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  1. Delaware orthopedists find Biden's foot fracture healed

    President Joe Biden learned his foot fracture completely healed after a Feb. 6 visit to Delaware Orthopedic Specialists in Newark, according to a CNN report.
  2. Drs. Jay Patel, Ronald Navarro & more: 6 orthopedic surgeons on the move this week

    From a new chief strategy officer at a California practice to the new board of directors president at a Minnesota group, here are the latest orthopedic surgeons on the move:
  3. Spine surgeon named chief of staff at California hospital

    Dignity Health Glendale (Calif.) Memorial Hospital and Health Center has appointed David Rogers, MD, chief of staff, Outlook Newspapers reports.

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  1. Dr. Christopher Dewing leads new orthopedic service line at physician-owned hospital

    Northwest Specialty Hospital, a physician-owned hospital in Post Falls, Idaho, launched a new service called Northwest Integrated Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, Coeur d'Alene Press reports.
  2. Zimmer Biomet to spin off spine business, Alphatec plans hiring spree & more: 8 device company notes

    From Zimmer Biomet's plans to spin off its spine business to Alphatec planning a hiring spree after moving into its new headquarters, here is the latest device company news:
  3. How key spine trends are shaping up in 2021

    Downward pressure on reimbursement, rising consolidation and rapid outpatient migration are some of the key trends affecting the spine field.
  4. Children's National Hospital performs milestone spinal surgery

    Children's National Hospital has performed the region's first anterior vertebral body tethering surgery for a child in the Washington, D.C., area.
  1. What hospitals in 10 cities charge for a common spine surgery

    Fair Health created a database that presents in-network and out-of-network costs for an array of procedures across the U.S.
  2. Zimmer Biomet to spin off spine, dental businesses

    Zimmer Biomet plans to spin off its spine and dental units to create a new company.
  3. Hoag Orthopedic Institute installs total joint surgeon as chief strategy officer

    Jay Patel, MD, has been appointed chief strategy officer of Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, Calif.
  4. Top spine reads — Surgeons predict Super Bowl winners, Stryker's 2021 plans and more

    Here are the most-read articles on Becker's Spine Review during the week of Feb. 1-5:
  1. Drs. Neel Anand, Brian Gantwerker and more: 4 spine surgeons in the news

    From a surgeon featured in a new documentary to a surgeon recognized for his advocacy in the field, here are four spine surgeons who made headlines this week.
  2. Zimmer Biomet's 2020 sales dropped 12%: 5 details

    Zimmer Biomet reported a significant 2020 net sales drop Feb. 5.
  3. 7 spine surgeons on the move in January — Drs. David Holte, John Spitalieri & more

    Seven spine and neurosurgeons who expanded their practice, accepted new positions or left roles in January:
  4. Resurgens Orthopaedics honors Dr. Mark Hanna

    Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics awarded Mark Hanna, MD, its 12th annual Garrett Award, which recognizes physicians who demonstrate excellence in patient care, building relationships and compromise.
  5. Rothman Orthopaedics CEO to retire after 22 years

    Michael West, CEO of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute in Philadelphia, will retire March 31 after 22 years with the practice.
  6. NASS '20 Under 40' spine surgeon details journey in newly released documentary

    Antonio Webb, MD, spine surgeon, author and Iraq War veteran, embarked on a 20-city virtual tour Feb. 3 to promote the documentary film adaptation of his book, "Overcoming the Odds," Shreveport, La., news outlet KSLA12 reports.
  7. Dr. Dalip Pelinkovic implants latest CTL Amedica device

    The first Minimally Invasive Flex Tower was implanted in a patient in a lumbar spine surgery performed by Dalip Pelinkovic, MD, in Iowa, according to a Feb. 4 news release.
  8. What hospitals in 10 cities charge for shoulder surgery

    Fair Health created a database that presents in-network and out-of-network costs for an array of procedures across the U.S.
  9. 10 things to know about navigating alternative payment models in orthopedics

    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has released a guide to help practices identify risks and opportunities within alternative payment models designed to achieve value-based care.

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