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  1. Dr. Martin O'Malley performs ankle surgery on NFL Pro Bowler at Hospital for Special Surgery

    Martin O'Malley, MD, performed ankle surgery on Los Angeles Chargers cornerback J.C. Jackson, CBSSports reported Aug. 23.
  2. Orthopedic surgeon loses election for Florida city commission seat

    David Bellamy, MD, a Florida orthopedic surgeon, who announced that he was running for a seat on the Tallahassee (Fla.) City Commission in October of 2021 against incumbent candidate Jeremy Matlow, lost the election, according to an Aug. 23 report from the Tallahassee Democrat. 
  3. Dr. Neal ElAttrache performs MLB pitcher's 2nd Tommy John surgery

    Neal ElAttrache, MD, performed Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler's second Tommy John surgery, reported Aug. 23.

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  1. Northwest Extremity Specialists, Unity MSK partner with podiatry practice

    Wilsonville (Ore.) Foot Health Center partnered with Unity MSK and is part of the Northwest Extremity Specialists group in Portland, Ore.
  2. Implantable sensors, advanced navigation could be next step for disc replacement

    The first artificial disc replacement in the U.S. was performed in 2000, but the technology has come a long way since then, with many surgeons predicting that the procedure will one day overtake spinal fusion as the standard of care in the cervical spine.
  3. ASCs, regional expansion are key growth opportunities for large orthopedic groups: 7 practice leaders weigh in

    More large orthopedic groups are snapping up smaller practices and considering regional expansions to increase their economies of scale and grow their presence in new markets. New paths into value-based care and risk-sharing models are also top of mind for orthopedic leaders in addition to recruiting more physicians and adding new sites of service.
  4. Spine devicemaker lands $9.75M investment

    Xtant Medical entered an agreement to sell common stock and warrants to investors.

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  1. Surgalign's new flagship posterior fixation system gets FDA clearance

    Surgalign's Cortera spinal fixation system received FDA 510(k) clearance, the devicemaker said Aug. 24.
  2. Minimally invasive spine robot earns FDA clearance

    Point Robotics MedTech's Point Kinguide system received FDA 510(k) clearance.
  3. BronxCare Health System implements virtual orthopedic care platform

    New York City-based BronxCare Health System has implemented Force Therapeutics' digital care platform to give orthopedic patients access to virtual physical therapy, education and customized pathways to prepare for or recover from procedures at home. 
  4. Oxford Performance Materials and Sintx Technologies develop orthopedic coating

    Oxford Performance Materials and Sintx Technologies have announced the development of a new class of coatings that can be used for orthopedic implants. 
  1. Johns Hopkins neurosurgical spine center receives $5.7M donation

    Healthcare entrepreneurs Scott Rifkin, MD, and Frances Rifkin, RN, have pledged a $5.7 million donation to Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Health System for research in neurology spine oncology. 
  2. Spine surgeons: CMS should reward physicians focusing on cost-effective, quality care

    Spine surgeons have criticized Medicare's proposed rules for 2023, which would further reduce physicians' professional fees and reimbursement for procedures performed. 
  3. Building housing Arizona orthopedic practice purchased

    Montecito Medical purchased the building fully occupied by Tucson (Ariz.) Orthopaedic Institute.
  4. Minimally invasive spine devicemaker adds CFO

    Spineology named Jamison Young CFO, the devicemaker said Aug. 23.
  5. FDA approves Abbott's new spinal cord stimulator

    Abbott's Proclaim Plus spinal cord stimulator received FDA approval.
  6. Nexus Spine launches posterior fixation system

    Nexus Spine's PressON posterior lumbar fixation system was launched, the devicemaker said Aug. 23.
  7. 9 orthopedic groups, 170 providers now under US Orthopaedic Partners' umbrella

    U.S. Orthopaedic Partners, a private equity-backed management services organization, began 2022 with six affiliate practices and aims to double in size by the end of the year.
  8. CMS should keep recommended values for TLIF codes, orthopedic surgeon says

    Morgan Lorio, MD, of Advanced Orthopedics in Altamonte Springs, Fla., said he is concerned about how CMS values spine surgery codes compared to suggestions from experts in the specialty.
  9. Medtronic sees 8% revenue decrease in Q1 of fiscal year 2023

    Medtronic saw $7.4 billion in revenue in the first quarter of fiscal year 2023, according to results posted Aug. 23.

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  • 'The numbers don't lie': Endoscopy to become more prominent among next generation of spine surgeons
  • Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict
  • Orthopedic patient's death highlights potential dangers of prior authorization
  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
  • Neurosurgeon accepted $3.3M in illegal payments to perform spine surgeries at hospital
  • Spine surgeon gets jail time for abusing patient during hospital visit
  • Providence to pay $22.7M to settle unnecessary spine surgery allegations
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • Texas spine surgeon defending himself from 'Dr. Death 2.0' allegations
  • Orthopedic surgeon must face suit in patient's death
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Texas spine surgeon sued by State Farm over 'unnecessary' procedures
  • 22 hospitals ranked top 25 orthopedic hospitals 3+ years in a row
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • UArizona neurosurgery chair dies after motorcycle collision
  • America's largest independent practices by number of spine surgeons
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
  • Orthopedic surgeon salaries in the 5 best, worst states for healthcare
  • Idaho orthopedic surgeon arrested for alleged misconduct at practice
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
  • New Jersey hospital must pay neurosurgeons $24.3M, appeals court rules
  • Good news, bad news for orthopedic surgeons: 6 observations
  • Why private equity is bettering orthopedics, 3 physician leaders say
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
  • Florida hospital patients say they were injured during surgeries. Now a physician faces 350 lawsuits.
  • A Rutgers physician accused of 'ghost surgeries' will return — but with fewer responsibilities
  • Top orthopedic hospital in every state: US News
  • Rothman Orthopaedics to become national brand, but no 'aspirations to go beyond US'
  • Sports medicine physician fired amid misconduct allegations involving patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon asking for misconduct charges to be dropped
  • Unnecessary spine cases spur class action lawsuit
  • Jury finds neurosurgeon largely responsible for paralysis, awards $15.5M in damages
  • Colorado Supreme Court rejects hospital's bid to enforce $229K spine surgery bill
  • Dr. Jon Yoon performs NHL's 4th disc replacement in 7 months
  • Neurosurgeon named in Washington lawsuit closes Ohio practice
  • Orthopedic surgeon vs. CEO pay: 5 notes
  • 30K 'unnecessary' spine surgeries performed in 1st year of pandemic: study
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