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  1. Neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons see similar outcomes: study

    Although orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons have different training backgrounds, their outcomes for spine surgery were largely the same, according to a study published in Spine.
  2. 6 spine devicemaker execs to know

    One major spine devicemaker merger is in the books for 2023, and another is on the horizon. 
  3. 5 orthopedic practices named Centers of Excellence, per Castle Connolly

    Castle Connolly, a medical publication known for its Top Doctors list, has designated 26 practices as Centers of Excellence. 

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  1. Dr. Leslie Sisco-Wise takes over as president of Louisiana Orthopaedic Association

    Leslie Sisco-Wise, MD, became the first female president of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association. 
  2. 72-year-old surgeon sentenced to 3 years in $31M 'trip-and-fall' scheme

    New York City pain management surgeon Sady Ribeiro, MD, 72, has been sentenced to three years in prison in connection to a $31 million "trip-and-fall" scheme, according to a March 23 report from New York radio station WINS.
  3. 7 spine, orthopedic surgeons honored in Q1

    Becker's reported on seven spine and orthopedic surgeons in the first quarter of 2023.
  4. Scoliosis Research Society awards best science and clinical research papers

    The Scoliosis Research Society named the winners of the Thomas E. Whitecloud Awards during the 30th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques held March 22-24 in Dublin.

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  1. 6 orthopedic surgeons providing care at new practices

    Here are six orthopedic surgeons joining new practices that Becker's has reported on since March 3:
  2. 'What's not to like?': Key factors driving orthopedic, spine surgeons into private practice

    Factors including disrespect from hospitals, the need for more independence and the ability to control their own schedules are driving young orthopedic and spine surgeons into private practice. 
  3. Dr. Jeffrey Guiliani operates on DC United player

    Jeffrey Giuliani, MD, operated on D.C. United midfielder Pedro Santos, the team said March 24.
  4. 4 updates in cervical spine tech

    Here are four updates in cervical spine devices and implants since Feb. 1:
  1. Orthopedic surgeon compensation in the 10 most expensive cities

    In Los Angeles, the most expensive city for physicians to live in, orthopedic surgeons who have been practicing for eight to 14 years make an average of $422,099 annually, according to Medscape's salary explorer. 
  2. The most contentious trends in orthopedics

    Three orthopedic surgeons connected with Becker's to discuss what they believe to be the most contentious surgical and nonsurgical trends in orthopedics today. 
  3. What 2 orthopedic surgeons would want if they were joint replacement patients

    Many orthopedic surgeons spend their days performing total joint replacements. But what if they were the ones needing the procedure?
  4. 3 endoscopic spine milestones in Q1

    Here are three endoscopic spine surgery milestones from the first quarter of 2023:
  5. Orthopedic surgeon vs. general surgeon pay in 40 states

    Orthopedic surgeons earn more than general surgeons in some states, including Alabama, but less in other states, including California, according to 2022 salary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Zippia. 
  6. 4 orthopedic, spine leaders on the future of practice management

    As hospitals sever service lines, physician pay continues to drop and supply chain disruptions persist, healthcare industry professionals see both opportunities and challenges going forward. 
  7. 3 developments in spine medtech transactions

    Here are three updates on spine medtech mergers and acquisitions since Feb. 28:
  8. Orthopedics, neurosurgery among specialties with highest pay: Doximity

    Orthopedics and neurosurgery are among the specialties with the hightest annual pay, according to Doximity's 2023 Physician Compensation Report.
  9. Dr. Roger Härtl performs 1st 3D navigation spinal surgery in sub-Saharan Africa

    Roger Härtl, MD, director of neurosurgery spine for New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine and co-director for New York Presbyterian OCH Spine, has performed the first spine case using 3D navigation in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a March 23 email sent to Becker's. 

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