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  1. 3 things to know about Centinel Spine's CEO

    John Viscogliosi is the chairman and CEO of Centinel Spine. He is also a founding member and principal of Viscogliosi Brothers, a private equity firm focused on the orthopedic industry. By Shayna Korol -
  2. Dr. Jocelyn Idema reintroduces Centinel Spine's artificial lumbar disc: 5 insights

    Jocelyn Idema, DO, recently implanted Centinel Spine's newest generation of its prodisc L lumbar artificial disc replacement. By Shayna Korol -
  3. Say goodbye to 'what if' in surgery — Dr. Jonathan Schoenecker on how VR helps orthopedic surgeons train for the OR

    Surgical training technology company Osso VR launched its first pediatric orthopedic procedure module in partnership with the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. By Shayna Korol -
  1. 4 things to know about VGI Medical

    VGI Medical is a spine device company. By Shayna Korol -
  2. Kuros Biosciences' year in review

    In 2018, Kuros Biosciences recorded the first sales of its MagnetOs bone graft substitute in the U.S. and Europe and raised capital to fund a phase 2 clinical trial of its spinal fusion product. By Shayna Korol -
  3. Johnson & Johnson to buy back $5B in stock

    Johnson & Johnson issued a new share-repurchase plan to buy back $5 billion in stock, according to Market Watch. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Virginia neurosurgeon uses ERAS to fight opioid epidemic

    Jae Lim, MD, is a neurosurgeon at Reston (Va.) Hospital Center. In a state that has witnessed the opioid epidemic heavily, Dr. Lim is using different treatment plans to reduce patient's opioid exposure, according to LocalDVM.com. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Arkansas hospital threatens legal action over competitor's orthopedic contract with university: 5 details

    Conway (Ark.) Regional Medical Center threated to sue Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway for its contract with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, according to Kark.com. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Robotic spine surgery comes to Arkansas: 3 highlights

    Baptist Health Medical Center — Little Rock (Ark.) installed the Mazor X Robotic Guidance Platform for spine surgery, according to Kark.com. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Patient receives $43K+ bill for revision orthopedic surgery — Aetna leaves patient with 'unreasonably high' charges

    Patient Sarah Witter, 62, visited Rutland (Vt.) Regional Medical Center after breaking her leg on a ski trail. An orthopedic surgeon performed a routine surgery to place tow metal plates onto Ms. Witter's bone and sent her on her way, according to NPR. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Louisiana cancer clinic opens state's 1st musculoskeletal center: 5 details

    Baton Rouge, La.-based Mary Bird Perkins — Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center opened its new musculoskeletal oncology clinic in Baton Rouge. By Jackie Drees -
  1. Neurosurgeon joins Samaritan Health Services

    Corvallis, Ore.-based Samaritan Health Services welcomed Yaw Sarpong, MD, to Samaritan Neurosurgery in Corvallis, according to the Corvallis Gazette-Times. By Jackie Drees -
  2. The HSS Spine Care Model

    This article is a portion of a book titled "Challenges, Risks and Opportunities in Today's Spine World "edited by Stephen Hochschuler, MD, Frank Phillips, MD, and Richard Fessler, MD. You can find links to the previous chapters at the end of this article. By Yoshihiro Katsuura, MD, and Todd J. Albert, MD -
  3. 3 core business concepts for a successful practice from Dr. Alpesh Patel

    Alpesh Patel, MD, is director of the spine surgery fellowship and co-director of the Northwestern Spine Center at Chicago-based Northwestern University School of Medicine. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Spine code bundling led to limiting procedures at some facilities + 2 more trends from Dr. Jocelyn Idema

    Jocelyn Idema, DO, is an orthopedic spine surgeon serving the greater South Hills of Pittsburgh and Washington, Pa., areas. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Dr. Tom Stanley joins OrthoIllinois

    OrthoIllinois, based in Alogonquin, welcomed Tom Stanley, MD. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. How Dr. Robert Masson plans to win with an independent spine practice model in 2019

    Robert Masson, MD, is founder and medical director of Ocoee, Fla.-based Masson Spine Institute. Throughout his career, Dr. Masson has performed more than 13,000 microsurgical procedures and 2,000 cervical arthroplasties. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Spine is becoming a blended specialty & 2 other key trends from Dr. Charles Gordon

    Charles Gordon, MD, CEO of Tyler, Texas-based Precision Spine Care, is a board-certified neurosurgeon and founder of the Texas Spine & Joint Hospital in Tyler. Throughout his career, Dr. Gordon has remained on the cutting edge of clinical and business trends in spine and neurosurgery. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Dr. Jesse Even: 3 key thoughts on ACOs, high deductibles and patient access to care + how he grows his practice without spending on marketing

    Jesse Even, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon with Irving, Texas-based TMI Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery. He also serves as an orthopedic and spine surgery consultant for the Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Continental Who's Who recognizes New Jersey spine surgeon: 3 insights

    Continental Who's Who recognized Sripad H. Dhawlikar, MD, as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the medical field. By Shayna Korol -

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