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  1. Orthopedics is no longer the highest-paid specialty: 19 insights on compensation, net worth & more

    Orthopedic surgeons are no longer the highest-paid medical specialty in the U.S., with plastic surgeons on average taking home a larger salary each year, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2021."
  2. Medacta extending AR glasses to spine, hip surgery

    The first augmented-reality-assisted total knee replacement with Medacta's NextAR system was performed in December, and now the medtech company aims to expand the technology to spine, hip and shoulder surgery.
  3. Robotic surgical market to hit $14.4B by 2026 — 5 insights

    The global surgical robot market is projected to reach $14.4 billion by 2026, up from about $6.4 billion in 2021, according to a reports by MarketsandMarkets.
  1. 10 spine surgeons to know

    Here are 10 spine surgeons to know:
  2. Wisconsin orthopedic center breaks ground on new $35M medical complex

    Physician-owned BayCare Clinic broke ground on a $35 million medical complex that will house an orthopedic and sports medicine clinic in Green Bay, Wis., local news channel Fox 11 reported May 6.
  3. Hackers remove patient files from New York orthopedic group's computer systems

    Poughkeepsie, N.Y.-based Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County was recently the victim of a cyberattack that exposed patients' protected health information.
  4. Dr. Anthony Virella performs M6-C surgery on man hurt in car accident

    Neurosurgeon Anthony Virella, MD, has performed a disc replacement with M6-C on a patient who suffered a spine injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
  1. Surgalign acquires California manufacturing facility to boost product development

    Surgalign Spine Technologies has purchased a medical device manufacturing facility to compliment its Spine Innovation Center operations in San Diego.
  2. Orlando Health surgeons using 3D printing to prepare for complex spine procedure

    3D printing is helping pediatric neurosurgeons at Orlando (Fla.) Health prepare for an in-utero surgery to treat spina bifida, a defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord do not form properly, according to EurekAlert..
  3. Alphatec revenue spikes 50% in Q1, expects 33% full-year growth: 4 notes

    Spine device company Alphatec reported $44.1 million in first-quarter revenue, an increase of 50 percent compared to the first quarter of 2020.
  4. UC San Diego names Dr. Susan Bukata orthopedic surgery department chair

    Susan Bukata, MD, has been named chair of the department of orthopedic surgery at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Health, according to a May 6 release.
  1. 5 spine surgeons' thoughts on investing in ASCs

    ASC investment is top of mind for some spine surgeons as more procedures migrate to the outpatient setting. However, it might not be the best move for everyone.
  2. Dr. Nader Nassif named Hoag's division chief of joint replacement

    Nader Nassif, MD, was elected division chief of joint replacement at Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute.
  3. Neurosurgical group, hospital to pay $10M for alleged improper billing

    Phoenix-based Neurosurgical Associates and Dignity Health's St. Joseph's Hospital agreed to pay $10 million to settle allegations of improper billings.
  4. Dr. James Lynch debuts lumbar plate in Nevada — 3 things to know

    Orthopedic implant manufacturer 4Web Medical launched its Lumbar Spine Plating Solution, with James Lynch, MD, CEO of Reno-based Spine Nevada, performing the first procedures with the device.
  5. NuVasive's net sales up 4.4% in Q1: 5 notes

    NuVasive saw an increase in net sales, but a decrease in net income during the first quarter of 2021.
  6. Physician-owned hospital acquires 2nd ExcelsiusGPS spine robot

    Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls, Idaho, is one of three hospitals and the first private hospital in the U.S. to acquire two ExcelsiusGPS spine robots.
  7. Medtronic sponsors American Spine Registry

    Medtronic is the latest sponsor of the American Spine Registry, a collaborative effort between the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons that aims to improve spine surgery outcomes through data.
  8. Texas neurosurgeon dies in plane crash

    Louis Provenza, MD, a Wichita Falls, Texas-based neurosurgeon, died in a small plane crash May 4, according to a Las Vegas Sun report.
  9. 10+ places hiring spine, orthopedic surgeons

    Here are 12 places hiring spine and orthopedic surgeons, using LinkedIn's Job Search tool:

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