Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Bluegrass Orthopaedics appoints senior VP

    Lexington, Ky.-based Bluegrass Orthopaedics hired Dean Hanlon to be its senior vice president.
  2. Spinal Elements names Ron Lloyd as president and CEO

    Carlsbad, Calif.-based Spinal Elements named Ron Lloyd as president and CEO. 
  3. Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine name Dr. Michael Taylor director of research program

    Michael Taylor, MD, PhD, joined Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine as director of the pediatric neuro-oncology research program. 

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  1. United Musculoskeletal Partners teams up with 2 Texas groups

    United Musculoskeletal Partners added two practices in Texas: All-Star Orthopaedics in Irving and OrthoTexas in Plano.
  2. Montecito Medical buys buildings housing Beacon Orthopedics clinics

    Montecito Medical recently acquired two buildings housing Beacon Orthopedics offices in Ohio.
  3. 10 orthopedic surgeons to know

    Below is a list of 10 orthopedic surgeons who have made a positive impact on their organizations and the profession. 
  4. Assure Holdings to cut pay, reduce staff as part of 'profitability' plan

    Assure Holdings, an intraoperative neuromonitoring provider, plans to cut pay and reduce staff to improve its profits, WDRB reported Feb. 9. 

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  1. 3D-printed cervical spine system earns FDA approval

    Eminent Spine, a biomechanical provider, has earned approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its 3D-printed titanium cervical intervertebral body fusion device system. 
  2. Orthopedic and Spine Centers of Wisconsin to open in February

    Orthopedic and Spine Centers of Wisconsin in Madison, which has eleven physicians, will open Feb. 20, Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company said Feb. 7.
  3. Aetna revises lumbar disc replacement policy

    Aetna updated its Clinical Policy Bulletin Feb. 8 following a class-action settlement related to its lumbar disc replacement coverage.
  4. Billing, business and more: What 7 spine surgeons wish they learned in medical school

    After undergraduate education, spine surgeons have to complete medical school and a residency before working as surgeons. It's not uncommon for spine surgeons to have additional training through fellowships.
  1. Globus Medical to buy NuVasive in $3.1B deal

    Globus Medical is buying spine devicemaker NuVasive, valuing it at $3.1 billion.
  2. Dr. Keith Meister to operate on 49ers quarterback

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy is slated to have elbow surgery Feb. 22, the NFL reported Feb. 8.
  3. Dr. Kevin Pugh debuts smart knee implant at Kentucky hospital

    Kevin Pugh, MD, performed Pikeville (Ky.) Medical Center's first smart knee replacement, the hospital said Feb. 8.
  4. Orthopedics goes global: 6 international moves, partnerships

    From a new acquisition in Ireland to a clinic opening in Abu Dhabi, U.S. orthopedic companies and practices are expanding internationally in 2023. Here are six global updates since Dec. 19: 
  5. United Regional Health Care prepares for orthopedic center opening

    Wichita Falls, Texas-based United Regional Health Care System will open its new Center for Advanced Orthopedics on Feb. 14, according to a Feb. 8 report from the Wichita Falls Times Record News.
  6. 10 spine surgeons to know

    Below is a list of 10 spine surgeons who have made a positive impact on their organizations and the specialty. 
  7. National Spine Health Foundation launches campaign for neck safety

    The National Spine Health Foundation launched a new campaign called "Look Up" to address neck pain related to looking down at electronic devices.
  8. 6 medtech notes: Zimmer Biomet, Hospital for Special Surgery and more

    Here are six updates from spine and orthopedic medtech companies since Feb. 1:
  9. 7 things to know about Capital Ortho

    Flowood, Miss.-based Capital Ortho has been providing care to Mississippi residents for 30 years. Here are seven things to know about the practice: 

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