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  1. 7 CEO moves at orthopedic practices: OrthoVirginia, Orthopedic One & more

    Leadership changes are rife among orthopedic practices this year, with seven independent groups announcing new CEOs in the last eight months:
  2. The top industry worries for spine surgeons: 4 insights

    A lack of access to innovative technology, mounting pressures from health systems and payer denials are among some of the top worries for spine surgeons today. 
  3. HCA Florida hospital among first in the state to offer robotic-arm hip replacement

    HCA Florida Mercy Hospital in Miami has become one of the first in the state to offer Stryker Mako robotic-arm assisted total hip replacements. 

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  1. 4 recent robotic surgery milestones to know

    A Wisconsin health system that recently reached its 1,000th surgery and three other recent robotic surgery milestones to know:
  2. Akron Children's Hospital's Dr. Todd Ritzman on pediatric orthopedic tech improvements, hospital partnerships

    Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital has partnered with the University of Akron to provide orthopedic care to members of the university community. 
  3. 2 neurosurgeons complete 100 robotic-assisted surgeries

    Two neurosurgeons recently completed their 100th robotic-assisted surgeries.
  4. AMA issues CPT code for orthopedic technology

    The American Medical Association has issued a category III current procedural terminology code for Figur8's sensor fusion system combining inertial measurement system and surface mechanomyography.

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  1. 4 HSS surgeons among top 10 for hip, knee replacement in New York

    Four orthopedic surgeons from Hospital for Special Surgery — Alexander McLawhorn, MD; Geoffrey Westrich, MD; Amar Ranawat, MD; and Peter Sculco, MD — are ranked among the top 10 physicians for hip and knee replacement in New York, based on patient volume and experience, according to rankings authority Dexur.
  2. Dr. Brian Cole named endowed professor at Rush University

    Brian Cole, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, has been appointed to the Dr. Ralph and Marian C. Falk Professorship of Biochemistry at Rush University in Chicago.
  3. 10 orthopedic surgeons to know

    Here are 10 orthopedic surgeons to know:
  4. Nebraska Spine + Pain Center relocates satellite location

    Omaha-based Nebraska Spine + Pain Center's satellite location in Grand Island, Neb., is relocating.
  1. 5 spine practices to know

    Here are five spine practices to know:
  2. Twin Cities Spine Center fellowship program marks 50th year

    The 50th class of spine fellows graduated from the John H. Moe Spine Fellowship program, according to an Aug. 18 email to Becker's.
  3. USOP, OrthoAlliance and more: 4 MSO moves

    A merger between two orthopedic platforms and three more updates from management service organizations in the last month:
  4. Riverside reports 99% patient participation with knee replacement digital platform

    Riverside Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Specialists reports high patient engagement for its newly launched digital program, called Joint University. 
  5. 6 recent spine, orthopedic practice openings

    Here are six spine and orthopedic practice locations opened or announced Becker's has covered since July 21:
  6. 8 recent developments in orthopedic medtech

    Here are eight updates from orthopedic devicemakers since July 19:
  7. 16 CEOs on the move in the orthopedic device industry

    CEOs are on the move in the medtech industry, with several spine and orthopedic device companies appointing new leaders this year:
  8. 7 fast facts on the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons Political Action Committee

    The American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons Political Action Committee uses collected funds to lobby for the interests of orthopedic surgeons and practices through supporting candidates, ballot measures and other political interests. 
  9. Spinal fusion stimulator earns US patent

    Theragen's ActaStim-S spine fusion bone growth stimulator system received a U.S. patent.

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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
  • '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
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