Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. More lawsuits filed against spine biologics company after patients sickened with tuberculosis

    Lawsuits on behalf of a Florida woman and a Delaware man were filed against Aziyo Biologics after they received a tainted FiberCel implant.
  2. 11 orthopedic surgeon moves in June

    A Florida physician named chief medical officer of the 2022 Special Olympics and 10 more orthopedic surgeons joining new practices or adding to their titles in June:
  3. 'A win-win': Dr. Juris Shibayama debuts robot-assisted spine surgery at Tennessee hospital

    TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna, Tenn., added the ExcelsiusGPS robotic system for spine surgery, according to a July 1 announcement in Rutherford Source.

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  1. Medtronic exec to step down; chief accounting officer named

    One Medtronic exec is stepping down from the company, and a new appointment was confirmed.
  2. Washington spine, neurosurgery practice adds surgical robot

    Spokane, Wash.-based Inland Neurosurgery & Spine's eight neurosurgeons started using Globus Medical's ExcelsiusGPS surgical robot, the Spokane Journal reported July 1.
  3. 4 payer updates for orthopedic surgeons to know

    From a revived spine surgery lawsuit over one insurer's policy to two orthopedic practices inking value-based contracts in Florida, here are four commercial payer updates for surgeons to know:
  4. 6 Stryker developments in the past 6 months

    From a new president of its spine division to an impressive first-quarter performance and an expanded orthopedic portfolio, here are six key developments at Stryker in the past six months:
  1. California orthopedic surgeon to receive inaugural AANA award

    The Arthroscopy Association of North America Distinguished Service Award will be awarded to Richard Ryu, MD, at the combined 2021 annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and AANA on July 9 in Nashville, Tenn., according to Noozhawk.
  2. Zimmer Biomet's last 6 months: 10 key developments

    From a slew of executive appointments to a shake-up in its spine business, here are Zimmer Biomet's 10 key moves in the first half of 2021:
  3. 7 spine surgeon moves in June

    From the new leader of a medical society to a neurosurgeon growing an Arkansas program, here are seven spine surgeons joining new practices or adding to their titles in June:
  4. Robotic-assisted knee surgery's growth, market outlook, biggest players & more

    Surgeons are increasingly using robotic technology for knee surgery, and the rate of robotic-assisted knee reconstructions is expected to keep growing in the next decade, according to a July 1 report from GlobalData.
  1. Orthopedic surgeon in legal battle with Adena joins competing system

    Brian Cohen, MD, an orthopedic surgeon previously employed with Adena Health System, is now practicing with Columbus-based OhioHealth, according to the Chillicothe Gazette.
  2. 180+ ASCs with spine surgery | 2021

    Here is a state-by-state breakdown of more than 180 ASCs that perform minimally invasive spine surgery in the U.S.:
  3. 5 updates from Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

    From adding new physicians to expanding into Kentucky, here are five updates from Cincinnati-based Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in the first half of 2021:
  4. Stryker promotes from within, Medtronic breaks ground on Colorado campus & more: 7 device company notes

    From two spine companies breaking ground on corporate headquarters to spine devices earning international nods, here are seven updates to know from the last week:
  5. Texas hospital marks 100th fetoscopic spine surgery

    Texas Children's Hospital in Houston has performed 100 two-port fetoscopic surgeries for spina bifida, according to a June 30 announcement.
  6. Dr. Christopher Good performs region's 1st two-level lumbar disc replacement

    Christopher Good, MD, debuted a two-level lumbar disc replacement in the Washington, D.C., area, according to a June 30 news release.
  7. Georgia spine practice 1st in state to offer novel procedure for low back pain

    Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery in Sandy Springs, Ga., has reportedly performed more spine surgeries using the Intracept procedure than any other group in the Southeast.
  8. Medtronic, Alphatec & more: 5 devicemakers developing new facilities

    Five orthopedic device companies building new headquarters, manufacturing or innovation facilities this year:
  9. 5 most-pressing topics for orthopedic surgeons

    From advances in surgical technology to frustrations with payers, here are five things six orthopedic surgeons told Becker's Spine Review they're paying closest attention to.

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