• Cost of an orthopedic surgeon visit by state

    It will cost patients living in Alaska the most to visit an orthopedic surgeon, while patients in Iowa will pay the least, according to data from insurance company Sidecar Health's care calculator.
  • The orthopedic trend that could define 2024

    More orthopedic surgeons may feel pressured to drop Medicare beneficiaries who have non-emergent orthopedic needs in 2024. 
  • Former Hospital for Special Surgery CEO joins Zimmer Biomet board

    Louis Shapiro, who was president and CEO of New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery, joined Zimmer Biomet's board of directors, the devicemaker said Jan. 3.
  • Chicago Bears player, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Bill McColl dies at 93

    Former Bears receiver, College Football Hall of Fame member and orthopedic surgeon Bill McColl, MD, died on Dec. 28 at the age of 93, according to a Jan. 4 report from the San Diego Union-Tribune. 
  • 5 acquisitions shaping the orthopedic industry

    Here are five acquisitions impacting the orthopedic industry that Becker's has reported on since Dec. 6: 
  • Dr. Dharmesh Vyas performs knee surgery on Pittsburgh Penguins forward

    Dharmesh Vyas, MD, PhD, head team physician for the Pittsburgh Penguins, performed laparoscopic knee surgery on the NHL team's forward Matt Nieto, according to a Jan. 4 report from ESPN.
  • 17 surgeries performed by Dr. Keith Meister in 2023

    Keith Meister, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and is the director of sports medicine at the Texas Metroplex Institute for Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery in Arlington. He is also the head team physician for the Texas Rangers, an MLB team.
  • SSM Health orthopedic patients potentially affected by vendor data breach

    Oklahoma City-based SSM Health and SSM Health Bone and Joint Hospital patients may have been caught in a data breach impacting SSM's business partner Navvis, according to a Jan. 3 report from News9.
  • North Carolina orthopedic practice suffers data breach 

    Greensboro, N.C.-based Southeastern Orthopaedic Specialists experienced a data breach that exposed sensitive consumer information, according to a Jan. 2 article from an attorney from Console and Associates published by JDSupra.
  • Oregon orthopedic group adds 5 surgeons

    Bend, Ore.-based The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care added five surgeons from Bend-based Desert Orthopedics.
  • Florida Pain Associates faces 30-day suspension

    Fort Lauderdale-based Florida Pain & Rehabilitation Associates, led by designated physician and pain medicine specialist Sergio Lenchig, MD, is under a 30-day suspension for safety infractions, according to a Jan. 3 report from the Miami Herald.
  • Surgeons concerned over Baptist Health policy for emergency orthopedic cases

    A new policy at Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West, both in Boynton Beach, Fla., is asking on-call orthopedic surgeons to see emergency patients, including those who may be out of the surgeons' scope of expertise, bocanewsnow.com reported Jan. 3.
  • The administrative efficiencies 1 surgeon wants to sharpen in 2024

    Jashan Valjee, DPM, of The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics in Bethesda, Md., wants to bolster administrative efficiencies in his practice for 2024.
  • UCLA orthopedic surgeons design infection prevention solution

    University of California Los Angeles Health orthopedic specialist Nicholas Bernthal, MD, has teamed up with Duke University biomedical engineer Tatiana Segura, PhD, and a team of UCLA engineers to develop a preventative strategy for postoperative orthopedic surgical infections. 
  • Cost of knee arthroscopy in an HOPD by state

    Alaska is the most expensive state to get a knee arthroscopy with cartilage removal in the hospital outpatient departments, while Iowa is the most affordable, according to data from Sidecar Health's care calculator.
  • Meet 2024's musculoskeletal billionaires

    At the stroke of midnight on Jan. 1, Forbes updated its annual list of the richest people in the world, which includes 34 U.S. healthcare billionaires in 2024, including eight who made their wealth in the spine and orthopedic industry. 
  • New England Orthopedic Surgeons adds Athenahealth

    Springfield, Mass.-based New England Orthopedic Surgeons has implemented Athenahealth's cloud-based electronic health record, revenue cycle management and patient engagement solutions suite athenaOne.  
  • 5 states with the most employed orthopedic surgeons

    California is the state with the highest employment level of orthopedic surgeons.
  • HOPCo acquires MoonlightOrtho

    Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company has acquired MoonlightOrtho, a musculoskeletal telehealth platform.
  • Enovis completes LimaCorporate acquisition

    Enovis completed its acquisition of LimaCorporate, according to a Jan. 3 news release.

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