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  1. Atlas Spine, Wright Medical & more: 4 device company launches, releases

    Here are four orthopedic and spine device companies that recently launched or released devices: By Eric Oliver -
  2. J&J affiliate beats majority of patent challenges from Intuitive

    Johnson & Johnson affiliate Ethicon kept most of its robotic surgical tool patent after Intuitive Surgical attempted to get it thrown out, Mass Device reports. By Eric Oliver -
  3. Former Sanford neurosurgeon files wrongful termination suit, claims system teamed with federal government to fire him

    Wilson Asfora, MD, was terminated by Sanford Health in August after he allegedly violated anti-kickback laws by using medical devices from two companies he owned, reports the Argus Leader.  By Alan Condon -

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  1. Integra LifeSciences revenue rises 3.1% in 2019, hits $1.52B: 5 details

    Integra LifeSciences posted $395.1 million in reported revenue for the fourth quarter, an increase of 3.1 percent year-over-year. By Alan Condon -
  2. Drs. Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, Liu Zhiming & more: 4 spine surgeons making the news

    Here are four spine and neurosurgeons making headlines this week: By Alan Condon -
  3. 5 big orthopedic mergers in the past 5 months

    In the past five months, several orthopedic practice mergers have created groups with dozens of physicians. Here are five to know: By Angie Stewart -
  4. Zimmer Biomet CEO turns focus to robotics: 6 things to know about Bryan Hanson

    In 2015, Zimmer Biomet was established through the merger of Zimmer and Biomet. Two years later, the company appointed Bryan Hanson as president and CEO. By Alan Condon -
  1. Biologic cocktail triggers release of stem cells, shows potential for spinal injuries

    Early-stage research published in npg Regenerative Medicine demonstrated that two medications on the market can enhance the body's ability to heal by releasing stem cells from bone marrow, reports Science Blog. By Alan Condon -
  2. Spinal implant, device market to near $14B by 2025 — 3 insights

    The spinal implants and surgery devices market is expected to hit $13.8 billion by 2025, according to a report published by MarketsandMarkets. By Alan Condon -
  3. NuVasive revenue spikes 7.6% in Q4, 6% for 2019

    NuVasive posted $310.4 million in total revenue for the fourth quarter, an increase of 7.6 percent year over year. By Eric Oliver -
  4. Dr. Michael Rohmiller on achieving better reimbursement rates through superior outcomes

    Michael Rohmiller, MD, is a dual fellowship-trained spine surgeon with Cincinnati-based Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. By Alan Condon -
  1. 3 rare neurosurgical procedures in the past 6 months

    Here are three rare neurosurgical procedures performed in the past six months: By Alan Condon -
  2. Rothman Orthopaedics, Cleveland Clinic & more: Orthopedic partnerships growing in $1B esports industry

    A growing number of physicians are studying for orthopedic and overuse injuries in esports players, which recent data has shown them to be highly susceptible to. By Alan Condon -
  3. 12 facilities adding robotic surgical devices

    Here are 12 facilities that installed robotic surgical devices this year: By Eric Oliver -
  4. 2nd spine-focused group in 30 days inks deal with neuromonitoring services provider

    Intraoperative neuromonitoring services provider Assure Holdings entered into an agreement with a spine-focused practice in Central Michigan, according to a Feb. 20 announcement. By Angie Stewart -
  5. Hackers hit 2 orthopedic groups in Texas, Kansas — 47,000+ patients potentially affected

    Orthopedic groups in Texas and Kansas are among the 41 healthcare entities that have reported data breaches since the beginning of the year, according to the HHS Office for Civil Rights Breach Portal. By Angie Stewart -
  6. Genesys Spine launches sacroiliac joint fusion device — 3 insights

    Genesys Spine on Feb. 20 launched its Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System for lateral and posterior approaches to sacroiliitis. By Alan Condon -
  7. Texas hospital appoints Dr. Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara chief of pediatric neurosurgery

    Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD, was recently appointed chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin, reports Patch. By Alan Condon -
  8. Stem cells in spine more hype than reality, says Dr. Neel Anand

    Neel Anand, MD, serves as professor of orthopedic surgery and director of spine trauma at the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center in Los Angeles. By Alan Condon -
  9. Smith+Nephew reports 2019 revenue hits $5.1B, plans to invest more in orthopedics for ASCs in 2020: 7 key notes

    Smith+Nephew reported single-digit revenue growth for both the fourth quarter and full year of 2019. By Laura Dyrda -

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