South Orange County Orthopaedics (SOCO) Joins OSI as a New Division

We are pleased to announce that starting September 1, 2023, South Orange County Orthopaedics (SOCO) will be joining Orthopaedic Specialty Institute (OSI) as a new division, located in Mission Viejo, at 26730 Crown Valley Pkwy Suite 200. Through this exciting alliance we are adding five more reputable surgeons to the OSI family. Our joint efforts […]

‘Any Good Spine Surgeon Does Their Homework’: What We Heard in February

Spine and orthopedic experts in February spoke with Becker’s about topics from sacroiliac joint fusion to daily routines ahead of surgery days. “Any good spine surgeon does their homework. The night before a case, I review the images for surgery and go over the plan I prepared to address the issue. I review my notes. In my […]

Here’s How 6 Spine Surgeons Prepare Before a Busy Day

For many people, a morning and night routine can help with preparing for a busy day, and the same goes for spine surgeons. Here’s how six spine surgeons say they like to prepare ahead for their workdays: Question: What are your morning and night routines that help you prepare for busy surgery days? Jeremy Smith, […]

Billing, Business and More: What 7 Spine Surgeons Wish They Learned in Medical School

After undergraduate education, spine surgeons have to complete medical school and a residency before working as surgeons. It’s not uncommon for spine surgeons to have additional training through fellowships. Still, many spine surgeons say there are skills they wish they learned sooner in their education.  Here’s what seven spine surgeons wish they knew going into […]

3 Leaders to Know at Hoag Orthopedic Institute

Irvine, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute is one of the largest orthopedic groups in the nation. Here are three leaders to know: Kim Mikes, BSN, RN. CEO: Ms. Mikes was appointed CEO in September 2021, replacing former CEO Jennifer Mitzner. Ms. Mikes previously served as senior vice president, COO and chief nursing officer at HOI. She is the third consecutive female […]

12 Expert Opinions on the Future of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

While spine robots are still widely considered to be in the infancy stages, endoscopy surgery has been around for far longer. Recent years have seen more device companies develop spine robots to rival legacy platforms on the market and interest in endoscopic spine surgery has spiked because of its potential efficiency and cost-effective status in the […]

Surgalign gets FDA approval for Cortera spinal fixation system

US-based spine solutions provider Surgalign Holdings has received the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) approval for the Cortera spinal fixation system. The Cortera is a 5.5/6.0mm rod pedicle screw system, with both open and MIS modules. It comes with a feature-rich screw design that maintains a comparatively low profile and a newly designed […]

Surgalign’s Cortera Spinal Fixation System Gains FDA Nod

Surgalign has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Cortera spinal fixation system. “The Cortera system is a testament to the spine engineering talent and expertise we’ve assembled in very short order, as we moved from zero engineers in the United States following the RTI divestiture two years ago, to approximately 30 today,” Terry Rich, […]

Surgalign Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of the Cortera™ Spinal Fixation System – The Company’s New Flagship Posterior Fixation Platform

DEERFIELD, Ill., Aug. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Surgalign Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: SRGA) a global medical technology company focused on elevating the standard of care by driving the evolution of digital health, today announced FDA 510(k) clearance of the CorteraTM Spinal Fixation System. This new flagship product from Surgalign is a key piece to the foundational […]

Staff Shortages, Insurers Compound Spine Surgeons’ Patient Experience Challenges

From hiring the right staff in a challenging labor market to the advantages of technology and the importance of getting to know one’s patients, seven spine surgeons from independent practices and health systems across the country discuss how they aim to improve the patient experience at their practices. Question: What are the biggest challenges your […]