Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Orthopedic industry nonprofit elects new chair

    OrthoWorx, a Warsaw, Ind.-based nonprofit committed to growing and preserving the orthopedic industry in Warsaw, has elected Terry Schlotterback as chair of the board of directors, according to a Dec. 7 report from the Times Union. 
  2. 6 new updates from Sanford Orthopedics in 2022

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine has expanded its facilities and team throughout 2022, adding a spine center, an orthopedic hospital and more. 
  3. University of Toledo Medical Center suspends orthopedic chair

    Nabil Ebraheim, MD, chair of orthopedics at the University of Toledo (Ohio) Medical Center, was suspended, a spokesperson said Dec. 7.

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. AAOS partners with PatientIQ for fracture and trauma registry

    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' fracture and trauma registry will now use PatientIQ for tracking, the organization said.
  2. Hoag spine surgeons debut new AR navigation

    SyncAR, a spine navigation system co-developed by neurosurgeons at Hoag's Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute, was debuted, the health system said Dec. 7.
  3. How spinal tech has evolved in 2022

    From a new intervertebral cage to a new sacroiliac joint fusion device, spinal technology has evolved rapidly in the last year. Here are 16 spinal technology developments from 2022: 
  4. Medtech company awarded for wireless arthroscopy, endoscopy camera

    Medical device company Lazurite was commended by the Medical Device Network Excellence Awards & Rankings for its ArthroFree system, the first FDA-cleared wireless camera for arthroscopy and general endoscopy. 

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  1. 4 device company notes

    Here are four updates in spine and orthopedic medtech since Nov. 30:
  2. 'The devil is in the details': What's next for total disc replacement coverage

    Aetna has settled a class-action lawsuit regarding its artificial disc replacement coverage, and spine surgeons have their eye on the insurer's future policy shift.
  3. Dr. Jill McAngus to open solo orthopedic practice

    Jill McAngus, MD, is leaving Cross Timbers Orthopaedics in Stephenville, Texas, to open her own practice, according to the Glen Rose Reporter.
  4. Dr. Frank Cammisa performs Hospital for Special Surgery's 1st AR spine surgery

    Frank Cammisa, MD, completed the first augmented reality-assisted spine surgery at New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery.
  1. Globus Medical co-founder named CEO of spine company

    Happe Spine named Andrew Iott as its president and CEO, the devicemaker said Dec. 7.
  2. Device company major developments in 2022

    From a major merger to two spin-off companies, here are 11 major orthopedic device company developments that Becker's reported on in 2022. 
  3. Dr. David Porter performs 2nd surgery on Oklahoma City Thunder player

    Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren on Dec. 5 had his second foot surgery since August, USA Today reported.
  4. Orthopedic surgeon compensation in 2022: 9 statistics

    Orthopedic surgeons earned $557,000 on average during 2022, with compensation fluctuating based on practice setting and length of employment. 
  5. Lawsuits against spine surgeon who fled the US can proceed

    The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Dec. 6 that lawsuits involving about 100 former patients of Atiq Durrani, MD, can go forward, FOX 19 reported.
  6. Dr. Jeffrey Carlson debuts intervertebral cage he designed

    Jeffrey Carlson, MD, performed the first case with the Align Peek TLIF and PLIF intervertebral cage, his practice said Dec. 6.
  7. Northwell Health opens $10M orthopedic center

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health has opened a $10 million, 25,500-square-foot musculoskeletal care and rehabilitation center in Bay Shore, N.Y., according to a Dec. 5 report from Newsday. 
  8. 8 ways for orthopedic surgeons to succeed in private practice

    Many surgeons and physicians enjoy the flexibility running their own private practice affords over working for an established practice. While starting out in private practice can be challenging for orthopedic surgeons, the American Medical Association has outlined eight ways to succeed. 
  9. Orthopedic surgeons leaving SSM Health: What's happened since September

    Multiple orthopedic surgeons are leaving SSM Health Dean Medical Group in Madison, Wis. Here are five developments to know:

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