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  1. Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center adds 12th orthopedic surgeon

    Miguel Pelton, MD, joined Warrenton, Va.-based Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center.
  2. 10 orthopedic devices that received FDA clearance this year

    From robots to pelvic technology, orthopedic devices have seen major breakthroughs in 2022. 
  3. Investigation details tuberculosis outbreak from spinal allograft

    An investigation by the CDC and the FDA published in The Lancet reveals new details about a tuberculosis outbreak stemming from spinal allografts.

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  1. Staff shortages, insurers compound spine surgeons' patient experience challenges

    From hiring the right staff in a challenging labor market to the advantages of technology and the importance of getting to know one's patients, seven spine surgeons from independent practices and health systems across the country discuss how they aim to improve the patient experience at their practices.
  2. VySpine cervical spine plate earns FDA clearance

    VySpine's VyPlate anterior cervical plate system received FDA 510(k) clearance, the devicemaker said Aug. 16.
  3. ZimVie's Q2 sales, Accelus' implant milestone and more: 4 device company notes

    Accelus reaches a milestone with a new implant and three more updates from spine devicemakers since Aug. 10:
  4. $58M orthopedic center with the ability to perform 5K surgeries a year set to open in Colorado

    Parkview Health System is opening an $85 million, 58,000-square-foot orthopedic center in Pueblo West, Colo., that can perform between 4,000 and 5,000 orthopedic surgeries every year, according to an Aug. 17 report from The Pueblo Chieftain. 

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  1. US Orthopaedic Partners acquires 9th practice, expands network to 170 providers

    U.S. Orthopaedic Partners, a private equity-backed management services organization, has acquired Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists of Mississippi, its fifth practice in the state and ninth in total.
  2. No one pace for orthopedic companies' pandemic recovery, Q2 data shows

    Some orthopedic companies have recovered from the pandemic faster than others, as second quarter data shows.
  3. Dr. Neal ElAttrache performs successful knee surgery on New York Jets QB

    Neal ElAttrache, MD, operated on the New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson, Newsday reported Aug. 16. 
  4. A Rutgers physician accused of 'ghost surgeries' will return — but with fewer responsibilities

    A neurosurgeon with Rutgers University's two medical schools in New Jersey is returning to work less than a year after he was put on leave amid allegations of professional misconduct, according to the university.
  1. Dr. Hasham Alvi debuts new Exactech hip replacement system

    Exactech's Spartan stem and Logical cup system for hip replacements was released in a commercial launch.
  2. 9 athletes who underwent orthopedic surgery this year

    During the 2022 sports season, orthopedic surgeons were busy operating on a variety of athletes, from NFL to MLB stars.
  3. America's largest independent practices by number of spine surgeons

    Here are 18 of the largest independent groups in the U.S. ranked by the number of spine surgeons that practice with them. 
  4. Breast cancer risk higher for orthopedic surgeons, small study finds

    A 2022 small study from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery shows that female orthopedic surgeons suffer from breast cancer at higher rates than the general population.
  5. Adena Health expands Orthopedic and Spine Institute

    Adena Health System has expanded its Orthopedic and Spine Institute, opening a new location in Circleville, Ohio, according to an Aug. 15 report from the Circleville Herald. 
  6. $40M raised for world's 1st shock absorber knee implant

    Devicemaker Moximed has raised $40 million to develop what the company says is the world's first implantable shock absorber for the knee.
  7. Dr. Neal ElAttrache to perform season-ending surgery on Dodgers pitcher

    L.A. Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler will undergo an elbow surgery next week, performed by Neal ElAttrache, MD, that will end his baseball season, according to an Aug. 15 report from the Los Angeles Times. 
  8. Number of orthopedic surgeons in the best, worst states for healthcare

    The best and worst ranked states for healthcare vary in the number of orthopedic surgeons in each state. 
  9. Florida Orthopaedic Institute to pay $4M to settle claims it did not protect patient data

    Tampa-based Florida Orthopaedic Institute has agreed to pay $4 million to settle allegations it failed to protect consumers in a 2020 ransomware attack, Top Class Actions reported Aug. 15.

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Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months

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