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 […]

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: What’s Exciting Spine Leaders

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 […]

10 Spine Surgeons to Know

Two physicians debuting technology and eight more spine surgeons to know: Hoon Choi, MD, PhD, Cleveland Clinic (Weston, Fla.). Dr. Choi joined Cleveland Clinic Florida in May. He specializes in minimally invasive robotic spine surgery, artificial disc replacement and restorative spine surgery. James Dunlap, MD. Kettering (Ohio) Health Brain & Spine. Dr. Dunlap served in the military and was […]

The Questions Private Equity Still Needs to Answer

As private equity attracts many spine and orthopedic practices, there are still questions left unanswered about the long-term viability of investments. Four surgeons told Becker’s the questions they still have. Question: Private equity continues to make inroads in orthopedics. What questions has this rising trend yet to answer?. Vijay Yanamadala, MD. Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare: Ultimately, on a societal […]

At-Home Scoliosis Testing: What Is It? How Does It Work?

Are your shoulders uneven? Does one of your hips sit higher than the other? Does one of your shoulder blades stick out higher than the other? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could have scoliosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. This condition affects about 2% to 3% of the population, […]

Jeremy Smith, M.D., New Division Chief of Surgical Spine at Hoag

Jeremy Smith, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the latest treatment techniques for degenerative spinal conditions, is the new Division Chief of Surgical Spine at Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI) in Irvine, California. “Hoag Orthopedic Institute is proud to congratulate Dr. Smith on his appointment as our Division Chief of Surgical Spine,” said Steven L. Barnett, […]