• '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
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  • 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. New Jersey hospital adds spinal navigation system

      Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill (N.J.) installed Globus Medical's ExcelsiusGPS robot for spine surgery.
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      More than 41,000 Micro Invasive implants from Life Spine have been sold, the devicemaker said Sept. 6. 
    3. Spine surgeon joins Ohio hospital

      Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Robert Crowell, MD, has joined Morrow County Hospital in Mount Gilead, Ohio, according to a Sept. 5 report from the Morrow County Sentinel. 

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      East Tennessee State University in Johnson City has opened its sports medicine clinic, BucSports Medicine, to the general public, according to a Sept. 2 report from WCYB.
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      West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute added three surgeons to its team, according to a Sept. 5 email shared with Becker's.
    3. 'The numbers don't lie': Endoscopy to become more prominent among next generation of spine surgeons

      Many physicians see endoscopic spine surgery as a key growth opportunity in the next five years, but argue the U.S. needs more endoscopic training programs and the reimbursement structure must be improved. 
    4. Curvebeam to merge with AI company to advance orthopedic imaging

      Orthopedic imaging company CurveBeam and StraxCorp, a provider of cloud-based software to improve bone health, have entered into a definitive merger agreement to form CurveBeam AI.

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      Kenneth Akizuki, MD, on Sept. 4 performed knee surgery on Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants, according to NBC Sports. 
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      Conway (Ark.) Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center is adding Bryan Head, MD, to its surgical team, the Log Cabin Democrat reported Sept. 1.
    1. 52 universities with ongoing orthopedic research funded by NIH grants

      The National Institutes of Health provides orthopedic labs and universities with funds for new research and developments in the field.
    2. 7 places bolstering orthopedic robotics in August

      Becker's reported on seven hospitals, practices and ASCs that added orthopedic robots in August.
    3. Frederick Health Medical Group expands into spine surgery

      Frederick (Md.) Health Medical Group is expanding into spine and brain care by adding neurosurgeon Ravi Yalamanchili, MD, according to The Frederick News-Post.
    4. Neurosurgeon accepted $3.3M in illegal payments to perform spine surgeries at hospital

      Neurosurgeon Lokesh Tantuwaya, MD, 55, on Sept. 1 pleaded guilty to accepting about $3.3 million in bribes for performing spine surgeries at the now-defunct Pacific Hospital in Long Beach, Calif.
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      Sharonville, Ohio-based Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is one of the largest orthopedic groups in the U.S. 
    6. Drs. Nitin Goyal, Arash Sayari join Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

      Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush added two surgeons who will practice at its Joliet, Ill., and Naperville, Ill., locations.
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      Large orthopedic groups including Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag and Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics are using Luna's new value-based care program for post-acute care.
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      Atrium Health Cabarrus in Concord, N.C., has received Joint Commission's gold seal of approval for advanced certification in spine surgery.
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  • 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
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  • 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'
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  • Orthopedic surgeon asking for misconduct charges to be dropped
  • Unnecessary spine cases spur class action lawsuit
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