• '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
  • Texas spine surgeon defending himself from 'Dr. Death 2.0' allegations
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • Orthopedic surgeon must face suit in patient's death
  • Spine surgeon 1 of 9 physician billionaires on Forbes' 2022 list
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • 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
  • Could Medtronic's spine business be the next medtech spinoff?
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
  • Idaho orthopedic surgeon arrested for alleged misconduct at practice
  • Neurosurgeon's startup hits $1.2B valuation
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
  • Orthopedic surgeon salaries in the 5 best, worst states for healthcare
  • 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
  • Florida hospital patients say they were injured during surgeries. Now a physician faces 350 lawsuits.
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
  • 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
  • Colorado Supreme Court rejects hospital's bid to enforce $229K spine surgery bill
  • Jury finds neurosurgeon largely responsible for paralysis, awards $15.5M in damages
  • Dr. Jon Yoon performs NHL's 4th disc replacement in 7 months
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    1. Georgia Bone & Joint expands surgical team

      Newnan-based Georgia Bone & Joint is growing its surgical team, The Newnan Times-Herald reported Sept. 14.
    2. Excelsior Orthopaedics opens New York location

      Buffalo, N.Y.-based Excelsior Orthopaedics is expanding its footprint with a new location, Buffalo Business First reported Sept. 15
    3. 22 hospitals ranked top 25 orthopedic hospitals 3+ years in a row

      Every year, U.S. News & World Report releases a ranking of the top hospitals for orthopedics worldwide. In 2021, 2022 and 2023, a total of 22 hospitals were ranked in the top 25 for all three years. 

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    1. Resurgens Orthopaedics adds 2 surgeons

      Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics added Jason Harms, MD, and John Pinski, MD.
    2. OrthoNebraska opens orthopedic medical office building

      Omaha-based OrthoNebraska, in partnership with Denver-based healthcare real estate developer NexCore Group, has opened a new orthopedic medical office in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
    3. Dr. Laith Jazrawi debuts wireless surgical camera

      Laith Jazrawi, MD, of New York City-based NYU Langone Orthopedic Center, performed the first case with the ArthroFree wireless camera.
    4. Detroit Lions offensive lineman has spine surgery in Dallas

      Halapoulivaati Vaitai, offensive lineman for the Detroit Lions, had spine surgery in Dallas on Sept. 13, according to The Detroit Free Press.

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    1. How 5 orthopedic surgeons manage burnout

      From focusing on hobbies to maintaining a routine with family, five orthopedic surgeons told Becker's how they prevent and manage burnout in their careers.
    2. 3 recent moves from Illinois orthopedic practices

      Here are three moves from three leading Illinois orthopedic practices since Sept. 1.
    3. Miach Orthopaedics' new CEO, Medacta's milestone and more: 6 device company notes

      Johnson & Johnson's merger and acquisition activity and five more updates from orthopedic devicemakers since Sept. 7.
    4. 7 things to know about Peachtree Orthopedics

      Peachtree Orthopedics is a specialized orthopedic clinic based in Atlanta, and has been in operation for 70 years. 
    1. Top 25 hospitals for orthopedics in 2023: Report

      New York-based Hospital for Special Surgery has been named the top hospital in the world for orthopedics in 2023, according to a new report from Newsweek. 
    2. Top 25 hospitals for neurosurgery 2023, per Newsweek

      Newsweek ranked the top hospitals worldwide for neurosurgery Sept. 14.
    3. Many hospitals are not performing enough total joint replacements, study finds

      A study in the Journal of Arthroplasty found many hospitals are performing total hip and knee replacements at "suboptimal volumes."  
    4. Augmedics founder exits company after 'significant changes', 'disagreements' with new leadership

      Nissan Elimelech, former CEO of Augmedics, has left the augmented reality spine surgical company he founded in 2014.
    5. 'Avoid contracts that do not meet your costs': How spine surgeons should approach payer negotiations

      Negotiating with payers is one of the most important, if most challenging, aspects of a physician's practice. For surgeons seeking to boost reimbursement rates or ensure bills and claims are paid out as expected, there are a few factors to keep top of mind.
    6. Stryker launches platform for foot and ankle procedures at ASCs

      Stryker launched its Pulse Intelligent Delivery Platform, which is designed to improve foot and ankle procedures performed at ASCs by monitoring and replenishing products. 
    7. Dr. David O'Brien to lead Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist new spine, orthopedic center

      Atrium Health Wake Forest (N.C.) Baptist has opened a new orthopedic and spine care center — Orthopedics & Spine Care - Medical Plaza Miller — that will be led by David O'Brien, MD, a spine specialist board-certified in physical medicine and rehab, pain medicine and sports medicine. 
    8. Illinois Bone and Joint Institute adds 5 new physicians

      Des Plaines-based Illinois Bone and Joint Institute added five spine and orthopedic physicians, the practice said Sept. 13.
    9. Neurosurgeon named chief medical officer of UPMC-managed hospital in China

      Neurosurgeon James Wang, MD, will be chief medical officer of Chengdu Wanda UPMC Hospital in China.

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  • '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
  • Texas spine surgeon defending himself from 'Dr. Death 2.0' allegations
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • Orthopedic surgeon must face suit in patient's death
  • Spine surgeon 1 of 9 physician billionaires on Forbes' 2022 list
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • 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
  • Could Medtronic's spine business be the next medtech spinoff?
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
  • Idaho orthopedic surgeon arrested for alleged misconduct at practice
  • Neurosurgeon's startup hits $1.2B valuation
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
  • Orthopedic surgeon salaries in the 5 best, worst states for healthcare
  • 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
  • Florida hospital patients say they were injured during surgeries. Now a physician faces 350 lawsuits.
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
  • 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
  • Colorado Supreme Court rejects hospital's bid to enforce $229K spine surgery bill
  • Jury finds neurosurgeon largely responsible for paralysis, awards $15.5M in damages
  • Dr. Jon Yoon performs NHL's 4th disc replacement in 7 months