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  1. Pain physician admits to collecting $470k in illegal kickbacks: 6 details

    Michael Frey, MD, a former physician at Fort Myers, Fla.-based Advanced Pain Management & Spine Specialists admitted to defrauding Medicare and Tricare, News Press reports. By Angie Stewart -
  2. Premier analysis: Total joint replacement implant pricing parity could save hospitals up to $42.8M

    Hospitals could save $23.7 million for knee implants and $19.1 million for hip implants, according to a Premier analysis. By Shayna Korol -
  3. 3 things to know about Organogenesis

    Organogenesis is a regenerative medicine company based in Canton, Mass., focused on developing products for the wound care, surgical and sports medicine markets. By Shayna Korol -

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  1. Who are the 10 major players in the global orthopedic imaging market?

    Here are the 10 major players in the global orthopedic imaging market, according to a HealthCare Intelligence Markets report. By Shayna Korol -
  2. Zimmer Biomet receives FDA approval for 1st 3D printed titanium spinal implant: 4 points

    With the rise in 3-D printed implants continuing, Zimmer Biomet earned FDA clearance for its Zyston Strut Open Titanium Interbody Spacer System. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Medtronic, ChoiceSpine, K2M & more: 7 device company launches, releases

    Here are seven orthopedic and spine device companies with recently launched or released devices. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Zimmer Biomet, NuVasive, Globus Medical & more: 9 device company notes

    Here are nine key notes for nine orthopedic and spine device companies from the past week. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Dr. Kapil Moza earns Super Doctor Award for 3rd consecutive year: 5 details

    Castle Connolly named Kapil Moza, MD, a Top Doctor of 2018. The renowned spine surgeon also received the Super Doctors Award for the third year in a row. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. NuVasive's SpineTRACK Registry reaches milestone of 10k patients — 5 highlights

    NuVasive's SpineTRACK Registry has enrolled 10,000 patients from 50-plus surgeons in the U.S. By Megan Wood -
  3. Life Spine expands PRO-LINK Ti Stand-Alone Cervical Spacer System line: 3 points

    Life Spine earned FDA clearance for it PRO-LINK Ti Stand-Alone Cervical Spacer System. By Megan Wood -
  4. New case series highlights Wenzel Spine's VariLift-LX for endoscopic TLIF: 4 things to know

    A new case series published in Journal of Spine evaluates Wenzel Spine's VariLift-LX System. By Megan Wood -
  1. 15 statistics on physician compensation by race and ethnicity

    Medscape surveyed 20,000-plus physicians across 29 specialties inquiring about their compensation. By Megan Wood -
  2. DISC Sports & Spine Center creates bundled payment with Global One, Blue Shield to offer in-network services — 5 things to know

    Newport Beach, Calif.-based DISC Sports & Spine Center entered a partnership with Global One and Blue Shield to form a bundled payment model. By Megan Wood -
  3. 4 things to know about DePuy Synthes' newly launched Global Unite Reverse Fracture Shoulder

    DePuy Synthes launched the Global Unite Reverse Fracture Shoulder for shoulder reconstruction after complex fractures in patients with a grossly deficient rotator cuff. By Shayna Korol -
  4. Orthopedic patient connection platform lands ConforMIS as 1st customer: 5 things to know

    In August 2017, orthopedic surgeon William Kurtz, MD, launched Reviews from Friends, a platform allowing potential joint replacement patients to anonymously connect with patients who have undergone a procedure with the same physician, the Nashville Business Journal reports. Implant manufacturer ConforMIS is his first customer. By Shayna Korol -
  5. Market to millennials — 3 findings on generational demand for orthopedic care

    The Cox Health Marketing Orthopedics Consumer Insights Study found that millennials are a key market driving the demand for orthopedic services. By Shayna Korol -
  6. 10 key trends in the orthopedic & spine device industries

    It's never a shock to hear healthcare is changing. All aspects of the industry continue to advance, grow and develop. Orthopedic and spine device companies are currently contemplating and handling various shifts in the industry. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. Another orthopedic surgeon makes run for US Senate seat: 4 observations

    Sen. Albert Olszewski, MD, R, announced he is running for the Montana U.S. Senate seat, the Great Falls Tribune reports. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. Dr. James Andrews ranks as No. 7 richest physician in the world

    Physicians from all specialties build reputations for themselves and often as reputations climb net worth and compensation also increases. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. NuVasive Precise Stryde System used in 1st patient: 5 highlights

    Dror Paley, MD, became the first physician to use NuVasive's Precise Stryde System for stature lengthening. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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