Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 'A true paradigm shift': 6 surgeons on endoscopic spine surgery

    Endoscopic spine surgery offers many benefits over traditional spinal fusion, including shorter operative times, less bleeding and quicker recovery times.
  2. Spine ASC joins Carrum Health's Centers of Excellence network

    Premier Spine Care in Overland Park, Kan., has become the first dedicated ASC for spine care to join San Francisco-based Carrum Health's Centers of Excellence network.
  3. Colorado, Ohio & Texas: 3 orthopedic practice mergers in January

    Consolidation continues to be a trend among orthopedic practices in 2021, with three mergers taking place in Ohio, Colorado and Texas in January:

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  1. The problem with value-based care: 2 spine surgeons weigh in

    Two spine surgeons discuss why they are not participating in formal value-based programs and where they are focusing their resources when it comes to patient care.
  2. Dr. Gerard Girasole: Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute shooting for spine surgery CoE

    The Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, Conn., opened this month, local news outlet WTHN.com reports.
  3. Drs. Robert Anderson, James Andrews & more: 9 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    From one surgeon operating on an NFL quarterback to another launching a podcast series, here are the latest orthopedists making the news:
  4. Dr. Kyle Hammond operates on Hawks' De'Andre Hunter 

    Kyle Hammond, MD, performed a lateral meniscus arthroscopic debridement procedure on Atlanta Hawks forward De'Andre Hunter Feb. 8, the team announced.
  1. UAMS 1st in Arkansas to earn Blue Cross certification for spine surgery and hip and knee replacement

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock has been designated as a Blue Distinction+ center for spine surgery as well as hip and knee replacement.
  2. 11 spine device companies to watch in 2021

    Innovation in spine dipped during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, but many device companies are well-positioned for economic recovery as elective surgery volumes are projected to reach more normalized levels by the end of the year.
  3. Dr. Robert Bray named to Super Doctors Hall of Fame

    Neurologic spine surgeon Robert Bray Jr., MD, has joined the Super Doctors Hall of Fame after being honored as one of Southern California's top physicians for 10 consecutive years.
  4. Dr. Brent Kimball logs 1st AR spine surgery at Colorado hospital

    Neurosurgeon Brent Kimball, MD, has used augmented reality to perform two spine surgeries at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colo., since it installed the technology in January, the Centennial Citizen reports.
  1. Andrews Sports Medicine to launch podcast — Dr. James Andrews guesting on debut episode

    Birmingham, Ala.-based Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center will launch its "Victory Over Injury" podcast series hosted by orthopedic surgeon Michael Ryan, MD, the practice announced Feb. 9.
  2. Michigan orthopedic surgeon's license suspended: 4 details

    A Michigan-based orthopedic surgeon's license was suspended following allegations of negligence and inappropriate behavior toward patients, according to a Fox 17 news report.
  3. 8 orthopedic centers recently opened or announced

    Becker's Spine Review has reported on eight orthopedic centers opened or announced in the past month:
  4. Dr. Robert Anderson to operate on Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes

    Robert Anderson, MD, will repair the torn plantar plate in the toe of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes Feb. 10, NFL.com reported.
  5. DiscGenics completes construction on Salt Lake City HQ — 7 things to know

    DiscGenics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on regenerative therapies for spinal conditions, has completed construction on its 25,000-square-foot headquarters in Salt Lake City.
  6. Spine surgical site infections vary significantly by level, study finds

    Individualized infection prevention strategies tailored to operative level are needed in spine surgery, according to a study published in Spine in February.
  7. Neurosurgeon joins newly created medical advisory board — 3 things to know

    Xcelerate, an information technology and services company, has added neurosurgeon Dilantha Ellegala, MD, to its newly formed board of directors.
  8. Drs. Steven Maschke, James Rosneck operate on Cavaliers' Larry Nance Jr.

    Steven Maschke, MD, and James Rosneck, MD, repaired the fractured fourth metacarpal in Cleveland Cavalier forward Larry Nance Jr.'s left hand Feb. 8, the team reported.
  9. How Medtronic, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson's shares performed this week

    Here's how Medtronic, Stryker and Johnson & Johnson's shares have fluctuated over the last five days.

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