's partners, according to Real Vail.
  5. Aurora Spine sees 2nd highest quarterly revenue: 4 Q3 notes

    Aurora Spine reached a sales milestone in the third quarter, according to financial results posted Nov. 16.
  6. Spinal biologics company inks $100M deal, aims to go public

    Houston-based FibroBiologics, a regenerative medicine company developing treatments for chronic disease using fibroblast cells, signed an agreement with a private investment group that will provide the company with up to $100 million over the next three years.
  7. AMA accepts CPT add-on code for 2nd level lumbar disc replacement

    The American Medical Association accepted a new CPT add-on code for the second level of lumbar total disc replacement procedures.
  8. DJO's orthopedic parent co. to be called Enovis: 3 earnings call notes

    Colfax, DJO's parent company, named its upcoming spinoff orthopedic brand, CEO Matt Trerotola said in a Nov. 4 third quarter earnings call.
  9. 100th patient treated in cervical disc implant trial

    Spineart USA's Baguera C cervical disc prosthesis has marked its 100th surgery in combined single-level and two-level U.S. investigational device exemption clinical trials.

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