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Laura Dyrda

Laura Dyrda

The Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., was founded in 2007 and has performed over 17,000 procedures. The center is nationally recognized as a top five hospital in the nation for total hip and total knee replacements and the only hospital recognized in both categories by Consumer Reports.

Chicago Health recently published an article featuring orthopedic surgeon Brian Cole, MD, and his work with platelet-rich plasma treatment.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the 2015 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Policy Changes and Payment Rates earlier this month, and they include 10 new spine procedures, according to an ASCA report.

DeKalb Medical welcomed Nathan A. Jové, MD, a third generation orthopedic surgeon, to the practice.

Medtronic shareholders filed a lawsuit in early July at the Hennepin County District Court in opposition to the company's $42.9 billion acquisition of Covidien, according to an SC Times report.

Stryker appointed President and CEO Kevin A Lobo to Chairman of the Board.

The Journal of Managed Care Medicine recently accepted an economic analysis of minimally invasive spinal fusion using Baxano Surgical's AxiaLIF procedure for publication.

A study published in Spine examines nonoperative treatment for discogenic low back pain.

 

Here are 20 hospitals and health systems that opened new orthopedic centers or significantly expanded orthopedic services over the past few months.

K2M held four educational workshops during the 21st International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques in Valencia, Spain.

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