Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Exactech acquires company developing wearables for joint replacement patients

    Orthopedic implant manufacturer Exactech on Dec. 2 acquired Muvr Labs, a diagnostic and digital data company that develops wearable motion sensors for joint replacement patients.
  2. Video assistance tech helps spine surgeons 'let go of the knife', 'trust fellows earlier'

    MaxView video assistance technology, designed by Viseon, aims to provide an improved education experience for spine surgeon trainers and trainees.  
  3. AR spine system earns spot in Time magazine's 'best inventions' list

    Augmedics' Xvision Spine system was named one of the best inventions of 2020 by Time magazine in November.

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  1. HCA launches AR spine surgery program at 2nd, 3rd Florida hospitals

    Mercy Hospital in Miami and Kendall Regional Medical Center in Tamiami, Fla., part of HCA East Florida, are now offering augmented reality spine surgery.
  2. Ex-employee ordered to pay Stryker's legal fees over 'bad faith' allegations of retaliation, bias

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit upheld a ruling on Nov. 30 to dismiss an ex-Stryker Sales employee's allegations that the company illegally fired him for reporting another employee's misconduct.
  3. 'Turning gratitude into action' — Medtronic surpasses $46M in crisis relief

    Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation pledged an additional $3.8 million to support healthcare workers, charitable organizations and communities in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, the entities announced Nov. 30.
  4. Microscopes, AR goggles & robots: 4 spine surgeons on recent investments

    From a spine robot to an innovative microscope and augmented reality goggles, four spine surgeons discuss recent and upcoming capital investments at their practices.

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  1. Drs. Ettore Vulcano, Kumar Kadiyala & more: 5 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    From an incoming orthopedic chief at a New York hospital to a new medical director at a Colorado clinic, here are the latest orthopedic surgeons making the news:
  2. How the pandemic is changing spine surgery: 5 surgeon insights

    From the acceleration of outpatient migration to the increasing popularity of certain spinal approaches, five spine surgeons discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the field:
  3. Deloitte names spine device company to list of fastest growing businesses in North America

    Spine device company Fuse Medical was ranked 43rd on Deloitte's 2020 Technology Fast 500 list of fastest growing companies in North America, published in November.
  4. Medtronic spine veteran takes advisory role at imaging company

    Tommy Carls, former vice president of research and development at Medtronic Spine and Biologics, has joined Proprio as an adviser.
  1. 20-surgeon Florida group plans new orthopedic HQ with surgery center

    Coastal Orthopedics is planning a new medical center and headquarters in Bradenton, Fla.
  2. Texas health system moving spine, orthopedic cases to new surgical hospital

    Covenant Health is shifting many of its spine and orthopedic cases at Covenant Medical Center to Grace Surgical Hospital in Lubbock, Texas, which will open Dec. 5, EverythingLubbock.com reports.
  3. PE firm, US Orthopedic Alliance partner to foster growth initiatives

    U.S. Orthopedic Alliance has teamed with Castleford Capital, a New York City-based private equity firm, to form USOA Strategic Capital to support growth initiatives and partnership opportunities.
  4. The Steadman Clinic opens 5-surgeon location

    The Steadman Clinic opened its Aspen, Colo., office Dec. 1, with Jared Lee, MD, serving as medical director.
  5. Resurgens Orthopaedics founding member to retire after 30 years

    Herschel Beker, MD, a founding member of Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics, is retiring after 30 years, according to a Dec. 1 press release.
  6. How Medtronic, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson's shares performed this week

    Here's how Medtronic, Stryker and Johnson & Johnson's shares have fluctuated over the last five days.
  7. Dr. Neal ElAttrache to operate on Bengals' Joe Burrow

    Neal ElAttrache, MD, will repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in the left knee of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, Sports Illustrated reported Nov. 30.
  8. 10 things to know about Resurgens Orthopaedics in 2020

    Here are 10 things to know about Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics in 2020:
  9. Spine surgical plans from virtual visits rarely change after in-person exam, study finds

    Surgical plans for spine surgery patients seldom change after an in-person evaluation, according to a study published in The Spine Journal in November.

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