Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Elon Musk plans to test brain chip in humans in 2023; experts skeptical

    Elon Musk pushed back plans to test the Neuralink brain chip in humans to 2023, The New York Times reported Nov. 30.
  2. SSM Health sues 2 resigning orthopedic surgeons

    Madison, Wis.-based SSM Health Dean Medical Group sued two orthopedic surgeons who resigned with plans to begin their own practice, The Chippewa Herald reported Dec. 1.
  3. Spine surgeon develops liposuction technique

    Steven Cyr, MD, who has dual fellowship training in orthopedic and cosmetic surgery, developed a new liposuction technique called OrthoSculpt.

2 new fusion studies highlight benefits of first fully porous PEEK

Spine surgeons want better performing interbody cages. A new porous PEEK technology will become the gold standard. See this white paper with key findings from in-vitro and in-vivo studies.
  1. Colorado medical center becomes new orthopedic hot spot

    Meeker, Colo.-based Pioneers Medical Center's orthopedic wing has become a go-to destination for care, the Colorado Sun reported Nov. 30. 
  2. Study supports Centinel Spine's STALIF interbody system

    Researchers from Plano-based Texas Back Institute supports Centinel Spine's STALIF M portfolio, the devicemaker said Nov. 30.
  3. 32-physician Tennessee orthopedic practice adds price transparency tool

    Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics in Knoxville partnered with HealthMe to add a digital payment and price transparency platform.
  4. Former orthopedic surgeon gets 111 months for 2nd healthcare fraud conviction

    Former New York orthopedic surgeon Spyros Panos was sentenced to 111 months in prison for fraud and identity theft charges he pled guilty to in 2020, according to the Department of Justice, Southern District of New York.

How Conway Regional achieved sepsis program quality, cost improvements in 4 months

Achieving sepsis quality improvements shouldn't take long. This hospital saved $384,000K + boosted compliance by 20% in just 4 months. Here's how.
  1. Medtronic's Q2 revenue, Conformis' new knee system and more: 6 device company notes

    Here are six updates from spine and orthopedic devicemakers since Nov. 16.
  2. Dr. Benjamin Burch debuts SeaSpine's navigation system at Mississippi hospital

    Benjamin Burch, MD, became the first surgeon in northern Mississippi to use SeaSpine's Flash navigation system, according to a Nov. 30 announcement in the Oxford Eagle.
  3. Ascension St. Vincent breaks ground on spine hospital

    Ground was broken on a brain and spine hospital for Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis, Inside Indiana Business reported Nov. 30.
  4. 7 spine surgeon moves in November

    Here are seven spine surgeons moving to new practices or adding to their titles in November:
  1. The challenge with value-based care for orthopedic surgeons

    Orthopedic surgeons face a unique challenge in the transition to value-based care as a procedure-driven specialty, one industry leader says. 
  2. 6 orthopedic surgeon milestones

    Here are six orthopedic surgeons reaching milestones that Becker's has reported on since Nov. 3:
  3. 'The only constant is change': What we heard in November

    Spine and orthopedic experts and leaders in November spoke with Becker's Spine Review about topics from controversial industry trends to advice for young surgeons.
  4. 3 spine, orthopedic lawsuits

    Becker's has reported on three spine and orthopedic lawsuits since Oct. 29.
  5. Hospital for Special Surgery partners with medtech company for wireless camera

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery is partnering with Lazurite, the developer of the ArthroFree wireless surgical camera.
  6. Dr. Matthew Halanski named division chief of orthopedics, sports medicine at Phoenix Children's

    Matthew Halanski, MD, was named division chief of orthopedics and sports medicine at Phoenix Children's.
  7. Dr. William Kurtz debuts Conformis' new hip system

    William Kurtz, MD, performed the first case with Conformis' Actera hip system, the devicemaker said Nov. 29.
  8. 5 updates in orthopedic, spine research

    Here are five recent developments in orthopedic and spine research that Becker's has reported on since Nov. 7:
  9. 5 developments in orthobiologics

    Here are five updates in the orthobiologics industry since Oct. 17:

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