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  1. Atlantic Health System acquires 11 sports medicine locations

    Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System has acquired Forked River, N.J.-based Thompson Healthcare & Sports Medicine, claiming majority ownership of its 11 locations throughout the state, according to a March 15 report from New Jersey Business Magazine. 
  2. Edgerton Hospital partners with Orthopedic and Spine Centers of Wisconsin

    Edgerton (Wis.) Hospital and Health Services has entered a partnership with Orthopedic and Spine Centers of Wisconsin in Madison, according to a March 15 report from the Milton Courier. 
  3. Woven Orthopedics' spine screw fixation tool earns FDA clearance

    Woven Orthopedic Technologies earned FDA 510(k) clearance for its Ogmed implant enhancement system, the devicemaker said March 16.

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  1. How 5 spine surgeons serve their communities

    Spine surgeons often spend time volunteering within their communities to provide medical care and for other causes. Five spine surgeons told Becker's how they serve others outside of work.
  2. Why payers need to see the value in collaborating with surgeons

    Orthopedic and spine surgeons are feeling a growing disconnect between themselves and payers. As physician demand from payers is increasing, reimbursement rates nationwide are declining. 
  3. 7 athletic teams, organizations served by Rothman Orthopaedics

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute has become the official sports medicine and orthopedic provider for the Orlando (Fla.) Guardians, an XFL football team. 
  4. 5 surgeons treating professional athletes

    Here are five surgeons performing sports medicine procedures on professional athletes that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 20: 

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  1. Joint replacement volume to double per surgeon by 2050: study

    Orthopedic surgeons may need to double their total joint replacement caselod by 2050 to accomodate rising demand, according to research shared at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  2. Dr. Marty Isbell to operate on NHL player

    Marty Isbell, MD, is set to perform knee surgery on Andrei Svechnikov, a forward for the Carolina Hurricanes in the National Hockey League, on March 16. 
  3. Top-ranked orthopedic facilities for 2023 per 3 publications

    Multiple publications, including Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report, name the top orthopedic facilities every year. In 2023, New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery topped lists from two different publications. 
  4. Highmark to cover ZimVie's vertebral body tethering device

    ZimVie's vertebral body tethering system for scoliosis recieved a positive medical policy decision from Highmark, the devicemaker said March 15.
  1. Why 2 orthopedic leaders prefer avoiding private equity

    Many orthopedic and spine practices have weighed the decision of either taking private equity investment to support themselves or seeking other avenues to remain independent.
  2. Resurgens Orthopaedics partner Dr. Lattisha Bilbrew writes memoir

    Lattisha Bilbrew, MD, the first Black female orthopedic surgeon partner at Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics wrote a memoir about her experience in the profession.
  3. Less focus on profits and more on outcomes: What orthopedic and spine surgeons hope to see from payers in 2023

    From higher reimbursement payments to better payment models for new procedures, here are the key changes orthopedic and spine surgeons hope to see from payers in 2023. 
  4. 4 orthopedic supercenters planned in the West

    From California to South Dakota, here are four orthopedic supercenters in the western half of the U.S. that have been planned in the last year. 
  5. Surgalign in the news: 3 updates

    Here are three updates on Surgalign, a medical technology company, that Becker's has reported on since March 1:
  6. Dr. Robert Watkins operates on San Francisco Giants' Luis González

    The San Francisco Giants' Luis González had surgery to repair a disc in his lower back, The Mercury News reported March 14.
  7. UT Health San Antonio partners with professional football team

    UT Health San Antonio has been named the official sports medicine provider for the San Antonio Brahmas XFL team. 
  8. Orthopedic surgeon operates on his childhood physician

    Siddhant Mehta, MD, PhD, an orthopedic surgeon with Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center instantly recognized his patient, Chitra Sethi, MD, when she walked into his office.
  9. Rothman Orthopaedics named official provider for Orlando Guardians football team

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute has been named the official team provider for the Orlando (Fla.) Guardians, an XFL football team, according to a March 14 press release sent to Becker's. 

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