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  1. Short lengths of stay associated with better ALIF outcomes, study finds

    Anterior lumbar interbody fusion patients who have lengths of stay less than 45 hours saw better outcomes, according to a study published in the International Journal of Spine Surgery.
  2. 8 DISC Sports & Spine Center physicians earn local recognition

    Physicians with DISC Sports & Spine Center in Newport Beach, Calif. earned recognition from Southern California Super Doctors and the Orange County Medical Association's 2023 Physicians of Excellence.
  3. Dr. J. Richard Steadman dies at 85

    J. Richard Steadman, MD, who founded the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., died at age 85, the practice said Jan. 22.

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  1. DePuy Synthes pays $9.75M to settle kickback allegations involving spine implants

    DePuy Synthes, Johnson & Johnson's orthopedic company, is paying $9.75 million to resolve allegations that it gave an orthopedic surgeon free spinal implants that were used in overseas cases, the Justice Department said Jan. 20.
  2. Meet the leaders of the top 10 hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery

    NYU Langone Hospitals in New York City was rated the top hospital for neurology and neurosurgery for 2022 and 2023 by U.S. News & World Report. 
  3. Dr. Jonathan Levy joins Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute

    Jonathan Levy, MD, joined the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute in Boca Raton, Fla., according to a Jan. 19 news release shared in South Florida Hospital News.
  4. 5 things to know about Hughston Clinic Orthopedics

    Hughston Clinic Orthopedics provides care for patients across Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Florida. Here are five things to know about the practice: 

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  1. 3 orthopedic practices joining health systems

    Becker's has reported on three orthopedic groups joining health systems since Dec. 21:
  2. 22 Resurgens Orthopaedics physicians recognized by Castle Connolly

    Twenty-two physicians with Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics were named as Top Doctors for 2023 by Castle Connolly, the practice said Jan. 19.
  3. 2 spine cases going to trial

    Becker's reported on two ongoing court cases involving spine surgery in the last 7 days.
  4. Rothman Orthopaedics, AdventHealth partners with Orlando Magic

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedics and Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth inked a partnership with the Orlando Magic NBA team.
  1. Neurosurgery of St. Louis adds 3 locations

    Neurosurgery of St. Louis has doubled the number of locations, the practice said Jan. 10.
  2. St. Vincent's Orthopedics to join Hughston Clinic

    Birmingham, Ala.-based St. Vincent's Orthopedics will join Hughston Clinic Orthopedics beginning March 1. 
  3. Top 19 states for orthopedic surgery in 2023, per Healthgrades

    Healthgrades evaluated 19 states for orthopedic surgery rankings, according to data updated Jan. 17.
  4. 5 Coastal Spine physicians earn local recognition

    Five spine physicians with Coastal Spine in Mt. Laurel, N.J., were recognized by NJ Top Docs, the publication said Jan. 19.
  5. 'Not just a gimmick': 16 experts on prone lateral spine surgery

    Prone lateral spine surgery offers an alternative to the lateral decubitus position and eliminates the need to move a patient during the surgery. The technique has yet to be widely adopted, and while some surgeons see potential, others don't see it taking a grip on the industry any time soon.
  6. Neurosurgeon faces trial in patient death case

    A woman is suing Casper-based Wyoming Medical Center and two physicians for wrongful death on behalf of her husband who had spine surgery in 2018, K2 Radio reported Jan. 18.
  7. Why 2 Chicago-area orthopedic powerhouses became one

    Brian Cole, MD, managing partner at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Brian Bear, MD, president of OrthoIllinois have a longstanding friendship. They have known each other for almost 30 years and were in the same residency class at New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery.
  8. Companion Spine acquires Backbone SAS

    New York City-based devicemaker Companion Spine acquired Backbone SAS, a medtech company in Bordeaux, France.
  9. Dr. April Armstrong named vice president of orthopedics at Penn State Health

    April Armstrong, MD, was named vice president for orthopedics at Hershey, Pa.-based Penn State Health Medical Group.

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