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  1. Johnson & Johnson wins product liability suit & more: 5 device company key notes

    Here are five key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies: By Eric Oliver -
  2. Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee honors founder in newly opened practice — 3 insights

    Late Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee founder Craig Ferrell, MD, died seven years ago, but he'll always be a part of the practice's new Franklin-based medical center, the Brentwood Homepage reports. By Eric Oliver -
  3. 48% of orthopedic surgeons are not satisfied with their compensation

    Public health and preventative medicine physicians feel the most fairly compensated on average, according to Medscape's Physician Compensation Report 2019. By Alan Condon -

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  1. 9 hospitals, surgical centers to install Medtronic's Mazor X Stealth Edition

    Medtronic's Mazor X Stealth Edition, a robotic arm that holds surgical instrumentation in place during spine procedures, launched in January. By Alan Condon -
  2. Community Howard hospital introduces spinal robot — 3 insights

    Community Howard Regional Health in Kokomo, Ind., has installed the Mazor X Stealth Edition, Medtronic's new robotic guidance system for spinal surgery, reports Kokomo Perspective. By Alan Condon -
  3. FDA warns Orchid Orthopedics about Michigan facility compliance: 3 details

    The FDA sent a warning letter to Orchid Orthopedics CEO Jerry Jurkiewicz concerning its operations in Farmington Hills, Mich. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Orthopedic surgeon pleads guilty to stealing colleague's DEA number for fraudulent prescriptions: 4 things to know

    Chad Poage, DO, pleaded guilty to fraudulently prescribing controlled substances using another physician's Drug Enforcement Administration number, according to the DOJ. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Reprocessed pedicle screws carry high levels of contamination — 5 insights

    Researchers are urging the healthcare industry to stop rewashing and resterilizing pedicle screws after new research showed high levels of contamination remained after sterilization, Medscape reports. By Eric Oliver -
  2. 42 device company executive moves in 2019

    Becker's Spine Review reported the following orthopedic and spine device company executive moves so far in 2019: By Angie Stewart -
  3. 10 key developments in 3D printing for spine, orthopedics in 2019

    Various spine and orthopedic device companies have been experimenting with 3D printing. Here are 10 key developments in 3D printing so far this year. By Alan Condon -
  4. Colorado jury awards $2.8M to paralyzed man after hospital failed to recognize spinal injury

    Samuel Chifalo was awarded $2.8 million by a jury after staff at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo., failed to recognize his spinal injury during an emergency room visit, reports The Denver Post. By Alan Condon -
  1. $6M gift to endow 3 orthopedic chairs at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

    The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine will use a $6 million gift from the estate of Joseph Stern Jr., former president of U.S. Shoe Corp, and his wife, Mary, to create three endowed chairs, reports the Cincinnati Business Courier. By Alan Condon -
  2. $200M expansion for orthopedics, other specialties to open at University of Vermont Medical Center

    The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington is preparing to open a new $200 million building that will feature 128 single-bed rooms, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. By Alan Condon -
  3. Why Globus Medical's CEO is optimistic about spinal robotics — and the 2 platforms that are coming

    Globus Medical reported its U.S. spine business grew by more than 8 percent, adjusting for the negative impact of its biologics business, and the international spine business was up 25 percent in the first quarter of 2019.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Johnson & Johnson wins titanium rod product liability suit — 4 insights

    A state court unanimously ruled in favor of Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Synthes in a product liability suit over the company's Synthes Matrix Screw Rod System, the Connecticut Law Tribune reports. By Eric Oliver -
  5. 16% of orthopedic surgeons in multispecialty group practices — 6 statistics

    Orthopedic surgeons largely remain independent, according to Medscape's Orthopedist Compensation Report 2019.  By Laura Dyrda -
  6. How a clinical care pathway ignites treatment options for vertebral compression fracture patients

    Hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer back pain related to vertebral compression fractures (VCF) every year, in many cases related to osteoporosis, but the spine specialist community at large has not agreed upon the most effective clinical care pathway.1 Vertebral augmentation procedures — vertebroplasty (VP) and balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) — were developed to treat VCFs due to osteoporosis, cancer or, at times benign lesions of bone. However two 2009 studies cast vertebroplasty in a negative light, and procedural volumes dropped nationwide. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Camber Spine sales grow 22% in Q1: 4 things to know

    Camber Spine grew its sales 22 percent in the first quarter of 2019, according to recently released unaudited sales figures. By Eric Oliver -
  8. Massachusetts hospital opens spine center — 3 insights

    Springfield, Mass.-based Mercy Medical Center opened the Minimally Invasive Spine Center of New England on its main campus, The Republican reports. By Eric Oliver -
  9. Dr. J. Brian Gill: Spinal fusions, the future of 3D printing and advancements in OR technology

    J. Brian Gill, MD, MBA, is a fellowship trained and board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon at Nebraska Spine Hospital in Omaha. By Alan Condon -

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