Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Hoag's joint replacement chief on the future of orthopedic robots

    Irvine, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute has grown its robotic arsenal in 2022, installing its fourth system in August.
  2. Why private equity is bettering orthopedics, 3 physician leaders say

    Private equity investment is an evolving force in orthopedics and can give practices an advantage in the market, according to physicians part of the July merger of two management services organizations.
  3. South Carolina health system opens new orthopedic clinic

    Manning, S.C.-based McLeod Health Clarendon is opening a pair of new centers.

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  1. Aspirin led to more dangerous blood clots in hip and knee replacements: study

    Taking aspirin after a joint replacement surgery could increase the risk of blood clots, according to a study published Aug. 23 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
  2. Orthopedic revenue management company PRL rebrands

    New Hampshire-based orthopedic revenue management company PRL has renamed to Koha Health, expanding into strategic advisory services. 
  3. Dr. Jonathan Cornelius reaches 2.5K Mako robotic joint replacements

    Jonathan Cornelius, MD, recently reached 2,500 Mako robotic joint replacements.
  4. 5 spine, orthopedic robots earning FDA clearance in 2022

    The FDA has recognized multiple robots and navigation systems made for spine and orthopedic surgeries in 2022.

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  1. 6 trends in foot and ankle surgery malpractice lawsuits

    Medical malpractice lawsuits target orthopedic surgeons at high rates, with 49 malpractice lawsuits happening for foot and ankle surgeons between 2008 and 2018. 
  2. Dr. Brian Forsythe and Dr. Shane Nho perform tendon surgery on Chicago Fire player

    Shane Nho, MD, and Brian Forsythe, MD, performed hamstring surgery on Gastón Giménez of the Chicago Fire MLS team, OurSportsCentral reported Aug. 24.
  3. Texas Health Frisco adds spine capacity

    Texas Health Frisco has opened a sixth floor in its practice, according to an Aug. 25 report from Community Impact.
  4. Ohio orthopedic practice adds 5 physicians

    Upper Arlington, Ohio-based Orthopedic One is adding five physicians in August, the practice said.
  1. Medtronic spine business 'remains attractive' despite quarterly revenue slip

    Medtronic executives said in the company's Aug. 23 earnings call that its cranial and spinal technologies business "remains attractive" despite revenue decreasing 7 percent year over year in the first quarter of fiscal year 2023, according to Seeking Alpha.
  2. Bone injections and AR guidance: The orthopedic tech exciting 2 surgeons

    When considering the development of orthopedic technology, there are particular advancements that stand out to surgeons.
  3. The 'sweet spot' for orthopedic supergroups: 3 practice leaders weigh in

    Three orthopedic surgeons leading supergroups of 100 physicians or more in Florida, North Carolina and Maryland discuss the advantages of larger physician practices and how they see consolidation evolving in the specialty.
  4. 5 orthopedic practices making headlines

    From a new facility opening to more surgeons using robots, here are five stories involving orthopedic practices reported on by Becker's since Aug. 1:
  5. Canadian province arranges to send joint replacement patients to Ohio, North Dakota

    In order to manage patient backlogs, the government of Manitoba in Canada signed deals with Fargo, N.D.-based Sanford Health and Cleveland Clinic to take some of its hip and knee replacement patients, the Winnipeg Free Press reported Aug. 24.
  6. Migration of orthopedic cases to ASCs to continue influence on value-based care, 1 surgeon exec says

    The increase in value-based care for orthopedic cases will continue to be pushed by the transition of cases to ASCs, but staffing shortages could threaten care delivery, according to one orthopedic surgeon leader.
  7. Jury finds neurosurgeon largely responsible for paralysis, awards $15.5M in damages

    A jury ruled neurosurgeon Mark Fulton, MD, failed to diagnose and treat a patient's spinal injury, leading to his paralysis, Medscape reported Aug. 24.
  8. Scripps Clinic adds ACL restoration procedure

    Scripps Clinic in San Diego added the BEAR biologic implant for ACL restoration, CBS affiliate KFMB reported Aug. 23.
  9. Medtronic's revenue dip, Abbott's SCS approval and more: 6 device company notes

    Nexus Spine's leadership appointment and five more key updates from medtech companies since Aug. 17.

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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
  • '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