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  1. Spine surgeon performs 1st DualPortal endoscopic spinal surgery

    Themistocles Protopsaltis, MD, recently performed his first DualPortal endoscopic spinal surgery at NYU Langone Health in New York City. 
  2. Crovetti Orthopaedics anchors new 70K-square-foot Las Vegas medical office building

    Henderson, Nev.-based Crovetti Orthopaedics is anchoring a new 70,000-square-foot medical office building, the Queensridge Medical Office Building, in Las Vegas, according to a June 9 report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. 
  3. 7 places adding the BEAR implant in 2023

    Becker's reported on seven places adding the BEAR implant, which repairs the ACL using a patient's own blood, so far in 2023:

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  1. Mark Quick named CFO of Catalyst OrthoScience

    Catalyst OrthoScience, an orthopedics medical device company, appointed Mark Quick as CFO, according to a June 6 news release. 
  2. Missouri health system adds Bear ACL procedure

    Mercy health system in O'Fallon, Mo. added the Bridge Enhanced ACL Repair procedure, ABC affiliate KAKE reported June 8.
  3. SurGenTec's SI joint fusion device earns FDA clearance

    SurGenTec has earned FDA clearance for its proprietary TiLink-L Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System, which can be implanted from a lateral or posterior/oblique approach and uses unique surface technology to optimize bone growth. 
  4. 6 things to know about OrthoIndy

    Indianapolis-based OrthoIndy provides services including orthopedic treatment of the neck, back, shoulder, hand and arm, foot and ankle, hip, and knee.

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  1. Peachtree Orthopedics facing extortion threat in wake of patient data breach

    Atlanta-based Peachtree Orthopedics faced a data breach on April 20 that impacted patient information, including names, addresses, birth dates, driver's license numbers, Social Security numbers, medical treatment/diagnosis information, treatment costs, financial account information and health insurance claims/provider information.
  2. WinnMed receives approval for purchase of Stryker Mako robot

    Decorah, Iowa-based WinnMed has received approval from its board of trustees for the purchase of a Stryker Mako robot for orthopedic surgeries, according to a June 8 report from Decorah News.
  3. Inspired Spine Surgery Center opens new Minnesota facility

    Burnsville, Minn.-based Inspired Spine Surgery Center celebrated the grand opening of a new, state-of-the-art facility specializing in minimally invasive spinal surgeries. 
  4. Alec Baldwin undergoes hip replacement

    Actor Alec Baldwin underwent a hip replacement on May 30, according to an Instagram post from his wife.
  1. Hospital for Special Surgery, New York Red Bulls extend partnership

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery has signed a multiyear partnership extension with Major League Soccer team the New York Red Bulls. 
  2. 12 best hospitals in North Carolina for outpatient hip, knee replacements

    In May, Healthgrades released its inaugural lists of the best hospitals for outpatient hip and knee replacements nationwide. Twelve of those hospitals are located in North Carolina.
  3. 2 WWE stars having spine surgery

    Two World Wrestling Entertainment stars said they had spine surgeries since May 12, and both were performed by Andy Cordover, MD, of Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Ala.
  4. Surgery planning software co-developed by NuVasive earns FDA nod

    Software, Machines and Adaptative Implants in Orthopaedics recieved FDA 510(k) clearance for its custom surgery planning software developed with NuVasive.
  5. Could spine practices implement 4-day work weeks?

    The five-day long work week is common for many professions, but reducing it by a day has become a new idea.
  6. Inpatient spinal fusion costs vs. cervical spinal fusion costs in all 50 states

    Spinal fusion tends to cost more compared to cervical spinal fusion, according to Sidecar Health's care calculator.
  7. 5 medtech notes: 3Spine, Novarad and more

    Here are four key developments from spine and orthopedic medtech companies since May 30:
  8. Biden administration launches program focused on orthobiologics

    The Biden administration launched a program under the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health focused on orthopedic tissue regeneration.
  9. WWE star Adam Scherr has cervical spinal fusion

    World Wrestling Entertainment star Adam Scherr had a one-level cervical spine fusion, according to a June 2 Instagram post.

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