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  1. 'This system is unsustainable': Why orthopedic surgeons do not feel fairly compensated

    Three orthopedic surgeons recently connected with Becker's to discuss whether they feel fairly compensated in their profession. 
  2. Cleveland Clinic Martin Health adds 2 neurosurgeons

    Neurosurgeons Dr. Mauricio Mandel, PhD, and Ivan Stoev, MD, have joined Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, part of Cleveland Clinic's regional health system in Florida. 
  3. Zimmer Biomet sees $130M loss in Q4

    Zimmer Biomet on Feb. 3 posted fourth quarter revenue increases and a $130.5 million net loss.

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  1. Lawsuit targets Michigan orthopedic practice, alleges monopoly

    Trinity Health and four surgeons have sued Grand Rapids-based Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, accusing the practice of holding a monopoly in Kent County. 
  2. Dr. Chad Prusmack performs back surgery on National Hockey League Player

    Chad Prusmack, MD, performed back surgery on Mark Stone, a winger for the Vegas Golden Knights in the National Hockey League, on Jan. 31 in Denver, according to a report from 
  3. Black Hills Surgical Hospital ranked No. 1 for major orthopedic surgery: CareChex

    Rapid City, S.D.-based Black Hills Surgical Hospital was ranked the No.1 hospital in the U.S. for major orthopedic surgery by CareChex for 2023.
  4. University Hospitals, Cleveland Browns extend partnership

    Shaker Heights, Ohio-based University Hospitals extended its partnership with the Cleveland Browns, according to a Feb. 2 news release from the team.

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  1. 4 spine, orthopedic surgery milestones in January

    Becker's reported on four spine and orthopedic surgical milestones in January:
  2. Orthopedic surgeon accused of harassing former employee

    An orthopedic surgeon with Chillicothe, Ohio-based Adena Orthopedic and Spine Institute is accused of sexually harassing a former employee, the Scioto Valley Guardian reported Feb. 1. 
  3. AI, regenerative medicine and more: What 11 spine surgeons would do with a $5M grant

    Research grants can be key to helping surgeons and scientists uncover new developments and innovations in patient care. Here's how 11 spine surgeons told Becker's they would use a $5 million grant.
  4. Dr. Ibrahim Hussain debuts 3D-guided spinal fusion in New York City

    Ibrahim Hussain, MD, a neurosurgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine, has performed the first 3D navigation-guided endoscopic lumbar fusion in New York City. 
  1. Nebraska spine practice opens satellite location

    J. Brian Gill, MD, will see patients at Omaha-based Nebraska Spine + Pain Center's satellite office in South Sioux City, Neb.
  2. Overland Park Regional Medical Center opens orthopedic unit

    Overland Park (Kan.) Regional Medical Center has opened a new orthopedic unit, according to a Feb. 1 report from the Shawnee Mission Post. 
  3. 7 medtech notes: Stryker, Augmedics & more

    Here are seven updates from spine medtech companies since Jan. 26:
  4. RCM company, physician take ownership of 'The Ortho Show' podcast

    Koha Health, a revenue cycle management company for orthopedic and ASC practices, is taking ownership of "The Ortho Show" podcast alongside surgeon and host Scott Sigman, MD.
  5. UAMS spine lab introduces 3D-printed cadavers

    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock established a "green spine lab" with 3D-printed cadavers, the university said Feb. 1.
  6. Spine, orthopedic hospital reaches 50K surgery milestone

    Addison, Texas-based Methodist Hospital for Surgery, a hospital specializing in spine, joint and orthopedic surgery, has performed its 50,000th surgery since its opening in December 2010. 
  7. Stryker expects Mako spine application to launch in 2024

    Stryker's spine and shoulder applications for the Mako robot are expected to launch in 2024,  according to a Jan. 31 earnings call.
  8. Stryker had 'record quarter' of Mako installations in Q4, plans new software

    Stryker's Mako robot for total joint replacements had "a record quarter of installations" in the U.S. and abroad, according to a Jan. 31 earnings call.
  9. Kentucky hospital adds smart knee replacement

    Jennie Stuart Health in Hopkinsville, Ky. began using Zimmer Biomet's Persona IQ smart knee implant, WKDZ Radio reported Feb. 1.

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