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  1. Top 10 Spine Review articles: March

    Here are the 10 most-read articles featured on Becker's Spine Review in March: By Alan Condon -
  2. Medical freeze placed on NuVasive spinal rods in UK, Ireland

    Physicians have been told to stop using all products of NuVasive's Magec System, used to treat patients with early onset scoliosis, according to a report from The Irish Times. By Alan Condon -
  3. Johnson & Johnson makes 2nd investment in OrthoSpin — 5 details

    Johnson & Johnson invested in OrthoSpin, an Israeli medical technology startup, according to a March 31 announcement. By Angie Stewart -

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  1. OrthoPediatrics acquires ApiFix, expands spinal deformity portfolio

    OrthoPediatrics enhanced its spinal deformity portfolio with the acquisition of ApiFix on April 1. By Alan Condon -
  2. Steadman Philippon Research Institute focuses on new testing methods for COVID-19

    Scientists at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colo., are focusing on developing a quicker and more efficient way to test people for the novel coronavirus. By Alan Condon -
  3. Michigan Head and Spine Institute surgeons take 45% pay cut during COVID-19

    Michigan Head and Spine Institute's physician owners are taking a pay cut so employees will still be paid during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to The Oakland Press. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Tennessee orthopedic group transitions to urgent care during COVID-19

    Appalachian Orthopedics in Bristol, Tenn., decided to keep its practice open to offer orthopedic urgent care during the COVID-19 pandemic. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Staff quarantines planned for orthopedic group tied to 15 COVID-19 cases; owner describes testing problems

    McKinley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Fairbanks, Alaska, temporarily closed after it was linked to 15 COVID-19 cases. By Angie Stewart -
  2. Smith+Nephew, OrthoPediatrics, Stryker withdraw 2020 financial guidance due to COVID-19 & more: 9 device company notes

    Here are nine key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies: By Eric Oliver -
  3. Prenatal spina bifida surgery restores brain structure, Mayo Clinic finds

    A recent study conducted by the Mayo Clinic found that prenatal surgery to repair defects caused by spina bifida can lead to a restored brain structure, reports EurekAlert! By Alan Condon -
  4. Drs. James Andrews, Lowry Barnes & more: 9 orthopedic surgeons making the news

    Here are nine orthopedic surgeons making headlines this week: By Alan Condon -
  1. Nonsurgical procedures, mediocre care & COVID-19: 3 spine surgeons on the biggest threat to their practice

    Three spine surgeons provide their insight on the biggest potential threats to their practice. By Alan Condon -
  2. OrthoSpine Partners, Swift Response team to protect first responders during COVID-19

    Consulting firm OrthoSpine Partners is collaborating with Swift Response to provide first responders with the protection they need while on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. By Alan Condon -
  3. Stryker withdrawing Q1, full-year financial projections due to COVID-19 — 3 insights

    Styker is the latest company to withdraw its first quarter and full-year 2020 financial projections due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a March 31 filing on EDGAR. By Eric Oliver -
  4. Orthopedic surgeons among specialists called to treat COVID-19 patients in NYC

    Hospitals and health systems across the nation are calling on healthcare providers, including specialists, to care for COVID-19 patients on the front lines. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Cincinnati orthopedic practice surgeons, CEO take no pay and furlough 219 employees but stay open amid COVID-19: 5 things to know

    Cincinnati-based Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is still open but is making changes after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine banned elective surgeries in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Why Dr. Ratnesh N. Mehra performed essential neurosurgery on a patient with COVID-19 & 10 steps his team took to stay safe

    Michigan-based neurosurgeon Ratnesh N. Mehra, DO, performed the first neurosurgical procedure on a known COVID-19 positive patient in Detroit. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Andrews Institute suspends Tommy John surgeries as other practices carry on

    The Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla., is suspending nonurgent and nonemergent procedures to comply with a March 20 order from Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, according to the Boston Globe. By Angie Stewart -
  8. The Joint Commission supports healthcare workers bringing masks from home during COVID-19

    The Joint Commission is supporting the use of face masks and respirators brought from home for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic when FDA-approved personal protective equipment is unavailable. By Alan Condon -
  9. Dr. Neal ElAttrache performs Tommy John surgery on Red Sox ace Chris Sale

    Neal ElAttrache, MD, performed Tommy John surgery on Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale March 30, The Athletic reports. By Eric Oliver -

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