Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Seattle Thunderbirds orthopedic surgeon Dr. Alfred Blue dies

    Alfred Blue, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and team physician for the Seattle Thunderbirds, a junior hockey league team, has died, the team said. 
  2. Dr. Jonathan Glashow to perform knee surgery on NBA player Victor Oladipo

    Jonathan Glashow, MD, is set to perform knee surgery on Victor Oladipo, a player for the Miami Heat in the NBA, according to an April 24 report by the Miami Herald.
  3. VySpine's cervical IBF system earns FDA nod

    VySpine's UniVy OsteoVy-Ti NanoVy-HA cervical IBF system earned FDA 510(k) clearance, the devicemaker said April 25.

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  1. Akron Children's opens $3.5M pediatric spine surgery OR

    Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital has opened a new operating room dedicated to child, adolescent and young adult spine surgeries. 
  2. Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center adds Dr. Timothy Nice

    Fairlawn, Ohio-based Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center has added Timothy Nice, MD, to its team of physicians in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. 
  3. Twin Cities Orthopedics opens new 27K-square-foot clinic

    Golden Valley, Minn.-based Twin Cities Orthopedics opened TCO Eden Prairie, a new location in Minnesota.
  4. Virginia Spine Institute surgeons win award for AR research

    Ehsan Jazini, MD, Christopher Good, MD, Thomas Schuler, MD, and Colin Haines, MD of the Virginia Spine Institute in Reston earned the Global Spine Journal's 2022 Best Paper Award.

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  1. Orthofix launches 2 minimally invasive spine devices

    Orthofix launched the Lattus lateral access system and the Fathom pedicle-based retractor system for minimally invasive surgery, the devicemaker said April 25.
  2. Dr. Jason Dreyer settles unnecessary surgery allegations for $1.17M

    Jason Dreyer, DO, will pay $1.17 million to settle allegations he performed medically unnecessary neurosurgery, the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin reported April 24. 
  3. Cervical disc replacement reimbursement sees 'steady decline'

    After adjusting for inflation, reimbursements for cervical disc replacement have fallen 12.9 percent between 2009 and 2021, according to an analysis in the International Journal of Spine Surgery.
  4. Light-field enabled spine navigation system earns FDA clearance

    Proprio's Paradigm spine navigation system received FDA 510(k) clearance, the medtech company said April 25.
  1. 5 orthopedic surgeons operating on MLB athletes

    Here are five orthopedic sports medicine surgeons who have operated on MLB players that Becker's has reported on since March 20:
  2. U of Arkansas for Medical Sciences opens orthopedic and spine clinic

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock opened the UAMS Health Orthopaedic and Spine Clinic in North Little Rock. 
  3. Marshfield Medical Center, Orthopedic & Spine Centers of Wisconsin partner up

    Marshfield Medical Center-Beaver Dam (Wis.) and Orthopedic & Spine Centers of Wisconsin teamed up to expand access to orthopedic and sports medicine care at Marshfield Medical Center.
  4. Dr. Kyle Potter named Military Medicine Hero

    Orthopedic surgeon Army Col. Benjamin "Kyle" Potter, MD, recieved the the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine’s Army Hero of Military Medicine Award.
  5. Smith+Nephew introduces tensioning device for robotic knee replacement

    Smith+Nephew introduced its Cori digital tensioner for robotic knee replacements, the devicemaker said April 24.
  6. Holyoke Medical Center opens minimally invasive spine center

    Holyoke (Mass.) Medical Center opened The Institute for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, the hospital said in a news release shared with Becker's.
  7. AANS names new leadership

    The American Association of Neurological Surgeons named its next president and vice president.
  8. Dr. Jonathan Hyde completes 100th AR spine case

    Jonathan Hyde, MD, completed his 100th procedure using the Augmedics' Xvision spine navigation system, the medtech company said in an April 21 LinkedIn post.
  9. 10 sports medicine leaders to know

    Below is a list of 10 sports medicine leaders who have made a positive impact on their organizations and have their sights set on future growth. 

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