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  1. Dr. Julie Freischlag named president of American College of Surgeons

    The American College of Surgeons named Winston-Salem, N.C.-based vascular surgeon Julie Freischlag, MD, as president, the organization said Oct. 22. 
  2. Atrium Health, Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine form specialty physician network

    Atrium Health and Carolina NeuroSurgery & Spine, both based in Charlotte, N.C., are teaming up to advance spine care delivery, the company said Oct. 18. 
  3. Ortho practice to move services to nearby hospital, ASC

    Somersworth, N.H.-based Wentworth Health Partners Seacoast Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will move all hospital-based services to Wentworth Surgery Center and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, according to an Oct. 22 report in Foster's Daily Democrat.

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  1. Rothman Orthopaedics opens integrative recovery center

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedics opened the Orthopaedic Integrative Health Center, the company said in an Oct. 22 news release.
  2. 5 women to know in orthopedic surgery

    Here are five women to know in orthopedic surgery:
  3. Texas ortho surgeon dies after being struck by train

    Cy Daneshfar, MD, an orthopedic surgeon from Lubbock, Texas, died Oct. 20 after he was struck by a train while walking on the tracks near the town of Merkel, according to a report by San Angelo Live.
  4. 9 fast facts on OrthoVirginia's CEO, CFO

    Lynchburg-based OrthoVirginia has served the "Old Dominion" state through its 32 locations for five years.

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  1. New York hospital opens hip, knee replacement center

    NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens expanded its orthopedic department with the opening of a total hip and knee replacement center, the company said Oct. 21.
  2. Orthopedic company to invest $100M, add 500 jobs in South Carolina

    Arthrex, an orthopedic implant manufacturer, is bolstering operations in South Carolina with a $100 million investment that will create another 500 jobs, South Carolina Business News reported Oct. 21.
  3. Former Twin Cities Orthopedics CEO to lead 250-plus physician group

    Seattle-based Proliance Surgeons, an independent practice with more than 250 physicians, has appointed Troy Simonson CEO as part of its partnership with Revo Health.
  4. Colorado orthopedic practice to open new medical campus

    Fort Collins, Colo.-based Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies is building a new medical campus on a 12-acre property in Greeley, Colo., according to an Oct. 21 report by North Forty News.
  1. Illinois court upholds $1.2M verdict over alleged botched spinal fusion

    An Illinois appeals court upheld a $1.2 million verdict against a spine surgeon who allegedly botched a spinal fusion procedure, according to court documents.
  2. 4 things to know about Johnson & Johnson's Q3 report

    Johnson & Johnson recently released its third quarter earnings report. Here are four things for orthopedic leaders to know:
  3. Chicago surgeon treats trio of international pro athletes

    Jorge Chahla, MD, PhD, of Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, performed knee surgery on three international professional athletes, the practice said Oct. 21 in a news release.
  4. American Orthopedic Partners continues expansion in the US

    Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.-based American Orthopedic Partners is continuing its growth in the U.S., according to an Oct. 21 news release.
  5. 7 orthopedic surgery 'firsts' in 2021

    From new knee implants to innovative navigation systems, here are notable orthopedic surgery debuts so far in 2021:
  6. AI tool aims to identify hard-to-detect spinal fractures 

    A new digital health tool called BoneBot has been licensed out to Austrian software firm ImageBiopsy Lab to accelerate its development, according to an Oct. 20 report by pharmaphorum. The technology applies machine learning to X-rays to detect hidden fractures in the spine that can remain undiagnosed in more than two-thirds of osteoporosis cases.
  7. Neurosurgeons laud legislation to address CMS prior authorization

    The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons voiced support for a Senate bill addressing prior authorizations for some patients.
  8. Orthopedic care delivery in 2026: 4 surgeon insights

    The continued growth of digital platforms and specialty centers' increasing importance for orthopedic care delivery are just two predictions about the industry surgeons have shared with Becker's.
  9. SPR secures $37M for pain relief implant 

    Cleveland-based medical device company SPR Therapeutics raised $37 million in series D funding for its peripheral nerve stimulation system, the company said Oct. 18 in a news release.

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