Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. NuVasive lifts hold on scoliosis rods recalled in 2020

    NuVasive has lifted a U.S. voluntary ship hold on its Magec system and made a modified Magec X device available for sale, effective July 15.
  2. 'It's already evolved': Dr. Kern Singh on outpatient spine surgery

    Outpatient spine surgery already has a strong foothold, and it provides surgeons with autonomy, according to Kern Singh, MD, co-director of Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago.
  3. 10 hospitals, health systems hiring orthopedic surgeons

    Here are 10 hospitals or health systems hiring orthopedic surgeons using LinkedIn's Job Search tool:

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  1. Spinal implant shown to reduce chance of disc reherniations to 10%

    A spine device that received FDA premarket approval 72 hours before the cessation of elective surgeries in the U.S. in March 2020 has been shown to reduce the chance of disc herniations in patients who have already herniated a disc, The News Times reported July 13.
  2. 6 centers adding surgical robots in June

    Becker's reported on six hospitals and practices adding spine and orthopedic robots in June.
  3. Connecticut orthopedic surgeon inducted into AOSSM hall of fame

    Robert Arceiro, MD, chief of sports medicine at Farmington-based UConn Health, has been inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's hall of fame, according to a July 14 news release.
  4. 10 states where device companies paid surgeons the most money in 2020

    Orthopedic devicemakers are among the biggest spenders in medtech when it comes to payments made to physicians.
  1. 7 patent disputes involving orthopedic surgeons, device companies

    Becker's has reported on seven patent infringement cases in 2021 that involve orthopedic device companies and/or surgeons:
  2. 12 spine devices approved by FDA in June

    The FDA cleared 12 spine devices in June.
  3. 21 orthopedic devices approved by FDA in June

    The FDA cleared 21 orthopedic devices in June, including many for lower-extremity and spinal procedures.
  4. 6 trends gripping the spine industry

    Spinal procedures shifting from inpatient to outpatient settings, evolving payer-provider relationships and a minimally invasive surgery boom are some of the key trends dominating the spine industry this year.
  1. Centene establishes positive coverage for minimally invasive SI joint fusion

    Centene has created a positive coverage policy for minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion, according to a July 14 news release.
  2. Alphatec's Q2 revenue, Stryker's latest orthopedic moves & more: 7 device company updates

    From FDA clearances to strengthened partnerships, here are seven updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the last week:
  3. What's the most pressing issue in sports medicine? The US Open's CMO weighs in

    Standardizing biologics research in sports medicine is one of the most important issues Alexis Colvin, MD, of New York City-based Mount Sinai is paying attention to.
  4. How provider-payer relationships will evolve in spine: 4 surgeons weigh in

    New partnership models with aligned goals, an increased push toward orthopedic Centers of Excellence and heightened calls for a single-payer system are among the major trends these four spine surgeons see over the next five years.
  5. Spine surgeons' scoliosis system awarded breakthrough device designation

    The FDA has granted breakthrough device designation for Spino Modulation's MIScoli system, a vertebral body tethering system to treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
  6. CMS' Open Payments updates to boost transparency, data analysis — What surgeons need to know

    CMS' Open Payments program requires drug and devicemakers to report payments or transfers of value to physicians, teaching hospitals and other providers to increase the transparency of these relationships.
  7. Bioventus in 2021: 5 updates to know

    Since launching its initial public offering in February, orthobiologics company Bioventus marked several notable achievements, including a multimillion-dollar acquisition.
  8. EHR system to streamline 100+ Illinois Bone & Joint Institute locations

    Des Plaines-based Illinois Bone & Joint Institute launched Epic as its new electronic medical record system July 12.
  9. 7 numbers making orthopedic surgeons nervous

    Orthopedic surgeons had a tough year in 2020, with many elective procedures canceled or postponed, leaving some to speculate that case volume may never recover.

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