Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Rothman Orthopaedics to open 15th NJ office

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute will open an office in Paramus, N.J., on July 27.
  2. Dr. James Chappuis: Flexibility with patient schedules has been key during ramp-up

    James Chappuis, MD, orthopedic spine surgeon and founder of SpineCenterAtlanta, outlines how his practice has tackled the economic challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and the key to its ramp-up strategy.
  3. Zimmer Biomet recalls batch of orthopedic implants in Europe — 3 notes

    Potentially elevated endotoxin levels led Zimmer Biomet to issue a recall in Europe of certain polyethylene orthopedic implants for knees, hips and extremities.

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  1. DOJ settles alleged opioid record violations with Alabama orthopedic surgeon, practice

    Russell Hudgens, MD, and Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic in Mobile have agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Justice $74,000 to settle allegations that they violated the Controlled Substances Act.
  2. Orthofix gets clearance for pediatric plating system

    Orthopedic implant manufacturer Orthofix has received clearance for its JuniOrtho plating system in the U.S. and Europe, according to a July 20 announcement.
  3. Orthopedic group with nearly 30 physicians gets $2M-$5M loan

    Arlington Orthopedic Associates was approved for a Paycheck Protection Program loan between $2 million and $5 million, according to the Dallas Business Journal.
  4. Where Johnson & Johnson stands with robotics: 3 updates

    Johnson & Johnson provided updates on its robotics offerings during a second-quarter earnings call transcribed by Seeking Alpha.

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  1. Dr. Robert Bray implants 2 artificial discs in NBC sitcom star

    Neurological spine surgeon Robert S. Bray Jr., MD, recently performed spine surgery on Ben Feldman, an actor known for his role in NBC's sitcom 'Superstore,' according to ETonline.com.
  2. Dr. Patrick Cindrich joins Idaho hospital

    Minidoka Memorial Hospital in Rupert, Idaho, has onboarded neurosurgeon Patrick Cindrich, MD, and three other physicians to staff its new surgical clinic, Idaho News 6 reports.
  3. SpineCare Long Island to open 3rd location

    SpineCare Long Island will open its third location in Holbrook, N.Y., on Aug. 3, according to a July 17 announcement.
  4. 3 New York City hospitals with best-value outcomes for spine surgery

    Hospital for Special Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center were the most cost-efficient hospitals over a 90-day episode of care for spine surgery, according to a recent analysis of Medicare claims by rankings authority Dexur.
  1. Dr. Christopher Good: Spinal robots to advance far beyond implant placement

    Christopher Good, MD, a spine surgeon with Virginia Spine Institute in Reston, outlines how spinal robots could develop beyond implant placement and have greater autonomy in the OR.
  2. Top 10 Spine Review articles: July 13-17

    Here are the top 10 most-read articles featured on Becker's Spine Review between July 13 and 17:
  3. Drs. Christopher Tomaras, Erin Kiehna & more: 4 spine surgeons making headlines

    Four spine and neurosurgeons making the news this week:
  4. Orthopedic group cut pay for 60 physicians, retained 93% of staff after volumes vanished

    Using the federal Paycheck Protection Program and a state program for partial unemployment pay, Westerville, Ohio-based Orthopedic One retained 93 percent of its staff during elective surgery standstills, CEO Tim Smith told Columbus Business First.
  5. Dr. Khawar Siddique: California 2nd elective surgery shutdown 'only a matter of time'

    Khawar Siddique, MD, a neurosurgeon with DOCS Spine + Orthopedics in Los Angeles, outlines how his practice has dealt with the economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and predicts a second elective surgery shutdown to hit the state soon.
  6. AAOS recognized as OrthoForum's official registry program

    The OrthoForum, a network of orthopedic private practices, has named the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Registry Program as the recommended registries for its members, according to a July 16 announcement.
  7. Empirical Spine caps enrollment for LimaFlex clinical trial

    Spine device manufacturer Empirical Spine has completed enrollment for a clinical trial exploring the use of its LimaFlex Paraspinous Tension Band.
  8. Dr. Richard Berger: Now is the time for elective surgery, 2nd COVID-19 surge expected in the fall

    Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush surgeon Richard Berger, MD, is anticipating a second wave of COVID-19 to strike in the fall and is encouraging patients to undergo surgery for orthopedic conditions now.
  9. 3 upcoming transactions in the spine, orthopedic device industry

    The past month has seen increased M&A activity in the spine and orthopedic device industry.

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