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Smith & Nephew plans to acquire Zimmer's unicondylar knee system in the United States market. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in The Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques examines navigation and O-arm-guided pedicle screw placement with navigation compared to pedicle screw placement with fluoroscopy. By Laura Dyrda -
A new Medical Market Research Report outlines trends in the global spinal nonfusion market. By Laura Dyrda -

Robotic technology for orthopedics in the ASC

Robotic technology is well established across multiple specialties in the hospital setting, due primarily to the clinical and strategic value it brings. Robotics, especially for orthopedics, is gaining traction in the ASC setting with early adopters who recognize its value.
The Los Angeles County Superior Court ruled on Wright Medical Technology's Profemur hip implant lawsuit. By Laura Dyrda -
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission granted clearance for Zimmer's acquisition of Biomet today. By Laura Dyrda -
Analysts predict the global medical robotic system market will reach $17.9. billion by 2020.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Bacterin has signed a new group purchasing agreement with Premier.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Improving patient care with practitioners

Penn State Hershey Medical Center will share how their engagement and talent management strategy has transformed their onboarding experience and ongoing staff development.
The neurosurgery department at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is offering tele-consultations for patients all over the world, according to a Canyon News report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
A comprehensive orthopedic center will open on Vestal Parkway in New York, according to Press & Sun-Bulletin.  By Mary Rechtoris -
The Food and Drug Administration cleared 45 orthopedic- and spine-related devices in May.  By Laura Dyrda -
United Regional hospital in Texas acquired the Mazor Renaissance robotic spine surgery system. By Laura Dyrda -
The KAST study — Kiva Safety and Effectiveness Trial — was a multicenter, randomized controlled trial to evaluate treating osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures with the Kiva system. By Laura Dyrda -
Orthopedic spine surgeon James Rice, MD, joined Clark Regional Medical Center, according to the Central KY News. By Laura Dyrda -
Amendia acquired SpineSelect assets today, broadening Amendi'as product portfolio. By Laura Dyrda -
A new peer-reviewed paper was published today over-viewing the clinical results for the VariLift Interbody Fusion System from Wenzel Spine. By Laura Dyrda -
Electronic health records continue to forgo patient safety when important health information is not available at the point of care due to technological systems inability to communicate with each other. Effective EHR interaction is not dependable despite the essentially instant transmission of information with technology, according to The Hill.  By Mary Rechtoris -
TissueGen, developer of ELUTE fiver, a biodegradable fiber format for advanced drug delivery, appointed Jennifer Seifert, PhD, as the senior scientist.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Here are eight devices that were recently launched or released.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Ankasa Regenerative Therapeutics received $8.5 million in the first portion of a $17 million Series A round of financing round.  By Anuja Vaidya -
How are physicians — especially specialists — interacting with population health? By Laura Dyrda -
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