Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Camber Spine taps new CEO

    Camber Spine, a company known for its minimally invasive spine devices and commercialized products, hastapped Brooks McAdam as its new CEO. 
  2. Crovetti Orthopaedics opens 2nd Las Vegas location

    Henderson, Nev.-based Crovetti Orthopedics has opened its second location in the area, featuring Queensridge Surgery Center and Queensridge Surgical Recovery Suites. The facilities are located inside the Queensridge Medical Center in Las Vegas. 
  3. Quincy Medical Group, Memorial Hospital partner to expand orthopedic care

    Quincy (Ill.) Medical Group and Springfield, Ill.-based Memorial Hospital have expanded their collaborative efforts to enhance orthopedic care for patients in the community, according to a Nov. 22 report from the Hancock County Journal-Pilot. 

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  1. Alaska system adds Stryker robot for joint replacements

    Homer, Alaska-based South Peninsula Hospital has added Stryker's Mako robotic system for total knee replacements, according to a Nov. 21 report from radio station KBBI.
  2. 4 WWE stars undergoing spine, orthopedic surgery in 2023

    Surgeons at Birmingham, Ala.-based Andrews Sports Medicine have operated on four World Wrestling Entertainment stars in 2023, including John Cena and Robert Roode. 
  3. Do spine patients prefer hospitals or ASCs?

    The number of spinal procedures performed in the ASC setting is on the rise, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  4. 5 spine practices to know

    Here are five spine centers to know:

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  1. Dr. Jeffrey Dugas operates on John Cena

    Jeffrey Dugas, MD, of Birmingham, Ala.-based Andrews Sports Medicine, recently performed two surgeries on actor and WWE wrestler John Cena.
  2. What spine, orthopedic surgeons should know about noncompetes in 2023

    Physicians across all specialties have had their eyes on noncompete clauses as state and federal policies change. 
  3. 10 payer victories in 2023

    While orthopedic and spine surgeons continue to express frustrations with payers, complaining of low reimbursements and tricky prior authorization processes, there have been several small victories for surgeons in 2023. 
  4. Zimmer Biomet helps launch orthopedic career pathway program

    Warsaw, Ind.-based nonprofit OrthoWorx has teamed up with the Warsaw public school district to prepare high schoolers for careers in the orthopedic manufacturing industry, according to a Nov. 21 report from Inside Indiana Business. 
  1. How well-positioned is Stryker for 2024?

    Stryker in 2023 has seen continued revenue growth and made progress with its spine portfolio.
  2. 16 Medtronic devices earning FDA clearance in 2023

    Since the beginning of 2023, 16 new devices created by medical device company Medtronic have secured 510(k) clearance from the FDA, including several spinal and orthopedic devices. 
  3. Good Samaritan Medical Center earns BCBS distinction for hip, knee replacements

    West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Good Samaritan Medical Center has been named a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacements, according to a Nov. 21 report from the Palm Beach Post.
  4. Alafair Biosciences surpasses 12K VersaWrap musculoskeletal implants

    Medical device company Alafair Biosciences has surpassed 12,000 implantations of its flagship product VersaWrap, the only class II medical device intended for use on tendon, ligament, skeletal muscle and peripheral nerve, including on nerve root in spine procedures. 
  5. UC San Diego names first endowed spine chair

    Richard Allen, MD, PhD, was appointed as the first of the Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD and Nasrin A. Owsia, MD Endowed Chair in Spinal Surgery at the University of California San Diego.
  6. Medtronic sees $8B in Q2 sales for fiscal year 2024

    Medtronic on Nov. 21 posted its financial results for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2024.
  7. 42 orthopedic devices receive FDA clearance in October

    The Food and Drug Administration granted 42 orthopedic-related 510(k) clearances in October.
  8. Texas pain physicians charged in $12M fraud scheme

    Two Texas-based pain physicians have been charged in a $12 million fraud scheme and accused of unlawfully distributing controlled substances, accoring to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Texas.
  9. Is spine still innovative?

    The last few years have been tough on spine device companies.

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