Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Stryker acquires company with AI-monitoring platform

    Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker, an orthopedics technology company, said Sept. 7 that it acquired Menlo Park, Calif.-based medical device company Gauss Surgical, developer of the Triton artificial intelligence platform.
  2. How the US can learn from New Zealand's healthcare system: Dr. Brian Gantwerker

    New Zealand's healthcare system employs a single-payer model and offers universal coverage to its population of more than 5 million.
  3. What spine surgeons have long wanted — an effective nucleus replacement system to alleviate patients’ pain

    The idea of nucleus replacement has been discussed by physicians for at least 20 years. This interest has driven multiple companies to work on developing a long-term implant.

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  1. SeaSpine launches spine implant system in US

    Global medical technology SeaSpine has begun the limited commercial launch and completed initial surgeries using its implant system to treat adult spine deformities, the company said Sept. 7.
  2. Spine device execs charged in bribery scheme

    The CEO and CFO of Malden, Mass.-based SpineFrontier were charged in connection to a kickback scheme in which surgeons were allegedly bribed to use the devicemaker's products in exchange for sham consulting fees, the Department of Justice said Sept. 7.
  3. 'It’s not only a matter of surviving but thriving': 3 surgeons weigh in on orthopedic supergroups

    Rising consolidation has given breath to orthopedic supergroups with 100-plus physicians. Three orthopedic surgeons told Becker's Spine Review what they believe supergroups will mean for smaller practices and the industry.
  4. 5 spine centers to know

    Here are five spine practices to know:
  1. Robotic detection of bone breach with radiation-free technology 100% effective, research shows

    SpineGuard's radiation-free Dynamic Surgical Guidance sensing technology was 100 percent effective in its robotic application, according to a Sept. 7 news release.
  2. How Dr. Alexander Vaccaro leveraged telemedicine at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

    Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, has made the shift to telemedicine at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute a priority, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Sept. 6.
  3. Joint replacement surgeon rejoins North Carolina practice

    Michael Maggitti, MD, has rejoined Lumberton, N.C.-based Southeastern Orthopedics, The Robesonian reported Sept. 3.
  4. Orthopedic surgeon tapped to lead Walmart's partner in Canada, Jack Nathan Health

    Glenn Copeland, MD, was named CEO of Jack Nathan Health, which provides services to Walmart clinics in Canada.
  1. Robotic spine surgery has reached tipping point, but learning curve still exists: HSS study

    A rising number of hospitals and spine surgeons are implementing robotics and computer-navigated spine surgery, which aims to improve precision, accuracy and predictability.
  2. 10 most-read spine stories in August

    From the best hospitals for orthopedics in each state to key statistics on orthopedic surgeon compensation and revenue, here are the 10 most-read articles on Becker's Spine Review in August:
  3. 'Disposable costs per case can still present significant barriers': What we heard this week

    From evolving payment models of surgical robots to financial advice for surgeons starting practices, here are three surgeon quotes that caught the attention of Becker's readers this week:
  4. How orthopedic surgeons' pay has ranked over 4 years

    Orthopedic surgeons have remained a top-earning specialty across 29 specialties surveyed by Medscape. Although its ranking has fluctuated over the last four years, the average salary for orthopedic surgeons has grown.
  5. Zimmer Biomet sets third quarter dividend

    Zimmer Biomet has set its 2021 third quarter dividend, the company announced Sept. 3.
  6. 5 centers adding surgical robots in August

    Becker's Spine Review reported on five centers that added surgical robots in August.
  7. Dr. Keith Meister operates on Minnesota Twins pitcher

    Keith Meister, MD, operated on Minnesota Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda, according to a Sept. 1 report from MLB.
  8. AAOS honors 3 surgeons

    Three orthopedic surgeons were honored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the organization announced Sept. 2.
  9. Former Stryker exec named CEO at Think Surgical

    Orthopedic devicemaker Think Surgical named Stuart Simpson as its new president and CEO, the company said Sept. 1.

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