• '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
  • 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
  • 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. 2 surgeons under 40 on private equity, the future of orthopedics

      Two surgeons under the age of 40 discuss where they see the future of orthopedics heading, and the role of private equity in practices moving forward. 
    2. 3 recent orthopedic leadership moves

      Becker's reported on three orthopedic leadership appointments since Sept. 12.
    3. 3 recent orthopedic sports partnerships

      Here are three orthopedic practices and health systems partnering with professional sports organizations that Becker's has reported on since Sept. 19:

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      Hartford Conn.-based UConn Health implemented Augmedics' Xvision in June and now all six of its spine surgeons are using the augmented reality surgical system, Fox 61 reported Sept. 23. 
    2. Scoliosis Research Society names Dr. Serena Hu as 1st female president

      Serena Hu, MD, was named the first female president of the Scoliosis Research Society at its annual meeting in Stockholm on Sept. 17, according to a Sept. 22 press release sent to Becker's. 
    3. Dr. James Lynch completes 150th Xvision case

      James Lynch, MD, of Reno-based Spine Nevada, completed his 150th case using Augmedics' Xvision, the devicemaker said in a Sept. 22 tweet.
    4. Dr. Harvinder Sandhu appointed head of orthopedics at Stamford Hospital

      Harvinder Sandhu, MD, co-chief of the spine service at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City has been named chair of the department of orthopedics at Stamford (Conn.) Hospital following the retirement of Charles Cornell, MD. 

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    1. What 3 surgeons would change about the orthopedics, spine industry

      Payer relationships and physician autonomy are two things that need to be improved in the orthopedic and spine surgery industries, according to three surgeons. 
    2. Dr. Peter Mangone named president of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation

      Peter Mangone, MD, is the new president of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation, the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society said Sept. 22.
    3. Implantable shock absorber shows promise in relieving knee pain

      A new implantable shock absorber can help to relieve pain and improve function in patients with chronic knee pain, according to results from a clinical trial performed by David Flanigan, MD, professor of orthopedics at Ohio State College of Medicine. 
    4. 8 orthopedic debuts in the last 60 days

      From a new knee revision technology in the U.S. to a new wireless camera, here are eight orthopedic debuts Becker's has reported in the last two months. 
    1. UCHealth hospital raising $12M to expand orthopedics, outpatient surgical services

      UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation on Sept. 19 launched a capital campaign to help fund updates to Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, according to the Loveland Reporter-Herald.
    2. Medacta logs 1st US revision surgeries with MyKnee pre-op planning system

      Orthopedic product design company Medacta has announced the completion of the first U.S. knee revision surgeries using its MyKnee R technology for preoperative planning. 
    3. Tennessee orthopedic practice partners to launch price transparency initiative

      The Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics in Chattanooga, Tenn., is partnering with HealthMe to offer transparent pricing for orthopedic care.
    4. How 5 orthopedic practices find and retain new talent

      Five surgeons discuss how they have found and retained top talent for their practices at a time when every medical industry is facing labor shortages. 
    5. Former American Orthopedic Partners president moves to cardiovascular company

      Mike Englehart, who was president and COO of American Orthopedic Partners, became CEO of US Heart & Vascular.
    6. Penn Medicine, 76ers sign multiyear deal

      Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine has partnered with the Philadelphia 76ers, the health system said Sept. 22.
    7. Smith+Nephew uses VR/AR to expand access to orthopedic, robotic training

      Smith+Nephew is expanding the reach of its orthopedic, robotics and sports medicine procedural skills-training through a suite of advanced simulation technologies.
    8. Audio recordings build case against Florida orthopedic surgeon; more lawsuits filed

      Audio recordings of a retired orthopedic surgeon facing hundreds of lawsuits at Jacksonville, Fla.-based Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside Hospital were filed in court, News 4 Jax reported Sept. 21.
    9. 4 elements to help private practices avoid consolidation

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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
  • 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
  • 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