Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Hoag opens 2nd ASC in Los Angeles

    Orange County, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute has opened its second ASC in the Los Angeles area in Beverly Hills, Calif., according to a Dec. 14 press release sent to Becker's. 
  2. Life Spine's TruLift lateral systems gets FDA cleared

    Life Spine's TruLift lateral expandable spacer and lateral plate systems earned FDA 510(k) clearance, the devicemaker said Dec. 14.
  3. Colorado college to open $4M orthopedic, sports medicine center

    Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health has committed $4 million to Durango, Colo.-based Fort Lewis College to convert the college's 10,000-square-foot aquatics center into an orthopedic and sports medicine center. 

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. Orthopedic practice converts bank into 5K-square-foot medical office

    Benton Franklin Orthopedic Associates in Kennewick, Wash., has converted a former bank into a 5,380-square-foot medical office, according to a December report from Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business. 
  2. 29 spine, orthopedic practice openings in 2022

    Here are 29 spine and orthopedic practices and groups opening new locations in 2022:
  3. Medical office building with spine hospital purchased

    A medical office building housing a spine hospital was acquired by Kayne Anderson Real Estate and Remedy Medical Properties.
  4. Centinel Spine reaches another total disc replacement milestone

    Centinel Spine hit the 250th case with the Prodisc C Vico and Prodisc C SK total disc replacement systems, the devicemaker said Dec. 14.

How Conway Regional achieved sepsis program quality, cost improvements in 4 months

Achieving sepsis quality improvements shouldn't take long. This hospital saved $384,000K + boosted compliance by 20% in just 4 months. Here's how.
  1. Medtronic honored for sustainability efforts

    The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index named Medtronic as a world leader in sustainability for the 15th consecutive year.
  2. Norton Healthcare named an Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence

    Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Ky. was named the first Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence in the U.S. by DNV, reported Dec. 12.
  3. Dr. Joshua Herzog debuts Surgalign spinal guidance system in Virginia

    Joshua Herzog, MD, of OrthoVirginia performed the state's first spine surgery with Surgalign's Holo Portal guidance system, the medtech company said Dec. 13.
  4. 7 things to know about Excelsior Orthopedics

    Buffalo, N.Y.-based Excelsior Orthopedics serves patients in Buffalo, N.Y., and the surrounding areas. Here are seven things to know about the practice: 
  1. 16 orthopedic president, CEO appointments in 2022

    This year, Becker's has reported on 16 orthopedists, surgeons, physicians and healthcare leaders who have entered into president or CEO roles at various device companies, healthcare systems, professional organizations and clinics in 2022. 
  2. How 6 MSOs grew in 2022

    Orthopedic management service organizations have expanded their footprints significantly in 2022. Here is what six of them did this year:
  3. Rural hospital performs 1st BEAR procedure in Nevada

    Nevada's first bridge-enhanced cruciate ligament repair was completed at Ely-based William Bee Ririe Hospital, The Ely Times reported Dec. 12. 
  4. Dr. Lon Baronne reaches 600 cases with spine robot

    Lon M. Baronne, II, MD, has reached his 600th case using Globus Medical's ExcelsiusGPS since receiving it in 2018, KLFY reported Dec. 13.
  5. Why volunteering is Dr. Scott Sigman's career highlight

    Orthopedic surgeon Scott Sigman, MD, has taken his care outside the U.S. and completed a volunteer trip to serve patients in Honduras.
  6. Lazurite's ArthoFree camera could save orthopedic surgeons time, study shows

    Four physicians, including three orthopedic surgeons, at the University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland found that medtech company Lazurite's ArthroFree wireless arthroscopy camera cut down on assembly and disassembly time by 45 percent and 23 percent respectively. 
  7. 6 things to know about OrthoSC

    Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based OrthoSC is a bone, joint and muscle care provider serving patients in the state. Here are six things to know about the practice: 
  8. Pennsylvania clinic performs over 500 joint replacements with Mako robot

    Orthopedic surgeons at Penn Highlands Healthcare in Clearfield County, Pa., have completed more than 500 procedures with Mako's SmartRobotic technology, according to a Dec. 12 report from WTAJ.
  9. 3 spinal tech companies that saw revenue decreases in Q2 and Q3

    Medtronic, ZimVie and Zimmer Biomet all saw a decrease in revenue and sales in the second or third quarter of 2022. 

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