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  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 

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  1. 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. 
  2. Building housing Arizona orthopedic practice purchased

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

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

    Abbott's Proclaim Plus spinal cord stimulator received FDA approval.

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  1. Nexus Spine launches posterior fixation system

    Nexus Spine's PressON posterior lumbar fixation system was launched, the devicemaker said Aug. 23.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  1. 7 CEO moves at orthopedic practices: OrthoVirginia, Orthopedic One & more

    Leadership changes are rife among orthopedic practices this year, with seven independent groups announcing new CEOs in the last eight months:
  2. The top industry worries for spine surgeons: 4 insights

    A lack of access to innovative technology, mounting pressures from health systems and payer denials are among some of the top worries for spine surgeons today. 
  3. HCA Florida hospital among first in the state to offer robotic-arm hip replacement

    HCA Florida Mercy Hospital in Miami has become one of the first in the state to offer Stryker Mako robotic-arm assisted total hip replacements. 
  4. 4 recent robotic surgery milestones to know

    A Wisconsin health system that recently reached its 1,000th surgery and three other recent robotic surgery milestones to know:
  5. Akron Children's Hospital's Dr. Todd Ritzman on pediatric orthopedic tech improvements, hospital partnerships

    Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital has partnered with the University of Akron to provide orthopedic care to members of the university community. 
  6. 2 neurosurgeons complete 100 robotic-assisted surgeries

    Two neurosurgeons recently completed their 100th robotic-assisted surgeries.
  7. AMA issues CPT code for orthopedic technology

    The American Medical Association has issued a category III current procedural terminology code for Figur8's sensor fusion system combining inertial measurement system and surface mechanomyography.
  8. 4 HSS surgeons among top 10 for hip, knee replacement in New York

    Four orthopedic surgeons from Hospital for Special Surgery — Alexander McLawhorn, MD; Geoffrey Westrich, MD; Amar Ranawat, MD; and Peter Sculco, MD — are ranked among the top 10 physicians for hip and knee replacement in New York, based on patient volume and experience, according to rankings authority Dexur.
  9. Dr. Brian Cole named endowed professor at Rush University

    Brian Cole, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, has been appointed to the Dr. Ralph and Marian C. Falk Professorship of Biochemistry at Rush University in Chicago.

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  • 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
  • 15 best medical schools for orthopedic surgeons in 2022: Report
  • 30K 'unnecessary' spine surgeries performed in 1st year of pandemic: study