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  1. 10 key updates on the Hospital for Special Surgery in 2019

    In August 2018, U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals 2018-2019 survey ranked New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery as the No. 1 hospital in the country for orthopedics, for the ninth consecutive year. By Alan Condon -
  2. Can you predict opioid dependency risk before spine surgery? Harvard researchers say yes

    A team of Harvard researchers used machine learning to predict which patients undergoing a procedure for lower back pain should be observed for opioid dependence, reports AI in Healthcare. By Alan Condon -
  3. Stryker investing $224M+ into Ireland — 4 insights

    Stryker will invest more than $224 million (€200 million) into three of its facilities in Cork, Ireland, Verdict Medical Devices reports. By Eric Oliver -
  1. SpineGuard establishes 1st international training center for screw placement devices in China

    SpineGuard completed a training program for the PediGuard screw placement device line at its first training center in China. By Alan Condon -
  2. $714M investment to create 50-bed orthopedic institute at New Jersey medical center

    Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center of Hackensack Meridian Health is developing its campus into a 530,000-square-foot, $714 million facility. By Alan Condon -
  3. 7 spine and neurosurgeons making the news

    Here are seven spine and neurosurgeons making the news. By Alan Condon -
  4. 3 spine devices recalled in 2019

    Here are three instances of spine technology recalls this year so far. By Alan Condon -

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  1. DOJ charges Oklahoma orthopedic surgeon, others in $4.3M compound drug prescription kickback scheme: 5 things to know

    The Department of Justice charged three Oklahoma-based physicians, including an orthopedic surgeon, are charged with violating the anti-kickback statute for their role in a scheme dating back to November 2012. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Evaluating a patient for outpatient spine surgery: 3 physician views

    Three spine surgeons weigh in what patient characteristics they consider important when deciding whether to perform a surgery in the outpatient setting. By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 2 neurosurgeons discuss the future of bundled payments in spine

    Two neurosurgeons, Praveen Mummaneni, MD, and Ciro Randazzo, MD, discuss the future of bundled payments in spine. By Alan Condon -
  4. 4 key updates in biologics for spine

    Here are four key updates in about spinal biologics companies and advancements. By Alan Condon -
  1. Dr. Martin O'Malley performs surgery on Kevin Durant's ruptured Achilles

    Martin O'Malley, MD, performed surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles on the Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant after he sustained the injury in game five of the NBA Finals, according to a statement posted on the Golden State Warriors' Twitter feed. By Alan Condon -
  2. 3D spine device implant company 4Web Medical receiving funding for 5-year growth

    Orthopedic and spine device company 4Web Medical closed a financing round to support growth in the next five years. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. National Pain and Spine Centers grows network with 2 acquisitions, now has 70+ locations

    Rockville, Md.-based National Spine and Pain Centers added two practices — Gainesville, Ga.-based Specialty Spine and Pain and Spine and Millennium Pain Center in Chicago — to its growing network. By Alan Condon -
  4. Orthopedic surgeon alleges wrongful termination from Pennsylvania practice after military service: 4 details

    Robert Handy, MD, filed a complaint against his former practice and partners, alleging unlawful termination, according to the Penn Record.  By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Dr. Kevin Black to serve as interim dean of Penn State's College of Medicine: 5 details

    Penn State in University Park, Pa., named Kevin Black, MD, interim dean of the College of Medicine. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. 7 orthopedic surgeons making the news — Drs. Michael Suk, Thomas Barrett & more

    Here are seven orthopedic surgeons making the news. By Alan Condon -
  7. Medtronic, Karl Storz make partnership public & more: 8 device company notes

    Here are eight key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies: By Eric Oliver -
  8. Rush University Medical Center names new $450M specialty center after donors

    Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center is building a $450 million outpatient cancer and neurosciences center on its main campus, Crain's Chicago Business reports. By Eric Oliver -
  9. Dr. David Antezana on developing The Complex Spine Roadmap, robotics and big challenges in spine

    David Antezana, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon at The Oregon Clinic in Portland and co-medical director of the Spine Center at Providence Brain and Spine Institute, also in Portland. By Alan Condon -

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