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  1. Dr. Amin Kassam to lead NorthShore Neurological Institute

    NorthShore University HealthSystem hired neurosurgeon Amin Kassam, MD, to lead the NorthShore Neurological Institute at Northwest Community Healthcare in Arlington Heights, Ill.
  2. What 3 spine surgeons wish they knew before going into practice

    Small-business skills and dealing with insurance companies are a few of the things three spine surgeons said they wish they had been taught before going into practice. 
  3. Surgeon leaves Rothman after 12 years to establish boutique spine practice

    Kris Radcliff, MD, has left Rothman Orthopaedic Institute in Philadelphia, where he practiced for more than 12 years, to start his own spine practice, Spinal Disc Center, which has four locations in New Jersey.

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  1. 8 places hiring orthopedic surgeons

    Here are eight hospitals and practices looking for orthopedic surgeons.
  2. 5 places hiring spine surgeons

    Here are five hospitals and practices looking for spine surgeons.
  3. Meet North American Spine Society's '20 Under 40' class of 2022

    The North American Spine Society on Oct. 11 released its "20 Under 40" list of spine care honorees younger than 40.
  4. Hourly pay in 7 states with under 200 orthopedic surgeons

    In Wyoming, the state with the fewest orthopedic surgeons, practicing orthopedists earned $144.41 an hour on average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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  1. Christus' $35M orthopedic center opens in Texas

    The Christus Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute in Longview, Texas opened Oct 13, the Longview News-Journal reported.
  2. Dr. Alan Daniels debuts Orthofix's new demineralized bone matrix

    Orthofix launched its Legacy demineralized bone matrix, and Alan Daniels, MD, performed the first case with it.
  3. Hospital for Special Surgery partners on needle guidance system

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery has partnered with medical device company Lumoptik to develop epidural and pain management solutions for orthopedic and neurology procedures. 
  4. 5 things to know about Iowa Ortho

    Des Moines-based Iowa Ortho is a comprehensive orthopedic care clinic with nine practice locations across the state. 
  1. Dr. Brian Fiani publishes 100th journal publication at 32

    Brian Fiani, DO, a neurosurgeon joining Livonia, Mich.-based Mendelson Kornblum group in 2023, has published his 100th peer-reviewed journal publication at the age of 32, according to an Oct. 13 email sent to Becker's. 
  2. Nevro's AI-based spinal cord stimulator approved for chronic pain

    Nevro's Senza HFX iQ spinal cord stimulation was approved by the FDA for treating chronic back pain, the devicemaker said Oct. 13.
  3. Spectrum Health breaks ground on Michigan orthopedic facility with ASC

    Healthcare project management services company Hammes Healthcare broke ground on a 117,000-square-foot Spectrum Health facility in Grand Rapids, Mich. 
  4. Cleveland neurosurgeon pleads guilty to pharmaceutical kickback scheme

    Neurosurgeon Bhupinder Sawhny, MD, on Oct. 11 pleaded guilty to accepting kickbacks from Avanir Pharmaceuticals in exchange for writing prescriptions for Nuedexta to people who did not need them, cleveland.com reported Oct. 11.
  5. Georgia orthopedic surgeon named VP of county medical society

    The Colquitt County Medical Society named orthopedic surgeon Franky Davis, MD, as vice president for the 2022-23 term, the Moultrie Observer reported Oct. 12.
  6. ClarifyEye AR system expands to Japan

    Royal Phillips' ClarifyEye augmented reality spine system debuted in Japan, the medtech company said Oct. 13.
  7. 13-employee orthopedic practice could be headed for bankruptcy

    Andrew Bush, MD, of Central Carolina Orthopaedic Associates in Sanford, N.C., hasn't seen his practice profit since at least 2018, Kaiser Health News reported Oct. 13. As an independent physician, he's one of many feeling the pressure of growing hospital systems buying smaller practices and attracting surgeons.
  8. UnitedHealthcare's policy update won't fully cover Nevro's spinal cord stimulation device

    Nevro's spinal cord stimulation device won't be covered by UnitedHealthcare in all cases as of Dec. 1, the devicemaker said.
  9. Minimally invasive spine surgery: What's exciting spine leaders

    While spine robots are still widely considered to be in the infancy stages, endoscopy surgery has been around for far longer. Recent years have seen more device companies develop spine robots to rival legacy platforms on the market and interest in endoscopic spine surgery has spiked because of its potential efficiency and cost-effective status in the outpatient setting.

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