• '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. AAOS updates clinical guidelines for management of ACL injuries

      The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has issued an update to the clinical practice guideline for management of anterior cruciate ligament injuries, replacing the previous version released in 2014. 
    2. The cases for, against private equity in orthopedics and spine

      Private equity investments have grown in the spine and orthopedic space, with many physicians taking advantage of the opportunities it offers. However, there are also concerns among experts about the long-term viability of taking outside capital.
    3. Johnson & Johnson to develop spine robot to rival medtech competitors

      Johnson & Johnson is planning to develop its own spine robot to rival the platforms launched by Medtronic, Globus Medical and emerging device companies, company executives said Sept. 7 during the 2022 Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference, according to Seeking Alpha. 

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      It's not uncommon for some orthopedic surgeries to be done in the outpatient setting, but many factors go into creating a successful program.
    2. 6 orthopedic firsts in the last 30 days

      From ankle replacements to knee implants, here are six orthopedic firsts Becker's has reported on in the last 30 days. 
    3. Life Spine's milestone, an orthopedic merger and more: 5 device company notes

      Stryker's latest device launch and four more updates from spine and orthopedic medtech companies since Sept. 1:
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      Pacira BioSciences' Exparel drug was found to be effective in treating pain after total knee replacements, according to a study.

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    1. SeaSpine launches TLIF interbody system

      SeaSpine's WaveForm TA system was released in a full commercial launch, the devicemaker said Sept. 6.
    2. OrthoSC opens location in former restaurant space, adds 2 physicians

      Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based OrthoSC opened a location in the space of a former restaurant, The Post and Courier reported Sept. 6.
    3. University renews sports medicine contract with Freeman Health

      The board at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin has voted to extend its contract with Freeman Health System, also in Joplin, until 2034, according to a Sept. 6 report from KZRG.
    4. Biote, IMAC Holdings partner to deliver orthopedic procedures

      Medical practice building company Biote has announced a partnership with regenerative rehabilitation company IMAC Holdings. 
    1. Dr. Jason Tinley performs 1st case with Prodisc C Vivo in US

      Jason Tinley, MD, completed the first commercial case with Centinel Spine's Prodisc C Vivo, the devicemaker said Sept. 7.
    2. Endoscopy, robotics & more: What 8 spine surgeons want to master

      Endoscopic spine surgery, robotic procedures and spinal deformity cases are among the skills that these eight spine surgeons are focused on mastering in the next five years.
    3. Miach Orthopaedics appoints medtech veteran as president, CEO

      Miach Orthopaedics, a company focused on advancing the treatment of anterior cruciate ligament tears, on Sept. 7 named Patrick McBrayer as president and CEO.
    4. Long-term study supports Premia Spine's spinal joint replacement system

      A study published in the July 2022 edition of Operative Neurosurgery supports the long-term use of Premia Spine's Tops spinal joint replacement system.
    5. Ortho Regenerative Technologies changes name

      Ortho Regenerative Technologies is now called ChitogenX, the company said Sept. 7.
    6. Dr. Matthew Pacana joins Coastal Orthopedics

      Matthew Pacana, MD,  joined Coastal Orthopedics' team of orthopedic surgeons at its practice in Bradenton, Fla.
    7. 12 recent orthopedic surgeon moves, accomplishments and accolades

      Here are orthopedic surgeons who joined new practices, reached career milestones and more since Aug. 15: 
    8. Orthopedic surgeon sentenced to 7 years for Medicare fraud

      Gary Wisner, MD, was sentenced to seven years in prison for defrauding Medicare and administering unnecessary X-rays to his patients, the California Department of Justice said Sept. 6.
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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