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  1. 3 reasons patient positioning is crucial for orthopedic surgery in ASCs

    As 85 percent of all procedures are expected to take place in the outpatient setting by 2028, it's important for ASC surgeons to carefully position patients, according to Mizuho OSI's Greg Neukirch, who wrote an article published in ASC Focus. By Angie Stewart -
  2. Former Medtronic executive joins ExplORer Surgical board

    ExplORer Surgical brought a former Medtronic executive onboard and closed a $5 million financing round for its workflow management and analytics platform. By Angie Stewart -
  3. UCL repair with internal brace helps 92% of patients return to play — 3 study insights

    Ulnar collateral ligament repair with internal brace is a viable option for pitchers with partially torn ligaments, according to a study published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine. By Eric Oliver -

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  1. NewYork-Presbyerian, physicians partner to open NewYork-Presbyterian Sports Performance Institute — 3 insights

    New York City-based NewYork-Prebyterian opened the NewYork-Presbyerian Sports Performance Institute through a partnership with New York City-based Columbia University Irving Medical Center physicians. By Eric Oliver -
  2. Dr. Manish Patel joins Virginia hospital, opens office — 3 insights

    Manish Patel, MD, opened an office in Emporia, Va., joining Emporia-based Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, the Independent-Messenger reports. By Eric Oliver -
  3. FDA extends Medicrea's spine surgery platform clearance — 4 insights

    The FDA extended Medicrea's 510(k) clearance for its UNiD ASI software. By Eric Oliver -
  4. Altrua HealthShare offers members regenerative treatments — 3 insights

    Altrua HealthShare and Regenexx partnered to offer Altrua members access to Regenexx's regenerative medicine treatments. By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 5 trends in medtech M&A – deal volume up 31.3% in 2018

    Bain & Company released the Global Healthcare Private Equity and Corporate M&A Report 2019, outlining mergers and acquisitions in several areas of healthcare, including medtech. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Orthopedic imaging in 2019 – Key thoughts from EOS imaging CEO Mike Lobinsky

    Mike Lobinsky, CEO of EOS imaging, discusses the key trends in the orthopedic imaging space and where EOS is headed in the next year. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Spine reimbursement from CMS dropped 27% since 2000: 5 key notes

    A team of researchers at Mayo Clinic, Arizona, calculated average reimbursement rates for neurosurgeons since 2000 and outlined the key trends at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Best practices for negotiating with payers: 3 spine surgeons weigh in

    Three spine surgeons discuss strategies for successful payer negotiations. By Anuja Vaidya -
  1. Harlem Globetrotters partner with Emory Healthcare — 4 details

    Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare is now the Harlem Globetrotters' official sports medicine provider. By Angie Stewart -
  2. Dr. Mark McFarland completes 50th case with NanoFuse Biologics

    Mark McFarland, DO, performed his 50th case using NanoFuse Biologics. By Eric Oliver -
  3. Dr. David Altchek performs shoulder surgery on Braves' Arodys Vizcaíno — 4 insights

    David Altchek, MD, performed shoulder surgery on Atlanta Braves pitcher Arodys Vicaíno, the team reported. By Eric Oliver -
  4. 5 developments in PEEK orthopedic, spine devices

    Here are five updates on orthopedic and spine implant with PEEK: By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Minimally invasive vs. open TLIF: 5 findings for spinal fusion

    A new study published in Spine compares open and Wiltse minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion outcomes.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. 5 trends for the interbody fusion cage market

    The interbody fusion cage market is expected to grow through 2025, according to a MarketReserachNest report. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Dr. Robert Heary becomes vice president of AANS: 5 things to know

    The American Association of Neurological Surgeons named Robert Heary, MD, vice president.  By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Orthopedic surgeon charged with fraudulently prescribing narcotics to himself in part of massive federal takedown: 5 details

    An orthopedic surgeon in West Virginia was charged with fraud for narcotic prescription as part of a largescale federal takedown. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Dr. Frank Shen: The spine surface technology, techniques being developed at the University of Virginia School of Medicine lab

    Charlottesville, N.C.-based University of Virginia Health System is pioneering new technology in spine surgery operating rooms. By Laura Dyrda -

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