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  1. Dr. Rhett Griggs joins Colorado Advanced Orthopedics

    Rhett Griggs, MD, has joined Meeker-based Colorado Advanced Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Spine's surgical team. 
  2. Dr. Jeffrey DeClaire reaches 30,000 knee surgeries

    Jeffrey DeClaire, MD, founder of the Michigan Knee Institute in Rochester Hills, has performed 30,000 knee surgeries in his 30 years of practice. 
  3. What kind of cars do orthopedic surgeons drive?

    Toyotas and Fords are the most popular car brands among orthopedic surgeons in 2023, according to a Feb. 24 Medscape report that looked at survey results from over 9,100 practicing physicians. 

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  1. Dr. Jarrod Smith to bring orthopedic services to Ohio medical center

    Jarrod Smith, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Scott Orthopedic Center in Huntington, W.V., has begun accepting patients at St. Mary's Family Care in Ironton, Ohio, according to a Feb. 27 report from the Ironton Tribune.
  2. EvergreenHealth debuts BEAR procedure in Washington state

    Two orthopedic surgeons at Kirkland, Wash.-based EvergreenHealth have become the first in the state to offer the BEAR implant for torn ACL treatment, according to a Feb. 27 report from local news station KIRO 7. 
  3. FloSpine's 3D-printed cervical spine implant earns FDA nod

    FloSpine's 3D-printed Ti-Largo earned FDA 510(k) clearance, the devicemaker said Feb. 28.
  4. 'Any good spine surgeon does their homework': What we heard in February

    Spine and orthopedic experts in February spoke with Becker's about topics from sacroiliac joint fusion to daily routines ahead of surgery days.

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  1. Mississippi health system 1st in state to offer BEAR implant

    Pascagoula, Miss.-based Singing River Health System is the first in the state to offer the BEAR implant for torn ACL treatment.
  2. Dr. Peter Millett to perform shoulder surgery on 2nd Montreal Canadiens player

    Peter Millett, MD, is scheduled to perform shoulder surgery on professional hockey player Arber Xhekaj, a defenseman for the Montreal Canadiens, this week, according to a Feb. 25 report by The Athletic.
  3. Dr. Rick Price completes his 50th AR spine case

    Rick Price, MD, PhD, completed his 50th case using Augmedics' Xvision augmented reality spine system, the medtech company said in a Feb. 27 LinkedIn post. 
  4. How happy are orthopedic surgeons in 2023?

    Orthopedic surgeons are some of the happiest physician specialists outside of the workplace in 2023, according to a Feb. 24 report from Medscape based on a survey of over 9,100 practicing physicians. 
  1. Top 9 contributors to orthopedic surgeon burnout in 2023

    The top contributor to burnout for orthopedic surgeons in 2023 is too many bureaucratic tasks, according to a Feb. 24 "Orthopedist Lifestyle, Happiness and Burnout" report from Medscape that surveyed more than 9,100 practicing physicians.  
  2. Oklahoma orthopedic physician pleads guilty to 'pill mill' charges

    Harvey Jenkins, MD, PhD, who operated Aria Orthopedics in Oklahoma City, pleaded guilty to multiple charges related to opioid and narcotics distribution, KFOR reported Feb. 27.
  3. UNC Health orthopedic surgeon Dr. Staley Jackson retires

    Staley Jackson, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with Lumberton, N.C.-based UNC Health Southeastern, is retiring following more than 40 years in practice. 
  4. Hospital for Special Surgery partnership to fund early-stage orthopedic tech

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery is partnering with OrthoVentions to support the development of orthopedic technologies.
  5. Orthopedic surgeon happiness has dropped 25% since pandemic start

    Orthopedic surgeon happiness outside of work has dropped 25 percent since the start of the pandemic, according to Medscape's 2023 report on physician burnout and happiness, which looked at survey data from over 9,100 practicing physicians. 
  6. Dr. Sherif Dabash joins Potomac Valley Hospital

    Sherif Dabash, MD, joined Potomac Valley Hospital, West Virginia University's critical access hospital, according to a Feb. 23 report by Cumberland Times-News.
  7. Valley View opens orthopedic surgery center in Colorado

    Glenwood Springs, Colo.-based Valley View is opening a new orthopedic ASC in Basalt, Colo., according to a Feb. 24 press release sent to Becker's. 
  8. 2 orthopedic partnerships bucking private equity

    Two orthopedic partnerships in the first months of 2023 present alternatives to private equity investment.
  9. Iowa Specialty Hospitals earns orthopedic and spine center of excellence designation

    Clarion-based Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics has been designated an orthopedic and spine center of excellence by the DNV, according to a Feb. 24 report from the Globe Gazette.

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