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  1. HSS expands sports medicine, spine services with new office

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery opened an office in Hamden, Conn., to expand its sports medicine and spine services, Patch reports. By Eric Oliver -
  2. 8 spine surgeons & neurosurgeons on the move in December 2019

    Here are eight spine surgeons and neurosurgeons who joined new organizations, moved locations or received promotions in December 2019. By Alan Condon -
  3. 3 spine surgeons making the news

    Here are three spine and neurosurgeons making headlines this week. By Alan Condon -

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  1. Advantages of fetal surgery for spina bifida continues up to 10 years after birth, study finds

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia researchers recently published new findings demonstrating that the benefits of fetal surgery to repair spina bifida continues through school-age children, reports EurekAlert! By Alan Condon -
  2. The Steadman Clinic: 8 things to know for 2020

    Vail, Colo.-based The Steadman Clinic is renowned for treating high-level professional athletes and Olympians. Last year, the practice partnered with a private equity-backed orthopedic practice company to accelerate and bolster its expansion plans. By Alan Condon -
  3. $250M spine, orthopedic tower at Alabama hospital halfway done

    The $250 million orthopedic and spine tower at Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital is making progress, according to local news outlet WAFF 48. By Alan Condon -
  4. $8.3M raised for spine research at 2020 Barrow Grand Ball

    The Women's Board of the Barrow Neurological Foundation raised a record $8.3 million at the 2020 Barrow Grand Ball on Jan. 18, reports the Daily Independent. By Alan Condon -
  1. Breaking down the 3 major robots in spine surgery

    In 2004, Mazor SpineAssist became the first robot approved by the FDA to guide the placement of pedicle screws.  By Alan Condon -
  2. Musculoskeletal Institute of Tyler sold — 3 insights

    Musculoskeletal Institute of Tyler (Texas) sold to Montecito Medical Real Estate, a real estate firm announced. By Eric Oliver -
  3. DOJ prosecutes former Insys Therapeutics executives in opioid kickback scheme: A timeline of events

    A string of former Insys Therapeutics executives were handed prison sentences for their roles in an opioid kickback scheme involving its highly addictive painkiller, Subsys. By Alan Condon -
  4. Centinel Spine continues motorsports partnership through 2020 season

    Centinel Spine on Jan. 23 extended its partnership as title sponsor for the Performance Tech Motorsports team through the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. By Alan Condon -
  1. Misonix offers public common stock; anticipates gross proceeds of $30M

    Misonix initiated an underwritten public offering of 1.62 million shares of its common stock Jan. 23, valued at $18.50 per share. By Alan Condon -
  2. Augmedics, SeaSpine & more: 3 device company launches, releases

    Here are three orthopedic and spine device companies that recently launched or released devices: By Eric Oliver -
  3. South Dakota health system acquires 2 robotic systems for knee replacements

    Rapid City, S.D.-based Monument Health recently purchased two ROSA Knee Systems from Zimmer Biomet, according to NBC affiliate NewsCenter1. By Alan Condon -
  4. $80M surgical institute to revamp ORs, expand orthopedics at Florida hospital

    Jupiter (Fla.) Medical Center unveiled plans Jan. 21 to develop an $80 million surgical institute that will overhaul the hospital's operating rooms and expand orthopedic services, The Palm Beach Post reports.   By Alan Condon -
  5. Colorado health system partners with 6-location spine, orthopedic group

    Craig, Colo.-based Memorial Regional Health on Jan. 22 partnered with Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute in Steamboat Springs, Colo., reports the Craig Press. By Alan Condon -
  6. CMS will now cover acupuncture for low back pain

    Medicare will cover a new solution for low back pain: acupuncture. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Johnson & Johnson sets sights on robotics in 2020 in orthopedics and beyond

    Johnson & Johnson reported flat orthopedic sales for the fourth quarter of 2019, and the full year orthopedic sales took a 0.5 percent dip. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. California spine group joins study on 2 total disc replacement devices — 5 details

    The Anand Spine Group in Los Angeles is participating in an Investigational Device Exemption study examining two cervical total disc replacement devices, according to a Jan. 21 announcement published by Patch. By Angie Stewart -
  9. 30-month prison sentence handed to former Insys Therapeutics CEO for opioid fraud

    Former Insys Therapeutics CEO Michael Babich was sentenced to 30 months in prison Jan. 22 for his role in a kickback scheme encouraging physicians to prescribe more opioids, Bloomberg Law reports. By Alan Condon -

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