Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Carrum Health expanding orthopedic Centers of Excellence: 4 key updates

    San Francisco-based digital health company Carrum Health continues to expand its Center of Excellence network for orthopedics.
  2. Dr. Neal ElAttrache to operate on top NFL '21 draft pick Trevor Lawrence

    Neal ElAttrache, MD, is scheduled to operate on former Clemson (S.C.) University quarterback Trevor Lawrence's left labrum Feb. 16.
  3. The Steadman Clinic, partners to provide orthopedic care at new $70M hospital

    Vail Health is on track to complete construction of Dillon (Colo.) Health Center, a $70 million medical center that will specialize in orthopedics, among other services, Summit Daily reported Feb. 12.

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  1. Neurosurgeon pay hits $645K & 3 more notes

    Neurosurgeons have the highest median salary among specialties surveyed in the "Physician Compensation Report 2020" from Physicians Thrive, a financial planning company.
  2. Illinois surgeon performs hospital's 1st Rosa knee joint replacements

    Total joint specialist Rajeev Puri, MD, performed Amita Health St. Mary's Hospital's first two joint replacements with Zimmer Biomet's Rosa Knee in February.
  3. 3 orthopedic device companies make Forbes' 'best large employer' list

    Twelve healthcare companies were named in Forbes' "America's best large employers" list for 2021, including three orthopedic device manufacturers:
  4. Illinois orthopedic surgeon completes 1,000th robotic joint replacement

    Edmund Raycraft, MD, has completed more than 1,000 robotic-assisted surgeries with Stryker's Mako system, NBC affiliate WAND reported  Feb. 12.
  1. Dr. Leesa Galatz clinches women's leadership award for orthopedic research

    The Orthopaedic Research Society awarded Leesa Galatz, MD, with the 2021 Women's Leadership Forum Award, which honors those who have made significant contributions to the understanding of the musculoskeletal system.
  2. 3 device companies' recent actions on diversity, equity in 2020

    Medical device companies have taken several actions to improve racial and gender equity within their workforce and beyond.
  3. Top spine reads — Zimmer Biomet to spin off spine, dental business, Rothman CEO to retire and more

    Here are the most-read articles from Becker's Spine Review during the week of Feb. 8-12:
  4. Drs. John Peloza, Brent Kimball and more: 4 spine surgeons making news

    From a surgeon joining the Super Doctors Hall of Fame to a surgeon coming back to The Steadman Clinic, here are four spine surgeons making headlines this week:
  1. 'Dr. Death' patient dies years after botched spine surgery

    Jerry Summers has died 10 years after former neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch, MD, performed spine surgery on him at Baylor Medical Center in Plano, Texas, ABC affiliate Local 24 News reported Feb. 11.
  2. Virginia hospital completes 30 spine surgeries with newly acquired robot

    Fauquier Health in Warrenton, Va., aims to become a leader in robotic surgery after recently  installing the ExcelsiusGPS and da Vinci Xi robots, the Fauquier Times reports.
  3. Conformis to launch public offering

    Devicemaker Conformis announced Feb. 11 a public offering of common stock.
  4. Orthopedic surgeon triples number of limb-lengthening procedures performed at his practice

    Despite elective surgery restrictions last year, Kevin Debiparshad, MD, has tripled the number of limb-lengthening procedures he performs year over year.
  5. NuVasive expanding surgeon education program: 6 device company notes

    From more details on Zimmer Biomet's plan to spin off its spine business to NuVasive bolstering its surgeon education program, here are the latest device company notes:
  6. 7 CEO insights on medical device performance, 2021 projections & more

    The CEOs of Zimmer Biomet, Johnson & Johnson and Stryker recently delivered 2020 financial reports and gave projections for how the industry will perform in 2021:
  7. 3 recent updates from NASS

    Here are three updates from the North American Spine Society over the past two weeks:
  8. Orthofix launches limb-lengthening device acquired in $18M deal

    Orthopedic implant manufacturer Orthofix on Feb. 11 launched its Fitbone limb-lengthening and deformity correction system in the U.S. and Europe.
  9. 2020 sales: How 4 orthopedic device companies compare

    Orthopedic device companies were hit by elective surgery delays and cancellations amid the pandemic in 2020.

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