Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. The Steadman Clinic adds foot and ankle surgeon

    Jonathon Backus, MD, joined The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., the practice said Sept. 5.
  2. Spire Orthopedic Partners names chief legal officer

    Spire Orthopedic Partners named JoAnna Nicholson as its chief legal officer, the management services organization said Sept. 5.
  3. Restor3d completes Conformis acquisition

    Restor3d completed its acquisition of Conformis, accoring to a Sept. 5 news release.

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  1. How an orthopedic practice could save a declining shopping mall

    In February, the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center opened a $277 million orthopedic ASC in a former Henrietta, N.Y., Sears retail space. 
  2. 5 spine surgeon moves in August

    Here are five spine surgeons who moved to new practices or added to their titles in August:
  3. How orthopedic surgeons chose their specialty

    Eight orthopedic surgeons connected with Becker's to discuss how they chose their specialty. 
  4. How should orthopedic practices approach hospital partnerships? Here's what 5 surgeons say

    Some orthopedic practices have partnered with hospitals to support operations. However, the arrangement is not the best fit for all groups.

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  1. Lawmakers urge FDA to tighten bone graft guidance

    A group of lawmakers wrote a letter to Robert Califf, MD, the U.S. FDA commissioner, pushing for stricter guidance for bone grafts in light of a recent spate of tuberculosis linked to orthopedic products.
  2. Globus Medical, NuVasive merger completed

    Globus Medical and NuVasive closed their merger, the devicemaker said Sept. 1.
  3. UnitedHealthcare to cut 3 orthopedic surgery codes from prior authorization

    On Sept. 1, UnitedHealthcare is set to begin a two-phased approach to eliminate prior authorization requirements for several procedure codes, including three orthopedic surgery-related codes. Overall, the code removals will account for almost 20 percent of its overall prior authorization volume.
  4. Concern and caution: How 6 spine, orthopedic surgeons view medtech mergers

    The spine and orthopedic medtech space has been abuzz with major company mergers in recent years. The news is major for stockholders, and physicians who use the technologies are keeping an eye on the deals.
  1. Here's how upcoming prior authorization changes will impact orthopedics

    On Sept. 1, UnitedHealthcare will begin its two-phased approach to eliminating prior authorization requirements. 
  2. OrthoArizona surgeon performs 1st automated hexapod deformity correction

    Phoenix-based OrthoArizona has become the first facility in the state to perform an automated hexapod deformity correction. 
  3. Baptist Health, Miami Dolphins cut ribbon on new orthopedic complex

    Coral Gables, Fla.-based Baptist Health and NFL team the Miami Dolphins have celebrated the grand opening of their new orthopedic complex in Miami Gardens, Fla., according to an Aug. 31 report from Miami's Community News. 
  4. Hoag Orthopedic Institute adds 2 surgeons

    Irvine, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute added two orthopedic surgeons to its staff, the practice said Aug. 30.
  5. Cost of outpatient ACL surgery by state

    Alaska is the most expensive place to have ACL surgery performed at an ASC, while Iowa is the least expensive, according to data from Sidecar Health's care calculator.
  6. UAMS first in Arkansas to earn Joint Commission's spinal fusion certification

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock is the first organization in the state to earn the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for spinal fusion, according to an Aug. 31 news release.
  7. Hospital for Special Surgery opens new Long Island location

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery opened a location in Southampton, N.Y., according to an Aug. 31 news release.
  8. Dr. Joshua Kolz joins The Spine Center at Black Hills Orthopedics

    Joshua Kolz, MD, joined The Spine Center at Black Hills Orthopedics in Rapid City, S.D.
  9. Study supports Minuteman spine device in real-world setting

    Spinal Simplicity's Minuteman spinal fusion device was found to be safe and effective in a real-world setting, according to a study published in The Journal of Pain Research.

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