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  1. 3 endoscopic spine milestones in Q1

    Here are three endoscopic spine surgery milestones from the first quarter of 2023:
  2. Orthopedic surgeon vs. general surgeon pay in 40 states

    Orthopedic surgeons earn more than general surgeons in some states, including Alabama, but less in other states, including California, according to 2022 salary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Zippia. 
  3. 4 orthopedic, spine leaders on the future of practice management

    As hospitals sever service lines, physician pay continues to drop and supply chain disruptions persist, healthcare industry professionals see both opportunities and challenges going forward. 

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  1. 3 developments in spine medtech transactions

    Here are three updates on spine medtech mergers and acquisitions since Feb. 28:
  2. Orthopedics, neurosurgery among specialties with highest pay: Doximity

    Orthopedics and neurosurgery are among the specialties with the hightest annual pay, according to Doximity's 2023 Physician Compensation Report.
  3. Dr. Roger Härtl performs 1st 3D navigation spinal surgery in sub-Saharan Africa

    Roger Härtl, MD, director of neurosurgery spine for New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine and co-director for New York Presbyterian OCH Spine, has performed the first spine case using 3D navigation in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a March 23 email sent to Becker's. 
  4. AdventHealth Altamonte Springs 1st hospital in Florida named orthopedic, spine center of excellence

    AdventHealth Altamonte Springs (Fla.) is the first hospital in Florida that has been designated as an orthopedic and spine center of excellence by DNV. 

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  1. 5 updates on NuVasive in the past month

    Here are five updates on medical device company NuVasive that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 21:
  2. How the pandemic has affected spine surgeons 3 years later

    Three years after COVID-19 was deemed a global pandemic, some spine practices have made permanent the changes they had to implement. Here's how five spine surgeons are looking back at the early months of the pandemic.
  3. ValleyOrtho completes 1,000th Mako robotic procedure

    Glenwood Springs, Colo.-based ValleyOrtho, part of Valley View health system, has completed its 1,000th procedure using Stryker's Mako robotic arm for joint replacement surgeries. 
  4. 3 recent spine and orthopedic robotics milestones

    Here are three recent spine and orthopedic robotics milestones that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 20:
  1. Neurosurgeon, fiancee settle False Claims allegations for $825K

    Neurosurgeon Sonjay Fonn, DO, and his fiancee Deborah Seeger settled allegations they recieved kickbacks from spinal implant companies, the U.S. Justice Department said March 22.
  2. 10 sports medicine leaders to know

    Below is a list of 10 sports medicine leaders who have made a positive impact on their organizations and have their sights set on future growth. 
  3. Meet the orthopedic surgeon guiding Sanford Health

    Mark Lundeen, MD, has provided a guiding hand to Sioux Falls, D.S.-based Sanford Health since 2015 when he stepped into a governance role.
  4. 5 AR spine milestones in 6 months

    Here are five augmented reality spine surgery milestones since Aug. 22:
  5. 25 best hospitals for pediatric orthopedics in 2023

    Boston Children's Hospital was named the top children's hospital for pediatric orthopedics in 2023 by U.S. News & World Report. 
  6. OrthoKansas, U of Kansas Orthopedics partner for sports medicine program

    Lawrence-based LMH Health OrthoKansas and the University of Kansas Health System Orthopedics and Sports Medicine have collaborated to launch Kansas Sports Medicine, a healthcare program that will provide sports medicine care to the community, according to a March 22 report from WIBW.
  7. Prior authorization reform 'long overdue,' says 1 spine surgeon

    Prior authorization can be a long process for physicians and patients, resulting in time delays, increased paperwork and disrupted patient care. 
  8. 5 medtech notes: ZimVie, Accelus and more

    Here are five key developments from spine and orthopedic medtech companies since March 15:
  9. 2 more sites launch clinical trials for 3Spine alternative spinal fusion device

    Advanced Surgery Center of Beverly Hills (Calif.) and Ortho San Antonio have completed the first clinical trials using 3Spine's new Motus device for lumbar total joint replacements.

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