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Lower Back Pain Can Improve After Total Hip Replacement According to HSS Study

NEW YORK, July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ –A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City reveals that symptomatic lower back pain resolved in 82% of patients after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and identifies which patients are more likely to have their back pain resolved. This study is available online as part of the AAOS …

Conformis Reports Preliminary Second Quarter Revenue Results, Amendment to Credit Agreement

Earnings Call to be Hosted on August 5, 2020 BILLERICA, Mass., July 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Conformis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFMS), a medical technology company that uses its proprietary iFit Image-to-Implant technology platform to develop, manufacture and sell joint replacement implants designed to fit each patient’s unique anatomy, today announced preliminary, unaudited, revenue results for the …

Aurora Spine Announces New Chief Financial Officer

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aurora Spine Corporation (“Aurora Spine” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:ASG) announced the promotion of Chad Clouse to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective July 2, 2020. Mr. Clouse graduated from Pennsylvania State University and is a veteran of the United States Army, having served with …

Business, health groups press Congress to include surprise billing in next COVID-19 package

July 2, 2020 / by Robert King Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has taken center stage in Congress, a collection of business and health groups are imploring lawmakers to not forget about another priority: surprise medical bills. Before the pandemic, the fight over surprise billing was the biggest healthcare issue before Congress. Progress has stalled amid …

Musculoskeletal Infection in Children: How to Get it Right

by Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. Few surgical situations are as complex as a child with a musculoskeletal infection. Recognizing this, a team of researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern and the Children’s Health System of Texas in Dallas have outlined the optimal way to treat these patients: with a multidisciplinary team. Their work, “Team …

Healthcare mergers and acquisitions are down, but not as much as anticipated

July 2, 2020 / Jeff Lagasse, Associate Editor The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound effect on hospital finances, exemplified by data showing that operating EBITDA margins fell a dramatic 174% in April, and remained down 9% year-over-year in May. So far, though, mergers and acquisition activity hasn’t taken as serious a blow. Transaction volumes are …

Dr. James Lynch is the First US Private Practice Surgeon to Use Augmented Reality Spine Surgical Guidance at a Community Hospital

RENO, Nev., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Spine Nevada Minimally Invasive Spine Institute announced that Dr. James Lynch, a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurological surgeon, was the first private practice surgeon in the United States to use the Augmedics xvision Spine System at a community hospital. xvision is the first Augmented Reality Guidance system to be used in surgery. It allows …

Healthcare added 358K jobs in June with hospitals adding jobs after dip in May

July 2, 2020 / by Robert King Healthcare employment continued to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic in June with 358,000 jobs added to the industry and hospital jobs started to increase, according to the latest federal jobs report. The report released Thursday represents a slight increase from the 315,000 jobs the industry added in May. It showed that hiring …

Spinal Elements® Announces FDA Clearance of Sapphire® X Anterior Cervical Fixation System

July 2, 2020 CARLSBAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spinal Elements, a Carlsbad, CA-based medical device company focused on spine surgery procedures, today announced the FDA clearance of Sapphire® X for anterior cervical fixation. Sapphire X is the newest product in its MIS Ultra™ suite of products aimed at minimizing the unintended consequences of traditional spine surgery. The Sapphire …

California surgery center owner, companion allegedly defrauded $51M+ from insurance companies

July 2, 2020 / Eric Oliver  Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Wellness Wave surgical center owner Randy Rosen, MD, and his companion allegedly defrauded 18 insurance companies for more than $51 million, local NBC affiliate NBC 4 reports. Five things to know: 1. Dr. Rosen and co-defendant Liza Vismanos are being held on $52 million bail on charges alleging they ran …

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