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  1. 2,000th case with Xvision spine system completed

    Augmedics' Xvision spine system was used in its 2,000th case.
  2. 11 updates from spine, orthopedic groups hit with cyberattacks

    Several spine and orthopedic groups recently reported cyberattacks as the number of data breaches continues to rise in the healthcare industry. Hackers traditionally have targeted large hospitals and health systems but may see smaller physician practices with less resources as softer targets. 
  3. Telemedicine evaluations highly accurate for spine patients

    A study published in the September issue of the Spine Journal found that telemedicine visits can provide accurate evaluations for pre-op spine patients. 

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  1. The keys to starting your own spine practice

    Starting your own spine practice takes more than just a medical school education, according to an Aug. 29 report from the American Medical Association. 
  2. Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates: 7 fast facts

    Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine Associates is the largest independent spine group in the country with 35 surgeons performing spine surgery.
  3. Idaho orthopedic surgeon arrested for alleged misconduct at practice

    Orthopedic surgeon Stanley Waters, MD, was arrested for allegedly inappropriately touching multiple people at Americana Orthopaedics in Boise, Idaho, Idaho Statesman reported Aug. 29.
  4. Twin Cities Orthopedics surgeon hits research milestone

    Orthopedic surgeon and researcher Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD, reached an h-index of over 100.

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  1. EmergeOrtho notifies patients of ransomware attack that may have affected 75,200

    Durham, N.C.-based EmergeOrtho has notified 75,200 patients that some of their protected health information may have been accessed by unauthorized individuals.
  2. Dr. C. Kris Hanby debuts smart knee implant in Arkansas

    C. Kris Hanby, MD, performed the first smart knee replacement in Arkansas at Fayetteville-based Washington Regional Medical Center.
  3. 4 key orthopedic developments at Hoag: Robots, ASC expansion and more

    From expanding its robotic surgery program to bolstering its ASCs and recruiting a new neurosurgery chief, here are four key orthopedic developments at Irvine, Calif.-based Hoag in the past six months:
  4. Sentencing continues in California spine kickback case: 6 developments in 4+ years

    In January 2018, former Long Beach, Calif.-based Pacific Hospital owner Michael Drobot was found guilty of paying spine surgery kickbacks. Since then, multiple people involved in the scheme have been sentenced, the latest in August 2022.
  1. How Aurora Spine plans to build momentum in 2nd half of 2022

    Aurora Spine's quarterly revenue continued 2022 growth in the second quarter, and the company is laying the groundwork for momentum into 2023.
  2. 7 updates in regenerative medicine

    From CEO moves to product debuts, here are seven developments from regenerative medicine companies since July 22.
  3. Aurora Spine reports 67.7% revenue jump in Q2

    Aurora Spine saw record sales in the second quarter of 2022, the devicemaker said Aug. 29.
  4. Orthopedic Care Partners invest in new Missouri ASC

    Orthopedic Care Partners has closed an investment in a state-of-the-art ASC in Wentzville, Miss.
  5. Zimmer Biomet denied new trial in $3.5M defective hip replacement suit

    An Iowa woman will keep her $3.55 million jury award after a federal court denied a new trial request from devicemaker Biomet, now known as Zimmer Biomet, the Des Moines Register reported Aug. 26.
  6. Cervical disc replacement outcomes in patients with neck pain greater than arm pain: Study

    A study published in The Spine Journal concluded that patient improvement in neck pain was greater than improvement in arm pain following cervical disc replacements. 
  7. Chiropractor sentenced to 14 months in spine surgery kickback scheme

    A California chiropractor was sentenced to 14 months in prison for his role in a spine surgery kickback scheme, the Justice Department said Aug. 26.
  8. Former Hahnemann University Hospital orthopedics chief dies

    Norman Johanson, MD, the former chief of orthopedics at Philadelphia-based Hahnemann University Hospital, died July 3 at age 72, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Aug. 25.
  9. Aziyo Biologics names chief scientific officer

    Aziyo Biologics named Michelle Williams, PhD, as chief scientist, the regenerative medicine company said Aug. 26.

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Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months

  • '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
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • Texas spine surgeon defending himself from 'Dr. Death 2.0' allegations
  • Orthopedic surgeon must face suit in patient's death
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • 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
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
  • Orthopedic surgeon salaries in the 5 best, worst states for healthcare
  • Idaho orthopedic surgeon arrested for alleged misconduct at practice
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
  • 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
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
  • Florida hospital patients say they were injured during surgeries. Now a physician faces 350 lawsuits.
  • 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
  • Jury finds neurosurgeon largely responsible for paralysis, awards $15.5M in damages
  • Colorado Supreme Court rejects hospital's bid to enforce $229K spine surgery bill
  • Dr. Jon Yoon performs NHL's 4th disc replacement in 7 months
  • Neurosurgeon named in Washington lawsuit closes Ohio practice
  • Orthopedic surgeon vs. CEO pay: 5 notes
  • 30K 'unnecessary' spine surgeries performed in 1st year of pandemic: study
  • 15 best medical schools for orthopedic surgeons in 2022: Report