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Robotic-assisted orthopedic surgery is an issue that elicits varying responses amongst healthcare professionals and orthopedic surgeons around the country. Here, three orthopedic surgeons discuss the use of robotics and computers in surgery.  
Here are eight orthopedic surgeons making headlines over the past week.
Where there was once a lack of data on the cause of elbow injuries leading to a proliferation of Major League Baseball pitchers undergoing Tommy John surgery, the MLB conducted the first collaborative study on the matter, and this season five teams and MLB are leading a larger-scale effort to find the root of the injury, reports NJ.com.
Rick Weinstein, MD, of Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in White Plains, N.Y., will be ringside as a team physician caring for 14 fighters during Klitschko – Jennings at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 25.
Mercy Health – Cincinnati partnered with Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, to be the exclusive provider of sports medicine as well as to sponsor a student-athlete rehabilitation center, according to Cincinnati.com.
In partnership with D1 Sports Training and GreatLife Malaska Golf & Fitness, The Orthopedic Institute has submitted plans to the city of Sioux Falls, Iowa for a $4.75 million athletic training center, reports Argus Leader.
The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved The Carle Foundation's plan for a $23 million outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine center in Champaign, Ill., according to a report by The News-Gazette.
Orthopedic surgeons practicing in the Northwest region of the United States earn more than orthopedists in any other U.S. region, according to the Medscape Orthopedist Compensation Report 2015.
The University of Arkansas Athletics Department and clinical partners, in cooperation with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will see the state's first one-year sports medicine fellowship program for family physicians begin this summer.
Orthopedists earn the most from patient care as compared to physicians from other specialties, according to the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2015.
Here are 10 statistics on salaries and bonuses for sports medicine physicians, as of April 2015, from Salary.com.
Richard Ferkel, MD, performed ankle surgery on Phoenix Suns' guard Brandon Knight, according to an AZ Central Sports report.
J.W. Thomas Byrd, MD, performed a three-hour surgery to repair a torn labrum of the hip on Kansas University sophomore guard Brannan Greene, according to KUSports.com.
John Shapiro of Manhattan Beach, Calif., is a former football player and current father and coach whose son suffered a football concussion, which forced him to learn more, reports EasyReaderNews.com.
Junior right-hander Reilly Hovis underwent Tommy John surgery, performed by James Andrews, MD.

16. N.C.A.A. proposes new settlement in head injury lawsuit

Written by Brandon Howard | Thursday, 16 April 2015 00:00
After a federal judge asked for changes to an initial settlement proposal last December in a class-action lawsuit against how the N.C.A.A. handles concussions and head injuries, a second settlement has now been proposed, reports The New York Times.

17. Dr. Robert B. Kiningham receives AMSSM's top honor

Written by Brandon Howard | Thursday, 16 April 2015 00:00
At the 24th American Medical Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting in Hollywood, Fla., Robert B. Kiningham, MD, was awarded the Founders' Award, signifying AMSSM leadership determined he "exemplifies the best that a sports medicine physician can be and do."

18. 4 sports medicine physicians on the move in March & April

Written by Brandon Howard | Wednesday, 15 April 2015 00:00
These sports medicine physicians have recently moved to other positions in the last month:
Greensburg, Pa.,-based Excela Health bought 40 acres of land in Westmoreland County, Penn., for $3.7 million, which the hospital system received in a grant, reports Pittsburgh Business Times.
Robert Stanton, MD, of Fairfield, Conn.-based Orthopaedic Specialty Group will accompany three surgeons as part of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Traveling Fellowship Program, according to a CT Post report.
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